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E. Preston Manning fonds.
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Original "Think big" manuscript

Files consist of the original manuscript of "Think Big", which was edited down from 232,000 words to 155,000 words prior to being published. File 012.03 includes notes written by Preston Manning regarding which elements of the original manuscript were not included in the published book.

Other speeches and working material

Files consist of speeches given by Manning organized by subject as well as reference and working materials including: 008.13 Speeches to Assemblies, speech materials; 008.14 Speeches humorous, speech materials; 008.15 Speeches on faith/political speeches; 008.16 Speeches - unused drafts and materials; 009.01 Speech file to 1993 - I frameworks, II introductions; 009.02 III issues; 009.03 IV attacks, V conclusions, VI anecdotes, VII quotes, VIII special groups/places; 009.04 Book "2000" prospectus (best of PM) - Stogsdill summary of PM speeches; 009.05 Energy and regulation.

Personal journals

Files consist of the personal handwritten journals kept by Preston Manning during his leadership of the Reform Party of Canada and the typewritten transcripts of these journals. The handwritten journals are in two sections: the front of each includes Manning's account of his political activities and the impressions he had of them; the back of each journal (beginning at the back cover and working towards the middle of the volume) consists of Manning's thoughts and impressions arising from his prayers and Bible study during the same period as the events recorded in the front half of the journal. These files include: 013.01 Personal journals and list : 20 June 1988 to 7 May 1994; 013.02 Personal journals : 8 May 1994 to 7 September 1997; 013.03 Personal journals : 8 September 1997 to 20 June 1999; 014.01 Personal journals : 24 June 1999 - 24 November 2000; 014.02 Personal journal (transcript) : introduction and index; 014.03 Personal journal (transcript) : 20 June 1988 to 6 March 1990; 014.04 Personal journal (transcript) : 25 October 1991 to September 1993; 014.05 Personal journal (transcript) : 2 January 1994 to 7 May 1994; 014.06 Personal journal (transcript) : 8 May 1994 to August 1994; 014.07 Personal journal (transcript) : 7 September 1996 to 17 April 1997; 014.08 Personal journal (transcript) : 20 April 1997 to 7 September 1997; 014.09 Personal journal (transcript) : 8 September 1997 to 21 February 1998; 014.10 Personal journal (transcript) : 23 February 1998 to 12 September 1998; 014.11 Personal journal (transcript) : 13 September 1998 to 20 June 1999; 014.12 Personal journal (transcript) : 24 June 1999 to 26 August 1999; 014.13 Personal journal (transcript) : 26 August 2000 to 24 November 2000.

Photographs

Files consist of photographs of Manning from his political career and for his book "Think Big" including: 014.07 Informal photographs; 014.08 Formal photographs; 015.01 Formal photographs - loose; 015.02 Preston Manning photos - book.

Posters

Folder consists of 1) Leadership for a new Canada, Reform Party of Canada Preston Manning electoral poster; 2) Preston Manning, Reform electoral poster; 3) Statement of principles and a pledge of commitment to constituents by Preston Manning upon becoming a Member of Parliament, 1994; 4) "This is your seat. On Monday, take it back." Now you have a REAL alternative. Preston Manning, Leader, Reform Party of Canada electoral poster.

Publications

Series consists of material published by Preston Manning including his two books "The new Canada" and "Think big" as well as opinion editorials (op eds).

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