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Liberal Party of Canada Policy Documents (Linden Files)

It is assumed that Allen Linden’s records were transferred to Stephen Clarkson at some point either because Clarkson took over as chair of the policy committee or collected as a primary resource for his research on the Liberal Party. Records are arranged in the primarily chronological order, keeping the original order imposed by Clarkson, with LPC-related records first and LPO-related documents second.

Records in this series mainly document Allen M. Linden’s active role as a member of the Liberal Party of Ontario (LPO) executive and the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) national executive. Records relating to Mr. Linden’s role in the LPC national executive include correspondence between him and other members of various committees on which he sat, minutes from committee meetings and reports, speeches, notes, and newspaper clippings. Also included are records specifically pertaining to Linden’s role as Chair of the LPC National Policy Committee, member of the Standing Committee, Chairman of the 1969 Caucus Conference, Co-chairman for the Policy Committee (1969) and Chairman of the Planning Committee for the Second Ontario Caucus Conference of 1969.

Records relating to Mr. Linden’s role in the LPO executive document his participation in the 1970 election campaign of Robert F. Dixon and the 1976 election campaign of Mark MacGuigan, as well as his work as a member of Candidates Committee for the 1973 LPO Convention and the LPO Standing Committee on Policy and Research for 1976. They include correspondence, notes, memorandums, reports, minutes of meetings and memos. Records also document Stephen Clarkson’s role as the Chairman for the LPO Policy Committee for 1969.

Also included is correspondence between Mr. Linden and the Liberal Party regarding his expense accounts.

Linden, Allen

Moving Images

Video recordings of interviews with Stephen Clarkson and Christina McCall on several television programs regarding current political issues, including NAFTA, and their books, including Trudeau and Our Times: Volume 2 (1994), and Uncle Sam and Us (2002), as well as a few taped addresses at the Canadian Club and the OISE public debate.

Sound Recordings

As part of his research on the Liberal Party as well as a participant, Clarkson kept recordings on a few Liberal Party events including tapes for the LPC 1970 Policy convention, the LPO 1973 Annual Meeting and the LPC 1973 convention and the 1977 LPC policy convention.

There series also includes two interviews with Christina McCall regarding her book Grits.

Artifacts

This small series consist of buttons and nametags collected by Clarkson as part of his political activities. There is also one plaque for the Trillium Award, he and McCall received for Trudeau and Our Times, Volume 2.

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