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Frank Sherman fonds
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1904-1909, 1913, 1923 (Creation)
- Sherman, Frank H.
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12.5 cm of textual records;14 photographs
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Frank Sherman arrived in the Crow's Nest Pass coal fields from Wales in 1903 and worked as a coal miner and check weighman in the mines at Morrisey. After the organization of the United Mine Workers of America in the areas he became the first elected President of District 18, a position he held until shortly before his death.
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The fonds consists of documents, letters, photographs and printed material relating to Frank H. Sherman and collective bargaining between mining companies in Fernie, B.C., Crow's Nest Pass and southern Alberta and the United Mine Workers of America, District 18.
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Inventory available. PDF document attached.