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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 93-017

Title

Ontario Temperance Federation fonds.-- 1945-1971. -- 13 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

The Ontario Temperance Federation operatedat 39 Davenport Road in Toronto during the 1950's. It producedpamphlets and advertising in the form of posters, films and lectureson the effects of alcohol on people. It reproduced newspapersarticles and letters in order to put across the message that alcoholwas a disruptive influence in a person's life. The Federationtargeted religious groups, schools and social groups. The Federationoriginated out of the early temperance societies of the 1800'sand the prohibition groups of the 1920's. It produced "TheTemperance Advocate" a newsletter aimed at educating thepublic on the effects of alcohol on a person's intellectual andmotor skills.

Custodial History

Unknown

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of scattered issues ofThe Advocate (published by the Ontario Temperance Federation)from 1955 to 1971; newspaper clippings regarding temperance, theadvent of liqour licensing by the Ontario Government and drinkinglaws in Ontario.

Notes

Title based on creator of fonds.

This fonds was donated from an unknown source.

Restrictions: N

For related records see: 77-026, 84-011, 88-025,89-1019 and 90-005.