WPA Life Histories from New Hampshire

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These titles are mostly first-person accounts of life in New Hampshire collected during the Great Depression. The WPA project categories include: LIVING LORE IN NEW ENGLAND, YANKEE FOLK and POLISH LIBING LORE.

Subjects include: LOCAL HISTORY, including vital records, elections, politics, local newspapers role in the community, female newspaper editor, and prohibition; IMMIGRATION/ETHNICITY, including Greek customs (holidays, funerals, food, Greek School), French Canadians (social activities, fraternal organizations, French language newspapers, songs, acculturation, relations with Irish Americans), and Poles (food, weddings, holiday celebrations, citizenship); and INDUSTRY/OCCUPATIONS, including textile mills, child labor, hotels, and restaurants/diners. FAMOUS PEOPLE mentioned include Carry Nation at a local fair.

First-person interviews were conducted by project workers Evanthea Keriazes, Victoria Langlois, Louis Pare, Henry H. Pratt and Julia Sample.

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