Audio Recording Life in a Bunkhouse

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Title
Life in a Bunkhouse
Contributor Names
Fleischhauer, Carl (Interviewer)
Wilson, William A. (William Albert), 1933- (Interviewer)
Nichols, Jesse "Tex" (Narrator)
Created / Published
April 9, 1981
Subject Headings
-  Ninety-Six Ranch
-  Buildings
-  Activities
-  Bunkhouses
-  Grayson Ranch
-  Buckarooing
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Jesse "Tex" Nichols compares bunkhouse life in the past and in the present on the Grayson Ranch. Recorded in a barn on the 96 Ranch.
-  Tex Nichols's reminiscence is set in the bunkhouse on the Grayson Ranch, one of the properties owned by Kansan Willard Garvey. His Nevada Garvey Corporation is the only large absentee owner in Paradise Valley. Its holdings include a number of ranches assembled by the Abel and Curtner Company earlier in the century and fully developed by Henry McCleary and his son Frank from the 1930s through the 1950s. Frank McCleary sold the property to Garvey in the mid-1960s. The ranches have been leased to various corporations through the years. One of the lessee operators of the 1970s was the Nevada First Corporation.
-  The ranches operated by corporations are often larger than family ranches. (Family corporations own many of the latter; my use of corporation here refers only to absentee-owned corporations.) Since these ranches have no working family members, they are more likely to employ buckaroos. They offer better wages and benefits. They are also more likely to have single buckaroos and, therefore, a bunkhouse. Thus one may argue that corporation ranches help keep certain aspects of tradition alive.
Medium
Audio
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1991/021: NV81-CF-R9
Source Collection
Paradise Valley Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/021)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc96ran.013
Online Format
audio

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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, William A Wilson, and Jesse "Tex" Nichols. Life in a Bunkhouse. April 9, 1981. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ncr002356/. (Accessed May 29, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Fleischhauer, C., Wilson, W. A. & Nichols, J. ". (1981) Life in a Bunkhouse. April 9. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ncr002356/.

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Fleischhauer, Carl, William A Wilson, and Jesse "Tex" Nichols. Life in a Bunkhouse. April 9, 1981. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/ncr002356/>.