Item T1334:0001 - 0002 - Elsie Beeman interview

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Elsie Beeman interview

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  • sound recording

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T1334:0001 - 0002

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  • [1965?] (Creation)

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3 audio reels (01:30:00) : 19 cm/sec, mono ; 18 cm

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CALL NUMBER: T1334:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], [1965?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Beeman describes her family's arrival in Vancouver in 1889; early impressions; appearance of the city; Christ Church Cathedral; Dominion Day races; family history; her father's library ;position; Christmas parties; Vancouver's theatres; Sarah Bernhard; theatrical productions; Vancouver Little Theatre Association in 1921; "Belle of Burrard" and B.C. Hilliam. TRACK 2: Mrs. Beeman continues with her recollections of B.C. Hilliam; anecdotes about theatrical productions; Savoy Theatre; personalities; Kerrisdale; the first church in Kerrisdale; Alvo von Alvensleben; local characters; English Bay; origins of the Vancouver Public Library; and Andrew Carnegie.

CALL NUMBER: T1334:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], [1965?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Beeman continues with her recollections about the early Vancouver library; Mr. Fred Dyke; and the local choral society. [TRACK 2: blank.]

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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Reference cassette copies available
2 preservation compact discs made from original audio reels, 2003-07-09

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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): T1334

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Previously described as AAAB1472

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Orchard ; VN-09/1/3

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speaker: Elsie Beeman, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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