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Fonds RBSC-ARC-1011 - Angus MacInnis memorial collection

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Angus MacInnis memorial collection

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RBSC-ARC-1011

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  • 1922-1970 (Creation)
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    MacInnis, Angus

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25.7 m of textual records;141 photographs;38 maps

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MacInnis, Angus (1884-1964)

Biographical history

Angus MacInnis was born in 1884 at Glen Williams, Prince Edward Island. In 1908 he moved to Vancouver where he worked as a milk wagon driver and later as a conductor and motorman for the B.C. Electric Railway. An interest in the trade union movement led him to become business agent for the Amalgamated Association of Street, Electrical Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America, Division 101. Politically active on both the local and national scene, he was elected M.P. for Vancouver South for the Independent Labour Party in 1930 and he served the same constituency as a member of the C.C.F. (1935-1957). In 1932, MacInnis married Grace Woodsworth. MacInnis sat on the C.C.F. National Executive from 1933-1950 and was Deputy National Leader of the C.C.F. from 1942 to 1957. His awards include an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of British Columbia and the Garnett Sedgewick award from the U.B.C. Civil Liberties Union for his position on the Japanese-Canadian situation during the Second World War.

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The collection consists of records of the provincial office of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and general research material pertaining to socialism and the labour movement. It consists of minutes, scrapbooks, office correspondence and files relating to party organization and records of committees, CCF clubs, constituencies, federal ridings and election. The collection also includes records generated by Arthur Turner as CCF Whip and Arnold Webster as a provincial party leader. Subject files pertaining to early socialists and clippings about international affairs were created by Dorothy Steeves. Subsequent accessions added to the collection have included the records of Angus MacInnis, Francis McKenzie and former provincial leader Ernest Winch.

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Three fonds were originally set up as subfonds within the Angus MacInnis memorial collection: Angus MacInnis fonds, Ernest E. Winch fonds, and Francis J. McKenzie fonds. While they are physically part of the Angus MacInnis memorial collection, they were processed as standalone fonds and have separate finding aids.

In 2017, the archivist decided to intellectually separate the Angus MacInnis fonds, Ernest E. Winch fonds, and Francis J. McKenzie fonds from the Angus MacInnis memorial collection due to confusion caused by the physical and intellectual arrangement of the collection. These fonds are now accessioned in this database with their own accession numbers.

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Inventory available. PDF document attached.

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Angus MacInnis fonds - Box 70 to 75
Ernest E. Winch fonds - Box 76 to 79
Francis J. McKenzie fonds - Box 80 to 82

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Macinnis__Angus_memorial_collection.pdf

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application/pdf

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2.8 MiB

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