Carnegie Stories

In the late 1980s local resident Laurel Kimbley conducted a series of interviews on the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver to capture the lives and experiences of people living in the neighbourhood. Some of these interviews were later used as the basis for the book Hastings and Main. This collection makes the audio recordings of those interviews available for the first time, following the digitization of the original cassette tapes in VPL’s Inspiration Lab. Take a trip to the past of the Downtown Eastside through the voices of its residents.Vancouver Public Library makes this Carnegie stories collection available for research or private study under Section 30.21(3.1) of the Copyright Act (Canada) and may not be used, copied, or reproduced for any other purpose. Vancouver Public Library does not own the copyright in or hold a licence to publish the content of the Carnegie stories collection. If you own the copyright in the Carnegie stories collection or you or a family member were interviewed as part of the Carnegie stories collection, you may contact the Vancouver Public Library to request the removal of certain relevant sections of the Carnegie stories collection.