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Fonds F0688 - William H. Downton fonds
ACU GBA F0688
William H. Downton fonds
- [ca. 1950s-1980s] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1.1 m of textual records
Name of creator
William H. Downton, 1938-1981, was born in Calgary and attended Central High School and the University of Alberta. He graduated as a lawyer and became senior partner of the Downton, McDonald, Plotkins and Co. firm in Calgary. He was active in the Social Credit party from an early age, working as youth organizer in the 1960s, as campaign manager for numerous 1970s elections and as vice-president in 1979. Downton was a founder and honorary senator of the First National Boys Parliament and active in a wide variety of organizations including the Men's Canadian Club. He married Deanna Louise Laycock and they had three children, Jonathan, Kathy and Mark.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Deanna Downton, 1984.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of correspondence, pamphlets, circulars, reports and speeches.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.