Margaret Recalls the Great Flu Epidemic

Dublin Core

Title

Margaret Recalls the Great Flu Epidemic

Description

Margaret shares thoughts about the 1918 flu epidemic which killed 23,000,000 people around the world and 550.000 in the US. She recalls her whole family (except her father) getting the flu, and the steady procession of funerals in her town. 

Creator

Landon, Margaret (1903-1993)

Date

January 1, 1918

Rights

This digital object is protected by United States copyright legislation and/or related rights. This digital object is accessible without charge but its use is subject to the licensing conditions set by the Landon estate. The Landon estate currently reserves all rights.Unless expressly stated otherwise in the licensing conditions, you are free to browse print and make a copy for your own personal purposes. All other acts of reproduction and communication to the public are subject to the licensing conditions attached to the digital object.

Format

.mp3

Identifier

LC20-02

Provenance

Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Duration

5:39

Sound File Location

Box 75: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 1-20

Clip Location

Hour 20, clip 02

Sub-Collection

Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical

Citation

Landon, Margaret (1903-1993) , “Margaret Recalls the Great Flu Epidemic ,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed September 16, 2019, https://omeka.wheaton.edu/items/show/203.