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OH058 Vance Leneave Oral History

Vance Leneave Oral History

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

Series Number: OH058

Interviewee: Leneave, Vance, 1920-

Interviewer: David Sullivan

Date interviewed: April 19, 1976

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: April 5, 2010

Description: 2 compact discs and 1 cassette tape - (1 hour, 24 minutes)

Abstract: Vance Leneave discusses family history and his childhood experiences in his father's general store at Bleidt, Kentucky. He speaks of his experiences in the United States Navy, the fire of 1936 and the community's early telephone system. He also describes working at the post office, including operations against thievery, types of mailing, delivery routes and road conditions.

Biographical / Historical note: Vance Leneave was born in Golden Pond, Kentucky in 1920. His family had moved to the Land Between the Lakes region when his father was only 10 years old, from a settlement at McShawn's Bridge. Leneave attended public schools at Cumberland and Golden Pond. He graduated high school at 15, joined the United States Navy and witnessed action during World War II, including the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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:

Leneave, Vance, 1920-

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

Tennessee Valley Authority

Golden Pond (Ky.) – History.

Bleidt (Ky.)

Trigg County (Ky.)

Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 – Personal narratives.

Research Notes: Abstract and index included with oral history.