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Writing The Saga of Coe Ridge, 1976

1 Interview Collection ID: ohrc013
William Lynwood Montell answers questions about the oral history methods he used in writing The Saga of Coe Ridge.

Writings of Bruce A. Rosenberg, 1976

1 Interview Collection ID: ohrc004
Bruce A. Rosenberg talks about his writings, folklore theories, and folk legends. This project also includes discussion of his book Custer and the Epic Defeat.

Jewish Life in Indiana

7 Interviews Collection ID: ohrc019
This project depicts Jewish life in Indiana in the twentieth century through descriptions by Jewish people of various backgrounds. The interviewees discuss their faith, community involvement, anti-Semitism, and Jewish-owned businesses.

History: Pike County, Indiana, 1976

1 Interview Collection ID: ohrc023
This project is about the history of Pike County, Indiana. The interviewee discusses migrations, customs in a coal town, community rivalry between the poor and rich, racism, the Ku Klux Klan, and family history.

Early 20th Century Pennsylvania Coal Mining, 1981

5 Interviews Collection ID: ohrc123
This collection contains 5 interviews with 7 people conducted by John Bodnar in 1981 for the Pennsylvania State Archives oral history project "Nanticoke Women Oral History Project." The people being interviewed were born in the late 19th and early 20th century and lived in the mining towns of Nanticoke and Plymouth, Pennsylvania. These towns were involved with the coal mining unions and strikes of the 1920's and 1930's. Some of interviewees worked in the mines while others had other occupations. Of the 7 people interviewed, 6 are of Polish descent with either their parent(s) or grandparent(s) immigrating to the U.S., while the other person was born in Italy and moved to the United States at the age of 15. Among the topics brought up, there is a lot of emphasis on the strikes that went on in the 1920's and 1930's involving the United Mine Workers and the union that broke off from them, the United Anthracite Miners. Many key figures from this time are discussed including John L. Lewis, Thomas Maloney, John Fine, Judge W. A. Valentine, and Rinaldo Capellini. The interviewees discuss the impact that the strikes and politics of the coal mines had on their jobs and towns. They speak of the violence that occurred at the time including dynamite attacks, fighting during the strikes, and the assassination of Thomas Maloney, who was a president of the United Anthracite Miners.

Blacksmithing, 1978

1 Interview Collection ID: ohrc025
In this project, the interviewee speaks about blacksmithing, welding, and the production of bells.

Biography: Robert A. Taft, 1968

1 Interview Collection ID: ohrc003
Charles Taft discusses politics in Cincinnati during the late 1920s. He talks about his brother, Robert A. Taft, and his political career.

Biography: Morris L. Ernst, 1977

1 Interview Collection ID: ohrc022
Malcolm A. Hoffman discusses his relationship with Morris L. Ernst, best known for his defense in the censorship case against Ulysses by James Joyce.

Biography: Melvyn Douglas, 1972-1980

35 Interviews Collection ID: ohrc021
The interviews contained in this project revolve around the life of Melvyn Douglas and include information about his biographical history, his family, his theatrical, motion picture, and television acting career, and his efforts during World War II. The interviewees include fellow actors and actresses, the man himself, former employees, and others who came into contact with Melvyn Douglas throughout his life.

Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr., 1979

2 Interviews Collection ID: ohrc020
This collection of interviews offers some insight into Dr. Martin Luther King's character and strength as a leader. It also provides some information about the role of adult education in the Civil Rights Movement and how that facilitated social change.