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Identifier

RT398_F666M_1957_03

Publication Date

6-25-1958

Description

Lola Adams Carter of the Prairieview School district near Dodge City, KS along with a group of 16 former schoolteachers and students relate various party games played by children in the one-room schools and sings some popular songs. Bettie Westerhaus Nebergall interviews Ivan and Lillian Breidenstein and Ivah Westerhaus of Marion, KS about their experiences growing up as homesteaders in western Kansas in the early 20th century.
00:00:54 - Introductions
00:02:50 - Miller Boy
00:03:52 - Way Down in the Holler
00:04:39 - We're Marching 'Round the Levee
00:06:06 - Weevilly Wheat
00:07:28 - Here Goes Topsy Through the Window
00:08:25 - Down the Ohio
00:09:16 - Pig in the Parlor
00:10:17 - Paw Paw Patch
00:11:26 - Three Little Girls a' Skating Went
00:12:55 - Skip To My Lou
00:16:01 - Captain Jinks
00:16:49 - Nita Juanita
00:18:09 - Prairie View Literary Society
00:21:02 - Ivan and Lillian Breidenstein interviewed by Bettie Nebergall
00:21:26 - Grandparent's immigration to the United States and moving to Kansas
00:23:42 - Grandfather's failed farm in Butler County
00:25:11 - Prospect School in El Dorado, KS
00:26:36 - After leaving school in the 8th grade
00:27:02 - Common entertainment in the period
00:29:58 - Pranks
00:35:01 - Discipline
00:35:28 - Experiences with Indigenous Americans
00:37:20 - Availability of medical care
00:38:33 - Local churches
00:39:07 - Toys
00:39:38 - Price of goods
00:41:36 - Westerhaus side of the family
00:47:47 - Tobacco spitting incident
00:50:55 - Common entertainment in the period
00:51:42 - Discipline
00:53:41 - Time as a telegraph operator
00:58:05 - Grandfather Westerhaus's Civil War service

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Games, folk songs, Immigrants--Germany, Rural Schools, Farmers, Corporal punishment, Families, Children, Indigenous Americans, Bank robberies

Rights

© University Archives Fort Hays State University

Publisher

Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections

Comments

For questions contact ScholarsRepository@fhsu.edu

Language

eng

Interviews with Lola Adams Carter and Ivan & Lillian Breidenstein

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