Fonds MS-9-6 - Fred Brodie fonds

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Fred Brodie fonds

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  • 1949-1977 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records (15 folders)

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Fred Brodie was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1903. He was a labour activist from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He served as Chairman of the Halifax Labour Temple and was an active member of the International Typographical Union, Local 130. Brodie was a prominent voice in left wing politics in Nova Scotia and was a member of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party. He was an avid collector of newspaper clippings, and very active within his community. Brodie served on the Halifax Human Rights Advisory Committee and was Chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the Halifax-Dartmouth District Labour Council.

Custodial history

The transcript of the conversation between Fred Brodie, Charles Murray, and David Gutnick were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in 1977 by David Gutnick. Fred Brodie donated the newspaper clippings in 1977, and in 1981 he donated the reference material for the ITU- Herald contract, CHFX radio scripts, the Royal Commission on Newspapers, and the letter written the the local divisions of the Halifax Labour Temple.

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Fonds includes the transcripts of conversations Fred Brodie had with Charles Murray and David Gutnick, and with John Bell. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings collected by Fred Brodie on the Canadian Congress of Labour and Trades and Labour Congress of Canada merger, the Halifax Labour Temple, the Halifax Typographical Union, the Teann Ghlac Black Friday coin, along with a variety of letters to the editor. Also included are reference materials for the ITU - Herald contract, the CHFX radio scripts, the Royal Commission on Newspapers' presentation, and a letter written by Fred Brodie to the Halifax Labour Temple.

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Fonds is arranged into four series:


Interview transcripts

Newspaper clippings

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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No further accruals expected.

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