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Audio recording of William Dawson speaking with the Rosenaks

 Digital Record
Identifier: A0009_10_20a_Dawson; A0009_10_20b_Dawson


  • 1982-03-20



In this recording, William Dawson speaks with Chuck, Jan, and Tom Rosenak at his home in Chicago. Another man, presumably Dawson’s brother, and a woman named Sheila (perhaps Sheila Rosenak?) can also be heard on tape. Dawson recounts growing up on a farm in Alabama with beautiful white horses. Most of the recording captures the group discussing the various wood carvings around the Dawson residence.

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.


2 file(s) (Side A and B of the cassette are available as separate digital files.) ; Length: approx. 13 minutes

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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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