Florida Charest, interviewed by Marcella Sorg and Steffan Duplessis
Scope and Contents
This project involved a series of bilingual interviews utilizing family albums to stimulate discussion about Franco-American culture, particularly as it pertained to work. That is, it concerned the following: how work reflected cultural values; work ethic; work/occupation patterns; how work was integrated with family life (or interfered with it); the history of work patterns in the Lewiston area, and about Franco-American culture and family life in general. We interviewed elderly persons identified by the Western Maine Older Citizens Council. The interviewers included Raymond Pelletier (professor of French at UM), Marcella Sorg, Mark Silber, and Steffan Duplessis. The products of these interviews included: (1) a filmstrip with bilingual audio tape using reproduced family photos which illustrated themes from the ethnography and excerpts from the tape-recorded interviews; and (2) a bilingual traveling photo exhibit using selected family photos and captioned with quotes (with translations).
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From the Collection: 34 items
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1678 Florida Charest, interviewed by Marcella Sorg and Steffan Duplessis, January 29, 1981, Lewiston, Maine. 34 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ handwritten trans. French. Charest talks about her life as a Franco-American. Text: transcript (handwritten). Recording: T 1799 CD 2517 1 1/2 hours French.
- Bilingualism -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Franco-Americans -- Maine -- Social life and customs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women -- Employment -- Maine -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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