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From the Vaults: Audio from Edmonton’s Past is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the early history of Edmonton through digitized audio recordings preserved in the City of Edmonton Archives. These recordings were made by the people who helped shape Edmonton and who bore witness to the community’s growth throughout the early twentieth century. Wearing headphones to listen is highly recommended!

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From the Vaults: Audio from Edmonton’s Past is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the early history of Edmonton through digitized audio recordings preserved in the City of Edmonton Archives. These recordings were made by the people who helped shape Edmonton and who bore witness to the community’s growth throughout the early twentieth century. Wearing headphones to listen is highly recommended!

    An Interview with William P. Wagner, Part 3

    An Interview with William P. Wagner, Part 3

    Today we conclude David Leonard's interview series of William P. Wagner. Taking place on the same day, April 27th, 1977, Wagner completes his recollection of his career and explains some of his retirement projects. This recording has been shortened due to its length.

    Cover Image: EA-311-2
    https://cityarchives.edmonton.ca/w-p-wagner

    This interview was originally recorded on a 5 inch open reel tape and was digitized by an archivist on October 23rd, 2020.

    These interviews were recorded in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Both social attitudes and language standards have changed since that time.  Some opinions expressed and language used may be offensive to listeners today.

    • 43 min
    An Interview with Jessie Allan 'Scotty' Campbell

    An Interview with Jessie Allan 'Scotty' Campbell

    Join Scotty Campbell and David Leonard in their May 30th, 1977 interview. Campbell, the brother of a previous interviewee, Jessie Campbell, describes his time working in botany and plant pathology. 

    This interview was originally recorded on a 5 inch open reel tape and was digitized by an archivist on October 16th, 2020.

    These interviews were recorded in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Both social attitudes and language standards have changed since that time.  Some opinions expressed and language used may be offensive to listeners today.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    An Interview with Robert John (Ernest) Cook

    An Interview with Robert John (Ernest) Cook

    Join Ernest Cook and David Leonard in their May 12th, 1977 interview on today's episode. Cook discusses his early life, especially the history and development of Taber, Alberta. This recording has been shortened due to its length.

    Cover Image: EA-600-570
    https://cityarchives.edmonton.ca/newly-elected-executive-at-the-annual-ccf-provincial-convention-l-r-t-b-harold-bronson-john-h-king-w-margolus-j-ernest-cook-mrs-nellie-peterson-and-elmer-e-roper

    This interview was originally recorded on a 5 inch open reel tape and was digitized by an archivist on October 16th, 2020.

    These interviews were recorded in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Both social attitudes and language standards have changed since that time.  Some opinions expressed and language used may be offensive to listeners today.

    • 49 min
    An Interview with William P. Wagner, Part 2

    An Interview with William P. Wagner, Part 2

    In today's episode, we continue David Leonard's interview of William P. Wagner on April 27th, 1977. Wagner continues his discussion of his teaching career. Due to an error in recording, the interview was cut short.

    Cover Image: EA-311-2
    https://cityarchives.edmonton.ca/w-p-wagner

    This interview was originally recorded on a 5 inch open reel tape and was digitized by an archivist on October 16th, 2020.

    These interviews were recorded in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Both social attitudes and language standards have changed since that time.  Some opinions expressed and language used may be offensive to listeners today.

    • 48 min
    An Interview with Joseph Lamoureux

    An Interview with Joseph Lamoureux

    On today's episode, David Leonard interviews Joseph Lamoureux, a member of the Edmonton Police Service, on October 23rd, 1978. 

    This interview was originally recorded on a 5 inch open reel tape and was digitized by an archivist on August 28th, 2020.

    These interviews were recorded in the 1960s, 70s, 80s. Both social attitudes and language standards have changed since that time.  Some opinions expressed and language used may be offensive to listeners today.

    • 23 min
    An Interview with Violet May

    An Interview with Violet May

    On today's episode, we join David Leonard and Violet A. May in their October 13th interview in 1978. May discusses her early life in Edmonton and her marriage to Wilfred May, who was best known for his career in aviation.

    This interview was originally recorded on a 5 inch open reel tape and was digitized by an archivist on August 28th, 2020.

    These interviews were recorded in the 1960s, 70s, 80s. Both social attitudes and language standards have changed since that time.  Some opinions expressed and language used may be offensive to listeners today.

    • 25 min

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