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Robert Martin Strachan fonds
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Correspondence to the Leader of the Opposition

Series consists of correspondence from electors to Leader of the Opposition concerning grievances (e.g. pensions, workmen's compensation, etc.), injustices, and bureaucratic inconveniences. Files include replies and relevant correspondence from government officials. Some correspondence answered by Strachan's successor, Tom Berger.

Robert Martin Strachan fonds

  • PR-0322
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1980

The fonds consists of personal and political papers, as well as family correspondence, diaries, CCF essays and reports, letters from constituents, other correspondence and official records.

Strachan, Robert Martin

Robert Strachan : [video interview, 1978]

Interview. A video oral history interview with Robert M. Strachan, former MLA, provincial leader of the CCF/NDP, and NDP cabinet minister. Includes other associated footage also used in the one-hour program, ROBERT STRACHAN: JOURNEYMAN POLITICIAN (V1981:13/007).

Robert Strachan personal and political papers

Series consists of personal and political material. His personal effects include correspondence with his family in Scotland and memorabilia of Strachan's boyhood (such as badges and certificates earned as a corporal in the 211st Glasgow Company of the Boys' Brigade), and family photographs. Most of Strachan's papers concern his political career, as member of the legislative assembly, and as Leader of the Opposition, and government minister.

These papers were originally arranged by topic and subject, and, as far as possible such arrangement has been maintained. Thus notes and correspondence pertaining to Strachan's constituency have been separated from papers dealing with provincial topics, such as the Columbia River power project. Similarly, papers dealing with the CCF/NDP caucus are distinct from the extensive correspondence that resulted from unrest within the New Democratic Party during the various leadership challenges of the 1960s.