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Central America Solidarity Activists

Central America Solidarity activists collection. First accrual. – 1986-1993. – 10 cm of textual records. – 16 audio cassettes.

Box 1
Transcripts of interviews:
Note: An asterisk (*) indicates that this accrual also contains an audio cassette of the interview. Interviews done by either Janice Acton or Lorne Browne.
F.1       Janice Acton – Tools for Peace, Toronto. Self-interview July 1993, Janice Acton, 21 pages.
Ritchie Allan see Robert Fox
F.2       Louise Casselman – Latin American Working Group, Toronto. Interviewed June 29, 1993 by Janice Acton; 16 pages.
F.3       Pat Coty – staff OXFAM – Ontario, activist in Tools for Peace, and Medical Aid to Nicaragua, Toronto, Ont. Interviewed March 31, 1989 by Janice Acton; 14 pages*.
F.4       Joe Cursio – Scarborough Foreign Missions priest, Scarborough, Ont. Interviewed Dec 9, 1988 by Lorne Brown; 15 pages*.
F.5       Denny Deroche – Activist and solidarity worker, Central American solidarity work, Nanaimo B.C. Interviewed in 1989 by Lorne Brown; 6 pages.

F.6       Tim Draimin, Fr. Michael Czerny, Julie Leonard – editors and publishers of Central America Update, Toronto-based Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice. Interviewed February 10, 1987 by Janice Acton; 15 pages.
F.7       Cathy Ellis – Midwife, nurse involved in Medical Aid to Nicaragua/Central America/ Tools for Peace, Saskatchewan. Interviewed February 24, 1989 by Janice Acton; 9 pages*.
F.8       Robert Fox and Ritchie Allan – Tools for Peace, Ottawa, Ontario. Interviewed October 31, 1989 by Janice Acton; 10 pages.
F.9       Suzanne Guay – staff SUCO-Quebec (Service universitaire canadien outre-mer), activist Outils de Paix (Tools for Peace) Montreal, Quebec. Interviewed 1989 by Janice Acton; 9 pages*.
F.10     Derol and Judy Kawaja – volunteers, Catholic Church Committee on Development & Peace, Tools for Peace, Port Hawkesbury, NS. Interviewed August 27 1989 by Lorne Brown; 5 pages*.

F.11     John Kirk – Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax NS. Interviewed Sept. 1, 1989 by Lorne Brown; 4 pages*.
F.12     Gordon Kiley – Worker at United Steelworkers, Sydney, N.S. Interviewed August 27, 1989 by Lorne Brown; 6 pages*.
F.13     Barb Lawder – artist, teacher, NS College of Art and Design, Halifax NS. Interviewed Sept. 1, 1989 by Lorne Brown; 7 pages*.
F.14     Claudette Legault – activist Tools for Peace, Latin American Information Group (Halifax), OXFAM staff (Halifax and Ottawa). Interviewed April/May, 1989 by Janice Acton; 13 pages*.

F.15     Julie Leonard – staff Jesuit Centre for Peace and Justice, activist Tools for Peace, Toronto. Interviewed 1989 by Janice Acton; 7 pages*.
F.16     Angus MacPhee – B.C. Pulp and Paper Workers of Canada (PPWC), November 9, 1988. Interviewed by Lorne Brown; 9 pages.
F.17     John Mathews – retired professor, Dalhousie University, Bedford, NS. Interviewed September 2, 1989 by Lorne Brown; 4 pages*.
F.18     Wes Maultsaid – Anglican priest, activist in Central American Solidarity Committee, Tools for peace etc. Interviewed May 1989 by Janice Acton; 10 pages.
F.19     Sue Mitchell & Harvey Totten – Tools for Peace, Managua, Nicaragua. Interviewed 1988 or 1989 in Managua by Janice Acton; 15 pages*.

F.20     Harold and Isabella Proven – farmers and members of National Farmers’ Union, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Interviewed March 10, 1989 by Lorne Brown; 10 pages*.
F.21     Audrey Silvius – United Church member, activist in Tools for Peace etc, Brandon, Man. Interviewed March 10, 1989 by Lorne Brown; 10 pages*.
Harvey Totten see Sue Mitchell
F.21     Carolyn Van Gurp – teacher; solidarity activist in OXFAM, Tools for Peace, Halifax, NS. Interviewed March 20, 1989 by Janice Acton; 8 pages*. See also the second accrual.
F.23     Phil Westman – Coordinator national office of Tools for Peace, Vancouver, BC. From an interview July 22, 1986; 8 pages.

F.24     Scotty Neish – BC Fisherman’s Union, BC – newspaper article written by Scotty Neish; various drafts
F.25     Lorne Brown – proposal outlining plans to edit an “Anthology on Central America”; 6 pages. Also a circular letter, 27 October 1986

Audio Cassettes: 16 containing interviews with Alison Acker; Peter Boles and Deidre Kelly; Pat Coty; Joe Cursio; Suzanne Guay; John Kirk; Cathy Ellis; Derol and Judy Kawaja; Gordon Kiley; Barbara Lawder; Claudette Legault; Julie Leonard ; John Mathews; Sue Mitchell & Harvey Totten ; Harold and Isabella Proven;Audrey Silvius; Carolyn Van Gurp. Transcripts for some of these interviews not found here are in the second accrual.

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