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Kentucky History: The Great Depression Oral History Project

Project Summary

Interviewee Alexander H. Barber, who was born in Washington County, Kentucky and graduated from Centre College in 1919, discusses the impact that the Great Depression had on life in Kentucky. He talks about his time in the lumber business in Springfield, particularly his store and the construction of various houses. He also mentions the tobacco business and its troubles in 1921, banks, farmers, and various people looking for work during the Depression.

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Interviews in this Project (1 Total):

Interview Accession Number: 1988oh205_kh464
Interviewer: Arthur L. Kelly
Restrictions: No Restrictions