Audio Recording Recording of Lithuanian American wedding reception at Pakštas Hall, Chicago, Illinois, part 1

About this Item

Title
Recording of Lithuanian American wedding reception at Pakštas Hall, Chicago, Illinois, part 1
Contributor Names
Bradunas, Elena (Collector)
Created / Published
Chicago, Illinois, June 26, 1977
Subject Headings
-  Lithuanian Americans
-  Ethnography
-  Sound recording
-  Illinois -- Chicago
Genre
Ethnography
Sound recording
Notes
-  Lithuanian Wedding
-  Part 1 of a 4-part recording of the wedding reception of Emilja Pakstas and Romas Sakadolskis, a Lithuanian American couple, at Pakstas Hall, 2801 West 38th St.; virtually all the remarks and vocal music is in Lithuanian; the acoustically difficult setting yields recordings of moderate-to-low quality; selections in this part include remarks by a single male speaker; the Azuolas Stelmokas Band plays "The March for the Bride and Groom" (drums and organ), crowd applauds; unnamed polka; speech of welcome by Balys Pakstas, father of the bride; introduces the masters of ceremonies, Mr. Slajus and Vanda Stankus; Vanda introduces the wedding of the wreath," a drinking ceremony; Mr. Slajus, the matchmaker, gives a speech in Lithuanian upland dialect, and invites the priest, Father Vaisnys, S.J., to give a prayer; the priest prays, followed by greetings and jokes; Mr. Slajus invites everyone to fill their glasses and get ready for toasts; the song "Long Life," a wish for a long and fertile life; Vanda Sankus makes remarks, telegrams from overseas are read; Balys Pakstas introduces a 99-year-old artist named Varnas, who reads a note; Vanda Stankus displays Varnas’s portrait of the bride, which includes a violin and kankles; Vanda Stankus introduces the groom; Romas Sakadolskis thanks the parents of the bride, his mother, and concludes with a wish that his life will be like that of the artist and his wife; Vanda Stankus introduces the first dance for the bride and groom, the "Newlywed's Waltz."
Medium
audiotape reel, 7 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/004: AFS 20833
MBRS Shelflist: RXA 1089
Field Project Identifier: CH77-T305-R
Source Collection
Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
Lithuanian
Online Format
audio

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Chicago citation style:

Bradunas, Elena. Recording of Lithuanian American wedding reception at Pakštas Hall, Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20833/.

APA citation style:

Bradunas, E. (1977) Recording of Lithuanian American wedding reception at Pakštas Hall, Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20833/.

MLA citation style:

Bradunas, Elena. Recording of Lithuanian American wedding reception at Pakštas Hall, Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20833/>.