Item Aud. 279 - Oral History: Bob Thompson interviewed by Peter Stursberg, C 2874, 2875 cassette 5 - September 23

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Oral History: Bob Thompson interviewed by Peter Stursberg, C 2874, 2875 cassette 5 - September 23

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CA TWU Coll. 02-01-Aud. 279

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  • 1981 (Creation)

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  • 1 audio cassette
  • 2 sound recordings (mp3)
  • audio 279a 20.3 MB (30 minutes)
  • audio 279b 20.3 MB (30 minutes)

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As part of a joint Oral History project of the Public Archives of Canada and the Parliamentary Library, journalist, writer, and broadcaster Peter Stursberg interviewed former Social Credit leader Robert Thompson in September, 1981.
Title: "Robert N. Thompson - His Memoirs in an interview with Peter Stursberg in Dr. Thompson's office in the Robert N. Thompson Building in Trinity Western College, Langley, British Columbia, September 23, 1981. (This is part of an oral history for the Parliamentary Library and the Public Archives)"
Audio 279a consists of the following recording:
Thompson begins by providing some background on the missionary organisation known as the Sudan Interior Mission (SIM). He describes how Roland Bingham recruited the Thompsons in 1943, "with the understanding that when our government obligations were through I would consider joining the mission and do so out on the field rather than coming home. So in 1951, when I resigned from the government service there ... I moved over to the Sudan Interior Mission ..." Thompson discusses various groups of people living in Ethiopia at the time, and the need for schools, as well as hospitals for those suffering with leprosy. There is a detailed discussion of the educational system in Ethiopia.
Audio 279b consists of the following recording:
Thompson explains some of the reasons for his decision to leave the Ethiopian Government. He discusses the establishment of the Boy Scouts in Ethiopia, and then describes serving as aide-de-camp (ADC) to the Duke of Harrar, the Emperor Haile Selassie's son, on a trip to North American in 1951. The conversation then turns to the establishment of the Leprosarium, and to Haile Selassie's family.

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  • Rev. Rick Penner
  • SFU (Simon Fraser University) Archives


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B 4 S 1 Box 11

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  • See Robert N. Thompson fonds, 02.20, Box 24, Files 20-22, for transcripts
  • Aud 275 to Aud 285 form a set

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Part of a set of 11 tapes (Aud 275 to Aud 285), with 2 copies of each: Sony tapes donated by Rev. Rick Penner, EFCC (Evangelical Free Church of Canada), 1993; Ampex tapes transferred from SFU Archives, ca. 1994 (Peter Stursberg Collection, MG 6 / 2 No. 38 / 1, 38 / 2, 38 / 3)

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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 279a: 1 minute trailing silence cut; Aud 279b: 1 minute leading 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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While these audio cassettes are filed with the A/V collection, they belong to the RNT fonds.

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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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