Collection consists of 351 oral history interviews with Saanich officials, employees and residents from 1976-2019. Interviews include: 121 text format (transcripts and summaries) and 230 data files consisting of sound recordings and some video recordings, and photographs. Jo-Anne Morrison, the first archivist at Saanich, began conducting oral history interviews with former elected officials, long-serving Saanich employees, and members of pioneer families in the 1970s. Between June 1976 and April 1977, twenty-nine interviews were recorded. Production of interviews continued through the 1980s, with all interviews being recorded onto audio cassette until 1989 when video cassettes were briefly used. More than 100 interviews were captured between 1976 and 1997. The early analogue cassettes were cleaned, restored, and digitized in 2008. The oral history project was re-initiated in 2006, Saanich’s centennial year, with new interviews being recorded in digital audio and digital video. Digital audio has been used exclusively since 2010. The project is ongoing.