Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New on DAI: Pouch Cove Oral History

One of the recent additions to Memorial Library's Digital Archive Initiative (DAI) is the scan of the Number 17, May 2003 edition of "Regional Language Studies." The scanned journal includes a preliminary report by folklorist Elke Dettmer on the Pouch Cove Oral History Project, focussing on the Shoe Cove area. As Dettmer describes it:

"This project is an attempt to preserve a sense of the traditional life of Shoe Cove, which existed as a farming and fishing community before the Second World War. It complements the efforts of the Pouch Cove Environmental Committee over the past few years to clean up and reconstruct Shoe Cove Valley. I have specifically concentrated on the period of the 1920s and 1930s, as described to me by those people who kindly shared their memories during the Christmas Season of 1990-1991."

The full scan is available on the DAI at:

The full pdf of the journal is available for download at:

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