Series F-55-56 - Audio recordings

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Audio recordings

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  • 1930 - 1979 (Creation)

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23 sound recordings

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(6 September 1900 - 23 February 1979)

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Series consists of audio recordings presented to or regarding W.A.C. Bennett. Items were produced primarily by radio stations, although some were created by private citizens.

The series focuses on a variety of subject matters regarding Bennett. The majority of the reels document tributes and dinners which were given in honour of the Premier. Several of the reels also document interviews with Bennett as well as many radio commentaries on his performance as Premier. Finally, a significant number of reels document political functions and gatherings which Bennett attended. These include the Ottawa Conference on the Constitution, a Social Credit leadership convention, and the provincial Social Credit convention of 1963.

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Recordings have been placed in four organizational categories, according to reel size. Items in category I are 3" in size; reels in category II are 4" in size; reels in category III are 5" in size; and reels in category IV are 7" in size. The series also includes one audiocassette, which has been placed in the first category.

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Physical description: sound recordings consist of 30 audio reels and 1 audio cassette. With the exception of one reel, the contents of all the reels are fully discernible. The sound quality is fair on most of the reels. However, a substantial minority are of a poor quality. Such reels are typically second-hand recordings, reels recorded at a very low volume, or recordings which have tones or other sounds playing in the background.

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