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British Columbia Liberal Party

  • Corporate body

The B.C. Liberal Association changed its name in the 1960s to the British Columbia Liberal Party. Additional information is unavailable.

Elias, Angus

  • Person

Angus Elias was an Inuit trapper living on Banks Island in the Northwest Territories.

Winch, Ernest Edward

  • Person
  • 1879-1957

Ernest Edward Winch was born in Harlow, England, in 1879. He died at the Vancouver General Hospital in January, 1957. And during his restless life that stretched between those poles of destiny he established himself not only as a politician, and an uncompromising socialist at that, but primarily as a friend of the poor and the week. Settling permanently in the Lower Mainland of B.C. in 1910, Ernest Winch, bricklayer, joined the Bricklayer's and Stonemason's International Union, No. 1, Vancouver. During the next fifteen years he was an active unionist, especially as an organizer in the International Longshoremen's Association, B.C. Loggers Union, and Lumber and Camp Worker's Industrial Union of the One Big Union. He also served a term as secretary of the Vancouver, New Westminster, and District Trades and Labour Council.

In equating the advancement of the working class with the advancement of the socialist movement, he held membership cards in the Social Democratic Party of Canada, B.C. Federated Labor Party, Independent Labor Party, and Socialist Party of Canada prior to his involvement with the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. In 1933, he was elected to represent Burnaby in the provincial legislature on behalf of the C.C.F. and continued to represent that constituency until his death. During that period of time he was a leading proponent of social legislation in the areas of workers' compensation, prison reform, mental illness, drug addiction, and housing for senior citizens.

Scantland, Anna Cecile, 1931-

  • Person

Anna Scantland was born in Saskatchewan. In 1955 she received her B.A. at the University of British Columbia and then married Erik Lund. Her experience working at the Hastings Community Centre, Vancouver, B.C. sparked her interest in the problems of minority and immigrant peoples. She returned later to UBC to obtain her teaching certificate and began her teaching career in 1959.

Marriott, Anne, 1913-

  • Person

Anne Marriott was born in Victoria, British Columbia Nov 5, 1913. She began her writing career at an early age, and since the 1930s has produced several poems, short stories, and radio scripts. Her poetry, in particular, has been widely anthologised throughout Canada and the United States. Marriott worked as a script writer for the National Film Board in Ottawa in the 1940s, and later, for the CBC in connection with the British Columbia Ministry of Education. Her poem "The Wind Our Enemy" (1939) was widely acclaimed. She won the Governor General's award for her chapbook, "Calling Adventures" (1941). Marriott passed away on October 10, 1997 in Vancouver.

Henderson, Annie Heloise Abel

  • Person
  • 1873-1947

Annie Henderson was born in Sussex, England. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kansas and her doctorate from Yale in 1905. Henderson was interested in the British and American policy towards North American Indigenous peoples.

Gargrave, Anthony, 1926-

  • Person

Born in London, England, in 1926, Anthony Gargrave came to Canada in 1940 to live with his brother, Bert Gargrave, and attend school in Vancouver. He represented the provincial riding of Mackenzie as a CCF and NDP member of the Legislative Assembly from 1952-1966. After retiring from the legislature, he continued his career as a lawyer.

Archives Collective

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The Archives Collective serves as an umbrella organization for the collection of material relating to the gay community.

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