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  • 1974- 1984 (Creation)

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6 folders of textual materials

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(1927- 2014)

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Series consists of typed transcripts of excerpts from some interview recordings that Lena Ferguson conducted. Includes a transcript of the first thirty minutes of her interview with Mary Antoinette “Nettie” Bellefontaine and an excerpt of her interview with Lillian Bellefontaine regarding a whale oil lamp. Also includes transcripts of Lena’s interviews with Vera Bellefontaine-Doutez, transcripts of Lena reading from a scrapbook belonging to Phyllis Bellefontaine Graham’s parents which contains clippings from as early as 1922 regarding the history of West Chezzetcook and Grand Desert. Also includes transcripts from an interview with Aurele Bellefontaine. In addition there is a transcript of a speech by Helen Creighton to the Folklore Association of Canada. This audio recording has not been digitized. Transcripts of interviews with Edward and Sophie Lapierre and Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Rowlings are also included as well as an address given to the Chezzetcook Historical Society by Ray Blakney regarding the history of Chezzetcook and the Eastern Shore and an interview with Herbert Fillis of Grand Desert by Ray Blakney, neither of which are digitized. Also included in this series are records from the Nova Scotia Archives regarding the content and extent of the recordings done by Lena Ferguson.

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Transcripts have been or are in the process of being digitized.

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The audio recordings of these transcripts can be found in series one.

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The transcripts of the interviews with Vera Bellefontaine-Doutez follow the audio recordings in the following order: Pages 1- 23 (audio file: Bellefontaine_Doutez_Vera_6786), pages 23-41 (audio file: Bellefontaine_Doutez_Vera_Feb28_6788), pages 42-44 (audio file: Bellefontaine_Doutez_Vera_6788), pages 44-58 (audio file: Bellefontaine_Doutez_Vera_6787)

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