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Record 352/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 11/05/1985
Abstract Interview of Henry Sheffield by Lonna Buchanan.

Interviewer's description-
"H. D. Sheffield was raised on a farm in Tennessee. He began working in the coal mines when he was 17 years old. He lived in a coal camp at Benham, Kentucky for a while. He mentions that while he worked in the Benham coal mines, if he didn't show up for work, someone from the company came to his house to find out why. He signed up for the U.M.W.A. during an organizational drive and was fired because of it. Mr. Sheffield then was hired at U.S. Steel and worked under a UMWA contract. He talks about John L. Lewis' leadership and about George Titler's organizing efforts in Harlan County."
Object ID 2007.001.0364
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Benham, Kentucky
Coal camps
Coal mining
Harlan County, Kentucky
Lynch, Kentucky
United Mine Workers of America
United States Steel Corp.
Interview date 11/05/1985
Interviewer Buchanan, Lonna
Length of interview 30:56, 1:20
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Sheffield, Henry
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