Oral Histories of Farm Women – Nebraska [RG5428.AM]


RG5428.AM:  Oral Histories of Farm Women – Nebraska

Interview transcripts: 1989
Nebraska:  Farm families
Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box


This collection consists of one box containing transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with various residents of Webster County, Nebraska.  Terry (Kuhn) Sheahan conducted the interviews in 1989 as part of a graduate research seminar project at Northern Illinois University.  The goal of the project was to compare the lives of men and women who had lived most of their lives on farms located in two very different climatic regions, Webster County, Nebraska, and Dekalb County, Illinois.  Information spans the years 1905 to ca. 1960.  The questions focused on daily work, marital and family relations, community and personal values.  Much of the information describes life and activities during the Great Depression.  The Nebraska Humanities Council provided the funds to transcribe the Nebraska interviews.

Note:  This collection contains the Nebraska interview transcripts only.  Copies of the Nebraska tapes are available at the Webster County Museum in Red Cloud, Nebraska.


Box 1

  1. Aleck & Glen Arneson, Red Cloud, Nebraska, October 17, 1989
  2. Barb & Wally Bean, Inavale, Nebraska, July 18, 1989
  3. Clinton Crary, Guide Rock, Nebraska, October 19, 1989
  4. Anna Madeline Jensen-Fitz, July 18, 1989
  5. Tom & Mary Jones, Bladen, Nebraska, October 20, 1989
  6. Kenneth Kirchner, Guide Rock, Nebraska, October 18, 1989
  7. Polly Koon, Red Cloud, Nebraska, August 16, 1989
  8. Mina Mathew, Inavale, Nebraska, July 17, 1989
  9. Elsie & Richard McPartland, Red Cloud, Nebraska, August 16, 1989
  10. Margaret Meyer, Inavale, Nebraska, October 16, 1989
  11. Roxine Pavelka, Red Cloud, Nebraska, October 18, 1989
  12. Meryl Richardson, Inavale, Nebraska, July 18, 1989
  13. Bob & Opal Smith, Bladen, Nebraska, October 20, 1989
  14. Bernice Wilson, Red Cloud, Nebraska, July 13, 1989

Subject headings:

Agriculture — Nebraska — Webster County
Arneson, Aleck M., 1917-2000
Arneson, Glen Anthony, 1910-2002
Bean, Barbara (Dunn),
Bean, Wallace Elwyn, 1926-2010
Crary, Clinton H., 1914-1992
Depressions — 1929 — Nebraska
Farmers — Nebraska — Webster County
Farm life — Nebraska — Webster County
Fitz, Anna “Madeline” (Jensen), 1924-2014
Jones, Mary, 1908-
Jones, Tom
Kirchner, Kenneth, 1928-
Koon, Pauline (McCall), 1915-2009
Mathew, Mina L. (Gouldie), 1905-1997
McPartland, Elsie M. (Vavricka), 1918-2007
McPartland, Richard James, 1917-2010
Meyer, Margaret (Rieg), 1900-1998
Pavelka, Roxine, 1913-2008
Red Cloud (Nebraska) — Social life and customs
Richardson, Myrl (Harvey), 1904-1990
Smith, Opal
Smith, Robert
Webster County (Nebraska) — Economic conditions
Webster County (Nebraska) — Rural conditions
Wilson, Bernice (Humes), 1916-2006
Women in agriculture

TMM     08-14-2019


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