Pat Wastell Norris fonds [graphic materials, sound recordings, textual records] / Norris, Pat Wastell

Supplied title note
Title based on the name of the creator of the records.
Fonds number
VMM32
Date(s)
1955-2005
Physical description
26 cm of textual records; 20 b&w and col. prints; 81 audiocassettes
Administrative history / Biographical sketch

Pat Wastell Norris grew up at her family's sawmill in Telegraph Cove, on eastern Vancouver Island. She started work early as mate, deckhand and engineer aboard her father's tugboat, who skippered the mill towboat around Johnstone Strait. Norris eventually published memoirs of her youth in Raincoast Chronicles 16: Time and Tide: A History of Telegraph Cove (Harbour 1995). Retired and seeking another book project, Norris spent three years tracking down Island Tug crewmen for interviews to write the history of coastal tugboats in High Seas, High Risk: The Story of the Sudburys (Harbour 1999, 2005) and a retrospective appreciation of seine boats of the Alert Bay area in High Boats: A Century of Salmon Remembered (Harbour 2003).

Scope & content

The fonds consists of two series related to Pat Wastell Norris's book publications. The first series contains material relating to High Seas, High Risk: The Story of the Sudburys, and the second series contains material relating to High Boats: A Century of Salmon Remembered. The fonds also consists of a catalogue from Harbour Publishing containing entries for Norris's three books.

Arrangement
Arrangement reflects order of records imposed by creator as well as order imposed by archivist.
Languages
English
Related materials

See publications High Seas, High Risk: The Story of the Sudburys (Harbour 1999, 2005) and High Boats: A Century of Salmon Remembered (Harbour 2003) located in the VMM Library collection.

Restrictions
Access: Consult Archivist.
Related vessels
Sudbury (I) ; Sudbury II
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