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Harold Edward Winch collection

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1914]-2003
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual records + photographs (b&w + col.)
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records relating to Harold Edward Winch's family life and political career. It includes photographs of Winch's parents, family, and wife Jessie, as well as photographs, correspondence and other textual records from Harold's political work and experiences, a travel diary, gues…
Administrative History
Harold Edward Winch (June 18, 1907-February 1, 1993) was born in Loughton, Essex, England to Ernest “Ernie” Edward Winch (March 22, 1879-January 11, 1957) and his wife Linda Marian (nee Hendy). Harold was the eldest of six children; the others were Eileen, Charlie, Grace, Alan, and Eric. Ernest mov…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Fonds
Collection/Fonds No.
BV013.12
Physical Description
Textual records + photographs (b&w + col.)
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records relating to Harold Edward Winch's family life and political career. It includes photographs of Winch's parents, family, and wife Jessie, as well as photographs, correspondence and other textual records from Harold's political work and experiences, a travel diary, guest books, and certificates. The collection includes a number of Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and New Democratic Party newspapers. The collection also includes records relating to Winch's death, such as obituaries, memorials, articles, and a guest book. Finally, the collection includes a small number of records relating to Winch's father, Ernie Winch, and his own political career.
Administrative History
Harold Edward Winch (June 18, 1907-February 1, 1993) was born in Loughton, Essex, England to Ernest “Ernie” Edward Winch (March 22, 1879-January 11, 1957) and his wife Linda Marian (nee Hendy). Harold was the eldest of six children; the others were Eileen, Charlie, Grace, Alan, and Eric. Ernest moved to BC in 1909, followed by Linda, Harold, and Eileen in 1910. The remaining children were born in BC. Ernie, a brick mason, built the family a series of homes in the Lower Mainland as the family moved around for a number of years, living in Burnaby, White Rock, Mission, and Vancouver before finally settling back in Burnaby. Ernie Winch joined the Social Democratic Party of Canada in 1911 and became secretary of the party in 1913, and was heavily involved in trade unions and the labour and socialist movements. He helped re-establish the Socialist Party of Canada (BC) in 1932, which soon merged with the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF). Ernie was a CCF MLA in Burnaby from 1933 until his death in 1957, following which his son-in-law Cedric Cox (husband of Eileen) won the seat in a byelection. Ernie was particularly interested in institutions, including jails, mental hospitals, and industrial schools, and founded the New Vista Society in 1943 to provide a live-in rehabilitation program to women with psychiatric problems. The organization later expanded to focus on low-cost housing for seniors, and an apartment complex was built for this purpose in Burnaby. Both Ernie and Harold were lifelong members of the New Vista Society board of trustees. Harold Winch trained as an electrician, but also followed his father into politics, serving as a CCF MLA in Vancouver East from 1933 to 1953 – Ernie and Harold were two of the first seven CCF MLAs. The Winches set a Guinness world record for the longest father-and-son parliamentary tenure. Like his father, Harold was also highly involved in the labour movement, and acted as a liaison between workers and government during the Depression, particularly during the relief camp strike in Vancouver in 1935 which precipitated the On to Ottawa trek. He was the leader of the BC CCF from 1938 to 1953, and Leader of the Opposition from 1941 to 1953. In 1953, Harold stepped down from provincial politics to enter the federal arena, and served as a CCF MP for Vancouver East from 1953 to 1961, when the CCF became the New Democratic Party (NDP); Harold continued to serve as an NDP MP from 1961 to 1972, when he retired for health reasons. In federal office, Harold remained dedicated to the working class and humanitarian causes, issuing reports on subject such as unemployment, veterans’ rights, low-cost housing for seniors, animal welfare, drug addiction, and mental health concerns. Harold earned honorary law degrees from both UBC (1973) and SFU (1974). He was involved in numerous humanitarian and other organizations and his roles included president and treasurer of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; co-founder of the Immigrant Services Society of Vancouver; director of the Boag Foundation; and lifelong member of the Association for Protection of Fur Bearing Animals. Harold married Dorothy Ada Hutchinson (December 1, 1907-October 24, 1974) on May 11, 1929. They had three children: Donald, Gerald ("Jerry"), and Shirley. Following Dorothy’s death, Harold married Jessie Margaret Mendels (nee Sweezey) (June 29, 1913-May 9, 2006) on May 19, 1981. Jessie grew up in Grand Forks, BC, and her family moved to Vancouver when she was in high school. Her first husband was George Edward Mendels (November 2, 1905-September 2, 1978). She had no children. Jessie served as a St. John’s ambulance driver during World War II. She was also active in the CCF and NDP parties in BC, having been Provincial Secretary for the CCF in the 1940s, a vice-president of the party in the 1950s, and Provincial Secretary for the NDP in the 1960s. Like Harold, she later served as a director of the Boag Foundation. Jessie traveled widely throughout her life. The collection contains a small number of Jessie’s photographs. Harold Winch died in White Rock, where he and Jessie had retired, on February 1, 1993.
Names
Winch, Harold
Winch, Jessie
New Vista Society
Date
[1914]-2003
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Arrangement
The collection has been arranged into five series: Biographical records (1933-2003); Photographs (1914-[ca. 1990]); Political photographic album, ephemera and other records ([1937]-1993); Personal diary, certificates and other records (1949-1993); and Newspapers (1936-1986).
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1933-2003
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
5 files of textual records. - 1 photograph
Scope and Content
Series consists of records relating to Harold Edward Winch and the process of writing his biography. Records include newspaper clippings, correspondence, cards, publications, and one photograph. Some correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other textual records deal with the potential biography sp…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Series
Collection/Fonds No.
BV013.12
Series
Biographical records
Physical Description
5 files of textual records. - 1 photograph
Scope and Content
Series consists of records relating to Harold Edward Winch and the process of writing his biography. Records include newspaper clippings, correspondence, cards, publications, and one photograph. Some correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other textual records deal with the potential biography specifically, including agreements between Jessie Winch and the Boag Foundation and financial records. It is unclear whether the biography was ever written.
Names
Winch, Harold
Winch, Jessie
Accession Code
0012
Date
1933-2003
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of series
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New biography - Boag Foundation

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1933, 1993-2002
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records relating to the development of a biography of Harold Winch, including sympathy cards, correspondence, and memorials from Winch's death, as well as correspondence relating to Ron and Florence Riley's remembrances of Winch.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
File
Collection/Fonds No.
BV013.12
Series
Biographical records
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records relating to the development of a biography of Harold Winch, including sympathy cards, correspondence, and memorials from Winch's death, as well as correspondence relating to Ron and Florence Riley's remembrances of Winch.
Names
Winch, Harold
Accession Code
BV013.12.2
Date
1933, 1993-2002
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Information for Harold Winch biography

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museummultipleformat3647
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1935-2003
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records + 1 photograph : col.
Scope and Content
File consists of records relating to the development of a biography of Harold Winch, including newspaper clippings, Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) publicity material, and a photograph of the dedication of MacInnis Park in Vancouver, including Glen Clark, MLA.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
File
Collection/Fonds No.
BV013.12
Series
Biographical records
Physical Description
1 file of textual records + 1 photograph : col.
Scope and Content
File consists of records relating to the development of a biography of Harold Winch, including newspaper clippings, Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) publicity material, and a photograph of the dedication of MacInnis Park in Vancouver, including Glen Clark, MLA.
Subjects
Government - Provincial Government
Names
MacInnis, Grace
MacInnis, Angus
Clark, Glen
Winch, Harold
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Accession Code
BV013.12.4
Date
1935-2003
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-2016
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Outdoor Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 folder textual records + 3 optical discs : CD-ROM
Item No.
MSS162
Storage Location
66-7-1
56-5-1-8
Scope and Content
Fonds is comprised of the Burnaby Outdoor Club Newsletter "Footnotes" published monthly. The first issue was published in June 1991 and the collection consists of each issue through May 2012. The newsletters detail the events and activities undertaken by the Club and include information on member…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-2016
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Outdoor Club fonds
Physical Description
1 folder textual records + 3 optical discs : CD-ROM
Description Level
Fonds
Item No.
MSS162
Storage Location
66-7-1
56-5-1-8
Accession Number
2012-12
2016-13
Scope and Content
Fonds is comprised of the Burnaby Outdoor Club Newsletter "Footnotes" published monthly. The first issue was published in June 1991 and the collection consists of each issue through May 2012. The newsletters detail the events and activities undertaken by the Club and include information on membership and club development. Holdings consist of the first issue in June 1991 up to and including January 2009 (on paper) and digital copies from January 2009 up to and including July 2016.
History/Biography
The Burnaby Outdoor Club was formed in 1991 for the purpose of promoting the care and enjoyment of the outdoor environment through hiking, cycling and skiing, supplemented by a variety of other sports and activities. The Club holds numerous sport and social events throughout the year and the monthly newsletter provides an overview of these events.
Media Type
Textual Record
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