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Western Branch of the Canadian Merchant Service Guild fonds
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12 m of textual records
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The Western Branch of the Canadian Merchant Service Guild was established in Vancouver in 1965. The Branch represents deck officers and engineers working on the ferries, towboats, and ships of the B.C. coast, the interior lakes and the MacKenzie River system.
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The fonds consists of records reflecting the activities of the Guild as representative of seamen working on the west coast, hiring agency, collective bargaining body, and lobby group. The fonds includes minutes of Guild meetings, an extensive group of subject files, business records, and personal office files of Guild officers reflect the organization's active involvement in marine education, safety regulation development, marine standards, and open representation.
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Materials relating to the 1970 strike restricted without permission from Guild office.
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Inventory available. PDF document attached.