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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. Jeff E. Thomas discusses: his personal history; his family (some of whom worked in coal mines, which he discusses in great detail); his education (including at West Virginia Tech); segregation; church and religion; labor unions and strikes; his childhood and childhood activities; vacations (including camping trips); his dad forming a non-union mining coal company; wanting to be a funeral director and his job in the B.C. Hooper Funeral Home and other funeral homes; his Appalachian identity as well as Appalachian culture and Appalachian stereotypes; and other topics.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-625.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-625, Huntington, WV.