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OH079 Stafford Curd Oral History

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Murray State University
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Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Stafford Curd Oral History

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-

Night Riders

Dexter (Ky.) – History.

Murray (Ky.) – History.

Calloway County (Ky.) – History.

Research Notes: Abstract and index included with oral history.