Hiram Silk Collection
The Hiram Silk Collection is a set of field recordings from the early 1950s to the 1980s. These archival records feature interviews with Newfoundlanders, largely from Bonavista and Notre Dame bays, about life in the past. Hiram Silk was born in Grand Falls in 1929, son of Elfreda (Brown) and Thomas Silk. He was the winner of the O'Leary Newfoundland Poetry Award in 1951, and from the early 1950s up to his retirement in 1990, Silk worked as a radio broadcaster based out of Grand Falls, hosting such programs as "Looking Back" and "Sounds of Faith."