Fonds PR2000 - Art Dixon fonds

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Art Dixon fonds

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    PR2000

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    • 1945-1979 (Creation)

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    0.6 m of textual records and other material.

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    (1919-2007)

    Biographical history

    Art Dixon was born December 1, 1919 in Windlestone, County of Durham, England. Dixon was raised in Okotoks, Alberta and moved to Calgary to join the Royal Canadian Air Force.

    In 1944 Dixon married Dorothea Evans (1921-1992) and after the war Dixon established Dixon Real Estate Services. In 1952 Dixon, representing the Social Credit party, was elected M.L.A for Calgary, and would later hold the seat for Calgary-Southeast and Calgary Millican until he was defeated in 1975. In 1979, Dixon ran and lost as the Social Credit candidate for Calgary-Millican. From 1963 until 1972, Dixon was the 7th Speaker of the Alberta Legislature.

    Upon retirement from politics, Dixon continued working in real estate and acted as a volunteer Citizen Court judge. In 1979, Dixon was appointed to the Order of Canada and received the Medal of Canada. Also in 1979, Dixon was awarded the Alberta Achievement Award in recognition for his volunteer commitment to a variety of organizations including the Salvation Army, Kiwanis international and the Calgary Real Estate Board. As recognition to his work with the Salvation Army of Canada, Dixon was awarded that organizations highest civilian honour, the International Distinguished Service Award.

    Art and Dorothea had two children: Thomas and Donald. He later married Marguerite Dixon. Art Dixon died in Calgary on February 5, 2007

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    Scope and content

    The fonds consists of materials relating to Art Dixon’s political career and dates from 1945-1979. The fonds includes Social Credit pamphlets, election pamphlets for Dixon, committee files, clipping files, correspondence, Social Credit meeting minutes and banners used by William Aberhart in election campaigning.

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    The records were acquired from Art Dixon in 2007.

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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        File list is available.

        Associated materials

        The Provincial Archives of Alberta holds the records of the Social Credit Party of Alberta as well as the premier’s office records of Social Credit premier’s William Aberhart, Ernest Manning and Harry Strom.

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        General note

        Information for the biographical sketch is taken from Art Dixon’s obituary in the Calgary Herald, February 12, 2007.

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        Includes accession PR2007.0002.

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        Includes 2 audio reels, 4 audio discs, 1 photograph and 2 banners.

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