The Rise and Fall of Blue-Collar Welland

The Rise and Fall of Blue-Collar Welland

Welland Through the Years

Map from Welland Museum archives, scans from Brock University.

Pages from This is Welland brochure (1950s). Welland Public Library.

Pages from the Welland City Brochure (1970). Welland Public Library.

More pages from the Welland City Brochure (1970). Welland Public Library.

Married men with familiesWeavers with 9 years’ experienceBoy spinners
Pay/Week$8 or $9$9$8.35
Pay and hours per week for various employees.

John Deere

Nothing Runs Away Like a Deere

An old page with text from a page-hersey advertisement.
Page-Hersey advertisement in a brochure, 1913. Welland Museum archives.

Indigenous Niagara

  1. The Welland Canals and Their Communities: Engineering, Industrial, and Urban Transformation by John N. Jackson
  2. Solidarity and Struggle in Niagara: Union Power (2012) by Carmela Patrias and Larry Savage
  3. Dear John Documentary by Mark Lammert
  4. Welland Workers Make History by Fern A. Sayles, 1963
  5. Passages From The Life…An Italian Woman in Welland, Ontario by Carmela Patrias, from Canadian Woman Studies Volume 8, Number 2
  6. Welland Canals by Michelle Greenwald
  7. Welland Ontario’s Springfield Plan: Post-War Canadian Citizenship Training, American Style? by Ruth A. Frager & Carmela Patrias, from Histoire Sociale/Social History vol. L, no.101 (Mai/May 2017) p.113-139
  8. Immigrants, Communists and Solidarity Unionism in Niagara, c. 1930-1960 by Carmela Patrias, from Labour/Le Travail 82 (Fall 2018): 119-158
  9. Employers’ Anti-Unionism in Niagara, 1942-1956: Questioning the Postwar Compromise by Carmela Patrias, from Labour/Le Travail, 76 (Fall 2015): 37-77
  10. Immigrant Workers in Crowland, Ontario, 1930-1935. A nation of immigrants: women, workers, and communities in Canadian history, 1840s-1960s by Carmela Patrias
  11. Foreigners, Felonies, and Misdemeanours on Niagara’s Industrial Fronteir, 1900-30 by Carmela Patrias. From The Canadian Historical Review, Volume 101, Issue 3, September 2020, p.424-449 (article).
  12. Morality Among Employees of Atlas Specialty Steels by Murray M. Finklestein, 1989
  13. A Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the County of Welland by Cruikshank, E.A. Ontario: County Council; 1886.
  14. Welland 1977, publication by the Welland Chamber of Commerce
  15. Welland Ontario Canada City Brochure, produced & compiled by the Greater Welland Chamber of Commerce (1971).
  16. Welland Development Commission 1987 Annual Report
  17. Welland Development Commission 1988 Annual Report
  18. Welland Development Commission 1989 Annual Report
  19. All roads (and canals) lead to a blooming Welland by Adam Bisby. Special to the Globe and Mail, published June 4, 2019.
  20. Welland: A Former Industrial Power House Guided Tour by Fiona McMurran
  21. Welland the Good: A Brief Review of the Social and Economic Aspects and Challenges For a Better Tomorrow. Blue Ribbon Task Force Committee Report by Some of the People of Welland for All of the People of Welland, February 2004.
  22. This is Welland. Published by The Greater Welland Chamber of Commerce in co-operation with the City of Welland.
  23. Triumph & Tragedy: The Welland Ship Canal. Published by the St.Catharines Museum. Co-editors: Arden Phair, Kathleen Powell. Editorial Assistants: John Burtniak, Dennis Gannon, Robert W. Sears. Content Assistants: Alex Ormston, William J. Stevens. Designer: Irene Romagnoli.