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Harold Alexander Dornan fonds [textual record, graphic material]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

2.4 m of textual records.
8 photographs b&w.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of copies of speeches, speech notes and reference material for speeches of the Rt. Hon. L.B. Pearson, 1964-1966, and some correspondence and memoranda on particular speech topics and subject files, which contain memoranda on staff in the Prime Minister's office. Fonds also contains photographs, ca. 1964-1966, which are portraits of Lester Bowles Pearson and Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Textual records
90: Open
from 1 to 12
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
C 0151
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Photographs: No donor restrictions. Copyright: Various copyrights. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.

Textual records The finding aid is a subject list of files in volumes 1 to 12. MSS0719 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

Harold Alexander Dornan, newspaperman, public relations specialist, assistant to the Prime Minister, pursued a career as a Vancouver Newspaperman and owner of a public relations firm prior to his appointment as special Assistant to the Prime Minister in October 1963, with particular responsibilities in speech writing. In September of 1966 he was given additional duties as Press Secretary to the Prime Minister. He resigned in January 1967 due to ill health.

Additional information

Received in 1971 from Mr. Harold A. Dornan.

Subject heading

1. Lester B, Pearson - Oratory, 1964-1966 Canada. Prime Minister, 1964-1966.
2. Political oratory - Canada, 1964-1966 Liberal Federation of Canada, 1964-1966.
3. Politics and government Canada
4. Speeches, addresses, etc., Canadian, 1964-1966.
5. Speechwriting - Canada, 1964-1966.
6. Prime ministers Canada.
7. Premiers ministres Canada.
8. Politique et gouvernement Canada


Other system control no.

Related control no.

1971-246 NPC