Item Aud. 238 - Oral History: John Woodland (TWU Faculty) - March 4

aud238a.mp3 aud238c.mp3 aud238d.mp3 aud238-transcript.pdf

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Oral History: John Woodland (TWU Faculty) - March 4

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CA TWU Coll. 02-01-Aud. 238

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  • 1983 (Creation)

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  • 1 audio cassette
  • 5 sound recordings (mp3)
  • audio 238a 18.0 MB (8 minutes)
  • audio 238c 21.1 MB (31 minutes)
  • audio 238d 21.1 MB (31 minutes)
  • audio 238e 31.4 MB (46 minutes)
  • audio 238f 16.2 MB (24 minutes)

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(1982 -)

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Audio 238 consists of the following recording:
Title: John Woodland – “Oral History Interview”
Audio 238a is part 3 of 3.
Audio 238c is part 1 of 3.
Audio 238d is part 2 of 3.
Audio 238e is a duplicate of Aud. 238c and beginning of Aud. 238d.
Audio 238f is a duplicate of the end of Aud. 238d and 238a.
Notes provided by BF, student assistant, 2010/2011
Lynn Wilkinson, library staff member, interviews John Woodland, longtime professor at Trinity Western College ( later TWU). Woodland discusses his experiences in World War II as a soldier in the Signal Corps and the effect that the war and the army had on his predominantly Christian view of the world. He tells the story of his conversion at age twelve after attending a sermon given by an on-air personality, "First Mate Bob" of Haven of Rest. He briefly tells about his childhood, as well as his relationship with his mother and father. Wilkinson and Woodland devote a great deal of time to discussing the story of how Woodland came to be at Trinity, a story which included teaching unruly junior high school students for five years and a fateful meeting and interview with the first president of Trinity Western University, Calvin Hanson. Woodland reveals several aspects of his nature in the interview, including his affinity for preaching and teaching, his relationships and interactions with students, and his abhorrence of unproductive meetings. In relation to this last topic of interest, Woodland reads selections of poetry from his collections, Terse Verse and Worse and The Epic of Castor and Other Poems. Woodland also offers his opinion concerning the leadership, past and present, at Trinity, specifically commenting on Dr. Ken Davis, Dr. Cal Hanson, and Dr. Neil Snider. The financial state of the institution, as well as Woodland’s opinion concerning the possibility of starting a seminary in connection with the college, are discussed. Finally, Woodland talks about his family, his wife and his children who are, as he puts it, “scattered to the four winds.” Woodland and Wilkinson exchange comments concerning international students at Trinity and an incident that occurred at Trinity in which a student from Ethiopia died in his sleep. In connection with this incident, the resourcefulness and assistance of Dr. Robert Thompson in consoling other Trinity students from Ethiopia, as well as the community at large, is mentioned.
[Abstract and transcript provided by Jennifer Hamel, Public History student, 2001]

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B 4 S 1 Box 09

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There are 2 copies of the original recording on 3 cassette tapes - Oral Histories Consent Form and notes of audiocassette stored in envelope in 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 238a: 23 minutes trailing silence cut; Aud 238b: silent no signal not kept; Aud 238f: 22 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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April 07, 2005<br/>October 25, 2012<br/>Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:11:18 PM by SylviaS<br/>Saturday, May 12, 2012 4:48:22 PM by SylviaS<br/>Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:44:56 AM by Elizabeth.Kreiter<br/>Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:05:33 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:04:30 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:57:56 PM by SylviaS<br/>Wednesday, February 27, 2008 7:00:51 PM by Keharn.Yawnghwe<br/>Friday, March 17, 2006 3:24:48 PM by SylviaS<br/>Saturday, November 19, 2005 3:10:07 PM by SylviaS<br/>Friday, November 18, 2005 4:16:19 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, April 07, 2005 10:10:19 AM by M. Kelly<br/>2005 M. Kelly

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