Fonds RBSC-ARC-1270 - Industrial Workers of the World Vancouver Branch fonds

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Industrial Workers of the World Vancouver Branch fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1270

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  • 1985-1987 (Creation)
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    Industrial Workers of the World. Vancouver Branch
  • 1906-1973, 1985-1987 (Creation)
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    Industrial Workers of the World. Vancouver Branch

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2 m of textual records and other material

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Established in Chicago in 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World sought to unionize industrial workers. The Vancouver branch was founded ca. 1911. After the Branch's demise in the early 1970s, it became active in the 1980s under new leadership.

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The fonds consists of a variety of materials, once housed in the Vancouver offices of the IWW, including correspondence, newspapers, convention reports, brochures and cash books, posters, sound recordings of IWW songs, two glass panels from the Vancouver office with IWW insignia, charter and postcards. Fonds includes correspondence, subject files, minutes, photographs, posters and periodicals relating to labour and political issues ca. 1986, such as those relating to Expo '86, and includes correspondence of Bill Culp, Pam Tranfield, and Tom Wayman.

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Glass panels, gavel, photographs, printing presses stored in box 9.

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