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Peter Poole fonds
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1983 - 1987 (Creation)
- Poole, Peter
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60 cm of textual records
74 sound recordings
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Peter Poole received a Master's degree from SFU for his thesis entitled "Organized Labour Versus the State in British Columbia." The thesis examined the British Columbia labour movement's reaction to the Social Credit government restraint program of 1983. During this period, labour organized Operation Solidarity; as well, various community groups cooperated under the umbrella of the Solidarity Coalition.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of research material acquired by Peter Poole in the course of preparing his thesis and an earlier essay on the solidarity movement. The fonds includes taped interviews of trade union leaders, solidarity movement leaders, community activists, and legal counsel. Twenty-six of the interviews are transcribed. The fonds also includes newspapers and newsclippings, essays, publications, flyers, research notes, ephemera, a chronology of the solidarity movement, and a copy of Peter Poole's thesis.
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The fonds was donated to the SFU Archives in 2001 by Peter Poole.
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All files are open with no restrictions. Access to the original sound recordings is restricted for preservation reasons due to the age and fragility of the medium (audio cassette). Access is provided via digital surrogates.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Series descriptions and file and item lists are available. A biographical note written by Peter Poole is available in the appendices in the hard copy version of the finding aid maintained in the Archives Reading Room. Name access points have been provided at the item level; see the Access Points index in the hard copy version of the finding aid.
Generated finding aid
For other material relating to the Solidarity Coalition, see also:
- Teaching Support Staff Union fonds, series F-38-11, Operation Solidarity (1983 - 1984).
- Ellen Frank fonds, series F-82-3, Solidarity Coalition (1982 - 1984).
- Women's Bookstore collection, sub-series F-111-7-2, Feminist organizations and movements (1968 - 1985).
All accessions have been processed as of March 2006. No further accruals are expected.
Fonds includes 84 audio cassettes digitized to 124 .wav files.
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Finding aid prepared by Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (August 2001); updated by Lisa Beitel (March 2006); items re-numbered, minor revisions to descriptions (September 2012). Metadata representing digitized sound recordings added November 2018 (Shyla Seller).