Audio Recording Interview with Martin and Sara Schwarz discussing photographs and traditional costumes, Chicago, Illinois, part 1

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Title
Interview with Martin and Sara Schwarz discussing photographs and traditional costumes, Chicago, Illinois, part 1
Contributor Names
Hellenberg, Antony, 1938-2000 (Collector)
Schwarz, Sara (Interviewee)
Schwarz, Martin (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Chicago, Illinois, April 27, 1977
Subject Headings
-  German Americans
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  Illinois -- Chicago
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Martin and Sara Schwarz, part 1
-  Part 1 of a 3-part interview with Martin and Sara Schwarz, begun over a meal (food is a topic in the conversation), and arranged in order to photograph and describe in detail the traditional costumes of men and women from their native village of Rode, Transylvania; Stefan Roth, also from Transylvania, was present to assist with the modeling of various parts of the costume; the interview took place at the Schwarz home at 1638 West Berwyn, Chicago; topics include description of the preparation of a traditional food, Transylvanian chicken, traditional staple in Transylvanian diet, polukas (spelling ?), like polenta, cornmeal bread cooked in water, eaten with buffalo milk which is taken from a bison species brought to Romania from Africa; arrival of Stefan Roth, recorder turned off for a period; recording restarted with examples of Transylvanian German dialect; about Stefan Roth’s occupation; about crocheted dolls used to conceal toilet paper rolls (photographs at call number AFC 1981/004: b42002, frames 19A-25A) made by women's sewing club at D.A.N.K. Nord; about the alcoholic beverages of Transylvanian Germans: wine, brandy, and schnapps; about the use of schnapps for medicinal purposes: e.g., healing wounds; on the bison of Romania; on the kinds and quality of milk available in Transylvania: from goats, cows, and buffaloes.
Medium
audiocassette, C-60
Call Number/Physical Location
MBRS Shelflist: RYA 0619
Field Project Identifier: CH77-T028-C
Call number: AFC 1981/004: AFS 20551b
Source Collection
Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
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:

Hellenberg, Antony, Sara Schwarz, and Martin Schwarz. Interview with Martin and Sara Schwarz discussing photographs and traditional costumes, Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20551b/.

APA citation style:

Hellenberg, A., Schwarz, S. & Schwarz, M. (1977) Interview with Martin and Sara Schwarz discussing photographs and traditional costumes, Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20551b/.

MLA citation style:

Hellenberg, Antony, Sara Schwarz, and Martin Schwarz. Interview with Martin and Sara Schwarz discussing photographs and traditional costumes, Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20551b/>.

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