DARE Interview : Brooklyn, New York; Primary Informant NY051

  • 1968
  • Informant Data:
  • NY051: White; female; age: 57 (middle-aged); education: high school; community type: urban
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: NY051 (3:48)
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 1098-S1). [Additional speakers: Informant's husband]
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Greenpoint in the past
  • 02:10 Her family all worked for Standard Oil, were transferred to Greenpoint
  • 02:50 Local industry
  • 03:35 Childhood games
  • 08:25 Pigeon raising in the area
  • 10:00 Word puzzles
  • 13:05 Recent fire
  • 14:00 Writing, reading
  • 16:45 Local history: ethnic changes in Williamsburg and Greenpoint
  • 19:35 Local politician; local government past and present
  • 23:55 Unemployment, welfare
  • 32:25 Depression [of 1930s]
  • 32:35 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 1098-S2). [Additional speakers: Informant's husband]
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Depression [of 1930s]
  • 05:50 Prohibition [of 1930s]
  • 12:20 Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team
  • 14:30 Reading
  • 16:30 Family histories, housing, apartments, heating
  • 23:20 School in the past
  • 26:15 Transportation in the past—ferries, train, trolley cars
  • 27:30 [NY051] Arthur the Rat
  • 31:25 Comments on Arthur story
  • 31:40 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview 1

  3. Full interview 2

Details

Fieldworker
Greenberg, Iris
Date
  • 1968
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
For Staff