Series MS-3268 - Oral history interviews, field sounds, and music

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Oral history interviews, field sounds, and music

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  • sound recording

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  • 1959-1979 (Creation)

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ca. 1950 audio reels

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The series consists of oral history interviews focusing on the European settlement and development of British Columbia, mainly covering the period 1880-1914, recorded all over the province by broadcaster Imbert Orchard. The series also includes field recordings of natural and man-made sounds, as well as some example of indigenous and folk music.

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Immediate source of acquisition

Received from Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975 and 1984-1985.


Most of the material received in 1974-1975 was first accessioned at the item level (under individual call numbers), and only afterwards drawn together on paper -- in the collection documentation file, call number T4103 -- as a series under the Imbert Orchard fonds. Material received in the 1980s was accessioned under T4222 and T4255 and treated as an accrual.

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No access restrictions apply.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Many of the sound recordings are copyright the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. As unpublished sound recordings, their copyright will expire at the end of the 50th year after the original recording was made.

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Accession number(s): T4103; T4222; T4255

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Series previously listed as AAAA2200.

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