Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Southern Foodways Alliance oral history project includes the Publican's testimony about the late Max Allen.

Earlier in January I received an e-mail from a researcher named Amy Evans, who is an oral historian for the Southern Foodways Alliance (Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi).

She had uncovered an old 2005 posting during the course of Internet searching:

Remembering Max Allen.

It turns out that Amy is doing research on "old line bartenders and the bar tradition in Louisville," and accordingly, she stopped by to interview me last Friday.

I was delighted to help "preserve" Max for posterity.

For a closer look at what Amy does as an oral historian, see what she compiled in 2005 about bartenders in New Orleans.

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