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Fonds F0033 - Alberta Liberal Association fonds

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ACU GBA F0033

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Alberta Liberal Association fonds

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  • 1924-1959 (Creation)

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5.7 m of textual records. -- 2 photographs. -- 9 audio reels. -- 16 audio discs

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The non-partisan electoral tradition in the North-West Territories ended in 1904, and candidates identified as Liberals were first elected in territorial elections that year. The Liberal Party formed the government of Alberta from 1905 to 1921. It has existed continuously under several variant names, and has served as the Loyal Opposition of the province during most of the twentieth century. In 1924 the Provincial Liberal Association of Alberta was created. By 1947 it was named the Alberta Liberal Association, and it organized political activities in both provincial and federal constituencies. It has also been known as the Liberal Association of Alberta. It was affiliated with the National Liberal Federation, and members were also automatically members of the federal party. By 1970 its name was changed to The Liberal Party in Alberta and the federal party was known as the Liberal Federation of Canada. In the mid-1970s the federal and provincial party organizations were separated due to changes in electoral and taxation laws. The provincial organizational division of the federal party was named the Liberal Party of Canada (Alberta), sometimes known as the Liberal Party of Canada in Alberta. Since the 1960s, the provincial party has been familiarly known as the Alberta Liberal Party or ALP. For further information see Liberals in Alberta : Studying the Lessons of History / James Fischer. -- Edmonton : unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Alberta, 1986.

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Gifts of Liberal Association of Alberta, Riveredge Foundation, and Earl Hastings, 1959-1977.

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  • The fonds consists of correspondence, speeches (including radio broadcasts), electoral maps, scrapbooks and minutes.
  • RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Douglas Abbott, William Aberhart, Rev. Edgar J. Bailey, Cecil R. Belleville, Owen Browne, Dr. Frank G. Buchanan, L.G. Casewell, Winston S. Churchill, Dr. Herbert Claxton, Harold H. Cush, Edwin Davidson, Dr. A.M. Day, John Decore, J. Romeo Desfosses, Laurette Carrigan Douglas, Paul Farnalls, J. Wilbur Freeland, James G. Gardiner, Daphne Garrison, Stuart T. Carson, Dag Hammerskjold, R.F.L. Hanna, Anthony Hlynka, John W. Hugill, R.D. Jorgenson, William Lyon Mackenzie King, John C. Landeryou, Peter John Lazarowich, R.S. Lee, Solon Low, Hugh John MacDonald, Grant MacEwan, Donald Mackay, James A. MacKinnon, Duncan K. MacTavish, Alfred Macyk, Fred Magera, Ernest C. Manning, Paul Martin, Charles Matthews, James Edgar Miller, E.F. "Bill" Morton, Carl O. Nickle, Lester B. Pearson, J.W. Pickersgill, F. M. Pritchard, J. Harper Prowse, Hon. George Prudham, Harold W. Riley, Elmer E. Roper, Louis St. Laurent, Edgar W. Schnell, I.F. Shacker, Social Credit Party, Arthur Soetaert, Spotlight (periodical), William John Stainton, Clyde Stauffer, Briant Williams Stringham, H.E. Tanner, Trans-Canada Highway, Louis Sherman Turcotte, J.W. Welbourn, Varno Westersund, and Robert Winters.
  • RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING CONSTITUENCIES ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: FEDERAL: Acadia, Athabasca, Bow River, Battle River-Camrose, Calgary North and East, Calgary South, Edmonton East, Edmonton-Strathcona, Edmonton West, Jasper-Edson, Lethbridge, Macleod, Medicine Hat, Peace River, Red Deer, Vegreville, Wetaskiwin. PROVINCIAL: Acadia-Coronation, Alexandra, Athabasca, Banff-Cochrane, Beaver River, Bow Valley-Empress, Bruce, Calgary, Camrose, Cardston, Clover Bar, Cypress, Didsbury, Drumheller, Edmonton, Edson, Gleichen, Grande Prairie, Grouard, and Olds.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material. https://glenbow.ucalgary.ca/finding-aid/alberta-liberal-association-fonds/

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  • The Provincial Archives of Alberta have the post-1960 Liberal Association records.
  • Some records of the Alberta Liberal Party (1969-1984) are included in the Irma and Frances Wright fonds at M-7537. The Glenbow Archives also holds records of the Liberal Party of Canada (Alberta).

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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