Brian Mulroney fonds [multiple media (some electronic)]
Record Information – Brief
Brian Mulroney fonds [multiple media (some electronic)]
- Hierarchical level:
- R10250-0-0-E, MG26-P
- Type of material:
- Textual material, Photographs, Moving images, Sound recordings, Stamps and stamp products, Art
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
- Item ID number:
- Context of this record:
Record Information – Details
- Fonds includes:
321 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)
- Bilingual equivalent:
- Place of creation:
- No place, unknown, or undetermined
721.735 m of textual records.
12.4 GB of textual records.
1 film (13 min, 38 s) : motion picture
ca. 2,342 videocassettes (ca. 2,172 h).
ca. 2,991 audio cassettes (ca. 2,940 h).
4 audio discs (13 min, 38 s).
7 photographs : 2 b&w and 5 col.
2 panes of labels.
2 postal covers.
2 albums of philatelic records.
1 v. of philatelic records.
- Language of material:
- Added language of material:
- English, French
- Scope and content:
The fonds contains material on Brian Mulroney's early life, n.d., 1946-1983; extensive documentation on his political career, 1983-1993; and some files on his post-political life, 1993-1998. It consists of the following series: Series P 1, Montreal Series: Pre-1984, n.d., 1945-1984; Series P 2, Leader of the Opposition Correspondence Series, 1982-1985; Series P 3, PMO Series, 1984-1995; Series P 4, Press Office Series, n.d., 1975-1993; Series P 5, PMO Communications Series, n.d., 1981-1989; Series P 6, Speeches Series, n.d., 1974-1993; Series P 7, Language Services Series, n.d., 1983-1989; Series P 8, Personal Series, n.d., 1956-1997; Series P 9, PMO Scheduling Series, 1978-1993; Series P 10, Special Projects Series, 1984-1993; Series P 11, Ministerial Travel and Tours Series, n.d., 1979-1993; Series P 12, Events Series, 1983-1993; Series P 13, Mila Mulroney Series, n.d., 1969-1995; Series P 14, Legislative Assistant Series, n.d., 1976-1993; Series P 15, Caucus Liaison Series, n.d., 1979-1993; Series P 16, Senior Staff Series, n.d., 1945-1995; Series P 17, Constituency Series, n.d., 1977-1993; Series P 18, Hill Office Series, n.d., 1949, 1965-1993; Series P 19, Appointments Series, 1980, 1984-1993; Series P 20, Briefing Books and Other Memoranda Series, 1984-1993; Series P 21, PMO Staff Records Series, 1984-1993; and Series P 22, Post-Political Series, n.d., 1984-1998. Fonds also includes 1 Globe of the world presented to Brian Mulroney by President Mitterand of France The audiovisual portion of the fonds consists primarily of speeches, interviews and broadcasts pertaining to the career of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Fonds also includesphilatelic records collected by Brian Mulroney.
- Biography/Administrative history:
Mulroney, Brian, 1939- : Prime Minister of Canada Lawyer Politician Businessman Brian Mulroney was born on 20 March 1939 at Baie-Comeau, Quebec, son of Benedict Martin Mulroney and Irene O'Shea. He married Mila Pivnicki in 1973. He was educated at St. Francis Xavier University and at Laval University. He worked for the Montreal law firm of Ogilvy Renault 1964-1976. In 1974, he was appointed to the Cliche Royal Commission to study the Quebec construction industry and unions. In 1976 he was a candidate for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party, and was defeated by Joe Clark. In 1976 he was appointed Executive Vice-President of Iron Ore Company and in 1977 he was appointed President. He was elected leader of the P.C. Party on 11 June 1983. Brian Mulroney was first elected to the House of Commons (Central Nova, N.S.) in a by-election on 29 August 1983. He was re-elected in the 1984 general election (Manicouagan, Qué.), where he led the P.C. Party to a majority of seats in the House of Commons. He was sworn in as Prime Minister on 17 September 1984. In the general election of 1988, he was again re-elected (Charlevoix, Qué.) and again led the P.C. Party to a majority of seats in the House of Commons. On 24 February 1993, he announced his forthcoming resignation as Prime Minister and leader of the P.C. Party. He remained the M.P. for Charlevoix after the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell was sworn in as Prime Minister on 25 June 1993 and until the federal election of 25 October 1993. Mr. Mulroney resumed his law practice in Montreal and served as director for several corporations, charity and educational organizations.
- Finding aid:
Textual records (Electronic) File lists have been created for the records in series P 1 through P 20 and P 22 (see finding aid # 1984). The P 3 series has a correspondence tracking system (in electronic format) that should be consulted when searching for specific correspondence. The correspondence tracking system contains numerous fields that may be searched, including: correspondent, subject and date. Series P 21 consists entirely of electronic records. MSS1984 (90: Open)
- Additional information:
- General Note:
- The records were donated by the Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney between 1993 and 1998.
- Language note:
- Approximately 25 percent of the correspondence received in the P3-1 sub-series is French. The Constituency series (P 17) also contains French records.
- Subject heading:
- Prime Ministers - Canada Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
- Opposition (Political) - Canada Iron Ore Company of Canada
- Politicians - Canada St. Francis Xavier University
- Political conventions - Canada Commission d'enquête sur l'exercice de la liberté syndicale dans l'industrie de la construction (Commission Cliche)
- Construction industry - Canada Cliche Commission
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Ordering and Viewing Options
- Conditions of access:
All photographs in the fonds are closed to public access with the sole exception being serious academic requests.
- Date modified: