DARE Interview : New Bedford, Massachusetts; Primary Informant MA040

  • 1969
  • Informant Data:
  • MA040: White; male; age: 83 (old); education: high school; community type: large city
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: MA040 (5:00)
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 0845-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:40 Arthur the Rat
  • 05:50 Local history—mining, iron cooking utensils
  • 07:25 Expressions
  • 09:40 Local history—islands and waterways along coast; history of islands and local historical figures
  • 29:45 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 0845-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:10 Logging—timber cutting locally and in Florida for boats
  • 02:30 Boat building—caulking
  • 03:20 History books, historical figure
  • 06:50 Town meetings
  • 10:05 Revolutionary War [U.S.]
  • 13:25 School in the past
  • 14:10 Native Americans
  • 15:45 Tape end
  • Full Interview 3 (Tape 0846-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:30 DARE Questionnaire O (Boats and Sailing) [lengthy responses with accounts of life and people past and present]
  • 20:05 DARE Questionnaire P (Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife) [lengthy responses with accounts of life and people past and present]
  • 30:55 Tape end
  • Full Interview 4 (Tape 0846-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:20 DARE Questionnaire P (Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife) [lengthy responses]
  • 27:45 Tape end
  • Full Interview 5 (Tape 0847-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:20 Place names
  • 00:50 Food wholesaling
  • (00:50) Vegetable wholesaling (in the past)
  • (05:40) Railroad spur lines for food delivery
  • (07:30) Potato shipping by rail
  • (10:05) Meat wholesaling
  • 15:15 Commercial meat slaughtering and packing; kosher meat
  • 25:50 Trolley cars: horsecars, electric cars, trolley car lines
  • 29:10 Tape end
  • Full Interview 6 (Tape 0847-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:10 Trolley car lines, steam trains, ferries
  • 03:40 Wholesale meat business
  • 06:15 Textile industry—local mills in past, changes in textile markets
  • 12:35 Whale products, decline of whaling industry
  • 14:20 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview 1

  3. Full interview 2

  4. Full interview 3

  5. Full interview 4

  6. Full interview 5

  7. Full interview 6

Details

Fieldworker
Zink, Joan
Date
  • 1969
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
For Staff