Fonds PR-2187 - Miners' lives oral history project collection

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Miners' lives oral history project collection

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  • textual record
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  • sound recording
  • multiple media

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  • Source of title proper: Title transcribed from project duo tang.

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  • 1983 (Creation)
    Treilhard, Donald M.

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4 cm of textual records, ca. 820 photographs : col. slides and 60 audio cassette tapes

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Donald Treilhard lives in Ontario. He has completed an honours history degree at Concordia University in Montreal and the University of Winnipeg. Donald has worked in resource industries and property management in Ontario.

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The collection consists of records generated by Donald (interviewer) and Glen Treilhard (photographer) during their oral history project in 1983. Both were post-secondary students at the time and received grants from the Canada Council and the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. The Treilhards interviewed and photographed 39 Canadian miners in British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. The collection includes 60 audio cassette tapes of interviews with the miners, a duo tang with project details, an index, an itinerary and interviewee list, photo and tape release forms from the interviewees and transcripts of the interviews. Audio tapes are arranged by geographical location and by date. There is also a small notebook listing the slides which are itemized by geographical location, roll number, slide number and subject. There are approximately 820 colour slides of the interviewees, their places of work and scenic views of the geographical regions through which the Treilhards travelled. There appear to be some slides listed in the index that are not in the slide binders, as well as some slides that are in the binders and that are not listed in the index. There is also a list stapled to the inside cover of the small notebook indicating which slides the Treilhards used in their project.

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Donated May 5, 2009 by Donald Treilhard


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No access restrictions apply.

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  • Copyright to taped interviews has been transferred to the BC Archives.
  • Copyright to photographs remains with Glen Treilhard.

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Accession number(s): 2009.43.1


Textual material was removed from original duo tang and placed in an acid free folder. The small notebook with the slide list was placed in an acid free folder and the textual material housed in a small Hollinger box. Colour slides were removed from original plastic sleeves and placed in Archival plastic sleeves. Some slides require cleaning. Audio cassette tapes housed in acid free audiocassette boxes.

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