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Oral Histories

About Oral Histories
Links to PDFs of summaries and excerpts from transcriptions are available from a list of more than 400 interviews.

The Oral Histories listed here come from two main sources.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

The City of Richmond Archives provides equipment to listen to the interview tapes in the Reference Room.  Copies of some of the tapes can be ordered for a cost of $20.

List of Names of Those Interviewed

Or use the following index of subject terms to find a list of relevant interviews, then go to the name on the list to access the PDF. 

Subject Index to Oral Histories