Canadian politics collection. First to Fourth Accruals.
First Accrual 1885-1962. 1 folder
of textual records and graphic material. 6 oversize items.
Wm. M. Findlay (candidate for Hamilton mayors office), letter
to a constituent, asking for her vote in 1907
Printed materials. Includes leaflets, pamphlets, cards and campaign
Liberal Policy on Important Issues, Liberal Party of Ontario,
Canadian Independence and Peoples Democracy, National
Committee of the Labor-Progressive Party, Feb. 1952
I.V. Macklin, A Booklet Discussing the Aims and Objects of the
R.P. MacLean, Reflections of a Wicked Capitalist, Kelowna
To the Electors of North York. From W.P. Mulock, North York
Liberal Association, M.P. since 1934. 1940. William Pate Mulock was
first elected in a 1934-by-election. He was re-elected in 1935 and 1940.
This leaflet was mailed to Hartford Riddell, Baldwin, Ont.
Liberal-Conservative Association of Toronto. Invitation to a Reception
in Honour of the Hon. Earl Rowe M.P. at the Royal York Hotel Toronto,
Souvenir of the New Mace for the House of Commons, June
-Sir John A. MacDonald, stamped on back Westlake, London, Ont.
Portrait, sitting in a chair. B&w photograph, [1870s?]
-Marquis of Lorne, photographed by William Notman, Halifax, in the office
of the Minister of Agriculture, 1878. Autographed cabinet card.
-Delegation of Canadian Tobacco Growers Association, Ottawa Feb.
17-18, 1918 in front of the Parliament Buildings.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, photographed in Winnipeg with a group of other
people. Steele & Co. photo, n.d. Presumably 1887 or
later Laurier became the leader of the Liberal Party that year.
Posters and display cards (oversize)
-Re-Elect Progressive Conservative Lawrence St. George.
 Lawrence St. George was a federal riding in Quebec, 1917-1968.
The photograph on the poster must be of Egan Chambers, the incumbent,
who was defeated in 1962 by John Turner. Poster.
-Humanity First. People Before Profits. Vote CCF. Issued by the
authority of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (Sask. Section).
Illustrated with a National Film Board photograph of children running.
The CCF was founded in 1932. Humanity First was the slogan of
the 1944 campaign. The CCF, under Douglas, won the Saskatchewan provincial
election to become the first socialist government in North America that
-The Daily Manitoban. Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 16, 1885.
Re Louis Riel and his execution.
Second Accrual. 1882-1989. 1 cm of textual records.
-- 4 oversize items.
F.2 "To the Free and Independent Electors of Queen's County",
Prince Edward Island, from David Laird and Louis A. Davies, 1882 federal
F.3 Sir Wilfird Laurier visiting the Lille Exposition in France, 27
August 1902; col. post card
F.4 Newfoundland, anti confederation printed material, 1949
F.5 Alan Cockeram, M.P., 1949 election candidate, campaign card
F.6 Robert Bickerdike (1843-1928), anti capital punishment card
F.7 Allan A. Lamport, mimeo campaign letter for mayor of Toronto, 1960
F.8 Letters from David Peterson, 1984; Bob Kaplan, 1989; and Ian Sinclair,
Confederation dinner, 1984 to Morris Norman
Poster (oversize) "Public Meeting" in Oshawa on behalf of Liberal candidate
Gordon D. Conant, 1937; speech by Premier Mitchell F. Hepburn. Illustrated
with photograph of Hepburn. Also ticket to the event.
Display card (oversize) "We're for Birchard, Alderman Ward 2"
Two drawings on board by Duncan Macpherson, presumably for the Toronto
Star. One, "I Don't Care How You Do It, Get Him Offa There",
features two images of John Diefenbaker. He is depicted as both a statue
with Maurice Duplessis clinging to his neck and as himself instructing
some Conservative Party members. The other drawing is titled "Haircut?".
Third Accrual. 1874-1983. – 3 cm of textual records. – 1 photograph.
– 10 oversize items.
F.9 John G. Diefenbaker: 1957 Christmas card from Diefenbaker
and his wife Olive, illustrated by a b&w image of the couple with
the Queen and Prince Philip; printed b&w image of Diefenbaker and
F.10 Lester B. Person: two Christmas cards from Pearson and his
wife. One is illustrated by a col. image of the couple; the other by
an image of the couple with their children and grandchildren. Neither
card has a date, but someone has written 1966 on the former.
F.11 Pierre E. Trudeau and Margaret Trudeau: Three letters from
P.E.T. and one from Margaret, 1969-1974, all addressed to Mrs. C.R.
Fitzpatrick; with envelopes. Also two identical Christmas cards, both
addressed to Fitzpatrick, the signature on these varies. One printed
sympathy acknowledgement on the death of Mrs. Grace Elliott Trudeau,
January 1973, addressed to Fitzpatrick.
F.12 Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), “Celebrate the
20th anniversary of the Founding of the Internationalists”,
1963, 1983; public rallies 24 April 1983 in Toronto and other Ontario
cities; leaflet that folds out.
F.13 Liberal Party (federal)
“High Taxes, Much Unemployment and Dull Times in the United States Under
Present High Tariff Law”, National Liberal Committee, pamphlet issued
National Federal of Liberal Women of Canada Banquet at the Chateau Laurier,
20 May 1938, programme illustrated with an image of Sir Wilfred Laurier.
“Vote Liberal and Get Action”. Election card issued by the National
Liberal Federation in support of W.L. Mackenzie King; illustrated with
an image of King.
“Resolutions, National Liberal Convention, 1948”, pamphlet
“It’s Time for Action. Vote Liberal’, pamphlet with messaged of Lester
B. Pearson, March 1963; stamped on the verso, “John N. Turner”, Liberal
candidate for St. Lawrence-St. George.
“The Election Colouring Book, Vote Liberal, It’s Time for Action”, pamphlet
with drawings by Vittorio, 1963, issued by the National Liberal Federation
F.14 “Conservative Action: An Up-to-Date Summary of the Achievements
of the Progressive Conservative Government of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker,
June 1957 to Date”, n.d. but stamped 30 June 1962, Hamilton Public Library
F.15 Election leaflet for Egan Chambers, P.C. candidate in St. Lawrence-St.
George, [ca. 1962]
F.16 “Dominion Official Election Returns, Local Parliament Vote
… General Information Up to Date, May 1st, 1896”; pamphlet
issued by T.F. Courtney, Importer of Wines & Liquors, Halifax. The
pamphlet contains advertisements by other companies in addition to the
F.17 Tuxis Boys’Parliament of Ontario, Toronto, December 26-31,
1929. Election leaflet and voter’s list form
Col, signed photograph of John Diefenbaker, 1977, pasted on Board. The
signature “Ken Lee” and the date 1977 has also been written on the photograph.
Printed col. image of Prime Minister Louis St.-Laurent and his wife
“Political Meeting in the Interest of L.G. Campbell, Liberal-Conservative
Candidate in South-East Grey”, . Although the name of this party
changed to the Conservative Party in 1873, some candidates still ran
in 1874 using the old name. Poster
“Abandoned Farms – the result of Unrestricted Reciprocity”. “Support
Sir John A. Macdonald and the Old Flag! Vote for the Conservative Candidate!!”’
Poster from the 1891 federal election. Wilfred Laurier was the Liberal
Leader. The poster is illustrated by a map of Vermont showing townships
with abandoned farms. There is considerable text on this poster about
reciprocity, including a letter of 10 September 1890 from A.B. Valentine,
Commissioner of Agricultural and Manufacturing Interests”.
“Proclamation … Electoral District of the West Riding of Lambton”, 22
June 1914, issued by J. Flintoft, Returning Officer, Sarnia.
“Entertainment for All. An Oxford County’s 20th Century Liberal
Clubs Rally and Party … Nov. 4, 1938”, Woodstock, Ont. There were three
speakers: M.F. (Mitch) Hepburn, the Premier of Ontario; P.M. Dewan,
Minister of Agriculture, and A.S. Rennie, the local M.P. Admission was
35 cents. Poster
“For Greater Prosperity, Vote McEachran, Liberal Candidate for West
Lambton, June 10th”, . Poster, card stock
“Show you care. Vote. Published by the First-Time Voter Committee of
the Liberal Party”. N.d. but 1965 or later in that decade. Illustrated
with the new Canadian flag and a psychedelic image. Poster
“We stand on the threshold of greatness, Throne Speech, 1970; No job
is done until the paperwork is complete”, printed in 1972, Alpha Poster
Gallery, Vancouver. Illustrated by an image of Pierre Trudeau, wearing
underwear labeled “Stanfield”, and holding a long roll of toilet paper
with Canadian flags. Stanfield was the name of his opponent; he also
owned an underwear company.
“C.C.F. Public Meeting”, card stock left blank so details could be filled
in by hand; also small tag with cord, “I’m Voting CCF” printed by the
Toronto Labour Council. N.d.
F.18 "Canada's New Conservative Government", 1957. Leaflet
featuring an image of John Diefenbaker and the Peace Tower.
"Samuel Barker and F.C. Bruce. Conservative MP for Hamilton, ON", 1900. Large poster
featuring an image of the two men.
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