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Image of 1998.51.6 - Videotape

1998.51.6 - Videotape

Black plastic video tape with clear plastic tape. Interview with May Warden talking about her family and growing up in Guelph, the Depression, school, religion, work, etc. This is an audio only recording - there is no visual footage.

Image of 1998.51.10 - Videotape

1998.51.10 - Videotape

Black plastic video tape with clear plastic tape. Interview with Cynthia Stickland about coming to Canada from the Caribbean, her first job, working at Bell telephone, union, her neighbourhood, Downtown Guelph, festivals and dances in Guelph, sports, theatre, being black in Guelph, the Italians, etc.

Image of 1998.51.21 - Videotape

1998.51.21 - Videotape

Black plastic video tape with clear plastic tape. Interview with Marion "Mel" Finkbeiner who talks about growing up in Guelph, getting a gas tove, shopping from catalogues, local industries, schools, downtown Guelph, Court House, skating, sports, The Depression, Catholics vs. Protestants, Salvation Army, Loretto Academy, WWII, working for the County of Wellington, Exhibition Park, Unions, Guelph Community, etc.

Image of 1999.33.10 - Videotape

1999.33.10 - Videotape

Videotape in black plastic case. Social History Project by GIRC. Summary of this tape: Family-Parents move from Scotland, parents occupations, dad's gardens, not well off, own wedding, children, birthcontol(didnt know anything); Entertainment-toys, games, soccer & hockey heroes, dances, big band music, clothes for dancing, YMCA; Work-chores, papers to help family, hat company during depression, jobs after war, labour unions, strikes; War-WWII(entered but was sick the whole time), rationing, brothers overseas.

Image of 2014.74.1 - Certificate, Registration

2014.74.1 - Certificate, Registration

Charter granting Guelph Union number 186 into the International Association of Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers. It is printed in blue and red ink with a red seal in the bottom left corner. 2.5 cm in from the edge of the paper is a blue hand drawn border with filigree in each corner that extends along each edge. In each corner of the border is the International Association of Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers logo. In the center of the left and right side border is a small circular drawing of tools used by sheet metal workers set against an item typically made using sheet metal (metal cylinder). Below the "Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers International Alliance" header is a shaded area with t

Image of 1998.51.1 - Videotape

1998.51.1 - Videotape

Black plastic video tape with clear plastic tape. The tape is an interview with Peter Marucci talking about growing up in Guelph, working, being Italian in Guelph, etc.

Image of 1999.33.23 - Videotape

1999.33.23 - Videotape

Videotape in black plastic case. Social History Project by GIRC. Summary of tape: Family-parents occupations and deaths, getting married, birthcontrol; Homelife-getting by during depression, car, groceries, electricity, plumbing, bathing; Education; War-WWII, husband overseas, rationing, sending parcels overseas,war effort; Working-Homewood, Spinning Mill work, bosses, wages, Fire at Rubber Plant; HealthCare-birth at hospital, quarantines, doctors expensive; Hardships.

Image of 1998.51.7 - Videotape

1998.51.7 - Videotape

Black plastic video tape with clear plastic tape. Interview with Roland Hewer about growing up in Guelph, school, social life, work, dating, the Depression, WWII, Italian community, sports, unions and Downtown Guelph.

Image of 2015.64.1 - Scrapbook

2015.64.1 - Scrapbook

Scrapbook of clippings and a few photographs of Guelph buildings. The scrapbook has a brown paper jacket covering a scrapbook with an illustration of a fishing village on it. The brown paper cover has a white label with pen on it that reads: "First book: Churches, Schools, Old Opera House, Movie Picture Bldgs, Black Smith Fountain, Library - Old, Old and New Court House, History in back cover, Old and New Stations, Various Pictures of Guelph, History of Guelph". Written in pen just below the label is "First Book Begun 1954" Page 1: Several newspaper clippings about early Guelph including "Lord's Reclamation of 1788 earliest record of Territory"; "County Named After Great Military Man"; Ear

Image of 1998.51.18 - Videotape

1998.51.18 - Videotape

Black plastic video tape with clear plastic tape. Interview with Nico reginato, Tony Favero, Guiseppe Colaizzi, Bruno Porcellato, Camilo Pavia, Danilo Mazzocca. They talk about coming to Canada from Italy, The Ward, jobs they held, unions, strikes, discrimination, other thnic groups, drinking, becoming Canadian Citizens.

Image of 1999.33.18 - Videotape

1999.33.18 - Videotape

Videotape in black plastic case. Social History Project by GIRC. Summary of this tape: Immigration from Italy-expectations, first day, Impresions, wanting to go back; Work-communicating, chronology, IMICO, policies on Pregnant employees, unions, men & women in workplace; Entertainment-santobello, steelworkers hall, dance halls, going to Hamilton, dancing, Exhibition Park; Money-saving, managing, priorities, sacrifices for kids education, dreams & plans.

Image of 1998.51.8 - Videotape

1998.51.8 - Videotape

Black plastic video tape with clear plastic tape. Interview with Dorothy and John Lazzari. They talk about parents coming from Italy, work, the Depression, The Ward, growing up in Guelph, WWII, and downtown Guelph.

Image of 1999.49.4 - Videotape

1999.49.4 - Videotape

Black plastic tape with cardboard cover. Interview with John McGlome about his work at General Electric, W.C. Woods, Linamar and his work with unions at those sites. See multimedia links for release form

Image of 1999.49.3 - Videotape

1999.49.3 - Videotape

Black plastic tape with cardboard cover. Interview with Mel Davis about his job at several different Guelph companies - Federal Wire, National standard and WC Woods. He also talks about union issues and strikes. See multimedia links for release form

Image of 1999.33.17 - Videotape

1999.33.17 - Videotape

Videotape in black plastic case. Social History Project by GIRC. Summary of this tape: Growing up-Responsibilities, education, travel, food; War-ration books, bootlegging, entertainment during, war effort; Work-IMICO-conditions, women at, union, hours, pay, piecework, overtime, entertainment at, return after pregnancy, husband's work; Entertainment-painting, christmas, skating, sports, Ryan's dancehall.

Image of 1998.51.22 - Videotape

1998.51.22 - Videotape

Black plastic video tape with clear plastic tape. Interview with James Kelso who talks about his African heritage, coming to Guelph, growing up on a farm, bartering with neighbours, racism, making homebrew in the basement, church, interracial marriages, social activities for black people in town and on the farm, music, leaving Guelph to live in Montreal, positive side of the Depression, life at McGill University, meeting his wife, touring the US with his band, returning to Guelph, second marraige, changes in Guelph, Downtown Guelph, living in the Ward, unions at the Homewood, Biltmore Hats, Black community gone by the 1960s, Guelph Carribean society, etc.

Image of 1999.49.6 - Videotape

1999.49.6 - Videotape

Black plastic tape with cardboard cover. Interview with Ralph Ortlieb, a union official, and his involvement in unions and his work at Armco Steel. He also discusses the building of the NDP, communism and what the life of a union staff is like. See multimedia links for release form

Image of 2014.74.2 - Certificate, Registration

2014.74.2 - Certificate, Registration

Charter granting Guelph Union number 186 into the International Alliance of Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers. It is printed in black and red ink with a gold seal in the bottom left corner. 4.5 cm in from the edge of the paper is a border consisting of images of various objects that are made using sheet metal (for example vent pipes). Below the "Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers International Alliance" header is a shaded area with three images on top. The first image on the left is a sketch of an eagle standing on a shield with the American flag on it. A banner below reads "E Pluribus Unum" Latin for "Out of many, one" or "One out of many". The second image appears in the middle and is a photogr

Image of 1999.33.30 - Videotape

1999.33.30 - Videotape

Videotape in black plastic case. Social History Project by GIRC. Summary of tape: Family-general info., fathers move to Guelph from NS to keep sons out of coal mines, Elora, parents, meeting wife, marriage, honeymoon, 5 children, kids moving out, dad in ottawa "tough old bird", sex before marriage, birthcontrol, discipline, too busy for children; Entertainment-Dances, drinking, tv&radio, music, making jam; Work-Post Office, Unions, Activism, strikes, violence, conventions, security, long hours, low wages, women at work, Wife working, radicals.

Image of 1998.51.12 - Videotape

1998.51.12 - Videotape

Black plastic video tape with clear plastic tape. Interview with George Davies who talks about his parents immigrating to canada, living on the higinbotham property, his parents work, sports, growing up in Guelph, school, his jobs, unions, working in the Navy, strikes, Hurricane Hazel, parks, etc.