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The Honourable Iona Campagnolo fonds

  • 2009.6
  • Fonds
  • 1937 - 2007

This fonds illustrates the Honourable Iona Campagnolo’s careers as a broadcaster, a theatre producer, community leader, a politician, a feminist, a social activist, a speaker, a lecturer, a Chancellor, an advocate, a consultant and Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. Types of records reflective of her various careers include: speeches, correspondence, itineraries, contracts, draft manuscripts, newspaper clippings, background material, photographs and ephemera. The Honourable Iona Campagnolo fonds has been divided into the following thirteen series:
1) Photographs
2) Theatre & Community Development
3) Political Career
4) Non-political Activities
5) McMaster International Health Centre
6) Women in Power Project
7) University of Northern British Columbia
8) Fraser Basin Council
9) Miscellaneous – First Nations Material
10) National Speakers Bureau
11) Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
12) Honours & Awards
13) Political Papers

Campagnolo, Iona

Young Iona Hardy with mother and brother

Photograph depicts Rosamond Murchison-Hardy outside with her arms around her two children, all dressed in white. Trees in background.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Rosamond Murchison-Hardy’s 2 children: Iona Age 4 years 10 mos. ; Harold Age 3 yrs. 1 mos. ; August, 1937”.

M.P. Iona Campagnolo receives gift at a reception in Jeanne Sauvé’s riding, Ahuntsic, late 1974

Campagnolo, standing, displays a woven red, black, and grey shawl, while Jean Sauvé, seated, Yves Demers [?] and Marcel Roy [?], both standing, clap and smile; in the foreground is a table set with flowers and refreshments; in the background is a Canadian flag.

Handwritten annotations on verso read: “Au Quebec, from Jeanne Sauvé’s Riding, Lavalde Rapid, late 1974,” “23,” and “copie pour Mme. Campagnolo, (21), & Eymard Corkin”.

M.P. Iona Campagnolo seated at reception in Jeanne Sauvé’s riding, Ahuntsic, late 1974

Marcel Roy [?], Iona Campagnolo, Jeanne Sauvé, Yves Demers [?], and an unidentified woman sit at banquet table in front of a stage with musical instruments and a Canadian flag.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “copie pour Mme Campagnolo, 15, 1-5-, Yves Demers, Marcel Roy, Jeanne Sauvé, un discourse en français dan la circonscription de Mme S. (toute l’monde est separatiste et liberal!)”

May Diver in Costume as Mary Stuart, with unidentified man

Photograph depicts May Diver dressed as Mary Stuart in white and gold costume dancing with a man wearing black and red costume.

Preceding notation on UNBC Chancellor letterhead: “my theatre days, Ionasphere group. I made personally or designed (for Blue - Rosemary Gilbert) all these costumes, May Diver - Mary Stuart by Friedrich Von Schiller, 1972” (see also items 2009.6.1.12 - 2009.6.1.17).

Unidentified Man and Woman in Costume for Mary Stuart Production

Costumed gentleman standing next to lady wearing a formal purple gown. Handwritten annotations on verso read: “To Angie, Love Donna Penner,” and “another of costumes I made”.

Preceding notation on UNBC Chancellor letterhead: “my theatre days, Ionasphere group. I made personally or designed (for Blue - Rosemary Gilbert) all these costumes, May Diver - Mary Stuart by Friedrich Von Schiller, 1972” (see also items 2009.6.1.11 - 2009.6.1.17).

May Diver in Costume as Mary Stuart, kneeling before unidentified man

Photograph depicts May Diver dressed in white and gold costume beside man wearing black and purple costume.

Preceding notation on UNBC Chancellor letterhead: “my theatre days, Ionasphere group. I made personally or designed (for Blue - Rosemary Gilbert) all these costumes, May Diver - Mary Stuart by Friedrich Von Schiller, 1972” (see also items 2009.6.1.11 - 2009.6.1.17).

Close View of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau wearing a beret and Mustang lifejacket, walking outside beside M.P. Iona Campagnolo in headscarf and wool jacket, Kivsta, Haida Gwaii, BC

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “With the boss at Kivsta, Q.C.I.: May 1976, 13,000 yrs. carbondated habitation in the same location-- The real Charlottes and his counter culture protection in the rain, mist, moss and dense forest of the Haida”.

Rosemary Gilbert and May Diver in Costume as Queen Elizabeth & Mary Stuart

The pair stands wearing gowns; Diver on right in black, Gilbert on left in blue. Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “May Diver, Mary Stuart by Friedrich Von Schiller, Rosemary Gilbert as Elizabeth, Prod & Directed by Iona Campagnolo, 1973”.

Preceding notation on UNBC Chancellor letterhead: “my theatre days, Ionasphere group. I made personally or designed (for Blue - Rosemary Gilbert) all these costumes, May Diver - Mary Stuart by Friedrich Von Schiller, 1972” (see also items 2009.6.1.11 - 2009.6.1.17).

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