Check out our guest post “Gambling, Prostitution and Collusion! Oh my!” about crime and civic reform in Newport during the 1950s and 1960s on Pass the Word’s blog at http://history.gov/north-ky-crimey.k/. Complete the Pass the Word Challenge accompanying the post for a prize!
Pass the Word is an online discovery tool for oral history collections throughout the state of Kentucky. It makes oral history interviews easy to locate because it serves as a centralized database for collections available at over 100 Kentucky archives. Pass the Word is a project of the Kentucky Oral History Commission located at http://passtheword.ky.gov/.
Special Collections has contributed information for interviews from the H. Lew Wallace Newport History Collection (http://passtheword.ky.gov/collection/attack-organized-crime-northern-kentucky-1950s-and-1960s). We look forward to adding information about our other oral history collections on the Pass the Word discovery tool soon!