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Romney rams, Lethbridge area
NA-3702-18

Southern Alberta Sheep Breeders Association fonds

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Southern Alberta Wool Growers

Series 1Minutes. -- 1914-1917, 1922
Series 2Correspondence. -- 1916- 1923
Series 3Shareholders' records. -1914-1916
Series 4Wool Sale Records. -- 1916
Series 5Financial records. -- 1916- 1923
Series 6Miscellaneous. -- 1915- 1923

Southern Alberta Sheep Breeders Association

Series 7Articles of association and bylaws. - 1923, 1939, 1944
Series 8Minutes. -- 1923- 1962
Series 9Annual reports. -- 1923- 1966
Series 10Alphabetical subject files. -- 1922-1966
Series 11Correspondence. -- 1968-1976
Series 12Shareholders' records. -- 1923-1969
Series 13Financial records, tax returns and inventories. -- 1923-1973
Series 14Wool sales records. -- 1972-1973
Series 15Affiliated organizations - Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers. -- 1918-1973
Series 16Other affiliated organizations. -- 1916-1952
Series 17 Miscellaneous. -- 1937-[ca. 1960s]
Series 18 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1925]-1996

Inventory

Series 1-6: Southern Alberta Wool Growers

Series 1

Minutes. -- 1914-1917, 1922

M-7057-1Minutes. -- 1914-1917
M-7057-2Minutes. -- 1922. -- Includes rough minutes for some meetings.
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Series 2

Correspondence. -- 1916-1923

NoteFor 1915 correspondence, see file M-7057-7.
M-7057-3Correspondence, A-G. -- 1916
M-7057-4Correspondence, H-P. -- 1916
M-7057-5Correspondence, R-W. -- 1916
M-7057-6Correspondence. -- 1916-1918. -- Consists of correspondence regarding the formation of Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers.
M-7057-7Correspondence. -- 1921. -- Includes some 1915 letters on the reverse side of the 1921 letters.
M-7057-8Correspondence. -- 1922
M-7057-9Correspondence. -- 1923. -- Includes "Consent Forms" to changing the name of the organization to Southern Alberta Sheep Breeders.
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Series 3

Shareholders' records. -- 1914-1916

M-7057-10 Shares certificates book. -- 1914- 1916
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Series 4

Wool sale records. -- 1916. -- Consists of members' accounts, grading statements, and sealed tenders.

M-7057-11Wool sale records, lots 1-8. -- 1916
M-7057-12Wool sale records, lots 9-15. -- 1916
M-7057-13Wool sale records, lots 16-24. -- 1916
M-7057-14Wool sale records, lots 25-35. -- 1916
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Series 5

Financial records. -- 1916-1923

M-7057-15Financial statements. -- 1918-1922
M-7057-16Invoices. -- 1916
M-7057-17Bank pass books. -- 1918-1923
M-7057-18Sales manager's trust account records. -- 1916. -- Consists of bank pass book and cancelled cheques.
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Series 6

Miscellaneous. -- 1915-1923

M-7057-19"Estimated Holdings of Southern Alberta Wool Growers". -- 1921. -- Consists of the names and addresses of growers, the number of sheep, and the amount of land owned or leased.
M-7057-20Information and complaint. -- 1916. -- Consists of records regarding Dan O'Brien's sheep trespassing on private land.
M-7057-21Circular regarding scab. -- 1923
M-7057-22Newspaper clippings. -- 1922- 1923
M-7057-23Bills and accounts, etc. -- 1915-1922. -- Includes the Sheep Trailing Act, Domestic Animals Act, and government regulations for the 1918 wool clip.
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Series 7-17: Southern Alberta Sheep Breeders

Series 7

Articles of association and bylaws. -- 1923 1939, 1944

M-7057-24Memorandum and articles of association. -- 1923, 1944. -- Includes original memorandum, and correspondence regarding proposed changes.
M-7057-25Bylaws. -- 1939. -- Regarding changes approved at the 1939 annual meeting.
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Series 8

Minutes. -- 1923-1962. -- Consists of minutes as well as some correspondence, financial statements, inventories, and Director's reports.

M-7057-26Minutes. -- 1923-1936
M-7057-27Minutes. -- 1937-1941
M-7057-28Minutes. -- 1942-1951
M-7057-29Minutes. -- 1953, 1957-1958
M-7057-30Minutes. -- 1959-1962
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Series 9

Annual reports to the Registrar of Companies. -- 1923-1966

M-7057-31Annual reports. -- 1923, 1925- 1940
M-7057-32Annual reports. -- 1941-1946, 1948- 1952
M-7057-33Annual reports. -- 1953-1960
M-7057-34Annual reports. -- 1961-1966
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Series 10

Alphabetical subject files. -- 1922-1966

M-7057-35British Columbia operations. -- 1937- 1953
M-7057-36Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers licence certificates. -- 1952, 1955
M-7057-37Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers shares. -- 1937-1957
M-7057-38Canadian Pacific Railway. -- 1922-1944. -- Consists of siding and warehouse agreements.
M-7057-39Canadian Wool Board. -- 1941- 1956
M-7057-40Freight rates. -- 1955-1956
M-7057-41Lethbridge warehouse. -- 1944-1951. -- Includes tenders for construction.
M-7057-42Registrar of Companies. -- 1933- 1966
M-7057-43Royal Commission on Transportation. -- 1947-1949. -- Consists of the Southern Alberta Sheep Breeders' submission.
M-7057-44Southern Alberta Sheep Breeders. -- 1928- 1948. -- Consists of agreements with Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers.
M-7057-45Taxation. -- 1941-1953. -- Includes records regarding the Income War Tax.
M-7057-46Western Sheep Council. -- 1947
M-7057-47Wool - General. -- 1940-1950
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Series 11

Correspondence. -- 1968-1976

M-7057-48General file. -- 1968-1970
M-7057-49J.C. Ross, Associate Manager of Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers. -- 1968-1970
M-7057-50J.C. Ross, Associate Manager of Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers. -- 1970-1972
M-7057-51J.C. Ross, Associate Manager of Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers. -- 1973-1975
M-7057-52J.C. Ross, Associate Manager of Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers. -- 1976
M-7057-53Supplies from Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers. -- 1974-1976
M-7057-54W.S. Benson. -- 1975-1976. -- Regarding his nomination and appointment to the Agricultural Hall of Fame.
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Series 12

Shareholders' records. -- 1923-1969

M-7057-55Shareholders' register. -- 1923- 1969
M-7057-56Lists of shareholders. -- 1925, 1943, 1955, 1958 and 1966
M-7057-57Shares certificates book, shares 1-200. -- 1923
M-7057-58Shares certificates book, shares 201-300. -- 1923-1950
M-7057-59Shares certificates book, shares 301-555. -- 1955-1959
M-7057-60Transfers of shares - deceased shareholders. - - [ca. 1941-1960]. -- Includes copies of several wills.
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Series 13

Financial records, tax returns and inventories. -- 1923- 1973

M-7057-61Financial statements. -- 1930-1934, 1937- 1939. -- Includes balance sheets, trial balances, and lists of outstanding and obsolete accounts.
M-7057-62Audited financial statements. -- 1938
M-7057-63Audited financial statements. -- 1939
M-7057-64Audited financial statements. -- 1940
M-7057-65Audited financial statements. -- 1941
M-7057-66Audited financial statements. -- 1942
M-7057-67Audited financial statements. -- 1943
M-7057-68Audited financial statements. -- 1944
M-7057-69Audited financial statements. -- 1945
M-7057-70Audited financial statements. -- 1946
M-7057-71Audited financial statements. -- 1947
M-7057-72Audited financial statements. -- 1948
M-7057-73Audited financial statements. -- 1949
M-7057-74Audited financial statements. -- 1950
M-7057-75Audited financial statements. -- 1951
M-7057-76Audited financial statements. -- 1952
M-7057-77Audited financial statements. -- 1953
M-7057-78Audited financial statements. -- 1954
M-7057-79Audited financial statements. -- 1955
M-7057-80Audited financial statements. -- 1956
M-7057-81Audited financial statements. -- 1957
M-7057-82Audited financial statements. -- 1958
M-7057-83Audited financial statements. -- 1959
M-7057-84Audited financial statements. -- 1960
M-7057-85Audited financial statements. -- 1961
M-7057-86Audited financial statements. -- 1962
M-7057-87Audited financial statements. -- 1963
M-7057-88Audited financial statements. -- 1964
M-7057-89Audited financial statements. -- 1965
M-7057-90Audited financial statements. -- 1966
M-7057-91Audited financial statements. -- 1967
M-7057-92Audited financial statements. -- 1968
M-7057-93Income tax returns. -- 1931-1949
M-7057-94Income tax returns. -- 1950-1968
M-7057-95Inventories of supply. -- 1930- 1933
M-7057-96Certified inventories of supply. -- 1942- 1957
M-7057-97Certified inventories of supply. -- 1958- 1965
M-7057-98Insurance policies for warehouses. -- 1936- 1962
M-7057-99Fidelity bonds (Elsie Louis Westcott). -- 1939-1948
M-7057-100Bank books. -- 1923-1927
M-7057-101Producers' accounts ledger. -- 1932- 1935
M-7057-102Producers' accounts ledger. -- 1934- 1938
M-7057-103General ledger. -- 1945-1961, predominant 1945-1955
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Series 14

Wool sales records. -- 1972-1973

M-7057-104Wool grading statements, lots 1-2000. -- 1972
M-7057-105Wool grading statements, lots 2000-4000. -- 1972
M-7057-106Wool grading statements, lots 4000-4300. -- 1972
M-7057-107Summaries of wool grading. -- 1972
M-7057-108Warehouse sales records. -- 1973
M-7057-109Members sales book. -- 1973
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Series 15

Affiliated organizations - Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers. -- 1918- 1973

M-7057-110Prospectus. - -1918
M-7057-111Minutes - Alberta shareholders. -- 1928- 1954, 1973
M-7057-112Minutes - National executive. -- 1940- 1946
M-7057-113Annual reports. -- 1918-1920, 1924- 1928
M-7057-114Annual reports. -- 1929-1940
M-7057-115Annual reports (incomplete set). -- 1941- 1965
M-7057-116Shareholders' lists. -- 1927, 1950. -- Includes lists of Alberta shareholders.
M-7057-117Applications for stock. -- 1926- 1927
M-7057-118Audited financial statement. -- 1940
M-7057-119Speeches, 13th annual meeting. -- 1931
M-7057-120Speeches, 23rd annual meeting. -- 1941
M-7057-121Knights of the Golden Fleece luncheon programs. -- 1937, 1950
M-7057-122Circulars and newsletters. -- 1929, 1944- 1945
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Series 16

Other affiliated organizations. -- 1916-1952

M-7057-123Alberta Cooperative Council . -- 1938- 1939. -- Consists of minutes of annual meetings.
M-7057-124Alberta Federation of Agriculture. -- 1940- 1952. -- Consists of minutes of annual meetings, and reports.
M-7057-125Alberta Wheat Pool. -- 1944. - Consists of newsletters.
M-7057-126Canada. Department of Agriculture. -- 1916, 1939-1945. -- Consists of circulars and reports.
M-7057-127Canada. National Research Council. -- 1927, 1932. -- Consists of proceedings of meetings of the wool growing section.
M-7057-128Canada. National Research Council. -- 1933-1936. -- Consists of proceedings of meetings of the wool growing section.
M-7057-129Canada. National Sheep Committee. -- 1936-1937. -- Consists of minutes and proceedings.
M-7057-130Canada. National Sheep Committee. -- 1938-1940. -- Consists of minutes, proceedings and reports.
M-7057-131Canada. National Sheep Committee. -- 1944-1945. -- Consists of minutes and proceedings.
M-7057-132Canadian Society of Animal Production. -- 1938-1939. -- Consists of proceedings and reports.
M-7057-133Canadian Society of Animal Production. -- 1940. -- Consists of proceedings and reports.
M-7057-134Canadian Society of Technical Agriculturalists. -- 1944-1945. -- Consists of minutes, circulars and reports.
M-7057-135Southern Alberta Cooperative Association. -- 1948-1949. -- Consists of Director's report, financial statement, and agenda for annual general meeting.
M-7057-136Southern Saskatchewan Wool Growers. -- 1939-1941, 1947. -- Consists of circular, financial statement and speech.
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Series 17

Miscellaneous. -- 1937-[ca. 1960s]

M-7057-137Reports about various aspects of the sheep industry. -- 1937-1940. -- Includes reports from University of Saskatchewan, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Burns and Company, and the 1940 Dominion-Provincial Conference.
M-7057-138Newspaper clippings. -- 1946- 1947
M-7057-139Producers' agreement forms (blank). -- 1945 and nd
M-7057-140Cooperation Associations Act. -- 1937- 1946. -- Consists of various version of the act, and bylaws under the act.
M-7057-141Southern Alberta Sheep Breeders letterhead. -- 1955. -- Consists of a sample and quotation from Bulman Brothers Ltd.
M-7057-142Shanahan's Ltd. -- 1944-1945. -- Consists of agricultural supplies price lists.
M-7057-143 Workman's Compensation Board. -- 1945. -- Consists of circulars, posters, and report of accident forms.
M-7057-144Livestock sales. -- 1944. -- Consists of catalogues for ram and cattle sales in Edmonton, Cardston, and Salt Lake, Utah.
M-7057-145M.D. Burlington. -- 1947. -- Consists of a tax notice regarding unpaid taxes.
PA-2703-(1-13) Views of sheep and campers. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- 13 photographs
PB-675-(1-2) Views of sheep ranching. -- 1957. -- 2 photographs


Series 18


Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1925]-1996. -- This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an Archivist before requesting.

M-8430 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1925-1975]. -- 2.5 m of textual records. -- Consists of members' ledgers, shares, synoptic ledgers, sheep breeders maps, producers agreements (1920s-1930s), symposia proceedings, minute books (1960s), working files and a scrapbook. [accession1995.045]
M-9242 Unprocessed records. -- 1991-1996. -- 60 cm of textual records. -- 3 photographs. -- Consists of financial and administrative records. [accession 2007.101]
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