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Frank Thorn fonds


Physical Description:
25 cm of textual records. -- 2 photographs

Frank Llewellyn Thorn, 1898-1980, was born in North Dakota, USA and came with his family to Red Deer, Alberta in 1907. In 1920 he moved to Wetaskiwin where he worked as a painter and interior decorator. He became interested in the Social Credit movement in the early 1930s and was active in party affairs for many years at the federal and provincial level. He was musical and for a time lead an orchestra.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of correspondence regarding work for the Social Credit party and photographs of his orchestra. Includes transcripts of radio broadcasts by Premier Ernest C. Manning.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Social Credit Clarion (periodical), The Canadian (periodical), William Allen Fallow, Floyd Hawley,, William Irvine, Norman Jacques, R.D. Jorgenson, Liberal-Conservative Party of Canada, Solon Low, Lucien Paul Maynard, Harry Moore, R. Rogers Smith, Ray Thomas, Robert N. Thompson, and United Democrats.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Frank Thorn, 1977.

The material is in English.

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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-1229, NA-3555

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