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Collection Occupational Folklife Project

Western Folklife Center: Gold Mining in Nevada

In 2011, Western Folklife Center folklorists Charles Seemann and Margaret "Meg" Glaser from Elko, Nevada, in collaboration with the Nevada Gold Mining Association, conducted 5 interviews focusing on oral histories and occupational folklife of contemporary gold mining in northern Nevada.  The interviews include "Terms & Lingo" lists, miscellaneous materials, and one (afc2011064_00189), includes original gold mining safety songs composed and performed by mine "Safety Troubadour" and interviewee Greg Vaught.  Other local occupations, particularly ranching, are discussed and each interview is accompanied by photographs of the interviewees.

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