Item Aud. 236 - Oral History: Robert N. Thompson (TWU Administrator) - August 9

aud236a.mp3 aud236b.mp3 aud236-transcript.pdf

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Oral History: Robert N. Thompson (TWU Administrator) - August 9

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CA TWU Coll. 02-01-Aud. 236

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  • 1983 (Creation)

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  • 1 audio cassette
  • 2 sound recordings (mp3)
  • audio 236a 20.7 MB (30 minutes)
  • audio 236b 20.8 MB (30 minutes)

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(1982 -)

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Audio 236a and 236b consist of the following recording:
Title: Robert N. Thompson – “Oral History Interview”
Bob Thompson is interviewed by Lynn Wilkinson, library staff member. He begins his tale with a brief overview of how his family originally came to Canada (he was born in 1917 in the U.S.). Thompson briefly discusses his childhood and early education and then moves on to the troubles his family experienced during the Depression, and his own quest to pursue higher education. He completed a teacher’s diploma and at the same time became involved in the Social Credit movement sweeping the Prairies. He enrolled in a chiropractic school in Iowa, where he met his wife-to-be, Hazel Kurth. Thompson returned to Canada, and after working with Social Credit again briefly, he set up his own practice. The Second World War broke out, and he enlisted in the air force, where he met the RAF chaplain who recommended he go to Ethiopia to help the country recover from the war.
[Notes provided by Chris Charlton, Public History student, 2001]

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B 4 S 1 Box 09

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2 copies of original audio cassette

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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 236a: 1 minute 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 4:09:42 PM by SylviaS<br/>Saturday, May 12, 2012 4:47:27 PM by SylviaS<br/>Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:44:20 AM by Elizabeth.Kreiter<br/>Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:58:27 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:08:10 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:06:31 PM by SylviaS<br/>Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:56:02 PM by SylviaS<br/>Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:59:47 PM by Keharn.Yawnghwe<br/>Friday, March 17, 2006 3:24:37 PM by SylviaS<br/>Saturday, November 19, 2005 3:24:00 PM by SylviaS<br/>Friday, November 18, 2005 4:12:38 PM by SylviaS<br/>Friday, November 18, 2005 4:12:21 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, April 07, 2005 10:03:08 AM by M. Kelly<br/>2005 M. Kelly

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