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MacBride Museum sound recording collection
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[ca. 1932-1936] (Creation)
- MacBride Museum
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27 audio tape cassettes (ca. 25 hrs.).
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The Yukon Historical Society was established in Whitehorse in 1950 by a group of residents who saw the need to preserve the history of the community and the Yukon Territory. In 1976 the name was changed to the MacBride Museum Society in honour of William D. MacBride who devoted much of his time to the museum. The museum collects artifacts, archival records and photographs, geological and natural history specimens, and ethnographic materials that reflect the history of the Yukon Territory.
Scope and content
The collection consists of audio tape cassettes containing storytelling, oral histories, presentations, and other programs and events at the MacBride Museum and in greater Whitehorse. Includes First Nations creation stories told by Louise Profeit-LeBlanc and Ruth Carrol, drum songs by Kolvane Fox, and a narrative of Laurent Cyr's life in the Yukon presented at the 1991 Sourdough Rendezvous. The oral history interviews conducted by Museum staff and other individuals cover topics including biographical information of the persons interviewed, travel, transportation, geography, activities, and people in the Yukon. Interviews include: Roy Minter's visit with MacBride Museum Director Joanne Meehan in 1990 regarding the outdoor artifacts, his arrival in Whitehorse in 1955, involvement with the Museum, and friend William D. MacBride; an interview of Bonnie Piper by Marjorie Almstrom in 1991 on her life and travels in the Yukon beginning 1946; interview of Pat Olsen by Doreen Wahl in 1991 relating to the Whitehorse stamp club; and Neil McLeod interview relating to his work on the sternwheelers 1935-1941 and his photographs of the Yukon. The collection contains other miscellaneous sound recordings: Kitty Smith talking about her carvings, a presentation on Mount Logan by geologist Charlie Roots, the Alcan Highway and Soldier's Summit official openings, Robert Service reading his poetry, Pierre Burton on the Klondike Gold Rush, and various Museum talks and tours. Some of the audio tape cassettes were copied in the 1990s.
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- Some of the storytelling recordings contain First Nation languages.
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An item inventory is available.
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- MacBride Museum (Subject)