• Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Jim Pekol, piano accordion, and a tuba player accompany the Phillips Czech-Slovak Singers, including Dolly Petruzalek (left). For all items from this session, see link for "Czech-Slovak Community Fest…

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  • Tomesh family table spread

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Jaternice (Czech sausage made from pork scraps and kasha) and poppy seed cake at a feather-stripping party at the farm home of John and Rose Tomesh. For all items from this session, see link for "Inte…

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Embroidered dish cloth with fiddling woman, plow horse, and farm hand, along with the Czech phrase "Kde domov muj?" (Where is my home?)--the title of the Czech national anthem. For all items from this…

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  • Pulaski is a polka town

    Leary, James P., 1950, March, Richard, 1946

    Chapter 22 from the book Down Home Dairyland: A listener's guide. With audio file of the corresponding installment of the radio program.

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  • Music before milking: The very musical Brueggen family

    Leary, James P., 1950, March, Richard, 1946

    Chapter 11 from the book Down Home Dairyland: A listener's guide. With audio file of the corresponding installment of the radio program.

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Sidonka Wadina, Slovak wheat weaver, accompanied by her daughter--both in Slovak folk dress--displays and talks about her folk art practices. For all items from this session, see link for "Czech-Slova…

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  • The Manitowoc Bohemian sound

    Leary, James P., 1950, March, Richard, 1946

    Chapter 18 from the book Down Home Dairyland: A listener's guide.

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  • She and He Haugh Band

    Leary, James P., 1950

    The She and He Haugh Band, a Czech polka band from the Yuba, Wisconsin, area, performs at Folklore Village Farm during the 1998 Midwest Folklife Festival.

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Lilian Tomesh Dvorak uses a homemade "pirko" or goose feather brush to apply an egg-white finish to prune-filled Czech kolaches for an extended family feather-stripping party at the farm home of her b…

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Lilian Tomesh Dvorak shows ribbons won at the Barron County Fair for her prune-filled Czech kolaches, while making some for an extended family feather-stripping party at the farm home of her brother a…

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  • Interview with Raymond Liska

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Interview with Czech American musician Raymond Liska recorded in Hillsboro, Wisconsin. Liska discusses his growing up playing Czech music and playing with the Rott Band.

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Dolly Petruzalek in Czech peasant traditional dress sings a Czech song, accompanied by piano accordionist Victor Kuchera. The music stand, painted with Czech floral folk motifs, includes a Czech phras…

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Phillips Czech-Slovak Singers perform, including Dolly Petruzalek (center, in pink folk costume). For all items from this session, see link for "Czech-Slovak Community Festival."

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    The extended Tomesh family enjoy Czech songs and tunes, while being recorded by folklorist Jim Leary with a stereo Nagra tape recorder in the home of John and Rose Tomesh. From left to right: Joe Tome…

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  • Interview with Jerome Wojta

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Interview with trumpeter Jerome Wojta recorded at his home in Two Creeks, Wisconsin.

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  • Interview with Dan Jerabek

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Interview with musician "Tuba" Dan Jerabek of Ripon, Wisconsin. Recorded at Americano's Dance Hall, Appleton, Wisconsin.

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  • Tomesh family

    Leary, James P., 1950

    In the aftermath of stripping goose feathers for down pillows and comforters, the Tomeshes gather to enjoy Czech songs and tunes. From left to right: Joe Tomesh, piano accordion; John Tomesh, button a…

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Bill of fare at Czech-Slovak Community Festival, including jaternice, a Czech sausage made with pork livers and kasha. For all items from this session, see link for "Czech-Slovak Community Festival."

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  • Old-time music in Stevens Point

    Leary, James P., 1950, March, Richard, 1946

    Chapter 21 from the book Down Home Dairyland: A listener's guide. With audio file of the corresponding installment of the radio program.

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  • Czech-Slovak Community Festival

    Leary, James P., 1950

    Attendees at the Czech-Slovak Community Festival view the Polka Music, Polka Culture traveling photo-text exhibit produced by the Wisconsin Folk Museum of Mount Horeb. For all items from this session…

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