Fonds F 2134
33.55 metres of textual records
ca. 8145 photographs
149 audio cassettes (ca. 132 hours)
175 audio reels (ca. 73 hours)
1 audio disc (ca. 45 min.) : vinyl, 33 1/3 rpm
104 videocassettes (ca. 173 hours)
52 video reels
781 film reels (ca. 170 hours)
Fonds consists of textual, photographic, sound and moving image materials created and received by the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.
Included in the fonds are general files pertaining to day-to-day Party organizational activities. Such material includes minutes, budgets, correspondence, financial statements, pamphlets, direct mailings, surveys, poll results, press clippings and reports regarding riding associations, elections, itineraries, campaigns, Party youth organizations, Party funding, caucus, Cabinet, conventions and annual meetings of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.
Fonds includes photographs pertaining to party activities. Subjects include portraits of Ontario Progressive Conservative candidates, often with biographical sketches including place and date of birth, education, hobbies, family life, employment experience and political career. Also includes file photographs of Progressive Conservative Party officials, cabinet ministers and candidates, as well as photographs of Party annual meetings, the 1979 Ontario Progressive Conservative Association of Women Conference, and the 1967 Progressive Conservative National Leadership Convention. Photographs from campaigns of Robert Stanfield, Roy McMurtry, William Davis and Allan Lawrence are included. Approximately 105 negatives are present, depicting portraits of Progressive Conservative candidates, as well as of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Association of Women Regional Conferences, and of William Davis. As well, there are photographs, negatives and contact prints of William Davis' activities during the 1971 Ontario provincial election campaign. Also included in the fonds are colour slides, negatives and contact prints depicting the 1985 Progressive Conservative leadership convention. Other slides in the fonds pertain to Progressive Conservative MPPs.
Fonds also includes sound and moving image materials, including film footage relating to the election campaigns of 1971, 1975, 1977, and 1981. Other footage pertains to the opening of sessions of the Legislature, speeches, trips, Christmas and New Year's messages. Audio materials also deal with campaigns, as well as with freetime political broadcasts, conference recordings and radio advertisements. As well, four multimedia productions are included, consisting of slide-tape programs produced by the Party for use by party members and prospective candidates. Three of the programs deal with political canvassing, with the fourth being a recruitment program for the Progressive Conservative Youth Association.
The fonds is arranged in five series.
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario is a political party based in Ontario, known before 1943 as the Conservative Party.
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Fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario in several accessions between 1987 and 2007. The majority of materials in Series 1 were donated to the Archives of Ontario in October, 1987. The Party Leader's Political Correspondence was received from the Premier's Office in 1987. Sound and moving image material was received from the party in May, 1987. Additional material was donated by the York University Archives and Special Collections in March, 2000 and by former Party staffer Duncan Greene in September, 2010. The Presidents' records were received in December, 2007.
Private records at the Archives of Ontario pertaining to Progressive Conservative premiers during the period covered by these records include F 15 (John P. Robarts fonds), F 16 (Frank S. Miller fonds), F 2094 (Clare Westcott fonds) and F 4345 (Leslie M. Frost fonds). Private records of other Progressive Conservative MPPs include C 68 (Albert Lawrence Collection), F 120 (Thomas L. Wells fonds) and F 1434 (George L. Ashe fonds). Premiers' records can be found in numerous series in RG 3.
Title based on contents of fonds.
Accession numbers 21079, 24154, 24155, 24156
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|Reference Code||Series Title|
|F 2134-1||Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario general files|
|F 2134-2||Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario photographs|
|F 2134-3||Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario sound and moving image materials|
|F 2134-4||Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario political correspondence of party leader, William G. Davis|
|F 2134-5||Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario President's records|