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John G. Diefenbaker fonds Series
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I. Legal Series

John Diefenbaker entered the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in 1916, and was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in June, 1919. Upon graduating he opened a private practice in Wakaw, Saskatchewan and carried on a busy practice until 1924 whe...

II. Pre 1940 Series

This series contains the records of John Diefenbaker’s personal and political activities before his election to Parliament in May 1940, excluding his legal papers (MG 01/I Legal Series) and his family correspondence (MG 01/V Legal Series). There i...

III. 1940-1956 Series

This series includes the papers generated and accumulated by Diefenbaker from March 1940 to December 1956, excluding his legal papers (MG 01/I Legal Series) and his family correspondence (MG 01/V Family Series). In addition to the four subseries t...

V. Family Series

John Diefenbaker (1895-1979) and his brother, Elmer (1897-1971), were born in Ontario. Their parents, William T. Diefenbaker (1868-1945) and Mary Florence nee Bannerman (1872-1961), brought them to Saskatchewan in 1903 to homestead in the Prince A...

VII. Reference Series, 1957-1967

This series contains reference material collected by Diefenbaker and his office staff while Prime Minister and during his second term as Leader of the Opposition. It includes correspondence, reports, speech notes, press clippings, and some publish...

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