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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Ethel Bell Interview - Part 3 (Pendleton County) and Carl Howell Interview - Part 1 (Larue County), Pendleton County, Kentucky; Larue County, Kentucky; Ethel Bell; Carl Howell; and Robert M. Rennick

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Walter Schomert Interview - Part 1 (Pendleton County), Pendleton County, Kentucky; Walter Schomert; and Robert M. Rennick

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Walter Schomert Interview - Part 2 (Pendleton County), Pendleton County, Kentucky; Walter Schomert; and Robert M. Rennick

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Roscoe Davis Interview - Part 1 (Perry County) and C.E. Edminston Interview - Part 1 (Boyle County), Perry County, Kentucky; Boyle County, Kentucky; Roscoe Davis; C.E. Edminston; and Robert M. Rennick

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George Fugate Interview - Part 1 (Pike County), Pike County, Kentucky; George Fugate; and Robert M. Rennick

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Margaret Thacker Interview - Part 1 (Pike County), Pike County, Kentucky; Margaret Thacker; and Robert M. Rennick

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Lucien Robinson Interview - Part 2 (Robertson County), Robertson County, Kentucky; Lucien Robinson; and Robert M. Rennick

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Lucien Robinson Interview - Part 3 (Robertson County), Robertson County, Kentucky; Lucien Robinson; and Robert M. Rennick

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Lucien Robinson Interview - Part 4 (Robertson County), Robertson County, Kentucky; Lucien Robinson; and Robert M. Rennick

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Lucien Robinson Interview - Part 5 (Robertson County), Robertson County, Kentucky; Lucien Robinson; and Robert M. Rennick

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Opp Bussell and Charley Carter Interview - Part 1 (Rockcastle County), Rockcastle County, Kentucky; Opp Bussell; Charley Carter; and Robert M. Rennick

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Mattie Griffith Interview - Part 2 (Scott County), Scott County, Kentucky; Mattie Griffith; and Robert M. Rennick

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Mattie Griffith Interview - Part 3 (Scott County), Scott County, Kentucky; Mattie Griffith; and Robert M. Rennick

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Mary Frances Brown Interview - Part 2 (Spencer County), Spencer County, Kentucky; Mary Frances Brown; and Robert M. Rennick

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Earl Bell Interview - Part 1 (Union County), Union County, Kentucky; Earl Bell; and Robert M. Rennick

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Earl Bell Interview - Part 2 (Union County), Union County, Kentucky; Earl Bell; and Robert M. Rennick

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Steven Ray and Harry Jackson Interview - Part 1 (Warren County), Warren County, Kentucky; Harry Jackson; Steven Ray; and Robert M. Rennick

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Steven Ray and Harry Jackson Interview - Part 2 (Warren County), Warren County, Kentucky; Harry Jackson; Steven Ray; and Robert M. Rennick

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Irene Sumpter Interview (Warren County), Warren County, Kentucky; Irene Sumpter; and Robert M. Rennick

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John L. Crawford Interview - Part 1 (Whitley County), Whitley County, Kentucky; John L. Crawford; and Robert M. Rennick

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John L. Crawford Interview - Part 2 (Whitley County), Whitley County, Kentucky; John L. Crawford; and Robert M. Rennick

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Eugene Siler Interview - Part 1 (Whitley County), Whitley County, Kentucky; Eugene Siler; and Robert M. Rennick

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Eugene Siler Interview - Part 2 (Whitley County), Whitley County, Kentucky; Eugene Siler; and Robert M. Rennick

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Hapel Booth Interview - Part 1 (Wolfe County), Wolfe County, Kentucky; Hapel Booth; and Robert M. Rennick

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Hapel Booth Interview - Part 2 (Wolfe County), Wolfe County, Kentucky; Hapel Booth; and Robert M. Rennick