Siam: Peggy's Birth Certificate

Dublin Core

Title

Siam: Peggy's Birth Certificate

Subject

Birth Certificate

Description

Al Seigle and Kenneth went to register Peggy's birth both at the American Legation and the local police station. Both men did not speak Thai, and the police officers did not speak English, but they were able to communicate about the registration of a newborn. Kenneth and Al managed to get the Thai birth certificate, but years later Kenneth realized that the writing in Thai read, "Baby Seigle," so Margaret's Thai birth certificate was useless.

Creator

Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)

Date

September 1, 1927

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

LC38-02

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

Interviewee

Kenneth Landon (1903-1993)

Duration

2:09

Clip Location

Hour 38, clip 2

Sub-Collection

Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical

Citation

Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: Peggy's Birth Certificate,” Wheaton College Digital Exhibits, accessed April 18, 2019, https://omeka.wheaton.edu/items/show/447.