The MHSO established the Ethnocultural Voices Series – published diaries, autobiographies, and reminiscences – to provide a vehicle through which immigrants and their descendants could tell stories of their experiences, aspirations, and achievements in their own voices. According to Professor Robert F. Harney, the series followed the example of the Polish philosopher and sociologist, Florian Znaniecki, who organized “inspired memoirs” for the study of the city of Poznan. The publications in the Ethnocultural Voices Series are listed below.
All the publications in the series can be accessed online through Our Roots / Nos Racines.
- Between Two Worlds: The Memoirs of Stanley Frolick (1990)
- A Black Man’s Toronto, 1914-1980: The Reminiscences of Harry Gairey (1981)
- The Finnish Baker’s Daughters (1986)
- The Gordon C. Eby Diaries, 1911-13: Chronicle of a Mennonite Farmer (1982)
- Heroes of Their Day: The Reminiscences of Bohdan Panchuk (1983)
- The Lucky Immigrant: The Public Life of Fortunato Rao (2001)
- Marynia, Don’t Cry: Memoirs of Two Polish Canadian Families (1995)
- The Memoirs of Giovanni Veltri (1987)
- An Ordinary Woman in Extraordinary Times (1990)
- Picture Brides: Japanese Women in Canada (1995)
- Unhappy Rebel: The Life and Times of Andy Stritof (1993)