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Collection Details


Collection Name: Canadian Yearly Meeting Archives Oral History Collection
Repository Name: Pickering College. Canadian Yearly Meeting Archives [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Local Identifier: OH # 1, 2, 3 (boxes)
Dates Spanned: 1980-
Description: Interviews conducted mostly since 1980. Most interviewees give a picture of their life : family, early childhood and relationship to meeting (local church) of which they were a part. They describe their education, some in Friends' boarding schools (in the United States) and in Pickering College. They discuss their choice of life's work and pursuit of it, including service work with Friends Ambuance and Relief in Europe and China as volunteers in World War II. They describe their ties to the larger community. Interviewers asked questions which allowed interviewees to speak of meetings and individuals they had known, to give a wider picture of Quakerism in Canada. Places referred to are Ottawa, Toronto, Norwich, and Lobo, Ontario, and Swarthmore, Saskatchewan. This is an ongoing project, which has benefited from the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation grant. Sound quality varies, a few interviews are on older, poorer quality tapes. English. Open. Index in preparation : by name if interviewee, place, dates, meeting affiliation and so on. Partial transcription (ca. 50 percent).
Estimated Total of Interviews: 50
Broad Subjects: Biography; Religion
ASP Subjects: Biography; Canada; Ontario; Oral history; Quakers; Society of Friends
Collection Code: OHC0003665