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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...

Carol [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1985-08-19 SUMMARY: Talks about her escape from Vietnam on a boat in 1980; talks about camp in Malaysia and being allowed to come to Canada; arrival in Montreal, then Victoria; help from different Canadian people; what l...

Alice [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1985-08-16 SUMMARY: Came to Canada from West Germany in 1958, her husband came in 1956; he got a job right away in the Kootenays; she stayed and worked in an office to earn money for the fare to move to Victoria; left da...

Faye [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1985-08-21 SUMMARY: Came from the Western Ukraine in the Soviet Union in 1979 with her husband; difficulties in coming, language problems; graduated and taught French there; husband got language classes; she took ESL; g...

Isabel [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1985-08-22 SUMMARY: Came to Vancouver in November 1984 from Northern India; married in 1983, arranged by parents; just at home before that, went to college for two years, finished in 1975; supported by parents; husband ...

Betty [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1985-08-16 SUMMARY: Came from Tokyo, Japan in 1969; to Vancouver; husband wanted to live here; they knew no one here; moved to Victoria to get another job; biggest problem was not knowing English; was working in the Japa...

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

Kathryn [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1985-08-26 SUMMARY: Came from the south of France in 1982; was a student, her husband is Canadian; talks about marriage and leaving France; how her lifestyle changed upon moving to Canada; social strata more strict in Fr...

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 ...

Jane [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1985-08-17 SUMMARY: Came from Punjab, India in 1980; was a housewife; husband working in a private company; three children came here with her, sponsored by her son; better living here than in India; she takes care of th...

Hannah [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1985-08-22 SUMMARY: Born in India; came here with family in 1962; returned for 10 months in 1974; father is a Sikh priest, asked to come to Canada; mother encouraged him to come; father worked in mill as well; wages in ...

Lena [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1985-08-27 SUMMARY: Came from mainland Greece near Delphi in 1960; small towns and villages in that area; she left when she was fifteen, she wanted more freedom; sister came to marry; changes in coming here; returned hom...

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...

Gina [pseudonym] interview

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1985-08-21 SUMMARY: Came from Argentina in 1969; was working for an airline selling tickets; took French and Italian; husband's brother coming here from Italy, so they came too; lived with them; had three children ...