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Catalog Number 1999.33.13
Object Name Videotape
Title Videotape of Grace Contini
Date 01/19/1999
Year Range from 1999.0
Year Range to 1999.0
Description Videotape in black plastic case. Social History Project by GIRC. Summary of this tape: Early Life-Tough childhood (gangrene in leg), struggle with large family, fisherman father, war destroyed town in Italy; Immigration to Canada, seasickness, landed at Halifax (descriptions, move to Guelph); Lots about war experiences; Employment-job cleaning chickens, difficulty to get jobs b/c she only had one leg, Union talks; Entertainment-dances, walks, soccer; Church- going, what they do there; Weddings-food, dressing, making dresses, lots of them, some arranged, differences now; Cars-won a car, freedom of it, car christened by dad with whiskey, where learned; Discrimination, embarassment about leg, optimisim about it, Lots of Volunteer work; How disabilities affect you. Series of Still photographs.
People Contini, Grace
Morgan, Lance
Search Terms St. Joseph's Church
Knights of Columbus
Italian-Canadian Club
Downtown Guelph
Sacred Heart Church
McGregor's Sportswear
Subjects SOCIAL HISTORY
HISTORY - LOCAL
PERSONALITIES
ETHNIC - ITALIAN
WORLD WAR II
MEDICAL
MEDICAL - HOSPITALS
UNIONS
RELIGION
RELIGION - CHURCHES
SPECIAL EVENTS - WEDDINGS
TRANSPORTATION - AUTOMOBILES