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Rooney WPA Interviews

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Origin of Rooney Family Page 1, Page 2
Will Rooney Page 1, Page 2, Page 3
Michael Rooney Page 1, Page 2, Page 3
Eliza Rooney Brown Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
Michael Killeen Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

About WPA: Life histories were written by the staff of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940. Typically 2,000-15,000 words in length, the documents consist of drafts and revisions, varying in form from narrative to dialogue to report to case history. The histories describe the informant's family education, income, occupation, political views, religion and mores, medical needs, diet and miscellaneous observations. Pseudonyms are often substituted for individuals and places named in the narrative texts.