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Whiting, Indiana: Generational Memory, 1991-1993

Kus, Leo J.; Michalak, Frank March 8, 1991 

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45 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 131 minutes; index

Craver, Amy

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Scope and Content Note

Leo J. Kus, born on June 7, 1919, and Frank Michalak, born on December 8, 1917, recall their childhoods and coming of age in Whiting, Indiana. They speak of their experiences during the Great Depression and World War II, their employment at Standard Oil Company, and their experiences with labor unions. They discuss Whiting's community life and the changes it has undergone over the years. Mr. Kus cites the main problem of America as the replacement of faith in God by unfounded faith in man.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Dance Land
    • Democratic Party
    • Standard Oil Company
    • Whiting Community Center
    • Occupation Names
    • construction pipe fitter
    • Personal Names
    • Miller, R.B.
    • Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
    • Place Names
    • Poland
    • Subjects
    • Catholicism
    • community life
    • ethnic diversity
    • family values
    • Great Depression
    • local industry
    • local politics
    • religion
    • unions
    • women workers
    • work ethic
    • World War II