Welcome to the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition Story Gathering Project Interview Archive. Our purpose is to engage members of our community in informally gathering and recording interviews with people of Appalachian descent in the greater Cincinnati area, and to collect and share these stories.

The interviews you will see and hear on this page were conducted between friends, colleagues, and family members, and recorded using smartphones and Zoom. Over time we will select short sections of multiple interviews and “stitch” them into Video Quilts. The first such Quilt is below.

A “Video Quilt” combining multiple interviews

You, too, can help us gather and record interviews with people of Appalachian descent in the greater Cincinnati area. More information can be found here and/or email us at [email protected].

Everybody has a story. We hope you enjoy these!

Richard Hague interviews Dezire Lowry and her mother, Veronica Hall

Kathy Rowell interviewed by Nora Stanger

Kathy Hayes interviewed by Nora Stanger

Heidi Arnold interviewed by Nora Stanger (Part 1)
Heidi Arnold interviewed by Nora Stanger (Part 2)

Linda Hudson interviewed by Pauletta Hansel

Donna Jones interviewed by Nancy Laird

Angela Smith interviewed by Ashley B Hopkins

Roberta Campbell interviewed by Maureen Sullivan

Marek Maloney-Smith interviewed by Jeff Dey

Sondra Saylor interviewed by Mike Maloney

Ryan Martin interviewed by Ashley Hopkins 

MoPoetry and Shree Phillips interviewed by Pauletta Hansel 

Nancy Laird interviewed by Pauletta Hansel