Interview with Emma McCart McDonald, Geneseo, NY, 1993

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Final Use Copy Filename

JKC_Music-Dance_McDonaldEmma_19930324

Identifier

JKC_Music-Dance_McDonaldEmma_19930324

Field Notes URL

JKC_Music-Dance_McDonaldEmma_199106013_FieldNotes.pdf

Abstract

This is an interview with Emma McCart McDonald talking about local musicians, dance events, her childhood, and songs she knows.

Notes

McDonald was born in 1899. She was not a musician herself but enjoyed singing and told stories about what dancing and life was like in early twentieth century Geneseo. She recalls stories about Edward Peterson, a local black fiddler who had a band and was also Geneseo's last Civil War veteran

File Length

1:29:59

File Format

WAV

File Size

3.11 GB

Cassette Video #

018_019

Digitization Notes

Loud floor noise

KC Comments

Another woman is present, possibly Emma's daughter.

Original Format

Cassette

Event Date

1993-03-24

Collection

Interviews

Location

Geneseo, NY; Livingston County

Publication Date

10-1-2021

Rights

College Archives, State University of New York at Geneseo

Source

State University of New York at Geneseo

Artists and Specialties

Emma McCart McDonald; James W. "Jim" Kimball - Fiddle

Interviewer(s)

James "Jim" W. Kimball

Release on File

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Interview with Emma McCart McDonald, Geneseo, NY, 1993

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