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Series 1


Personal records. – 1939-1964. – John Blackmore was a man of varied concerns and this series, arranged chronologically, contains information he collected and/or wrote on a number of his interests. Prominent amongst the material are various religious tracts and correspondence about Latter Day Saints Church doctrine. Included as well are some letters on family, financial and political affairs; an autobiography of Blackmore’s early life; invitations and programmes from both Cardston and Ottawa; and copies of radio scripts (see also Series 12- radio broadcasts, 1935-1958). A copy of R. W. Pilling’s The Blue Flame is held within these records as are a few family photographs.

M-100-1 Personal- general. – n.d.
M-100-2 “The Story of My Life” by John Blackmore (photocopy fragment). – 1935
M-100-3 Notes and drafts of letter to George R. Heath regarding Angels. – 1949
M-100-4 Personal- general. – 1940-1949
M-100-5 Personal- general. – 1950-1951
M-100-6 Personal- general. – 1952-1957
M-100-7 Personal- general. – 1958
M-100-8 Personal- general. – 1959
M-100-9 Personal- general. – 1960-1964

Series 2


Personal- Political correspondence. – 1945-1964. – This series consists of notes between Blackmore and his colleagues in the House of Commons, clippings from magazines and newspapers about his career, and letters received from constituents and friends asking for assistance or expressing their support, particularly over the Lethbridge Herald brouhaha.

M-100-10 Political correspondence. – 1945-1964

Series 3


Personal- Family correspondence. – 1951. – The Blackmore family were prolific letter writers and this series contains their correspondence from 1951. Files M-100-11, M-100-12, M-100-15, and M-100-16 contain notes sent by John to his wife, Emily, while he was in Ottawa for sessions of the House of Commons. Messages commence on March 3 and continue until June 20 then resume on October 5 and go until December 19. For much of this period John wrote daily, sometimes, reporting on mundane matters like the weather and his routine, often times critiquing his and others’ performance in the House, but always, expressing his love and affection for Emily. File M-100-13 contains one letter from Emily to John reporting on family happenings and Cardston events. File M-100-17 contains more of the same type of letters from the Blackmore children, especially Verla, who tells of life in Washington, D. C. where she spent time as a Mormon missionary. M-100-18 contains invitations.

M-100-11 John Blackmore to Emily Blackmore. – March-April 1951
M-100-12 John Blackmore to Emily Blackmore. – May-June 1951
M-100-13 Emily Blackmore to John Blackmore. – September 1951
M-100-14 John Blackmore to Emily Blackmore. – October 1951
M-100-15 John Blackmore to Emily Blackmore. – November 1951
M-100-16 John Blackmore to Emily Blackmore. – December 1951
M-100-17 Correspondence with children. – 1950-1951
M-100-18 Family invitations. – 1951

Series 4


Teaching Records, Raymond, Alberta. – 1921-1931. – Blackmore’s chosen vocation was teaching and a preferred avocation was leading Sunday school classes for his church. The material here reflects those interests. File M-100-19 has an annotated copy of the 1931 Departmental Examination and the 1921 results for thirteen students. File M-100-20 has three Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Teacher Training Texts with lesson questions prepared by Blackmore himself.

M-100-19 High School Matriculation Examinations. – 1921, 1931
M-100-20 Mormon Teacher Training manuals, annotated. – 1924- 1927

Series 5


Member of Parliament, Lethbridge, Alberta- Office Administration records. – 1943-1953. – These records, comprised of forms, notices, correspondence, bills, and index, diaries, and a cash receipt book; result from workings of Blackmore’s office from 1943-1958. With rare exceptions, the diaries are not an account of his feelings, but rather a collection of facts like reading lists, addresses, appointments, and other reminders. There are, however, jottings on the action Blackmore took in response to constituents’ requests which provide greater insight into how his time was spent each day.

M-100-21 Office Administration- general. – 1943-1958
M-100-22 File index. – [ca.1945]
M-100-23 Diaries. – 1949-1956
M-100-24 Diaries. – 1957-1958
M-100-25 Mail contacts on Communists. – 1954
M-100-26 Book distribution records. – [ca. 1955]

Series 6


Member of Parliament, Lethbridge, Alberta- Speeches. – 1935-1958. – Like any politician, Blackmore gave speeches and this series contains one he delivered in the House of Commons, to groups on Ottawa, and among constituents back in Alberta. Spanning the entire length of his parliamentary career and ranging over the variety of his interests, but particularly focussed on Social Credit economic theory and the Communist conspiracy, the speeches are written with distinctive red and blue pencil in note form. Some complete are presented as recorded in the House of Commons Debates. Another sense of Blackmore’s ideas can be gleaned from the research notes and pamphlets contained within the files. Finally, a few examples of Blackmore’s preparation of questions for committee hearings are included.

M-100-27 Banking and Commerce Committee- notes. – n.d.[ca. 1955]
M-100-28 “Canaan’s Sons”- draft [fragment]. – n.d.
M-100-29 “The Communist Conspiracy in the United States”- notes [fragment]. – n.d.
M-100-30 Guernsey Island- notes and drafts. – n.d.
M-100-31 Guernsey Island- notes. – n.d.
M-100-32 Korea- notes. – n.d.
M-100-33 “Our Tragedy in China and Asia”- notes and draft. – n.d. [ca. 1954]
M-100-34 Religious matters- notes and drafts. – n.d.
M-100-35 Report of Speech at Cardston Rotary Club on International Communism. – n.d.
M-100-36 Social Credit- monetary proposals- notes. – n.d.
M-100-37 Social Credit- monetary proposals- notes. – n.d.
M-100-38 Social Credit- monetary proposals- notes. – n.d.
M-100-39 ” The Struggle for Water”- notes. – n.d.
M-100-40 United Nations- notes. – n.d.
M-100-41 War effort [fragment]. – n.d.
M-100-42 “What of Our Indians”- draft. – n.d.
M-100-43 “White and Communism”. – n.d.
M-100-44 Monetary reform- draft. – 1935
M-100-45 Excerpts used in speeches. – 1935-1936
M-100-46 Monetary reform- notes and drafts. – 1936
M-100-47 Monetary reform- drafts [fragments]. – 1939
M-100-48 Speech- draft. – 1943
M-100-49 House of Commons- notes and drafts. – 1944
M-100-50 House of Commons- notes and drafts. – 1945
M-100-51 Evolution- notes and drafts. – 1945
M-100-52 Sugar- notes. – 1946
M-100-53 United Nation Organization- notes. – 1947
M-100-54 Speeches- notes. – 1948
M-100-55 Speeches- notes and drafts. – 1949
M-100-56 House of Commons- Japanese Peace Treaty- notes. – 1952
M-100-57 British-Canadian relations. – 1952
M-100-58 Carnegie Library- Social Credit Philosophy lectures. – n.d.
M-100-59 House of Commons- Sugar I-VII- notes. – 1952- 1953
M-100-60 House of Commons Debates– annotated offprints. – 1952
M-100-61 House of Commons- Senator Joseph McCarthy; Communist Espionage- notes and drafts. – 1953
M-100-62 House of Commons- notes. – 1953-1954
M-100-63 House of Commons Debates– annotated offprints. – 1953
M-100-64 House of Commons- note. – 1954
M-100-65 Constituent’s course on Communism- notes. – 1955
M-100-66 “Laying the Cornerstone of Enduring Peace”- draft. – 1955
M-100-67 House of Commons- Alberta Social Credit Government Record- notes. – 1955
M-100-68 House of Commons. – 1955
M-100-69 House of Commons- Dean Acheson- notes. – 1955
M-100-70 House of Commons- finance and budget matters- notes. – 1955
M-100-71 House of Commons- notes and drafts. – 1955
M-100-72 House of Commons Debates– annotated offprints. – 1955
M-100-73 “Rule Britannia and the British are Jacob”- notes. – 1956
M-100-74 House of Commons- notes. – 1956
M-100-75 House of Commons Debates– annotated offprints. – 1956
M-100-76 1957 Election Campaign- notes and drafts. – 1957
M-100-77 “Sacred Fallacy” by W. B. Harvey and Blackmore’s reply- draft. – n.d.
M-100-78 House of Commons- notes and drafts. – 1957
M-100-79 House of Commons Debates– annotated offprints. – 1957
M-100-80 1958 Election Campaign- notes and drafts. – 1958
M-100-81 Guernsey Island- notes and drafts. – 1958
M-100-82 “Notes on a speech delivered before the Cardston Rotary Club”. – 1958
M-100-83 “What Social Credit Has Done in the Twenty-two and One-Half Years of its Administrative Experience in Canada, from 1935 to 1958”- draft. – 1958
M-100-84 House of Commons Debates– annotated offprints. – 1958

Series 7


Member of Parliament, Lethbridge, Alberta- Radio broadcasts. – 1935-1958. – Social Credit politicians realized radio was an important means of communication and Blackmore used the airwaves to reach his constituents. Through an arrangement with the radio bureau programme and news service in Ottawa and CJOC, a Lethbridge station, he had a ten minute programme every second Sunday evening to speak to southern Albertans. – This series contains the actual scripts used and mimeographed transcripts that apparently were distributed to listeners. The speeches themselves can be placed into two general categories; one where Blackmore comments on issues of the day, as in the April 20, 1956 broadcast concerning the devil in the Queen’s hair and the other where he deals with long term concerns like the set delivered from January 24 to May 9, 1954 about the Communist menace. Of particular interest, too, are the speeches Blackmore made in response to Lethbridge Herald reports and editorials which provide fascinating insight into the interplay between politics and the media. There is also a small amount of research material and business correspondence.

M-100-85 Radio broadcasts- draft. – 1935 View now.
M-100-86 Radio broadcasts- draft and transcripts. – 1939 View now.
M-100-87 Election Campaign- radio. Broadcast with Premier William Aberhart. – 1940 View now.
M-100-88 Radio broadcasts- drafts and transcripts. – 1943 View now.
M-100-89 Radio broadcasts- drafts and transcripts. – 1946 View now.
M-100-90 Radio broadcasts- drafts and transcripts. – 1947 View now.
M-100-91 Radio broadcasts- drafts and transcripts. – 1948 View now.
M-100-92 Radio broadcasts- drafts and transcripts. – 1949 View now.
M-100-93 Radio broadcasts- drafts and transcripts. – 1950 View now.
M-100-94 Radio broadcasts- drafts and transcripts. – 1951 View now.
M-100-95 Radio broadcasts- sugar- notes. – 1952 View now.
M-100-96 Radio broadcasts- sugar- notes. – 1953 View now.
M-100-97 Radio broadcasts- sugar- notes. – 1954 View now.
M-100-98 Radio broadcasts- German re-armament- notes. – 1955
M-100-99 Radio broadcasts- Sugar- notes. – 1955 View now.
M-100-100 Radio broadcasts- drafts and transcripts. – 1956 View now.
M-100-101 Lethbridge Airport- drafts and transcripts. – 1956
M-100-102 Radio broadcasts- drafts and transcripts. – 1957 View now.
M-100-103 Radio broadcasts- notes, drafts and transcripts. – 1958

Series 8


Member of Parliament, Lethbridge, Alberta- Subject files. – 1935-1950. – This series contains the correspondence, press releases, government documents, committee submissions, periodicals, newspaper clippings and other assorted material accumulated by Blackmore’s office over a fourteen year period. Much of it dates from the Second World War period and it has been left in its original order, that is alphabetically arranged subject files. From them, it is possible to gain insight into the areas of expertise Blackmore developed (files M-100-190-M-100-207 which deal with various aspects of the sugar beet industry is a good illustration), the work he was called upon to do not only by his constituents, but also by other Canadians (such as the requests for passports found in file M-100-169 and assistance rendered veterans in files M-100-222-M-100-228 respectively), and finally the people who regularly passed on ideas and theories to him (the C. W. Deans letters file M-100-120 are among Blackmore’s more intriguing correspondents).

M-100-104 “A”. – 1933-1934
M-100-105 “Aberhart, Hon. William. – 1938-1940
M-100-106 Agriculture. – 1943-1947
M-100-107 Alberta Government. – 1949
M-100-108 Atomic Energy. – 1946
M-100-109 Banking and commerce. – [ca. 1944]
M-100-110 Bennett, Rt. Hon. R. B.- transcripts and speeches. – 1935
M-100-111 Blackmore [family]. – 1940-1941
M-100-112 Bowman, A. – 1947
M-100-113 British Empire. – 1941-1945
M-100-114 British Empire. – 1941-1945
M-100-115 British North America Act. – 1935
M-100-116 “C”. – 1944
M-100-117 Coal. – 1943-1948
M-100-118 Coal. – 1945
M-100-119 Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. – [ca. 1941- 1945]
M-100-120 “D”. – 1943-1945
M-100-121 Dependent’s allowance. – 1944-1945
M-100-122 Empire Parliamentary Association. – 1941
M-100-123 “F”. – 1943-1944
M-100-124 Fitzgerald, John J. – 1945
M-100-125 “G”. – 1944-1945
M-100-126 Hansard. – 1944
M-100-127 Hutterites. – 1941-1943
M-100-128 Immigration. – 1947
M-100-129 Indians. – 1944, 1947-1949
M-100-130 Indian Affairs. – 1944
M-100-131 Industrial Relations Committee- submissions, and notes. – 1946
M-100-132 Industrial Relations Committee- submissions and notes. – 1946
M-100-133 Industrial Relations Committee- submissions and notes. – 1946
M-100-134 Industrial Relations Committee- submissions and notes. – 1946
M-100-135 International Monetary Arrangements. – 1939- 1944
M-100-136 International Joint Commission- Saint Mary and Milk Rivers- Briefs and Appendices A-F. – 1931
M-100-137 International Joint Commission- Saint Mary and Milk Rivers- Brief Appendix D. – 1931
M-100-138 International Joint Commission- Saint Mary and Milk Rivers Water Development Committee report. – 1942
M-3751 International Joint Commission- Submission regarding Saint Mary and Belly Rivers. – 1950
M-100-139 International Joint Commission- report on Sage Creek Investigation in Alberta. – 1946
M-100-140 International Joint Commission- Sage Creek Reference Submissions. – 1946-1950
M-100-141 International Joint Commission- Sage Creek Reference Submission. – 1947
M-100-142 Irrigation. – 1937-1939
M-100-143 Irrigation. – 1939-1941
M-100-144 Irrigation. – 1940-1945
M-100-145 Irrigation. – 1949-1950
M-100-146 “J”. – 1943
M-100-147 Jewish Problem. – 1941-1943
M-100-148 Jewish Problem. – n.d.
M-100-149 Justice Department. – 1944
M-100-150 “K”. – 1943
M-100-151 “L”. – 1943-1945
M-100-152 Labour- General. – 1945
M-100-155 Legislation- Federal and Provincial. – 1944
M-100-156 Lethbridge Constituency. – 1939-1940
M-100-157 Maritimes. – 1935-1936
M-100-158 Mennonites. – 1949
M-100-159 Monetary matters. – 1935-1945
M-100-160 Monetary matters. – 1945-1947
M-100-161 Monetary matters- Caucus questionnaire. – 1949
M-100-162 Monetary matters- extracts. – 1935-1936
M-100-163 Monetary matters- extracts. – 1936-1942
M-100-164 “O”. – 1949
M-100-165 Oil and Gas. – 1940-1948
M-100-166 “P”. – 1944-1945
M-100-167 Palestine. – 1944-1947
M-100-168 Palestine. – 1947-1948
M-100-169 Passports. – 1947-1949
M-100-170 Pension and Health Department. – 1944- 1946
M-100-171 Potato Starch. – 1949
M-100-172 Post Office Department. – 1944-1946
M-100-173 Press releases. – 1949
M-100-174 “Q”. – 1943
M-100-175 “R”. – 1944-1945
M-100-176 Railway [Resolution against CNR Unification-Town of Dauphin, Manitoba]. – 1938
M-100-177 Resolutions. – 1944-1945
M-100-178 Resolutions. – 1947
M-100-179 Robert, W. H. – 1936
M-100-180 Rowell-Sirois Report- extracts and notes. – 1940- 1945
M-100-181 “S”. – 1944-1945
M-100-182 Social Affairs. – 1941-1949
M-100-183 Social Credit- general. – 1935-1940
M-100-184 Social Credit- general. – 1943-1949
M-100-185 Social Credit- Alberta Social Credit Hour. – 1948
M-100-186 Social Credit- Saskatchewan. – 1948
M-100-187 Social Credit- publications. – 1941-1949
M-100-188 Speaking Invitations. – 1944
M-100-189 St. Lawrence Seaway. – 1941
M-100-190 Sugar- general. – 1936
M-100-191 Sugar- general. – 1937
M-100-192 Sugar- general. – 1938
M-100-193 Sugar- general. – 1939
M-100-194 Sugar- general. – 1940
M-100-195 Sugar- general. – 1941
M-100-196 Sugar- general. – 1942
M-100-197 Sugar- general. – 1943
M-100-198 Sugar- general. – 1944
M-100-199 Sugar- general. – 1945
M-100-200 Sugar- general. – 1946
M-100-201 Sugar- general. – 1947
M-100-202 Sugar- general. – 1948
M-100-203 Sugar- general. – 1949
M-100-204 Sugar- information.. – 1923-1935
M-100-205 Sugar- information. “Sugar Beet Industry in Canada” by Paul Martin. – 1936
M-100-206 Sugar- information. – 1947
M-100-207 Sugar- information. Sugar Facts. – 1948
M-100-208 Secretary of State. – 1937-1938
M-100-209 Taxation. – 1943
M-100-210 Technocracy. – 1944
M-100-211 Torey, Henry E. – [ca. 1940]
M-100-212 Trade and Commerce Department. – 1943
M-100-213 Trans-Canada Highway. – 1947-1949
M-100-214 “U”. – n.d.
M-100-215 United Nations- [annotated information]. – 1945
M-100-216 Veterans- general. – 1941-1944
M-100-217 Veterans- general. – 1945-1946
M-100-218 Veterans- general. – 1947
M-100-219 Veterans- general. – 1948
M-100-220 Veterans- general. – 1949
M-100-221 Veterans- cases- Burns, Edwin. – 1949
M-100-222 Veterans- cases- Campbell, Lowell T. – 1946- 1947
M-100-223 Burns, Veterans- cases- Connonton, Frank. – 1947- 1948
M-100-224 Veterans- cases- Crowhurst, Albert B. W. – 1944- 1946
M-100-225 Veterans- general- Ewan, Allen Lawrence. – 1948- 1949
M-100-226 Veterans- cases- Harvey, Thomas P. – 1948- 1949
M-100-227 Veterans- cases- Hong Kong Prisoners of War. – 1947-1948
M-100-228 Veterans- Kirchner, Walter H. [Canadian Combat Veterans’ Association]. – 1948-1950
M-100-229 Veterans- McCann Commission. – 1948- 1950
M-100-230 Veterans- Psychiatrists. – 1946-1948
M-100-231 Veterans- Widows. – 1944
M-100-232 Wartime Prices and Trade Board. – 1947
M-100-233 War Assets Corporation. – 1944
M-100-234 Waterton Lakes National Park. – 1940, 1943
M-100-235 Wool. – 1943
M-100-236 World Natural Resources. – 1935-1939

Series 9


Member of Parliament, Lethbridge, Alberta- Publications- Drafts and Correspondence. – 1936-1944. – This series is concerned with Blackmore’s writing and publishing. The five files here contain notes, drafts and completed manuscripts along with correspondence detailing requests for books, reviews, and dealings with the publishers.


 


His published book, Money : The Master Key (Toronto and Gardenvale : Garden City Press, 1939) is held by the Glenbow Library (call number 332.4 B629m).


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M-100-237 “Cause of War”, 1936-1938
M-100-238 Money : The Master Key– correspondence. – 1939-1941
M-100-239 Money : The Master Key– correspondence. – 1943-1944
M-100-240 Money : The Master Key– manuscript, drafts. – [ca. 1939]
M-100-241 Money : The Master Key– manuscript, drafts and notes. – [ca. 1939]

Series 10


Member of Parliament, Lethbridge, Alberta- Letter books. – 1939-1948. – For a short time one of the procedures in Blackmore’s office was the keeping of day files. The first of these covers the period from October to November 1939 while the second which also has some incoming letters filed in it, ranged intermittently over the months of August 1947, October 1947 and August 1948. In them, Blackmore lays out his feelings about taking on the leadership of the Social Credit Movement and responds to a series of constituents’ requests, including the possibility of transporting southern Albertan farmers and combines to help with the Argentinian harvest.

M-100-242 Letter book- outgoing correspondence. – 1939
M-100-243 Letter book- outgoing correspondence. – 1947- 1948

Series 11


Member of Parliament, Lethbridge, Alberta- Subject Files. – 1949 (1950) -1958. – As with Series 8 – Member of Parliament, Lethbridge, Alberta- Subject files 1935-1949, this series appears to be the files from Blackmore’s parliamentary office. They continue on to cover the period from 1949 to 1958 and remain arranged alphabetically in subject areas. Many of the topics carry over from the previous series so added information can be found here on the sugar beet industry, veterans cases, as well as other topics. In addition, there arose many new concerns, like the reaction to Blackmore’s defence of Senator Joseph McCarthy (files M-100-309-M-100-329) and his effort to aid in Social Credit organizing (files M-100-347-M-100-349), which can be examined from the correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, brochures, newsletters, briefs, policy statements, petitions, and sundry other materials contained within this series.

M-100-244 Agriculture- general. – 1951-1952
M-100-245 Agriculture- general. – 1956
M-100-246 Agriculture- general. – 1956-1958
M-100-247 Agriculture- Abundance on Earth. – 1954- 1958
M-100-248 Agriculture- Farm Storage. – 1955-1956
M-100-249 Anti-vivisection. – 1950
M-100-250 Atlantic Charter. – [ca. 1956]
M-100-251 Banking and Commerce. – 1955-1957
M-100-252 Britain. – 1951-1952
M-100-253 Britain. – 1951
M-100-254 British-Israel World Federation. – 1951-, 1955
M-100-255 Byrne, L. D., “Some Startling Facts of Recent History”. – [ca. 1949]. – Annotated. – [ca. 1954]
M-100-256 Calgary Herald. – 1954-1957
M-100-257 Canadian Federation of Agriculture. – 1957
M-100-258 Canadian Wheat Board. – 1955-1957
M-100-259 Carleton College. – 1953
M-100-260 China. – 1954-1955
M-100-261 Communism. – 1953-1958
M-100-262 CPR Strike. – 1956-1958
M-100-263 Dairying. – 1957-1958
M-100-264 De Lorimer, Major V. G. – 1951-1952
M-100-265 Economic Council Letter [Annotated]. – 1954
M-100-266 Election- Campaign literature. – 1957
M-100-267 Farmer’s Union – Alberta and Saskatchewan. – 1956
M-100-268 Fish Development- general. – 1954-1955
M-100-269 Fish Development- Minnesota. – 1955
M-100-270 Fish Development- Montana. – 1955
M-100-271 Fish Development- Nevada and Utah. – 1955
M-100-272 Fluorine. – 1958
M-100-273 Gas Pipeline. – 1955-1956
M-100-274 Gouzenko, Igor. – 1954-1955
M-100-275 Gouzenko, Igor- newspaper clippings. – 1953
M-100-276 Gouzenko, Igor- Gouzenko’s visit with USA Senators Lenner and McCarran. [newspaper clippings]. – 1953
M-100-277 Gouzenko, Igor- offers advice regarding routing of communists [newspaper clippings]. – 1957
M-100-278 Gouzenko, Igor- four articles he wrote himself [newspaper clippings]. – 1953
M-100-279 Gouzenko, Igor- “Names were mentioned” [newspaper clippings]. – 1954
M-100-280 Gouzenko, Igor- spy rings still operating [newspaper clippings]. – 1954
M-100-281 Gouzenko, Igor- evidence. – 1954
M-100-282 Howe, A. G. R.- regarding farm financing and operations- replies. – 1952
M-100-283 Immigration. – 1957
M-100-284 Indian Affairs. – 1950-1951
M-100-285 Indian Affairs. – 1954-1958
M-100-286 International Joint Commission- correspondence. – 1950
M-100-287 International Joint Commission- information. – 1951- 1955
M-100-288 International Joint Commission- information. – 1951
M-100-289 International Joint Commission- Waterton and Belly Rivers reference. – 1952
M-100-290 International Joint Commission- Waterton and Belly Rivers reference submission- address [not delivered]. – 1950
M-100-291 International Joint Commission- draft. – 1950
M-100-292 International Joint Commission- draft. – 1950
M-100-293 International Joint Commission- draft. – 1950
M-100-294 International Joint Commission- draft, notes. – 1950
M-100-295 International Joint Commission- notes. – 1950
M-100-296 Interprovincial Farm Union Council. – 1957
M-100-297 Irrigation. – 1951-1953
M-100-298 Japanese Peace Treaty. – 1952-1953
M-100-299 Japanese Trade. – 1953-1954
M-100-300 Jews- general. – 1952-1958
M-100-301 Jews- annotated publications. – 1956-1958
M-100-302 Kaiser (Castlegar) Dam project- general. – 1954- 1955
M-100-303 Kaiser (Castlegar) Dam project- speeches by politicians. – 1955
M-100-304 Labour Organizations. – [ca. 1951]
M-100-305 Lethbridge – general. – 1951-1957
M-100-306 Lethbridge- Income Tax Office. – 1956
M-100-307 Lethbridge Herald. – 1956- 1957
M-100-308 Lewd Literature. – 1950
M-100-309 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- Blackmore. – 1956- 1958
M-100-310 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- letters- Alberta. – 1953- 1955
M-100-311 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- letters- British Columbia. – 1953-1956
M-100-312 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- letters- Manitoba. – 1953- 1954
M-100-313 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- letters- New Brunswick. – 1953
M-100-314 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- letters- Newfoundland. – 1953-1954
M-100-315 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- letters- Nova Scotia. – 1953-1954
M-100-316 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- letters- Ontario. – 1953- 1954
M-100-317 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- letters- Quebec. – 1953
M-100-318 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- letters- Saskatchewan. – 1953-1954
M-100-319 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- letters- US – 1953- 1954
M-100-320 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- letters- negative. – 1953
M-100-321 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- press coverage. – 1953
M-100-322 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- press coverage. – 1952- 1954
M-100-323 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- press coverage. – 1953- 1955
M-100-324 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- press coverage- Press Red influenced. – 1953
M-100-325 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- press coverage- Blackmore/Low. – 1953-1954
M-100-326 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- press coverage- editorials. – 1953
M-100-327 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- press coverage- radio. – 1953
M-100-328 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- McCarthy’s record. – 1954-1955
M-100-329 McCarthy, Sen. Joseph R.- speeches. – 1953- 1954
M-100-330 Monetary matters. – [ca. 1950-1958]
M-100-331 National Federation of Christian Laymen. – 1956- 1958
M-100-332 Pensions. – 1955-1957
M-100-333 Pensions- Members of Parliament. – 1952- 1957
M-100-334 Potatoes. – 1952-1954
M-100-335 Queen’s Hair (Devil in it). – 1956
M-100-336 Religion. – 1957
M-100-337 Religious freedom. – 1950-1951
M-100-338 Roman Catholic question. – 1950-1952
M-100-339 Rule Britannia. – 1950
M-100-340 Social Credit- general. – 1950
M-100-341 Social Credit- genera. – 1951
M-100-342 Social Credit- general. – 1951
M-100-343 Social Credit- general. – 1952
M-100-344 Social Credit- general. – 1953
M-100-345 Social Credit- general. – 1954-1957
M-100-346 Social Credit- Caucus. – 1953-1957
M-100-347 Social Credit Leagues- Nelson-Creston, B. C. – 1952
M-100-348 Social Credit Leagues- Saskatchewan. – 1950
M-100-349 Social Credit Leagues- Young Social Creditors of Alberta. – n.d.
M-100-350 St. Mary’s Dam- Sod-Breaking ceremony. – 1950
M-100-351 Schools. – 1958
M-100-352 Steel. – 1955
M-100-353 Sugar- general. – 1952
M-100-354 Sugar- general. – 1953
M-100-355 Sugar- general. – 1953
M-100-356 Sugar- general. – 1953
M-100-357 Sugar- general. – 1953
M-100-358 Sugar- Paper on US Sugar Policy by David L. MacFarlane. – 1952
M-100-359 Sunflower. – 1949-1952
M-100-360 Trade. – 1954-1957
M-100-361 Trans-Canada Highway. – 1951, 1956
M-100-362 United Nations- Spies. – 1952-1956
M-100-363 Veterans- general. – 1951-1952
M-100-364 Veterans- general. – 1957
M-100-365 Veterans- cases- Brown, Stuart. – 1950- 1952
M-100-366 Veterans- cases- Knight, Arthur. – 1952- 1953
M-100-367 Veterans- cases- McClellan, Sholto D. – 1949- 1951
M-100-368 Veterans- cases- Read Allen. – 1951-1952
M-100-369 Waterton Lakes National Park. – 1950- 1953
M-100-370 Waterton Lakes National Park. – 1953- 1956
M-100-371 Wheat. – 1950-1958
M-100-372 Workmen’s Compensation Board. – 1957

Series 12


Member of Parliament, Lethbridge, Alberta- Nominal Files. – 1950-1958. – Containing the office files for the last period of Blackmore’s tenure as a Member of Parliament, this series, unlike the others, is arranged alphabetically according to surname of the correspondent. A good portion of the records are letters from constituents requesting their representative’s assistance with pension cases, income tax troubles, and immigration requests or local business and towns asking for his aid in tendering for government business and getting federal grants. Certain subjects, particularly Blackmore’s concern about communism, carry over from previous series, though the nominal arrangement does not make conducive for finding the material easily. It is easy from the arrangement, however, to see that Blackmore had regular correspondence offering him information and opinions, which affords an insight into the exchange over issues that goes on between a M. P. and the public.

M-100-373 Correspondence [unnamed]. – 1958
M-100-374 “A”. – 1953-1958
M-100-375 Allan, Robert T. – 1957-1958
M-100-376 Aubin, john L. – 1954-1956
M-100-377 “B”. – 1951-1958
M-100-378 Blackmore, Luana. – 1957
M-100-379 Budenz, Louis Francis. – 1954-1955
M-100-380 Butt, R. Norman. – 1953-1956
M-100-381 “C”. – 1956-1957
M-100-382 Conway, W. M. – 1953-1956
M-100-383 Daniel, Harry. – 1955-1957
M-100-384 Dunn, John. – 1955-1957
M-100-385 “E”. – 1956-1957
M-100-386 “F”. – 1956-1957
M-100-387 Fleming, D. S. – 1954
M-100-388 Frank, Gus. – 1957-1958
M-100-389 Freek, Mabel. – 1956
M-100-390 French, Charles Osburn. – 1956
M-100-391 Fryer, Stanley, R. M. – 1954-1958
M-100-392 “G”. – 1956-1957
M-100-393 Gardom, Basil. – 1954
M-100-394 Gillis, Ardrie. – 1953-1954
M-100-395 “H”. – 1957-1958
M-100-396 Harvey, Mrs. Fred. – 1954-1957
M-100-397 Hughes, Pauline. – 1956
M-100-398 “J”. – 1954-1957
M-100-399 Jones, Mrs. F. R. – 1954
M-100-400 “K”. – 1956-1957
M-100-401 Komm, Mrs. Ernest. – 1957
M-100-402 “L”. – 1955-1957
M-100-403 Lee, Roy S. – 1954-1955
M-100-404 Lynch-Staunton, John. – 1953-1954
M-100-405 Lyon, H. E. – 1954
M-100-406 “M”. – 1951-1957
M-100-407 Malo-Giguere, Mrs. Marie-Rose. – 1950- 1953
M-100-408 “MC”. – 1955-1957
M-100-409 MacRae, Hector. – 1954-1956
M-100-410 Makepeace, L. C. – 1954
M-100-411 May, Ronald W. – 1953-1954
M-100-412 “N”. – 1956-1958
M-100-413 “O”. – 1956-1957
M-100-414 O’Connor, D. J. – 1953-1956
M-100-415 “P”. – 1956-1958
M-100-416 Parks, Carl H. – 1954-1956
M-100-417 Pigeon, Roger. – 1953-1954
M-100-418 Puszynski, J. 1954
M-100-419 “R”. – 1956-1958
M-100-420 Richardson, William A. – 1953-1956
M-100-421 Rogtion, Rev. Brother. – 1954
M-100-422 “S”. – 1954-1958
M-100-423 Shannon, W. A. – 1953-1955
M-100-424 Spencer, Miles. – 1957
M-100-425 Star, A. D. – 1954
M-100-426 “T”. – 1956-1957
M-100-427 “V”. – 1957
M-100-428 Varney, Harold Lord. – 1954
M-100-429 “W”. – 1951-1958
M-100-430 Whitehead, W. J. – 1953-1955
M-100-431 Widtsoe, John. A. – 1951
M-100-432 Williams, E. P. – 1954

Series 13


Member of Parliament, Lethbridge, Alberta- Annotated publications. – 1935-1958. – Blackmore was a conscientious writer, always striving to document the facts contained in his speeches. This feature is reflected in this series of books and pamphlets. Not only are they reference sources on topics- Social Credit monetary theory and communist conspiracy- which he dealt with frequently, but also are extensively annotated with certain sentences marked, important passages underlined, some pages flagged, and extensive notes made, either in the margins and inside covers or on separate sheets.

M-100-433 Publications. – 1948. – File consists of Amery, L. S. The Awakening: The Economic Crisis and the Way Out. London: McDonald and Co. – 1948
M-100-434 Publications. – 1948 and n.d. – File consists of Davidson, David. Through the World Chaos to Cosmic Christ: Our Lord’s Own Exposition of Prophecy. London: The Covenant Publishing Co.(1944);Drummond-Wolf, Henry. British Declaration of Independence. London: Hutchinson and Co. – n.d.;Drummand-Wolf, Henry. Commonwealth. London: Hutchinson and Co. ( n.d.).
M-100-435 Publications. – 1952-1955 and n.d. – File consists of Josephson, Emanuel M. Rockefellow “Internationalist”: The Man Who Misrules the World. New York: Chedney Press (1952); Joseph, Emanuel M. Roosevelt’s Communist Manifesto. New York: Chedney Press (1955); Larkin, J. Crate. From Debt to Prosperity: An Introduction to the Proposals of Social Credit. New York: New economic Press (n.d.); Lilienthal, Alfred M. What Price Israel. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co. (1953)
M-100-436 Publications. – 1934(?), 1946 and n.d. – File consists of Moore, W. H. Grey Days. Pickering, Ont.: The Printer’s Guild (1946); “Sir Herbert Holt and Social Credit.” The Study Club Instructor, pp. 1-88 (n.d.); Social Credit Secretariat. Elements of Social Credit. Liverpool: K. R. P. Publications (1946); Tutle, W. A. Douglas Social Credit for Canada. Vancouver, B. C.: Social Credit Publishing (1934 ?)

Series 14


Political Activity- Social Credit Party. – 1958-1963. – This series of records seem to have been collected by Blackmore after his election defeat in 1958. Although not very extensive, the material does contain some interesting items, particularly the Social Credit newsletters and pamphlets which reveal Blackmore’s continued interest in the movement and the letters from his former secretary which provide an outlook on the Ottawa political scene after his departure.

M-1767 Social Credit Campaign literature. – 1958
M-100-437 Social Credit Party. – 1958-1960
M-100-438 Social Credit Party. – 1961-1963

Series 15


Political Activity- Speeches. – 1959-1963. – Even though he was no longer a public figure, Blackmore continued to speak before audiences. This series contains his notes, still written in distinctive red and blue pencil, for speeches given before a Home and School Association and the 1962 Lethbridge Social Credit nominating convention. Interestingly, in the latter case, two talks were prepared, one in which Blackmore expresses his willingness to accept a second “mission” for the movement and the other in which he alludes to a conspiracy against the British white race. Since the first was used and the second not, these records are interesting for what they do and do not reveal about the man.

M-100-439 “Spring Coulee Talk”- notes. – 1959
M-100-440 Social Credit Convention Speeches- notes. – 1962
M-100-441 Speech- notes. – 1963

Series 16


Political Activity- Annotated Publications. – 1960-1962. – This single file contains a small selection of material on an interesting variety of topics. It ranges from newspaper clippings on extraterrestrial life through pamphlets published by the Canadian Intelligence Service to, most disturbingly, copies of American Nationalist, a racist publication from the United States.

M-100-442 Annotated Publications. – 1960-1962
M-100-os Broadsheet advertising Public Meeting with John H. Blackmore, M. P. – [ca.1945]