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Collection Details


Collection Name: Royal British Columbia Museum Oral History Collection
Repository Name: Royal British Columbia Museum. British Columbia Archives, Sound Recordings [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Description: The BC Archives holds about 4000 recorded interviews. These include material acquired from private donors (including broadcasters, historians, researchers and local historical societies); interviews produced for the archives' Sound Heritage Series; and interviews recorded by archives staff. The largest oral history accession is the Imbert Orchard Collection, donated by Mr. Orchard and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1975 and 1985. It comprises about 950 interviews recorded throughout the province in the 1960s, and focuses on immigration and settlement in BC in the years before the First World War. The scope, high quality and early recording date make this collection a foundation for the oral history documentation of British Columbia.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 4000
Broad Subjects: History
ASP Subjects: British Columbia; British Columbia--History; Canada; Canada--History; Oral history; Victoria, BC
Collection Code: OHC0002868