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Interview with Roy Brainerd by Eric Damer October 23, 2012 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Roy Brainerd's memories of his older brother's and father's work history, as well as his own with Snap on Tools.
Date Range
1941-1983
Length
0:09:16
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Roy Brainerd's memories of his older brother's and father's work history, as well as his own with Snap on Tools.
Date Range
1941-1983
Photo Info
Roy Brainerd walking along Granville Street in Vancouver, [1945 or 1946]. Item no. 549-016
Length
0:09:16
Subject
Occupations
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
October 23, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Roy Brainerd conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, October 23, 2012. Major theme discussed: growing up in Burnaby with particular focus on school days and the automobile industry.
Biographical Notes
Roy Brainerd’s parents, Lawrence and Violet Brainerd came to Vancouver in 1925 or 1926 and purchased a small house on Harwood Street in North Burnaby. There were two older children in the family already when Roy was born in 1928 at Royal Columbian hospital. His sister Patricia Brainerd (later White) was born in 1931, also at Royal Columbian Hospital. Roy’s father Lawrence rebuilt and renovated the house to fit his growing family, planting abundant vegetable gardens and building a chicken coop. Roy started at Douglas Road School in 1934 and then attended Hugh M. Fraser High School. Roy left his high school at fifteen to work for Snap-On Tools, working his way up from pushing a broom to becoming a branch manager. He retired in 1983 after forty-one years of service. Together with his wife Carol, Roy raised three daughters.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:36:56
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Brainerd, Roy
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-004_ Track_3
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track three of recording of interview with Roy Brainerd

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Interview with Roy Brainerd by Eric Damer October 23, 2012 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory305
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Roy Brainerd's working life during the early years of his marriage. He discusses the automobile industry in Burnaby, the importance of the interurban tram and concludes with a story of a "stolen" bus.
Date Range
1951-1983
Length
0:08:58
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Roy Brainerd's working life during the early years of his marriage. He discusses the automobile industry in Burnaby, the importance of the interurban tram and concludes with a story of a "stolen" bus.
Date Range
1951-1983
Photo Info
Roy Brainerd walking along Granville Street in Vancouver, [1945 or 1946]. Item no. 549-016
Length
0:08:58
Subject
Industries - Automobile
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
October 23, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Roy Brainerd conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, October 23, 2012. Major theme discussed: growing up in Burnaby with particular focus on school days and the automobile industry.
Biographical Notes
Roy Brainerd’s parents, Lawrence and Violet Brainerd came to Vancouver in 1925 or 1926 and purchased a small house on Harwood Street in North Burnaby. There were two older children in the family already when Roy was born in 1928 at Royal Columbian hospital. His sister Patricia Brainerd (later White) was born in 1931, also at Royal Columbian Hospital. Roy’s father Lawrence rebuilt and renovated the house to fit his growing family, planting abundant vegetable gardens and building a chicken coop. Roy started at Douglas Road School in 1934 and then attended Hugh M. Fraser High School. Roy left his high school at fifteen to work for Snap-On Tools, working his way up from pushing a broom to becoming a branch manager. He retired in 1983 after forty-one years of service. Together with his wife Carol, Roy raised three daughters.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:36:56
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brainerd, Roy
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-004_ Track_4
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track four of recording of interview with Roy Brainerd

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1945 or 1946] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-016
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Scope and Content
Photograph of Roy Brainerd walking along Granville Street, between Dunsmuir and Robson in Vancouver.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1945 or 1946] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-016
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Roy Brainerd walking along Granville Street, between Dunsmuir and Robson in Vancouver.
Photographer
Foncie Fotos
Names
Brainerd, Roy
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph believed to be taken by Foncie Pulice
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1931 or 1932] (date of originals); digitally copied 2013
Collection/Fonds
Brainerd family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w copy print ; 8 x 8 cm
Item No.
551-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Patricia "Pat" Brainerd (later White) sitting in a chair with her older brother, Roy Brainerd standing beside her.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1931 or 1932] (date of originals); digitally copied 2013
Collection/Fonds
Brainerd family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
551-002
Accession Number
2013-06
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w copy print ; 8 x 8 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Patricia "Pat" Brainerd (later White) sitting in a chair with her older brother, Roy Brainerd standing beside her.
Names
White, Patricia "Pat" Brainerd
Brainerd, Roy
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on verso of photograph reads: "Pat and Roy Brainerd / 1931/32 / Patricia Dorothy Mae Brainerd / Born May 15, 1931 / Roy George Brainerd / Born March 2, 1928"
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Interview with Roy Brainerd by Eric Damer October 23, 2012 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory302
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Roy Brainerd's early memories of growing up in Burnaby, including his school days at Douglas Road School, and his parents' working life.
Date Range
1926-1939
Length
0:08:54
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Roy Brainerd's early memories of growing up in Burnaby, including his school days at Douglas Road School, and his parents' working life.
Date Range
1926-1939
Photo Info
Roy Brainerd walking along Granville Street in Vancouver, [1945 or 1946]. Item no. 549-016
Length
0:08:54
Name
Brainerd, Lawrence Roy
Brainerd, Violet Baker
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
October 23, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Roy Brainerd conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, October 23, 2012. Major theme discussed: growing up in Burnaby with particular focus on school days and the automobile industry.
Biographical Notes
Roy Brainerd’s parents, Lawrence and Violet Brainerd came to Vancouver in 1925 or 1926 and purchased a small house on Harwood Street in North Burnaby. There were two older children in the family already when Roy was born in 1928 at Royal Columbian hospital. His sister Patricia Brainerd (later White) was born in 1931, also at Royal Columbian Hospital. Roy’s father Lawrence rebuilt and renovated the house to fit his growing family, planting abundant vegetable gardens and building a chicken coop. Roy started at Douglas Road School in 1934 and then attended Hugh M. Fraser High School. Roy left his high school at fifteen to work for Snap-On Tools, working his way up from pushing a broom to becoming a branch manager. He retired in 1983 after forty-one years of service. Together with his wife Carol, Roy raised three daughters.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:36:56
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brainerd, Roy
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-004_ Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of recording of interview with Roy Brainerd

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Interview with Roy Brainerd by Eric Damer October 23, 2012 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory303
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Roy Brainerd's early memories of his mother and father. He discusses family friends in the neighbourhood including the Knott family, the Moore family and Tom Irvine.
Date Range
1933-1938
Length
0:09:47
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Roy Brainerd's early memories of his mother and father. He discusses family friends in the neighbourhood including the Knott family, the Moore family and Tom Irvine.
Date Range
1933-1938
Photo Info
Roy Brainerd walking along Granville Street in Vancouver, [1945 or 1946]. Item no. 549-016
Length
0:09:47
Name
Brainerd, Lawrence Roy
Brainerd, Violet Baker
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
October 23, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Roy Brainerd conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, October 23, 2012. Major theme discussed: growing up in Burnaby with particular focus on school days and the automobile industry.
Biographical Notes
Roy Brainerd’s parents, Lawrence and Violet Brainerd came to Vancouver in 1925 or 1926 and purchased a small house on Harwood Street in North Burnaby. There were two older children in the family already when Roy was born in 1928 at Royal Columbian hospital. His sister Patricia Brainerd (later White) was born in 1931, also at Royal Columbian Hospital. Roy’s father Lawrence rebuilt and renovated the house to fit his growing family, planting abundant vegetable gardens and building a chicken coop. Roy started at Douglas Road School in 1934 and then attended Hugh M. Fraser High School. Roy left his high school at fifteen to work for Snap-On Tools, working his way up from pushing a broom to becoming a branch manager. He retired in 1983 after forty-one years of service. Together with his wife Carol, Roy raised three daughters.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:36:56
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Brainerd, Roy
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-004_ Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of recording of interview with Roy Brainerd

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Roy Brainerd and carousel horse Royal George at Carousel's 100th Anniversary Event

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10338
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
May 5, 2012
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. digital
Scope and Content
Roy Brainerd, wearing sash number 36, rides carousel horse Royal George
Administrative History
Taken at the Carousel 100th Anniversary event held on May 5, 2012 at the Burnaby Village Museum.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. digital
Scope and Content
Roy Brainerd, wearing sash number 36, rides carousel horse Royal George
Administrative History
Taken at the Carousel 100th Anniversary event held on May 5, 2012 at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
C.W. Parker Co.
Brainerd, Roy
Accession Code
BV019.21.11
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
May 5, 2012
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
240
Scan Date
March 24, 2019
Scale
96
Photographer
Scherp, Leanne
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Roy and Carol Brainerd with their daughters

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto77184
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1958 (date of original); digitally copied 2013
Collection/Fonds
Brainerd family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w copy print ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Item No.
551-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Roy Brainerd and his wife Carol with their three daughters. Roy is holding their youngest, Jayne, Linda is in the middle, with their eldest, Susan on the right-hand side, holding her mother's hand.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1958 (date of original); digitally copied 2013
Collection/Fonds
Brainerd family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
551-003
Accession Number
2013-06
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w copy print ; 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Roy Brainerd and his wife Carol with their three daughters. Roy is holding their youngest, Jayne, Linda is in the middle, with their eldest, Susan on the right-hand side, holding her mother's hand.
Names
Brainerd, Carol
Brainerd, Roy
Brainerd, Jayne
Brainerd, Susan
Brainerd, Linda
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
MSS172-003 contains an identification key for this photograph
Scan is cropped - reproduced on same page as 551-004
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Tram Reunion Event 2012

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto10286
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Roy and Carol Brainerd in the Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph; col. Digital
Scope and Content
Roy and Carol Brainerd in the Interurban 1223 tram.
Administrative History
In 2012, the Burnaby Village Museum held a centennial anniversary event to celebrate the 1223 Interurban tram car. Members of the public were invited along with members of the restoration group, Friends of the Interurban 1223 who restored the tram between 2001 and 2007.
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Friends of Interurban 1223
Brainerd, Roy
Brainerd, Carol
Accession Code
BV019.20.9
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
2012
Scale
96
Photographer
Leanne Scherp
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929 (date of originals); digitally copied 2013
Collection/Fonds
Brainerd family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w copy print ; 11 x 7.5 cm
Item No.
551-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Brainerd family sitting on the front stoop of their house on Harwood Street (since renamed Hardwick Street) in Burnaby. Sitting on the steps are Lawrence and Violet Brainerd with their son Roy Brainerd between them. On either railing at the front of the steps are Roy's step-siblin…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1929 (date of originals); digitally copied 2013
Collection/Fonds
Brainerd family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
551-001
Accession Number
2013-06
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w copy print ; 11 x 7.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Brainerd family sitting on the front stoop of their house on Harwood Street (since renamed Hardwick Street) in Burnaby. Sitting on the steps are Lawrence and Violet Brainerd with their son Roy Brainerd between them. On either railing at the front of the steps are Roy's step-siblings; Ernest "Ernie" Moss and Vera Moss.
Names
Brainerd, Lawrence Roy
Brainerd, Violet Baker
Brainerd, Roy
Moss, Ernest Albert "Ernie"
Moss, Vera Alice
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on border of photograph reads: 3026 Harwood St. Burnaby / Lawrence + Violet Brainerd / with Roy 1929 / Ernest "Ernie" Moss Vera Moss"
Note in black ink on verso of photograph reads: "1929 / Brainerd family home / 3026 Harwood St / Burnaby"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Harwood Street
Burnaby - Hardwick Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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