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Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [multiple media]. 

1. Collection Parti progressiste-conservateur du Canada [documents iconographiques]
2. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
3. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
4. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
5. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
6. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
7. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
8. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
9. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
10. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
11. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
12. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
13. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
14. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
15. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
16. New Democratic Party, Liberal Party, and Progressive Conservative Party collection [graphic material]
17. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic] (118-020035-7)
18. Progressive Conservative Party Collection [graphic material] (119-080104-3)
19. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
20. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material]
21. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material] (106-020003-1)
22. Progressive Conservative Party collection [graphic material]
23. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada collection [graphic material, object] (121-020341-3)
24. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, Poster Collection [graphic material] (123-040648-4)
25. Progressive Conservative Party Collection [graphic material]
26. Progressive Party of Canada fonds [textual records]
27. Progressive Conservative Party fonds [textual records]
28. Progressive Conservative Party fonds [textual records]
29. Progressive Conservative Party fonds [textual records]
30. Progressive Conservative Party fonds [textual records]
31. Progressive Conservative Party fonds [textual records]
32. Progressive Conservative Party fonds [textual records]
33. Progressive Conservative Party fonds [textual records]
34. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record]
35. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record]
36. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record]
37. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record]
38. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record]
39. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record]
40. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record]
41. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record]
42. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record]
43. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record] (118-020035-7)
44. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record] (117-020043-5)
45. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record] (119-020064-3)
46. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record] (119-020103-8)
47. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record] (121-020321-9)
48. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record] (121-020341-3)
49. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA
50. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA
51. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA
52. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA
53. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA: VIDEO
54. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA
55. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA
56. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA
57. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA
58. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA
59. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA
60. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA
61. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA
62. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA
63. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA: VIDEO (119-020082-1)
64. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA (000-000000-0)
65. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA (121-020321-9)
66. PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA / PARTI PROGESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA (118-020035-7)
67. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [sound recording] (1998-00043-5)
68. Progressive Conservative Party of Canada fonds [textual record] (2004-00611-0)

Date(s)

[ca. 1880-1993]

Place of creation

Canada

161.46 m of textual records.
65 microfilm reels negative and positive.
ca. 12,456 photographs b&w and col.
114 buttons.
72 prints lithographs, offset lithographs, photo-mechanical prints, serigraphs, photographic reproductions, leggotypes.
9 drawings pen, ink, gouache, pencil, watercolour, charcoal.
1 painting oil.
ca. 1,980 film reels.
ca. 67 magnetic tracks.
ca. 1,033 videocassettes.
ca. 26 video reels.
ca. 872 audio reels.
ca. 430 audio cassettes.
ca. 155 audio discs.
1 dictabelt.
277 maps
8 architectural drawings

Scope and content

Fonds consists of records of the National Headquarters of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. The extensive textual records also include microfilmed material. Microfilmed material is located on microfilm reels M-802, M-1117 to M-1157, M-1161 to M-1164, M-8573 to M-8637. Photographic material consists of depictions of politicians and members of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, P.C. Leaders, leadership conventions, Members of Parliament, P.C. candidates and their activities, national directors and presidents of the party, election campaigns, committee meetings, general meetings and conventions, speeches, policy conferences and meetings, members of the Young Progressive Conservatives, as well as photographs of the National Party headquarters and its staff. Also included is a slide show depicting the activities of P.C. canvassers and campaign workers. Fonds includes artistic material done in a variety of media and includes political cartoon drawings; posters of Progressive Conservative Party leaders and P.C. prime ministers, conventions, and campaigns featuring among others, Joe Clark, John Diefenbaker, Brian Mulroney, Flora Macdonald, and Robert Stanfield; a poster for the P.C. Party Youth Federation Convention; original charcoal sketches of individuals; portraits of P.C. Party leaders and members; reproductions of portraits; caricatures of several Conservatives including Andrée Champagne, Monique Bégin, Flora Mac Donald, Barbara McDougall, and Pat Carney; and a leggotype print of the opening of Parliament (1880). Medallic items consist of 114 campaign buttons from various provincial and federal elections and conventions. Fonds also consists of moving image recordings of promotional films, sponsored films, documentary clips, telecasts, commercials, stock shots, and off-air recordings documenting federal election campaigns; political functions and activities; interviews; speeches; talks; political broadcasts; policy statements; meetings; and leadership conventions. Material has been divided into a separate series entitled Moving images. In addition, fonds consists of sound recordings. Included are recordings of speeches; policy statements; general and party meetings; reminiscences by PC leaders including the Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker about his political career and about Sir John A. Macdonald; panel discussions on various social, political and economic issues; candidate training tapes; party advertising; news conferences; and campaign songs. Material has been divided into a separate series entitled Sound recordings. Cartographic material consists of maps showing electoral districts in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. Some of the maps contain manuscript additions showing polling stations. Other cartographic material consists of electoral maps and reports of Canada, and architectural drawings relating to renovations of the Holt Renfrew Building, 178 Queen Street, Ottawa, Ontario.

Textual records
Textual records: microform
Graphic (photo)
96: Restrictions vary
Graphic (art)
18: Restricted
Artistic material: Consultation of mater
ial in accession 1991-276 (DAP) requires written permission of the National Director, Progressive Conservative Party.
Object
90: Open
Sound recordings
18: Restricted
Sound recording: Consultation requires w
ritten permission of the National Director, Progressive Conservative Party.
Moving images (film)
18: Restricted
Moving images: Consultation requires wri
tten permission of the National Director, Progressive Conservative Party.
Moving images (video)
18: Restricted
Moving images: Consultation requires wri
tten permission of the National Director, Progressive Conservative Party.
Cartographic material
90: Open
Architectural: technical drawings
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8589
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8605
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8618
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8622
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8612
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8593
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8613
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8611
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8624
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8632
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8576
90: Open
Textual records
Microfilm reel C-2648
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8614
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8619
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8620
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8580
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8603
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8627
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8604
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8635
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8574
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8578
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8585
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8615
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8636
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8630
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8634
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8591
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8584
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8597
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8610
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8616
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8607
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8633
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8621
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8579
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8623
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8575
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8599
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8601
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8606
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8628
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8587
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8596
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8594
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8637
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8577
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8573
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8592
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8595
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8626
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8581
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8586
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8590
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8600
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8602
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8583
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8582
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8588
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8631
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8608
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8625
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8629
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8598
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8617
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel M-8609
90: Open
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
Volume
from 1 to 262
from 282 to 463
480
from 486 to 497
from 534 to 547
from 558 to 583
from 604 to 605
from 607 to 625
654
from 657 to 658
from 670 to 678
691
from 696 to 699
707
from 709 to 711
from 715 to 716
from 721 to 830
90: Open
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
Volume
from 263 to 281
from 464 to 479
from 481 to 485
from 498 to 533
from 548 to 557
from 584 to 603
606
from 626 to 653
from 655 to 656
from 659 to 669
from 679 to 690
from 692 to 695
from 700 to 706
708
from 712 to 714
from 717 to 720
18: Restricted
Textual records: microform
96: Restrictions vary
Microfilm reel
from M-1117 to M-1156
18: Restricted
Textual records: microform
96: Restrictions vary
Microfilm reel
from M-8573 to M-8637
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Photographs (acc. no. 1974-320, 1991-276): Various copyrights. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative number.
All other photographs: No restrictions on use (except photographs by Karsh, see acc. no. 1987-054). Various copyrights. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative number.
Prints (acc. no. 1991-276): Various copyrights. Credit: National Archives of Canada.
Prints, drawings and buttons: No restrictions on use. Various copyrights. Credit: National Archives of Canada.
Moving images: Reproduction with written permission of copyright owner, and written permission of the National Director of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.
Sound recordings: Reproduction with written permission of copyright owner, and written permission of the National Director of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.
Cartographic material: No restrictions on use or reproduction.
Architectural, technical drawings: No restrictions on use or reproduction.

Textual records Finding Aid no. 138 is an alphabetical file list for each of the series in the fonds. The finding aid is in two parts, comprising vols.1-448 and vols.449-831. MSS0138 90 (Electronic)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000002143.pdf
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000000033.pdf

Photographs (acc. no. 1989-419, 1989-427): See Photographic inventories, indexes, and caption lists arranged by accession number. FA-500 (Paper)

Photographs (acc. no. 1992-507): See index file in accession file. (Paper)

Prints (acc. no. 1996-079): Refer to MINISIS for item-level descriptions. (Electronic)

Prints (acc. no. 1994-403): See inventory list available in accession file. (Paper)

Medals: See medal inventory, numbers 14079, 14080, 14081. (Paper)

Moving images: Refer to Film, Video and Sound database for item-level descriptions. 90 (Electronic)

Cartographic material: Please consult lower level descriptions. Finding aids are available in the main reference room. 90 (Other)

Architectural, technical drawings Please consult lower level descriptions. Finding aids are available in the main reference room. 90 (Other)

Sound recordings Refer to Film, Video and Sound database for item-level descriptions of many of the items, particularly items received after 1984. For accessions 1967-0026, 1973-0118, 1980-0044 and 1983-0087, see PDF copies of typewritten finding aids. 90 (Electronic)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000002931.pdf
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000002932.pdf
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000002933.pdf
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000002934.pdf

Biography / Administrative history

The Progressive Conservative Party, a political party, began as a coalition of Liberals and moderate Conservatives in 1854. Brought together under the titular leadership of Sir Alan MacNab and the active direction of John A. Macdonald and George-Etienne Cartier, this Liberal-Conservative coalition was regarded at first as just another of the shifting alliances of the period. The party was broadened at Confederation by the addition of the Conservative parties of the Maritime Provinces.

The Party retained the name "Liberal-Conservative" from its inception in 1854 until its national convention in 1938. At that convention the name was changed to "The National Conservative Party". At the convention of 1942 in Winnipeg the name was changed to "Progressive Conservative Party". At no time from 1854 to the present has the single name "Conservative" ever been used as the official designation of the Party.

Files on the history of the Party are found in volumes 426 and 705 of the fonds.

Additional information

Material received from the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, 1973-1991. Records of the County of Carleton P.C. Association (vols.400-401) were received from R.A. Bell in 1971, and those of the Northumberland Liberal Conservative Association (vol.401) from Mrs. George Hees in 1979. Material relating to elections and other topics, 1945-1967, was received in 1985 from Queen's University Archives. Material relating to the Young Progressive Conservatives (files 449-1 to 449-3, plus photographs) was received from Don Hueston in 1987.

Availability of other formats note
Textual: Portions of volumes 400 and 401 are available on microfilm, reel C-2648.

Private

Other system control no.

Related control no.

1. 1963-138 NPC
2. 1965-074 NPC
3. 1967-026 NPC
4. 1967-149 NPC
5. 1973-0024 MISA
6. 1973-0118 MISA
7. 1973-0133 MISA
8. 1974-320 NPC
9. 1975-003 PIC
10. 1978-026 PIC
11. 1980-0044 MISA
12. 1980-076 NPC
13. 1980-090 PIC
14. 1981-0264 MISA
15. 1981-080 PIC
16. 1982-007 NPC
17. 1982-0150 MISA
18. 1982-137 NPC
19. 1983-0087 MISA
20. 1983-105 NPC
21. 1984-0029 MISA
22. 1985-0330 MSS
23. 1985-0347 MISA
24. 1985-0348 MISA
25. 1986-0351 MISA
26. 1988-0256 MISA
27. 1988-0258 MISA
28. 1988-0511 MISA
29. 1989-0362 MISA
30. 1989-237 DAP
31. 1989-310 DAP
32. 1989-419 DAP
33. 1989-427 DAP
34. 1989-545 DAP
35. 1991-276 DAP
36. 1992-0248 MISA
37. 1992-507 DAP
38. 1993-396 DAP
39. 1994-403 DAP
40. 1995-0140 MISA
41. 1996-0085 MISA
42. 1996-079 DAP
43. 1996-108 DAP
44. 1997-0350 VSA
45. 000-000000-0
46. 106-020003-1
47. 117-020043-5
48. 118-020035-7
49. 119-020064-3
50. 119-020082-1
51. 119-020103-8
52. 119-080104-3
53. 121-020321-9
54. 121-020341-3
55. 123-040648-4
56. 1998-00043-5
57. 2004-00611-0
58. MG28-IV2
59. MG28IV