Item T1058:0001 - Richard Walker interview

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Richard Walker interview

General material designation

  • sound recording

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Supplied title based on item contents.

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1971 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

2 audio reels (01:00:00) : 19 cm/sec, mono ; 18 cm

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Custodial history

Scope and content

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1971 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Richard "Dick" Walker offers his impressions of BC upon arriving on Halloween 1961 [?]. Then, he discusses his involvement with the Summer Institute of Linguistics, with a specialization on; the Carrier language, Moricetown being the dividing line between Carrier and Coastal languages. He describes living at Fort St. James and coping with his first "cold" winter. He further discusses the Summer Institute of Linguistics programs and the reasons for saving the Athapaskan and Carrier language. He also discusses Christianity, including various translations of the scriptures. TRACK 2: ;Mr. Walker continues his discussion of Christianity and notes a shift in the priorities of missionaries from physical life to spiritual life, as well as philosophical difficulties in the work of missionaries. He discusses the Carrier language and what it reveals about native culture; languages in general; more on Athapaskan life and language; and Father Morrice.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
Preservation compact disc made from original audio reels, 2003-07-07.

Restrictions on access

No access restrictions apply.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
  • Use Restriction: Not for broadcast or commercial use without written permission of the CBC.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


General note

Accession number(s): T1058

General note

Previously described as AAAB1179

Alpha-numeric designations

Orchard ; N-[1-2]

Credits note

speaker: Richard Edward Walker, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Accession area