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Interview with Theodore Hillius and Israel Dammel, 1979
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TitleInterview with Theodore Hillius and Israel Dammel, 1979
IntervieweeHillius, Theodore E., 1916-1980
Dammel, Israel, 1885-1980
InterviewerSpiker, Allen L.
DescriptionInterivew conducted by Allen Spiker with Ted Hillius and Israel Dammel. The first portion is with Hillius and includes biographical information (mix of German and English) and pronoucing words and phrases in German as asked by Spiker. This is followed by interview with Dammel to include biographical information, singing German songs and relating stories, mostly done in German. No word list was done with Dammel.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
Date of Original1979-07-18
Duration00:43:57
General SubjectEthnic
Communication
Subject (LCTGM)Language
Singing
Storytelling
Subject (LCSH)Russian Germans
German language
Personal NameSpiker, Allen L.
Hillius, Theodore E., 1916-1980
Dammel, Israel, 1885-1980
LocationMedina (N.D.)
Stutsman County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1970-1979
Item NumberMss 371.Tape 3; Mss 371.Tape 24
Format of OriginalAudio tapes
TranscriptionNo transcription made for interview.
NotesDigitization done by an outside vendor from Tape 3 in collection.
Tape 24 (other copy of same interview, possibly the master) copied onto four cassettes by Institute staff.
Topics Covered in Interview:
0:01 - 2:32 Hillius biographical information
2:33 - 21:10 Hillius pronouncing words and phrases in German as requested by Spiker
21:10 - 21:45 Hillius and additional biographical and historical information
21:46 - 26:39 Dammel biographical information
26:40 - 28:24 Dammel singing songs in German
28:25 - 43:57 Dammel telling additional stories.
Biography/HistoryTheodore E. Hillius, Jr. was born in 1916 near Medina, N.D. and in 1938 married Emma Schatz. They farmed in the Medina area and raised seven children. Theodore died in 1980.
Israel Dammel was born in 1885 in Teplitz, Bessarabia. In 1893 the family immigrated to America and settled in Eureka, S.D. Israel circa 1899 homesteaded near Medina, N.D. He married Christina Kirschman in 1909, they farmed and raised three children. In 1942 they retired and moved into Medina. Israel died in 1980.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionAllen Spiker German Russian Dialect Tapes 371
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/16742
Credit LineAllen Spiker German Russian Dialect Tapes (Mss 371), Institute for Regional Studies, North Dakota State University, Fargo.
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the Institute by Allen Spiker.
Languageeng
ger
Digital IDHillius and Dammel
Original SourceAudio tapes;
Audio Sample Rate44100 Hz
Data Rate128 kbps
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