Fonds F0021 - Alberta Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Societies of Alberta fonds

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ACU GBA F0021

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Alberta Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Societies of Alberta fonds

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  • 1887-1955 (Creation)

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6.4 m of textual records

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Administrative history

Agriculture within what is now the Province of Alberta was under the jurisdiction of the North-West Territories Legislative Assembly prior to 1905. The Alberta Department of Agriculture was established in 1905 when the province was created. In 1906 the Department of Agriculture Act was passed, giving the department the power to administer agriculture, statistics and public health. For further information see "The Department of Agriculture : An Historical Account of its Administrative Development, 1905-1975" / Susanne Frolek. - Provincial Archives of Alberta : unpublished manuscript, 1976. One of the responsibilities of the department was the regulation of fairs held by agricultural societies. This was done by the Office of Superintendent of Fairs and Institutes from 1906 to 1935 and subsequently by a minor section under various divisions of the Department.

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Gift of O.S. Longman, 1957.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, government report forms and cashbooks of these folded societies: Acme, Airdrie, Bashaw, Bear Lake, Beaverlodge, Berry Creek, Berwyn, Big Valley, Bonnyville, Boucher, Bowden, Bow Valley, Brooks, Busby, Byemoor, Camrose, Cardston, Carmangay, Castor, Chauvin, Chinook, Claresholm, Cochrane, Colinton, Consort, Coronation, Crossfield, Daysland, DeBolt, Deep Creek, Delia, Deseret, Didsbury, Donalda, Durlingville, Eastern Alberta, Edgerton, Edmonton, Edson, Elk Point, Empress, Entwistle and Pembina Valley, Etzikom, Fallis, Flaxland, Foremost, Fort Saskatchewan, Fort Vermilion, Frog Lake, Gadsby, Gleichen, Good Hope, Gopher Head, Granum, Grassy Lake, Greencourt, Griffin Creek, Hanna, Hardisty, Hattonford, Hays, Holden, Innisfail, Innisfree, Irma, Irvine, Islay, James River and Eagle Valley, Killam, Kitscoty, Knee Hill Valley, Lake Saskatoon, Langdon and Bow River, Leduc, Legal, Lomond, Lougheed, Lousana, Macleod, Magrath, Mannville, Manyberries, Matziwin, Medicine Hat, Mid-Pembina, Millarville, Milnerton, Minburn-Innisfree-Ranfurly, Morinville, Mosside, Munson, Nakamun, Neerlandia, North Alberta, Onoway, Oyen, Paddle River, Patricia, Peace River, Ponoka, Priddis and Millarville, Provost, Raymond, Red Deer, Retlaw, Rexboro, Ribstone, Richdale, Rimbey, Rochester, Rowley, Rumsey, Ryley, St. Albert, Sangudo, Sedgewick, Sibbald, Smoky Lake, Stanmore, Starland, Stavely, Stony Plain, Strathmore, Strome, Suffield, Swalwell, Taber, Thorhild, Thorsby, Three Hills, Tofield, Trochu, Veteran, Vilna, Vulcan, Wabamun, Wainwright, Warner, Warspite, Waskatenau, Waterhole, Wheatsheaf, Wilhelmina, Winnifred, Worsley, and Youngstown.

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The material is in English.

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The records of Alberta Agriculture and its predecessors are held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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Thursday, February 08, 2018

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