Item AAAB3976 - Duke Ackerman interview

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Duke Ackerman interview

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  • 1979-12-12 [date recorded] (Creation)

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SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Duke Ackerman : Christmases in Victoria, Manila, and Guam, and during the Depression RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-12 SUMMARY: Duke Ackerman was born in 1900 on Michigan St., James Bay, Victoria. Family background; father a sealer and city employee. Christmases in Victoria were a grand family affair with five children and gue;sts. Grandmother did the baking. Special Christmas affairs at Church. Toys. Older brother away at war. Other Christmases in Manila and one in Guam. ITT cable ship. Curried turkey in Guam. Laying the c;able, preparing the cable. WWII years, before Pearl Harbour. Christmas during the Depression: hampers, people helping each other. Christmas trees, pre 1930s. Life on board the cable ship.;

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Rich Mole, 1981


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  • Transcript on file.
  • Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-211.

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  • Copying Restriction: None.
  • Use Restriction: For private and educational use only. Not for broadcast or commercial use without permission of the B.C. Archives.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright British Columbia Archives.

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Recorded as research for "Seasons Greetings from British Columbia's Past", Sound Heritage Series no. 29.

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Accession number(s): T3582

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speaker: Duke Ackerman, interviewer: Rich Mole

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