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Alberta Federation of Labour convention, 1948
Alberta Federation of Labour convention, 1948
PA-3802-9

Robert Atkin fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Canadian labour organizations. -- 1948-1966
Series 2 Edmonton Labour Congress. -- 1951-1960
Series 3 Industrial Federation of Labour of Alberta. -- 1949-1957
Series 4 Personal papers. -- 1933-1970

Inventory

Series 1

Canadian labour organizations. -- 1948-1966

M-33-1 Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Employees and Other Transport Workers. -- 1957-1962. -- Consists of incoming and outgoin correpondence. Includes program of 1962 Education Conference.
M-33-2 Canadian Congress of Labour. -- 1948-1962. - Consists of Program of Business of Constitutional Conventions (1956, 1958, 1960, 1962); constitution, correspondence, policies (1948-1962; and a 1956 booklet by Clifford A. Scotton entitled A Brief History of Canadian Labour.
M-33-3 Canadian National Railway Pensioners' Association, Branch no. 9, Kelowna, British Columbia. -- 1966. -- Consists of correspondence.

Series 2

Edmonton Labour Congress. -- 1951-1960

M-33-4 Incoming and outgoing correspondence, minutes, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings -- 1951-1954
M-33-5 Incoming and outgoing correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets. -- 1955
M-33-6 Incoming and outgoing correspondence, convention program and newspaper clippings. -- 1956
M-33-7 Incoming and outgoing correspondence, addresses, constitution. -- 1957-1960 and n.d.

Series 3

Industrial Federation of Labour of Alberta. -- 1949-1957

M-33-8 First Constitutional Meeting. -- January 7-8, 1949. -- Consists of minutes, newspaper clippings and convention resolutions.
M-33-9 Fourth Annual Convention. -- October 25-27, 1951. -- Consists of addresses, newspaper clippings, reports and resolutions. Includes brief presented to the Alberta Government earlier in the year.
M-33-10 Fifth Annual Convention. -- October 30-31 and November 1, 1952. -- Consists of addresses, lists of guests, newspaper clippings, program and resolutions. Includes brief presented to Alberta Government earlier in the year.
M-33-11 Sixth Annual Convention. -- October 22-24, 1953. -- Consists of addresses, correspondence, minutes, newspaper clippings, programs, report and resolutions. Includes brief presented to the Alberta Government earlier that year.
M-33-12 Seventh Annual Convention. -- October 28-30, 1954. -- Consists of constitution, minutes, newspaper clippings, programs and resolutions.
M-33-13 Eighth Annual Convention. -- November 17-19, 1955. -- Consists of Executive Council Report, newspaper clippings and resolutions.
M-33-14 Merger Convention of the Alberta Federation of Labour and the Industrial Federation of Labour of Alberta. -- September 18-20, 1956. -- Consists of constitution, correspondence, memorandum, newspaper clippings, proceedings, recommendations and resolutions. Also includes brief to the Alberta Government earlier in the year.
M-33-15 Industrial Federation of Labour, First Annual Convention. - September 16, 1957. -- Consists of correspondence, recommendations, reports and resolutions.

Series 4

Personal papers. -- 1933-1970

M-33-16 Biography. -- 1934, 1956. -- Consists of biographical outline of childhood and early career in England and immigration to Canada in 1934; and biographical sketch (1956).
M-33-17 Notes. -- 1959. -- Consists of notes on Program of the Organizaed Labour Movement in Alberta and a report as a delegate to the Union Institute in Edmonton (November 21-22, 1959).
M-33-18 Essay. -- 1939. -- Consists of an essay entitled "How can we establish democracy in Alberta?'; Atkin won first prize for this in a contest sponsored by Knox United Church in Calgary.
M-33-19 Letters to the Editor. -- 1952-1963. -- Consists of letter written to various newspaper by Atkin.
M-33-20 Politics. -- 1933-1963. -- Consists of correspondence, literature, newspaper clippings, and petitions (1957-1963). Also includes The Regina Manifesto : Programme of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (July 1933), and the Winnipeg Declaration of Principles of the CCF (1956).
M-33-21 House of Commons debates. -- 1934. -- Consists of the speeches of Feburary 5 and 24, and of March 8, 1934 re CCF, unemployment relief, and revision of the Bank Act.
M-33-22 Labor Day Annual of the Edmonton Labor Council. -- 1955, 1956, 1957
M-33-23 Newspaper clippings and pamphlets. -- 1952-1970. -- Re health care programs.
M-33-24 Newspaper clippings and pamphlets. -- 1951-1965. -- Re welfare and old age pensions
M-33-25 Newspaper clippings and pamphlets. -- 1939-1969 and n.d. -- Consists of information related to Atkin's interests in politics and social welfare.

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