Oral HistoriesAbout Oral Histories
Search by subject or name index to find specific information on more than 425 interviews.
The Oral Histories listed here come from three main sources.
- Britannia Oral History Project.
In 1991 nineteen recorded interviews were conducted with former Britannia workers and neighbours of the historic shipyard site. Later, the interviews and all supporting documentation were deposited at the City of Richmond Archives.
- Richmond Oral History Project.
Between 1971 and 1976, approximately 400 individuals were interviewed on a broad range of topics relating to the history and development of Richmond. At this time, before the establishment of the City of Richmond Archives, little historical information about our community was available for research.
- "Immigration and Identity" - Latin American Women's Oral History Project
In 2002 Family Services of Greater Vancouver recorded interviews with 25 women who were born in Latin American countries and settled in the Lower Mainland since the 1970's. Several of the women came to Richmond. The purpose of the project was to explore the personal impact of immigration, enhance provision of support services for immigrant women and document a piece of British Columbia's cultural history. Funding was provided by the British Columbia Heritage Trust. Transcripts in Spanish and English are accessible at the Archives.
The City of Richmond Archives provides equipment to listen to the tapes in the Reference Room. Copies of some of the tapes can be ordered for a cost of $20.