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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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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."

Chinese pastry

Part is a recording of an interview with a baker on scene at a bakery.

[Thompson] Inquiry show outtakes

Part is a recording of the outtakes from an introduction to a segment about the Thompson Inquiry and interviews with three fishermen.

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 : 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.

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.

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