Item T1243:0001 - Catherine May Spencer interview

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Catherine May Spencer interview

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  • [1962?] (Creation)

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2 audio reels (ca. 60 min) : 19 cm/sec, 1 track, mono ; 18 cm

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SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Catherine Spencer : life as editor of the Omineca Herald (Terrace), 1949-1969 PERIOD COVERED: 1930s-1960s RECORDED: Terrace (B.C.), 1962? SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Catherine "Cathie" Fraser Spencer (nee Irvine) begins this interview speaking about her start in journalism in Prince Rupert. She and her husband (Tom Fraser) took over the Omineca Herald (1949) and moved the business to Terrace from Hazelton. She discusses the growth of the paper and Terrace, memories of Charles H. "Chuck" Sawle, pioneer printing equipment, the Harry Perry incident and ;the significance, distribution, content and development of the "people's paper". TRACK 2: Cathie Fraser Spencer describes Terrace (1949), the post-war slump, the community founder -- George Little, t;he growth of Terrace, the new highway, the impact of Columbia Cellulose (1950), local news stories (1949-69), population growth, the Thornhill suburb and her career.

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
1 preservation compact disc(s) made from original or master audio reel(s), 2003-11-07.

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  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
  • Use Restriction: Not for broadcast or commercial use without written permission of the CBC.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accession number(s): T1243

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Previously described as AAAB1375

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Orchard ; S-[1-2]

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speaker: Catherine May Spencer, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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  • Box: 880070-0045