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Address by Dr. Stanley F. Leavine (Waterloo North) : On the Amendment to the Amendment to the Motion for a Reply to the Speech from the Throne, to the First Session of the Twenty-Fourth Legislature, of the Province of Ontario : Toronto, Ontario, Mar. 12, 1952.

Six copies of a typed address given by Leavine, in his capacity as M.P.P for Waterloo North, to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario in Toronto in March 1952.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

City Councillor, 1938-1949.

Three clippings regarding Leavine in his capacity an alderman in the 1940s. One from the Kitchener Daily Record, dated Tuesday, December 31, 1940, reports that Leavine had been named chairman of the finance committee of City Council at the pre-inaugural caucus held on Dec. 30, 1940. Another, also from the Record, dated December 8, 1942 includes names and portraits of Kichener's newly elected 1943 city council, including Leavine. The final clipping is undated and outlines the results of the municipal election in Kitchener during which Leavine was once again elected to city council by 6,169 votes, receiving more votes than any other individual elected to the Kitchener council that year.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Clippings.

Two clippings which include references to the K-W Collegiate Institute where Dr. S.F. Leavine's eldest daughter, Desta Leavine, was a student. The first, undated, describes how Desta was one of three public speaking contest winners to address the K-W Kiwanis Club at one of their weekly luncheon meetings. Desta's speech focused on the Mary Celeste, a mystery ship of the last century found adrift and crewless in mid-Atlantic. The second clipping, from the July 7, 1945 edition of the Kitchener Record, includes promotion results for the K-W Collegiate .

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Clippings.

Two clippings reporting on Dr. S.F. Leavine's provision of medical care to individuals involved in accidents on two different occasions. The first, dated February 13, 1941, reports how Leavine attended to Alex Simpson, at the K-W Hospital, who was suffering from exposure as a result of lying on snow and ice on the Grand River for almost three hours after he stepped into a hole in the ice and broke his right leg. He was rescued by Ald. Clarence Seibert and his three sons and rushed to the K-W Hospital. The second article, undated, reports that Beverley Harvey broke his knee cap when forced to jump from his sleigh in order to halt his team of ponies who were agitated by a dog nipping at their heels. Dr. S.F. Leavine attended to the injured man at K-W hospital.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Conservative Candidate in Contest for Waterloo North Riding in Federal Election.

Contains clippings from February 1940 regarding Leavine’s nomination by the National Government Candidate to contest the Waterloo North riding in the upcoming federal election. One clipping provides biographical information about Leavine including his parentage, education, and details about his medical and political careers. Most of the clippings report on the election campaign conducted by Leavine, documenting his proposals for change should he be elected. Other clippings consist of campaign advertising urging voters in the North Waterloo riding to support Leavine. Also included is an undated clipping reporting that Ald. Alfred Mustin, the labor-C.C.F candidate contesting the North Waterloo riding, had withdrawn from the race.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Correspondence.

Three items of correspondence received by Dr. S.F. Leavine in his capacity as M.P.P (PC) for Waterloo North between 1954-1956.
The first item is a letter (dated June 4, 1954) to Leavine from Leslie F. Bowman, Clerk and Treasurer of the Town of Gananoque in Ontario. This letter contains information on Bowman's education and career, in response to a request from Leavine, and appears to form an application by Bowman for a position as a member of a city board (unspecified). The second is a letter (dated May 27, 1955) to Leavine from A.D. McKenzie at the Provincial Headquarters of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario regarding the voting rules as they relate to names omitted from the voters list, advance polls, and homes for the aged. The final letter is addressed to Leavine from Steven O'Casey of the law firm Wintermeyer, Askin & Casey relating to a panel discussion to be held on February 15, 1956, specifically the sequence of events and with a list of questions to be discussed by Leavine and other participants. Leavine's handwritten notes about on his answers to the questions are included.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Correspondence.

Note to Dr. S.F. Leavine from Dr. Carl Smith and a b&w photograph of a church. In this note Dr. Smith says he knows that "this snapshot becomes a very sacred shrine to you".

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Dr. Stanley Francis Leavine fonds.

  • SCA143-GA116
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1958

Fond consists primarily of textual records relating to Leavine's political career as mayor of the City of Kitchener and as an M.P.P. (PC) for the constituency of Waterloo North, and his medical career as a doctor in Kitchener. Included are speeches, notes, news clippings, and scrapbooks related to his professional activities, as well as collected ephemera, photographs of Leavine and his family, and material related to his studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Education.

Leavine's schedules of studies from the Medical Faculty of Queen's University in Kingston, Ont. for the period 1916-1919. The schedules list the subjects studied by Leavine in each year, as well as details about the frequency of his attendance, and signed confirmation of his passing each exam. File also contains a copy of Leavine's degree certificate confirming his award of a degree as Doctor of Medicine in 1920.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Ephemera.

Loose ephemeral material regarding the career and death of Dr. S. F. Leavine, including event programs, orders of service, promotional election material and a receipt for legal services related to the handling of Leavine's estate.

The programs relate to "Graduation Exercises" at St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Kitchener, Ont. on June 1945, where Leavine gave congratulatory greetings, and in May 1957, where a medical nursing award was given by Leavine and presented by Mrs. Leavine. Also included is a program from the official opening of the Stanley F. Leavine Building by Hon. M.B. Dymond, Minister of Health for Ontario on May 5, 1965. The orders of service pertain to Remembrance Day in 1950, which Leavine attended as Chairman, and a ceremony at the Memorial Arena in Waterloo in observance of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953. Along with the order of service for the coronation there are two certificates awarded to Leavine, M.L.A, and Mrs. Leavine and medals worn at the service.

Flyers, stickers and other promotional material related to Leavine's election campaigns in 1945 and 1955, appear in the file along with a floor plan of the Legislative Assembly in Toronto in 1952, where Leavine held a seat representing Waterloo North, and a booklet titled "A Report to the People of Ontario" written by Hon. Leslie Frost, Premier and Provincial Treasurer of Ontario and dated May 9, 1955. Also in the file is a July 1958 notice issued by N. MacKenzie, City Personnel Director in Kitchener, outlining the arrangements for the funeral of Mayor S.F. Leavine, M.D. that took place at the King Street Baptist Church in Kitchener on July 30, 1958; and a receipt regarding services provided by James Richardson & Sons regarding the transfer of securities to Leavine's wife, daughters, and the executrices of Leavine's estate.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Family Portraits.

Six family portraits of of Dr. S.F. Leavine, his wife Desta, and their two daughers, Desta and Pauline taken on separate occasions, likely at the family resident, by Kitchener-Waterloo Record photographers.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

M.P.P for Waterloo North speeches and speech notes.

Typed and handwritten speeches and speech notes by Leavine from his time as M.P.P for Waterloo North and subsequent to his nomination by the Progressive Conservatives to contest the Waterloo North constituency in 1955. These latter speeches were made by Leavine in an effort to solicit votes in the Waterloo North constituency. Speeches made in the House include those regarding Bill 74 : trust funds; civil defence; conservation; education; housing; labour; municipal finances; pensions for the incapacitated; public health and welfare; and taxation. Issues addressed by Leavine in speeches made during the 1955 election campaign include agriculture; education; hydro and highways; labour; and municipal affairs.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

M.P.P for Waterloo North, 1951-1956.

START HERE Clippings regarding the activities, political recommendations, and policy changes put forward by Leavine in his capacity as Progressive Conservative M.P.P for Waterloo North from 1951-1956. One clipping shows a photograph of Leavine together with his wife, Desta, and daughter, Pauline, after his election as M.P.P. in November 1951. Another clipping reports that for the first time in a quarter-centry Waterloo North elected a Progressive Conservative to the Ontario Legislature when Leavine won a 201-vote majority over Libearl candidate J.G. Brown. The remainder of the clippings cover topics including: proposed policy measures in the areas of health, particularly the damage caused to the general practitioner by the medical monopoly of hospitals, his belief, as chairman of the Ontario legislature's health committee, that a preventive vaccine for polio would be discovered within two years; his urging of the speedy completion of the Windsor-Toronto section of Highway No. 401 by the Ontario government; and Leavine's desire to see government officials to discuss the problems arising from the use of horse-drawn buggies by the Mennonites with Mennonite leaders.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Mayor of Kitchener, 1950-1951, 1957-1958.

Clippings regarding Leavine’s activities as Mayor of Kitchener from 1950-1951. They cover Mayor Leavine and Mayor Bauman of Waterloo attending the official opening of the K-W Family Service Bureau in November 1950, of which both because the first members; Leavine's stance on the issue of civil defence; Leavine's involvement in the plans to build the Kitchener Memorial Arena in 1950; and Leavine’s daily morning walk to work as Mayor in the early 1950s. Another clipping from the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, dated June 17, 1958, during Leavine’s second term as Mayor, reports on Leavine's attendance at the official sod turning ceremony for the Kitchener police building.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Medical career

Series consists of records pertaining to Leavine's medical training and career, including his study schedule at Queen's, an article submitted to the British Medical Journal, and news clippings regarding hospital patients he attended to in Kitchener, Ontario.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Miscellaneous.

Two clippings which appear to contain reports on issues or events which were of interest to Leavine during his political career.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Office of Mayor notebook.

Notebook containing speech notes by Mayor Leavine related to a number of events he attended from 1950-1951. It includes speeches made by Leavine in 1950 at the official opening of a bus terminal in Kitchener; speeches given on the occasion of the opening of the baseball season; and at the opening of a new hospital. It also includes speech notes for graduation ceremonies at Waterloo College and at St. Mary's Hospital in 1950, as well as a speech made by the Leavine on Decoration Day in June, 1950, and addresses made by him on Labour Day in 1950 and 1951. Notebook also appears to contain notes taken by Leavine at meetings of the city's boards and commissions.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Office of Mayor notebook.

Notebook containing handwritten speech notes by Mayor Leavine including a speech given at the YMCA in January 1957 and one at Waterloo County Automobile Club in February 1957. Also contains notes regarding the construction of the new police building, and regarding the municipalities and local politics. Loose ephemeral material includes gas bills sent to Dr. S.F Leavine in 1957; the business card of life insurance broker Syd Davies; the Civil Defence Identification card issued to Leavine on January 31, 1957; a clipping regarding a debate surrounding the appropriate location for the new police building in Kitchener; and a receipt and letter dated March 12, 1957 to Leavine from the Rev. Albert W. Lotz of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church thanking him for a donation.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Office of Mayor speeches and speech notes.

Consists predominantly of handwritten speech notes and speeches made at events by Leavine during his time as Mayor from 1950-1951. Speeches made by Leavine during the majoralty contest of 1949 and speeches from his second as Mayor from 1957-1958 are also included. Other speeches in file may have been made by Leavine in his capacity as a medical doctor or as M.P.P of Waterloo North.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Personal

Series consists of records pertaining to Leavine's personal life including news clipping about his daughter Desta, and a note and photograph sent to him by Carl Smith.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Political Office.

Three undated photographs of Dr. S.F. Leavine from his time in office with the City of Kitchener or in his capacity as M.P.P. for Waterloo North. Two of the photos, taken by the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, show Leavine in his office and at awards ceremony in honour of George W. Quick's service to the Kitchener Fire Department. The third photo, taken by Ontario Department of Travel and Publicity, Parliament Buildings, Toronto, Ont., shows Leavine as part of a group in the offices of the Minister of Planning and Development of the Province of Ontario, Hon. William McAdam Nickle.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Political career

Series consists of records pertaining to Leavine's political career at the municipal and provincial level. Includes notebooks with speeches drafts and notes, as well as clippings about electoral campaigns, political positions, policy changes, and events attended as a public figure.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Progressive Conservative Candidate in Contest for Waterloo North Constituency in Provincial Election.

Clippings regarding Leavine’s nomination as the Progressive Conservative Candidate for Waterloo North as a representative of the Drew Government in the June 4, 1945 election. Some of the clippings report on Leavine’s election campaign, documenting his proposals for change in the event of him being elected. Other clippings consist of campaign advertising urging voters in the North Waterloo riding to support Leavine. Another clipping relates to Leavine's second nomination within five months to run as Progressive Conservative candidate in the Waterloo North constituency - this second election was necessitated by the elevation of Hon. W.D. Euler to the Senate. Leavine accepted the nomination and opposed Louis. O. Breithaupt, the North Waterloo Liberal candidate. Also included is a clipping containing the speech made by Alfred Mustin, President of U.R.W.A. Local 67, endorsing Leavine as a friend of Labour, not as a Conservative. The transcript of this speech was placed in the press by the Leavine Campaign committee and likley forms part of the election advertising from the second Leavine campaign in 1945.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Research Paper on Glandular Fever.

Undated copy of a research paper on glandular fever submitted by Dr. S.F. Leavine for review by the referees of the British Medical Journal. It is not clear whether this paper was among those published in the journal.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Scrapbook 1.

Scrapbook containing loose and pasted-in clippings, as well correspondence (letters and cards), speech notes, invitations, programs, photographs, and other ephemera predominantly relating to Dr. S.F. Leavine's election as Mayor of Kitchener in 1949. Included are notes of congratulations; coverage of the mayoralty race and Leavine's activities as mayor; his participation on various city boards and commissions, including the Service Welfare Committee; and a proclamation signed by Mayor Leavine declaring that "Brotherhood Week" is to be observed in Kitchener from February 19-26, 1950, along with a photo from a related event. Also included is a typed welcoming speech made by Mayor Leavine at an unspecified event.

One of the loose photographs depicts "The Walking Mayor", as he came to be known, pictured on his daily walk to work as Mayor of Kitchener. A second photograph appears to have been taken on election day in 1955 when Dr. S.F. Leavine ran as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the Waterloo North constituency. The final photograph was taken at the official opening of the Carmicheal School Addition on March 7, 1950 which was attended by Mayor Leavine.

The loose clippings cover: Leavine's recommended changes to the Criminal Code as a means of bringing youth gang activity under control; a Waterloo North Conservative Progressive picnic at Waterloo Park in August, 1952 which was attended; and Leavine's nomination to contest the Waterloo North constituency in 1955.

Correspondence:

  • Letter (Dec. 9, 1949) to Leavine from city clerk, C.G. Lips officially acknowledging Dr. S.F. Leavine's election to the position of Mayor, and asking him to subscribe the necessary Oath of Office prior to the Council's inaugural meeting on Jan. 3, 1950.
  • Letter (Feb. 16, 1950) from H.E. McCallum, the Mayor of Hamilton, inviting Leavine to attend an evening event which will constitute part of the Third Canadian Sportsmen's Show in March, 1950. An invitation to the 43rd Annual Convention of the Canadian Gas Association in June 1950 is also contained in this file along with reservation forms for the event.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Scrapbook 2.

Scrapbook containing loose and pasted-in clippings, ephemera, a photograph, and typed transcripts of speeches made by Dr. S.F. Leavine both during the mayoralty contest of 1949, and after his nomination as Mayor in December, 1949. Clippings describe the progress of the 1949 mayoral race Leavine and Ald. Harry Ainlay; advertising and promotional materials related to Leavine's campaign; coverage of Leavine's win, including reactions from his wife Desta and their two daughters; and Leavine's legacy following his death in 1958.

Loose materials in this scrapbook include clippings, some of which are undated, and others which are dated 1954-1955, and 1957-1958. These clippings report on Dr. S.F. Leavine's speeches in the Legislature as M.P.P for Waterloo North. They report on Leavine's recommendation that a royal commission be set up to investigate the whole field of curative arts and sciences. Another article reports on Leavine's statement to the Legislature that monopolistic practices among local hospitals are destroying the effectiveness of the general practitioner. In another article it is reported that Dr. S.F. Leavine stresses the need for more roads in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

Among the scrapbook materials are clippings and a telegram relating to Leavine's campaign for re-election as M.P.P for Waterloo North in 1955. The telegram is dated June 10, 1955 and expresses the condolences of Hon. Leslie Frost on Dr. S.F. Leavine's non-reelection. In 1956 Dr. S.F. Leavine returned to civic politics as an alderman and several clippings in this scrapbook relate to his term of office as alderman from 1956-1957. Other loose clippings relate to Leavine's mayorality campaigns in 1949 and 1957.

The scrapbook also contains clippings which report on Leavine's admission to the K-W Hospital in 1958 following a heart seizure, while others are commemorative in nature, including an obituary, following his death on July 27, 1958. Two other articles report that Kitchener's new health department headquarters are to be named after Leavine. Present at the official opening of these new headquarters were Dr. G. E. Duff Wilson, medical officer of health; Dr. Desta Leavine, who unveiled a portrait of her father; Health Minister Dymond; and Dr. Louis V. Lang, health board chairman.

Also in the file is a photograph from [1950?] that appeared in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Scrapbooks

Series consists of two scrapbooks containing loose and pasted-in clippings, as well correspondence (letters and cards), speech notes, invitations, programs, photographs, and other ephemera predominantly relating to Dr. S.F. Leavine's election as Mayor of Kitchener in 1949. Also included are clippings from after he died in 1958, outlining his professional accomplishments and impact on the community.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Studio Portraits.

Two studio portraits of Dr. S.F. Leavine. One was taken in May 1955 by Charles Belair, likely for the purposes of the election campaign. The second photo by John Palmer of Toronto is undated but appears to have been taken during the same period.

Leavine, Stanley Francis