Fonds C 68 - Albert Lawrence collection

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Albert Lawrence collection

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CA ON00009 C 68

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  • 1970-1971 (Creation)

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4 audio reels (1 hr., 50 min.)
1 audio disc

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Albert Benjamin Rutter Lawrence (1923-2007) was a Calgary-born lawyer and a Member of the Ontario Legislature 1963- 1974.

Lawrence was appointed Minister without Portfolio in 1969, and was named Minister of Commercial and Financial Affairs in 1970. In 1971 Lawrence ran unsuccessfully for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. He was named Minister of Health later that year and in 1972 was appointed Provincial Secretary for Resources Development. In 1974 Lawrence resigned from the Legislature, accepting an appointment as Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Foundation.

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The collection consists of sound recordings relating to Lawrence's campaign for leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party in 1971. The collection includes 4 audio tapes consisting of his announcement to seek the leadership, as well as interviews conducted with Lawrence by a number of radio stations. The fonds also includes a phonograph record produced for the Allen Lawrence for Leader Campaign Committee, used during the 1971 Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leadership Convention.

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The collection was donated to the Archives of Ontario by Bob Pennefather of Toronto in 1978.


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Copyright for audio tapes is held, respectively, by the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, as well as by radio stations CFRB and CKPM. Copyright for one audio tape is unknown. Copyright for the audio disk is held by Burke Van Valkenburg of Trans Media Services. These materials cannot be published or reproduced without permission of the copyright holder.

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