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Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta interview : [Specht, 1973]
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1973-08 [date recorded] (Creation)
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One in a series of RRAS interviews dealing with military units at the University of British Columbia. Transferred in 1974, at the time of the creation of the Aural History Programme, PABC; receipt filed 1982-11-02.
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CALL NUMBER: T0247:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta : Canadian Officers' Training Corps, 1944-1968 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-08-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta discusses his family background and medical career. Missisauga Horse Guard. Finnish background. International developments of the 1930s. Wartime research at UBC. TRACK 2: Wartime research at UBC. Field craft instruction, COTC. Views on benefits of COTC. CALL NUMBER: T0247:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta : Canadian Officers' Training Corps 1944-1968 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-08-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta discusses the administrative ability of Dr. Shrum. P.M.C. duties. Mess events. Humorous incident regarding painting displayed in mess. Emily Carr paintings. TRACK 2: Emily Carr paintings. Mess furniture. Miss Davies and Mess dinners. R.O.T.P. and Canadian Officers' Training Corps (COTC). Quotas issue. Views on COTC and citizenship. Resistance to quota reductions. Col;. McLean. CALL NUMBER: T0247:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta : Canadian Officers' Training Corps 1944-1968 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-08-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta discusses COTC relations with local units. Annual Commanding Officers' meetings. Integration. Comparison of Liberal and Conservative policy. Gen. George Pearkes. Becomes a Commanding Officer. UNTD. Implementing integration. TRACK 2: Financial reasons for disbandment. Campus mood 1960s. Canadian forces and Defence Policy. Nuclear age. Peace keeping. COTC training in the 1960s. Distinguished visitors. Arrival dinners. Praise for naval unit.
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Reynoldston Research and Studies, 1974
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- Complete transcript on file.
- Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-019.
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- Copying Restriction: None.
- Use Restriction: As determined by the BC Archives.
- Copyright Status: Copyright British Columbia Archives.
Accession number(s): T0247
speaker: Lawrence Edward Ranta, interviewer: Allen William Specht