Fonds F 4432

Robert W. Runciman fonds

About these records

Robert W. Runciman fonds
Dates of Creation
[1953?], 1980-2017
Physical Description

9.73 metres of textual records

5 volumes of textual records

24 photographs

3 posters

3 video cassettes

2 audio cassettes

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records documenting the political and legislative career of Robert (Bob) Runciman, Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly for Leeds-Grenville from 1981 to 2010, and as Senator in the federal Parliament of Canada from 2010 to 2017. The records consist of subject files on constituency matters and issues; files on activities of Mr. Runciman in the Legislature; election campaign materials and records related to fundraising and outreach in the riding; scheduling and appointment records; and scrapbooks of his political career.

While this fonds best documents Bob Runciman's career as an MPP representing the interests of Leeds-Grenville and as a Senator in the Parliament of Canada, the fonds also contains some records related to his wider political involvements including his contemplated bid for the leadership of the PC Party of Ontario in the late 1980s as well as his connection to the federal United Alternative initiative and the federal Canadian Alliance party.

Fonds has been arranged into 12 series.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

A lifelong resident of Brockville, Robert (Bob) Runciman has represented the riding of Leeds-Grenville in the Ontario Legislature since 1981 as a Progressive Conservative MPP. He was a key minister in the governments of Mike Harris and Ernie Eves from 1995-2003.

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Runciman, Robert W.
Restrictions on Access
Access to records containing personal information of constituents of Mr. Runciman are restricted for 100 years from date of creation. Access to all other records is unrestricted.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright transferred by donor to the Archives insofar as the donor was copyright owner. There are no restrictions on reproduction for the purpose of research and private study. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for use other than research and private study; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Archives of Ontario acquired these records as three donations. Two from Robert Runciman in 2004: one consisting of records from his Queen's Park office and the other consisting of records from his constituency office in Brockville. A second donation was completed in 2010 consisting of subject files on constituency matters and issues; files on activities of Mr. Runciman in legislature; election campaigns materials and records related to fundraising and outreach in the riding; and scheduling and appointment records.
Custodial History

The Robert W. Runciman fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario in June of 2004. Accruals to this fonds were donated to the Archives in May 2010 and October 2017.

Related Material

For records of Robert Runciman as Solicitor General and Minister of Correctional Services, consult Series RG 33-2 Minister's files, and as Minister of Economic Development and Trade, consult Series RG 9-1 Ministry of Economic Development and Trade Minister's Office correspondence and subject files.

Physical Condition

The records in the accrual are in good condition.


Title based on creator of fonds.

Most files lacked original order and were re-constructed.


Future accruals are not expected.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 4432-1 Robert W. Runciman subject and riding files (Queen's Park office)
F 4432-2 Robert W. Runciman appointments and schedules
F 4432-3 Robert W. Runciman outgoing constituency correspondence
F 4432-4 Constituency office (Robert W. Runciman) general subject files
F 4432-5 Constituency office (Robert W. Runciman) ministry files
F 4432-6 Constituency office (Robert W. Runciman) municipal files
F 4432-7 Robert W. Runciman election campaign files
F 4432-8 Robert W. Runciman scrapbooks
F 4432-9 Robert W. Runciman constituency fundraising and event files
F 4432-10 MPP Liaison and Policy Advisor (Charles MacDonald) files
F 4432-11 Robert W. Runciman photographs and ephemera