For Researchers

Archival Holdings

City of Edmonton Archives
The City of Edmonton Archives contains correspondence between the City and GWG related to building construction, taxes, city uniforms, relief, and child care as well as a clipping file and a number of photographs.

Provincial Governments

Each province holds incorporation documents and reports for the companies registered in that province. For GWG holdings, contact:

Alberta Government Services (previously Consumer and Corporate Affairs)

Corporations Branch, Saskatchewan Justice

Consumer and Corporate Affairs Manitoba

Ministry of Consumer and Business Services Ontario

Glenbow Museum
The Glenbow Archives contains a number of early photographs.

Levi Strauss & Co. Archives, San Francisco (contains Levi Strauss, but not GWG archives)

Levi Strauss & Co. (Canada) in Richmond Hill, Ontario, houses archival records relating to GWG. They are not currently open to the public although access has been granted in the past.

Library and Archives Canada
Library and Archives Canada has a number of relevant Record Groups, e.g., Royal Commission on Price Spreads; Canadian Labour Congress; Industry Trade and Commerce; and photographs in the National Film Board.

Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA)
The PAA holds the Great Western Garment Company fonds relating to the Local 120 UFCW (originally UGWA). The fonds includes the union charter, minutes (1915, 1946-1961), financial secretaries' ledgers (1940-1977), agreements, price lists (1930s-1940s), and photographs. In addition to the union records, other records at the PAA include: Alberta Federation of Labour; Edmonton & District Trades & Labour Council; Department of Labour; Statutes of Alberta; Edmonton Free Press; Alberta Labour News. The interviews conducted during the Piece by Piece project will be deposited in the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

United Garment Workers of America Archives, Georgia State University
This large collection (L1992-17; 78 linear feet) traces the United Garment Workers from the early years of the union to 1994, the year that the UGWA became a part of the United Food and Commercial Workers. Contained in the collection are time and motion research files for the garment industry, union labour contracts, office files relating to the functioning of the UGWA's central headquarters, minutes of the General Executive Board's meetings, and local union files.