Collection PR-2247 - BC Radio News collection

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BC Radio News collection

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  • sound recording

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  • 1972 ; 1975-1981 (Creation)

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524 audio cassettes

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Scope and content

The collection comprises audio recordings of interviews, news conferences, press events, election campaigns, speeches, and other activities related to provincial politics in British Columbia, recorded and compiled by BC Radio News, mainly between 1975 and 1981. Many of these recordings feature New Democratic Party leader David Barrett or Social Credit Party leader (and Premier) Bill Bennett. In addition, there are recordings of Bennett's key cabinet colleagues, as well as MLAs from both sides of the legislature.

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Donated by BC Radio News, 1977-1981.


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ORIGINAL AUDIO CASSETTES ONLY. As of June 2009, no preservation masters or reference copies had been made.

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No access restrictions apply.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use restriction: Credit BC Radio News if material is cited, quoted or broadcast.

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Item-level descriptions are available on-line.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Archives code(s): Fonds description was previously numbered AAAA8100.

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Accession number(s): T0701; T0933; T0979; T0985; T0988; T0995; T0999; T1000; T1010; T1019; T1133; T1146; T1209; T1248; T1250; T1280; T1336; T1363; T1675; T1704; T1707; T1769; T2547; T2688; T2689; T2690; T2691; T2692; T2694; T2695; T3205; T3206; T3207; T3208; T3209; T3210; T3211; T3212; T3860


Sound recording originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.

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