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Whiting, Indiana: Generational Memory, 1991-1993

Gresko, Sophie March 12, 1991; October 11, 1991 

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55 pages; 3 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 106 minutes; index

Bodnar, John

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Scope and Content Note

Sophie Gresko, born in 1902 in Czechoslovakia, recalls her journey to the United States in 1911, her childhood, family, and her adult life in Whiting, Indiana, and her employment history as a young widow with two children to support. She describes the creation of a Slovak bank in Whiting, community life in the town, and the norm among Slovak women of using midwives rather than doctors in giving birth in the first few decades of the twentieth century.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association
    • Liberty Savings and Loan Association
    • Whiting Community Center
    • Personal Names
    • Ciesar, John
    • Kocan, Helen
    • Kozacik, Michael
    • Place Names
    • Czechoslovakia
    • Subjects
    • community life
    • education
    • emigration
    • midwifery
    • Slovak Dom