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!

Michael Maloney interviewed by a friend (Part 1)

Michael Maloney interviewed by a friend (Part 2)

Michael Maloney interviewed by a friend (Part 3)

Candance Miller interviewed by Cameron Miller

Elliot Cesco interviewed by Matthew Dawson

Sara Wagner interviewed by Pauletta Hansel

Rex McBride interviewed by Ashely Hopkins

Pearl and Sally Hampton interviewed by Jerod Bradley

Myron Gabbard interviewed by Ashley Hopkins

Allison Douthat interviewed by Elyse Irwin

Thomas Cuni interviewed by Richard Hague

Kay Connor interviewed by CJ South

Jean Dowell interviewed by Maureen Sullivan (Part 1).

Jean Dowell interviewed by Maureen Sullivan (Part 2).

https://youtu.be/AQNyjMqJYXo
Michael Maloney interviewed by a friend.

Melinda Grisco interviewed by Corinne Stanforth

Elissa Yancey interviewed by Pauletta Hansel

Michael Thompson interviewed by Pauletta Hansel

Jerry Gilbert, Bessie Gilbert, and Kim Darpel interviewed by Pauletta Hansel (Part 1)

Jerry Gilbert, Bessie Gilbert, and Kim Darpel interviewed by Pauletta Hansel (Part 2)

Olivia Stanforth interviewed by Corinne Stanforth

Susan Carlson and Emma Bernay interviewed by Pauletta Hansel

Aubrey Stanforth interviewed by Corinne Stanforth

Scott Goebel interviewed by Richard Hague

Jim Alford interviewed by Pauletta Hansel

Sherry Stanforth and Nancy Cook interviewed by Corinne Stanforth

Nora Stanger interviewed by Maureen Sullivan

Richard Hague interviews Dezire Lowry and her mother, Veronica Hall

Kathy Rowell interviewed by Nora Stanger

Nora Stanger interviews Kathy Hayes

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