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Title:
Robert Atkin fonds

Date(s):
1934-1962

Physical Description:
24 cm of textual records

History:
Robert Atkin, 1903-ca. 1980s, was born in Sheffield, England. His family emigrated to Edmonton in 1922 where he and his father and brother found work with the CNR. He became a member of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Employees and Other Transport Workers in 1927 and later served on the executive. He was also an executive member of the CNR Pensioners Association, Branch 9, Kelowna, British Columbia, the Edmonton Labour Congress, and the Industrial Federation of Labour of Alberta. He ran unsuccessfully as the East Edmonton CCF candidate in the 1950s. He married and had two daughters.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, and some constitutions of organizations in which he was involved. Also includes Atkin's personal correspondence, typed excerpts from his diary kept on the trip from Sheffield to Edmonton, newsclippings and pamphlets.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Robert Atkin, 1979.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/atkin.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-33

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