Fonds F-167 - Gerald Scott fonds

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Gerald Scott fonds

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  • Sound recordings
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  • 1990 - 1991 (Creation)
    Scott, Gerald

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11 sound recordings

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Biographical history

Gerry Scott received a Master's degree from SFU in 1991 for his thesis entitled Beyond Equality: British Columbia New Democrats and Native Peoples, 1961-1979. In the preface to his thesis, Scott writes, "My interest in the evolution of the political relationships between British Columbia New Democrats and the aboriginal peoples of the province was first aroused in 1974. At that time I was working as a researcher for the government caucus and I undertook preparation of background papers on aboriginal land claims for the consideration of caucus members. In the 1970s and 1980s I continued to be involved in many of the issues under examination in this thesis through my work as Executive Assistant to Skeena MP Jim Fulton and as Provincial Secretary of the NDP during the years of Bob Skelly's leadership."

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Archives and Records Management Department held the tapes without any documentation linking them to Scott's thesis.

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The fonds consists of the audiocassettes for eleven interviews conducted by Gerry Scott for his thesis.

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The tapes were donated to the archives.


The materials were arranged by the archivist alphabetically by interview subject.

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Restrictions on access

There are no privacy restrictions on the interviews, however, for preservation reasons access to the sound recordings is restricted due to the age and fragility of the storage medium (cassette tape). The Archives will provide access only through digitizing the originals. As of October 2012 only one of the interviews (item 1, Dave Barrett) has been digitized. Consult the reference archivist for more information about accessing these records.

The creator of the interviews (Gerald Scott) has retained copyright ownership to the works. Please consult the reference archivist for more information about permission to use copyrighted material.

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A file list is available. An abstract of Gerry Scott's thesis is available in the hard copy version of the finding aid maintained in the Archives Reading Room.

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Also see Gerry Scott thesis.

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All accessions have been processed as of September 2002. No further accruals are expected.

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Fonds includes 22 audio cassettes (originals and copies).

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Finding aid prepared by Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (February 2002); updated by Enid Britt (June 2006); item numbers re-assigned, with minor revisions to fonds description (October 2012).

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