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Ian McDonald collection File
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[1966 injunction documents]

File contains a court order initiated by Les McDonald against IBEW Local 213 restraining actions in response to the results of the August 15, 1966 election and a copy of a sworn affidavit by Les McDonald.

Agreements and Job Related Reports

File contains photocopies of Local 213 and 230 collective agreements for 1949 and 1951, reports related to wages, and meeting minutes from the Steering and Negotiating Committee in 1954.

Alex Dorland

File contains remarks made by Frank G. Hanson at Alex Dorland's funeral service, a photocopied letter of condolence from Sid McArton and handwritten notes by Ian McDonald from an interview about Dorland.

B.C. Electric Chronology & Facts, 1897-1962

File contains photocopied documents relating to the history of the B.C. Electric Railway Company: "Impressive Facts about the B.C. Electric Railway" (1926), "Chronology of the B.C. Electric" (1947, covering 1894-1947), "Chronological List of Generating Units" (1958, covering 1898-1956), "Historical Record 1944-1958," and "Chronological Developments in the Takeover [...] By the British Columbia Government" (covering 1961-1963).

BC Electric Histories

File contains an annual report from BC Hydro (1984-1985), a brochure showing the BC Hydro Electric Transmission System in March 1983 and BC Hydro "pocket facts" (1985). Also contains photocopies of "The Stave Falls Power Development" (1925), "Ruskin Power Development" (1930), and "The Power System of the British Columbia Power Corporation, Limited" by E. E. Carpenter (1932).

Bert Marcuse file

File contains copies of materials written by and related to Herbert Marcuse of the Trade Union Research Bureau in Vancouver, BC.

Business Manager Reports (1964-1966)

File contains five Business Manager's newsletters for Local IBEW 213, while Art O'Keeffe was business manager and financial secretary. Issues include June 1964, June 1965, September 1965, December 1965 & March 1966.

Charges & Defence - Don Wilson & the IBEW - Gee affair, 1955

File contains correspondence between Don Wilson and other members of the IBEW concerning charges and the later trial against Wilson by the IBEW for "publishing or circulating among the membership, or L[ocal].U[nion].'s false reports or misrepresentations." Also contains bulletins written by Wilson, materials related to the suspension of George Gee and a notice of action taken by the wives of Local 213 members.

[Charles (Charlie) Caron file]

File contains a photocopy of Charlie Caron's autobiography, describing his involvement in labour issues in Canada in the the 1930s primarily. Caron also provides a historical account of the activities of the Communist Party of Canada up to the 1970s.

[Collected IBEW Local 213 materials, 1949-1959]

File contains affidavits, telegrams, letters and other correspondence related to political matters within IBEW Local 213 during the 1950s, including the gathering of testimony against George Gee and Alex Dorland, and IBEW representative Jack Ross reporting back to IBEW International secretary J. Scott Milne about "a good Local going bad."

[Collected newspaper clippings]

File contains newspaper clippings from the Province, the Sun, Pacific Tribune and the Barker, mostly related to Art O'Keeffe or the use of injunctions in labor disputes.

[Collective agreements: Coal, IBEW, telephone workers, 1944-1971]

File contains collective agreements for the IBEW Locals 213 & 230 (1944-1947, 1955, 1962 and 1963-1965) and British Columbia Electric Company Limited, Local 480 & 651 of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter workers and the Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company of Canada (1964-1966), and the Federation of Telephone Workers of British Columbia and Okanagan Telephone Company (1971-1973).

Collins Overland Telegraph - Kathleen Fitzgerald

File contains a photocopy of a "booklength feature" in The Canada West Magazine on the Collins Overland Telegraph, a telegraph system planned to stretch from San Francisco to London. The BC-Yukon section of the telegraph line is discussed at lenght.

Correspondence re: use of files – IBEW, 213, BC Hydro

File contains correspondence written by and to Ian McDonald regarding the use of materials for his Master's thesis, and documenting his struggles various documents. Correspondence includes legal advice provided to McDonald and interlibrary loan slips from SFU. Also contains a program from the Pacific Northwest Labor History Conference (University of British Columbia, 1984) and a price list for word processing services in 1984.

[Correspondence related to IBEW charges]

File contains copies of official correspondence related to charges brought against Art O'Keeffe by IBEW president Angus McDonald in November 1962, as well as charges against other IBEW members in 1965 and 1966 that O'Keeffe supported. Also contains a and an incomplete copy of O'Keeffe's appeal of his suspension.

Court Cases

File contains full text decisions of B.C. Dist. Telegraph Co. v. IBEW Local 213 (1965); IBEW Local 28 v. IBEW and Gordon Freeman, IBEW President (1961) and IBEW Local 28 v. IBEW Local 24 (1963). Although the file was explicitly grouped with the Art O'Keeffe papers in the received order of the collection (i.e. through the physical arrangement and a file list), O'Keeffe himself could not have collected copies of the court cases in 2016.

Cypress Bowl Issue

File contains newspaper articles and memoranda related to the privatization of Cypress Bowl Park's cross-country ski trails.

[E. Tilford Fenton papers]

File contains Ian McDonald's archival research related to E. Tilford Fenton, member of IBEW 213 and executive board representative from 1912-13. Also contains a copy of an IBEW Pacific District Council Report from April 4, 1913.

FROM THE FILES OF JACK ROSS, INTERNATIONAL REP., IBEW

File contains pamphlets and newspaper clippings related to union and labour issues in British Columbia in the 1950s which may have been collected by Jack Ross. Also contains one full issue of the BC District Union News (January 1955) and one full issue of the Labour Statesman (December 17, 1954).

Hot Line Tool Guide, 1955, & Hambly misc.

File contains a photocopy of the "Hot Line Tool Guide," a report by the subcomittee on hot line tools of the accident prevention committee at the Edison Electric Institute, as well as photocopies of letters from P.B. Hambly to "The Suggestion Committee" and from the Trade Union Research Bureau to Hambly.

Hume & Rumble

File contains photocopied newspaper clippings and magazine articles related to Hume & Rumble Limited, electrical contractors, including an obituary for Fred Rumble. Also contains a photocopied brochure for Hume & Rumble (undated) and a memorandum regarding the Bridge River transmission line.

[IBEW Local] 213’s Court Cases – 1920, 1921 & 1958

File contains photocopies of judgements printed in the Western Weekly Reports and Canadian Law Reports, with some annotations by Ian McDonald. Cases within the file: Morrison v. Ingles et al & Ingles v. Woodside et al (Supreme Court, 1920); British Columbia Telephone Company v. Morrison, The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 213, and Local Union No. 310 (Supreme Court, 1921); Gee v. Freeman et al International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Supreme Court, 1958); Gee v. Freeman et al (Supreme Court, 1958).

[IBEW Photographs]

File contains photographs documenting an IBEW labour struggle in Squamish, BC over July and August of 1965. Also contains photographs of the 1966 IBEW Canadian progress meeting attendees.

[IBEW suspension appeals (1 of 2)]

File contains correspondence and legal documents related to Les McDonald's appeal of his suspension from IBEW Local 213 following his involvement in the Lenkurt Strike.

[IBEW suspension appeals (2 of 2)]

File contains correspondence and legal documents related to Les McDonald's appeal of his suspension from IBEW Local 213 following his involvement in the Lenkurt Strike.

[Issues of 213 Live Wire (1 of 3)]

File contains various issues of "213 Live Wire," the newspaper of IBEW Local 213. A few copies of "Live Wire," the newspaper of the Canadian Union for Electrical Workers are also within the file, as well as some IBEW Local 213 business manager newsletters. Also contains a copy of the December 1964 issue of the Electrical Worker's Journal with handwritten annotations by Les McDonald.

[Issues of 213 Live Wire (2 of 3)]

File contains various issues of "213 Live Wire," the newspaper of IBEW Local 213. A few copies of "Live Wire," the newspaper of the Canadian Union for Electrical Workers are also within the file, as well as some IBEW Local 213 business manager newsletters. Also contains a copy of the December 1964 issue of the Electrical Worker's Journal with handwritten annotations by Les McDonald.

[Issues of 213 Live Wire (3 of 3)]

File contains various issues of "213 Live Wire," the newspaper of IBEW Local 213. A few copies of "Live Wire," the newspaper of the Canadian Union for Electrical Workers are also within the file, as well as some IBEW Local 213 business manager newsletters. Also contains a copy of the December 1964 issue of the Electrical Worker's Journal with handwritten annotations by Les McDonald.

Jimmy Hall (papers) - charges in 1955

File contains photocopied documents related to charges by the IBEW Local 213 against Jimmy Hall, as well as documents related to the suspension of George Gee in 1955. Also contains a photocopy of "A Ballad of 213," and photocopied reports given by J. Waplington (President of Local 213) and Art O'Keeffe (Vice-President) at the 1954 IBEW convention.

John McCuish

File contains a letter by Art O'Keeffe charging John McCuish with violations related to creating dissent among members, a statement from McCuish about a visit from the RCMP, a copy of the IBEW's decision on McCuish's appeal, and a photocopied newspaper article by Tom McEwen, "Union wreckers linked to RCMP."

Kuzych vs. White (1947)

File contains a photocopied article from the Western Weekly Review concerning Kuzych v. White et al. and a photocopied section from an unidentified book on Martin v. Law Society of British Columbia.

[Labour conference materials (1 of 3)]

File contains conference packages and resolutions from labour conferences in the mid-1960s; materials relate to the Labour-Management Conference of Economic and Technological Changes in the Sixties (May 19 & 20, 1965); 10th Annual Convention of the BC Federation of Labour (November 1-5, 1965); and the Sixth Constitutional Convention Canadian Labour Congress (April 25-29, 1966).

[Labour conference materials (2 of 3)]

File contains conference packages and resolutions from labour conferences in the mid-1960s; materials relate to the Labour-Management Conference of Economic and Technological Changes in the Sixties (May 19 & 20, 1965); 10th Annual Convention of the BC Federation of Labour (November 1-5, 1965); and the Sixth Constitutional Convention Canadian Labour Congress (April 25-29, 1966).

[Labour conference materials (3 of 3)]

File contains conference packages and resolutions from labour conferences in the mid-1960s; materials relate to the Labour-Management Conference of Economic and Technological Changes in the Sixties (May 19 & 20, 1965); 10th Annual Convention of the BC Federation of Labour (November 1-5, 1965); and the Sixth Constitutional Convention Canadian Labour Congress (April 25-29, 1966).

[Labour During the Cold War - James L. Turk paper]

File contains a copy of a paper presented by James L. Turk of the University of Toronto at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Oral History Association in June 1980. The full title of the paper is "Labour During the Cold War: Oral History in the Study of the Survival of the United Electrical Workers in Canada."

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