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Galilee Fishermen Oral History

Historical Information

The oral history project was conducted by students in Prof. Valerie Quinney's History Research Methods class (Hist. 395A) during the spring of 1979. The students interviewed ten fishermen of Galilee, conducted additional research, and wrote research papers on various aspects of the fishermen’s lives or work. Six research papers are in the collection and cover the topics of fishing women; the Champlin families; technological changes in the industry; history of the Fisherman’s Co-operative; weather forecasting; superstitions and folklore; and confidential fishermen observers during WW II.