Fonds PR-2171 - Joseph Haegert fonds

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Joseph Haegert fonds

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  • 1941-1998 (Creation)
    Haegert, Joseph, 1902-

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6 cm of textual records, 18 audio cassettes and 1 videocassette

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Joseph Haegert was born in 1902. He grew up in Victoria, worked on board whaling supply ships, travelled around the world as a wireless operator aboard freighters and trans-oceanic passenger ships, and served aboard supply ships and troopships during World War Two.

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The fonds consists of Joseph Haegert's reminiscences of his boyhood in Victoria, ca. 1910-1916, and of his experiences aboard whaling supply ships. It also includes contemporary accounts of his travels around the world as a wireless operator aboard freighters and trans-oceanic passenger ships, and accounts of his wartime experience aboard supply ships and troopships. The written material is complemented by Haegert's tape-recorded reminiscences (ca. 1985), and by a videotape interview recorded in 1998.

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Presented by Joseph Haegert in 1988 and 1998.


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No further accruals are expected.

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Archives code(s): MS-2511; T4323; V1999:04.

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Accession number(s): 88-011; 90-9674; 93-5895; T4323; V1999:04


Sound recording and moving image originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.

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