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Interview with Don Brown by Rod Fowler February 26, 1990 - Track 14

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s involvement in the Burnaby Historical Society, serving as President in the 1980’s. He talks about challenges to attracting new members, about some of their activities, and the importance of making Burnaby’s history accessible.
Date Range
1980-1990
Length
00:09:38
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Don Brown’s involvement in the Burnaby Historical Society, serving as President in the 1980’s. He talks about challenges to attracting new members, about some of their activities, and the importance of making Burnaby’s history accessible.
Date Range
1980-1990
Photo Info
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Don Brown, November 2, 1997. Item no. 535-0979
Length
00:09:38
Name
Burnaby Historical Society
Subject
Organizations - Historical Societies
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 26, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Don Brown, conducted by Rod Fowler. Don Brown was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Don Brown’s description of the changes in Burnaby’s built and natural landscapes and socioeconomic conditions, especially between 1947 and 1975, the strong impression made on him by those changes evident in the interview. He talks about his work and career as a police officer with the Burnaby Provincial Police and RCMP. The interview also details his involvement in Burnaby politics and volunteer community groups. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Donald Neil “Don” Brown was born in Birmingham, England May 4, 1919, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to Winnipeg in 1922. At the outbreak of WWII Don Brown left high school and enlisted in the 12th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, serving six years in the army. Before going overseas he married Helen Birch in 1939. In 1947 Don Brown joined the B.C. Provincial Police which was absorbed by the RCMP in 1950. He worked as a police officer in Burnaby from 1947 to 1954, and then was transferred to Ottawa (with a stop in Regina) for nine and a half years where he attended Carleton University to study forensics. In 1963 Don Brown was transferred back to Vancouver and bought and moved into a house on Watling Street in Burnaby where he still lived in 1990. Another transfer took him to Edmonton for five years, returning to Burnaby in 1975. Following retirement in 1980 with the rank of Supervisor and after 22 years in forensic laboratories, Don Brown started his own business as a private document examiner. Don Brown was active in Burnaby politics, serving as Alderman from 1979-1985. He was also involved in many community groups including the South Burnaby Men’s Club, which he helped found in 1952, as well as active in the Burnaby Historical Society, and served on the Burnaby School Board, Burnaby Centennial Committee, and the Community College for the Retired. Don and Helen Brown had six children: Donna, Don, Gina, Patricia, Christopher and Susan. Don Brown died May 16, 2009.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
01:35:07
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Interviewee Name
Brown, Don
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-016_Track_14
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track fourteen of interview with Don Brown

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Interview with Kay Zimmerman by Rod Fowler [February] 1990 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Kay Zimmerman’s discussion about the pros and cons of volunteer organizations operating public services for the municipality, in particular the Parks and Recreation Commission taking control of Heritage Village, a volunteer initiated Centennial Project
Date Range
1967-1990
Length
00:04:42
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Kay Zimmerman’s discussion about the pros and cons of volunteer organizations operating public services for the municipality, in particular the Parks and Recreation Commission taking control of Heritage Village, a volunteer initiated Centennial Project
Date Range
1967-1990
Photo Info
Kay Zimmerman, [1973]. Item no. 231-021
Length
00:04:42
Subject
Public Services - Municipal Services
Organizations - Historical Societies
Persons - Volunteers
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
[February] 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Kay Zimmerman, conducted by Rod Fowler. Kay Zimmerman was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Kay Zimmerman’s political activities in Burnaby and her description of her Lochdale neighbourhood in the 1960s. She provides an excellent overview of the municipal political groups and important political issues in Burnaby from 1960 to 1980. She tells the story about an early and successful political action that convinced her that an individual can make a difference. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Kathleen “Kay” Zimmerman, her husband Gordon and their young son Rick moved to Burnaby from Vancouver in 1960 to a house on Curtis Avenue near Duthie Street (a second son Bruce was born in Burnaby). Kay Zimmerman worked 12 years at Royal Columbian Hospital in the admitting office, then 4 years (1974-1979) as special assistant to Senator Ray Perrault, followed by work as a judge on the Citizenship Court before retiring. Gordon Zimmerman worked at the Shell Refinery. A member of the Liberal Party and political activist before arriving in Burnaby, Kay Zimmerman continued her involvement in national and local politics. She campaigned for Ray Perrault during the Trudeau years, and was a founder and active member of the Burnaby Voters Association (BVA). Her political activities encompassed 30 years that saw major changes in Burnaby, including the building of SFU, creation of Heritage Village, an awakening environmental sensibility, and a dramatic increase in population and development in Burnaby.
Total Tracks
10
Total Length
01:04:36
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Interviewee Name
Zimmerman, Kay
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-018_Track_5
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track five of interview with Kay Zimmerman

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.1
Description
Museum & Art Notes - Booklet -- [1951]. The Art Historical and Scientific Association publication of Museum & Art Notes. This is Volume 1, Number 4 of the Second Series, March 1951. The front cover features a picture of the front entrance of the Association's building. This issue has articles on: O…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.1
Description
Museum & Art Notes - Booklet -- [1951]. The Art Historical and Scientific Association publication of Museum & Art Notes. This is Volume 1, Number 4 of the Second Series, March 1951. The front cover features a picture of the front entrance of the Association's building. This issue has articles on: Our Business Premises Autobiography of a Great Anthropologist The Pleistocene Age of British Columbia The Tuatara The Flora of Fairmont Hot Springs The Passenger Pigeon Reverend Jonathan Green The Burnaby Lodestone
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Organizations
Organizations - Art Societies
Organizations - Historical Societies
Organizations - Science Societies
Record Type
Artifact
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.2
Description
The Totem Poles in Stanley Park - Booklet -- [194-?]. Created by The Art, Historical and Scientific Association in Vancouver BC. The booklet was created by John C. Goodfellow. The cover is brown with and illustration of a totem pole on the left side.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.2
Description
The Totem Poles in Stanley Park - Booklet -- [194-?]. Created by The Art, Historical and Scientific Association in Vancouver BC. The booklet was created by John C. Goodfellow. The cover is brown with and illustration of a totem pole on the left side.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Organizations
Organizations - Art Societies
Organizations - Historical Societies
Organizations - Science Societies
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.3
Description
Museum & Art Notes - Booklet -- [1949]. The Art Historical and Scientific Association publication of Museum & Art Notes. This is Volume 1, Number 1 of the Second Series, September 1949. The front cover features a picture of the Dimorphodon Macronyx model made by Madam Erna C. von Engel-Baiersdorf. …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.3
Description
Museum & Art Notes - Booklet -- [1949]. The Art Historical and Scientific Association publication of Museum & Art Notes. This is Volume 1, Number 1 of the Second Series, September 1949. The front cover features a picture of the Dimorphodon Macronyx model made by Madam Erna C. von Engel-Baiersdorf. This issue has articles on: The Method of Reconstructiong Human and Animal Remains in Sculpture and in Paintings Early History of the Burnaby Family Indian Native Art Sundews The Aleuts of Attu The Trumpeter Swan Achatina Fulica, The Great African Snail Some Field Work of the Curator Palomar's Giant Eye, the Hale Telescope The Directors, Life and Honorary Members of the Art, Historical and Scientific Association.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Organizations
Organizations - Art Societies
Organizations - Historical Societies
Organizations - Science Societies
Record Type
Artifact
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.5
Description
Museum & Art Notes - Booklet -- [1951]. The Art Historical and Scientific Association publication of Museum & Art Notes. This is Volume 2, Number 1 of the Second Series, November 1951. The front cover features a picture of the "Melanope" ship and the "Empress of Russia" ship in Vancouver 1930. This…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.5
Description
Museum & Art Notes - Booklet -- [1951]. The Art Historical and Scientific Association publication of Museum & Art Notes. This is Volume 2, Number 1 of the Second Series, November 1951. The front cover features a picture of the "Melanope" ship and the "Empress of Russia" ship in Vancouver 1930. This issue has articles on: "Melanope," The Ship of Tragedy Time, and the Indian Panechates, Son of Hatres The Pleistocene, or Ice Age of South West British Columbia Birds in the Cariboo The Fine Arts The Museum is a School of Visual Education The Cinder Cone Buried Forest Pioneer Wesleyan Missionaries in British Columbia
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Organizations
Organizations - Art Societies
Organizations - Historical Societies
Organizations - Science Societies
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.6
Description
Museum & Art Notes - Booklet -- [1950]. The Art Historical and Scientific Association publication of Museum & Art Notes. This is Volume 1, Number 2 of the Second Series, March 1950. The front cover features a picture of Clematis Douglasii Hook. This issue has articles on: Some Rare Plants of Britis…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.6
Description
Museum & Art Notes - Booklet -- [1950]. The Art Historical and Scientific Association publication of Museum & Art Notes. This is Volume 1, Number 2 of the Second Series, March 1950. The front cover features a picture of Clematis Douglasii Hook. This issue has articles on: Some Rare Plants of British Columbia Early Electric Light on This Coast The Early Story of North Vancouver Production by the Billion The Irish Deer Camels in the Cariboo Acorn and Beechnut The Single Tusk of the Narwhal
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Organizations
Organizations - Art Societies
Organizations - Historical Societies
Organizations - Science Societies
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.8
Description
Museum & Art Notes - Booklet -- [1931]. The Art Historical and Scientific Association publication of Museum & Art Notes. This is Volume 6, Number 4, December 1931. The front cover features a picture of Skidegat Lake Beaver bowl from the Queen Charlotte Islands, the work of Chief Edensaw of the Haid…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.8
Description
Museum & Art Notes - Booklet -- [1931]. The Art Historical and Scientific Association publication of Museum & Art Notes. This is Volume 6, Number 4, December 1931. The front cover features a picture of Skidegat Lake Beaver bowl from the Queen Charlotte Islands, the work of Chief Edensaw of the Haida Indians. This issue has articles on: President's Address Secretary and Curator's Annual Report Flora of British Columbia A Kwantlum Battle How Mountaineers Can Use Their Photographs for Mapping The Queerest Newspaper in the World Ecology of Sproat Lake, B.C. Membership, January 31st, 1932
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Organizations
Organizations - Art Societies
Organizations - Historical Societies
Organizations - Science Societies
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.9
Description
Museum & Art Notes - Booklet -- [1952]. The Art Historical and Scientific Association publication of Museum & Art Notes. This is Volume 2, Number 2 of the Second Series, April 1952. The front cover features a picture of a Relic of the Ice Age, Mountain Region, Lynn Creek, B.C. This issue has articl…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.9
Description
Museum & Art Notes - Booklet -- [1952]. The Art Historical and Scientific Association publication of Museum & Art Notes. This is Volume 2, Number 2 of the Second Series, April 1952. The front cover features a picture of a Relic of the Ice Age, Mountain Region, Lynn Creek, B.C. This issue has articles on: The Pleistocene, or Ice Age of South-West British Columbia, Part III, Vashon Glaciation In The Service of Man Placochelys Placodonta, Jaekel Costal Wanderings A Derelict Fort in Northern British Columbia Ethno-Botany of the Indians in the Interior of British Columbia The Burrard Inlet Cattle Trail from Lillooet What Has Caused the Return of the Glaciers in British Columbia
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Organizations
Organizations - Art Societies
Organizations - Historical Societies
Organizations - Science Societies
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.10
Description
Vancouver City Museum Golden Jubilee - Booklet --[1944]. Booklet made for the City Museum of Vancouver BC by The Art, Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver BC in celebration of their Golden Jubilee 1894 to 1944. The front cover has an illustration of Captain George Vancouver.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.10
Description
Vancouver City Museum Golden Jubilee - Booklet --[1944]. Booklet made for the City Museum of Vancouver BC by The Art, Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver BC in celebration of their Golden Jubilee 1894 to 1944. The front cover has an illustration of Captain George Vancouver.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Organizations
Organizations - Art Societies
Organizations - Historical Societies
Organizations - Science Societies
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.12
Description
Fort Langley 1827-1927 - Booklet -- [194-?]. Booklet produced by the Art, Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver BC. The front cover features the Cairn and Commemorative Tablet in Fort Langley, BC.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.12
Description
Fort Langley 1827-1927 - Booklet -- [194-?]. Booklet produced by the Art, Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver BC. The front cover features the Cairn and Commemorative Tablet in Fort Langley, BC.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Organizations
Organizations - Art Societies
Organizations - Historical Societies
Organizations - Science Societies
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.13
Description
The Great Fraser Midden - Booklet -- [1938]. Booklet created by The Art, Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver BC. The front cover features "The Watcher", a sketch of a Native man beside a tree by Amy E.C. Campbell-Johnston. The booklet commemorates the presentation of a cairn at Marpo…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.13
Description
The Great Fraser Midden - Booklet -- [1938]. Booklet created by The Art, Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver BC. The front cover features "The Watcher", a sketch of a Native man beside a tree by Amy E.C. Campbell-Johnston. The booklet commemorates the presentation of a cairn at Marpole Gardens, Vancouver, May 7 1938.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Organizations
Organizations - Art Societies
Organizations - Historical Societies
Organizations - Science Societies
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.14
Description
The Great Fraser Midden - Booklet -- [1953]. Booklet created by the Art, Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver BC. The front cover features a photograph by P.T. Timms of the Great Fraser Midden.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV979.42.14
Description
The Great Fraser Midden - Booklet -- [1953]. Booklet created by the Art, Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver BC. The front cover features a photograph by P.T. Timms of the Great Fraser Midden.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Organizations
Organizations - Art Societies
Organizations - Historical Societies
Organizations - Science Societies
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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