Collection PR1710 - Calgary Bar Association oral history project collection

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Calgary Bar Association oral history project collection

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    PR1710

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    • 1982-1984 (Creation)

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    0.36 m of textual records

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    In 1982, the Calgary Bar Association, with partial funding from the Alberta Law Foundation, sponsored an oral history project to record some of the legal history of southern Alberta. The Honourable William McGillivray, former Chief Justice of Alberta, suggested the project in order to preserve the remembrances and reminiscences of the senior members of southern Alberta's Bar and Bench.

    The aim of the project was to interview these senior members about their careers and their contemporaries. Susie Sparks was director and primary interviewer for the project.

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    The collection consists of 23 bound volumes of transcripts of interviews with lawyers, judges, sheriffs, court reporters and clerks relating to the practice of law in southern Alberta. The interviews were conducted by Susie Sparks and James H Gray. Those interviewed were: the Honourable Gordon H. Allen, Q.C., “Barney” Barnett and Tom Malcolm, R.H. Barron, Q.C., W.F. Bowker, Q.C., E.M. Bredin, Q.C., Chester V. Burns, Q.C., R.L. Fenerty, Q.C., Spencer Cumming, Q.C., J.H. Gray, Dr. Ruth Gorman, Rollie Jardine, A.W. MacDonald, M.E. Jones, Q.C., A.W. Henricks, Q.C., the Honourable J.H. Laycraft, the Honourable W.G.N. Egbert, E.W.N. Macdonald, Q.C., the Honourable L.D. MacLean, the Honourable E.C. Manning, R.A. MacKimmie, Q.C., the Honourable R. Martland, Q.C., Marie McCaffary, D.P. McDonald, Q.C., the Honourable J.V.H. Milvain, Q.C., D.P. McLaws, Q.C., Archdeacon Cecil Swanson, Judge F. Thurgood, E. Kush, Q.C., A. Gilchrist, Mrs. Harry Nolan, Mrs. Orrin Might, Ruth Patterson, R.G. Black, Q.C., J.M. Pritchard, Q.C., J.J. Saucier, Q.C., Arthur R. Smith and Peter S. Vallance.

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    The Calgary Bar Association deposited the records in memory of Mr. Justice McGillivray in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1987.

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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 not available.

        Associated materials

        The Legal Archives Society of Alberta in Calgary, Alberta holds the original taped interviews from the project in the Calgary Bar Association fonds. The Glenbow Archives also holds transcripts of the interviews in their Calgary Bar Association fonds.

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        Information for the administrative history is taken from the records.

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        Includes accession PR1987.0330.

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