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Fred Kennedy, 1958
NA-5093-460

Fred Kennedy fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Scanned Document History of Social Credit movement in Alberta. -- 1934-1937
Series 2 William Aberhart. -- 1930-1941
Series 3Social Credit in Alberta. -- 1934-1958
Series 4Newspaper clippings about Social Credit. -- 1936-1939
Series 5Social Credit pamphlets, articles, etc. -- 1935-1939
Series 6 Scanned Document Social Credit scrapbooks. -- 1935-1937
Series 7Pioneer life and reminiscence scrapbooks. -- 1955-1968

Inventory

Series1

History of Social Credit movement in Alberta. -- 1934-1937

M-1621-1History of Social Credit movement in Alberta, Part 1. -- 1934-1937. -- Compiled by Fred Kennedy from the files of the Calgary Herald.
M-1621-2History of Social Credit movement in Alberta, Part 2. -- 1934-1937
Related An interview with Fred Kennedy, and a transcript of his "Black Book", a date-order record of Social Credit and Aberhart happening from January 6, 1934-November 23, 1939, are in Iris Miller's William Aberhart collection at Glenbow. Scanned Document View interview. Scanned Document View Black Book.
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Series 2

William Aberhart. -- 1930-1941

M-1621-3Notes on Aberhart's personal property. -- 1936-1937. -- Land titles searches, salary, and report of conversation between Fred Kennedy and William Aberhart.
M-1621-4 William Aberhart's Sunday radio addresses from the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute. -- 1935-1936. -- The broadcasts include his interpretation of both political and religious matters. [These transcripts were the creation of journalist Fred Kennedy, who attended the speeches in person and had someone record Aberhart's words in shorthand.] View now.
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William Aberhart's Sunday radio addresses from the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute. -- 1937. -- The broadcasts include his interpretation of both political and religious matters. [These transcripts were the creation of journalist Fred Kennedy, who attended the speeches in person and had someone record Aberhart's words in shorthand.]

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William Aberhart's Sunday radio addresses from the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute. -- 1938. -- The broadcasts include his interpretation of both political and religious matters. [These transcripts were the creation of journalist Fred Kennedy, who attended the speeches in person and had someone record Aberhart's words in shorthand.]

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M-1621-7

William Aberhart's Sunday radio addresses from the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute. -- 1939. -- The broadcasts include his interpretation of both political and religious matters. [These transcripts were the creation of journalist Fred Kennedy, who attended the speeches in person and had someone record Aberhart's words in shorthand.]

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M-1621-8William Aberhart's speeches. -- 1930-1937. -- Includes victory address [1930], speech at Social Credit second anniversary picnic, St. George's Island, Calgary, 1937.
M-1621-9William Aberhart's reply to Speech from the Throne. -- 1939
M-1621-10William Aberhart's speeches and stand on freedom of the press. -- 1937
M-1621-11William Aberhart's address. -- 1941. -- To Rowell-Sirois Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial relations.
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Series 3

Social Credit in Alberta. -- 1934-1958

M-1621-12Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute. -- 1934- 1939. -- Certificate of title to property and mortgage of Voice of the Prairies Ltd, auditor's report, 1939, financial statements and information on incorporation; and articles on split and controversy within Bible Institute Baptist Church.
M-1621-13Social Credit financial theory. -- 1937. -- Reports and speeches re implementation in Alberta, includes speech by Solon Low, provincial treasurer, and copy of the Alberta Social Credit Act, 1937.
M-1621-14Social Credit speeches. -- 1937. -- By R. Ansley, G. L. MacLachlan, S. R. Noble, R. J. Deachman, A. J. Hooke.
M-1621-15People's League. -- 1937. -- Broadcasts and speeches by anti-Social Credit group.
M-1621-16Alberta highway investigation. -- 1937. -- Reports and notes gathered by Fred Kennedy for Calgary Herald.
M-1621-17Alberta Treasury Branches and credit unions. -- 1938-1939. -- Reports and notes, including comments on establishment by Alberta bankers, copy of merchant's contract, sample of savings account and customer's contract.
M-1621-18Alberta Treasury Branches. -- 1936-1939. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-1621-19Alberta debt and interest reduction. -- 1936- 1939. -- Reports and notes, includes copy of court case between Independent Order of Foresters and Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District [Alberta government], brief summary of 1939 Alberta legislation, analysis of new debt acts by Duncan Stuart, KC, resolution re contracts and credit by Winnipeg Board of Trade.
M-1621-20Debt adjustment and interest reduction. -- 1936-1940. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-1621-21Alberta Press Act. -- 1937-1938. -- Reports and notes.
M-1621-22Alberta Press Act. -- 1937-1938. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-1621-23Alberta government and banks. -- 1936- 1937. -- Reports and notes, includes broadsheet 'The People vs. the Banks', 1937, 'Tax the Banks', 1937.
M-1621-24George F. Powell-Joseph Unwin libel case. - - 1937-1938. -- Reports and notes, includes comments on trial and sentences on charges against Powell and Unwin for distributing 'Bankers Toadies' leaflet.
M-1621-25George F. Powell-Joseph Unwin libel case. - - 1937-1938. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-1621-26Fred Kennedy and Solon E. Low. -- 1938- 1939. -- Correspondence and notes re Alberta's financial position, and list of statistics on Alberta's sinking funds.
M-1621-27'The Douglas System of Economics'. -- no date. -- Brief outline of system as applied to the province of Alberta's needs.
M-1621-28Alberta Publicity Board. -- 1937-1939. -- News releases on appointment of a director of publicity, second annual Social Credit convention, Alberta butter, summary of speech on disallowance.
M-1621-29John Hugill and Alberta Government economics. -- 1934-1939. -- Includes list of provincial revenues collected in Calgary and Edmonton, 1934, revenue statistics for Alberta, 1936-1937.
M-1621-30Alberta Re-distribution committee. -- 1938. - - Note from John Hugill, questions for consideration of committee, and resolutions.
M-1621-31Social Credit convention. -- 1937-1939. -- Resolutions.
M-1621-32Social Credit. -- 1936-1937 and 1958. -- Includes newspaper dispatches on press coverage of Alberta government, comment on speech at first anniversary, Victoria park, by William Aberhart, carbonization plant scheme for Alberta, note on meeting between Social Credit board and Communist party, attendance at Social Credit meetings, Calgary, and comparison of two Social Credit manuals, and Christmas greeting from E. C. Manning, 1958.
M-1621-33Social Credit Board. -- 1938-1940. -- Annual reports.
M-1621-34Social Credit theme songs and poems. -- 1939. -- From various individuals in response to newspaper story.
M-1621-35Albert Social Credit League. -- 1935. -- Constitution, preliminary draft for general consideration and outline of platform for candidates at central conventions in Calgary and Edmonton.
M-1621-36Commission of Inquiry into banking, currency and credit in Ireland. -- 1938. -- Extract from report, appendix of report deals with Social Credit theories.
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Series 4

Newspaper clippings about Social Credit. -- 1936-1939

M-1621-37Alberta Highways investigation. -- 1937. -- Newspaper clippings.
M-1621-38Alberta Citizen's Registration form. -- 1936. -- Newspaper chippings.
M-1621-39G. F. Powell and L. D. Byrne. -- 1937. -- Newspaper clippings re suggestions for implementing Social Credit theories.
M-1621-40Social Credit general. -- 1936-1939. -- Newspaper clippings, including comments on Alberta's Social Credit government.
M-1621-41Social Credit newspapers. -- 1937-1939. -- Includes Commonsense, April 16, 1937, Today and Tomorrow, February 10, 1938, The Rebel [anti-Social Credit], volume 1, number 1, 1937 and volume 2, numbers 2 and 3.
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Series 5

Social Credit pamphlets, articles, etc. -- 1935-1939

M-1621-42Pamphlets, articles, etc. 1935-1939. -- 'Social Credit manual' by William Aberhart [1935], 'Douglas System of Economics' [no date], 'Credit Union Societies Act' [1935], 'Cooperative Associations Act' [1936], 'Democracy Denied' [ca. 1938], 'P. J. Rowe MP to the electors of Athabasca and to the public of Alberta' [1937], 'Alberta has sovereign right to issue and use its own credit' [1937], 'Constitutional Principle' by John Hugill [1939], 'The Truth about the records' [1939], 'The records tell the story' [1939], 'Retail Merchants and Treasury Branch interim programme' [ 1938], 'Bill no 83 of 1938', 'Supreme Court of Canada, Factum of Attorney General of Alberta on Bill no. 8' [ca 1937], 'Summary of statutes passed by 8th legislature of Alberta' [1938], Excerpts from Crescent Bugle, 1936, greeting from Aberhart, excerpt from New Age organ of new age Social Credit society, 1937, legislative assembly of Alberta routine order of the day, 1938.
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Series 6

Social Credit scrapbooks. -- 1935-1937

M-1621-vol.1 Premier Aberhart speeches. -- September 1, 1936-February 15, 1937. -- Consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to William Aberhart's speeches as the Social Credit Premier of Alberta. Scanned Document View now.
M-1621-vol.2 Premier Aberhart speeches. -- February 16-March 22, 1937. -- Consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to William Aberhart's speeches as the Social Credit Premier of Alberta. Scanned Document View now.
M-1621-vol.3 Premier Aberhart and cabinet ministers speeches. -- March 22-May 10, 1937. -- Consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to the speeches of William Aberhart and various cabinet ministers in Alberta's Social Credit government. Scanned Document View now.
M-1621-vol.4 Premier Aberhart and cabinet ministers speeches. -- May 13-July 10, 1937. -- Consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to the speeches of William Aberhart and various cabinet ministers in Alberta's Social Credit government. Scanned Document View now.
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Social Credit general. -- May 1-June 13, 1935. -- Consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to Alberta's Social Credit government. Articles include criticism of the Premier Aberhart for not keeping his dividend promise, and reaction to a report by Major Douglas.

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M-1621-vol.6

Social Credit general. -- August 3-November 30, 1935. -- Consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to the election campaign, victory, and early days of the Social Credit government and Premier William Aberhart in Alberta.

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M-1621-vol.7

Social Credit general. -- January 7-March 31, 1936. -- Consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to the actions of the Social Credit government and Premier William Aberhart in Alberta.

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M-1621-vol.8Social Credit general. -- June 1-August 29, 1936
M-1621-vol.9Social Credit general. -- September 1- September 22, 1936. -- Also includes some from May.
M-1621-vol.10Mahaffy Royal Commission report on investigation into charges of provincial maladministration. -- 1936
M-1621-vol.11Mahaffy Royal Commission report on investigation into charges of provincial mal-administration. -- 1937
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Series 7

Pioneer life and reminiscence scrapbooks. -- 1955-1968

M-1621-vol.12'I Remember' series. -- 1958. -- Calgary pioneer stories.
M-1621-vol.13Cappy Smart's memoirs. -- 1966-1968. -- Calgary fire chief.
M-1621-vol.14Sketches of early Calgary and historic buildings. -- 1963
M-1621-vol.15Golden Jubilee. -- 1955. -- Alberta industry.
M-1621-vol.16Golden Jubilee. -- 1955. -- Alberta photographs.
M-1621-vol.17Golden Jubilee. -- 1955. -- Historical Alberta, Calgary and Edmonton.
M-1621-vol.18Golden Jubilee. -- 1955. -- Alberta railways, etc.
M-4558 Script for western pageant at the Calgary Stampede. -- 1964
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