Audio Recording Interview with Angelos G. Kontaxis about the Greek American community, Chicago, Illinois, part 1

Interview with Angelos G. Kontaxis about the Greek American community, Chicago, Illinois, part 1

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Title
Interview with Angelos G. Kontaxis about the Greek American community, Chicago, Illinois, part 1
Contributor Names
Bartis, Peter, 1949- (Collector)
Kontaxis, Angelos G. (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Chicago, Illinois, April 20, 1977
Subject Headings
-  Greek Americans
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  Illinois -- Chicago
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Mr. Angelos G. Kontaxis, part 1
-  Part 1 of a 2-part interview with Angelos G. Kontaxis recorded at his home at 918 N. Karlov Ave.; Mr. Kontaxis is associated with the Division of Community Services, Department of Human Resources; topics include discussion of his job, community service; comparison of Greek Americans with problems of other communities, no problems with housing, mostly language problems; discussion of differences between Greeks and Greek Americans, same problem as between young and old, although young Greeks follow traditions more closely, Good Friday practices, for example; about a focus on family tradition; Greek culture is maintained by language and the way that Greeks work together; John Georganas as an example of continuity in family tradition, teaching bouzouki and other instruments to his family; advice to Illinois Arts Council, there is a need for promotion and of interest by the state and media, complains that attention is only paid on special occasions, there is a need for steady interest; seeks in depth intimate contact rather than monetary support; on the role of government to promote through all media, need for special museums; discussion of modern Greek attitude toward old culture; about how managers and recording company staff determine repertoire, while performers still prefer old traditions.
Medium
audiocassette, C-60
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/004: AFS 20526a
MBRS Shelflist: RYA 0603
Field Project Identifier: CH77-T003-C
Source Collection
Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc1981004/afc1981004_afs20526a
Online Format
audio

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Credit line: Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Bartis, Peter, and Angelos G Kontaxis. Interview with Angelos G. Kontaxis about the Greek American community, Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20526a/.

APA citation style:

Bartis, P. & Kontaxis, A. G. (1977) Interview with Angelos G. Kontaxis about the Greek American community, Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20526a/.

MLA citation style:

Bartis, Peter, and Angelos G Kontaxis. Interview with Angelos G. Kontaxis about the Greek American community, Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20526a/>.

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