Item Aud. 280 - Oral History: Bob Thompson interviewed by Peter Stursberg, C 2874, 2875 cassette 6 - September 23

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Oral History: Bob Thompson interviewed by Peter Stursberg, C 2874, 2875 cassette 6 - September 23

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CA TWU Coll. 02-01-Aud. 280

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  • 1981 (Creation)

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  • 1 audio cassette
  • 2 sound recordings (mp3)
  • audio 280a 20.4 MB (30 minutes)
  • audio 280b 20.4 MB (30 minutes)

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(1982 -)

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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 280a consists of the following recording:
Thompson briefly details some of the personal tragedies that assailed Haile Selassie's family. He then speaks at length about leprosy, and the work he and his wife did at the Leprosarium. He relays the story behind his title, "the Father of the Chickens." Thompson mentions the family's return to Canada in 1957-1958, and then touches briefly on events in the Congo and Nigeria, as well as the coup, when the Emperor was deposed.
Audio 280b consists of the following recording:
Thompson speaks of then end of Selassie's rule, of visiting some of the family members in prison, and of the Marxist Revolution in Ethiopia. He is asked to reminisce about Haile Selassie.

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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 280a: 1 minute trailing silence cut; Aud 280b: 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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