Manuscripts/Mixed Material [N.B. College]
FORM C Text of Interview (Unedited)
STATE New York
NAME OF WORKER May Swenson
ADDRESS 29 1/2 Morton Street, N.Y.C.
DATE March 13, 1939
SUBJECT A Day At N.B.C. College
The mountains and [planes?] were covered with snow. Slowly I was approaching the hills, near me stood Mary, Slovak Mary my friend, we ate a piece of bread and told each other tales. The mountains were white, all white and the sun shone upon them bright, the trees looked like faery kings with their glittering icey and snowy crown. Mary, Mary, Slovak Mary, sing me that song of Janosak, of Janosak the robber....
Cling, cling, clang.., Damnit! again morning. Stop you accursed distruber of dreams, you tyrant alarm clock. Seven o'clock already, phooey what a life. What did I dream? No time to think of it. It's too late, too late, hasten to work. I look around, my room is dark, fine it would be to sleep only a half an hour more. Why isn't it now midnight instead of morning? Of course eight hours spent in a factory are too much. Wash myself and look through the window. It rains again. Whenever I look through the window in the morning it's raining, snowing, or both at the same time.
I walk down the stairs, I walk through the streets to the sub station. In each shop window is a clock, and I look at every