Samuel J. Sackett Folklore Collection
 

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Vera Weigel

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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1960_09

Publication Date

7-14-1960

Description

An interview with Joseph and Irene Kippes regarding their experiences living in western Kansas in the early 20th century. This recording is transcribed.
00:00:27 - Dust storms
00:03:05 - Lack of food
00:04:11 - More memories of dust storms
00:09:40 - Family's immigration from Russia
00:13:22 - Father's cigar factory in Hays, KS
00:15:00 - Diphtheria outbreak in Hays, KS
00:16:36 - Making sauerkraut
00:18:53 - Collecting "Kansas coal" (cow chips) for fuel
00:19:15 - Blizzard of 1911
00:20:57 - Curing meat
00:25:07 - Favorite Russian dishes
00:29:54 - Father's death
00:32:18 - Christmas customs
00:34:42 - Running the farm after father's death
00:37:21 - Irene Kippes, German dishes
00:40:20 - Joseph Kippes, school experiences
00:46:37 - Dances
00:48:40 - Courting
00:53:42 - Stories and jokes
00:57:17 - House parties

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Dust bowl, Munjor (Kan.), Hays (Kan.), Volga-Germans, Immigrants -- Russia, Frontier and pioneer life, Covered wagons, Food

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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

Interview with Joseph and Irene Drees Kippes

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