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Fonds F 4583

Gary Posen fonds

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Gary Posen fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

60 centimetres of textual records

174 photographs

1 album (7 photographs)

3 artifacts

1 postcard

1 drawing

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records created and collected by Gary Posen throughout his career in the Ontario Public Service.

Fonds consists of job descriptions and career goals, performance reviews, letters of recommendation, thank you notes from government officials for contributions made by Gary Posen on projects and conferences, including a thank you note from Buckingham Palace, reports written by Gary Posen, newspaper articles about his accomplishments, letters and cards from friends and colleagues.

Fonds also contains invitations, programmes, and menus from multiple events, galas and ceremonies that Gary Posen attended over him career, such as the Consular Ball, the Royal Visit of their Majesty's Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of York, the Papal visit in 1984, and many other visits from international delegations.

Fonds contains photographs commemorating important events throughout Gary Posen's career. Included are photographs of Posen signing the Patriation Agreement and Constitution Act of 1984, the signing of the Ontario / Jiangsu Twinning Agreement, a photograph of the first recipients of the Order of Ontario, two photographs of the Hagarsville Tire Fire, as well as photographs taken at several of the Annual Premiers' Conferences and the First Ministers' Conference on the Constitution, with several photographs depicting Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Jean Chrétien, Premier William Davis and others. There are also many photographs of Gary Posen at dinners and parties and with colleagues.

Artifacts consist of a framed photograph and card commemorating Gary Posen's visit aboard the USS Stark, a plaque with a signed certificate and photograph of the Royal licence plate from the 1984 Royal Visit to Ontario, and a signed certificate and photograph of the Papal licence plate from the visit of Pope John Paul II to Ontario also in 1984.

Drawing is a political cartoon with the subtitle: "It is not being held to gang up on the federal government."

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Gary Posen was an Ontario public servant and held several deputy ministerial posts during his career, including Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Deputy Minister of the Environment.

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Posen, Gary, 1941-

Restrictions on Access
There are no restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright has been transferred to the Archives of Ontario by the donor. Fonds also contains material owned by various other copyright owners. To find out more about the copyright status of the particular material you wish to use, consult a Reference Archivist through the reference desk. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research or private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario by Gary Posen in 2008.
Related Material

See RG 58-9-1, Records of the Federal - Provincial & Interprovincial Affairs Secretariat.

See also RG 58-2, Records of the Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.

See RG 12-45, Correspondence of the Minister and Deputy Minister of the Environment.

See also RG 14-2 Correspondence of the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transportation


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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 4583-1 Records from Gary Posen's early career
F 4583-2 Records of Gary Posen as Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
F 4583-3 Records of Gary Posen as Deputy Minister of the Environment
F 4583-4 Records of Gary Posen as Deputy Minister of Transportation
F 4583-5 Personal records collected by Gary Posen