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OH139 Guy Cunningham Oral History

Guy Cunningham Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – World War II

Series Number: OH139

Interviewee: Cunningham, Guy, 1928-

Interviewer: Hoyt, Michael A.

Date interviewed: December 10, 1974

Processed by: Benjamin J. Drake

Date processed: October 26, 2011

Description: 1 sound disc (34 minutes)

Abstract: Guy Cunningham offers details into his experiences in Calloway County, Kentucky, during the Second World War. The interview focuses on his family's economic and social status as farmers during the war. He recalls governmental programs affecting Calloway County, including scrap drives, rationing, the 4-H Club and censorship. He concludes by discussing the involvement of local churches during war.

Biographical / Historical note: Guy Cunningham was born in 1928 in Calloway County, Kentucky. His family farmed strawberries, hemp and other crops during the Second World War. He had older two brothers and two brother-in-laws who fought during the war.

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:

Cunningham, Guy, 1928 –

World War, 1939-1945 – Kentucky – Calloway County.

Calloway County (Ky.) – History.

Farm life – Kentucky – Calloway County.

Research Notes: Incomplete transcription