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Author Carter, Mary Louise, interviewee.

Title Oral history interview with Mary Louise Carter [transcript], 2009 Apr. 16 and May 15.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Kansas Collection  KS 978.1 OH13 transcript    ---  Available
Description 26 p. ; 28 cm.
Summary Carter remembers gathering corn cobs to start the wood fire, farming with horses, milking cows, butchering hogs, and helping her mother can 1,000 jars of garden produce each year. She also discusses the heat and drought conditions, New Deal work programs, box suppers at school, and holiday celebrations. She talks about her father being a bank director when the bank closed.
Note Interviewed by Joan Carter Tongier on 16 Apr. 2009 and 15 May 2009 in Coffeyville Kans.
Form Electronic form of transcript and sound file available on Southeast Kansas Farm History Oral History Project webstie.
Biography Carter was born in the 1920s in rural Havana Kansas. Her maiden name was Wennihan. Later she taught school in a one-room schoolhouse called Sunnyside, which was later moved to the site of the Little House on the Prairie in Montgomery County Kans.
Subject Carter, Mary Louise, 1922-
Farm life -- Kansas -- Montgomery County -- 20th century.
Great Depression, 1929-1939.
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Kansas.
Montgomery County (Kan.)
Genre/Form Oral histories.
Added Author Tongier, Joan Carter, 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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