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Agriculture Groups
Subfonds
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Publications, reports, and song books from Agriculture Groups within the Canadian Prairie Provinces, such as: Alberta Wheat Pool, United Farmers of Alberta (U.F.A.), Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, United Grain Growers (U.G.G.), Saskatchewan Cooperative Wheat Producers, Canadian Wheat Board, and the Canadian Seed Growers' Association.

Agriculture Resources
Subseries
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Materials related to agriculture and agri-business, particularly in the areas of field crops, horticulture, and poultry-raising, that have been collected by members of the McFadden family. These include various informational and instructional resources, as well as agricultural product catalogues and advertisements, government publications (primarily published by the Canada Department of Agriculture and the Manitoba Department of Agriculture), corporate records (primarily published by the CWB and other agri-business groups), and any other materials primarily related to agriculture and agri-business.

Albums & Scrapbooks
Subfonds
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

A wide variety of experiences are captured in the pages of these albums and scrapbooks. From family vacations to prisoner of war (POW) experiences, stories from a wide range of people are captured here in the materials arranged and saved by them. While names, places, and dates are not always available, there is much to discover in this collection.

Banking & Transactions
Subseries
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Financial records and records of transactions made by members of the McFadden family, largely related to the family farm lands and businesses, including account statements, mortgages and loans, land sale and lease agreements, purchase offers, invoices and bills, void cheques, etc.

Calendars
Sub sub series
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Crop year and shipping calendars produced by various agriculture and agri-business groups, including the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and others.

File · 1910s-1950s
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Documents relating mostly to the later life of Clayborne Stewart, who lived in Red Deer, Alberta. Includes a collection of letters and cards documenting his 1946-7 courtship and subsequent marriage with his second wife, Louise (legal name Zenobia) nee Taylor. The two exchanged letters while Louise was living in Calgary and Clayborne in Red Deer; many of Clayborne's letters to Louise and other correspondence are collected here. Stewart worked as an army cook in Red Deer, and attended an army cook training course at Camp Borden in Ontario in 1953; the file also includes letters written from Clayborne to Louise during this time.

Commerce & Industry
Subfonds
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Ephemeral materials produced by businesses. Includes publications relating to labour movements and unions. Held within the Prairie Ephemera Collection.

Corporate Records
Sub sub series
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Materials which document the corporate operations of various agricultural and agri-business groups other than the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). These include reports, conference programs and proceedings, pamphlets, posters, etc. produced by or related to agricultural corporations and groups such as the Canola Council of Canada, Farm Credit Canada, Paterson GlobalFoods, and other agricultural and agri-business organizations.

Corporate Reports
Sub sub series
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Reports generated by turkey marketing organizations in Western Canada. The majority of the reports included are annual reports created by the Manitoba Turkey Producers' Marketing Board from 1971 to 2000.

CWB Permit Books
Sub sub series
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Grain delivery permit books kept by members of the McFadden family from the 1940s until the 2010s. Permit books were issued by the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) each crop year and were to be filled out each time a grain delivery was made to an elevator.

D. Lamont WWI Collection
File · 1914-1920
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Materials relating to D. Lamont of Maidstone, SK's personal involvement in WWI as a Corporal in the 9th Canadian Mounted Rifles Regiment (C.M.R.R.) and Sergeant in the 9th Regiment of the Canadian infantry Brigade.

Education & Academia
Subseries
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Materials related to educational and academic experiences, including specific records of the McFadden family's educational experiences, as well as general educational and academic ephemera kept by members of the McFadden family.

Education & Academia
Subfonds
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Report cards, certificates, exams, essays, and a wide variety of items to do with the educational and academic experiences of Prairie Province residents.

Farm Ledgers
Sub sub series
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Farm account books kept by members of the McFadden family from the 1920s until the 1990s. The account books contain records of the farm's property, expenses, receipts and earnings, and act as a general record of the family farm enterprises.

Farm Records
Subseries
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Personal and financial accounts and records related to the McFadden family farms, including farm account books, Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) permit books, and any other records pertaining specifically to multiple generations of the McFadden family's farm lands and enterprises.

File · [1930’s – 1970]
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Commercial and marketing materials related to trapping and the fur trade. Consists of advertising documents, official correspondence, and reciepts, produced by the Hudson's Bay Company, and other purchasers of furs.

Subfonds
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

An assembly of material reflecting the breadth of government and political engagement across the Prairies, including election campaign materials, political party convention reports, and civic development activities. Two series within this broader category include ephemeral publications produced by government, and a collection of scrapbooks covering the history of the Social Credit party within Alberta.

Government Publications
Sub sub series
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Official government-produced literature on farm management and agricultural topics, primarily published by the Canada Department of Agriculture and the Manitoba Department of Agriculture.

"Grain Matters" Publication
File · 1985; 2002-2009
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

A selection of issues of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) periodical "Grain Matters". "Grain Matters" is a bimonthly publication distributed to prairie farmers which reports on matters of interest related to the grain industry in Western Canada.

Canadian Wheat Board

All of the letters in this collection are addressed to Irma Breadner, employee of Don Stanton's General Store of Westlock, Alberta, from her friends and family. The letters span the years 1941 through 1948, but the bulk were sent in the years 1944 and 1945. Together the letters offer an intimate view of Wartime as it was experienced by Central Albertans. Breadner's correspondents include servicemen and women working overseas, her sister, Jean, building airplanes in Ontario, and many Albertan women getting their educations or helping their families with the harvest against the backdrop of the final years of the Second World War. The collection also includes cards, postcards, pay stubs and a church program.

McFadden Family Collection
Series · 2008 - 2023
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Records and ephemera related to the lives and enterprises of multiple generations of the McFadden family. These materials have been produced, collected, and kept by members of the McFadden family over a period of more than 100 years.

A collection of albums, loose photographs, and assorted ephemera documenting the northern mining development, projects, and exploration of the McNeil family, c. 1930-1950. Matriarch Pearl McNeil (nee Montgomery) was the niece of Bob Montgomery of Death Valley Skidoo Gold Mine fame. She had three sons; Bob, Tom, and Don. Locations of the photographs range from Ontario to northern Alberta and Saskatchewan, to the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Collection contains two albums, three sets of loose photographs, and a selection of miscellaneous items including Christmas cards and a small bank/address book.

Military
Subfonds
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Items relating to military events and activities, as well as those documenting individuals' participation in the military.

Non-Commercial Organizations
Subfonds
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

Publications or materials belonging to non-commercial organizations, such as associations, foundations, clubs, societies and volunteer groups, that cannot be otherwise located in one of the other sub-fonds.

Parker Social Credit Papers

The donation of the family of Frank and Mary S. Parker, these scrapbook collections of newspaper articles, greeting cards, and photographs cover four (4) decades of Alberta political history, seen from inside the Social Credit party.

Item · 1947-1965
Part of Prairie Ephemera Collection

"50 Plus Proverbs We Learned" self-published monograph by Margaret Harder with illustrations by Malyssa & Cora Wiens. The monograph contains 52 pages of memoir on growing up in Manitoba. Inserted with the work are:

  • four (4) pages of B&W photographs of family and life in rural Manitoba (some annotated), affixed to paper (with photocopies);
  • loose B&W photograph of author’s father in Russian ‘Forstei’ uniform;
  • photocopies of other photographs, not annotated;
  • Manitoba Dept. of Education Grade 12 report on final examinations (with photocopy) 1947;
  • photocopy of Manitoba Dept. of Education Interim First-Class Teacher’s Certificate, Grade B, 1949;
  • Manitoba Bible College report cards, signed by Esther Horch 1954-1955;
  • Manitoba Dept. of Education Interim Collegiate Certificate (with photocopy) 1965;
  • Winnipeg School Division No. 1 hiring agreement (with photocopy) 1965.