Delaware State Parks Oral Histories Collection

The field recordings available below provide an audio window into a range of cultures and geographic areas. The recorded interviews are a compelling first-person testimony of vanishing beliefs, customs and lore, and not all of what was captured is admirable -- bigotry and prejudice are evident in some cases, and profanity is heard in some of the files. Preserving the human legacy, who and what we were as evidenced by our collectively held beliefs, values, and customs, furthers our understanding of who we are now.

This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A project of The Delaware State Parks Cultural Resources Unit

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African American Children's Game Songs and Lore

African American Children/ Children/ Guests
1972
African American children's game songs and lore from Lore Elementary School, Wilmington, Delaware.
African-American School Children
African-American school children at playground rhymes.
African Proverbs
1973
African proverbs and folk beliefs.
A Child's Day: Interview with Albert
Albert/ Alby
Interview with Albert. Albert recalls his day. Topics include animals, school, YMCA, and family.
Guitar Music: Preformed by Angel R. Carrasquillo
Angel R. Carrasquillo/ Angel/ Performer
1997
Guitar music preformed by Angel R. Carrasquillo
Quilts: Interview with the Arden Quilting Group

Arden Quilting Group/ Ardens
1980
Interview with the Arden Quilting Group. Topics include quilts, techniques, and patterns.
Deer Dressing: Interview with Arthur Elston

Arthur Elston/ Arthur
1992
Interview with Arthur Elston. Mr. Elston describes his work as a deer butcher. Topics include deer, equipment, process of breaking down a deer, and the butcher business.
Recipes: Interview with Barbara Holloway
Barbara Holloway/ Barbara
Interview with Barbara Holloway. Ms. Holloway discusses some of her recipes. Topics include chicken and dumplings, canning, and lima beans.
Life as a horse trainer and fox hunter: Interview with Benny Rash

Benny Rash/ Benny
1983
Interview with Benny Rash. Mr. Rash discusses life as a horse trainer and a fox hunter in Delaware.
Life as a fox hunter: Interview with Benny Rash

Benny Rash/ Benny
1983
Interview with Benny Rash. Mr. Rash discusses life as a fox hunter, working with dogs, and gardening in Delaware.
Farming Traditions in Port Penn, Delaware: Interview with Bill Kuks and Bob Willoughby

Bill Kuks, Bob Willoughby/ Bill, Bobs
1994
Interview with Bill Kuks and Bob Willoughby. Mr. Kuks and Mr. Willoughby recall farming in the Port Penn, Delaware area. Topics include farming, crops, techniques, entertainment, preservation, and conservation.
Bluegrass Music
1998
Recording of bluegrass music.
Life in Port Penn, Delaware: Interview with Bob Beck

Bob Beck/ Bob
1983
Interview with Bob Beck. Mr. Beck recalls life in Port Penn, Delaware. Topics include nature, ducks, geese, fish, snapping turtles, decoys, net making, and life in Port Penn, Delaware.
Life in Port Penn, Delaware: Interview with Bob Beck


Bob Beck/ Bob
1983
Interview with Bob Beck. Mr. Beck recalls life in Port Penn, Delaware. Topics include fishing, shad, muskrat trapping, and muskrat market.
Life in Port Penn, Delaware: Interview with Bob Beck

Bob Beck/ Bob
1983
Interview with Bob Beck. Mr. Beck recalls life in Port Penn, Delaware. Topics include ducks, duck calling, calls, decoys, duck hunting, and duck challenging.
Snapper Fyke Making and How Turtles Are Caught: Interview with Bob Piascinski
Bob Piascinski/ Bob
Interview with Bob Piascinski. Mr. Piascinski discusses snapper fyke making and how turtles are caught. Topics include turtles, catching turtles, tools, habitat, and population.
Bowers Beach 4th of July Celebration

Bowers Speakers/ Speakers/ Guests
1979
Recording of the Bowers Beach 4th of July Celebration at the Maritime Museum in Bowers Beach, Delaware. The Museum puts on a program that includes speakers discussing life in Bowers Beach.
Life as a crab pot maker: Interview with Buzzy Moore
Buzzy Moore/ Buzzy
1984
Interview with Buzzy Moore. Mrs. Moore talks about her work as a crab pot maker in Delaware.
Life As A Captain In Leipsic, Delaware: Interview with Captain Kenny Wright

Captain Kenny Wright/ Capt. Kenny
1979
Interview with Captain Kenny Wright. Captain Kenny discusses his life as a Captain in Leipsic, Delaware. Topics include the oyster trade, muskrat trade, rum business, sailboats, and life in Leipsic, Delaware.
Life As A Captain In Leipsic, Delaware: Interview with Captain Kenny Wright

Captain Kenny Wright/ Capt. Kenny
1979
Interview with Captain Kenny Wright. Captain Kenny discusses his life as a Captain in Leipsic, Delaware. Topics include fishing, hunting, trapping, storms, cooking, and life in Leipsic, Delaware.

 

Life As A Captain In Leipsic, Delaware: Interview with Captain Kenny Wright

Captain Kenny Wright/ Capt. Kenny
1979
Interview with Captain Kenny Wright. Captain Kenny discusses his life as a Captain in Leipsic, Delaware. Topics include boats frozen in water, the oyster trade, muskrat trade, rum business, sailboats, and life in Leipsic, Delaware.
Life in Delaware: Interview with Carl Kemp

Carl Kemp/ Carl
1997
Interview with Carl Kemp. Mr. Kemp recalls his life in Delaware. Topics include his time spent in World War II, bootlegging, and being a government inspector in the poultry division.
Life in Delaware: Interview with Carl Kemp

Carl Kemp/ Carl
1997
Interview with Carl Kemp. Mr. Kemp recalls his life in Delaware. Topics include bootlegging and making liquor.
Life in Delaware: Interview with Carl Kemp
Carl Kemp/ Carl
1997
Interview with Carl Kemp. This is the end of Mr. Kemp's interview. He recalls a German marathon runner.
Life As A Waterman: Interview with Carl Morris

Carl Morris/ Carl
1976
Interview with Carl Morris. Mr. Morris discusses decoys, hunting, trapping, and life on the Delaware River.
Life in Smyrna and Leipsic, Delaware: Interview with Catherine Short

Catherine Short/ Catherine
1979
Interview with Catherine Short. Mrs. Short recalls life in Smyrna and Leipsic, Delaware. Topics include town history, town stores, families who lived in town, school, oystering, fishing, hunting, crabbing, and life growing up in a small town.
Fiddlers and Fiddling: Interview with Claude Harmon and Ben Baker

Claude Harmon and Ben Baker/ Claude and Bens
1973
Interview with Claude Harmon and Ben Baker. Mr. Harmon and Mr. Baker are fiddlers from Kentucky discuss fiddling and preform several songs. Topics include fiddling, fiddlers, bluegrass, old timey, instruments, and how they learned the songs.
Net Hanging and Fishing: Interview with Clyde Roberts

Clyde Roberts/ Clyde
1983
Interview with Clyde Roberts. Mr. Roberts describes net hanging and fishing in Port Penn, Delaware. Topics include net hanging, net making, and fishing.
Net Making and Fishing: Interview with Clyde Roberts

Clyde Roberts/ Clyde
1983
Interview with Clyde Roberts. Mr. Roberts shares his knowledge on net making and fishing in the Port Penn, Delaware area. Topics include net making, fishing, eeling, crabbing, and life on the Delaware River.
Net Fishing: Interview with Clyde Roberts and Bob Beck

Clyde Roberts and Bob Beck/ Clyde and Bobs
1983
Interview with Clyde Roberts and Bob Beck. Mr. Roberts and Mr. Beck describe net fishing in Port Penn, Delaware. Topics include net fishing, the Delaware River, net sizes, net hanging, and Port Penn, Delaware.
Concert and Interview with Deacon Brumfield

Deacon Brumfield/ Deacon/ Performer
Deacon Brumfield and his band perform folk music. Mr. Brumfield is later interviewed about his music. Topics include recording, creating, instruments, singing, concerts, and music.
Concert and Interview with Deacon Brumfeild: Edited Version

Deacon Brumfeild/ Deacon/ Performer
Concert and interview with Deacon Brumfeild. Edited to highlight areas of interest. Topics include recording, creating, instruments, singing, concerts, and music.
Personal History of a Delawarean
Personal history of a Delawarean. Topics include learning guitar, buying instruments, and life in Delaware.
Delaware Quilt Registry
Delaware Quilt Registry/ Quilt/ Guest
1984
The Delaware Quilt Registry is an event for the public to bring in their quilts for display and discussion. The Delaware Folklife Project visited the Registry to learn the history of the quilts. Topics include quilts, patterns, materials, and the people who made them.
Directions in Delaware Folklife

Discussion Group/ Morning and Afternoon/ Guests
1982
Directions in Delaware Folklife is a discussion group focused on how to gather and preserve Delaware Folklife information and arts. Topics include creating a committee to preserve Delaware Folklife, ideas on what to collect, how to store information, what needs to be gathered and what has already been gathered, how to exhibit information, and reaching out to the public.
Directions in Delaware Folklife

Discussion Group/ Morning/ Guests
1982
Directions in Delaware Folklife is a discussion group focused on how to gather and preserve Delaware Folklife information and arts. Topics include historical societies, Delaware folklife, traditions, material culture, artists, crafts people, and community outreach.
Directions in Delaware Folklife

Discussion Group/ Afternoon/ Guests
1982
Directions in Delaware Folklife is a discussion group focused on how to gather and preserve Delaware Folklife information and objects. Topics include organizational structure, craftsmen, performers, community, and historical societies.
Directions in Delaware Folklife

Discussion Group/ Afternoon/ Guests
1982
Directions in Delaware Folklife is a discussion group focused on how to gather and preserve Delaware Folklife information and arts. Topics include forming a folklife center, forming an organization, priorities of organization, and volunteering to help develop organization.
Directions in Delaware Folklife

Discussion Group/ Morning and Afternoon/ Guests
1982
Directions in Delaware Folklife is a discussion group focused on how to gather and preserve Delaware Folklife information and arts. Topics include what folklife information and objects should be collected, Joe Hughes discusses his life in Delaware, who would be a good resource for information, and how to do the work.
Boat Building and Delaware's Maritime History: Interview with Earl Booker

Earl Booker/ Earl
1992
Interview with Earl Booker. Mr. Booker describes boat building and Delaware's Maritime History. Topics include boats, materials, tools, equipment, fishing business, and local boat builders.
Horse Handler at Bellevue Mansion, Delaware: Interview with Earl Weisman

Earl Weisman/ Earl
2000
Interview with Earl Weisman. Mr. Weisman recalls his work as a horse handler for the DuPont family at Bellevue Mansion in Wilmington, Delaware. Topics include Bellevue property, DuPont family, equipment, personal history, and care of horses.
Personal and Family History: Interview with Elwood Kepley

Elwood Kepley/ Elwood
1976
Interview with Elwood Kepley. Mr. Kepley describes events in his life and recalls family history. Topics include family history, mattress making, furniture making, farming, woodturning, gold mining, bee keeping, and blacksmithing.
Employment Tips
Justine
1984
Employment tips geared towards women living in the 1980's.
St. Anthony's Church: Interview with Father Roberto
Father Roberto/ Father
1984
Interview with Father Roberto. Father Roberto discusses festivities at St. Anthony's Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Topics include Gesu Christo Morto Procession, Stations Of The Cross, festivals, and parades.
St. Anthony's Church: Interview with Father Roberto
Father Roberto/ Father
1984
Interview with Father Roberto. Father Roberto discusses festivities at St. Anthony's Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Topics include Gesu Christo Morto Procession, Stations Of The Cross, preparation for festivities, and Italy.
Folksongs: Performed by Samuel B. Richardson.
Samuel B. Richardson/ Samuel/ Performer
1974
Three Delaware-inspired folksongs performed by Samuel B. Richardson of Little Creek, Delaware.
Magical Folk Beliefs: Interview with Francis Giordano
Francis Giordano/ Francis
1973
Interview with Francis Giordano. Mrs. Giordano is being interviewed by her daughter Jane Giordano. Topics include Italian folk beliefs, proverbs, stories, and tales.
Haitian Sculptor: Interview with Frank Weche

Frank Weche/ Frank
1994
Interview with Frank Weche. Mr. Weche describes his art. Topics include art, style, apprenticeship, tools, materials, and inspiration.
Coppersmithing: Interview with Fred Holzhouser
Fred Holzhauser/ Fred
1980
Interview with Fred Holzhouser. Mr. Holzhouser talks about his life as a coppersmith. Topics include coppersmithing, teaching, shipwork, and artwork.
Verse and Parody Recitations: Interview with George Seymore II

George Seymore II/ George
1973
Interview with George Seymore II. Mr. Seymore recites stories, prayers, verse, and parody. Topics include life as a child, Birth of Jesus, homemade remedies, school, clothes, and work.
Ghost Stories
1973
Recording of ghost stories.
Scottish Games: Interview with Glen Pryor
Glen Pryor/ Glen
1976
Interview with Glen Pryor. Mr. Pryor discusses Scottish Games. Topics include bagpipes, Scottish tradition, and games.
Recipes: Interview with Grace
Grace/ Grace
Interview with Grace. Grace discusses her recipes. Topics include chicken and dumplings and lima beans.
Grahams Lament
Andrew Jefferson/ Andrew/ Performer
Grahams Lament performed by Andrew Jefferson.
Grecian Strings of Wilmington, Delaware
1972
Recording of Grecian Strings of Wilmington, Delaware a local Greek folk music group.
Life in Delaware: Interview with Henry Marshall

Henry Marshall/ Henry
1983
Interview with Henry Marshall. Mr. Marshall recalls the quarantine station in Lewes, Delaware, pilots and superstitions. Topics include the quarantine station, cemetery, illnesses, superstitions, folk stories, river pilots, and his time growing up in Delaware.
Life in Delaware: Interview with Henry Marshall

Henry Marshall/ Henry
1983
Interview with Henry Marshall. Mr. Marshall recalls life in Lewes, Delaware. Topics include canning, salary, work, piloting, and fishing.
Irish Music
Various Irish songs.
Life as a basket maker and farmer: Interview with Joe Hughes

Joe Hughes, Joe
1983
Interview with Joe Hughes. Mr. Hughes discusses basket making and life on the farm. Topic include, wood carving, basket making, and farm life in a small community.
Life in Kent County: Interview with Joe Hughes, Kenneth Wix, and Junior Wix

Joe Hughes, Kenneth Wix, Junior Wix/ Joe, Ken, Jr.s
1999
Interview with Joe Hughes, Kenneth Wix, and Junior Wix. Mr. Hughes and the Wix family discuss life in Kent County, Delaware. Topics include farming, hunting, school, community, church, and work.
Personal History: Interview with John Campanella

John Campanella/ John
1973
Interview with John Campanella. Mr. Campanella recalls his life as an Italian who emigrated to America and eventually settled in Delaware. Topics include Italy, America, work, family, and school.
Fife and Drum Tunes: Interview with John Moon

John Moon/ John
1972
Interview with John Moon. Mr. Moon is the director of Williamsburg's Fife and Drums.
Puerto Rican Wood Carver: Interview with Jorge Berberera Molina

Jorge Berberera Molina/ Jorge
1995
Interview with Jorge Berberera Molina (en Espaaol/ in Spanish). Mr. Molina describes his art. Topics include woodcarving, family, wood, how he learned, and his art.
Gesu Christo Morto Procession: Interview with Justine Mataleno

Justine Mataleno/ Justine
1984
Interview with Justine Mataleno. Ms. Mataleno discusses the Gesu Christo Morto Procession at St. Anthony's Church. Topics include Gesu Christo Morto procession, St. Anthony festival, and Via Crucis or Stations of The Cross.
Women's lives in Port Penn, Delaware: Interview with Justine S. Norman

Justine S. Norman/ Justine
1995
Interview with Justine S. Norman. Ms. Norman recalls women living and working in Port Penn, Delaware. Topic include work, church, home life, and small town life.
Latvian Folksongs
1972
Variety of Latvian folksongs from the Bierdriba Club, Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Fort Delaware and Fort DuPont During World War II: Interview with Leland Dubois

Leland Dubois/ Leland
1992
Interview with Leland Dubois. Mr. Dubois recalls his time spent at Fort DuPont and Fort Delaware. Topic include use of the Forts during World War II, buildings, work, clubs, and clothes.
Little Creek Heritage Day: Presentation by Doctor James Valle

Dr. James Valle/ Dr., Valle/ Guest
1991
Presentation by Doctor James Valle at Little Creek Heritage Day. Dr. Valle discusses oyster vessels of Delaware. Topics include Oystermen, oystering, boats, equipment, design, and the oyster industry.
Pilgrim Baptist Church Choir: Interview with Margie Patricks
Margie Patricks/ Margie
Interview with Margie Patricks. Ms. Patricks discusses being a part of the Pilgrim Baptist Church Choir. Topics include baptism, singing, senior choir, youth choir, and home choir.
Italian Superstition and the Mal'occhi: Interview with Martha Hoksh

Martha Hoksh/ Martha
1973
Interview with Martha Hoksh. Ms. Hoksh tells about her Italian grandmother's superstitions. Topics include the Mal'occhi, superstitions, evil, religion, and rituals.
Life in Delaware: Interview with Mary Laskowski

Mary Laskowski/ Mary
1976
Interview with Mary Laskowski. Mrs. Laskowski recalls her life living in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware. Topics include family, friends, jobs, and housing situations.
Life in Delaware: Interview with Mary Laskowski

Mary Laskowski/ Mary
1976
Interview with Mary Laskowski. Mrs. Laskowski recalls her life living in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware.
Quilting: Interview with the Milford Quilters
Milford Quilters/ Quilterss
1988
Interview with the Milford Quilters. These ladies discuss how to make quilts and recall life in Milford, Delaware. Topics include quilting, quilts, quilt design, and life in Milford, Delaware.
Life and Work at Indian River Life Saving Station: Interview with Milton Cooper

Milton Cooper/ Milton
1995
Interview with Milton Cooper. Mr. Cooper recalls his life and work at Indian River Life Saving Station in Delaware. Topics include boats, equipment, and working at life saving stations.
Guatemalan Weavers, Embroiderers, and Needle workers: Interview with Maria and Margarita Morales

Maria Morales, Margarita Morales/ Maria, Margaritas
1995

Interview with Maria and Margarita Morales. The Morales sisters discuss Guatemalan weaving, embroidering, and needlework. Topics include embroidery, weaving, needlework, textiles, products, and family.
Polish Festivals and Customs: Interview with Mr. and Mrs. John Chudzik

Mr. and Mrs. John Chudzik/ Mr. Chudzik/ Mrs. Chudziks
Interview with Mr. and Mrs. John Chudzik. They recall Polish festivals and customs. Topics include Easter, weddings, food, Pulski Day, Christmas, and Holy Communion.
Personal History: Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Casapulla

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Casapulla/ Casapullas
1973
Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Casapulla. The Casapullas recall their life in Delaware. Topics include family, school, Italy, and Delaware.
Fish Net Making: Interview with Mrs. Beideman
Mrs. Beideman/ Mrs. Beideman
Interview with Mrs. Beideman. Mrs. Beideman explains fish net making. Topics include nets, net making, hanging, and business.
Magical Folk Beliefs: Interview with Mrs. Walker

Mrs. Walker/ Mrs. Walker
1975
Interview with Mrs. Walker. Mrs. Walker tells stories of superstition and folk beliefs. Topics include medicine, birth, death, illnesses, and personal stories.
Native American Music

Recording of Native American Music.
Singer and Painter: Interview with Nina Spencer

Nina Spencer/ Nina
1999
Interview with Nina Spencer. Ms. Spencer discusses her life as a singer and painter. Topics include art, materials, family life, growing-up, school, acting, singing, and painting.
Powwowing and Hexing: Interview with Norman Kline and Jean Orlando

Norman Kline and Jean Orlando/ Norman and Jeans
1973
Interview with Norman Kline and Jean Orlando. Mr. Kline and Ms., Orlando recall powwowing and hexing stories from Lehigh County Pennsylvania. Topics include animals, health, moon, powwowing, and hexing.
Italian Folk Remedies: Interview with Orcilla CeCe
Orcilla CeCe, Peter Cece/ Orcilla, Peters
1973
Interview with Orcilla CeCe. Mrs. CeCe describes Italian folk remedies. Peter CeCe translates. Topics include herbal medicines, folklore, illnesses, and witchcraft.
Old Grass or New Grass: A Look at Four Area Musicians
1978
Recording of old and new bluegrass music performed by local musicians.
Stories: Interview with Peter Kolliman
Peter Kolliman/ Peter
1976
Interview with Peter Kolliman. Mr. Kolliman tells a variety of stories. Topics include priests, brothers, holidays, work, and faith.
Pilgrim Baptist Church: Gospel Practice

1985
Recording of a gospel practice at Pilgrim Baptist Church.
Pilgrim Baptist Church: Church Service
1985
Recording of a church service at Pilgrim Baptist Church.
Pilgrim Baptist Church: Sunday Celebration
1985
Recording of Pilgrim Baptist Church's Sunday celebration.
Portuguese Folksongs
1972
Recording of Portuguese folksongs collected in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Mount Pleasant Meeting House: Interview with Herbert and Mary Pratt

Herbert Pratt, Mary Pratt/ Herbert, Marys
2012
Interview with Herbert and Mary Pratt. The Pratts discuss the Mount Pleasant meeting house. Topics include restoration of Mount Pleasant meeting house and the parsonage, church, members, events, architecture, and furnishings.
Menhaden Fishing: Interview with Gordon A. Ramey Sr., Dorothy Ramey, and Gordon A. Ramey Jr.



Gordon A. Ramey Sr., Dorothy Ramey, Gordon A. Ramey Jr./ Allen, Dot, Gordons
1992
Interview with Gordon A. Ramey Sr., Dorothy Ramey, and Gordon A. Ramey Jr. The Ramey family recalls fishing for Menhaden. Topics include fishing business, boats, materials, equipment, nets, destinations, and life of the fishermen.
Repertoire of Negro Folk Tales: Interview with Mary Kathy Clemmons

Mary Kathy Clemmons/ Mary
1973
Mary Kathy Clemmons tells Negro folk tales
Life As A Waterman: Interview with Richard Shorts

Richard Shorts/ Richard
1979
Interview with Richard Shorts. Mr. Shorts discusses sportsman/waterman life. Topics include crabbing, fishing, hunting, law and regulation changes, and life on the water.
Life as a crabber and eeler: Interview with Richard Shorts
Richard Shorts/ Richard
1984
Interview with Richard Shorts. Mr. Shorts discusses crabbing and eeling in Delaware.
Muskrat Trapping and Its Material Culture: Interview with Robert Beck

Robert Beck/ Bob
1992
Interview with Robert Beck. Mr. Beck discusses muskrat trapping and it's material culture. Topics include muskrat, tools, skins, traps, and boats.
Mexican Musician and Band Leader: Interview with Salvador Ventura Jose

Salvador Ventura Jose/ Salvador
1995
Interview with Salvador Ventura Jose (en Espanol/ in Spanish). Mr. Ventura discusses Mexican music and being a band leader. Topics include instruments, music, how he learned, and family.
Mexican Musician and Band Leader: Interview with Salvador Ventura Jose
Salvador Ventura Jose/ Salvador
1995

Interview with Salvador Ventura Jose (en Espaaol/ in Spanish). Mr. Ventura discusses Mexican music and being a band leader. Topics include fashion, music, and festivals.
Soap Making
Women discuss the soap making process.
St. Anthony's Church: Via Crucis

1984
Recording of St. Anthony's Church performing Via Crucis or Stations of The Cross.
Life in Delaware: Interview with Steve O'Rourke

Steve O'Rourke/ Steve
Interview with Steve O'Rourke. Mr. O'Rourke recalls life in Delaware. Topics include farming, school, road and railways, fishing, and everyday life in Delaware.
The Life of Mrs. Laskowski
Teresa Whitaker/ Teresa
1976
Interview with Teresa Whitaker daughter of Mrs. Laskowski. Mrs. Whitaker recalls her mother's life. Topics include children, family, superstitions, and life in Delaware.
Minstrel Shows: Interview with Tom Flowers

Tom Flowers/ Tom
1975
Interview with Tom Flowers. Mr. Flowers explains minstrel shows. Topics include performance, costuming, staging, and format.
Traditional Music of Malvagna, Messina
Recording of traditional music from Malvagna, Messina, Sicily. Italian folk music.
Ukrainian Folksongs
1972
Recording of two Ukrainian folksongs. Song 1: "Zapovit" or "The Testament" Song 2: "Yak Zasydem Bratya Kolo Chari" or "Brother When We Sit Down with the Drinking Glasses"
Guatemalan Marimba Player: Interview with Victor Roblero

Victor Roblero/ Victor
1995
Interview with Victor Roblero (en Espaaol/ in Spanish). Mr. Roblero discusses his life as a Guatemalan marimba player. Topics include marimba, family, music, how he learned, events, and festivals.
Gardening and Canning: Interview with Virginia Spicer
Virginia Spicer/ Virginia
1992
Interview with Virginia Spicer. Mrs. Spicer talks about gardening and canning in Port Penn, Delaware.
Goose call making: Interview with Walter Erhart

Walter Erhart/ Walter
1983
Interview with Walter Erhart. Mr. Erhart discusses goose calls and demonstrates calls. Topics include Mr. Erhart's life experiences, time in WWI, goose call making and materials.
Life of a Delaware Progger: Interview with Whitely Reed

Whitely Reed/ Whitely
1983
Interview with Whitely Reed. Mr. Reed gives details into his life as a Progger in Delaware. Topics include hunting, fishing, and trapping.
Life in Delaware: Interview with Woody Killen

Woody Killen/ Woody
1983
Interview with Woody Killen. Mr. Killen recalls his life growing up in Delaware. Topics include hunting, logging, trucking, building, farming, driving oxen, and family.
Armenian Culture: Interview with Yvonne Takvorian
Yvonne Takvorian/ Yvonne
1991
Interview with Yvonne Takvorian. Ms. Takvorian discusses Armenian culture and growing up American.
Zoli Band rehearsal

Zoli Band/ Zoli/ Performers
1984
Zoli Band rehearsal for Gesu Christo Procession and St. Anthony Festival. Italian marching music.