Fonds F-178 - Percilla Groves fonds

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Percilla Groves fonds

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  • 1974 - 1980 (Creation)
    Groves, Percilla

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7 cm of textual records
1 textile artifact
4 photographs

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Percilla Groves was a charter member of Local 2 of the Association of University and College Employees, an independent union founded on feminist principles. She served as the library representative on the first and second AUCE Local 2 contract committees and chaired the committee at various times. As of 2003, she is a librarian at SFU.

An autobiographical sketch is available in the hard copy version of the finding aid maintained in the Archives Reading Room.

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The fonds consists of three notebooks that pertain to the negotiation of a first contract between AUCE Local 2 and the University, negotiation for subsequent contracts, the strike of 1979, and the formation of a teaching assistant's union. Also includes four photographs and a t-shirt.

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The textual records were donated to the Archives by Percilla Groves in 2003. The "AUCE Strikers" t-shirt was donated to the Archives in 2006.


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The files are open with no restrictions.

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An autobiographical sketch is available in the hard copy version of the finding aid maintained in the Archives Reading Room.

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Associated materials

Please see the inventory for the Association of University and College Employees (AUCE) Colletion, F-120; and the inventory for the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) Fonds, F-38.

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All accessions have been processed as of February 2006. No further accruals are expected.

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4 photographs located in F-178-0-0-0-5

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Finding aid prepared by Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (September 2003); updated by Lisa Beitel (February 2006); new item-numbering system implemented (November 2012).

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