Fonds RBSC-ARC-1056 - British Columbia Federation of Labour fonds

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British Columbia Federation of Labour fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1056

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  • 1889-1980, predominant 1962-1980 (Creation)
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    British Columbia Federation of Labour

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61.7 m of textual records;496 photographs;10 sound recordings

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The original B.C. Federation of Labour was founded in Vancouver in 1910 but disbanded in 1920. Re-established in 1944, it became affiliated with the Canadian Congress of Labour and consisted of industrial unions. Following an amalgamation of industrial and trade unions, the founding convention of the united B.C. Federation of Labour (CLC) occurred in 1956.

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The fonds consists of research files compiled during the writing of Paul Phillip's No Power Greater: A Century of Labour in British Columbia, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, political education material, history questionnaires and minutes of the Federation and affiliated associations. Five subsequent accessions have resulted in the deposit of office files, financial records, briefs, convention proceedings, speeches, memoranda, photographs and sound recordings reflecting the wide scope of activity and interest pursued by the Federation.

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