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Interview with Jim Callahan, September 4, 2003

Part of Remembering City Hall: Kentucky League of Cities Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Jim Callahan, September 4, 2003
Creator:
Jim Callahan; interviewee. Terry L. Birdwhistell; interviewer.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
2003
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
In this interview, State Representative Jim Callahan, who was also a former mayor of Southgate, Kentucky discusses his tenure in the local government of northern Kentucky. He details his experiences with the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, one of the most deadly nightclub fires in U.S. history, and how it has left its mark on the community even today. He spends time on his victories as mayor, specifically the improvement of Southgate's economic climate and the development of the city's departments, before explaining how the Kentucky League of Cities has assisted in the city's ongoing development, and elaborating on Southgate's complex sense of community identity.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Type:
audio
Subject:
Callahan, James, 1939- --Interviews., Mayors--Kentucky--Interviews., Southgate (Ky.), Campbell County (Ky.), Kentucky League of Cities., Beverly Hills Supper Club (Southgate, Ky.)--Fire, 1977., Fires--Kentucky--Southgate., Municipal government., Group identity., Taxation., Kentucky--Politics and government., Municipal officials and employees., Economic development--Kentucky., Fire fighters--Kentucky., Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Source:
Remembering City Hall: Kentucky League of Cities Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7s1r6n0v9v/data/mets.xml
Rights:
This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the owning repository. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws. Please go to http://kdl.kyvl.org for more information.