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    • 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.
    • Arlow Brazeal, oral history interview

    • Fishermen; Fishing boats; Fishing nets; Fishing; Vermillion County (Ind.); Wabash River (Ind.); Brazeal, Arlow, 1913-2000; Oral history;
    • Arlow Brazeal of Newport is a "River rat" - he fishes the Wabash and Vermillion Rivers. Born in 1913, he has also worked as a carpenter. He demostrated netmaking and mussel bars for Keith Ludden and describes in this interview what fishing entails,...
    • Armando Scioldo plays the accordion

    • Accordions; Musicians; Music; Songs, Italian; Scioldo, Armando L., 1918-2000;
    • Armando Scioldo performs favorite songs on the accordion, including "Tick Tock Polka," "My Wild Irish Rose," "Old Purdue," "Together Again," "Tea for Two," and "Always Chasing Rainbows." Scioldo takes requests from the audience and focuses on old...
    • Barbara Aimone oral history interview

    • Aimone, Barbara, 1911-1999; Oral history; Clinton (Ind.) -- History; Cookery (pasta); Italian American women; Cookery, Italian;
    • Barbara Aimone is a first generation American, born in Clinton in 1911. She and her sister Caroline Bonacorsi are well known cooks who prepare traditional Italian specialties such as tortellini. She demonstrated to Keith Ludden how to make some...
    • Bill Walthall oral history interview

    • Maple syrup; Oral history; Quakers; Transportation; Walthall, Bill, 1914-;
    • Bill Walthall of the Dana area has been making maple syrup for a number of years. He was born in 1914 and says he can't remember when his father didn't make maple syrup. He described some of the techniques involved to Keith Ludden.
    • Country bluegrass jam session

    • Musicians; Music; Country music; Bluegrass music; Banjos; Guitars; Mandolins; Easley, Gary; Ellis, John;
    • In this ninety minute recording, country bluegrass musicians Buddy Eason, John Nickel, Jerry Austin, Gary Easley and John Ellis participate in a country bluegrass jam session with folklorist Keith Ludden.
    • Dave Norman oral history interview

    • Norman, Dave, 1924-; Freshwater mussels; Houseboats; Fur trade; Oral history;
    • Dave Norman was born in Clinton in 1924. He grew up on a houseboat and has spent years fishing rivers for mussels. He is also a professional fur trader.
    • 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...
    • Faceless nun

    • Nuns -- Indiana --Legends; Sisters of Providence (Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.); Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College;
    • This is a typescript of an oral history interview with David M. Buchanan about the Faceless Nun at St. Mary-of-the-Woods college in Indiana.
    • Favorite guitar songs

    • Guitars; Music; Musicians; Songs; Dance parties; Oral history;
    • An unnamed guitarist, born in 1916, performs favorite songs and discusses music in Vermillion County in the 1920's and 30's.
    • Fossi's Bakery oral history interview

    • Oral history; Baked products; Bakeries; Baking; Fossi's Bakery (Clinton, Ind.); Prulhiere, Carl; Fossi, Clara, d. 1991; Fossi, Eda;
    • Fossi's Bakery has been a Clinton institution for many years. Keith Ludden interviewed Clara Fossi, Eda Fossi, and Carl Prulhiere on a hot summer morning as they made Italian bread and breadsticks.
    • Interview with Howard Batman by Don Roberts

    • Debs, Eugene V., (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Ku Klux Klan; McMillan, Vernon, 1892-1968; Politics; Prostitution; Roberts, Donn M., 1867-1936; Batman, Howard, b. 1906?;
    • Interview about Mayor Donn Roberts (no relation to interviewer), his political activities and his conviction and sentencing to prison. Donn M. Roberts was born in Annapolis, Illinois, on September 28, 1867 and died in Terre Haute, Indiana on August...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.

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