Imbert Orchard Oral Histories

In the 1960s, CBC Radio journalist Imbert Orchard travelled across British Columbia with recording engineer Ian Stephen, conducting interviews with some of the province’s most remarkable and inspiring pioneers.  The resulting collection contained 998 conversations totalling 2,700 hours of material—one of the largest oral history collections in the world and a precious treasury of western heritage, housed within the BC Archives at the Royal BC Museum. Listen to some of Imbert Orchard’s recordings and learn how to conduct your own oral history interview here.