Item AAAB2865 - Annie Girard interview

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Annie Girard interview

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  • 1977-01-27 [date recorded] (Creation)

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Interviews with residents of Vancouver Strathcona Neighbourhood, recorded as research for the book "Opening Doors: Vancouver's East End," vol. 8 nos. 1 & 2 of Sound Heritage (Provincial Archives, 1979).

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CALL NUMBER: T2624:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Strathcona neighbourhood: Rev. Annie Girard and Fountain Chapel PERIOD COVERED: 1932-1970 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-01-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Rev. Annie Girard discusses: Fountain Chapel of African Methodist Episcopal Church; family background in Alberta and B.C.; religious beliefs; arrival in Vancouver, 1938; marriages; car accide;nt and changes in herself and her beliefs. TRACK 2: Called to religious service. Visions. First experience preaching. Dealings with kids and Jesus People in 1970. Purchase of Fountain Chapel. Ordinat;ion. Decision about evangelizing.;

CALL NUMBER: T2624:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Strathcona neighbourhood: Rev. Annie Girard and Fountain Chapel PERIOD COVERED: 1930-1975 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-01-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Discusses: more on history of Fountain Chapel and her purchase of the Chapel in 1974; parishioners; experiences with kids and Jesus People. TRACK 2: Describes relations of blacks and whites.; Views on "Roots", racism, and money. Closing the church. One of her sermons, "Denying yourself the right of being a human being.". (End of interview);

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Daphne Marlatt and Carole Itter, [1977-05 to 1978-09]


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A digital copy is available.

  • Transcript on file.
  • Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-152.

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  • Use Restriction: For private and educational use only. Not for broadcast or commercial use without permission of the B.C. Archives.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright British Columbia Archives.

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Accession number(s): T2624

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speaker: Annie Girard, interviewer: Carole Itter, interviewer: Daphne Shirley (Buckle) Marlatt

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