Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
FAX (270) 809-6153
Collection Title: Hammack Political Oral History Interview Papers
Series Number: MS12-02
Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Benjamin J. Drake in February and March of 2012.
Date Listed: March 1, 2012
Date Span: 1974-1976
Size of Collection: 1.5 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 2 legal size document cases and 1 letter size document case.
Type of Material: Interview transcripts, research notes, correspondence, etc.
Condition of Material: Good.
Arrangement: Organized by format of material; Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: James Wallace Hammack Jr. was a professor and chair in the department of history at Murray State University from 1968 to 2001. He was born on April 5, 1938 at Electric Mills, Mississippi. His family relocated to Marion, Arkansas at an early age. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1961 and a master’s degree in 1962 from Memphis State University. He was awarded a Ph.D. in history from the University of Kentucky in 1974. Hammack taught as an instructor at Louisiana Tech University from 1962 to 1963 and as a part time instructor at the University of Kentucky from 1967 to 1968. He accepted a position at Murray State University as assistant professor in 1968. He served as director of the Pogue Oral History Institute from 1973 until his retirement in 2001. He was also the president of the National Oral History Association from 1980 to 1981 and a member of the Kentucky Oral History Commission. He died on July 26, 2001.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of interview transcripts and research materials related to the oral history interviews of Earle C. Clements and Louie B. Nunn conducted by James W. Hammack from July 19, 1974 until November 18, 1976.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Clements, Earle C., 1896-1985
Nunn, Louie B., 1924-2004
Hammack, James W., Jr., 1938-2001
Governors – Kentucky.
Kentucky -- Politics and government.
United States – Politics and government.