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Collections

 

 

The Langley Centennial Museum currently maintains a collection of over 9000 photographs, 2000 archival documents, 9000 objects, 500 works of art, and 300 oral history recordings.  This collection, spanning hundreds of years, is a wonderful window on the past and present life of our community.

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Oral histories are the stories of a community told by the people who experienced history first hand. The Langley Centennial Museum has over 250 oral history recordings. Since the 1970’s, researchers have been interviewing local people -- from the editor of the local newspaper to the descendants of fur trade adventurers. These interviews include important information about our community and local families.

 

In 2003, the Museum received funding from British Columbia Digital Collections program, supported by the British Columbia Arts Council and British Columbia Museums Association. This support enabled us to convert over 150 fragile cassette recordings to digital sound files. These sound files are now available to listen to on an audio CD. We have also completed a description of each interview.

 

This on-line, searchable database is a guide to the recordings. While we do not have the recordings available through the website, they are available through the Museum. Please contact museumcollections@tol.ca to arrange access.

 

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1786Oral History | Nora McKain interview.20 Jun. 1977.
SR-001Oral History | Leslie Elizabeth Armstrong, nee Walker, oral history interview conducted by Don Waite in 1976.1976.
SR-002 AOral History | Lulu Isobel Arkinstall, nee Ross, oral history interview conducted by Peter Chant in 1976.1976.
SR-002 BOral History | Percy Worrall oral history interview conducted by Don Waite in 1976.1976.
SR-003Oral History | Albert Arthur "Art" Armstrong oral history interview conducted by Peter Chant in 1976.1976.
SR-004 AOral History | Horace Ezer Penzer oral history interview conducted by Peter Chant on 30 January 1975.30 Jan. 1975.
SR-004 BOral History | Lottie Ida Back, nee Emptage, oral history interview conducted by Peter Chant on 3 Feb. 1975.3 Feb. 1975.
SR-005Oral History | Margaret Esther Beales, nee McKee, oral history interview conducted by Don Waite in 1977.1977.
SR-006Oral History | Kenneth Cyril Bothwell Beaton oral history interview conducted by Don Waite on 17 Feb. 1977.17 Feb. 1977.
SR-007Oral History | Mr. & Mrs. William Beaton oral history interview conducted by Don Waite in 1973.1973.
SR-008Oral History | Harold Sterne Berry and John Coulter Berry oral history interview conducted by Don Waite on 27 Mar. 1976.27 Mar. 1976.
SR-009Oral History | Harold Sterne "Harry" Berry and Vera Evelyn Berry, nee Laking, oral history interview conducted by Don Waite in 1976.1976.
SR-010 AOral History | Louis Ernest Moody oral history interview conducted by Don Waite in 1977.1977.
SR-010 BOral History | Richard Felix Bailey oral history interview conducted by Don Waite in 1977.1977.
SR-011Oral History | Robert George Blair oral history interview conducted by Peter Chant on 5 Apr. 1976.5 Apr. 1976.
SR-012Oral History | Robert George Blair oral history interview conducted by Don Waite in 1976.1976.
SR-013Oral History | Lloyd Michaud oral history interview conducted by Don Waite in 1976.1976.
SR-014Oral History | Lloyd Michaud oral history interview conducted by Don Waite in 1976.1976.
SR-015Oral History | William Crozier Blair oral history interview conducted by Don Waite in 1976.1976.
SR-016Oral History | Daniel McEachern oral history interview conducted by Don Waite in 1976.1976.
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