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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1958_02

Publication Date

6-23-1958

Description

An interview with several persons of Swedish and Volga German descent living in WaKeeney, KS. Recording includes Swedish and German language songs and stories about life on the plains in Kansas and in Russia. The beginning of the recording is quiet. Persons interviewed include Phillip Hanson, Margaret Hanson, Ella Powers, Othelia Knutson, Eva Meisner, Lena Schwein, Mildred Walker, Emil Olson, Otto Olson, Hannah Nelson, and Dale Olson.
Phillip Hanson
00:00:33 - Swedish folksong
00:01:27 - The Legend of the Missing Dinner
00:02:53 - Margaret Hanson, mistaking tumbleweeds for Indigenous Americans
00:03:48 - Ella Powers, Threshing-machine Canyon
00:06:17 - Margaret Hanson, Origin of the names of Ogallah and WaKeeney, KS
00:07:07 - Othelia Knutson, A Volga German Journey
00:15:28 - Eva Meisner and Lena Schwein sing Gott is die Liebe (God is Love)
00:17:38 - Eva Meisner and Lena Schwein sing Von Meihen Heiland Erahl Gern (I Love to Tell About My Lord)
00:20:41 - Mildred Walker, Life in a sod house
00:30:46 - Ella Powers, Emil Olson, Otto Olson, Hannah Nelson, and Dale Olson introduction
00:31:20 - Hannah Nelson, Swedish song
00:33:26 - Ella Powers, Pioneer life
00:37:36 - Dale Olson, memories of Grandpa Olson
00:38:16 - Emil Olson, Homesteading in Trego County, KS
00:42:48 - Otto Olson, Life as a child on a homestead in Trego County, KS
00:47:04 - Hannah Nelson, Life on a farm

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Immigrants--Sweden, folk songs, folk tales, Ogallah (Kan.), Volga Germans, Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919, Immigrants--Germany, Sod houses, Wildfires, Locusts, Farming, Frontier and pioneer life, Homesteaders

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© Forsyth Library Special Collections, Fort Hays State University

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Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections

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Language

eng, swe, ger

Interview with Swedish immigrants living in WaKeeney, KS

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