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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 88-010


New Democratic Party fonds. Additions. -- 1967-1987. -- 4 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

Born out of the Canadian Commonwealth Federation (1932-1960) the New Democratic Party originated in 1961. It is a party which aims to represent the working class and unions of Canada in politics. It is a socialist party advocating the democratic left instead of right wing politics.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Professor Bruce Hodgins before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of correspondence, notes, documents, newspaper clippings, and campaign records relating to the New Democratic Party in Peterborough. There are also some records relating to the party at the provincial and federal levels.


Title based on creators of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Professor Bruce Hodgins.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located at the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa and the Archives of Ontario in Toronto.

This fonds along with 90-013 is an addition to 83-018.

For related records see: 93-023 and 94-008.

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Box 1


/1 1967 Provincial election materials: pamphlet, newspaper clippings

/2 1968 Federal election - pamphlets, newspaper clippings, assorted materials

/3 Scrapbook - 1968 Federal election campaign

/4 materials relating to the 1971 provincial election campaign; pamphlet, photographs, newspaper clippings

/5 1972 Federal election campaign materials - pamphlets, text of speeches, budget, newspaper clippings, letter

/6 Materials relating to the Waffle movement in the NDP - report to provincial executive, minutes from provincial council meeting, resolutions for an independent Canada, 1971-72

/7 Materials relating to the 1972 Provincial conference

/8 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, NDP in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia

/9 Miscellaneous materials 1973-74 including the 1974 federal election campaign literature

/10 Articles on NDP by Prof Bruce Hodgins, 1973, 1975

/11 1975 Provincial election - letters, notes, documents and newspaper clippings relating to the 19

/12 1977 Provincial election - letters, notes, documents and newspaper clippings, maps

/13 Correspondence, notes, documents, minutes and various other materials, 1978

/14 Materials relating to the 1978 convention and leadership race

/15 1979 Federal election - campaign literature, correspondence, notes, documents, EPC minutes, budget, membership list, brief history and analysis of the NDP in Peterborough, miscellaneous other materials, newspaper clippings

/16 1980 Federal election - campaign literature, minutes, budgets, poll results, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous other materials /17 1981 Provincial election - pamphlet, budget, minutes, visit by Provincial NDP leadership candidates, various provincial and federal NDP papers

Box 2


/1 1982 materials - newsletters, minutes, budgets relating to local NDP

/2 Materials relating to 1982 provincial convention and leadership race

/3 Minutes, correspondence, notes and newsletters relating to Peterborough NDP, 1983

/4 1983 - federal convention materials - correspondence, discussion papers, briefs, minutes, reports, manifestoes, newspaper clippings

/5 1984 federal election - minutes, newsletters, campaign literature, budget, correspondence, newspaper clippings

/6 Miscellaneous materials, 19085-87 - minutes, correspondence, newsletter

/7 Copies of NDP constitution; Peterborough, Provincial and Federal levels

/8 Miscellaneous NDP publications - Federal Program 1963, 1972; A New Democratic Ontario 1971; N.D.P. policy book 1973; New Democrat, 1970; Interview with George Rawlyk 1969; NDP meetings and rules of order booklet and organizing a riding association booklet: The Meaning of Socialism, by John Wilson