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    • Oral History Interview with A.P., March 24, 1993

    • Danube Swabians -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; German American families -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; World War, 1939-1945 -- Deportations from Hungary; World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuations of civilians -- Hungary; World War, 1939-1945 -- Hungary --...
    • “A.P. was born in Almamellek, Hungary on October 17, 1921. Her parents had a farm and wine field in the Donauschwaben village of St. Laszlo, where A.P. grew up. She helped on the farm, in the wine field, and went to school in the village, where she...
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    • Oral History Interview with Alois Fuchs, May 4, 1995

    • Danube Swabians -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; German American families -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; World War, 1939-1945 -- World War, 1939-1945--Croatia; World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Case studies; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives;...
    • “Alois Fuchs was born in Croatia on September 19, 1930. His family was evacuated from his hometown of Podravska Slatina in 1943. He lived as a refugee in several German cities and in several refugee camps in Austria. The family came to the United...
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    • Silver cross at the church near Mestia in Svanetia

    • Crosses; Religious articles; Silverwork;
    • “An old cross at the church in Laham near Mestia. Nov 8, 1929.” Source: W.O Field quoted in “With a camera in my hands: William O. Field, pioneer glaciologist: A life history as told to C Suzanne Brown.” Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2004.
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    • Georgian Bible of the 10th Century

    • Bibles; Religious books; Book illustrations;
    • “An old Georgian bible in Mestia said to date from the tenth century, and the only surviving one of that period. Nov 9, 1929.” Source: W.O Field quoted in “With a camera in my hands: William O. Field, pioneer glaciologist: A life history as told to...
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    • Medieval silver icon at a church in Laham near Mestia

    • Religious articles; Icons; Silverwork;
    • “An old icon of beaten silver also at the church in Laham near Mestia. Nov 8, 1929.” Source: W.O Field quoted in “With a camera in my hands: William O. Field, pioneer glaciologist: A life history as told to C Suzanne Brown.” Fairbanks: University...
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    • Svanetian apartment and medieval towers

    • Architecture; Towers; Apartment houses
    • “At the time of our visit in Mestia, this was the house where Muzahan [Dadeshkiliani] had an apartment.” Source: W.O Field quoted in “With a camera in my hands: William O. Field, pioneer glaciologist: A life history as told to C Suzanne Brown.”...
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    • Oral History Interview with Jules Levin, September 3, 1990

    • Antisemitism -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Families -- Jewish -- Wisconsin --Milwaukee; Jews -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- History; Merchants -- Jewish -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Oral history; Polish Americans -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- History
    • “Dr. Jules Levin was born in 1910 to Jewish immigrant parents in a farming community in Milwaukee county. Both of his parents came from a multi-ethnic area of White Russia and knew both Polish and Russian upon their arrival in the United States....
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    • Shkhara mountain (17,038 feet) in Upper Svanetia

    • Views; Mountains; Snow; Land
    • “From this ridge above Ushgul [variation of Usguli] you could see Shkara [variation of Shkhara] (17,038 feet), the third highest peak in the Caucasus and one of the most formidable for mountaineers. Nov 4, 1929.” Source: W.O Field quoted in “With a...
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    • Oral History Interview with Gabriel J. Savaglio, March 31, 1994

    • Barbers -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Barbers -- Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • “Gabriel J. Savaglio was born in 1927 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. His father, a barber, wanted his son to continue the Savaglio barbering tradition. Mr. Savaglio studied the trade in 1947, and then began a three year apprenticeship under his father in...
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    • Oral History Interview with George Gomez, March 21, 1994

    • Barbers -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Barbers -- Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • “George Gomez was born in 1956 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His parents, Charles and Theresa, were Mexican-Americans who had migrated to Milwaukee from Texas. They believed very strongly in education, hard work, family and faith in God. These values...
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    • Oral History Interview with George Weiss, February 28, 1995

    • Danube Swabians -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; German American families -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; World War, 1939-1945 -- Hungary -- Conscript labor; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; Emigration and immigration--Case studies; German...
    • “George Weiss, Jr. was born on April 18, 1927 in Felsonana, a village in the county of Tolna, Hungary. His father George Weiss, Sr. was a farmer and a carpenter. His mother Katherine Schleicher was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but returned to...
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    • Oral History Interview with Hedwig Weil, February 10, 1995

    • Danube Swabians -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; German American families -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Case studies; Emigration and immigration--Case studies; German Americans--Social life and customs; German...
    • “Hedwig Weil was born on September 7, 1925 in Dorf an der Pram, Austria. She married Adam Weil, a Danube Swabian from Kapitano, Slavonia in 1925. They came to the United States in 1955. Mr. Weil worked for the Milwaukee Marble Company polishing...
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    • Oral History Interview with John Kling, March 25, 1993

    • Danube Swabians -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; German American families -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; World War, 1939-1945 -- Hungary -- Conscript labor; German Americans--Social life and customs; German Americans--Societies, etc.; World War,...
    • “John Kling was born on July 13, 1925 in Hogyes, Hungary to John and Margaret (Szeldner) Kling. John's father was employed as a carriage driver until 1935, when he and his family moved to Zomba, Hungary. In Zomba, the Kling family were farmers. In...
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    • Oral History Interview with Kathleen R. Mallak, March 14, 1994

    • Barbers -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Barbers -- Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • “Kathleen R. Mallak was born in the city of Milwaukee and raised in the Bay View area that she still calls home. Her father was a City of Milwaukee worker who drove a garbage truck, and when it snowed he plowed the city streets. Ms. Mallak's mother...
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    • Oral History Interview with Linda Hoppe, March 13, 1994

    • Barbers -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Barbers -- Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • “Linda Hoppe was born in 1961 in Stout, Wisconsin and grew up in the town of West Allis, Wisconsin. She came from a very traditional family; one in which men worked and the women stayed home. And although woman, traditionally, did not work outside...
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    • Oral History Interview with Maria Abt, February 7, 1995

    • Danube Swabians -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; German American families -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives;; Emigration and immigration--Case studies; World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Case studies; German...
    • “Maria Abt was born in Keschinci Yugoslavia on December 7, 1932. Her father owned a hemp factory. Her family was expelled from their home in Spring 1945. After several short stops they finally settled in Leibniz. They spent ten years in Austria...
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    • Oral History Interview with Edward Stein, July 9, 1990

    • Antisemitism -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Families -- Jewish -- Wisconsin --Milwaukee; Jews -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- History; Merchants -- Jewish -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Oral history; Polish Americans -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- History
    • “Mr. Edward Stein was born on the Polish South Side of Milwaukee to Jewish immigrant parents in 1905. His father, Max Stein came from Russia, his mother from Rumania. Upon arriving in Milwaukee Max Stein founded a furniture business with the name...
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    • Oral History Interview with Max Karl, June 29, 1990

    • Antisemitism -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Families -- Jewish -- Wisconsin --Milwaukee; Jews -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- History; Merchants -- Jewish -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Oral history; Polish Americans -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- History
    • “Mr. Max Karl was born within view of the Polish Basilica in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Jewish immigrant parents in 1910. Mr. Karl's father, Louis Karl arrived from Russian Poland in 1898 and opened a dry goods store on the Polish South Side of...
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    • Oral History Interview with Minnie Friedman, June 19, 1990

    • Antisemitism -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Families -- Jewish -- Wisconsin --Milwaukee; Jews -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- History; Merchants -- Jewish -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Oral history; Polish Americans -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- History
    • “Mrs. Minnie Friedman was born over a dry goods store in the Polish South side of Milwaukee to Jewish immigrant parents in 1905. Her father, Louis Karl arrived in Milwaukee in 1898 from a shtetl on the Russian-Austrian border. Her mother came from...
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    • Svanetian house with tower

    • Architecture; Houses; Towers; Mountains; Fences;
    • “Muzahan’s former house and tower in Tsomar, which was taken from him during the revolution—as a prince he hadn’t lived in any palace! It was just a little better than the local farmer’s houses. Oct 31, 1929.” Source: W.O Field quoted in “With a...
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    • Animal team resting in the school courtyard in Svanetia

    • People; Children; Animal teams; Rest stops; Courtyards; Schools
    • “Our outfit in the courtyard of the schoolhouse in Kali. It was the kind of schoolhouse in which we frequently stayed. Nov 6, 1929.” Source: W.O Field quoted in “With a camera in my hands: William O. Field, pioneer glaciologist: A life history as...
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    • Oral History Interview with Sam Crimi, March 16, 1994

    • Barbers -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Barbers -- Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • “Sam Crimi was born on 6 February, 1914 in Marsala, Sicily, the fourth of five children. Crimi's mother worked in the home as both a housewife and a seamstress, and his father worked in one of Marsala's many wineries. The Crimi family began a...
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    • Church of the Virgin above Ushgul in Svanetia

    • Architecture; Religious facilities; Churches; Mountains; Roofs;
    • “The Church of the Virgin above Ushgul. The church had a twelfth century bible. To go into the church required that the three men in charge of the church be present when the door was unlocked and opened. I leafed through the bible and in the...
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    • Church of the Virgin in Upper Svanetia

    • Architecture; Religious facilities; Churches; Crosses; Roofs;
    • “The Church of the Virgin above Ushgul. The church had a twelfth century bible. To go into the church required that the three men in charge of the church be present when the door was unlocked and opened. I leafed through the bible and in the...
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    • Medieval church near Mazaire in Upper Svanetia

    • Architecture; Religious facilities; Churches; Roofs; Stone walls;
    • “The churches in the area were really chapels. From what I could see, they were little treasure houses, keeping sacred ancient religious items. Not even the priest could enter its portals without permission of the village elders. These were not...
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    • Svanetian farmer smoking a pipe

    • People; Clothing & dress; Hats; Portraits;
    • “The farmers were simple and in general very pleasant and hospitable. This is an old Swan at Deis. Oct 24, 1929.” Source: W.O Field quoted in “With a camera in my hands: William O. Field, pioneer glaciologist: A life history as told to C Suzanne...
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    • Monastery of St. Kvirike and St. Ivlita (Lagurka Church) in Svanetia

    • Architecture; Churches; Monasteries; Historic buildings; Religious facilities; People
    • “The monastery of Kirrik and Eflit, one to two miles from the village of Kali. Aug 20, 1929.” Source: W.O Field quoted in “With a camera in my hands: William O. Field, pioneer glaciologist: A life history as told to C Suzanne Brown.” Fairbanks:...
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    • Grade school in Upper Svanetian village

    • People; Teachers; Students; Children; Schools;
    • “The primary school and the children in Lachamul. The people in the village were proud that the school included girls. Oct 25, 1929” Source: W.O Field quoted in “With a camera in my hands: William O. Field, pioneer glaciologist: A life history as...
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    • Usguli village in Upper Svanetia

    • Architecture; Houses; ; Villages; Mountains; Towers;
    • “The uppermost valley of the Ingur River leading to the village of Ushgul [variation of Usguli] was a very remote area where few foreigners had been. There were several different communities. The people here worked all year round. In many...
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    • Travelers near the top of Dongusorun mountain pass in Svanetia

    • Mountains; Passes (Landforms); Snow; People; Horses
    • “The view near the top of Dongus-Orun Pass, crossing the backbone of the Caucasus. Swanetia is on the other side. We had to cross a glacier to reach the pass. I was here again in 1971, but couldn’t obtain permission to walk over the pass into...
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    • Oral History Interview with Walter Jablonski, March 14, 1994

    • Barbers -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Barbers -- Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
    • “Walter Jablonski, Jr. was born in 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His father was employed as a barber and painting contractor, while his mother worked at a variety of jobs, including a clothing factory, Tupperware sales and at a bank. Mr. Jablonski...
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    • William Osgood Field with movie camera and two Svanetian men

    • People; Snow; Cameras; Photographers
    • “We went as high as we could, into the snow on a ridge above Ushgul, to get pictures. I had an Akeley camera. Two men from Ushgul are with me. The ridge of Shkara is in the lower left. Nov 4, 1929.” Source: W.O Field quoted in “With a camera in my...
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    • Shife Jiang's fan calligraphy - 蔣式芬書法扇面

    • Calligraphy (visual work); Poetry
    • Shifen Jiang, born in Hebei, China, was a renowned calligrapher in the late Qing dynasty. Jiang was an imperial scholar in 1877 and later served as the Liangguang salt administrator. Jiang specialized in calligraphy. His style is recognized as...
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    • Kaiyun Wang's semi-cursive script poetry hanging scroll - 王闓運行書詩軸

    • Calligraphy (visual work); Hanging scrolls; Poetry; Running script;
    • Kaiyun Wang, known as Renqiu or Renfu (courtesy names) and Xiangqi (pseudonym), was born in Changsha, China. Wang was a renowned classics researcher, historian, and scholar of Chinese literature. Wang served as a policy adviser to Guofan Zeng (an...
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    • Zongyuan Zhu's fan calligraphy - 諸宗元扇面書法

    • Calligraphy (visual work); Poetry
    • Zongyuan Zhu, known as Zhenzhuang (courtesy name) and Dazhi (pseudonym), was born in Zhejiang, China. Zhu excelled in poetry and Chinese paintings and is well-known for his books discussing principles of calligraphy and drawing.
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    • Tri-Cable Tonight

    • Hate crimes; Stonewall Riots, New York, N.Y., 1969; Gay pride celebrations; Homosexuality and motion pictures
    • (00:00-01:36) -- Opener (01:36-02:09) -- National Association of Women's Centers to hold a meeting at Alverno College (02:09-02:46) -- National Association of Black & White Men Together Conference and the 2nd International Lesbian & Gay Health...
    • tri-cabletonight_08.mp4

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