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Record 283/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 11/14/1984
Abstract Interview of Jesse Owens by Debbie Stidham.

Interviewer's description-
"Mr. Owens was born February 1, 1904 in Laurel County near London, Kentucky. He recounts his long career working in the mines during the hand loading days and through the 1940's. Mr. Owens held jobs in Laurel County, and Wallins Creek, Martin's Fork at L.P., Benham, and Mary Helen Coal Company (all of which are in Harlan County). Topics included in Mr. Owens interview were: (1) unionization, (2) mining accidents, (3) living in coal camps, (4) health quarantines, and (5) general mining conditions during his career."
Object ID 2007.001.0293
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Benham, Kentucky
Coal camps
Coal mining
Harlan County, Kentucky
Martins Fork, Kentucky
Mary Helen, Kentucky
Mine accidents
Quarantines
Unions, Labor
Wallins, Kentucky
Interview date 11/14/1984
Interviewer Stidham, Debbie
Length of interview 27:09
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Owens, Jesse
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