File MS-9-15, SF Box 52, Folder 27 - Outline of the history of the Canadian Seamen's Union / Charles Macdonald

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Outline of the history of the Canadian Seamen's Union / Charles Macdonald

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MS-9-15, SF Box 52, Folder 27

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17 pages (1 folder)

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Charles Macdonald was born in 1923 in Cornwall, Ontario. He was a World War II Merchant Marine veteran and a lifelong social activist. In the 1940s he was involved with the Canadian Seamen's Union. Later, as a librarian at Vancouver's Simon Fraser University, he helped to organize and lead the library's section of the faculty union. He died on April 11, 2012 at the Montreal General Hospital.

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Materials were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in 1977.

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File contains a preliminary outline of the History of the Canadian Seamen's Union from 1936-1950 and a letter from Charles Macdonald to Tom McGrath, Bud Doucette, and Stan Wingfield.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Outline of the history of the Canadian Seamen's Union, by Charles Macdonald, MS-9-15, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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