Collection - Royal Canadian Legion Aural History Project

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Royal Canadian Legion Aural History Project

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  • Moving images
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  • [1944-1968] (Creation)
    Royal Canadian Legion

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8 cm of textual records
29 audio cassettes
4 video cassettes

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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.

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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.

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  • English

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Original sound recordings deposited in National Archives.

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Transcripts and indexes are available.

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Created - May 1, 2013

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