Item AAAB8291 - Bent Gestur Sivertz interview

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Bent Gestur Sivertz interview

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  • 1989-02 & 03 [date recorded] (Creation)

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CALL NUMBER: T4374:0001 RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1989-02-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Christian Sivertz (father) and his background in Iceland; emigration to America; settling in Winnipeg, 1883, and life and work there; move west to Victoria, 1890; impressions; work on the B.C;. Electric railway. TRACK 2: Icelandic community in Victoria; grocery store enterprise; farming in Point Roberts; return to Victoria; joins post office; political activity; unionization of letter car;riers; trade-union activity and its effect on the family.;

CALL NUMBER: T4374:0002 RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1989-03-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 2: Life in the Sivertz household, Victoria, early 1900s; social life -- the Victoria Icelandic community and its culture; organization of the household; school days in Victoria; trade union acti;vities of Christian Sivertz; James Watters; formation of B.C. Federation of Labour, 1910; Christian Sivertz as BCFL president; political activities of Christian Sivertz and views on a labour party; at;titude to J.S. Woodsworth and the CCF. [TRACK 2: blank.];

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British Columbia Historical Association. Victoria Section, n.d.


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Reference cassette copy (T4374:0001 only) available in container 000443-365.

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Accession number(s): T4374

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speaker: Bent Gestur Sivertz, interviewer: John Gordon Lover

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