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Audio Recording Learning to Bale Hay

Learning to Bale Hay

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  • Learning to Bale Hay


  • Fleischhauer, Carl (Interviewer)
  • Nichols, Jesse "Tex" (Narrator)
  • Purser, Margaret Sermons (Interviewer)

Created / Published

  • July 10, 1982


  • -  Ninety-Six Ranch
  • -  Activities
  • -  Haying
  • -  Hay balers
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Interviews


  • Ethnography
  • Interviews


  • -  Jesse "Tex" Nichols talks about baling hay. Recorded in a mobile home on the 96 Ranch.
  • -  Tex Nichols's story concerns the continuous learning that accompanies every job. In this story, the condition of the hay forced him to drive the baler more slowly than usual, and the baling wire kept breaking. Nichols explains how he deduced what had gone wrong, thereby mastering one more subtlety of the job.


  • Audio

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1991/021: NV82-CF-R12

Source Collection

  • Paradise Valley Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/021)


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line

Paradise Valley Folklife Project collection, 1978-1982 (AFC 1991/021), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Fleischhauer, Carl, Jesse "Tex" Nichols, and Margaret Sermons Purser. Learning to Bale Hay. 1982. Audio.

APA citation style:

Fleischhauer, C., Nichols, J. ". & Purser, M. S. (1982) Learning to Bale Hay. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Fleischhauer, Carl, Jesse "Tex" Nichols, and Margaret Sermons Purser. Learning to Bale Hay. 1982. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.