Fonds F0312 - Gérald Gold fonds

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Gérald Gold fonds

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CA ON00370 F0312

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  • 1981 (Creation)

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0.50 m of textual records

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Gérald L. Gold (1945- ) was born in Canada and educated there and in the United States, obtaining his PhD from the University of Minnesota (1972). Following teaching assignments at Guelph and Laval universities (1970-1975), he joined the Department of Anthropology at York (1976) and served as department chair (1984-1987). He is the author of several studies dealing with French-speaking minorities in North America including, 'Saint-Pascal: changing leadership and social organization in a Quebec town,' (1975), 'The role of France, Quebec and Belgium in the revival of French in Louisiana schools,'(1980) and others. His recent interest in northern communities is reflected in his work on Timmins, and the publication, 'Inter-group relations and the organization of ethnicity in a northern resource community,' (1984).

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The fonds consists of transcripts of taped interviews in several languages (Ukrainian, French, English, Italian, Cantonese) conducted by Gérald Gold in 1981 with residents of ethnic communities in Timmins, Ontario. In addition, there are photocopies and typed excerpts of articles from the 'Porcupine advance,' [newspaper] dealing with ethnic relations in the region, 1912-1950, and photocopies and typescripts of articles and essays dealing with ethnic communities in Timmins. There is also a photocopy of a mine company payroll for the year 1941.

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Written permission to view closed files must be obtained from Gerald Gold and be directed to the Archivist, York University.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1992-001. Further accruals are expected.

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