Samuel J. Sackett Folklore Collection
 

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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1958_04

Publication Date

6-30-1958

Description

An interview with several persons from Decatur County Kansas relating old stories, songs, poems, and folklore. Much of the recording is unintelligible or missing. Side two suffers from various recording and speed issues.
00:00:38 - Mr. Bryon C. Scott
00:00:51 - Mary Ann (song)
00:01:43 - Copper Head
00:03:04 - Cattle Rustler
00:04:36 - Thanksgiving
00:06:07 - Elmer Van Grundy
00:06:54 - Song
00:08:13 - School Building
00:11:27 - Copper-toed shoes
00:13:02 - Poem: That Land Where They Never Grow Old
00:15:25 - Mr. & Mrs. Rohan
00:16:15 - Kansas Towns of Jackson, Slab City, and Clinton
00:20:13 - Casper - Wheeler Fight
00:23:08 - Jacob A. Brown
00:24:02 - Burned Wagon at Lyle, KS
00:29:35 - Experience as a teacher
00:35:40 - Early Towns that have disappeared
00:42:45 - Organizing a school at Norcatur, KS
00:46:45 - D.G. Addleman
00:47:40 - Settling Oberlin, KS
00:50:26 - Entertainment
00:52:52 - Availability of game and wildlife 00:54:43 - Ura Feely
00:55:08 - The Sod Schoolhouse
00:56:13 - Kansas Land (verses 1 & 2 are missing from the recording)
00:56:42 - Miller boy
00:57:21 - Side Two intro
00:58:35 - "Madame"
01:01:36 - Ms. Lila Sloan translation of "Madame"
01:04:28 - Don Hall
01:04:49 - Indian burial mound south of Russell, KS
01:08:00 - Bertha Grace Wylie
01:08:37 - Tom Twist (incomplete)
01:12:01 - Theology in the Quarters (incomplete)
01:13:32 - Serenade to Spring (incomplete)
01:15:18 - The Old Violin (incomplete)
01:17:50 - Alta & Albert McLeod and Anna Van Schuetz
01:18:38 - Moving to Kansas and crossing a flooded river in 1898
01:23:02 - Anna Van Schuetz (the recording ends after her introduction and the remainder is lost)

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Folk songs, ranching, farming, Jennings (Kan.), Copperhead movement, Oberlin (Kan.), Poetry, Rural schools, teachers, Frontier and Pioneer life, Homesteaders, Indigenous Americans, Tribe burial mounds, Indigenous Americans, folk tales, Russell (Kan.)

Rights

© Forsyth Library Special Collections, Fort Hays State University

Publisher

Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections

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For questions contact ScholarsRepository@fhsu.edu

Language

eng, ger

Decatur County Kansas Folklore

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