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Jim and Joanne Hawkes fonds


Physical Description:
22 m of textual records. -- 81 photographs. -- 16 video cassettes. -- 5 audio cassettes

Frederick James "Jim" Hawkes, 1934- , was born in Calgary, Alberta. He was educated at Sir George Williams College (BA, 1957), University of Calgary (MSc, Psychology, 1968), and Colorado State University (PhD, Experimental Psychology, 1970). In 1957 he married Joanne Christine Herriot, 1937-2013, who was also born in Calgary. They had three children, Teresa Anne "Terri", 1958- , Robert James, 1961- , and Colleen Rose, who was born in 1966, but lived for only four days. Joanne was educated at Crescent Heights High School in Calgary, and at Sir George Williams College. The Hawkes were very active in the YMCA, and both worked at the Westmount YMCA in Montreal in the late 1950s. From 1961 to 1964 Jim was the first Dean of Students at Mount Royal College. In 1964 he became a student counsellor at the University of Calgary, and in 1971 a professor in the Faculty of Social Welfare. In 1975 he was promoted to Full Professor. In 1976 and 1977 he was Program Director for Joe Clark, Progressive Conservative Party leader, in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition. He was first elected to Parliament, as the Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Calgary West in 1979. He was re-elected in 1980, 1984 and 1988, and defeated in 1993. He was Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister, 1987-1988, and served as Chief Government Whip from December 1988 to February 1993, and from July to November 1993. While in Parliament he was active in committee work, including: co-chairman of the Task Force on Technological Displacement and Manpower Retraining, 1983-1984; chair of the Standing Committee on Labour, Employment and Immigration, 1984-1987; member of the Special Committee on the Parliament of Canada Act, 1989-1990; member of the Legislative Committee on Bill C-17 (firearms control), 1991; chair of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform, 1992-1993; and member of the Committee on the Referendum Act, 1992. He was part of the Canadian delegation to the United Nations in 1984.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Jim's political papers: administrative records of Joe Clark's office (1976-1978); administrative records of the Calgary West Constituency Office; Ottawa correspondence (1989-1993); House of Commons speeches; Chief Government Whip files; minutes, proceedings and working papers of committee work; papers as delegate to United Nations; papers regarding the paper burden in Canadian embassies; private members bills introduced by Hawkes; election campaign records (1972-1998); records of the Kim Campbell ministry, including the only major caucus meeting (1993); newsclippings; photographs of political activities; videos and sound recording of Hawkes' speeches, and media activities; and reference material about the Reform Party. Also consists of Joanne and Jim Hawkes personal papers, related to their early life in Calgary; their YMCA and Sir George Williams activities in Montreal; Jim's University of Calgary career; memberships; finances; children and relatives. Includes Joanne's Progressive Conservative Parliamentary Spouses' Association papers.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Jim and Joanne Hawkes, 1993-2018.

The material is in English.

The Calgary West Constituency Office "case files" relating to constituents' affairs are restricted until 2013.

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

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The papers of Joanne's parents, Harold and Christine Herriot, are also held at Glenbow.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-8466, M-9010, M-9622, M-9908

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