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Arne Johnson fonds
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Lumber Workers’ Industrial Union (LWIU)

Contains records relating to the functions of the LWIU including correspondence, meeting minutes and convention documents. Also includes records relating to the preparations for and planning during the 1934 strike and the registration license for ...

Lumber and Sawmill Workers’ Union (IWA Local 1-71)

Contains correspondence, meeting minutes and convention documents related to the LSWU including the merger of the union with the IWA. Also includes documents related Johnson’s activities within the LSWU including his arrest in 1937.


Series consists of minutes of union meetings including a meeting of October 3, 1948 in which a motion was passed to disaffiliate the membership from the International Woodworkers of America and form the Woodworkers Industrial Union of Canada.


Notebook consists mostly of newspaper clippings.

Personal documents

File contains a variety of personal documents, including Johnson’s birth certificate,marriage certificate, transportation records, and correspondence.

Personal records

Contains records related to Johnson’s personal finances and his political activities outside of his trade union activism.

Photograph series

Series consists of 3 unidentified photographs, 2 photographs depicting IWA conferences in the mid-1940s. Also contains photographs of Johnson with his relatives and friends during the 1960s.

Printed material

Series consists of a leaflet relating to the Blubber Bay strike, 2 I.W.A. publications, a Workmen’s Compensation Board publication and two clippings relating to Soviet Russia.

Printed material

Leaflet, “I.W.A.; Union Launches Lawsuits Against Blubber Bay Officials.” n.d.Pamphlet, The International Woodworker’s of America Publication #2, IWA n.d.Sheet, Proposed Amendments to I.W.A. constitution n.d.Booklet, Accident Prevention Regulation...

Union activities

Series consists of correspondence, minutes, union cards and ephemera from Johnson’s period as an elected representative for the ILWU. Includes items related to the 1934 woodworkers strike which was successful in achieving significant wage and bene...

Workers’ Unity League

Contains publications and records related to Johnson’s activities in the union federation the Worker’s Unity League. This includes an annotated draft report of the executive committee’s decision to disband the organization.

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