Item : LEG1768.4 - B.C. centennial searchlight tattoo

B.C. centennial searchlight tattoo [parts 1-5] B.C. centennial searchlight tattoo [parts 6-9]

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B.C. centennial searchlight tattoo

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  • Sound recording

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AM178-: LEG1768.4

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  • 1958 (Creation)

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1 audio reel (1 hr., 53 min.) : 9.5 cm/sec, mono ; 17.8 cm

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Original discs were sent to the B.C. Archives due to preservation concerns. The BC Archives transferred the contents of the discs to two tracks on one audio reel. The discs and reel were returned to City of Vancouver Archives in 2013.

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Item is a copy created from original discs containing a recording of the Military Searchlight Tattoo (a military pageant illuminated by search-lights) produced to mark the 1958 centennial of British Columbia.

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Copy was created from five audio discs containing recordings on nine sides with the identifiers: LEG543.117.1, LEG543.17.2 , LEG543.17.3, LEG543.17.4. LEG543.17.5, LEG543.17.6, LEG543.17.7, LEG543.17.8 and LEG543.17.9.

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Aluminum audio discs

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Access to physical items are restricted due to conservation and preservation concerns.

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  • Box: 707-B-04