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1932 Nov.

Fuller, Virginia Van Husen

Virginia Van Husen Fuller (Danbury, Conn.), Levi W. Squires (Weston, Conn.); Wilbur Sturges (Weston, Conn.); Raymond F. Stiles (Southbury, Conn.); and Henry E. Monson (Southbury, Conn.): interview with Miles L. Hanley

Connecticut - From a series of interviews conducted for the Linguistic Atlas of New England to document New England dialects. Speakers include Virginia Van Husen Fuller (born in New Haven, LANE informant 8.1) discussing making donuts and crullers, memories of the Civil War, losing her beau after wounding at Chancellorsville and dying at Aquia Creek; purchasing baskets from Indian 'S... more

Linguistic Atlas of New England Records

1932 Nov.

Monson, Henry

Henry Monson, Edward K. Dean, David N. Gaines, Hiram H. Hayes, and Ida B. Parsons interview (possibly by Miles Hanley)

Connecticut - From a series of interviews conducted for the Linguistic Atlas of New England to document New England dialects. Interview with elderly residents of Connecticut: Henry Monson (Southbury, Conn., LANE informant 10.1) talks about muzzle loaders, hunting -- Edward K. Dean (Sharon, Conn., informant 19.2) born 1843, discusses Civil War and Hornings -- David N. Gaines (East Ha... more

Linguistic Atlas of New England Records

1934 Mar. 23

Clark, Annetta

Annetta Clark: interview with Miles L. Hanley

Northampton (Mass.) - From a series of interviews conducted for the Linguistic Atlas of New England to document New England dialects. Interview with Annetta Clark, Administrative Assistant (or Secretary) to President William Allan Nielsen of Smith College. The recording is introduced by Audrey R. Duckert.

Linguistic Atlas of New England Records

1934 Mar. 23

Hinckley, Benjamin, Sr.

Benjamin Hinckley Sr., Benjamin Hinckley Jr., and George Hinckley: interviews with Miles L. Hanley

Northampton (Mass.) - From a series of interviews conducted for the Linguistic Atlas of New England to document New England dialects. Hinckley Sr. discusses the Manse (54 Prospect Street, Northampton), which he ran as an inn; history of the Manse, built and formerly owned by the Stoddard family -- Hinckley Jr. (b.1913) discusses his studies at Yale. The recording was originally made on alum... more

Linguistic Atlas of New England Records

1934 Apr. 6

Stevens, Leon

Leon Stevens, Emogene Stevens, and Richard Giles: interview with Miles L. Hanley

Cummington (Mass.) - From a series of interviews conducted for the Linguistic Atlas of New England to document New England dialects. Speakers include Leon Stevens (Cummington, Mass.; LANE informant 232.2) speaking of crops, farming; Mrs. Emogene Stevens (talking about early settlements, mostly from eastern Massachusetts; cottage work; parlors, nineteenth century households. Part two include... more

Linguistic Atlas of New England Records

1934 May

Paige, Alba D.

Alba D. Paige and Althea Paige (New Salem, Mass.): interview with Miles L. Hanley

New Salem (Mass.) - From a series of interviews conducted for the Linguistic Atlas of New England to document New England dialects. Speakers include Alba D. Paige LANE informant 212.1) and his wife Althea of New Salem, Mass., discussing mud and traveling the roads in spring; family history (settled in New Salem from Lunenburg in 1752); fruit growing on the farm, including apples and raspb... more

Linguistic Atlas of New England Records

1934 July

Gibbs, James Henry

James Henry Gibbs (Nantucket, Mass.): interview with Miles L. Hanley

Nantucket (Mass.) - From a series of interviews conducted for the Linguistic Atlas of New England to document New England dialects. Speaker is James Henry Gibbs, LANE informant 124.1), recounting a whaling voyage out of New Bedford to the Atlantic and Indian oceans (1869-1872); Nantucket; telling the weather; farming; bells. Includes singing a whaling song. Audio is of uneven quality, but ... more

Linguistic Atlas of New England Records

1966 Oct. 1

Jones, Mabel

Mabel Jones and Marjorie Moore (Greenwich, Mass.) Oral History

Ware (Mass.) - Oral history interview with former residents of Greenwich, Mass., Quabbin River Valley, recorded at Greenwich Foundation Reunion in Ware; hymn singing. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1967 June 19

Berry, Etta

Etta Berry and Emma Bowen tour of North Prescott

New Salem (Mass.) - Two interviews recorded at Berry's home near Gate 20 of the Quabbin Reservoir. The first includes a discussion of the botany of the region and folk names for the plants; the second interview includes discussions of North Prescott, the Prescott Church, and New Salem. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1968 Sept. 21

Ryther, H. Morgan

Ghost Post Offices of the Quabbin Valley

New Salem (Mass.) - Slide show and lecture delivered at the Swift River Valley Historical Society. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection