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  • WV3 Subject: Coal -- Oral History
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    • Esther Hollingsworth oral history interview

    • Hollingsworth, Esther, 1918-2000; Prohibition; Mining; City & town life; Sewing; Dance parties; Prostitution; Social life; Coal mining; Coal miners; Labor unions; Oral history; Sewing; Storytelling;
    • Esther Hollingsworth is a long-time resident of the coal mining community of Universal, Indiana. She was born in 1918 and married Ben Hollingsworth, a coal miner. She is also a gifted storyteller who can make the old days come alive. She and...
    • Joe Airola oral history interview

    • Airola, Joe R., 1896-1987; Meat industry; Sausages; Airplane industry; Mining; Coal miners; Coal mining; Immigrants; Oral history;
    • Joe Airola, like many others, immigrated to Clinton to work in the coal mines. Born in 1896 in Italy, he built airplanes in World War I before he came to this country. After working in the mines for 15 years, he started a business making...
    • Irma Pesavento oral history interview

    • Oral history; Coal miners; Italian American women; Ethnic groups; Manners & customs; Wake services; Religion; Education; Pesavento, Irma;
    • lrma Pesavento is a retired elementary school principal who knows a great deal about Clinton's ltalian community. Her vivid memories of Clinton as a booming mining town with people from all over the world were described to Keith Ludden.
    • Mr. and Mrs. Truman Karanovich oral history interview

    • Karanovich, Truman, 1914-; Saints; Christmas; Manners & customs; Easter; Coal miners; Coal mining; Oral history; Death; Prostitution; Prohibition;
    • Truman Karanovich is a first generation American born to Serbian parents in Clinton, Indiana. Mr. Karanovich and his wife discuss Serbian holiday traditions, coal mining, death, prostitution, and the prohibition with Keith Ludden.
    • Anna Naujakatis oral history interview

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Gardening; Shells; Buttons (Fasteners); Immigrants; Women; Oral history; Naujakatis, Anna, 1900-1989;
    • Anna Naujakatis was born in Lithuania in 1900, and moved to Clinton in 1905. Her parents were Joseph and Percella (Maches) Marcinkoski. Anna and Keith Ludden discuss Clinton coal miners and life in Clinton as an immigrant.
    • Rudy Bohinc oral history interview

    • Accordions; Bohinc, Rudy, 1929-1988; Musicians; Music; Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Mining; Coal miners; Coal mining; Labor unions; Prohibition; Oral history;
    • Randolph "Rudy" Bohinc is an accordion player who specializes in Slovenian polka music. Born in 1929 in Blanford, Indiana, he briefly lived in Cleveland, Ohio, before moving back to Blanford. Bohinc and Keith Ludden discuss music styles in...

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