Fonds RBSC-ARC-1793 - Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service fonds

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Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service fonds

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Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service

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15 cm textual records and 2 microfilm reels

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The Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service was started in February of 1943. It was set up to make trip settlements, pay bills, make income tax deductions, and keep income records exclusively for fishermen and vessel owners. It operated by charging a flat rate per person, per trip, as well as a discount on bills paid through the office. It was sponsored by the Fishing Vessel Owners' Association of British Columbia and the United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union. It also dealt with other regional unions and associations as well as private vendors of fuel, fishing tackle, and other supplies. Although it was very successful early in its history, it was in decline by the early 70s.

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Records were originally in the custody of the Institute of Fisheries Analysis. May have been collected by the institute's founding director Parzival Copes. Transferred to UBC library prior to 2008, likely around 1996, according to box labels.

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Contains the operational records of the Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Services from 1943 to 1974. Records include annual and monthly financial summaries, meeting minutes, manager's reports, insurance agreements, and correspondence.

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Arranged and described and finding aid created June 2018 by Stuart Graham Hill.

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