Item AAAB0057 - Rene Marcellin interview

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Rene Marcellin interview

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  • sound recording

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  • 1972-05-01 [date recorded] (Creation)

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Transferred in 1974, at the time of the creation of the Aural History Programme, PABC; receipt filed 1982-11-02.

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CALL NUMBER: T0055:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Rene Marcellin discusses Maillardville and Fraser Mills, 1910-1945 PERIOD COVERED: 1910-1945 RECORDED: Coquitlam (B.C.), 1972-05-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Rene Marcellin was born in 1900 in Rockland, Ontario, and discusses his arrival in Maillardville in 1910. Company houses for workers. The construction of private dwellings by millworkers. Working at Fraser Mills in 1918. The various ethnic communities located around Fraser Mills. The growth and development of Fraser Mills. TRACK 2: Description of homes in Maillardville. Problems between Roman Catholics and Protestants in school. Description of ceremonies in the Roman Catholic Church. Working at Fraser Mills. Social and economic conditions in the area 1910-1945.;

CALL NUMBER: T0055:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Rene Marcellin discusses strikes and union work at Fraser Mills, 1930s PERIOD COVERED: 1910-1972 RECORDED: Coquitlam (B.C.), 1972-05-01 SUMMARY: Mr. Rene Marcellin discusses working at Fraser Mills in the shingle mill. Description of the 1931 strike at Fraser Mills, union activity. Support for strike by various groups. Details on work at Fraser Mills. Effect of the Depression on Maillardville. Being blacklisted. Personal philosophy on religion.;

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Reynoldston Research and Studies, 1974


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  • Complete transcript on file.
  • Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-005.

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  • Copyright Status: RRAS copyright presumably transferred to BC Archives along with physical custody.

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Accession number(s): T0055

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speaker: Rene Marcellin, interviewer: Cheryl Pierson

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