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"Correspondence giving events leading up to the B.C. Crisis and the formation of the BC Social Credit League, 1949" [note on folder]

  • Correspondence including:
    · Solon E. Low, MP, and Major Jukes, President of the B.C. Social Credit Association, re foundation of BC Social Credit Party and the calling of the Annual Convention (Jan.3, 1949)
    · E. Manning, Premier of Alberta (Feb. 9, 1949)
    · H. Hall, Deputy Registrar of Companies, re Social Credit Association of Canada in BC (March 14,1949)
    · John J. Fitzgerald, President Social Credit League of Ontario (March 19, 1949)
    · L. Wicks, Convention Report 1949
  • Minutes of a meeting of the Executive of the BC Social Credit, April, May, June, Aug., Sept., and Oct., 1949
  • Agenda and list of delegates - Vancouver Convention April 8, 9, 1949
  • News releases re Convention (March 3* and 21, 1949)
  • Provincial platform, the BC Social Credit League (several copies, including a draft copy)
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Minutes of various meetings, including special meetings of presidents/members, emergency meetings, and Board/Executive meetings
  • Miscellaneous Social Credit leaflets
  • Convention Minutes, B.C. Social Credit League, Oct. 13, 14, 1950
  • Wicks' report to the National Council re events in B.C. leading to the crisis

Ethiopian Airlines Business Card Holder

Object is a white painted metal business card holder for Ethiopian Airlines. The text is written in red and outlined in black with a stylized lion standing with its front paws up an tongue. The holder contains empty manilla alphabetized card holders.

Axe Head

Object is a metal axe head with a wood handle. The axe head was dug up on TWU property, likely originating from the one of the farms previously located on the land.

The Old Canadian Forest Products Locomotive #3

Photograph of the Old Canadian Forest Products Locomotive #3, BC department of railway #260. A 70 ton 3 truck Shay Geared locomotive built at Lima Locomotive Works in 1913. It is reported as being the first delivered to a Company in Eastern Canada and was later lost in the St. Lawrence River. It was later salvaged and purchased by Nimpkish Timber Company and put into service on Lower Nimpkish River in 1921. A new boiler was installed in 1929 and a new frame in 1944. It remained in regular service as a switcher locomotive for Woss or Vernon Camps.

Correspondence and Minutes, 1949-1950

  • Miscellaneous correspondence 1949 [approximately 70 to 80 pieces] including:
    · S. E. Low, MP, re oSocial Credit Association officially recognised in BC (April 20, 1949)
    · Peter Elliott, Executive Secretary, Premiers Office, Alberta to Mr. Pocklington re a Social Credit candidate for Vancouver ( May 27, 1949)
    · D. H. Sheppard, Director General of Income Tax, re the establishment of the status of the B.C. Social Credit League (Nov. 1 and Dec. 9, 1949)
    · Premier Manning, Alberta, Nov. 16, 1949, re proposed changes in the BNA Act to be presented to BC Government
    · Byron Johnson, Office of the Premier, BC, re Wicks' resolution dealing with the Hospitalization Plan in BC (Nov. 21, 1949)
    · Solon Low, MP, re development of a National Programme for Social Credit (Dec. 22, 1949)
  • Minutes of the Nelson and District Social Credit Group (Sept. 18, 1949)
  • BC Social Credit League Constitution and By-Laws
  • transcript of Live radio broadcast, re Canadian Heritage and the economy, presented by the Chamber of Commerce [2 copies]
  • Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the BC Social Credit League (Jan. 24, March 27, May 15, June 26, and Aug. 27, 1950)
  • Minutes of a meeting of Group Representatives at New Westminster, BC (May 20 and 26, 1950)
  • Press Release re Federal Government Funding for relief in the Okanagan Valley (June 12, 1950)
  • Agenda for the 1st Annual Convention of the Burrard Social Credit Association, (June 17, 1950)

Royal Canadian Air Force Cap

Object is a blue wool Royal Canadian Air Force cap from World War II with a velvet and leather-like band and straw inside. The crest on the front displays a bird and crown in metal and thread embroidery. Size 7 1/4, made by Muir Cap Co. Limited, Toronto, "Contractors to the dominion Government". The hat is lined with red fabric and plastic/vinyl and is from the Robert N. Thompson collection.

Horn Cup

Object is a cup carved from the horn of an animal, possibly a buffalo. It is mostly dark brown (clouded with sections of white), fading into light brown near the rim. The narrower base features one wide and two narrow decorative ridges, and it widens to the rim. Near the rim, there are two sets of three horizontal lines carved into the cup.

Earthen Vessel 2

Object is a reddish-brown vessel, possibly made of a stone-based clay. It begins with a flat base, which widens into a spherical section which bears a small spout. The vessel then narrows towards the top section. A curved handle connects to the spherical section and the narrow top opening. The spherical section is carved with a single horizontal line as well as multiple sets of parallel lines with many small dashes between them. There is also two horizontal lines round the base of the narrow section, between is many small dashes.

Earthen Vessel 1

Object is a reddish-brown vessel, possibly made of a stone-based clay. It begins with a flat base, which widens into a spherical section, before narrowing towards the top opening. The outside is carved with Two horizontal lines around the spherical section, as well as three cross-hatched pyramid shape above it, and three horizontal lines around the base of the narrow section.

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