Project SummaryHarry Monroe Caudill, from Letcher County, KY, was born in 1922 and died in 1990 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was an author, historian, lawyer, and served three terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives. He was also known for his crusade against strip-mining in the coalfields of the Appalachian area of eastern Kentucky. He wrote a number of articles and several books on the subject. Those interviewed in this collection recount their relationships with Harry Caudill, and include their working relationships, various anti-strip mining activities and other protest activities.