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Jason Holcomb Custom Harvester Oral Histories

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Jason Holcomb Custom Harvester Oral Histories, 1980-2010 | Morse Department of Special Collections

By Cynthia A. Harris

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Collection Overview

Title: Jason Holcomb Custom Harvester Oral Histories, 1980-2010Add to your cart.

Extent: 18.0 Gigabytes

Arrangement: The arrangement has been kept in the original order created by Jason Holcomb.

Date Acquired: 01/24/2017

Subjects: Kansas life and culture - Agriculture and rural life

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains oral histories of custom harvesters operating in Kansas and surrounding states. Twenty-five interviews of individuals and couples, some from Mennonite families, were conducted between 2008 and 2010 by Jason P. Holcomb, Associate Professor of Geography, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, in an oral history project partially funded by the Kansas Humanities Council and the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum (MHAM).

The collection includes six (6) DVDs containing WAV format interview audio files, PDF format transcripts of the interviews, PDF files of published articles, and scanned photo image files of interviewees with photo indexes. An index was created for eight of the interviews in cooperation with the MHAM.

Subject/Index Terms

Kansas life and culture - Agriculture and rural life

Administrative Information

Repository: Morse Department of Special Collections

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Technical Access Note: The DVDs will require a computer or laptop to view.

Acquisition Source: Jason P. Holcomb

Acquisition Method: Donation.

Appraisal Information: Acquired because it documents oral histories of custom harvester families in Kansas.

Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Jason Holcomb Custom Harvester Oral Histories, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

Processing Information: Cynthia A. Harris, Library Assistant III, processed the collection and curator David Allen reviewed it, in March 2017.


Box and Folder Listing


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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Deeds of Gift - 17.8 MB, 2008-2010Add to your cart.

Deeds of Gift Mennonites.pdf - 7.69 MB

Deeds of Gift Non-Mennonite.pdf - 10.2 MB

Folder 2: Photo Scans and Documents - 209 MB, 1980-2010Add to your cart.

1. Farris Pictures, 38 photographs plus photo key - 20.2 MB

2. Harvest Scanning Gerry Rattei Folder - 38.9 MB

(a)  1st Class magazine article "The sharpest harvest fleet in the West"

(b)  Massey Ferguson Ad, letter to editor from Freddie Streit (June 11, 1980), "Proven Technology Keeps MF in Top Spot Among Custom Cutters" by Glenn S. Hensley

(c) Perryton TX Herald article, "Harvest in full swing," June 24, 1990

(d) Yorkton This Week article, "Custom Combining...The Rattei brothers have come all the way from Texas to work here" by Jeff Rud, September 15, 1982

(e) Potter County News, September 2005, newspaper photograph of the charred remains of a John Deer Combine

(f) Potter County News article, "Fire Department Responds to 12 Fires in 15 Days," August 2, 1990

(g) scan0016.jpg, The Hoven Review article "Harvest in Full Swing," August 7, 1986

3. K-State Donation Mennonite Heritage Ag Museum Pic - 124 MB                             

(a) Photograph Key (156 KB)

(b) Keith Albrecht, 14 photos

(c) Keith Dirks, 37 photos

(d) Massey Harris 21A, 3 photos

(e) Orval Regier, 18 photos

(f) Pauls, 36 photos

(g) Randy Ediger, 35 photos

(h) Schmidt's, 26 photos

(i) Waldo Froese, 12 photos

4. Photos Of Interviews from collection of Jason Holcomb - 22.8 MB         

9 photographs (2010): Gerry Rattei, Kenny Pauls, Mike Matejcek, Candice & Perry Hoffman, Slim Meyer & Tom Herberg, Keith & Della Dirks, Mary & Keith Albrecht, Melvin & Vivian Eyster, Mrs. Altendorf, Elmer & Jan Altendorf

5. Harvest Tree pdf - 72.1 KB                                                                                     

A chart created to show connections between Mennonite custom harvesters who participated in or were mentioned in the Kansas Humanities Council/Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum (MHAM) oral histories

6. Washita County Enterprise article, "Harvest Memories...Things have changed a lot in the past 50+ years," by Flo Richardson, June 19, 2008 - 2.42 MB

Folder 3: Transcripts - 7.36 MB, 2008-2010Add to your cart.
K-State Donation.pdf, (7.36 MB), MHAM intro and index (308 KB), 25 transcripts:Keith & Mary Albrecht (292 KB), Elmer & Jan Altendorf (304 KB), Leon & Jada Bulgin (179), Keith & Della Dirks (253 KB), Randy Ediger (163 KB), Melvin & Vivian Eyster (277 KB), Gary & Rick Farris (411 KB), Rick Farris (245 KB), Archie Franz (331 KB), Waldo & Doris Froese (529 KB), Larry Hancock (261 KB), Tom Herberg & Slim Meyer (366 KB), Irene Hoffman (181 KB), Perry & Candice Hoffman (291 KB), Brent Johnson (222 KB), Joyce Johnson (178 KB), Mike Matejcek (182 KB), Kenny & Pam Pauls (154 KB), Linda Pauls (173 KB), Gerry Rattei (422 KB), Orval & Leana  Regier (236 KB), Geral & Margie Schmidt (731 KB), Henry Stock (187 KB), Forrest Tupper (359 KB), Les White (291 KB)
Folder 4: Jason Holcomb Oral History K-State Donation - 20.2 KB, 2080-2010Add to your cart.
Excel Spreadsheet listing the items donated to K-State.
DVD 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Froese - 1.43 GB, 2008, 2010Add to your cart.

Forese_2010.wav - 824 MB

Waldo Doris Froese 2008 Oral History.wav - 645 MB

Folder 2: Schmidts - 2.44 GB, 2008-2010Add to your cart.

Geral and Margie Schmidt 2009.wav - 1.02 GB

Geral Schmidt 6-30-09.wav - 94.9 MB

Geral Schmidt July 2008 Oral History.wav - 203 MB

Margie Schmidt oral history 2008.wav - 523 MB

Schmidt 2010.Wav - 631 MB

DVD 3Add to your cart.
Digital content 1: Albrecht_Keith.wav - 603 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 2: Altendorf.wav - 666 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 3: Bulgin.wav -257 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 4: Dirks_Keith_Della.wav - 807 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 5: Ediger_Randy editor for donation.wav - 463 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 6: Eyster_Melvin_Vivian.wav - 410 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 7: Franz_Archie.wav - 859 MBAdd to your cart.
DVD 4Add to your cart.
Digital content 1: Farris Rick 2010.wav - 546 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 2: Farris1_Rick_Gary.wav - 1.05 GBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 3: Hancock_Larry.wav - 523 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 4: Herberg and Meyer.wav - 517 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 5: Hoffman_Irene.wav - 240 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 6: Hoffman_Perry_Candice donation copy.wav - 510 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 7: Johnson Brent 2008 Oral History.wav - 231 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 8: Johnson Joyce 2008 Oral History.wav - 391 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 9: Matajcek.wav - 255 MBAdd to your cart.
DVD 5Add to your cart.
Digital content 1: Pauls_Ken_Pam.wav - 511 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 2: Pauls_Linda edited for donation.wav - 605 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 3: Rattei.wav - 1.17 GBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 4: Regier.wav - 833 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 5: Stock Henry 2008 Oral History.wav - 237 MBAdd to your cart.
Digital content 6: Tupper_Forrest.wav - 807 MBAdd to your cart.
DVD 6Add to your cart.
Digital content 1: White_Les combined.wav - 598 MBAdd to your cart.

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