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Jack Cullen radio broadcast collection

  • CA BCA SD 168;T4239;T4250
  • Collection
  • 1937-1970

The collection consists of radio broadcasts of musical programs, including "Saturday at Shaughnessy Hospital", news, radio plays and variety shows.

Jack Fillion film collection

  • CA BCA F1982:04;F1989:16
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1925-1950]

The collection consists of two amateur films showing Stewart, B.C., and mining operations in the vicinity. The later film also shows the nearby community of Hyder, Alaska.

Joseph Algernon Pearce collection

  • CA BCA 94-9498
  • Collection
  • 1854-[ca. 1964]

The collection consists of textual records, historical notes, newspaper clippings, and research notes. Included in the collection are miscellaneous records acquired from sources including the O'Reilly and Trutch families, Helmcken family, and the Supreme Court of British Columbia. The O'Reilly and Trutch records consist of family correspondence and records relating to Peter O'Reilly's career, particularly his work as the Commissioner of the Indian Reserve Commission. The Helmcken records include correspondence both made and received by John Sebastian Helmcken and James Douglas Helmcken, records relating to J.S. Helmcken's position in the colonial and provincial governments, and estate records. The Supreme Court records include correspondence of Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, trial records, affidavits, bankruptcy files, estate files and other miscellaneous records. There are also miscellaneous records relating to a number of other notable personalities including the Mesher and Pauline families, J.A. McTavish, J.W. Bushby, W.R. Higgins, David McKean, William Manson, and Josephine Crease. Also includes records of organizations including the Victoria Jockey Club. Research notes consist of information relating to a paper presented by Pearce at the British Columbia Historical Society on John Sebastian Helmcken.

Labour movement collection

  • CA BCA T3944
  • Collection
  • 1975-1979

The collection consists of oral history interviews with workers and unionists about the B.C. labour movement.

Lorraine Straw instantaneous disc collection

  • CA BCA SD 206
  • Collection
  • 1943-1949

The collection consists of sound recordings of family events, and radio broadcasts of political events and various radio programs.

Malaspina History Project collection

  • CA BCA T2105-T2116
  • Collection
  • 1976

The collection consists of interviews pertaining to the history of the northern part of the Gulf of Georgia.

Mission Museum oral history collection

  • CA BCA T1939-T1943
  • Collection
  • 1976

The collection consists of oral history interviews pertaining to early life in Mission and area in the Fraser Valley.

N.B. Bell World War II films collection

  • CA BCA F1986:2
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1941]-1946

The collection consists of military training films and newsreel films, some produced by the Canadian army.

One-room schools in B.C. collection

  • CA BCA T4050;T4209
  • Collection
  • 1978-1981

The collection consists of oral history interviews pertaining to one-room schools in B.C., including details of rural life.

Railroading in British Columbia collection

  • CA BCA T3350-T3353;T3355-T3356;T3585;T3723;T3809-T3812
  • Collection
  • 1978-1980

The collection consists of oral history interviews pertaining to steam railroading in British Columbia.

Reynoldston Research and Studies oral history collection

  • CA BCA T1-T81;T83-T223;T249;T251;T1462-T1465;V1980:14;V1981:07
  • Collection
  • 1972-1974

The collection consists of oral history interviews pertaining to trade unions; the University of British Columbia; various ethnic groups in B.C. including the Japanese, French-Canadians, Germans, Scandinavians, Ugandan Asians and Jews; the role of women; the Pemberton Valley; and, Vancouver.

Scandinavians in B.C. collection

  • CA BCA T4031
  • Collection
  • 1979-1982

The collection consists of interviews pertaining to Scandinavian settlements in B.C., including those at Bella Coola, Sointula and Cape Scott.

Tofino-Clayoquot oral history collection

  • CA BCA T3078-T3087;T3878;T3943
  • Collection
  • 1979-1982

The collection consists of oral history interviews pertaining to the Tofino-Clayoquot areas of B.C.

Vera Rosenbluth oral history collection

  • CA BCA T4170
  • Collection
  • 1971-1978

The collection consists of radio programs and interviews pertaining to Chinese immigrants, the Komagata Maru, women in politics, women in prison, and immigrant women in the work force.

CHUB Radio collection

  • CA BCA SD 127
  • Collection
  • 1952-1959

The collection consists of radio advertisements, including one for the 1952 B.C. elections, from CHUB radio.

Cumberland Museum oral history collection

  • CA BCA T4260
  • Collection
  • 1974-1985

The collection consists of oral history interviews with Cumberland residents pertaining to coal mining and community life in Cumberland and area.

Genesis Project collection : 1972-1977

  • CA BCA T4069;V1989:73
  • Collection
  • [Copied 1982-1989]

The collection consists of oral history interviews pertaining to Campbell River and the east coast of Vancouver Island.

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