Fonds RBSC-ARC-1772 - Peter McNelly fonds

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Peter McNelly fonds

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  • February 1974 - June 1975 (Creation)

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15 cm of textual records

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Peter McNelly was a legislative reporter for The Province newspaper, as well as a bureau chief for the Victoria Times. He later became a senior aide in the Ministry of Finance under Dave Barrett’s NDP provincial government in the 1970s.

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Fonds consists of mostly typewritten journal entries by Peter McNelly during his time with the Barrett government, with a few handwritten notes and newspaper clippings. Personal journal accounts give an insider perspective on the Barrett government in the 1970s, on a week-by-week basis. Provided source material for the book The Art of the Impossible by Geoff Meggs and Rod Mickleburgh, 2013.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Description created by Ashlynn Prasad in September 2017.

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Smith, Charlie. "The Art of the Impossible reveals why ex-NDP premier Dave Barrett governed in a hurry." The Georgia Straight, Accessed 28 September 2017.

Meggs, Geoff and Rod Mickleburgh. The Art of the Impossible: Dave Barrett and the NDP in Power, 1972 1975. Habour Publishing, 2015.

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