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 1970s 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. Included in the collection are interviews with local historians from Indiana that Dr. Rennick conducted prior to relocating to Kentucky.

The collection is organized alphabetically by name of county.

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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Elizabeth Joan Crow Interview - Part 1 (Powell County), Powell County, Kentucky; Elizabeth Joan Crow; and Robert M. Rennick

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Elizabeth Joan Crow Interview - Part 2 (Powell County), Powell County, Kentucky; Elizabeth Joan Crow; and Robert M. Rennick

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Elizabeth Joan Crow Interview - Part 3 (Powell County), Powell County, Kentucky; Elizabeth Joan Crow; and Robert M. Rennick

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Larry Meadows Interview - Part 1 (Powell County), Powell County, Kentucky; Larry Meadows; and Robert M. Rennick

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Larry Meadows Interview - Part 2 (Powell County), Powell County, Kentucky; Larry Meadows; and Robert M. Rennick

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Larry Meadows Interview - Part 3 (Powell County), Powell County, Kentucky; Larry Meadows; and Robert M. Rennick

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Larry Meadows Interview - Part 4 (Powell County), Powell County, Kentucky; Larry Meadows; 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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Richard Blair Interview - Part 1 (Wayne & Russell County), Russell County, Kentucky; Richard Blair; and Robert M. Rennick

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Richard Blair Interview (Russell County), Russell County, Kentucky; Richard Blair; 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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History of Knighthood Grove Interview (Shelby County, Indiana) - Part 1, Shelby County, Indiana and Knighthood Grove

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History of Knighthood Grove Interview (Shelby County, Indiana) - Part 2, Shelby County, Indiana and Knighthood Grove

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Lowell Eastham Interview (Spencer County, Indiana) - Part 2, Spencer County, Indiana; C. Lowell Eastham; and Robert M. Rennick

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Bill Koch Interview (Spencer County, Indiana), Spencer County, Indiana; William A. Koch; and Robert M. Rennick

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J. Ford Wilkinson and Lowell Eastham Interview (Spencer County, Indiana) - Part 1, Spencer County, Indiana; J. Ford Wilkinson; C. Lowell Eastham; 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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Fletcher N. Hufford Interview (Switzerland County, Indiana) - Part 1, Switzerland County, Indiana; Fletcher N. Hufford; and Robert M. Rennick

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Fletcher N. Hufford Interview (Switzerland County, Indiana) - Part 2, Switzerland County, Indiana; Fletcher N. Hufford; and Robert M. Rennick

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Fletcher N. Hufford Interview (Switzerland County, Indiana) - Part 3, Switzerland County, Indiana; Fletcher N. Hufford; and Robert M. Rennick