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Record 30/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 03/30/1979
Abstract Interview of Helen Clayton by Rhonda Alloway. Clayton discusses life in the coal camps.

Interviewer's description-
"Mrs. Clayton states that she came to Harlan, Kentucky from Virginia in 1938, when she was 16 years old. Her husband was 27. She talks about her husband, George working in the coal mines and about the Union organization, and about all the killings that occurred during that time. She also talked about some people getting educated and leaving Harlan County. Her son Ralph did, and he says he will never come back here to live. She also talks about church gatherings, script and describes the times they had here as being pretty good."
Object ID 2007.001.0030
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Unions, Labor
Scrip
Coal camps
Interview date 03/30/1979
Interviewer Alloway, Rhonda
Length of interview 31:09
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Clayton, Helen
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