Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00528 - Alexander Pathy Papers

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Alexander Pathy Papers


  • [193-]-2003 (Creation)

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53 boxes and 4 binders (8 metres)

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Biographical history

Through his family-owned shipping company, Alexander Pathy was an executive member of the Shipping Federation Council, which later became the Maritime Emplolyers Associaiton (MEA), of which he became the first chair in 1969. From 1981 to 1991, Pathy was a vice-president of the University of Toronto and professor of management and industrial relations, teaching at the university's Centre for Industrial Relations until his retirement in 1995. He currently resides in Barbados and is the managing director of Fednav (Barbados).

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Gift of Alexander Pathy, 2007

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Collection consists of the research files for Pathy's book Waterfront Blues: Labour Strife at the Port of Montreal, 1960-1978, published by the University of Toronto Press (2004).

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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