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1974 May 20

Boynton, George

George Boynton (Enfield, Mass.) Oral History

Ware (Mass.) - Oral history interview with former resident of Enfield, Mass., Quabbin River Valley. School days (b.1898); life in Enfield; holidays; Civil War veteran (Capt. Kimball). Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society. Tape noted by Duckert as incomplete; Smith family (of Smith's Village); Irish in Smith's Village.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1966 Oct. 1

Jones, Mabel

Mabel Jones and Marjorie Moore (Greenwich, Mass.) Oral History

Ware (Mass.) - Oral history interview with former residents of Greenwich, Mass., Quabbin River Valley, recorded at Greenwich Foundation Reunion in Ware; hymn singing. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History 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

1982 Aug. 9

St. Pierre, Eugène

Eugène St. Pierre oral history with Eloise A. Brière

Northampton (Mass.) - Oral history with man born into a Canadian family in Northampton Aug. 21, 1910. Studied in Canada, but did not complete his course and returned to Northampton where there were many more Canadians then than now, perhaps 1,000 or 1,200 families in his parish, mostly speaking French. Children studied French at the parochial school (Sacre Coeur). Most French were concentrat... more

Eloise A. Brière Franco-American Oral History Collection

1982 Aug. 17

St. Laurent, Anne

Anne St. Laurent oral history with Eloise A. Brière

Chicopee (Mass.) - Oral history with former dressmaker Anne St. Laurent, who was born in Laval, Quebec and came to the United States with her family as a young woman, taking up work first at a tailor's shop in Chicopee Falls, Mass., and then for several years as a dressmaker at Dorothy Dodd in Holyoke, where she gradually picked up the English language with the help of her coworkers. Subsequently she to... more

Eloise A. Brière Franco-American Oral History Collection

1982 Aug. 9

Lussier, Emil

Lussier family, Emil Lussier, Mrs. Lussier, and Lucille Lussier, oral history with Eloise A. Brière

Easthampton (Mass.) - Oral history with the Lussier family. Mr. Lussier’s family relocated from Winchendon to Easthampton, Mass. to find a French Catholic school when he was a child, and Mrs. Lussier’s family moved from Gardner for work. She discusses her time playing piano along with instrument ensembles for silent films. Their daughter, Lucille, talks about growing up going to a French sc... more

Eloise A. Brière Franco-American Oral History Collection

1982 Aug. 17

Gagnon, Henri

Henri Gagnon and Françoise Gagnon oral history with Eloise A. Brière

Springfield (Mass.) - Oral history with the Gagnon family, part of the Frando-American community in Springfield since 1953. Topics include their participation in Franco-American activities at St. Joseph’s Church, their interest in Franco-American studies, and what nationality means to them, as people with roots in America, Canada, and France.

Eloise A. Brière Franco-American Oral History Collection