Fonds PR0277 - Alberta Agricultural Centennial Committee fonds

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Alberta Agricultural Centennial Committee fonds

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    • 1965-1968 (Creation)

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    0.30 m of textual records. -- 2 blue prints

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    Administrative history

    In 1965 the Farmers' Union and Co-operative Development Association proposed the formation of a committee to organize centennial projects for the agricultural community. In response to the proposal, the Alberta Federation of Agriculture established the Alberta Agricultural Centennial Committee. The Committee incorporated under the Societies Act on May 16, 1966 and operated in Edmonton, Alberta.

    Objectives of the Committee included creating centennial projects for Alberta farmers and organizations. In pursuit of their objectives, the Committee promoted and organized farm beautification and highways projects. In addition, the Committee also contributed items to the Agriculture Hall of Fame. The Committee also sponsored publications related to the history of agriculture in Alberta, constructed a monument to farm pioneers in Red Deer, produced the film We Just Take it All for Granted, and sponsored a trip to Expo 67 (Montreal, Canada)

    The Committee dissolved in 1969.

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    The fonds consists of materials pertaining to the activities of the Alberta Agricultural Centennial Committee in 1967. It includes programs, pamphlets, bulletins, and two blueprints documenting the burial of a centennial cairn.

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    In 1968, Hugh Taylor of the Provincial Archives of Alberta donated PR1968.0116 to the Provincial Archives of Alberta. In 1968, P.S. Howard, Deputy Provincial Secretary donated PR1968.0123 to the Provincial Archives of Alberta. James McFall, the chairman of the Alberta Agricultural Centennial Committee, donated PR1969.0337 to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1969.


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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        The film We Just Take It All For Granted is located in accession GR1986.0361/12.


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