Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Anderson, Edith


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Anderson, Edith


Anderson, Edith Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 62 Part 1
OH 62 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):David Masters (5/24/1978).

TRACKS:Opening statements -- Born in 1898, not many changes in Gloucester among the Portuguese people in the last three quarters of a century -- Description of old Main Street -- Arrival of Portuguese people around 1860, the square-riggers set out -- Mrs. Anderson is going to finish my days right on this corner (on Friend St.) -- Changes amongst the young -- Servant girls and their types of employment -- A sense of permanence of the Hill -- A new phenomenon - the bad winter of '78 is now scaring new arrivals away to California -- The Azores - Pico Island is the origin of most Gloucester residents - most came from Pico, there is now a new wave from the mainland, called Lizzies (from Lisbon) -- Language -- Languages -- Retention of the old customs vs Americanization -- An interesting dream -- Never want to go back -- Reminiscences of horse and buggy - early 1900's -- Home made foods - gardening and the new American consciousness -- Summary comments.

The following names and terms were used in this interview:Brown's Department Store, Fernwood Grove, Pico Island, Portugee Hill, Edith Silveira, Joaquim Silveira, Joarquim Mello, Square-riggers, Sawyer SChool, up the line.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Gloucester, Mass -- Emigration and immigration.;Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.

Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.;Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Anderson, Edith Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Anderson, Edith," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7665, (accessed September 20, 2017).