Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Mildred M. Grey

The oral history interview of Mildred M. Grey was conducted by UNO student Janet Pistille on May 2, 1977. Grey grew up on a farm near Maryville, Missouri. Grey was a young woman during the Great Depression era. Grey talked about how her family produced almost all of their own household goods as there was no money to be had at the time. As an example of this, she described the steps for making a variety of soaps. Grey also talked about how the changing technology, such as washing machines and telephones, made life easier. She described how it was a relief to use new technologies and how they were put to use when they were first came available., UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections, 01:02:43
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Abstract/Description: The oral history interview of Mildred M. Grey was conducted by UNO student Janet Pistille on May 2, 1977. Grey grew up on a farm near Maryville, Missouri. Grey was a young woman during the Great Depression era. Grey talked about how her family produced almost all of their own household goods as there was no money to be had at the time. As an example of this, she described the steps for making a variety of soaps. Grey also talked about how the changing technology, such as washing machines and telephones, made life easier. She described how it was a relief to use new technologies and how they were put to use when they were first came available.
Subject(s): Depressions -- 1929
Oral histories (document genres)
Audiocassettes
History
Date Created: 1977-05-02

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