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Arne Johnson fonds
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Personal documents

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

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


Notebook consists mostly of newspaper clippings.

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...

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 ...

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.

1934 strike materials

“Memorandum of proceedings” for negotiations between the union and the various lumber employers. March 8th, 1934.Personal note made by Johnson calculating the pay scale for workers after the strike.Record entitled “Wage Scale Before the Strike of ...


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


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 : incoming

Lumber and Sawmill Workers’ Union, Local No. 2783.June 11, 1937June 25, 1937July 23, 1937Lumber and Sawmill Workers’ Union, Local No. 71.Aug. 26, 1937Jan. 21, 1938April 22, 1938April 25, 1938

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.

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