Jean Chrétien fonds [multiple media]

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    Type of material:
    Photographs, Textual material, Architectural and technical drawings, Maps and cartographic material, Art, Objects (including medals and pins), Moving images, Sound recordings
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    Archives / Collections and Fonds
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    • Jean Chrétien fonds
      Jean Chrétien fonds Fonds Jean Chrétien
  • Fonds includes:
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    Place of creation:
    422081 photographs : b&w and col.
    47 CD-R : electronic format col. image files.
    313.23 m of textual records.
    20 maps.
    48 plans.
    34 technical drawings.
    21 posters.
    16 buttons.
    7 stickers.
    3 pins.
    3 planches contact
    29 architectural drawings.
    2 watercolours.
    1453 videocassettes (ca. 1292 h) : Betacam SP, VHS, DVcam, Umatic.
    4142 audio cassettes (ca. 3171 h, 37 min).
    6 optical discs (ca. 33 h) : CD, DVD.
    1 reproduction : photomechanical print.
    1 badge.
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    Scope and content:
    Fonds consists of Jean Chrétien material related to his personal life and political career.
    Biography/Administrative history:
    Chrétien, Jean, 1934-: Jean Chrétien was first elected to the House of Commons for the Liberal Party in 1963. He was re-elected in 1965, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1979, 1980 and 1984. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1965 and to the Minister of Finance, 1966-1967. In April 1967, he was sworn to the Privy Council and has since, held the following appointments: Minister without Portfolio, 1967-1968; Minister of National Revenue, January 18 to July 6,1968; Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, July 6, 1968 to August 8,1974; President of the Treasury Board, August 8,1974 to September 14,1976; Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce, September 14, 1976 to September 16, 1977; Minister of Finance, September 16,1977 to June 4,1979; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, 1980-1982; Minister responsible for Constitutional Negotiations, 1980-1982; Minister of State for Social Development 1980-1982; Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, September 10,1982 to 1984; Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for External Affairs, 1984. He resigned from the House of Commons 27 February 1986. He was elected Leader, Liberal Party of Canada 23 June 1990 and re-elected to the House of Commons in a by-election on 10 December 1990. Sworn in as Leader of the Opposition, 21 December 1990. He became Prime Minister after the 1993 general election and resigned in December 2003. Queen Elizabeth has appointed former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien to the Order of Merit in 2009. He became the fourth Canadian ever to receive the award.
    Finding aid:
    Graphic material (photo) (Electronic) Jean Chrétien fonds: photographs. Excel spreadsheet on Art and Photo shared drive. 439 (18 18: Restricted)

    Document textuels (Electronic) MSS2427 (Restrictions not set)

    Additional information:
    General Note:
    Donated in 2004 from the Prime Minister's Office.
    Related control no.:
    2005-0289 VSA
    2007-0028 (VSA)
    2007-0152 VSA
    2009-0080 (VSA)
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