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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1959_02

Publication Date

9-12-1959

Description

An interview with Mela Meisner Lindsay of Hays, KS regarding her experiences as a Volga-German immigrant in Kansas. The first half of the recording is missing.
00:00:57 - Early recipes and food
00:01:30 - Bierock recipe and origin of the food
00:07:36 - Watermelon Syrup
00:09:44 - Black berries
00:10:35 - Butterballs
00:14:00 - Folk cures
00:26:49 - Belief in magic and witches
00:28:38 - Fuel for stoves
00:38:09 - Washing clothes
00:43:05 - Collecting feathers and wool for beds
00:46:08 - Games
00:52:55 - Songs
00:56:49 - Minnow soup
01:01:40 - Repairing an axle
01:03:44 - Storing food

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Immigrants, Food culture, Bierock, Volga-Germans, Folk magic, Games, Childhood, Farming

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

Interview with Mela Meisner Lindsay

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