Collection MsC-193 - "Tides of Men" Oral History Collection

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"Tides of Men" Oral History Collection

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  • Sound recordings

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  • [ca. 1995-1996] (Creation)

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17 audio cassettes : 1/8" tape
1 audio cassette : DAT

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Custodial history

This collection was donated to Simon Fraser University by Robert Rothon in 2018.

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This collection contains 18 cassettes (approximately 27 hours) representing 10 interviews compiled for the oral history project that resulted in "Tides of Men: A Documentary on the Lives of Gay Men in British Columbia, 1936 to the Present.". The interviews are narratives of gay life in Vancouver, compiled approximately between 1995-1996 by Robert Rothon and Myron Plett.

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The arrangement of items was based on the typed inventory provided by the creator. Item titles were similarly based with clarifying information provided by the archivist. As such, titles are enclosed in square brackets.

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Access may be restricted both for preservation purposes and for content. The access status of each interview is recorded at the item level. Please contact for assistance.

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Entry created 20 March, 2019. JMH

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  • Archival box - standard: MSC 193 - Box 1