Terry Ketler fonds

Finding Aid

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Related fonds

        Metro Media Society


Terry Ketler (Abt. 1953-) at seventeen was the organizer of the Now Bus Project, an informal social service project that provided food, medical care and respite for youth, many transient, in Vancouver at the start of the 1970s. Ketler was a founding member of the Metro Media Society of Greater Vancouver and a producer there from about 1970-1974. Metro Media was founded in 1971, one of the groups to grow out of Intermedia. Its activities included “training citizens in the use of of small format television equipment, cable casting community programs over Channel 10 in Vancouver, and, bringing awareness of communications policies to the community level.”

Terry left Metro Media for the NFB Challenge-For-Change program, then went to the Justice Development Commission. He then spent 35 years working in documentary television for all three US networks as well as the BBC, National Geographic, and the Discovery Channel. He is retired and lives on Vancouver Island.


Custodial History

Terry Ketler donated multi-media materials related to Metro Media and his other video activities to the archive in October 26, 2015.



1 folder of textual records.
39 photographs : b&w.
7 1″ video tapes
1 1/2″ videorecorder


Finding Aid

Available at MemoryBC

Interview: Terry Ketler about Metro Media

Recorded October 26, 2015
VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo Street, Vancouver
Interviewer: Karen Knights


Contact library@vivomediaarts.com