Interview with James E. Scott, Joan Scott, May 13, 2015
Project: Jenkins Coal Town Archaeology Oral History Project
Interview SummaryJames Scott was born in 1940. He talks about his early childhood and about his parents coming to live in McRoberts, Kentucky. He describes everyday life, including work, play, shopping, and school. He discusses community dynamics, touching upon issues of gender, race, and class. He talks about the refuse disposal program and other information germane to archaeology. He talks about the future of the community.
Interview KeywordArmy Baseball Canning and preserving Changes Chores Community improvement programs Facilities Future Gardening Houses Loss of community McRoberts (Ky.) Military service Outhouses School Telephone communications Trains Travel Cable splicers Coal towns Company houses Leatherwood (Ky.) Community projects Community resources Job availability Covert racism Disenfranchisement Public services Town management
Interview LC SubjectChildhood Coal mines and mining--Kentucky--Jenkins Consolidated Coal Company Education--Kentucky Families. Integration Jenkins (Ky.) Race relations--Kentucky McRoberts (Ky.) Letcher County (Ky.) United States. Air Force. Coal miners--Kentucky--Jenkins Social norms. Integration African Americans--Segregation Segregation in education--Kentucky Infrastructure (Economics)--Kentucky.
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Scott, James E. Interview by Zada Komara. 13 May. 2015. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Scott, J.E. (2015, May 13). Interview by Z. Komara. Jenkins Coal Town Archaeology Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Scott, James E., interview by Zada Komara. May 13, 2015, Jenkins Coal Town Archaeology Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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