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Charlton family fonds
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CCF-affiliated and other socialist organizations

Series primarily contains newspaper clippings of other Canadian-based socialist and labour newspapers from across the country, including the Socialist Caucus Bulletin, a news circular published and disseminated by the furthest left-leaning element...

CPR Bridge

Photo taken from the site of Ruskin Mills where Co-op bulk fuel plant was located in 1971.

Charlton family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1119
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1962

The fonds consists of papers of the Charlton family principally generated by Ormand Lee Charlton and his son Darwin, who in turn functioned as custodian of the records. The records themselves generally relate to the early CCF movement in British C...

Charlton (family)


Party circulars. A majority of the records are related to a charge of disloyalty amongst certain members of the C.C.F. party.

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

Series contains records of Co-operative Commonwealth Federation electoral statistics, party by-laws, conferences, and circulars. Further, the series also contains copies of the CCF News, the party newspaper.

Electoral Records

Records of electoral success for the C.C.F. in British Columbia and federally. The file also contains newspaper clippings related C.C.F. candidates running for office. The records were organized and maintained by O. L. Charlton.


Series contains investment certificates in the form of stock shares or cash-able dividend slips, as well as other cash equivalents.

Investment certificates

Stock share certificates, dividend slips, and cash equivalents. Share certificates are from the The Western Socialist Publishing Co., Limited. and the North Shushwap Co-operative Association.

Newspaper clippings

Includes clippings from The Ubyssey, The Federationist, The Workers Vanguard, The Commonwealth, The Armstrong Advertiser, The British Columbia Cooperator, The B.C. Lumber Worker, The Labor Challenge and others. Compiled by Darwin Charlton.

O. L. Charlton

Related to functions as an early British Columbia pioneer and member of the socialist movement.

Ruskin Co-operative

Stock share certificate and by-laws to the creation of the co-operative. The series also contains a photograph of the co-operative building.

Socialist poems and prose

This series is made up of poems, essays, and other documents written by Darwin and H. M. "Annie" Charlton, as well as writings the family kept of Mildred Macleod.

The [W?]ilbands

The Wilbands [Hilbands?] were friends of the Charlton family. Originally from Ruskin, B.C. On verso: "May be [W]ilbands (Ruskin)".


Created and kept by O. L. Charlton. Contains newspaper clippings related to C.C.F. and other labour activities in British Columbia and the rest of Canada.