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OH032 Bobby Allen Oral History

Bobby Allen Oral History

Collection Title: West Kentucky History and Culture - Land Between the Lakes Series

Series Number: OH032

Interviewee: Allen, Bobby, 1941-

Interviewer: Sammy Fisk

Date interviewed: April 19, 1977

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: February 19, 2010

Description: 1 sound disc and 1 cassette tape - identical recordings (50 minutes)

Abstract: Bobby Allen discusses the following events; "Colored Day" at Cadiz; the first black person met; his place of birth; river baptisms; revival services; a typical Sunday service; transportation to church; corn and tobacco crops; Sunday school and Bible school; church attendance; ministers; other occupations; the "Holy Rollers"; his father's "pinhooking" for a living; foreign ministries; dog bread for communion; the amen corner; the alter of prayer; church business meetings; a description of a brush arbor; and the preaching of Reverend Wads Cunningham.

Biographical / Historical note: Bobby Allen was the principal of East Calloway County Elementary School near Murray, Kentucky. He resided in the Land Between the Lakes region in the 1940s and 1950s. Bobby Allen was born in Cadiz, Kentucky on August 8, 1941. He lived in Land Between the Lakes region until adulthood.

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:

Allen, Bobby, 1941-

Land Between the Lakes (Ky. and Tenn.) – History.

County life – Kentucky.

Kentucky – Religion.

Kentucky – Agriculture – Farm and farming.

Research Notes: Index and abstract included with oral history.