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W.A.C. Bennett fonds
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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.

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.

Miscellaneous items - undated

Series consists of miscellaneous undated records relating to a range of subjects. Included are statements, lists, financial statistics, letters, statements, notes, itineraries and poems.

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 Columbia, and photographs of British Columbia Social Credit Party activities. Series includes photographs, negatives, slides, and contact sheets.

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 are lists, statements, notices, newspaper clippings, 1948 poll statements, a map, minutes, memoranda, newsletters, pamphlets, reports, manuals, and correspondence addressed to W.A.C. Bennett as secretary-treasurer of the Yale Conservative Association.

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.

Post-Premier alphabetical file

Series consists of Bennett's alphabetical files generated after he left the Premier's Office on September 13, 1972. Included are correspondence, invitations, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, minutes and a statement. Also included are Social Credit Records consisting of ephemera, a memorandum, correspondence, newspaper clippings, a report, campaign thank you letters and a transcript.

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.

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.

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.

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, statistics, proposals, briefs, resolutions, mimeographed letters and newsletters.

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.

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.

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, place mats, posters, an agreement, a transparency and letter head.

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, minutes, itineraries, resolutions, summaries, briefs; reports of the Council, and ephemera.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Miscellaneous telegrams

Series consists of miscellaneous telegrams. Included are congratulatory messages which emanated from federal leaders, royalty, family and many others, and telegrams concerning strikes, potential libel charges and departmental decision-making.

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.

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 budget.

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, mimeographed statements, scripts, calendars, programs, a survey, posters, correspondence, invoices, a receipt book, speeches, lists, newspaper clippings, a folders, buttons, a portfolio, press releases, minutes, newsletters, cartoons, statements and resolutions.

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.

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