Item : LEG543.10.1 - Lecture on atomic energy and radiation and interview regarding civil defence

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Lecture on atomic energy and radiation and interview regarding civil defence

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COV-S491---: LEG543.10.1

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  • [195-?] (Creation)

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1 audio reel (49 min., 3 sec.) : 4.75 cm/sec. and 9.5 cm/sec., mono, 0.7 cm, 18 cm

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Transferred to the City of Vancouver Archives by the Risk and Emergency Management Division. Sent to the Provincial Archives of B.C. in the late 1980's due to preservation concerns. Returned to City of Vancouver Archives in 2013.

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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.

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Lecture on atomic energy was recorded at 4.75 cm.sec.; interview on civil defence was recorded at 9.5 cm/sec.


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  • Box: 707-B-04