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Whiting, Indiana: Generational Memory, 1991-1993


Interviewee
Jancosek, George January 28, 1991 

Call Number
91-017

Physical Description

24 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 85 minutes; index

Interviewer
Dabertin, David

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

George Jancosek, a dentist and orthodontist born on September 5, 1932, recalls his family and childhood in Whiting, Indiana, growing up with no central heating or hot water, and the work ethic and emphasis on education he gained from his Czechoslovakian parents. He speaks of local politics, the importance of Catholicism, the strong cultural ties in the community, and the setting up of his dental practice in Whiting. In addition, Mr. Jancosek cites America's moral degradation and increased materialism as some of the major changes that have occurred over the years.

  • Access Status
    • Corporation Names
    • Standard Oil Company
    • United States Army
    • Family Names
    • Bercik
    • Occupation Names
    • dentist
    • orthodontist
    • Personal Names
    • Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
    • Place Names
    • Austria-Hungary
    • Gary, Indiana
    • Korea
    • Subjects
    • Catholicism
    • dental practice
    • education
    • local politics
    • morals
    • pollution
    • Slovak immigrants
    • steel mills
    • Vietnam War
    • World War II