Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – Night Riders
Series Number: OH079
Interviewee: Curd, Stafford
Interviewer: John Ryan
Date interviewed: April 3, 1974
Processed by: Sheree Wise
Date processed: July 15, 2010
Description: 1 sound disc (23 minutes)
Abstract: Sanford Curd discusses events told to him by his father, Lander Curd, about the Night Riders and the criminal trials associated with the group at Murray, Kentucky. Lander Curd was a strong association man who only sold only within the association and was never directly affected by the Night Riders.
Biographical / Historical note: Sanford Curd was born in Dexter, Kentucky, on April 26, 1900. As a young boy, he worked on his father's farm processing tobacco near Dexter. Curd's father was on the jury that tried members of the Night Riders at Murray, Kentucky. Curd traveled all over the United States with a road construction crew but returned to Dexter years later. He also owned a barber shop in Murray.
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:
Curd, Stafford, 1900-
Dexter (Ky.) – History.
Murray (Ky.) – History.
Calloway County (Ky.) – History.
Research Notes: Abstract and index included with oral history.