Fonds F00738 - Andrew Glen fonds

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Andrew Glen fonds

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CA ON00239 F00738

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  • 1917-1968 (Creation)
    Glen, Andrew

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0.72 m of textual records

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(fl. 1912-1969)

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Andrew Glen came to Canada from Glasgow in 1912 and began to study socialism. When the First World War broke out Glen was a conscientious objector. He gave up his job when the firm that employed him began making shells. Glen then turned to working as a hired man on a farm. Later he returned to the factory and was exempted from military service. Glen joined the Theosophical Society in 1918 and was made secretary of the Society's Social Reconstruction Group. At the same time he joined the Independent Labor Party of Toronto becoming President in 1921. In 1932 he began to write articles for the Toronto Star and did propaganda work for a new social order. He was an unsuccessful CCF candidate in 1935. By the late 1930's he was disgruntled with the CCF and became a follower of Oswald Mosley and the Nazi Party. He spoke against the Second World War and his papers were seized by the R.C.M.P.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, newspaper material, speeches and political material concerning the activities of the Toronto Independent Labor Party, the Theosophical Society, as well as general clippings on the period 1918-1940.

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Donated by Andrew Glen - 1969


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  • English

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No further accruals are expected

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