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OH068 Beulah Ryan Oral History (1)

Beulah Ryan Oral History (1)

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

Series Number: OH068

Interviewee: Ryan, Beulah, 1893-

Interviewer: Sammy Fisk

Date interviewed: May 5, 1976

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: May 5, 2010

Description: 2 compact discs and 1 cassette tapes, identical recordings (72 minutes)

Abstract: Beulah Ryan discusses life on the farm in the Land Between the Lakes Region of Kentucky. Her recollections go back to before the turn of the 20th Century. She describes her early childhood, Saturday and Sunday worship services and her salvation experiences. She also recalls the organization of the Golden Pond Baptist Church in Trigg County and Hopewell Baptist Church in Lyon County.

Biographical / Historical note: Beulah Ryan was born in 1893 on a farm near the Cumberland River. Her family relocated to the Land Between the Lakes region in 1904. She resided at Golden Pond until her marriage in 1912. She was a member of the Golden Pond Baptist Church, which her father helped found in 1905. Ryan was an active member of the church where she was a Sunday school teacher and played the piano during services.

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:

Ryan, Beulah, 1893-

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

Golden Pond (Ky.) –History.

Trigg County (Ky.) – History.

Baptists – Kentucky – Trigg County.

Golden Pond Baptist Church (Golden Pond, Ky.)

Baptists – Kentucky – Lyon County.

Hopewell Baptist Church (Kuttawa, Ky.)

Research Notes: Abstract and index included with oral history.