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Solon E. Low fonds


Physical Description:
6.75 m of textual records. -- 1 photograph

Solon Earl Low, 1900-1962, was born in Cardston, Alberta. He first married in 1920 and had three children. After divorcing his wife he married Alice Fern Litchfield of Raymond in 1922, and they had five children. He was educated at the Calgary Normal School and the University of Southern California, USA and taught at schools in Raymond and Stirling. He sat as a Social Credit Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in the Alberta Legislature from 1935 to 1944, and served as provincial treasurer, 1937-1944. He was elected leader of the Social Credit Association of Canada in 1944 and remained leader until he resigned in 1958. He was first elected to the Canadian Parliament in 1945, and sat until defeated in 1958. He resumed teaching until he was appointed judge of the juvenile and family court in Lethbridge in 1961.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of alphabetically arranged correspondence and subject files pertaining to his career as leader of the national Social Credit Association and Member of Parliament (MP). Includes correspondence with Social Credit leaders and strategists, and provincial Social Credit Leagues; and policies, caucus minutes, press releases, speeches, radio broadcasts and other party records.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: William Aberhart, W.A.C. Bennett, R.W. Bonner, Communist Party, Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), John Decore, George Drew, Maurice L. Duplessis, A.O. Fimrite, F.W. Gilliland, Ronald Gostick, L.C. Halmrast, E.G. Hansell, E.W. Hinman, A.J. Hooke, Hutterites, irrigation, Charles E. Johnston, Orvis Kennedy, Ira McLaughlin, Ernest C. Manning, George C. Marler, Paul Martin, Victor Quelch, F.D. Shaw, Louis St. Laurent, N.E. Tanner, Gordon Taylor, and David Ure.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Alice Low and the Alberta Social Credit League, 1959, 1965.

The material is in English.

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Finding Aids:
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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-695, M-1757, PA-2459, NA-4470

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