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Interviews with Sarah Pearson, Effie May Sullivan, Sherry Lou Stephen, Clella Berry, Ella Brooks, A.J. Ives and family, Otto Schook, Normandine Reese, and others.
00:00:00 - Recording begins with Sarah Pearson singing a song. The beginning of the tape has been lost.
00:00:07 - Kansas, a poem. Recording is muffled but quality improves.
00:05:12 - Song, "Skip To My Lou" played on accordion
00:05:49 - Song, "The Lazy Polka" played on accordion
00:06:27 - Birth and the wagon train trip to Kansas
00:09:14 - Experience with Indigenous Americans
00:09:48 - Quality of recording degrades and is unintelligible
00:10:47 - Quality of recording recovers
00:11:36 - Marriage and life with her husband
00:14:07 - Moving from the dug-out to the soddie
00:15:00 - Trip to Oregon to bury her mother-in-law
00:16:50 - Unidentified female contributor, move to Kansas from Iowa in 1878 in a covered wagon.
00:17:53 - Homesteading in Norton County in 1879
00:18:05 - Family make-up and first school in 1887
00:18:52 - Difficulties of frontier life
00:19:27 - Marriage at the age of 20 and family life
00:20:48 - Raising chickens on the prairie
00:21:23 - Availability of medical care for sickness and childbirth
00:21:52 - Available entertainment
00:22:41 - Clella Berry, poem "When I drove my kiddies to town one day . . . "
00:23:22 - Poem, "The Old Wooden Rocker"
00:22:44 - Unidentified male contributor, the world's largest kite in 1899
00:29:12 - Sarah Pearson, 19th Kansas Cavalry volunteers rescuing two women from and Indigenous Americans in 1868.
00:34:35 - Homesteading near Logan, KS in 1878
00:35:44 - Ella Eileen Meadows Brooks, move to the United States from England in 1944 and life in England
00:38:08 - Experience in England during WWII
00:39:00 - Her parents and marriage to an American soldier
00:40:18 - Her children, the end of the war, and moving to the United States
00:42:40 - A.J. Ives and family singing "The Old Time Religion"
00:43:45 - Otto Schook, the stations of the cross
00:51:14 - Biographical information
00:51:40 - Normandine Reese and Others, "Cinderella Dressed in Yellow" (jump rope rhyme)
00:52:07 - "Mother, Mother, I am Ill" (jump rope rhyme)
00:52:35 - "Mother, Mother, Can I Go?" (jump rope rhyme)
00:53:15 - Untitled poem and jokes
00:53:46 - "Peas Porridge Hot" (jump rope rhyme)
00:54:03 - "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around" (jump rope rhyme)
reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation
Folk music, Folk songs, frontier and pioneer life, Mitchell County (Kan.), Glen Elder, (Kan.), Native Americans, Sod houses, Dug out, Logan County (Kan.), Military History, Concordia (Kan.), Holton (Kan.), World War II, War brides, Immigrants -- Germany, Immigrants -- England
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Pearson, Sarah, "Interviews with Sarah Pearson, Effie May Sullivan, Sherry Lou Stephen, Clella Berry, Mrs. Fullbright, A.J. Ives and family, Otto Schook, Normandine Reese, and others." (1962). Samuel J. Sackett Folklore Collection. 75.