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OH203 George Washington Oral History

George Washington Holt Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – Kentucky Dam Project

Series Number: OH203

Interviewee: Holt, George, Washington

Interviewer: Miller, Chamonie S.

Date interviewed: November 17, 1995

Processed by: Benjamin J. Drake

Date processed: February 4, 2013

Description: 1 sound disc (25 minutes)

Abstract:nGeorge Washington “G.W.” Holt describes his experience working for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on the Kentucky Dam Project from 1939 to 1944. He provides a short explanation of his duties as a pipefitter on the dam. Topics discussed in the interview include his opinions on George Jessup, racial relations, work procedures, injuries and fatalities, training, and the Kentucky Dam Village.

Biographical / Historical note: George Washington “G.W.” Holt was born on February 22, 1918 in Birmingham, Kentucky. He began work for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on the Kentucky Dam Project in 1939 and worked on the dam for five years. Holt worked as a pipefitter and was a member of the Steamfitters Local 184. George Holt died on March 2, 2009 in Benton, Kentucky.

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:

Holt, George, Washington, 1918-2009

Jessup, George

Kentucky Dam (Ky.)

Tennessee Valley Authority.

Dams – Kentucky.

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

Marshall County (Ky.)