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Rideout, Tom
TitleRideout, Tom
Scope and Content of FondsThe Tom Rideout political papers are a record of the political career of Thomas Gerald Rideout. Covering the - years 1974-1991, they are mostly political in nature, consisting of correspondence, memos, reports, briefing notes, meeting - minutes, etc. There is also material from his life outside of politics relating to personal matters, his family, to some aspects of - business dealings and to his home area of Baie Verte. Generically, these are mainly textual documents, but there are also - photographs, building blueprints, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. - - The papers represent a fairly complete picture of Rideout's career as a Member of the House of Assembly and Cabinet - Minister, particularly after his move from the Liberal party to join the Progressive Conservatives in 1980. Some material also - relates directly to his brief term as the Premier of the province (22 March - 3 May, 1989). They will be of interest to historians - of Newfoundland and Newfoundland and Labrador politics and political systems. - - One large series relates to Rideout's activities and campaigns within his district. Another documents his activities with - various departments and government branches. A third reflects personal and special interests, ranging from annual - speeches made at high school graduations to his involvement with Meech Lake. A major portion of this collection consists - of correspondence: with his constituents; with other citizens across the province; with organizations and special interests; - with business leaders and trade unions; and with other politicians at both the provincial and national levels. Together, the - papers are a major source of primary material on the political activities of one politician, and provide insight into the - practices and procedures of Newfoundland and Labrador politics in the closing decades of the Twentieth Century.
Extent of Fonds17.2 Metres of textual material, 49 photographs, 4 blueprints
Author of Finding AidWalsh, Greg
Date of Finding Aid1999
PublisherMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
Resource TypeFinding Aid
CollectionArchives and Special Collections - Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
RestrictionsThere are no restrictions on access to or use of the material in this collection. Copyright regulations may apply.
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