Fonds 93-017 - Ontario Temperance Federation fonds

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Ontario Temperance Federation fonds

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  • 1945-1971 (Creation)
    Ontario Temperance Federation

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13 cm of textual records

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The Ontario Temperance Federation operated at 39 Davenport Road in Toronto during the 1950s. It produced pamphlets and advertising in the form of posters, films and lectures on the effects of alcohol on people. It reproduced newspapers, articles and letters in order to put across the message that alcohol was a disruptive influence in a person's life. The Federation targeted religious groups, schools and social groups. The Federation originated out of the early temperance societies of the 1800s and the prohibition groups of the 1920s. It produced "The Temperance Advocate," a newsletter aimed at educating the public on the effects of alcohol on a person's intellectual and motor skills.

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This fonds consists of scattered issues of The Advocate (published by the Ontario Temperance Federation) from 1955 to 1971; newspaper clippings regarding temperance, the advent of liquor licensing by the Ontario Government and drinking laws in Ontario.

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This fonds was donated from an unknown source.


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For related records see: 77-026, 84-011, 88-025, 89-1019 and 90-005.

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