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Collection Details


Collection Name: Chatham Kent Museum Oral History Interviews 1989
Repository Name: Chatham Kent Museum [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Dates Spanned: 1989-1989
Description: Interviews conducted in June and July 1989 with long-time residents of Chatham, focusing on the 1930s and 1940s. Topics include entertainment, economic and social changes brought about by World War II, fighting overseas, German concentration camp and Japanese Labour Camp in Kenty County during World war II, the Thames River floods of 1937 and 1947, Blacks in Chatham, the Coloured All-Star Baseball Team, sugar beet production, buildings, and the changing role of women in society. Places referred to include Detroit.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 9
Broad Subjects: Geography; History
ASP Subjects: Canada; Chatham (Ont.)--History; Chatham, ON; Cities and towns--Ontario; City and town life--Ontario; Ontario; Ontario--History; Oral history
Collection Code: OHC0003671