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Alberta New Democrats fonds
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1944-1993, predominant 1961-1993 (Creation)
- Alberta New Democrats
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70.67 m of textual records and other material
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The Alberta New Democrats had two predecessor bodies, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the Alberta New Democratic Party (NDP). The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation was founded in Calgary, Alberta on August 1, 1932. It was a democratic socialist party under the leadership of J.S. Woodsworth. The first Alberta CCF president was William Irvine. The party brought together a number of farmer, labour and socialist parties in Western Canada and was most popular during World War II ( (1939-1945). In 1942 the Alberta Labour Party amalgamated with the Alberta CCF clubs to form the Alberta section of the CCF. The New Democratic Party of Canada was founded at a convention in Ottawa, Ontario in the summer of 1961. The NDP brought together the CCF and affiliated unions of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) under the leadership of T.C. Douglas. Several months later, the Alberta NDP was organised at a convention held on January 20-21, 1962 at the Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton, Alberta. Neil Reimer was elected the first president and party leader and Grant Notley became the party secretary. The Alberta NDP became the Alberta New Democrats in 1987.
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All of the records in this fonds were deposited at the Provincial Archives of Alberta by representatives of the Alberta New Democrats over the course of several years, except for accession PR1971.285, which came to the archives via the Human History Division of the Provincial Museum of Alberta. All records of the Alberta New Democrats had Permanent Loan status until June 28, 2001 at which time the party gifted them to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
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Fonds consists of federal and provincial records pertaining to the Alberta New Democrats including administrative records, executive minutes, news releases, day files, campaign literature, candidate histories, history papers and correspondence on various political issues.
Also includes ca. 350 photographs, 27 audio cassettes, 24 videocassettes and 5 cinefilms.
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- The material is in English.
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Access Conditions: None. Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.
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The records of the Alberta Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Party (CCF) are held at the Glenbow Archives in Calgary, Alberta. Other records relating to the Alberta New Democrats can be found in accessions PR1971.308, PR1982.298 and PR1987.319 at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
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Some of the information in the Administrative History was obtained from the Alberta Co- operative Commonwealth Federation Party fonds located at the Glenbow Archives in Calgary, Alberta.<br><br>Record No. Fonds consists of the following accessions: PR1965.114, PR1971.285, PR1971.443, PR1972.85, PR1984.178, PR1989.233, PR1990.373, PR1992.41, PR1993.7, PR1993.362, PR1997.489<br><br>
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- Alberta New Democrats (Subject)
- Alberta New Democratic Party (Subject)
- Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (Subject)