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Dunbar History Project fonds
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- Sound recording
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- Dunbar History Project
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1.06 m textual records and other material
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The Dunbar History Project began as a committee of the Dunbar Residents Association in early 1999. The original name of the committee was, Documenting Dunbar, and its goal was to document the history of Dunbar and perhaps publish the results of their labour. The first meeting of the Dunbar History Project committee set the standards and ambitions high for the project as a whole. At that meeting much was accomplished; a timeline was sketched for the project, it was decided what to study, the boundaries of Dunbar were defined, Chapter Team Leaders and their projects were determined, the tone of the publication was decided on, and plans for acquiring funding were made.
Over the years many dedicated volunteers laboured to ensure the completion of a product they, and the Dunbar Residents Association, would be proud of. Original research was carried out through interviews with Dunbar residence, in local libraries, institutions, and archives.
May 1, 2007 the book launch for "The Story of Dunbar: Voices of a Vancouver Neighbourhood" was held at the Dunbar Community Centre. The initial print run was for 5000 copies instead of the originally planned 2000; the book was an overall success.
All records were in possession of the creator, the Dunbar History Project, until time of donation by Jo Pleshakov on behalf of the donor.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records created by the Dunbar Historical Society in the process of writing a book: "The Story of Dunbar: Voices of a Vancouver Neighbourhood" (2006).
Records include audio tapes of interviews, some transcriptions of the interviews, notes and other information gathered at the time of the interviews, organizational records of the Dunbar History Project, other research carried out for the purpose of writing the book, photographs gathered from interviewees, as well as other research sources used for the writing of the book.
The fonds is divided into two series following the arrangement used by the creators; the Administration records and Research records. Each series is further organized into subseries:
-History committee records
-History resources subject files
-Interview worksheets and transcriptions
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Access to records in this fonds is restricted. Please consult an archivist.
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See also "The Story of Dunbar: Voices of a Vancouver Neighbourhood" in the City of Vancouver Archives library, call number FC 3847.52 S865 2006.
No further accruals expected.
Includes ca. 800 photographs, 322 audio tapes, and 82 MB audio files.