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John Kushner, MP for Calgary East, 1981.
John Kushner, MP for Calgary East, 1981.
PA-2974-31

John Kushner fonds

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Series 1 Alderman for Calgary Ward 5. -- [ca.1955-1962]-1974
Series 2Calgary public school trustee. -- 1971-1974
Series 3 Member of the Legislative Assembly, Calgary Mountain View. -- 1971-1983
Series 4 Security Officer with the Calgary Board of Education. -- 1974-1979
Series 5 Member of Parliament for Calgary East. -- 1977-1984
Series 6 Scrapbooks and newspaper clippings. -- 1962-1984
Series 7 Photographs. -- 1956-1984

Inventory

Series 1 Alderman for Calgary Ward 5. -- [ca.1955-1962]-1974. -- 9.5 cm of textual records. -- 1 photograph. -- The series consists of campaign material and working papers (correspondence, reports, etc.) relating to John Kushner's years as a Calgary alderman.
  Election campaign material
M-7644-195 Calgary civic election campaign poster. -- [ca. 1955-1962]. -- Re one of Kushner's unsuccessful bids to become Calgary alderman.
M-7644-1 Calgary civic election campaign material. -- 1965. -- Re Kushner's election as alderman for Ward 5.
M-7644-196 Calgary civic election campaign poster. -- 1965. -- Re Kushner's election as alderman for Ward 5.
M-7644-2 Calgary civic election campaign material. -- 1967. -- Re Kushner's unsuccessful bid to become Calgary mayor. Includes bylaws of the Calgary Citizens for Kushner Association.
M-7644-3 Calgary civic election campaign material. -- 1971. -- Re Kushner's election as alderman for Ward 5 and Calgary public school trustee
M-7644-4 Calgary civic election campaign material. -- 1974. -- Re Kushner's unsuccessful bid to become alderman for Ward 2.
  Working papers
M-7644-197 Binder of meeting notes, reports, etc. relating to Calgary City Council meeting, February 28, 1966. -- 1966. -- Likely prepared for and presented to Kushner in advance of his first Council meeting (his name is embossed in gold on the cover).
M-7644-5 Miscellaneous aldermanic working papers. -- 1966-1967. -- Includes a copy of a letter from the Alberta Federation of Labour to the Calgary Labour Council exploring the possibility of extending Labour support for the idea of having Kushner stand as the New Democratic Party candidate for the riding of Calgary East in the forthcoming provincial election.
M-7644-6 Miscellaneous aldermanic working papers. -- 1968-1969. -- Includes letter from the "Trudeau 'n Taylor for One Canada" campaign asking for Kushner's support for Nick Taylor, Liberal candidate, Calgary Centre.
M-7644-7 Miscellaneous aldermanic working papers. -- 1970-1971
M-7644-8 Daily journal. -- 1971. -- In August 1971, Kushner made an unsuccessful bid to become MLA for Calgary McCall. In October 1971, he won a third term as Calgary alderman and a seat on the Calgary public school board.
M-7644-9 Miscellaneous aldermanic working papers. -- 1973-1974. -- Includes bylaws and draft revised bylaws of the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association.
M-7644-10 Engineering Department correspondence and reports. -- 1967-1973. -- Includes plans for the widening of 17th Ave betweem 28th St. and Hubalta Rd S.E. (1967) and the redevelopment of the East Sanitary Landfill Site as a park (1970).
M-7644-11 Finance and Budget Committee correspondence and reports. -- 1971. -- Kushner served as chair of this committee. Includes submission from the Citizens' Budget Commission.
M-7644-12 Housing Committee correspondence and reports. -- 1968-1970
M-7644-13 Parks Department correspondence and reports. 1969-1974
M-7644-14 Pollution Committee correspondence and reports. -- 1969-1970. -- 1 col. slide. -- Includes commendation from the Calgary Fish and Game Association for Kushner's work on this committee.
M-7644-15 Stampede Board correspondence, reports and certificates. -- 1968-1971. -- Kushner was a City Council representative on this Board.
  Other interests and activities
M-7644-16 Architectural Hardware Institute course, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio. -- 1969. -- Course sponsored by the American Society of Architectural Hardware Consultants. Before entering political life, Kushner worked as a locksmith in the Calgary public school system and maintained an active interest in the field.
M-7644-17 Hospitals, nursing homes, etc. -- 1970-1974. -- Consists of finance committee report re proposed budget of Holy Cross Hospital, and copy of a letter from Alberta premier Harry E. Strom re the decision to convert the George Boyak Nursing Home to an auxiliary hospital. Note: Kushner served on the board of Hospital District No. 93, 1969-1974.
M-7644-18 Invitations to various local community and cultural events. -- 1968-1974
Series 2 Calgary public school trustee. -- 1971-1974. -- 3 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, etc. relating to the Calgary School Board (known as the Calgary Board of Education after 1973) and the Alberta School Trustees' Association.
M-7644-19 Calgary School Board correspondence, minutes, reports, etc. -- 1971-1973
M-7644-20 Calgary Board of Education correspondence, minutes, reports, etc. -- 1973-1974
M-7644-21 Alberta School Trustees' Association. -- 1973-1974
Series 3 Member of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary Mountain View. -- 1971-1983. -- 10 cm of textual records. -- 3 photographs. -- The series consists of campaign material and working papers (correspondence, reports to constituents, etc.) relating to John Kushner's years as an MLA. Also includes material relating to Stan Kushner's successful bid to become MLA for Calgary Mountain View in 1978 after his father stepped down to enter federal politics.
  Election campaigns
M-7644-22 Alberta provincial election campaign material. -- 1971. -- 3 photographs. -- Re Kushner's unsuccessful bid to become MLA for Calgary McCall.
M-7644-198 Alberta provincial election campaign poster. -- 1971. -- Re Kushner's unsuccessful bid to become MLA for Calgary McCall.
M-7644-23 Alberta provincial election campaign material. -- 1974-1975. -- Re Kushner's election as MLA for Calgary Mountain View.
  Working papers
M-7644-24 Miscellaneous working papers. -- 1975
M-7644-25 Miscellaneous working papers. -- 1976
M-7644-26 Miscellaneous working papers. -- 1977
M-7644-27 Miscellaneous working papers. -- 1978
M-7644-28 Miscellaneous working papers. -- 1979
M-7644-29 Reports to Calgary Mountain View constituency. -- 1976-1977
  Other interests and activities
M-7644-30 Greeting cards and invitations to miscellaneous political events. -- [ca. 1975-1979]
M-7644-31 Stan Kushner's political career. -- 1978-1983. -- Consists of campaign material, newspaper clippings, etc. Stan Kushner was elected MLA in his father's old riding of Calgary Mountain View in the 1978 provincial election. He held the seat for one term, stepping down in 1982.
M-7644-32 Calgary Mountain View constituents with Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta party memberships. -- [ca. 1982]
Series 4 Security Officer with the Calgary Board of Education. -- 1974-1979. -- 2.5 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, etc.
M-7644-33 Security Committee minutes, reports, etc. -- 1974-1979. -- Includes Calgary Police reports re school vandalism.
M-7644-199 Poster issued by the CBE Security Department encouraging reporting of school vandalism. -- [ca. 1974-1978]
Series 5 Member of Parliament for Calgary East. -- 1977-1984. -- 1.6 m of textual records. -- 1 photograph. -- The series consists of campaign material, files relating to Calgary East constituency business (community profiles, voter's lists, mailing lists, householder bulletins, etc.), and files from John Kushner's Ottawa office (correspondence, alphabetical office files, scrapbooks of invitations, greeting cards, etc.) relating to his work as MP.
  Election campaigns
M-7644-34 Federal election campaign material. - 1977-1979. -- Re Kushner's 1979 election as MP for Calgary East.
M-7644-35 Federal election campaign material. - 1980. -- Re Kushner's 1980 re-election as MP for Calgary East.
  Calgary East constituency business
M-7644-36 Progressive Conservative Association of Calgary East. -- [ca. 1977]-1984. -- Consists of constituency constitution, membership lists, etc.
M-7644-37 Calgary East constituency listing showing Progressive Conservative party memberships, 1978 and prior. -- [ca. 1979]
M-7644-38 Voter's list, Calgary East, polling division 1-50. -- [ca. 1979]
M-7644-39 Voter's list, Calgary East, polling division 55-100. -- [ca. 1979]
M-7644-40 Voter's list, Calgary East, polling division 101-150. -- [ca. 1979]
M-7644-41 Voter's list, Calgary East, polling division 151-200. -- [ca. 1979]
M-7644-42 Voter's list, Calgary East, polling division 201-254. -- [ca. 1979]
M-7644-43 Calgary East constituency profiles. -- 1981-1982
M-7644-44 Revision and advance poll districts, Calgary East. -- 1982. -- Includes map.
M-7644-45 Armed forces listing, Calgary East. -- 1983
M-7644-46 Calgary East Federal Progressive Conservative Youth Association. -- 1983
M-7644-47 Mailing lists relating to Calgary East constituency. -- 1979
M-7644-48 Mailing lists: Businesses in Calgary East constituency. -- [ca. 1980-1984]
M-7644-49 Mailing lists: Churches in Calgary East constituency. -- [ca. 1980-1984]
M-7644-50 Mailing lists: Community groups and associations in Calgary East constituency. -- [ca. 1980-1984]
M-7644-51 Mailing lists: Hospitals, nursing homes, etc. in Calgary East constituency. -- [ca. 1980-1984]
M-7644-52 Mailing lists: Householder/occupant addresses in Calgary East constituency. -- [ca. 1980-1984]
M-7644-53 Mailing lists: Native Indian publications. -- [ca. 1980-1984]
M-7644-54 Mailing lists: Schools in Calgary East constituency. -- [ca. 1980-1984]
M-7644-55 Householder bulletin. -- 1979-1983. -- Regular updating newsletter from MP Kushner to constituents.
  Working papers: Correspondence
M-7644-56 Congratulatory and constituency form letters. -- 1980-1984
M-7644-57 Letters received: Thank yous and letters of support. -- 1979-1984
M-7644-58 Letters received: Congratulations from political colleagues re election results. -- 1980. -- Also includes some congratulatory letters from Kushner.
M-7644-59 Letters received: Congratulatory messages and birthday greetings to Kushner from political colleagues. -- 1980-1983
M-7644-60 Letters received: Correspondence record. -- 1984
M-7644-61 Letters received: Telephone messages. -- 1984
M-7644-62 Letters sent: Congratulations to political colleagues from Kushner. -- 1982-1983
M-7644-63 Letters sent: Acknowledgements and thank yous. -- 1983
M-7644-64 Letters sent: Requests from constituents for congratulatory messages. -- 1983
M-7644-65 Letters sent: Responses to householder bulletin comment cards returned by constituents. -- 1984
  Working papers: Alphabetical office files. Note: Only the first file in this section (M-7644-66) relates to Kushner's first, very brief term in office as MP for Calgary East (1979). The rest of the alphabetical office files relate exclusively to his second term, 1980-1984.
M-7644-66 General. -- 1979. -- Includes congratulatory letters, letters seeking employment, information for new MPs, guide to parliamentary procedure, meeting notices, etc. relating to Kushner's first, very brief term in office as MP for Calgary East.
M-7644-67 Accolades. -- 1981-1984. -- Includes thank yous from politicians including Peter Lougheed and Brian Mulroney.
M-7644-68 "A" miscellaneous. -- 1981
M-7644-69 Biography and CVs (Kushner) . -- 1980-1983. -- 1 photograph
M-7644-70 "B" miscellaneous. -- 1980-1984
M-7644-71 Calgary Stampede. -- 1983. -- Re students recommended by Kushner to assist with the Canadian Unity Information Office exhibit at the Stampede.
M-7644-72 Canada Community Development Projects relating to Calgary East constituency. -- 1981-1982
M-7644-73 Canada Post. -- 1980-1983. -- Includes petition for door-to-door mail delivery from residents of Lynnwood Ridge subdivision, Calgary (1982). See also M-7644-126 for a 1981 campaign for postal service by other Calgary East communities .
M-7644-74a Canada Works Program relating to Calgary East constituency (1). -- 1983-1984. -- Consists of applications.
M-7644-74b Canada Works Program relating to Calgary East constituency (2). -- 1983-1984. -- Consists of recommendations and correspondence.
M-7644-75 Canadian Addictions Foundation. -- 1984
M-7644-76 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. -- 1980
M-7644-77 Canadian Federation of Independent Business. -- 1984. -- Includes informal tallies of voting patterns on various issues in Calgary East constituency.
M-7644-78 Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors. -- 1984
M-7644-79 Capitol Punishment Bill. -- 1980-1981. -- Re Bill C-308, a private member's bill introduced by Kushner to amend the Criminal Code to reinstate capital punishment for first-degree murder (first reading, May 2, 1980).
M-7644-80 City of Calgary: Re housing shortage. -- 1982
M-7644-81 Croatian community. -- 1983
M-7644-82 Crow rate. -- 1983
M-7644-83 Crowfoot Sunrise Residence. -- 1984. -- Re Canada Works application.
M-7644-84 Cruise missile testing in Alberta - Operation Disarmament. -- 1982
M-7644-85 Cultural Affairs: Progressive Conservative party policy. -- 1983
M-7644-86 "C" miscellaneous. -- 1983-1984
M-7644-87 Distribution office requests for complimentary copies of daily Hansard, etc. -- 1980-1984. -- Includes mailing list of interested individuals in Calgary East constituency.
M-7644-88 "D" miscellaneous. -- 1983
M-7644-89 Easter Seal campaign. -- 1980-1981. -- Kushner assisted fundraising efforts by participating in an arm-wrestling match with Gus Cloutier, Sergeant-At-Arms of the House of Commons.
M-7644-90 Education. -- 1983-1984
M-7644-91 "E" miscellaneous. -- 1982-1983
M-7644-92 Financial (personal). -- 1982-1984
M-7644-93 "F" miscellaneous. -- 1983
M-7644-94 Government programs (miscellaneous). -- 1980-1983
M-7644-95 Gun control. -- 1980-1982
M-7644-96 "G" miscellaneous. -- 1984
M-7644-97 Health and Welfare. -- 1982. -- Re spending in Calgary East constituency.
M-7644-98 House of Commons Post Office. -- 1981-1983. -- Re distribution of Kushner's householder bulletin.
M-7644-99 "H" miscellaneous. -- 1982-1983
M-7644-100 Interview tips. -- 1982. -- Prepared by the Research Office of the Official Opposition.
M-7644-101 "I" miscellaneous. -- 1984
M-7644-102 "J" miscellaneous. -- 1983-1984
M-7644-103 "K" miscellaneous. -- 1984
M-7644-104 Labour organizations. -- 1982-1984
M-7644-105 Letters of reference provided by Kushner. -- 1980-1982
M-7644-106 Library of Parliament research branch. -- 1984
M-7644-107 "L" miscellaneous. -- 1980-1984
M-7644-108 Medical Research Council grants to the University of Calgary. -- 1983-1984
M-7644-109 Multiculturalism: Progressive Conservative party policy. -- 1983-1984. -- In September 1983, Kushner was appointed Opposition Deputy Spokesman for the Ministry of State (Multiculturalism).
M-7644-110 Multiculturalism: Provincial policies. -- 1983-1984
M-7644-111 Multiculturalism: Research material. -- 1983-1984
M-7644-112 "M" miscellaneous. -- 1983-1984
M-7644-113 "Mc" miscellaneous. -- 1984
M-7644-114 National Indian Brotherhood. -- 1984
M-7644-115 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). -- 1984
M-7644-116 New Horizon Program grants relating to Calgary East constituency. -- 1984
M-7644-117 News media contact information. -- 1980-1984. -- Includes names and addresses for media outlets in Calgary and Ottawa.
M-7644-118 News releases issued by Kushner. -- 1980-1983
M-7644-119 Northern Telecom. -- 1980-1984
M-7644-120 "N" miscellaneous. -- 1982
M-7644-121 Office organization. -- [ca. 1984]. -- Guide to contents of bookshelves in Kushner's Ottawa office.
M-7644-122 Petitions. -- 1982-1983
M-7644-123 Philippino (Filipino) community. -- 1982
M-7644-124 Polish community. -- 1981-1983
M-7644-125 Portuguese community. -- 1983
M-7644-126 Postal service: Request for letter carrier service by residents of new subdivisions in Calgary East constituency. -- 1981. -- Signed request forms from residents of Whitehorn, Temple, Falconridge and Castle Ridge subdivisions. See also M-7644-73 for 1982 petition for postal service from the residents of Lynwood Ridge subdivision.
M-7644-127 Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta. -- 1981-1984
M-7644-128 Progressive Conservative Association of Canada. -- 1981-1983
M-7644-129 Progressive Conservative Party of Canada: Miscellaneous. -- 1981-1982
M-7644-130 Progressive Conservative Association of Canada: National policy conference, Toronto. -- 1982
M-7644-131 Progressive Conservative Party of Canada: Leadership convention, Ottawa. -- 1983. -- Kushner supported Brian Mulroney's successful bid to become the new leader of the PC Party.
M-7644-132 Progressive Conservative Women's Caucus. -- 1982-1984
M-7644-133 Publications and promotional material requests. -- 1980-1984
M-7644-134 "P" miscellaneous. -- 1983-1984
M-7644-135 "Q" miscellaneous. -- 1984
M-7644-136 "R" miscellaneous. -- 1984
M-7644-137 Sikh community. -- 1981-1984
M-7644-138 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). -- 1984
M-7644-139 Speeches by Kushner: Miscellaneous. -- [ca. 1980-1983]
M-7644-140 Speeches by Kushner: House of Commons debates. -- 1979-1983
M-7644-141 Summer Youth Employment Program applications relating to Calgary East constituency. -- 1980
M-7644-142 Summer Canada Student Employment Program applications relating to Calgary East constituency. -- 1982-1983
M-7644-143 "S" miscellaneous. -- 1983-1984
M-7644-144 Taxation. -- 1982-1984
M-7644-145 Tributes to John Kushner in the House of Commons, March 5, 1984. -- 1984. -- Kushner died in office on March 2, 1984.
M-7644-146 "T" miscellaneous. -- 1984
M-7644-147 Ukrainian community. -- 1983-1984
M-7644-148 "U" miscellaneous. -- 1981-1984
M-7644-149 Vista Heights Courts, Calgary. -- 1981-1983. -- Re rent increase issue facing low income residents.
M-7644-150 "V" miscellaneous. -- 1984
M-7644-151 "W" miscellaneous. -- 1983-1984
M-7644-152 Young Women's Christian Association, Calgary. -- 1983
M-7644-153 "Y" miscellaneous. -- 1984
  Working papers: Cards, invitations, etc.
M-7644-154 Certificates. -- 1961-1981
M-7644-155 Business cards, identifications cards, nametags, etc. -- 1964-1984
M-7644-156 Invitations to miscellaneous political, community and cultural events. -- 1979-1980
M-7644-157 Invitations to miscellaneous political, community and cultural events. -- 1981
M-7644-158 Invitations to miscellaneous political, community and cultural events. -- Mar-May, 1982
M-7644-159 Invitations to miscellaneous political, community and cultural events. -- May-Jun, 1982
M-7644-160 Invitations to miscellaneous political, community and cultural events. -- Jun-Aug, 1982
M-7644-161 Invitations to miscellaneous political, community and cultural events. -- Aug-Oct, 1982
M-7644-162 Invitations to miscellaneous political, community and cultural events. --Jan-Feb, 1983
M-7644-163 Invitations to miscellaneous political, community and cultural events. -- Feb-Mar, 1983
M-7644-164 Invitations to miscellaneous political, community and cultural events. --Apr-May, 1983
M-7644-165 Invitations to miscellaneous political, community and cultural events. --Jun-Aug, 1983
M-7644-166 Invitations to miscellaneous political, community and cultural events. -- Sep-Oct, 1983
M-7644-167 Invitations to miscellaneous political, community and cultural events. -- Nov-Dec, 1983
M-7644-168 Invitations to miscellaneous political, community and cultural events. -- Jan-Mar, 1984
M-7644-169 Get well wishes and responses. -- 1983
M-7644-170 Get well wishes and responses. -- 1984
M-7644-171 Condolences (1). -- 1984
M-7644-172 Condolences (2). -- 1984
M-7644-173 Condolences (3). -- 1984
Series 6 Scrapbooks and newspaper clippings. -- 1962-1984. -- 62.5 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of scrapbooks and newspaper clippings relating to John Kushner's political career.
M-7644-174 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings re Kushner's unsuccessful campaign to become MLA for Calgary McCall. -- 1971.
M-7644-200 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings re Kushner's years as MP for Calgary East. - 1979-1984
M-7644-175 Newspaper clippings. -- 1962
M-7644-176 Newspaper clippings. -- 1965
M-7644-177 Newspaper clippings. -- 1966
M-7644-178 Newspaper clippings. -- 1967
M-7644-179 Newspaper clippings. -- 1968
M-7644-180 Newspaper clippings. -- 1969
M-7644-181 Newspaper clippings. -- 1970
M-7644-182 Newspaper clippings. -- 1971
M-7644-183 Newspaper clippings. -- 1972
M-7644-184 Newspaper clippings. -- 1973
M-7644-185 Newspaper clippings. -- 1974
M-7644-186 Newspaper clippings. -- 1975
M-7644-187 Newspaper clippings. -- 1976
M-7644-188 Newspaper clippings. -- 1977
M-7644-189 Newspaper clippings. -- 1978
M-7644-190 Newspaper clippings. -- 1979
M-7644-191 Newspaper clippings. -- 1980
M-7644-192 Newspaper clippings. -- 1981
M-7644-193 Newspaper clippings. -- 1982
M-7644-194 Newspaper clippings. -- 1983-1984
Series 7 Photographs. -- [ca. 1955-1984]. -- 881 photographs. -- The series consists of portraits of John Kushner and views relating to his political career, activities and colleagues.
PA-2974-(1-345) Photographs. -- [ca. 1955]-1984. -- 345 photographs. -- Consists of portraits of Kushner and views of his political activities while serving as alderman, MLA and MP (speaking at public meetings, electioneering, attendance at community and cultural events, etc.). Includes views of his wife Olga Kushner and political colleagues such as Rod Sykes, Peter Lougheed, Joe Clark, and John G. Diefenbaker. Also includes views of school vandalism.
PB-727-(1-7) Photographs. -- 1956-1984. -- 7 photographs. -- Consists of oversize colour portrait of Kushner and views of his political activities and colleagues Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney. Also includes views of the merger meeting and executive of the Calgary Labour Council and the Calgary Trades and Labour Council (1956).
PD-242-(v.1-v.3) Photograph albums. -- 1975-1984. -- 529 photographs. -- Consists of portraits of Kushner and views of his political activities while serving as MP for Calgary East (speaking at public meetings, electioneering, attendance at community and cultural events, etc.). Includes views of his wife and family and political colleagues such as Peter Lougheed, Joe Clark, Brian Mulroney, and Ralph Klein, and views of John G. Diefenbaker lying in state (1979).
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