Item FT-1.9 - Ethnic Corner

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Ethnic Corner

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  • 1980-1981 (Creation)
    Beaton Institute

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1 videocassette

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The Beaton Institute was founded in 1957 as Cape Bretoniana, a cultural heritage archive mandated to preserve the social, economic, political and cultural history of Cape Breton Island. It is the official repository for historically significant records of Cape Breton University.

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Item is a recording of Ethnic Corner by the Beaton Institute, with segments on the Cape Breton Gaelic Society, the Cape Breton Multicultural Association, and Jewish culture and religion. Recorded by Alan Cash for the Beaton Institute.


An interview with Kay MacDonald, Cape Breton Gaelic Society:
000-Cape Breton Gaelic Society, 042-activities: pipeband, ceilidhs, gaelic classes, scottish violins, 089-Taigh man Gaidheal (the Gaelic Society's Building), 106-Gathering of the Clans, 161-Financing of the Gaelic Society, 180-Saint Andrew's Night, 191-main goal of the Gaelic Society

An interview with Agnes Stephenson, president of the Cape Breton Multicultural Association:
000-History and organization of the CBMA, 034-the concept originally of two cultures in Canada; ethnics and anglos, 037-areas of support to the CBMA, 055-high points resulting from outside encouragement of the CBMA, 080-attempts by the CBMA to implement the federal policy of "multiculturalism" re national policy, 115-national and provincial ethnic publications re: the ethnic groups in Cape Breton, 150-the concepts "mosaic" and "meltingpot" in terms of multiculturalism, 180-the score of the CBMA re: the ethnic groups it affects

An interview with Rhoda Gaum:
005-Judaism as a way of life not just as a religion, 011-Chanukah, origin, 025/049-explanation of the celebration itself, 038-how the tradition was passed from generation to generation, 101-date of the festival, 057-traditional food, 077-game of "tops", 094-Day of Atonement, Food, 114-Kosher, 132-chicken soup, language, 139-Hebrew, 147-Yiddish

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