[Little Norway]

  • September 23, 1946
  • Esther Hotton takes a tour of the Little Norway museum in Wisconsin, a living museum that consisted of a fully restored farmstead. Hotton records her tour in several parts. Hotton is guided by Mrs. Asher Hobson, sister of former owner and wife of Prof. Hobson, agricultural economist at the University of Wisconsin who had been managing Little Norway for the past fifteen years, and Walter Langland, Mrs. Hobson's cousin who spent summers assisting guests at the museum. Part 1: introduction. Part 2: dining room and kitchen. Part 3: hayloft bedrooms. Part 4 the downstairs of the old two-floor, two-room pioneer homestead. Part 5: the upstairs. Part 6, Hotton tours the outside of the homestead and nearby buildings. Part 7: inside the Norway building. Part 8: outside Norway building.
  • [Label transcription] (Part 1 & 8) TITLE: Introduction & Outside Norway (C); SERIES: Homemakers: PART: Pt. 1 & 8; ARTIST: Hotton; WRITER: 9/23/46 (Part 2) TITLE: (2) Dining Room & Kitchen; SERIES: Homemakers; PART: Pt. 2 of 8; ARTIST: Hotton; WRITER: 9/23/46 (Parts 3 & 5) TITLE: Hayloft Bedrooms (3) Homestead upstairs (5); SERIES: Homemakers; PART: Pt. 3 & 5; WRITER: 9/23/46 (Parts 4 & 6) TITLE: (4) Homestead Downstairs (6) Outside Norway); SERIES: Homemakers; PART: Pt. 4 & 6; ARTIST: Hotton; WRITER: 9/23/46 (Part 7) TITLE: Inside Norway Bldg. (B) Little Norway; SERIES: Homemaker's; PART: part 7 of 8; ARTIST: Esther Hotton; WRITER: 9/23/46
  • [Audio notes] Parts are recorded out of order across several discs. In the audio file for parts 1 and 8, part 8 begins at 07:45. In the file for parts 3 and 5, part 5 begins at 05:18. In the file for parts 4 and 6, part 6 begins at 04:15.
  • [Transfer notes] (Parts 2, 3, 5 & 7) A lot of noise due to palmitic acid even after 2 cleanings

Publication Details Click to collapse

Date
September 23, 1946
Language
English
Description of Original
5 transcription discs (16 in.)
Content Type
Radio programs
Local identifiers
89138258010
89138258101
89138258119
89138258168
89138258127
Location of Original
University of Wisconsin--Madison. Archives : WHA Radio Collection
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