Interview with Kenneth

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Final Use Copy Filename

JKC_Caller_RoloffKen_19910520_20_merged

Identifier

JKC_Caller_RoloffKen_19910520_1of2

Field Notes URL

JKC_Caller_RoloffKen_19910520_1of2_AND_2of2.txt

Abstract

This interview is with Kenneth “Ken” W. Roloff, who discusses his carnival career, his father’s blacksmith shop, his instruments, and what dance figures Ken has called. This prompts Ken and James “Jim” Kimball to visit the blacksmith shop.

Notes

Ken ran a carnival for his living, used to bring all the rides to the local carnivals in the 1970's.

File Length

1:25:05

File Format

WAV

File Size

2.94 GB

Cassette Video #

020_026

Digitization Notes

Playback speed is very slow when tape is started. Wow increases when machine warms up, mechanical noise noticeable, Tried to improve a bit with pitch curve

KC Comments

Jim gives the interview date as May 17 1991 at the end of the recording. Interview includes a visit to an old building, where Ken's father had his blacksmith shop.

Original Format

Cassette

Event Date

1991-05-17

Collection

Interviews

Location

Artist's Home, Marilla, NY; Erie 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

Kenneth "Ken" W. Roloff - Calling, Accordion

Interviewer(s)

James "Jim" W. Kimball

Release on File

N

Interview with Kenneth

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