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Mary Lee Chan and Shirley Chan interview

CALL NUMBER: T3170:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Strathcona neighbourhood : the Chinese community RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Chan discusses: her family background; life of her grandfather; 1907 Vancouver Chin...

Other times, other places : My great-granny was a boy

SUMMARY: "Canadian School Broadcasts" was a series of educational radio programs designed to supplement existing school curriculum. The majority of broadcasts were organized and administered at the provincial ;level by the Departments of...

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 ...

Nancy [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1984-03-13 SUMMARY: Born 1921. Family history, from China to Canada. Work in home as a child. Mother's work in home. Growing up in Victoria's Chinatown on Fisgard and Cormorant Streets. Shopping for food daily...

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...

Norma [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1985-08-30 SUMMARY: What the Intercultural Association is, what they do; programs they have; ways they reach groups of immigrants; agencies that refer immigrants; staff; funding and staffing problems; getting worse since...

Myrna [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1985-08-30 SUMMARY: Came from Hong Kong in 1984; was working in a bank and a school as a secretary; meeting husband; marriage; immigration to Canada; feelings about coming to Canada; speaking English, learning English; c...

Dana [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1985-08-21 SUMMARY: Came from China [big city near Hong Kong] in December 1980; was an accountant in China; why she came - her children were here; difficulty in coming to Canada; what she knew about Canada; differences ...

Eileen [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1985-08-21 SUMMARY: Came from Taiwan to Vancouver in 1983; came to Canada because her children are here; what surprises she found here; working; marriage; differences here and in Taiwan; living conditions Taiwan, better...