Fonds F0088 - William Aberhart fonds.

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William Aberhart fonds.


  • ca.1885 - 1977 (predominant ca.1918-1943) (Creation)

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82 cm of textual records. -- 10 photographs : b&w -- 2 hats.

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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.

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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.

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      The Provincial Archives of Alberta holds records within government records pertaining to William Aberhart including: Office of the Premier sous-fonds, Executive Council fonds, Justice and Attorney General fonds and Ministry of Education fonds. The Glenbow Archives holds the William Aberhart fonds and the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute fonds.

      Related records at the University of Calgary include the Ernest C. Manning fonds. See also "What Aberhart has done for you and for me," a blank pamphlet from 1939, call number FC3674.1.A34 A66 1939.

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