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Leon Stevens, Emogene Stevens, and Richard Giles: interview with Miles L. Hanley

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Title:
Leon Stevens, Emogene Stevens, and Richard Giles: interview with Miles L. Hanley
Description:
From a series of interviews conducted for the Linguistic Atlas of New England to document New England dialects. Speakers include Leon Stevens (Cummington, Mass.; LANE informant 232.2) speaking of crops, farming; Mrs. Emogene Stevens (talking about early settlements, mostly from eastern Massachusetts; cottage work; parlors, nineteenth century households. Part two includes a discussion with other residents of Cummington regarding William Cullen Bryant, the Bryant family, and Cummington. Also Richard Giles and other younger men debating about "Mass State." Audio quality spotty.
Interviewee:
Stevens, Leon
Interviewee:
Stevens, Emogene
Interviewee:
Giles, Richard
Interviewer:
Hanley, Miles L.
Date:
April 6, 1934
Format:
Audio recordings (nonmusical)
Genre:
Audiocassettes
Oral histories (document genres)
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Collection (local):
Linguistic Atlas of New England Records
Subjects:
History
Social life and customs
English language
Dialects
Linguistic Atlas of New England
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878
1800-1899
Places:
MassachusettsHampshire (county)Cummington
Cummington (Mass.)
Extent:
1 audio recording ; 00:45:16 and 00:40:34
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Terms of Use:
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Place of origin:
Cummington (Mass.)
Language:
English
Identifier:
mums330-b040-i004