This fonds consists of records created or accumulated by Alf Hales in his capacity as a Member of Parliament, a local politician, a Kiwanis Club President and member, and a Guelph business owner. The records document the federal elections in which Alf was a candidate, the financial and promotional activities of the Hales Meat Market, and various social functions that he participated in with the Guelph Kiwanis Club. A large part of the fonds is comprised of scrapbooks assembled by, or on behalf of, Alf Hales that contain newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs.
This series primarily consists of ten scrapbooks compiled by, or on behalf of, Alf Hales that document the six Federal elections in which he was involved as a candidate. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings; correspondence with friends and colleagues including such notable politicians as John Diefenbaker, George Drew, and George Hees; political advertisements; and photographs documenting Hales' political campaigns and Conservative party leadership conventions.
This series consists of one scrapbook compiled by Alf Hales. Included in the scrapbook are letters, newspaper clippings, speeches, and ephemera like material primarily related to his retirement as a member of parliament. This series also contains two loose photographs. One photograph documents his activities with the YMCA. A second photograph is of a train wreak near Guelph which includes Alf Hales and his uncle observing the wreckage.