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The letter head of the Newfoundland Ship Owners Association

Record No: tlc00000058
Title: Newfoundland Shipowners Association fonds
Dates: 1938, 1963-1995
Location: R71-11 MHA
Creator: Newfoundland Shipowners Association
Extent: 33 cm of textual records
Organization: Arranged in 5 series: 1. Administrative records; 2. Financial records; 3. Correspondence and general files; 4. Briefs and publications; 5. Other material.
Source of Supplied Title: Title is based on the contents of the fonds.
Restrictions: No restrictions.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: The Newfoundland Shipowners Association was incorporated in 1973. Its predecessor organization was the Newfoundland Coasters' and Seamen's Association (est. 1938), reconstituted as the Newfoundland Shipowners and Ship Repairers following confederation with Canada (1949) and renamed the Newfoundland Shipowners Association (1960s).
     The mandate of the Newfoundland Shipowners Association was to represent agents and managers of vessels owned and operated in Newfoundland, and elsewhere in Canada. Its goals were to support and protect its members from adverse legislation, especially amendments to the Canadian Labour Code; to assist members with the resolution of problems pertaining to the improvements of registered vessels; and to secure improvements in surveys of coastal waterways, navigational aids, and weather observations.
     The association's membership included prominent shipping companies, including Lake and Lake Shipping, J. Petite and Sons, D. Frampton and Company, and Chimo Shipping Company. The office of the company was situated at various locations around St. John's. The association folded in 1988/89.
Scope and Content: Fonds consists of the administrative and operational records of the association from 1965 to 1988/89, and some general files relating to issues of interest to the last president, Wayne Davis, up to 1995. The administrative records include the articles of association and incorporation, minutes of meetings, assessment of membership, and membership lists. The correspondence and general files contain the records of the general affairs and interests of the association, reports, and draft briefs. There are some financial records in the form of invoices and cheques. The financial statements for the association were included in the records of the annual general meetings. Some of the material includes explanatory notations made by Wayne Davis when he was reviewing the files prior to donating them to the Maritime History Archive.
     The fonds is arranged in five series: Administrative records, 1938 (photocopy), 1973-1988; Financial records, 1980-1986; Correspondence and general files, 1965-1987; Briefs and publications, 1963-1984; Other material, 1976, 1990-1995. The fonds also contains copies of minutes of related associations: the Newfoundland and Labrador Marine Advisory Committee and the Newfoundland Sealers' Association.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright regulations may apply to some records in the fonds.
Acquisition Source: Wayne Davis
Custodial History: The records of the association were maintained by past president Wayne Davis, who donated the material to the Maritime History Archive on February 21, 1997.
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 114
Subject: Shipowners Newfoundland.
Authors_Corporate Name: Newfoundland Sealers' Association.
Authors_Corporate Name: Newfoundland and Labrador Marine Advisory Committee.
Authors_Corporate Name: Newfoundland Coasters' and Seamens' Association.
Authors_Corporate Name: Newfoundland Shipowners and Ship Repairers Association.

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