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Collection Details


Collection Name: Multicultural History Society of Ontario Oral History Collection
Repository Name: Multicultural History Society of Ontario [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dates Spanned: 1976-1987
Description: Interviews conducted between 1976 and 1987 as a preservation technique for the otherwise poorly documented social history of migration and immigration. The collection is organized by ethnocultural group and within each section, by access number. Members of over fifty ethnocultural groups talk about migration, ethnic relations, community life, labour relations, refugees, etc. Includes some interviews with the Ojibway of Walpole Island. Places referred to are located chiefly in Ontario, but also much further afield. Sound quality varies, as does the quality of the summary provided. Over 50 languages. Access and duplication conditions vary. Interview summaries; list of interviews in G. Scardellato, Guide to the Collections of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario, Toronto, MHSO. Partial transcription (very few interviews).
Estimated Total of Interviews: 3871
Broad Subjects: Indigenous Peoples; Emigration and Immigration; Ethnic groups; Sociology
ASP Subjects: Canada; Canada--Social conditions; Culture; Emigration and immigration; Ethnic groups--Canada; Ethnic relations; Ethnicity; Forced migration; Migration, Internal; Ontario; Oral history
Collection Code: OHC0003755