Fonds RC0116 - Tools for Peace. Branch office (Hamilton, Ont.) fonds

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Tools for Peace. Branch office (Hamilton, Ont.) fonds

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  • 1986-1995 (Creation)

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25 cm of textual records

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Tools for Perace was formed to provide humanitarian aid to Nicaragua. It grew out a visit of a group of fishermen from British Columbia to Nicaragua in 1981. On their return to Canada they began to gather supplies to help a Nicaraguan fishing village. By 1983 Tools for Peace had been formally organized with a head office in Vancouver and branches across Canada. In the spring of 1984 members of the El Salvadorean Committee in Hamilton, Ont. decided to became active in collecting goods for Nicaragua and joined Tools for Peace. The Hamilton group concentrated on collecting school supplies as well as donating cash. They also sponsored speakers from Nicaragua. Although the Hamilton group was still active as late as 1995, the Vancouver head office had been closed sometime before that. A longer history of the organization, written by Jessie Kaye, is available in hard copy.

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The fonds consists of three accruals of correspondence, minute books, financial statements, news releases, circulars, contact lists and issues of Hamilton Area Tools for Peace and Tools for Peace News.

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The first two accruals (14-1994) and (14-1996) were acquired from Katherine Watson and Jessie Kaye in September 1994 and May 1996. The third accrual (27-2002) was acquired from Jessie Kaye in May 2000.


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Further accruals are expected.

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