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OH072 Geneva Wallace Oral History

Geneva Wallace Oral History

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

Series Number: OH072

Interviewee: Wallace, Geneva

Interviewer: Jerry Herndon

Date interviewed: March 15, 1976

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: May 10, 2010

Description: 2 compact discs and 1 cassette tape, identical recordings (94 minutes)

Abstract: Geneva Wallace discusses her teaching career, the schools where she was employed and the various subjects she taught. She describes how the Tennessee Valley Authority formed the Land Between the Lakes region and how it affected the lives of the people that resided there for generations. She also details the effects of relocation on her and her husband.

Biographical / Historical note: Geneva Wallace grew up on a small farm in the Land Between the Lakes region of Kentucky. She attended a one room school at Woodson Chapel and graduated Cadiz High School in 1926. After graduation, she attended Murray State College and two years later received a certificate to teach high school. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Murray State College in 1932.

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:

Wallace, Geneva

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

Trigg County (Ky.) – History.

Woodson Chapel (Ky.)

Tennessee Valley Authority.

Teachers – Kentucky – Trigg County.

Education, Rural – Kentucky – Trigg County.

Research Notes: Abstract and index included with oral history.