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|Title||In the Delta Saloon: Conversations with Residents of Virginia City, Nevada, Recorded in 1949 and 1950|
|Oral History #||159|
Avansino, Louis A.
Blake, Ed "Deacon"
Bowie, John Douglas
Colletti, Edward S., 1917-1988
Gold Tooth Tony
Powder River Jack
Russell, W. S. "Shorty"
Sanchez, Dorothy Lucille
Spindell, David E.
Zalac, John A., 1917-
|Description||In the autumn of 1989, the University of Nevada Oral History Program was informed that the American Folklife Center, a department of the Library of Congress, held in its collection numerous audio tapes made in Virginia City in 1949 and 1950. The tapes had never been transcribed, and there was no description of what they contained, but the list of people whose voices were recorded on them included a number of names that are prominent in the twentieth-century history of Virginia City and the Comstock. The recordings (approximately twenty hours in total) were made by Duncan Emrich, a noted folklore scholar who was chief of the Folklore Section of the Library of Congress from 1946 through 1955. An arrangement was made with the American Folklife Center that it would provide the Oral History Program with copies of Emrich's Virginia City tapes in return for a copy of the transcripts made. Emrich did most of the recording in the cheerfully raucous surroundings of the Delta Saloon. The participants gathered at the Delta for drink, games, and conversation, and Emrich recorded them as they regaled each other with stories and song.|
|LC Subject Headings||
Interviews -- Nevada -- Virginia City
Virginia City (Nev.) -- Social life and customs
Virginia City (Nev.) -- Biography
|Oral History Topic Compilation||In the Delta Saloon: Conversations with Residents of Virginia City, Nevada|
|Publisher||University of Nevada Oral History Program|
|Ordering and Permissions Information||All UNOHP interviews are copyrighted materials. They may be downloaded and/or printed for personal reference and educational use, but not republished or sold. Under "fair use" standards, excerpts of up to 1000 words may be quoted for publication without UNOHP permission as long as the use is non-commercial and materials are properly cited. The citation should include the title of the work, the name of the person or people interviewed, the date of publication or production, and the fact that the work was published or produced by the University of Nevada Oral History Program (and collaborating institutions, when applicable). Requests for permission to quote for other publication, or to use any photos found within the transcripts, should be addressed to the UNOHP, Mail Stop 0324, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557-0324. Original recordings of most UNOHP interviews are available for research purposes upon request.|
|Identifier||F849.V8 E48 1991|
|Contributing Institution||University of Nevada, Reno|