Collection RC0165 - Robert Allen ("Bob") Jaggard collection

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Robert Allen ("Bob") Jaggard collection

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  • 1972-1994 (Creation)

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12.5 cm of textual records

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Bob Jaggard, born in Hamilton, Ont., was a trade unionist and community activist. A long-time employee of the Hamilton Street Railway, retiring in 1988 after 36 years of service, Mr. Jaggard was a member of Local 107 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, serving several terms as president. He was also a founder of the Hamilton Beach Preservation Committee, a member of the Hamilton and District Labour Council, and a member of the Communist Party of Canada. He was a candidate for that party in the Ontario provincial election of 1987 in the Hamilton East riding. Mr. Jaggard died in 1994.

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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.

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Collection (06-2000) was acquired from Ontario Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in February 2000.


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