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John Stanton fonds
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- Stanton, John
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2 m of textual records
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John Stanton served as legal counsel for numerous industrial trade unions in British Columbia including the International Woodworkers of America, International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union and International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Stanton worked for the Vancouver Community Legal Assistance Society from 1976 to 1984.
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The fonds consists of materials pertaining to Stanton's career as a lawyer representing a broad spectrum of industrial unions such as the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers (Canada), International Woodworkers of America and the Marine Workers and Boilermakers Industrial Union as well as individual cases relating to the workplace. There are also articles relating to the foundation and activities of various unions, the ILWU in particular, as well as copies of union constitutions and by-laws. There are case records of the ILWU vs. Nissho and Pacific Coast Hydrocarbons, and correspondence pertaining to Harold Pritchett, in particular dealing with his entry into the United States and documents relating to the "Greenhill Park" disaster of 1945. There are also files created by Stanton in representing his clients that formed the basis for his published autobiography "Never Say Die".
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Inventory available. PDF document attached.
With the exception of Box 5, Folder 18, which does not pertain to any specific draft chapter, but was one of Stanton's legal files; all the material prior to box 6, including files relating to draft chapters, was donated prior to 1985.
Photograph identifier: BC-1845
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- International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers (Canada) (Subject)
- International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (Subject)
- International Woodworkers of America (Subject)
- Pritchett, Harold (Subject)
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Updated by James Bowman in March 1985. Finding aid converted from PDF to AtoM by Ashlynn Prasad in April 2020.