- 1974-1975, 2008 (Creation)
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The Belleville Oral History Project was undertaken as a Community Involvement Project/Opportunities for Youth in cooperation with the Hastings County Historical Society. The project was overseen by Professor Sali Tagliamonte of the University of Toronto and the interviews were conducted by Nancy Foster, Robert Miller, Evelyn Sine and Dave Masters.
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These are transcripts of tape-recorded interviews conducted in 1975 by Robert Miller, Nancy Foster, Evelyn Sine and Dave Masters. The initial group of interviews were recorded in the mid-1970s with senior citizens of the Belleville and Quinte area. No interviews were conducted in rural areas, but several interviewees had been farmers, or were raised on a farm. They also recollected times when lumbering was still an important industry and many saw-mills provided employment. Three women had been servants in the grand house Glanmore, now the Museum. Many had been teachers. A venerable clergyman gave insight into the activities of the Anglican Church earlier in the century. Wars were recollected, as well as ongoing militia activity.
Twenty-seven supplementary interviews were conducted in 2007-2009. These transcripts exist as electronic files only.