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Record 39/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 03/29/1979
Abstract Interview of But Hopkins by John I. Sizemore.

Interviewer's description-
"In this interview with But Hopkins, he talks about the coal mines and the mining camps. He states that he has tried other jobs, but has always came back to the coal mines. Mr. Hopkins feels that the illiteracy of the coal miners is associated with most of the violence that the miners endured. He also talks about the wages miners earned then and now, the mining safety then and now, and the health care provided then and now."
Object ID 2007.001.0040
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Coal camps
Coal mining
Literacy
Mine safety
Violence
Interview date 03/29/1979
Interviewer Sizemore, John I.
Length of interview 31:26
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Hopkins, But
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