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Millard, Charles Hibbert

Charles Hibbert Millard collection. --1920-1977. -- 12.5 cm of graphic material. -- 1 letter.

Charles Hibbert Millard was born in St. Thomas, Ontario when his father was working as a general repairman on the railroads. Millard became a carpenter. He served overseas during the Second World War with a battalion that was recruited from Muskoka, Ontario. After the war, he worked at General Motors in Oshawa and became involved with the United Farmers of Ontario, a newly formed political party. He later set up his own business to manufacture doors but the business failed during the Depression. He was able to regain employment at General Motors where he became active in union agitation. Eventually, after the settlement of the strike in Oshawa, he worked full-time for the Autoworkers Union.

Collection consists of photographs of and by Millard. Some of his photographs are of labour marches and strikes. The information in his biographical sketch comes from a recorded interview that William Ready did with him in August 1975. An incomplete transcript of the interview has been typed. The letter from Millard to Harry Waisglass of the Faculty of Business at McMaster contains information about the 1946 Stelco strike in Hamilton, Ontario. It was written on 11 March 1975.

Title based on content of the collection.
The collection was probably donated by Charles Millard during the 1970s. The letter to Waisglass was donated by Waisglass in August 1975.
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Further accruals are not expected.

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