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Calgary Bar Association fonds


Physical Description:
69.5 cm of textual records

The Calgary Bar Association was established on May 12, 1890 by Calgary lawyers P. McCarthy, J.B. Smith, E.P. Davis, T.B. Lafferty, P.J. Nolan, A.L. Sifton, J.R. Costigan, E. Cave, N.D. Beck, T.C. West, John C.F. Bown, J.P.J. Jephson and W.L. Bernard. It was incorporated provincially in 1916, with the objects of advancing the interests and upholding the honour of the legal profession, and to encourage cordial relations among its members. In 1982 CBA sponsored an oral history project which was funded, in part, by the Alberta Law Foundation. Project staff contacted senior members of southern Alberta's Bench and Bar and encouraged them to speak anecdotally about their careers and contemporaries in the profession. A total of 38 individuals were interviewed.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of constitution (1916), minutes (1890-1904, 1906-1959), financial statements (1915-1916) and transcripts of interviews with members of southern Alberta's legal profession (1982-1984).
THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS WERE INTERVIEWED. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Gordon H. Allen, Bill "Barney" Barnett, R.H. Barron, R.G. Black, W.F. Bowker, E.M. Bredin, Chester V. Burns, Spencer Cumming, W.G.N. Egbert, R.L. Fenerty, A. Gilchrist, J.H. Gray, Ruth Gorman, A.W. Henricks, Rollie Jardine, M.E. Jones, E. Kush, J.H. Laycraft, Marie McCaffary, A.W. MacDonald, D.P. McDonald, R.A. Mackimmie, D.P. McLaws, L.D. MacLean, Tom Malcolm, E.C. Manning, R. Martland, Mrs. Orrin Might, J.V.H. Milvain, Mrs. Harry Nolan, Ruth Patterson, J.M. Pritchard, J.J. Saucier, Arthur R. Smith, Cecil Swanson, F. Thurgood, and Peter S. Vallance.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Calgary Bar Association, 1965-1987.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1925, M-1926, M-7773

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