Simma Holt:

An Inventory of Her Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Alvina Block
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(1994)

Finding aid encoded by Julianna Trivers (August 2002)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - MSS 103, PC 103, TC 66, Mf 24 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2

Creator:
Simma Holt

Title:
Simma Holt fonds

Dates:
1941-1989

Quantity:
3.88 m of textual records and other materials [Note: Includes 516 photographs; 60 audio reels;1 microfilm reel]

Identification:
MSS 103, PC 103, TC 66, Mf 24

Language
English.

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Biography of Simma Holt

Simma Milner was born in Vegreville, Alberta in 1922. Her parents were prairie pioneers. She attended the University of Manitoba from 1941-1944, graduating with majors in English and Psychology. During her time at the University, she was the managing editor of The Manitoban and the university reporter to the Winnipeg Free Press . She married Leon Holt, a mathematics instructor, in 1949. In 1969, Holt received the University of Manitoba Alumni Jubilee Award for distinguished achievement in the twenty-five years since her graduation.

Holt's career as a journalist for the Vancouver Sun began in 1944. She worked for the Sun as a general and investigative reporter, feature writer, columnist, and night editor to train young reporters. Topics of special interest to her were the police, courts, crime (including murder, drugs, and death row), the waterfront, hospitals, education, politics, and prison reform. She was winner and runner-up ten times of the top award for news and features by Canadian women writers. When the employees of the Vancouver Sun went on strike between February 21 and May 15, 1970, Holt was a labour negotiator and vice-president of the Newspaper Guild. She actively worked for the Vancouver Express during this time.

In 1958, the Vancouver Sun sent Holt to South America to investigate the activities of Freedomite leader Stefan Sorokin. As a result of her inquiries in Uruguay, she wrote "Messiah Thrives on Fraud" and "Sorokin" as stories for the Sun. After further years spent in Freedomite research, examination of countless documents, and interviews with police and Freedomites, she began work on her first book, Terror in the Name of God . It was published in 1964 by Crown publishers. Holt's purpose for writing this book was to inform the public about the terrible destruction of human lives by vicious Sons of Freedom leaders. Freedomites, according to Holt, were not a persecuted religious group as they had been called by superficial researchers. They were anarchists who were being destroyed by their own evil leadership while their innocent children suffered. (See TC 66 Box 1 Tape 6). Freedomites called Holt "the witch" because she knew too much about them. She kept her Freedomite documents locked up in fireproof storage because she received threatening letters from Doukhobors. Terror in the Name of God was an instant success, selling 15,000 copies.

Throughout her career as a journalist, Holt was interested in the police beat, criminals, violence, and topics relating to social problems. In 1967 she published her second book, Sex and the Teen Age Revolution with McClelland and Stewart. This book deals with the unwanted child in society and how delinquency and violence begin. Holt's third book, The Devil's Butler published by McClelland and Stewart in 1972, was almost like a follow-up to her second book. It focused on the drug explosion and the hippy scene and the depravities and murders committed by the Satan's Angels motorcycle gang.

In May 1974, Holt took a leave of absence to run for parliament. Holt got into politics by fighting to get policewoman on the force, not just in clerical jobs but out on the street and into the hippy scene. Of her time in politics Holt said: "I really had no politics....I played by policy not by party." She ran for the Liberals because they had been in power for a long time, had built Canada, were a middle of the road party, and because women needed representation in a party with power. Holt was the first Jewish woman in Canadian history to be in Parliament and as such she experienced some patronizing attitudes and varying degrees of anti-Semitism.

Holt called her period as Liberal member of parliament for Vancouver-Kingsway riding between 1974 and 1979 "just a little detour." She said she was an author by profession. For Holt, politics "wasn't a change in job, it was just a change of venue." As a member of Parliament, Holt used all her old contacts in journalism to help powerless people. She did not enjoy sitting in the House; she called it a silly "old boys club" and a waste of time. What gave her a greater sense of satisfaction was committee work. Committees she was on included Justice and Legal Affairs, the Broadcasting Committee, Health and Welfare, and Regulations and Statutory Instruments. She was also on the sub-committee of the Penitentiary System in Canada.

After Holt lost her seat in 1979, she began research for The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker . Edna Diefenbaker, John Diefenbaker's first wife, had been neglected in previous Diefenbaker memoirs and had not been mentioned at John Diefenbaker's funeral. To Holt, she became a symbol for a "corporate wife," needed but neglected. Although Diefenbaker had been happily married to Edna for twenty-two years, there were only a scant five paragraphs in his three-volume memoir about her. Holt set out to correct this omission by writing a biography of Edna and her great contribution to John Diefenbaker and his political life. Holt also exposed many facets of John Diefenbaker's personal and private life. The book was published by Doubleday in 1982.

In 1981, Holt became a member of the National Parole Board where she served for three years. Since then she has lectured on various subjects and has been a free-lance columnist for the Toronto Sun , Influence , the Ottawa Sun , and Vancouver Business . Simma Holt now resides at her home in Maple Falls, Washington. In 1994, she wrote: "Unless I am writing for publication, whether it sells or is more valuable posthumously, is irrelevant. I must write; nothing else interests me now."

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

Simma Holt's collection is arranged under the main series of personal, publications, and politics. Under the series heading of publications, the papers are organized according to her four books: Terror in the Name of God , Sex and the Teen Age Revolution , The Devil's Butler , and The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker . In addition, there are sub-series for Holt's work as a journalist for the Sun and her work as a lecturer and free-lance columnist.

One of the most important holdings under the sub-series of journalism is a bound volume containing the complete series of The Vancouver Express , the newspaper that began with the lockout of Pacific Press employees on February 21, 1970 and ended when they returned to their jobs on May 15, 1970.

Of the four books published by Holt, Terror in the Name of God is the richest source of documents and photographs. The collection contains letters and records by early Freedomite leaders dating back to the 1920s. Holt went to Ottawa to research Freedomite origins; while there the police gave her access to secret files. Of the photographs, Holt wrote: "So fantastic and bizarre have been the antics of the Sons of Freedom Doukhobors in Canada that photographers have come from across the country and around the world to capture on film the fragments of their strange way of life." The photograph collection contains an album of over five-hundred pictures pertaining to the history of the Doukhobors. In addition, there are approximately 1,000 photos in this collection. These photos were acquired from the RCMP in Nelson B.C., the Vancouver Sun's photographer George Diack, former Nelson freelancer for CBC and the Sun Alice Jane Sloan, and former Nelson News photographer Bob Blackmore. The manuscript collection contains records of Doukhobor trials regarding bombings and burnings in B.C. in 1953, 1958, and 1962.

Holt's tape collection includes many interviews that pertain to The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker . Holt interviewed Edna's relatives as well as many of Diefenbaker's colleagues in parliament such as T.C. Douglas, Paul Martin, and Senator David Walker. She also interviewed Judge Roy Hall about the Atherton case which Diefenbaker successfully defended. Also in the tape collection are telephone conversations of the Satan's Angels motorcycle gang, taped by the police and interviews with Donna, the main character in The Devil's Butler .

In addition to material pertaining to her four books, Holt's collection includes an unpublished manuscript called "Divorce Lawyer," a biography of Neil Fleischman. In the tape collection are eighteen interviews with Hugh Pickett, Canada's best known impresario who became the owner and head of Famous Artists in Vancouver. Holt and Pickett had plans to publish a book using the taped interviews.

Both Terror in the Name of God and The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker evolved through many drafts and revisions. These edited drafts are also in Holt's collection.

During Holt's five year stint in politics, she maintained a voluminous correspondence. Unedited copies of letters written as a member of parliament between July 1974 and June 1979 are also in the collection.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 6 series.

  • I. PERSONAL 1941-1986
  • II. PUBLICATIONS - NEWSPAPERS 1947-1988
  • III. PUBLICATIONS - BOOKS 1963-1974
  • IV. LECTURES, FREE-LANCE WRITING, BROADCASTS 1962-1989
  • V. POLITICS 1974-1987, predominant 1974-1979
  • VI. ARTEFACT
  • Photograph Collection (PC 103)
  • Tape Collection (TC 66)
  • Microfilm Collection (Mf 24)

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Restrictions on Use

From 23 September to 6 October 1987, Peter Stursberg interviewed Simma Holt in a series called an Oral History Interview. Simma Holt has requested that these transcripts be made available for research only after fifteen years (2002), or prior to that with her permission. In addition, copyright provisions to unpublished materials may apply. Researchers must confer with the Head Archivist before publishing anything other than fair use excerpts. Users must abide by the laws of copyright as amended by Parliament from time to time.

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Custodial History

Simma Holt donated her collection to the University of Manitoba in different accessions during 1991 and 1992. Accessions were 90-20 (eight boxes and one large volume), 90-38 (four boxes), 90-48 (one box), and 91-54 (ten boxes). Some of Holt's material was transferred from the National Archives of Canada to the University of Manitoba Archives. Date of authorization for alienation of the Holt papers was April 19, 1991.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

I. PERSONAL 1941-1986
Awards:
BoxFolder
11 Bowater Award 1960 - C.W.C.P. Award 1956
2 Honourary Fire Chief
3 Royal Bank of Canada Award
4 University of Manitoba Alumni Award
5 Bicycle Marathon/B.C. Lung Association 1986
Correspondence:
BoxFolder
16 Garrison, Daphne/Vegreville, Alberta
7 Graber, Gerri 1968-71
8 Jackson/WY Jewellery Ripoff 1980
9 Miscellaneous 1958-87
10 Munro, Ray and Thora
11 Orbeliani, Mary 1971
12 Ricketts, Margaret 1971-73
13 Undated
14 Curriculum Vitae
15 Holt, Leon (husband)
16 Income Tax File 1963
17 * Oral History Interview (Peter Stursberg) 1987, vol. 1 & 2 CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL 2002
18 * Oral History Interview (Peter Stursberg) 1987, vol. 3 & 4 CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL 2002
19 Travel
University of Manitoba:
BoxFolder
120 Essays 1941-42
BoxFolder
21 Essays 1943-44
2 The Manitoban /Graduation 1944

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II. PUBLICATIONS - NEWSPAPERS 1947-1988
Vancouver Sun - Articles
BoxFolder
23 1960-62
4 1956-58
5 1960-62
6 1964-70
7 1971
8 1972
9 1973
10 1974, 1988
Vancouver Sun - Correspondence
BoxFolder
211 Undated
12 1965-70
13 1971
14 1972-74
15 Leave of Absence
16 Express (see separation statement)
17 The Guildsman 1971
18 The Outsider 1970
19 Pacific Press
20 Press Releases
21 Vancouver-New-Westminster Newspaper Guild
BoxFolder
2A Scrapbooks of newspaper articles, no.2-no.5, Oct 1947-May 1950

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III. PUBLICATIONS - BOOKS 1963-1974
Terror in the Name of God
BoxFolder
31 Holt, Simma. Terror in the Name of God (New York: Crown Publishing Inc., 1964). Hard cover.
Holt, Simma. Terror in the Name of God (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1966). Paperback.
Correspondence re: Terror in the Name of God :
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32 Crown Publishers, 1963-67
3 Crown Publishers, 1968-74
4 Marshall, Joyce
5 McClelland and Stewart, 1963
6 McClelland and Stewart, 1964
7 McClelland and Stewart, 1965-72
8 Miscellaneous Incoming, Undated
9 Miscellaneous Incoming, 1958-63
10 Miscellaneous Incoming, 1964
11 Miscellaneous Incoming, 1965
BoxFolder
41 Miscellaneous Incoming, 1966-81
2 Miscellaneous Outgoing, 1963-75
3 Contract: Crown Publishers, 1964
Drafts:
BoxFolder
44 Front Section
5 Born to Terror , Footnote, Cutlines, Bibliography, Acknowledgements, Photograph Credits, Chapter 1
6Born to Terror , Chapters 2 & 3
7 Born to Terror , Chapters 4-6
8 Born to Terror , Chapters 7 & 8
9 Born to Terror , Chapters 9, 11, 12
10 Born to Terror , Chapters 13-15
11 Born to Terror , Chapters 16 & 17
12 Born to Terror , Chapter 18, Epilogue
13 Introduction, Sons of Freedom Fathers of Terror
Galleys:
BoxFolder
414 Born to Terror , p.1-50
15 Born to Terror , p. 52-98
BoxFolder
1416 Grandsons of Sons of Freedom/Hate Mail
17 Holt's Notes re: Doukhobors
BoxFolder
51 Holt's Notes re: Doukhobors
2 Book Launch/Response re: Terror in the Name of God
3 Legal Documents re: Terror in the Name of God
4 Review of Terror in the Name of God by Barry Broadfoot
"Sons of Freedom Fathers of Terror":
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55 Vol. 1
6 Vol. 2
7 Vol. 3
8 Vol. 4
9 Vol. 5
Sources for Terror in the Name of God :
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510 B.C. Police Report
11 B.C. Police Reports, Correspondence
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61 Correspondence/Doukhobors to Doukhobors/Undated
2 Correspondence/Doukhobors to Doukhobors/ 1924-59
3 Correspondence/Doukhobors to Doukhobors/ 1961-71
4 Correspondence/"Collection of the Conversations, Speeches, and Letters of Peter the Lordly and Peter Chistiakoff"
5 Correspondence/"Open Letter to A.A. Gousskin from Doukhobors"/ 1955
6 Correspondence/"An Open Letter-Appeal to the Quakers from the Doukhobors"/ 1953
7 Correspondence/Government re Doukhobors
8 Correspondence/Public re Doukhobors
Court Case Regina vs. Antifeaff/1958:
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69 p. 194-397
10 p. 398-592
11 p. 593-774
Court Case Regina vs. Konkin/1958:
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612 p. 1-159
13 p. 160-295
Court Case Regina vs. Moojelsky:
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614 June 11, 1962
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71 June 12, 1962
2 June 13, 1962
3 June 14, 1962
4 June 15, 1962
5 June 18, 1962
6 June 19, 1962
7 June 20, 1962
8 June 21, 1962
9 June 22, 1962
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81 June 25, 1962
2 June 26, 1962
3 June 27, 1962
4 June 28, 1962
5 June 29, 1962
6 July 3, 1962
7 July 4, 1962
8 July 5, 1962
9 July 6, 1962
BoxFolder
91 July 9, 1962
2 July 10, 1962
3 July 11, 1962
4 July 12, 1962
5 July 13, 1962
6 July 16, 1962
7 July 17, 1962
8 July 18, 1962
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101 July 19, 1962
2 July 31, 1962
3 August 1, 1962
4 August 2 and 7, 1962
Court Case Regina vs. Pavlukoff:
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105 March 24, 1953
6 March 27, 1953
BoxFolder
111 March 31, 1953
BoxFolder
112 Doukhobor Application for Parole
3 Doukhobor Bibliography
4 Doukhobor Land Inquiry Acts
5 Doukhobor Reports
6 Doukhobor Statements
7 Inquest/Regina vs. Podmorow
8 Minutes of Consultative Committee on Doukhobor Problems at University of British Columbia, [ 1952 ]
9 Royal Commission on the Doukhobors in British Columbia, 1912
10 Summary of Incidents Involving Bombing/Map
Sex and the Teen Age Revolution
BoxFolder
1111 Holt, Simma. Sex and the Teen Age Revolution (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1967). Paperback.
Holt, Simma. Sex and the Teen Age Revolution (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1967). Hard Cover.
Correspondence re: Sex and the Teen Age Revolution :
BoxFolder
1112 CKW Publishers
13 Canadian Penitentiary Service/RCMP
14 McClelland and Stewart Limited
15 Review: Sex and the Teen Age Revolution
Sources:
BoxFolder
121 Court Cases re Drug Abuse
2 Summary of the Recommendations Contained in the Report of the Correctional Planning Committee of the Department of Justice, 1960

p. 1-40

3 Report of the Recommendations Contained in the Report of the Correctional Planning Committee of the Department of Justice, 1960

p. 41-80

4 Summary of the Recommendations Contained in the Report of the Correctional Planning Committee of the Department of Justice, 1960

p. 81-120

5 Summary of the Recommendations Contained in the Report of the Correctional Planning Committee of the Department of Justice, 1960

p. 121-140

The Devil's Butler
BoxFolder
126 Holt, Simma. The Devil's Butler (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1972). Hard Cover.
Correspondence re The Devil's Butler :
BoxFolder
127 Marks, Betty (Agent)
8 McClelland and Stewart, 1969-72
9 McClelland and Stewart, 1972-74
10 McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited
11 Miscellaneous Incoming
12 Miscellaneous Outgoing
BoxFolder
1213 Holt's Notes re: Devil's Butler
Publication:
BoxFolder
1214 Acknowledgements
15 Appendix
16 Cover
BoxFolder
131 Editing Suggestions
2 Promotion
Sources:
BoxFolder
133 Court Case, Cannon
4 Court Case, James
5 Court Case/Regina vs. James/Preliminary Inquiry, March 5 and 6, 1968
6 Court Case/Regina vs. James/ Apr. 24-25, May 22, 1968
Sources re: The Devil's Butler :
BoxFolder
137 Court Case/Regina vs. Pearson/ September 17, 1968
8 Department of Justice, Lynch Report/ March 15, 1965
9 Interviews with Donna
10 Interviews with Donna (tape transcripts)
11 Statements by Satan's Angels
BoxFolder
141 Tape Transcripts of Satan's Angels
2 Vancouver Police Department Report/ 1978
The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker
BoxFolder
143 Holt, Simma. The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker (Toronto: Doubleday Canada Limited, 1982). Hard Cover.
Holt, Simma. The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker (Markham: Paperjacks, 1985). Paperback. Third Printing.
Correspondence re: The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker :
BoxFolder
144 Doubleday
5 Miscellaneous Incoming, 1979-80
6 Miscellaneous Incoming, 1981-87
7 Miscellaneous Outgoing, 1979-81
Drafts:
BoxFolder
148 #1/Chapter 1
9 #2/Chapter 1
10 Chapter 2
11 Chapter 3
12 Chapter 7
13 Chapter 8
14 Chapter 9
BoxFolder
151 Chapter 15
2 Chapter 18:
BoxFolder
153 p. 210-305
4 p. 204-383
5 p. 334-381

Holt wrote and rewrote The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker many times. She did not categorize all of her drafts. This is how they seem, to the arranger, to have evolved.

Incomplete Drafts:
BoxFolder
156 p. 50-100
7 p. 101-150
8 p. 151-200
9 p. 201-250
10 p. 251-300
11 p. 301-350
12 p. 351-400
13 p. 401-450
14 p. 451-End
Draft #1:
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1515 p. 1-50
BoxFolder
161 p. 51-100
2 p. 101-150
3 p. 151-200
4 p. 201-250
5 p. 251-300
6 p. 301-350
7 p. 351-411
Draft #2:
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168 p. i-50
9 p. 51-100
10 p. 101-150
11 p. 151-200
12 p. 201-250
13 p. 251-300
14 p. 301-400
15 p. 401-450
16 p. 451-487
Draft/First Edited:
BoxFolder
1617 Personal Notes, Prologue, Forward
18 Chapter 1
BoxFolder
171 Chapter 2
2 Chapter 3
3 Chapter 4
4 Chapter 5
5 Chapter 6
6 Chapter 7
7 Chapter 8
8 Chapter 9
9 Chapter 10
10 Chapter 11
11 Chapter 12
12 Chapter 13
13 Chapter 14
14 Chapter 15
15 Chapter 16
16 Chapter 18, Epilogue
17 Revised/Footnotes, Acknowledgements, Foreword, Preface, Extras
Draft/Revised:
BoxFolder
1718 Chapter 1
19 Chapters 2 & 3
20 Chapter 4
21 Chapter 5
22 Chapters 6-8
23 Chapters 9-10
BoxFolder
181 Chapters 11-12
2 Chapter 13
3 Chapter 14
4 Chapter 15-16
Galleys:
BoxFolder
185 Chapters 1-2
6 Chapters 3-4
7 Chapters 5-7
8 Chapters 8-10
9 Chapters 11-13
10 Chapters 14-16
11 Chapters 17-19
12 Epilogue, Notes, Appendix
BoxFolder
1813 Genealogy/Brower
Interviews:
BoxFolder
1814 Brower family members
15 Brunt, Helen
16 Davis, Betty
17 Douglas, T.C.
18 Douglas, T.C.
19 Holmes, Florence Pelltier
20 Martin, Paul
21 Martin, Paul
BoxFolder
191 Sinclair, James
2 Weir, Carolyn
3 Woodley, Mae
Notes:
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194 Diefenbaker, Edna
5 Diefenbaker, John
6 Diefenbaker, Olive
7-10 Miscellaneous
11 Miscellaneous/Book of Words, Songs, Russell Miller
12 Miscellaneous/Mrs. Chisholm, Mayfair Teachers, Glen Green
13-14 Miscellaneous
15 Miscellaneous/Election, [ 1979 ]
16 Miscellaneous
17 Miscellaneous/Alvin Hamilton, Helen Brunt
Publication:
BoxFolder
1918 Acknowledgements
19 Cover
20 Editing Queries
21 Outline
Sources:
BoxFolder
1922 Correspondence/Brower Family
23 Correspondence/Diefenbaker
BoxFolder
201 Diefenbaker Centre
2 Diefenbaker Death Certificates
3-4 Diefenbaker, Edna/Schools
5 Diefenbaker, John G.
6 Diefenbaker, John G./First Parliamentary Speech
7 Diefenbaker, John G./Funeral
8 Diefenbaker, John G./Polling Divisions
9 Diefenbaker, John G./Trust Fund/Will

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III. LECTURES, FREE-LANCE WRITING, BROADCASTS 1962-1989
Articles
BoxFolder
2010 "Agrophobia"
11 "Canadian Penitentiary Service" with correspondence and notes
12 "Cannabis, Weed of Woe" 1975
13 "Children and Violence"
14 "The Golden Rule of Ben Wosk" 1974/English, Dutch, Chinese Reader's Digest
15 "Habitual Criminals"
16 Hamilton, Phil
17 "Hell and Blazes in B.C. Forests"
18 Illegitimate Cases
19 Influence , [ 1985-88 ]
20 Jack Bean
21 Judaism: "Sustaining the Heart of Survival" [ 1970 ]
22 "A Light that Shone in Canadian Prisons" re: Allen MacLeod
23 Miscellaneous articles about Holt
24 "Myths and Mystery of Being a Teenager"
25 Ottawa Sun [ 1984-89 ]
26 "Taiwan"
27 Tourists "Mexican Caravan"
28 Unidentified articles
BoxFolder
211 "Unwed Mothers"
2 Vancouver Business
3 Contest Judge
Correspondence:
BoxFolder
214 CBC
5 Canada Month/Canada Week
6 Canadian Penitentiary Services
7 Doubleday
8 Foster, John/Con Man
9 Geddes, David/CHQM
10 Granville Street Cleanup
11 Langevin, Marcel/B.C. Penitentiaries/X-Kalay
12 Miscellaneous
13 Nichols, Marj, Vancouver Sun Reporter
14 Reader's Digest
15 True (New York)
16 Weekend Magazine with article "Compassion" re: Chapelski
17 Indian Women and the Indian Act 1976
18 Interviews
19 Interview/Dina Shore Show
Lectures:
BoxFolder
2120 CKWX
21 Canadian Bar/Teenagers and Drugs 1968
22 Canadian Women's Press Club
23 Labour Relations
24 Miscellaneous
25 RCMP
26 Moonies
Notes:
BoxFolder
2127 Boyd, Murray Allan/Oakhalla
28 Fraser, Ted/Book Bin
29 Mellish
30 Miscellaneous
31 Saturna Free School
32 Whip Victim/James Patrick Atkins
Stories:
BoxFolder
2133 "Doukhobors" for Star January, 1962
34 Fleischman, Neil "Divorce Lawyer"
BoxFolder
221 Fleischman, Neil/Correspondence
2 Fleischman, Neil/Notes
3 "Messiah Thrives on Fraud" re Sam Sorokin
4 "Sorokin" Doukhobor Leader
5 Sorokin, Sam/Correspondence
6 Sorokin, Sam/Sources
7 Violence:
BoxFolder
228 Weekend Magazine Condensed Serial Terror in theName of God
9 Weekend Magazine /Correspondence

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V. POLITICS 1974-1987, predominant 1974-1979
BoxFolder
2210 Article: "What are Women Politicians Doing for You?", re: Holt
11 Bill C58/Reader's Digest Tax Bill
12 Chinese Cultural Centre
13 Chinese Elder Mansion
Correspondence:
BoxFolder
2214 Bernie Brown Agencies/Shoe Quotas
15 CBC
16 Cable CRTC 1976
17 Cable CRTC 1977-79
18 Cable CRTC 1987
19 Campaign Thank-yous, Regrets
20 Canadian Textiles
21 Child Safety Harnesses
22 Chinese Cultural Centre 1977
23 Chinese Cultural Centre 1978-82
24 Clark, Joe - External Affairs
BoxFolder
231 Coates, Robert C.
2 Free Trade
3 Jamieson, Don
4 Jewish Concerns - Almog, Middle East Lecture Tour
5 Kindret, W. - Police Harassment
6 Miscellaneous Incoming
7 Miscellaneous Outgoing 1977
8 Miscellaneous Outgoing 1978-81
9 Perrault, Ray - Minister of Environment
10 Pornography
11 Premiers and Trade - Asian Pacific
12 Rape Bill
13 Shoe Quota 1977-March, 1978
14 Shoe Quota April-December, 1978
15 Shoe Quota December, 1978
16 Thank-yous, Congratulations
17 Transport Canada
18 Turner, John
Unedited Copies of Holt's Letters as a Member of Parliament:
BoxFolder
2319 July 1974
20 August 1974
21 September 1974
22 October 1974
BoxFolder
241 November 1974
2 December 1974
3 January 1975
4 February 1975
5 March 1975
6 April 1975
7 May 1975
8 June 1975
9 July 1975
10 August 1975
11 September 1975
12 October 1975
13 November 1975
14 December 1975
BoxFolder
251 January 1976
2 February 1976
3 March 1976
4 April 1976
5 May 1976
6 June 1976
7 June 1976
8 August 1976
9 September 1976
10 October 1976
11 November 1976
12 December 1976
13 January 1977
14 February 1977
BoxFolder
261 March 1977
2 April 1977
3 May 1977
4 June 1977
5 July 1977
6 August 1977
7 September 1977
BoxFolder
271 October 1977
2 November 1977
3 December 1977
4 January 1978
5 February 1978
6 March 1978
7 April 1978
8 May 1978
9 June 1978
BoxFolder
281 July 1978
2 August 1978
3 September 1978
4 October 1978
5 November 1978
6 December 1978
7 January 1979
8 February 1979
9 March 1979
10 April 1979
11 May 1979
12 June 1979
BoxFolder
2813 Court of Appeal - Holt vs. Sun Publishing Co.
BoxFolder
291 Description of Holt as M.P. - Goals, etc.
2 Expenses re: Campaign
3 Lalonde, Marc - Welbury Point
National Parole Board:
BoxFolder
294 Correspondence
5 Executive Committee Meeting
6 Gating
7 General Board Meeting
8 Notes by Holt re: Foreign Affairs
9 Petitions re: Cable CRTC 1976
10 Promotional Papers re: Election Campaigns
Speeches:
BoxFolder
2911 Cable CRTC
12 Nationalism
Sub-Committee on the Penitentiary System in Canada:
BoxFolder
2913 October 26-November 9, 1976
14 November 22-November 30, 1976
15 December 7-December 9, 1976
BoxFolder
301 January 19, 1977
2 January 27, 1977
3 January 31-February 2, 1977
4 February 3-February 15, 1977
5 February 16-February 24, 1977
6 February 25-March 11, 1977
7 March 15-May 17, 1977
March 15-May 17, 1977
BoxFolder
311 February 25, 1977
2-3 March 24, 1977
4 Trudeau, Pierre Elliot
5 University of British Columbia
6 Vancouver District Parole 1984
7 Visit of Canadian Joint Committee to U.S. Department of Commerce 1979

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ARTEFACT
Decorative Tapestry

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PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION (PC 103)

This series consists of the following subseries:

Photographs re: Terror in the Name of God , [19-?] (516 images)

Photographs re: Police, the penal system and violence

Photographs re: The Devil's Butler

Photographs re: The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker

Photographs re: Politics

Moving Images

Photographs re: Terror in the Name of God [19-?]
BoxFolder
1 Photo Album of Doukhobors by Nelson Sub-Division Ident Section--Leaders, Farming Methods, Burnings, Bombings
1 Simma Holt
Oversize Photos:
BoxFolder
12 Holt at Doukhobor Camp
2 Doukhobor behind barbed wire fence
2 Doukhobor children
2 Doukhobor camp - men, children
2 Doukhobor camp - woman
2 Doukhobor camp - man and woman
2 Doukhobor men at work breaking land near Brilliant, British Columbia
2 Doukhobor women
2 Anglican Church where police found unexploded bomb
3 155 black and white photographs returned from Terror in the Name of God
Doukhobor Arrests:
BoxFolder
14 Doukhobors in Vancouver coming off train 1962-63
5 Doukhobor women arrested for arson of Verigin's home in Grand Forks, B.C., 1962
6 Arrests at Perry Siding, 1953
Bombing & Arrests, 1961-62:
BoxFolder
17 Survivors of the Kootnikoff bomb awaiting bail hearings
7 The press (Holt) as Doukhobors leave and police enter
7 Detonator
7 Dynamite Bundle
7 Investigation of Train Track Bombing
7 Power Pole downed
7 Typical railway track bomb
7 The bombed tower
7 Blowing up tracks
7 Bomb
7 Power Transmission Tower at East Kootenay
7 Police arresting Sons of Freedom
Arson (Sons of Freedom):
BoxFolder
18 Nick Boulin (45) burned his home 11 June 1962
9 Burning of Verigin home at Brilliant (Kootenays), 1950
10 When Sorokin arrived, 1950
10 Summer kitchen burns, Sons kneel to sing prayers, 1950
10 Before Sorokin arrived, 1950
10 Kristova, British Columbia, 1953
10 Goose Creek, 1962
10 Krestova, 1962
10 Appledale, 1962
10 Glade, 1962
10 Barisoff fire, 1962
10 Salikin fire, 1962
10 Storgaff fire, 1962
10 Fire at Glade
10 Fire and scarecrow
10 Home of the fraternal council boss John J. Perepolkin
11 Miscellaneous
Children and Education:
BoxFolder
22 At dormitory/school in New Denver (village north of Krestova) where children were forcibly sent in 1953 - some negatives
3 New Denver Children's School - all are negs.
4 Women agree to send children to school, Nelson, B.C.
4 Doukhobor mother affirming with Magistrate William Evans
4 Doukhobor women protesting at State House in Victoria
4 Boy peering through fence in New Denver
4 Holt with social worker
4 Children's happy faces in New Denver school
4 Teacher and student
4 Fire extinguisher in dorm--a symbol of peace
4 Children aborad bus waving goodbye at New Denver
4 Singing in government building
Children and Nudism:
BoxFolder
25 Negatives of nudes
5 Photos of children and nudism
Children and Fires:
BoxFolder
26 Baby turned over to community in Doukhobor ceremony, 1949
6 Olga Janoff, thirteen, Krestova fires, 1962
6 Teenage Freedomite boys at Goose Creek, 1962
6 Children and fires
6 Lonely road ahead for displaced children
7 Children and fires outside Agassiz Mountain prison
Children--Choir, Youth Leaders
BoxFolder
28 Choir to Siberia, 1958
8 Youth leaders
8 Teacher
Children--The Kootnikoff story, 1962
BoxFolder
29 Kootnikoff negatives
9 Bombed car
9 Anuta Kootnikoff
9 Anuta Kootnikoff mother of Harry, 17 blown up by his own bomb and Nicky, 7 set fire to her own home at Goose Creek, 16 Feb. 1962
9 Survivors of Kootnikoff bomb
BoxFolder
210 Freedomite children - miscellaneous
Diefenbaker rally at Trail, B.C., May 1962:
BoxFolder
211 Diefenbaker at rally
11 "Diefen dolls" disrupt rally
12 Elderly Doukhobors
13 Holt with Freedomites
Hutterites:
BoxFolder
214 Hutterite Negatives
14 Hutterite Photos
Freedomite Leaders:
Stefan S. Sorokin
BoxFolder
215 Sorokin in early 1950s
15 Sorokin arrives in Vancouver from S. America (1950)
15 Freedomites meeting with Sorokin, 1950
15 Return from South America, 1952
15 Sorokin's home burning, 1962 at Shoreacres, B.C.
15 Sorokin proclaimed leader at Shoreacres
15 Emmett Gulley, Quaker whom Sorokin despised and drove out
Sorokin in South America:
BoxFolder
216 Sorokin and Dubikin family, Uruguay
Holt in Uruguay to investigate Sorokin, 1958:
BoxFolder
217 Sorokin's homes
17 Sorokin's mail order wedding certificate
17 Constable Alexander Prodan, Montevideo
17 Sorokin's car
17 Sorokin's car
17 Sorokin and nudes
17 Holt at Uruguay banks
17 Holt at Sorokin's Montevideo home
17 Holt interviewing Sorokin
17 Sorokin, Anna Kastinoff with parrot
Peter the Lordly and Other Leaders:
BoxFolder
218 Negatives of Freedomite Leaders
18 Kalmakova, 1864-1886
18 "Grandfather Mahortov", 1899
18 Peter the Lordly
18 Peter II
Verigin:
BoxFolder
219 Dunia, grandmother to Verigin
19 Verigin at peter the Lordly's tomb (his father)
19 Verigin's granddaughter, Anna Morkova
19 Peter Verigin
19 P. Verigin's Death - Negatives of tomb
19 Funeral
19 P. Verigin's tomb
BoxFolder
31 Johnny Verigin
2 John L. Lebedoff
2 Lebedoff's Freedomite Leadership
2 Lebedoff's wives and children
2 Arson at Lebedoff's home
2 John Lebedoff
2 Lebedoff harangued by woman
Leaders - Big Fanny:
BoxFolder
33 Early life
3 Husband
3 Leadership
4 Leaders - Miscellaneous photos
5 Landmarks and Symbols
Marches/Protests:
BoxFolder
36 Early settlers in Saskatchewan
6 Early 1950s - march on Nelson
6 "Back to Russia" movement, 1958
6 March to Kelowna Bridge, 1958
6 Krestova-Vancouver-Agassiz, 1962-63
7 Krestova-Vancouver-Agassiz, 1962-63
8 Krestova-Vancouver-Agassiz, 1962-63
9 Krestova-Vancouver-Agassiz, 1962-63
10 Krestova-Vancouver-Agassiz, 1962-63
11 Victory Square, Vancouver, B.C.
11 Negatives - Freedomites at Victory Square
11 Freedomite young people in Vancouver
11 Victory Square, Vancouver, B.C.
12 Last leg of Trek - Victory Square, Vancouver to Agassiz
12 Outside Agassiz Gate
12 Negatives - Leaving Victory Square for Agassiz, 20 August 1963
13 Newspaper Headlines - negatives
13 Newspaper Headlines - photos
Personalities Mentioned in Book:
BoxFolder
314 Mike Arishenkoff
14 Zukar Barisoff
14 Mike Bayoff
14 Fred Davidoff, wife, children
14 Pete Elasoff
14 Bill Evans
14 Pete Koorbatoff
14 John A. Morozoff
14 Bill Moojelsky
14 Paul Podmorow and Paul Konkin
BoxFolder
314 Negatives - Podmorow funeral, Agassiz
14 Paul Podmorow
14 Elizabeth Podmorow, mother
14 Hunger strike sign
14 Podmorow funeral
14 Walter Puffet, Crescent Valley bus driver
15 Katy Soprikin's daughter watches mother burn and strip
15 Katy Soprikin and fires (cover of book)
15 Katy Soprikin (wife of Nick), stripping
15 Katy Soprikin - Negatives
15 Nick Repin
15 Pete Slastukin (patriarch)
15 Fred & Peter Sherstobitoff with father John
15 Fred Storgeoff (Fanny's husband)
15 Paul Valkin (or Voykin?)
15 Mrs. Pete Zarubin
15 Unidentified personalities/nudes
Places or Colonies of Freedomite Activity:
BoxFolder
316 Russia
16 Saskatchewan
British Columbia
BoxFolder
316 Brilliant Colony
16 Goose Creek
16 Grand Forks - Negatives
16 Grand Forks - Photos
16 Krestova
16 Ruins of Kristova, May 1964
16 Old and New Kristova (Agassiz) - negatives
16 RCMP at Kristova
Kootenay Scenes:
BoxFolder
317 Guard on Power Lines
17 Road Blocks
BoxFolder
317 Shore Acres
17 Nelson
The New Kristova (outside Agassiz Prison), May 1964
BoxFolder
317 Squatter village
17 Agassiz camp
17 Mountain prison under construction
17 Warden Thomas W. Hall, head of B.C. penitentiary service), William Carson, Tom Hazlitt
BoxFolder
317 Puerto Rico Camp
Posters - Government of British Columbia re: Doukhobors:
BoxFolder
318 1924
18 1953
18 December 1962 - January 1963
BoxFolder
41 Raids - Freedomites by RCMP in British Columbia
2 Riot at Nelson Courthouse, 1962
2 Fanatics kneeling at Nelson Courthouse, 1944
2 Signs of Freedomites through the years
3 Toil and Peaceful Life
4 Trials/Courtroom Scenes
4 Burnaby Courtroom, 1950
Freedomite Women:
BoxFolder
45 Women at work
5 Young women at Krestova, 1947
5 Doukhobor greeting
5 Traditional Babushka (Shawls)
5 Women marching
5 Women returning from Kingston Prison for women to British Columbia, late 1940s
5 Women and loss of homes
5 Woman gardening and preserving
5 Women arrested
5 Women and the bridegroom Christ
5 Women and nudism - negatives
5 Nude women at work
5 Individual nudes
6 Group nudism - women
6 Group nudism - men and women
6 Nudes on the march
6 Nudism at worship
6 Nude women burning J.J. Verigin's home, 1962
7 Metal Norris cartoons depicting the Doukhobor situation in British Columbia, 5 September 1962
Photographs re: Police, the penal system and violence, 1962-1966, [19-?]
BoxFolder
48 Dogs in Police work, 1964
8 British Columbia police, 1966
8 Women's Prison, Kingston
8 George Booth who murdered three policemen, 1962

(see MSS 103, Box 21, Fd. 25 for corresp. of George Booth re: John Booth, 1963)

Photographs re: The Devil's Butler
BoxFolder
49 Pearson on Motorcycle
9 Satan's Angels jacket
Court Exhibits (RCMP), 1968:
BoxFolder
49 Floor plan of clubhouse
9 Inside Clubhouse
9 Victim three days after beating
9 Outside of clubhouse
9 Swastika
9 Sleeping bag behind bar
9 Vehicle
9 Body
9 Inside clubhouse
9 Outside
9 Negatives
Photographs re: The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker
BoxFolder
410 Caption sheets
10 Information re: photographs from SK Archives Board
Photographs re: Politics
BoxFolder
411 Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver
11 Free Trade Meeting in Portland and Seattle, 1987 that accepted "Mr. Minister" and The Honourable William Deana."
11 Free Trade meeting - negatives
Hurricane rescue craft/Asia Pacific:
BoxFolder
411 Oil Rescue boat
11 Airport crash boat
11 USA Navy
11 Allen MacLeod, Head of Canada's Penal System, 1963

(see MSS 103, Box 20, Fd. 23)

11 MacLeod with Madame Vanier
11 MacLeod talking with Freedomite
11 MacLeod in a shop at Leclerc Medium Security
11 MacLeod talking to a segregated prisoner
11 MacLeod - miscellaneous
11 Shoe Quota, 1977-78

(see MSS 103, Box 23, Fd. 13-15)

Moving Images
BoxFolder
51 Colour movie film (8mm) of arson at Raspberry Village, taken at night from the home of Marie Hirth, across the river. Also Sons of Freedom march
2 8mm movie re: The Devil's Butler

See also TC 66 Box 1 Reel 7-14 And Box 2 Reel 1

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TAPE COLLECTION (TC 66) 1961-1988, [19-?]

This series consists of the following subseries:

RE: TERROR IN THE NAME OF GOD 1961-1964, [19-?]

RE: SEX AND THE TEENAGE REVOLUTION 1978, [19-?]

RE: THE DEVIL'S BUTLER 1964-1973, [19-?]

RE: THE OTHER MRS. DIEFENBAKER 1979-1988

Hugh Pickett 1985-1986

RE: TERROR IN THE NAME OF GOD 1961-1964, [19-?]
BoxFolder
11 Interview re: Ed Malinowski who was assigned to full time work on Doukhobor depredations in 1961
2 Pankoff, a Freedomite, lectures in the Russian language about Doukhobor problems
3 Interview of Freedomites re: their expulsion from camp outside Agassiz. Their views about land and their distrust of government
4 CKUA, Edmonton, interview with Holt re: Terror in the Name of God, 29 December 1964
RE: SEX AND THE TEENAGE REVOLUTION 1978, [19-?]
BoxFolder
15 "The Health Costs of Marijuana" by the Broadcasting Foundation of Canada with Dr. Robert Heath, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2 October 1978
6 Taped telephone call to talk show on CJOR, Vancouver. Teenage caller objects to Holt's views on premarital sex
RE: THE DEVIL'S BUTLER 1964-1973, [19-?]
BoxFolder
17 Telephone tapes of Satan's Angels. These taped calls led police to scene of crime
8 Holt interviews Donna, main character in book, re: Satan's Angels and Donna's experiences on the night of the crime
9 Satan's Angels taped telephone conversations
10 Holt interviews Vancouver police re: telephone tapes and Cannon, who lead police to clubhouse
11 Tapes re: police beat, criminals, courts, socialTapes re: police beat, criminals, courts, social justice. Holt interviews John Womanchuk and Eddie Campbell, ex-prisoners, about relationships among prisoners and conditions in prison, January 1965
12 Grace Shaw interview with Nuttal re: corruption in the B.C. legal system and conditions that create criminals, 15 June 1964
13 Holt interviews illiterate ex-prisoner re: prison, the penal system, social justice
14 Holt interviews Steve Brodie, Alberta socialist, who was labelled a Communist during the depression
BoxFolder
21 Ed Murphy interviews Ben Wosk, 42nd anniversary 2 1 "Investigators:, 14 May 1973

(see MSS 193, Box 20, Fd. 14)

RE: THE OTHER MRS. DIEFENBAKER 1979-1928
BoxFolder
22 Holt interviews Jack Atherton re: Diefenbaker at Atherton trial (1951), 1980
3 Holt interviews Judge Roy Hall re: Diefenbaker in Atherton's defence, 1980
4-5 Holt interviews Sheila Brower, Edna Diefenbaker's niece, re: John, Edna, John Diefenbaker's will, reason for no children, 1979
6 Holt interviews Susan Brower, Edna's sister-in-law re: Edna's death, Atherton case, teachers at Mayfair. Also interview with Woodley sisters, Edna's childhood friends, 1979
7 Holt interviews Betty Brower, Edna's sister-in-law, re: Eddie Brower, Edna's oldest brother who died in 1931, 1979-80
8 Holt interviews Maxine Brower Prausa, Edna's niece re: Edna and her boyfriends before she married Diefenbaker, 1979-80
9 Holt interviews Ted Brower (Edna's nephew), Susan Brower, Lenore Andrews (friend), Robert Coates (public servant), Dr. Douglas, Grace Newman (Canadian Bar Association) re: Diefenbaker's war service records
10 Holt interviews Helen Brunt, Edna's friend, 1980
11 Holt interviews Helen Brunt, also Keith Martin, Diefenbaker's executive assistant, 1980
12 Holt interviews Gertrude Cote (Edna's friend), Frank Swanson (Press Gallery Correspondent), and Priscilla Holmes McCloy (Diefenbaker's secretary), 1980
13 Holt interviews William H. Crocker and Florence Raynor re: Beth Newell with whom John Diefenbaker had a romance before he married Edna. Also interview with Bertha Kennedy (friend of Edna's doctor) and Susan Brower, 1980
14 Holt interviews Betty Davis (Price Albert friend)
15 Holt interviews Betty and Edward Davis (editor and journalist), 1980
16 Holt interviews Isabel Findlay (a Saskatchewan constituent), also Marlene Brower (sister-in-law), 1979-80
17 Holt interviews Woodley sisters re: teachers who taught with Edna in Saskatchewan
18 Holt interviews May and Ella Woodley (SK friends) re: Edna's social life and marriage, also interviews with Gertrude Cote and Sheila Brower, 1980
19 Holt interviews T.C. Douglas re: Diefenbaker and Edna's last days, March 1980
20 Holt interviews Helen Hnatyshyn re: Edna, 1980
21 Holt interviews Paul Martin re: treatment of Edna's leukaemia, also interview with Bunny Pound (Diefenbaker's personal secretary) and Alvin Hamilton, 1980
22 Holt interviews Keith Martin (Diefenbaker's exec. assist.) re: Olive and Edna, 1980
23 Holt interviews Jack Pickersgill, Mickey O'Brien (advertising exec.) and Rev. Sandy Nicholson (member for Mackenzie), also Virginia O'Brien (Edna's friend), 1980
24-25 Holt interviews Kathleen and James Sinclair, 1980
26 Holt interviews Walter Tucker (Liberal M.P. for Rosthern, SK from 1935-48) re: Diefenbaker and redistribution of seats in SK), 1980
27 Holt interviews Senator David Walker re: Edna at Homewood Institution, also interviews with Virginia O'Brien and Sheila Brower, 1980
28 Pamela Wallen and others interview Simma Holt re: The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker, October 1982
Hugh Pickett 1985-1986
BoxFolder
229 Tapes re: Hugh Pickett, interview not done by Holt, 1985
30 Holt interviews Pickett re: Bolshoi Ballet in Russia, 21 August 1985
31 Holt interviews Pickett re: Victor Borga, Rubinstein, 28 August 1985
32 Holt interviews Pickett re: army days and career with Famous Artists after 1945, 28 August 1985
33 Holt interviews Pickett re: Prawd story, show business, film industry
34 Holt interviews Pickett, plans for writing the introduction for a book, 28 August 1985
35 Holt interviews Pickett re: rock stars and Liberace, 21 September 1985
36 Holt and Pickett make plans for publishing, 14 October 1985
37 Holt interviews Pickett, 14 October 1985
38 Holt interviews Pickett re: his early years, 16 December, 1985
39 Holt interviews Pickett re: Russia and actresses overseas during war
40 Holt interviews Pickett re: plans for editing of manuscript and publishing, 4 February 1986
41 Holt interviews Pickett re: Sputnik sect
42-43 Holt interviews Pickett re: Oscar Levant, pianist and wit
44 Holt interviews Pickett re: black movie stars and racism
45 Holt interviews Pickett re: Rubinstein, Kathrine Dunham
46 Holt interviews Pickett re: Academy Awards, 1967, discussion of chapter headings

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MICROFILM COLLECTION (Mf 24), 1930
PhD thesis by Pauline Vislick Youngston for Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California. "Assimilation Problems of Russian Molokans in Los Angeles." 7 June 1930

Kept with Microfilm Collection.

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