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OH033 Randolph Allen

Randolph Allen

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

Series Number: OH033

Interviewee: Allen, Randolph, 1919-

Interviewer: Sammy Fisk

Date interviewed: March 19, 1977

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: February 22, 2010

Description: 1 sound disc and 1 cassette tape - identical recordings (58 minutes)

Abstract: Randolph Allen discusses the following items: local baseball; vacation bible school; dinners on the church grounds; church music and finances; selecting ministers; "shouting" in the church; primitive Baptist influence; the church offering; dinner at the home of parishioners; the effects of moonshine and the reluctance of locals to accept outsiders.

Biographical / Historical note: Randolph Allen was born in Christian County, Kentucky in 1919. He worked as a farmer until he attended Moody Bible Institute located in Chicago, Illinois. He was a long term pastor of the Golden Pond Baptist Church at Golden Pond, Kentucky. He served as pastor when the Tennessee Valley Authority began purchasing land in the region. The T.V.A. would eventually acquired the church property.

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:

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

Golden Pond (Ky.)

Christian County (Ky.)

Baptists – Kentucky.

Kentucky – Religion.

Research Notes: Index and abstract included with oral history.