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W.A.C. Bennett fonds Series
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Personal records

Series consists of miscellaneous personal items concerning the household, church and investments. Included are correspondence, invoices, reports, bank account books, certificates, a bill of sale, an indenture, insurance policies, assessment forms,...

1954 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1954. The records reflect topics such as the B.C. Power Commission, Federal Departments, Finance, International Joint Commission, Oil Pipeline and the P.G....

Photographs

Series consists of photographs produced throughout W.A.C. Bennett's personal and political life, including personal and family photographs, photographs of Bennett and other political figures during Bennett's term as Premier of British Co...

Freemasonry

Series consists of correspondence with Lodge members of St. George's Lodge in Kelowna, the Gizeh Temple in Vancouver, and the Okanagan Lodge of Perfection in Vernon. Included are lists, receipts, financial statements, programs, invitations, p...

Audio recordings

Series consists of audio recordings presented to or regarding W.A.C. Bennett. Items were produced primarily by radio stations, although some were created by private citizens.The series focuses on a variety of subject matters regarding Bennett. The...

Bennett Hardware / Bennett's Stores

Series consists of records relating to Bennett Hardware and its successor Bennett's Stores. Included are correspondence, a bill of sales, lists, invoices, insurance policies, balance sheets, a financial statement, pamphlets, a notebook, order...

Ephemera (personal)

Series consists of ephemera relating to a variety of personal and official activities. Included are identification cards, a wallet, a ration coupon book, a Bible, greeting cards, publications, pamphlets, a name plate, programs, invitations, menus,...

Domestic Wines / Calona Wines

Series consists of records relating to Domestic Wines, and its successor Calona Wines. Included are correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, shipping orders, invoices, notes, a notebook, minutes and annual reports.

Kelowna Board of Trade

Series consists of records relating to W.A.C. Bennett's involvement with the Kelowna Board of Trade, his term on the Executive Council, and as president from 1937-1939. Included are correspondence, minutes, lists, a financial statement and a ...

Bank of Canada Directors Election

Series consists of records relating to W.A.C. Bennett's campaign for the January 23, 1935 election. Included are correspondence, an invoice, forms and an annotated printed list of shareholders.

Social Credit League

Series consists of records relating to the Social Credit League. Records document early ideology, election campaigns, party developments in the 1970s, the 1973 leadership campaign and the conventions of 1975 and 1976. Included are pamphlets, poems...

Progressive Conservative Party

Series consists of records compiled by W.A.C. Bennett as an active member of the federal Progressive Conservative Party. Activities documented are election campaigns and the 1948 Yale by-election for which W.A.C. Bennett was a candidate. Included ...

Gyro Club

Series consists of records relating to W.A.C. Bennett's membership in the Gryo Club. Included are correspondence, a speech, financial statements, notes, invoices, a membership directory, newsletters and pamphlets.

B.C. Progressive Conservative Association

Series consists of records relating to Bennett's association with the B.C. Progressive Conservative Association and his first successful election campaign in 1941. Included are correspondence, file notes, lists, statements, receipts, a certif...

Premier's subject files

Series consists of subject files compiled by W.A.C. Bennett on various topics. Also included are reports and reference materials related to hydroelectric power in the Peace River and Columbia River regions. Included are charts, correspondence, bri...

Post-War Rehabilitation Council

Series consists of records compiled by W.A.C. Bennett as a member of the Post-War Rehabilitation Council, a provincial planning body set up to make recommendations on anticipated post-war developmental problems. Included are correspondence, minute...

Salvation Army

Series consists of records relating to W.A.C. Bennett's fundraising activities for the Red Shield Home Front Appeal. Included are correspondence, pamphlets, newsletters and a financial statement.

Election

Series consists of election records. Included are nomination papers and poll statements.

Departmental correspondence

Series consists of W.A.C. Bennett's correspondence with the provincial departments of Agriculture, the Attorney-General, Education, Finance, Health and Welfare, Labour, Lands and Forests, Mines, Municipal Affairs, Public Works, Trade and Indu...

Canadian Red Cross Society

Series consists of papers generated by W.A.C. Bennett as president of the Kelowna Branch of the Red Cross Society. Included are correspondence, minutes, lists, a pamphlet and a speech.

Ephemera (MLA)

Series consist of ephemera and miscellaneous papers selected by W.A.C. Bennett during his term as M.L.A. Included are posters, pamphlets, memoranda, statements, annual reports, transcripts, pamphlets, press releases, miscellaneous minutes, statist...

General correspondence

Series consists of correspondence regarding election campaigns, the attempted formation of the Coalition Party, the period after W.A.C. Bennett resigned as an M.L.A. to run as the representative for the federal riding of Yale, May 13, 1948 to June...

South Okanagan constituent correspondence

Series consists of W.A.C. Bennett's correspondence with constituents in Ellison, Glenmore, Kelowna, Naramata, Okanagan Centre, Okanagan Mission, Peachland, Rutland, Summerland, Trepanier, Westbank and Winfield, correspondence with local Board...

B.C. Fruit Growers' Association

Series consists of records compiled by W.A.C. Bennett as a member of the Transportation Committee of the B.C. Fruit Growers' Association. Included are mimeographed minutes, reports, circular letters (carbon copies), a few original letters and...

South Okanagan subjects

Series consists of Bennett's subject files concerning irrigation, the Japanese deportations, the Kelowna Memorial Committee, the Kelowna Regulated Area, Okanagan Lake flooding of 1942 and Westbank Orchards (1945-1946). Included are correspond...

Municipal Acts

Series consists of records of the Premier's Office relating to the passage of various Municipal Acts. Included are copies of bills, notes on second reading, copies of Acts, draft amendments, and other records.

Memorial

Series consists of records relating to Bennett's funeral arrangements, funeral service, memorial service and memorial fund. Included are lists, programs, a press release, letters, notes, newspaper clippings, a folder and pamphlets.

1952 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened in 1952. Included are correspondence with the Social Credit constituency associations and elected Social Credit and C.C.F. Members (years are cumulated), file notes, statist...

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