Item Aud. 227 - Oral History: Victor Janzen (Alumni) - February 18

aud227a.mp3 aud227-transcript.pdf

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Oral History: Victor Janzen (Alumni) - February 18

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CA TWU Coll. 02-01-Aud. 227

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  • 1 audio cassette
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  • audio 227a 21.1 MB (31 minutes)

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Audio 227a consists of the following recording:
Title: Victor Janzen – “Oral History Interview”
In this February 18, 2004, interview, Trinity Western University students Travis Hill and Wesley Boonstra question Victor Janzen about his experiences as a student of Trinity Junior College in its founding year, 1962-63. Conducted in the Norma Alloway Library, this interview lasts for approximately thirty-one minutes. Janzen begins by discussing his life before coming to Trinity—including his family background and his high school years. He mentions several factors for deciding to come to Trinity: the recruiting efforts of the faculty, the quality of the staff, and also the fact that he was dating one of the enrolled students, Claudia Huesken. Since Janzen attended the University of British Columbia after his one year at Trinity, his comparative perspective is useful to assess some of Trinity’s efforts to achieve academic credibility in its fledgling years. He describes the cautionary attitude taken by UBC towards his transcripts but explains that the education he received at Trinity was more than adequate academically to prepare him for his following years at UBC. In terms of the student life and campus atmosphere, Janzen notes that in some ways, it was similar to a “Bible camp” atmosphere. He spends time describing the activities of a typical day as well as the usual recreational activities. He discusses the “barnasium”—the barn which was converted into a gym, as well as the choir. Towards the end of the interview, when asked about the course of his life since having left Trinity, and how his one year at Trinity might have influenced him, if at all, he indicates that though the teaching was good, he still finds the main significance of his time to be found in the “Bible-camp” atmosphere of the school. Through this discussion he raises some concerns about the sheltering effect which Trinity’s conservative environment might have had on some of the students’ views of the secular; in this context, he brings up the old motto of Trinity Junior College: “If Christ is Lord, nothing else is secular.” [Abstract and transcript provided by Travis Hill and Wesley Boonstra, Public History students, 2004]
Janzen was one of the first 17 students enrolled at Trinity Junior College in 1962

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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 227b: silent, no signal, not kept

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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 4:06:30 PM by SylviaS<br/>Saturday, May 12, 2012 4:42:19 PM by SylviaS<br/>Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:46:47 AM by Elizabeth.Kreiter<br/>Friday, January 06, 2012 12:12:40 PM by SylviaS<br/>Saturday, March 19, 2011 3:11:06 PM by sylvias<br/>Saturday, March 19, 2011 2:57:19 PM by sylvias<br/>Wednesday, February 27, 2008 7:03:20 PM by Keharn.Yawnghwe<br/>Friday, March 17, 2006 3:23:38 PM by SylviaS<br/>Saturday, November 19, 2005 3:21:34 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, April 07, 2005 10:08:41 AM by M. Kelly<br/>Thursday, April 07, 2005 9:51:05 AM by M. Kelly<br/>2005 M. Kelly

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