Oral History with Alma Wilkes

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Date
2020-01-10
Main contributor
Wilkes, Alma (narrator)
Summary
Kay Westhues interviews Alma Wilkes at her home in Gary, Indiana, on January 10, 2020. Wilkes is a retired high school teacher for the Gary School System. She taught Home Economics (Family and Consumer Sciences) and Nutrition & Wellness at Westside High School for 10 years, and Clothing & Textiles at Roosevelt High School for an additional 10 years. Her passion is nutrition, and she discusses the health benefits of spring water--in particular, sulfur. She describes why she gathers drinking water from the spring. She is also a member of the Gary Food Council and talks about their plans to improve the spring. Part of the Spring at Small Farms Oral History Project. See the full exhibit here: https://iusbarchives.omeka.net/exhibits/show/spring-at-small-farms/home
Contributor
Westhues, Kay (interviewer)
Genre
Oral History
Subjects
Water; Springs; Artesian wells; Nutrition; Sulfur; Health; Bottles; Public safety
Locations
Gary, Indiana; Small Farms, Indiana; Westside High School (Gary, Indiana); Roosevelt High School (Gary, Indiana); Lake County, Indiana
Collection
Spring at Small Farms Oral Histories
Unit
IU South Bend Archives
Language
English
Rights Statement
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Accession Identifier: SSF_200110_Wilke_AKW_AU

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