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Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 11/27/1979
Abstract Interview of Emily Adams by Emily Kilbourne. Adams discusses her background, basket making, and making lye soap.

Interviewer's description-
"Mrs. Adams' way of life was common in her time. People worked long, hard hours for little pay. They raised big families on farms that were sometimes their only livelihood. They walked where they had to go, regardless of the miles. An eighth grade education was considered good enough for anybody. They did all their own doctoring except for erations or an occasional visit to the dentist. She, as most of the neighbors did, started housekeeping with the barest essentials. The entertainment came in forms of games and square dances on Saturday. It was a major event when radio brought The Grand Ol' Opry to the homes. Getting a glimpse of life then, makes us appreciate the advantages we have."
Object ID 2007.001.0022
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Basket making
Interview date 11/27/1979
Interviewer Kilbourne, Emily
Length of interview 22:58
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Adams, Emily
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