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Eugène St. Pierre oral history with Eloise A. Brière

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Title:
Eugène St. Pierre oral history with Eloise A. Brière
Description:
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 concentrated in the lower part of town south of Main Street and Bridge Street. Could live most of life speaking only French in town; social clubs. Began working at 16 in a silk mill. Family.
Interviewee:
St. Pierre, Eugène
Interviewer:
Brière, Eloise A.
Date:
August 9, 1982
Format:
Audio recordings (nonmusical)
Genre:
Audiocassettes
Oral histories (document genres)
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Collection (local):
Eloise A. Brière Franco-American Oral History Collection
Subjects:
Social life and customs
Franco-Americans
Silk industry
Places:
MassachusettsHampshire (county)Northampton
Northampton (Mass.)
Extent:
1 audio recording ; 00:11:42
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
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Place of origin:
Northampton (Mass.)
Language:
French
Identifier:
mums123-t001-i004