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Record 246/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 02/21/1983
Abstract Interview of Bernice Polson by George Polson. Bernice Polson discusses running a boarding house.

Interviewer's description-
"Mrs. Polson was born in 1910 at Mount Aire, Tennessee. Her father was a coal miner and her family moved frequently in order for him to seek work and earn higher wages. She recalls her family being in the boarding house business at several locations in Tennessee and eventually she met Corbett Polson and married him in 1927. She gave birth to several children and describes how, during the Great Depression they used the extended family concept to survive. She mentions: 1) use of script 2) farming 3) unionization 4) education 5) religion 6) child rearing 7) politics and 8) entertainment."
Object ID 2007.001.0254
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Boarding houses
Education
Farming
Politics & government
Religion
Scrip
Unions, Labor
Interview date 02/21/1983
Interviewer Polson, George
Length of interview 30:20, 18:37
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Polson, Bernice
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