Walicek, Ben J 1975-05-14

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Ben Walicek discusses his early life during the 1920s and 1930s, and his own family.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ben J. Walicek

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 14, 1975

Location: None Given

Interviewer: Jackie Smith

Length: 2 hours 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal and family history, House, Social life, Decision-making in family, Discipline, Family financial status, Attitudes, Divorce, Premarital sex, Changing roles of women, Childhood, Memories, Games, Activities, Chores, Daily habits, Parents’ desires for sisters, Pranks, Feeling toward parents, Discipline.

Tape 1, Side 2: Childhood (continued), Dating, Dances, Barbering, Parents on dating, Parents’ rules, Education, Teaching methods, Discipline, School supplies, Prohibition, Absence of Ku Klux Klan, Occupations, Employees, Marriage (May 1, 1942), Wife, Children, Home, Family activities, Discipline.

Tape 2, Side 1: Children’s jobs, Attitudes, Divorce, Dating, Women voting, Family activities, Children, Responsibilities, Habits, School, Affection, Entertainment, Dating, Effect of Depression on family, Bootlegging, Criminals, Effects of World War II on family, Military service, Rationing, Franklin D. Roosevelt as President, Children’s education.

Tape 2, Side 2: Children’s education (continued), Marriage, Depression, Bread lines and soup kitchens, Employment, Ku Klux Klan.

Range Dates: 1920s-1940s

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1940s

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