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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.
Audio Tracks

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
  1 Audio     1 Image  
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.
Audio Tracks

Track four of open meeting with William Pritchard and Norman Penner

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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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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
Images
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BC Government Employees Union - "On Strike for Fair Wage Offer"

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto59052
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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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
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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.
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Track four of interview with John Mallory

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BC Government Employees Union - "On Strike for Fair Wage Offer"

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto59050
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.
480-1456
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the legs of demonstrators and two dogs at a BC Government Employees' Union strike.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
ca.1983
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-1456
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 the legs of demonstrators and two dogs at a BC Government Employees' Union strike.
Photographer
King, Basil
Subjects
Protests and Demonstrations - Strikes
Animals - Dogs
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photographer's stamp on verso
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Interview with Don and Orville Jantzen by Eric Damer November 19, 2012 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory349
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
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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
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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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Simon Fraser University

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto79679
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 13, 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.
556-375
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows students in the mall at Simon Fraser University attending a rally about the strike of clerical workers at the university.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 13, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-375
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 students in the mall at Simon Fraser University attending a rally about the strike of clerical workers at the university.
Photographer
Norton, Paul
Subjects
Buildings - Schools - Universities and Colleges
Protests and Demonstrations - Strikes
Names
Simon Fraser University
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - University Drive
Burnaby - 8888 University Drive
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Simon Fraser University

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto79680
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 13, 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.
556-376
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows benches and garbage in the mall at Simon Fraser University after the October 13th rally had ended. The rally was related to the strike of clerical employees at the university.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 13, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-376
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 benches and garbage in the mall at Simon Fraser University after the October 13th rally had ended. The rally was related to the strike of clerical employees at the university.
Photographer
Norton, Paul
Subjects
Buildings - Schools - Universities and Colleges
Protests and Demonstrations - Strikes
Names
Simon Fraser University
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - University Drive
Burnaby - 8888 University Drive
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
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Simon Fraser University

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto79681
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 13, 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.
556-377
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows signs and garbage - evidence of the strike of emplyees at Simon Fraser University on Burnaby Mountain in the fall of 1976.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 13, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-377
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 signs and garbage - evidence of the strike of emplyees at Simon Fraser University on Burnaby Mountain in the fall of 1976.
Photographer
Carr
Vardeman
Subjects
Buildings - Schools - Universities and Colleges
Protests and Demonstrations - Strikes
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Names
Simon Fraser University
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - University Drive
Burnaby - 8888 University Drive
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
Less detail

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