Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Walter Hulett, January 19, 2007

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:05 - Background and childhood

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Partial Transcript: Okay. We're recording, why don't you go ahead and say it--say your announcement really loud.

Segment Synopsis: Hulett talks about when and where he was born, as well as his family. He then describes his childhood house, which was on the family’s farm. Hulett also talks about what he did for recreation and what he and his family did to make a living. Finally, he talks about how his family obtained water and disposed of waste.

Keywords: Baseball; Basketball; Brothers; Burning; Cassidy Smith; Construction; Eastern Kentucky University (EKU); Factories; Fathers; Football; Garbage pick up; Grandmothers; Grandsons; Hide and Go Seek; Hide-and-seek; Hulett, Jennifer; Hulett, Katie; Indoor plumbing; Jennifer Hulett; Jobs; Katie Hulett; Mothers; Nursing; Ollie, Zoe; Outhouses; Play; Retail sales; Running water; Septic systems; Smith, Cassidy; State troopers; Straight pipes; Tag; Television; Trash; Trash collection; Waste disposal; Water; West Knox Elementary School; Wives; Wrestling; Zoe Ollie

Subjects: Ball County (Ky.); Childhood; Danville (Ky.); Elementary schools; Employment--Kentucky; Families.; Farms; Garrard County (Ky.); Houses and homes; Knox County (Ky.); Occupations; Plumbing.; Recreation; School superintendents.; Septic tanks; Teachers; Teaching; Waste disposal; Wells

GPS: Knox County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 36.9261, -83.8897
00:10:42 - Environmental issues

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Partial Transcript: How is your trash disposed of now?

Segment Synopsis: Hulett talks about how he currently disposes of waste. He then talks about his opinion of the Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE) program. Hulett also gives suggestions to help create a cleaner and safer environment.

Keywords: Aluminum cans; Garbage cans; Garbage collection; Paper; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Trash pick up

Subjects: Environmental protection; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Recycling (Waste, etc.); Recycling programs; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Waste disposal

GPS: Knox County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 36.9261, -83.8897
00:13:11 - Recycling

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Partial Transcript: What are you some examples you remember of recycle--of using recycled materials around the home being used to make other useful items?

Segment Synopsis: Hulett discusses reusing material to create other useful items. He then describes searching for bottles to return to the store for a nickel refund. Hulett also talks about the recycling program available in Knox County (Ky.).

Keywords: Bottle deposits; Bottle refunds; Bottles; Glass jugs; Milk cartons; Milkmen; Pie pans; Plastic; Soda bottles

Subjects: Environmental protection; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Litter (Trash); Pollution.; Recycling (Waste, etc.); Recycling programs; Refuse and refuse disposal.

GPS: Knox County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 36.9261, -83.8897