Collection PR-1859 - Dennis J. Duffy collection

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Dennis J. Duffy collection

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  • moving images
  • sound recording
  • multiple media

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  • 1975-1988 (Creation)
    Duffy, Dennis John, 1956-

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39 sound recordings, 3 videocassettes

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Dennis J. Duffy was an archivist at the Royal Museum/BC Archives between 1998 and 2016. Between 1978 and 1993, he did extensive short-term and contract work for the BC Archives, including: audio copying, recording, editing and production; research, writing and editing for the Sound Heritage Series; the BC Filmography Project; and the development, arrangment and description of moving images collections. He is the author of "Camera West: British Columbia on Film, 1941-1965" (PABC, 1986) and the DVD "Evergreen Playland: A Road Trip through British Columbia" (RBCM, 2008).

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The collection consists of Duffy's oral history interviews pertaining to the history of radio broadcasting and film production in B.C.; the life and work of radio producer Imbert Orchard filmmaker A.D. "Cowboy" Kean; and jazz musicians in Victoria. It also includes copies of three film or video productions directed by Duffy, and off-air recordings of some CBC radio programs.

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  • No access restrictions apply.
  • Conservation restriction: material in cool or cold storage requires special retrieval and handling.

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Archives code(s): T3890; T3938; T3946-T3953; T3988; T4184; T4215; T4360; V1980:07; V1985:18; V1986:54.

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Accession number(s): T3890; T3938; T3946; T3947; T3948; T3949; T3950; T3951; T3952; T3953; T3988; T4184; T4215; T4360; V1980:07; V1985:18; V1986:54


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

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