Memories to Memoirs
At Memories to Memoirs, we believe life stories are worth preserving.
Memories To Memoirs founder Rob “Lucky” Budd graduated from the University of Victoria in 2005, earning a Master’s Degree in History with a focus on oral history. Between 2000 and 2004 the CBC and the Royal British Columbia Museum entrusted Rob with the preservation and restoration of the “Orchard Collection”, one of the world’s largest oral history collections.
He has since worked with a number of private collections and high profile clients including the Nisga’a First Nation, the Provincial Archives of British Columbia, and the Grateful Dead’s audiovisual archive. In addition to hosting a bi-monthly radio series on CBC Radio One, he has given talks on oral history across the country and has had fifteen books published, 10 of which are national bestsellers.
His books have been nominated for more than 30 awards including winning the second prize for the 2015 Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia’s Historical Writing Award, a Moonbeam International Children’s Book Award in 2015, 2018 and 2019, and the 2014 British Columbia Genealogical Society Family History Book Award. He was the University Of Victoria’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni Of The Year for the Faculty Of Humanities. See all Awards and Honours.
We are experts in the preservation and restoration of archival audio/visual documents. In addition to our memoir authoring services, we also offer a range of services for preserving your precious historical documents. Our trained historians have been entrusted with preserving the collections of a number of high profile clients including the Nisga’a Lisims Government, the Okanagan Indian Band, the Neskonlith Indian Band, the Provincial Archives of British Columbia and the CBC.
Prices for these services are determined based on the format and preservation requirements of each document, however we are also able to assess entire collections to provide a reasonably priced preservation package. Since all audio/visual documents are subject to decay, it is important and often prudent to protect your precious memories and documents from deterioration.