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Author Diediker, J. Irwin, interviewee.

Title Oral history interview with J. Irwin Diediker [transcript], 2008 Dec. 11.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Kansas Collection  KS 978.1 OH4 transcript    ---  Available
Description 20 p. ; 28 cm.
Summary Diediker remembers his father worked for the WPA for a short time. He discusses farming with horses and mules, and the price of livestock during the Depression. He also remembers being at the Parsons Stockyards the day it opened around 1930 and still goes to the sales every Wednesday.
Note Interviewed by Pamela Cress on 11 Dec. 2008 in Labette County Kansas.
Form Electronic form of transcript and sound file available on Southeast Kansas Farm History Oral History Project website.
Biography Diediker was born in Chiles, Kansas in the 1910s. In 1924 he moved with his family to the area east of Lake Parsons. He lived all of his life on a farm except for the four years he served in World War II.
Subject Diediker, J. Irwin, 1916-
Farm life -- Kansas -- Labette County -- 20th century.
Great Depression, 1929-1939.
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Kansas.
Labette County (Kan.)
Genre/Form Oral histories.
Added Author Cress, Pamela, interviewer.
Southeast Kansas Farm History Center.
In: Forms part of: Southeast Kansas Farm History Oral History Project. Impact of the New Deal on Southeast Kansas Farm Life

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