DARE Interview : Big Spring, Texas; Primary Informant TX079

  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview

  • 1970
  • Informant Data:
  • TX079: White; female; age: 56 (middle-aged); education: high school; community type: small city
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: TX079 (2:55) [Some background noise]
  • Full Interview (Tape 1661-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:15 Family history—grandparents came 1890 from Pennsylvania, grandparents' occupations locally
  • 03:10 Family
  • 03:50 Entertainment: barbecues, rodeos, cards, rattlesnake roundup
  • 06:25 Father was merchant
  • 07:45 Entertainment in past
  • 10:45 Family occupations: she and husband are journalists, adult children, newspaper business
  • 16:40 Community description: employment, military base, climate
  • 19:35 Arthur the Rat
  • 22:30 Tape end

Details

Fieldworker
Ruff, Dale
Date
  • 1970
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
Places
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