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.

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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Josephine Back and Clara Jackson Interview - Part 2 (Breathitt County), Breathitt County, Kentucky; Josephine Back; Clara Jackson; and Robert M. Rennick

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Clara Jackson Interview - Part 3 (Breathitt County) and Nevylle Shackelford - Part 1 (Lee and Wolfe County), Breathitt County, Kentucky; Lee County, Kentucky; Wolfe County, Kentucky; Clara Jackson; Nevylle Shackelford; and Robert M. Rennick

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Nyla Morgan Interview - Part 1 (Butler County), Butler County, Kentucky; Nyla Morgan; and Robert M. Rennick

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Nyla Morgan Interview - Part 2 (Butler County), Butler County, Kentucky; Nyla Morgan; and Robert M. Rennick

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Margaret Hartman Interview - Part 3 (Campbell County), Campbell County, Kentucky; Margaret Hartman; and Robert M. Rennick

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Margaret Hartman Interview - Part 4 (Campbell County), Campbell County, Kentucky; Margaret Hartman; and Robert M. Rennick

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Margaret Hartman Interview - Part 5 (Campbell County), Campbell County, Kentucky; Margaret Hartman; and Robert M. Rennick

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Margaret Hartman Interview - Part 6 (Campbell County), Campbell County, Kentucky; Margaret Hartman; and Robert M. Rennick

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

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Mary Masterson Interview - Part 2 (Carroll County), Carroll County, Kentucky; Mary Masterson; and Robert M. Rennick

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Otis C. Thomas and Dorthy Thomas Interview - Part 1 (Casey County), Casey County, Kentucky; Otis C. Thomas; Dorthy Thomas; and Robert M. Rennick

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Otis C. Thomas and Dorthy Thomas Interview - Part 2 (Casey County), Casey County, Kentucky; Otis C. Thomas; Dorthy Thomas; and Robert M. Rennick

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Otis C. Thomas and Dorthy Thomas Interview - Part 3 (Casey County), Casey County, Kentucky; Otis C. Thomas; Dorthy Thomas; and Robert M. Rennick

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Otis C. Thomas and Dorthy Thomas Interview - Part 4 (Casey County), Casey County, Kentucky; Otis C. Thomas; Dorthy Thomas; and Robert M. Rennick

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Otis C. Thomas and Dorthy Thomas Interview - Part 5 (Casey County), Casey County, Kentucky; Otis C. Thomas; Dorthy Thomas; and Robert M. Rennick

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Kathryn Owen Interview - Part 1 (Clark & Montgomery County), Clark County, Kemtucky; Montgomery County, Kentucky; Kathryn Owen; and Robert M. Rennick

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Myrtle Grooms Interview - Part 1 (Clark County), Clark County, Kentucky; Myrtle Grooms; and Robert M. Rennick

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Myrtle Grooms Interview - Part 2 (Clark County), Clark County, Kentucky; Myrtle Grooms; and Robert M. Rennick

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Kathryn Owen Interview - Part 2 (Clark & Montgomery County), Clark County, Kentucky; Montgomery County, Kentucky; Kathryn Owen; and Robert M. Rennick

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Kathryn Owen Interview - Part 3 (Clark & Montgomery County), Clark County, Kentucky; Montgomery County, Kentucky; Kathryn Owen; and Robert M. Rennick

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Braxton McDonald and Niles Minner Interview - Part 1 (Crittenden County), Crittenden County, Kentucky; Braxton McDonald; Niles Minner; and Robert M. Rennick

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Braxton McDonald and Niles Minner Interview - Part 2 (Crittenden County), Crittenden County, Kentucky; Braxton McDonald; Niles Minner; and Robert M. Rennick

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Braxton McDonald and Niles Minner Interview - Part 3 (Crittenden County), Crittenden County, Kentucky; Braxton McDonald; Niles Minner; and Robert M. Rennick

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Braxton McDonald and Niles Minner Interview - Part 3 (Crittenden County), Crittenden County, Kentucky; Braxton McDonald; Niles Minner; and Robert M. Rennick

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Randolph N. Smith Interview - Part 1 (Cumberland County), Cumberland County, Kentucky; Randolph N. Smith; and Robert M. Rennick