[United States, Wisconsin, Kenosha, Italian and Finnish immigrants, 1960] / collected by Thomas Barton.

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Main contributor
Barton, Thomas F.
Indiana University, Bloomington. Archives of Traditional Music.
Folklore; Italian Americans; Social life and customs; Finnish Americans; Folk songs, Italian; Folk songs, English; Folk songs, Finnish; Accordion music; Barbershop quartets; Italian language; Dialects; Marriage customs and rites; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Oral history; Labor unions; Riddles; Traditional medicine; Proverbs; Tales; Superstition; Fourth of July celebrations; Miners; Linguistics; Witchcraft
Wisconsin; Kenosha
Archives of Traditional Music
Archives of Traditional Music
English; Italian; Finnish
Terms of Use
Archival use and reproduction for non-profit educational or research purposes; Archives of Traditional Music.
Physical Description
4 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 7 in. + documentation
Oral history, folklore, customs and folk songs.
Accompanied by a catalog prepared by Barton.

Language Note

In English, Finnish, Italian and Bergamo dialect.

Local Note

OT 913--916


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.

Venue/Event Date

Recorded by Barton on Aug. 13-15 and Oct. 6, 1960 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Other Identifier
Catalog Key: 1395525

Access Restrictions

This item is accessible by: the public.