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Document Details


Title: Interview of Desire Antoine De Vries by Paul Sigrist, November 11, 1994
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Paid Only
Repository: Alexander Street Press
Collection: North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories (Subscription only)
URL: http://www.alexanderstreet4.com/cgi-bin/asp/imld/documentidx.pl?docid=S13793-D001
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1994 (Year of interview)
Speaker: De Vries, Desire Antoine, 1905-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 16-Feb-1905
Speaker place of birth: Roubaix, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France; Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France; France; Europe
Speaker race: White
Age at speaking: 89
Document date: 1994
Interviewer: Sigrist, Paul E., Jr., fl. 1993
Historical events discussed: World War I, 1914-1918
Locations discussed: Belgium; Ellis Island, NJ; Europe; Holyoke, MA; Massachusetts; New Jersey; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Alcohol; Belgians; Belgium; Charity; Child labor; Christmas; Ellis Island, NJ; English language; Europe; Germans; Holyoke, MA; Labor unions; Massachusetts; New Jersey; North America; Textile industry; United States; World War I, 1914-1918
Topics discussed - Other terms: Absent fathers; Apparel; Attendance records; Church attendance; Coffee; Communities; Diet and nutrition; Domestic life; Economic conditions; Economics; Education; Emotions and feelings; Ethnic groups; Extended family; Fired from job; Fistfights; French language; Health; Immigrant populations; Income; Intellectual life; Law; Memories; Military; Military draft; Ocean voyages; Personal finances; Relationships; Religion; Religious beliefs; Shoes; Sisters; Smuggling; Sociology; Textile workers; Transportation; Uncles
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0027950-29959