Fonds RBSC-ARC-1689 - Harold Winch fonds

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Harold Winch fonds

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  • 1928-1993 (Creation)
    Winch, Harold Edward

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10 cm of textual records

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Harold Winch was born in Loughton, Essex, England, and died in White Rock, B.C. Trained originally as an electrician, he served as MLA for Vancouver East from 1933 to 1953 as a member of the CCF. He was provincial party leader from 1938 to 1953. He then served as MP from 1953 to 1972. He was also the Chairman of the Boag Foundation, a founding member of the Immigrant Services Society, a director of the New Vista Society, and a life member of both the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals. He was also involved in forming the B.C. Shuffleboard Association.

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The fonds consists of records generated by Harold Winch in carrying out his many activities as well as by those writing about him. Fonds includes correspondence, transcripts, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and manuscripts.

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