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Oral history interview with Audrey Den Herder and Alydia De Vries, 1978 July 10.

Author: Audrey Den Herder; Alydia De Vries; Rebecca Conard; Max Wallace; Earthwatch-SHSI Oral History Project.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Audrey Den Herder and Alydia De Vries discuss their family history and Dutch origins, the acquisition and inheritance of the farm; farmhouses built from sod, wood and homemade concrete blocks; planting trees to claim the land (tree claims); apple orchards and walnut groves; the arrival of the railroads; grain and dairy farming; domestic work on the farm; teaching at a country school near Sioux Center, Iowa; a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Audrey Den Herder; Alydia De Vries; Rebecca Conard; Max Wallace; Earthwatch-SHSI Oral History Project.
OCLC Number: 181208404
Language Note: Materials entirely in English.
Notes: Interview conducted by Rebecca Conard and Max Wallace for the Earthwatch-SHSI Oral History Project.
Description: Transcript: 51 leaves Sound recording: 1 reel to reel tape

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Audrey Den Herder and Alydia De Vries discuss their family history and Dutch origins, the acquisition and inheritance of the farm; farmhouses built from sod, wood and homemade concrete blocks; planting trees to claim the land (tree claims); apple orchards and walnut groves; the arrival of the railroads; grain and dairy farming; domestic work on the farm; teaching at a country school near Sioux Center, Iowa; a scarlet fever outbreak; college life at Hope College in Holland, Michigan; livestock including sheep, goats, cattle, hogs and chickens; family members who served in World War I; and the death of Audrey's husband.

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