Fonds P005 - Elmer Sopha fonds

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Elmer Sopha fonds

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CA ON00159 P005

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  • 1962-1981 (Creation)

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25.5 cm of textual documents

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This fonds contains the only remaining records for Elmer Sopha. The fonds consists primarily of notes and transcripts of speeches delivered at various gatherings between 1965 and 1980, and also transcripts of daily radio commentaries aired at a local Sudbury station. The records also consist of transcripts of articles that Sopha wrote for journals and for weekly columns in Northern Life newspaper, as well as correspondence. These documents provide some insight to the private and public life of Elmer Sopha, and they emphasize his opinions on a variety of subjects. The documents also attest to the fact that Sopha was a respected lawyer and a popular guest speaker at numerous gatherings throughout Ontario. After he left the legislature in 1971, Sopha devoted time to interests outside of his law practice. His oratorical and critical skills are well represented in these records. The correspondence consists mainly of letters written by Sopha to members of the Provincial and Federal Legislatures, and their responding letters. The records of this fonds are a testimony to the dedication of Elmer Sopha to the cultural, economic and judicial concerns for Northern Ontario.

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These records were donated by Mike Solski in February 1995.


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A Master's thesis entitled "Cut and Thrust: A Political Biography of Elmer Sopha" by Paul Derro, and published in 1993 at Laurentian University, contains complementary material.

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