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Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive Collection
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Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Historical Society collection

  • Collection
  • 1988

Collection consists of 30 audio cassettes of interviews with members and former members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary on the history and evolution of that police force. Interviews have not been transcribed.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Historical Society

English 200 collection

  • Collection
  • 1962-1968

The collection consists of short term papers, brief responses to on-going folklore survey project on folklore survey cards and assorted brief items on slips of paper. The collection represents material gathered from English 200 students as a consequence of the teaching efforts of Herbert Halpert and his colleague Elizabeth Orsten. Subjects covered include weather, tall tales, legends, traditional medicine, Newfoundland dialectical expressions, proverbial sayings, beliefs, songs, customs, riddles and games. Orsten contributed examples of proverbial sayings on dumbness. Students obtained the information from informants or from their own experiences. Some biographical information on individual informants is available.

The folklore survey cards contain information from the student manuscripts and therefore are duplicated by some of the manuscript material. Fifty of the cards were contributed by students from other English 200 classes and by Dr. Halpert.

Halpert, Herbert

Royal Canadian Legion Aural History Project

  • Collection
  • [1944-1968]

Collection contains 29 audio cassette copies and 4 video cassette copies of interviews with Newfoundland members of the Royal Canadian Legion, along with 6 photographs and a photocopy of a diary. The interviews contain information about the personal background, war experience, career accomplishments and Legion activities of 21 individuals from 9 branches of the Legion in Newfoundland: Cluny Brenson, Irene Chaulk, George Babstock, Melvin Dawe, Earl Jewison, Alfred Warren, George Dyke, Howard Mckay, Berkley Evans, Richard Rideout, Albert Garnier, Fred Knight, Hubert Myles, Lillian Elliot, Wilhelmina Caines, George Chalker, Edward Rusted, Walter Williams, Cyril Pelley, Mary Pelley, Ronald O'Keefe. Copies of all these interviews, along with the forms, indexes, transcripts and memorabilia donated by the informants were made and delivered to MUNFLA in 1987.

Royal Canadian Legion

Public Resource Library Newfoundland music collection

  • Collection
  • [1960-1985?]

The collection contains 70 commercial recordings of Newfoundland performers on audio cassette (ca. 60 min.) and audio disc (45 rpm, 78 rpm and 331/3 rpm) and 65 duplicate copies of these recordings. These items have been recorded by a variety of Newfoundland recording artists, representing a variety of styles, from solo singer-songwriters and comedians to country music bands, dance bands, The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and a single recording of Arabic music. Although the publication dates are mostly absent, many were recorded in the 1960s and 1970s.