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Ian McDonald collection File
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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).

[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.

[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."

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.

[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.

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.

[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.

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.

[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).

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.

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).

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).

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

[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).

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.

[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."

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).

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.

Bert Marcuse file

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

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.

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.

[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.

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."

[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 (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.

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.

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