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Interview with W.H. O'Brien July / August 1975 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to W.H. "Harry" O'Brien's early childhood including the reasons why his family first moved to Burnaby, his first experiences of unemployment and what initially drew him to the Working Organization in Burnaby and their protest against evictions.
Date Range
1914-1932
Length
0:08:44
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to W.H. "Harry" O'Brien's early childhood including the reasons why his family first moved to Burnaby, his first experiences of unemployment and what initially drew him to the Working Organization in Burnaby and their protest against evictions.
Date Range
1914-1932
Photo Info
Harry and Gertrude (Crossan) O'Brien on their wedding day, October 12, 1940. Item no. 315-005
Length
0:08:44
Subject
Organizations
Protests and Demonstrations
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Inman Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
July / August 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with W.H. "Harry" O'Brien by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury. Major themes discussed are: the Army of the Common Good, the Union of the Unemployed and the Common Good Credit Union (now the South Burnaby Credit Union). To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
W.H. “Harry” O’Brien was born in the coal mining town of Nanaimo, British Columbia on October 20, 1914. He came to Burnaby with his parents and five siblings in 1927. Harry’s mother, a school teacher, wanted her children to live closer to school in order to obtain a better education, so the O’Brien family settled at Inman Avenue, Burnaby. Harry left school in June of 1929. Harry’s father worked as the caretaker at Central Park around this time and Harry helped him to clear brush, plant trees and enforce the land clearing and wood cutting permit regulations held by men who were on script. Although too young to vote by just over a week, Harry O'Brien worked as a scrutineer for the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) during the 1935 Federal Election. On October 12, 1940 Harry O'Brien married Gertrude Crossan at St. John the Divine in Burnaby. The Crossan family came to Burnaby from Winnipeg in 1933 and settled at Nelson Avenue. Gertrude's mother, Mary Anne Crossan, was Gilmore Avenue School's first teacher. Harry began his involvement with the Unemployment Organization in Burnaby by participating in an organised protest against the municipality for homeowner evictions brought on by unpaid taxes. The South Burnaby Union of the Unemployed organised in order to protest rules around receiving Relief. Harry became involved, eventually becoming one of the spearheads of the organization, taking over as secretary by 1936. Harry was an original member of the Army of the Common Good, helping to produce over one hundred and twenty-five tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed Burnaby citizens suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The members of the Army of the Common Good who cut wood for consumption or worked in the gardens were given credit for their work through LU (Labour Units) which they could then use to buy groceries and that at the Army's Cooperative stores, one of which was at McKay Avenue, where Harry began working as Manager of Groceries in 1937. The Credit Union movement of British Columbia was also organized by Harry O'Brien and his fellow Army of the Common Good members. W.H. "Harry" O'Brien died July 1, 1992.
Total Tracks
9
Total Length
1:17:56
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Interviewee Name
O'Brien, Harry
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-25_Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Interview with Charles B. Brown May 21, 1975 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Charles Boyer Brown's impressions of the Ward System in Burnaby as well as his experiences with the Unemployed Organization.
Date Range
1928-1938
Length
0:06:51
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Charles Boyer Brown's impressions of the Ward System in Burnaby as well as his experiences with the Unemployed Organization.
Date Range
1928-1938
Photo Info
Charles Boyer Brown, by photographer Nicholas Rossmo [1950]. Item no. 307-008
Length
0:06:51
Subject
Organizations
Protests and Demonstrations
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
May 21, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Charles B. Brown by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury May 21, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the Commissioner and municipal politics in general. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Charles Boyer Brown was born on June 16, 1894 in the town of Ongar, Essex, England. He came to Canada as a young child with his parents Jean and Percy Brown. In 1903, the family settled in New Westminster and by 1911, Charles had joined the Burnaby municipal staff working as an office boy. The outbreak of World War One interrupted Charlie’s career as he immediately enlisted with the Royal Engineers and served from 1915 to 1918. While overseas he met and married Lillian Bernice Bryan and they returned to Canada together after the war and Charles resumed his position in municipal administration. For a short time, Charles was appointed as the Municipal Assessor, but in 1927 he became the Assistant Municipal Clerk. In 1933, Charles was made Municipal Clerk, a post he held until he retired in 1959. Charles has also been credited with playing a significant role in administering the city while it was under the rule of the provincial commission from 1932-1942. Recognized for his expertise in civic affairs, Charles was appointed by the provincial government to a committee formed to review and revise the Municipal Act. He was also a member of the BC Municipal Officers’ Association from its formation in 1936 and was made its chair in 1953. While these civic duties occupied much of his time, Charles still managed to participate as a volunteer on many sport and youth clubs in the city and served as the secretary for the Kingsway Rotary Club. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Burnaby, both paid and volunteer, Charles was presented with the Gold Key award in 1959, the same year he finally retired from municipal administration. During Charles’ lifetime, many changes took place in the Municipality that he loved. He saw Burnaby grow in population and progress and he could be proud of the significant part he played in that growth and development. Charles Brown died on August 11, 1981.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
0:58:01
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Interviewee Name
Brown, Charles B. "Charlie"
Interview Location
Walker Avenue
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-06_Track_5
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track five of interview with Charles B. Brown

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Interview with Jack McGeachie June 18, 1975 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's positive opinion towards the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) (later the NDP) as well as his experience of the Relief Camp Workers' Union (RCWU) and their protest at Hudson's Bay Company Store in Vancouver.
Date Range
1930-1939
Length
0:10:39
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie's positive opinion towards the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) (later the NDP) as well as his experience of the Relief Camp Workers' Union (RCWU) and their protest at Hudson's Bay Company Store in Vancouver.
Date Range
1930-1939
Photo Info
McGeachie family; John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie is the eldest child, standing second from the right, 1925 (date of original). Item no. 204-464
Length
0:10:39
Name
Winch, Ernest "Ernie"
Winch, Harold
Subject
Organizations
Protests and Demonstrations
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 18, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with John A."Jack" McGeachie by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury June 18, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the CCF (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation) and farming in Burnaby. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
John Aloysius “Jack” McGeachie was born January 14, 1914 in Little Mountain, Vancouver to Helen and John McGeachie. Helen and John had four children; John Aloysius “Jack”, Florence Mary, Thomas Joseph “Tom” and Roderick Noel “Rod.” In 1922 the McGeachie family moved from Vancouver to East Burnaby where the children attended Edmonds School. John Sr. became ill and died, leaving the eldest Jack as the main breadwinner of the family when he was still just a teenager. He began his working life at a chicken farm, later learning his trade while working for the Hudson Bay Company. Jack McGeachie married Burnaby Historian Doreen Pixie Johnson. He and Pixie raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
0:51:13
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Interviewee Name
McGeachie, John Aloysius "Jack"
Interview Location
Rosewood
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-10_Track_5
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Interview with William Pritchard and Norman Penner by Dr. Lawrence Fast July / August 1973 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to how the book "Winnipeg 1919", edited by Norman Penner, came into being. Both Norman Penner and labour activist William A. Pritchard answer questions posed by Dr. Lawrence Fast about the Winnipeg General Strike, the subsequent trial and the striker's account…
Date Range
predominate 1919, 1973
Length
0:09:54
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to how the book "Winnipeg 1919", edited by Norman Penner, came into being. Both Norman Penner and labour activist William A. Pritchard answer questions posed by Dr. Lawrence Fast about the Winnipeg General Strike, the subsequent trial and the striker's account written while in jail.
Date Range
predominate 1919, 1973
Photo Info
William A. Pritchard, Burnaby Reeve 1930-1932 and council member 1928-1930. Item no. 459-016
Length
0:09:54
Subject
Protests and Demonstrations
Geographic Access
Manitoba - Winnipeg
Interviewer
Fast, Dr. Lawrence
Interview Date
July / August 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with William Pritchard and writer Norman Penner by Dr. Lawrence Fast. Norman Penner is the editor of the book "Winnipeg 1919" about the strike from the striker's perspective. William Pritchard wrote the speech that was included in the book. Major theme discussed is: The Winnipeg General Strike. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
William "Bill" Arthur Pritchard was born on April 3, 1888 in Salford, England, the son of a miner and factory worker. In May 1911, Bill moved to British Columbia and within a week of arriving became an active member of the Socialist Party of Canada. From 1914 to 1917, he served as editor of the Western Clarion – the SPC newspaper. He became such a well-known socialist figure that when he travelled to Winnipeg to participate in the General Strike in 1919, he was one of only seven people arrested and imprisoned for his participation in the event despite the fact that he was in no way directly involved in its planning nor development. In 1922, Bill and his family settled in North Burnaby in the Capitol Hill District. Almost immediately after his arrival, Bill began to advocate for change and a planned development scheme for the municipality. Pritchard ran successfully for the position of Reeve and held the post until the end of 1932. One of Reeve Pritchard’s highest priorities while in office was to attempt to provide work for as many unemployed as possible all the while trying to elicit more support from the provincial and federal governments. Bill was a strong advocate of the belief that relief work should be focused on projects that would see a comprehensive development scheme for Burnaby – including planned sewers, roads and water supply. Despite Bill's best efforts, however, Burnaby was forced into receivership and at the end of 1932, a Provincial Commission stepped in to take over the governance of the city. Reeve Pritchard, having done all he could as a champion of the unemployed, stepped down as Reeve but left behind an undeniable legacy of courage and determination. He was rewarded for his enormous contributions to the city in 1975 when he was chosen to be made a Freeman of Burnaby. William Pritchard died on October 23, 1981. Norman Penner was born in Winnipeg in 1921 to Rose and Jacob Penner and brother to Roland, Ruth and Walter. Their father Jacob was a leading member of the Communist Party and popular Winnipeg Alderman. Norman graduated from high school in 1937 but did not begin university until much later, preferring to begin his adult life from 1938 to 1941 as a full-time officer of the Winnipeg branch of the Communist Party of Canada. From 1941 to 1946 he served with the Canadian Army which included two-and-a-half years of overseas combat duty. On his return to Canada in 1947 he again returned to his duties as a full-time officer with the communist Labour-Progressive Party (formed in 1941 after the Canadian Communist Party was officially banned). After the abortive Hungarian revolution in 1956, Norman Penner resigned from the party and instead worked as a self-employed manufacturer’s sales representative until 1971. In 1964 he decided to go back to school part time and graduated with a BA from the University of Toronto in 1969. He took an MA in 1971 and a PhD in 1975 from the same institution. Penner was hired as a lecturer at York University's Glendon College in 1972 and soon became a professor, continuing to teach until 1995. He wrote extensively on the Canadian left. Penner edited and introduced "Winnipeg 1919: The Strikers' Own History of the Winnipeg General Strike" in 1973, published "The Canadian Left: A Critical Analysis" in 1977 and contributed three chapters to as well as editing "Keeping Canada Together Means Changing Our Thinking" in 1978. He published "Canadian Communism: The Stalin Years and Beyond" in 1988 and "From Protest to Power: Social Democracy in Canada 1900 to Present" in 1992 as well as numerous articles, reviews and book chapters. Norman Penner was married to Norma Lipes for sixty-seven years. The couple had four children: Steve (Mary Ellen Marus); Joyce (Herman Parsons); Gary (Marlene Kadar); and Bob (Shaena Lambert). Norman Penner died April 16, 2009 at the age of eighty-eight.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:30:47
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Interviewee Name
Pritchard, William A.
Penner, Norman
Fast, Dr. Lawrence
Interview Location
Library of Vancouver City College, Langara Campus
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-02-1_ Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track one of interview with William Pritchard and Norman Penner

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Open meeting with William Pritchard and Norman Penner July / August 1973 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the meeting pertains to William Pritchards' speech and his experiences at the trial for the Winnipeg General Strike as well as his stories of his early childhood and his father's socialist leanings.
Date Range
1890-1919
Length
0:09:30
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the meeting pertains to William Pritchards' speech and his experiences at the trial for the Winnipeg General Strike as well as his stories of his early childhood and his father's socialist leanings.
Date Range
1890-1919
Photo Info
William A. Pritchard, Burnaby Reeve 1930-1932 and council member 1928-1930. Item no. 459-016
Length
0:09:30
Subject
Protests and Demonstrations - Strikes
Interview Date
July / August 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a open meeting with William Pritchard and writer Norman Penner. Norman Penner is the editor of the book "Winnipeg 1919" about the strike from the striker's perspective. William Pritchard wrote the speech that was included in the book. Audience members were invited to ask Pritchard questions. Major theme discussed is: The Winnipeg General Strike. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
William "Bill" Arthur Pritchard was born on April 3, 1888 in Salford, England, the son of a miner and factory worker. In May 1911, Bill moved to British Columbia and within a week of arriving became an active member of the Socialist Party of Canada. From 1914 to 1917, he served as editor of the Western Clarion – the SPC newspaper. He became such a well-known socialist figure that when he travelled to Winnipeg to participate in the General Strike in 1919, he was one of only seven people arrested and imprisoned for his participation in the event despite the fact that he was in no way directly involved in its planning nor development. In 1922, Bill and his family settled in North Burnaby in the Capitol Hill District. Almost immediately after his arrival, Bill began to advocate for change and a planned development scheme for the municipality. Pritchard ran successfully for the position of Reeve and held the post until the end of 1932. One of Reeve Pritchard’s highest priorities while in office was to attempt to provide work for as many unemployed as possible all the while trying to elicit more support from the provincial and federal governments. Bill was a strong advocate of the belief that relief work should be focused on projects that would see a comprehensive development scheme for Burnaby – including planned sewers, roads and water supply. Despite Bill's best efforts, however, Burnaby was forced into receivership and at the end of 1932, a Provincial Commission stepped in to take over the governance of the city. Reeve Pritchard, having done all he could as a champion of the unemployed, stepped down as Reeve but left behind an undeniable legacy of courage and determination. He was rewarded for his enormous contributions to the city in 1975 when he was chosen to be made a Freeman of Burnaby. William Pritchard died on October 23, 1981. Norman Penner was born in Winnipeg in 1921 to Rose and Jacob Penner and brother to Roland, Ruth and Walter. Their father Jacob was a leading member of the Communist Party and popular Winnipeg Alderman. Norman graduated from high school in 1937 but did not begin university until much later, preferring to begin his adult life from 1938 to 1941 as a full-time officer of the Winnipeg branch of the Communist Party of Canada. From 1941 to 1946 he served with the Canadian Army which included two-and-a-half years of overseas combat duty. On his return to Canada in 1947 he again returned to his duties as a full-time officer with the communist Labour-Progressive Party (formed in 1941 after the Canadian Communist Party was officially banned). After the abortive Hungarian revolution in 1956, Norman Penner resigned from the party and instead worked as a self-employed manufacturer’s sales representative until 1971. In 1964 he decided to go back to school part time and graduated with a BA from the University of Toronto in 1969. He took an MA in 1971 and a PhD in 1975 from the same institution. Penner was hired as a lecturer at York University's Glendon College in 1972 and soon became a professor, continuing to teach until 1995. He wrote extensively on the Canadian left. Penner edited and introduced "Winnipeg 1919: The Strikers' Own History of the Winnipeg General Strike" in 1973, published "The Canadian Left: A Critical Analysis" in 1977 and contributed three chapters to as well as editing "Keeping Canada Together Means Changing Our Thinking" in 1978. He published "Canadian Communism: The Stalin Years and Beyond" in 1988 and "From Protest to Power: Social Democracy in Canada 1900 to Present" in 1992 as well as numerous articles, reviews and book chapters. Norman Penner was married to Norma Lipes for sixty-seven years. The couple had four children: Steve (Mary Ellen Marus); Joyce (Herman Parsons); Gary (Marlene Kadar); and Bob (Shaena Lambert). Norman Penner died April 16, 2009 at the age of eighty-eight.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:03:00
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Interviewee Name
Pritchard, William A.
Penner, Norman
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-02-2_ Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track one of open meeting with William Pritchard and Norman Penner

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Open meeting with William Pritchard and Norman Penner July / August 1973 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the meeting pertains to what Pritchard describes as the governmental conspiracy that took place. They discuss the Union government of the time at length as well as the Wartime Elections Act.
Date Range
1917-1919
Length
0:07:55
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the meeting pertains to what Pritchard describes as the governmental conspiracy that took place. They discuss the Union government of the time at length as well as the Wartime Elections Act.
Date Range
1917-1919
Photo Info
William A. Pritchard, Burnaby Reeve 1930-1932 and council member 1928-1930. Item no. 459-016
Length
0:07:55
Name
Meighan, Arthur
Subject
Protests and Demonstrations - Strikes
Interview Date
July / August 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a open meeting with William Pritchard and writer Norman Penner. Norman Penner is the editor of the book "Winnipeg 1919" about the strike from the striker's perspective. William Pritchard wrote the speech that was included in the book. Audience members were invited to ask Pritchard questions. Major theme discussed is: The Winnipeg General Strike. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
William "Bill" Arthur Pritchard was born on April 3, 1888 in Salford, England, the son of a miner and factory worker. In May 1911, Bill moved to British Columbia and within a week of arriving became an active member of the Socialist Party of Canada. From 1914 to 1917, he served as editor of the Western Clarion – the SPC newspaper. He became such a well-known socialist figure that when he travelled to Winnipeg to participate in the General Strike in 1919, he was one of only seven people arrested and imprisoned for his participation in the event despite the fact that he was in no way directly involved in its planning nor development. In 1922, Bill and his family settled in North Burnaby in the Capitol Hill District. Almost immediately after his arrival, Bill began to advocate for change and a planned development scheme for the municipality. Pritchard ran successfully for the position of Reeve and held the post until the end of 1932. One of Reeve Pritchard’s highest priorities while in office was to attempt to provide work for as many unemployed as possible all the while trying to elicit more support from the provincial and federal governments. Bill was a strong advocate of the belief that relief work should be focused on projects that would see a comprehensive development scheme for Burnaby – including planned sewers, roads and water supply. Despite Bill's best efforts, however, Burnaby was forced into receivership and at the end of 1932, a Provincial Commission stepped in to take over the governance of the city. Reeve Pritchard, having done all he could as a champion of the unemployed, stepped down as Reeve but left behind an undeniable legacy of courage and determination. He was rewarded for his enormous contributions to the city in 1975 when he was chosen to be made a Freeman of Burnaby. William Pritchard died on October 23, 1981. Norman Penner was born in Winnipeg in 1921 to Rose and Jacob Penner and brother to Roland, Ruth and Walter. Their father Jacob was a leading member of the Communist Party and popular Winnipeg Alderman. Norman graduated from high school in 1937 but did not begin university until much later, preferring to begin his adult life from 1938 to 1941 as a full-time officer of the Winnipeg branch of the Communist Party of Canada. From 1941 to 1946 he served with the Canadian Army which included two-and-a-half years of overseas combat duty. On his return to Canada in 1947 he again returned to his duties as a full-time officer with the communist Labour-Progressive Party (formed in 1941 after the Canadian Communist Party was officially banned). After the abortive Hungarian revolution in 1956, Norman Penner resigned from the party and instead worked as a self-employed manufacturer’s sales representative until 1971. In 1964 he decided to go back to school part time and graduated with a BA from the University of Toronto in 1969. He took an MA in 1971 and a PhD in 1975 from the same institution. Penner was hired as a lecturer at York University's Glendon College in 1972 and soon became a professor, continuing to teach until 1995. He wrote extensively on the Canadian left. Penner edited and introduced "Winnipeg 1919: The Strikers' Own History of the Winnipeg General Strike" in 1973, published "The Canadian Left: A Critical Analysis" in 1977 and contributed three chapters to as well as editing "Keeping Canada Together Means Changing Our Thinking" in 1978. He published "Canadian Communism: The Stalin Years and Beyond" in 1988 and "From Protest to Power: Social Democracy in Canada 1900 to Present" in 1992 as well as numerous articles, reviews and book chapters. Norman Penner was married to Norma Lipes for sixty-seven years. The couple had four children: Steve (Mary Ellen Marus); Joyce (Herman Parsons); Gary (Marlene Kadar); and Bob (Shaena Lambert). Norman Penner died April 16, 2009 at the age of eighty-eight.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:03:00
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Interviewee Name
Pritchard, William A.
Penner, Norman
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-02-2_ Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track four of open meeting with William Pritchard and Norman Penner

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Open meeting with William Pritchard and Norman Penner July / August 1973 - Track 7

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the meeting pertains to the legacy of the Winnipeg General Strike.
Date Range
1919-1975
Length
0:10:47
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the meeting pertains to the legacy of the Winnipeg General Strike.
Date Range
1919-1975
Photo Info
William A. Pritchard, Burnaby Reeve 1930-1932 and council member 1928-1930. Item no. 459-016
Length
0:10:47
Subject
Protests and Demonstrations
Interview Date
July / August 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a open meeting with William Pritchard and writer Norman Penner. Norman Penner is the editor of the book "Winnipeg 1919" about the strike from the striker's perspective. William Pritchard wrote the speech that was included in the book. Audience members were invited to ask Pritchard questions. Major theme discussed is: The Winnipeg General Strike. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
William "Bill" Arthur Pritchard was born on April 3, 1888 in Salford, England, the son of a miner and factory worker. In May 1911, Bill moved to British Columbia and within a week of arriving became an active member of the Socialist Party of Canada. From 1914 to 1917, he served as editor of the Western Clarion – the SPC newspaper. He became such a well-known socialist figure that when he travelled to Winnipeg to participate in the General Strike in 1919, he was one of only seven people arrested and imprisoned for his participation in the event despite the fact that he was in no way directly involved in its planning nor development. In 1922, Bill and his family settled in North Burnaby in the Capitol Hill District. Almost immediately after his arrival, Bill began to advocate for change and a planned development scheme for the municipality. Pritchard ran successfully for the position of Reeve and held the post until the end of 1932. One of Reeve Pritchard’s highest priorities while in office was to attempt to provide work for as many unemployed as possible all the while trying to elicit more support from the provincial and federal governments. Bill was a strong advocate of the belief that relief work should be focused on projects that would see a comprehensive development scheme for Burnaby – including planned sewers, roads and water supply. Despite Bill's best efforts, however, Burnaby was forced into receivership and at the end of 1932, a Provincial Commission stepped in to take over the governance of the city. Reeve Pritchard, having done all he could as a champion of the unemployed, stepped down as Reeve but left behind an undeniable legacy of courage and determination. He was rewarded for his enormous contributions to the city in 1975 when he was chosen to be made a Freeman of Burnaby. William Pritchard died on October 23, 1981. Norman Penner was born in Winnipeg in 1921 to Rose and Jacob Penner and brother to Roland, Ruth and Walter. Their father Jacob was a leading member of the Communist Party and popular Winnipeg Alderman. Norman graduated from high school in 1937 but did not begin university until much later, preferring to begin his adult life from 1938 to 1941 as a full-time officer of the Winnipeg branch of the Communist Party of Canada. From 1941 to 1946 he served with the Canadian Army which included two-and-a-half years of overseas combat duty. On his return to Canada in 1947 he again returned to his duties as a full-time officer with the communist Labour-Progressive Party (formed in 1941 after the Canadian Communist Party was officially banned). After the abortive Hungarian revolution in 1956, Norman Penner resigned from the party and instead worked as a self-employed manufacturer’s sales representative until 1971. In 1964 he decided to go back to school part time and graduated with a BA from the University of Toronto in 1969. He took an MA in 1971 and a PhD in 1975 from the same institution. Penner was hired as a lecturer at York University's Glendon College in 1972 and soon became a professor, continuing to teach until 1995. He wrote extensively on the Canadian left. Penner edited and introduced "Winnipeg 1919: The Strikers' Own History of the Winnipeg General Strike" in 1973, published "The Canadian Left: A Critical Analysis" in 1977 and contributed three chapters to as well as editing "Keeping Canada Together Means Changing Our Thinking" in 1978. He published "Canadian Communism: The Stalin Years and Beyond" in 1988 and "From Protest to Power: Social Democracy in Canada 1900 to Present" in 1992 as well as numerous articles, reviews and book chapters. Norman Penner was married to Norma Lipes for sixty-seven years. The couple had four children: Steve (Mary Ellen Marus); Joyce (Herman Parsons); Gary (Marlene Kadar); and Bob (Shaena Lambert). Norman Penner died April 16, 2009 at the age of eighty-eight.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:03:00
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Interviewee Name
Pritchard, William A.
Penner, Norman
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-02-2_ Track_7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track seven of open meeting with William Pritchard and Norman Penner

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Interview with John Mallory June 24, 1975 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Mallory's memories of the effect of the Depression years as well as his involvement in the working class movement, beginning with the Socialist Party of Canada. He discusses his involvement with the Workers' Unity League, the Unemployment Workers' Asso…
Date Range
1929-1939
Length
0:09:31
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Mallory's memories of the effect of the Depression years as well as his involvement in the working class movement, beginning with the Socialist Party of Canada. He discusses his involvement with the Workers' Unity League, the Unemployment Workers' Association of East Burnaby and the Communist Party of Canada.
Date Range
1929-1939
Length
0:09:31
Subject
Organizations
Protests and Demonstrations
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 24, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Mallory by Simon Fraser University (SFU) masters student Bettina Bradbury June 24, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and the Unemployment movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
John Audrey Mallory was born in Carman, Manitoba on January 10, 1903 to John and Bertha Nina (Rodgers) Mallory. The Mallory family moved to Deep Creek, British Columbia for a time before arriving in New Westminster. John Audrey Mallory married Janet Ellis Morice on November 15, 1924. John Mallory helped to build a mill at Powell River where he played baseball before he moved to Burnaby in the late 1920s. He built a house at 11th Avenue and 13th Street. He later moved to 1851 4th Street, working a few months out of the year as a construction foreman. He also worked renovating various mills. Towards the end of the thirties, he had established his own heating and plumbing business. John Mallory was very active in the labour movement, beginning with the Independent Labour Party which was renamed the Independent Labour Party Socialists, then the Socialist Party of Canada. He joined the Workers' Unity League (WUL) and their affiliates the Unemployed Workers Association at this time as well. Together with fellow organizers, John fixed up the Edmonds Hall and held fundraising parties for the Unemployment movement. Seen by others as an agitator, John organized countless strike movements, protests and demonstrations in his capacity as an organizer for the Workers' Unity League. John left the Socialist Party of Canada due to what he saw as their intolerance with other parts of the working class movement to join the Communist Party of Canada. He was later expelled from the Communist Party for "Trotskist leanings." Bertha Nina (Rodgers) Mallory died May 20, 1964 at the age of eighty-two. Her husband John Mallory died April 1, 1966 at the age of ninety-four. John Audrey Mallory died July 7, 1981 at the age of seventy-eight.
Total Tracks
13
Total Length
1:56:06
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Interviewee Name
Mallory, John
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-11_Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Interview with John Mallory June 24, 1975 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Mallory's memories of working with fellow organisers to hold events at Edmonds Hall to help the Unemployed. John gives examples of how the Unemployment movement helped citizens with grievances.
Date Range
1929-1939
Length
0:07:22
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Mallory's memories of working with fellow organisers to hold events at Edmonds Hall to help the Unemployed. John gives examples of how the Unemployment movement helped citizens with grievances.
Date Range
1929-1939
Length
0:07:22
Subject
Organizations
Protests and Demonstrations
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 24, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Mallory by Simon Fraser University (SFU) masters student Bettina Bradbury June 24, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and the Unemployment movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
John Audrey Mallory was born in Carman, Manitoba on January 10, 1903 to John and Bertha Nina (Rodgers) Mallory. The Mallory family moved to Deep Creek, British Columbia for a time before arriving in New Westminster. John Audrey Mallory married Janet Ellis Morice on November 15, 1924. John Mallory helped to build a mill at Powell River where he played baseball before he moved to Burnaby in the late 1920s. He built a house at 11th Avenue and 13th Street. He later moved to 1851 4th Street, working a few months out of the year as a construction foreman. He also worked renovating various mills. Towards the end of the thirties, he had established his own heating and plumbing business. John Mallory was very active in the labour movement, beginning with the Independent Labour Party which was renamed the Independent Labour Party Socialists, then the Socialist Party of Canada. He joined the Workers' Unity League (WUL) and their affiliates the Unemployed Workers Association at this time as well. Together with fellow organizers, John fixed up the Edmonds Hall and held fundraising parties for the Unemployment movement. Seen by others as an agitator, John organized countless strike movements, protests and demonstrations in his capacity as an organizer for the Workers' Unity League. John left the Socialist Party of Canada due to what he saw as their intolerance with other parts of the working class movement to join the Communist Party of Canada. He was later expelled from the Communist Party for "Trotskist leanings." Bertha Nina (Rodgers) Mallory died May 20, 1964 at the age of eighty-two. Her husband John Mallory died April 1, 1966 at the age of ninety-four. John Audrey Mallory died July 7, 1981 at the age of seventy-eight.
Total Tracks
13
Total Length
1:56:06
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Interviewee Name
Mallory, John
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-11_Track_3
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Interview with John Mallory June 24, 1975 - Track 8

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory125
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Mallory's memories of various action the Unemployed Workers' Association undertook including a peaceful raid of a store at Edmonds and Kingsway in effort to get more Relief.
Date Range
1929-1939
Length
0:09:13
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Mallory's memories of various action the Unemployed Workers' Association undertook including a peaceful raid of a store at Edmonds and Kingsway in effort to get more Relief.
Date Range
1929-1939
Length
0:09:13
Subject
Organizations
Protests and Demonstrations
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 24, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Mallory by Simon Fraser University (SFU) masters student Bettina Bradbury June 24, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and the Unemployment movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
John Audrey Mallory was born in Carman, Manitoba on January 10, 1903 to John and Bertha Nina (Rodgers) Mallory. The Mallory family moved to Deep Creek, British Columbia for a time before arriving in New Westminster. John Audrey Mallory married Janet Ellis Morice on November 15, 1924. John Mallory helped to build a mill at Powell River where he played baseball before he moved to Burnaby in the late 1920s. He built a house at 11th Avenue and 13th Street. He later moved to 1851 4th Street, working a few months out of the year as a construction foreman. He also worked renovating various mills. Towards the end of the thirties, he had established his own heating and plumbing business. John Mallory was very active in the labour movement, beginning with the Independent Labour Party which was renamed the Independent Labour Party Socialists, then the Socialist Party of Canada. He joined the Workers' Unity League (WUL) and their affiliates the Unemployed Workers Association at this time as well. Together with fellow organizers, John fixed up the Edmonds Hall and held fundraising parties for the Unemployment movement. Seen by others as an agitator, John organized countless strike movements, protests and demonstrations in his capacity as an organizer for the Workers' Unity League. John left the Socialist Party of Canada due to what he saw as their intolerance with other parts of the working class movement to join the Communist Party of Canada. He was later expelled from the Communist Party for "Trotskist leanings." Bertha Nina (Rodgers) Mallory died May 20, 1964 at the age of eighty-two. Her husband John Mallory died April 1, 1966 at the age of ninety-four. John Audrey Mallory died July 7, 1981 at the age of seventy-eight.
Total Tracks
13
Total Length
1:56:06
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Interviewee Name
Mallory, John
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-11_Track_8
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Interview with John Mallory June 24, 1975 - Track 9

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Mallory's memories of demonstrations and strike action in Burnaby (and Vancouver). He also discusses the Unemployed's attitude towards Reeve Pritchard and council.
Date Range
1929-1939
Length
0:09:00
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Mallory's memories of demonstrations and strike action in Burnaby (and Vancouver). He also discusses the Unemployed's attitude towards Reeve Pritchard and council.
Date Range
1929-1939
Length
0:09:00
Name
Pritchard, William A.
Subject
Organizations
Protests and Demonstrations
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 24, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Mallory by Simon Fraser University (SFU) masters student Bettina Bradbury June 24, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and the Unemployment movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
John Audrey Mallory was born in Carman, Manitoba on January 10, 1903 to John and Bertha Nina (Rodgers) Mallory. The Mallory family moved to Deep Creek, British Columbia for a time before arriving in New Westminster. John Audrey Mallory married Janet Ellis Morice on November 15, 1924. John Mallory helped to build a mill at Powell River where he played baseball before he moved to Burnaby in the late 1920s. He built a house at 11th Avenue and 13th Street. He later moved to 1851 4th Street, working a few months out of the year as a construction foreman. He also worked renovating various mills. Towards the end of the thirties, he had established his own heating and plumbing business. John Mallory was very active in the labour movement, beginning with the Independent Labour Party which was renamed the Independent Labour Party Socialists, then the Socialist Party of Canada. He joined the Workers' Unity League (WUL) and their affiliates the Unemployed Workers Association at this time as well. Together with fellow organizers, John fixed up the Edmonds Hall and held fundraising parties for the Unemployment movement. Seen by others as an agitator, John organized countless strike movements, protests and demonstrations in his capacity as an organizer for the Workers' Unity League. John left the Socialist Party of Canada due to what he saw as their intolerance with other parts of the working class movement to join the Communist Party of Canada. He was later expelled from the Communist Party for "Trotskist leanings." Bertha Nina (Rodgers) Mallory died May 20, 1964 at the age of eighty-two. Her husband John Mallory died April 1, 1966 at the age of ninety-four. John Audrey Mallory died July 7, 1981 at the age of seventy-eight.
Total Tracks
13
Total Length
1:56:06
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Interviewee Name
Mallory, John
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-11_Track_9
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track nine of interview with John Mallory

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Interview with Kathleen Rose July 14, 1975 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Kathleen Rose's reaction to her husband going on strike as well as the process of going on Relief and the restrictions imposed upon you once you were. She explains how she sent a letter of protest to Council when her family was facing the possibility of bei…
Date Range
1934-1944
Length
0:09:40
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Kathleen Rose's reaction to her husband going on strike as well as the process of going on Relief and the restrictions imposed upon you once you were. She explains how she sent a letter of protest to Council when her family was facing the possibility of being taken off Relief.
Date Range
1934-1944
Length
0:09:40
Subject
Protests and Demonstrations
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
July 14, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Kathleen Rose by SFU (Simon Fraser University) student Bettina Bradbury, July 14, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression.
Biographical Notes
Kathleen Rose was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1897 and immigrated to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in 1907 with her family. Kathleen lived on the Prairie for eighteen years before getting married in 1923 and moving to Burnaby to be with her husband. The couple moved to the 4600 block of Albert Street in North Burnaby, where Kathleen’s husband cleared all of the land by hand. The Roses had help putting in the foundation but otherwise built their house themselves. Kathleen’s husband was a longshoreman at that time. They had a son, born in 1925, who suffered from rheumatic fever during the Depression.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:35:42
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Interviewee Name
Rose, Kathleen
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-21_ Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track two of interview with Kathleen Rose

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Interview with John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr - Track 7

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's memories of the unemployed riot in Vancouver.
Date Range
[1930 or 1932]
Length
0:02:53
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's memories of the unemployed riot in Vancouver.
Date Range
[1930 or 1932]
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:02:53
Subject
Protests and Demonstrations
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Burton at his residence in Surrey by Lynda Mauve Orr, August 24, 1989. This interview focuses on the history of newspaper and printing presses in Canada.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:44
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Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-4_ Track_7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track seven of interview with John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr

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Alfred Bingham's writings - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's personal memories of first coming to Burnaby in 1919 and the work that the early settlers did for Burnaby, including a mention of woman's backbreaking labour. Alfred describes Burnaby as being organized around the two villages of Edmonds and V…
Date Range
1919-1939
Length
0:09:44
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's personal memories of first coming to Burnaby in 1919 and the work that the early settlers did for Burnaby, including a mention of woman's backbreaking labour. Alfred describes Burnaby as being organized around the two villages of Edmonds and Vancouver Heights. He discusses the Army of the Common Good and the Credit Union movement of British Columbia.
Date Range
1919-1939
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham standing next to a 1931 Model T Ford, 1932. Item no. HV976.46.4
Length
0:09:44
Subject
Protests and Demonstrations
Organizations
Scope and Content
Recording is of Alfred Bingham's writings, as read by Alfred Bingham. Major themes discussed are: Pioneers, early days in Burnaby and the Co-op Movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Alfred "Alf" Bingham was born in England in 1892 and moved to Canada in 1912. His first job in Canada was laying track for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) from Edmonton to McBride in 1912. His second was in Vancouver at the Rat Portage Mill on False Creek, working on the Resaw machine. He quit after one week due to poor working conditions. After taking part in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike as a delegate of the Retail and Mailorder Union (A.F.L.) on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council, Alfred moved to Burnaby where he and fellow Burnaby residents Aungus McLean and Percy Little worked ten hour days to build a Shingle Mill on the edge of Burnaby Lake for Simpson & Giberson. George Green, carpenter and millwright (author of “The History of Burnaby”) also helped in the construction of the mill. Alfred built his own home from lumber cut from the mill in the Lochdale area on Sherlock Street between Curtis Street and Kitchener Street On April 10, 1920 Alfred married Mary Jane “Ada” Reynolds. Alfred and Ada often took in foster children during their marriage. Due to her nursing experience, Ada was often called upon to deliver babies in the Burnaby area. Alfred and Ada Bingham were instrumental members of the Army of the Common Good, collecting vegetables and grains from growers in the area and even producing over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The army was in operation for ten years and during that time the members organised the Credit Union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union act thorough the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started Co-Op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. Alfred was also Secretary of the Burnaby Housing committee and in 1946 he became the Secretary of the North Burnaby Labour Progressive Party (LPP). Mary Jane “Ada” (Reynolds) Bingham died on August 9, 1969. Her husband Alfred died on April 29, 1979.
Total Tracks
12
Total Length
1:38:06
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Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-20-2_Track_5
Transcript Available
MSS142-001 contains transcripts for each of the short stories
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track five of recording of Alfred Bingham's writings

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Interview with Charmaine Bayntun by Eric Damer October 22, 2012 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Charmaine (Yanko) Bayntun's memories of being raised on a more traditionally rural diet and how that was different from her peers. She discusses popular culture and events of the nineteen-sixties and seventies, and concludes with present day changes to the …
Date Range
1960-2012
Length
0:10:32
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Charmaine (Yanko) Bayntun's memories of being raised on a more traditionally rural diet and how that was different from her peers. She discusses popular culture and events of the nineteen-sixties and seventies, and concludes with present day changes to the neighbourhood.
Date Range
1960-2012
Photo Info
Charmaine Yanko (later Bayntun) nursing a goat from a bottle, [1969]. Item no. 549-015.
Length
0:10:32
Subject
Protests and Demonstrations
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
October 22, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Charmaine (Yanko) Bayntun conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, October 22, 2012. Major themes discussed are: education and family heritage.
Biographical Notes
At the age of twenty, John Ivan Yanko met his future wife Leida Doria "Lillian Doris" Carman while visiting relatives in Burnaby. Lillian received a rail pass because of her dad’s employment with the CPR and at fourteen had gone to visit her Godmother in Burnaby. John Ivan Yanko and Lillian Doris (Carman) Yanko were married October 16, 1948 in Nelson, British Columbia and moved into the basement of John’s sister’s house on Union Street. Lillian began working at the downtown Woodward’s store as a cashier in 1948. In 1950, the young couple bought property at 7385 (later renumbered 7391) Broadway in Burnaby and began constructing a house as they could afford it. Knowing she’d be let go if she was pregnant, when Lillian was expecting her first child, Jenny sewed her several versions of the same outfit; they all used the same material, but each was a little bit larger than the last to accommodate her expanding girth. Rhonda, born in 1953 and Charmaine, born in 1955, grew up in the Broadway home. They attended school at Sperling Elementary, and later at Burnaby North high school. Lillian left her job to be a stay-at-home mom when Rhonda was born, but that changed in 1963 when John and Charmaine were in a car accident that left John temporarily unable to work. John Yanko later returned to work, establishing his own tile setting business and working until age eighty-two. John and Lillian lived out the rest of their married lives on the Broadway property. John Ivan Yanko passed away in 2010; his wife Lillian Doria Leida (Carman) Yanko passed away in 2011. Charmaine (Yanko) Bayntun completed her schooling in Burnaby and became a teacher for twenty-two years, followed by ten years as a Burnaby elementary school principal.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:47:24
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Interviewee Name
Bayntun, Charmaine "Sherrie" Yanko
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-002_ Track_5
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track five of recording of interview with Charmaine Bayntun

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Interview with Edward Apps by Rod Fowler February 22, 1990 - Track 7

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory462
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Ed Apps’ children, his wife Margaret’s involvement in lobbying to declare Burnaby a Nuclear Free Zone, and her death in 1985
Date Range
1985-1990
Length
00:04:33
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Ed Apps’ children, his wife Margaret’s involvement in lobbying to declare Burnaby a Nuclear Free Zone, and her death in 1985
Date Range
1985-1990
Length
00:04:33
Subject
Protests and Demonstrations
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 22, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Edward Apps, conducted by Rod Fowler. Ed Apps was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Ed Apps involvement in community groups, particularly his work in seniors organizations lobbying for seniors’ housing since his retirement, and views about the role of Rate Payer groups, unions and politics in the development of North and South Burnaby. He also talks about his origin in England, his war service, arrival with his wife Margaret in Burnaby in 1946, his work with the Burnaby School Board and for the local union, the location of some of the older schools, the history of his house, and briefly about his wife and children. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Edward Apps was born in 1918 in London, England, and grew up in Kent and Essex. In WWII he flew the third glider to land in Normandy on June 6th, 1944. He and his wife Margaret Hope (1915-1985) immigrated to British Columbia in 1946, joining his wife’s parents, who had immigrated earlier in 1939, in Burnaby Heights in North Burnaby. He worked for the Burnaby School Board as Foreman Painter, and served on CUPE Local 379 Executive, until his retirement in 1982. In 1948 Ed Apps bought his first lot, for $150.00, in the 4700 block on Georgia Street, building houses there and in the 4100 block before buying his present home, a ca.1900 farm building, in the same area in 1954. North Burnaby was “bush country and orchards” in the 1950s; his two sons played in the ravines; and the family used the tram system on Hastings and Boundary Road for transportation. Development of municipal services seemed slower in North than South Burnaby, and Ed Apps remembers the strong role Rate Payers groups had in creating local services and lobbying Municipal Council for provide services. After retirement Ed Apps became involved in several local and provincial seniors organizations, advocating for better housing, including serving on the Executives of the Network of Burnaby Seniors and the Council of Senior Citizens Organization, and was active in the provincial Seniors Research and Resource and CMHC Housing Committee. He also served on the Centennial Committee of Burnaby.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
0:56:50
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Interviewee Name
Apps, Ed
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-015_Track_7
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
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Track seven of interview with Ed Apps

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Interview with Kay Zimmerman by Rod Fowler [February] 1990 - Track 9

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory535
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Kay Zimmerman’s stories about how a citizen can make a difference. Her example is her first appearance at a Vancouver Council meeting to present her case against a development proposal in her neighbourhood (Buscombe Street).
Date Range
1957-1990
Length
00:05:22
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Kay Zimmerman’s stories about how a citizen can make a difference. Her example is her first appearance at a Vancouver Council meeting to present her case against a development proposal in her neighbourhood (Buscombe Street).
Date Range
1957-1990
Photo Info
Kay Zimmerman, [1973]. Item no. 231-021
Length
00:05:22
Subject
Protests and Demonstrations
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
[February] 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Kay Zimmerman, conducted by Rod Fowler. Kay Zimmerman was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Kay Zimmerman’s political activities in Burnaby and her description of her Lochdale neighbourhood in the 1960s. She provides an excellent overview of the municipal political groups and important political issues in Burnaby from 1960 to 1980. She tells the story about an early and successful political action that convinced her that an individual can make a difference. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Kathleen “Kay” Zimmerman, her husband Gordon and their young son Rick moved to Burnaby from Vancouver in 1960 to a house on Curtis Avenue near Duthie Street (a second son Bruce was born in Burnaby). Kay Zimmerman worked 12 years at Royal Columbian Hospital in the admitting office, then 4 years (1974-1979) as special assistant to Senator Ray Perrault, followed by work as a judge on the Citizenship Court before retiring. Gordon Zimmerman worked at the Shell Refinery. A member of the Liberal Party and political activist before arriving in Burnaby, Kay Zimmerman continued her involvement in national and local politics. She campaigned for Ray Perrault during the Trudeau years, and was a founder and active member of the Burnaby Voters Association (BVA). Her political activities encompassed 30 years that saw major changes in Burnaby, including the building of SFU, creation of Heritage Village, an awakening environmental sensibility, and a dramatic increase in population and development in Burnaby.
Total Tracks
10
Total Length
01:04:36
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Interviewee Name
Zimmerman, Kay
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-018_Track_9
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track nine of interview with Kay Zimmerman

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 19, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 24 cm
Item No.
535-0567
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of people protesting the Heritage Minister Sheila Copps cuts to the Canadian Broadcasting Company.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 19, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0567
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of people protesting the Heritage Minister Sheila Copps cuts to the Canadian Broadcasting Company.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "59% Bby. p . 16 / Bby Mario 123 A"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 31, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 24 cm
Item No.
535-0899
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of nurse holding a sign that reads "Honk 4 Nurses" while walking the picket line.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 31, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0899
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of nurse holding a sign that reads "Honk 4 Nurses" while walking the picket line.
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations - Strikes
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "1922 Bby Mario"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 14, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 15 cm
Item No.
535-0917
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Greater Vancouver Regional District employee picketing on Elwell Street and Canada Way in Burnaby.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 14, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0917
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Greater Vancouver Regional District employee picketing on Elwell Street and Canada Way in Burnaby.
Photographer
Langdeau, Brian
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations - Strikes
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "66% Bby p 3 / 2070 Bby Brian"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 23, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 14.5 cm
Item No.
535-1005
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified postal workers outside the parcel distribution centre near Still Creek in Burnaby wearing "Vancouver Local C.U.P.W. on Strike" signs around their necks.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 23, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-1005
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 14.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified postal workers outside the parcel distribution centre near Still Creek in Burnaby wearing "Vancouver Local C.U.P.W. on Strike" signs around their necks.
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations - Strikes
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "2638 Bby Mario / 60% Bby p. 5"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 31, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 15 cm
Item No.
535-1213
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Karl Losken of Earth Save Canada speaking to protestors outside of the Heath Canada office in Burnaby.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 31, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-1213
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Karl Losken of Earth Save Canada speaking to protestors outside of the Heath Canada office in Burnaby.
Photographer
Ray, Steve
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
Losken, Karl
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "Bby - 2 57% / 1196 Bby Steve"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Accompanying caption reads: "May 31, 1998 1196: / Protestors gather to demand for independent investigation of Health Canada."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1995 and 1998]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 15.5 cm
Item No.
535-1480
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a demonstration outside of New Westminster City Hall by the Queen’s Park Residents Association. People are holding signs that read "Stop Narrow Lot Development".
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1995 and 1998]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-1480
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 15.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a demonstration outside of New Westminster City Hall by the Queen’s Park Residents Association. People are holding signs that read "Stop Narrow Lot Development".
Photographer
Langdeau, Brian
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "NW Brian 1154 / 74% Bby p. 3"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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No rubish to be dumped here

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37722
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1938] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 2.7 x 3.7 cm print on contact sheet 20.4 x 26.5 cm
Item No.
370-310
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Edythe King, Jean [last name unknown], and Alice Younger at an empty lot on Grange Street. They are standing with a sign that reads, "No rubbish to be dumped here / by order Municipal Engineer." Houses are visible in the background.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1938] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-310
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 2.7 x 3.7 cm print on contact sheet 20.4 x 26.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Edythe King, Jean [last name unknown], and Alice Younger at an empty lot on Grange Street. They are standing with a sign that reads, "No rubbish to be dumped here / by order Municipal Engineer." Houses are visible in the background.
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
King, Edythe
Younger, Alice
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Negative has a pink cast
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Grange Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 14, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Item No.
556-330
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a group of BC Government Employees demonstrating against wage and price controls outside the fence of the Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre at 5700 Royal Oak Avenue (later 5220 Oakmount Crescent).
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 14, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-330
Accession Number
2013-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a group of BC Government Employees demonstrating against wage and price controls outside the fence of the Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre at 5700 Royal Oak Avenue (later 5220 Oakmount Crescent).
Photographer
Norton, Paul
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Oakmount Crescent
Burnaby - 5220 Oakmount Crescent
Burnaby - 5700 Royal Oak Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Oakalla Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 18, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18.5 x 22 cm
Item No.
480-031
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bill Burgess speaking into a microphone. He was one of the eighteen that were charged in the demonstration at a picket line at Simon Fraser University.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 18, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-031
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18.5 x 22 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bill Burgess speaking into a microphone. He was one of the eighteen that were charged in the demonstration at a picket line at Simon Fraser University.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
Burgess, Bill
Simon Fraser University
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Protesting at the Burnaby General Hospital

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45336
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 13, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.5 x 24.5 cm
Item No.
480-231
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby General Hospital workers protesting budget cuts and reduction in patient care in a demonstration outside the hospital.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 13, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-231
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.5 x 24.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby General Hospital workers protesting budget cuts and reduction in patient care in a demonstration outside the hospital.
Photographer
Hodge, Craig
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
Burnaby General Hospital
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "Burnaby General workers demonstrate outside hospital protesting budget cuts and reduction in patient care."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3935 Kincaid Street
Burnaby - Kincaid Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cascade-Schou Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1982
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18.5 x 18.5 cm
Item No.
480-265
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of protesters from the Save Love's Park Committee carrying homemade signs, some of which read; "No more concrete needed here", "Make Love a Park, not a warehouse" and "People first, fish second, buildings never." This area east of Gaglardi Way and north of the Brunette River, had Love's …
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1982
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-265
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18.5 x 18.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of protesters from the Save Love's Park Committee carrying homemade signs, some of which read; "No more concrete needed here", "Make Love a Park, not a warehouse" and "People first, fish second, buildings never." This area east of Gaglardi Way and north of the Brunette River, had Love's kennel on it, and had been idenified by Burnaby as a potential park site in 1966 but Imperial Ventures wanted to develop it at as a warehouse complex.
Photographer
Hodge, Craig
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Brunette River
Burnaby - Gaglardi Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cameron Area
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Students wait for Mayor to protest expropriation

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45394
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 14 cm
Item No.
480-289
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of University of British Columbia students L. Eric Sorensen, Nick Moldovan and Bill Buckler standing at the front desk in City Hall waiting to speak to Mayor Tom Constable. The students wished to protest the expropriation of Lillian Mann's property at 9637 Cameron Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-289
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 14 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of University of British Columbia students L. Eric Sorensen, Nick Moldovan and Bill Buckler standing at the front desk in City Hall waiting to speak to Mayor Tom Constable. The students wished to protest the expropriation of Lillian Mann's property at 9637 Cameron Street.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
Sorensen, L. Eric
Moldovan, Nick
Buckler, Bill
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "UBC students, from left, Eric Sorensen, Nick Moldovan and Bill Buckler, wait for Mayor Tom Constable to protest expropriation."
Lillian Mann was a war widow who fought with the courts to maintain ownership of her land. After much controversy, City of Burnaby eventually successfully expropriated the land, and converted it into a parking lot for the Cameron Library and Recreation Complex.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4949 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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Buyers beware of mold and rot!

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45399
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1977
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 9.5 cm
Item No.
480-294
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Pamela Williams standing on the balcony of her apartment beside a large protest sign which reads: "BUYERS BEWARE OF MOLD AND ROT!". She and her husband bought a suite in MacInnis Place, and after discovering the exessive build up of moisture, protested against the Housing Cooperation…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1977
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-294
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 9.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Pamela Williams standing on the balcony of her apartment beside a large protest sign which reads: "BUYERS BEWARE OF MOLD AND ROT!". She and her husband bought a suite in MacInnis Place, and after discovering the exessive build up of moisture, protested against the Housing Cooperation of British Columbia (HSBC) and won; HSBC offered to buy back units from owners who were unhappy with their suites.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
Williams, Pamela
MacInnis Place
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: " Pamela Williams ... sign says it all."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Keswick Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cameron Area
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Picketer upset over excessive increases

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 1975
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ;16.5 x 14 cm
Item No.
480-338
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Institute of Technology student watching George Scott picketing in protest to the jump in food and supply prices at the school cafeteria and bookstore. Instead of the 10% increase in prices that the school's board of governors had set (which had the support of student…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 1975
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-338
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ;16.5 x 14 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Institute of Technology student watching George Scott picketing in protest to the jump in food and supply prices at the school cafeteria and bookstore. Instead of the 10% increase in prices that the school's board of governors had set (which had the support of student council) prices jumped by as much as 80%, which meant that the "main meal" price climbed from $1.10 to $1.85. Students and staff protested the "excessive increase" with picket lines and demonstrations.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Scott, George
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "To eat or not to eat. A dispute which erupted Thursday at BCIT in Burnaby over increased food costs obviously didn't bother one lunchtime dinner [sic]. Picketer George Scott looks on."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby - Willingdon Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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Nursing students protest

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1976
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 24 cm
Item No.
480-339
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of approximately three hundred and fifty nursing students from the British Columbia Institute of Technology protested the provincial government decision to re-open the Willingdon School as a juvenile detention centre, instead of allowing it to remain a nursing school, thereby displacing …
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1976
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-339
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of approximately three hundred and fifty nursing students from the British Columbia Institute of Technology protested the provincial government decision to re-open the Willingdon School as a juvenile detention centre, instead of allowing it to remain a nursing school, thereby displacing the student nurses and potentially jeopardising their education.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "Some 350 nursing students at BCIT took their Willingdon School protest to the streets Friday. They marched down Willingdon Avenue carrying signs."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Willingdon Avenue
Planning Study Area
Cascade-Schou Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 4, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 24 cm
Item No.
480-437
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Association of University and College Employees (AUCE) picketing in front of the registrar's office at Simon Fraser University, as students line up to register for classes. These members of the AUCE are the non-teaching employees of Simon Fraser University.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 4, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-437
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Association of University and College Employees (AUCE) picketing in front of the registrar's office at Simon Fraser University, as students line up to register for classes. These members of the AUCE are the non-teaching employees of Simon Fraser University.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
Association of University and College Employees
Simon Fraser University
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "STUDENTS QUEUE DESPITE STRIKE...Hundreds of Simon Fraser University students lined up to register this morning for the spring term while striking non-teaching employees quietly picketed in front of the registrar's office. Strikers did not interfere with registration, although office hours have been cut back. The strikers, members of the Association of University and College Employees, have been off work since Dec. 5."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 8888 University Drive
Burnaby - University Drive
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Students support strikers

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 21, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 24.5 cm
Item No.
480-440
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large group of Simon Fraser Unversity students sitting on bleachers. Towards the back of the group are students holding up a large sign which reads; "EVERYBODY OUT! THURSDAY 10 AM MAR. 22 / PICKETLINE DEMONSTRATON / END THE STRIKE!" The non-teaching employees of Simon Fraser Univers…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 21, 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-440
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 24.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large group of Simon Fraser Unversity students sitting on bleachers. Towards the back of the group are students holding up a large sign which reads; "EVERYBODY OUT! THURSDAY 10 AM MAR. 22 / PICKETLINE DEMONSTRATON / END THE STRIKE!" The non-teaching employees of Simon Fraser University who were striking were members of the Association of University and College Employees (AUCE).
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
Association of University and College Employees
Simon Fraser University
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "A banner advertising today's demonstration in support of SFU strikers attracts attention from students at yesterday's anti strike rally."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 8888 University Drive
Burnaby - University Drive
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 22 cm
Item No.
480-443
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of one hundred and twenty pickets assembled at the approach to Simon Fraser University to slow traffic as the strike of non-teaching staff continued in its third week. These non-teaching employees of Simon Fraser University who are striking are members of the Association of University an…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-443
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 22 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of one hundred and twenty pickets assembled at the approach to Simon Fraser University to slow traffic as the strike of non-teaching staff continued in its third week. These non-teaching employees of Simon Fraser University who are striking are members of the Association of University and College Employees (AUCE).
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
Association of University and College Employees
Simon Fraser University
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "PICKETS STALL SFU TRAFFIC...120 pickets assembled at the approach to Simon Fraser University today to slow traffic as the strike of non-teaching staff continues in its third week with no hope of settlement in sight. Picketers were joined today by former SFU president Pauline Jewett who said strikers' demands are fair and SFU is being 'stubborn'."
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 16 cm
Item No.
480-1006
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of rally moderator Larry Pierce speaking at a microphone during the strike at Simon Fraser University.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1006
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 16 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of rally moderator Larry Pierce speaking at a microphone during the strike at Simon Fraser University.
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
Pierce, Larry
Simon Fraser University
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on recto of photograph reads: "Larry Pierce - Rally Moderator"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 8888 University Drive
Burnaby - University Drive
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 15.5 cm
Item No.
480-1075
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Simon Fraser University student Ray Paulson standing and speaking at a microphone. He was one of the students opposing the strike, who helped organize the "Learn Rally".
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1075
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 15.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Simon Fraser University student Ray Paulson standing and speaking at a microphone. He was one of the students opposing the strike, who helped organize the "Learn Rally".
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
Paulson, Ray
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on recto of photograph reads: "RAY PAULSON - ONE of ORGANIZERS of LEARN RALLY"
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Opposed to twin-tower development

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13.5 x 24 cm
Item No.
480-1255
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Willingdon Heights community protesting against Bosa Bros Construction Ltd's proposal to build a twin-tower development on corner of Hastings Street and Boundary Road. They protested with picket signs that read: "STOP BLOCK-BUSTING" and "COUNCIL MUST LISTEN!". Despite t…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1980
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1255
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13.5 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Willingdon Heights community protesting against Bosa Bros Construction Ltd's proposal to build a twin-tower development on corner of Hastings Street and Boundary Road. They protested with picket signs that read: "STOP BLOCK-BUSTING" and "COUNCIL MUST LISTEN!". Despite these demonstrations, Bosa Bros Construction Ltd. was eventually granted permission from council to build the twin-towers.
Photographer
Hodge, Craig
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
Bosa Properties
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "RESIDENTS AGAINST HIGHRISES ... Burnaby residents braved a Sunday drizzle to carry on their battle to stop Bosa Bros. Construction from building a 13 and 15-storey apartment complex at the corner of Hastings and Boundary. Protesters say the complex will not fit in with the character of the surrounding neighbourhood."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - Boundary Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
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BC Government Employees Union - "On Strike for Fair Wage Offer"

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto59051
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1983
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Item No.
480-1457
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of BC Government Employees Union strikers standing by the roadside as a car drives by. The photograph is from Burnaby Today.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1983
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1457
Accession Number
2009-01
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of BC Government Employees Union strikers standing by the roadside as a car drives by. The photograph is from Burnaby Today.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations - Strikes
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photographer's stamp on verso
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BC Government Employees Union - "On Strike for Fair Wage Offer"

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1983
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Item No.
480-1458
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of two BC Government Employees Union strikers walking outdoors. The photograph is from Burnaby Today.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1983
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1458
Accession Number
2009-01
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of two BC Government Employees Union strikers walking outdoors. The photograph is from Burnaby Today.
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations - Strikes
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 5, 1995
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 15 cm
Item No.
535-0036
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Lilly Brown and young child holding a "Save our trees" sign in protest at tree removal.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 5, 1995
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0036
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Lilly Brown and young child holding a "Save our trees" sign in protest at tree removal.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
Brown, Lilly
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black and blue ink on recto of photograph reads: "Mario B Bby 3040 / 11/5 BNW p. 1? 88%"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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Safeway employees striking

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 5, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 15 cm
Item No.
535-0319
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Safeway employees picketing outside a Safeway store.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 5, 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
535-0319
Accession Number
2012-11
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Safeway employees picketing outside a Safeway store.
Photographer
Blissett, Rebecca
Creator
Burnaby NewsLeader
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Names
Safeway
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "06/05 Bby p. 1 78% / Bby Rebecca 1456"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
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Interview with Don and Orville Jantzen by Eric Damer November 19, 2012 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Don Jantzen's memories of first coming to Burnaby and his decision to become part of the peace movement. Being active in the Trade Union Movement as an International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) member, Don recalls his involvement in marches, peace …
Date Range
1950-1975
Length
0:09:40
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Don Jantzen's memories of first coming to Burnaby and his decision to become part of the peace movement. Being active in the Trade Union Movement as an International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) member, Don recalls his involvement in marches, peace rallies and strikes.
Date Range
1950-1975
Photo Info
Don Jantzen, [198-]. Item no. 549-040.
Length
0:09:40
Subject
Protests and Demonstrations - Strikes
Protests and Demonstrations
Organizations - Unions
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 19, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Don Jantzen and his brother Orville Jantzen conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 19, 2012. Major themes discussed are: political activism and the trade union movement.
Biographical Notes
Don Jantzen came to Vancouver from the prairies following the war, found work, married, and settled in Burnaby in 1950. Through his work as a longshoreman, Don became active in the trade union movement (ILWU) and eventually became vice president of the Vancouver local. He was also active in politics, helping to launch the Burnaby Citizen’s Association in the early nineteen-fifties and working as campaign manager for candidates in both the provincial and the federal New Democratic Party (NDP). Don has been a participant in local politics for many years as well as a supporter of Habitat for Humanity. Don's younger brother, Orville Jantzen, was born in Saskatchewan but grew up in South Vancouver. He is married with two children. Orville began his career as a salesman for a Burnaby bakery and remained in the food and beverage industry, working in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Since retiring, Orville has been engaged with Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:30:32
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Jantzen, Don
Jantzen, Orville
Interview Location
Interviewee's residence
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-015_ Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of recording of interview with Don and Orville Jantzen

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Interview with Don and Orville Jantzen by Eric Damer November 19, 2012 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Don Jantzen's memories of prominent moments in Canadian Union history and of Burnaby's political landscape. Don mentions the strike of 1967 at the "Big Owe" Olympic Stadium in Montreal and goes on to discuss Burnaby Council's fair wage legislation. He discu…
Date Range
1953-1977
Length
0:08:00
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Don Jantzen's memories of prominent moments in Canadian Union history and of Burnaby's political landscape. Don mentions the strike of 1967 at the "Big Owe" Olympic Stadium in Montreal and goes on to discuss Burnaby Council's fair wage legislation. He discusses the Burnaby Citizen's Association (BCA).
Date Range
1953-1977
Photo Info
Don Jantzen, [198-]. Item no. 549-040.
Length
0:08:00
Name
Burnaby Citizen's Association
Subject
Protests and Demonstrations - Strikes
Protests and Demonstrations
Organizations - Unions
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 19, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Don Jantzen and his brother Orville Jantzen conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 19, 2012. Major themes discussed are: political activism and the trade union movement.
Biographical Notes
Don Jantzen came to Vancouver from the prairies following the war, found work, married, and settled in Burnaby in 1950. Through his work as a longshoreman, Don became active in the trade union movement (ILWU) and eventually became vice president of the Vancouver local. He was also active in politics, helping to launch the Burnaby Citizen’s Association in the early nineteen-fifties and working as campaign manager for candidates in both the provincial and the federal New Democratic Party (NDP). Don has been a participant in local politics for many years as well as a supporter of Habitat for Humanity. Don's younger brother, Orville Jantzen, was born in Saskatchewan but grew up in South Vancouver. He is married with two children. Orville began his career as a salesman for a Burnaby bakery and remained in the food and beverage industry, working in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Since retiring, Orville has been engaged with Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:30:32
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Jantzen, Don
Jantzen, Orville
Interview Location
Interviewee's residence
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-015_ Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of recording of interview with Don and Orville Jantzen

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Interview with John Mallory June 24, 1975 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Mallory's involvement with the Unemployed Workers' Association in organizing actions against relief work as well as his involvement with the Workers' Unity League in organising strike actions.
Date Range
1929-1939
Length
0:09:23
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Mallory's involvement with the Unemployed Workers' Association in organizing actions against relief work as well as his involvement with the Workers' Unity League in organising strike actions.
Date Range
1929-1939
Length
0:09:23
Subject
Organizations
Protests and Demonstrations - Strikes
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 24, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Mallory by Simon Fraser University (SFU) masters student Bettina Bradbury June 24, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression and the Unemployment movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
John Audrey Mallory was born in Carman, Manitoba on January 10, 1903 to John and Bertha Nina (Rodgers) Mallory. The Mallory family moved to Deep Creek, British Columbia for a time before arriving in New Westminster. John Audrey Mallory married Janet Ellis Morice on November 15, 1924. John Mallory helped to build a mill at Powell River where he played baseball before he moved to Burnaby in the late 1920s. He built a house at 11th Avenue and 13th Street. He later moved to 1851 4th Street, working a few months out of the year as a construction foreman. He also worked renovating various mills. Towards the end of the thirties, he had established his own heating and plumbing business. John Mallory was very active in the labour movement, beginning with the Independent Labour Party which was renamed the Independent Labour Party Socialists, then the Socialist Party of Canada. He joined the Workers' Unity League (WUL) and their affiliates the Unemployed Workers Association at this time as well. Together with fellow organizers, John fixed up the Edmonds Hall and held fundraising parties for the Unemployment movement. Seen by others as an agitator, John organized countless strike movements, protests and demonstrations in his capacity as an organizer for the Workers' Unity League. John left the Socialist Party of Canada due to what he saw as their intolerance with other parts of the working class movement to join the Communist Party of Canada. He was later expelled from the Communist Party for "Trotskist leanings." Bertha Nina (Rodgers) Mallory died May 20, 1964 at the age of eighty-two. Her husband John Mallory died April 1, 1966 at the age of ninety-four. John Audrey Mallory died July 7, 1981 at the age of seventy-eight.
Total Tracks
13
Total Length
1:56:06
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Mallory, John
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-11_Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with John Mallory

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Simon Fraser University teach-in

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45521
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 1972
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 24 cm
Item No.
480-416
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of "Professor Mordecai Briemberg speaking at a Simon Fraser University student teach-in called to protest the splitting of the political science, sociology and anthropology department. Professor Briemberg was fired from his post in the PSA department." (according to newspaper clipping at…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 1972
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-416
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 24 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of "Professor Mordecai Briemberg speaking at a Simon Fraser University student teach-in called to protest the splitting of the political science, sociology and anthropology department. Professor Briemberg was fired from his post in the PSA department." (according to newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph).
Photographer
Whistler, Don
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Simon Fraser University
Briemberg, Mordecai
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1975
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 20.5 cm
Item No.
480-438
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Simon Fraser University staff members standing along the roadway, wearing placards which read; "ON STRIKE". Cars and a small crowd of people are visible in the background. These non-teaching employees of Simon Fraser University are members of the Association of University and College …
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1975
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-438
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 20.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Simon Fraser University staff members standing along the roadway, wearing placards which read; "ON STRIKE". Cars and a small crowd of people are visible in the background. These non-teaching employees of Simon Fraser University are members of the Association of University and College Employees (AUCE).
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Transportation - Automobiles
Names
Association of University and College Employees
Simon Fraser University
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "Striking SFU staff found it a great day for picketing with sun and warm weather."
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Car crosses picket lines

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 23.5 cm
Item No.
480-439
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of striking Simon Fraser University staff members standing along the roadway, wearing placards. A car full of students drives though the picket lines, but a union bus driver has pulled over and forced students to walk. These non-teaching employees of Simon Fraser University who are strik…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 1979
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-439
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 23.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of striking Simon Fraser University staff members standing along the roadway, wearing placards. A car full of students drives though the picket lines, but a union bus driver has pulled over and forced students to walk. These non-teaching employees of Simon Fraser University who are striking are members of the Association of University and College Employees (AUCE).
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations
Transportation - Automobiles
Names
Association of University and College Employees
Simon Fraser University
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "SFU-bound students drive through AUCE picket lines while union bus driver pulls over, forcing students to walk."
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Interview with W.H. O'Brien July / August 1975 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to W.H. "Harry" O'Brien's thoughts on how the Union of the Unemployed was organized and what its main focus was. Harry discusses the Union of the Unemployed's dealings with the Commissioner.
Date Range
1935-1936
Length
0:08:41
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to W.H. "Harry" O'Brien's thoughts on how the Union of the Unemployed was organized and what its main focus was. Harry discusses the Union of the Unemployed's dealings with the Commissioner.
Date Range
1935-1936
Photo Info
Harry and Gertrude (Crossan) O'Brien on their wedding day, October 12, 1940. Item no. 315-005
Length
0:08:41
Subject
Organizations
Protests and Demonstrations
Officials - Commissioners
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
July / August 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with W.H. "Harry" O'Brien by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury. Major themes discussed are: the Army of the Common Good, the Union of the Unemployed and the Common Good Credit Union (now the South Burnaby Credit Union). To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
W.H. “Harry” O’Brien was born in the coal mining town of Nanaimo, British Columbia on October 20, 1914. He came to Burnaby with his parents and five siblings in 1927. Harry’s mother, a school teacher, wanted her children to live closer to school in order to obtain a better education, so the O’Brien family settled at Inman Avenue, Burnaby. Harry left school in June of 1929. Harry’s father worked as the caretaker at Central Park around this time and Harry helped him to clear brush, plant trees and enforce the land clearing and wood cutting permit regulations held by men who were on script. Although too young to vote by just over a week, Harry O'Brien worked as a scrutineer for the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) during the 1935 Federal Election. On October 12, 1940 Harry O'Brien married Gertrude Crossan at St. John the Divine in Burnaby. The Crossan family came to Burnaby from Winnipeg in 1933 and settled at Nelson Avenue. Gertrude's mother, Mary Anne Crossan, was Gilmore Avenue School's first teacher. Harry began his involvement with the Unemployment Organization in Burnaby by participating in an organised protest against the municipality for homeowner evictions brought on by unpaid taxes. The South Burnaby Union of the Unemployed organised in order to protest rules around receiving Relief. Harry became involved, eventually becoming one of the spearheads of the organization, taking over as secretary by 1936. Harry was an original member of the Army of the Common Good, helping to produce over one hundred and twenty-five tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed Burnaby citizens suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The members of the Army of the Common Good who cut wood for consumption or worked in the gardens were given credit for their work through LU (Labour Units) which they could then use to buy groceries and that at the Army's Cooperative stores, one of which was at McKay Avenue, where Harry began working as Manager of Groceries in 1937. The Credit Union movement of British Columbia was also organized by Harry O'Brien and his fellow Army of the Common Good members. W.H. "Harry" O'Brien died July 1, 1992.
Total Tracks
9
Total Length
1:17:56
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Interviewee Name
O'Brien, Harry
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-25_Track_3
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track three of interview with W.H.

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Interview with Tony Fabian by Kathy Bossort October 29, 2015 - Track 7

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Tony Fabian’s views about the Trans Mountain pipeline protest on Burnaby Mountain and how he sees himself as an environmentalist. At the end of the interview he summarizes some of his successes when he was a Parks Commissioner.
Date Range
1970-2015
Length
0:12:19
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Tony Fabian’s views about the Trans Mountain pipeline protest on Burnaby Mountain and how he sees himself as an environmentalist. At the end of the interview he summarizes some of his successes when he was a Parks Commissioner.
Date Range
1970-2015
Length
0:12:19
Name
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Company
Burnaby Parks and Recreation Commission
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Protests and Demonstrations
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 29, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Tony Fabian conducted by Kathy Bossort. Tony Fabian was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Tony Fabian’s part in park creation and protection of natural areas in Burnaby, particularly as a member of the Park and Recreation Commission in the 1970s; his childhood and how that contributed to his land ethic; and the history of the uses made of and setting aside parkland on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Tony S. Fabian was born in 1934 in north Saskatchewan. At less than a year old Tony, along with his siblings, was removed from his family home and eventually placed with an immigrant farm family. As a child he worked on the farm and witnessed what he considered abusive treatment of the land and farm animals. When he was about 12 years old his adoptive family moved to the BC coast where he went on his own, working for a variety of farmers in Richmond and Delta. At 19 he contracted polio, quit farm work, and found work with the telephone company. In 1956 Tony married, and in 1957 he and his wife moved to a home on Hardwick Street in Burnaby where he still lives. Tony entered civic politics in the 1960s when he objected to development on Hardwick Park and became concerned about the destruction of Burnaby’s natural landscapes. He became a life long advocate for preserving natural areas and helped to create large parks in Burnaby on the foreshore of the Fraser River and on Burrard Inlet. He served as a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission 1970-1975, is a long time volunteer with the Burnaby Lake Park Association, and continues to stay current on local and regional environmental issues. In 2008 Tony was presented with the City of Burnaby Environment Award for Community Stewardship.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:43:22
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Interviewee Name
Fabian, Tony S.
Interview Location
Tony Fabian's home in Burnaby
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-007_Track_7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track seven of interview with Tony Fabian

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