Collection PR-2259 - Fred Smith Vancouver radio collection

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Fred Smith Vancouver radio collection

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  • sound recording

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  • Source of title proper: Supplied title based on the name of the collector and the collection contents.

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  • 1961-1974 [date recorded] (Creation)
    Smith, Frederick Abraham, 1913-1975

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Physical description

93 audio reels : 4 track, mono : 18 cm

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Scope and content

The fonds comprises sound recordings of [over 800 hours of?] selected Vancouver radio and television broadcasts, recorded off-air between November 1961 to November 1974. The recordings include many popular and topical public affairs and open-line programs.

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Immediate source of acquisition

Received from Mrs. Fred Smith [via the Hon. Grace McCarthy?], 1980-04


The BC Archives acquired 93 of the 133 tapes in the collection. The collector's original order and tape numbering were retained, however -- along with the numbering gaps left by the absent tapes that weren't acquired -- and the base number T3675 added to the collector's numbers. For example, Fred Smith's tapes 0001 and 0002 were not acquired, so the first tape in the collection is his number 0003 -- now known as T3675:0003.

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Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Reference cassette copies (T3675:0001 - 0006, 0008 - 0009, and 0012 - 0014 only) available in containers 000443-216 to -219.

Restrictions on access

No access restrictions apply.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

  • Copying Restriction: No copying permitted.
  • Use Restriction: Not for broadcast or commercial use.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright remains with the various source broadcasters.

Finding aids

Detalied contents list on file for each tape retained.

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No further accruals are expected.

General note

Archives code(s): Collection description was previously numbered AAAB4069.; Fonds description was previously numbered AAAA8112.

General note

Accession number(s): T3675


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

Physical description

The original tapes were recorded at a variety of speeds: 4.75, 9.5, and 19 cm/sec.

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Physical storage

  • Box: AV2012-0043
  • Box: AV2012-0044
  • Box: AV2012-0045
  • Box: AV2012-0447
  • Box: AV2012-0448
  • Box: AV2012-0450
  • Box: AV2012-0451
  • Box: AV2012-0452
  • Box: AV2012-0453
  • Box: AV2012-0454
  • Box: AV2012-0455
  • Box: AV2012-0456
  • Box: AV2012-0457
  • Box: AV2012-0449