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CA BI T-76 · Item · 1969

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Sister Margaret Beaton and Mrs. A.C. Day interviewing Mrs. Emily Chapman about her experience in Sydney. Mrs. Chapman speaks about the cause that the Jubilee Singers supported.

Track listing is as follows:

  • Introduction of Mrs. Emily (Kendall) Chapman
  • Where did the Kendalls come from?
  • Where did Dr. Kendall practice medicine?
  • Where did Dr. Kendall study medicine?
  • Did you have an allowance when you were young?
  • Have you any interesting stories about your father's career?
  • What part did you father play in the Bill for Workman's Compensation Act in 1898?
  • Mrs. Chapman gives very interesting stories of her father. She told of many strange incidents.
  • Sick calls made by Dr. Kendall. The hardships of travel to these homes and the poverty of the people when he arrived.
  • Is it true that your father did an amputation on a kitchen table out in the country?
  • Mrs. Day asks about the story of the $5.
  • Your mother must have been a marvellous and charitable woman.
  • She could never have tea because she would have nothing to serve.
  • "A funny story about my father..."
  • Who was your mother?
  • I ave the loveliest memories of my whole life at Crawley's Creek.
  • Tell us about your social life as a young girl.
  • What do you remember of the theatre in Sydney?
  • Who were the Jubilee Singers? They tried to make money to help the Negroes.
  • What was the story of Sir Wilfred Laurier and you?
  • What about local talent?
  • Duke of Kent, interesting story about him.
  • Mrs. Day asks, "Did Dr. Kendall get even a small pension from the city?"
  • "You asked me about the old Orange Hall.."
CA BI T-351 · Item · 1972

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Mrs. Betty Lynch interviewing Winston Ruck about Cape Breton's Black community.

Track listing is as follows:

  • Biographical sketch
  • Did all Black immigrants who came to C.B. stay?
  • Social life of Black community
  • Genealogical background of Mr. Ruck
  • Ancient Order of Forresters
  • Position in Union
  • Cosmo Club
CA BI T-799 · Item · 1977

Item consists of an audio reel that features a sound recording of C.B.I. Radio's Bill Doyle interviewing Ed Parris about Cape Breton's Black community.

Track listing is as follows:

  • Black culture in Cape Breton; His parents came from Barbados
  • Most blacks in Cape Breton came from West Indies but origin was Africa
  • Discrimination today
  • The African Orthodox Church
  • Close contact kept with relatives in West Indies
  • Ethnic food and music
  • Black culture will get stronger, young people are organizing
  • Intermarriage; His wife is white, no problems
  • The role of the media
  • Parents are influential in the Black community
  • Black United Front
  • George Maxwell, a Black man who spoke Gaelic
  • The television show "Roots" and its affect on Black culture
  • Hidden prejudice, it cannot be proven
  • Discrimination in employment, law
Town of New Waterford
CA BI T-2167 · Item · 1981

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of C.J.C.B. Radio "Talk Back" announcer Norris Nathanson interviewing Dr. Danny Nathanson on the history of the town of New Waterford.

West Indian Foodways
CA BI FT 1 (24) · Item · 1983

Item is a video of Elizabeth Beaton and Stephanie Inglis interviewing Uri Johnston and Cecilia Coward about West Indian Foodways.

The Life of Alvinus Calder
CA BI T-292 · Item · 1985

Item is a reel to reel audio tape that features a sound recording of Elizabeth Beaton interviewing Carol Calder about Dr. Alvinus Calder.

Track listing is as follows:

  • Dr. Alvinus Calder, his life and diaries; Dr. Calder's papers are anecdote style, written in the third person, thoughts over a long period of time
  • Trip to Moscow, speech delivered on return, Post-Record clippings
  • Family still living in Grenada, his attitudes toward the governments administration of the country
  • His contemporaries - Dr. Young, Dr. Devereaux, Dr. Sandy MacDonald
  • Catholic; Attended St. Mary's Polish Church, good friend of Father O'Connell
  • Known for his public speaking, reference to Mrs. Calder, 3 books are rewrites
  • Dr. Calder, brown 1892, died 1975, lived in Grenada; For one year after graduating from medical school, involved with U.N.I.A.; Reference to St. Alban's, St. Philip's
CA BI T-2191 · Item · 1985

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Mrs. Mary Best being interviewed by Toby Morris about the Ukrainian culture and her marriage to a West Indian man.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • Austrian-Hungarian background; Family moved to Sydney in 1930; Ukrainian-Polish neighbourhood, easy to get by without speaking English
  • Nuns were tolerant of problems facing immigrant children; Greek Orthodox went to Holy Ghost Church
  • Ukrainian festive traditions (Easter and Christmas)
  • Father experienced discrimination at open hearth, died in plant accident
  • Importance of education; Went to grade eight
  • Married West Indian, description of West Indian Culture

Side B:

  • Importance of Ukrainian language, taught at Ukrainian Hall; Loss of traditions
  • Job at Tea Gardens
  • All children born at home with a local woman as a midwife, old time remedies, doctors occasionally called
  • Homemade wines, livestock
  • Old people were good neighbours, multi-ethnic neighbourhood
  • Christmas - very holy; Food centre of celebration; Peanuts and walnuts hidden in straw
  • Baptisms were popular celebrations; Parents strict in enforcing Ukrainian language
  • Loss of Ukrainian language, spoken in stores
  • Women expected to get married and raise children
  • Crime was not a problem; no discrimination of prejudice
The Future of Sydney Steel
CA BI T-2258 · Item · ca. 1985

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of a CBC Radio program entitled "The Future of Sydney Steel."

Track listing is as follows:

  • The History of the Sydney Steel Plant, DOSCO threatening to close it on Black Friday 1967
  • History from 1901 to present
  • The working of the plant; Various furnaces
  • The importance of the Plant during World War II investments poured into the plant
  • Hard times before the Union came
  • Establishment of Local 1064
  • 1967 march in Sydney to keep the Steel Plant alive
  • Problems during the 1980s with SYSCO; Many of the mills closed and moved to Upper Canada
Informal Religion
CA BI T-559 · Item · 1985

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of a speech presented by Reverend Vincent Waterman at St. Philip's African Orthodox Church to the Friends of Whitney Pier that outlines the history of the Church.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • History of A.O.C. priests, problems, establishment, etc.; Pier not an "ethnic ghetto," Synod in Pier
  • Trained by American Catholic Church, Endich Theological Seminary
  • Commitment to A.O.C.
  • Majority of Blacks belong to either United or Anglican or Catholic Churches
  • More support from whites, negative defeatist attitude in Sydney
  • Need for pride in community
  • Informal religion and A.O.C.
  • Father came in 1940
  • Sunday very important day, always dress up for church

Side B:

  • Christmas preparations, food and customs
  • Sermons based on gospel
  • Holy days
  • Christmas celebrations
  • Women in church
  • Prayers
  • Superstition, preach good behaviours, no African Methodist Episcopalian Churches in Nova Scotia
  • Brought up very strict
  • Awareness of African Heritage
  • Food was very important, West Indian dishes
  • Linguistics, dialects
  • Further from Cuba, mother from Antigua
  • Many left A.O.C.; Very discouraging at times
CA BI FT 18 · Item · 1985

File consists of two videos of a gathering at the AOC Churchyard during Whitney Pier's West Indian Reunion.

CA BI T-2346 · Item · 1989

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of John Mackley being interviewed by Fulton Rhymes about the Sydney Steel Plant.

CA BI T-2347 · Item · 1989

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Blair Caum being interviewed by Fulton Rhymes about the Sydney Steel Plant.

CA BI T-2348 · Item · 1989

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Mr. A.T. Rhymes being interviewed by his son, Fulton Rhymes, about the history of the Sydney Steel Plant.

Black Population of Sydney
CA BI T-2207 · Item

Item is an audio reel featuring a sound recording of Pam Newton interviewing Isabelle Waterman about the Black population of Sydney.

Blacks and West Indians
CA BI T-2199 · Item

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Kay (Morrison) Borden being interviewed by Pam Newton about the Blacks and West Indians of Whitney Pier.

West Indian Blacks
CA BI T-2203 · Item

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Pam Newton interviewing Annabelle Kirton about the West Indian population of Sydney.

West Indian Music
CA BI T-914 · Item

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of "I'm Coming up the Rough Side of the Mountain," the theme music for the West Indian Reunion.