DARE Interview : Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Primary Informant AL014

  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview 1

  3. Full interview 2

  4. Full interview 3

  5. Full interview 4

  6. Transcript
  • 1966
  • Informant Data:
  • AL014: Black; female; age: 39 (young); education: grade school; community type: small city
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: AL014 (8:13) [Some mechanical clicking sounds in background]
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 0016-S1).
  • [Transcription available]
  • Content:
  • 00:25 Carrying lunch to school in a pail
  • 03:10 Making corn bread in legged skillet
  • 03:50 Cooking with wood stove, cleaning it, hot water tank in later stove
  • 07:20 Rooms of house; heating house
  • 09:10 Little brothers, parents' jobs
  • 11:00 Making syrup
  • 13:45 Helping with cotton
  • 16:30 Old food prices, what they ate
  • 18:40 Butchering hogs
  • 21:05 Sharing food with neighbors
  • 24:10 Playing with White children, community
  • 27:35 Church
  • 29:10 Preacher
  • 30:55 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 0016-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:10 Arthur the Rat
  • 08:45 Tape end
  • Full Interview 3 (Tape 0017-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:40 Brushing teeth with a stick
  • 01:55 Naming things in rooms—living room
  • 07:35 Pictures of birds on wall
  • 08:20 Hallway
  • 09:55 Front bedroom
  • 11:25 Mildew problems
  • 12:55 Redbugs
  • 14:05 Sewing machines
  • 15:20 Boys' bedroom, gas heaters
  • 17:10 Bathroom furnishings
  • 23:10 Kitchen
  • 24:00 Cooking utensils
  • 26:55 Washing machine
  • 27:45 Canning berries
  • 31:30 Tape end
  • Full Interview 4 (Tape 0017-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:10 Canning, continued
  • 02:45 Freezing peaches
  • 03:20 Apple jelly, also blackberry, pear, or peach jelly
  • 06:35 Preserving peas and corn, blanching, okra slightly different
  • 09:30 Pear preserves, freezing apples
  • 12:35 Funerals—her experience
  • 16:10 Funerals—what happened at one
  • 20:05 What she grows in the garden
  • 24:15 Fertilizer
  • 26:10 Watering garden
  • 27:10 Dancing in summers as child
  • 28:50 Going to the park
  • 30:20 Memories of Pearl Harbor
  • 31:45 Tape end

Details

Fieldworker
Hausmann, Robert
Date
  • 1966
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
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