Siam: Margaret and Kenneth Describe Monsoons

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Siam: Margaret and Kenneth Describe Monsoons




Kenneth and Margaret describe the monsoon rain and its sudden, violent hits. Kenneth explains the rainy season process and the crop seasons it gave for different areas in the peninsula. Some regions had three crop seasons while others had two. A monsoon rain would hit very suddenly and violently. One moment you were dry and the next you were soaked, and there was "no-inbetween" They sound was awe-inspiring, and it was especially dreadful in the jungle.


“Landon, Margaret (1903-1993) Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)”


January 1, 1929


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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



Sound File Location

Box 77: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 38-54

Clip Location

Hour 51, clip 10


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical



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