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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Hood River Blackie
RLIN number: NXCP87-A18
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Western American hobo legends, biographical sketches from 1900s-1960s; definitions of slang; life-style differences among road kids, hippies, tramps, winos and hobos; plans to build a ranch for retired "old-timers"; hobo code of ethics, personalities, motivations for travel, habits.
Extent: Transcript: 477 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from interviewer. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1973 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Blackie, Hood River, 1926-
Speaker date of birth: 1926
Speaker occupation: Hobo
Age at speaking: 47
Document date: 1973
Interviewer: Carlinsky, Dan
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Tramps
Topics discussed - Other terms: Blackie, Hood River, 1926-; Vagrancy; Wayfaring life
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017731-13174