Interview with Hank Messick by H. Lew Wallace and W. Frank Steely

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Hank Messick, a journalist, discusses the history of Newport, Kentucky and the influence of organized crime, prostitution, and gambling in the area. During the interview, he talks about his career as a journalist and the process of writing his book The Syndicate Wife. Interview was conducted on July 14, 1979 by H. Lew Wallace and W. Frank Steely for The Attack on Organized Crime in Northern Kentucky in the 1950s and 1960s oral history project. Duration of interview A.1 is 00:58:39 and duration of interview B is 01:01:00. The transcript of the interview is available as a PDF.
Gambling and crime--Kentucky, Newport (Ky.)--History--20th century
MS-5 H. Lew Wallace Newport History Collection, Eva G. Farris Special Collections, W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University