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Audio recording of Johnson Antonio speaking with Charles and Janice Rosenak

 Digital Record
Identifier: A0009_10_18a_Antonio


  • undated



In this recording, the Chuck and Jan Rosenak interview Johnson Antonio at is residence. The interview is conducted in English, however, throughout the interview Antonio receives assistance from a woman, presumably his wife, Lorena Antonio. She occasionally is heard on the recording translating the Rosenaks’s questions from English to Navajo.

In the interview, Antonio discusses growing up on a farm and his school-age years. In his adulthood, he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for over 20 years. At the time of the interview, Johnson said he had only been carving for two years.

Conditions Governing Access

The Charles B. and Janice M. Rosenak Collection is owned by the American Folk Art Museum. The collection is subject to all copyright laws, and is dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship.


1 file(s) ; Length: approx. 11 minutes

Language of Materials


Navajo; Navaho

Related Materials

The full transcript of this recording is available upon request.

Processing Information

This recording was digitized from tape cassette through a grant from the National Recording Preservation Foundation in 2020.

Repository Details

Part of the American Folk Art Museum Archives Repository

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