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[Transcription] Leona Risby - preliminary edit

File contains notes from original folder that read:
Immigration to Canada (Alberta)
First job – Mrs. Pryor
Safety & Crime in Area

Views on Chinese and Blacks
Depression/arrival in Vancouver
Japanese Evacuation (short)
Salvation Army – only view we have

Hogan’s Alley 1936
Depression – China creek flats

Rooming House Business – 1930
Country Inn/restaurant business
Home Remedies

Work Ethics – philosophy trace

Notes: Details of homesteading on Athabasca Landing are not included
story of Georgia Street restaurant/addicts/police not included

Secondary edit 14 pages – omitted 1st job, home remedies and some race ethics

[Transcription] Marino Culos - preliminary edit

File contains notes from original folder that read:
Early Italian immigration
W.W.I – in area

School days/rivalry
Boarding houses/early bootlegging/cards

Sons of Italy
Marathon Race – relates to a photo – photo exists
False Creek 1913-17 long story

Union grocery, Montreal Bakery
W.W.II – Italians interred*
East End “slops” – good quotation

“We were just the slops, you know, and the city didn’t seem to care much. For awhile the East End was noted that way. We were always, you know, ‘the illiterates,’ the incapables”.

[Transcription-edited] Harry Halpern and Dolly Kopelow

File contains notes from original folder that read:
First job-peddling 9 pages
First months as peddler 5 pages

Leaving the area (bad place)
Rabbi Pastinsky
Story of buying a calf
Japanese Evacuation – Dolly Kopelow
School days
East end kids

[Transcription] Polowy/Bezubiak

File contains notes from original folder that read:
12 pages
Omitted Japanese Evacuation memories
get name of publisher of the “Ukrainian-Canadians: A History”, Maranchurch

[Transcription] Elisa Negrin - preliminary edit

File contains notes from original folder that read:
Parents’ immigration to Canada
Acquiring cows 5 page story
Fuel from Stanley Park
Depression – transients

Daughters learning self-defense
Chores as an assistant midwife and housekeeper
Working in grocery store
Fruit trees and large trees in area
Funny chicken story
Speaking English on the streets*

[Transcription] Violet Benedetti - preliminary edited transcript

File contains notes from original folder that read:
N.B. Some statements by Inez Leland in this section
Early family history 1900’s
Opera and theatre in area

Jemina story
First car ride
Children’s work/crocheting
English people in area 1914

Courtship ritual with Italians
Flu epidemic

Marriage at fourteen
Her store
Store details
Children’s chores and entertainment
Geography – early changes

Boarding houses
Home remedies
Mushroom hunting

Dandelion wine
Stars at Xmas time
Character: Turkey lurkey
Women in the Home/Boccia

/having babies
Cows in area

Home remedies

East End/West End rivalry
Wartime/Italian entertainment

[Transcription] Tom Wylie - edit

File contains notes from original folder that read:
1st job in neighbourhood
description of MacLean Park

as a fireman – in the neighbourhood – CN dock fire

Sadie Mandleman, Emerson Mahon

Pantages theatre

[Transcription] Elda Venturato (nee Battistoni) - preliminary edit and scraps

File contains notes from original folder that read:
School – 1913
Community togetherness 1912
Poverty in family
Dr. MacKay

Children's activities/chores
House interior
Family-mother’s accident
Stores in area
Home skills – cows, goats
Roma people [original included derogatory term Gypsies
W.W.II – Japanese Evacuation*
Internment of Italians
Depression story
Safety in area
Note: not included is short statement on Blacks in the community 2-2 p. 5

[Transcription] Polowy/Bezubiak - Xerox remains

File contains notes from original folder that read:
Housework Rosie B.
Ukrainian Food Store – Ed.
“Music – horne
Princess Street House
Bootlegging – working for them
Street gangs – Loine, Hannah
Abortionist and Morals in area
Organized Sport – Ed.
Job-newspaper route – Inlet

Ethnic groups in area
WWII and Japanese Evacuation
Discrimination/Ethnic minority
Ukrainian Hall – Labor Temple

Labor demonstrations 1930’s
Church and charity activity
Evictions from homes
Neighbourhood characters*
Dr. Fox

[Transcription] Ramon and Irma Benedetti

File contains notes from original folder that read:
Boarding Houses in area

Business – father startup store/integrity
long story/details good
Early bootlegging

Games – play
Politics – 1970’s
Home skills/entertainment/livestock

Sausage making
Grape importing
Play – Games – long
Boccia – details

Schooling – some is good
Wartime – school/Japanese evac./Powell St.

School teacher 1940’s
Church/Sacred Heart/Boulignon
Politics/Renewal of area – good 1950-1960


[Transcription] Myer Freedman - preliminary edit

File contains notes from original folder that read:
Immigration and fathers first job
First religious meeting place, Union St. and school on Georgia

School – Cairn sisters and view on other groups in area
Powell St grounds
L.D. Taylor
First job, play area, entertainment for children
False Creek
Union Street garage – relates to a photo
House and wagons

Mosquitoes from the flats
Old Westminster Avenue Bridge
Blacksmith shop
White House Clothing Co

Entertainment – movie houses
Back porches
Honor among people/Roma people logging co. story
[original included derogatory term gyps]
Chinese/dealings with in business
Liquor, prostitution
Crime – shoot out in area – relates to newspaper story
Chinese – opium – NOT USABLE – his request
Health, Epidemics, Nutrition, remedies

Buying live chickens
Interior of synagogue

Rabbi Pastinsky*

[Transcription] Mrs. Nobue Minato

File contains notes from original folder that read:
Father’s history before Canada and coming to Canada
Schooling on Powell Steet, Eclere 900 blk Cordova as a child

Fishing in harbour
Matsunoya Bath house
Father buying land in Burnaby
Chicken story
Mother sewing

Home remedies
Evacuation and Lillooet and Vernon

4 page story

Maps [ca. 1975-1980]

File contains 29 maps from the City of Vancouver Archives and a pamphlet of the Social Planning Department of Vancouver (about the Vancouver Art Gallery).

[Transcription] David de Camillis - preliminary edit

File contains notes from original folder that read:
Immigration and first jobs
Business – landlord
Depression – jungle life
Entertainment – theatre/movie houses/swing banks

Prewar in area/Italian/Canadian fascists
W.W. II – Italians interred

Business – cabaret 1930’s
Prostitution – Alexander St/as taxi driver

Roma people [original included derogatory term Gypsies]
Italian weddings
Montreal bakery
Home skills – wine making
Characters in area
Italian picnics*

[Transcription] W.T. (Bill) Abercrombie and Vernon Wiedrich

File contains notes from original folder that read:
Arrival and teaching experience
Longshoremen’s strike
Going into school
Boy in trouble and teachers help (30) (shoot up a policeman)

Teachers in west end/east end schools

In conversation
Delinquency in school (boy stealing clothes)
School grounds – 1910 to 1930
Immigrant children
Nurse McLellan

Family history
Children’s games (1905)
Organized sport
False Creek abattoir

Fist fight story
School rifle teams

Sergeant-major bundy
Punishment in schools
Wild game/fowl

Race riot 1907
Racial difficulties

Runaway horse (orange hall window)
Chinese vegetable vendors


[Transcription] Al Izen

File contains notes from original folder that read:
Family’s arrival
Depression (on young person)*

Envelope 2 - notes on photographs

File contains MsC 142.500-574. The images were considered for use in the final product of the Strathcona Aural History project. File was originally an envelope labelled "128 Aural History Carole Itter 255-8851; 543 Hawks; Daphne Marlatt" and "copy negatives, proofs, (some prints) list". The envelope contained 6 smaller envelopes of photographs. The first envelope was labelled "copy negatives that have been printed" and "Peter Battistoni". The file contains a hand-drawn diagram of his family. The file also contains a list of the photographs' subjects and when they were received, shot, printed and returned; the first part probably refers to the first envelope of photographs.

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