Fonds MsC 44 - Harold Griffin fonds

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Harold Griffin fonds

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MsC 44

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  • [193-?-1997?] (Creation)
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    Griffin, Harold

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39 cm of textual records

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(1912-1998)

Biographical history

Harold Griffin (1912-1998) was a unionist and Communist Party journalist, and a member of the Canadian Authors Association for 55 years. London-born, he began writing for newspapers on Fleet Street in his teens and came to Canada in 1931, working for a year in the Atlin-Yukon gold mines and also as a reporter for the Regina Leader-Post and the Vancouver Province. He joined the B.C. Commonwealth in 1935, becoming editor of the People's Advocate. In 1942 Griffin became the founding editor of The People, forerunner of Pacific Tribune. His first published book, Alaska and the Canadian Northwest: Our New Frontier, in 1944, was a followed by a concise history of British Columbia that focuses upon labour and traces the evolution of socialism in the province. Griffin served as editor of The Fisherman from 1966 to 1978. His collection of archaeological artifacts is stored at SFU; his collection of Canadiana was donated to both SFU and the Vancouver Public Library.

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The fonds consists of manuscripts, press clipping, correspondence, etc.

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BCAUL control number: SFL--2371

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Full

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Created May 14, 2014, LZ

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  • English

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