Series - Thesis research

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Thesis research

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  • [1910?]-2017 (Creation)

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37 cm of textual records
59 audio cassettes

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The series contains materials collected by Ian McDonald for the purposes of writing his Master’s thesis on the history of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 213, from 1901 to 1961. Materials within the series include collective agreements, newspaper and journal articles, court case summaries, interview transcriptions, census tables, meeting minutes, correspondence and dissertations; most materials are photocopies rather than original documents, however.

Also included are materials that pertain to the Lenkurt strike of 1966, which McDonald omitted from his original thesis to limit its scope. He took up the events surrounding the Lenkurt strike in a later essay, “Spontaneity Went Out with Spartacus: IBEW Local 213, Les McDonald, and the Lenkurt Strike of 1966,” which McDonald regards as a continuation of his Master’s research; the essay is also part of the series.

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The received order of the "Cypress Bowl Issue" file was between file 2-03 and 2-04; it has been moved to the Les McDonald papers sub-series.

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The series contains a considerable amount of photocopied material collected by Ian McDonald for his Master's thesis research in the 1980s.

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