Fonds F2002 - Andrew Little fonds

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Andrew Little fonds


  • 1953-1985 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1.4 m of textual records

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Andrew Little, 1919-1993, was born in Calgary. At the age of 17 he joined the Calgary Police Department as a clerk and became a constable in 1940. Except for a period of service with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from 1943 to 1945, he remained with the Calgary Police until retiring with the rank of Inspector in 1974. He was involved in the identification and public relations aspects of police work. From 1975 to 1982 he was the Progressive Conservative Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Calgary McCall in the Alberta Legislature. He later served the Province as chair of the Alberta Human Tissue Procurement Task Force, 1982-1985, and of the Occupational Health and Safety Council, 1984-1985. He and his wife, Virena, had two daughters, Jean and Ann (Lidgren).


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Andrew Little, 1989.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, reports and administrative files

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System of arrangement

The fonds is organized into the following series:

  • MLA files, including research files on legislative proposals, and speeches
  • Personal, including files on Toastmasters International, Andy Little Consulting Ltd., and police work
  • Alberta Human Tissue Procurement Task Force administrative reports, minutes, and correspondence
  • Occupational Health and Safety Council minutes and reports

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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Related units of description

There is an interview with Andrew Little in the Charles Ursenbach Oral History Collection, at Glenbow (RCT 781-25).

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