Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Tape, Magnetic

Previous Next Oral History Collection Exhibit Page Home Search
Record 36/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Abstract Interview of Woolford Griffey by Jeff Turner.

Interviewer's description-
"Mr. Griffey moved to work in the Benham mines in April of 1947. He boarded with his brother and was one of the 150 blacks to work in the mines at the time. They worked with picks and shovels without the benefit of even a mule for four or five dollars a day. He elaborates on the influence of the company on living conditions, educational opportunities, recreation and commercial activities of the people who lived in the company owned camps. Mr. Griffey is one of the older miners who worked hard and appreciated the opportunity to make a decent living."
Object ID 2007.001.0037
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Benham, Kentucky
Coal mining
Wisconsin Steel Corp.
Field 01 Transcript available upon request
Interviewer Turner, Jeff
Length of interview 31:17, 28:13
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Griffey, Woolford
All materials contained within this site are solely the property of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and are protected under Title 17 USC, Copyright Act of 1976 as revised and expanded. Reproduction, copying, altering, reformatting, sharing or other dissemination by any means without the written approval of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is prohibited. Permission for reproduction may be obtained from the SKCTC Archivist at the address below.

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Appalachian Archive, 700 College Road Cumberland, KY 40823    theresa.osborne@kctcs.edu
Last modified on: December 09, 2014