Fonds RBSC-ARC-1076 - Garth Brown fonds

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Garth Brown fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1076

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  • 1966-1987 (Creation)
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    Brown, Donald Garth

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4 m of textual records

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(1942-1987)

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Garth Brown a founding member of the NDP, ran as a candidate for Point Grey in 1966 and was active in TEAM campaigns from 1968 to 1972. He chaired the NDP Labour Policy Committee (1973-1979) and was a campaign chairman in 1981-1982 for Vancouver/Little Mountain. Brown worked at the Eburne Sawmill as Plant Chairman and headed the Plant Committee through most of the 1970s, and was an active committee member in the 1980s. As Regional Co-ordinator of the LESC/CLC (1979-1982), Brown was at the centre of labour education in B.C., co-ordinating CLC programs and advising other organizations.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, subject files and printed materials related to the NDP Executive Committee, the Labour Policy Committee, Vancouver civic politics, labour education, Canadian Labour Congress, International Woodworkers of America and Brown's work at the Eburne Sawmill.

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Inventory available. PDF document attached.

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