Growing Up in the Junction 1900-1930
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Outlines; running notes for longer interviews; detailed computer index for 9 interviews
Interviews conducted during the 1980s (mostly from 1986 to 1988) by Diana Fancher and used in preparing a PhD dissertation. The bulk of the material deals with daily life in West Toronto Junction from 1900 to 1930. Other topics include streetcars, education, religion, labour relations, parks, local business and industry, local politics and well known local people, "Local Option" or temperance campaigns, and other local matters. People interviewed for the most part grew up in the area during that time period. Also includes a photograph collection, a small slide collection, some paper items and a few artifacts and items of clothing. Sound quality varies from poor to broadcast quality; most recordings are clear and easy to understand.
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