- 1933-1997, predominant 1951-1997
Fonds consists of professional and personal records created and accumulated by Lawrence ‘Larry’ Grossman as Member of Provincial Parliament for the Toronto riding of St. Andrew-St. Patrick (1975-1987), leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (1985-1987), and his career activities following his exit from political office. Includes: correspondence; meeting minutes; research notes; briefing notes; reports; subject and clippings files; campaign materials and schedules; speeches; portraits and event photographs; audiovisual recordings of his television and radio appearances and interviews.
The records in this fonds document his contribution and involvement in the “Big Blue Machine” of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, the numerous Cabinet portfolios he held in the governments of Premier William ‘Bill’ Davis, his two campaigns for leader of the Party, and the end of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario’s forty-two years in government (1943-1985) and the adjustment of the Party’s new role as Official Opposition.
The fonds also includes materials belonging to his father, Allan Grossman, kept by Larry following his father’s death in 1991.
Fonds contains the following series:
S00698: Political files
S00699: Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario files
S00700: Personal files
S00701: Allan Grossman materials
S00702: Audiovisual materials