… to dissolve the very boundaries between fact and fiction, life and art, memory and imagining. The result would be a five-act narrative tragedy comprised of materials gathered from everything from journal, diary, memoir, novel, poem, play, to mission order, policy document, news report, popular song, G.I. anecdote, advertising slogan, and latrine graffito.
– Philip D. Beidler on John Clark Pratt’s Vietnam Voices
Circumstantial, physical and genealogical evidence converge in multiple timelines.
He brushed the leaves aside and uncovered the most baffling double murder Vancouver has ever had.
– The Vancouver Province April 15, 1953
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Primary source is a term used to describe source material that is closest to the person, information, period, or idea being studied. [source]
Researching this case, I have gathered numerous primary sources. It’s a veritable cornucopia of Vancouver history! The sources include forensic evidence, news articles 1947-1953, autopsy reports, mental health evaluations, Cause of Death inquiries, registration of deaths, passenger lists, obituaries, eyewitness reports, genetic profile reports, historical photographs…
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