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Collection Details


Collection Name: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Oral History Project 1977
Repository Name: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Local Identifier: M 23/1
Dates Spanned: 1977-1983
Description: Interviews conducted between 1977 and 1983 mostly as part of a 1977 Works project. Long-time residents of Northwestern Ontario share their memories, experiences and knowledge of the region's history : childhood, schools, customs, farm life, pioneer life, logging, the retail trade, shipbuilding, shipping, aeronautics, the Great Depression, immigration, journalism, broadcasting, politics and government, World War II, missionary work, and the Ojibwa. Places referred to include Thunder Bay, Silver Islet, Nipigon, and South Gillies. English. Open. Detailed inventory. Partial transcription (40 interviews), ca. 300 pages.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 50
Broad Subjects: Geography; History
ASP Subjects: Business enterprises--Ontario; Canada; Education--Ontario; Farms--Ontario; Immigrants--Ontario; Ontario; Ontario--Economic conditions; Ontario--History; Ontario--Politics and government; Oral history
Collection Code: OHC0003839