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Ian McDonald collection File
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Workmen's Compen. Board, 1917-1961

File contains copies of workmen's compensation reports for labourers in various professions; reports cover 1926-1930, 1935-1939, 1942-1947. Also contains handwritten notes by Ian McDonald recording figures from 1917-1961.

West Kootenay Power & Light

File contains a West Kootenay Power 85th Anniversary Edition of the Hi-Lines newsletter, a shareholder report from Cominco, a timeline of agreements between West Kootenay Power and IBEW Local B-287 from 1946-1947, and the business card of Jack Fisher, public relations for West Kootenay Power.

W. F. Dunne file

File contains material photocopied by Ian McDonald related to William F. Dunne, union leader and state legislator in Montana during the early 20th century as well as a former business agent of IBEW Local 213; of particular interest for McDonald are speeches given by Dunne.

Union notes [(3 of 3)]

File contains notebooks, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes and pamphlets related to Les McDonald's union activities with IBEW Local 213.

Union notes [(2 of 3)]

File contains notebooks, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes and pamphlets related to Les McDonald's union activities with IBEW Local 213.

Union notes [(1 of 3)]

File contains notebooks, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes and pamphlets related to Les McDonald's union activities with IBEW Local 213.

Transcripted interviews

File contains handwritten transcripts from interviews Ian McDonald conducted with Malcolm "Cal" Morrison, Larry Jack, John Carson, Mr. & Mrs. Howard Hume, Edmund Morrison, Fred Hoppe and Roland Gerwin.

The People, WWII articles

File contains photocopied newspaper clippings from The People, a Vancouver newspaper: "Trade Union Unity Vital to War Effort," as well as a cartoon and an advertisement for the Canadian Aid to Russia Fund.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: A Study in Trade Union Structure and Functions

File contains a photocopy of Michael A. Mulcaire's PhD dissertation, completed at the Catholic University of America. Chapters are: I.Origin and Growth of the Brotherhood, II. Membership, Organizing Methods and Jurisdiction of the Union, III. Apprenticeship Rules and Training, IV. The Government of the Union, V. Beneficiary Features of the International and VI. Problems and Methods of Collective Bargaining.

[Spontaneity Went Out With Spartacus]

File contains an essay written by Ian McDonald on the Lenkurt strike and his father's role within the strike; the full title is "Spontaneity Went Out With Spartacus: IBEW Local 213, Les McDonald, and the Lenkurt Strike of 1966." Ian McDonald considers the essay to be a continuation of his work on his 1986 Master's thesis, which discussed the IBEW before the Lenkurt strike.

Some Pioneers of Light and Power

File contains a photocopy of George Green's "Some Pioneers of Light and Power," an article about electricity as a public utility in British Columbia published in the British Columbia Historical Quarterly.

Seniority Lists & Retirement

File contains lineman and groundman's seniority lists for Peterson Electric, B.C. Electric and possible others (not all lists are identified).

[Published articles]

File contains published articles written by Les McDonald on labour issues and sport. Also contains handwritten notes by Les McDonald which may have been used for a LiveWire article.

[Postcards sent to Bill & Dora Stewart (3 of 3)]

File contains postcards sent by Les McDonald to Bill and Dora Stewart. The written contents of the postcards revolve around McDonald's travel with the International Olympic Committee to establish triathlon as an Olympic sport, though he discusses a wide range of topics and frequently offers sharp political commentary on the places he visits, the IOC, and current events.

[Postcards sent to Bill & Dora Stewart (2 of 3)]

File contains postcards sent by Les McDonald to Bill and Dora Stewart. The written contents of the postcards revolve around McDonald's travel with the International Olympic Committee to establish triathlon as an Olympic sport, though he discusses a wide range of topics and frequently offers sharp political commentary on the places he visits, the IOC, and current events.

[Postcards sent to Bill & Dora Stewart (1 of 3)]

File contains postcards sent by Les McDonald to Bill and Dora Stewart. The written contents of the postcards revolve around McDonald's travel with the International Olympic Committee to establish triathlon as an Olympic sport, though he discusses a wide range of topics and frequently offers sharp political commentary on the places he visits, the IOC, and current events.

[Personal correspondence (2 of 2)]

File contains letters related to Les McDonald's personal life, including eulogies written for Bill Stewart and Herb Crabtree, correspondence from and related to his father, and a copy of Charles Boylan's "Learn From the Teacher By Negative Example" with a dedication to Les McDonald. Also contains "Some Recollections of Les McDonald," by David Yorke.

[Personal correspondence (1 of 2)]

File contains letters related to Les McDonald's personal life, including eulogies written for Bill Stewart and Herb Crabtree, correspondence from and related to his father, and a copy of Charles Boylan's "Learn From the Teacher By Negative Example" with a dedication to Les McDonald. Also contains "Some Recollections of Les McDonald," by David Yorke.

Patricia Roy articles

File contains three photocopied articles written by University of Victoria History professor Patricia Roy: "Direct Management from Abroad: The Formative Years of the British Columbia Electric Railway," "The Illumination of Victoria: Late Nineteenth-Century Technology and Municipal Enterprise" and "The British Columbia Electric Railway and Its Street Railway Employees: Paternalism in Labour Relations." Also contains a page of handwritten notes from Ian McDonald.

Papers from M.B's - 1939-41

File contains a letter of resignation to the executive board from Local 213 president John Bezer, correspondence and reports from IBEW Local 213 business managers and photocopied versions of the same documents (kept for conservation reasons).

Pacific Tribune, 1957-1958 (strikes) re: 213

File contains photocopies of articles from the Pacific Tribune concerning IBEW Local 213's strike action against B.C. Electric, Hume and Rumble and Peterson Electric in March 1958, as well as the subsequent lockout by the Associated Electrical Contractors of B.C. in May 1958; Art O'Keeffe, John Waplington and George Gee are mentioned.

Oral history and audio history material re: British Columbia Labour History

The file contains audio recordings relevant to British Columbia labour history, including oral narratives and tapings of radio broadcasts. Interviewees include numerous IBEW Local 213 figures, such as Ernie Fulton, Dusty Greenwell, Terry Simpson, George Gee, Jack Ross, Art O'Keeffe and Angus McDonald.

The interviewer on most of the cassettes is Ian McDonald; some interviews were conducted by Simon Fraser University History professor, Allan Seager, who was also McDonald's supervisor for his Master's thesis.

[North Shore Transportation committee materials]

File contains typed statements from the North Shore Transportation committee related to rapid transit and responses to freeway proposals, and a newspaper editorial written by Les McDonald in response to journalist David Butler's characterization of "crossing opponents" critical of building a third freeway crossing in the Pemberton Heights area.

[Materials related to the Canadian Union of Electrical Workers breakaway movement (3 of 3)]

File contains pamphlets, letters, newspaper clippings and other ephemera collected from Barry Sharbo, an electrician belonging to IBEW Local 213 who was charged for his involvement in the Lenkurt Strike and went on to join and become a board member of the Canadian Electrical Workers Union Local 1. The contents of the file relate primarily to the Lenkurt Strike and the formation of the Canadian Electrical Workers Union.

[Materials related to the Canadian Union of Electrical Workers breakaway movement (2 of 3)]

File contains pamphlets, letters, newspaper clippings and other ephemera collected from Barry Sharbo, an electrician belonging to IBEW Local 213 who was charged for his involvement in the Lenkurt Strike and went on to join and become a board member of the Canadian Electrical Workers Union Local 1. The contents of the file relate primarily to the Lenkurt Strike and the formation of the Canadian Electrical Workers Union.

[Materials related to the Canadian Union of Electrical Workers breakaway movement (1 of 3)]

File contains pamphlets, letters, newspaper clippings and other ephemera collected from Barry Sharbo, an electrician belonging to IBEW Local 213 who was charged for his involvement in the Lenkurt Strike and went on to join and become a board member of the Canadian Electrical Workers Union Local 1. The contents of the file relate primarily to the Lenkurt Strike and the formation of the Canadian Electrical Workers Union.

[Local 213 Minute Books , 1965]

File contains photocopies of minutes taken at IBEW 213 meetings in summer 1965; also contains a page of handwritten research notes by Ian McDonald about minute books from 1957 to 1960.

Local 213 - Contemporary Clippings

File contains later newspapers clippings related to IBEW Local 213 collected by Ian McDonald after the submission of his Master's thesis. Also contains George Gee's obituary and memorial service program.

[Lenkurt suspension appeal documents]

File contains documents related to Art O'Keeffe's appeal of his suspension from the IBEW on the grounds of his involvement in the 'Lenkurt dispute' of 1966. Also contains "Injunctions have no place in labor disputes," the statement of Jeffrey James Power to the appeal court of British Columbia in support of Local 213 workers suspended after the Lenkurt Strike (published by the Marine Workers' & Boilermakers' Industrial Union Local #1), and some personal correspondence addressed to Art O'Keeffe supporting his position.

[Lenkurt newspaper articles (2 of 2)]

File contains articles from various Vancouver-area newspapers documenting the events of the Lenkurt strike in 1966. Also contains an obituary for Jim Kinnaird and a retrospective article in the Pacific Tribune written in 1986.

[Lenkurt newspaper articles (1 of 2)]

File contains articles from various Vancouver-area newspapers documenting the events of the Lenkurt strike in 1966. Also contains an obituary for Jim Kinnaird and a retrospective article in the Pacific Tribune written in 1986.

[Lenkurt file (4 of 4)]

File contains papers related to Ian McDonald's research on the Lenkurt strike, which he eventually omitted from the scope of his Master's thesis but took up later in "Spontaneity Went Out with Spartacus," including photocopied newspaper articles from the Province and the Vancouver Sun.

[Lenkurt file (3 of 4)]

File contains papers related to Ian McDonald's research on the Lenkurt strike, which he eventually omitted from the scope of his Master's thesis but took up later in "Spontaneity Went Out with Spartacus," including photocopied archival documents related to the Lenkurt Strike, handwritten research notes by Ian McDonald and James L. Turk's "Surviving the Cold War: A Study of the United Electrical Workers in Canada."

[Lenkurt file (2 of 4)]

File contains papers related to Ian McDonald's research on the Lenkurt strike, which he eventually omitted from the scope of his Master's thesis but took up later in "Spontaneity Went Out with Spartacus," including photocopied newspaper articles from the Province from May 1966 and a notebook containing Les McDonald's "Lenkurt Trial Board Notes."

[Lenkurt file (1 of 4)]

File contains papers related to Ian McDonald's research on the Lenkurt strike, which he eventually omitted from the scope of his Master's thesis but took up later in "Spontaneity Went Out with Spartacus," including footnotes, "The Lenkurt Dispute" by Patricia Atherton, and Lenkurt Strike 1966 by Joyce Cameron, Virginia Reimer and Cathy Walker.

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