Fonds PR0936 - Warren Caragata fonds

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Warren Caragata fonds

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    • 1883-1979 (Creation)

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    0.88 m of textual records. -- 6 audio reels. -- 4 photographs.

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    Warren Caragata was born in 1950, and grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1971 with a degree in political science.

    He worked for several newspapers, and in 1976 was appointed the director of public relations for the Alberta Federation of Labour, where he undertook extensive research into the history of the Alberta labour movement. His book, Alberta Labour: A Heritage Untold, which traces the growth of union organizations in Alberta, was published in 1979 and was compiled from interviews with union members, original letters and documents, as well as contemporary newspapers and magazines.

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    The fonds consists of the research material compiled by Warren Caragata in preparing his book, Alberta Labour: A Heritage Untold, and includes transcripts of interviews, interview notes, primary source material (original, transcribed and copied records dating from 1883), secondary source material, research notes, and correspondence.

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    Warren Caragata deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1980.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is from Alberta Labour: A Heritage Untold, which can be located in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference library, 331.88097123 C176.

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        Includes accession PR1980.0218.

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