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Series pertains mainly to Mr. Sharp's role as a Member of Parliament, although there is some overlap with his duties as cabinet minister. This series is arranged alphabetically under the following seven subjects: Communications, Elections, House of Commons, Liberal Party of Canada, Member's Personal Files, Scheduling and Speeches. The Communications files, volumes 123-124, include interviews and press releases for 1966-1976. Of note are the interview files, 1966-1967, and the press release files for 1967-1968 when Mr. Sharp was Minister of Finance and Receiver General. The Election files, volumes 124-126, cover the six electoral races, 1962-1974, in which Mr. Sharp was a candidate. Campaign activity and organizational planning at the constituency and national levels are documented in these files. House of Commons files, volumes 127-129, consist of Mr. Sharp's notes, and official releases and communiques for questions and statements in the House, 1968-1977. Liberal Party of Canada files, volumes 129-130, concern Mitchell Sharp's bid for the party's leadership in 1968. Although other leadership and national convention files are found in the Liberal Party Series, this series documents Sharp's campaign. The Member's Personal Files, volumes 130-137, contain original correspondence, copies of replies, reports, handwritten notes and reference materials. Subjects include the "Kingston Conference", Canada-United States relations, Viet Nam and medicare. The Scheduling files, volumes 137-140, document Mr. Sharp's activities as cabinet minister and Member of Parliament through diaries, agendas and itineraries for 1963-1977. Even though Mr. Sharp's staff prepared these schedules, his personal notes are found throughout these files. The Speeches, volumes 140-146, are largely arranged into 23 books. These speech books, arranged chronologically, record Mr. Sharp's political speeches from the beginning of his Parliamentary career in 1963 to his resignation from the House in 1978. They include working and final copies of Mr. Sharp's speeches, as well as his speaking notes with annotations.
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