Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Mrs. John Faulkner and Donna Bible, January 9, 1982

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:01 - Family

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Partial Transcript: Well I--

Segment Synopsis: Faulkner and Bible go over a series of photographs of the Faulkner family. They also delve into the first part of artist Henry Faulkner's life.

Keywords: Clay County (Ky.); Families; Faulkner, Henry; Faulkner, Joe; Faulkner, Laura; Faulkner, Pat; Faulkner, Wilson; Harlan (Ky.); Kentucky-Tennessee border; Mothers; Photographs; Sisters; Virginia

Subjects: Artists; Clay County (Ky.); Families; Faulkner, Henry; Faulkner, Henry, 1924-1981.; Faulkner, Joe; Harlan (Ky.); Mothers; Photographs; Sisters; Virginia

00:05:21 - Education

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Partial Transcript: Well you, you, you mentioned to me on the phone and you did, just a few minutes ago, about the University of Louisville, uh.

Segment Synopsis: Faulkner and Bible discuss Faulkner's scholarship to the University of Louisville. They also talk about his educational background.

Keywords: Art schools; Berea (Ky.); Cincinnati (Ohio); Education; Faulkner, Henry; Harlan County (Ky.); High schools; Los Angeles (Calif.); Louisville (Ky.); Nida, Harvey; Schools; University of Louisville

Subjects: Artists; Berea (Ky.); Cincinnati (Ohio); Faulkner, Henry; Faulkner, Henry, 1924-1981.; High schools; Los Angeles (Calif.); Louisville (Ky.); University of Louisville

00:07:03 - Poetry

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Partial Transcript: Uh, he must have been a brilliant man, in some ways, because I've read some of his poetry that's just unbelievable.

Segment Synopsis: Faulkner and Bible talk about the family's penchant for writing poetry. They also talk about Henry Faulkner's Guggenheim Fellowship.

Keywords: Alaska; Art; Art shows; Cars; Faulkner, Henry; Faulkner, James; Faulkner, Laura; Faulkner, Wilson; Georgetown (Ky.); Guggenheim Fellowships; Miami Herald; New York (N.Y.); Poems; Poetry; Tombstones

Subjects: Alaska; Art; Artists; Faulkner, Henry; Faulkner, Henry, 1924-1981.; Faulkner, James; Georgetown (Ky.); Miami Herald Publishing Company; New York (N.Y.); Poetry

00:12:00 - Parents

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Partial Transcript: What about William Faulkner, is he any kin?

Segment Synopsis: Faulkner and Bible discuss whether the Kentucky Faulkners are kin to writer William Faulkner. They also talk about Henry Faulkner's father, Lawrence.

Keywords: Allen County (Ind.); Cancer; Children; Domestic violence; Fathers; Faulkner, Lawrence; Faulkner, William; Intimate partner violence; Mississippi; Mothers; Parents; Pregnant; Pursay; Wives, abuse of

Subjects: Allen County (Ind.); Artists; Cancer; Children; Fathers; Faulkner, Henry; Faulkner, Henry, 1924-1981.; Faulkner, Lawrence C.; Faulkner, William, 1897-1962; Mississippi; Mothers; Parents; Pregnant women.

00:17:12 - James and Joe Faulkner

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Partial Transcript: Who did you say wrote poetry? Which brother?

Segment Synopsis: Faulkner and Bible talk about Henry Faulkner's brothers, Joe and James. They also briefly discuss Henry Faulkner's sexuality.

Keywords: Angelou, Maya; Faulkner, Henry; Faulkner, James; Faulkner, Joe; Gay; Homosexuality; Motorcycles

Subjects: Angelou, Maya.; Artists; Faulkner, Henry; Faulkner, Henry, 1924-1981.; Faulkner, James; Homosexuality; Motorcycles