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Herbert Edward Nichols
Alberta Farmers' Union executive, [ca. 1945]
H.E. Nichols, front row, 2nd from left.
PA-871-1

Herbert Nichols fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Personal and general correspondence. -- 1930-1960
Series 2Farm and business records. -- 1915-1955
Series 3Farm associations. -- 1917-1953
Series 4Social Credit. -- 1930-1961
Series 5Social Credit - Radio broadcasts. -- 1938-1955
Series 6Political organizations. -- 1944-1948
Series 7University of Alberta. -- 1944-1949
Series 8Letters to the editor. -- 1932-1962
Series 9General subjects. -- 1921-1964
Series 10Newspaper clippings. -1929-1952
Series 11Photograph. -- 1945

Inventory

Series 1

Personal and general correspondence. -- 1930-1960

M-900-1 Biographical information. -- 1953-1957. -- Newspaper clippings, letters outlining past experience, and excerpts from Canadian Who's Who.
M-900-2 Personal and general. -- no date. -- Includes farm and general business.
M-900-3Personal and general. -- 1930-1939. -- Farm business, economic situation, lists of goods for those on relief.
M-900-4Personal and general. -- 1940-1949. -- Circulars from farm organizations, agricultural situation and farmers' union, political affairs.
M-900-5 Personal and general. -- 1950-1960. -- Includes Saskatchewan brief presented to royal commission on agricultural and rural life.
M-900-6 Social Credit. -- 1934-1938. -- Comments on the Douglas Social Credit system and Aberhart's lack of knowledge of theory, problems implementing true Social Credit and split in government members, resolution from Clyde Social Credit group to implement true Social Credit plan, and Nichols' "Alberta Citizens' Registration Covenant". View now.
M-900-7 Social Credit. -- 1940-1949. -- Letter to and from William Aberhart, and comments re socialism.
M-900-8 Social Credit. -- 1950-1964. -- Explanation of Social Credit theories, comments re Alberta bill of rights and letters from readers of Nichols' letters.
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Series 2

Farm and business records. -- 1915-1955

M-900-9 Military service exemption. -- 1917-1918. -- Notices of appeal and exemption as a farmer.
M-900-10 Farm records. -- 1927-1941. -- Livestock breeding records, Alberta farm questionnaire, and agreement on credit.
M-900-11 Farm notebooks. -- 1933-1936. -- Rough lists, family expenses, inventories of livestock, machinery.
M-900-12 Tax notices and assessments. -- 1915-1948. -- Includes school district tax notices, district notices.
M-900-13 Insurance policies. -- 1940-1955. -- Car, medical and life.
M-900-14 Massey-Harris company account. -- 1930-1937. -- Correspondence re debt for plow and final settlement through adjustment board.
M-900-15 Prize tickets from agricultural fairs. -- 1930-1933. -- Includes Rochester, Westlock and Busby shows.
M-900-16 Dissolution of partnership. -- 1948. -- Between H. E. Nichols and H. D. Carrigan for publication Farmstead.
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Series 3

Farm associations. -- 1917-1953

M-900-17 Stallion registration and inspection. -- 1930-1939. -- Breeding lists, stud fees.
M-900-18 Horse records and registration. -- 1917-1933. -- Papers from Clyde Percheron Association and Canadian Hunter, Saddle and Light Horse Improvement Society.
M-900-19 Alberta and Canadian Percheron Associations. -- 1933-1942. -- Financial statement and by-laws.
M-900-20 Northern Alberta Dairy Pool. -- 1924-1940. -- Circular letters to delegates, briefs, annual minutes.
M-900-21 Alberta Swine Breeders' Association. -- 1940- 1941. -- Circular letters and resolutions.
M-900-22 Alberta Beekeepers' Association. -- 1940. -- Circular letter.
M-900-23 Alberta Provincial Sheep Breeders' Association. -- 1934-1940. -- Circular letters, wool statements, and letters re sheep registration from Canadian livestock records.
M-900-24 Alberta Wheat Pool. -- 1931-1941. -- Lists of members, nomination papers, lists of progress.
M-900-25 United Grain Growers Ltd. -- 1920-1927. -- Circular letters, notices of meetings, correspondence.
M-900-26 United Grain Growers. -- 1920-1927. -- Clyde local minute book.
M-900-27 United Farmers of Canada. -- 1938-1939. -- Alberta Section membership receipt book.
M-900-28 United Farmers of Canada. -- 1939. -- General file, including poster for rally, booklet in Ukrainian, convention program.
M-900-29 United Farmers of Canada. -- 1939. -- Correspondence re meetings, memberships, conventions, farm movements and political situation.
M-900-30 United Farmers of Canada. -- 1939. -- Correspondence re meetings, memberships, conventions, farm movements and political situation.
M-900-31 United Farmers of Canada. -- 1939-1940. -- Financial records of various Alberta locals.
M-900-32 United Farmers of Canada. -- 1940-1941. -- Correspondence 'A'.
M-900-33 United Farmers of Canada. -- 1940-1941. -- Correspondence 'B'.
M-900-34 United Farmers of Canada. -- 1940-1941. -- Correspondence 'C'.
M-900-35 United Farmers of Canada. -- 1940-1941. -- Correspondence 'D-E'.
M-900-36 United Farmers of Canada. -- 1940-1941. -- Correspondence 'F-G'.
M-900-37 United Farmers of Canada. -- 1940-1941. -- Correspondence 'H-J'.
M-900-38 United Farmers of Canada. -- 1940-1941. -- Correspondence 'N-R'.
M-900-39 United Farmers of Canada. -- 1940-1941. -- Correspondence 'S-T'.
M-900-40 United Farmers of Canada. -- 1940-1941. -- Correspondence 'U-Z'.
M-900-41 United Farmers of Canada. -- 1944. -- Saskatchewan section report to Reconstruction council.
M-900-42 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1924-1943. -- Constitution, bylaws, manifesto.
M-900-43 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1944-1946. -- Correspondence re locals, memberships, parity prices, political support.
M-900-44 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1943-1945. -- Directors' and executive reports.
M-900-45 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1943-1945. -- Secretary's reports.
M-900-46 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1943-1945. -- Resolutions forwarded by organization.
M-900-47 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1943-1947. -- Submission and briefs on trade, bank charters, taxation, reconstruction, labour shortage.
M-900-48 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1945. -- Provincial convention at Edmonton.
M-900-49 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1945. -- Proposed amalgamation of Alberta Farmers' Union and United Farmers of Alberta.
M-900-50 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1944-1945. -- Press statement and memorandums.
M-900-51 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1941-1945. -- Lists of Alberta locals, meetings, circular letters.
M-900-52 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1941-1945. -- Notebooks re various Alberta locals.
M-900-53 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1944-1945. -- Fund to help farmers and evidence of Pembina and Paddle River flood.
M-900-54 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1941-1945. -- Various articles, speeches, addresses.
M-900-55 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1944. -- Nichols' book of speaking engagements at various locals.
M-900-56 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1944-1945. -- Editorials, articles on farm problems for publication in A.F.U. Bulletin.
M-900-57 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1944. -- Radio broadcasts sponsored by various locals.
M-900-58 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- no date. -- Strike ballot and booklet on organizing strike for parity prices.
M-900-59 Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1941-1945. -- Clippings re farmers' demands, proposed merger, membership.
M-900-60 United Farmers of Alberta. -- 1930-1945. -- General business including notice of social, 1931, address, and radio broadcast.
M-900-61 United Farmers of Alberta. -- 1943-1953. -- George S. Bevington's speeches, articles.
M-900-62 United Farmers of Alberta. -- 1921-1924. -- Clyde local correspondence, circulars.
M-900-63 Alberta Federation of Agriculture. -- 1945. -- Report of board of directors, draft of constitution.
M-900-64 Canadian Federation of Agriculture. -- 1942-1945. -- Statements, addresses.
M-900-65 Prairie Farm Assistance Act. -- 1939-1941. -- Interpretation of act.
M-900-66 Cooperatives. -- 1942-1945. -- Articles, briefs and notes on cooperation among farmers.
M-900-67 Canadian Cooperative Implements Ltd. -- 1940-1943. -- Notes on cooperative machinery plan and incorporation as a private company.
M-900-68 Alberta Cooperative Wheat Producers. -- 1923-1926. -- Circular letters and statements of grain handled.
M-900-69 Farm survey questionnaire. -- no date. -- Comparison of farm living conditions and other occupational groups.
M-900-70 Hog and livestock production. -- 1942-1950. - - Articles and notes on Canadian and Alberta situation.
M-900-71 Taxation and farmers. -- 1946-1947. -- Statistics on farm income, submission to government on situation.
M-900-72 General farm. -- 1929-1941. -- Radio talks, Canadian Farm Loan Board.
M-900-73 Agriculture. -- no date. -- General articles.
M-900-74 Farm and Home. - 1947-1948. -- Letter announcing monthly publication, rough proof of articles.
M-900-75 Agriculture [printed]. -- 1940-1946. -- Circulars on Wartime Prices and Trade Board, and farmers' meeting posters.
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Series 4

Social Credit. -- 1930-1961

M-900-76 Social Credit. -- 1937-1957. -- Correspondence from P. J. Rowe on implementing Social Credit theories in Alberta, note from William Aberhart, letter suggesting Nichols as candidate for MLA, letters re articles appearing in the Canadian Social Creditor.
M-900-77 Alberta Social Credit Commission. -- 1938. -- Study course entitled 'Social Dynamics'.
M-900-78 Information service. -- 1947-1948. -- Information sheets sent to all Alberta MLA's and MP's from Information Branch of the Department of Economics and Activities of Alberta government.
M-900-79 Information service. -- 1947-1948. -- Supplementary issues on social credit policy, theory, speeches.
M-900-80Information service. -- 1949-1950
M-900-81Information service. -- 1951-1952
M-900-82Information service. -- 1953-1954
M-900-83 Norwood Social Credit group #2. -- 1937- 1947. -- Minutes and notes from meetings of East Edmonton constituency group.
M-900-84 Edmonton Constituency Social Credit Association. -- 1945-1951. -- Includes resolutions, membership lists, correspondence, executive meetings.
M-900-85 Edmonton Constituency lists. -- no date. -- Lists of Social Credit supporters in various districts.
M-900-86 Alberta Social Credit groups. -- 1935-1952. -- Names of groups and executives, organizational material, report of constituency presidents and election returns.
M-900-87 Alberta Social Credit League. -- 1952. -- Constitution and bylaws, resolutions.
M-900-88 Alberta Social Credit League. -- 1939-1960. -- Convention reports.
M-900-89 William Aberhart. -- 1943. -- Memorial service booklet and tickets.
M-900-90 E. C. Manning. -- 1944-1962. -- Speeches, addresses.
M-900-91 Progress of Social Credit in Alberta. -- 1935- 1959. -- Brief summary of events and account of movement in Alberta.
M-900-92 Social Credit in Alberta. -- 1946. -- H. E. Nichols' experiences as a pioneer and introduction to Social Credit theories.
M-900-93 Douglas system of Social Credit. -- 1934. -- Evidence taken by agricultural committee of the Alberta legislature.
M-900-94 Douglas Social Credit. -- 1948-1949. -- Circular letters from the Douglas Social Credit council and speeches re differences of opinion within Alberta Social Credit.
M-900-95 Election returns. -- 1930-1935. -- Returns for Jasper-Edson and Pembina, lists of Social Credit supporters and booklet for Social Credit election workers.
M-900-96 Notices of Alberta election. -- 1948. -- For the constituencies of Acadia-Coronation, Alexandra, Athabasca, Banff-Cochrane, Beaver River, Drumheller, Edson, gleichen, Grande Prairie, Hand Hlls, Lacombe, Lac Ste. Anne, Leduc, Lethbridge, Little Bow, Macleod, Medicine Hat, Okotoks-High River, Olds, Peace river, Pembina, Pincher Creek-Crowsnest, Ponoka, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Redwater and Stettler.
M-900-97 Notices of Alberta election [continued]. -- 1948. -- Camrose, Bruce, Cypress, Clover Bar, Drumheller, Willingdon, Wetaskiwin, Warner, Wainwright, Vermilion, Vegreville, Taber, Stony Plain, Didsbury, St. Albert, Spirit river, Cardston, Sedgewick and St. Paul.
M-900-98 Alberta election. -- 1948. -- Statement from electoral districts.
M-900-99 Alberta elections. -- 1948-1955. -- Returns.
M-900-100 Provincial debt. -- 1943-1954. -- Breakdown of debt and expenditures of provinces across Canada.
M-900-101 Alberta Department of Public Welfare. -- 1945-1946. -- Reports.
M-900-102 National Social Credit Association of Canada. -- 1948-1961. -- Notebook, circular letters, reports of national convention, 1946.
M-900-103 Low, Solon Earl. -- 1938-1958. -- Articles and opinion on Social Credit policy, address on Alberta interim program.
M-900-104 Douglas Social Credit bureau of Canada. -- no date. -- Circular letter.
M-900-105 Social Credit handbook. -- 1951. -- Outline of theories, how it works, effect on society.
M-900-106 What is Social Credit? - no date. -- Explanation for business men and other, by Nichols.
M-900-107 Social Credit. -- no date. -- Lists of books and pamphlets.
M-900-108 Social Credit for the man on the street. -- no date. -- Articles by Nichols explaining Social Credit.
M-900-109 Social Credit manifesto. -- 1950. -- Approved by the Winnipeg meeting of the augmented national council of the Social Credit Association of Canada.
M-900-110 Social Credit and finance. -- 1950-1956. -- Articles by Nichols explaining credit theories.
M-900-111 Social Credit. -- 1947-1955. -- General articles.
M-900-112Social Credit articles for Focus. -- 1949-1955
M-900-113 Canadian Social Creditor. -- 1946-1956. -- Editorials, and articles by Nichols.
M-900-114 Social Credit Coordination Center, London. - - 1950. -- Circular letters to Nichols.
M-900-115 New Zealand Social Credit League. -- 1954- 1955. -- Includes political map of area, Social Credit candidates in election.
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Series 5

Social Credit - Radio broadcasts. -- 1938-1955

M-900-116 Broadcasts. -- 1948-1951. -- Rough notes.
M-900-117First and second series on Alberta Social Credit. -- 1951
M-900-118 "A Minute with Social Credit. -- no date. -- Broadcast.
M-900-119 Elections. -- 1952. -- Broadcasts.
M-900-120 Social Credit by H. E. Nichols. -- 1938-1950. -- Broadcasts.
M-900-121"These are the facts". -- 1955. -- Primarily by E. C. Manning, but also by C.E. Gerhart, Gordon E. Taylor, L.C. Halmrast and A.O. Aalborg.
M-900-122 General broadcasts. -- 1941-1954. -- Includes some on agriculture.
M-900-123 "Alberta is a good place to live". -- 1937- 1952. -- Talks by Nichols, includes report by Bank of Canada on financial position of Alberta, 1937, farm electrification, 1952.
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Series 6

Political organizations. -- 1944-1948

M-900-124 Federation of Canadian voters. -- 1944-1945. -- Minutes of meetings, and membership lists.
M-900-125 Federation of Canadian Voters. -- 1944-1945. -- Activities, articles and appeals to voters.
M-900-126 Federation of Canadian Voters. -- 1944-1945. -- Correspondence from members re political situation, course of action.
M-900-127 Federation of Canadian Voters. -- 1944-1945. -- Pamphlets outlining policy.
M-900-128 Armed Forces Federation. -- 1944-1945. -- Minutes and correspondence.
M-900-129 Canadian Union of Electors. -- 1947. -- Articles outlining purpose, program and methods.
M-900-130 National Committee for a Federation of Democratic Youth. -- 1945. -- Circular letter and bulletin.
M-900-131 House of Commons report. -- 1948. -- Report of special committee on prices.
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Series 7

University of Alberta. -- 1944-1949

M-900-132 Board of Governors. -- 1946-1948. -- Notices of meetings.
M-900-133 Students Union Building. -- 1947. -- Plans .
M-900-134 Board of Governors. -- no date. -- Reports, memoranda submitted to Board.
M-900-135 Professor J. Reymes-King. -- 1947-1948. -- Correspondence.
M-900-136 Board of Governors. -- 1945-1948. -- Minutes of executive committee.
M-900-137 Board of Governors. -- 1944-1947
M-900-138 Board of Governors. -- 1945-1948. -- Reports.
M-900-139 Annual financial reports. -- 1946-1949
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Series 8

Letters to the editor. -- 1932-1962

M-900-140 CCF, Socialism and Communism. -- 1944-1962
M-900-141 Social Credit. -- 1937-1962. -- Letters of defence.
M-900-142 Social Credit. -- 1935-1965. -- Letters explaining.
M-900-143UFA and Coops. -- 1945-1962
M-900-144 Agriculture and Social Credit. -- 1938-1961
M-900-145Edmonton. -- 1950-1961
M-900-146Voting. -- 1948-1956
M-900-147Education. -- 1946-1962
M-900-148Farm and money. -- 1945-1954
M-900-149Subsidies. -- 1932-1951
M-900-150Bank of Canada, Coyne affair. -- 1961
M-900-151Labour unions. -- 1946-1961
M-900-152Gold standard and Bretton Woods agreement. -- 1945-1950
M-900-153Social Credit and finance. -- 1932- 1962
M-900-154General subjects. -- 1937-1962
M-900-155Correspondence re letters to the editor on money. -- 1947-1949
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Series 9

General subjects. -- 1921-1964

M-900-156 Anti-Semitic and anti-communist literature. -- 1948-1953. -- Material sent to Social Credit board by Gerald K. Smith including article by Norman Jaques in The Cross and the Flag.
M-900-157 Anti-communist literature. -- 1948-1964. -- Includes quotes on the Communist Party of Canada.
M-900-158 Anti-CCF and Socialism. -- 1944-1956. -- Includes short articles, literature.
M-900-159 Ronald Gostick. -- 1949-1964. -- Includes issues of Social Credit, Canadian Intelligence Service, edited by Gostick and advertisement for an Edmonton lecture.
M-900-160 The Outlook. -- 1948-1957. -- Publication with anti-communist articles.
M-900-161 Technocracy. -- 1946-1947. -- Circular letters, pamphlets and leaflets re economic problems and proposed solutions.
M-900-162 Fluoridation articles. -- 1954-1962. -- Written by Nichols pointing out dangers and hazards of the use of fluorine in drinking water.
M-900-163 Anti-fluoridation publication. -- 1954-1962. - - Includes leaflets, newspaper articles.
M-900-164 Ashby, Patrick H. -- 1949. -- Circular letter and radio address by member of parliament for Edmonton East.
M-900-165 Economics and trade. -- no date. -- Articles by H. E. Nichols.
M-900-166 Debt adjustment. -- 1942. -- Includes articles from conference held at Saskatoon.
M-900-167 Banking articles. -- 1939-1955. -- Articles, briefs and resolutions.
M-900-168 J. Harper Prowse. -- 1952-1954. -- Address and clippings by the Alberta Liberal Party.
M-900-169 Bretton Woods agreement. -- 1946. -- Comments on world gold standard agreements.
M-900-170 Freight rate question. -- no date. -- Articles on Alberta rates and effects on farmers.
M-900-171 Edmonton Property Owners Association. -- 1924-1958. -- Includes aims and objectives.
M-900-172 Edmonton Public School Board. -- 1957. -- H. E. Nichols was a candidate for school board trustee sponsored by the Edmonton Property Owners Association.
M-900-173 Rowell-Sirois Report. -- 1940. -- Notes on Dominion-Provincial relations.
M-900-174 Post-war reconstruction. -- 1940-1946. -- Includes reports and final report of the advisory committee of post-war planning to the government of Manitoba, 1946.
M-900-175 Oil and gas in Alberta. -- 1949. -- Report by the Department of Economic affairs.
M-900-176 Elk Point bridge, Alberta. -- 1950. -- Statistics and prepared speech for opening.
M-900-177 Labour situation. -- no date. -- Articles on labour in Alberta, briefs, report and play.
M-900-178 Walter F. Kuhl. -- 1939. -- Speeches of member of parliament for Jasper-Edson.
M-900-179 Education in Alberta. -- 1949. -- Articles on elementary education, cost and social studies.
M-900-180 Social Credit publications. -- 1952-1961. -- 'Do you know' [proof] 'Our stand on the Provincial election' [editorial in Calgary Albertan], 'What Alberta has done, Canada can do', issue of Canadian Social Creditor on E. C. Manning, 'Canadians, it's time you knew' by Robert Thompson, 1961.
M-900-181 Political publications. -- 1946. -- Liberal party posters and ads, ad for William Hawrelak for Edmonton mayor, CCF ads.
M-900-182 Miscellany. -- 1940-1950. -- Articles written mostly by Nichols on juvenile delinquency, science policy, witching a well, national dividend, Winnipeg flood.
M-900-183 Miscellany. -- 1940-1947. -- Liquor application, admission ticket to members gallery, Alberta Legislative Assembly, University announcement and membership cards.
M-900-184 Miscellany. -- 1940-1954. -- Publications.
M-900-185 Religious articles, publications. -- 1921. -- The Harp of God, 1921, forecasts from the Bible, changes affecting our planet, various publications.
M-900-186 Maps. -- 1945 and no date. -- Geological map of Alberta, no date, Soil zones of Alberta, 1945, Alberta highways, no date, Red Deer area, no date, Bow Valley-Empress political, no date, Red Deer political, no date.
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Series 10

Newspaper clippings. -- 1929-1952

M-900-187 Agricultural situation. -- 1942-1944
M-900-188Cooperatives. -- 1945
M-900-189Banking and finance. -- 1943-1945
M-900-190Social Credit. -- 1943-1952
M-900-191 United Farmers of Alberta. -- 1929-1945
M-900-192General scrapbook. -- no date
M-900-oversize 'Calling all farmers'. -- no date. -- Giving resume of policies.

Series 11

Photograph. -- 1945

PA-871-1 Photograph. -- 1945. -- Executive of Alberta Farmers Union.
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