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Yetter, Blanche MacAdoo

Existence:
 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1897    

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Blanche MacAdoo Yetter, 1984 April 3

 File — Box 6, Tape: 276-277
Accession: 1970-370
Scope and Content:

Interviewer: Betty Wagner in Claymont, Delaware

Yetter discusses about homes and families in Squirrel Run. The interview is primarily concerned with daily life including cooking, cleaning, habits, and maintenance work. Types of social activities and customs are also discussed, as well as Mrs. Yetter’s memories of explosions, and her life after leaving Squirrel Run.

Dates: 1984 April 3

Blanche MacAdoo Yetter, 1984 May 30

 File — Box 6, Tape: 278-279
Accession: 1970-370
Scope and Content:

Interviewer: Betty Wagner in Claymont, Delaware

Yetter discusses certain subjects at length including the “sand hole”, an area close to the du Pont family cemetery, sewing, marriage traditions, gardening, types of clothing and their care, funerals, illnesses, and schooling. Home life and duties such as cleaning and cooking that was recalled in the first interview continues to be discussed.

Dates: 1984 May 30

Blanche MacAdoo Yetter, 1984 July 25

 File — Box 6, Tape: 280
Accession: 1970-370
Scope and Content:

Interviewer: Karen Perkins in Claymont, Delaware

Yetter discusses ornamental and vegetable gardening near the near the DuPont Company Hagley Yards. Mrs. Yetter talks about the types of vegetables her family grew and how they did so, as well as what kind of flowers was grown on their property. Other areas and family gardens in which Mrs. Yetter was familiar is also discussed.

Dates: 1984 July 25

Blanche MacAdoo Yetter, 1985 February 19

 File — Box 6, Tape: 281-282
Accession: 1970-370
Scope and Content:

Interviewer: Betty Wagner in Claymont, Delaware

Yetter discusses social life and activities, excursions to the city of Wilmington, people she knew as a child and young adult, cooking traditions, church, holidays, games, the layout of homes, vegetable gardening, and more details on daily life in the home.

Dates: 1985 February 19