Huron County Oral History Project Collection

Dates: 
1980-1981, 1991

Collection of Tape-recorded interviews and transcriptions discussing life in Huron County.

Dr Alan A. Brookes, History Department, University of Guelph, directed this project in the summer of 1980 with the financial assistance of the Rural Development Outreach Project at the University of Guelph and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Interviews were conducted by MA student Gordon Hak and undergraduate student Catharine A. Wilson. The object of the project was to research growing up and focused on a cohort born between 1890 and 1910 whose recollections were largely of the 1910s to 1930s. Topics shared included their earliest recollections up until their marriage. The interviews are particularly rich for topics such as farm life, school days, relationships with parents, social life, working away from home, and courtship. The men interviewed had all travelled to western Canada on Harvest Excursions.  

The Class of OAC 1933 contributed to funding full transcriptions of the oral history tapes.

Extent: 

82 cassette tapes

Type(s) Of Materials: 
Audiovisual Material
Unpublished Material and Manuscripts
How To Access: 

XA1 MS A127

This collection is available for viewing on-site in Archival & Special Collections during our regular business hours.