DARE Interview : Ocracoke, North Carolina; Primary Informant NC025

  • 1966
  • Informant Data:
  • NC025: White; female; age: 53 (middle-aged); education: 8th grade; community type: rural
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: NC025 (5:02)
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 0955-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:15 Life in the past
  • 01:05 Hurricane experiences
  • 02:25 Family life, boats
  • 03:50 Beaches
  • 05:50 Storms
  • 05:55 House construction—foundations, water storage
  • 08:15 Life in the past—water, lamps, stoves
  • 09:55 1930s Depression, people's attitudes in the past
  • 11:00 World War II local Naval base
  • 12:10 Medical care—past and present; midwife
  • 13:50 Population of island
  • 15:00 Gardening and food preservation (vegetables, fruits)
  • 22:25 Weather and climate, storms, hurricanes
  • 26:25 Wild and domestic fowl—geese, ducks
  • 32:40 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 0955-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Livestock
  • 01:10 Foods and food preservation: vegetables, fish, milk
  • 04:05 Fishing and sailboat transportation between islands
  • 05:20 Employment in the past: clam canning, fish market; employment
  • 07:00 Food preservation: winter supplies, youpon tea (also a medicine), mullein poultice
  • 10:50 Sheep wool carding and spinning; household chores in the past
  • 13:20 Food in the past: shellfish, livestock, fish, vegetables, fowl
  • 18:40 Iceboxes (for storing food)
  • 22:25 Local school
  • 24:15 Public buildings, events, church activities
  • 25:55 Fishing
  • 26:15 Tourism
  • 27:10 Weather; climate; hurricanes; mosquito control
  • 32:40 Arthur the Rat
  • 32:45 Tape end
  • Full Interview 3 (Tape 0956-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:15 Arthur the Rat
  • 05:20 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview 1

  3. Full interview 2

  4. Full interview 3

Details

Fieldworker
Porter, Ruth
Date
  • 1966
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
Places
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