Inventory of the
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation fonds

Inventory #F0287

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0287
Title:Co-operative Commonwealth Federation fonds
Extent:2.5 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation was created in 1932 at Calgary. With the signing of the Regina Manifesto (1933), the movement became an electoral political party and enjoyed great success in the province of Saskatchewan where it formed the provincial government for several years The CCF also enjoyed limited success in Ontario (Official Opposition in 1943), as well as on the federal scene. The party changed its name to New Democratic Party in 1960.
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of transcripts of interviews conducted with several leading lights of the Canadian socialist and Canadian Co-operative Federation movements. Included are interviews with Hazen Argue, William Irvine, David Lewis, Tommy Douglas, Grace McInness, Frank Underhill, and Tim Buck. The interviews were conducted in 1961 for a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio broadcast, titled ’Socialism in Canada,’ and was broadcast in July, 1961.

Custodial History: The interviews from which these transcripts are photocopied were conducted by Paul Fox, Department of Political Economy, University of Toronto, in 1961. The copies were deposited in the York University Archives by David Millar, Department of Political Science, York University, in 1971.
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000287.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1971-003. Further accruals may be expected.
Related Records: See Edward Arthur Beder fonds (F0264); Tim Buck fonds (F0273), for related material.
Provenance Access Points:Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

Date of creation: 2002/04/04
Date of last revision: 2003/04/16
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