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OH020 Hugh Melugin Oral History

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Murray State University
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Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Hugh Melugin Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project - World War I

Series Number: OH020

Interviewee: Melugin, Hugh 1894 -

Interviewer: Kathryn Pasco

Date interviewed: September 25, 1979

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: February 2, 2010

Description: 1 sound disc (46 minutes)

Abstract: Hugh Melugin discusses his experiences during World War I. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1918 and was sent Camp Taylor, Kentucky. His job at Camp Taylor was to manage the payroll and other clerical duties. Melugin mentions how he anticipated going overseas, but never was offered the opportunity. He recalls there not being many noticeable changes in Calloway County during his time in the service. However, he was surprised to find the increase of women in the workforce. He also tells how the automobile had come into popularity following the war. He concludes the interview by telling what it was like to live during the war years.

Biographical / Historical note: Hugh Melugin was a resident of Calloway County in Murray, Kentucky. He was born on March 1, 1894, the youngest of five children, and the only member of his family to serve in the First World War. When drafted into the United States Army he was sent to Camp Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky where he stayed for the duration of the war.

General information: No user access to original recordings. Use audio user copies, digital derivatives, transcripts, and/or tape indexes. This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission for reproduction must be requested from Murray State University.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Calloway County

Murray, Kentucky

Camp Taylor, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Research Notes: Abstract and index included with oral history.