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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 45. Photocopy of Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves (1941), transcriptions of oral interviews which recount many aspects of being a slave in nineteenth century Kentucky. The interviews were conducted during the 1930s, part of a Federal Writers’ Project funded by the Works Progress Administration project and administered by the Library of Congress.


United States History



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