In this series, we are going to bring you voices from the past – recordings recently found of four of our speakers from the years 1973-1975.
This fourth voice is again that of historian Dr. James Hammack. Dr. Hammack was on the Department of History faculty of Murray State University (MSU) for 30 years, 10 years of which he served as Department Chair. Following his death, a Scholarship Banquet has been held, for the past 8 years, at which the Dr. James W. Hammack, Jr. graduate scholarship is awarded.
Dr. Hammack was instrumental in creating the Kentucky Oral History Commission and he tells here of the original mission of collecting oral histories of the people in Kentucky government and politics including Governors Nunn and Ford. His “adventures” collecting those oral histories are recounted in this speech given to the Society in June 1974.
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