Robert M. Rennick Oral History Collection
Robert M. Rennick Oral History Collection consists of interviews conducted by Robert Rennick with local historians and genealogists in the late1970s related to the origin of community names in Kentucky. The interviews were later referenced in books he authored, such as Kentucky Place Names and From Red Hot to Monkey's Eyebrow: Unusual Kentucky Place Names.

To view Rennick's topographical maps of Kentucky see the Robert M. Rennick Topographical Maps Collection website.

To view to Rennick's manuscripts and research notes see the Robert M. Rennick Manuscript Collection website.
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Goldie Swain Interview - Part 2 (Johnson & Martin Counties), Johnson County, Kentucky; Martin County, Kentucky; Goldie Swain; and Robert M. Rennick

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Goldie Swain Interview - Part 3 (Johnson & Martin Counties), Johnson County, Kentucky; Martin County, Kentucky; Goldie Swain; and Robert M. Rennick

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Goldie Swain Interview - Part 4 (Johnson & Martin Counties), Johnson County, Kentucky; Martin County, Kentucky; Goldie Swain; and Robert M. Rennick

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Wilma Gayhart Interview - Part 1 (Knot County), Knot County, Kentucky; Wilma Gayhart; and Robert M. Rennick

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Wilma Gayhart Interview - Part 2 (Knot County), Knot County, Kentucky; Wilma Gayhart; and Robert M. Rennick

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Sherman Oxendine Interview - Part 1 (Knox County), Knox County, Kentucky; Sherman Oxendine; and Robert M. Rennick

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Sherman Oxendine Interview - Part 2 (Knox County), Knox County, Kentucky; Sherman Oxendine; and Robert M. Rennick

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K. Sol Warren Interview - Part 1 (Knox County), Knox County, Kentucky; K. Sol Warren; and Robert M. Rennick

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K. Sol Warren Interview - Part 2 (Knox County), Knox County, Kentucky; K. Sol Warren; and Robert M. Rennick

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Carl Howell Interview - Part 2 (Larue County), Larue County, Kentucky; Carl Howell; and Robert M. Rennick

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Carl Howell Interview - Part 3 (Larue County), Larue County, Kentucky; Carl Howell; and Robert M. Rennick

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Nevylle Shackelford Interview - Part 2 (Lee and Wolfe County), Lee County, Kentucky; Wolfe County, Kentucky; Nevylle Shackelford; and Robert M. Rennick

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Nevylle Shackelford Interview - Part 3 (Lee and Wolfe County), Lee County, Kentucky; Wolfe County, Kentucky; Nevylle Shackelford; and Robert M. Rennick

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R.B Campbell Interview - Part 1 (Leslie County), Leslie County, Kentucky; R.B. Campbell; and Robert M. Rennick

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Pat Rankin and Shirley Dunn Interview - Part 1 (Lincoln County), Lincoln County, Kentucky; Pat Rankin; Shirley Dunn; and Robert M. Rennick

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Pat Rankin and Shirley Dunn Interview - Part 2 (Lincoln County), Lincoln County, Kentucky; Pat Rankin; Shirley Dunn; and Robert M. Rennick

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Mary Singleton Interview - Part 1 (Livingston County), Livingston County, Kentucky; Mary Singleton; and Robert M. Rennick

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Robert N. Grise Interview - Part 1 (Madison County), Madison County, Kentucky; Robert N. Grise; and Robert M. Rennick

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Robert N. Grise Interview - Part 2 (Madison County), Madison County, Kentucky; Robert N. Grise; and Robert M. Rennick

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Austin and Connie Wireman Interview - Part 1 (Magoffin County), Magoffin County, Kentucky; Austin Wireman; Connie Wireman; and Robert M. Rennick

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Austin and Connie Wireman Interview - Part 2 (Magoffin County), Magoffin County, Kentucky; Austin Wireman; Connie Wireman; and Robert M. Rennick

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Austin and Connie Wireman Interview - Part 3 (Magoffin County), Magoffin County, Kentucky; Austin Wireman; Connie Wireman; and Robert M. Rennick

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Austin and Connie Wireman Interview - Part 4 (Magoffin County), Magoffin County, Kentucky; Austin Wireman; Connie Wireman; and Robert M. Rennick

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Gerald Thompson Interview - Part 1 (Marion County), Marion County, Kentucky; Gerald Thompson; and Robert M. Rennick

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Gerald Thompson Interview - Part 2 (Marion County), Marion County, Kentucky; Gerald Thompson; and Robert M. Rennick