Simma Holt:

An Inventory of her at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Lewis St. George Stubbs
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(2012)

Finding aid encoded by Lewis St. G. Stubbs (2012)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Creator:
Simma Holt

Title:
Simma Holt fonds

Dates:
1907-2009

Quantity:
3.1 m. of textual and other material including 1010 photographs, 257 negatives, 1 CD, 1 videocassette & 5 audiocassettes.

Identification:
MSS103, PC103, TC66

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Biography of Simma Holt

Simma Holt (ne Milner) was born March 27, 1922 in Vegreville, Alberta. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Manitoba in 1944. She used her experience as the Managing Editor of the university newspaper to gain a part-time job at theManitoba Free PresBy the fall of 1944 she had embarked on a thirty year journalistic career with theVancouver SunHolt is the the author of four books:Terror in the Name of God(1964)Sex and the Teenage Revolution(1967)The Devil's Butler(1972)The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker (1982)

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In 1974 Holt was elected to the House of Commons as the Liberal candidate for Vancouver Kingsway. She sat for one term losing her seat in 1979 and mounted a failed campaign to regain the seat in 1980. Holt has been the recipient of numerous awards. In 1964 she was named Women of the Year for Canada in Arts and Letters for her bookTerror in the Name of GodIn 1969 she was awarded the Jubilee Award by the University of Manitoba Alumni Association in recognition of her "distinguished achievement" in the 25 years since her graduation. The following year she won the Bowater Award of Merit in the sociological division for her series of articles on changing morality and sociological upheaval of teenagers. In 1996 she was inducted into the Canadian Newspaper Hall of Fame. In 1997 she was made a member of the Order of Canada. The citatation at the ceremony stated that Holt's perceptive and impassioned writings have contributed to positive social change by raising public awareness of injustices in society

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of 8 series: They include: Biographical & Family Material, Diaries & Journals, Manuscripts & Columns, Correspondence, Gerald Eaton Murder Case, Leaky Condo Material, Photograph Collections (PC 103) & Tape Collection TC 66

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access.

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on use.

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Custodial History

The fonds donated by Simma Holt in late 2010.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

BIOGRAPHICAL & FAMILY MATERIAL [ 1937-2009 ]

BoxFolder
11 Holt resume 2008
2 Biographical & university records 1937-1972
3 Articles about Holt 1969-2009
4 Autobiography notes 2004
5 Articles about Holt 1997-2008
6 Leon Holt's McGee High School yearbook 1932
7 Letters of condolence upon the death of Leon Holt 1984-1985
8 Leon Holt book review U.B.C. 1955
9 Holt wedding announcement 1949
10 Article about Holt in Langara Journalism Review 2009
11 Milner family correspondence 1944-1955
12 Articles about Holt 1979-2000
13 Death notice for Holt's father Louis Milner in the Western Jewish News 1963

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DIARIES & JOURNALS 1974-2008
BoxFolder
21 Diary 1974
2 2 diaries 1975
3 Diary 1976
4 2 journals 1984 & 2005
BoxFolder
31 Washington D.C. diary 1987-1991
2 Weekly planner 1989
3 Journal 1995-1999
4 Journals 2000,2004,2008
5 Day Planner 2003
6 Diary 2008

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MANUSCRIPTS & COLUMNS 1964-2008
BoxFolder
41 Rush proof of Terror in the Name of God 1964
2 Terror in the Name of God - book review in MacLeans 1964
3 Sex & the Teenage Revolution - uncorrected proof 1967
4 Review of the other Mrs. Diefenbaker in the Alberta Report 1982
5 Rainbow in a Muddy Sky (autobiography ca.1998
6 Memoirs of a Loose Cannon - promotion 2008-2009
7 Memoirs of a Loose Cannon 2008
8 Draft of Michael Schumacher's forward for Memoirs of a Loose Cannon 2008
BoxFolder
51 Vancouver Sun scrapbook 1944-1948
2 Byline stories 1963-1975
3 Columns 1973-1989
4 Scrapbook of Holt articles [1990s]
5 Holt article - Different Justice ca.1990
6 Sun articles 1964-1980

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CORRESPONDENCE 1920-2009
BoxFolder
61 Life Insurance Policies 1920-1928
2 Canadian Women's Press Club Awards 1957-1958
3 Correspondence 1958-1993
4 Correspondence 1958-1990
5 Holt paper for Earle Birney's class ca.1960
6 Correspondence 1969-2009
7 Iona Campagnola ca.1970
8 Farley Mowat ca.1970
9 Correspondence 1971
10 Canadian delegation to Golda Meir's funeral 1978-1979
11 The Guildsman newsletter 1971
12 Correspondence 1974-2008
13 Member of Parliament 1977
14 Sun newspaper libel suit 1977-1978
15 Kingsway Constituency report 1978
16 John Diefenbaker 1978
17 Pierre Trudeau 1979-1984
18 John Diefenbaker 1979
19 Condolence letter following election defeat 1979
20 Jack Webster 1984-1999
21 Women of Distinction program 1985
22 Bush Whitehouse Re: book 1988-1991
23 Israel Asper 1987
BoxFolder
71 Doug Wead 1988-2009
2 Correspondence 1987-2008
3 Mortgage documents 1990
4 Ann Rule 1990
5 Paul Jackson 1992
6 Bill Clinton Re: Johnathan Pollard 1992
7 Correspondence 1973-2009
8 Peter Worthington 1993-1994
9 Reader's Digest 1993
10 Coral Pollard 1994-1996
11 Barry Broadfoot 1994-2003
12 Peter Worthington 1998-2009
13 Sarcastic look at George W. Bush's accomplishments 2000
14 emails 2001-2008
15 Michael Schumacher 2000-205
16 Correspondence 2005
BoxFolder
81 Bellingham Property sale 2003
2 Nico Avery 2003
3 Correspondence 2003-2008
4 Holland America Cruise to Antarctica 2004-2005
5 emails 2004-2006
6 Publisher's correspondence 2005
7 Beit Halochem Canada visit 2005
8 National Press Club - Non-Residents Conference 2005
9 Correspondence 2006-2008
10 Canadian Cultural Property Desination for Holt's paper at the University of Manitoba Archives 2007
11 David Kilgour 2007
12 Emails 2008
13 B'nai Brith Canada - Anti-Defamation 2009
14 Emails 2009

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GERALD EATON MURDER CASE 1956-1957
BoxFolder
91 Gerald Eaton diaries 1956-1957
2 Gerald Eaton trial material 1957
3 Eaton newsclippings 1956-1957
4C Eaton psychiatric assessment 1956-1957
5C Edith Eaton correspondence includes photos of foster children 1957
6 Holt letter to Jack Scott re: Eaton execution 1957
7 Trial exhibits Gerald Eaton case 1957

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LEAKY CONDO MATERIAL 1998-2007
BoxFolder
101 Commission of Inquiry into the Quality of Condominium Construction in British Columbia 1998
2 Mold articles 1999-2002
3 Research material 1999-2006
4 Commission Inquiry Vol.1 2000
5 Commission Inquiry vol.2 2000
6 Research material 2001-2006
7 Colco leaky condo 2000-2001
8 Colco correspondence 2001-2003
BoxFolder
111 Research material 2000
2 Research material 2001-2008
3 Clark & Wilson files 2001
4 Correspondence 2001-2007
5 Articles 2002-2006
6 Lymphoma & Leaky condos 2003
7 Court documents 2004
8 Condo sale 2004
9 Trial leaky condos 2004-2006
10 Newspaper articles 2006
11 Research material 2007

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RESEARCH MATERIAL 1907-2008
BoxFolder
121 Washingto Past, Present & Future - Souvenir Edition 1907
2 Major Acts of Terrorism 1946-2000
3 Balfour Barish drowning 1947
4 The Lawless Decade - Paul Sann 1957
5 Arthur Kendall murder case 1961-1962
5A Arthur Kendall murder case 1962-1970
6 Doukhobors research material 1966
7 Doukhobors research material 1967-2004
8 Press & Parliament newsclippings & correspondence 1968-1978
9 Parliamentary correspondence 1968-1990
BoxFolder
131 American Newspaper Guild Conference - Chicago 1970
2 Holt's unpublished spy story ca.1970
3 Holt & Hobbs report to the Vancouver-New Westminster Guild on the Chicago Conference 1970
3A Pierre Eliot Trudeau 1970
4 Athur Kendall murder case 1975
5 What is Zionism 1975
6 Terrorism 1976-2005
7 Transcript of Trudeau & Holt on CJOR radio 1976
8 Pierre Eliot Trudeau 1977-1979
9 Pierre Trudeau 1978-1996
BoxFolder
141 Super Bowl XIII 1979
2 Notes for speaking engagements 1979-2008
3C Pierre Eliot Trudeau - Canada's Challenging Paradox - manuscript by Marie Moreau ca.1980
4 B.C. Lions souvenir edition program 1983
5 Vice-President Bush & the Evangelical Movement - Doug Wead 1985
6 Rostrum Communications Inc 1986
7 George Bush Sr. & the Evangelical Movement 1988-1989
8 George H. Bush evangelical scandal 1988-1989
9 Bill Wea's research on George H. Bush 1989-1991
10 Council for National Policy Meeting - New Orleans 1988
11 Holt book ideas 1989
BoxFolder
151C Whose Life Abortion's Personal & Public Toll by Catherine Whitney ca.1989
2 Christian Right 1990
3 Conversion of George Bush book proposal ca.1990
4 Various quotations ca.1990
5 Hal Straight 60th birthday issue in Vancouver Sun 1969
6 "Every Adult in Town was a Surrogate Parent" The Vegreville Jewish Community 1973
7 Johnathan Pollard material 1991-1992
8 Johnathan Pollard material 1992-1995
9 Canada-Israel Committee 1992-1993
10 Pollard manuscript 1995
11 As Your Neighbor Sees You manuscript ca.2000
12 List of Islamic Terrorist Attacks 2001-2003
13 Bush family 2002-2003
BoxFolder
161 Anti Semitism 2002-2005
2 Vegreville, Alberta material 2004-2008
3 Judaism 2004-2007
4 Francis Litman 2004
5 AARP meetings - New Orleans & Las Vegas 2004-2005
BoxFolder
171 Intelligence Report newsletter for the Southern Poverty Law Center 2005
2 Caspar Weinberger 2005
3 Avian flu 2005
4 100 Years of Vegreville 1906-2006 2006
5 In the Footsteos of Jewish Vancouver 1886-2006 - Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia 2006
6 Islam research 2006
BoxFolder
181 Hezbollah - Israel 2006
2 Poverty research 2006
3 Secretary of State James Baker 2006
4 As Your Neighbor Sees You 2007
5 Falun Gong 2007
BoxFolder
191 As Your Neighbor Sees you 2007
2 Autobiography research drafts ca.2008
3 Doug Wead 2008
4 Anti Semitism 2008-2009
5 Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians - Memorial Service 2009

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PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTIONS 1949-2008
BoxFolder
11 Holt'swedding album 1949
2 Photo album titled Shore to Shore ca.1980
3 Photo albom of Chuckles Leon Holt's horse ca.1984
4 Photp album of Mexico 1987
BoxFolder
21 Washington D.C & Barbados ca.1990
2 2 photo albums of British Columbia & Washington State ca.1980
3 Leaky Condo photo album 2001
BoxFolder
31 Photo album family & friends 1941-1986
2 House of Commons 1975-1979
3 Island Princess Cruis 1984
4 SS Amsterdam Cruise Antarctica 2004
5 Holt family gathering 2001
6 Eastern Caribean Cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale 2004
BoxFolder
41 Cuba Trip 2000
2 Falan Gong Billboards in Vancouver 2006
3 Holland America Cruise 2005
4 Antartica Cruise 2004
5 Vancouver photos ca. 2000
6 Leaky Condo Photos 2001
7 Leroy Jeweller's Party 1952
8 Spaghetti dinner 1948
9 George & Barbara Bush ca.1992
10 Memoirs of a Loose Cannon 2008
11 Holt with bikers ca.1980
12 Alaska Prince Cruise 1982
13 Holt family 1940-2000
14 Holt family & friends [1970s]
15 Policewoman Audrey Kirk photos (includes family) 1951-2000
16 Holt negatives (mainly Simma) [1970s]
17 Bill Clinton Autographed photo 1995
18 George W Bush with Laura Bush & Doug Wead 2000
BoxFolder
51 Holt graduation photo 1943
2 Holt visiting Manitoba 2008
3 Holt photos & sketch 1975-2009
4 Antarctica Cruise CD 2005
5 Pierre Trudeau 1975
6 Michael Schumacher ca.2000
7 Glass Co. Inc. our Stories

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TAPE COLLECTION (TC 66) [1975-1995]
BoxFolder
11 Helen Hayes 2 tapes, Hanna RE: Holt's parents, Simma on Jack Webster, Dr. Madsen Pirie 1975-1986

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