Membership Ledger/Roster of “The Sound Money Economic Association” (Manitoba Political Party); To Restore Consumption and Employment (Non-Political, Non Sectarian)

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[The Sound Money Economic Association [Party of Manitoba]]

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[The Sound Money Economic Association [Party of Manitoba]]. Membership Ledger/Roster of “The Sound Money Economic Association” (Manitoba Political Party); To Restore Consumption and Employment (Non-Political, Non Sectarian). Winnipeg, Manitoba: The Sound Money Economic Association [Party of Manitoba], N.D. [Circa 1939]. First Edition, First Printing. 4to. Leatherbound ledger measuring 13.5″ x 8″. The ledger comprises of twelve filled-in, and ruled pages (out of 297 pages in total) divided into three columns with the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of “registered party members for the year 1939”. All names appear in ink and we can deduce by the multiplicity of penmanship’s that each was written individually. In all, the association appears to have comprised of over three hundred members for the year 1939. Each member was required to affirm that they had “examined the plan and drawings of the Sound Money Economic System and by my signature fully endorse the aims and object of this constructive plan to restore full capacity consumption and thereby full time employment. I wish to become a member of the organization and hereby make my subscription of $1.00 for every year membership. For the membership fee I am also to receive a copy of the plan., membership card will be a receipt.” The Sound Money Economic System Association also appears to have been a registered political entity and indeed fielded three candidates in the Manitoba General Election of 1941 held on April 22. These were: T.H. Elliott, Madeline Hrynlewlecki, and Thomas McConochie; none secured a seat in the legislature. Light scuffing to the leather spine, rubbing, and edgewear to boards. One of the many fringe political parties to emerge in the years immediately following the Great Depression, the Sound Money Economic Association advocated for a Keynesian-inspired intervention in the economic system to ensure complete employment, declaring their readiness to work with “any government and the people to end unemployment permanently”. To date we are unable to locate any substantive literature on this little known party emerging at the outset of the Second World War with no indication of material at the Archives of Manitoba, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, the University of Alberta Peel Project, or Library and Archives Canada. Exceedingly scarce. Leather Bound. (#1245) $495.00