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Working conditions

File contains correspondence, reports, and ephemera produced or received by Local 1's Working Conditions Committee. Topics include fluorescent lighting, the Workers' Compensation Board manual, grievance procedure, and first aid kit maintenance.

Working conditions

File contains material relating to working conditions at UBC. Records include "Second draft of amendments to Industrial Health & Safety Regulations (First Aid Section)" from the Worker's Compensation Board of British Columbia (dated September 25, 1978), documents produced by Local 1's Working Conditions Committee, correspondence regarding working conditions, an inspection report, a report regarding the detrimental effects of fluorescent lighting, and a newspaper clipping regarding stretching exercises for office workers.

File also contains a pamphlet from the UBC Alumni Association's Wesbrook Society (possibly from 1982), and copies of Local 1's grievance form.

[Wilson Photo Album]

A personal photo album kept by Clara and/or Kitty Wilson of Vancouver. Mainly portraits of the two sisters and their friends and family, plus some shots in and around Vancouver and British Columbia, including photographs of the Vancouver Pier 'D' Fire of 1938. Very few of the images are captioned. There are also a couple of postcards, and at least one negative included. The album and photographs are in great shape. See also UL_1591 for an album of Clara and Kitty's cycling trips, a few of whose photos are repeated here.

Wilson, Clara

[William A. Bauer Photo Album]

A photo album of William A. Bauer of Vancouver that documents travels around British Columbia near the beginning of the twentieth century. It includes a number of photos of early Vancouver, many of which document the street on which they were taken, and also a number taken from a bird

Bauer, William A.

Vancouver, B.C.

An album of photograph reproductions by various photographers, including the Edwards Brothers, detailing life in Vancouver around the turn of the century. Including images of prominent buildings, downtown streets, beaches, and Stanley Park.

Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.

[Vancouver Photo Album]

A photo album of images taken in and around Vancouver, including Stanley Park, Howe Sound, Bowen Island, and Deep Cove; also includes family portraits and other miscellaneous scenes. Housed in a leather-bound album with an image of an Aboriginal Chief burned onto the cover. The captions are badly faded, and some of the photos are fading as well.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[Vancouver Family Photo Album]

An album of a Vancouver family, documenting their travels throughout B.C. and the United States as well as life in Vancouver, including the royal visit of 1939. The pages are beginning to tear out of the album, but the photos are still in relatively good shape (with some fading).

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[Universities and Colleges Conference Correspondence]

File contains Association of University and College Employees correspondence, dated October 17, 1977 to June 24, 1977. Topics discussed include planning the conference for support staff in colleges and universities (sponsored by the Public Sector Employees Council and co-ordinated by Melody Rudd of the AUCE), with details on expenses, delegates, and attending institutions, collaboration with other unions (BCGEU, CUPE, VMREU), and the conference program and order of proceedings. File also contains reports from AUCE Local 4 (Capilano College), BCGEU Local 2 (Okanagan College) including their collective agreement for 1977-78, BCGEU Local 57 and 64 (Northwest Community College) including a memorandum of understanding dated March 30, 1977, CUPE Local 951 (UVIC), CUPE Local 1341 (Selkirk College), CUPE Local 2081 (Camosun College), and the Fraser Valley College Faculty and Staff Association

[Universities & Colleges Conference records] (2 of 2)

File contains records relating to the Association of University and College Employees' participation in the Universities and Colleges Conference, dated October 25, 1977 to October 17, 1977. Topics discussed include the order of Local report presentations, the conference agenda, maternity leave and unemployment insurance, student employees, correspondence, and reports from CUPE Local 2081 (Camosun College), AUCE Local 4 (Capilano College), BCGEU Local 59 (BCIT), AUCE Local 3 (Notre Dame University), BCGEU Local 62 (Douglas College), Fraser Valley College Faculty and Staff Association, BCGEU Local 64 (Northwest Community College), BCGEU Local 63 (Northern Lights College), BCGEU Local 52 (Okanagan College), CUPE Local 1858 (Malaspina College), CUPE Local 1341 (Selkirk College), AUCE Local 1 (UBC), AUCE Local 2 (SFU), and CUPE Local 951 (UVIC).

[Universities & Colleges Conference records] (1 of 2)

File contains records relating to the Association of University and College Employees' participation in the Universities and Colleges Conference, dated October 15, 1977, September 1977, 1973, and October 1977. Topics discussed include the AUCE's contributions to the Universities and Colleges Conference, correspondence, reports from Locals and committees, statement from a provincial secretary/treasurer candidate, and a breakdown of finances. File also contains annotated copies of Bill 89 (Labour Code of British Columbia Amendment Act, 1977), Bill 82 (Colleges and Provincial Institutes Act), the Labour Code of British Columbia (1973), and a copy of CUPE's report for the Universities and Colleges conference.

[Union Steward materials]

File contains union steward materials, dated October 4, 1977 to October 16, 1977. Topics discussed include duties and responsibilities, handling a grievance, dealing with supervisors, closing comments, Local grievance meetings, copies of minutes, tips for stewards, grievance information, rights of stewards, arbitration, information and agendas for stewards seminars, and brief histories of AUCE and SORWUC. File also contains a audio cassette entitled "The Steward".

[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.

UBC Alumni Chronicle: The Unionization of UBC

File contains an issue of the UBC Alumni Chronicle, dated Spring 1975. Topics discussed include the UBC Alumni Association election, unionization of UBC, an article on sports and culture, a profile on Tom Wayman, alumni annual giving and a list of scholarships, campus news including coverage of MLA Day, Senate election results, the Alumni Travel Program, and a message from the president, a spotlight section with alumni news, weddings, births, and deaths, and a letters section with submissions from readers.

Treasurer's files

File contains records of the union office treasurer, dated June 20, 1978 to November 20, 1979. Documents include material concerning a 1979 office reorganization. Topics discussed include administrative restructuring, dues restructuring, subsequent by-law amendments, and union income. File also contains correspondence and invoices regarding payments to AUCE Provincial, legal arbitration, employee benefits, office rental, pest control, and union dues. File also contains the following miscellaneous documents: an account log photocopy, agenda and minutes of membership meetings, financial statements, and Local 1 by-laws. File also contains issues of Across Campus (October 1979, March 1979), and Contract Bulletin 3.

The Vanishing Race, The Long Headed Indian of the West Coast of BC

An album of photographs believed to be in British Columbia, including landscape images as well as a number of portraits of Aboriginal peoples, many hand-coloured. Only the photos on the right-hand pages are signed by Ben William Leeson (as B.W. Leeson). It is possible that an unknown individual added their snapshots on the facing pages to a book of Lesson images.

Leeson, B.W.

[Ten Annual Cycling Trips, 1938-1947]

Photo album documenting sisters Clara and Kitty Wilson’s ten annual cycling trips taken throughout British Columbia in July and/or August of 1938 through 1947. The first seven trips were on Vancouver Island, the eighth in the Okanagan, and the ninth and tenth in the Cariboo region. The photos are thoroughly captioned and still in good shape. Also included are the letters and postcards they sent home during the trips (half of each card written by each sister), as well as newspaper clippings, business cards, a menu from BC Coast Steamships, a telegram, and a negative. There are also 25 hand-drawn cartoons highlighting some of their adventures. They nicknamed their bikes Rastus and Ginger, and also use a variety of pet names when signing their letters and referring to family members. The album is in decent shape though the pages are flaking at the edges. See also UL_1596 for a family photo album kept by the sisters.

Wilson, Clara

Strike pay

File contains outgoing and incoming correspondence regarding 1978 strike pay, a list of cheques released to signatories, and statements of earnings. Correspondence includes memoranda to Local 1's union office authorizing release of strike pay cheques to third parties. File also includes Local 2's Annual Report 1978/9 Supplement. Topics discussed include maternity benefits, strike action, negotiations with Simon Fraser University, and committee reports.

S.S. "Mist" documents

File contains documents relating to the S.S. "Mist." Documents include the registry certificate for the vessel, coasting license, and receipts for duties and fees paid.

Special Convention on Affiliation, April 1980

File contains material from the April 1980 AUCE Provincial Special Convention on Affiliation. Material includes the Affiliation Bulletin 2 (prepared by Local 1's Affiliation Committee and Provincial staff), an information package about various affiliation options, an Affiliation Update from the Provincial Executive dated April 2nd 1980, and an edition of the AUCE Affiliation Inquiry (vol.1, no.4) dated January 9, 1980.

File also contains the Provincial newsletter AUCE News: Special 9th Annual Convention Edition (June 1982). Topics discussed include provincial nominations, a proposed budget, and proposed resolutions and amendments.

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

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

[Solidarity Coalition records]

File contains correspondence, news releases, reports, and other records dated June 26, 1984 to June 18 and 19, 1984. Topics discussed include Operation Solidarity and new labour legislation, per capita dues, the Solidarity Coalition, opposition to the government budget, rallies, an AMS (UBC Alma Mater Society) Special General Meeting, formation of a People's Commission for Policy Alternatives and their activities, employment proposals, trade union support actions including strikes and demonstrations, community programs, education, Expo 86, an Operation Solidarity bargaining conference and strategy discussion, the report of the public sector committee, the 1984 B.C. Conference on Human Rights, Local reports, recommendations from workshops, and communications reports. File also contains an information package from the Operation Solidarity 1st Annual General Meeting dated June 18 and 19, 1984, a copy of Operation Solidarity News Volume 1, Number 1, dated October 1984.

[Solidarity coalition records]

File contains records pertaining to Operation Solidarity (trade unions group) and the Solidarity Coalition (community group), dated December 1, 1983 to October 7, 1983. Topics discussed include strikes and negotiation, responses and opposition to Bill 2-3, Bill 11, Bill 26, and other government policies and legislation, correspondence, budget cuts, a copy of the AUCE Local 1 Solidarity Times, office equipment and costs, reports and summaries on potential legislative changes such as the Labour Code Amendment Act (Bill 28) and others, political protests, leaflets entitled "The Real Kerkhoff Story," and "B.C. Government Cuts Education Again," a news clipping on the Fraser Institute, and a Solidarity Coalition brief to the premier of B.C. dated October 7, 1983.

[Solidarity coalition newsletters, bulletins, and reports]

File contains newsletters, bulletins, and reports, dated October 1983 to May 1985. Topics discussed include an NDP Caucus Labour Report on legislation, activities of the CUPE Solidarity Committee, a summary of Bill 28 (Labour Code Amendment Act), International Women's Day, unemployment in BC, rallies and protests against government budgets and policies, military expenditures, poverty, socio-economic policy alternatives and a people's commission, the displacement of Tranquille residents, a lockout of the Theatre Employeess Union, human rights, Expo 86, education cuts and cuts to government programs, and logging on Meares Island. File also includes a copy of the Solidarity Times Volume 1, Number 1, from October 15, 1983, copies of the B.C. Report from July 1984 and November 1984, and 15 copies of Solidarity Coalition Bulletins from 1984-1985.

Snapshots Victoria B.C.

A photo album from a British Columbian woman known only as K.B.S. Predominantly family snapshots, as well as photos of travels throughout British Columbia, including Salt Spring Island, Shawnigan Lake, and Victoria. The cover of the leather album is adorned with an image of an Aboriginal chief and a simple landscape. Photos and album are still in good condition. The first large number of images are captioned, but towards the end most are not.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

Sixth Annual Provincial Convention (6 of 6)

File contains Local reports and a paper presented by the National Union of Students included in the sixth annual convention docket dated May 1979 to June 2-3, 1979. Records include draft and final versions of Local reports, correspondence and criticism related to Local 4 (Capilano), information on the SFU 18 and the history of Local 3 (NDU), and the National Union of Students policy paper from March 1979 entitled "Education: A system in chaos".

Sixth Annual Provincial Convention (5 of 6)

File contains the sixth annual Convention Docket dated June 2-3, 1979. Records in the docket include an agenda, list of delegates, rules of order, minutes of the fifth annual convention (1978), a detailed provincial report including financial statements, detailed reports of Locals including information on the SFU 18 and the history of Local 3 (NDU), resolutions and amendments, and a National Union of Students policy paper from March 1979 entitled "Education: A system in chaos." File also contains the back cover of the docket which has been intentionally left blank, as well as a list of suggested additions, emergency amendments, and resolutions.

Sixth Annual Provincial Convention (4 of 6)

File contains a draft version of the sixth annual convention docket dated June 2-3, 1979. Records in the docket include an agenda, list of delegates, rules of order, minutes of the fifth annual convention (1978), provincial report including financial statements, reports of Locals and resolutions and amendments. File also contains handwritten drafts and notes used in preparing the docket.

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.

Sixth Annual Provincial Convention (2 of 6)

File contains the sixth annual convention docket dated June 2-3, 1979. Records in the docket include an agenda, list of delegates, rules of order, minutes of the fifth annual convention (1978), a detailed provincial report including financial statements, detailed reports of Locals including information on the SFU 18 and the history of Local 3 (NDU), resolutions and amendments, and a National Union of Students policy paper from March 1979 entitled "Education: A system in chaos." File also contains the back cover of the docket which has been intentionally left blank for emergency resolutions or amendments.

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.

[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.

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)

Seventh Annual Provincial Convention (1 of 2)

File contains an annual provincial convention docket dated June 21-22, 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, the affiliation committee report, minutes and list of delegates from the special convention on affiliation, CLC correspondence, executive reports, and budget and financial reports

Sealing commission oaths

File contains handwritten copies of the oath sworn by those giving evidence to Pelagic Sealing Commission in English, Nootka, and Chinook Jargon, as well as a note regarding the meaning of the word "Nootka."

[Scrapbook of 1992 strike]

File contains materials relating to the 1992 CUPE strike, including photocopies of articles and photographs (originals moved, see below) and news clippings dated February 20, 1992 to March 26, 1992. Topics discussed include background information on the strike, working conditions and wages, pay equity, negotiation, effects of the strike, scabs and strikebreakers, UBC student, administration, and faculty responses to the strike, a B.C. Supreme Court injunction limiting picket locations, the student sit-in at the president's office and related statement, and the end of the strike. File also contains an envelope of additional news clippings.

RBSC-ARC-1021-PH-048 to 125, 127 (small print - photograph storage)
RBSC-ARC-1021-PH-126 (medium print -photograph storage)

Schooner "Winifred" ledger

File contains ledger, with index, of accounts related to "Winifred" from 1891 to 1892. Includes payments to persons and businesses from "Winifred" account.

Schooner "Winifred" journal

File contains journal of "Winifred" account transactions from February 1891 through March 1892. Journal also contains multiplication exercises in pencil.

Schooner "Winifred" documents

File contains documents relating to the schooner "Winifred," also called "Winnifred." Documents include typed copies of the title, statements of the captain and a crew member, and notice of vessel detainment; draft declaration by Charles Spring regarding "Winnifred;" documents related to the Bering Sea Claims Commission claims; bill of sale for shares of "Winifred" to Spring; repair and improvement receipts; transcript of the record and proceedings of the United States court case against "Winifred;" and other documents.

Schooner "Kate" log for 1892

Log by commander A. J. Taylor contains entries on conditions, location, and activities of the crew on "Kate" from March 5, 1892 to August 4, 1892. The June 21 entry notes the arrival of H.M.S. "Daphne." The log also contains a list of crew and provisions taken on board.

Schooner "Henrietta" documents

File contains documents relating to the schooner "Henrietta." Documents include accounts and expense sheets, including an accounting of expenses to outfit the vessel, lists of improvements and repairs, and payments to crew; promissory notes / receipts for advances to the crew.

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