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Bob Harkins fonds
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Accrual

Accruals consists of recording interviews and research materials generated primarily by Bob Harkins; audio recordings were conducted for radio broadcast on CJCI Radio Station or its affiliates. Also includes video recordings created with Bob Harkins as interviewer or panelist and conducted for broadcast, some with CKPG-TV. Collection also includes video-recordings collected by Bob Harkins related to local and regional subjects of research interest to the creator.

Harkins, Bob

Accrual

Collection consists of 30 audio cassettes containing 46 interviews conducted primarily by radio & TV broadcaster Bob Harkins with local personalities. Most recordings were conducted at CJCI Studios, Prince George. The station was launched in 1970 by Central Interior Radio, broadcasting on 620 AM. In 1983, Central Interior also launched CIBC-FM in the city. Central Interior Radio was acquired by the Vista Broadcast Group in 2005.

Harkins, Bob

Audio Recordings

Series consists of 30 sound recordings of 46 radio interviews conducted primarily by radio broadcaster Bob Harkins for CJCI Radio, Prince George.

Harkins, Bob

Bob Harkins Audio Recordings Transcripts

Series consists of transcripts of radio interviews conducted by Bob Harkins at Prince George Radio Station, CJCI. Additional tape summaries created by Archives staff in 2009.

Harkins, Bob

Bob Harkins fonds

  • 2001.12
  • c.1953 - c.2000

Fonds consists of textual records, photographic items and published reports related to professional life and career of Bob Harkins, broadcaster, local historian, and former city councilor. Includes textual and photographic items related to development and history of city of Prince George and the Central Interior of BC region history and development in late 20th century. Items includes an unpublished manuscript on the life of Ray Williston by Eileen Williston, an unpublished paper on the history of technological change in logging industry; an unpublished paper on the history of radio and television in Prince George; a report related to the creation of a university for Northern British Columbia (1989) and proofs of the publication "Wild Liard Waters: Canoeing Canada's Historic Liard River" by Ferdi Wenger, c.1998. Also includes photographic files including CKPG Radio Studio photographic items c.1953; and photographs and correspondence regarding guide outfitter Skook Davidson c.1975.

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Bob Harkins interview with Alex Clapperton

Item consists of transcript of taped interview with former railway conductor Alex Clapperton conducted by Bob Harkins at Prince George Radio Station, CJCI regarding his career as a railway conductor with Pacific Great Eastern Railway. Clapperton also discusses memories of growing up in Prince George.

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Bob Harkins interview with Andy Russell

Item consists of transcript of interview with writer, film maker, and guide outfitter Andy Russell conducted by Bob Harkins at Prince George Radio Station, CJCI regarding Russell's experiences with guiding in Northern Rockies. Russell also discusses his new work The Life of a River and discusses the environmental impact of hydro-electric development on rivers

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Bob Harkins interview with Barry McKinnon

Item consists of transcript of interview with poet, former CNC faculty member Barry McKinnon conducted by Bob Harkins at Prince George Radio Station, CJCI regarding McKinnon's teaching and publishing careers.

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Bob Harkins interview with Bev Christensen

Item consists of transcript of interview with Heritage Advisory Committee member Bev Christensen conducted by Bob Harkins at Prince George Radio Station, CJCI regarding the need for a city archives

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Bob Harkins interview with Bill Woycik and Howard Foot

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of analog recording of interview with Bill Woycik and Howard Foot on the history of the Recreational Services Division of City of Prince George. Includes information on various events hosted including aquatic, circus and sports events c.1958-c.1986.

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Bob Harkins interview with Bishop Fergus OGrady

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Catholic Bishop Fergus O'Grady on his retirement as Bishop of the local Catholic Diocese of Prince George. Discusses also the Oblate Missionary Order and their history in Northern British Columbia. Also discusses the founding of the Prince George College.

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Bob Harkins interview with Bob Dunsmore

Item consists of transcript of interview with Bob Dunsmore, CNC Forestry Dean who discusses forestry and agriculture education at College of New Caledonia.

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Bob Harkins interview with Bob Nelson

Item consists of transcript of interview with Bob Nelson of the Caledonia Ramblers who discusses the hiking groups activities in the Prince George region

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Bob Harkins interview with Bruce Douglas

Item consists of transcript of interview with Bruce Douglas conducted by Bob Harkins at Prince George Radio Station, CJCI regarding his career in early railways in Prince George region and memories of the sawmills in Giscome area..

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Bob Harkins interview with Bruce Russell

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with guide outfitter Bruce Russell conducted by Bob Harkins in Fort St. James regarding Russell's experiences as a guide outfitter. Russell also discusses other guide outfitters and hunters from Northern British Columbia.

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Bob Harkins interview with Carrie Jane Gray

Item consists of printed transcript and tape summary of recorded interview with Carrie Jane Gray on controversy of Woodward's Department Store construction in Prince George

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Bob Harkins interview with Charles, John and Sonja Houghtaling

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Charles, John and Sonya Houghtaling regarding family history; includes stories of his father's work on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway construction c.1910 and river transportation on the Fraser River as a scowman. Also history of the Houghtaling sub-division

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Bob Harkins interview with Elmer Nelson

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Elmer Nelson who discusses Axel Wenner- Gren's business interest in the Rocky Mountain Trench area of Northern British Columbia in the 1950s.

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Bob Harkins interview with Fanny Kinney

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Fanny Kinney who discusses her family and her career as a pioneer school teacher in South Fort George.

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Bob Harkins interview with Fran Gibbons

Item consists of printed transcript and tape summary of interview with Fran Gibbons who discusses her family's history in Fort Fraser c.1910s and later move to Prince George region and her interest in theatre in Prince George. She also discusses her career as a librarian.

Harkins, Bob

Bob Harkins interview with Frank Leonard

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with historian Frank Leonard who discusses the history of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, its impact on the development of Prince George and Prince Rupert. Also discusses rivalries between owners of the newspapers Fort George Herald and Fort George Tribune.

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Bob Harkins interview with Fred Bradley

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with local music reviewer Fred Bradley. He discusses his early life, move to Canada, memories of the Merchant Marines during World War II. Also discusses arts scene in Prince George.

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Bob Harkins interview with George Gibbons

Item consists of interview with George Gibbons who discusses his working career with Prince George City Hall and as Alderman and Prince George's history c.1950s-c.1960s.

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Bob Harkins interview with Hank Witter

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with trapper Hank Witter who discusses his life as a trapper in Northern BC. c.1920s-c.1960s.

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Bob Harkins interview with Harold Dornbierer

Item consists of transcript of taped interview with Prince George Fire Chief Harold Dornbierer conducted by Bob Harkins at Prince George Radio Station, CJCI regarding his career in fire protection. Dornbierer also discusses history of of the fire department of Prince George.

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Bob Harkins interview with Harold Moffat

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of recording and speeches during the Freeman Banquet honouring Harold Moffat, Mayor of Prince George on his retirement as mayor.

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Bob Harkins interview with Ivor Guest

Item consists of typed transcript of interview with Ivor Guest discussing his early memories of Prince George as a river man and logging. Includes discussion of Cataline, and Quaw family.

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Bob Harkins interview with Jack Boudreau

Item consists of transcript of interview with writer and guide outfitter Jack Boudreau conducted by Bob Harkins at Prince George Radio Station, CJCI regarding Boudreau's experiences with grizzly bears. Boudreau also discusses other guide outfitters and hunters from Northern British Columbia.

Harkins, Bob

Bob Harkins interview with Jessie Sugden

Item consists of transcript of interview with Jessie Sugden, author of "In the Shadow of the Cutbanks" discussing her new book. Interview was on the radio show "Dialogue" for B.C.F.M.

Harkins, Bob

Bob Harkins interview with John Backhouse

Item consists of transcript of interview with librarian John Backhouse conducted by Bob Harkins at Prince George Radio Station, CJCI regarding an upcoming referendum in Prince George for the proposed land settlement fund use to build a new library in Prince George.

Harkins, Bob

Bob Harkins interview with Mabel Peterson

Item consists of interview with Mabel Peterson who discusses domestic, family life and community life in small communities in North Central British Columbia c.1920s-c.1970s.

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Bob Harkins interview with Max Sexsmith

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with musician Max Sexsmith, member of the Rhythm Ranch Hands musical group. Sexsmith discusses history of the musical group formed in Prince George in1950. Promotes reunion dance with the group to be held Sept 8, 1980.

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Bob Harkins interview with Mike Apsey

Item consists of transcript of interview with former Provincial Deputy Minister Mike Apsey conducted by Bob Harkins at Prince George Radio Station, CJCI regarding the Forest Act.

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Bob Harkins interview with Olive Foote

Item consists of typed transcript and tape summary of interview with Olive Foote who discusses her family's history in Fort Fraser, Stellaco area c.1930s and later move to Prince George region.. Includes discussion of her father working mineral claims in Endako area c.1950s

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Bob Harkins interview with Tom Payne

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Tom Payne who discusses his life, emigration from England, service in World War I, and career as shoemaker in Quesnel. Also discusses his subsequent work at the Experimental Farm in Prince George

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Bob Harkins interview with Tom Waller

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Tom Waller who discusses fire protection and forest fires in the Prince George and Peace River region.

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Bob Harkins interview with Tony and Alma Skae

Item consists of printed transcript and tape summary of interview with Tony and Alma Skae who discuss their family's history in Stone Creek and later Prince George particularly in the newspaper and food and hospitality industry

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Bob Harkins interview with Walter Gill

Item consists of interview with Walter Gill who discusses his career in the BC Provincial Police in Central Interior. Also talks about trapping in region.

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Bob Harkins interviews Ambrose Trick

Item consists of transcript of interview with Ambrose Trick discussing the sawmilling and logging industry in Northern BC, c.1930s-1950s including the 1953 strike; the creation of the Northern Interior Lumbermen's Association. Trick also discusses his involvement in railway work, his involvement with hockey in Prince George and discusses Prince George politics, prominent personalities in the North.

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Bob Harkins interviews Gordon Wood

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of recorded interview with Gordon Wood, pharmacist, businessman and sports enthusiast who lived in Prince George c.1920s-c.1970s. He discusses various events that impacted Prince George including the Great Depression of the 1930s and set up of relief camps; the set up of army camps during World War II. He also discusses local politicians, his drugstore business and community members.

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