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Henry E. Spencer, ca. 1920s
Henry E. Spencer, ca. 1920s
NA-1246-1

Henry E. Spencer fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Correspondence, biographical and interviews. - 1914-1970s
Series 2 House of Commons business. - 1921- 1945
Series 3 Finance. - 1925-1944
Series 4 Scanned Document Political groups. - 1920-1944
Series 5 Education. - 1944-1966
Series 6 Miscellaneous. - 1933-1957
Series 7 Scanned Document Photographs. - 1919-1970s

Inventory

Series 1

Correspondence, biographical and interviews. - 1914-1970s

M-1165-1Biographical information.
M-1165-2Appointment, Justice of the Peace, Alberta. - 1914.
M-1165-3Correspondence. - 1925-1935. - Includes statements of progressive policy; letter of thanks from Mackenzie King; letter from Premier Brownlee re seed grain relief; monetary reform association business; memo re Social Credit; tribute to "ginger group"; and letters to William Aberhart re Social Credit.
M-1165-4Correspondence, 1935. - Letters of sympathy re 1935 election defeat.
M-1165-5Correspondence. - 1936-1943. - Letters re Alberta social credit policy and government; letter of acknowledgment from R.B. Bennett; and letter from A.J. Hooke offering position on Provincial Reconstruction committee.
M-1165-6Correspondence. - 1952-1965. - List of material sent to National Archives; Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) current objectives; letter re Agnes McPhail; and letter from T.C. Douglas re Saskatchewan medicare.
RCT-986 Interviews with, and recordings by, Henry Spencer. -- [ca. 1960s-1970s]. -- 38 audio cassettes
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Series 2

House of Commons business. - 1921-1945

M-1165-7Battle River Constituency business. - 1921-1945. - Election results; letters to the election; election expense; and report to constituency convention.
M-1165-8Notes re House of Commons business. - 1931-1935. - Explanations, questions, and notes re bills presented.
M-1165-9House of Commons speeches by Spencer. -1922-1935. - Official Hansard report.
M-1165-10Radio Addresses. - 1930-1945. - Includes address by Mrs. Spencer (1930) and addresses re Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) plans, monetary reform, and post-war problems.
M-1165-11Parliament and the Party System by H.E. Spencer. - 1923.
M-1165-12Public health. - 1928-1935. - Resolutions, articles, speeches and reports.
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Series 3

Finance. - 1925-1944

M-1165-13Currency and credit. - 1925-1933. - Speeches and addresses.
M-1165-14Monetary reform. - 1932-1933. - Notes and questions re money; notes re Major Douglas plan; and methods of Canadian banks.
M-1165-15Banking and Commerce Committee. - 1928, 1934. - Synopsis of evidence and questions.
M-1165-16Assets and Liabilities of Canada Report. - 1934.
M-1165-17Diagrams re Canadian banking, financial reform, etc. - 1928- 1933. - Graphs compiled for the Canadian Monetary Reform League.
M-1165-18Pamphlets re Finance. - 1924-1944. - Includes:
  • Our Monetary System by J.W. Robson
  • Efficiency and Permanence of Economic Organization by W. Irvine
  • (1924)
  • Monetary Reform
  • (1932)
  • House of Commons, Bill 23: An Act to amend the Finance Act (1932)
  • Monetary Policy Report (1932)
  • New Monetary Policy (1932)
  • Age of Plenty (1930)
  • Scarcity or Abundance: The People Must Choose by W. Irvine (1944)
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Series 4

Political groups. - 1920-1944

M-1165-19Reports and correspondence, Major C.H. Douglas, 1933-1936. - Includes correspondence re Douglas Social Credit proposals and comments re Alberta Social Credit.
M-1165-20United Farmers of Alberta (UFA). - 1920-1937. - Minutes of incorporation meeting; incorporations, reports, addresses, resolutions, etc.
M-1165-21United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) pamphlets. - 1918-1934. - Includes:
  • The Farmers Platform (1918)
  • Constitution of the Battle River UFA and the United Farm Women of Alberta (UFWA) Constituency Association
  • Constitution of the Battle River UFA and the United Farm Women of Alberta (UFWA) Political Association
  • The UFA and the Provincial Government (1920)
  • The Alberta Government's Record (1934)
  • Federal Affairs in Review (1922-1930)
  • The UFA, No. 8, 9 and 10 (1930)
  • A Few Facts About the Present Administration of Alberta and What it has Accomplished (1925)
M-1165-22 Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) papers. - 1933. - Consists of the closing speech made by Francis Reginald "Frank" Scott at the first national Cooperative Commonwealth Federation convention. Scanned Document View now.
M-1165-23Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) pamphlets. - Includes:
  • People's Voice in the Legislature
  • Constitution of the CCF, Alberta Section (1944)
  • The Sensational Record of a CCF Government: 83 Facts about Saskatchewan
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Series 5

Education. - 1944-1966

M-1165-24Correspondence re education. - 1948-1960. - Includes School Trustees' Association matters, etc.
M-1165-25Alberta Teachers' Association Addresses. - 1945-1948.
M-1165-26Alberta School Trustees' Association. - 1944-1952. - Reports, addresses, convention news, etc. re education in Alberta.
M-1165-27Alberta Educational Council. - 1948-1950. - Conference minutes and editorial.
M-1165-28Canadian Education Association. - 1951-1958. - History of association, reports, and articles from conventions.
M-1165-29Canadian School Trustees' Association. - 1944-1963. - Includes minutes; convention news; reports; history of association; brief to Louis St. Laurent; award of merit presented to H.E. Spencer; and brief submitted to Royal Commission on Taxation.
M-1165-30Canadian School Trustees' Association, Annual Reports. - 1948-1958.
M-1165-31Education pamphlets. - 1945-1966. - Includes:
  • Education Steps Up Living Standards (1945)
  • Presentation to John Diefenbaker by Canadian School Trustees' Association (1963)
  • Brief of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts (1947)
  • Education at Market Prices (1948)
  • Bits and Pieces from the Records, Alberta Teachers Association (1966)
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Series 6

Miscellaneous. - 1933-1957

M-1165-32Miscellaneous items. - 1933-1957. - Consists of:
  • Cartoon of Bank of England (nd.)
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization Constitution (1949)
  • Advertisement for book, The Honorable Mr. Nixon (1957)
  • Text of inaugural address for "The New Deal" by Franklin D. Roosevelt (March 4, 1933
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Series 7

Photographs. - 1919-1970s

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PA-851 United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) directors. - [ca. early 1940s]. - 1 photograph. - George Church is in the centre of the front row.
PB-244 UFA board of directors, and School Trustees Association executive. - 1919-1942. - 4 photographs. - Consists of views of UFA directors (1919, 1937 and 1939), and of the School Trustees Association executive (1942). Copy negatives are in NA-1283.
NA-1246 H.E. Spencer, Robert Gardiner, E.J. Garland, and UFA views. - [ca. 1920s]-1938. - 5 photographs
NA-1283 UFA board of directors, and School Trustees Association executive. - 1919-1942. - 4 photographs. - Consists of views of UFA directors (1919, 1937 and 1939), and of the School Trustees Association executive (1942). Copies of the originals in PB-244 above.
S-248 Views of the Spencer family. -- [ca. 1960s-1970s]. -- 35 slides
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