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Bing Crosby - Philco Radio Time

Part contains a recording of a network broadcast of Bing Crosby's radio show during his October 1948 visit to Vancouver. The sponsor was Philco Radio and Television Corp. and the broadcaster was the American Broadcasting Company. BC Archives created recording by copying Parts 1, 2 and 3 from two original audio discs.

Sunset Memorial broadcast

Part contains excerpts from the CJOR broadcast of Bing Crosby's 1948 visit to Vancouver, reprised on the eve of the cornerstone laying at the Sunset Memorial Centre. Individuals involved include Bing Crosby (speaker) and Dorwin Baird (reporter). BC Archives created recording by copying Parts 1 and 2 from the original audio disc.

Arrival of film "A Queen is Crowned"

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a radio broadcast reporting the live arrival of the film "A Queen is Crowned" at Vancouver. The film was a theatrical documentary showing the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, to be shown at both the Vogue and Plaza theatres. Commentator Bob Fortune takes listeners through the arrival of the film at the airport; to the J. Arthur Rank offices for film assembly; then to the Vogue Theatre for beginning of showing.

Civil defence plans in Vancouver area

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a discussion regarding civil defense plans in the Vancouver area during General Hatton's visit. Officials discuss Vancouver civil defense and evacuation plans in in time of nuclear attack.

Minister's Conference

Item is the first part of an audio reel containing a recording of notes taken from the Summary Record of the Provincial Civil Defence Coordinators' conference in Ottawa on October 5th and 6th, 1959. The speaker is unidentified.

National Conference of Emergency Health Services

Item is the second part of an audio reel containing a recording of notes taken from the report by Brigadier Lister to Brigadier McArthur on the National Conference of Emergency Health Services from November 16-19, 1959 at the Civil Defence College,[Arnprior], Ontario.

Lecture on atomic energy and radiation and interview regarding civil defence

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a lecture on atomic energy and radiation (00:00-32:23), and a recording of an interview with R.B. [Currie], Director of EMO, regarding civil defence in the event of a nuclear attack (32:24-37:45). The remaining twelve minutes of the recording contain ambient sound of people conversing in a room.

Vancouver air raid exercise

Item is an audio reel containing a CBC report of air raid drill "Operation Beware" at Vancouver. Part of larger Pacific Northwest civil defense exercise. Individuals on the recording include reporters Marce Munro and Ray Mackness.

Radiation in industry [lecture]

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a lecture given to Vancouver Fire Department by the Compensation Board about radiation and radiation exposure.

Gladys Ridler

Item is an audio reel containing Gladys Ridler playing the piano and singing original compositions.

Black Sunday in Gastown

Item is a recording of a CBC broadcast of the special program "Black Sunday in Gastown," written and produced by Bill Herbert, which describes the events of the Great Vancouver Fire of 13 June, 1886. The program features the following Vancouver senior citizens who remembered the fire and recounted their stories of the great conflagration which consumed most of the young city: Mrs. John MacKee, Mrs. W.M. Drainey, Mrs. Gertrude E. Gao, Mrs. Eliza Jane Beach, Alex M. Matheson. Also features a tribute to all survivors by Vancouver City Archivist Major J. S. Matthews. Blank from 28:30.

Homer Stevens (dinner)

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of speeches in honour of Homer Stevens and labour organizing, and an interview with Stevens.

Sunday magazine

Item is an audio tape containing a recording of the second half of Sunday Magazine, a radio phone-in talk show. E. Jane Rittenhouse is guest on the talk show hosted by Rod Booth. She answers calls about the drug/alcohol/addiction/mental health issues in Vancouver. Rittenhouse talks about the legalization of marijuana. Recording includes some advertisements.

Dr. John Gofman, Irving Stowe, Jim Bohlen, Dr. Robert Ellis

Item is a recording of a broadcast of Open Line hosted by Jim MacDonald in which he interviews Irving Stowe, James Bohlen, Dr. Robert Ellis and Dr. John Gofman about the Amchitka Island nuclear tests scheduled for September of 1971. Topics discussed include the possibility of earthquakes or tidal waves resulting from bomb detonation, and the health and environmental consequences of nuclear radiation. The latter part of the recording consists of call-in questions and answers from the panel.

Skid Road Special

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a program about "Skid Road" in Vancouver. The program includes interviews with residents and workers in the [Downtown Eastside].

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