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Leonard and Kitty Maracle fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1351
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2000

The fonds reflects Leonard and Kitty Maracle's involvement in the British Columbia Association of Non-Status Indians (BCANSI), as well as various other Aboriginal organizations, committees, clubs, programs, projects and events. The fonds consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, proposals and reports, notes, publications, newspaper clippings, photographs and various ephemera relating to Aboriginal rights and political activity primarily in British Columbia but also throughout Canada. The fonds also contains some of Leonard and Kitty’s personal papers, including correspondence, family photographs, writings and notes.

The fonds is divided into seventeen series: British Columbia Association of Non-Status Indians (BCANSI); Other Indian and Metis Associations; Native Women's Organizations and Other Issues Related to the Status of Women; Native Housing; Native Arts and Crafts; Centers; Program and Projects; Indian Clubs; Committees and Councils; Events; Subject Case Files; Native People and the Criminal Justice System; Surveys and Cooperative; Other Organizations; Government; Workshops, Addresses, General Reports, Resumes and Lists of Organizations; and, Printed Material, Audiovisual Materials and Miscellaneous.

Maracle, Leonard

[Local 1 Contract committee]

File contains bulletins, versions of a collective agreement, and news releases dated January 14, 1980 to April 11, 1980. Topics discussed include bargaining and negotiations, changes to the collective agreement, contract proposals, membership meetings, wages and inflation, the strike vote, and information on the strike.

[Provincial Health and Safety Committee] (2 of 2)

File contains a copy of "Perspectives for Health and Safety in British Columbia" by the B.C. Federation of Labour Compensation & Safety Committee. Topics discussed include industrial health, jurisdiction of the Worker's Compensation Board (WCB), on the job safety, negotiations in safety, adjudication and appeals, women and occupational health, and back injuries.

Communications

File contains the AUCE Local 1 (UBC) newsletter ""Across Campus,"" correspondence, reports, and other records dated April 25, 1973 to October 1973. Topic discussed include the dissolution of a library committee (Coboss) and their support for the AUCE, labour board certification delays, courses for staff, rights of employees during probation, opposing discrimination, information and procedure for stewards handling grievances, history of the AUCE and Locals, steward duties and rights, an article and brief about the Status of Women at UBC report, wage increases vs. percentage increases, salaries, petition to the University Labour Committee about negotiations, job classification and job security, and meeting rules of order. File also contains a copy of the ""Final Report of the President's Ad Hoc Committee which considered 'A Report on the Status of Women at the University of British Columbia' with particular reference to Employed Staff"" dated October 1973, and the following copies of the AUCE newsletter:

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 1, April 25, 1973 includes information on organizing committees and a pamphlet ""Anti-Biblos"" published by library staff, the dental plan, AUCE publications available for distribution, overtime regulations and calculation, that office staff are not required to wash dishes, present salary scales, and notice of membership meeting.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 2, May 22, 1973 includes information on the AUCE membership drive and certification by the Labor Relations Board, organization efforts in the library, retirement and pensions, setting up committees for grievances and communications, the CCU convention in Winnipeg, rumours of faculty joining a government employees union, new executive members, notice of membership meeting, an opinion poll on whether the AUCE should become an official union or not, a new SFU salary scale, and revision of Local 1 division structure.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 1, October 3, 1973 includes information on the new proposed Labor Code and certification, part-time workers, notice of membership meeting, renting office space in the student union building, an update on the membership drive, reclassification procedure and job duties, UBC staff salaries and average wages in B.C., and wage comparisions with other unions.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 2, October 22, 1973 includes information on communicating policy changes, notice of membership meeting, amendments to bylaws on dues and finances, part-time hourly employees, an update on the membership drive, bi-monthly salary payment, grievance procedures, the AUCE office opening, job reclassification results and retroactive pay, holidays in December, and daycare.

Across Campus news release includes information on the membership drive and AUCE background, and a talk by Alderman Harry Rankin on the subject of labor law, certification, and the role of unions in bargaining and grievance procedures.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 3, November 5, 1973 includes information on Harry Rankin and his talk, AUCE participation in the Coalition on University Reform and changes to the Universities Act, notice of membership meeting, amendements to bylaws on dues and finances, participation in a committee on women's rights, an update on the membership drive, UBC exemption from the Human Rights Act, and new insurance and disability plans.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 4, November 15, 1973 includes information on the membership drive, an AUCE party, dues for part-time staff, publication of the AUCE constitution and bylaws, notice of special membership meeting, renting office space, donations, information on the Local 1 Executive, a report released by the President's Ad Hoc Committee on the status of women non-academic staff at UBC, and revised job descriptions.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 5, November 26, 1973 includes information on the membership drive, the AUCE party, notice of special membership meeting, renting office space, the question of including VGH Faculty of Medicine in the bargaining unit, probation and salary scale, and a list of division organizers.
Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 6, December 31, 1973 includes information on the status of the AUCE, notice of membership meeting, establishing a steward structure and contract committee, donations, key points of the constitution and bylaws, an update on certification, negotiation of the initial contract, compulsory dues, retroactive pay and job reclassification, preparing for negotiations with university administration, a tentative division structure, and temporary employees being denied holidays.

Sixth Annual Provincial Convention (3 of 6)

File contains Emergency Resolutions and amendments from the annual convention dated June 2, 1979. Topics discussed include solidarity with Quebec, membership, committees, duties of the provincial executive, conventions, post-secondary education, unemployment and cutbacks, opposing Bill C-22, supporting the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and the SFU 18, student employment, and the newsletter. File also contains handwritten notes and drafts, and referred motions from June 2, 1979.

Seventh Annual Provincial Convention (2 of 2)

File contains Local reports and other records dated June 18, 1980. Records include Local monthly reports from June 1979 to June 1980, Local annual reports to the 7th annual convention, a report from the British Columbia Students' Federation, reports from SORWUC, and reports from the Labour Advocacy and Research Association (LARA). Topics discussed include strikes, dues, negotiations, hiring, job descriptions, membership, student employment, communication, affiliation, supporting the SFU 18, union organizing, and labour standards for domestic and farm workers. File also contains copies of articles from the Province newspaper entitled "Home work down-graded" (March 10, 1978) and "They're slaves in the homes of the elite" (March 9, 1978)

Eighth Annual Provincial Convention (2 of 4)

File contains annual provincial convention materials, dated March 30, 1980 to April 7, 1981. Topics discussed include executive reports, a report from the affiliation committee, strikes, support for other unions, provincial organizer's report, financial statements, support for the SFU 18, correspondence with the CCU and CLC, and potential affiliation. File also contains blank notebook pages.

Ninth Annual Provincial Convention (1 of 3)

File contains annual provincial convention minutes, dated June 26-27, 1982. Topics discussed include nominations, executive reports, relationship between Locals and Provincial, reports from committees and Locals, organizing, finances and budgets, contracts, arbitration, grievances, AUCE independence and the question of affiliation, potential restructuring of the Provincial Executive into a Provincial Council of Locals, reducing costs, amendments, member rights and responsibilities, secession of Locals, and planning the convention.

[Provincial Bargaining Strategies conference records]

File contains materials relating to the Association of University and College Employees' Bargaining Strategies Conference, held February 5-7th, 1982, as well as several articles and copies of legislation. Topics discussed include collective agreements, negotiations, contract language, job evaluations, sexual harassment, wage increases, benefits, bargaining, information on court cases, the Capilano College Labour Studies Programme from Spring 1982, copies of the 1979 Labour Code, the Essential Services Disputes Act (1977), the Employment Standards Act (1980), an article by David C. McPhillips entitled "The Duty to Bargain in Good Faith," "Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Canada" by H.W. Arthurs et al (Butterworths, Toronto, 1981), "Labour Relations and the Collective Bargaining Cycle" by G.E. Phillips (Butterworths, Toronto, 1981). File also contains a copy of AUCE Provincial News, dated January 1982, discussing affiliation with other unions (CLC, CCU), tensions between SORWUC and the Union of Bank Employees, reports from Locals, nominations, a report on the Constitution and Aboriginal People, the B.C. Federation of Labour Convention, Manpower training programs, video display terminals, additions to the Provincial Resource Centre such as publications, books, and reports, labour news, and a bargaining strategy workshop.

[U.B.C. Campus Community Alliance Records]

File contains records of the U.B.C. Campus Community Alliance, which consisted of representatives from AUCE Local 1, the Teaching Assistants Union, the Graduate Students' Society, the Alma Mater Society, the Co-operative Christian Campus Ministry, the Solidarity Coalition, and others.

File contains meeting minutes, correspondence, press releases, and other records of the U.B.C. Campus Community Alliance, which consisted of representatives from AUCE Local 1, the Teaching Assistants Union, the Graduate Students' Society, the Alma Mater Society, the Co-operative Christian Campus Ministry, the Solidarity Coalition, and others.. Records are dated November 7, 1983 to August 17, 1983. Topics discussed include Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition, political protests and picketing, scabs, a hunger strike, information on a press conference, and several agendas.

[Minutes of CUPE 2950 general membership meeting]

File contains meeting minutes dated December 6, 1990 to January 18, 1990. Topics discussed include a dues increase, nominations, reports on grievances, health and safety, contract proposals, legislation (Bill 79) and public sector bargaining, dental and vision plans, office staffing, communications, guest speakers on the federal budget and GST, president and business agent's reports, and budgets.

[Local 1 Contract bulletins and special membership meeting records]

File contains contract bulletins and special membership meeting records, dated November 20, 1979 to April 25, 1979. Topics discussed include committee and executive nominations, correspondence, financial statements, contract bulletins 1-8, settlement terms, wage proposals, collective agreement. File also contains referendum ballots.

[Local 1 Strike report and other material]

File contains strike reports and other records dated March 17, 1975 to April 14, 1975. Topics discussed include background leading up to the strike, setting up the strike such as picket locations and scheduling, finances, publicity, organization during the strike such as relations with other unions student support, an overview and summary of the 1975 strike, and recommendations. File also contains information on a CUPE strike, executive election candidate statements, a report on salary differences between men and women faculty members, correspondence, information on negotiations, contract proposals, picket bulletins, flyers, notes, and press releases.

Provincial Executive minutes

File contains meeting minutes dated January 8, 1982 to June 5, 1982. Topics discussed include reports from Locals, interactions with CUPE, executive elections, strikes, B.C. Federation of Labour Convention, correspondence, interactions with SORWUC and the United Bank Workers, the AUCE convention, financial reports, affiliation with other labour organizations (CCU), contract negotiations, secession of Locals 4 and 5, office business, and committee reports. File also contains handwritten notes dated June 5, 1982.

Local 1 Executive minutes

File contains meeting minutes dated November 27, 1984 to January 10, 1984. Topics discussed include the report of the merger committee (potential AUCE merger with CUPE, BCGEU, HEU, VMREU, BCTF), union organizers reports, financial reports and budget proposal, grievances, communications, contracts, health and safety reports, bylaws, policy manuals, and purchasing supplies and office equipment. File also contains a service contract between CUPE and AUCE Local 1, a list of involuntary transfer exemptions, multiple job descriptions, and a report from office staff to the Executive.

[Minutes and correspondence of CUE Executive] (3 of 3)

File contains meeting minutes and correspondence dated August 12, 1986 to January 23, 1986. Topics discussed include essential services, daycare, grievances, job classifications, contract negotiations, policies on alcohol and drug related problems, overtime, Ritchie and Associates, office staff wages, and health and safety. File also contains a draft report on clean indoor air and smoking .

CUE Executive minutes (1 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes and other records dated December 12, 1989 to May 24, 1989. Topics discussed include hiring, wages, communications, contracts, education, grievances, health and safety, elections, recruitment, job evaluation, financial reports and budgets, interactions with CUPE, a hospital strike, and B.C. Nurses dispute. File also contains an organizing project report dated September/October, 1989, ballot results, agendas, and notes.

CUE Executive minutes (2 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes and other records dated May 24, 1989 to January 11, 1989. Topics discussed include executive elections, contracts, recruiting, financial reports, communications, grievances, nurses strike, office business, health and safety, job evaluation, interactions with the Trade Union Research Bureau (TURB), hiring, information about the sexual harrassment committee, staffing changes, and budgets. File also contains a photocopied page of executive duties and procedures, memos, executive position descriptions and policies, agendas, and correspondence.

[Provincial Constitution]

File contains a provincial constitution dated September 25-26, 1982. Topics discussed include objectives, jurisdiction, membership, information on the provincial executive and officers, nominations and elections, referendums, conventions, revenue and finances, strikes and lockouts, discipline, procedures, and bylaws.

Local 1 Executive minutes (2 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes dated January 6, 1976 to December 7, 1976. Topics discussed include the strike and strike committee report, disciplinary actions against scabs, correspondence, anti-inflation legislation, interactions with other unions (CUPE, SORWUC, HEU, the Vancouver Taxi Union), contracts, staffing, role of executive members, bylaws and amendments in regards to discipline, grievances and arbitration, information on Pentacare daycare centre, housing at UBC, the strike at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), maternity leave, and banning smoking during executive meetings. File also contains several agendas, committee documents and recommendations, as well as a memo.

Provincial Executive minutes

File contains meeting minutes dated January 15, 1977 to August 20, 1977. Topics discussed include Local reports, correspondence, convention planning and resolutions, financial and committee information, negotiations and arbitration, maternity leave issues, purchasing office supplies, interactions with other unions (SORWUC, BCGEU, CLC), strikes, and constitutional amendments. File also contains the minutes of the 1977 Annual AUCE Convention.

[Annual provincial convention materials] (1 of 3)

File contains meeting minutes from the annual convention dated May 27-28, 1978. Topics discussed include finances and budgets, reports from Locals and committees, solidarity with other unions, loaning SORWUC $10,000, and resolutions and amendments. File also contains handwritten notes and blank sheets of paper as well as a transcript from the convention discussing potential affiliation with CUPE, contracts, wages, and student employment.

[Local 1 Contract Committee Bulletins]

File contains contract bulletins 4, 5, 6, and 9, dated April 17, 1980 to February 1980. Topics discussed include contract negotiations with UBC, wages, inflation, cost of living, procedures prior to strike action, an agenda for January 24, 1980, meeting minutes from December 20, 1979, finances, grievances, bylaw changes, a list of correspondence, and union and university proposals.

[News clippings 1975 strike]

File contains clippings and photocopies of news stories, dated April 21, 1975 to September 1975. Topics discussed include contracts, strike actions, suspensions, negotiations, and crossing picket lines. File also contains a letter from Students in the Faculty of Law supporting the AUCE strike, and an AUCE Local 1 (UBC) newsletter dated September 1975.

[Reports of UBC University Librarian to the UBC Senate]

File contains the Reports of the University Librarian to the Senate of the University of British Columbia, dated January 1979 and December 1979. The January report covers the year 1977-78, and includes information on collections development, physical and bibliographic access to collections, services, and appendices describing the size of the collections, collections growth, library expenditures, use of library resources, interlibrary loans, reference statistics, library organization, reading rooms, and the Senate Library Committee. The December report covers the year 1978-79, and includes themes and trends for the seventies and eighties, collections, divisions such as circulation, aquisitions, catalogues, etc., libraries such as the Woodward Biomedical Library, Sedgewick Library, Data Library, etc., and appendices describing the size of the collections, collections growth, library expenditures, use of library resources, interlibrary loans, reference statistics, library organization, reading rooms, and the Senate Library Committee.

[Shop steward handbook and Travel Club newsletter]

File contains an AUCE/SORWUC shop steward handbook and AUCE travel club leaflets. Topics discussed in the handbook include rights and responsibilities of stewards, leaves from work, how to process grievances, arbitration, definitions, and a sample grievance form. Topics discussed in the newsletters include detailed information on tours and travel packages to Las Vegas, Mexico, Alaska, Europe, etc.

[British Columbia policy research and reports] (1 of 2)

File contains reports distributed by the Pacific Group for Policy Alternatives, dated January, February, and March 1984. Reports include "Is There a Social Policy in British Columbia? Who Has Been Hurt and Why?" by Angela Redish, Series 4-84-3, ISBN 0-88627-029-4 ; "The Ideology of Restraint" by Patricia Marchak, Series 3-84-01, ISBN 0-88627-025-1, February-March, 1984 ; "Revenue Sources for Maintaining Social Services in B.C." by Jonathan R. Kesselman, Paper No. P-84-1, January 1984 ; "The New Priorities of the Social Credit Government of British Columbia" by Gideon Rosenbluth and William Schworm, Paper No. P-84-3, February 1984.

View on CPR Winnipeg to Vancouver 1887

An album of photographs by WM. Notman and Son, documenting travel between Winnipeg and Vancouver along the Canadian Pacific Railway. Mostly landscape photographs in the mountains, but also some cityscapes and buildings in Winnipeg. Also included is an original photograph order sheet from WM. Notman & Son from "3rd Series Manitoba & the North West" with pricing and titles. The album and photographs are in good shape, though some of the pages have separated from the binding.

Notman, William

Views of British Columbia & Alaska

A book of printed drawings, by an unknown artist, of British Columbia and Alaska, published by M.W. Waitt & Co. booksellers in Victoria B.C. The book has a stylized red cover, and the spine is basically completely detached; the images are in decent shape, but the pages are coming apart at the seams.

M.W. Waitt & Co.

[Jock Taylor's Travels]

An album of photographs, possibly assembled by Jock Taylor. At least some of the photos were taken by ‘Bodurtha’. Others were taken by Frederick Dally (many available through Library and Archives Canada). The images are believed to depict travels as part of the British Navy mainly aboard the HMS Zealous. Predominantly taken in 1870 and 1871 in South America, the United States, and British Columbia, it also includes images from Egypt in 1885. The photos are housed in a tattered blue album with the images glued onto the pages. Many photos include captions, though the writing is fading, and sometimes is recopied more legibly.

Taylor, Jock

[San Francisco to British Columbia]

An album of photographs from throughout the United States and British Columbia. Predominantly the Western United States, but also a few from New York. The photographs are not in an order that suggest the itinerary of one long trip. They may represent travel photos from an individual from multiple trips.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[News clippings 1976]

File contains news clippings of The Ubyssey, UBC reports, and University Endowment Lands (U.E.L.) special planning project, dated January 8, 1976 to January 13, 1976. Topics discussed include AUCE interactions with UBC, contracts, wage rollbacks, mediation, faculty crossing picket lines, and university endowment lands. Also included is the Engineer's Week undergraduate publication, The Red Rag, which the A.U.C.E. protested for its sexist content.

[News clippings 1999 strike]

File contains photocopies of news clippings relating to the 1999 CUPE strike, dated January 7, 2000 to September 7, 1999. Topics discussed include picketing and strikes, negotiations, essential services, the UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS) supporting CUPE, contracts, and a proposed union for sessional instructors at UBC.

[Annual provincial convention materials] (2 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes, rules of order, and other records from the annual convention dated June 12-13, 1976 to June 18-19, 1977. Topics discussed include executive reports, Local reports, strikes, bargaining, arbitration, affiliation, referenda, communications, committees, interactions with other unions (SORWUC), resolutions and amendments, staffing and wages, job descriptions, and revenue and finances. File also contains two copies of the following: agendas from the June 18-19, 1977 convention, rules of order, lists of delegates to the fourth annual AUCE convention, detailed reports from Local 1 (UBC), Local 2 (SFU), Local 3 (NDU), Local 4 (Capilano), Local 6 (TSSU), provincial executive reports, joint AUCE/SORWUC committee reports, and financial statements dated March 31, 1977.

Sixth Annual Provincial Convention (1 of 6)

File contains meeting minutes and rules of order from the annual convention dated June 2-3, 1979. Topics discussed include amendments and resolutions, financial report and expenses, Local reports, support for the SFU 18, student employment, interactions with SORWUC, the newsletter, potential affiliation with the CLC, nominations, interest in changing the name of the organization (AUCE) to the University and College Employees Union (UCEU), student employment, and opposing Bill C-22 and Bill C-14. File also contains a piece of scrap paper with an AUCE embossed stamp.

Special Convention on Affiliation (1 of 2)

File contains a photocopy of the Special Convention on Affiliation meeting minutes dated April 12-13, 1980. Topics discussed include affiliation with the CLC or other unions (CCU, SORWUC, BCGEU, CUPE, OTEU, etc.), reports from Locals and affiliation committees, and referendum wording, content, and procedures. File also contains a report to the Special Convention by the AUCE Provincial Executive

Special Convention on Affiliation (2 of 2)

File contains the Special Convention on Affiliation docket dated April 12-13, 1980. Records in the docket include an agenda, a list of delegates to the convention, minutes and list of delegates from the 6th annual convention (1979), a financial report, affiliation committee reports and members, reports on unions (ACIEBC, AUCE, BCGEU, CCU, CLC, CUPE, OTEU, SORWUC, UFAWU), and resolutions. File also contains several blank pages for notes, proposed amendments, and emergency resolutions

Provincial Executive minutes

File contains executive meeting minutes dated March 4, 1978 to December 2, 1978. Topics discussed include correspondence, letters of support and donations to other unions and workers' groups, strike actions and negotiations, financial reports and decisions, Local reports, organizing a teaching assistant and support staff union (TSSU) at Simon Fraser University (SFU), discussions on student work study employment, participation in an International Women's Day parade, the UIC Maternity Leave report, newsletter, presentation from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). File also contains one blank charter from the Canadian Labor Union, and the Special AUCE Executive Meeting Re: 1978 AUCE Convention Agenda dated April 28, 1978.

Provincial Executive minutes (1 of 3)

File contains Provincial Executive meeting minutes dated January 17, 1981 to July 17, 1981. Topics discussed include a protest of cutbacks at tuition fees at Capilano College, correspondence, reports of officers and representatives, reports of Locals, the affiliation referendum, the annual convention, financial statements, office business and hiring, bylaw and constitutional amendments, strikes, grievances, "Ban the Klan" demonstration, Local 5 affiliation with the CCU and related disciplinary charges. File also contains one half-filled spiral bound stenographer's notebook with handwritten notes on AUCE business.

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