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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.

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.

Gladys Ridler

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

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.

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.

BCR [BC Rail] Stewardess

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of an interview with a woman whose job title is 'Stewardess' for BC Rail. She talks about her work on the trains.

[BC Rail] Ticket Wicket

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of an interview with [Avon Alan] whose job title is 'Counter Salesman' for BC Rail. She talks about her work on the trains.

Mountain Pass : George Stanley Interview

Item is an audio reel containing an episode of Mountain Pass, a twelve part series featuring B.C. poets. The episode features an interview with George Stanley and readings of Stanley's writing. Case notes: "a look into hell and other things."

Unions

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of various speeches on the topic of union organizing. Case notes [green tape on box]: "Early 20th Century organizing in the Prince Rupert area (in the mines and woods, OBUS) [and] discussions of unions today."

Soundwalking : racetrack

Item is an audio reel containing an episode of Soundwalking with Joan Henderson + Anne Holmes. The recording takes place at the racetrack and according to a note on the box is #13 in series.

BCR [BC Rail] Baggage Clerk

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of an interview with a man whose job title is 'Baggage Man' for BC Rail. He talks about his work and the 1930's.

Soundwalking [sounds of spring]

Item is an audio reel containing episodes of Soundwalking with Hildegard Westerkamp. The first part features sounds of spring and the second features airplane traffic. Recordings take place in Pigeon Park, Lighthouse Park, Pitt Meadows, the Richmond Dykes and Burnaby Lake, Brown Road.

Noranda [mines]

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of a segment about Noranda mines and ocean foundries.

BCR [BC Rail] Train Order Operator

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of an interview with a man whose job title is 'Train Order Operator' for BC Rail. He talks about his work on the trains.

University in Community - reel 2

Item is an audio reel containing a Community and Campus Communications production. The program begins with music from the Travelers and segues into a Union Convention speech and discussion on union labels and union made goods. The show also covers issues and resolutions of the Fisherman's Union.

University in Community - reel 1

Item is an audio reel containing a report of the Unemployment Insurance Committee, an interview with Dave [Werlan], and a speech by Philip Paul of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Note on box suggests that there is an interview with Stan Roberts, Vice-President of University Services at Simon Fraser University, it does not appear to be on the tape.

[Interview with] fish packing workers

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of an interview with workers at a cannery including a woman who works as a fish packer and a man who works cooking fish.

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.

Redeye : Clayoquot Sound

Item is an audio reel containing an episode of Redeye featuring an interview with a unidentified person about the Clayoquat Sound on Vancouver Island.

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].

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.

Brain Damage - Mar. 1973

Item part is an audio recording of a live performance by the band Brain Damage. The song list includes Snail On the Run and Mexico among others. Audience applause is also audible. Blank from 32:57.

Brain Damage

Dan Coates, ex-asst to Robert Andras 1968-1973 [interview]

Item is a recording of an interview with Dan Coates, who served as an executive assistant to Canadian politician Robert Andras from 1960 to 1973. The discussion touches on Robert Andras' view on urban renewal and planning, the general view of urban renewal at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and the desire to include the Strathcona community in the discussion of planning in the area.

Behind The News : master [tape]

Item is an audio reel containing an episode of Behind the News. The episode features street interviews about the upcoming municipal election; an interview with Derek James about South Africa; segments on port service, the Trident Base, and houseboats in the Vancouver Harbour.

News #2 [community forum on transportation and planning]

Item is an audio reel containing a recording of the Community Forum on Transportation and Planning. Speakers include: Bruce Yorke (COPE), Buster Forester (Hastings Sunrise Senior Citizens Group), Alderman Randall (City of Burnaby), John Farser, Peggy Distefano, Dr. Henry Hightower and Vancouver residents.

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