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OH044 Annie Cox Faust Oral History

Annie Cox Faust Oral History

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

Series Number: OH044

Interviewee: Foust, Annie Cox, 1893-

Interviewer: Jerry Herndon

Date interviewed: September 6, 1975 and December 12, 1975

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: March 5, 2010

Description: 2 sound disc recordings (1 hour, 23 minutes)

Abstract: Annie Cox Foust recounts the social and cultural life of the people that resided in the Land Between the Lakes and Marshall County, Kentucky during the first half of the 20th Century. She recalls religious and educational activities and the lack of employment opportunities within the community. She discusses life on a West Kentucky farm from 1900 to 1940. In addition, she describes the communities of Birmingham and Briensburg, Kentucky. The discussion includes reactions of area's inhabitants to the coming of Tennessee Valley Authority and the effects it had upon the social and economic life of the region.

Biographical / Historical note: Annie Cox was born in Marshall County, Kentucky in 1893. Her father was a successful farmer engaged in a variety of agriculture and lumbering activities. She was educated in public schools in Marshall County and attended Bowling Green Teachers College where she earned a teaching certificate. She later obtained a Bachelor's degree in education in Oklahoma. She taught schools in Oklahoma, Arizona, and Marshall County, Kentucky.

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:

Marshall County (Ky.) – History.

Tennessee Valley Authority

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

Agriculture – Kentucky – Farms and farming.

Country life – Kentucky.

Women – Kentucky – Social conditions.

Teachers – Kentucky – Marshall County.

Research Notes: Index and abstract included with oral history.