General collection

= Audio Available Online
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Working for women's issues and women's rights.
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Mr. Blalock, a native of Durham, North Carolina, is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Business School (AMP). He came to Louisville in 1961 as a corporate and public relations executive with Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation, later known as BATUS. Mr. Blalock has performed a wide range of community service for numerous civic, arts, and health care organizations in Louisville, including coordinating a fund drive for the University of Louisville with a goal of $40 million dollars over a five year period, known as the Quest for Excellence. At the time of the interview he was retired, but still serving as a consultant to several Louisville businesses.
1959
Interview with bluegrass musician Berk Bryant.
1959
Interview with bluegrass musician Berk Bryant.
1959
Interview with bluegrass musician Berk Bryant.
1959
Interview with bluegrass musician Berk Bryant.
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Veterans History Project
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Mr. Clay discusses growing up in segregated Louisville and the influence his mother, a teacher, and his father, who held several jobs, had on his life. He discusses the heyday of the black business district on Walnut Street and the activities he would engage in there as a child. Mr. Clay then discusses his education in Ohio and Louisville, where he attended Bellarmine College. He explains his involvement with the Poverty Project and other community based improvement programs in Louisville. Mr. Clay describes the shop he opened in 1967 called The Corner of Jazz which became an important local center for African American gatherings and discussions. He discusses the events leading up to the civil disturbance on May 29th 1968 and his personal experiences during that event. Summary available.
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Cynthia Dumas was an Air Force nurse stationed at Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam from June 1968 to June 1969. She speaks of this experience and her current involvement in Veterans' affairs.
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Cynthia Dumas was an Air Force nurse stationed at Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam from June 1968 to June 1969. She speaks of this experience and her current involvement in Veterans' affairs.
2602
Eighty-eight year old J. W. Everett of Indianapolis, IN recalled his childhood and youth in Louisville, KY in the Black Hill and Beecher Terrace neighborhoods in the 1940s and early 1950s. At age eight, his family had moved from sub-standard housing in the area of Eleventh and Magnolia to the brand-new public housing project called Beecher Terrace, which in that era was segregated for African-Americans. Everett recalls his child there as safe and care-free with the community caring for one-another. In addition, he touches on his school years at Coleridge Taylor Elementary, Madison Junior High, and especially Central High, where he experienced lots of activities for youths as well as one especially committed teacher who led students on lengthy Saturday hikes to the Falls of the Ohio. Mr. Everett further describes the vibrant street life including parades and Derby Time along the lengthy segregated “Old Walnut”—now Muhammad Ali Boulevard—business district. He lists specific business and entertainment sites including his visit as a youth to the iconic Top Hat Nightclub. Finally, the interviewee talks of his Air Force years during the Korean War, his subsequent return and brief employment in Louisville, and his multiple jobs in Indianapolis before finally landing for a lengthy employment at Ford Motor Company.
2207
Tony Heitzman tells of his childhood and youth in the Belknap neighborhood of the Highlands area of Louisville, Kentucky in the 1930s and 1940s, where his father operated a bakery at the Douglass Loop. He vividly recalls the Roman Catholic ethos of his devout, socially conscious parents as well as student life at St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School. Heitzman tells an interesting anecdote about Kentucky Fried Chicken founder and bakery customer Harland Sanders and explains his lifelong interest in the Von Trapp family singers, refugees from Nazi occupied Austria. He describes his life as a teenager and young adult preparing for the priesthood at St. Meinrad Seminary in the 1940s; as a mathematics teacher and priest at the new Trinity High School; as a coordinator of an anti-poverty program in west Louisville in the 1960s; his decade as a priest at Immaculate Heart of Mary, an all-Black Catholic church in the Little Africa (Parkland) neighborhood; and finally as a priest in the 1980s at St. Barnabas Parish where he left the ministry to marry Judy Cooper, a former church member. He speaks of the impact of Vatican II on his vision of ministry and his earnest struggle to be faithful to his vow of celibacy. Finally, Heitzman describes his later role as a lay Hosparus counselor, he and his wife’s participation in the liberal St. William Parish, and his several retirement interests.
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This is a multi-interview series with artist and writer Harlan Hubbard, discussing his life and work. TEST
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This is a multi-interview series with artist and writer Harlan Hubbard, discussing his life and work. TEST
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This is a multi-interview series with artist and writer Harlan Hubbard, discussing his life and work. TEST
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This is a multi-interview series with artist and writer Harlan Hubbard, discussing his life and work. TEST
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This is a multi-interview series with artist and writer Harlan Hubbard, discussing his life and work. TEST
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This is a multi-interview series with artist and writer Harlan Hubbard, discussing his life and work. TEST
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This is a multi-interview series with artist and writer Harlan Hubbard, discussing his life and work. TEST
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This is a multi-interview series with artist and writer Harlan Hubbard, discussing his life and work. TEST
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Mr. Clay discusses growing up in segregated Louisville and the influence his mother, a teacher, and his father, who held several jobs, had on his life. He discusses the heyday of the black business district on Walnut Street and the activities he would engage in there as a child. Mr. Clay then discusses his education in Ohio and Louisville, where he attended Bellarmine College. He explains his involvement with the Poverty Project and other community based improvement programs in Louisville. Mr. Clay describes the shop he opened in 1967 called The Corner of Jazz which became an important local center for African American gatherings and discussions. He discusses the events leading up to the civil disturbance on May 29th 1968 and his personal experiences during that event. Summary available.
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Dr. Hicks describes her experience being the first African American woman to attend Dental School at the University of Louisville. She reflects on starting her own practice and working in a dental clinic on Dixie Highway during the beginning of busing in Louisville.
911
Meatyard discusses his family's history and then his own. However, the bulk of the interview is dedicated to his career as a photographer. He touches on exhibits, style, technique, imagery and influences.
1648
Women on the Louisville Board of Aldermen. Melissa A. Mershon, President of the Board of Alderman, discusses her political life, goals, and her future. She also discusses issues in politics concerning women and how being a woman has affected her career. She highlights the difference in men's and women's political lives such as the experience expected of both.
Interview with James "Jim" King, World War II veteran and long-time leader of the Thoroughbred Chorus.
Interview with James "Jim" King, long-time leader of the Thoroughbred Chorus.
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Institutional history of River Region Hospital (formerly Central State Hospital). Morrison was administrator of the hospital in 1975.
2298
Interview with Louie B. Nunn about the University of Louisville entering the state university system.
2396
Jack Trawick served as Director of the Louisville Community Design Center and later as head of the Center for Neighborhoods until his retirement in 2013. A Louisville native, Trawick was raised in the Indian Hills neighborhood and attended Louisville Country Day School for both his elementary and secondary education. In the late 1970s, he was an events coordinator for the Louisville Central Area, a downtown promotional organization. He is a graduate of Kenyon College (BA) and Bellarmine University (MBA). He is married to Patti Clare and has two grown children. Trawick, an Episcopalian, discusses his family roots especially on his paternal grandmother's side -- the Kendrick family-- reaching back two centuries in Louisville. Their Methodist faith led both his Grandfather Trawick--from a line of physicians from Nashville--and his Grandmother Kendrick to serve as Christian missionaries in China in the early 1900s. The narrator emphasizes the liberal social conscience that his mother, who was raised in Southern California in the WWII era, instilled in him. He spoke specifically of her strong distaste at the wartime detention of a close friend of Japanese descent and later of her personal friendship in Louisville with her African-American domestic servants. His mother involved him at an early age in support of Democratic political candidates. Trawick recalls neighborhood play in the woods near his childhood home, his relationship with his three siblings, preparation for college, and his college interest in biblical studies and utopian communities. Finally, he describes his role in downtown promotion at Louisville Central Area and chronicles the early days of Louisville's preservation movement focusing especially on the epic struggle to save the Will Sales Building from demolition for the Galleria Project. Trawick vividly describes his climbing among the ruins of the almost fully demolished building to salvage stoneware floor pavers. In the second interview, Trawick describes how he salvaged 19th century ceramic floor tiles from the ruins of the Will Sales Building which was demolished for the downtown Galleria complex after a bitter preservation fight. He follows with his discovery that the English tiles were likely used in both the U. S. Capitol and Louisville's City Hall. Trawick then discusses his discontent at the Louisville Central Area and how he was hired to direct the Louisville Community Design Center (LCDC), an agency rooted in architectural design that ultimately broadened its scope under Trawick to include neighborhood-based planning. He narrates the LCDC's funding over the decades mentioning various grants and funding sources that enabled work with the Louisville School of Art's move to the Cloister, housing revitalization in the Limerick neighborhood, and commercial development in the California area. The interviewee then describes the relationship after 1985 between city government's Department of Neighborhoods and LCDC/Center for Neighborhoods including strategies to "serve" both the executive and legislative branches. Specifically, he elaborates on projects involving affordable housing and safe neighborhoods. Finally, Trawick discusses his work on an Olmsted memorial that led to the establishment of the Louisville's Olmsted Conservancy and closes with a description of the financial hard times at the Center for Neighborhoods that prompted his retirement.
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Jack Trawick served as Director of the Louisville Community Design Center and later as head of the Center for Neighborhoods until his retirement in 2013. A Louisville native, Trawick was raised in the Indian Hills neighborhood and attended Louisville Country Day School for both his elementary and secondary education. In the late 1970s, he was an events coordinator for the Louisville Central Area, a downtown promotional organization. He is a graduate of Kenyon College (BA) and Bellarmine University (MBA). He is married to Patti Clare and has two grown children. Trawick, an Episcopalian, discusses his family roots especially on his paternal grandmother's side -- the Kendrick family-- reaching back two centuries in Louisville. Their Methodist faith led both his Grandfather Trawick--from a line of physicians from Nashville--and his Grandmother Kendrick to serve as Christian missionaries in China in the early 1900s. The narrator emphasizes the liberal social conscience that his mother, who was raised in Southern California in the WWII era, instilled in him. He spoke specifically of her strong distaste at the wartime detention of a close friend of Japanese descent and later of her personal friendship in Louisville with her African-American domestic servants. His mother involved him at an early age in support of Democratic political candidates. Trawick recalls neighborhood play in the woods near his childhood home, his relationship with his three siblings, preparation for college, and his college interest in biblical studies and utopian communities. Finally, he describes his role in downtown promotion at Louisville Central Area and chronicles the early days of Louisville's preservation movement focusing especially on the epic struggle to save the Will Sales Building from demolition for the Galleria Project. Trawick vividly describes his climbing among the ruins of the almost fully demolished building to salvage stoneware floor pavers. In the second interview, Trawick describes how he salvaged 19th century ceramic floor tiles from the ruins of the Will Sales Building which was demolished for the downtown Galleria complex after a bitter preservation fight. He follows with his discovery that the English tiles were likely used in both the U. S. Capitol and Louisville's City Hall. Trawick then discusses his discontent at the Louisville Central Area and how he was hired to direct the Louisville Community Design Center (LCDC), an agency rooted in architectural design that ultimately broadened its scope under Trawick to include neighborhood-based planning. He narrates the LCDC's funding over the decades mentioning various grants and funding sources that enabled work with the Louisville School of Art's move to the Cloister, housing revitalization in the Limerick neighborhood, and commercial development in the California area. The interviewee then describes the relationship after 1985 between city government's Department of Neighborhoods and LCDC/Center for Neighborhoods including strategies to "serve" both the executive and legislative branches. Specifically, he elaborates on projects involving affordable housing and safe neighborhoods. Finally, Trawick discusses his work on an Olmsted memorial that led to the establishment of the Louisville's Olmsted Conservancy and closes with a description of the financial hard times at the Center for Neighborhoods that prompted his retirement.
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Louisvillian Pat Updegraff recalls her family history, childhood and education in Louisville's Highlands, and her father, Frank Ropke, a local judge and Commonwealth Attorney. She also discusses an extended trip to visit relatives in Nazi Germany in the 1930s, the blossoming of her love for modern languages at the University of Louisville (Class of 1942), her involvement in the formative years of the Louisville Youth Orchestra (1960s), her role in the fight to save the Women's Club houses in Old Louisville (1970s), and a family fire brick business in Grahn and Louisville, Kentucky.
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Louisvillian Pat Updegraff recalls her family history, childhood and education in Louisville's Highlands, and her father, Frank Ropke, a local judge and Commonwealth Attorney. She also discusses an extended trip to visit relatives in Nazi Germany in the 1930s, the blossoming of her love for modern languages at the University of Louisville (Class of 1942), her involvement in the formative years of the Louisville Youth Orchestra (1960s), her role in the fight to save the Women's Club houses in Old Louisville (1970s), and a family fire brick business in Grahn and Louisville, Kentucky.
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Mr. Wang, a native of China, discusses his life in Louisville, including the Chinese community, his leisure time activities, and his opinion of American television. He also talks about his wife's life in Louisville. He gives his opinion on China, and the relationship between China and the United States, and offers advice to Chinese students. Wang was a student and a computer center worker.