Fonds - Heritage Alive Project fonds

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Heritage Alive Project fonds

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  • 1959-1979 (Creation)
    Heritage Alive Project

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84 cm of textual records
399 photographs
123 audio recordings

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Heritage Alive was a federally funded project that had the purpose of working with retired church people through British Columbia, to seek out records, historical papers, and minutes of the United Church and its founding churches, and to list where they were located or to obtain them for BC Conference Archives to fill gaps. Another purpose was to record on tape the experiences, reflections, and anecdotes of retired people who had been active in their church and communities. A group called the “History Seekers” was formed to undertake this project, with the Rev. Lawrence G. Sieber as its chair. The project began late in 1974 and ended in 1979.

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Fonds consists of the following record series: Interview recordings and transcripts (1970-1979); and United Church History Seekers minutes, reports, and correspondence (1970-1979); and Photographs (1959-1978). Includes 11 recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted by archivist Marilyn Harrison; these recordings existed prior to the Heritage Alive project, but were subsumed by the project.

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Transferred directly by members of the project team


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  • English

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File list available. Online Finding Aid

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Recordings are on cassette tapes and tape reels; they are currently being digitized for access and preservation

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AffB 11

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Created August 2, 2012

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