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Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Edward Sweeney, Interview Date: 1977 May 6, Date Digitized: 2/10/2017

Identifier: MSS0018_au065

Scope and Contents

The oral history interview of Edward Sweeney was conducted by UNO student Ronald Bartlett on May 6, 1977. Sweeney was born in Beebeetown, Iowa and spent the majority of his youth in hard labor after his father and some of his younger siblings died. Sweeney joined the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I and spent the war fighting in France. Once he returned to the U.S. after WWI, he worked in a variety of different jobs including for the Miami police force on eliminating gangs. Sweeney held strong opinions against U.S. Presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt.


  • Interview Date: 1977 May 6
  • Date Digitized: 2/10/2017


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1 Cassettes

Materials Specific Details


Materials Specific Details

Original format: cassette tape; Digital format: mp3


Interviewer: Ronald Bartlett


Runtime: 00:53:27

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

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