I-69: DeKalb County Survey

Description

Ilze Akerbergs conducted 16 days in the field in DeKalb County over the span of three weeks in August 2005. She recorded a total of 40 interviews, ranging from 6 minutes and 75 minutes. Her collection also includes excerpts from two concerts and one informal jam session, which she attended while in the county. She took a total of about 600 images during that time, and kept fieldnotes in the field. From quilters and wood carvers to community jams and traditional music, she documented the work of a wide range of artists.

Collector(s)

  • Ilze Akerbergs

Items in the I-69: DeKalb County Survey Collection

Betty Hamman is a mostly self-taught rag rug weaver. She grew up on a farm near Waterloo, Indiana and has loved farm life ever since. Hamman grew up with her ten brothers and one sister. She liked the idea of recycling things, and so rag rug weaving…

Bill Hubbart makes cabinets, dollhouses, building blocks, and other things. Hubbart works mostly from patterns in books, but also makes his own designs. He gives most of his work to family and friends, and does not have a large collection at home. He…

Patrick Payton owns and is the only paid worker at Dink’s custom cabinet shop. He went into the business with his father, but his father doesn’t require any pay, and does it only as a hobby. Dink’s has lots of volunteer workers who participate,…

Dr. Paul Rexroth had very little time for an interview, being a doctor, but he did grant TAI a brief introduction at his office. Rexroth is a family man and has eight children. The oldest was enchanted by her father’s playing on the piano and…

Utah Rowe was born in the mountains of Kentucky and left home at 13 years of age to work in the coal mines. He moved to Indiana in 1948 and lived in the town of Auburn. Rowe has been married twice and has several children, grandchildren, and great…

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