Fonds PR4068 - Joanna Miazga fonds

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Joanna Miazga fonds

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    • 1984-1988 (Creation)

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    0.03 m of textual records. – 19 photographs. – 1 sign.

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    Joanna Miazga was born in Saskatchewan and was raised there and in Stettler, Alberta. She attended the University of Alberta and the University of Ottawa before working in the Canada Works program of the federal government, based in Alberta. She then worked for the Government of British Columbia in a job creation department before becoming a northern Alberta representative for the Public Service Alliance of Canada.

    Miazga was active in the New Democratic Party (NDP), both at federal and provincial levels. She managed the Kootenay East riding campaign for the NDP in the 1975 British Columbia provincial election, was president of the Calgary North federal NDP constituency association, and was vice-president of the Calgary North Hill provincial NDP association. She also served as the president of the Edmonton South federal NDP constituency association before running as the NDP candidate in that riding for the 1984 federal election. She finished second, behind winner Jim Edwards of the Progressive Conservatives.

    She again tried to run for office as the NDP candidate in the 1986 Alberta provincial election but failed to win the NDP nomination for the Edmonton Strathcona riding, losing to Gordon Wright, who would go on to win the riding in the general election.

    After her campaigns, she returned to work for the Public Service Alliance of Canada as a union representative and remained active in her community, including holding office with the Belgravia Community League in Edmonton.

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    The records were created and maintained by Joanna Miazga and donated by her to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 2018.

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    The fonds consists of campaign literature (pamphlets and copies of the Edmonton South Alternative, a newsprint of Miazga’s platform and positions) for both Miazga’s provincial and federal campaigns, correspondence, and NDP publications. There are also photographs of Miazga’s public appearances and portraits for campaign literature, as well as hand-written speeches for public appearances.

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    • English

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      Permission for use required.

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      Further accruals are not expected.

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      The records have not yet been processed and are in the state in which they were donated.

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      Includes the following accessions: PR2018.1299

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