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Interview with John Hawkins [audio]
Hawkins describes his parents' background as well as his childhood growing up in the Flats, including entertainment and games, chores, local businesses, Christmas and Fourth of July traditions, typical dress, and his house.
Box 4, Casette 162
[Description and dates], 1970370_102313_hawkins, Box 4, Casette 162, Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370)
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Digitized by Hagley Museum and Library. Software: Adobe Audition CS6 (Windows). Encoding: Microsoft PCM. Constant 2304kbps, 96KHz, 24-bps. 1.47 GB.
New Castle (Del.)
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
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Childhood and youth of a personGamesHousesReminiscing
John Victor Hawkins (b. 1917) grew up in the Flats, owned by Bancroft, as well as in Wilmington. His father worked in the box factory at Hagley Yard.
there is a strange clicky sound present in the original recording as well as a brief voiceover in the last minute--was this recorded over another recording? ; tape flips at 46:11
1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog. TRT 1:30:27.
Hawkins, John Victor