Audio Recording Interview with Mary O'Reilly about her work in the Folk Fair with Irish Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, part 2

Interview with Mary O'Reilly about her work in the Folk Fair with Irish Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, part 2

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Title
Interview with Mary O'Reilly about her work in the Folk Fair with Irish Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, part 2
Contributor Names
Moloney, Mick, 1944- (Collector)
O'Reilly, Mary (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Chicago, Illinois, May 4, 1977
Subject Headings
-  Irish Americans
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  Illinois -- Chicago
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Mary O'Reilly, part 2
-  Part 2 of 5-part interview with Mary O'Reilly about her work in the Folk Fair with Irish Exhibition, and other topics, including American ideas about the Irish, Irish American organizations in Chicago, Irish American roles in industry, Irish crafts often imported to US; topic sequence includes attitudes of people who attend Folk Fair, attitude of Irish Americans towards Ireland; increased Irish Tourism; Irish import stores and the items they sell; some indicators of Irish American identity, some Irish dishes, very few, the only general Irish food is soda bread, some St. Patrick's Day specials; about Irish bars in Chicago; about Irish Americans in construction industry; Irish Americans in bars and dance halls; about Irish knitting, Irish spinning or weaving, some spinning wheels exist but are not used, knitting is not economical, no lace making, other folk products are imported, dancing costumes have traditional Celtic motifs taken from books; about Irish objects in homes, many religious objects, e.g., pertaining to holy water; why Mary O‚ÄôReilly came to America, she goes home to Ireland every other year, keeps in touch through newspapers and magazines; about the change in the Chicago Irish Americans over the years, later generation more connected to skilled labor, more positive attitude to Ireland, although some negative attitudes to Ireland; about some negative attitudes toward America; about racial prejudices transmitted by earlier generations.
Medium
audiocassette, C-60
Call Number/Physical Location
MBRS Shelflist: RYA 0637
Field Project Identifier: CH77-T052-C
Call number: AFC 1981/004: AFS 20575b
Source Collection
Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
Online Format
audio

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Chicago citation style:

Moloney, Mick, and Mary O'Reilly. Interview with Mary O'Reilly about her work in the Folk Fair with Irish Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, part 2. Chicago, Illinois, May 4, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20575b/.

APA citation style:

Moloney, M. & O'Reilly, M. (1977) Interview with Mary O'Reilly about her work in the Folk Fair with Irish Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, part 2. Chicago, Illinois, May 4. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20575b/.

MLA citation style:

Moloney, Mick, and Mary O'Reilly. Interview with Mary O'Reilly about her work in the Folk Fair with Irish Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, part 2. Chicago, Illinois, May 4, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20575b/>.

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