Fonds C-124 (PHO Box #2). - Lily and Edward Schreyer fonds.

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Lily and Edward Schreyer fonds.

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CMC C-124 (PHO Box #2).

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  • [ca.1979]-1983. (Creation)

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3 photographs + textual material.

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Edward Schreyer was born in Beausejour, Manitoba in 1935 to John and Elizabeth Schreyer. After completing secondary school in Beausejour, he studied at United College and the University of Manitoba, receiving degrees in Arts and Education as well as a Master of Arts in International Relations and Economics. Mr. Schreyer was first elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly in 1958 at the age of twenty-two and was re-elected in 1959 and 1962. From 1962 to 1965, he was Professor of International Relations at St. Paul's College at the University of Manitoba. In 1965, he was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Springfield. He was re-elected following the re-distribution of electoral boundaries in 1968 as M.P. for Selkirk. In 1969, he was chosen as leader of the New Democratic Party of Manitoba and in the provincial election in June he was elected as M.L.A. for Rossmere and became Premier of Manitoba. While Premier, Mr. Schreyer also held the portfolio of Minister of Dominion-Provincial Relations. He also served as Minister of Finance from 1972 to 1976 and Minister responsible for Manitoba Hydro from 1971 to 1977. In 1979, Mr. Schreyer was installed as Governor-General and Commander-in Chief of Canada.

Lily Schultz, whose father Jacob Schultz had at one time been M.P. for Springfield, and Edward Schreyer were married in 1960. They have four children: Lisa, Karmel, Jason and Toban. Mrs. Schreyer has been a Companion of the Order of Canada since 1979.

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The items described here were donated to the Costume Museum of Canada in 1997 along with clothing worn by Mrs. Schreyer on important occasions during her husband's career and during his tenure as Governor-General of Canada.

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Items consist of three colour photographs dating from 1979 and featuring the Mr. and Mrs. Schreyer on the occasion of his investiture as Governor-General. Also described here is a brochure produced by Canada's Government House in 1983.

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No use or reproduction without prior permission.

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Related material: See DO-981 for information on items donated by The Right Honourable Edward Schreyer's mother, Elizabeth Schreyer.

Associated material: Edward Shreyer's papers have been accessioned by the University of Manitoba Archives. Other materials pertaining to the family are held by the Beausejour Library.

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