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UNBC Labour Action Ephemera and Art Collection

  • 2019.15
  • Collection
  • Nov. 2019

Growing collection of strike ephemera from students, CUPE staff, and faculty members at UNBC. Collection includes picketing signs, strike buttons, photographs, art, and videos from pickets and UNBC Faculty Association events during the 2015 and 2019 strikes, as well as posters and other ephemera from the UNBC Occupiers group.

Inside Machinery

Image depicts two individuals at work inside what appears to be a piece of machinery. It is possibly located somewhere in Fort St. John, B.C.

Sawmill - Interior

Image depicts logs being cut into planks in the interior of a saw mill somewhere in Prince George, B.C.

Sawmill - People and Logs

Image depicts numerous stripped logs and several unidentified individuals in hard hats at a saw mill somewhere in Prince George, B.C.

Rail cars in Prince Rupert, BC.

Photograph of a line of rail cars along a track next to a blasted pile of rubble. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Photo by McRae Bros. Prince Rupert." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Hello Charly. I have been dead for 2 month and just woke up tell the folks out home I am doing[??] fine. don't know when I will be down again Remember me to the good little woman, and weave[??] all Well. you're[??] friend Stan C." Postcard is addressed to: "Mr. Charles Chislett 96 Colonist Printing Co. Broad Street Victoria B.C." Verso is affixed with a one cent Canadian stamp. Postmark reads: "Prince Rupert B.C. [illegible date]."

Two Men with Wheelbarrows: First Transfer Company in Prince Rupert, BC

Two men standing beside wheelbarrows with signs that read: “Prince Rupert Transfer Co.” The men appear to be standing on large dock or boardwalk, water and hills in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Prince Rupert First Transfer Company.” Handwritten message in pencil on verso is addressed to “Mr. Gordon Penning 1600 Bld. Barclay Vancouver B.C.” Cancelation date on 1 cent Canadian Stamp is dated “Prince Rupert B.C. July 16, 09”.

Dog Sled Team, Skeena River, BC

3 dog teams pulling 3 sleds with 6 men attending. There is a large mountain in the background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Mail team Skeena River B.C.” Handwritten message on verso is address to “Dear Alice and dated March 23, Easter Sunday 1913”.

Herring Fishing in Prince Rupert Harbour, BC

View of fish boat in water, with net spread and smaller boat on opposing side of net. Several gulls can be seen flying in the air. Rail cars town and treed hills in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Herring Fishing In Prince Rupert Harbour McRae Bros.” Handwritten message in ink on verso is addressed to “Mr. H. Smart 2550 Blackwood St. Victoria B.C.”

Prince Rupert wharf

Lofty view of the buildings along the Prince Rupert wharf with workers unloading a vessel. Water and mountains can be seen in the background. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert Wharf."

Prince Rupert Fishing Boat After a Storm

Photograph depicts 6 Men on a fishing boat with water in the background. Equipment on the boat is covered with a very thick layer of ice. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Rupert Fishing Boat After Stormy Trip Jan 1916”. Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “Rupert Fishing Boat , A Stormy Trip”.

Eagle Lake Spruce Mills, Giscome, BC

Photograph of a team of horses pulling a large load of logs. Several men are posed around the sleigh. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Eagle Lake Spruce Mills, Giscome, B.C." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "4/ This is them after loading. You will observes that this four horse team has two loads, each sleigh has 14 ft banks[??] and is loaded with about 5 thousand feet of logs. In one camp they have a cattepillar[sic] tractor that takes as high as eight sleighs from the bush to the loading [??]. Will try and get you a picture for you. Elizabeth has has very poor health since last March. May have to change residences befor[sic] long very poor doctor here."

Construction of Tent Church in Caledonia

Photo of 2 men working with hand tools. Printed captions on verso read: "S.P.G. Missionary Post Card - No. 14.", "ERECTING A TENT CHURCH IN CALEDONIA.", "THE S.P.G. supports work in many of the dioceses of N.-W. Canada. The diocese of Caladonia was formed in 1879". Handwritten annotations in pencil on recto read: “PRINCE RUPERT AREA B.C.”, “The Rev S.B. Priston, Farm Cottage Farm lane, Fulham. Thankyou so very much for all you did last night. I am so sorry I did not see you after it was all over to thank you. R.A.[?] You never came to eat the [?] there are heaps.” Half pence postage stamp on recto is canceled with ink stamp reading "DE 7 04".

PCSL Railroad train in Stewart, BC

Side perspective photograph of a Portland Canal Short Line engine being either loaded or unloaded by several men at the station in Stewart, BC. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Aug 9 1911 Stewart BC."

W.E. Collison travelling by boat on business trip up Nass River, BC

Three men can be seen on deck of small boat. Rocky shore in foreground, forest and hills on opposite shore in background.

Handwritten annotations on verso read: "Dad - en route up Nass River on official business. (hence the flag & business suit!)"; "Going up the Nass. Dad (Indian Agent) Cap Barry (Inspect. of Schools) travelling up the Nass River to Aiyansh".

Iona Campagnolo talks with unidentified union workers

Photograph depicts Iona Campagnolo standing and talking with four unidentified union workers (possibly members of the BC Ferry and Marine Workers Union) in either Prince Rupert or Kitimat. Two of the men are looking at the ground, one with his arms crossed. The other two are looking directly at Campagnolo. What appears to be protest material leans against the wall in the background.

Iona Campagnolo talks with unidentified union workers

Photograph depicts Iona Campagnolo standing and talking with four unidentified union workers (possibly members of the BC Ferry and Marine Workers Union) in either Prince Rupert or Kitimat. Two of the men are looking at the ground, one with his arms crossed. The other two are looking directly at Campagnolo. What appears to be protest material leans against the wall in the background.

Iona Campagnolo talks with unidentified union workers

Photograph depicts Iona Campagnolo standing and talking with four unidentified union workers (possibly members of the BC Ferry and Marine Workers Union) in either Prince Rupert or Kitimat. Two of the men are looking at the ground, one with his arms crossed. The other is looking directly at Campagnolo.

Iona Campagnolo talks with a group of union workers

Photograph depicts Iona Campagnolo standing and talking with three of unidentified union workers (possibly members of the BC Ferry and Marine Workers Union) in either Prince Rupert or Kitimat. Two of the men are standing with their backs to the camera, the third is looking down at an unidentified document.

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