Eastern European Music in Oregon: John Klobas, 1983  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Danielson, Linda L.
Title
Eastern European Music in Oregon: John Klobas
Dates
1983
Quantity
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
1983_030
Summary
Linda L. Danielson was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
Repository
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
97403
Telephone: 541-346-3925
flr@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Publication of this finding aid was supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.


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Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy and additional stipulations by collectors or informants. See project release form in collection file for additional stipulations.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Project release formReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Oral History
Village life in Yugoslavia: physical, social, and economic mobility; retention of the past in the present; cultural and ethnic identity; beliefs and expectations of those who went to America; what those who stayed behind believed and expected of the immigrants, traditional music
Slavic immigrants' responses to the U.S.A.: reasons for immigrating; efforts to Americanize; mutual care-taking; retention of culture, founding of cultural and mutual aid organizations
Americans' response to Slavic immigrants: expressions of prejudice
Klobas family history: immigration of both parents from Istria to Bend, Oregon; languages spoken in the family; parents' marriage; father's work; life on the farm near Bend
European settlements in Oregon, and music in these contexts: Yugoslav, Czech, scattered Slavic settlers; non-Slavic European groups
Work history of Slavs in Oregon: logging, farming, fishing
Slavic culture retained in Oregon/California: radio programs; dances and other cultural events; holiday customs; weddings, christenings, and parties; singing in the home; music at parties; family tradition of music making
Slavic and other European music in Oregon, California, and Colorado: instruments, dance forms, homogeneization of European music in the U.S.; influence of American culture and popular music on Slavic and other European music; Yugoslav regional musical styles
Informant's experience with Slavic culture: participation in community and family events; cultural isolation and marginality; discovery of and involvement with other Slavic communities; trips to Yugoslavia
Informant's musical development: learning songs aurally; learning to play instruments; finding printed and recorded versions of tunes; discovering music in other European-American communities; comparing old-country and American versions of the tunes; forming a family band
Folktales
Columbus greeted by a Slav
Indians turn out to be Slavs
Yugoslav finds a gold piece on the street, decides to wait until the gold paving is a little thicker
Folksongs
Sinoc Si Meni Rekla (Last Night You Told Me)
Moja Baba Je Pijana (My Wife Is Drunk)
Sarno Nemoj Ti Majki Kazati (If You Would Only Not Tell Your Mother)
LePridi
Oj Maricka Peglaj (Little Mary Do Your Ironing)
Oj Marijana (Little Marianne)
Moja Dekla Jos Je Mlada (My Sweetheart Is Young Yet)
Sve Su Cure Lepe (All the Girls Are Pretty)
Svestkove Alej (The Prune Song)
Jasam Sirota (The Orphan)
Spavas Milko Moja? (Are You Sleeping, Mildred Dear?)
Varala Me Jedna Cura Mlada (A Girl Was Fooling Me Along)
Na Planincah Soln Cice Sije (On the Mountain the Sun Shines)
Ce Te Srce Boli (Be Careful That Your Heart Doesn't Ache)
Instrumental folktunes
Seljancica (The Village Maiden)
O Susanna Schottische
Tic-Toc Polka
Jetelicek U Vody (Clover by the Water)
Cujes Mala (Do You Hear, Sweetie?)
Sic Mic Michika? (Do You Want a Shoemaker?)
Moja Dekla (recent version; see Folksongs, 7)
Od Kud Si, Dekla? (Sweetie, Where are you From?)
Oj Savica (O Little Saba)
Tko Je, Srce, U Te Dirno? (Who Bothered You, My Sweetheart?)
Vencek Narodnih (Folk Wedding)

Interview transcriptReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Sound recordingsReturn to Top

Description Dates
T01_1983_030_A: Interview with John Klobas: Yugoslav music in Oregon, other Eastern European and Central European music in Oregon
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
7 inches
Danielson, Linda L.
October 17, 1983
T01_1983_030_B: Interview with John Klobas: Yugoslav music in Oregon, other Eastern European and Central European music in Oregon
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
7 inches
Danielson, Linda L.
October 17, 1983
T01_1983_030_C: Interview with John Klobas: Yugoslav music in Oregon, other Eastern European and Central European music in Oregon
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
7 inches
Danielson, Linda L.
October 17, 1983

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • folk music
  • folktales
  • immigrants
  • Istrian-American (Yugoslav)
  • oral histories
  • Pan-Slavic-American
  • sound recordings
  • Yugoslav-American
  • Personal Names :
  • Klobas, John
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bend, Or.
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Istrian Penninsula, Slovenia/Croatia, Yugoslavia
  • Los Angeles area, California
  • Scio, Oregon
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project