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DARE Interview : Salem, Virginia; Primary Informant VA018

  • 1968
Dictionary of American Regional English
  • Informant Data:
  • VA018: White; female; age: 81 (old); education: college; community type: small city
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: VA018 (3:42)
  • Full Interview (Tape 1689-S1). [Additional speakers: Informant's daughter]
  • Content:
  • 00:25 Arthur the Rat
  • 04:10 Camping with family; country life
  • 06:50 Family farm—dairy, feed, garden
  • 08:10 Family history—several generations in Virginia
  • 10:15 Teaching career—one-room school to town schools
  • 10:45 Family life, family
  • 14:05 Nine generations of her family went to local church; social attitudes
  • 16:05 Teaching
  • 18:30 Governess, education as child
  • 22:00 Family life
  • 25:45 Rivalry between Roanoke and Salem
  • 28:05 Slavery: descendents of slaves of her grandmother were servants in her family
  • 29:05 Tape end
  1. Arthur the Rat

  2. Full Interview