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Voices of American Homemakers oral history collection

Voices of American Homemakers oral history collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Voices of American Homemakers oral history collection
Creator: National Extension Homemakers Council (U.S.). Oral History Project
Inclusive Dates: 1982-1986
Language: English
Extent: 8 Linear Feet 6 card file boxes, 3 document boxes
Collection Number: ms2445
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

In 1982 the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a major grant to the National Extension Homemakers Council for a three-year, nationwide effort to collect, process and disseminate representative oral histories. Entitled "Voices of American Homemakers," the project combined extensive volunteer effort with careful attention to the professional canons of oral history practice. Professional historians guided the effort throughout, offering substantive perspectives on women's history and technical counsel on oral history. Typically, these oral histories describe homemaking, child rearing and family management in the small towns or rural areas where the women who are being interviwed live. They also discuss the role of Extension Homemaker groups in their lives. Under the terms of the grant, one complete set of the project tapes and associated materials were presented to one repository in each state at no cost to the institution.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 200 oral histories by women throughout the United States. Included are approximately 250 standard cassette tapes, paper copies of the transcripts, a social history of American homemakers and a set of scholarly papers delivered at a 1983 symposium.


Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

NEHC grants users full photocopying privileges and fair use publication rights to maximum of 5000 words from the entire collection. Publication in excess of 5000 words requires written consent of the president of the National Extension Homemakers Council, Inc.

Preferred Citation

Voices of American homemakers, ms2445, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Audiocassettes.
Books.
Child rearing -- United States -- History.
Home economics -- United States.
Homemakers -- United States -- History.
Homemakers -- United States -- Interviews.
Papers (document genre)
Transcripts.
Women -- United States -- Interviews.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Cassettes

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427Alabama, O. Price - Interviewee; M. Becton - Interviewer
426Alabama, Bell - Interviewee; Ennis - Interviewer
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614Alabama, E. McAdams - Interviewee; M. Watkins - Interviewer
630Alabama, S. Mornan - Interviewee; J. Moon - Interviewer
635Alabama, O. Harwell - Interviewee; O. Price - Interviewer
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424Alabama, Andres - Interviewee; Langley - Interviewer
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528Alaska, Eckert - Interviewee; Roland - Interviewer
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333Alaska, Mumey - Interviewee; Walker - Interviewer
318Alaska, Foster - Interviewee; Burgoene - Interviewer
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525Arkansas, Webb - Interviewee; Houser - Interviewer
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632Arkansas, Cypert - Interviewee; Skelton - Interviewer
621Arkansas, V. Jefferson - Interviewee; K. Skelton - Interviewer
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432Arkansas, E. Simmons - Interviewee; M. Houser - Interviewer
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27Arkansas, D. Talley - Interviewee; M. Houser - Interviewer
29Colorado, Leininger - Interviewee; Uno - Interviewer
24Colorado, Uno - Interviewee; Leininger - Interviewer
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536Colorado, Pearl Mehl - Interviewee; Hazel Leininger - Interviewer
511Colorado, Kevan - Interviewee; Leininger - Interviewer
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613Delaware - 1, Tyrawski - Interviewee; Skibinski - Interviewer
615Delaware - 2, Tyrawski - Interviewee; Skibinski - Interviewer
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47Florida, Taylor - Interviewee; Moores - Interviewer
411Florida, Harper - Interviewee; Lindberg - Interviewer
431Florida, E. Gould - Interviewee; A. Moores - Interviewer
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628Florida, T. Barnes - Interviewee; Lindberg - Interviewer
631Florida, E. Cameron - Interviewee; R. Lindberg - Interviewer
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430Florida, P. Lafette - Interviewee; L. Lindberg - Interviewer
44Georgia, Glenwood Homemakers - Interviewee; Mary Hartley - Interviewer
46Georgia, State Past Presidents - Interviewee; M. Hartley - Interviewer
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534Hawaii, G. Brown - Interviewer Sakato - Interviewee;
517Hawaii, Souza, Soon & Kurose - Interviewee;s Kikuchi - Interviewer
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330Idaho, Bright - Interviewee;
329Idaho, Carlson - Interviewee; Bright - Interviewer
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67Illinois, F. Chapman - Interviewee; E. Ross - Interviewer
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45Illinois, C. Diel - Interviewee; E. Ross - Interviewer
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69Illinois, M. Hyde - Interviewee; E. Pagel - Interviewer
623Illinois, K. Wycoff - Interviewee; E. Ross - Interviewer
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25Indiana, P. McCall
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436Kansas #1, Sophie Bigge, Narrator; Athold Reusser, Interviewer
423Kansas #2, Sophie Bigge, Narrator; Athold Reusser, Interviewer
415Kansas, Brenda Van Meter, Narrator; Athol Reusser, Interviewer
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222Kansas, Evelyn Alden, Narrator; Athol Reusser, Interviewer
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315Kentucky, Brookshire - Interviewee; Bertram - Interviewer
326Kentucky, Evans - Interviewee; Bertram - Interviewer
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520Kentucky, Fouts - Interviewee; Bertram - Interviewer
526Kentucky, JoDepew - Interviewee; Bertram - Interviewer
58Kentucky, Jury - Interviewee; Bertram - Interviewer
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65Louisiana, I. Clause
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42Louisiana, Mabel Thompson - Interviewee; Elaine Vidrine - Interviewer
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618Louisiana, V. McIntyre - Interviewee; D. Ashley - Interviewer
620Louisiana, Z. Edwards - Interviewee; R. Fortenberry - Interviewer
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48Louisiana, B. Jones - Interviewee; D. Ashley - Interviewer
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331Maryland #1, Eileen Moon - Interviewee;
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533Michigan, Arvilla Parshall - Interviewer
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624Michigan, Huffman, Kleis, Watkins & Christian - Interviewee;s
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310Michigan, Estella Myers - Interviewee; Joan Lueer - Interviewer
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625Michigan, Fox - Interviewee; Michalek - Interviewer
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312Michigan, Cecilia Lamb - Interviewee; Rhea Thayer - Interviewer
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532Michigan, Rubie M. Gillion - Interviewer
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322Michigan, Luella Hamilton - Interviewee; Petra Swanson - Interviewer
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422Michigan, Ema Jones - Interviewee; Joan Lueer - Interviewer
425Michigan, Mrs. Wilma - Interviewee;
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637Minnesota, Persistent Pals Club - Interviewee; F. Meyer - Interviewer
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57Mississippi, Little - Interviewee; Carmichael - Interviewer
516Mississippi, Simrall - Interviewee; McKnight - Interviewer
513Mississippi, Morgan - Interviewee; Carmichael - Interviewer
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211Mississippi, Newman - Interviewee; McKnight - Interviewer
213Mississippi, Irwin - Interviewee; McKnight - Interviewer
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518Missouri, Lillie Stuery, Narrator; Betty Reynolds, Interviewer
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323Missouri, Frost - Interviewee; Reynolds - Interviewer
34Missouri, Edith Finnell, Narrator; Donna Howard, Interviewer
33Missouri, Edith Gladden, Narrator; Janet Vaughn, Interviewer
325Missouri, Verna Lefman, Narrator; Betty Reynolds, Interviewer
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21Montana, Bladgley & Daniel - Interviewee Stoner - Interviewer
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35Montana, Cartile & Foster - Interviewee; Stoner - Interviewer
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22Montana, Herndon - Interviewee; Mugglier - Interviewer
23Montana, Rieger - Interviewee; Stoner - Interviewer
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328Montana, Taylor - Interviewee; Stoner - Interviewer
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629Montana, L. Hardie - Interviewee; A. Stoner - Interviewer
617Nebraska, A. Coburn - Interviewee; S. Stevens - Interviewer
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37Nebraska #1, Nellie Yost, Narrator; Sandy Hansen, Interviewer
313Nebraska #2, Nellie Yost, Narrator; Sandy Hansen, Interviewer
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435Nebraska, E. Gill - Interviewee; N. Schneemeyer - Interviewer
43New Hampshire, H. Barnstead - Interviewee; G. Roscoe - Interviewer
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636New Hampshire, Torsey - Interviewee; Roscoe - Interviewer
634New Hampshire, Whittemore - Interviewee; Roscoe - Interviewer
633New Hampshire, Merrill - Interviewee; Roscoe - Interviewer
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221New Hampshire, G. Rosco H. Loyd
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63New Hampshire, Dame - Interviewee; Roscoe - Interviewer
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212New Mexico, Martin - Interviewee; Popejoy - Interviewer
217New Mexico, #1 Jessie Halsell, Narrator; Beatrice B. Stagl, Interviewer
216New Mexico, #2 Jessie Halsell, Narrator; Beatrice B. Stagl, Interviewer
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321New Mexico, Ruth James, Narrator; Mary C. Popejoy, Interviewer
335New Mexico, Ima E. Fairly, Narrator; Beatrice B. Stagl, Interviewer
337New Mexico, Mary Moore, Narrator; Mary C. Popejoy, Interviewer
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421New Mexico, tape 2 F. McDonald - Interviewee; B. Stagl - Interviewer
410New Mexico, M. Cauhape - Interviewee; B. Stagl - Interviewer
413New Mexico, F. Mathews - Interviewee; M. Popejoy - Interviewer
433New Mexico, F. McDonald - Interviewee; B. Stagl - Interviewer
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55New Mexico #3, Jessie Halsell, Narrator; Beatrice B. Stagl, Interviewer
54New Mexico #4, Jessie Halsell, Narrator; Beatrice B. Stagl, Interviewer
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611New Mexico, N. Berry - Interviewee; M. Popejoy - Interviewer
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537New Mexico, M. Cauhape Tape 1 - Interviewee; B. Stagl - Interviewer
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616North Carolina, L. Wilson - Interviewee; V. Harris - Interviewer
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429North Carolina, McCall - Interviewee; Harris - Interviewer
428North Carolina, M. Madre - Interviewee; V. Harris - Interviewer
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210North Carolina, Henrietta Phillips - Interviewee; Virginia Harris - Interviewer
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41North Carolina, Hammond - Interviewee; Harris - Interviewer
434North Dakota, Mary Mootz, Narrator; Maryadele Knudson, Interviewer
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223North Dakota Cora Lykken, Narrator; Mary Dele Knudson, Interviewer
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36North Dakota, Margaret Lien, Narrator; Arlene Sagness, Interviewer
320North Dakota, Karen Retzlaff, Narrator; Maryadele Knudsen, Interviewer
327North Dakota, Minnie Ness, Narrator; Arlene Sagness, Interviewer
316Ohio, Winifred Thrush & Mary Shult, Narrator;s Eva Barger, Interviewer
317Ohio, Nellie & Jeanette Stratton, Sarah Adkin, Narrator;s Eva Barger, Interviewer
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214Ohio, Mary Jonas, Narrator; Eva Barger, Interviewer
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414Ohio, Lura Hess, Narrator; Eva Barger, Interviewer
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59Ohio, Betty Wenig, Narrator; Eva Barger, Interviewer
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32Oklahoma, Mary Skelley - Interviewee; Hester Sickles - Interviewer
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523Oklahoma,, Zelma Wood - Interviewee; Hester Sickles - Interviewer
522Oklahoma,, Mrs. Richard Johnston - Interviewee;
512Oklahoma,, Sara Ball - Interviewee; Hester Sickles - Interviewer
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215Oregon, Alice Wand, Narrator; Dorothy Klock, Interviewer
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38Oregon, Saudna Zook, Narrator; Dorothy Klock, Interviewer
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535Oregon, Marie Brown, Narrator; Dorothy Klock, Interviewer
529Oregon, Dorris Graves, Narrator; Dorothy Klock, Interviewer
510Oregon, Dorothy Personette, Narrator; Dorothy Klock, Interviewer
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332South Carolina, Hazel Johnson, Narrator; Bea Cochran, Interviewer
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524South Carolina, Pat Gates, Narrator; Bea Cochran, Interviewer
514South Carolina, #1 Etta Sue Sellers, Narrator; Bea Cochran, Interviewer
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39South Carolina #2, Etta Sue Sullers, Narrator; Bea Cochran, Interviewer
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53South Carolina, Nona L.A. Jennings, Narrator; Bea Cochran, Interviewer
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218South Dakota, I. Hutchendorf
219South Dakota, O. Stroschen
220South Dakota, F. Jenson
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62South Dakota, Cleo Tyler
64South Dakota, Christine Gaffin
610South Dakota, Mrs. Elmer Pontius
619South Dakota, Marge and Clara Kleinjam L. Svec - Interviewer
66South Dakota, Florence Phillips
622South Dakota, B. Tillery Johnson
612South Dakota, Minnie Murphy
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311Tennessee, Hautie Nelson, Narrator; Alph Worrell, Interviewer
314Tennessee, Marion Mariner, Interviewer Mrs. Alton Cole, Narrator;
324Tennessee, Tressa Walters, Narrator; Marion Mariner, Interviewer
334Tennessee, Julia C. White, Narrator; Marion Mariner, Interviewer
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412Virginia, Irby Arnett - Interviewee; Dean Reeves - Interviewer
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336Virginia, Conia Ratliff - Interviewee; Dean Reeves - Interviewer
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521Virginia, Ray Cassell - Interviewee; Dean Reeves - Interviewer
56Virginia, Janet Cassell - Interviewee; Dean Reeves - Interviewer
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49Washington, E. Dagnen - Interviewee; E. Pogorilc - Interviewer
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519Washington, Edna Dagen - Interviewee; Esther Pogorilc - Interviewer
515Washington #1, Violet Cottrell - Interviewee; Esther Pogorilc & Linda Amos - Interviewers
530Washington #2, Violet Cottrell - Interviewee; Esther Pogorilc & Linda Amos - Interviewers
52Washington, Skiles - Interviewee; Colville - Interviewer
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68West Virginia, P. Faulkner - Interviewee; M. McKenzie - Interviewer
626West Virginia, P. Sullivan - Interviewee; M. McKenzie - Interviewer
627West Virginia, D. Cook - Interviewee; M. McKenzie - Interviewer
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224West Virginia, D. Barton - Interviewee; M. Lewis - Interviewer
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61West Virginia, B. McCan - Interviewee; M. McKerr - Interviewer
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437West Virginia, M. Hill - Interviewee; M. McKenzi Interviewer
420West Virginia, A. Peterson - Interviewee; M. Lewis - Interviewer
419West Virginia, G. Humphries - Interviewee; M. Lewis - Interviewer
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31Wisconsin, Lausted - Interviewee; Hoberg - Interviewer
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418Wisconsin, Josephine Nixon - Interviewee; Georgia Hobert - Interviewer
416Wisconsin, Lillian Blonien - Interviewee; Georgia Hobert - Interviewer
417Wyoming #1, Jennie WIlliams - Interviewee; Katherine Martin - Interviewer
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26Wyoming #2, Jennie Williams - Interviewee; Katherine Martin - Interviewer
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51Wyoming, Raymond - Interviewee; Cosner - Interviewer
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319White County, Crouse - Interviewee; Schroeder - Interviewer
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531Hamilton County, Grinstead - Interviewee; Edgerly - Interviewer
527Pulaski County, Schlatter - Interviewee; Binkley - Interviewer
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28Huntington County - 1, Scheerer - Interviewee; Harley - Interviewer
 

2. Transcripts

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71Index and List of Sources
72Alaska
73Alabama
74Arkansas
75Colorado
76Delaware
77Florida
78Georgia
79Hawaii
710Idaho
711Illinois
712Indiana
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81Kansas
82Kentucky
83Louisiana
84Maryland
85Michigan
86Minnesota
87Mississippi
88Missouri
89Montana
810Nebraska
812New Mexico
813North Carolina
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91North Dakota
92Ohio
93Oklahoma
94Oregon
95South Carolina
96South Dakota
97Tennessee
98Virginia
99Washington
910West Virginia
911Wisconsin
912Wyoming
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