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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 99-013


New Democratic Party fonds. Additions. -- 1987-1998. -- 12 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 Trent University Archives on November 12, 1999.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of campaign materials, meeting minutes, correspondence, publicity materials, and newspaper clippings relating to the New Democratic Party in Peterborough. Also included are some records relating to the Party at the provincial and national levels.


Title based on the contents of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Professor Bruce Hodgins.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

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

This fonds, along with 88-010 and 90-013, is an addition to 83-018.

For related records see: 93-023, 94-008, and 98-011.

Finding Aid

Box 1


1. New Democrats for Peterborough Federal Riding: campaign materials, minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, etc., 1987-1990

2. Peterborough NDP Provincial Constituency Association: minutes, correspondence, etc., 1991

3. Peterborough NDP Federal Riding: correspondence, minutes, etc., 1990-1994; Peterborough NDP Election Planning Committee: correspondence, minutes, etc., 1993; newspaper clippings

4. Peterborough NDP Provincial Constituency Association: correspondence, minutes, etc., 1992-1993

5. Peterborough Provincial NDP Constituency Association, NDP Peterborough Provincial Riding Association: correspondence, minutes, publicity materials, newspaper clippings, etc., 1994-1996

6. Election candidate Tom Veitch, 1998