ERIC Number: ED167448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Transcripts of Oral Histories for An Ethnohistory of the Westport-Norwalk Area from 1900 to Today.
Westport-Weston Arts Council, CT.
Transcripts are presented of interviews with 20 individuals of various ethnic backgrounds who live in the Westport-Norwalk, Connecticut, area. The document is part of a project to investigate the ethnically varied cultural, heritage of the Westport-Norwalk area from 1900 to 1979. Persons interviewed are identified by ethnic group, including Italian, Irish, Scots-Irish, Jewish, West Indian, Puerto Rican, German, Costa Rican, Polish, Hungarian, and Black. Nineteen sample questions are listed to aid interviewers elicit the required information from persons interviewed. Questions include: Where do you come from? When did you come to Westport or Norwalk? Do you remember what it was like then? Where did you live? What kind of food did your mother cook? Where did you go to school? Do you speak the language your parents spoke? Did your mother sew the clothes for the family? What kind of work did you do? Were you a close family? Was there a difference between the way boys were treated and the way girls were treated? How do you think life has changed for you and your children? (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Culture, Attitude Change, Community Study, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Context, Ethnic Groups, Ethnography, Ethnology, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Interviews, Life Style, Local History, Minority Group Influences, Minority Groups, Oral History, Primary Sources, Racial Discrimination, Reading, Secondary Education, Social History, Sociocultural Patterns, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut Humanities Council, the State Committee of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Authoring Institution: Westport-Weston Arts Council, CT.
Identifiers: Connecticut (Norwalk); Connecticut (Westport)
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 510-512