Fonds UBCA-ARC-1295 - Margaret A. Ormsby Oral History Project fonds

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Margaret A. Ormsby Oral History Project fonds

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UBCA-ARC-1295

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  • 1999 (Creation)
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    Women's History Network of British Columbia. Margaret A. Ormsby Oral History Project

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13 cm of textual records
50 audio tapes

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(1998)

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In 1998 the Women's History Network of British Columbia applied to the BC Heritage Trust for funding to support an oral history project to document the career of Margaret Ormsby. The Women's History Network is a non-profit society established in 1995 to "enhance interest and encourage activity in women's history across British Columbia." Membership consists of educational institutions, local history groups, museum and archives representatives, women's organizations and other interested persons and groups. The Ormsby project sought to clarify her contribution to the historiography of the province, her role as educator and teacher, and her personality and her relationship to other people. With the support of Heritage Trust, the WHN engaged the services of Ruth Sandwell, who prepared interview questions, conducted the interviews and developed a comprehensive subject index to the interviews.

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The fonds consists of forty-one interviews with thirty eight colleagues, family, students and friends of Margaret Ormsby. In addition to the 50 cassette tapes there is also general information about the project as well as textual material for each interview consisting of a tape release form signed by the interviewee, a biographical information sheet and a detailed "timed tape guide".

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