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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,...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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 Soci...

Post-Premier subject files

Series consists of Bennett's subject files generated after he left the Premier's Office. Activities documented include Bennett's role as Leader of the Opposition from 1972-1973, his activities as a prominent Social Credit Party memb...

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.

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,...

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...

Election

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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 co...

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, Fin...

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...

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 ...

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...

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. Includ...

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