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Vancouver : the world in a city

The item is a travelogue and an official video of the Greater Vancouver Visitors and Convention Bureau. It includes some scenes of attractions outside Greater Vancouver, such as the Abbotsford Air Show, the Pemberton Rodeo and Squamish Logger's Day. Includes a sequence on Expo '86.

B-licence : the last run

The item is a documentary film from 1978. It is a tribute to the one-man salmon troller, the boat that pioneered British Columbia's coastal fishery. Extols the way of life of the fisherman and shows how technology, big business and government regulations have irrevocably altered the fisherman's life.

Victoria, B.C. : church parade ; girls' drill team ; Koksilah trading post : stock shots

The item is a video copy of out-takes. Promoting Victoria as "a little bit of Old England", this footage was shot for Universal's "Going Places" travel series with the co-operation of the National Film Board's John Grierson. The outs include shots of: Legislature at night and arrival of dignitaries; sequence on Canadian Scottish Regiment at church parade at Work Point Barracks; University School [St. Michael's boys school] rugby game; girls' school; library reading room; golfers playing at Oak Bay golf course while Empress steamers pass in background; Craigflower School?; dinner at Royal Oak Inn; Nanaimo Bastion; sequence on girls' drill team performing on lawn behind Legislature with Kinsmen Boys Band; Cowichan Indians making sweaters and carving totems and work on display at Koksilah Trading Post, Duncan; also footage of salmon fishing and logging.

Wood meets the challenge

The item is an industrial film. A young man who is skeptical about the future of the forest industry is taken to see various plants and operations. Illustrates the processes used and the diversity of wood products. Most of the film depicts MacMillan & Bloedel's Harmac plant and logging operations on Vancouver Island. There are also brief sequences aboard a ferry from Vancouver to the island.

Kluane, Yukon Territory

The item is a travelogue film. The Victoria filmmaker Wilf Gray, and his wife present the terrain and wildlife of the Kluane Game Preserve in the Yukon, a scenic mountain wilderness area. They focus on creatures of the river valley and the St. Elias Mountains, such as the grizzly bear, dall sheep and caribou.

West through Canada : the Yellowhead highway

The item is an educational film. It follows the Yellowhead Highway from Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, to its terminus at Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Includes side-trips to points of geographical and historical interest. Shows farmland, beaches, national parks, ice fields and cities, giving a birds-eye view of western Canada.

Marine holiday -- west coast style

The item is a travelogue film. It depicts a pleasure cruise by a family of three Vancouver sailors, 400 miles up the B.C. coast to the port of Prince Rupert. Includes footage of logging activity at Powell River and Kitimat; totem poles and a First Nations cemetery (at either Alert Bay, Calvert Island or Hecate Island).

Colour it living

The item is a documentary film. It presents the Canadian wildlife artist Martin Glen Loates. Focuses on his work from the rough pencil sketches captured in the remote areas of British Columbia and Ontario to the vivid detail of his finished works, which have appeared in a number of national magazines, as well on Canadian postage stamps.

The North British-Columbians / Warden's Warriors : 102'nd Batt. C.E.F. / historic departure

The item is a video copy of a newsreel item. Departure for overseas of the 102nd (North British Columbians) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force -- also known as "Warden's Warriors" -- stationed at Camp Comox in June 1916. Includes footage of: officers and troops; filmmaker A.D. Kean posing with "ex-cowboys and old-time friends"; troops posing with Premier W.J. Bowser; flag-lowering ceremony; Bowser presenting overseas flag to Col. J.W. Warden; line of troops marching along beach and arriving at dockside; troops giving farewell cheer from ship as it departs. Also includes shots of wildlife in area; scene of Dominion Day festivities in "northern B.C." [actually Lillooet], with people cheering for Indian women riding in a horse race; and a shot of Indian cowboys riding wild horses in a rodeo competition ("BC Championship", probably at the Vancouver Exhibition in 1914 or 1915).

Remembrance Day compilation

The item is a compilation video made by the Royal BC Museum using clips from archival newsreel and amateur footage. It shows mobilization and wartime scenes in Victoria and Vancouver during World War One (clips 1-5) and World War Two (clips 6-10). The Second World War material also includes civil defence activities in Vancouver, and Girl Guides collecting salvage for the war effort.

Big timber; Saga of the silver horde; The inside story; Saving the sagas; The life of a salmon; Trans-Canada air pageant pt.1

The item consists of a video cassette tape (VHS) copied in 1990 from a 3/4 inch U-Matic video tape created by the National Archives of Canada in 1989.

The contents include copies of six films about various British Columbian topics created between 1910 and 1938 as follows:

Big Timber / Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau, 1935, b&w, sound.
Saga of the silver horde / Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau, 1935, b&w, sound.
The inside story / Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau, 1938, b&w, sound.
Saving the sagas / Associated Screen News Ltd., copyright Canadian Pacific Railway Company, 1927, b&w, silent.
Life of a salmon / Edison Manufacturing Company, 1910, b&w, silent with captions.
Trans-Canada air pageant and miscellaneous aeroplanes : part one / W.M. Archibald, copyright Air Canada, 1930, b&w & col., silent.

Canada. National Archives of Canada

Lord Stanley's message to the United States, 1888

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1888-09-11 SUMMARY: Recording of the message of Lord Stanley, Governor General of Canada, to the president and people of the United States, September 11, 1888. This is believed to be the oldest existing sound recording in the world.

Recording techniques for oral history interviews

The item is a sound recording of a program discussing various aspects of interview recording techniques: recording equipment, tape stock, how to achieve satisfactory sound quality, recording speeds, interviewing styles, tape identification and summaries, tape preservation, and maintenance of recording equipment.

Laurie Irvine interview

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-11-24 SUMMARY: Start (radio store), CKFC, Vancouver stations in the 1930s, CKFC, CFJC Kamloops, working conditions, programming, drama with Fletcher Markle, record programs, gags (setting fire to copy), music, drama, news.

Ernie Rose interview : [Bambrick, 1976]

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-11-23 SUMMARY: First job CKMO, shared frequencies, DX Prowl, equipment, other Vancouver stations 1930's, unauthorized power increases, equipment, wages, collecting accounts, (?), ad copy story, equipment, wages, early TV set, CBC war news.

The Chinese people : music, instruments, folklore

SUMMARY: A study package designed to help teachers integrate the arts of the Chinese culture into the grade six Social Studies unit. It includes music, folklore, poetry, art, dance, games, and pictures of instruments from the traditions of the Chinese people. The package consists of a 61-page booklet, accompanied by a cassette tape and 31 colour slides.

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