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Wheeling Spoken History Project


In April, 1994, Carrie and Michael Nobel Kline were awarded a contract to conduct Wheeling's Ethnographic Survey. Over the course of the next year and a half, the Klines conducted more than 150 interviews, launching "The Wheeling Spoken History Project." ▶ Read more about the origins of the Wheeling Spoken History Project

Transcripts from a few select interviews from the extensive collection can be accessed below.

A full list of all interviews conducted, as well as a comprehensive overview of all the work conducted by the Klines for the Wheeling Spoken History Project, can be found at http://www.folktalk.org/ 
   ▶ View full list of interviews conducted by Carrie and Michael Kline 
   ▶ View the comprehensive overview of the entire project at folktalk.org 

Copies of "As They Say in Wheeling, West Virginia: a conversational trip into the city's cultural, industrial and underworld past" and "Wheeling's spoken history: an interim report on the Wheeling cultural heritage survey prepared for the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation and the National Park Service," — also compiled by the Klines for the Wheeling Spoken History Project — are available for viewing in the Wheeling Room at the Ohio County Public Library (Service provided by the staff of the Ohio County Public Library in partnership with and partially funded by Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation).

Complete collections of the recordings are held by Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation and Berea College


▼ Spoken Histories Index

(The following are 22 of over 150 interviews conducted by Dr. Michael and Carrie Kline) 

#
Date
Interviewee Title
 94-001  06/07/94  Chip West   An Early Love of History
 96-002  06/01/94  Ann Norton  Wheeling in the 1920’s - 30’s
 94-003  11/17/94  Bonnie Ellis  West Virginia Northern Community College
 96-004  06/23/95  Elvira Corvino  Italian Family Life in Benwood, WV
 96-005  06/03/94  Frances Cerrone  Growing up Italian in Fulton
 96-006  06/23/94  John "Jack" Fahey  40 years on the B&O
 96-007  07/05/94  Bill Hogan  Wheeling's Wide-Open Days
 96-008  10/11/94  John B. Hunter II  Marine Memories
 96-009  06/19/95  Michael Sinicropi  Executive Speaks on Italian Immigrant History
 96-010  05/05/95  Allen "Butch" Walker  Job Retraining, and the Clean Air Act
 96-011  07/31/95  A.E. "Doc" Hennen  The Boys of Biak
 96-012  06/27/94  David Javersak  An Historical Perspective
 96-013  05/30/95  Robert Victor Marchlenski  Job Retraining Through The Clean Air Act
 96-014  07/05/94  Mary Lou Henderson  Germans in Center Wheeling
 96-015  06/21/94  Michael A Nau  The Price of Progress
 96-016  07/15/95  Alphonse Ruggieri  Italian Culture and the "Neapolitan Serenade"
 96-017  05/16/94  Darlene Stradwick  13 Kids: Entrenched Values
 96-018  06/28/94  George H. Thomas  From 21st and Main on South
 96-019  05/05/95  Mark Uraco  Interview With Mark Uraco
 96-021  10/31/94  Various Local Voices   Pierogi Making at St. Lad's
 96-022  09/2794  Rosalind "Buddy" Rybeck  Rosalind "Buddy" Rybeck
       

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