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Ernest C. Manning fonds

  • CA ACU ARC uofc-1424
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1992; predominant 1930-1992

Fonds consists of records created and collected by Ernest Manning over approximately sixty years. It contains speeches, newspaper clippings, publications, photographs, sound and video recordings pertaining to his political career with the Social Credit League and spiritual involvement with the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute and the "Back to the Bible Hour". The fonds is arranged into three series, including: (I) Political papers, 1906, 1912, 1933-1983, (II) Spiritual works, ca. 1930-1992, and (III) Personal works, ca. 1940-1945, ca.1960-1980.

Manning, Ernest C.

William Aberhart fonds

  • CA ACU ARC uofc-1423
  • Fonds
  • ca.1885 - 1977; predominant ca.1918-1943

Fonds consists of records created and collected by William Aberhart over approximately thirty five years. It contains speeches and publications pertaining to his political career and research notes, sermons and other material pertaining to his involvement with the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute, the "Back to the Bible Hour" and other groups as well as correspondence with his niece, Irene (Aberhart) Barrett and other associated material. The fonds is arranged into three series, including (I) Political speeches, 1932-1943, (II) Spiritual works, ca.1902-1943 (predominant ca.1918-1943) and (III) Irene (Aberhart) Barrett series, ca. 1885-1943. The fonds also contains two hats owned by Premier Aberhart -- a top hat worn by Aberhart during the Queen's visit to Edmonton, and a bowler hat.

Barrett, Irene (Eberhart)

Arthur R. Smith fonds

  • CA ACU ARC uofc-1384
  • Fonds
  • 1911, 1938-2003

Fonds consists of material relating to the private and public life of Arthur R. Smith and of his father Arthur L. Smith. Fonds has been arranged into five series including: (1) Alphabetical subject files; (2) United Nations interviews and speeches; (3) Correspondence, certification, publications, and related material; (4) Photographs; and (5) Scrapbooks and ephemera.

Smith, Arthur R. United Nations

The Reform Party of Canada fonds

  • CA ACU ARC uofc-1383
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2000

The fonds consists of records produced and collected by staff and volunteers of the Reform Association of Canada, the Reform Party of Canada, and the United Alternative. The records transferred to the Archives were those held at national office in Calgary only. Further records relating to the Party are held in Ottawa. Fonds has been arranged into 18 series including: (1) Reform Association of Canada and related records, (2) Administrative records, (3) Executive Council and committee records, (4) Legal services, (5) Assemblies, (6) Policy, (7) Constituency development and election readiness, (8) Financial administration, (9) Communications, (10) Leader's office, (11) Fundraising and membership development, (12) Speeches, (13) Video recordings, (14) Audio recordings, (15) Photographs, (16), Ephemera, (17) Reform Party of Alberta, and (18) United Alternative records.

Reform Party of Canada

Thomas E. Flanagan fonds

  • CA ACU ARC uofc-1380
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2002

Fonds consists of records collected and created by Thomas Flanagan in his roles as university professor, researcher and writer, Director of Policy, Strategy and Communications of the Reform Party of Canada, and as manager of Stephen Harper's campaign for the leadership of the Canadian Alliance Party of Canada. The fonds has been arranged into 4 series: I - The Riel Project; II - Scholarly activities; III - Consulting activities; and IV - Political activities.

Flanagan, Thomas E.

J Rodney Sykes fonds

  • CA ACU ARC uofc-1357
  • Fonds
  • 1921, 1956, 1964-1989, 1994

Fonds consists of records created and collected during Mr. Sykes' three terms as Mayor of the City of Calgary, and personal files accumulated during his seven years in City Hall, consulting records after his term in office, publications and other material. In 1975, the Mayor's role was defined as: political, in which the Mayor acts as chairman of City Council and as facilitator to citizens' issues; administrative, in which the Mayor contributes to policies and program implementation; and ceremonial, where the Mayor represents the City at all ceremonial functions and assemblies. The fonds is divided into five series including: (I) Political records, 1969-1978; (II) Administrative records, 1921, 1959-1960, 1963-1985, 1994; (III) Ceremonial records, 1969-1988; (IV) Personal, 1963, 1968-1984; (V) Press clippings, 1969-1977; (VI)Consulting records, 1973-1989; (VII)Publications, 1964-1985; and (VIII)Husky Tower records, 1967, 1996. Series I, II, III, IV and VI have been further subdivided due to the extent and nature of the records they contain.

Sykes, J. Rodney

Dr. F.C. Marshall fonds

  • CA ACU ARC uofc-1350
  • Fonds
  • 1969, 1972-1993, predominant 1980-1989

Fonds consists of records collected or created by Dr. Fred Marshall during his affiliation with the Western Canada Concept Party and later with the Western Independence Party. These records include the development of the constitution, bylaws and policy statements for both parties, minutes, correspondence and sound recordings of the annual conventions and Board meetings and financial statements. The fonds also includes correspondence, publicity materials and election strategies from several of Dr. Marshall's campaign bids during provincial and federal elections, information collected by Dr. Marshall pertaining to various political issues, and ephemera such as the Western Independence flag, buttons, stickers, letterhead and stamps. Some personal records of Dr. Marshall are also included that relate to his activities as a medical doctor, and his general interest in political issues.

Marshall, F.C.

Dr. D. J. Bercuson fonds

  • CA ACU ARC uofc-1348
  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 1998

Fonds consists of records created and collected by Dr. Bercuson over approximately twenty years, predominantly in his professional roles as author, scholar, colleague and consultant. The fonds is arranged into five series, including: (I) Publications and research notes, 1973-1977, 1982-1998; (II) Conferences and speaking engagements, 1985-1998; (III) Consulting and professional activities, 1986-1997; (IV) Media involvement, 1983-1998; and (V) General academic and administrative correspondence, 1977-1998. Series I, III, and IV have been further subdivided due to the extent and nature of the records they contain.

Bercuson, David J.

E. Preston Manning fonds

  • CA ACU ARC uofc-1338
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2002, predominant 1994-2002

Fonds consists of draft chapters of Preston Manning's book, "Think Big" and original records used as source materials for the book. Includes approximately 70,000 words written for the book that were not published. Also includes 11 handwritten journals (with transcripts) kept by Manning during the period 1988-2000 while he was leader of the Reform Party and video cassettes and ephemera relating to his career.

Manning, E. Preston

Dr. F.B. Cooper fonds

  • CA ACU ARC uofc-1332
  • Fonds
  • 1958-2003

Fonds consists of records created and collected by Dr. Cooper over a forty year period in his various professional and personal roles as student; university professor, supervisor and advisor; colleague; scholar; author; consultant; son; father; and friend. The fonds is arranged into seven series, including: (I) Correspondence, 1958-1994; (II) Grants, awards and fellowships, 1980-1995; (III) Conferences and speaking engagements, 1979-1994; (IV) Publications and research notes, [ca.1973]-1996; (V) Activities, 1967-1997; (VI) Politics, 1970, 1977, 1989-1993; and (VII) Consulting, 1986-1991. Two of the series have been further sub-divided due to the extent and nature of the records they contain. The Correspondence series is divided into four sub-series, including: (1) School and undergraduate correspondence and associated material, 1958-1964; (2) General correspondence, 1974-1994; (3) Student correspondence, references and associated material, 1981-1989, 1991-1994; and (4) Correspondence with individuals, 1976-1994. The Publications and research notes series is divided into three sub-series, including: (1) Books, [ca.1982]-1996; (2) Articles and research notes, [ca.1973]-1993; and (3) Newspapers, magazines and book reviews, 1980-1993. File lists from recent material (1980-2003) from accessions 2002.010 and 2003.033 are not entered into Gencat. These records include research files, conference material, funding applications, personal records, activity files, manuscripts, correspondence, and reports.

Cooper, F. Barry

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