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The Second Narrows

SUMMARY: Monitor was a series devoted to the arts in BC. This episode is a play offering many individual's perspectives on the Second Narrows Bridge disaster of 1958.;

Heritage theatre : The battle of the bridge : 1933

SUMMARY: "Heritage Theatre" was a series of short historical plays set in the Vancouver environs. These vignettes illustrate some of the significant events and interesting episodes from Vancouver's earliest ti;mes. First broadcast in 1977, the plays were made in co-operation with the Social Planning Department of the City of Vancouver. This series was broadcast during the summer of 1981. This episode, "The; Battle Of The Bridge - 1933" by Cherie Thiessen, re-creates a heated city council meeting discussing the proposal for the Lions Gate Bridge.;

Heritage theatre : In memoriam

SUMMARY: "Heritage Theatre" was a series of short historical plays set in the Vancouver environs. These vignettes illustrate some of the significant events and interesting episodes from Vancouver's earliest ti;mes. First broadcast in 1977, the plays were made in co-operation with the Social Planning Department of the City of Vancouver. This series was broadcast during the summer of 1981. This episode, "In M;emoriam" by Brenda White, concerns a disaster that occurred during the construction of the Second Narrows Bridge on June 17, 1958.;

Best of Emerson, no. 6

SUMMARY: "Best of Emerson" is a twice-a-week series (Monday and Friday) that ran from July 2 to September 28, 1962. In this series Vancouver's provocative conversationalist, John Emerson, discusses unusual asp;ects of Vancouver history and gives his recollections and impressions of well-known people. This episode, number 6 in the series, is about Vancouver's bridges.;

Best of Emerson, no. 4

SUMMARY: "Best of Emerson" is a twice-a-week series (Monday and Friday) that ran from July 2 to September 28, 1962. In this series Vancouver's provocative conversationalist, John Emerson, discusses unusual asp;ects of Vancouver history and gives his recollections and impressions of well-known people. This episode, fourth in the series, marks the fifth anniversary of the Second Narrows bridge disaster.;

Heritage theatre : The floating crap game

SUMMARY: "Heritage Theatre" was a series of short historical plays set in the Vancouver environs. These vignettes illustrate some of the significant events and interesting episodes from Vancouver's earliest ti;mes. First broadcast in 1977, the plays were made in co-operation with the Social Planning Department of the City of Vancouver. This series was broadcast during the summer of 1981. This episode, "The ;Floating Crap Game" by John Wiesenfeld, takes a look at gambling on BC ferries.;

CBC Monday evening : Tidewaters ; Courtenay Youth Music Camp

SUMMARY: (1) "Tidewaters" was the 13th program in "From the Mountains to the Sea", a series about the history and people of British Columbia's regions, based on oral history interviews recorded by Robert (later Imbert) Orchard. It deals with the people who lived at different parts of the British Columbia coastline. The outer coast of British Columbia and the story of some of the wrecks around Cape Beale. Settlers on the coast: the Finns of Sointula, the Norwegians of Bella Coola, and the people who settled at the north end of Vancouver Island. Also the coastal Indians: the Haidas and their huge canoes, and the Nootka whale-hunters. Voices heard include: Ethel Cadorin, Edward Joyce, Annie Hayes, Ted Levelton, Milo Fougner, Arvo Tynjala, Frank Hole and Chief William Scow. The Hamatsa songs were performed by Mary Johnson, Annie Hayes, and Arvo Tynjala; another song was sung by Dick Willy. (2) In a concert from the Courtenay Youth Music Camp, Simon Streatfield conducts the Faculty Orchestra in works by; Vivaldi, Bach and Respighi, with soloists Steven Staryk, Otto Eifert and Ray Still. NOTE: Only the "Tidewaters" documentary is on this tape, which is tape 1 of 2.

Okanagan noel : ["new version"]

SUMMARY: A program about the effect of the coming of Christianity to the Indian people of B.C., and how it reacted with their own culture and religion. Also: Anthony Walsh tells how, as a teacher of Indian children on the Inkameep reserve in the 1930s, he attempted to find ways of keeping the native traditions alive through the education of the children. An Okanagan Indian Christmas carol is also heard. Voices heard include: Annie Hayes, Lizette Hall, Mrs. Edward Joyce, Grace Stephens, Sheila DeHart, Mrs. Albert Cooper, Mrs. Tracy Williams, Paul Stanley, Elliot Weisgarber, Anthony Walsh, Solomon Wilson;, George Clutesi, Clarence Joe, Danny Milo, Joe Klameen, Joe Louie, and William Scow.;

Viscount Alexander of Tunis : [visits Vancouver, July 1946]

SUMMARY: Radio coverage of visit by Viscount Alexander, Governor General of Canada, to Vancouver, with reporters Bill Herbert, Dennis Sweeting and Marce Munro. Includes singing and dancing by British Columbia Indians; part of speech by Viscount Alexander (to native people of British Columbia) about: World War II, investiture of medals, heroism and native people, and British Columbia; Viscount Alexander being made "honorary chief of Pacific Coast Indians".

Potlatch : William Scow interview

CALL NUMBER: T4365:0264 - 0266 RECORDED: Alert Bay (B.C.), 1968-05-14? SUMMARY: An interview with William Scow on the subject of the Potlatch and the customs and traditions associated with the Kwakiutl. Discussion includes the banning of the Potlatch in 1922-23, and the imprison;ment of his father.;

CALL NUMBER: T4365:0265 RECORDED: Alert Bay (B.C.), 1968-05-14? SUMMARY: A continuation of the interview with William Scow concerning the Potlatch and the giving up of the ceremonial paraphernalia.;

CALL NUMBER: T4365:0266 RECORDED: Alert Bay (B.C.), 1968-05-14? SUMMARY: A continuation of the interview with William Scow. He discusses the role of the RCMP and the Indian Agent in trying to stop the Kwakiutl nation from practicing their customs.;

Potlatch : James Sewid interview ; Henry Bell interview

RECORDED: Alert Bay (B.C.), 1968-05-12 SUMMARY: The first part of the tape comprises an interview with James Sewid, Hereditary Chief and Chief Councilor at Alert Bay. He speaks about the potlatch, the trials, the sentencing, and the imprisonment at; Oakalla. The confiscated regalia was sent to a museum in Ottawa. There are presently [1968] three bands who are requesting to have their regalia returned: Village Island (Nimpkish), Alert Bay and Cap;e Mudge. The second part of the tape (14:00) is an interview with Henry Bell aboard his boat "Porlier Pass" in Alert Bay. He speaks of his family and his inheritance of songs and dances that he had gi;ven to Dan Cranmer for the potlatch at Village Bay. This was the famous potlatch that resulted in the arrests and trials in the 1920s. Henry Bell describes the Potlatch, the types of gifts that were p;resented, the duration of the event, and the arrests at Village Bay.;

Potlatch : Henry Speck interview

RECORDED: Alert Bay (B.C.), 1968-05-15 SUMMARY: Henry Speck, Chief of the Turner Island Band [the Clowothiz (sp?)] is interviewed. He speaks of his initiation into the Hamatsa Rite, a secret 3-month training period, when he was 8 years old. He als;o talks about the banning of the Potlatch ceremony, the planning for the ceremony, and the economic benefits to the people. NOTE: There is a footnote to this tape regarding a request by Henry Speck to; remove certain portions of the interview.;

Potlatch : Henry Bell interview

RECORDED: Alert Bay (B.C.), 1968-05-15 SUMMARY: This tape continues the interview with Henry Bell from T4365:0270. He discusses how his sentence was suspended, while the other convicted band members were shipped down to Oakalla.;

The Indian as an artist, program 5 : Indian theatre

SUMMARY: "The Indian as an Artist" was a six-week series about the art, literature and dance of the North Pacific coast peoples. The series considered the traditional arts of carving, painting, song, dance and; story telling. The series featured artists Doug Cranmer (Kwakiutl), Ramona Morris (Lummi), Bill Reid (Haida), Don Smith (Cherokee), and Henry Speck (Kwakiutl), and noted anthropologist Wilson Duff. ";Indian Theatre", the fifth program in the series, examines both the ceremonial dances with their strong dramatic elements, and the theatrical presentations which use ingenious illusions (boxes with tr;ick bottoms, kelp speaking tubes for disembodied voices, etc.) and puppets.;

The Hornby collection : Borderlands

SUMMARY: "The Hornby Collection" is an anthology of plays, documentaries, interviews and selected fiction for radio -- all written, prepared and produced in British Columbia. "Borderlands", a poem for voices a;nd sounds by Don Gutteridge. An account from both sides of the events and emotions surrounding the massacre of the crew of the ship "Boston" by Chief Maquinna and his Nootka band. Featured actors include Peter Haworth as John Jewitt, Don Francks as Maquinna, and the late Powys Thomas as John Meares.

Hamatsa

SUMMARY: "Saturday Evening" was a series of 1.5 hour programs broadcast from 8:30 to 10:00 PM on Saturday nights. The series ran from October 1962 to the spring of 1967. Usually in two parts, the programs feat;ured plays, classical concerts, documentaries and talks. This episode, "Hamatsa", features a recorded performance of the Kwakiutl Hamatsa or Cannibal Dance. In June 1965, CBC Radio visited Alert Bay, ;where the family of James Knox of Fort Rupert presented the Hamatsa dance-drama, the first time that this dance has been recorded for public broadcast. The program also dramatizes the story behind the; dance and the myth of the Supernatural Cannibal. The voices of actors Walter Marsh, Robert Clothier, Daphne Goldrick and Lee Taylor are heard.;

Alert Bay potlatch : [field recordings, 1968]

CALL NUMBER: T4365:0253 RECORDED: Alert Bay (B.C.), 1968-05 SUMMARY: "Alert Bay Potlatch" is a series of eight tapes comprising field recordings produced by Norman Newton at Alert Bay in 1968. These recordings document the ceremonies commemorating a new building built ;as a Centennial project to house ceremonial dance performances. TAPE 1: Opening announcements (15:00). Mention is made of Chief James Knox (Fort Rupert), Chief Speck, Chief Scow, Bill Holm, and attend;ant Charlie George. Ceremonial background about the Kwakiutl nation is given. Chief Scow is the master of ceremonies.; CALL NUMBER: T4365:0254 RECORDED: Alert Bay (B.C.), 1968-05 SUMMARY: TAPE 2: The master of ceremonies provides the audience with descriptions of the dance events and the ceremonial objects. He discusses the history and traditions behind each performance, and its impor;tance to the Kwakiutl nation and Fort Rupert.; CALL NUMBER: T4365:0255 RECORDED: Alert Bay (B.C.), 1968-05 SUMMARY: TAPE 3: Continued. The master Of ceremonies mentions the Hunt family song, as well as the dance of Chief Knox, performed by members of his family.; CALL NUMBER: T4365:0256 RECORDED: Alert Bay (B.C.), 1968-05 SUMMARY: TAPE 4: Continued. The master of ceremonies mentions the family members of Chief Sewid, Chief Speck and Chief Knox who participated in the dances. Information is also provided about family and dance ;ownership among the Kwakiutl First Nation.; CALL NUMBER: T4365:0257 RECORDED: Alert Bay (B.C.), 1968-05 SUMMARY: TAPE 5: The master of ceremonies mentions family members of Chief Knox who perform various dances. Chief James Knox's family is celebrated as a high ranking family within the Kwakiutl First Nation, an;d mention is made of his ancestors' role in the historic 1851 agreement with the Hudson's Bay Company factors. The Transformer Dance is also described.; CALL NUMBER: T4365:0258 RECORDED: Alert Bay (B.C.), 1968-05 SUMMARY: TAPE 6: The Seagull Dance and the Red Cedar Bark Dance are mentioned. The master of ceremonies also introduces Bill Holm and Chief Henry Bell's wife.; CALL NUMBER: T4365:0259 RECORDED: Alert Bay (B.C.), 1968-05 SUMMARY: TAPE 7: Includes speeches from the Chiefs of the Kwakiutl First Nation, praising the revival and exhibition of these dances and their culture. These traditional performances were historically enjoyed ;by various First Nations for the happiness of their people. The Chief Council is named (12:30), and background information is provided (14:00) about the construction of the building as a project to ma;rk the Centennial of Confederation (1967).; CALL NUMBER: T4365:0260 RECORDED: Alert Bay (B.C.), 1968-05 SUMMARY: TAPE 8: This recording documents dances by the wives of Chief Johnson and Chief Knox at the conclusion of the ceremony, and celebrates the happiness and joy of the attendance of such a large gathering;.;

Alert Bay Indian songs and dances

RECORDED: Alert Bay (B.C.), 1965-06-18 SUMMARY: "Alert Bay Indian Songs and Dances" comprises field recordings of 1965 performances at Alert Bay, B.C. Second tape reel [labelled?]: "Second part - Fort St.James". These field recordings may have been; used in a 1965 CBC program entitlled "Hamatsa"; see T4365:0201.;

Between ourselves : The Luck of La Chance ; Folk songs

SUMMARY: "Between Ourselves" was a weekly series of hour-long radio programs that presented Canada to Canadians. It featured aspects of Canadian life in docudramas, plays, music, and interviews, originating fr;om different regions of Canada. The series ran from 1966 to 1979. The first part of this episode [archived as T2463:0001] is "The Luck of La Chance" by Imbert Orchard, a special documentary presentati;on about the 1910 avalanche on Rogers Pass, which took an estimated sixty lives. It is a personal account of the disaster by Bill La Chance, the sole survivor. Other voices heard include: Mr. and Mrs;. Philip Parker, Andy Gray, Doug Abrahamson, and G.H. Williamson. The second part of the this episode, "Folk Songs", is a collection of folk songs, including some from B.C.. The vocalists include: Cla;ire Klein, Bud Spencer, and James L. Johnson, with conductor Bud Henderson.f@!NYKlein, Claire singer ;f@!NYSpencer, Bud

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Men of the harvest

SUMMARY: "CBC Tuesday Night" was a multi-part series that featured performances of classical music, opera and drama, as well as readings, documentaries and talks. The series ran from Oct 26, 1965 into the 1970;s in the 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. time slot. Its predecessor of the same format was "CBC Sunday Night". This episode, "Men Of The Harvest", dramatizes the story of the English missionary William Duncan and his work among the Tsimshian Indians of northern B.C. The script was by George Woodcock. Featured in the cast are Robert Clothier, Roland Hunter, Walter Marsh, Bill Buckingham, Jack Ammon, Gavin Payne;, David Hughes, Eric Schneider, James Johnston, Alan Dobby, Ted Greenhalgh, Robert Howay, Ted Stidder, Peter Haworth, Derek Ralston and Dorothy Davies. The narrator is Rev. Arthur Hives. "Men Of The Harvest" was produced and directed by John Must.;

From the mountains to the sea : Blue lake and red mountain : [production elements]

CALL NUMBER: T4222:0033 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Blue lake and red mountain : [part 1 of 2 only] SUMMARY: "From the Mountains to the Sea" was a series of 13 programs about the history and people of British Columbia's regions, based on oral history interviews recorded by Robert Orchard. The series was pro;duced in 1967 to mark Canada's centennial year, and mainly focuses on the period 1885-1914. "Blue Lake and Red Mountain", the third program in the series, looks at two pioneer societies in the West Ko;otenay -- the people who settled by the shore of Kootenay Lake on small farms, growing fruit, contrasted with the gold miners of the lively town of Rossland. The voices heard include: Lorna Lyttle, M;argaret Draper, Mrs. Irvin, Agnes Mackie, Bella Cummings, Basil Aylmer, Warren Crows, Isaac and Philip Glover, Tom Eccles, Les Walker, Ken Attree and Ken Wallace.;

CALL NUMBER: T4222:0034 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Blue lake and red mountain : [final version] SUMMARY: Spliced final version of the complete program. 1967-09-30.;

John Avison interview : [Duffy, Feb-1982]

CALL NUMBER: T3946:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A career in music and radio in Vancouver, 1923-1950 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1982-02-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: John Avison discusses: his family background; musical origins; early work at Vancouver radio stations -- CKCD, CHLS, CNRV, etc; CRCV at Hotel Vancouver; Andrew Allan and radio drama in Vancouver; CBC Talent Festival; home radios in the 1920s; Vancouver stations; people at CNRV; comments on work in early radio; Charitable programs at Christmas; CKCD and CHLS. TRACK 2: Mr. Avison discusses: newsreader Early Kelly; CFYC and Jehovah's Witnesses; CNRV, ca. 1932; Ira Dilworth; CRBC and CBC attitudes to, and programming of, classical music; radio drama production; Avison's duties as conductor of CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra; performing live vs. performing on radio; visiting musicians.

CALL NUMBER: T3946:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A career in music and radio in Vancouver, 1923-1950 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1982-02-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Avison discusses: recording orchestral music; more on musical background; composer Paul Hindemith; the National Youth Orchestra; recording of orchestral music; CBC attitude towards classical music; International Conference of Broadcasters concert; Glenn Gould. More on Avison's work on early Vancouver's radio stations. Musicians accompanied and personal influences. [TRACK 2: blank.]

John Avison interview : [Duffy, December 1982]

CALL NUMBER: T3946:0003
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Personalities in music and drama on Vancouver radio, 1925-1945
RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1982-12-07
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: John Avison discusses: radio stations he performed at in the 1920s, including CKMO; CFYC -- downtown location, manager, Burnaby location; people connected with CFYC -- Victor W. Odlum and Professor Odlum; CKCD and CHLS; advertisers; relationship of CKCD and CHLS; W.J. 'Billy' Hassell; entertainers on CHLS; new equipment, ca. 1933; performers; "Marston of the Mounties"; background details on the; popular entertainers, the Calangis family; Avison's duties as CHLS music director. TRACK 2: Mr. Avison discusses: the Calangis family (cont'd); CJOR and the Chandler family; CKWX studio on Seymour Street; Harold Paulson; story about a new car; performers; other musicians on Vancouver radio; W.J. Hassell; Mercer McLeod, drama director; the program "Chains of Circumstance"; drama at CRCV in the late 1930s; Vancouver actors; other CBC drama directors of the late 1930s and 1940s; CNRV and CRCV staff members; Dick Claringbull; attitudes to local programming at CNRV and CRCV.

CALL NUMBER: T3946:0004
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Personalities in music and drama on Vancouver radio, 1925-1945
RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1982-12-07
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Avison discusses: CBC talent audition panel; CBC station in the Hotel Vancouver; Avison on CBC orchestra; organ broadcasts; broadcasts and recordings at Ryerson Church; Andrew Allan and his broadcast of a medieval Christmas play; Allan's religion and personality; his approach to drama; Fletcher Markle as a radio drama writer in Vancouver; "artistic climate" and influences in Vancouver, 1930s and '40s -- Dr. Ira Dilworth, musicians, English influence, isolation from the east; Toronto musical community; decline of intellectual content in entertainment programming. TRACK 2: [blank? ; end of interview];

James Laurie interview : [Reimer, 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T3186:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early radio in Western Canada PERIOD COVERED: 1925-1955 RECORDED: West Vancouver (B.C.), 1978-03 SUMMARY: James Laurie began work for CNR Radio in 1925. Description of the operation of CNR Radio. First worked in Winnipeg. Stories about work for CNR Radio, 1925-37. Joined CBC in Vancouver, 1937. Laurie helped open the new CBC facilities in the Vancouver Hotel, 1938. The Royal Visit, 1939. Anecdotes about early outside broadcasts. Editing techniques and recording techniques. Technological limitations prior to the advent of tape recorders. Control room anecdotes. Description of Bill Herbert. Clashes between Ira Dilworth and Bill Herbert. Early portable tape recorders. Changes in radio: power supply, microphones. Start of anecdote about damaged mike cord on live broadcast, ca. 1936.

CALL NUMBER: T3186:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): CBC Vancouver, the early years, 1937-1955 PERIOD COVERED: 1937-1955 RECORDED: West Vancouver (B.C.), 1978-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Conclusion of anecdote about damaged mike cable on a live outdoors broadcast from Victoria Golf Course, ca. 1936. Description of Ira Dilworth, Director of Radio. Anecdote about "The Carson Family", a farm broadcast, being recorded at the Armstrong Fair. Moving into new CBC headquarters in Hotel Vancouver, 1937. [TRACK 2: blank; end of interview]

FM broadcasting in Vancouver : [part 2]

SUMMARY: Part of radio broadcast of the beginning of FM broadcasting in Vancouver by CBC on station VE9FG, with unidentified announcer, comments by Kenneth Caple, CBC program director of British Columbia region, about: broadcasting, FM radio, history of broadcasting technology; including musical selections played by CBC Vancouver Orchestra conducted by John Avison.

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