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OH209 Travis Martin Oral History

Travis Martin Oral History

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

Series Number: OH209

Interviewee: Martin, Travis

Interviewer: Conner, Dorisanna

Date interviewed: April 4, 1995

Processed by: Benjamin J. Drake

Date processed: March 14, 2013

Description: 1 sound disc (36 minutes)

Abstract: Travis Martin discusses her experiences working with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on the construction of the Kentucky Dam. She outlines her duties working with land acquisition for the Kentucky Dam and describes her life at the Kentucky Dam Village. Topics covered in the interview include racial relations, recreation, public safety and the dam’s dedication by President Harry S. Truman.

Biographical / Historical note: Travis Martin was born about 1913. She began work for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in 1939. She worked at the Land Acquisition office for the Kentucky Dam in Paris, Tennessee. Following the Second World War, she was transferred to Gilbertsville, Kentucky and lived in the Kentucky Dam Village.

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:

Martin, Travis, 1913-

Kentucky Dam (Ky.)

Tennessee Valley Authority.

Dams – Kentucky.

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