ACU GBA C0226
- 1905-2005 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
6.25 m of textual records and other material
Name of creator
Eileen Nagel, 1941- , of Woking, Alberta was an active member of the Farm Women's Union of Alberta and its successor, Women of Unifarm, from 1961 to 1991. Her husband, Hartmann Nagel, was the president of Unfarm from 1991 to 1993. Eileen believed that the activities of farm organziations in Alberta were an important aspect of the province's history which deserved to be preserved. She therefore spent ten years gathering relevant documents, photographs and artifacts from a wide variety of individuals, local branches of farm groups, and other sources. She called her collection "One Hundred Years of General Farm Organizations in Alberta, 1905-2005".
The collection was first given to the Paradise Valley Museum and was subsequently transferred to Glenbow with Eileen Nagel's approval in 2014.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Paradise Valley Museum, 2014.
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Scope and content
The collection consists of minutes, convention programs, reports of activities, newspaper clippings, submissions and briefs, photographs, scrapbooks and other records created primarily by and about the following organizations: United Farmers of Alberta (UFA), founded in 1909; United Farm Women of Alberta (UFWA), founded in 1914; Farmers' Union of Alberta (FUA) and Farm Women's Union of Alberta (FWUA), both founded in 1949; Unifarm and the Women of Unifarm, both founded in 1970; and Wild Rose Agricultural Producers, founded in 1996. Many of these records have been annotated by Eileen with her identifications and personal comments.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material. https://glenbow.ucalgary.ca/finding-aid/eileen-nagels-farm-organizations-collection/
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Title based on contents of records.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Thursday, July 17, 2014