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W.A.C. Bennett fonds Series
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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, statistics, financial statements and speeches.

1953 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened in 1953. Included are correspondence with Members elected in 1953 (years are cumulated), other correspondence, memoranda, a budget, an annual report and income statements.

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.E. Railway. Included are correspondence, financial statements, annual reports, statistics, charts, and press releases.

1955 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1955. The records reflect topics such as Attorney General, B.C. Electric, B.C. Power Commission, Highways, Oil Pipeline and P.G.E. Railway. Included are correspondence, statistics, reports, balance sheets, memoranda and speeches.

1956 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1956. The records reflect correspondence with Members elected in 1956 (years are cumulated), B.C. Electric, B.C. Power Commission, Federal Departments, Finance, P.G.E. Railway and Power Development. Included are correspondence, documents, reports, minutes, statistics and speeches.

1957 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1957. The records reflect topics such as the B.C. Power Commission, P.G.E. Railway and Power Development. Included are correspondence, financial statistics, reports, minutes, maps and speeches.

1958 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1958. Included are correspondence, minutes, a list and budgets.

1959 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1959. The records reflect topics such as the Federal Departments, Federal-Provincial Conferences, Canada's Centenary, Peace River, P.G.E. Railway and Power Development. Included are correspondence, financial statistics, reports, resolutions, statements and speeches.

1960 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1960. The records reflect topics such as the Oil Pipeline, P.G.E. Railway, Pacific Northern Railway and Power Development. Included are correspondence with members elected in 1960 (years are cumulated), other correspondence, reports, press releases, minutes, memoranda and speeches.

1961 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1961. The records reflect topics such as B.C. Electric, B.C. Energy Board, B.C. Power Commission, Peace River, P.G.E. Railway and Power Development. Included are correspondence, financial statistics, minutes, reports, file notes and speeches.

1962 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1962. The records reflect topics such as B.C. Electric, B.C. Hydro, B.C. Power Commission, Finance, Oil Pipeline and Power Development. Included are correspondence, financial statistics, lists, statements, memoranda, resolutions, bonds and speeches.

1963 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1963. The records reflect topics such as B.C. Hydro, Federal Departments, Federal-Provincial Conferences, Finance, P.G.E. Railway, Power Development, Columbia River, Premiers' Conference and Social Credit. Included are correspondence with members elected in 1963 (years are cumulated), other correspondence, telegrams, reports, speeches, minutes, statements and notes.

1964 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1964. The records reflect topics such as the Attorney-General, B.C. Hydro, Bank of B.C., Federal-Provincial Conferences, Finance, Power Development, Columbia River and B.C. Medical Plan. Included are correspondence, reports, file notes, minutes, statements, memoranda and agreements.

1965 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1965. The records reflect topics such as B.C. Hydro, B.C. Energy Board, Federal Departments, Finance, Mines, Oil Pipeline, P.G.E. Railway, Power Development and B.C. Medical Plan. Included are correspondence, charts, financial statistics, speeches, reports, financial statements, annual reports, minutes and briefs.

1966 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1966. The records reflect topics such as B.C. Hydro, Bank of B.C., Finance, Speaker and Clerk, Mines, Oil Pipeline and P.G.E. Railway. Included are correspondence with Members elected in 1966 (years are cumulated), other correspondence, financial statistics, reports, statements and speeches.

1967 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1967. The records reflect topics such as B.C. Hydro, Bank of B.C., Roberts Bank, Federal-Provincial Conferences and Finance. Included are correspondence, financial statistics and minutes.

1968 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1968. The records reflect topics such as B.C. Hydro, Federal Departments, Federal-Provincial Conferences, Finance, Oil Pipeline, P.G.E. Railway, B.C. Medical Plan and Premiers' Conference. Included are correspondence, financial statements, reports and speeches.

1969 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1969. The records reflect topics such as B.C. Hydro, Education, Federal Departments, Federal-Provincial Conferences, Finance, Industrial Development, B.C. Medical Plan and Premiers' Conference. Included are correspondence with Members elected in 1969, other correspondence, reports, press releases, financial statistics and financial statements.

1970 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1970. The records reflect topics such as B.C. Hydro, Finance, Speaker, Premiers' Conference and Social Credit. Included are correspondence, financial statistics, file notes, lists, balance sheets, agendas and speeches.

1971 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1971. The records reflect topics such as B.C. Hydro, B.C. Energy Board, C.B.C., Federal Departments, Federal-Provincial Conferences, Finance, Oil Pipeline and Premiers' Conference. Included are correspondence, file notes, schedules, memoranda, reports and speeches.

1972 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1972. The records reflect topics such as B.C. Hydro, Elections, Federal-Provincial Conferences, Finance, Health Services, Highways, Premier's Office, B.C. Medical Plan and Premiers' Conference. Included are correspondence, a petition, financial statistics and speeches. Photocopied Premier's Office file lists are included at the end of this series.

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 majority of the reels document tributes and dinners which were given in honour of the Premier. Several of the reels also document interviews with Bennett as well as many radio commentaries on his performance as Premier. Finally, a significant number of reels document political functions and gatherings which Bennett attended. These include the Ottawa Conference on the Constitution, a Social Credit leadership convention, and the provincial Social Credit convention of 1963.

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 printed resolutions.

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 certificate, ballots, minutes, resolutions, memoranda, proposals, pamphlets and transcripts.

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.

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, orders, advertisements, minutes, annual reports, bonds, newsletters and a warrant.

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.

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 Industry, and with the Premier's Office. Included is some South Okanagan constituent correspondence. There is a gap from May 13, 1948 to June 14, 1949 when W.A.C. Bennett was not the M.L.A. for South Okanagan.

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.

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