Robert W. Runciman fonds

Reference Code: Fonds - F 4432
Title: Robert W. Runciman fonds
Date of Creation: [1953?], 1980-2017
Physical Description:

9.73 metres of textual records

5 volumes of textual records

24 photographs

3 posters

3 video cassettes

2 audio cassettes

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of records documenting the political and legislative career of Robert (Bob) Runciman, Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly for Leeds-Grenville from 1981 to 2010, and as Senator in the federal Parliament of Canada from 2010 to 2017. The records consist of subject files on constituency matters and issues; files on activities of Mr. Runciman in the Legislature; election campaign materials and records related to fundraising and outreach in the riding; scheduling and appointment records; and scrapbooks of his political career.

While this fonds best documents Bob Runciman's career as an MPP representing the interests of Leeds-Grenville and as a Senator in the Parliament of Canada, the fonds also contains some records related to his wider political involvements including his contemplated bid for the leadership of the PC Party of Ontario in the late 1980s as well as his connection to the federal United Alternative initiative and the federal Canadian Alliance party.

Fonds has been arranged into 12 series.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch:

A lifelong resident of Brockville, Robert (Bob) Runciman has represented the riding of Leeds-Grenville in the Ontario Legislature since 1981 as a Progressive Conservative MPP. He was a key minister in the governments of Mike Harris and Ernie Eves from 1995-2003.

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Runciman, Robert W.

Finding Aid:

See series descriptions for information about the availability of finding aids.

Structure of Collection:

View how this material is structured within its collection. Select items to navigate through the different available levels of description, including online series, sub-series and listings.

Restrictions on Access:

Access to records containing personal information of constituents of Mr. Runciman are restricted for 100 years from date of creation. Access to all other records is unrestricted.

Physical Condition:

The records in the accrual are in good condition.

How to order these records:

Reading Rooms: Consult the series descriptions and associated lists or finding aids to narrow your search to specific containers or items that may be ordered. Please note that this fonds contains personal information. Some records are restricted.

Terms For Use and Reproduction:

Copyright transferred by donor to the Archives insofar as the donor was copyright owner. There are no restrictions on reproduction for the purpose of research and private study. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for use other than research and private study; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: The Archives of Ontario acquired these records as three donations. Two from Robert Runciman in 2004: one consisting of records from his Queen's Park office and the other consisting of records from his constituency office in Brockville.
A second donation was completed in 2010 consisting of subject files on constituency matters and issues; files on activities of Mr. Runciman in legislature; election campaigns materials and records related to fundraising and outreach in the riding; and scheduling and appointment records.
Custodial History: The Robert W. Runciman fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario in June of 2004. Accruals to this fonds were donated to the Archives in May 2010 and October 2017.
Related Material:

For records of Robert Runciman as Solicitor General and Minister of Correctional Services, consult Series RG 33-2 Minister's files, and as Minister of Economic Development and Trade, consult Series RG 9-1 Ministry of Economic Development and Trade Minister's Office correspondence and subject files.


Title based on creator of fonds. Most files lacked original order and were re-constructed.

Accruals: Future accruals are not expected.