Repository description: The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky in Lexington houses almost 9,000 interviews. The program concentrates on twentieth century Kentucky history with an emphasis on political history, Appalachia, Kentucky writers, and agriculture. Many of them focus on state-specific industries: coal mining, horse racing, and distilling.
Regulatory significance: The projects and interviews that involve regulation are typically related to the state-specific industries of coal mining, horse racing, and distilling. Other regulatory topics include agricultural regulation, worker safety, and lobbying by trade associations.
Digital access: This repository has numerous relevant projects that are not available online, though a growing number of its oral histories are available online.
Physical access: For complete access, visit the Special Collections Library at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Bourbon in Kentucky Oral History Collection (18 interviews) involves some discussion of government regulation of the liquor. Thirteen interviews about the Buffalo Trace Distillery are accessible online as video with transcripts.