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Collection RC0724 - Tim Buck collection

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Tim Buck collection

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  • 1939-1953 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records and other materials

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Buck, Tim (1891-1973)

Biographical history

Tim Buck, machinist, trade unionist, and communist, was born on 6 January 1891 in Beccles, England. He immigrated to Canada in 1910. He was a founding member of the Communist Party of Canada in 1921 and became its general secretary in 1929, a position he held for 32 years. He spent two years in jail, 1932-1934, after the party was banned. He reorganized it as the Labor-Progressive Party in 1943. He stood for election in three federal election campaigns. He published many articles, pamphlets and books. See A Select Bibliography of Tim Buck. He died in Cuernavaca, Mexico on 11 March 1973.

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The collection consists of an Ontario Provincial Police report of a meeting held by Tim Buck in 1939, 4 audio discs duplicated onto 2 audio cassettes containing speeches by Buck, a printed foreword by Buck to litho prints by Avrom Yanovksy as well as the prints, and fourteen b&w photographs concerning the Labor-Progressive Party, Today Magazine, and the International Economic Conference in Moscow in 1952. The Conference proceedings are also included in the collection as well as an offprint of an article by Buck.

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There have been two accruals: The first accrual (31-1997) was purchased in October 1997 from Gord Russell, Alexander Gallery, Ancaster, Ont. The second accrual (39-1997) was acquired in December 1997 from Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, Ont.

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RC0724

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