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OH232 Dean Barkley Oral History

Dean Barkley Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – Schools and Education

Series Number: OH232

Interviewee: Barclay, Dean

Interviewer: Murray, Nicollete

Date interviewed: 1980 December 17

Processed by: O’Daniel, Hannah

Date processed: 2014 January 22

Description: 2 sound discs (1 hour 18 minutes)

Abstract: Dean Barclay details genealogical information in reference to her paternal and maternal families and stories from her lengthy teaching career in Clinton, Kentucky. In addition, she describes life on a Western Kentucky farm prior to 1950, with particular emphasis on the roles of girls and young women. She recalled stories from World War I, the Great Depression and World War II.

Biographical / Historical note: Dean Barclay lived from September 18, 1898 to April 23, 1994 at Clinton, Hickman County, Kentucky. Born to Sam and Ida Jackson, she grew up on her family’s farm and became a public teacher in the county. She married Leonard Ray Barclay, a farmer, in 1935. By 1949, they gave up farming and her husband began a career as a barber.

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:

Barclay, Dean, 1898-1994

Clinton (Ky.) – History.

Farm life – Kentucky – Hickman County.

World War, 1914-1918 – Kentucky – Hickman County.

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