Fonds paa-8736 - Alberta Liberal Party fonds

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Alberta Liberal Party fonds

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PAA paa-8736

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  • 1965 - 1986 (Creation)
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    Alberta Liberal Party

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18.83 m of textual records and other materials

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Upon formation of the Province of Alberta in 1905, the provincial Liberal Party formed under the leadership of Alexander C. Rutherford. Since its inception, the Alberta Liberal Party has served in both minority and majority positions in the Alberta Legislature. Prior to 1977, the Liberal Party of Canada in Alberta (federal liberals) and the Alberta Liberal Party (provincial liberals) shared and managed both federal and provincial interests and operated under several names including, the Liberal Party in Alberta, the Provincial Liberal Association, and the Liberal Association of Alberta. In 1977, after changes in electoral and taxation laws, the party separated and the provincial liberals became known as the Alberta Liberal Party while the federal liberals became known as the Liberal Party of Canada in Alberta. Leaders of the Alberta Liberal Party include:;Alexander C. Rutherford (1905-1910);Arthur L. Sifton (1910-1917);Charles Stewart (1917-1922);John R. Boyle (1922-24);Charles R. Mitchell (1924-26);John C. Bowen (1926);Joseph Tweed Shaw (1926-30);Geogre H. Webster (1930-32);William R. Howson (1932-37);Edward Leslie Gray (1937-1940);James Harper Prowse (1948-1958);John Walter Grant MacEwan (1958-1960);David Hunter (1960-64);Michael Maccagno (1964-1966, 1966-69);Adrian Berry (1966);John T. Lowery (1969-70);Robert Russell (1971-1974);Nicholas Taylor (1974-1988);Laurence Decore (1988-1994);Bettie Hewes (1994) interim;Grant Mitchell (1994-1998);Nancy MacBeth (1998-2001);Ken Nicol (2001-2004);Don Massey (2004) interim;Kevin Taft (since 2004)

Custodial history

In 1966, the Provincial Archives of Manitoba donated material comprising PR1966.0069 to the Provincial Archives of Alberta. From the 1970s to the 1990s, the Provincial Archives of Alberta received material from the Alberta Liberal Party and the Liberal Party of Canada in Alberta

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records used, maintained, and created by the Alberta Liberal Party and the Liberal Party of Canada in Alberta while they operated as a single entity and records used, maintained, and created by the Alberta Liberal Party following the separation of the two parties. The fonds dates from 1965 to 1986 and includes records related to finance such as receipts, ledgers, balance sheets and budgets, pay roll registers; records related to membership including membership ledger receipts, alphabetical membership lists, and correspondence; records relating to election campaigns including promotional material for party candidates, films, audio recordings, handbooks, voters lists, correspondence, campaign buttons, election returns, candidate profiles, speech notes, campaign group photos, and clippings; records related to conventions and conferences such as agendas, conference packages, proceedings, minutes, photographs; records related to committees and commissions including correspondence regarding the Edmonton Steering Committee and the Women's Liberal Commission; records related to leaders including photographs, news releases, correspondence, policy statements, position papers, reports, speech notes, expenses; records relating the adjunct liberal associations including the Alberta Women's Liberal Association including constitution and bylaws, executive lists, correspondence, meeting notes and minutes and records of the Young Liberals including position papers, member lists, and records related to the Student Liberals at the University of Alberta including correspondence.

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The fonds also includes 680 photographs, 2 films, and 10 audio reels.

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The Provincial Archives of Alberta physically amalgamated materials of the accessions PR1973.0118, PR1974.0407, PR1975.0243, and PR1976.0199 into the accession PR1982.0034.

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  • The material is in English.

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There are no restrictions on access. Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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No file list/inventory available.

Associated materials

Please see the Alberta Liberal Association fonds at the Glenbow Archives. Please see the Liberal Party of Canada in Alberta fonds at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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Further accruals are not expected.

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Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from: History of Liberal Party of Canada, <a href="http://www.liberal.ca/pdf/docs/070417_lpc_history_en.pdf" target="_blank">www.liberal.ca/pdf/docs/070417_lpc_history_en.pdf</a> (accessed Dec. 11, 2007).<br><br>Record No. The fonds includes the following accessions: PR1966.0069, PR1973.0118, PR1974.0407, PR1975.0243, PR1976.0199, PR1976.0398, PR1982.0034, PR1992.0071<br><br>

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