Item Aud. 233 - Oral History: Bill Johnson (Board member) - (with Minnie Odland) - February 21

aud233a.mp3 aud233b.mp3 aud233-transcript.pdf

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Oral History: Bill Johnson (Board member) - (with Minnie Odland) - February 21

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CA TWU Coll. 02-01-Aud. 233

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  • 1983 (Creation)

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  • 1 audio cassette
  • 2 sound recordings (mp3)
  • audio 233a 20.9 MB (31 minutes)
  • audio 233b 10.4 MB (15 minutes)

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Audio 233a and 233b consist of the following recording:
Title: Bill Johnson – “Oral History Interview”
This is a continuation and duplicate of the interview on Aud. 232b
Bill Johnson shares his memories of his family heritage, his involvement as a member of the first Board of Governors of Trinity Western College, and his life as a pastor and church planter. Mr. Johnson tells of his father emigrating from Norway in 1907 and of the process by which his father eventually brought his siblings, parents, and wife to live in Alberta, Canada. Johnson speaks of his parents’ involvement with the Evangelical Free Church of Canada, and of his early life as a boy growing up in an active Christian home. Johnson tells the story of his ministry, from schooling at Prairie Bible Institute to his work as a young pastor to planting the 10th Avenue Evangelical Free Church in New Westminster, BC. There is some discussion about the beginning of the Free Church in Vancouver, and of the radio station which was used to broadcast sermons and music in Scandinavian and English. He speaks of his involvement in various string bands, including the one which played on the radio show intended to increase awareness of the Free Church in the Lower Mainland. One of the members of the first Board of Governors of Trinity Western University, Johnson shares about events such as the first prayer meeting in Langley and the building of the first dorms. People that crossed Mr.Johnson’s path, including Carl and Lee Fosmark, the Odlands, Charles McGee, Olaf Loland, and Peter Friesen, are mentioned as part of this interview. He also shares of his personal life, including his marriage, and his now-adult children. This recording also includes some comments from Minnie Odland, Johnson’s mother-in-law. The interview was conducted by Lynn Wilkinson, library staff member.
[Abstract and transcript provided by Jennifer Wyness, Public History student, 2001]
Notes provided by BF, student assistant, 2010/2011

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B 4 S 1 Box 09

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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 233a: 2 minutes trailing silence cut; Aud 233b: 14 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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