Item Aud. 224 - Oral History: Benno and Marge Friesen (Founding faculty / staff) - October 9

aud224a.mp3 aud224b.mp3 aud224-transcript.pdf

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Oral History: Benno and Marge Friesen (Founding faculty / staff) - October 9

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CA TWU Coll. 02-01-Aud. 224

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  • 1 audio cassette
  • 2 sound recordings (mp3)
  • audio 224a 21.0 MB (31 minutes)
  • audio 224b 16.3 MB (24 minutes)

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Audio 224a consists of the following recording:
Title: Benno Friesen and Marge Friesen – “Oral History Interview”
The interview was conducted in the University Archives on October 9, 2003 as part of a Directed Studies History 310 course. The interview begins with a discussion of how the Friesens first heard of the plans for Trinity Junior College and their interest in joining the staff. They provide a brief description of how the campus looked when they first arrived, and then talk about some of the challenges that arose in preparing for the first students in 1962. The next portion of the interview focuses on the various jobs the Friesens held while at Trinity Junior College. They provide specific job titles and descriptions, as well as some insight into the more unusual activities that they participated in on campus, outside of their job descriptions. Mr. Friesen discusses his transition from English Professor to Dean of Students and Mrs. Friesen describes their involvement with the music program. The Friesens then discuss their relationships with the students. They explain what it was like living with their family in the men’s wing of the dorms.
Audio 224a consists of the following recording:
Title: Benno Friesen and Marge Friesen – “Oral History Interview”
This is a continuation of the interview on Aud. 224a. The Friesens continue to discuss what it was like living with their family in the men’s wing of the dorms. They also discuss how they interacted with students outside of the classroom. The last portion of the interview addresses what the Friesens think attracted students to Trinity Junior College and what they hoped students would take from their time at Trinity Junior College. Finally, they discuss how the Trinity Western University of today has lived up to the vision they had for it during its foundation. The interview concludes with some final comments on why they left Trinity Junior College, how they have been involved since their departure, and how the school impacted their lives. They also provide some final comments on things of importance to them that were not specifically asked in the interview. [Abstract and transcript provided by Aimee Ridley, Public History student, 2003]
Notes edited by BF, student assistant, 2010/2011

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Digitization Note: All files recorded from a Califone 2455AV, captured by ScenalyzerLive 4.0 and edited with Audacity 1.2.6. Recorded at 44.1kHz @ 16-bit resolution via Canopus ADVC110, in .wav format by Aaron Martens, TWU AV Asst, between May 2007 and June 2009.

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AV Assistant's digitization notes: Aud 224b: 7 minutes trailing silence cut

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Student Assistant's note: Converted from .wav to .mp3 and/or amplified using Dexster v3.2 Copyright Softdiv Software Sdn Bhd; attributes MP3 CBR; 48kHz 320 Kbps; Channel: stereo - between September 2010 and April 2011

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In June 2012 librarian DD resized all audio files using the program Amadeus Pro; he ran a batch conversion of the files, changing them from MP3 files at a bit rate of 320kbps to MP3 files at a bit rate of 96kbps at 24kHz

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This copy is to be used solely for the purpose of research or private study; any use of the copy for a purpose other than research or private study may require the authorization of the copyright owner of the work in question

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