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Fonds F 4510

Dalton A. Bales fonds

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Dalton A. Bales fonds
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Physical Description

5 centimetres of textual records

4 volumes of textual records

12 photographs

1 audio reel (15 minutes, 20 seconds)

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records relating to Dalton Bales' career as a municipal and provincial politician in Ontario, 1958-1975, and primarily document his time served as a member of the provincial Cabinet, 1966-1974.

These materials include four ministerial scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and political ephemera as well as twelve photographs and one radio interview captured on audio reel. Also includes two letters and an auction catalogue.

The content of the ministerial scrapbooks is focused on any item mentioning Dalton Bales or the policies and programs of his three ministries and were likely assembled by Bales' long-time secretary, Lorraine Smith.

The photographs and audio reel document his political career as well as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's 1973 Royal Visit to Osgoode Hall.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Dalton Arthur (Pete) Bales (1920-1979) was a North York municipal politician and Ontario Progressive Conservative MP between 1958 and 1974 and held the portfolios of Labour, Municipal Affairs, Justice and Attorney General in the administrations of John Robarts and William Davis.

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Bales, Dalton, 1920-1979

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Custodial History

The Dalton Bales fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario by his wife, Iris Bales, in 2006.

Related Material

For related records involving John Robarts, consult fonds F 15.


Title based on contents of the fonds.


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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 4510-1 Dalton A. Bales municipal politics records
F 4510-2 Dalton A. Bales provincial politics records
F 4510-3 Dalton A. Bales Minister of Labour records
F 4510-4 Dalton A. Bales Minister of Municipal Affairs records
F 4510-5 Dalton A. Bales Minister of Justice and Attorney General records
F 4510-6 Dalton A. Bales personal records