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Robert Allen ("Bob") Jaggard collection

  • RC0165
  • Coleção
  • 1972-1994

The documents in this collection were gathered by Robert Kristofferson for a biography about Mr. Jaggard, The Bob Jaggard Story. They concern Jaggard's involvement with his union and the labour movement, politics, and local causes and consist of correspondence, news clippings, an incomplete court transcripts. Most of the documents are photocopies.

Jaggard, Robert Allen

Albert Mansbridge collection

  • RC0236
  • Coleção
  • 1928-1952

The collection consists mainly of Mansbridge's letters to Leonard Clark. There are also a few manuscripts concerning Mansbridge, Christmas cards, invitations, and announcements relating to Mansbridge, photographs of Mansbridge, and some pamphlets by Mansbridge. This collection was assembled by his friend Leonard Clark. Clark, an educator, author, editor and poet was born on 1 August 1905 in St. Peter Port, Guernsey. He was made inspector of schools with the Ministry of Education in 1936. He died in London in 1981.

Mansbridge, Albert

New Democratic Party Waffle

  • RC0265
  • Coleção
  • 1968-1975

The collection consists mainly of Waffle materials, although there is a small amount of New Democratic youth and general materials. It contains news letters, statements, discussion papers, petitions, press releases, news clippings, and some minutes.

New Democratic Party Waffle

Canadian railway labour negotiation collection

  • RC0326
  • Coleção
  • 1919-1961

The collection consists of materials concerning rules, disputes and labour negotiations with unions of the the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canadian National Railway and the Grand Trunk Railway system. Some of the unions involved include: Locomotive Engineers, Locomotive Firemen, Conductors, Baggagemen and Brakemen, Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Yardmasters, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. There is one photograph (Accession 08-1999).

Charles Hibbert Millard collection

  • RC0382
  • Coleção
  • 1920-1977

Collection consists of photographs of and by Millard. Some of his photographs are of labour marches and strikes. The information in his biographical sketch comes from a recorded interview that William Ready did with him in August 1975. An incomplete transcript of the interview has been typed. The letter from Millard to Harry Waisglass of the Faculty of Business at McMaster contains information about the 1946 Stelco strike in Hamilton, Ontario. It was written on 11 March 1975.

Millard, Charles Hibbert

Chromium Mining and Smelting Corporation Ltd. collection

  • RC0389
  • Coleção
  • 1934-1943

The collection mainly concerns the formation of an Employees’ Collective Bargaining Committee for the workers in Sault Ste. Marie in December 1941 and the negotiations which followed, culminating in a contract in July1943. The collection contains correspondence, labour legislation documents, draft agreements and other materials, and the completed contract. Correspondents include: Leo H. Timmins; Norman W. Bryne, Secretary; R.O. Denman, Vice-President, Managing Director and Treasurer; officials at the Department of Labour; and others. The collection also contains a Progress Report issued in 1934; a Balance Sheet and Notice of Annual Meeting in 1938; and two undated typescripts written during Word War II. One typescript concerns the development of the company in Sault Ste. Marie. The other is not specifically company related and concerns the struggle of tyranny against democracy.

Chromium Mining and Smelting Corporation Ltd.

General Motors Corporation of Canada and International Union United Automobile Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America collection

  • RC0430
  • Coleção
  • 1937-1967

The collection consists of master, local and supplemental agreements between the two organizations. Included is the first collective bargaining agreement recognizing an association of employees (United Automobile Workers, Local 222) at General Motors in April 1937 as well as agreements between various locals and McKinnon Industries and Frigidaire Products. There is also a copy of R.B. Reddoch, "A History of U.A.W. Activities at G.M. of Canada". The photographs are mainly of General Motors executives playing golf.

General Motors of Canada

Canadian labour collection

  • RC0491
  • Coleção
  • 1848-1996

The collection consists of various items relating to Labour history.

  • Tie has drawing of a man in chains with the caption: Repeal Taft Hartley Law.
  • Three audio discs were produced for the Canada Department of Labour by the National Film Board of Canada. Their titles are: Technical and Vocational - - -Training in Canada, Unemployment Insurance in Canada, Labour Management in a Changing World. They are for use with filmstrips which are not extant. One audio disc was issued by the Canada Department of Labour. Its title is: Better Together, Main dans La Main.
  • B&w group photograph of Ontario Independent Labour Convention, 1922.
  • B&w (15) and col. (8) photographs, col. slides (9) of an unidentifed strike relating to Branch 551. One sign reads "Fuddle Duddle Trudeau"; mimeographed material re a strike at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in 1962.
  • "Working Men's Association Tracts, The People Charter, 1848"
  • Letter from the Ancient Order of United Workmen (A.O.U.W.) Grand Lodge of Ontario, 27 October 1897.
  • Two oversize photographs of employees taken in front of a factory, possibly the B. Greening Wire Co. Ltd. in Hamilton, Ont.

Second accrual: Three photographs (50-2008): Men, horses and a wagon outside a mine, ca. 1910; Delegates to the Ontario Provincial Conference of Typographical Unions, St. Thomas, Ontario, 26 May 1914; Workers in front of Taylor-Forbes Ltd., a radiator foundry, Guelph, Ont., March 1938.

Third accrual (77-2009): poster re strike of International Beverage Dispensers and Bartenders Union, Local 289, Toronto; poster on board for "Labour Council of Metro Toronto and York Region, 1871-1996"; one membership card, 1937.

Fourth accrual (11-2010): St. John's Allied Printers' Union, Evening Telegram strike, 1979, two printed documents, "Don't Scab" and "Boycott the Telegram"

Toronto Typographical Union collection

  • RC0720
  • Coleção
  • 1981-1985

This collection consists of taped interviews, some with transcripts, of interviews done by Alan O'Connor notes, correspondence, and draft copy of his report "Real Live Type", 1985.

Toronto Typographical Union

Labour unions' name tags collection

  • RC0853
  • Coleção
  • 1937-1962

The collection consists of labour union name tags, mostly from conventions in Canada and the United States. Several of the name tags belonged to Claude Jodoin (1913-1975), the first president of the Canadian Labour Congress from 1956 to 1966 and to William Dodge, Executive Vice-President of the CLC. Unions include the Seafarers International, the International Ladies Garment Workers, International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the Employees International Union, the Journeymen Barbers International Union and the International Wood Workers of America. There is one tag from the Second World Congress of the Confederazione Internazionale Sindacati Liberi (International Confederation of Free Unions) held in Milan. Most of the tags are labour ones. However, there are three tags (staff, delegate, and guest) to the founding convention of the New Democratic Party. Most of the tags are ribbons attached to pins. There are also three metal plaques: two of the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada (French and English) and one for Montreal, 1947-50, with the city’s motto “Concordia salus” and crest. The tags were originally stapled, pinned or glued to a polystyrene foam board. The board was photographed by archival staff before the tags were removed.

Trade Union Field Officer Interviews conducted by Roy J. Adams

  • RC0886
  • Coleção
  • 1975-1977

The collection consists of interviews conducted by Adams with trade union Field Officers representing a number of different unions and lead to the writing of “The Work of the Trade Union Field Officer” which appeared in Relations industrielles / Industrial Relations, vol. 32, no. 4, 1977. A copy of the article is included with the collection.

The following unions are represented in these interviews:
American Federation of Musicians of the United States, and Canada
American Newspaper Guild
Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists
Bricklayers' Masons and Plasterers' International Union of America
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America
International Longshoremen's Association
International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
Labourers' International Union of North America
Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association; Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Seafarers' International Union
Service Employees International Union
United Steelworkers of America
United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada

Adams, Roy J.