Minnesota Polka Oral History Project: Interview with Jerry Minar

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Titles Minnesota Polka Oral History Project: Interview with Jerry Minar
Description The interview took place in Minar's studio in the basement of his home. Minar ran JBM Productions, a recording studio and production company that was responsible for putting out the bulk of German and Czech polka or old time recordings being done in Minnesotaat the time. Minar also drew customers from Wisconsin and Iowa. In addition to being a producer of sound recordings, Minar was a fine concertina player and a member of the Ivan Kahle Band. As a result of his musicianship and his contract with many bands, Minar was something of an authority on the Minnesota polka or old time scene. The interview scratches the surface of his knowledge. See the interview summary for further description.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
6 pages interview summary
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:26:37 running time
Creation Interviewee: Minar, Jerry
Interviewer: Leary, James P.
Made in: New Prague, Scott County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/06/1990
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 44 (Library Call Number)
AV1991.3.8 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Polka Oral History Project'


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