Series AAAA1794 - Interviews about John Emerson

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Interviews about John Emerson

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  • 1969 (Creation)

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13 audio cassettes

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The series (T4352:251 - 263) consists of 13 audio cassettes that accompanied John Emerson's own recordings when the latter were donated to the BC Archives. These cassettes contain interviews recorded for a research project initiated in 1969 by the Creative Writing Department at the University of British Columbia. Department head Robert Harlow and grad student Paul Green interviewed Mrs. Mary Emerson and thirteen of Emerson's friends, colleagues and relatives. The apparent intent was to collect material for a biography of Emerson. The project was abandoned, and the tapes were given to Mrs. Emerson.

The interviewees are: Thora Anders, Eleanor Collins, Mary Emerson, Pat Gould (aka Pat Kirkpatrick), Doug Haskins, Ruby Kerr (aunt), Harold King, Karl Norman, Dr. Bruce Paige, Barney Potts, Dal Richards, Gay Scrivener, Bob Smith, and Jean Wilson.

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Mary Emerson, 1987-10-07


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Archives code(s): T4352:251 - 263.

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Accession number(s): T4352


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

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