Bernheim Foundation

John Lyle Bayless, Jr. has been a resident of Anchorage, Kentucky his whole life. The Bayless family has lived in Anchorage since the mid-nineteenth century when his great-grandfather, Dr. George Wood Bayless, settled there. The Bayless estate at the time of this interview bordered what was "Homewood," the summer residence of Isaac W. Bernheim. Bayless knew Bernheim before the latter moved away from Louiville in the mid-1920s.
Bertram "Pete" Bernheim, Jr. is son of Dr. Bertram Bernheim and grandson of Isaac W. Bernheim. Bernheim retired from the US Air Force and the brokerage business. He lived in Baltimore, Maryland at the time of this interview. Bernheim visited his grandfather on numerous occasions and also recalls IW Bernheim staying with his family in Pikesville, Maryland, outside of Baltimore.
Amanda Roth Black is the granddaughter of Isaac W. Bernheim, her mother being Bernheim's daughter Helen Bernheim Roth. She was born in the Bernheim house on Third Street in Louisville and primarily raised in Cincinnati. She visited her grandfather many times in Louisville and also Denver, Colorado and Coronado Beach, California.
IW Burnham, II is the grandson of Isaac W. Bernheim. He was very close to his grandfather and was associated with him on a business as well as personal level. Burnham was an early member of both the Isaac W. Bernheim Foundation and Isaac W. Bernheim Trust. He served as the Trust investment advisor beginning in 1935. Under his attention and expertise it did very well. Burnham served as a trustee of both the Bernheim Foundation and Trust at the time of this interview. He was the honorary chair of the board and director of the investment firm of Drexel, Burnham, Lambert, Inc., and Drexel, Burnham, Lambert Group.
Chiles, who became involved with the Isaac W. Bernheim Foundation in 1970, discusses his personal history and his experiences with the Bernheim Foundation.
Lewis D. Cole was the grand-nephew of Isaac W. Bernheim through the latter’s half-sister Sarah. Mr. Cole was a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. His family had both a personal and business relationship with I. W. Bernheim. This interview deals with Cole' early life, relationship with I.W. Bernheim and the Bernheim Foundation.
Alice Ann Coomes joined the staff of Bernheim Forest on March 15, 1979, as the naturalist; the position she held at the time of this interview. Coomes primary responsibilities were the care and rehabilitation of animals and conducting tours and nature walks for school groups and others.
James E. Coomes is a life-long resident of the Cox's Creek area. He has been a neighbor of Bernheim Forest since its establishment.
J.W. Hatfield and his wife Marian were long time neighbors of the Bernheim Forest. Since the 1930s they witnessed the growth and development of the Forest. In the 1940s Mr. Hatfield's father traded a block land to Bernheim for a similar tract in return. A portion of the Hatfield land bordered Bernheim Forest. Mrs. Hatfield joined the interview in progress.
Henry R. Heyburn is a Louisville attorney. He joined the Bernheim Board of Trustees on October 25, 1969. He has served the two years preceding this interview as vice-president of the Board (1983-1984, 1984-1985) and following Board policy was to become president for two one-year terms later that year.