Oral history, folklore, customs and folk songs.
Accompanied by a catalog prepared by Barton.
In English, Finnish, Italian and Bergamo dialect.
Various named informants and singers.
Statement of Responsibility
collected by Thomas Barton.
Italian songs -- Anglo-American folk-songs: Upon the banks of the rolling sea ; Drunkard's love child ; Young Charlotte ; Seven long years ; Froggy went a courtin' -- Discussion of Bergamo dialect -- Finnish folk-songs -- Customs of immigrants -- Miner strikes and working conditions -- Accordian players (history) -- Bergamo tales and customs -- Superstitions -- Calumet fire -- Curses -- Finnish customs and Beiröal -- Wedding and funeral customs -- Fourth of July parades -- Local societies -- Barbershop quartet history -- Witches and the evil eye -- Home remedies --Riddles and proverbs.
Recorded by Barton on Aug. 13-15 and Oct. 6, 1960 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.