DARE Interview : Queens, New York; Primary Informant NY061

  • 1968
  • Informant Data:
  • NY061: Black; female; age: 84 (old); education: grade school; community type: urban
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: NY061 (5:44)
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 1106-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:30 Jamaica in the past was rural; dogcatcher
  • 03:00 School in the past
  • 04:15 Race relations in the past, neighborhoods mixed racially and ethnically
  • 07:50 Employment in the past: farm work; coal or wood yards
  • 12:25 Family history: father worked in livery stable, mother was a domestic
  • 13:05 She worked as a domestic from 14 years old; washing clothes in the past [described]
  • 27:35 Housecleaning work
  • 31:55 Trolley cars, streets
  • 32:40 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 1106-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:10 Sleigh riding [sledding], ice skating
  • 00:35 Iceboxes and icehouses
  • 01:55 Sleigh, ice skating
  • 02:45 Clothing in the past
  • 04:50 Games
  • 05:30 Disciplining children
  • 10:30 Blizzard of 1888; organ and music lessons; her aunt
  • 13:30 Food and groceries in the past
  • 19:00 Parties and dances; going to the beach; visiting
  • 23:05 Arthur the Rat
  • 28:50 Comments about the DARE interview
  • 30:45 Family history: grandparents' origins
  • 32:40 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview 1

  3. Full interview 2

Details

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