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Fonds F 4420

William G. Davis fonds


About these records

Title
William G. Davis fonds
Dates of Creation
[191-]-2015
Dates of Accumulation

1929-2015

Physical Description

2777 photographs : colour slides

2725 photographs : colour prints

1179 photographs : black and white prints

11 photographs : black and white photomechanical reproductions

2 photographs : colour prints mounted on particle board

2 photographs : colour prints mounted on canvas

2 photographs : colour photomechanical reproductions

1 photograph : colour print mounted on foam core

1 photograph : colour print mounted on board

17 drawings : black and white photomechanical reproductions

27 drawings : ink on paper

7 drawings : ink and watercolour on paper

6 drawings : pencil and ink on paper

4 drawings : graphite on paper

3 drawings : colour photomechanical reproductions

1 drawing : pastel on paper

1 drawing : brown pencil on paper

1 drawing : pencil on paper

1 drawing : lithograph

1 drawing : ink and watercolour on paper

13 posters

1 painting : photomechanical reproduction

1 painting : acrylic on paper

1 painting : oil

2.8 metres of textual records

64 volumes of textual records

120 audio cassettes (111 hours, 2 minutes)

7 audio reels (2 hours, 27 minutes)

1 sound recording : paper record

11 film reels (3 hours, 40 minutes)

2 DVD (25 minutes)

17 stickers

12 plaques

61 pins

2 copper coins

2 hats

1 leather band : beaded

1 pen mounted in wooden stand

1 artifact : stone

243 photographs : colour contact prints

41 photographs : black and white negatives

10 photographs : colour negatives

28 certificates

14 videocassettes : VHS

2 medals

1 album (10 photographs)

1 map

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by William Grenville Davis in his private life and political career as a member of the Ontario Legislature, Minister of Education, Minister of University Affairs and Premier of Ontario. Records document his campaigns, family life, public appearances, interviews, political activities and charitable work. Textual records in the fonds include campaign material, correspondence and scrapbooks of newspaper articles about his career.

Fonds consists primarily of photographs that depict Davis' political activities, home life, family, vacations, and campaigns. They also depict him in his roles as Minister of Education, Minister of University Affairs and Premier of Ontario, and as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Photographs also document activities after his political career, including convocations and events thrown in his honour.

Textual records in the fonds include personal correspondence, ephemera and other material related to events attended by the Davis' and records that document Kathleen Davis' appearances at events while Mr. Davis was Premier of Ontario.

Sound recordings in the fonds include interviews, speeches, campaign events, and other political events.

Films in the fonds record appearances and speeches made by Davis and his wife, Kathleen Davis.

Artifacts in the fonds include campaign materials such as stickers and pins, plaques honouring Davis and a plaque commemorating his father, Grenville Davis` oath to Ontario, as well as other artifacts commemorating significant events in his career.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

William (Bill) Grenville Davis was a Progressive Conservative member of the Ontario Legislature who served as Minister of Education between 1962 and 1971 and Premier of Ontario between 1971 and 1985.

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Davis, William G. (1929-)

Davis, William G. (1929-)

Davis, William G. (1929-)

Davis, William G. (1929-)

Davis, William G. (1929-)
Restrictions on Access
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Terms For Use and Reproduction
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Records in the fonds were donated to the Archives of Ontario by William G. Davis in 2014 and in 2017.
Related Material

Records relating to William G. Davis appear in: Ministry of Education (RG 2), PC Party Papers (F 2134), Claire Westcott fonds (F 2094), and Premier's Office (RG 3-49 to RG 3-110).

Additional records relating to William G. Davis can be found in the records of Davis' colleagues and cabinet ministers: James Auld fonds (F 2097), Claude Bennet fonds (F 118), Leo Bernier (F 1431), Robert Elgie (F 123), Fern Guindon (F 2123), Sidney Handleman (F 4166), George Kerr (F 114), Frank Miller (F 16), Keith Norton (F 121), Margaret Scrivener (F 4325), Gordon Walker (F 124), Robert Welch (F 112), Thomas Wells (F 120), John White (F 4151), Tom Campbell (F 1430), Hugh Latimer Papers (F 95), Cabinet Office (RG 75), Osie Villeneuve (F 111).

Physical Condition

Some of the records in this fonds contain mold and may be restricted

Notes

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 4420-1 William G. Davis Ontario general election campaign photographs and ephemera
F 4420-2 William G. Davis: Progressive Conservative leadership rally photographs and ephemera
F 4420-3 William G. Davis' collected campaign material from other politicians
F 4420-4 William G. Davis personal photographs and related records
F 4420-5 William G. Davis honorary degrees; certificates and photographs
F 4420-6 William G. Davis official duties photographs and other materials
F 4420-7 William G. Davis political cartoons
F 4420-8 William G. Davis post-retirement photographs
F 4420-9 William G. Davis pin collection
F 4420-10 Kathleen Davis' records of events and appearances
F 4420-11 William G. Davis scrapbooks of news clippings
F 4420-12 William G. Davis records of events and appearances
F 4420-13 William G. Davis Parliament of Ontario photographs and ephemera
F 4420-14 William G. Davis' personal copies of his agendas
F 4420-15 William G. Davis' personal correspondence