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Clarence S. Dungey fonds

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2.70 m of textual records

49 videocassettes

12 film reels

History Biographical: 

Clarence S. Dungey (1935 - ) is a labour organiser, environmentalist, community volunteer, tradesman, and author. Dungey was born in Timmins, Ontario; he is of Métis, Scottish and French descent, and is a member of the Woodland Métis Tribe in Northern, Ontario. Dungey has a national profile in Canadian labour, having served for over fifty-three years in the labour movement in regional, provincial and national positions.

Among many notable accomplishments in organized labour, Dungey has served as CUPE provincial director (Ontario) dealing with regressive labour legislation; CUPE provincial strike coordinator (Ontario); Chair, Municipal Committee, Congress of Union Retirees of Canada; Trustee, Joint Board of Trustees, CUPE Employees Pension Plan; a national representative with CUPE; and President of the Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Council.

He has written and lectured on labour relations, labour law, negotiations and arbitration procedures, and occupational health and safety issues at conferences, colleges, and universities. Dungey is a certified high-voltage transmission lineman, steeple-jack, and iron worker. As a practising environmentalist, he was the first private citizen allowed by Ontario courts to present charges and information which led to the closure of Copper-Core Mines for discharging material into Silver Creek and in Lake Superior, and for impairing those waters.

Dungey continues to serve in organized labour as the media officer for CUPE Local 503, which represents the employees of the City of Ottawa.

Scope Content: 

Fonds comprises records documenting Clarence S. Dungey's involvement in the labour movement.  Includes newspaper articles, Canadian Labour Congress memorandums, correspondence, CUPE ledgers and accounts, CUPE publications and correspondence, documents concerning local labour events and other material.

Custodial History: 

Accrual 2009-021 donated to Algoma University by Clarence S. Dungey.

Access Restriction: 

Some restrictions on access. Researchers must sign an “Access and Use form”. Privacy legislation applies to access requests. For access, please contact the Library Director, Arthur A. Wishart Library for more information.

Repro Restriction: 

Permission of the donor is required for reproduction. Archives staff must make reproductions. Reproductions are dependent on the fragility of the originals. Researchers must adhere to applicable copyright law and privacy legislation and permission of the copyright holder is required to publish from the fonds. Contact the Library Director, Arthur A. Wishart Library for more information.


Minor conservation performed on fonds.

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