Fonds AM381 - Vancouver Typographical Union, Local 226 fonds

[Province Newspaper employees wearing signs on the picket line] [Striker wearing sign and talking to two men on the street] [Unidentified men] [Woman possibly named Maynes and nicknamed "The Gobbler"] A.R. Wilkie [and] S. Cummer from Calgary Alf Dwyer, W. Carlson and The "Duke" Allison Convention of labor people group photo [on steps of] Holy Rosary Cathedral Delegates Len Guy, G. Taylor and Ed Fairbairn at International Typographical Union Convention in ... Diamond jubilee banquet, Vancouver Typographical Union, Hotel Vancouver E.G. Fry from Winnipeg Eighty-fifth convention International Typographical Union picnic, Newcastle Island, Vancouver, B.C. George Henry Pederson and The "Duke" with hat on J.E. (Benal?) from Regina J.J. Ebbenal [Ebenal] and H.J. Ebbenal [Ebenal] Jim Adair Jim Gillespie - Stereotyper Len Guy [President, Vancouver Typographical Union, 1968-1973] Member Member [and] Bell Miss K. Harvey Mrs. B.A. Ibey from London, Ont. and W.D. York-Hardy Mrs. Ibey [and] E.S. Lee from Winnipeg Murray Murray [and] Walker Officers Vancouver Typographical Union No. 226, 1937-1938 Presentation [of membership emblems to 40 and 50 year recipients] Presentation of membership emblems by Vancouver (B.C.) no. 226 [to 40, 50 and 60 year recipients] Pressman - Stereotyper Jack Kirkham R. Cosgrove Recipients of 40 and 50 year buttons Star - picnic, Bowen Island Stereotyper Stereotyper - Jack Kirkham Stereotyper - Joe Hunt Stereotyper - Joe Hunt Sun Province 10 pin bowling league season, 1936-1937 banquet, Hotel Georgia Sutherland, Murray and Pamburm Tom Cumming and Andy Scott during strike at Evergreen Press, Marine Drive, Vancouver Typographical Union no. 226 fiftieth anniversary banquet, Hotel Georgia Union Printers' home, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vancouver Province Chapel journeymen compositors Vancouver Typographical Union and the Bricklayers' Union on Labour Day lacrosse team W.S. Boarman at ITU/CWA merger meeting Tom Kopec, Allan Heritage and Larry Cohen at ITU/CWA merger meeting

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Vancouver Typographical Union, Local 226 fonds

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  • 2.15 m of textual records
  • 47 photographs

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In the spring of 1888, an International Typographical Union charter was issued for the Vancouver Typographical Union, Local 226. The first officers of the Local were : W. M. Watters, president; Alex A. Anderson, vice-president; D. A. Monroe, treasurer; and J. W. Gunn, recording and financial secretary. The new Local soon passed a constitution, by-laws, and scale of prices. Local 226 has been at the forefront of organized labour in Vancouver. Late in 1888, the Union appointed a committee to consult other city labour organizations about forming a Trades and Labour Council. In 1893, the union also appointed a committee to organize country towns; in time locals were formed in New Westminster, Kamloops, Vernon, Rossland and several other communities. During the late 1960s and 1970s, in an effort to consolidate the organized printing trades in British Columbia, the Victoria, New Westminster, Kamloops, and Vernon locals were absorbed by Local 226 of the International Typographical Union.

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The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, membership and financial records, photographs and publications of the Vancouver Typographical Union (V.T.U.), Local 226; as well as the Victoria, New Westminster, Kamloops and Vernon locals of the International Typographical Union. Records of the V.T.U.'s activities at the Province and Sun Chapel (labour associations of printing-offices), 1928-1958 are included. The fonds also includes some records of the New Westminster Trades and Labour Council for the years 1908-1914.

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Donated by Mr. N. Pearsall, Secretary Treasurer, Vancouver Typographical Union, in 1977, Mr. William Hamma in 1986 and Mr. Harold Funk, Executive V.P. of the union, 1999.


Includes records from separate accruals formerly identified and described as AM381 and AM919. These descriptions have been amalgamated into a single fonds; citations for these records should use only AM381.

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