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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Res.5.8 Female resident, late sixties, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 6 November 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/5/8
Scope and Contents INTVEE lives with her husband and four grandchildren in a four apartment flat. INTVER describes the interior as "the furniture is pretty old-fashioned. The suite a dun-coloured, embossed velveteen affair, the table a square one covered in a chenille cloth, a china cabinet with tree tea-sets from very best to ordinary". She had previously lived in various rooms in Edinburgh including a single end in Robbs Entry, Canongate in the early 1930s where she says the buildings were pure slums, just...
Dates: Other: 6 November 1961

Res.1.10 Female resident, 72 yrs, widowed, corporation tenant, male interviewer, 1 February 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/10
Scope and Contents INTVEE lives with her two sons in a three apartment house on the first floor of a three storey tenement. They have been in the house for 18 years and previously lived in Wardieburn having been moved there from Leith under the slum clearance scheme. They had moved to Granton after her husband died and thought it was much more respectable, there had been a lot of fighting on the stairs in Wardieburn. Her neighbours here are all very pleasant. One of her sons was decorating the bedroom with a...
Dates: Other: 1 February 1961

Res.1.16 Male resident, 67 yrs, married, corporation tenant, and his son, 20yrs, unmarried, male interviewer, 15 February 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/16
Scope and Contents Accommodation: INTVEE lives with his wife and two children, 20 and 19 yrs, on the top floor of a three storey block in Granton. It is a three apartment house built in 1938. It could have more cupboard space, the heating arrangement is fine. The son sleeps in the living room. INTVER comments that the house has a more middle class appearance than other houses - a tile fireplace in the living room, decorated with contemporary paper, large carpet on the floor, large radiogramme and a television....
Dates: Other: 15 February 1961

Res.1.17 Female resident, c.60 yrs, widowed, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 16 February 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/17
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Accommodation; neighbourhood; family; personal finance; weekly routine.Accommodation: INTVEE is a widow and lives alone in a ground floor, three apartment flat. Her and her husband were the very first tenants. INTVER comments that the flat is comfortable with no indication of straightened means and writes that it is all very chintzy and cushiony with lots of knick-knacks around. It is noted that she is enthusiastic about a young relative's decor which is...
Dates: Other: 16 February 1961

Res.1.19 Male resident, 62 yrs, widowed, corporation tenant, male interviewer, 28 February 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/19
Scope and Contents INTVEE is a 62 year old widower who lives with his married son and daughter in law who are also present for some of the interview. Previously lived in Albert Street, Leith, where the children (all sons) slept in a bed recess off the main room. The family then moved to a four apartment house near Ferry Road. He left to live with his son on the death of his wife. INTVER wonders if the married couple are embarrassed having rows in front of the INTVEE but this is denied. The house has two...
Dates: Other: 28 February 1961

Res.2.10 Married couple, late sixties, corporation tenants, male interviewer, 22 March 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/10
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Living accommodation and standard of workmanship; behaviour of local children; early life; pensioner clubs; behaviour of young mothers; personal finance.INTVEEs live in a two-apartment new house in a block of six having moved from a house elsewhere in the area. INTVER describes the accommodation as "pretty unimaginative for 1961, but the insides are quite pleasant. The stairway was quite colourful with blue on the lower half instead of the dark green and...
Dates: Other: 22 March 1961

Res.2.13 Female resident, age unknown, widowed, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 11 April 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/13
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Family; work and unemployment; health; living accommodation.INTVEE is a widow with five grown up children. She lives alone and has been in her house for 23 years. She previously lived in a single end in Leith where she brought up her children. She is friendly enough with her neighbours but not on visiting terms. She likes the company of the women she works with. She has been burgled 3 times, twice the gas meter and once all clothes were taken. She says...
Dates: Other: 11 April 1961

Res.2.15 Married couple, late thirties, corporation tenants, female interviewer, 18 April 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/15
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Living accommodation and furnishings; flat maintenance; decline in friendliness and neighbourliness; generational difference in parental duties; childhood and early life; Newhaven; money and employment; politics and unions.INTVEEs live on the top floor of a multi-storey block. They have no children. They have lived there for 2 and half years and were on the waiting list for three and half years. They had been living in one room which had ben divided in...
Dates: Other: 18 April 1961

Res.2.17 Female resident, age unknown, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 20 April 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/17
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: East Lothian; rough nature of district; shopping; childcare; lack of playing space; fines for street football; clubs and associations.INTVEE lives in a 4-apartment house - kitchen and three bedrooms - with husband and 15 children. INTVER describes the rooms as small and poorly furnished but very clean even though the visit was not pre-arranged. INTVEE thinks the layout is inconvenient especially in the bathroom where there is no separate washbasin and...
Dates: Other: 20 April 1961

Res.2.18 Female resident, c.30 yrs, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 21 April 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/18
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Leith; borrowing; district's bad reputation.INTVEE had been shocked at the dirty condition of her house when she moved in with broken lavatory and fireplace. INTVER describes the house as now being attractive, they have put in flush doors everywhere including front door. She came from Leith which she is quoted as calling "a filthy, stinking hole". INTVER notes that this is the first criticism of Leith she has heard. INTVEE does not have a washing machine...
Dates: Other: 21 April 1961