Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Lynn Stivers, November 17, 2006

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:04 - Background and childhood

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Segment Synopsis: Stivers talks about when and where she was born. She talks about her family, as well as the moves that her family made as a child. Stivers then describes her childhood home, which was a two-bedroom trailer. She also talks about her aunt talking her into going to college to become a teacher. Next, Stivers talks about what her parents and husband do for a living. She also discusses what she and her brothers and sisters did for recreation, and talks about how all of the siblings had rhyming names.

Keywords: Amusement Parks; Aunts; Brothers; Camping; Careers; Daycare centers; Delta Natural Gas Company; Electric companies; Electricians; Factories; Family; Husbands; Jobs; Mothers; Names; Occupations; Parents; Sisters; St. Camilla’s Academy; Teachers; Teaching; Television; Trailer homes; TrimCo; True Seal; Vacations

Subjects: Barbourville (Ky.); Chicago (Ill.); Corbin (Ky.); Elementary schools; Employment--Kentucky; Families; Houses and homes; Illinois; Kentucky--History; Knox County (Ky.); Lexington (Ky.); Pascagoula (Miss.); Recreation

GPS: Corbin (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 36.9487, -84.0969
00:12:29 - Environmental issues

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Segment Synopsis: Stivers talks about what the environment was like when she was growing up. She talks about how her family disposed of their waste, and how it differed from Chicago (Ill.) to Barbourville (Ky.). Stivers also talks about the lack of recycling programs during her formative years. Next, she talks about the environmental degradation that occurred because of coal mining. Stivers also discusses how her trash is currently collected. She also talks about the activities she was able to fund through Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE).

Keywords: Bald Hill (Ky.)Trees; Bird sanctuaries; Garbage pick up; Grants; Nature trails; Outdoor classrooms; PRIDE Clubs; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Teachers; Trash cans; Trash collection; Uncles

Subjects: Coal mines and mining; Environmental education.; Environmental protection; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Forests; Natural areas; Pollution.; Recycling (Waste, etc.); Soil erosion; Wetlands

GPS: Corbin (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 36.9487, -84.0969