Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Virginia Williams, undated

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:01 - Cora Wilson Stewart Oral History Project

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Partial Transcript: The Kentucky Oral History Commission...

Segment Synopsis: Tape introduction.

Keywords: Background information; Ms. Cora, the Moonlight Lady

Subjects: Stewart, Cora Wilson, 1875-1958

00:01:57 - Jeremiah Wilson's Driver Was a Woman

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Partial Transcript: Was he a drinker or...

Segment Synopsis: Virginia Williams discusses her memories of the Wilson family. [Beginning of tape is extremely difficult to hear and understand.]

Keywords: Wilson family

Subjects: Cross-dressing; Memories

00:06:03 - Alexander Stewart / Wilson Brothers and the Family

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Partial Transcript: Well, I don't, uh, remember my mother saying too much about him.

Segment Synopsis: Virgina Williams talks about Cora Stewart's second husband, Alexander Stewart, and the Wilson family.

Keywords: Granddaughter; Memories

Subjects: Husband and wife; Siblings

00:10:53 - Cora Wilson's Stewart's Notoriety

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Partial Transcript: Honey, I think it's the people, you know people...

Segment Synopsis: Virginia Williams talks about why Cora Wilson Stewart is not better known in Morehead, KY.

Keywords: Famous

Subjects: Morehead (Ky.); Well-known people

00:12:51 - Paying the Doctor

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Partial Transcript: You can be lawyers, you can be doctors

Segment Synopsis: Virginia Williams talks about patients and their payments to Dr. Wilson with produce and other foods.

Keywords: Bartering; Financial aspects; Medical bill payments

Subjects: Appalachian Region--Social conditions; Kentucky--Economic conditions; Medical care; Rowan County (Ky.)

00:14:03 - Cora Wilson Stewart and Literacy

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Partial Transcript: Well, her father tried to get her to study medicine.

Segment Synopsis: Virginia Williams responds to the question of Cora Wilson Stewart's determination to bring literacy to all adults.

Keywords: Education for all; Learning to read and write; Stamping out illiteracy

Subjects: Adult education; Literacy; Rowan County (Ky.)

00:15:30 - Financial situation

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Partial Transcript: In her last days, she didn't have anything

Segment Synopsis: Virginia Williams tells of the relationship between her father and his sister, Cora Wilson Stewart, and financial difficulties at the end of Stewart's life.

Keywords: Family support; Financial aspects; Penniless

Subjects: Family histories

00:17:45 - Cora Wilson Stewart Papers at University of Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Did you know that she didn't leave all of her materials of her life...

Segment Synopsis: Virginia Williams talks about Cora Wilson Stewart Papers at the University of Kentucky, and why she thinks that happened.

Keywords: Objections; Treatment by community

Subjects: Morehead State University; University of Kentucky