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Radio and Publicity

These folders contain radio broadcasts delivered by C.C.F. leaders and by Robinson during election campaigns, and at other times, as well as general C.C.F. publicity.

Federal Affairs 1957-1963

These folders contain material relating to Douglas Fisher's election campaigns and his political activities as M. P. for Port Arthur Riding. There is also a folder relating to the formation of a New Party, co-sponsored by the C.C.F. and the Canadian Labour Congress, out of which was formed the New Democratic Party, 1959. Material of local and national origin is included.

Ontario Government Departments and Agencies

This section concerns the work of government departments and the political issues surrounding
these departments; frequently material relating to the subject in general is included, as well as C.C.F. policy statements. Sprinkled throughout is correspondence to and from Robinson.

Lands and Forests

The forestry controversy was a major issue during Robinson's career as legislator. The folders concern the Kennedy Commission (1946), Robinson's brief on behalf of the C.C.F. to same, the battle between lumber and paper companies, as exemplified by Great Lakes Lumber and Shipping Company vs. Great Lakes Paper Company, and the resulting political ramifications. There is a massive amount of promotional material from the former company, from community and political organizations and from the press.


These files contain considerable material relating to municipal affairs, as much of the material relates to Port Arthur's relationship with the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Commission (HEPC) and the Political controversies surrounding the HEPC's projects at Aguasabon and Rat Portage in which Robinson contended the HEPC favoured paper companies over municipalities.

Social Services

These folders deal with government departments' provincial policy towards local institutions, C.C.F. policy statements, correspondence with Robinson from constituents, and background material regarding social services in general.


Subseries: General records from the Amerikan Laulajat. The records derive from the Amerikan Laulajat organization, an umbrella organization for Finnish Male Choirs, and their various internal actions from 1956-2001, including by-laws, membership, publications, newspaper clippings and history. The Amerikan Laulajat organization holds at least ten minimum choirs in North America, and as hosted several Finnish choirs touring North America. The records are arranged by activity and are further arranged chronologically.

Meeting Minutes

Subseries: Records detailing meeting minutes of the Amerikan Laulajat, an umbrella organization for Finnish Male Choirs in North America, ranging from 1960-1997. The meeting minutes are derived from the various locations of the Amerikan Laulajat, and are arranged chronologically throughout the subseries.

Executive Correspondence

Subseries: Records detailing executive correspondence between various executive members of the Amerikan Laulajat. The correspondence ranges from 1967-1986, and is in various mediums.

Financial Records

Subseries: The financial records of the Amerikan Laulajat organization, all of which relate to one of their nine concert tours in Finland. The financial records range from 1956-1996. Also included is membership fees. The subseries is arranged chronologically.


Subseries: Sheet music, song lyrics, and general music information from the Amerikan Laulajat Organization. The contents in this subseries were created from 1964 through 1996. The music arises from several different male choirs under the Amerikan Laulajat.

1956 Tour

Subseries: Records from the Amerikan Laulajat Organization in 1956, detailing various aspects of the 1956 tour of Finland, including tour schedules, finances, newspaper clippings and photographs. This was the first tour of Finland conducted by the Amerikan Laulajat.

1964 Tour

Subseries: The subseries consists of textual and graphic records pertaining to the Amerikan Laulajat's second Finnish Concert Tour of 1964. The documents range in type, from programs, to schedules, to photographs.

1971 Tour

Subseries: The subseries details the third Amerikan Laulajat Concert Tour, which took place in 1971. The records are in a variety of media, and include: trip reports, finances, correspondence and photographs.

1976 U.S. Bicentennial

Subseries: Details the correspondence from 1975 and 1976 regarding the festivities around the U.S. Bicentennial in 1956. The main event for the Amerikan Laulajat was the 1976 Finnish-American Bicentennial Festival in Hancock, Michigan.

1978 Tour

Subseries: The subseries revolves around the 1978 Amerikan Laulajat Tour of Finland. Finances, Correspondence, Trip Schedules are among the documents included. Also included are graphic pictures and clippings, as well as a cassette.

1983 Tour

Subseries: Textual and graphic records of the 1983 Tour of Finland by the Amerikan Laulajat. Concert programs, clippings, and planning notes make up the majority of the series. Also included is a cassette of the concert program. The 1983 tour was the fifth tour of Finland by the Amerikan Laulajat.

1988 Tour

Subseries: Multi-media records detailing the sixth concert tour of Finland in 1988. Various mediums of records exist in the subseries, including but not limited to: Correspondence, photographs, programs, cassettes and newspaper clippings. Approximately 386 photographs exist in the subseries.

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