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Fonds F 657 - Norman Vickar fonds
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1971-1982, predominant 1976-1982 (Creation)
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Norman Vickar was born on February 21, 1917 in Brooksby, Saskatchewan to Samuel and Gertrude (Gelmon)Vickar. He served as Mayor of Melfort from 1971 to 1975, when he was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature as a New Democratic Party (NDP) Member for the Melfort constituency. Vickar served in the Allan Blakeney Government as Minister of Industry and Commerce (November 9, 1976-May 8, 1982). He was also Minister in charge of the Saskatchewan Research Council and the Saskatchewan Trading Corporation; Agent General and chairman of the Saskatchewan Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO). After his defeat in the 1982 provincial general election, Vickar moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he currently (2010) resides.
Vickar Place and the Norman Vickar Building in Melfort are named in his honour.
Vickar married Florence Ivy on April 20, 1947. They have three children: Larry; Reva and Faye.
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This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Norman Vickar during his political career as Minister of Industry and Commerce and Minister in charge of the Saskatchewan Research Council. A small volume of records created by Kim Thorson as Minister of Industry and Commerce are included.
The types of records included are correspondence; memoranda; newspaper clippings; reports; publications; financial records and annual reports.
No series assignment was applied to the records in this fonds. The headings assigned to the records in 1985 are as follows: Industry and Commerce: Administration Branch; Industry and Commerce: Communications Branch; Planning Division; Trade Development Branch; Business Services Division; Industrial Development Division; Industrial Development: Renewable Resources and Construction Products Division; Industrial Development: Non-Renewable Resources and Industrial Materials Division; Industrial Development: Iron and Steel; Industrial Development: Machinery and Equipment Division; Industrial Development: Electrical and Electronics Equipment; Industrial Development: Metal Fabrication; Industrial Development: Machinery and Implements; Industrial Development: Food and Related Products; Industrial Development: Miscellaneous Manufacturing; and Saskatchewan Research Council.
This fonds is missing records Vickar created as MLA for Melfort and Minister Responsible for various agencies.
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- Alpha-numeric designations: Other codes: Textual records: old guide GR 344 (R-895)
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- Vickar, Norman, 1917- (Creation)