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University of British Columbia Library Rare Books and Special Collections Leonard Shepherd fonds Series
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Biographical material

Series consists of biographical material concerning Shepherd. Includes newspaper clippings regarding his career and featuring photographs of him, a circular printed for his re-election campaign in 1945, and a photograph of Shepherd with three unid...

Printed material

Series consists of newsletter and journal material collected by Dorothy Shepherd relating to the CCF party in Canada.


Series consists of various unrelated . reports accumulated by Shepherd relating to provincial and municipal affairs. Includes several reports pertaining to dyking and drainage.

Newspaper clippings

Series consists of newspaper clippings collected by Dorothy Shepherd, relating to her husband's political career. Includes clippings concerning the activities of the CCF (and later the NDP) party in British Columbia.

Newspaper clippings

Series consists of newspaper clippings, both loose and in scrapbooks, collected by Shepherd. Includes clippings of articles pertaining to Shepherd's career, including clippings concerning his political campaigns and speeches given by him, cli...

Printed material - miscellaneous

Series consists of promotional material, such as posters and leaflets, for CCF candidates, and various pamphlets relating to industry, agriculture, education, and unions .

Printed material - CCF

Series consists of printed material, including pamphlets and flyers, pertaining to the ideals and activities of the Co-operative Commonwealth Association and its members.

General correspondence

Series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of Dorothy Hardwick Shepherd, including correspondence relating to her political activities as a member of the South Westminster CCF Women's Club, as well as some incoming letters from L...

Provincial conventions

Series consists of reports, resolutions, and nominations related to the provincial conventions of the British Columbia section of the CCF in 1939, 1944, 1953, and 1957.


Series consists of minutes for several political organizations in which Shepherd was involved. Includes some minutes of regular and executive meetings of the Provincial Council of the CCF, 1939 to 1947; minutes of the South Westminster CCF Club, 1...

Elections: candidates material

Series consists of material related to the CCF provincial election campaigns and platforms of 1945 and 1952, and Shepherd's participation in the 1945 election, including material outlining his own platform.

Program and policy - CCF

Series consists ofpamphlets, reports, and other textual material outlining the program and policies of the Co-operative Commonwealth Association, both provincially and nationally . Includes a memorandum on CCF agricultural policy, 1943, and a 1941...

Radio broadcasts

Series consists of transcripts of political radio broadcasts made by Shepherd and others concerning issues such as agriculture, the economy, immigration and colonization, legislative politics, education, and the Co-operative Commonwealth Youth Mov...

Subject files

Series consists of files of correspondence, notes, and printed material pertaining to various subjects, such as agriculture, fisheries, and education, assembled by Shepherd.

Elections: financial records

Series consists of receipts, invoices, correspondence and other records relating to Shepherd's campaign expenses during the 1945 election. Series also includes some applications for membership in the British Columbia section of the Co-operati...

Co-operative Commonwealth Youth Movement records

Series consists of a report concerning the state of the Co-operative Commonwealth Youth Movement (CCYM) in Canada, and correspondence relating to her various activities as a member of the national council of the CCYM (1946-1948). Correspondence in...


Series consists of general incoming and outgoing correspondence of Shepherd relating to his political views and career, particularly during his terms as the MLA for Delta.


Series consists of notes and draft writings made by Shepherd on a variety of political issues and subjects.


Series consists of political speeches by Shepherd and others concerning economic and social issues. Includes speeches concerning agriculture, capitalism, veterans, and the citizenship of native peoples.

Legislative material

Series consists of material accumulated by Shepherd while he was a Member of the Legislative Assembly, including legislative notes and reports, many written by Shepherd, and minutes of caucus meetings.


Series consists of a notebook containing newspaper clippings regarding World War II events in 1942, prepared by Shepherd for a class assignment .


Series consists of typescripts of newspaper articles and editorials regarding public utilities and services, agriculture, and transportation taxes.