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Collection Details


Collection Name: Minnesota Polka Oral History Project
Repository Name: Minnesota Historical Society. Library [Repository Details]
Repository Location: St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Local Identifier: OH 44
URL: http://www.mnhs.org/collections/oralhistory/polka.htm
Dates Spanned: 1990-1990
Description: Interviews with people who have been involved with the performance of ethnic polka music in Minnesota and adjacent states, both leading bands and playing and singing in them. The musical traditions include Polish, Slovakian, Finnish, Czech, German and Swedish. Many of the narrators are first or second generation Americans and describe the rich part music played in their home life and social gatherings.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 17
Broad Subjects: Music; Intellectual life; Dance
ASP Subjects: Band music; Emigration and immigration; Minnesota; Musicians; Oral history; Polkas; United States
Other Subjects: Czech polka; Finnish polka; First generations; German polka; Polish polka; Second generations; Slovakian polka; Swedish polka
Collection Code: OHC0002089