Fonds F0640 - Harvey Cashore fonds

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Harvey Cashore fonds

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5.7 m of textual records
26 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm or smaller
3 audio cassettes

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Harvey Cashore, journalist and writer, grew up near Vancouver, British Columbia. He moved to Ottawa in 1982 to attend Carleton University, graduating with a Bachelor of Journalism in 1987. In 1986, Cashore began working for author John Sawatsky on a book on the Ottawa lobbying industry, where he first began investigating the Airbus affair. In 1987, Cashore continued working with Sawatsky as a research associate on his book, "Mulroney : the politics of ambition." During the "Mulroney" project Cashore cultivated sources in the Prime Minister's inner circle, some of whom would prove valuable in later years as the Airbus story gained momentum. Cashore was hired as a researcher in the Ottawa bureau of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in 1989, later returning to work on the Mulroney biography published in 1991. That year, he joined CBC's "The Fifth Estate" as a researcher, becoming an associate producer in 1993 and a producer in 1995. He also worked as producer and senior editor for the CBC's "Disclosure," a television series devoted to investigative journalism. Cashore now serves as senior producer for CBC News' Special Investigations Unit. Cashore's investigative work has garnered nominations and awards from the Canadian Association of Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), the Canadian Bar Association, the Hillman Foundation, the Michener Awards Foundation, the Geminis and the Screen Awards. He is also the co-author (with Stevie Cameron) of "The Last amigo : Karlheinz Schreiber and the anatomy of a scandal" (2001), which received the Best Crime Non-Fiction Book of the Year Arthur Ellis Award (Crime Writers' of Canada), and author of "The Truth shows up : a reporter's fifteen-year odyssey tracking down the truth about Mulroney, Schreiber and the Airbus scandal" (2010).

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Fonds consists of records documenting Harvey Cashore's work as a journalist, writer and television producer throughout three decades of covering the Airbus story, including work on four books and several documentaries for CBC's "The Fifth Estate," all of which formed a personal storyline documented in his 2010 book, "The Truth shows up," about his experiences investigating Airbus, Karlheinz Schreiber and Brian Mulroney. These records are primarily research files, which include correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, notes, transcripts, government documents, photographs and audio cassettes, as well as manuscripts for "The Truth shows up."

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Donated by Harvey Cashore in 2013.


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  • English
  • German

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Access to recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted by Harvey Cashore is restricted for 30 years after the date of the interview. Researchers seeking access to these documents must make written application to Harvey Cashore through the University Archivist, outlining their research project and their purpose in consulting these documents.

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Materials relating to the Airbus affair, Brian Mulroney, and Karlheinz Schreiber can also be found in the Stevie Cameron fonds, F0190.

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2011-051. Further accruals may be expected.

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Some items are written in German.

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2013/10/22 J. Grant:. (Creation)
2013/10/22 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2013/10/29 J. Grant. Correction of punctuation omission.
2014/04/23 M. Moir. Revisions to scope and content note based on donor's suggestions.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2020/03/26 KCP, N. Somerset. Added subject access points.
2020/04/14 E. Corbett-Nicholson. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Addition of GMD and accession numbers. Published description and generated finding aid.

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  • English


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