Series - Doug Cox Interviews

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Doug Cox Interviews

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  • Source of title proper: Title of series based on the name of creator & copyright holder (Doug Cox) and distinct media type and associated rhetorical genre represented.

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  • [1977?] - 2006 (Creation)

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ca. 280 audio cassette tapes. - ca. 120 transcripts
Occupying 2.3 linear metres of tapes and associated transcripts + additional transcripts interfiled in among Research Files series.

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Series consists of the documentary residue of Doug Cox’s function as collector and co-creator of oral histories, which was carried out in support of his function as an author and historian.
Doug Cox had an established work pattern of visiting his historical contributors, and conducting structured interviews on the record. Frequently, photographs would be presented as a point of conversation, and his interviewees provided identifying information as to who, what, and which time period is depicted in the photographic prop. After the interview, Joyce Cox produced typewritten transcripts of the exchange.
Correspondence of tape recordings to text transcriptions are not one-to-one; numerous tapes exist which lack an associated transcript, and likewise numerous transcripts exist which lack an associated tape.
Cox presumably used these recordings and transcripts as reference materials, as many are interfiled within his Research Files series.

Series is arranged into 121 files or portions of files, with two emergent subseries which encompass an additional 24 files (or portions of).

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The files as they are described in this finding aid correspond faithfully to the groupings and entitling provided by the creator.

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No restrictions exist on the physical collection and all are available for listening onsite at UBC. However, owing to the fact that Cox recorded oral testimony from contributors predominantly in a time when instant distribution on the web was not thought of, and by extension not consented to, the decision to publish/distribute these more recent images has been reserved pending more detailed inquiry into issues of consent and privacy.

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Audio cassette will be migrated to a digital format for ease of access and preservation as soon as possible.

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Created 18 June 2015 by Paige Hohmann

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