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CARBERRY AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY fonds

  • CA CPA 1988.08, 1990.56, 1991.35, 2003.08, 2006.20, 2011.04
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2003

Fonds consists of lists of entrants to competitions (1969-1990 not inclusive) and four minute books (1969-2005), as well as a scrapbook "Looking Back at the Carberry Horticultural Society" covering the society's activities from 1969 to 2003, two printed reports of the Manitoba Horticultural Association's annual conventions in 1977 & 1979, and a handmade banner for the Horticultural Society used in its annual flower shows; one silver trophy from Alberta Nurseries and Seeds Ltd.

CARBERRY AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Manitoba Pool Elevators Fonds

  • CA MCK RG4
  • Fonds
  • 1874-2001, predominant 1930-1970

This fonds contains records dealing with every aspect of the Manitoba Pool Elevators organization, from the events leading to its formation in the 1920's, to its amalgamation as part of Agricore beginning in the late 1990's. Fonds includes records of the local co-operative elevator association established in the period 1925 - 1968 under the Co-operative Associations Act including organizational papers, minutes of executive board, minutes of shareholders annual meeting, financial statements, correspondence, membership lists, miscellaneous. Also to be found are documents related to the Royal Commission re the Manitoba Pool Elevators Limited ca. 1931 and miscellaneous documents, 1925 -1952, central office papers consisting of annual reports, circulars to local co-operative elevator associations and documents related to various other activities of the Manitoba Pool Elevators organization. Fonds also contains documents pertaining to the Manitoba Co-operative Poultry Marketing Association Limited and its successor, the Manitoba Dairy and Poultry Co-operative Limited, and related agencies.Books acquired for the Manitoba Pool Elevator Library,a complete run of both the Scoop Shovel (the Pool's first newspaper)and the Manitoba Cooperator, photographs, slides, audiotapes, and reel-to-reel video's, dating from the 1890's to 2001 round out the fonds which also includes a small number of miscellaneous items are also included, such as banners, and company issued briefcases.

Manitoba Pool Elevators

BALFOUR FAMILY fonds

  • CA CPA 1988.80, 1988.190, 1990.60, 1991.59, 1992.41
  • Fonds
  • 1899-[197-?]

Collection consists of a certificate of 25 years service to William N. Balfour from the Home Insurance Company (1953), Rip Chords programme ([ca. 1944]), Coronation service programme (1953), letterhead for Balfour Insurance. Black and white photographs show Spears Ranch (1948), Balfour and Balfour Gents Furnishing Store, a threshing outfit, other businesses, and travel.

Balfour, Effie Alida May

C. J. Barnes fonds

  • CA MCK 20-1997
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1962

This fonds contains a pamphlet written and published by C.J. Barnes titled Seventy Years in Southwestern Manitoba. The pamphlet contains an account of life in rural southwestern Manitoba from the 1880s through to the 1940s.The pamphlet is based on a variety of sources including diaries written by Mr. Barnes' father. Fonds includes some hand-drawn maps not included in the published version of the pamphlet. This collection also includes four letters c.1962 between C.J. Barnes and Rev. Robert Harvey in his capacity as a columnist for the Brandon Sun.

Barnes, C.J.

Keystone Centre Development and Construction fonds

  • CA MCK 22-1998
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1974, predominant 1970-1974

This fonds contains many folders full of correspondence, financial statements, meeting minutes and other documents relating to the development and construction of the Keystone Centre from 1970-1974, including those from the Keystone Executive Committee as well as the Building Committee. Fonds also contains one folder that pertains to the Brandon Area Agricultural Development Survey from 1959. This folder contains the names and locations of all farmers in the Brandon area in 1959. The Brandon Area Agricultural Development Survey was created in 1959 in order to make farming in the Brandon area more profitable. The survey was aided by Doane Agricultural Service from St. Louis, Missouri, who had success creating agricultural development programs in the United States. Fonds also contains folders from the Provincial Exhibition with correspondence, pamphlets, estimates, and studies from the 1960's. There is also one folder belonging to the Manitoba Winter Fair, which contains correspondence and financial statements relating to the Wheat City Arena. Fonds also contains information pertaining to the proposals made in the 1960's for the building of the Keystone Centre, as well as one folder about the Keystone campaign from 1970-73. There is also one folder about the opening of the Keystone Centre, which contains newspaper clippings and guest lists. Finally, the fonds contains information about a court case involving Albert Bobyk and Robert Stewart. Stewart was the project manager for the Building Committee and Bobyk worked on the Keystone Center. The fonds includes a report about the trial of the two men who were charged with fraud involving their work on the Keystone Centre.

Keystone Centre

Reg Forbes Collection

  • CA MCK 17-2002
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1977, predominant 1975-1976

The majority of the collection consists of records created and received by the Royal Commission on Grain Handling and Transportation (GHTC). Included are documents detailing numerious hearings from all four Western provinces. In addition to the GHTC hearings, there are also a number of documents given to the GHTC as reference material. These include information on the Snavely Commision, documents for the province of Alberta, various reports, the Prairie Regional Studies in Economic Geography (No. 1-27) and General Information. The collection also includes two maps given to the GHTC.

Reg Forbes

A.E. McKenzie Company fonds

  • CA MCK RG3McS
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1996, predominant 1910-1974

The fonds consists of textual records, photographs and artifacts from A.E. McKenzie Seed Co. Ltd. The textual records include minutes, documents, financial records, administrative records, by-laws, legal records, catalogues, sales literature, seed packets, newspaper clippings, appraisals, publications, scrapbooks and miscellaneous sections. In addition, some of the records within the fonds relate to the operations of McKenzie subsidiaries -- Brett-Young Seeds, Steele-Briggs Seeds, Pike & Co. and McFayden Seeds -- and various properties owned by McKenzie Seeds. There are approximately 500 photographs that depict the operations and employees of McKenzie Seeds and the seed industry in general. The artifacts include blueprints, newspaper clippings, copper printing plates, seed bags and plaques. As well, an artificially created series of records dealing with Brandon College Inc., the McKenzie Foundation, the Brandon Allied Arts Council and the Brandon Board of Trade has been created within the fonds but identified as records outside the provenance of the McKenzie Seed Co. Of particular interest within the textual records are the transcripts of various features of the company's history as dictated, researched and remembered by its second President/General Manager, J. Lasby Lowes. The fonds also contains an almost complete catalogue collection with high production values. Outside of the seed industry, the records dealing with both Brandon College Inc. and the McKenzie Foundation are significant pieces of the history of Brandon College/University and the City of Brandon. Within the photograph collection, the pictures of the McKenzie Strike of 1944 are worth mentioning; aside from these photographs there is no record within the fonds that mentions the event. The photographs depicting the operations and workers of McKenzie Seeds, both in the plant and in the field are also noteworthy, as are the product production photos, as they provide a visual history of agriculture and the seed industry in Western Canada.

A.E. McKenzie Company

United Grain Growers Collection

  • CA MCK 48-1997
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1937

This collection includes copies of correspondence between T.A. Crerar, President of United Grain Growers and Colin Burnell, President, Manitoba Co-operative Wheat Producers (1925-26); correspondence directed to the Shareholders of United Grain Growers (1926-38); minutes of a meeting between representatives of the United Grain Growers and the provincial wheat pools (1937); as well as a variety of publications about the history and activities of the United Grain Growers (1917-18, 1927, 1929, 1951, 1956).

United Grain Growers

J.T. McGregor Collection

  • CA DHM 1977.6
  • Collection
  • 1891-1977; Predominantly 1900-1912

The material in this collection consists primarily of photographs pertaining to the McGregor family and to farming activities in the R.M. of Elton. The collection includes photographic portraits of Archie, William, and Sarah Taylor McGregor and a sketched portrait of Grant McEwan. Other photographs include the McGregor Bros., Alex Anderson, and Chalmer Bros. threshing outfits, as well as the farms of J.T. Clark, Robert Reid, Pierce Couling, John William Sandison, and William Dope. The only textual material in the collection is a biography of John William Sandison, written by J.T. McGregor.

John Taylor McGregor

William Wallace fonds

  • CA MCK 47-1997
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1904

The William Wallace fonds consists of hundreds of letters that Wiliam and his brother Andrew, wrote to their sister Maggie, who was in Scotland. The correspondence dates from 1881 until 1904. The first letter, dated 22 March 1881, was written by both William and Andrew who were aboard the S.S. Prussia as they sailed to North America from Scotland. The last letter was written on 4 January, 1904, by William Wallace. This letter was written to inform Maggie and her husband that William had reserved a homestead in Maggie's husband's name. William was keenly interested in everything going on around him; his letters and Andrew's reveal what life was like for inexperienced settlers on the Canadian agricultural frontier in the last years of the ninteenth century. Fonds touches on a variety of social, political and economic themes.

William Wallace

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