The collection includes digital files of sound recordings and transcripts recorded for the Coal Tyee History Project of the Coal Tyee Society. Also included are photos which supplement the recordings.


Recent Submissions

  • Nanaimo coal mines map 

    Sifton, Daniel; Barney, Dalys; Ogden, Sarah (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    The Nanaimo Coal Mines Map displays Nanaimo and area coal mines discussed in the Coal Tyee History Project VIUSpace collection.
  • Miner's tag 

    Barney, Dalys (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019-09)
    Photo of a coal miner's tag which was found at the side of Scotchtown Road, near the former adit of the Number 5 Mine in South Wellington.
  • Blocked mine access at Cavan Street and Victoria Road in Nanaimo, B.C. 

    Barney, Dalys (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018-04-09)
    Photo of a blocked mine access located in the City of Nanaimo parking lot at 95 Cavan Street, which is at the corner of Cavan Street and Victoria Road. The access is supposedly to the Douglas Mine, which operated in the ...
  • 100 years of coal monument in Nanaimo, B.C. 

    Barney, Dalys (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018-04-09)
    Photo of 100 years of coal (1849-1949) monument in downtown Nanaimo, B.C. The plaque below the monument reads: "In honour of Nanaimo coal mine workers May 2, 1987 U.M.W. of A." The monument is located at the corner of ...
  • Model of the White Rapids Mine buildings built by Jack Work 

    Sifton, Daniel (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018-04-09)
    Photo of a scale model based on the White Rapids Mine buildings built by Jack Work. The model was featured in a three part article in the magazine "Model Railroader" in October, November, and December 1959, and became the ...
  • Interview with Lillian Dixon 

    Dixon, Lillian (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1984)
    Audio interview with Lillian Dixon
  • Interview with William Cottle, Nelson Dean, Jock Gilmour and Jack Atkinson 

    Cottle, William; Dean, Nelson; Atkinson, Jack; Gilmour, Jock (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1984)
    Audio interview with William Cottle, Nelson Dean, Jock Gilmour and Jack Atkinson
  • Interview with Vera Cornish Riddell 

    Riddell, Vera Cornish (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1984)
    Audio interview with Vera Cornish Riddell
  • Interview with Marie Conti, Dorothy Graham, and John Marocchi 

    Conti, Marie; Graham, Dorothy; Marocchi, John (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1984)
    Audio interview with Marie Conti, Dorothy Graham, and John Marocchi
  • Interview with Olive Storey Spencer 

    Spencer, Olive Storey (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1984)
    Audio interview with Olive Storey Spencer
  • Conversation with William Cottle and Nelson Dean while visiting the mine sites of Wellington 

    Dean, Nelson; Cottle, William (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1984)
    Audio interview with William Cottle and Nelson Dean.
  • Interview with Barbara Freeman Stannard 

    Stannard, Barbara Freeman (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1983)
    Audio interview with Barbara Freeman Stannard
  • Conversation with George Edwards and Joseph White while visiting the mine sites of Wellington 

    Edwards, George; White, Joseph (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1983)
    Audio interview with George Edwards and Joseph White
  • Interview with George Edwards about the Wellington mines 

    Edwards, George (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1983)
    Audio interview with George Edwards
  • Interview with Joseph White 

    White, Joseph (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1983)
    Audio interview with Joseph White
  • Interview with Jim Galloway 

    Galloway, Jim (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1979)
    Transcript of audio interview with Jim Galloway
  • Interview with Dave MacDonald 

    MacDonald, Dave (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1979)
    Transcript of audio interview with Dave MacDonald
  • Interview with William Raines 

    Raines, William (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1979)
    Audio interview with William Raines
  • Interview with Bill Lowther 

    Lowther, Bill (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1979)
    Audio interview with Bill Lowther
  • Interview with Jock Gilmour 

    Gilmour, Jock (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1979)
    Audio interview with Jock Gilmour

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