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Audio and Visual material

The series consists of various miscellaneous material within the CIC collection. There are cartoons, a CBC Take 30 television documentary show (1971) featuring the CIC's first national conference, a scrapbook of news clippings dating from 1969 to 1973, and a three hour tape recording of a National Unity Project Steering Committee Meeting on November 5, 1976.

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Alpha-Numeric Office files

The files in this series reflect the enhanced duties of the Executive Director's position in the CIC after 1974. Thus there are more fund raising and pressure oriented activity files. The files in the series are divided by colour and further broken down into alpha-numeric series. The green series consists mostly of CIC internal organizational material. The red series is primarily subject correspondence, and the orange series is mostly National Office (Ottawa) internal material.

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National Office Correspondence and Subject files

The series consists of files that spans the years 1970-1981 and consist of the CIC's national office files during those years.There is
a full run of Executive and Annual General Meeting minutes. The office collection only begins in the spring of 1971 with the succession of Barbara Daprato as Executive Director of the CIC. Prior to that the CIC did not really exist in concrete organizational terms. The files of the Daprato era (1970-1974) consist of .5 metres of Executive Director and Chairmen correspondence and memo files. It is complemented by 1 metre of Toronto National office and correspondence files that involve research, promotion, and membership. In 1974 Daryl Logan became the CIC's Executive Director and the National Office was moved to Ottawa. There are 1.5 metres of Daryl Logan Executive Director files, most of which involve subject correspondence and subject files. The Logan files best document the CIC's fund raising efforts (1972-1977) The Logan files are complemented by .75 metres of Ottawa National Office files that run from 1974 to 1980. The Ottawa Office files contain some .125 metre of general correspondence. Much of the Logan and Ottawa Office files are interrelated with Series III.
Logan left the CIC in the summer of 1977, after which the CIC went through a period of organizational turbulence. During the Logan era a Toronto membership office was maintained by Membership Secretary Muriel Parker. In 1978 the Toronto Membership Office was closed and was merged with the Ottawa National Office. Thus there are 1.5 metres of Toronto Office correspondence, membership, and subject files. After Logan left there was a high turnover of Executive Directors in the Ottawa National Office. There are .5 metres of Executive Director files from 1977 to 1980 during which Nadia McCool, Jeff Logan (acting), James .Conrad, and Denis Conly were all Executive Directors.
Within the rest of Series I are .75 metre files from the CIC's newsletter/magazine the Independencer, which presents an excellent overview of local chapter activity. There are .6 metre of various select committee and task force files. Lastly (1973-1978) there is about one metre of resource material in the way of press releases, policy papers, and news clipping collections.

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