- MCK 17-1997, 03-2003, 15-2003
- 1930-2002, predominant 1930-1939, 1971-2002
This collection consists of twelve of the thirteen issues of the Unemployed Worker, published in Brandon in the 1930's. The Unemployed Worker was the organ of the Brandon Unemployed Workers' Council. This Council, like its counterparts in other communities, was created by Canadian Communist Party militants. The Unemployed Worker covered the activities of the Unemployed Workers' Council, the plight of Brandon's unemployed, efforts by the city's unemployed to improve their lives, and City Council decisions, specifically those regarding relief policy. Collection also contains extensive clippings from Canadian Communist Party publications The Worker and the Daily Clarion from the years 1930-1939; 21 personal and family photographs (b/w 3x5) of the Forkin family of Brandon many of whom were active in the Canadian Communist Party; various historical photographs (b/w 8x10) related to the history of labour in Brandon, Manitoba; personal files containing correspondence, letters and opinion pieces to various newspaper, course outlines, research materials and draft publications, arbitration awards and documents related to Mr. Black?s involvement with the Manitoba Organization of faculty Associations (MOFA). Collection also contains extensive correspondence from former Brandon University Economic Professor Don Wheeler to Errol Black. In addition an important body of correspondence received by Professor Black from Taimi Davis written by Pat Forkin and his wife Phoebe Forkin to family members in Canada during the years 1936-1939 while Pat was Moscow based correspondent for the Canadian Communist Party Clarion. Fonds also contains personal correspondence of Errol Black dating from c. 1970, drafts of papers, newspaper clippings, pamphlets related to labour and labour political matters. Two publications of note: Labour in Brandon published by the Brandon and District Labour Council and a student guide to labour law written by George MacDowell. Collection also includes several documents related to Professor Black's involvement in the provincial Industrial Adjustment Committee.