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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 interviews Ted Williams

Item consists of transcript and taped summary of recorded interview with long-time resident Ted Williams who discusses his father' Chuck Williams early years in Prince George c.1920s. He also discusses river transportation, steam boats on the Fraser River and river scowing adventures on the Grand Canyon (BC) and fatalities that occurred.

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Bob Harkins interviews Ted Williams

Item consists of typed transcript and tape summary of recorded interview with long-time resident Ted Williams who discusses his involvement in Boy Scouts Association of Canada as District Commissioner and setting up a group in Prince George c.1930s-c.1950s

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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 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 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.

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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 Audio Recordings Collection

  • 2002.12
  • Collectie
  • c. 1970 - 1989

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.

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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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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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Interview with Reverend F.E. Runnalls

Item consists of transcript of recorded interview with Reverend Francis Edward Runnalls who discusses his career as a United Church minister in Prince George c.1920s-1940s. Also discusses his historical works written about Northern British Columbia and Prince George.

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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 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 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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Green Gold-

Item consists of transcript of documentary consisting of forum with prominent members of the forest industry discussing the history of forestry in North Central British Columbia c.1960s-c.1980s. Participants include Bill Young, Keith Yorston, Ken Bernsohn, Hector Richmond, Russ Cousins, Harry Gairns, Don Gould, Orville Gorley, Frank Oberle, Includes 'logger's commandments' song.

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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.

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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 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.

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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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