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Royal Canadian Legion Aural History Project

Fonds description written by Anita Best under the co-sponsorship of the Canadian Council of Archives and the Association of Newfoundland & Labrador Archives.

TITLE:

Royal Canadian Legion Aural History Project

COLLECTION NUMBER:

Accession Number 89-322

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:

8 cm textual record
29 audio cassettes
4 video cassettes

DATES:

[1944-1968]

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

The Royal Canadian Legion undertook a project in 1984 to commemorate its Diamond Jubilee. The project involved interviewing Legionnaires from 245 Branches of the Royal Canadian Legion across Canada.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

Collection contains 29 audio cassette copies and 4 video cassette copies of interviews with Newfoundland members of the Royal Canadian Legion, along with 6 photographs and a photocopy of a diary. The interviews contain information about the personal background, war experience, career accomplishments and Legion activities of 21 individuals from 9 branches of the Legion in Newfoundland: Cluny Brenson, Irene Chaulk, George Babstock, Melvin Dawe, Earl Jewison, Alfred Warren, George Dyke, Howard Mckay, Berkley Evans, Richard Rideout, Albert Garnier, Fred Knight, Hubert Myles, Lillian Elliot, Wilhelmina Caines, George Chalker, Edward Rusted, Walter Williams, Cyril Pelley, Mary Pelley, Ronald O’Keefe. Copies of all these interviews, along with the forms, indexes, transcripts and memorabilia donated by the informants were made and delivered to MUNFLA in 1987.

RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS:

Some restrictions apply; information available from archivist

TERMS GOVERNING USE AND REPRODUCTION:

Material in MUNFLA is available primarily for research and has copyright protection. It may not be published in any form without first obtaining permission from the archivist and the copyright holders.

FINDING AID AVAILABLE:

Transcripts and indexes are available

LANGUAGE:

English

ORIGINAL:

Original sound recordings deposited in National Archives

ACCOMPANYING MATERIAL:

Photocopied transcripts and indexes of the interviews, biographical data on the informants are included

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