Fonds - Bob Ransford fonds

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Bob Ransford fonds

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  • 1974-1982 (Creation)
    Ransford, Bob

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66 cm of textual records
2 photographs
33 sound cassettes

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(1961 -)

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Bob Ransford, also known as Robert J. Ransford, is a fourth generation resident of Richmond and the grandson of Richmond councillor and businessman, Robert G. Ransford (1912-1995). He began reporting on municipal council meetings for Richmond Community Television in 1977, and joined the founding staff of CISL radio in 1980 as a news reporter and announcer. He then went on to work as a part-time reporter for CKWX Radio and Broadcast News. In late 1980, he began writing a weekly opinion column for the Richmond News, joining their editorial staff through 1981. From 1982 to 1988, Ransford worked in federal and provincial politics, before returning to Richmond for a career in real estate development. Ransford has been active in community life in Richmond, serving as a member of organizations such as the Richmond Heritage Advisory Committee, and the Richmond Hospital Foundation.

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The fonds consists of material used and created by Ransford during his time as a journalist at CISL radio station, the Richmond News, and Cable Ten television channel. The fonds includes subject files, publications and material used for reference. The fonds also includes notebooks, audio tapes, and scripts created in his work as a journalist.

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Donated by Bob Ransford 4 September 1986


The fonds is arranged in three series: 1. Work produced, 1979-1982; 2. Reporting, 1978-1981; 3. Subject references, 1974-1981

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Series descriptions available with file lists. Item list of audio tape cassettes available.

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BCAUL control number: CRICH-38

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