Item Aud. 220 - Oral History: David Enarson (Founder and Board member) - July 21

aud220a.mp3 aud220b.mp3 aud220-transcript.pdf

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Oral History: David Enarson (Founder and Board member) - July 21

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CA TWU Coll. 02-01-Aud. 220

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  • 1 audio cassette
  • 2 sound recordings (mp3)
  • audio 220a 21.0 MB (31 minutes)
  • audio 220b 21.0 MB (31 minutes)

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Audio 220a and Audio 220b consist of the following recording:
Title: David Enarson – “Oral history Interview”
Library staff member Lynn Wilkinson’s interview with Dave Enarson essentially covers two broad issues. First, they discuss Enarson’s background in terms of his family, education, and career history. Secondly, they look at the development of Trinity Western, discussing several of its founders, how the land for the campus was selected, and how funds were raised.
Enarson talks about his siblings and what they did career-wise, as well as where they grew up and where they are today. Enarson speaks of his conversion experience, and how he and his first wife met. He also describes his teaching positions, as well as his experiences as a pastor of several churches.
The second half, as mentioned, is a detailed overview of how Enarson and others got the ball rolling in the founding of Trinity Western. Enarson is impressive in recalling all of the names and positions of those with whom he worked in the founding of Trinity.
At this point, Wilkinson shifts into specific questions about the institutional development of Trinity, such as how people were chosen to be board members, and how they decided on the number of board members to have. The last ten minutes of the interview focuses on the first fund-raising meeting that Trinity held. Finally, Enarson compares how smoothly Trinity’s founding went in comparison to the attempted founding of another four-year university in Ontario. [Abstract and transcript provided by Dave Tjoelker, Public History student, 2001]
Transcript of excerpt from approximately [10:29]: And again and again we [the School for Canada Committee] came to this property, first of all through … Henry Friesen, who would take us individually at times and show it to us--he’d taken me here many times. And we were here all together on this day--it was before we had ever made the purchase and … I think we were nine or ten persons that were on campus at the time, and Henry was walking us through, showing us the beauty of the terrain and this sort of thing, and we noticed that Walter Cahill had stopped … I said, “Walter, what it the world are you doing?” He said, “I’m taking the shoes off of my feet; I want to walk on this ground in my stocking feet because I believe I am walking on holy ground. I’m coveting this ground for the Wheaton of Canada.”

Provided by Tim Dalzell August 2018
p. 2 - Duhamel, AB., is correct
p. 4 - Sexsmith, AB., is correct
p. 10 - Carl Sundholm is correct. He was then residing in Longview, Wn.
Tony Hanson is spelled incorrectly.
Walter Cahill is spelled incorrectly here and p. 14. He was then residing in Seattle.
Will Norton is Wil Norton (actually H. Wilbert Norton who was dean of Wheaton's grad school in '71)
Herb Kyrk is spelled incorrectly. He was the home mission's sec'tary in Mpls
Jim Westman was at Winnipeg and not the BC district
Lester Westland is spelled incorrectly. He was the foreign mission's sec'tary in Mpls.
p. 11 - Charles McGee was pastor in Tacoma
Enoch Mattson was in Harper, Wn.
Ken Loge was in Wainwright, AB.
Olaf Lolund is probably Loland--Bethel FC had a number of Lolands as members in '60

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2 copies of original audio cassette; interview notes stored in envelope in Box 08

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The original interview took place in February, but due to poor sound quality, Wilkinson requested a second interview with Enarson, which took place in July

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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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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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