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Record 462/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 02/14/1987
Abstract Interview of Albert Cress by Edna Halcomb.

Interviewer's description-
"Albert Cress was born at Lynch, Kentucky in 1923. His parents were Elivi Cress and Maudie Caudill Cress. His father was a coal miner. One of 10 children, Albert attended school at Lynch for a while, until he had to quit in order to help out at home. Albert talked about farming, ginsenging and working in the coal mines. He went into the army in 1942 and stayed until 1945. He described the different countries he was in and the planes he flew while in the Army. He stated that he has lived and worked in many areas of Kentucky and Virginia and he tells what would happen if anyone found out that you were union. Albert retired as a UMWA (United Mine Workers of America) man."
Object ID 2007.001.0479
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Coal mining
Farming
Ginseng
Lynch High School
Lynch, Kentucky
Unions, Labor
United States Army
Interview date 02/14/1987
Interviewer Halcomb, Edna
Length of interview 24:52
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Cress, Albert
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