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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May Carter Taylor Interview - Part 3 (Monroe County), Monroe County, Kentucky; May Carter Taylor; and Robert M. Rennick

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May Carter Taylor Interview - Part 4 (Monroe County), Monroe County, Kentucky; May Carter Taylor; and Robert M. Rennick

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May Carter Taylor Interview - Part 5 (Monroe County), Monroe County, Kentucky; May Carter Taylor; and Robert M. Rennick

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May Carter Taylor Interview - Part 6 (Monroe County), Monroe County, Kentucky; May Carter Taylor; and Robert M. Rennick

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Bill Woodford and Gladys Tucker Interview (Montgomery County), Montgomery County, Kentucky; Bill Woodford; Gladys Tucker; and Robert M. Rennick

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

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

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Sarah Smith Interview - Part 1 (Nelson County), Nelson County, Kentucky; Sarah Smith; and Robert M. Rennick

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Sarah Smith Interview - Part 2 (Nelson County), Nelson County, Kentucky; Sarah Smith; and Robert M. Rennick

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Sarah Smith Interview - Part 3 (Nelson County), Nelson County, Kentucky; Sarah Smith; and Robert M. Rennick

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Roy Shannon Interview - Part 1 (Nicholas County), Nicholas County, Kentucky; Roy Shannon; and Robert M. Rennick

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Roy Shannon Interview - Part 2 (Nicholas County), Nicholas County, Kentucky; Roy Shannon; and Robert M. Rennick

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Roy Shannon Interview- Part 3 (Nicholas County), Nicholas County, Kentucky; Roy Shannon; and Robert M. Rennick

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Sam McDowell Interview - Part 2 (Ohio County), Ohio County, Kentucky; Sam McDowell; and Robert M. Rennick

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Harry D. Tinsley Interview - Part 1 (Ohio County), Ohio County, Kentucky; Harry D. Tinsley; and Robert M. Rennick

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Harry D. Tinsley Interview - Part 2 (Ohio County), Ohio County, Kentucky; Harry D. Tinsley; and Robert M. Rennick

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Harry D. Tinsley Interview - Part 3 (Ohio County), Ohio County, Kentucky; Harry D. Tinsley; and Robert M. Rennick

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Harry D. Tinsley Interview - Part 4 (Ohio County), Ohio County, Kentucky; Harry D. Tinsley; and Robert M. Rennick

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Harry D. Tinsley Interview - Part 5 (Ohio County), Ohio County, Kentucky; Harry D. Tinsley; and Robert M. Rennick

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Harry D. Tinsley Interview - Part 6 (Ohio County), Ohio County, Kentucky; Harry D. Tinsley; and Robert M. Rennick

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Theodore Klein Interview - Part 1 (Oldham County), Oldham County, Kentucky; Theodore Klein; and Robert M. Rennick

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Theodore Klein Interview - Part 2 (Oldham County) Mattie Griffith Interview - Part 1 (Scott County), Oldham County, Kentucky; Scott County, Kentucky; Mattie Griffith; Theodore Klein; and Robert M. Rennick

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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