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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Randolph N. Smith Interview - Part 2 (Cumberland County), Cumberland County, Kentucky; Randolph N. Smith; and Robert M. Rennick

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Randolph N. Smith Interview - Part 3 (Cumberland County), Cumberland County, Kentucky; Randolph N. Smith; and Robert M. Rennick

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Lucy White and Bert White Interview - Part 1 (Elliott Count), Elliot County, Kentucky; Bert White; Lucy White; and Robert M. Rennick

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Lucy White and Bert White Interview - Part 2 (Elliott County), Elliot County, Kentucky; Bert White; Lucy White; and Robert M. Rennick

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Lucy White and Bert White Interview - Part 4 (Elliott County), Elliot County, Kentucky; Bert White; Lucy White; and Robert M. Rennick

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Lucy White and Bert White Interview - Part 4 (Elliott County) and Roscoe Davis Interview - Part 1 (Perry County), Elliott County, Kentucky; Bert White; Robert M. Rennick; Lucy White; Roscoe Davis; and Perry County, Kentucky

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Lucy White and Bert White Interview - Part 3 (Elliott County), Elliott County, Kentucky; Bert White; Lucy White; and Robert M. Rennick

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Kathryn Canter Interview - Part 1 (Estill County), Estill County, Kentucky; Kathryn Canter; and Robert M. Rennick

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Kathryn Canter Interview - Part 2 (Estill County), Estill County, Kentucky; Kathryn Canter; and Robert M. Rennick

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Kathryn Canter Interview - Part 3 (Estill County), Estill County, Kentucky; Kathryn Canter; and Robert M. Rennick

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Corbin Joseph Interview - Part 3 (Prestonsburg, Floyd County), Floyd County, Kentucky; Breathitt County, Kentucky; Wolfe County, Kentucky; Prestonsburg, Kentucky; Corbin Joseph; and Robert M. Rennick

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Thomas "Bud" Montgomery Interview - Part 1 (Floyd County), Floyd County, Kentucky; Thomas "Bud" Montgomery; and Robert M. Rennick

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Thomas "Bud" Montgomery Interview - Part 2 (Floyd County), Floyd County, Kentucky; Thomas "Bud" Montgomery; and Robert M. Rennick

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Corbin Joseph Interview - Part 1 (Prestonsburg, Floyd County), Floyd County, Kentucky; Prestonsburg, Kentucky; Corbin Joseph; and Robert M. Rennick

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Butch Scalf Interview Part 1 (Floyd County), Floyd County, Kentucky; Butch Scalf; and Robert M. Rennick

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Butch Scalf Interview Part 2 (Floyd County), Floyd County, Kentucky; Butch Scalf; and Robert M. Rennick

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Butch Scalf Interview Part 3 (Floyd County), Floyd County, Kentucky; Butch Scalf; and Robert M. Rennick

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Lois Tackett Interview (Floyd County), Floyd County, Kentucky; Lois Tackett; and Robert M. Rennick

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Corbin Joseph Interview - Part 2 (Prestonsburg, Floyd County), Floyd County, Kentucky; Wolfe County, Kentucky; Breathitt County, Kentucky; Prestonsburg, Kentucky; Corbin Joseph; and Robert M. Rennick

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Kenneth Goin Interview - Part 1 (Franklin County), Franklin County, Kentucky; Kenneth Goin; and Robert M. Rennick

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Kenneth Goin Interview - Part 2 (Franklin County), Franklin County, Kentucky; Kenneth Goin; and Robert M. Rennick

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Kenneth Goin Interview - Part 3 (Franklin County) and Mary Frances Brown Interview - Part 1 (Spencer County), Franklin County, Kentucky; Spencer County, Kentucky; Kenneth Goin; Mary Frances Brown; and Robert M. Rennick

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Pat Ballard Interview - Part 1 (Garrard County), Garrard County, Kentucky; Pat Ballard; and Robert M. Rennick

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Pat Ballard Interview - Part 2 (Garrard County), Garrard County, Kentucky; Pat Ballard; and Robert M. Rennick

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Forrest Calico Interview - Part 2 (Gerrard County), Garrard County, Kentucky; Forrest Calico; and Robert M. Rennick