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Title:
Lorne Lee Leavitt fonds

Date(s):
1921-1971

Physical Description:
50 cm of textual records. -- 8 photographs

History:
Lorne Lee Leavitt, 1906-1984, was born at Leavitt, Alberta. He studied at the Calgary Normal School and Universities of Alberta and Minnesota, and was a teacher for many years in Banff, Alberta and Calgary. In 1929 he married Elizabeth Stobbs and they had three children. His political career began in 1952 when he was elected the Social Credit Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Banff-Cochrane. He unsuccessfully ran as a federal Social Credit candidate for 1958. He was elected to the Alberta Legislature again in 1963 and 1967. He retired in 1971.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of educational certificates and school inspectors reports; correspondence; speeches, campaign records, newsclippings and scrapbook about political career; and briefs and reference material about juvenile delinquency.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Ruth Leavitt, 1984.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

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

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/leavitt.cfm

Related:
Other Leavitt records are held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
There is an interview with Leavitt in the Charles Ursenbach Oral History Project at Glenbow (RCT 781-15).

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 6844, PA 2594, PB 637, NA 4636

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