- 1921-1971 (Creation)
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12.5 cm of textual records. -- 355 photographs
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Federal Grain Ltd. was established in 1929 when nine private grain marketing companies amalgamated in order to better compete with the provincial Wheat Pools. On consolidation the company owned 340 country elevators and three terminals at Fort William. It also gained a controlling interest in Alberta Pacific Grain Company. In 1967 Federal Grain, Alberta Pacific and the Searle Grain Company amalgamated. In 1972 Federal Grain's 1092 elevators were taken over by the three prairie Wheat Pools.
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Gift of Federal Grain Ltd., 1972.
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The fonds consists of historical articles and promotional booklet about Searle Grain Company; biographical sketches of Alberta Pacific and Federal Grain Ltd. employees; constitution, promotional pamphlets and histories of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange; and extensive photographs of the company's elevators and operations in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Thunder Bay (Fort William).
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The material is in English.
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Thursday, March 08, 2018