- 1980-12-09 [date recorded]
Part of Journalism in B.C. collection
CALL NUMBER: T3570:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Journalism in B.C. : interview with Archie Wills RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1980-12-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Archie Wills recalls his newspaper memories in an interview with Peter Stursberg. Mr. Wills discusses: his early days as an office boy at the Victoria Daily Times; becoming marine editor at age 17; William Templeton, founder of the Times; liberal nature of the Times; Benny Nichols, city editor and assistant to Templeton; joining up in World War I; publishing a newspaper while fighting in the war; re-joining the Times after the war; disagreements with Benny Nichols, the new head editor. TRACK 2: Mr. Wills discusses: getting married in 1919; becoming sports editor in the early '20s; city editor in 1927; debate over the paper's move to impartiality; anecdotes about childhood and how he got interested in journalism; anecdote about drinking; interesting characters on the old Victoria Daily Times.
CALL NUMBER: T3570:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Journalism in B.C. : interview with Archie Wills RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1980-12-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Wills discusses: anecdote of 1935 election; 1930s as a period of evolution for newspapers; the creation of 'extras'; D-Day story; differences between newspapers 'then' and newspapers now (1930s vs. 1980s). (End of interview)