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Ellen C. Adams fonds
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- Adams, Ellen C., 1925-1982
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3.75 m of textual records
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Ellen C. Adams (1925-1982), was born in Germany and emigrated to Canada in 1948. Her original name was Cammnitzer, which she changed during an election campaign in 1963. Adams was a member of the administrative staff of the Canadian Co-operative Federation and later served for twenty years as assistant to Ontario New Democratic Party leaders Donald MacDonald and Stephen Lewis. She was twice unsuccessful in provincial elections (1963, 1973) running under the NDP banner. Adams was also influential in Toronto municipal politics as a leader in the Stop Spadina (Expressway) movement, executive of the Avenue-Bay Cottingham Ratepayers' Association, and as a founding executive member of the Confederation of Residents' and Ratepayers' Associations. In 1975 Adams took up a position in the Institutional Branch of the Ontario Ombudsmans Office.
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The fonds documents Ellen C. Adams' political activities at municipal level in the Toronto area for the period 1956-1975, including her involvement with the Avenue Bay Cottingham Ratepayers' Association and the Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations (CORRA). Records include subject files pertaining to the City of Toronto Council, the City of Toronto Planning Board, Toronto municipal elections, transportation and the waterfront, as well as meeting minutes, periodicals, books, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, a map and directory, reports, papers and briefs.
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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1976-004, 1979-001. Further accruals may be expected.
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2002/03/22 Jizi Chen:. (Creation)
2002/03/22 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/15 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, access, finding aid, related material notes. Removed note re: supplied title.
2017/10/10 J. Grant. Added GMD, updated scope and content, corrected dates and added date range, corrected typographical errors, updated related materials, published descriptions.