Lincoln Institute Oral History Collection
The following information comes from the catalog record for the collection at Berea College. "This collection consists of thirty-nine videocassettes of interviews with eighty-six individuals who were students at Lincoln Institute at various times ranging from the 1930s through 1966 when the school closed. The interviews were recorded by Berea College Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies, Andrew Baskin with the assistance of Symerdar Baskin. Lincoln Institute was an all-black boarding high school in Simpsonville, Kentucky, near Louisville, that operated from 1912 to 1966.The school was created by the trustees of Berea College after the Day Law passed the Kentucky Legislature in 1904 which put an end to the racially integrated education at Berea that had lasted since the end of the Civil War."