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Barbara McDougall fonds [multiple media]. 



Place of creation


51.88 m of textual records.
7.420 MB kbytes of electronic records (576 files of computer data).
ca. 9,262 photographs b&w and col.
27 videocassettes (6 h).
70 audio cassettes (44 h).

Scope and content

Fonds consists of textual and electronic records relating to Hon. Barbara McDougall's political career. The records are arranged in nine series: Finance; Privatization and Regulatory Affairs; Status of Women; Employment and Immigration; Secretary of State for External Affairs; Speeches; Scheduling; Cabinet Committees; Personal and Political. Photographic material depicts Secretary of State for External Affairs Barbara McDougall at official functions in Canada and abroad; delivering speeches at conferences and public functions; attending meetings with heads of state, foreign ministers and diplomats; attendence at G-7 Summit; United Nations Assembly; presentation souvenir albums; official portraits of McDougall for missions abroad and for the External Affairs offices; in other activities as Secretary of State; Barabara McDougall as Minister of Employment and Immigration; depictions of Barbara McDougall's 1986 activities in her constituency of St. Paul. The fonds also includes audio-visual material of McDougall delivering speeches at campaign dinners, town hall meetings, social functions and debates. They also contain radio and television programs about Ms. McDougall; as well as interviews with her by various members of the media about specific topics within her jurisdiction. Finally, the material contains news conferences and political scrums with reporters; as well as videos designed to explain government initiatives such as the Free Trade Agreement.

Textual records
Textual records: electronic
18: Restricted
Moving images (video)
10: Closed
Sound recordings
10: Closed
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
99: Closed pending processing
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from 07442 to 07443
from TCS 01404 to TCS 01421
TCS 05011/X2
99: Closed pending processing
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
TCS 01404
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
TCS 01405
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
TCS 05011
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

All material: Fonds is closed pending negotiations with the donor. Various copyrights on photographic material.

Textual records: Finding aid 2090 is a file list of manuscript material and electronic records. MSS2090 (Electronic)

Photographs: File list and box contents list. Access restricted. (Paper)

Moving images and sound recordings: See MISACS for item level descriptions. (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

Barbara McDougall, Cabinet Minister, was born November 12, 1937 in Toronto, Ontario. She received an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics in 1960. Prior to her election in 1984, Barbara McDougall had a distinguished career in the financial sector in Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto. From 1982 to 1984, she was Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Financial Analysts and has wide experience in journalism as a financial columnist with national magazines and national television.

First elected to Parliament to represent the Toronto Riding of St-Paul's in 1984; re-elected in 1988.

Sworn to Privy Council Sept. 17, 1984 (Rt. Hon. B. Mulroney). Appointed as Minister of State (Finance), Sept. 17, 1984 - June 29, 1986; Minister of State (Privatization), June 30, 1986 - March 30, 1988; Minster responsible for the Status of Women, June 30, 1986 - Feb. 23, 1990; Minister of Employment and Immigration, March 31, 1988 - April 20, 1991, and Secretary of State for External Affairs, April 21, 1991 - June 24, 1993. She did not seek re-election in the general election of October 1993.

Throughout her career, Barbara McDougall has been an active volunteer in a range of community organizations. These include groups serving the National Ballet of Canada and the Salvation Army. She also was a senior officer of the Elizabeth Fry Society dedicated to helping women in prison, and chaired Community Occupational Therapy Associates, an organization delivering services to people in need of home care.

Additional information

Received in 1996 from Honourable Barbara McDougall's office, Ottawa, Ontario.

Subject heading

1. McDougall, Barbara
2. Politicians Canada
3. Women politicians Canada
4. Women cabinet officers Canada
5. Politics and government History Canada
6. Cabinet ministers Canada
7. Hommes politiques Canada
8. Femmes politiques Canada
9. Femmes ministres Canada
10. Politique et gouvernement Histoire Canada
11. Ministres Canada


Other system control no.

Related control no.

1. 1994-205 DAP
2. 1997-0250 MISA
3. 1997-035 DAP
4. 121-020040-6
5. 121-020156-9
6. 1996-03069-8