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Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Mildred M. Grey, Interview Date: 1977 May 2, Date Digitized: 1/30/2017

Identifier: MSS0018_au032

Scope and Contents

The oral history interview of Mildred M. Grey was conducted by UNO student Janet Pistille on May 2, 1977. Grey grew up on a farm near Maryville, Missouri. Grey was a young woman during the Great Depression era. Grey talked about how her family produced almost all of their own household goods as there was no money to be had at the time. As an example of this, she described the steps for making a variety of soaps. Grey also talked about how the changing technology, such as washing machines and telephones, made life easier. She described how it was a relief to use new technologies and how they were put to use when they were first came available.


  • Interview Date: 1977 May 2
  • Date Digitized: 1/30/2017


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Users are required to listen the streaming audio available online. Due to their fragile nature, the original audiocassettes may not be played in Archives & Special Collections.


1 Cassettes

Materials Specific Details


Materials Specific Details

Original format: cassette tape; Digital format: mp3


Interviewer: Janet Pistelle


Runtime: 01:02:43

Repository Details

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

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States