RBCM Archives

Series MS-0449 - Wesley Black collection

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Wesley Black collection

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  • 1952-1976 (Creation)
    Black, Wesley Drewett, 1910-

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2.7 m of textual records and photographs

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Black, Wesley Drewett, 1910-

Biographical history

Wesley Black was a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and cabinet minister for British Columbia.

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Wesley Black was a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and cabinet minister for British Columbia.

The records include speeches to the Legislative Assembly (1953-1971) while holding various cabinet portfolios (Provincial Secretary, 1952-1972; Municipal Affairs, 1952-1964; Social Welfare, 1959-1966; Health Services and Hospital Insurance, 1966-1968; Highways, 1968-1972); radio broadcasts, 1959-1971; speeches, 1954-1971; a report; scrapbooks containing clippings, invitations, programs, photographs, menus, letters, and memorabilia, 1952-1972 (7 volumes.); scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, 1952-1967 (4 volumes); scrapbooks, "The British Columbia Medical Plan, Press Book," 1965-1970 (7 volumes.); scrapbooks, "The Overall Medical Service Plan of British Columbia, Press Book, " 1970-1972 (4 volumes); leather bound, presentation copy of Maclean's May 1, 1965.

49 photographs of Black, both individual and group portraits were transferred to Visual Records and reaccessioned as 198202-036.

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Presented by W.D. Black, Victoria, 1975-1976.


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Accession number(s): MS-0449; 198202-036; 76-069; 94-3924; 76-076; 75-229; 75-231

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  • Box: 000676-0001