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Collection Details


Collection Name: Etobicoke Public Library Oral History Project
Repository Name: Etobicoke Public Library [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Dates Spanned: 1982-1982
Description: Material collected in 1982, as part of a summer student grant program undertaken by the Etobicoke Historical Society. Interviews were conducted with senior citizens, both men and women, including descendents of early families, persons once active in community life, etc. These citizens up in their respective communities, including school days, social activities, prevailing customs, churches, agriculture, music, sports, municipal government, and transportation. Significant developments and changes experienced over the years were also recorded, with an emphasis on the years 1900 to 1945. Places mentioned include Etobicoke, Alderwood, Eatonville, Islington, Kingway, Lambton Mills, Mimico and Weston, Ontario. English. Open. Summaries of each interview, subject index including communities within Etobicoke. Compete transcription, 289 pages.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 32
Broad Subjects: Geography; History
ASP Subjects: Canada; Cities and towns--Ontario; City and town life--Ontario; Community; Etobicoke, ON; Local history; Ontario; Ontario--History; Oral history; Toronto, ON; Weston, ON
Collection Code: OHC0003690