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1982 Aug. 9

St. Pierre, Eugène

Daufinais oral history with Eloise A. Brière

Easthampton (Mass.) - Oral history with Easthampton resident, born in Holyoke, who was raised speaking French.

Eloise A. Brière Franco-American Oral History Collection

1982 Aug. 10

Potvin, Vivianne

Vivianne Potvin oral history with Eloise A. Brière

Holyoke (Mass.) - Oral history with activist for the preservation of the French language who spoke both French and English from earliest days. This is part 2. For part 1 see mums123-t001-i005.

Eloise A. Brière Franco-American Oral History Collection

1982 Aug. 10

Potvin, Vivianne

Vivianne Potvin oral history with Eloise A. Brière

Holyoke (Mass.) - Oral history with activist for the preservation of the French language who spoke both French and English from earliest days. This is part 1. For part 2 see mums123-t002-i001.

Eloise A. Brière Franco-American Oral History Collection

1982 Aug. 19

Proulx, Ernest E.

Ernest Proulx oral history with Eloise A. Brière

Holyoke (Mass.) - Oral history with the Mayor of Holyoke, about his interest in politics, his belief in cultural pride, the Franco-American community in Holyoke and Massachusetts, and its traditionally low level of political participation and voting at the local and state level.

Eloise A. Brière Franco-American Oral History Collection

1974 June 7

Baxter, Charles

Charles and Barbara Baxter (North Dana, Mass.) Oral history

Orange (Mass.) - Days in North Dana, lumbering. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

2015 Sept. 4

Dodyk, Delight Wing

Delight Wing Dodyk, Terry Wing, and Joan Wing: oral history with Wendy Germain

Monterey (Mass.) - Interview with Delight Wing Dodyk (b. 1937), her brother Arthur Kyle "Terry" Wing (b. 1934), and Terry's wife Joan, discussing their memories of life in the small town of Wingwood (Monterey) in the 1930s, houses on Lake Garfield, the Wing family; summers in a small town.

Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center (Berkshire Community College) Collection

1975 June 11

Newton, Fay

Fay and Reita Newton (Millington, Dana, and Barre, Mass.) Oral history

Westminster (Mass.) - Mr. Newton (Fay) discussing Millington and other Quabbin towns; Mrs. Newton (Reita) discusses Ballard family of New Salem and her outdoor wedding in 1923. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1975 Nov. 4

Ashley, Ruth Ballard

Ruth Ballard Ashley (New Salem and Wendell, Mass.) Oral history

Shutesbury, Mass. - "Talking about the old days, the Ballard family, New Salem people, the New Salem Academy, old fashioned foods;" also Ballard Tavern, sugaring off, brown bread, brewis, bread coffee, bubble and squeak. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1982 Aug. 9

Morissette, Paul

Paul Morissette oral history with Eloise A. Brière

Easthampton (Mass.) - Oral history with parish priest of Notre Dame du Bon Conseil in Easthampton. Morissette had been priest at the church for seven years after having been an administrator there for eight. Morissette grew up in Chicopee, a child of immigrant parents, speaking only French at home. Studied at Assumption College and then (1941) to seminary in Montreal. Classes at St. Georges ... more

Eloise A. Brière Franco-American Oral History Collection

1982 Aug. 8

Racine, Paul

Paul Racine oral history with Eloise A. Brière

Easthampton (Mass.) - Oral history with former gérant (manager) of the Town Infirmary (Hospice d'Easthampton) on Oliver Street, Easthampton. Racine arrived in Easthampton in 1947 from Quebec and married a French Canadian woman from Springfield. Had arranged a job at Hampton Specialty prior to emigration with assistance of a brother in law who had already emigrated. Continues to speak French ... more

Eloise A. Brière Franco-American Oral History Collection