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Fonds F2827 - Art Dixon fonds

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Art Dixon fonds


  • [ca. 1950s-1980s] (Creation)

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60 cm of textual records. -- 20 photographs

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Arthur J. Dixon, 1919-2007, was born at Windlestone, County Durham, England and came to Canada with his parents in 1928. He was educated at Okotoks, Alberta and in 1944 married Dorothea J. Evans. Dixon served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1940 to 1946 and was then active in the insurance and real estate business in Calgary. He was first elected to Alberta Legislature in 1952 and served as an MLA until 1971. Dixon was appointed Deputy Speaker of the Alberta Legislature in 1955 and Speaker in 1963. He received the Order of Canada in 1979. For further information see "Arthur Johnson Dixon, 1963-1972" in A Higher Duty : Speakers of the Legislative Assemblies of the North-West Territories and Alberta, 1888-2005 / Sandra E. Perry and Valerie L. Footz. -- Edmonton : Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 2006, p. 363-378.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Art Dixon, 2003 and Marguerite Dixon, 2007-2010.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of correspondence from Asamera Oil; general correspondence files; and photographs of political events and people.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid.

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Other Art Dixon papers are held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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Nothing in Archives Photos as of October 4, 2017.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017




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