Simma Holt:

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

Inventory prepared by V. Zvonik
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(2007)

Finding aid encoded by V. Zvonik (2007)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Creator:
Simma Holt

Title:
Simma Holt fonds

Dates:
1966-2006

Quantity:
1.13 m of textual records

Identification:
MSS 103, A.07-14

English

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Biography of Simma Holt

Simma Holt was born in Vegreville, Alberta, March 27, 1922. Her father Louis Milner was born in Ukraine and settled in Alberta in the early 1900s. Simma Hold attended the University of Manitoba where she was inspired by John W. Dafoe to pursue a career in journalism. During her university years she edited the Manitoban, University of Manitoba student newspaper and worked as a Manitoba Free Press correspondent. Upon graduation in 1944 with a B.A. she immediately began working as a teletype operator and reporter for the Canadian Press in Calgary. She joined the Vancouver Sun in1944 and was general news reporter, columnist, and a night editor to train cub reporters. In 1976 she became a columnist for the Toronto Sun and in 1986 a columnist for Ottawa Sun and Vancouver Business. She also did freelance magazine writing for Reader's Digest, Macleans, Fair Lady in South Africa, and many other magazines. Simma Holt wrote four books: The Other Mrs. Diefenbaker (1983), Terror in the Name of God (1965), Sex and the Teen Age Revolution (1967) and The Devil's Butler (1971). In 1974 she was elected a Member of Parliament for the Vancouver Kingsway riding. She remained in government from 1975 to 1979. She served on the Justice and Legal Affairs Standing Committee, the Sub-Committee on Penitentiary Violence, and the Health and Welfare Committee. She published a series of columns and news stories which led to equality for women in law enforcement. She also published stories on abuses happening to Indian women on Vancouver streets. In 1964 she received a Woman of the Year Award in Canadian Arts and Letters for Terror in the Name of God, and in 1985 Women of Distinction nominee, YWCA, Vancouver. She was also a substitute host on leading Canadian open-line talk shows and frequent guest on radio and television from Vancouver, Los Angeles, and New York. Holt was made a Member of the Order of Canada on November 14, 1996 and was included in the Canadian News Hall of Fame on May 4, 1996.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This accession contains material pertaining to a court case: Supreme Court of British Columbia - Simma Holt v. Thomson aka Sonja d. Fletcher Coronation Real Estate Services Ltd. d.b.a. Royal Lepage Coronation West Realty, and Ada Van Leeuwen.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into five series:

  • 1. Supreme Court of British Columbia - Simma Holt v. Thomson aka Sonja d. Fletcher Coronation Real Estate Services Ltd. d.b.a. Royal Lepage Coronation West Realty, and Ada Van Leeuwen - Court Documents, Examinations, 2001
  • 2. Documents, Correspondence, and Court Documents, 1997-2006
  • 3. Simma Holt re: Ada Van Leeuwen
  • 4. Leaky Condo
  • 5. Miscelaneous

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Restrictions on Access

No restriction on access.

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Restrictions on Use

No restriction on use.

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Custodial History

The fonds was donated by Simma Holt in 2007.

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Other Finding Aids

Accessions 1990-91, 1995 (A.05-53)

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Supreme Court of British Columbia - Simma Holt v. Thomson aka Sonja d. Fletcher Coronation Real Estate Services Ltd. d.b.a. Royal Lepage Coronation West Realty, and Ada Van Leeuwen -Court Documents
BoxFolder
11 Examination For Discovery of Sonja Thomson - Original, [ July 12, 2001 ]
2 Examination For Discovery of Sonja Thomson -Compressed Transcript Compliments of Reportex Agencies Ltd., [ July 12, 2001 ]
3 Examination For Discovery of Sonja Thomson - Copy, July 12, 2001
3 Examination For Discovery of Ada Van Leeuwen - Copy, July 10, 2001
4 Examination For Discovery of Ada Van Leeuwen - Copy, July 12, 2001
5 Examination For Discovery of Ada Van Leeuwen -Compressed Transcript Compliments of Reportex Agencies Ltd., July 12, 2001
6 Examination For Discovery of Ada Van Leeuwen - Copy, July 10, 2001
7 Examination For Discovery of Ada Van Leeuwen -Compressed Transcript Compliments of Reportex Agencies Ltd., July 10, 2001
8 Examination For Discovery of Simma Holt -Compressed Transcript Compliments of Reportex Agencies Ltd., July 11, 2001
9 Examination For Discovery of Simma Holt - Copy, July 11, 2001
10 Examination of S.Holt by Ms. Howatt, July 11, 2001

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Documents and Correspondence, 1997-2006
BoxFolder
21 Joint Book of Documents (Plaintiff's copy) , [ 1997 - 2006 ]

(Binder no.1, 1-35)

2 Joint Book of Documents (Plaintiff's copy) , [ 1997 - 2006 ]

(Binder no.1, 36-60)

3 Simma Holt re: Ada Van Leeuwen - Pleadings Binder, 2000-2005

(Binder no.2, 1-25)

includes a letter from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Barristers & Solicitors dated January 3, 2006

4 Simma Holt re: Ada Van Leeuwen - Pleadings Binder, 2000-2005

(Binder no.2, 26-54)

BoxFolder
31 Simma Holt re: Ada Van Leeuwen - Pleadings Binder, 2000-2005

(Binder no.2, 55-72)

2 List of Documents of the Plaintiff Simma Holt, 1998 - 2004

(Binder no.3, 1-34)

3 List of Documents of the Plaintiff Simma Holt, 1998 - 2004

(Binder no.3, 35-54)

4 List of Documents of the Plaintiff Simma Holt, 1998 - 2004

(Binder no.3, 55-60)

5 2001 Property Assessment, 420-301 Maude Rd.
BoxFolder
41 Index of Joint Book of Documents, 1998-2001
2 Synopsis and Discussion of Simma Holt's Documents, 1997-1999
3 S. Holt v. Sonja Thompson - Strata Minutes, 1996-2000
4 S. Holt re: Ada Van Leeuwen - Trial Binder, 1999-2000
5 Book of Authorities of the Plaintiff, S. Holt, 1982-2002
6 List of Documents and Documents of the Defendants, 1999
7 Court Documents, 2000-2005
BoxFolder
51 Court Documents #1-10, 2004
2 Court Documents, A-Z, 2004
3 Correspondence - Blake, Cassels & Graydon Barristers & Solicitors, 2004
4 Land Title Transfer to Candace Cappellaro, Realtor, 2004
5 Court Document - Trial Record, 2006
6 Court Document - Closing Outline/Argument of the Plaintiff Simma Holt, June 2006
7 "Final Folly: Trapped in Trust of a Realtor" by S. Holt, 2006

(includes a contract of purchase and sale and S. Holt's notes for Aseen)

(includes a contract of purchase and sale)

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Simma Holt re: Ada Van Leeuwen
BoxFolder
61 Correspondence with Ada Van Leeuwen - File #1, June 1999-July 31, 2000
2 Correspondence with Ada Van Leeuwen - File #2, August, 2000 - May, 2001
3 Correspondence with Ada Van Leeuwen - File #3, June 2001-October 2002
BoxFolder
71 Correspondence with Ada Van Leeuwen - File #4, May 2002-March 2005
2 Correspondence with Ada Van Leeuwen - File #5, April 2005-December 2005
3 S.Holt re: Ada Van Leeuwen -Client Documents and Photos 1999-2002
4 Third Supplemental List of Documents of the Plaintiff S. Holt - Document #55-70, 2002
5 Third Supplemental List of Documents of the Plaintiff S. Holt - Document #71-93, 2002
BoxFolder
81 General Meeting of Owners Notice, 2001
2 Inlet Estates Joint Venture - Disclosure Statement for Heritage Grand, 1994
3 Correspondence - Blake, Cassels & Graydon Barristers & Solicitors, 1999-2001

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Leaky Condo Lawsuit, 1999-2005
BoxFolder
84 State of Title Certificate, 1999
5 Correspondence - Homeowner's Reconstruction Loan, 2001
6 Leaky Condo Lawsuit, 1999-2000

(Binder)

7 Correspondence - Condo Lawsuit, 2003-2004
8 Condo - Impact - Health, 2004
9 Leaky Condo Lawsuit, 1999-2001
10 Leaky Rotten Condo Impact, 2004

(includes photographs and negatives)

11 COLCO (Coalition of Leaky Condo Owners) List, 2002
BoxFolder
91 Correspondence: S. Holt - Marvin Storrow (Legal, Personal), 1999-2005
2 Health Problems - articles, 2001-2002
3 Loan - Condo Repairs, 2000 - 2004
4 Tax Records, 1999-2003
5 Material Collected - Leaky Condo in BC, 1993-2004

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Miscellaneous 1966-2002
BoxFolder
96 Newspaper Articles, Correspondence, Brochures, 1966-2002

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