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Canada. Royal Commission on Coal fonds


Physical Description:
50 cm of textual records

The Royal Commission on Coal was appointed on October 12, 1944 by Order in Council PC 7756 of the Canadian government, on the recommendation of the Minister of Munitions and Supply. The Commissioners included W.F. Carroll as chairman, Angus J. Morrison, and Colin C. McLaurin. The Commission secretary was Robert D. Howland. Public hearings were held from January 16, 1945 to April 1946, and the report was tabled in the House of Commons on January 31, 1947.

Custodial History:
This copy of the transcripts, which was prepared by the Coal Association of Canada, was found in the offices of Brazeau Collieries, Nordegg, Alberta. Ian Getty arranged for them to be given to Glenbow.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of transcripts of hearings in Sydney, Kentville, and Amherst, Nova Scotia; Fredericton, New Brunswick; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec; and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS (and a more extensive index): Coal Operators' Association of Western Canada, W.J. Dick, Domestic Coal Operators' Association of Western Canada, Eastern Collieries Ltd., T.G. Ewart, Jesse Gouge, Robert Livett, Manitoba and Saskatchewan Coal Co., Roche Perce Mining Co., C. Stubbs, Hon. Nathan Eldon Tanner, and United Mine Workers of America.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Ian Getty, 1979.

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)

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