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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1893-1970] (date of originals), copied 1988-1998, predominant 1988-2000
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Approx. 84 cm of textual records + approx. 1,910 photographs + approx. 100 architectural drawings + 3 audio cassettes + 1 videocassette + 1 drawing
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records involved in the purchase, moving, restoration, research, conservation and exhibiting of the Love family farmhouse by Burnaby Village Museum. Records have been arranged into the following series: 1) Conservation work files 2) Restoration photographs 3) Curatorial files 4) …
Administrative History
Jesse Love was born in Swindon, England in 1847 and left England to work on a dairy farm in the Toronto area. While working on the farm in Toronto, he met Martha Leonard who he married in 1879. Martha was born on February 3, 1858 in Bedfordshire, England and had come to Canada with her parents Geor…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Fonds
File No.
51320-10
Physical Description
Approx. 84 cm of textual records + approx. 1,910 photographs + approx. 100 architectural drawings + 3 audio cassettes + 1 videocassette + 1 drawing
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records involved in the purchase, moving, restoration, research, conservation and exhibiting of the Love family farmhouse by Burnaby Village Museum. Records have been arranged into the following series: 1) Conservation work files 2) Restoration photographs 3) Curatorial files 4) Research files 5) Love family photographs 6) Love Farmhouse Oral History series
Administrative History
Jesse Love was born in Swindon, England in 1847 and left England to work on a dairy farm in the Toronto area. While working on the farm in Toronto, he met Martha Leonard who he married in 1879. Martha was born on February 3, 1858 in Bedfordshire, England and had come to Canada with her parents George and Ann Leonard. While living in Toronto, Jesse and Martha had two children, George born March 22, 1880 and Annie Elizabeth on August 24, 1881. About one year after Annie was born, the Love family moved to North Dakota to grow wheat. While living there, they had two more children, Henry who was born August 24, 1883 and Edith Minnie born October 9, 1885. The family decided to move further west after hearing about the fairer weather conditions from Martha’s father, George Leonard, who had settled in Vancouver in 1885. On May 23, 1887, Jesse, Martha and their four children arrived in Vancouver after travelling across Canada from Winnipeg on the first transcontinental train. The Loves made their home in Vancouver while Jesse helped clear land on Granville Street. Their fifth child, Thomas Robert was born on September 17, 1887 and soon after, the family moved to Lulu Island in Richmond where they lived growing vegetables and selling them to Vancouver hotels. While living and farming on Lulu island, the couple had two more girls, Martha (Dot or Dorothy) born on December 17, 1889 and Sarah Marie, born February 8, 1892. On October 6, 1893 an agreement was signed by Jesse Love to purchase 14.52 acres of land from Joseph C. Armstrong. The acreage covered the north east section of District Lot 25 within the newly incorporated District of the Municipality of Burnaby. It was here where the original Love house was built (between October 1893 and April 15, 1894) by Jesse Love with the help of local builder George Salt and father in law, George Leonard. The house consisted of an entrance hall, dining room, lean to kitchen, master bedroom and three bedrooms upstairs. A road was constructed and named Cumberland in 1905 and ran from District Lot 25 through to District Lot 11. The address for the Love home was 1390 Cumberland Road and in the early 1960’s the address was renumbered 7651 Cumberland Street. On the land surrounding the house, Jesse Love planted an orchard along with strawberries and raspberries which he sold at the Fraser Valley Market, T.S. Anandale’s Grocery Store in New Westminster and to hotels around Vancouver. Jesse Love served on the Burnaby School Board and also as a District Councillor in 1901 and from 1904-1907. While living in the house, Jesse and Martha had four more children, Phoebe Leonard, born April 15, 1894, Esther, born August 28, 1896, John Leonard, born June 7, 1899 and Hannah Victoria (also known as Girlie) who was born May 12, 1902. As the family grew to eleven children, additions along with some substantial remodelling in the craftsman style took place. In about 1898, a north wing addition was added to include a parlour with two windows, the construction of two more bedrooms and the relocation of the stair case to the North West wall. In 1903 the front door moved to the north elevation, a front porch was extended along the east wall and a summer lean to kitchen was added to the west elevation. Between 1905 and 1910, a tin embossed ceiling was installed along with an addition of the main kitchen which included a pantry, bathtub and a back porch. In about 1912, five craftsman style windows replaced the original pioneer tent style, the front verandah was enlarged to wrap around the south and east elevations, a back door was installed in the kitchen to access the verandah and wood shingle siding and brackets were added to the exterior. In 1918, at the age of 31 years, Robert Love fell ill due to an influenza epidemic and died on November 23, 1918. Following their son’s death, Martha Love became weak and on August 24, 1920, she passed away. By this time, Jesse had sold off a large percentage of his land and his youngest daughter, Girlie decided to stay on to live and care for him. Since the house was too large for just the two of them, Jesse invited any other children to return and share the residence. For a while his son, George and his wife joined them until 1925, followed by his daughter Sarah Parker (nee Love), her husband William and their three children, Albert, Bill and Elsie. The house remained pretty unchanged until 1928 after Jesse Love died of pneumonia (March 10, 1928) and the house was purchased by Sarah and her husband William Parker who continued to live there with their children. The master bedroom wall on the main floor opened up to the dining room, the kitchen pantry and bathtub converted to an alcove with a marble counter and enlarged window and sink while the bathroom was moved to the upstairs and the furnace and coolers were installed in the crawl space under the kitchen. A hot water tank was installed in the house in 1966. Sarah continued to live in the house until a little while after her husband William died in 1961. She sold the house to her daughter Elsie and husband John Hughes in 1966, who lived in the house along with their son Brent, until August 23, 1971. Mahbir Molchan Papan and his wife Geraldine Papan bought the house August 23, 1971 and by 1982, the house was sold to Nirmal Singh Singha and Narinder Singha. The Papans continued to rent the house from Nirmal Singh Singha and Narinder Singha until the late 1980s. In 1988, the house was scheduled for demolition with the remaining property to be subdivided. Fortunately, a neighbour, Mr. Harvey Elder recognized the farmhouse's historical significance and contacted the Burnaby Historical Society. Following this event, the owners agreed to donate the building to the Burnaby Village Museum (under the Century Park Museum Association) who financed the move of the house from Cumberland Street to the museum site. Heritage planner and architect, Robert Lemon provided guidance for the project. Prior to the move, the two porches were removed and demolished while the kitchen and roof were both separated from the main house. The kitchen and roof of the house were transported to Burnaby Village Museum on May 20, 1988 by Nickel Bros. House Moving company, while the main frame of the house completed its transportation to the museum near the end of May 1988 (due to low overhead wires). The house was moved down Cumberland Street to 10th Avenue, up Canada Way to Sperling and set on temporary footings near Hart House. Robert Lemon oversaw structural improvements such as, upgrading floor joists and creating new foundations to replace the original timber foundation of the farmhouse. The restoration went through several phases of work between 1988 until it opened in November 1998. Restoration began on both the interior and exterior features to be interpreted from the period of 1925. In 1993, the architecture firm of Brian G. Hart Associates was appointed for the design and construction supervision of the restoration project. Plans were created for a foundation on the museum site in 1989 and the farmhouse was eventually settled on a permanent foundation behind the Burnaby Village Museum administration building in 1993 along with the reattachment of the roof. The kitchen section was reattached to the main house in 1994 along with skirting around the foundation and the reshingling of the exterior. In 1996, the tin ceiling was removed to make way for the installation of the internal electrical system along with sprinklers, ceiling heating and fire break gyprock. The dining room ceiling joists were consolidated, a pantry and bathroom were added to the kitchen, the downstairs bedroom wall was opened and filled, the dining and kitchen doorways were widened. In 1997, a wheelchair ramp was installed along with a concrete sidewalk, stair rails, cement pads at the base of the stairs and a gravel sink for any excess water. Interior work included painting of the kitchen, restoration and furnishing of the kitchen pantry, insulation of the house floor to protect from rodents along with the reconstruction of the kitchen and house chimneys. The registrar worked together with the curator and conservator and was tasked with a large research project on the house including the family contacts and family history, property information, plans, photographs, artifacts, furnishings, stories etc. all organized in files for easy retrieval. A great deal of research and conservation was undertaken in order to make the interior of the house authentic to the time period as possible. One of the biggest projects was selecting and obtaining wall coverings since much of the original wallpaper was incomplete and poor condition. The conservator and registrar were lucky enough to locate a few samples of the original paper and engage the Bradbury and Bradbury Art Wallpaper Company of Benica, California to reproduce replica designs for free. The City of Burnaby now has its own series “Burnaby Village Papers” produced by this company which are titled “Burnaby Wall”; “Burnaby Border” and “Burnaby Ceiling”. All three of these wallpaper designs have been used in the Love farm house and are also commercially available through the Bradbury and Bradbury Art Wallpaper Company. After the completion of the kitchen, the Love farmhouse exhibit opened on November 29, 1998 with an open invitation to the public and extended members of the Love family. Officials including the Mayor, Doug Drummond and Love family members were all present to cut the ribbon for the special event.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Civic - Museums
Documentary Artifacts
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cumberland Road Burnaby - Cumberland Street Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV018.41; BV020.5
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1893-1970] (date of originals), copied 1988-1998, predominant 1988-2000
Media Type
Textual Record
Architectural Drawing
Sound Recording
Moving Images
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
Arrangement
Other photographs documenting the move and restoration work were added later under BV020.5
Notes
Title based on content of fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse is described as an Artifact under BV988.33.1
Some records within this collection have restricted access and are subject to FIPPA
Accessions BV018.41 and BV020.5 form this fonds
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Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:21 min)
Scope and Content
Track 1: Esther talks about the house as she remembers it from her childhood, describing the additions. Jim asks her about the furnishings of the hallway, parlour and kitchen and the contents of the pantry, and they discuss the house’s bathrooms.
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house a…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
File No.
51320-20
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:21 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Esther Stanley Location of Interview: not known Interview Date: May 5, 1988 Total Length of all Tracks: 36:21 Total Number of Tracks: 5
Scope and Content
Track 1: Esther talks about the house as she remembers it from her childhood, describing the additions. Jim asks her about the furnishings of the hallway, parlour and kitchen and the contents of the pantry, and they discuss the house’s bathrooms.
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. Esther’s daughters are also present at the interview.
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Stanley, Esther Love
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Love, Martha
Accession Code
BV018.41.47
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Media Type
Sound Recording
Textual Record
Related Material
Wedding Portrait of Frank Charles Stanley and Esther Love Stanley, 1921. Item: BV015.40.41
Notes
Title based on content of file
4 pages of interview notes accompanying oral history recording
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 1

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Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1925-1930 (interview content), interviewed between 1988 and 1991
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Textual records + 3 audio cassettes + 1 videocassette
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created and collected during research of the Love family and the Love family farmhouse and include oral history interviews in various formats. Interviews were conducted by Jim Wolf and Burnaby Village Museum curator Colin Stevens with members of the Love family including;…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Series
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
File No.
51320-20
Physical Description
Textual records + 3 audio cassettes + 1 videocassette
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created and collected during research of the Love family and the Love family farmhouse and include oral history interviews in various formats. Interviews were conducted by Jim Wolf and Burnaby Village Museum curator Colin Stevens with members of the Love family including; Annie Chamberlain, William Parker, Esther Stanley, Albert Parker and Elsie Hughes. Interviews were focused on the subject of the interior and exterior of the farmhouse from a first person perspective. The goal was to obtain as much information as possible from family members in order to accurately restore, furnish and exhibit the farmhouse back to it's original 1920s era.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Names
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Burnaby Village Museum
Hughes, Elsie
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Parker, William Charles
Chamberlain, Annie
Stanley, Esther Love
Accession Code
BV018.41
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1925-1930 (interview content), interviewed between 1988 and 1991
Media Type
Textual Record
Sound Recording
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on content of series
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Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:07:50 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the property, Esther’s schooling, and the other members of the household. Esther recalls the house’s water supply system and Jim asks her about the gardens. They talk about the outbuildings and livestock. Esther also talks about the schools she att…
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house a…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
File No.
51320-20
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:07:50 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Esther Stanley Location of Interview: not known Interview Date: May 5, 1988 Total Length of all Tracks: 36:21 Total Number of Tracks: 5
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the property, Esther’s schooling, and the other members of the household. Esther recalls the house’s water supply system and Jim asks her about the gardens. They talk about the outbuildings and livestock. Esther also talks about the schools she attended. Jim asks about the family’s Christmas traditions, Esther’s siblings, the deaths of family members in the house, and Jesse Love’s work and means of transport.
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. Esther’s daughters are also present at the interview.
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Stanley, Esther Love
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Love, Martha
Accession Code
BV018.41.47
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Media Type
Sound Recording
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
4 pages of interview notes accompanying oral history recording
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 2

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Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:20 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 3: Esther recalls learning to drive, and Jim asks about her father’s pipe collection and the heating arrangements of the house. They discuss the family’s music and entertainments, and the furnishings and decoration of ground floor rooms. Esther mentions her job picking fruit. Jim shows the wo…
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house a…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
File No.
51320-20
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:20 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Esther Stanley Location of Interview: not known Interview Date: May 5, 1988 Total Length of all Tracks: 36:21 Total Number of Tracks: 5
Scope and Content
Track 3: Esther recalls learning to drive, and Jim asks about her father’s pipe collection and the heating arrangements of the house. They discuss the family’s music and entertainments, and the furnishings and decoration of ground floor rooms. Esther mentions her job picking fruit. Jim shows the women photographs from the archives, and Esther identifies people. Jim asks about the dates of the photos and the additions to the house.
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. Esther’s daughters are also present at the interview.
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Stanley, Esther Love
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Love, Martha
Accession Code
BV018.41.47
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Media Type
Sound Recording
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
4 pages of interview notes accompanying oral history recording
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 3

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Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:28 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 4: In this portion of the recording, Jim shows more photographs to Esther, including recent ones, and she identifies areas of the gardens and grounds, and outbuildings. They also look at interior photos and discuss materials and finishes. Esther notes that her brother George helped with the a…
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house a…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
File No.
51320-20
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:28 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Esther Stanley Location of Interview: not known Interview Date: May 5, 1988 Total Length of all Tracks: 36:21 Total Number of Tracks: 5
Scope and Content
Track 4: In this portion of the recording, Jim shows more photographs to Esther, including recent ones, and she identifies areas of the gardens and grounds, and outbuildings. They also look at interior photos and discuss materials and finishes. Esther notes that her brother George helped with the additions to the house and interiors.
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. Esther’s daughters are also present at the interview.
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Stanley, Esther Love
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Love, Martha
Accession Code
BV018.41.47
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Media Type
Sound Recording
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
4 pages of interview notes accompanying oral history recording
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 4

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Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:07:22 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 5: Esther looks at more of the recent photographs, and talks about trees on the property and details of interiors and exteriors of the house. Jim asks about the cellar and the reservoir, and they discuss the porch and its furnishings.
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house a…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
File No.
51320-20
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:07:22 min) + 4 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Esther Stanley Location of Interview: not known Interview Date: May 5, 1988 Total Length of all Tracks: 36:21 Total Number of Tracks: 5
Scope and Content
Track 5: Esther looks at more of the recent photographs, and talks about trees on the property and details of interiors and exteriors of the house. Jim asks about the cellar and the reservoir, and they discuss the porch and its furnishings.
Administrative History
Jim Wolf talks about Love Farmhouse with Esther Stanley, daughter of Jesse and Martha Love. They discuss the property, and the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house as she remembers them. Esther’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. Esther’s daughters are also present at the interview.
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Stanley, Esther Love
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Love, Martha
Accession Code
BV018.41.47
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1925 (interview content), interviewed May 5, 1988
Media Type
Sound Recording
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
4 pages of interview notes accompanying oral history recording
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Esther Stanley May 5, 1988 - Track 5

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:12 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Janet White’s school years and the activities and sports she participated in, formally and informally. She lived near 6th and Edmonds St., and then in the Cascades area, by Nithsdale St., and attended Schou Elementary. She attended many schools as …
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:12 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Date of interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Janet White’s school years and the activities and sports she participated in, formally and informally. She lived near 6th and Edmonds St., and then in the Cascades area, by Nithsdale St., and attended Schou Elementary. She attended many schools as soon as they were built, attending Gilmore Avenue, then Cascade Heights, Alpha Junior High, Moscrop Secondary, and finally Burnaby Central Secondary. Play was unstructured, with the Cascades bush and the tunnel parallel to and going under Smith Avenue being favourite places to play.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Sports
Recreational Activities
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Schou Street School
Gilmore Avenue School
Cascade Heights Elementary School
Alpha Secondary School
Moscrop Secondary School
Burnaby Central Secondary School
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6th Street
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Planning Study Area
Cascade-Schou Area
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 1

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:14 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to childhood responsibilities, chores, and early jobs, and the growth of Burnaby as experienced by a child. Janet describes her chores, and her first jobs at the PNE, Sears, and Super Value. She discusses how she used her allowance and employment inco…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:14 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Date of interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to childhood responsibilities, chores, and early jobs, and the growth of Burnaby as experienced by a child. Janet describes her chores, and her first jobs at the PNE, Sears, and Super Value. She discusses how she used her allowance and employment incomes.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:37 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to household living arrangements, toys and games, and organized youth activities. Janet describes attending a new United Church, involvement in Canadian Girls in Training, Job’s Daughters, and Girl Guides.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:37 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Date of interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to household living arrangements, toys and games, and organized youth activities. Janet describes attending a new United Church, involvement in Canadian Girls in Training, Job’s Daughters, and Girl Guides.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Organizations - Girls' Societies and Clubs
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 3

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:02:40 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to school activities and sports, and lunch hour recreation. Janet describes her group of friends, and the streaming of students into vocational or academic studies.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:02:40 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Date of interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to school activities and sports, and lunch hour recreation. Janet describes her group of friends, and the streaming of students into vocational or academic studies.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Education
Sports
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:39 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to restrictions on children and youth of the time, and where children played. Janet describes her curfews, and the where she wasn’t supposed to play. She describes sneaking into the Cascades Drive-In with friends. As a teenager, she went to Hazel’s Ca…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:39 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Date of interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to restrictions on children and youth of the time, and where children played. Janet describes her curfews, and the where she wasn’t supposed to play. She describes sneaking into the Cascades Drive-In with friends. As a teenager, she went to Hazel’s Café on Sunset where high school students and “drop-outs” mixed. Janet remarks on the lack of racial diversity in the part of Burnaby she lived in at that time.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Drive-in Theatres
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 5

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 6

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:13 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to Janet’s best and worst memories of her youth. Janet’s best memory is of the freedom of children of the time. She describes sleepovers as a teenager, and the arrival of the first television on the block, noting that outdoor play declined when childr…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:13 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Date of interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to Janet’s best and worst memories of her youth. Janet’s best memory is of the freedom of children of the time. She describes sleepovers as a teenager, and the arrival of the first television on the block, noting that outdoor play declined when children stayed in to watch television. Janet’s worst memory is of the murder of a classmate’s siblings by their parents.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 6

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 7

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1940-1959] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:25 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to changes in Burnaby since Janet’s childhood, and her continuing connection to the community and its values. She also describes her family’s shopping routines from the 1940s and 1950s, which centred on the Super Value at Canada Way and Smith St., and…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1940-1959] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:25 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Date of interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to changes in Burnaby since Janet’s childhood, and her continuing connection to the community and its values. She also describes her family’s shopping routines from the 1940s and 1950s, which centred on the Super Value at Canada Way and Smith St., and the Hudson’s Bay store downtown. When Woodward’s and Sears opened, the family also shopped there occasionally.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Smith Avenue
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 7

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Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 8

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:28 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 8: This portion of the recording pertains to socializing in Janet’s later teen years. She talks about dances at Lochdale Community Hall and Capitol Hill Community Hall, and informal gatherings in homes. She describes the attitudes and practices related to drinking and smoking at that time. Ja…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950s] (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.1
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:28 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Janet White Date of interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total length of all Tracks: 0:31:34
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 8: This portion of the recording pertains to socializing in Janet’s later teen years. She talks about dances at Lochdale Community Hall and Capitol Hill Community Hall, and informal gatherings in homes. She describes the attitudes and practices related to drinking and smoking at that time. Janet also talks about the transportation options for young people, her parents’ occupations, and her memories of the Fraser River flood.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Janet White recording by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Natural Phenomena - Floods
Names
Gooden, Tom
White, Janet
Lochdale Community Hall
Capitol Hill Community Hall
Audio Tracks

Interview with Janet White May 10, 2005 - Track 8

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Interview with Ella Beatty, 2005

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:21:41 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
00:00-2:58: Ella describes the area around Kingsway and Edmonds as she remembers it from her childhood. She names the businesses on the four corners of the intersection, which included a small house which was turned into a business. 2:58-7:18: Ella mentions some of the organized activities of the …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.2
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:21:41 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ella Beatty Date of interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 1 Total length of all Tracks: 21:41
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
00:00-2:58: Ella describes the area around Kingsway and Edmonds as she remembers it from her childhood. She names the businesses on the four corners of the intersection, which included a small house which was turned into a business. 2:58-7:18: Ella mentions some of the organized activities of the time, and discusses household responsibilities of girls. Ella describes jobs she had as a teenager, such as a brief time working at the B.C. Electric Café at Carrall St. She talks about her allowance, and describes how she spent the money as well as her earnings from her jobs. XXX 7:18–13:55: Although Ella doesn’t recall being involved in many organized activities, she does mention Sunday school and a girl’s group. She talks about having A.R.P. and First Aid training during the Second World War. Ella notes that children made their own fun, and discusses the games she played, parks she went to, and how she got there. She describes how parents kept an eye on children without strictly supervising them. Ella also talks about neighborhood and school friends, describes her recreation, which was mainly informal, and where she played. XXX 13:55–15:30: Ella can’t choose any one memory of her childhood as being the most joyful, but she recalls the announcement of the declaration of war (of World War II) as her worst childhood memory. XXX 15:30–16:31: Ella describes the families in the neighborhood and her schoolmates as having similar cultural backgrounds. The very few immigrant families she remembers came from Europe. XXX 16:31–18:13: Ella describes her household living arrangements and her toys. XXX 18:13–20:25: Ella comments on the changes which have occurred in Burnaby since her childhood as the city has become built up. She notes that much of it began after the war as veterans returned home. XXX 20:25-21:41: Ella explains why she is still a Burnaby resident and remarks on the self-reliance that children acquired in the earlier days of the city.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ella Beatty, recorded by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Buildings
Names
Beatty, Ella
Gooden, Tom
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ella Beatty, 2005

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:11 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to responsibilities, chores, and money. Cice recalls her chores, and how she spent her allowance. She describes her jobs in Mr. Pitman’s drygoods stores, on Kingsway and on Jubilee Ave., and in Anne Reid’s candy shop. Asked about church, Cice discuss…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:11 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Date of interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to responsibilities, chores, and money. Cice recalls her chores, and how she spent her allowance. She describes her jobs in Mr. Pitman’s drygoods stores, on Kingsway and on Jubilee Ave., and in Anne Reid’s candy shop. Asked about church, Cice discusses her involvement with the Henderson-Jubilee United church, and C.G.I.T..
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - General Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - Jubilee Avenue
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:53 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to friends and community. Cice talks of her mother’s wisdom and understanding, and of the happiness and freedom she experienced while she was growing up. She describes the neighborhood children playing together in the local ravines. Cice also recalls …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:03:53 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Date of interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to friends and community. Cice talks of her mother’s wisdom and understanding, and of the happiness and freedom she experienced while she was growing up. She describes the neighborhood children playing together in the local ravines. Cice also recalls how getting a bicycle led eventually to the further freedom of cycling to White Rock, the airport, Deep Cove, and Horseshoe Bay.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Sports - Cycling
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 3

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:35 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to friends, play, and recreation. Cice talks about Shirley, her best friend from grade school until Shirley’s death at 21. She describes the large, loose circle of friends she met in the Telford Avenue neighborhood or through school, and where they pl…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:35 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Date of Interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to friends, play, and recreation. Cice talks about Shirley, her best friend from grade school until Shirley’s death at 21. She describes the large, loose circle of friends she met in the Telford Avenue neighborhood or through school, and where they played. Cice recalls how she spent time with her high school friends, and discusses the games that she played with her family and friends.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Recreational Activities
Persons - Children
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Telford Avenue
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:07:55 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording continues with the topic of recreation. The next questions pertain to restrictions on children at the time, cultural diversity, living arrangements, and toys. Cice is asked to describe her best and worst memories. She mentions that there were few restrictions …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:07:55 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Date of Interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording continues with the topic of recreation. The next questions pertain to restrictions on children at the time, cultural diversity, living arrangements, and toys. Cice is asked to describe her best and worst memories. She mentions that there were few restrictions on children, and discusses the nature of community at the time. She comments on the cultural and religious backgrounds of the people she knew. Cice describes her family’s home and living arrangements, and how they reflected her family’s situation. She recalls a favourite toy.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Persons - Children
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 5

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Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 6

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:54 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to toys, continued from Track 5, living arrangements, and lifestyle choices. Cice continues to recall her favourite early childhood toy, and her bicycle, which she received as a teenager. She discusses how her parents made choices according to their f…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 10, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.3
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:54 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Cice Brown Date of Interview: May 10, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 7 Total length of all Tracks: 0:40:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to toys, continued from Track 5, living arrangements, and lifestyle choices. Cice continues to recall her favourite early childhood toy, and her bicycle, which she received as a teenager. She discusses how her parents made choices according to their financial situation. Cice talks about her family installing a toilet, and she describes how the money saved for a bathtub was spent purchasing a piano instead.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Cice Brown, interviewed by Tom Gooden on May 10 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Toys
Sports - Cycling
Persons - Children
Names
Brown, Cice Chandler
Audio Tracks

Interview with Cice Brown, 2005 - Track 6

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Interview with Gail Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:12:13 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Gail’s school years, her activities, household living arrangements, responsibilities, jobs, toys and games, and friends. 00:00-2:46: Gail describes growing up in South Burnaby, on her parents’ farm on Marine Drive, which her father had purchased f…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.4
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:12:13 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Gail Yip Date of Interview: May 9, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 2 Total length of all Tracks: 0:22:16
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Gail’s school years, her activities, household living arrangements, responsibilities, jobs, toys and games, and friends. 00:00-2:46: Gail describes growing up in South Burnaby, on her parents’ farm on Marine Drive, which her father had purchased from the people he worked for. She talks about attending Riverway West Elementary School, then McPherson Junior High school, and Burnaby South High School. Gail describes the games and activities she participated in at school, both formal and informal. She discusses her first real job as a teenager, as a page at the Burnaby Public Library. 2:46-6:09: Gail recalls her responsibilities at home, and earning money. She talks about her family’s living arrangements. She describes her family, immediate and extended, and her family’s history on the farm. Gail discusses the economic difficulties of farming, and the job her father got when he leased the farm to a tenant. 6:09-10:15: Gail describes her playmates, with whom she played in the nearby bush, and recalls how the time of year and the weather affected their play. She mentions a roller skating rink on Edmonds Street, but notes that such amenities were uncommon then. Gail lists the organized youth activities she participated in: Brownies, C.G.I.T., and Explorers. She discusses the toys and games she played with at home with her sisters. Gail describes her family’s living arrangements, and how the large house included a big rumpus room with a television set. She talks about her family’s closeness with extended family. 10:15-12:13: Gail recalls that the distance between her home and school made it necessary to have lunch at school, and shares how this created a special group of friends. She relates how living near Marine Drive, which was then a highway, affected her. Gail recalls going to Sunday school with her neighbor’s children in her elementary school years, but describes her family as not being very connected to church. She talks about participating in Brownies and Explorers.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Gail Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Yip, Gail
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Gail Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 1

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Interview with Gail Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:10:03 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to Gail’s organized activities, her best and worst childhood memories, recreation, shopping, her feeling about living in Burnaby and the changes she has observed. 0:00-3:18: Gail continues to talk about Brownies. She relates her worst childhood memor…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.4
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:10:03 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Gail Yip Date of interview: May 9, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 2 Total length of all Tracks: 0:22:16
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to Gail’s organized activities, her best and worst childhood memories, recreation, shopping, her feeling about living in Burnaby and the changes she has observed. 0:00-3:18: Gail continues to talk about Brownies. She relates her worst childhood memory, but can’t select a best. She describes how her activities were affected by living in the Marine Drive corridor, which was a difficult place to walk or cycle, or even cross the street. Gail mentions that her older sister encountered racial prejudice, but she can’t remember encountering any herself. 3:18-7:58: Gail discusses living in Burnaby, and the changes she has observed in the city. She describes the Kingsway corridor as busier and more congested now, but notes that there are improved opportunities for shopping . Gail recalls that her family did their grocery shopping at the Safeway at Royal Oak Avenue and Rumble St., and went to Woodward’s department store in New Westminster. She relates that although her family occasionally went to Chinatown in Vancouver, and that as a teenager she sometimes went to Vancouver to shop, she went to New Westminster more often, preferring the movie theatres there also. She notes that bus service on Marine Drive was infrequent, which affected her activities. Gail recalls that shopping days and hours were more restricted when she was a child. She describes how her family shopped by car, when her father was available to drive, until her mother began driving them later. 7:58-10:03: Gail shares her favourite things about living in Burnaby. She recalls being married at South Burnaby United Church, where she had gone to Sunday School, but not by a Chinese minister as she doesn’t speak Chinese.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Gail Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Names
Yip, Gail
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Gail Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:56 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s school activities, recreation, responsibilities, and his jobs. Bob grew up in the area of Central Burnaby known as Skunk Hollow, and talks of living near Norfolk and Douglas Road in his early childhood, and then on Government Road. He recalls…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:04:56 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Date of interview: May 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s school activities, recreation, responsibilities, and his jobs. Bob grew up in the area of Central Burnaby known as Skunk Hollow, and talks of living near Norfolk and Douglas Road in his early childhood, and then on Government Road. He recalls attending Douglas Road School and Burnaby South High School. Bob describes his extracurricular activities in school, organized and informal. He mentions the games he played with his friends. Bob discusses his family chores, and his first job, which was a newspaper route for the Vancouver Province. He describes his later jobs, one at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, working for Mr. Arnold, and then for Mr. Robertson at Burnaby Lake Nurseries.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Robert "Bob" Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on content of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Children
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Douglas Road School
Burnaby South High School
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Norfolk Street
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Government Road
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 1

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:11:02 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the earning and spending of money, household living arrangements, friends, and recreational activities. Bob describes his small businesses, and how he spent the money he earned. He shares his perspective that the self-sufficiency and practicality o…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:11:02 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Date of interview: May 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the earning and spending of money, household living arrangements, friends, and recreational activities. Bob describes his small businesses, and how he spent the money he earned. He shares his perspective that the self-sufficiency and practicality of the people he knew at the time had their origin in the community’s experiences of the First World War. Bob discusses his family’s living arrangements, and how they moved as circumstances required, although they always remained in the same area. Bob recalls his school sporting activities, and the Army Cadets organized in his high school during World War II. He talks of his friends and how they played in the bush, at the millponds, and on Still Creek, and how they could skate on the frozen creek to Burnaby Lake. He describes the hunting and fishing, and the field and water trials for retrievers in the marsh.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Recreational Activities
Organizations - Boys Societies and Clubs
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Sports - Skating
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Burnaby - Still Creek
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:08:17 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to recreation. Bob continues talking about fishing, and how he and his friends sold their catch. He describes in detail the many games he played with his friends, listing the complicated rules and scoring systems.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:08:17 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Date of interview: May 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to recreation. Bob continues talking about fishing, and how he and his friends sold their catch. He describes in detail the many games he played with his friends, listing the complicated rules and scoring systems.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on content of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Recreational Activities - Fishing
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 3

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:07:21 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s best and worst memories of his childhood, and cultural differences in his community. Bob recalls participation in favourite activities as his best memories, and notes that children of the time were not restricted in their play. He talks of ma…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:07:21 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Date of interview: May 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s best and worst memories of his childhood, and cultural differences in his community. Bob recalls participation in favourite activities as his best memories, and notes that children of the time were not restricted in their play. He talks of making an enterprise of harvesting and selling cascara bark during WWII, when prices rose. Bob describes his worst memories, which are of fires, a flood, and bad fog, and how he was nearly killed as a passenger in a wagon whose horse bolted. He recalls that his family was a minority among the Ukrainian families in the neighborhood.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Natural Phenomena - Fires
Natural Phenomena - Floods
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 5

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:11 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to changes to Burnaby since Bob’s childhood. The track begins in mid-sentence and the first comment may relate to a previous topic or one lost in editing, as Bob refers to bitterness and notes that there were jobs for everyone when the Second World Wa…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:11 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Date of interview: May 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to changes to Burnaby since Bob’s childhood. The track begins in mid-sentence and the first comment may relate to a previous topic or one lost in editing, as Bob refers to bitterness and notes that there were jobs for everyone when the Second World War started. He continues to describe his relationship with his Ukrainian neighbors, and how he felt about such discrimination as he experienced. He discusses the entrepreneurial opportunities which existed for children and youth, recalls that everyone had private enterprises to help pay for necessities of life, and notes that most of his classmates went to work full time after finishing elementary school. Bob contrasts the general affluence of the present day with the pervasive poverty of his childhood. He notes that discipline at the time was physical, and that authority was not questioned. He comments on physical changes to Burnaby.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Children
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 5

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Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 6

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:05:45 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s feelings about Burnaby as a place to live, and continues the subject of change. Bob talks of his property in Burnaby, which he purchased as acreage. He compares the Burnaby of his childhood to that of pioneers such as Tommy Irvine, describing…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1930-1949 (interview content), interviewed May 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.6
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:05:45 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Bob Lowe Date of interview: May 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 6 Total length of all Tracks: 0:43:36
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to Bob’s feelings about Burnaby as a place to live, and continues the subject of change. Bob talks of his property in Burnaby, which he purchased as acreage. He compares the Burnaby of his childhood to that of pioneers such as Tommy Irvine, describing himself as a relative newcomer. He speaks of the preservation of the Deer Lake and Burnaby Lake areas. Bob describes his disorientation in the more newly densified parts of Burnaby, and observes that traffic has increased on Burnaby streets. Bob recalls that he mostly travelled on foot or by bike. He notes that the Neville Transport Company operated the school bus he used as well as the only North-South bus route in Burnaby at that time. He mentions Pacific Stage Lines as a later operator through Burnaby.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Bob Lowe recording by Tom Gooden in 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1930s and 40s.
Notes
Tiltle based on cotents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Transportation - Buses
Transportation - Bicycles
Names
Lowe, Robert "Bob"
Irvine, Tom
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Audio Tracks

Interview with Bob Lowe 2005 - Track 6

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:13:37 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s family responsibilities, school activities, and friends. Ken relates how his father received a veteran’s land grant after the Second World War, on Byrne Rd. in the Big Bend area of Burnaby, and how his family operated a market garden on the l…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:13:37 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Date of interview: May 9, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 5 Total length of all Tracks: 0:62:00
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s family responsibilities, school activities, and friends. Ken relates how his father received a veteran’s land grant after the Second World War, on Byrne Rd. in the Big Bend area of Burnaby, and how his family operated a market garden on the land, selling their produce to Kelly Douglas, Woodward’s, and MacDonald’s Consolidated. Ken describes how he moved to North Burnaby in the early 1970s, near Sperling Ave. and Lougheed Hwy., and then to the Burnaby General Hospital area when he married a few years later. He speaks of attending Riverside Elementary School, McPherson Junior High School, and Burnaby South High School. Ken recalls having little free time as a child. He speaks of working on the farm after he finished his homework, and playing there with his brother. He describes his household chores, and the additional responsibilities he took on as he grew older and acquired more skills. Ken talks of being in the school band with his friends, their activities and travel and their trip to Montreal for Expo in 1967. He discusses his interests and his family’s expectations of him and his brother.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Veterans
Names
Yip, Ken
McPherson Park School
Riverside Elementary School
Burnaby South High School
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Burnaby - North Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 1

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 2

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:11:13 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s university education and jobs, his activities as a youth with friends and in school, his parents’ backgrounds, and the family’s religious practices. Ken relates how his friends came to him, knowing how busy he was on the farm, and how he spen…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:11:13 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Date of interview: May 9, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 5 Total length of all Tracks: 0:62:00
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s university education and jobs, his activities as a youth with friends and in school, his parents’ backgrounds, and the family’s religious practices. Ken relates how his friends came to him, knowing how busy he was on the farm, and how he spent the spare time he had. He describes going as far as Washington State and Mission to watch car racing with friends when he was older. Ken speaks of his family as nominally Buddhist through his mother, who was from China. He recalls that, despite this, he and his brother were bused to Sunday school at a church near Joffre Ave. He talks of the activities and trips the church had for the children, whom, because of the distance, he didn’t see otherwise. He describes travelling with the school band, their fundraising, and their billeting arrangements.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Yip, Ken
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 2

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:07 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording continues with Ken’s band activities, and then pertains to the games Ken played with his brother and friends. Ken discusses how the school band’s repertoire and performances were designed to complement the school’s events throughout the year. He describes the …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:06:07 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Date of interview: May 9, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 5 Total length of all Tracks: 0:62:00
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording continues with Ken’s band activities, and then pertains to the games Ken played with his brother and friends. Ken discusses how the school band’s repertoire and performances were designed to complement the school’s events throughout the year. He describes the concert the band was invited to play on the lawn of Ceperley House on their return from Expo 67. Ken recalls the games he and his brother played, and the two neighbor boys they played with. He describes playing on the North American Peat property adjacent to theirs, in the peat trenches and in the bush. He talks of roaming as far as New Westminster and the Fraser River.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Persons - Children
Education
Organizations - Bands
Names
Yip, Ken
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 3

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 4

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:14:41 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s recreational activities, his most joyful and most unpleasant memories of his youth, his family’s history, and the Chinese associations his family was involved with. Ken recalls fishing off the access bridges across the tidal ditches on Byrne …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:14:41 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Date of interview: May 9, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 5 Total length of all Tracks: 0:62:00
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to Ken’s recreational activities, his most joyful and most unpleasant memories of his youth, his family’s history, and the Chinese associations his family was involved with. Ken recalls fishing off the access bridges across the tidal ditches on Byrne Rd., and watching sturgeon in them. He mentions spending time at the Luxury Freeze near Burnaby South High School, and at a church near Royal Oak Ave. north of Rumble St. which hosted a basement coffee house a few nights a week for the young people. Ken recalls going to Oilcan Harry’s club in downtown Vancouver when he was older. Ken describes his family’s closeness as his best memory of his youth, sharing his perspective that this closeness came from having a family business. Ken’s worst memory is of losing his grandmother, who had lived with his family. He discusses his extended family and relates how his father was born in Cranbrook because his grandfather, who had come to Canada in the 1880s, was gold mining there at the time. Ken describes the kinds of Chinese associations he remembers in Vancouver, and the services they offered. He recalls the New Year and Spring festivals they hosted. He mentions his family belonging to the Chow association, ‘Chow’ being his mother’s family’s name.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Yip, Ken
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 4

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Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording4535
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:16:19 min)
Storage Location
Digital collection
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to differences between Ken’s family life and that of others in the community, and changes to Burnaby since he was young. Ken observes that the only difference he noticed was that he had Sundays free of commitments where some others might have church a…
  1 Audio  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1950s & 1960s (interview content), interviewed May 9, 2005
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Series
Growing Up in Burnaby
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV017.45.5
Storage Location
Digital collection
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (0:16:19 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Tom Gooden Interviewee: Ken Yip Date of interview: May 9, 2005 Total Number of Tracks: 5 Total length of all Tracks: 0:62:00
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains to differences between Ken’s family life and that of others in the community, and changes to Burnaby since he was young. Ken observes that the only difference he noticed was that he had Sundays free of commitments where some others might have church activities. He describes the main change to Burnaby as being its increased urbanization, remembering how he would contrast the quiet, slow-paced Burnaby of his youth to the bustle of Chinatown, where his father did his shopping. He mentions the increased density, the changes to the Metrotown area, and the much larger number of shops. He notes that warehouses were built across from his family’s property, which is still farmland. Ken recalls that he and his wife only looked in Burnaby for a house when they married, thinking Vancouver too busy and commercialized then. He finishes by relating an incident from elementary school, when he saw a UFO hovering over the edge of the school’s property.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Ken Yip recording by Tom Gooden on May 9, 2005. This recording was completed for an exhibit, Growing Up in Burnaby, for the Burnaby Village Museum. Major themes discussed are growing up in Burnaby in the 1950s and 60s.
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Creator
Tom Gooden
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Yip, Ken
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Audio Tracks

Interview with Ken Yip May 9, 2005 - Track 5

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording9837
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:10 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Albert’s family background and how his family came to live in the Love house. He mentions the house on Newcombe Street where he was born and recalls that his family moved to the Love farmhouse on Cumberland Road in Burnaby to live with his grandfat…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:10 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording pertains to Albert’s family background and how his family came to live in the Love house. He mentions the house on Newcombe Street where he was born and recalls that his family moved to the Love farmhouse on Cumberland Road in Burnaby to live with his grandfather after his grandmother’s death. Albert notes that his family purchased the house and property after Jesse Love’s death and continued living in it. He describes the house’s amenities and changes which were made to it. He and Jim Wolf discuss the locations and appearances of the various outbuildings on the property.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 1

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Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording9838
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:39 min)
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording is a discussion between Elsie and Jim as they walk around the ground floor of the Love farmhouse. They go through the hallway, living room and dining room discussing the furnishings and their arrangement, wall and floor treatments, decoration, accessories, sto…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.49
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:39 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Elsie Hughes Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse Interview Date: May 1, 1989 Total Number of Tracks: 4 Total length of all Tracks: 45:03
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 1: This portion of the recording is a discussion between Elsie and Jim as they walk around the ground floor of the Love farmhouse. They go through the hallway, living room and dining room discussing the furnishings and their arrangement, wall and floor treatments, decoration, accessories, stoves and closets. Elsie also talks about the windows.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Elsie Hughes (nee Parker) that was conducted by Jim Wolf in the Love farmhouse on site at the Burnaby Village Museum on May 1, 1989. Jim Wolf walks through the Love Farmhouse with Elsie Hughes after it was moved onto the site of the Burnaby Village Museum in 1988. Elsie Hughes is the daughter of William and Sarah Parker and granddaughter of Jesse and Martha Love. Elsie married John Malcolm Hughes at St. Alban's Church in Burnaby on April 9, 1942. Elsie and Jim discuss the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house at the time she moved into it in 1925 with her family. Elsie’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. An unidentified man is also present, and sometimes contributes to the conversation.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Hughes, Elsie
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Hughes, J. M.
Parker, William Michael
Parker, Sarah Love
Audio Tracks

Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 1

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Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10388
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:09:38 min)
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the rooms on the upper floor of the house. Elsie describes the allocation of the bedrooms. Jim remarks on the alteration of the stairs and the creation of the bathroom. They discuss the fixtures Elsie remembers from that time, and talk about the de…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.49
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:09:38 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Elsie Hughes Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse Interview Date: May 1, 1989 Total Number of Tracks: 4 Total length of all Tracks: 45:03
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the rooms on the upper floor of the house. Elsie describes the allocation of the bedrooms. Jim remarks on the alteration of the stairs and the creation of the bathroom. They discuss the fixtures Elsie remembers from that time, and talk about the decoration, furnishings, flooring and closets. Elsie establishes the year her family moved to the house.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Elsie Hughes (nee Parker) that was conducted by Jim Wolf in the Love farmhouse on site at the Burnaby Village Museum on May 1, 1989. Jim Wolf walks through the Love Farmhouse with Elsie Hughes after it was moved onto the site of the Burnaby Village Museum in 1988. Elsie Hughes is the daughter of William and Sarah Parker and granddaughter of Jesse and Martha Love. Elsie married John Malcolm Hughes at St. Alban's Church in Burnaby on April 9, 1942. Elsie and Jim discuss the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house at the time she moved into it in 1925 with her family. Elsie’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. An unidentified man is also present, and sometimes contributes to the conversation.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Hughes, Elsie
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Hughes, J. M.
Parker, William Michael
Parker, Sarah Love
Audio Tracks

Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 2

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Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10389
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:02 min)
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the interview occurs while Elsie and Jim look at the ground floor bedroom of the Love farmhouse, which was used by Jesse Love when her family lived in the house. They discuss the arrangement and decor and Jim asks Elsie about her memories of her grandparents. He also asks h…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.49
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:02 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Elsie Hughes Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse Interview Date: May 1, 1989 Total Number of Tracks: 4 Total length of all Tracks: 45:03
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the interview occurs while Elsie and Jim look at the ground floor bedroom of the Love farmhouse, which was used by Jesse Love when her family lived in the house. They discuss the arrangement and decor and Jim asks Elsie about her memories of her grandparents. He also asks her about the sounds she remembers in the house, such as clocks.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Elsie Hughes (nee Parker) that was conducted by Jim Wolf in the Love farmhouse on site at the Burnaby Village Museum on May 1, 1989. Jim Wolf walks through the Love Farmhouse with Elsie Hughes after it was moved onto the site of the Burnaby Village Museum in 1988. Elsie Hughes is the daughter of William and Sarah Parker and granddaughter of Jesse and Martha Love. Elsie married John Malcolm Hughes at St. Alban's Church in Burnaby on April 9, 1942. Elsie and Jim discuss the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house at the time she moved into it in 1925 with her family. Elsie’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. An unidentified man is also present, and sometimes contributes to the conversation.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Hughes, Elsie
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Hughes, J. M.
Parker, William Michael
Parker, Sarah Love
Audio Tracks

Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 3

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Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10390
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:44 min)
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the interview takes place in the Love farmhouse kitchen. Elsie recalls the layout and uses of the room’s furnishings and fixtures. She and Jim also discuss the garden. Elsie relates an anecdote about a bullet being accidentally fired into the ceiling, making a hole which ha…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925] (interview content), interviewed May 1, 1989
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.49
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:44 min)
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Elsie Hughes Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse Interview Date: May 1, 1989 Total Number of Tracks: 4 Total length of all Tracks: 45:03
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the interview takes place in the Love farmhouse kitchen. Elsie recalls the layout and uses of the room’s furnishings and fixtures. She and Jim also discuss the garden. Elsie relates an anecdote about a bullet being accidentally fired into the ceiling, making a hole which had to be patched. They talk about the use of the sink, which was the only one in the house for many years, and the lighting. Jim asks Elsie about the bathroom and the pantry. This track ends abruptly.
History/Biography
Recording of an interview with Elsie Hughes (nee Parker) that was conducted by Jim Wolf in the Love farmhouse on site at the Burnaby Village Museum on May 1, 1989. Jim Wolf walks through the Love Farmhouse with Elsie Hughes after it was moved onto the site of the Burnaby Village Museum in 1988. Elsie Hughes who was the daughter of William and Sarah Parker and granddaughter of Jesse and Martha Love. Elsie married John Malcolm Hughes at St. Alban's Church in Burnaby on April 9, 1942. Elsie and Jim discuss the furnishings, decoration and amenities of the house at the time she moved into it in 1925 with her family. Elsie’s recollections were to be used as a resource for redecorating and refurnishing the house as it was in 1925 for its use as an exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum. An unidentified man is also present, and sometimes contributes to the conversation.
Notes
Title based on content of file
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Hughes, Elsie
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Hughes, J. M.
Parker, William Michael
Parker, Sarah Love
Audio Tracks

Interview with Elsie Hughes May 1, 1989 - Track 4

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10393
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:07:49 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the property and the house. Albert describes the various buildings on the lot and their purposes, and then he and Jim begin a walk through the house. Jim questions Albert about the appearance of the entrance hall and other rooms, and Albert recalls…
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:07:49 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 2: This portion of the recording pertains to the property and the house. Albert describes the various buildings on the lot and their purposes, and then he and Jim begin a walk through the house. Jim questions Albert about the appearance of the entrance hall and other rooms, and Albert recalls details about the decoration.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 2

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10394
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:44 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to the living room, and the changes in function and appearance which Albert can recall from the time his family moved in.
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:44 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 3: This portion of the recording pertains to the living room, and the changes in function and appearance which Albert can recall from the time his family moved in.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 3

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10395
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:02 mn) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to the dining room. Albert describes the décor and furnishings and Jim questions him about the stairs. Albert also discusses the heating system of the house and talks about Jesse Love’s bedroom.
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:14:02 mn) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 4: This portion of the recording pertains to the dining room. Albert describes the décor and furnishings and Jim questions him about the stairs. Albert also discusses the heating system of the house and talks about Jesse Love’s bedroom.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 4

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10396
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:51 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains mainly to Jesse Love’s books, interests and habits. Jim also asks about some of the dining room furniture and Albert relates some anecdotes about family friends.
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:08:51 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 5: This portion of the recording pertains mainly to Jesse Love’s books, interests and habits. Jim also asks about some of the dining room furniture and Albert relates some anecdotes about family friends.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 5

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10397
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:11:00 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to the kitchen and the kitchen bathroom. Albert describes the furnishings and layout, and the changes he remembers.
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:11:00 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 6: This portion of the recording pertains to the kitchen and the kitchen bathroom. Albert describes the furnishings and layout, and the changes he remembers.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 6

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 7

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording10398
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:44 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to the pantry, and also to the laundry arrangements of the house. Albert describes the changes his father made.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:06:44 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 7: This portion of the recording pertains to the pantry, and also to the laundry arrangements of the house. Albert describes the changes his father made.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
Audio Tracks

Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 7

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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 8

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:05:55 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Track 8: This portion of the recording pertains to the upper floor of the house. Albert talks about the bathroom his father installed and describes the bedrooms. Albert and Jim discuss the heating system.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1930] (interview content), interviewed May 9 1988
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Series
Love Farmhouse Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
File No.
51320-20
Accession Code
BV018.41.48
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (0:05:55 min) + 2 p. of textual records
Material Details
Interviewer: Jim Wolf Interviewee: Albert Parker Location of Interview: Love Farmhouse, Burnaby Interview Date: May 9, 1988 Total Number of Tracks: 8 Total Length of all Tracks: 1:11:15
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Track 8: This portion of the recording pertains to the upper floor of the house. Albert talks about the bathroom his father installed and describes the bedrooms. Albert and Jim discuss the heating system.
History/Biography
Recording is an interview with Albert Parker about the Love house, which was his family’s home and which has been relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum site as an exhibit. He also briefly discusses his parents, William Parker and Sarah Love Parker, his siblings William and Elsie, and his grandfather Jesse Love.
Notes
Title based on content of file
1 copy of audio cassette accompanying along with interview notes
Creator
Jim Wolf
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Wolf, Jim
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Parker, Sarah Love
Parker, William Michael
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Oral history interview with Albert Parker - May 9, 1988 - Track 8

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Interview with Josephine Chow by Denise Fong February 7, 2020

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900-2020] (interview content), interviewed Feb. 7, 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:43:19 min.)
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Recording consists of an interview with Josephine Chow (nee Hong) conducted by BVM researcher Denise Fong at the Burnaby Village Museum. Josephine describes her family history and recollects her childhood experiences in 1950s and 60s while growing with her family on their "Hop On" farm in Burnaby. …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900-2020] (interview content), interviewed Feb. 7, 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.6.1
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:43:19 min.)
Material Details
Interviewer: Denise Fong Interviewee: Josephine Chow Location of Interview: Burnaby Village Museum Interview Date: February 7, 2020 Total Number of Tracks: 1 Total Length of all Tracks: 00:43:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Recording consists of an interview with Josephine Chow (nee Hong) conducted by BVM researcher Denise Fong at the Burnaby Village Museum. Josephine describes her family history and recollects her childhood experiences in 1950s and 60s while growing with her family on their "Hop On" farm in Burnaby. The farm is situated in the Big Bend area along Marine Drive and is still in operation today. 0:00-08:45 Josephine Chow provides some historical background on the history of “Hop On Farm” and her family in British Columbia. She tells of how her grandfather Gay Tim Hong and three partners pooled money together to purchase twelve acres on Marine Drive in 1951. Prior to this, most of them farmed on the Musqueam First Nation Reserve for 20-30 years. It all began when her great grandfather Hong Sui Wing, first came to Canada from China and slowly brought over her grandfather, father and other members of the family. Her grandfather, Gay Tim Hong went back and forth between Canada and China at least four times since he and her grandmother had four children including her father, who was born in 1931. Her father came to Canada at 10 years of age to live with his father. Josephine’s great grandfather came to Vancouver from Zhongshan county in Canton Province (also known as Guangdong). 8:46- 14:20 Josephine provides the names of her siblings from the eldest to the youngest; Pauline, Josephine (herself), Catherine, Noreen, Gary, Darlene and Marlene. She describes what life was like on the farm with her parents working from sunrise to sunset. The family farmed vegetable produce taking orders from local stores in the lower mainland. Often the children helped their parents with the orders starting at eight or nine years of age. Other workers on the farm travelled by bus from Vancouver’s Chinatown. She also tells of how her father was an animal lover and raised chickens, pigeons, geese, koy, goldfish and dogs. 14: 21 – 16:56 Josephine describes what Burnaby was like during the time that she grew up in the late 1950s. She explains that Burnaby was very quiet with nothing being open on Sundays. On the farm, she and her siblings would entertain themselves by playing games like soccer, baseball and kick ball or also by catching frogs, snails, caterpillars and ladybugs. There were neighbours living on Marine Drive and almost every house had someone who we went to the same elementary school. The neighbourhood children would often come to play with them on their farm. 16:56- 26:47 Josephine describes how when they were young there were farms all around them and how on Sunday drives with her father, they would go to feed horses or look at the cows. Josephine shares that her elder sister Pauline was the only one born in China and how when she first arrived that she lived on the Musqueam First Nations Reserve with their parents before they moved to Burnaby. Josephine recollects that most of her friends were farmer’s kids from the neighbourhood but while in school, she had more Caucasian friends. Josephine and her siblings attended Glenwood Elementary on Marine Drive and later Junior Secondary at McPherson Park (grades 8-10) and Burnaby South Senior Secondary (grades 11-12. ). She shares some of her experiences while attending school. She said that there were about a dozen Asians in school with her, mostly from farming families in the “Flats”. 26:48- 30:45 Josephine describes what life was like for her and her siblings after school. They often helped on the farm when they got home, usually taking care of orders for green onions. Her mother made dinner and did all of the cooking for family and workers on the farm as well as working in the fields. Her father did all of the grocery shopping in Vancouver’s Chinatown two or three times per week where he purchased meat and fish. She says that her grandfather, often travelled by bus every Saturday or Sunday to meet up with friends in Chinatown. Extracurricular activities for her and her siblings included volley ball and soccer as long as it didn’t interfere with their work schedule on the farm. 30:46- 37:03 Josephine describes what occurred while living at home, the food they ate, shopping and attending Chinese school. Her mother cooked only Chinese food, she didn’t know how to cook “Western food”. For school lunches, the kids made their own sandwiches. She tells of a Chinese language school arranged by Mrs. Joe [sic] who lived on Gilley Road and was Canadian born Chinese. Mrs. Joe [sic] also arranged an English class for farmer’s wives on Tuesday nights in which her mother attended. Josephine recollects learning Mandarin from Mrs. Joe [sic] a few days a week after her regular school. Chinese school took place at Riverway School on Meadow Avenue in Burnaby. Mrs. Joe also taught them a lot about Chinese culture including Kung Fu, Chinese Dance and Chinese brush painting. 37:04- 39:39 Josephine describes Medical Care for her and her family in the 1950s and 1960s. She tells of a female Chinese doctor in Vancouver, Dr. Madeline Chung. Dr. Chung was responsible for delivering a lot of Chinese babies including Josephine. The family also visited herbalists in Vancouver Chinatown. They would often buy herbs for colds etc. Josephine also tells of how her parents stayed in touch with family in China by writing letters. Her mother’s family, including her parents and siblings were still in China while most of her father’s family were here in Canada. 39:40- 43:19 – In closing, Josephine shares how life is much busier now and of how she misses the quietness of her days growing up. She briefly describes her life on the family farm now and how different it is from when her parents worked the farm. She explains how farming methods have changed and how they don’t have to work as hard as her parents did.
History/Biography
Interviewee biography: Josephine Chow (nee Hong) is the second eldest child of Chan Kow Hong and Sui Ha Hong. In 1925, Josephine's grandfather, Gay Tim Hong immigrated to Canada from Zhongshan county in Canton Province (also known as Guangdong). In 1952, her father, Chan Kow Hong joined his father, Gay Tim Hong and by 1953, he established "Hop On Farms" in the Big Bend area of Burnaby near Marine Drive. Josephine grew up on the farm with her parents and six siblings; Pauline, Catherine, Norine, Gary, Darlene and Marlene. In 1969, Josephine's elder sister Pauline and her husband Jack Chan took over the family farm and in 1972 their father and grandfather moved to Kamloops to open a restaurant. As an adult, Josephine worked in several different areas including owning and running her own Aesthetics business. Josephine eventually retired and returned to the farm to assist her siblings. The farm is still in operation. Interviewer biography: Denise Fong is a historical researcher at Burnaby Village Museum. She has degrees in Anthropology (BA) and Archaeology (MA), and is completing her doctoral degree at UBC in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her primary research interests are in Chinese Canadian history and critical heritage studies. She is the co-curator of BVM’s “Across the Pacific” exhibition, and the Museum of Vancouver’s “A Seat at the Table – Chinese Immigration and British Columbia”.
Notes
Title based on contents of interview
Creator
Burnaby Village Museum
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Persons - Immigrants
Agriculture - Farms
Education
Buildings - Schools
First Nations reserves - British Columbia
Names
Fong, Denise
Chow, Josephine
Glenwood Elementary School
McPherson Park School
Musqueam
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Byrne Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
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Interview with Josephine Chow by Denise Fong February 7, 2020

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Interview with Julie Lee by Denise Fong February 6, 2020

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1920-1992] (interview content), interviewed Feb. 6, 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:53:46 min.)
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Recording consists of an interview with Julie Lee conducted by Burnaby Village Museum researcher Denise Fong. Julie Lee shares information about her mother, Suey Ying Jung's (Laura's) experiences growing up as a Chinese Canadian on a farm in Burnaby during the 1920s and 1930s. She also shares some …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1920-1992] (interview content), interviewed Feb. 6, 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.6.2
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:53:46 min.)
Material Details
Interviewer: Denise Fong Interviewee: Julie Lee Location of Interview: Home of Julie and Cecil Lee Interview Date: February 6, 2020 Total Number of Tracks: 1 Total Length of all Tracks: 00:53:46
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Recording consists of an interview with Julie Lee conducted by Burnaby Village Museum researcher Denise Fong. Julie Lee shares information about her mother, Suey Ying Jung's (Laura's) experiences growing up as a Chinese Canadian on a farm in Burnaby during the 1920s and 1930s. She also shares some information about her father Chan Puy Yuen. 0:00- 01:47 Julie Lee provides background information on her families’ connection to Burnaby and conveys how her maternal grandparents farmed a five acre lot at Still Creek and Douglas Road. Her grandparents grew vegetable produce and operated a piggery at this location. Her mother, Suey Ying Jong (Laura) was the middle child between two older sisters, Maida and Annie and her two younger brothers Gordon and Harry. They were all born at home and educated at Edmonds Elementary School. 01:48- 11:47 Julie provides some background information about her mother, the friendships she made growing up, when she got married and places that she lived. She tells of her mother marrying in 1942 at age 30 years, moving to Fraser Mills and then onto Maillardville in 1958. There was easy access to the Interurban tram so her mother was able to have a social life with others in Vancouver’s Chinatown. She says that many of the only existing photographs of the family living on the farm at Still Creek and Douglas Road can be attributed to her mother’s friend Lil Mau [sic] who owned a camera. The farm was sold around 1949 when her grandparents moved to East Vancouver. While operating the farm, her grandparents only hired Chinese workers who spoke the same language and ate the same foods as them. Despite this, her grandparents made friends with the Collin’s family who assisted them in adjusting to the Canadian way of life. Julie tells that her mother’s sister Mada and brother in law lived with them at Fraser Mills. Her mother’s sister Maida had nine children so Julie’s mother helped her in raising them. 11:48 – 16:53 - Julie talks about racial prejudice towards the Chinese in Burnaby during the 1920s and 1930s. She says that for the most part, her mother’s family had a very insular life on the farm and mainly socialized only within the Chinese community. Julie tells of how she recently became aware of a memoir “The Way it Was”, written by Burnaby resident, Fannie Waplington. The memoir is held as part of the Burnaby Village Museum collection. In the memoir, Fannie Waplington tells of how she was forbidden from visiting Julie’s mother on their farm due to her ethnic background. Julie conveys that it seems like it was a missed friendship for both her mother and Fannie. 16:54 – 22:30 Julie describes what school life was like for her mother and what she may have done outside of school. Her mother attended Edmonds School in the 1920s up to Grade 7 or Grade 8. Julie explains that Asian girls were never offered the opportunity to pursue higher education while her mother’s brothers continued with their education attending Vancouver Technical School. Her mother continued to work on the farm until she was married cooking for workers and helping her mother. Outside of school, she may have helped with looking after nieces and nephews, played cards and mahjong. She says that her mother continued to play cards with her own children and was a skilled knitter into her 80s. 22:31 – 30: 53 Julie tells of what she knows about the Chinese workers on the farm and Fraser Mills and what they did on the weekends. She figures that many may have played card games to pass the time and at Fraser Mills gambling occurred. Fishing was a highlight for her father and she recalls him fishing sturgeon. Single workers may have gone into Vancouver on the weekends. Julie says that her parents had a hobby farm while living at Fraser Mills and that they grew enough garlic to sell in Chinatown. She thinks that before living at Fraser Mills, her mother must have went to Chinatown quite a bit, assisting with banking and enjoying a social life. Julie shares that her father, Chan Puy Yuen came to Canada from China at twelve years of age but working as a shingle packer, he never learned to speak English. She figures that her parents must have met at Fraser Mills while her mother was visiting her sister Maida. 30:54 – 37:33 Julie describes her mother as the cook, caregiver and the “one man show”. She says that her mother enjoyed cooking traditional Chinese recipes. Julie talks of her own cooking and gardening skills which she may have inherited from her parents including her large patch of garlic. 37:34- 40:23- Julie is asked as to whether her mother attended Chinese school and says that she had some Chinese schooling. She could read and write a little but didn’t attend a formal school as far as she knows. Julie shares some background information on her own husband Cecil, who grew up in East Vancouver. She shares that Cecil’s family went back to China from 1931 until 1939 when they returned to Queensborough. Cecil attended Chinese school in New Westminster. 40:24 – 42:19 Julie speaks briefly about what type of medical care her mother and her family had. She relates that all births took place at home and they accessed a Chinese herbalist in Chinatown. Hospitals were accessed in 1950s—1960s. The family did use Western doctors that were insured under the medical system. She recalls growing up and having to drink a particular herbal brew at least once a month to stay well. 42:20- 46:47 Julie describes how her parents stayed connected with their families in China. She says that her mother’s family didn’t stay in touch with relatives in China and that her uncles rejected anything to do with the past. On her father’s side they maintained a connection with cousins. She recalls that her father, (name of father) supported some of his relatives back home in China and stayed in touch with some. Her mother, Laura travelled to China in 1991 and 1992 and connected with some relations on Julie’s father’s side. 46:48- 53:46 In this segment, Julie speaks of her mother’s character being very self-assured, independent and goal oriented. She feels that her mother valued being surrounded by her family and friends and felt very comfortable growing up in Burnaby and with the relationships that she had. She feels that her mother adapted to her roles being the last of four children on the farm and that she was very self-sufficient and determined.
History/Biography
Interviewee biography: Julie Lee (nee Chan) is the daughter of Suey Ying Jung (Laura) and Chan Puy Yuen (Henry). Her mother's family owned and operated a vegetable and piggery farm on Douglas Road near Still Creek in the early 1900s. Their farm was located in front of the Douglas Road interurban tram station. Her mother had two older sisters named Maida and Annie and two younger brothers Harry and Gordy. Her mother was born in 1912 and left the farm for Fraser Mills when she was married in 1942. Julie grew up with her parents and siblings on the Fraser Mills site during the 1940s and 1950s. Interviewer biography: Denise Fong is a historical researcher at Burnaby Village Museum. She has degrees in Anthropology (BA) and Archaeology (MA), and is completing her doctoral degree at UBC in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her primary research interests are in Chinese Canadian history and critical heritage studies. She is the co-curator of BVM’s “Across the Pacific” exhibition, and the Museum of Vancouver’s “A Seat at the Table – Chinese Immigration and British Columbia”.
Notes
Title based on contents of interview
Creator
Burnaby Village Museum
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Persons - Immigrants
Agriculture - Farms
Education
Buildings - Schools
Names
Fong, Denise
Lee, Julie
Jung, Ying
Yuen, Puy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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Interview with Julie Lee by Denise Fong February 6, 2020

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Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1901-1919] (date of original conten), April 1987 (date of recording), digitized in 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (28 min., 48 sec.)
Scope and Content
Audio recording titled "Cylinder Records 1901-1919". Recording consists of samples of music recorded from the Burnaby Village Museum cylinder record collection.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1901-1919] (date of original conten), April 1987 (date of recording), digitized in 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.5.729
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (28 min., 48 sec.)
Material Details
Track Number: 1 (side A of audio cassette)
Total Number of Tracks : 1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Audio recording titled "Cylinder Records 1901-1919". Recording consists of samples of music recorded from the Burnaby Village Museum cylinder record collection.
Notes
Title based on contents of sound recording
Label on audio cassette reads: "Cylinder Records 1901-1919 / Recorded at BVM Apr 1987)
Label on audio cassette case reads: "CYLINDER RECORDS 1901-1919"
Creator
Burnaby Village Museum
Subjects
Music
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Responsibility
Burnaby Village Museum
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Cylinder records 1901-1919

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Burnaby Retired Teachers collection

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1949-1994
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Retired Teachers collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Collection consists of two boxes of records created by the Burnaby Retired Teachers group in relation to their work in various Burnaby schools. Records in this collection include information booklets, photographs, statistics, and other research materials collected by the Burnaby Retired Teachers' A…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1949-1994
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Retired Teachers collection
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and other material
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
BHS2002-11
Scope and Content
Collection consists of two boxes of records created by the Burnaby Retired Teachers group in relation to their work in various Burnaby schools. Records in this collection include information booklets, photographs, statistics, and other research materials collected by the Burnaby Retired Teachers' Association.
History/Biography
Concerned that Burnaby might be losing its educational history, the Retired Teachers’ Association of Burnaby formed the History of Education Committee and housed their records at Schou Elementary School. The Committee made efforts to assemble types of information that could help in the preparation of school histories, and once this information was assembled, they completed the paper entitled, “Introductory Resource Materials on Burnaby Schools / 1894-1991” which gives a one page ‘introduction’ to each school in the Burnaby district, past and present.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Sound Recording
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS434, MSS103
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