Subseries 21 - Brent family collection

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Brent family collection

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CA OSC ARC 01-3-21

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  • ca. 1977-1989 (Creation)

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8 audio cassettes
11 transcripts

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Biographical sketch:
Alexander Theodore “Sandy” Brent (1912-1990) was as lifelong resident of the South Okanagan. After the death of his mother in the influenza epidemic of 1918, he and his siblings (Frederick (Eddie), Mary, Alice, Margaret and Donald) were raised by his grandparents at the Shingle Creek Ranch. Brent married Harriet Morgan and together they raised two sons (Kenneth (b. 1942) and George (b. 1945). His sister Alice married Hal Tweddle; she and her family is photographically documented in the Richter and Tweddle families collection.

The Brents lived variously in Allen Grove, St. Andrews by the Lake, and Penticton. Sandy Brent worked in ranching, hard rock mining (Nickel Plate mine above Hedley), logging, and finally as a foreman and later superintendent for the Hatfield family’s Interior Contracting Company.

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Subseries consists of recorded interview and transcripts of recorded interviews. Not all audio recordings associated with transcripts are extant; likewise not all audio tapes have an associated recording. Content of interviews includes personal reminiscences, descriptions of photographs, and family histories. Subseries also includes a suite of interviews with his sisters, Margaret, Alice, and Margaret.

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Cox, D. (1991). Alexander Theodore Brent. Okanagan History. Fifty-fifth Report of the Okanagan Historical Society. Vernon, BC: Okanagan Historical Society. p. 147-148. Retrieved http://digitalcollections.library.ubc.ca/cdm/compoundobject/collection/ohs/id/24512/rec/53 2015-06-30

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