DARE Interview : McAlester, Oklahoma; Primary Informant OK052

  • 1966
  • Informant Data:
  • OK052: White; male; age: 62 (old); education: some schooling; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: OK052 (9:57)
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 1309-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:20 Cutting machine—described
  • 01:30 Dangers of coal mining
  • 03:10 Long wall machine—description, cost, definition of long wall
  • 10:55 Description of co-workers
  • 11:35 Job history—Informant's positions
  • 13:30 Description of jobs at coal mines
  • 15:15 Stories about electrocutions
  • 18:50 Machines used in coal mining
  • 23:00 Description of sending timber down mines
  • 27:15 Language of coal miners, personality of coal miners, problems with miners
  • 29:35 Gasses in coal mines
  • 32:25 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 1309-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Description of working with noisy machines
  • 02:10 Names and descriptions of parts of coal mines
  • 09:30 Names of jobs in coal mines
  • 10:55 Types of tools used in coal mines
  • 13:30 Types of exploding devices used
  • 14:25 Crop coal—defined
  • 15:40 Description of lighting mines
  • 16:35 Danger of gasses in mines
  • 20:30 Story about a mine blowing up
  • 22:10 Cap board—uses, description, names for timber used in mines
  • 24:15 Language of coal mines
  • 27:45 Safety issues in coal mines
  • 33:00 Tape end
  • Full Interview 3 (Tape 1310-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:25 Arthur the Rat
  • 10:30 Education—Reasons Informant doesn't read very well
  • 11:25 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview 1

  3. Full interview 2

  4. Full interview 3

Details

Fieldworker
Maki, Reino
Date
  • 1966
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
Places
For Staff