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OH045 Wade Cunningham Oral History

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Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Wade Cunningham Oral History

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

Series Number: OH045

Interviewee: Cunningham, Wade, 1905-

Interviewer: Sammy Fisk

Date interviewed: February 15, 1977

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: March 8, 2010

Description: 2 sound discs and 2 cassette tapes - identical recordings (1 hour, 23 minutes)

Abstract: Wade Cunningham discusses the activities of the Baptist Church in the Land Between the Lakes region of Kentucky from the 1920s to the 1970s. His recollections include: the churches and places where he preached; the length of sermons; the types of church functions; Sunday school; church music; homecomings; half-time churches; tent revivals; selection of pastors; his hospital and home ministry; business meetings and controversial issues such as wine versus grape juice in the communion service, whether to use a baptistery or a creek, closed communion and church exclusions for distilling whiskey, drinking alcohol and dancing.

Biographical / Historical note: Wade Cunningham was a Baptist preacher from Trigg County, Kentucky. He was born in Trigg County in 1905. He preached a number of years at the Cumberland Baptist Church at Cumberland, Kentucky prior the community's acclamation by the Tennessee Valley Authority. He later preached at Baptist churches in Maple Grove and Blue Spring.

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

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

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

Trigg County (Ky.)

Cumberland (Ky.)

Maple Grove (Ky.)

Blue Spring (Ky.)

Baptists – Kentucky – Trigg County.

Research Notes: Index and abstract included with oral history.