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Peggy Lee fonds
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Community and political activity

This series consists of records that were created and received predominantly after the late 1970s that reflect Lee’s involvement with the Social Credit and Conservative parties of Canada as well as her work to organize as part of the Chinese Canadian community in Vancouver.
Records in this series include ephemera collected by Lee from events that she was invited to and attended as a result of her political and community involvement; correspondence between Lee and the politicians that she volunteered for and lobbied; meeting minutes and correspondence from her work with the Vancouver Chinese Canadian Activity Centre and its subsidiary groups, the Chishaun Housing Society and Plum Blossom Childcare Society; and several awards and certificates of recognition that Lee received for her contributions.

Entrepreneurship, investing, and business

This series consists of records that were created and received across Lee’s life as a result of her business ventures and investments.
A significant portion of the records relate to her ownership the Paris Beauty and Peggy Lee Beauty Centre salons and her and partial ownership of the Prince Eugene salon. Records as well as her involvement with the Hairdressers Association of British Columbia, including when she served as a Board Member and Inspector between 1992 and 1998. In addition, there is also documentation of a variety of Lee’s investments, including a detailed account of the financials for the beauty supply company King Island Clay.

Records consist of financial and legal records relating to Lee’s investments; marketing and publicity materials for the Peggy Lee Beauty Centre and earlier salons; agendas, minutes, and correspondence relating to Lee’s involvement with the Hairdressers Association of British Columbia as well as several competitions and pageants; and several awards and certificates of recognition that Lee received for her work.

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