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Women--British Columbia--Social conditions--1918-1945
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Marion Sarich interview

CALL NUMBER: T3621:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Marion Sarich : organizing working women in the 1930s and 1940s RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1979-08-31 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Ms. Sarich was born in Princeton, BC and later moved to Saskatchewan, later...

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...

Ethel Thompson interview

RECORDED: Fort St. John (B.C.), 1973-12-18 SUMMARY: Arrival in area. Gardening attempts. Wild berries galore. Sheep. Brush fence. Hunting. Women's Institute started in October 1933 -- Christmas program, hospital. School started in 1934. Box-s...

Anita Andersen interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Anita Andersen : the Trocadero strike RECORDED: New Westminster (B.C.), 1979-[09-03 & 12] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Andersen was born in Princeton, where she and her family experienced the collapse of the Princeton min...

Myrtle Bergren interview

CALL NUMBER: T3602:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Myrtle Bergren : working to build the IWA -- a staff person remembers RECORDED: Nanaimo (B.C.), 1979-06-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Bergren was born in England, coming to Canada in 1925 when her fa...

Emily Nuttall interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Emily Nuttall : organizing hotels in the 1940s RECORDED: Toronto (Ont.), 1979-12-31 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Emily Nuttall (nee Watts?) was born in Winnipeg in 1913. She worked in the trade union movement in Winnipeg and then...

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

Peggy Kennedy interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Peggy Kennedy : women war workers -- Boeing Aircraft RECORDED: Langley (B.C.), 1979-06-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Peggy Kennedy was born in [Hyder?], Alaska, emigrating to BC and studying at the University of Victoria. After...

Gladys Hilland interview

CALL NUMBER: T3593:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Gladys Hilland : IWA officer, Local 1-217 - World War II RECORDED: Surrey (B.C.), 1979-07-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Hilland grew up in Saskatchewan where she participated with her brother in the ...

Buster Foster interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Harold (Buster) Foster : The IAM and union women in World War II RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1979-06-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Buster Foster was an engineer; burned in an accident in the early 1930s, he was forced onto relie...

May Martin interview

CALL NUMBER: T3603:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): May Martin : industrial organization in the hotel and restaurant industry, 1940s RECORDED: North Vancouver (B.C.), 1979-07-23 & 25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: May Martin (nee Ansell) came from Capetown...

Liz Wilson interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Elizabeth Wilson : unemployed struggles in the 1930s in Vancouver RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1979-05-26 & 27 ; 1979-06-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Wilson describes the conditions and the struggles of the unemployed du...

Anna Arthur interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Anna Arthur : lower mainland BCGEA RECORDED: Coquitlam (B.C.), 1979-07-25 SUMMARY: Mrs. Arthur was born in Victoria BC; she graduated as a teacher during the Depression, but was unable to find work (early 1930s); she mar...

Vivian Dowding interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Vivian Dowding : early birth control organizing in B.C., 1930s RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1979-07-24 SUMMARY: Mrs. Dowding was a pioneer of birth control in BC. She was a member of the CCF and is still active in the ND...

Behind the Kitchen Door project oral history collection

  • PR-2248
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1984

In 1983 and 1984, the History Division of the National Museum of Man sponsored "Behind the Kitchen Door", an oral history project documenting the day-to-day experiences of British Columbia women in their households during the years 1900-...

National Museum of Man (Canada)

Mickey Dorsey and Eve Chignall interview

CALL NUMBER: T4084:0001 RECORDED: Williams Lake (B.C.), 1981-09-22 SUMMARY: An oral history interview with Hannah "Mickey" Dorsey and Eve Chignall, pioneers in the Chilcotin region. TRACK 1: Mickey Dorsey (born 1910 [1911]) recalls her ...

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...