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Co-operative Commonwealth Federation collection. -- 1933-1955. -- 38 cm of textual records.

Box 1:
Federal Party
National Conventions
7th National Convention, 1942
The First Ten Years. A booklet commemorating the tenth anniversary of the CCF, written for the 7th National Convention. Contains brief essays on CCF history, personalities, etc. Printed. 64 p.
8th National Convention, 1944
Resolutions for Eighth CCF National Convention, July 31, August 1, 2, 1944. Printed. 54 p.
9th National Convention, 1946
Report, Ninth National Convention. Includes minutes, resolutions, record of resolutions, addresses and reports. Printed. 60 p.
11th National Convention, 1950
Report, Eleventh National Convention. Includes minutes, resolutions and record of resolutions, addresses and reports, and the CCF national constitution. Printed. 39 p.
12th National Convention, 1952
Report, Twelfth National Convention. Includes minutes, resolutions, record of resolutions, addresses, and reports, and the CCF National constitution. Printed. 41 p.

Literature Department
3 literature lists. n.d. Printed.

Box 2:
Ontario section
Annual Provincial Conventions
11th Annual Provincial Convention, 1944
Final Agenda. Tabloid. 16 p.
Report of 1944 Convention. Minutes. Mimeo. 6 p.
12th Annual Provincial Convention, 1945
Agenda. Tabloid. 8 p.
Programme with articles by party leaders, lists of party officials, officeholders, and the CCF Constitution (Ontario Section).
Electoral Committee Report: The Party and the Public. A report on the Ontario provincial election of 4 June 1945 by Professor Eric Havelock. Mimeo. 11 p.
Report of the Education Training School held at Woodsworth House, Toronto, December 28-9, 1945. Mimeo. 24 p.
Report of the Annual Provincial Convention held at the Labour Lyceum, Toronto, November 22-23-24, 1945. Includes the minutes and record of resolutions, the President's address, the General Secretary's (Organizational) report, the report of the Trade Union Committee, and financial statements.
13th Annual Provincial Convention, 1946
Agenda. Includes timetable, resolutions, and financial statements. Printed. 19 p.
Record of Minutes. Mimeo. 10 p.

14th Annual Provincial Convention, 1947
Program for Ontario. Agenda and resolution for the convention, draft of a first-term program, and the report to the convention of the Provincial Council. Printed. 40 p.
Report of the Fourteenth Annual Convention, CCF Ontario Section. Includes minutes and record of resolutions, the address of the provincial president, the address of the provincial leader, the CCYM report, and lists of party officials. Mimeo. 34 p.
15th Annual Provincial Convention, 1948
Program for Ontario. Agenda and resolutions for the convention, with the report to the convention of the Provincial Council. Printed. 31 p.
16th Annual Provincial Convention, 1950
Program for Ontario. Agenda and resolutions for the convention, with the report to the convention of the Provincial Council. Printed. 43 p.
17th Annual Provincial Convention, 1951
Program for Ontario. Agenda and resolutions for the convention, an interim statement of CCF education policy, the constitution of the CCF (Ontario Section) as amended at the 1950 convention, and the report to the convention of the Provincial Council. Printed. 44 p.
18th Annual Provincial Convention, 1952
Program for Ontario. Agenda and resolutions for the convention, the constitution of the CCF (Ontario Section), the report to the convention of the Provincial Council and of the Education committee. Printed. 41 p.
Report of the Eighteenth Annual Convention. Includes minutes and record of resolutions, the report of the Provincial Council, the provincial leader's address, and financial statements. Mimeo. 33 p.

19th Annual Provincial Convention, 1953
Program for Ontario. Agenda and resolutions for the convention, the constitution of the CCF (Ontario Section), and the report to the convention of the Provincial Council. Printed. 40 p.
20th Annual Provincial Convention, 1954
Twentieth Annual Convention. A program with agenda, resolutions, draft Ontario program, and the report to the convention of the Provincial Council. Printed. 50 p.
21st Annual Provincial Convention, 1955
Program for Ontario. Agenda, resolutions, constitution of the CCF (Ontario Section), and the report to the convention of the Provincial Council. Printed. 50 p.
An Appeal to the Delegates Assembled at the Ontario CCF Convention, and A Statement from Colin Cameron, M.P. Nanaimo to the Delegates at the 1955 Convention of the Ontario Section of the CCF. Distributed by [14] party members facing expulsion for belonging to an extra- party, Trotskyist organization. Mimeo. 5 p.
Report of the Twenty-first Annual Convention. Includes minutes, record of resolutions, text of adopted resolutions, financial statements, and the report of the Provincial Council. Mimeo. 41 p.

Provincial Council
Minutes of Council meeting, 12 April, 1952. Mimeo. 2 p.
Minutes of Council meeting, 3-4 May, 1952. Mimeo. 14 p.
Press statement by Ontario CCF Leader E.B. Jolliffe, on the announcement of the Report of the Ontario Health Survey. 7 May, 1952. Mimeo. 1 p.
Telegrams from the Provincial Council to M.J. Coldwell and Prime Minister St. Laurent re the Currie Report. 18 January 1953. Mimeo. 1 p.
Draft Resolution for Convention be Submitted in the Name of the Provincial Council. For the 19th convention, 1953. Mimeo. 6 p.
Provincial Executive
Minutes from 24 provincial executive meetings covering the period 26 April, 1952 -12 December, 1953. Mimeo. Circa 100 p.
Press statements by the Provincial Executive on the Currie Report and the textile strike at Louiseville, Que. 17 December, 1952. Mimeo. 1 p.
Committees
CCF News Committee
CCF News report to the Provincial Counci1, 4-5 October, 1952. Mimeo. 3 p.
Committee on Convention Procedure
Report of the Committee on Convention Procedure. [1953]. Mimeo. 2 p .
Committee on the Cumming Report
Report of the Committee on the Cumming Report, February 16, 1953. Mimeo. 3 p.

Farm Committee
Report of the Farm Committee to the Provincial Council, 4-5 October, 1952. Mimeo. 3 p.
Minutes of Meeting of Regional Conference Committee (CCF Provincial Committee on Membership Education) held July 2, 1952. Mimeo. 2 p.
Report of the Membership Education Committee to the Provincial Council, 4-5 October, 1952. Mimeo. 2 p.
Minutes of Meeting of CCF Provincial Membership Education Committee, 4 October, 1952. Mimeo. 5 p.
Membership Education. A newsletter to CCF clubs. Mimeo. l, no.1 June, 1952 to no. 3, September, 1952
Education in the CCF. A brochure for CCF clubs. [1952]. Mimeo. 12 p.

Finance Committee
Balance sheet and statement of receipts and expenditures for 1 January-31 May, 1953. Mimeo. 2 p.

Literature Committee
Letters from the Literature Committee to CCF clubs and club literature conveners. 3 letters covering the period 1944-46. Mimeo. 7 p.
Report [on the] CCF Literature Conference. Held 17 March 1946. Mimeo. 8 p.
Report on the Ontario CCF Literature Committee. [1946]. Mimeo. 2 p .
Literature Committee Report. [1946]. Mimeo. 2 p.
Report of the Ontario CCF Literature Committee, 1947. Mimeo. 1 p.
Report of the CCF Ontario Literature Committee, for year ending September 30, 1948. Mimeo. 2 p.
The Use of Literature in the CCF. An essay. n.d. Mimeo. 5 p.
Report on Literature Committee to Provincial Executive. 17 October, 1953. With a note on the meeting by Fred Duke, chairman of the Literature Committee. Ts. 4 p.
Report on Literature. [July] 1955. Mimeo. 5 p.
Minutes of Literature Committee meeting, 7 September 1955. Mimeo. 2 p.
A letter to Alice Loeb of the Literature Committee from Donald C. McDonald, Education and Information Secretary, CCF National Office. 17 February, 1947. Ts. 2 p.
A memorandum from Donald C. MacDonald, Education and Information Secretary, CCF National Office, to all provincial secretaries, chairmen of Education, Literature, and Radio Committees. 1 October, 1948. Mimeo. 3 p.
10 Ontario literature lists. [1945- ?] Mimeo and printed.

Membership Education Committee
CCF Correspondence Courses, First Term, January-April, 1947. A prospectus. Mimeo. 3 p.
Report of the Proceeding of the Ontario CCF Membership Education Committee, Skyloft Lodge, Dagmar, Ont. 31 May-1 June, 1952. Mimeo. 6 p.
What's the Difference? Draft leaflet. n.d. Mimeo. 1 p.
Draft Hydro Leaflet [by] David Cass-Beggs. n.d. Mimeo. 2 p.
What a CCF Government in Ontario will do for you. n.d. Draft leaflet. Ts. 1 p.
A Proposal for a CCF Socialist Creed. Draft leaflet. 22 November, 1945. Mimeo. 1 p.
Drafts by Edith Fowke for a correspondence course on "Educational Techniques in CCF Group Activities". [1946-1947]. Ts. 20 p.
Publicity Can Make the CCF. Draft for CCF Publicity Handbook. With emendations by Edith Fowke. Ts. 6 p.
Organization Committee
Report of the Organization Committee to the Provincial Council, 4-5 October, 1952. Mimeo. 2 p.

Box 3:
Publications Committee (4 files)
Report on Publications. 18 February, 1947. Mimeo. 2 p.
Report of Publication Committee. Report to the Provincial Council meeting, 12 Apri1, 1947. 2 p.
Report of the Publications Committee. 8 July, 1947. Carbon ts. 1 p.
Form letter sent by the Women's Provincial Committee soliciting volunteers for a committee to assist the Publications Committee. 3 October, 1947. Mimeo. 1 p.
Report of the Publication Committee. Report to the Provincial convention. 23-24-25 October 1947. Mimeo. 2 p.
Report of Publication Committee to the Provincial Council. 20 November 1948. Mimeo. 1 p.
Minutes of CCF Publication Committee, 17 March, 1948. Ts. 1 p.
Report to the Publications Executive from the Publication Committee. n.d. Mimeo. 5 p.
Correspondence with national CCF office. 9 letters, 1946-1949. Most of the letters are from Donald C. MacDonald, Education and Information Secretary.
Correspondence with provincial CCF office and other provincial committees. 8 letters, 1947-1948.
Other correspondence; with CCF News, the Saskatchewan Commonwealth, printers, writers, etc. 13 letters, 1942-1952.

Publicity Committee
CCF Publicity Handbook. [1944?]. Mimeo. 7 p.
CCF Publicity Conference. A leaflet. n.d. Mimeo. 1 p.
A memorandum on publicity. 1946. Mimeo. 2 p.
Suggested Personnel for Publicity Committee and Publications Committee. Carbon ts. n.d. 1 p.
Letter to Edith Fowke from Jennie Lee. 7 April, 1954. 1 p.
Letter to Edith Fowke from Toronto and District CCF Council. 19 May, 1954. 1 p.

Research Committee
Report of the Research Committee to the Provincial Council, 4-5 October, 1952. Mimeo. 1 p.
Report of Special Sub-Committee of Research on Margarine. Report to the Provincial Council, 4-5 October, 1952. Mimeo. 3 p.
Summer School Committee
Correspondence and notes re the organizing of CCF summer camps in 1944 and 1953; programs and other material on the 1942 and 1943 camps; programs and other material on Saskatchewan CCF Youth Movement summer camps, 1943; some notes on the discussions at the 1942 camp. 31 p.
Trade Union Committee
Report of the Trade Union Committee to the Provincial Council, 4-5 October, 1952. Mimeo. 1 p.
Women's Committee
Report of Ontario CCF Women's Conference, Woodsworth House, Ottawa, May 30, 31, 1947. Mimeo. 7 p.
Report of Discussion Groups, Ontario CCF Women's Conference, Woodsworth House, Ottawa, May 30, 31, 1947. Summarized by Grace MacInnis. Mimeo. 6 p.

Ephemera from and about the 2nd Ontario CCF Women's Conference, including: leaflets, a list of CCF women across Canada, a draft of minutes, 2 letters to Edith Fowke from
May Mann and Mary Morrison concerning publicity, a memorandum (probably to Edith Fowke) from Ruth Cooke, the past publicity organizer, and several news clippings.
Report of Second Ontario CCF Women's Conference, September 25 and 26, 1948, Woodsworth House, Toronto. Mimeo. 4 p.
Ontario CCF Women's Committee Report to Convention, October, 1948. Mimeo. 4 p.
CCF Women's Provincial Committee Conference. The minutes of the 3rd annual conference, held in London, June 9 and 10, 1950. Mimeo. 4 p.
Long Term Plan, Ontario CCF Women's Committee. [1950?]. Mimeo. 3 p.
Minutes of Fourth Conference of Ontario CCF Women, Held at Woodsworth House, Ottawa, June 1, 2, and 3, 1951. Mimeo. 3 p.
New Proposals for Organizing of the Women's Provincial Committee. n.d. Mimeo. 1 p.
The report of the Women's Committee to the Provincial Convention, 1952. Mimeo. 3 p.
Status of Women Committee (Subcommittee of the Women's Committee)
Forum on Equal Pay. Draft of a radio script. n.d. Ts. 4 p.
Minutes of meeting, 3 November, 1947. Mimeo. 2 p.
Draft Suggestions for a CCF Policy on the Employment of Women. [circa 1947-1948]. Mimeo. 8 p.
Some criticisms of the draft suggestions above. Ts. 3 p.
Suggested Resolution of the CCF National Convention. n.d. Ts. 1 p.

Statement for Status of Women Committee [on equal pay]. n.d. Mimeo. 1 p.
Memorandum re Draft Act for "Equal Pay for Equal Work". n.d. Mimeo. 2 p.
Report from the Status of Women Comittee to the Ontario CCF Women's Conference, September 1948. Compiled by Barbara Cass-Beggs and Edith Fowke. Mimeo. 11 p.
4 letters and a telegram to Edith Fowke from Marion P. Mack, Administrator of the Equal Pay Bureau of the New York Department of Labor, concerning her visit to Toronto. 2 December, 1948; 13 January, 1949; 2 and 28 February, 1949; and 30 March, 1949.
A memorandum from the committee to CCF clubs. 25 March, 1949.
Articles collected by the committee in its research, including: "Women are Household Slaves", by Edith Stern; "Woman against Myth", by Betty Millard; "One Hundred Years Ago History was made at Seneca Falls"; "How Free are Women?" by Valerie Stone; "The Maid of the Myth", by Gladys Strum; "Women Too want Equal Rights", a speech in the House of Commons by Gladys Strum; a review of Modern Women, the Lost Sex, by Mildred Burgum; "The Exploited Sex", by Charlotte Whitton; a review of Why Women Cry; a review of Adam's Rib; and a Royal Bank of Canada Newsletter for July, 1946, on "Canadian Women".

Riding Associations (elections)
Riverdale and Broadview Riding Associations
Leaflets, news clippings and other materials from several election campaigns.
Noseworthy Election Committee (South York Riding Association)
Letter to Edith Fowke , 9 January 1942; election pamphlet, mimeo
The "Ginger Group" of the Ontario CCF
Where are we CCF Socialists Going; an open letter from the Ginger Group. [1950]. Mimeo. 3 p.
The Ginger Group of the Ontario CCF. [1950]. Mimeo. 8 p.
Proposed Suggestions. Draft resolutions for consideration by the Ginger Group. [1950?]. Mimeo.
Resolutions Adopted at Meeting, Sunday, January 14, 1951. Mimeo. 4 p.
Minutes of meetings, 16, 23, and 30 March, and 6 April, 1952.

Miscellaneous
A report of a meeting on the Saskatchewan seed grain dispute, with a resolution to the Provincial Council. n.d. Carbon ts. 5 p.
Programme, Michael Foot in Toronto, 28 May 1952, sponsored by Toronto and District CCF Council

Publications
C.C.F. Bulletin, June 8, 1934
CCF Clarion, 1, no. 1 (2 Sept. 1933)
Change. Scattered issues, February to March 1933
East York Workers' Bulletin. Organ of the East York Workers' Association, which affiliated with the CCF. Tabloid. 8 p. vol. 1 (nos. 2, 6, 8, 10-11) 1934
New Commonwealth, 12 October 1935; 2 February 1942
Simpson Victory Bulletin, 30 December 1935
News clippings re elections, 1940s

Note: Leaflets & Pamphlets are located with the Pamphlet collection.

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