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Arne Johnson fonds
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Arne Johnson fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1662
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1970

The fonds consists of documents relating to his career in logging, including membership cards in various union organizations; correspondence with Myrtle Bergren relating to her book, <em>Tough Timber</em>, on the history of the loggers...

Johnson, Arne


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.

Personal records

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

<em>The Fisherman</em> article controversy

Includes newspaper clippings and correspondence relating to an article which appeared in <em>The Fisherman</em> in July of 1962.Incoming letter from: “Operator 212”, July 21st, 1962.Incoming letter from: George North, Managing Editor, ...

<em>Tough Timber</em> controversy

Contains correspondence and a number of drafts a document created by Johnson relating to the historical controversies contained in <em>Tough Timber</em>.Incoming letter, from: [HP?], Thursday, Feb 9th, 1967.Incoming letter, from: “Al”,...

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.

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.


Incoming letter, from: John Ferguson, Oct. 8th 1934.Incoming NSF cheque, from: The Royal Bank of Canada, Nov. 5th 1935.

Historical controversies

Series consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and an extensive personal note relating to two historical controversial published histories of the ILWU’s activities in the 1930s. One of these publications was the 1966 book Tough Timber writ...


Series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence relating to his activities as a member of logging unions, 1937-38, and his input and opinions on Myrtle Bergren’s book, <u>Tough Timber</u>, on the history of the loggers of Briti...

Correspondence : outgoing

Bergren, Myrtle and Hjalmar Aug. 14, 1963Nine letters relating to the publication of Tough Timber and His recollections of past historical events.Sept. 19, 1963Aug. 31, 1965June 19, 1965Oct. 23, 1965Dec. 1, 1965Jan. 3, 1967Comments n.d.[typescript...


Series consists of documents relating to his work and union activities such as membership books, receipts, and credentials.

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