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1. Abbott, Cecil. Cecil Abbott interview, February 21, 1986. Abbott, Cecil. Cecil Abbott interview, February 21, 1986. Towns; Families; Employment; Cecil Abbott discusses his family history. He discusses Musgrave Harbour area. He discusses Botwood. He was a storekeeper in Botwood. He discusses the A&D Company. He discusses folklore regarding place names. He discusse Musgrave Harbour and air crashes that occurred.

2. Abbott, Marion. Marion Abbott interview, August 2, 1985. Abbott, Marion. Marion Abbott interview, August 2, 1985. Towns; Nursing; Families; Marion Abbott discusses local area history, family history, childhood and life experiences in Grand Falls and Springdale, as well as her experiences as a nurse.

3. Adams, Ryan. Fairy story from Upper Island Cove. 
 Adams, Ryan. Fairy story from Upper Island Cove. Storytelling; Ryan Adams, a student at Ascension Collegiate, reads out a fairy story from Upper Island Cove called My Great Grandmother Attacked by Fairies.

4. Adams, Ryan. Photograph of Adams reading out a fairy story. 
 Adams, Ryan. Photograph of Adams reading out a fairy story. Storytelling;

5. An interview with a trapper who worked in the Northwest Territories. An interview with a trapper who worked in the Northwest Territories. Hunting; An interview with a trapper who worked in the Northwest Territories. He is never named on the recording. One can hear the wind whistling fiercely around his house on the recording, but no location is given. He discusses and tells stories of the hard, isolated life of a NWT trapper.

6. Andre, Annie. Annie Andre interview, March 26, 1982. Andre, Annie. Annie Andre interview, March 26, 1982. Towns; Families; Cooking; Annie Andre discusses her family history and origins of her French name, which involves a Frenchman stowaway ancestor - as well as her maiden name, Hurley, and its English origins. Andre also discusses the history and social culture of Too Good Arm, its isolation and poverty. Andre also discusses being married at the age of 14; life as a fisherman's wife in Newfoundland; life as a housewife; and as a cook on a fishing ship.

7. Anonymous. Christina Robarts interviewing Anonymous on her experiences living as a new Canadian in Newfoundland Anonymous. Christina Robarts interviewing Anonymous on her experiences living as a new Canadian in Newfoundland and Labrador, March 4, 2013. Speaker's name withheld by request. Personal experience narratives; People; Anonymous interviewed by Christina Robarts on Monday, March 4, 2013 on the topic of her experience as a new Canadian in Newfoundland and Labrador. She talks about where she is from and when she came to Canada (00:19); where in Romania she is from (00:36); what her educational background (00:52); what languages she speaks (01:12); when she came to Canada (1:25); why she came to Canada (1:46); what her reaction was to coming to Canada and any cultural differences that she noticed (2:26); what she likes most about Canada (4:35); what she doesn’t like about Canada (5:33); how she involves herself in the community (7:05); what holidays does she celebrate and what traditions does she follow for them (10:10); what Canadian holidays has she adopted and what she does to celebrate them (12:25); ways she maintains her culture and traditions (13:08); how she keeps in contact with people from back home and the means of communication (14:25); what her reaction was going home after living away for a long time(15:00); why she thinks it is important to keep up her culture and traditions is discussed till the end of the interview (16:13). Speaker's name withheld by request.

8. Anstey, Miss. Miss Anstey interview. Anstey, Miss. Miss Anstey interview. Churches; Christmas; Christmas Decorations; Families; People; Miss Anstey discusses the Stirling family and Georgina Stirling. She discusses the old church at Twillingate and how it had been decorated for Christmas and what Christmas church service and Christmas customs were like. Recorded music follows interview.

9. Arklie, Emma, 1. "Looking Back" radio show on Emma Arklie.
 Arklie, Emma, 1. "Looking Back" radio show on Emma Arklie. People; Nursing; Boats; "Looking Back" radio show. Emma Grimes-Christian-Arklie. Wife of Morris Christian, killed in traffic acident 1970 or 1980. Mrs. Arklie was a former Grenfell Mission nurse. She lived in Labrador in 1930s with Ranger husband, M. Christian. They sailed to World's Fair in Chicago in 1930s in "Spririt of Nfld".

10. Arklie, Emma, 2. "Looking Back" radio show on Emma Arklie.
 Arklie, Emma, 2. "Looking Back" radio show on Emma Arklie. People; Nursing; Boats; "Looking Back" radio show. Emma Grimes-Christian-Arklie. Wife of Morris Christian, killed in traffic acident 1970 or 1980. Mrs. Arklie was a former Grenfell Mission nurse. She lived in Labrador in 1930s with Ranger husband, M. Christian. They sailed to World's Fair in Chicago in 1930s in "Spririt of Nfld".

11. Arklie, Emma. Emma Arklie interview, April 26, 1988. Arklie, Emma. Emma Arklie interview, April 26, 1988. Nursing; Towns An interview with Emma Arklie regarding the Grenfell Mission in Northern Newfoundland and also a trip from St. John's to the Chicago World's Fair in 1933 by boat.

12. Arklie, Emma. Emma Arklie interview, May 3, 1988. Arklie, Emma. Emma Arklie interview, May 3, 1988. Christmas; Nursing; Towns Emma Arklie interviewed regarding living conditions in Labrador & Norhern Newfoundland in the 1920s. Emma Arklie discusses nursing at the Grenfell mission; the boat trip to get to the Chicago World's Fair; her family history and stories regarding her politician father, who was the liberal MHA for Twillingate. She discusses nurse's training on Montreal, and has many stories of what nursing entails, and of the different places she nursed in, such as Nain, and St. Anthony. She discusses Christmas at the Nain church; stories of life in Labrador and interacting with the natives and missionaries.

13. Baciu, Alina. A collection of Romanian books owned by Alina Baciu.
 Baciu, Alina. A collection of Romanian books owned by Alina Baciu. Books;

14. Baciu, Alina. Alina Baciu showing off a traditional Romanian embroidered shirt. 
 Baciu, Alina. Alina Baciu showing off a traditional Romanian embroidered shirt. Embroidery; Clothing; Shirts

15. Baciu, Alina. Christina Robarts interviewing Alina Baciu on her experiences moving to Canada and living Baciu, Alina. Christina Robarts interviewing Alina Baciu on her experiences moving to Canada and living in Newfoundland and Labrador, February 11, 2013. Personal experience narratives; People; Alina Baciu interviewed by Christina Robarts on Monday, February 11, 2013 on the topic of her experience moving to Canada and living in Newfoundland and Labrador. Allina talks about why she and her family immigrated, the different places she has lived, her family, and her husband’s work (00:18); where in Romania she is from (1:24); Alina’s and her husband’s educational background: nursing and engineering (2:17); what languages she speaks and what languages they speak with their kids: Romanian, English, and French (5:36); why she came to Canada and her experience coming to Canada: unstable social and economic situation in Romania (7:50); what her reaction was to Canada and getting help and support moving to and living in Canada (13:11); how she interacts within the community and what she does in her spare time (22:00); coming back from the United States, working, and being a stay at home mom, and a talking about going to school as a child (22:53); describes block apartments in Romania (25:40); what holidays she celebrates and the traditions that she follows: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and New Year’s (Sorcova) (26:50); what Canadian holidays that she and her family have adopted: Thanksgiving and Halloween, (56:46); how often she goes home and what was her reaction to going home(1:04:21); becoming a Canadian citizen ( 1:14:00); maintaining cultural traditions: Christmas songs, participate in the sharing culture at The Rooms during multicultural week, talking in Romanian (1:15:22); talking to her family through Skype and travelling to Romania and having her parents come to Canada (1:19:45); material culture that Alina owns in her house that is part of maintaining traditions and culture: Romanian decoration plates, religious icons, leather belts, dolls, national costume, photos, and woven textiles. (1:21:52); what questions her children ask about the Romanian culture (1:31:05); reading traditional Romanian stories to her children (1:32:40); impressions about Canadian culture: community and family (1:34:21); taking care of cemeteries in Newfoundland and the merry cemetery in Romania (1:38:13); talking about travelling to see lighthouses and the local community (1:43:00); describing more about the merry cemetery(1:48:57); showing photos of houses from a village museum in Bucurest and family photos is discussed till the end of the interview (1:55:48).

16. Baciu, Alina. Religious icon on the wall in Alina Baciu's daughter's room.
 Baciu, Alina. Religious icon on the wall in Alina Baciu's daughter's room. Ceremonial objects; Religion; Religious art; Devotional objects;

17. Baciu, Alina. Religious icon on the wall in Alina Baciu's son's room.
 Baciu, Alina. Religious icon on the wall in Alina Baciu's son's room. Devotional objects; Ceremonial objects; Religion; Religious art;

18. Baciu, Alina. Religious icon on the wall in the living room.
 Baciu, Alina. Religious icon on the wall in the living room. Devotional objects; Religion; Religious art; Ceremonial objects;

19. Baciu, Alina. Reliogious Icon in Alina Baciu's room. 
 Baciu, Alina. Reliogious Icon in Alina Baciu's room. Devotional objects; Ceremonial objects; Religion; Religious art;

20. Baciu, Alina. Romanian decorative plate located on the wall in the kitchen, owned by Alina Baciu.
 Baciu, Alina. Romanian decorative plate located on the wall in the kitchen, owned by Alina Baciu. Wall hangings; Plates
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