The Provincial Normal School (PNS) was established in Victoria, B.C., in January 1915, to provide preliminary and advanced courses in teacher training. In 1978, Judith Windle conducted 19 interviews in which former instructors and students discussed their experiences at the Provincial Normal School. This interview is of Crawford discussing his time at the Provincial Normal School, in Victoria, B.C., as a student (1928-1929). Subjects include the staff, including Mr. Denton and Mr. Freeman, the school day, his first teaching job and school social life. Interviewer: Judith Windle; Interviewee: Benjamin Crawford.
- In Collection:
- 48.4915, -123.4174
- 1928 to 1929
- Provincial Normal School Oral Histories
- Finding aid for archival fonds: https://uvic2.coppul.archivematica.org/provincial-normal-school-oral-history-interview-collection-1978
- Audio cassette copied in 1992. Migrated from one audio cassette to digital format for UVic Archives by Richard L. Hess in 2006 for conservation purposes. Digital sound recording in .mp3 format at 64 kb/s mono and 44,100 samples per second, and .wav format at 16 bits and 44,100 samples per second. Metadata by MT.
- Contact Special Collections and University Archives at University of Victoria for access to the original recording. This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.
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