Saving Stories: First Hand Accounts Of Spanish Flu Pandemic

Apr 14, 2020

The University of Kentucky Libraries' Nunn Center for Oral History has several interviews with survivors of the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic; some of which were recently accessed by the New York Times for an in depth story on Philadelphia's infamously slow implementation of social distancing policies that could have helped slow the spread.  In our latest edition of WUKY's Award-Winning history series Saving Stories, Nunn Center director Dr. Doug Boyd plays first-hand accounts from flu survivors in Philadelphia and here in Kentucky.


In this Oct. 19, 1918 photo provide by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command a sign is posted at the Naval Aircraft Factory in Philadelphia that indicates, the Spanish Influenza was then extremely active. The Mutter Museum will present a parade on Saturday Sept. 28, featuring about 500 members of the public, four illuminated floats and an original piece of music as a sort of moving memorial to the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic. (U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command via AP)
Credit AP File Photo