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Hilary Armstrong fonds
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- Armstrong, Hilary
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0.16 m of textual records
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Hilary Armstrong was born in northern England, and left school at 16 to take on secretarial work to help support her family. She became active in the Labour Party youth in Britain, in particular the ban-the-bomb movement of the 1960s. Emigrating to Canada in 1967, she joined the New Democratic Party (NDP) where she became very active in her local riding association, and in federal and provincial election campaigns. Armstrong subsequently joined the Waffle movement because of its stance on Canadian independence, and served as an organizer behind the scenes. She ceased her political activities in 1973 when she began her career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), first as a story editor. By the time of her retirement in 2006, she had worked as producer/director and senior editor in a variety of news, current affairs and documentary programs. She was awarded three Gemini Awards for her work.
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Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Waffle movement and includes clippings, campaign material, policy papers and research materials, minutes of the provincial executive and provincial council, some correspondence, Waffle newsletters and bulletins, educational material and bibliographies.
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Donated by Hilary Armstrong in 2010.
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Related records may be found in the James Laxer fonds (F0166), the Gordon Laxer fonds (F0561), Giles Endicott fonds (F0562), and the Kim Malcolmson and Paul Barber fonds (F0546).
The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2010-003. No further accruals are expected.
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- New Democratic Party. Waffle Movement. (Subject)
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2010/11/16 Dubeau:. (Creation)
2010/11/16 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2011/03/31 Dubeau. Completed finding aid.
2018/04/04 J. Grant. Corrected migrated records. Added GMD. Generated finding aid.