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Jan [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1984-02-23 SUMMARY: Born 1921. Early family genealogy -- Vancouver. Early childhood and work -- helping mother in home, and early wage labour on farms and in factory. Brief discussion of Exclusion Act. Family laundry bu...

Ruth [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1984-02-28 SUMMARY: Born 1913. Genealogy of family and early childhood in Vancouver. Growing up near Chinatown. Family participation in tailor business. Work in home and school. Poverty of family life. Marriage and life ...

April [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: New Westminster (B.C.), 1984-02-24 SUMMARY: Born 1920. Early genealogy. Childhood experience -- not much participation in home duties. Little discussion of Exclusion Act. No wage work as child. Mother's work in vegetable gardens, fa...

Chinese women and work in B.C. collection

  • PR-1754
  • Collection
  • 1984

The collection consists of oral history interviews with Chinese women about their experiences working in British Columbia from the 1920s to the 1950s. The interviews, with nine first-, second- or third-generation Chinese-Canadian women, were reco...

Adilman, Tamara

Ying [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1984-03-13 SUMMARY: Born 1924. Family history from 1800s, from China to Canada. Growing up in Vancouver's Chinatown and working in family store on Pender Street. Father died -- mother owned and ran store. Discussio...

Waiking Lee [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1984-04-01 SUMMARY: Born 1909. Early family history; parents' arranged marriage. Father's business in Ladysmith, early 1900s; poverty. Mother's work in home, from morning until evening; arduous labour. Ho...