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Fonds RC0089 - Hamilton and District Labour Council fonds

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Hamilton and District Labour Council fonds

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RC0089

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  • 1888-1995 (Creation)

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22.2 m of textual records and graphic material.

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Hamilton and District Labour Council (1888-)

Administrative history

The Hamilton Trades and Labour Council was formed in 1888. It belonged to the larger Trades and Labour Congress of Canada. In 1939 the Trade and Labour Congress of Canada expelled all industrial unions. In September 1940 eleven international unions and the Steel Worker's Organizing Committee (later the United Steelworkers) affiliated to form the Canadian Congress of Labour (C.C.L.). These national events were reflected at the local level in Hamilton, Ont. by the formation in 1941 of the Hamilton Labour Council C.C.L. National unification of the Trade and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour was followed on the local level by the merger of the Hamilton Trades and Labour Council with the Hamilton Labour Council to form the Hamilton and District Labour Council in 1956. Further information on the history of the Hamilton and District Labour Council can be found in the master file.

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The fonds consists mainly of the records of the Hamilton and District Labour Council from its formation in 1956 until 1994. There are also some records from the two bodies which preceded it as well as from the Canadian Congress of Labour Area Council. There have been two accruals.

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Immediate source of acquisition

The first accrual was acquired in January 1977; the second accrual (26-1995) was received in April 1995, both from the Hamilton and District Labour Council.

Arrangement

The first accrual is arranged in the following series: Canadian Congress of Labour Area Council, 1951-1956; Hamilton Trades and Labour Council, A.F.L.: correspondence and financial records, 1936-1956; Minute Books and Cash Books (includes Hamilton Trades and Labour Council, 1888-1956; Hamilton Labour Council, C.C.L, 1941-1947; Hamilton and District Labour Council, Labour Day, 1957-1966; Hamilton and District Labour Council, 1956-1971); Political Action Committee, 1943-1965 (includes material on elections, including C.C.F., N.D.P. parties and photographs); Hamilton and District Labour Council, 1947-1970 (correspondence, minutes, financial material).

The second accrual has been arranged into the following series: correspondence; Council and its committees; annual, delegate and other reports, special projects; briefs and submissions, motions and resolutions, policy statements and the constitution; press releases, circulars, and other material; finance, credentials, attendance.

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First accrual: Finding Aid
Second accrual: Finding Aid

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RC0089

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