Oral History Project
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Interviews conducted in 1989 and 1990. A broad range of communities are represented, based on their numerical importance within the population; the collection also represents a balance in terms of geography, since different groups tend to live in different areas of the province. The communities are African, Carribean, Chinese, Croatian, Serbian, Asian, Austrian, Belgian, Czech, Slovak, Danish, Dutch, Doukhobor, English, Finnish, Francophone, German, Greek, Hungarian, Hutterite, Icelandic, East Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Latin American, Mennonite, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Scandivanian, Scottish, Swedish, Swiss, Ukrainian and Welsh, as well as Cree and Métis. Material generally covers cultural traditions still in practice by ethnocultural groups in Saskatchewan. Topics include beliefs, festivities, folklore, domestic life, family, food, community life, migration, pioneer life and life histories. Transcripts are not available for some recordings because of sound quality or unavailability of translator; in some cases cultural tradition prevented the production of written transcripts. Recordings to be deposited with the Saskatchewan Archives Board.