Fraternal organizations



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  • Benevolent, friendly and mutual aid societies.

Source note(s)

  • LCSH

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  • See also under names of individual organizations, e.g. Freemasons

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Ancient Order of Foresters records

Minute books, Nov 22, 1875 - Mar 13, 1968, of Court Northern Light, No. 5935, Victoria, (vol. 1-3); constitution, minutes, 1916-1938, and correspondence of Vancouver Island District; constitution, minutes, 1941-1967, and reports of Columbia District; miscellaneous printed manuals. Contains personal materials of Albert Edward Holmwood (v.4, f.6).

Ancient Order of United Workmen of British Columbia Grand Lodge fonds

  • PR-1051
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1952

The fonds consists of correspondence, membership and financial records (including sick benefit account ledger), and minute books of various committees of the Grand Lodge of B.C. and minute books of local lodges in Nelson, Vancouver and Victoria.

Ancient Order of United Workmen of British Columbia

Ancient Order of United Workmen of British Columbia records

The Ancient Order of United Workmen [AOUW] was a fraternal organization that provided insurance and other benefits for its members. The first Canadian lodge was founded in 1879.

All records are of the British Columbia Grand Lodge (except where lodge is specifically noted): letterbook correspondence outward, 1898-1906, 1915-1936; constitution and by-laws 1893; membership and financial records, 1879-1952; minute books of Executive Board, Board of Management, and Finance Committee, 1915-1952; registers of beneficiary certificates, 1906-1951. Delta Lodge No. 12 (Ladner, British Columbia), minute book, 1902-1948; membership records, 1940-1948; Charter, 1893. Nelson Lodge, register of beneficiary certificates, 1893. Vancouver Lodge No. 5, minute books, 1915-1937; membership ledger, 1921-1927. Victoria Lodge No. 1, minute book, 1895-1935; membership and financial records, 1920-1952. Western Star Lodge No. 7 (Victoria, British Columbia), minute book, 1892-1937; membership ledger, 1937-1952. There are related records in Q/F/Un3bs.

Ancient Order of United Workmen of British Columbia

Lindsay Carter interview : [Reimer, 1976]

CALL NUMBER: T1802:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Lindsay Carter : Slocan Valley, 1918-1945 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Carter discusses his childhood: born in Kimberley, B.C. in 1906; moved to Silverton in 1918 with family; effects of influenza epidemic of 1918 on town of Silverton; father worked in mines; silicosis and other lung problems with mining; Mr. Carter's father affected by silicosis, 1943; poor attitude on the part of companies and Workmen's Compensation Board; anecdote about silicosis; family moved to Summit Lake logging camp, 1920. Details about camp life: housing; school; description of logging operations -- pole cutting, railroad, chutes; description of log chute, logging camp, bunkhouse, cookhouse. Forest fire of July, 1925; reports of major early fire, ca. 1870. Most loggers were Scandinavians. Location of other sawmills in Slocan Valley. TRACK 2: Moved to Sandon, 1922. Train and boat schedules, ca. 1925. Railroad accident near Sandon. CPR operated boats on Slocan Lake. Description of S.S. "Slocan", S.S. "Sandon", S.S. "Roseberry". Transportation into Sandon. Stores in Sandon. Trip down Slocan Lake in winter of 1929. Carter ended formal education after grade 8. Mining and mines near Sandon in 1920s and 1930s. Depression in Sandon: Carter on relief during Depression. Origin of miners: eastern Canada, Norway, Italy, Finland and others. Anti-Orientalism in Sandon. Japanese lived in Sandon during WW II. Bunkhouse conditions and anecdotes; cookhouse work and anecdotes.

CALL NUMBER: T1802:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Slocan Mines, 1920s and 1930s RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Carter's work history, 1920s: description of a concentrator and its operation especially the Noble Five concentrator, Cody, B.C; the jobs in a concentrator plant; shifts and hours of work; a major breakdown described, 1930; more on hours of work. TRACK 2: More on Carter's work history: attitudes towards work in a concentrator mill; unpleasant and unhealthy environment in concentrator mill and mines; more on work attitudes; long hours and lack of holidays; social life of miners -- drinking, prostitutes, pool halls, movies, fraternal orders, clubs; Carter a member of Orange Lodge in Sandon; operation of Orange Lodge; role of churches in Sandon; differences between miners and merchants; local government in Sandon; 1929 murder [of miner Sigvald Myklebost] described.

CALL NUMBER: T1802:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The Great Depression of the 1930s RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Sandon continues the story about the 1929 [Myklebost] murder. Describes Johnny Harris: businessman, character of Sandon. Anecdotes about Johnny Harris. White family described. Silversmith Mine. Sandon prospectors described. Grub stake arrangements. Prospecting. Permanence of Sandon. TRACK 2: Demise of the Sandon Hospital in the 1930s. Questionable practices of the B.C. Security Commission during WW II. The Depression in Sandon and Carter's experiences on relief. "On the tramp" in southeastern B.C.

CALL NUMBER: T1802:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Mining in the West Kootenays and the Great Depression of the 1930s RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: The Great Depression of the 1930s and its effect on Sandon, B.C. The sluggish economic recovery of Sandon during and after WW II. Description of poor working conditions underground. Sandon's hotels. Prostitutes in Sandon. Anecdote about "Big Al" Holmquist. Problems with alcohol among miners. Economic problems of living in Sandon. [TRACK 2: blank; end of interview.]

Minute book and personal diary

Minute book, November 4, 1878 - August 4, 1880, of Royal City Temple number 4 of the Janisarries of Light, a benevolent organization in New Westminster whose founding members included J.K. Suter. Volume also contains the personal diary of Florence E. Dingle, November 18, 1948 - December 31, 1949.

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