Fonds PR1712 - Eric Musgreave fonds

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Eric Musgreave fonds

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    • 1975-1989 (Creation)

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    3.61 m of textual records

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    Eric Charles Musgreave was born July 21, 1921 in Condor, Alberta. He was the son of Frank and Louisa Musgreave. Eric was educated at the Western Canada High School in Calgary, Alberta. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. On June 23, 1942, Eric married Betty Patricia Diane Smith (1919-2006) of Ottawa; they had four children: Peter Charles, Diane Mary (Mack), Keith William and Neil Arthur.

    Following the war, Eric earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. In 1951, he began work with Imperial Oil Limited in Calgary; he remained with the company until retiring in 1976. He was the chairman of the Centennial Ravine Park Society in Calgary. Eric ran but was defeated in the provincial election in 1967. From 1967 until 1974 he was an alderman for the City of Calgary. He was first elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Progressive Conservative Party for the Calgary-McKnight electoral district in 1975; he was reelected in 1979, 1982 and 1986. He was chairman of the Alberta Research Council from 1979 until 1986 and in 1986 was appointed deputy chairman of Committees. Eric did not run in the 1989 provincial election.

    Eric Musgreave died June 16, 2000.

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    The fonds consists of the records of Eric Musgreave from his time as Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Calgary-McKnight Constituency. The records have been divided into the following series: Constituency records, Information Service records, Personal records, Speech records, Legislature records, Alberta Research Council records and Issue records.

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    Eric Musgreave deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1987 and 1989.


    Arrangement note: Eric Musgreave's original office filing system has been maintained. The separation of records from his MLA office and constituency office in Calgary has been maintained in PR1989.0069.

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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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        Information for the biographical sketch is taken from Calgary Corporate Records, Archives biographies of aldermen,\_0\_2\_98971\_0\_0\_18/m.pdf, accessed March 10, 2006, from the Canadian Parliamentary Guide, which is available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 328.71 C1601 PAA, and from the records.

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        Includes accessions PR1987.0320 and PR1989.0069.

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