Collection RC0720 - Toronto Typographical Union collection

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Toronto Typographical Union collection

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  • 1981-1985 (Creation)

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12.5 cm of textual records
20 audio cassettes

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Alan O'Connor was a Ph.D. student in Sociology at York University who had an interest in folklore and the study of social history. He undertook a research project on the occupational culture of printers in the Toronto area. His project involved interviewing approximately twenty memebers of the Toronto Typographical Union. This union was the first trade union in Canada, formed in 1832 by printers in York (later Toronto).

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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.

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Collection was acquired in June 1986 from Alan O'Connor.


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