Gibson, Faith (13 of 17). Oral History of Oral History
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2011-03-10, 2011-07-21, 2011-09-20, 2012-03-22
Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Gibson, Faith, 1931- (speaker, female)
Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)
Part 13: [Session four: 22 March 2012] Started recording with reel to reel recorders. Then cassettes arrived. Marantz tape recorders. Virtually no digital recording. Sometimes recordings were fully transcribed depending if there was money available. Did three very detailed life histories Jan Eccles was a National Trust warden who worked at the Downhill Glen near Castlerock, County Londonderry. She subsequently published her own book. Faith recorded a civil servant who had worked as a potato inspector. They worked on a book using his photographs together. He died before publication. An aunt objected because of his criticisms of the Church and his son objected to publication so the idea was dropped. Not an infrequent issue of relative interference. Book called Healing the Family Tree. Third extensive interview was related to training packages she produced. [09:45] Difficulties of group recordings. Also mentions video recordings and the difficulties of trying to match commercial film making standards. Telephone rings.
Life story interview with Faith Gibson, Emeritus Professor of social work at the University of Ulster.