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Fonds F 2096

Alvin Curling fonds

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Alvin Curling fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

6.29 metres of textual records

754 photographs : colour prints

91 photographs : black and white contact prints

66 photographs : black and white prints

3 photographs : black and white negatives

1 photograph : black and white photomechanical reproduction

3 maps

29 videocassettes

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records created and/or accumulated by Alvin Curling during his career at the provincial legislative as Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough-Rouge River, previously Scarborough North. It documents his tenure as Minister of Housing, Minister of Skills Development, Liberal Housing Critic and Speaker of the House and includes material related to Curling's work with the Scarborough North Provincial Liberal Association in preparing for elections. It also contains material related to his pre-political career.

Included are Curling's scheduling records, briefing notes, correspondence files, subject files, speech files and constituency office records. These records are often interrelated, with records related to similar events appearing in more than one series.

The types of records include agendas, background information, bulletins, contact information, correspondence, date books, daily schedules, exhibits, financial records, invitations, issues, itineraries, a journal agenda, maps, news releases, newspaper articles, newsletters, notes, pamphlets, photographs, publications, reference material, reports, scheduling and event summaries, submissions, speech notes, travel documents, photographs and moving image records, among other related records.

The material has been arranged into nine series.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Jamaican-born Alvin F. Curling represented the Ontario riding of Scarborough North, later Scarborough-Rouge River, from 1985 to 2005 as a Liberal MPP. He served as Minister of Housing, Minister of Skills Development, and opposition critic before being elected Speaker of the Legislature. From 2005 to 2006, Curling served as Canada's ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

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Curling, Alvin, 1939-

Curling, Alvin, 1939-

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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Records were donated to the Archives of Ontario in 1991, 2000 and 2011.
Custodial History

The records received from Alvin Curling in 1991 and 2000 were transferred to the Archives of Ontario from Curling's Queen's Park office. Curling may have inherited the earlier Liberal Housing Critics' files from his predecessors in that position.

Associated Material

Records associated with the Ontario Liberal Party are held at Queen's University Archives in Kingston, Ontario.

Related Material

Related records may be found in RG 43-1 Administrative correspondence of the Minister of Housing and RG 72-27 Ministry of Skills Development briefing, speeches, news releases and House statement files.


Title based on creator of fonds.

Records are in English and French.


Additional accruals to this fonds are anticipated.

Former Codes

Accession Record No. 24181

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 2096-1 Liberal Housing Critics' files
F 2096-2 Alvin Curling's scheduling files
F 2096-3 Alvin Curling's briefing notes
F 2096-4 Alvin Curling's correspondence files
F 2096-5 Alvin Curling's speech files
F 2096-6 Alvin Curling's subject files
F 2096-7 Scarborough-Rouge River constituency office files
F 2096-8 Alvin Curling's Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario files
F 2096-9 Alvin Curling's pre-political files