Fonds JGD/MG01 - John G. Diefenbaker fonds

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John G. Diefenbaker fonds

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  • 1815-1979, predominant 1925-1979 (Creation)

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593.2 m of textual records and other material

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Fonds includes personal correspondence and papers, as well as background and reference material assembled by John Diefenbaker
and his staff. There is also large collection of press clippings, supplemented by press clippings gathered by the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

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The fonds is divided into twenty-three series: I Legal Series II Pre 1940 Series III 1940-1956 Series IV Leader of the Opposition, Dec. 1956 - June 1957 Series V Family Series VI Prime Minister’s Office Numbered Correspondence Series VII Reference Series, 1957-1967 VIII Prime Minister’s Office Unnumbered Correspondence Series IX Second Leader of the Opposition, 1963-1967 Series X Office Administration Series XI Member of Parliament, 1967-1979 Series XII Personal and Confidential Series, 1957-1979 XIII Reference Series, 1940-1957 XIV Memoirs Series XV Historical Series, 1815-1974 XVI Press Clippings Series XVII Photographs and Slides Series XVIII Audio-Visual Series XIX Scrapbook Series XX Poster Series XXI Speech Series XXII Prime Minister’s Office/ Second Leader of the Opposition Press Release Series
*XXIII Cabinet Ministers’ Statements and Speeches

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Series I through VIII and part of series XII are available on microfilm; see series descriptions for details.

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Some restrictions apply; see series-level descriptions for details.

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Hard copy finding aids available; file-level descriptions also available in separate database (all series except XVI, XXI, and XXIII; series XIV is also currently unavailable) - See photographs and slides series description for link to item-level image database.

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