Fonds RBSC-ARC-1580 - Vancouver Merchants' Association fonds

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Vancouver Merchants' Association fonds

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  • 1965-1967 (Creation)
    Vancouver Merchants' Association

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1 cm of textual records

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The Vancouver Merchants' Exchange was in operation in the late nineteenth century, having hosted the St. George's Society celebration in 1895. The Exchange, later the Vancouver Merchants' Association, made its first annual statistics report in 1922.

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The Vancouver Merchants' Exchange was incorporated in 1921. The Exchange united firms involved in shipping, import-export, marine insurance and related port activities. For the first ten years, the exchange acted as the single focal point of the industry, although various divisions were established according to specialized lines of business. Later, these divisions expanded and, in seeking greater autonomy to manage their own affairs, established separate associations which remained affiliated with the Exchange. These affiliate associations have included: Vancouver Grain Exchange, Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia, B.C. Towboat Owners' Association, Vancouver Grain Exports' Association, B.C. Terminal Operators' Association, and the Coastwise Operators' Association. The Vancouver Merchants' Exchange continued until 1975 when it was disbanded.

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The fonds consists of annual statistical reports for the Vancouver Merchant's Exchange (later Vancouver Merchant's Association) from 1965 to 1967. The reports include statistics on Vancouver ship arrivals and departures, commodity exports and imports.

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Call number: VF-374

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