Whitesburg II 9/59

September 8, 1959 to September 11, 1959
Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, United States
These recordings were made by Lomax on a "Midgetape," an early dictaphone machine about 6" x 10" in size that used a small tape cartridge holding two reels of tape, stacked on top of each other. T866A is one of two extant cartridges of Alan's (the other being T866—interviews with Ada Combs, in Whitesburg, KY), and it appears that he reused this tape many times in capturing various ambient and incidental recordings. Here Alan Lomax talks with Harry M. Caudill, renowned lawyer, legislator, and activist and author of "Night Comes to the Cumberlands."