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United Grain Growers Ltd. fonds: MSS 76 (A1990-35, A1990-70, A1992-04, A1992-06, A1992-09, A1992-11, A1992-13, A1992-17)

United Grain Growers Ltd.:

An Inventory of Its Records at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Jeffrey M. Long
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg MB R2T 2N2
(1993)

Finding aid encoded by Julianna Trivers (May-June 2002)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - MSS 76 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).

Table of Contents

Collection Summary

Administrative History of United Grain Growers Limited

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Arrangement of the Papers

Restrictions on Access

Custodial History

Other Finding Aids

Detailed Description of the Collection

Constitutions, By-Laws and Structure, 1903-1990

Minutes and Minute Books 1904-1988

Early Correspondence and Memoranda [1906?]-1988

Correspondence re: First Fifty Years1951-1988

Financial 1907-1988

Taxation 1938-1963

Annual Reports 1908-1988

Policy 1906-1960

Speeches and Addresses 1939-1988

Personnel (Biographical) 1906-1988; n.d.

Staff Benefits and Company Insurance 1916-1976

Inquiries and Commissions 1908-1987

Subsidiaries 1909-1972

Reports [1919?]-1954

Publications 1890-1990

Grain Elevators 1913-1989

Unpublished Elevator/Town Histories 1981-[199-?]

Livestock 1920-1962; n.d.

Various Agriculture Concerns 1910-1987

Wheat Pools 1921-1974

Publicity n.d. and 1867-1989

Miscellaneous [Pre-1870] to 1967

Corporate Secretary Files 1958-1989


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Elizabeth Dafoe Library Winnipeg MB R2T 2N2
 
Creator:
United Grain Growers Limited
 
Title:
United Grain Growers Limited fonds.
 
Dates:
Winnipeg MB R2T 2N2
 
Quantity:
11 m of textual materials and graphic materials (84 boxes)
 
Identification:
MSS 76
 
Language:
English.

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Administrative History of United Grain Growers Limited

Preface

On 17 October 1877, the first shipment of western Canadian wheat destined for an overseas market left Winnipeg by flatboat up the Red River. Precisely one hundred and thirteen years later on 17 October 1990, the United Grain Growers Limited, headquartered in Winnipeg, donated its corporate archives of valuable historical material to the University of Manitoba. Established in 1906 at Sintaluta, Saskatchewan as the Grain Growers Grain Company Limited, the company amalgamated with the Alberta Co-operative Elevator Company Limited in 1917 to form the United Grain Growers Limited. Owned and directed by western farmers, the "UGG" operates hundreds of country elevators throughout the prairie west, maintains grain terminals at the Lakehead and on the west coast, buys and ships farmers' grain, and produces chemicals, fertilizers, seed and other agricultural products and services. United Grain Growers has published various farm-oriented magazines, the most notable of which are the Country Guide and the Canadian Cattlemen .

Now housed and preserved in the Archives & Special Collections on the third floor of the Dafoe Library, the UGG collection is an historical treasure of minute books, correspondence, internal studies and reports, rare and unique pamphlets and other publications on the farmer and the grain trade, a full run of the information-laden Country Guide beginning in 1909, a wide range of photographs and much more. A late added feature, commissioned by the company for its 75th anniversary, is a collection of almost three hundred histories of UGG locals in towns and cities throughout the four western provinces. The collection is open to responsible research and inquiry.

This finding aid is designed to accommodate future accessions of incoming archival material. Additional sheets of descriptives to new materials will be prepared, as needed, for insertion in the appropriate section.

Jeffrey M. Long processed the collection according to high archival standards and prepared this excellent research tool. He is to be commended for his fine efforts.

The University of Manitoba wishes to express its thanks to the United Grain Growers Limited for entrusting its valuable archives with the university. It has already become a foundation to the efforts to establish a fine, new research facility--"The Archives of the Agricultural Experience."

Richard E. Bennett,

Head, Archives & Special Collections

October 1992

UGG: A SHORT HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGY

A. History

At the opening of the twentieth century, western agriculture was expanding at an unprecedented rate. Thousands of acres of new land were being brought under cultivation and new production records were being established. Grain handling facilities were in the hands of private companies and producers were very dissatisfied with their treatment under existing conditions. The Territorial Grain Growers Association was formed in 1902 followed by the Manitoba Grain Growers Association in 1903. These organizations did much to improve conditions, but many inequities remained. Finally a small group of prairie farmers, led by E.A. Partridge of Sintaluta, Saskatchewan, decided that the solution to their marketing problem lay in forming their own grain handling organization. Out of this arose the Grain Growers' Grain Company Limited, the first farmer-owned and farmer-managed co-operative grain handling organization in western Canada.

Country Elevator System

In its early years, the Grain Growers Grain Company Limited operated as a commission firm only. Its first venture into the operation of elevators came in 1912 when it leased 174 elevators from the Manitoba Government, of which it operated 135. Shortly after, it began the purchasing and building of elevators. The Alberta Farmers' Co-operative Elevator Company Limited was incorporated in 1913 and immediately began building elevators. By the time of the amalgamation of the two companies in 1917, the Grain Growers Grain Company Limited owned 60 elevators, 55 coal sheds and 78 warehouses, and operated another 137 elevators on lease from the Manitoba Government while the Alberta Farmers' Co-operative Elevator Company Limited owned 103 elevators, 122 coals sheds and 145 warehouses. By the time the 1917 construction program was completed, the new company was operating 332 country elevators, 184 coal sheds and over 200 warehouses.

The Company continued to build elevators during the twenties and also purchased many of the Manitoba Government elevators which it had been leasing. By 1932, it owned and operated 468 country elevators. During the next ten years, including the drought period, the Company sold or dismantled a number of elevators and by 1939 the number was reduced to 439. In 1943 the Company purchased the elevator system of the Gillespie Grain Company Limited and also a number of elevators from other companies. During the war years, it built a large number of annexes to take care of the grain surplus. By 1947 it owned and operated 515 country elevators with 324 annexes, with a total capacity of 25,600,000 bushels. In 1948 the Company purchased 110 elevators from the Reliance Grain Company Limited and five from the Anderson Elevator Company, and in 1954 purchased 65 elevators from the Midland and Pacific Grain Corporation Ltd. In 1959 the Company purchased 129 elevators from the Canadian Consolidated Grain Company Limited. With the UGG purchase on 1 August 1961 of the assets of Canada West Grain Company, five country elevators were included. The acquisition of McCabe Grain Company facilities added a terminal at Thunder Bay and country elevators at 72 points.

Consolidation of elevator facilities and the building of new elevators and annexes found the Company with country elevators and annexes at 276 points, with a combined capacity of 1.12 million tonnes by 31 July 1990.

Terminal Elevator History

At the Annual Meeting of the Grain Growers Grain Company Limited in 1912, the Directors were authorized to acquire terminal space at the Lakehead. Two Fort William terminals, operating as a single unit with a capacity of 2,300,000 bushels, were leased from the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1913 another terminal in Fort William was purchased. The terminal which burned down in 1916 was replaced with a 300,000 bushel terminal in Port Arthur. These elevators served company needs at the Lakehead until 1927, at which time a modern and efficient 5,500,000 bushel terminal was built. During the grain surplus period in the Second World War, two temporary annexes were built bringing the total storage capacity to 9,500,000 bushels. These temporary annexes, however, were dismantled with the disappearance of the surplus. Following the purchase of the Reliance Grain Company elevators and the extensive network of country annexes, it became necessary to enlarge the terminal. Subsequently, in 1952, a 1,000,000 bushel annex was built bringing the capacity to 6,500,000 bushels. In September 1959 the outshore annex of the terminal collapsed and was replaced with a 4,250,000 bushel annex, bringing the total capacity of the terminal A to 8,250,000 bushels.

In 1959 the Company acquired a 1,500,000 bushel terminal from Consolidated Grain, but this terminal was taken out of service in 1970.

In 1969 the United Grain Growers acquired a very large terminal from McCabe Grain with a rated capacity of 3.5 million bushels. This terminal operates from a central control panel and is well advanced in automation. A single pass cleaning system installed in 1983 allows greater versatility in cleaning different grains at a high capacity throughput.

In 1913 the Company acquired a small elevator at New Westminster to handle feed grains from Alberta. This elevator had fairly good business opportunities until the depression. During the depression the feed business was temporarily disrupted and the elevator was sold. In 1925 United Grain Growers Limited purchased a controlling interest in the Burrard Elevator Company. At the time, Burrard operated a terminal in Vancouver which was under lease from the Harbours Board. UGG bought out the remaining shareholders of Burrard in 1980 and operated the terminal under lease for 36 years. In 1966 UGG acquired the 500,000 bushel terminal outright.

In an effort to become more efficient and increase throughput, several upgrading programs have been undertaken. The capacity of the Vancouver terminal was increased to 1,500,000 bushels in 1932, 2,500,000 bushels in 1959, and 3,600,000 bushels in 1972. In 1980 a central control panel was installed which semi-automated the terminal. 1984 witnessed a new oilseed cleaning section,increased trackage capacity, as well as the installation of shiploaders. Land acquired from the port of Vancouver will allow for increased storage on the east side of the elevator.

On 6 March 1989 the Vancouver Terminal ceased all operations in preparation for a major upgrading of the trackshed area, cleaning facilities and the distribution system. The terminal commenced unloading cars approximately ten months later, in December 1989.

The trackshed area has undertaken a new unloading concept, allowing only hopper car unloads. The track scale has been replaced by a batch weight scale, and car progressors are utilized for spotting cars.

Existing barley and wheat cleaners have been replaced with four rotary barley cleaners, and three new wheat cleaner sections increasing the cleaning capabilities immensely. The new distribution system will allow for a more efficient movement of grain within the terminal.

Management of the terminals has taken a new approach with the operations of the two Thunder Bay terminals. Previously both houses handled Canadian Wheat Board grains, but today one terminal is strictly handling wheat, barley and oats, and the other handles flax, rye, canola and specialty crops. The new approach not only provides more flexibility, but also enhances the types and amounts of grains and specialty crops the Company can sell.

Crop Production Services - Crop Production Products

The Grain Growers' Grain Company Ltd. first entered the farm supply field when a flour mill was leased in Rapid City, Manitoba, in 1913. The same year other supplies like apples and coal were sold to farm customers. At first, producers were reluctant to sell their products through farmer-owned organizations. This changed, however, when the Company demonstrated the variety and amount of products that could be sold to farm customers.

The Alberta Farmers' Co-operative Elevator Company Limited set up a Farm Supplies Department in its first year (1913) to handle flour and feeds. Later, twine, coal, barbed wire, and salt, as well as fruit and vegetables, were added.

The Company has continued to sell farm supplies throughout the years although commodities have changed to meet conditions. After a brief experiment, the handling of farm machinery and lumber was discontinued as the handling of these commodities was a specialized business which did not fit the Company's structure. While fruit and vegetables sales disappeared, new commodities such as fertilizer, livestock and poultry feeds and 2,4-D weed killer were later added.

For many years twine and coal were the backbone of the Company's sales. Twine continues as a commodity, but coal is now sold at just a few locations. In the 1990/91 crop year, crop protection products accounted for 63.18% of farm supplies' sales and fertilizer accounted for 36.8% of sales.

The United Grain Growers Limited has long recognized the need to provide complete Crop Production services to its shareholders and customers. The value of these services and the competition it provides in the farm community is recognized by the total agricultural industry. It is the policy of the Crop Production Services to provide the best value in each product handled, in quality, services and price. Crop Production products are normally sold on a low-earnings basis. The United Grain Growers Limited believes that the Crop Production Services should not be subsidized by other departments but that sufficient profit should be generated to assure the continued maintenance and expansion of facilities to meet the changing needs of its customers.

This policy has allowed UGG to maintain and expand its share of the western Canadian crop production market and to respond to changing needs and technologies.

B. Chronology

1906 (27 January) Organization meeting, Sintaluta, Saskatchewan

1906 (20 July) Date of Original Charter

1906 (26 July) First meeting of Provisional Directors; E.A. Partridge appointed President

1906 (26 July) First meeting of Provisional Directors; E.A. Partridge appointed President

1906 (8 November) Trading privileges on Winnipeg Grain Exchange cancelled

1906 (December) Partridge, Kennedy and Spencer pledged personal assets to keep bank from closing out the Company account

1907 (5 February) First General Meeting of Shareholders

1907 (15 April) Trading privileges on Winnipeg Grain Exchange restored

1907 (16 July) First Annual Meeting of Company, T.A. Crerar appointed President and General Manager

1908 (June) First issue of Grain Grower's Guide

1909 (20 May) The Public Press Limited established

1911 (19 May) The Company received Dominion Charter

1912 (July) Company began country elevator operations

1912 (October) Company began terminal elevator operations

1913 (25 March) Alberta Farmers Co-operative Elevator Company Limited incorporated

1913 (May) Farm Supplies Department opened

1916 (March) Livestock branch opened

1917 (August) Vaughan Street building occupied by the Public Press Limited

1917 (1 September) The Grain Grower's Grain Company and Alberta Farmers Co-op. Elevator Company amalgamated to form the United Grain Growers Limited

1917 (9 October) The Grain Growers Guide Limited incorporated

1925 Commenced terminal elevator operations at Vancouver

1927 5,500,000 bushel terminal constructed at Port Arthur, Ontario

1928 (28 March) Name of the Grain Growers Guide changed to The Country Guide

1930 (16 January) R.S. Law appointed President & General Manager

1936 Country Guide purchased Nor'West Farmer

1943 Elevators purchased from Gillespie Grain Company Limited

1947 110 elevators purchased from Reliance Grain Company

1948 (1 January) J.E. Brownlee appointed General Manager

1948 (1 May) J.E. Brownlee appointed President

1952 A 1,000,000 bushel annex constructed at Port Arthur Terminal

1953 (29 September) Purchase by Public Press Limited of Canadian Cattlemen

1954 65 elevators purchased from Midland and Pacific Grain Corporation Limited

1955 (25 August) Purchase by Public Press Limited of Canadian circulation of Country Gentlemen

1957 (24 July) Cornerstone laid for Public Press building on Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg

1958 (18 September) Official opening of new Public Press building combined with commemoration of 50th Anniversary of the first issue of The Grain Growers Guide

1959 (16 April) 129 elevators and terminal purchased from Canadian Consolidated Grain Company

1959 (23 September) Collapse of Outshore Terminal Annex at Port Arthur Terminal

1961 (24 March) Agreement signed with Canwest Grain Company Limited covering purchase of their assets including seed plants at Edmonton and Winnipeg and five country elevators in the Peace River area of Alberta

1961 (8 June) L. Driscoll appointed General Manager

1961 (1 July) A.M. Runciman elected President

1961 Construction completed of a 4,250,000 bushel terminal annex at Port Arthur replacing the smaller annex lost in 1959

1961 (1 August) UGG entered the forage and seed business with the purchase of the properties of Canada West Grain Company and Red River Grain Company Limited, consisting of two seed cleaning plants and five country elevators

1963 (January) Publication of a new series of bulletins, The Grain Grower

1964 UGG carried out the largest country construction program of its history — fourteen elevators and twenty annexes were completed

1965 Amendment to the Parliamentary Charter in 1965 provided for an increase in authorized capital from $7,500,000 to $12,000,000, an increase from 250 to 2,500 in the number of A shares that can be held by any one shareholder, and authorization to declare an additional dividend on Class A shares

1966 A new company incorporated — United Feeds Limited

1966 (November) Purchase of the terminal elevator at Vancouver, formerly operated under lease from the National Harbours Board

1968 (28 February) Purchase from the McCabe Grain company of a terminal elevator at Port Arthur and country elevators at 72 points

1970 (February) UGG and the three Wheat Pools combine to incorporate XCAN Grain Limited

1972 (July) Terminal pelleting operation transferred to the Grain Growers Export Company Limited

1972 (July) All country feed mills transferred to United Feeds Limited

1974 (January) Sale of XCAN shares to three Prairie Wheat Pools

1974 (August) Company re-entered the sales market for sale of non-Board grains, export grain and domestic feed grain

1976 (April) Field Service operations centralized in Winnipeg Approved major alterations to Vancouver Terminal at a cost of $20.8 million

1976 (September) Seed Division operation centralized in Winnipeg

1977 (November) After 60 years Head Office moved to 433 Main Street, Winnipeg

1978 (January) Specialty Crops Department set up to market corn, sunflowers, lentils, favabeans, buckwheat and other specialty crops

1980 (July) A record 4,235,000 tonnes of grain handled and Company net earnings of $9,195,000

1980 (September) Purchase of one-half of B.C. Packers' shares in United Oilseeds Products Limited

1981 (5 November) A.M. Runciman retired as Director and President

1981 (6 November) L.F.J. Hehn of Markinch, Saskatchewan, elected President

1982 (September) United Feeds purchased a Feed Mill (Dufferin Feed Service Ltd.), and entered feed business in Carman, Manitoba

1983 (August) Gordon D. Moss retired as General Manager

1983 (September) Gerry W. Moore appointed General Manager

1983 (November) D.R. Cusitar of Russell, Manitoba, elected First Vice-President

1984 (31 July) Earnings of $27.9 million, the highest in company history

1985 (17 January) Joint Venture Project with Allelix Incorporated to develop a Hybrid Canola variety

1985 (5 September) Acquisition of a feed lot at Sanford, Manitoba, operated under the name United Beef Feeders

1986 (1 August) Field Service Department restructured; District Managers took over the duties of Field Services

1986 (1 August) Five Area Offices reduced to three: Eastern, Central and Western

1986 (1 August) Establishment of a research and consulting enterprise, Farm Decision Resources

1987 (14 December) Company joins Canadian Agricultural Policy Alliance

1988 (October) United Oilseed Products crushing plant shut down due to negative crush margins

1989 (July) Sale of Innisfail, Alberta Pet Food Plant to Ralston Purina

1989 (Fall) Subsidiary Companies, Country Guide, Livestock Feeds and Terminals, officially dissolved

1989 (November) Purchase of food packaging division of Archibald Brokerage Limited

1989 (10 November) Mr. Ted Allen elected Senior Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer

1990 (16 November) Ted Allen of Taber, Alberta elected President and Chairman of the Board

1990 (31 December) G. Moore, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, retired

1991 (1 January) B. Hayward appointed Chief Executive Officer

1991 (20 June) Company sold its 50% interest in United Oilseed Products of Lloydminister. Its share of losses in the oilseed crushing business since

1974 amounted to over $13 million 1991 (8 July) Sale of Printing Division and Public Press Printing

1992 (21 February) Head office moved to the Toronto Dominion Centre, 201 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

1992 (31 March) Sale of Sanford Feedlot

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The United Grain Growers Limited was founded in 1906 under the name of the Grain Growers Grain Company Limited. In 1917 it amalgamated with the Alberta Farmers Co-operative Elevator Company Limited, thereby forming the UGG. The collection documents these early years and, in some instances, illustrate aspects of the grain industry at the end of the nineteenth century. The collection presently fills some 84 containers, and occupies 39 linear feet of shelf space. The collection includes early documentation and by-laws, financial records, correspondence, submissions to inquiries and Royal Commissions, statistical information on many subjects dealing with agriculture in general, elevator records, and publications. Furthermore there are specific records which deal with UGG's six subsidiary companies.

For further insight into the collection, the researcher is directed to the first UGG company history (box 1, folder 1) and The Alberta Farmers Co-operative Elevator Company history (box 1, folder 5).

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into 23 series.

  • Constitutions, By-Laws and Structure,1903-1990
  • Minutes & Minute Books, 1904-1988
  • Early Correspondence and Memoranda, [1906?]-1988
  • Correspondence re: The First Fifty Years, 1951-1988
  • Financial
  • Taxation
  • Annual Reports
  • Policy
  • Speeches and Addresses
  • Personnel (Biographical)
  • Staff Benefits and Company Insurance
  • Inquiries and Commissions
  • Subsidiaries
  • Reports
  • Publications/UGG Library
  • Grain Elevators
  • Unpublished Elevator/Town Histories
  • Livestock
  • Various Agriculture Concerns
  • Wheat Pools
  • Publicity
  • Miscellaneous
  • Corporate Secretary Files (A-X) 1958-1989

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Arrangement of the Papers

Researchers should be aware that it is impossible to cross-reference all archival information. There are many instances within this collection where a single item may belong in more than one place. Wherever possible the original order has been maintained; however, this has proven difficult in those circumstances where several accessions contained material of a similar or identical nature. Thus it is advisable to examine all categories when searching for material. Nevertheless every effort has been made to bring together all similar items under the umbrella of specific subject headings.

In ideal circumstances the researchers would view the entire collection. However, time and interest restraints seldom make this possible. In lieu of this, it is intended that the most important and the most central themes of the Company are addressed first and foremost in the collection. From there, the issues become more convoluted, and centre less around the heart of the company. For instance, the fact that the Company was the first completely farmer-owned company is a key plank in the UGG platform. Thus the researcher must understand the collection from the point of view of its general provenance. He or she is asked to understand that the UGG has always attempted to emphasize its role as a co-operative and farmer-owned company. Nevertheless, the Company also belongs to the genre of big business. The arrangement of the material within this collection mirrors UGG's struggle to represent effectively these two sides of its make-up.

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Restrictions on Access

In compliance with the deed of gift, the following conditions on access apply:

a) the donor allows free and equal access to all its papers held at the University of Manitoba provided that with respect to minutes of any board or committee proceedings, such access shall only be given to those persons who have received prior verbal or written approval from the donor which shall not be unreasonably withheld;

b) access shall be provided during regular business hours of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Manitoba Libraries;

c) photocopying is permitted users of the collection provided that such copies are for their own use and are made in accordance with the copyright laws of Canada; and

d) the University of Manitoba has the right to govern and restrict access by third parties to any part of the collection.

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Custodial History

Two accruals donated by the United Grain Growers Ltd. in 1990 and 1991. The bulk of the records in the last accrual were produced by UGG and/or "Mac" Runciman, during the course of activities related to UGG from 1961-1981. These materials were selected and borrowed from the company by Mr. Paul Earl to assist in the preparation of his biography Mac Runciman: A Life in the Grain Trade (2000). To these records were added the extensive series of interviews of Runciman done by Earl in 1994-1995. In 2001, Paul Earl donated the entire collection to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections (A.01-10).

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Other Finding Aids

1998 Accession

Photograph Collection (PC 83)

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Constitutions, By-Laws and Structure, 1903-1990
Box Folder                                                                                                                                                                                 
1 1 Copy of UGG publication Twenty-One Years . Includes a copy of the proceedings and resolutions of the Manitoba Grain Growers Association held in Brandon, Manitoba, 1903.
  2 Constitution and By-Laws of Manitoba Grain Growers Association, n.d.
  3 Constitution and By-Laws of the Territorial Grain Growers Association, n.d.
  4 Grain Growers Grain Co. Ltd., By-Laws amendment, July, 1912.
  5 Historical Memorandum re: Alberta Farmer Co-operative Elevator Company Ltd., 1913-17.
  6 Act of UGG Incorporation, 1917.
  7 A Sketch of the Organization, Aims and Progress of the Company, 1921.
  8 Review of the UGG Constitution, 1930.
  9 Charters and By-Laws: 1912; 1917; 1918-1920; 1924; 1951; 1954; 1965; 1973; 1985.
  10 Act and By-Laws of Alberta Farmers' Co-operative Elevator Co. Ltd., 1913.
  11 Copy of Act amending charter of UGG, 1941.
  12 Information re: the proposed amalgamation between the Alberta Farmer Co-operative Elevator Co. Ltd. and the Grain Growers Co. Ltd., 1916.
  13 Meeting of the UGG & the United Farmers of Manitoba, 1921.
  14 Correspondence regarding the amalgamation between the UGG & Manitoba Pool Elevators, 1924.
  15 Change in the organization of the UGG livestock operation and the Alberta Livestock Pool, (p. 2 of 3 is missing). 1927 (?)
  16 Historical memoranda re: organizational changes to UGG.
  17 Agreement between UGG and Alberta Co-operative Wheat Producers, 1924-25.
  18 Proposal for re-organization of the UGG into two parts: a holding company and an operating company, 1937.
  19 Record and reports regarding the UGG, Alberta Wheat Pool amalgamation, numbered 1-17. [See also the section on the Pools.] 1937
  20 Organizational Chart, 1950(?).
  21 Organizational Chart, 1970.
  22 Memorandum re: changes to the financial structure of the UGG. n.d.
  23 By-Law creating 125,000 new shares with correspondence.
  24 The difference between the UGG and the Ordinary Joint Stock Company memo: "The Company is completely Farmer Owned".
  25 Company Information: i.e. company mandate, organization, financial status. 1964.
  26 Copies of handbook The Local Board: Its Function & Influence , 1919, 1962 & 1982.
  27 Parliament's special UGG Bill.
  28 The Director's Handbook, 1990.

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Minutes and Minute Books 1904-1988
1) Headquarter Minute Books
Box Folder                                                                                                                                                                                 
2 1 Minutes from first annual meeting.
  2 List of annual meetings, 1923-51.
  3 Minutes from annual meetings: (1920 missing). 1918-1955
  4 Minutes from annual meetings: 1956-65; 1968-89.
  5 Minutes of discussion with Wheat pools, Nov. 1925.
  6 Minute Book: Annual meetings, 1918-21.
  7 Minute Book: Annual meetings, 1922-26.
Box Folder                                                                                                                                                                                 
3 1 Minute Book: Annual meetings, 1927-37.
  2 Minute Book: Board of Directors meetings, 1906-1910.
  3 Minute Book: Board of Directors meetings, 1911-1917.
Box Folder                                                                                                                                                                                 
4 1 Minute Book: Board of Directors meetings, 1917-1920.
  2 Minute Book: Board of Directors meetings, 1920-1929.
Box Folder                                                                                                                                                                                 
5 1 Minute Book: Board of Directors meetings, 1929-1939.
  2 List of Directors as of November 1950.
  3 Minute Book: Executive, 1911-1917.
Box Folder                                                                                                                                                                                 
6 1 Minute Book: Executive, 1917-1920.
  2 Minute Book: Executive, 1920-1927.
  3 Minute Book: (various meetings) UGG Securities Co., 3 1918-1940; Board of Directors (UGG), 1939-40; Company By-Laws, 1917-1929; Grain Growers Export Co. shareholders minutes, 1922.
Box Folder                                                                                                                                                                                 
7 1 Minute Book: Shareholders meetings, 1911-1917.
Box Folder                                                                                                                                                                                 
8 1 Minute Book: Public Press Ltd. Directors Meetings, 1917-1940; and Executive Committee, 1927-40.
  2 Minute Book: Grain Growers Grain Co. and Saskatchewan Grain Growers Assoc. joint meeting, 1916.
  3 Minute Book: Forfeited shares minute book and list, 1935.
  4 Minute Book: Staff Social Club, 1958.
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9 1 Minute Book: Staff Welfare Committee meetings, 1943-1948.
  2 Minute Book: Alberta Farmers Co-operative Elevator Co. Ltd. General meeting minutes & lists of shares, 1913-1914.
  3 Minute Book: Alberta Farmers Co-op. Elevator Co. list of shares (con't), 1914.
  4 Minute Book: Alberta Farmers Co-op. Elevator Co., list of shares (con't), 1914 and minutes of annual general meeting (con't),1914.
  5 Minute Book: Alberta Farmers Co-op. Elevator Co., list of shareholders, 1915-1917.
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10 1 Minute Book: Minutes of the Alberta Farmers Co-op. Elevator Co., general meetings 1913-1917.
  2 Minute Book: Alberta Farmers Co-op. Elevator Co., Board of Directors annual meetings, 1914-1917.
  3 Minute Book: Alberta Farmers Co-op. Elevator Co., Board of Directors annual meetings, 1917 (merger year with Grain Growers Group).
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11 1 Minute Book: Alberta Farmers Co-op. Elevator Co., executive meetings, 1913-1915.
  2 Minute Book: Alberta Farmers Co-op. Elevator Co., executive meetings, 1915-1916.
  3 Minute Book: Alberta Farmers Co-op. Elevator Co., executive meetings, 1916-1917.
  4 Minute Book: Alberta Farmers Co-op. Elevator Co., executive meetings, 1917.
2) Local Minute Books
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11 5 Minutes of the Abernathy Branch of the Territorial Grain Growers Assoc., 1904 (photostat copy)
  6 Minute Book from Carman, Manitoba, 1918-1974.
  7 Minute Book from Dalmony, Manitoba, 1917-1974.
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12 1 Minute Book from Emerson, Manitoba, 1918-1933.
  2 Minute Book from Ochre, Manitoba, 1920-1971.
  3 Minute Book from Tenby, Manitoba, 1918-1977.
  4 Minute Book from Brownvale, Saskatchewan, 1946-1984.
  5 Minute Book from Macklin, Saskatchewan, 1918-1960.
  6 Minute Book from Rutland, Saskatchewan, 1918-1968.
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13 1 Minute Book from Grand Prairie, Alberta, 1917-1980.
  2 Minute Book from Victoria, British Columbia, 1961.
  3 File relating to the amalgamation of the Victoria and New Westminster locals.
  4 Advance information re: annual meetings, 1961-63 and 1965-66.
  5 Resolution and attached letter re: capital stock changes November 1965
  6 Advance notices for annual meetings, 1985-87.
  7 Agendas for meetings, 1985-88.
  8 Annual Meeting tour information.
  9 Delegate information.
  10 Delegate list, 1964.
  11 Director's information: 1975, 1986-88.
  12 Distribution list of annual meeting, 1987.
  13 Resolutions carried, 1982-1984.
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14 1 Resolutions carried, 1985-88.
  2 Resolutions (expanded form) from 1987 annual meeting.
  3 Resolutions carried, 1988.
  4 Resolutions Committee Information and Scrutineer's Committee Information.
  5 Local Meeting Minutes/reports, 1960/1988.
  6 Delegate Travel expense information including statistics, correspondence regarding difficulties and costs per local.
  7 Miscellaneous notes concerning annual meetings, 1985-88.
  8 Report on Soil Test resolution, n.d.

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Early Correspondence and Memoranda [1906?]-1988
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14 9 F.J. Collyer's Letter Book 1906-1907(?).
  10 Letter to J.T. Johnstone re: further stock purchases, 1910.
  11 Letters from 1916-17 re: Alberta Farmer's Co-operative Elevator Co.
  12 Memo of agreement to hire a general manager, (copy), 1920
  13 Letter to all employees regarding company loyalty (1920).
  14 Form letters re: shareholding in UGG as an investment, (four undated), 1927-28
  15 Correspondence with J.T. Ross of Treherne, Manitoba (1961) regarding the "early days" of the Company, n.d.
  16 Memo to all locals re: grain terminology, 1922.
  17 Letters from R.S. Law to government officials re: Dominion Wheat Board, (October enclosure missing), 1938
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15 1 Letters from R.S. Law et al. to government officials re: grain storage and Emergency War Measures, 1940.
  2 Letters from R.S. Law to government officials re: per 2 acre payment to western farmers, 1941.
  3 Correspondence re: acquiring elevators in Manitoba, 1925-26.
  4

Correspondence re: acquiring elevators from Alberta Wheat. Pool, 1948.

Includes statistical information.

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Correspondence re: First Fifty Years 1951-1988
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15 5 Correspondence re: The First Fifty Years , 1951-52 and 1954 as well as information preceding the book's final publication. 1951-1954
  6 Correspondence re: The First Fifty Years , 1951-52.
  7 Correspondence re: The First Fifty Years , 1956.
  8 Correspondence re: The First Fifty Years , 1955-56.
  9 Correspondence re: The First Fifty Years , 1957, 9 January-April.
  10

Correspondence re: The First Fifty Years , May 1957.

Mostly letters of thanks to UGG for a copy of the book.

  11 Correspondence re: The First Fifty Years , 1957, June-July.
  12 Correspondence re: The First Fifty Years , 1957, August-December.
  13 Correspondence re: The First Fifty Years , 1958-59 and an undated distribution scheme for the book.
  14 Correspondence re: The First Fifty Years , 1957-58, 14 1960, 1962, 1964 & 1966.
  15 Correspondence re: receipt of 1911 postcard from E.A. Partridge to John Spencer (1962).
  16 Correspondence re: Partridge Memorial, 1962-1963.
  17 Correspondence re: R.D. Colquette's Memoirs, 1957-58.
  18 Correspondence: 1983-87.
  19 Correspondence: 1987.
  20 Correspondence: 1988.

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Financial 1907-1988
1) Reorganization of Financial Structure
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16 1 Changing the date of the Fiscal year 1930-31(?) and suggestions for preliminary discussion of capital stock reorganization, November 1939.
  2 Reorganization of Capital structure, 1942.
  3 Reorganization of Capital structure, 1941-42: Plans "K", "M" and "X".
2) Dividends/Shareholders/Bond & Mortgage Information
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16 4 1920's form for transfer of shares and 1948 application for Class "A" shares. Undated application for shares.
  5 Record of shareholders and expenditures information 1907-58.
  6 Record of shareholders for the Alberta Farmer's Co-op. Elevator Co. by local, 1916-17.
  7 Miscellaneous capital stock information re: Alberta Farmer's Co-op. Elevator Co., 1917.
  8 Patronage dividend information, 1922.
  9 Statement to shareholders, 1929.
  10 Shareholder information as of July 31, 1944.
  11 Lists of shareholders and dividend information, 1951, 1953-54 and 1972-73.
  12 Circular letter re: patronage dividend reserve, 1944.
  13 Deed of Trust and Mortgage, 1946.
  14 Deed of Trust and Mortgage, 1950.
  15 List of UGG Shareholders and Dividends, 1907-1980.
3) Prospectuses
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16 16 Preliminary prospectus, March, 1905: also known as "Co-operation" by E.A. Partridge.
  17 Prospectus: 1906(?).
  18 Prospectuses: 1911 & 1918.
  19 Prospectuses: 1947-50.
4) Receipts
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16 20 Receipt from 1896 Alamont, Manitoba - bearer became UGG agent.
  21 Receipt (copy) from 1906 and original from 1906.
  22 Receipts from Colin Hey, 1909, and Dan Howe, 1909, et al, 1909.
  23 Receipts from B.B. Graham, 1908-1919.
  24 Photocopy of early UGG share receipts and certificates.
5) Financial Statements
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16 25 Financial summaries: 1906-1941 & 1962-64.
  26 Farm & Ranch Review criticism of financial statement: 1925.
  27 UGG bank statement: portion of 1933.
  28 Annual Financial Statements: 1939-44.
  29 Annual Financial Statements: 1987-88.
6) Auditor's Report
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16 30 Auditor's report, 1907.
  31 Auditor's report, 1921.
7) Appraisals
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16 32 Financial Post Survey of UGG, 1953, 1954, 1962 & 1974.
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17 1 Appraisal: vol. I summaries & key numbers.
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18 1 Appraisal: vol. II A-E east div.
  2 Appraisal: vol. III F-L east div.
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19 1 Appraisal: vol. IV M-R east div.
  2 Appraisal: vol. V S-Z east div.
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20 1 Appraisal: vol. VI A-C west div.
  2 Appraisal: vol. VII D-H west div.
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21 1 Appraisal: vol. VIII I-P west div.
  2 Appraisal: vol. IX Q-Z west div.
8) Cash Books & Ledgers
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22 1 Ledger of accounts, 1908-1911.
  2 Cash book, September 1910-November 1911.
  3 Cash book, January 1914- May 1916.
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23 1 Bank payment book of Grain Growers Guide , June 1912-May 1917.
  2 Bank Book of Alberta Farmers Co-op. Elevator Co. Ltd.
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24 1 General ledger, 1924-57.
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25 1 General ledger, 1944-57.
  2 General ledger (unbound).
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26 1 General ledger, 1958-72.
  2 General ledger, 1970.
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27 1 General ledger, 1965-69.
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28 1 Balance sheets, 1917, 1920 with 2 inserts; copies from 1919 and 1921, and from 1919 subsidiaries.
  2 Farm account book (1940-41?): 2 entries from 1944-45.
  3 General accounts ledger, 1947-75 and 1958-76.
  4 Statistical information as of July 31, 1948.
  5 Index of accounts - General ledger, August 1962.

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Taxation 1938-1963
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28 6 Dominion and Manitoba Tax summaries, 1940 and 1941.
  7 Income tax assessment 1940-46: totals and by province.
  8 Correspondence re: taxation: 1938 and 1940.
  9 Correspondence re: taxation: 1941.
  10 Correspondence re: taxation: 1942-44.
  11 Correspondence re: taxation: 1945-46.
  12 Correspondence re: taxation: 1947.
  13 Correspondence re: taxation: 1948.
  14 Report of Royal Commission on Taxation (extracts) [ To retain the original order as far as possible, the Royal Commission on Taxation and the Royal Commission on Co-operatives remain separate from one another. They are, however, directly related and the researcher should consult them in tandem. See the section on Inquiries and Commissions.]1920; excerpts from Sidney and Beatrice Webb, The Consumer's Co-operative Movement (1921); legal decisions respecting the Income War Tax (1929) and National Revenue Review (1929). 1920-1929
  15 Income tax return, 1940.
  16 Income tax submissions, 1940.
  17 Digest of tax positions of Co-ops in the U.K. and other countries.
  18 Appeals re: taxation, 1941.
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29 1 UGG memo to Board of Directors re: income tax, 1942 and 1943.
  2 Address, submissions re: income tax, 1944.
  3 Notes re: UGG tax position, 1945.
  4 Three undated submissions, 1946(?); submissions, March-May, 1946.
  5 Submissions re: taxation, June-December, 1946.
  6-8 Undated submissions, requests, memoranda etc. re: income tax (1940's).
  9 UGG taxation summary and submissions, 1947.
  10 UGG excess profits tax: reports and submissions, 1940.
  11 UGG excess profits tax: correspondence, 1941.
  12 UGG excess profits tax: statements and correspondence, 1942.
  13 UGG excess profits tax: submissions and reports, n.d.
  14 Royal Commission on Taxation of Co-ops, 1944.
  15 Royal Commission on Taxation: Office of National Organizer, releases and correspondence, 1945.
  16 Royal Commission on Taxation: recommendations, 1945.
  17

Royal Commission on Taxation: presentations/arguments, 1945-46.

Includes National Millers Association submission.

  18 Summary of Submission to Royal Commission on Taxation by 180 Co-op Elevator Assoc. & Manitoba Pool Elevators.
  19 Presentation to the Royal Commission on Taxation, 1963.

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Annual Reports 1908-1988
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30 1 Annual report: 1908-1916.
  2 Annual report: 1917-1926.
  3 Annual report: 1928-1939.
  4 Annual report: 1940-1947.
  5 Annual report: 1948-1955.
  6 Annual report: 1956-1963.
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31 1 Annual report: 1964-1970.
  2 Annual report: 1971-1975.
  3 Annual report: 1976-1980.
  4 Annual report: 1981-1985.
  5 Annual report: 1986-1989.
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32 1 Report of 1917 meeting (amalgamation between UGG and Alberta Farmers Co-operative Elevator Co.), 1917
  2 General Manager's report, 1920.
  3 Report on Annual Meeting, 1921.
  4 General Manager's report, 1921.
  5 Report of the President, 1926.
  6 Summary report of annual meetings, 1986 and 1988.

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Policy 1906-1960
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32 7 Grain Growers Grain Co. instructions, 1906.
  8 Policy of Grain Growers Grain Co. in erecting elevators, 1915-16.
  9 UGG statement of policy toward other farmer organizations, 1930.
  10 Review of UGG policy and performance: 1917-1936.
  11 McKenzie's speech as company policy: "Unity-the Cornerstone to Prosperity", 1939.
  12 Statement on Emergency Measures, 1940.
  13 Memoranda, press release, notes, etc. re: wheat policy, 1941.
  14 UGG Principles.
  15 Policy re: Patronage Dividend, [ 1942-43, 1946, 1951 and 1953. ]
  16 Letter and policy statement of the UGG re: company mandate, 1957.
  17 Manuals: Instructions to Agents, 1932-33, 1955-56 and 1959.
  18 Supervisor's Guide: Administration of Discipline. n.d.
  19 Alternative Policies for Canadian Agriculture.
  20 Rules and Regulations for the Loading and Unloading of Rail Cars, 1953.
  21 Rules and Regulations for the Loading and Unloading of Rail Cars, 1960.

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Speeches and Addresses 1939-1988
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32 22 Radio address by T.A. Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources), 1939.
  23 Address by G.E. Jackson to annual meeting, 1941.
  24 Speech by H.L. Griffin to annual meeting, 1945.
  25 Radio address by R.D. Colquette re: post WWII rehabilitation. [ca. 1945]
  26 Radio address by R.A. Quickfall, 1954.
  27 Address by D.G. McKenzie to annual meeting, 1955.
  28 Address by Donald Creighton to UGG annual dinner, 1956.
  29 Report on annual meeting; handwritten account, [ 1964 ]
  30 Address by W. Riddel to annual meeting, 1960.
  30 Address by W.E. Robertson to annual meeting, 1963.
  30 Address by R.L. Kristjanson to annual meeting, 1966.
  31 Address by W.E. Jarvis to annual meeting, 1987.
  31 Address by R.A. Groundwater to annual meeting, 1987.
  32 Address by L. Kristjanson to annual meeting, 1988.
  32 Address by M. Wakefield to annual meeting, 1988.
  32 Address by P. Thomson to annual meeting, 1988.

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Personnel (Biographical) 1906-1988; n.d.
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32 33 Biographical notes for application to Agricultural Hall of Fame, and news clippings re: E.A Partridge.
  34 Three pamphlets written by E.A. Partridge, 1906.
  35 Resolutions passed at Board Meeting re: F.J. Collyer, 1944.
  36 Correspondence re: E.A. Partridge grave site, his book A War on Poverty and the Square Deal Grain Co., 1962-63, 1970, 1982, 1984 and 1988
  37 Biographical pamphlet on R.S. Law, 1941(?).
  38 Correspondence, etc. re: R.D. Colquette's death. Also information on his grandson, T. S. Simms. 1968.

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Staff Benefits and Company Insurance 1916-1976
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33 1 Memo of hiring agreement between UGG & E.S. Rory(?), 1920.
  2 Mr. W.A. Fream's resignation as Company secretary and Mr. Parker's application for the position, October 1922.
  3 UGG Employee Group Insurance Plan, 1931.
  4 Car and General Accident and Sickness Manual, 1932.
  5 Poster of Virden, Manitoba, local Board members, 1941-42.
  6 Retirement Pension Plan for UGG employees, 1942; 1950
  7 Canadian Marine and Inland Handbook, 1951
  8 Number of UGG employees as of December 31, 1956.
  9 Group Insurance Plan, 1953; 1960; 1961.
  10 UGG Employee Retirement Plan, 1963.
  11 UGG appointments, 1964.
  12 General Insurance Underwriting Guide, n.d.
  13 Programme, menus, invitations and pins for annual meetings for 1916, 1932, 1946, 1949, 1956, 1958-60, 1964-66, 1987-88.
  14 UGG Insurance Plan, 1921.
  15 UGG Insurance Plan, 1930.
  16 Lloyd's Fire Policy, 1976.

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Inquiries and Commissions 1908-1987
1) Saskatchewan Grain Inquiry
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33 17 Commission report, 1928.
  18 Interim report, 1928.
  19 Commission reports, 1928-30.
  20 Reports re: mixing, grading 1928-29.
  21 Correspondence, 1928-29.
News clippings, 1928-29:
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34 1 Calgary Albertan
  2 Grain Trade News
  3 Manitoba Free Press
  4 Miscellaneous newspapers
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35 5 Regina Leader , pp 1-49.
  6 Regina Leader , pp 50-99.
  7 Regina Leader , pp 100-124.
  8 Winnipeg Tribune
2) House of Commons Agricultural Committee
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34 9 Minutes of Proceedings of Standing Committee on Agriculture and Colonization, May 1929
  10 Information re: grain and its handling, May 4, 1929.
  11 Correspondence re: Agricultural Standing Committee, 1929.
  12 Correspondence re: Agricultural Standing Committee, 1930.
3) Royal Grain Inquiry
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34 13 Report of Royal Grain Inquiry (R.G.I.) Commission, 1918.
  14 General Manager's report to Board of Director's re: Royal Grain Inquiry, 1921.
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35 1 Report of Proceedings, Port Arthur, 1924.
  2 Record of Proceedings of R.G.I., testimony by J.R. Murray, (assistant General Manager UGG), et. al., 1928.
  3 Record of Proceedings of R.G.I., J.R. Murray (con't), 1928.
  4 Record of Proceedings of R.G.I. Evidence given by P.C. Watt, July 1929.
  5 Pool submissions to R.G.I., in two parts. 1936
  6 Unspecified submissions to R.G.I., in numerical order #'s 44-50, #47 missing.
  7 Unspecified submissions to R.G.I., #'s 51, 54, 58, 59-64.
  8 Unspecified submissions to R.G.I. #'s 123, 130, 133, 140, 146.
  9 Unspecified submissions to R.G.I. #'s 149, 152, 154, 155, 164-65.
  10 Undated submission to R.G.I. by Canadian Seed Growers' Association.
  11 Presentation of UGG to R.G.I., nos. 1, 3 & 11.
  12 Final submission of UGG to R.G.I.
  13 Shipper's and Exporter's committee submission to R.G.I.
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36 1 Submission on behalf of Winnipeg Grain Exchange (by Issac Pitblado, 1938) to R.G.I.
  2 Evidence given by R.S. Law at R.G.I., and statement by R.S. Law to House Committee re: wheat board, 1935.
  3 Notes used by R.S. Law and Thorson in his presentation January 1937.
  4 Extracts of evidence from J.R. Murray, 1936; UGG recommendations in response to comments by Mr. Cairns, n.d;. & UGG rhetorical questions re: cross-examinations at R.G.I., n.d.
  5 Narrative overview of R.G.I., 1937, and breakdown of costs incurred by UGG at R.G.I., 1938.
  6 Correspondence re: R.G.I., 1936-37.
  7 News clippings re: R.G.I.
 
Index of Exhibits from Royal Grain Inquiry - statistical documents
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36 8 #1 Acreage production of cereal grains, 1908-35.
  9 #2 Elevator capacity in Canada, 1915-36.
  10 #3 Country deliveries of wheat 1921-36.
  11 #4 Receipts of grain at terminal markets.
  12 #5 Lake movement of Canadian grain, 1921-36.
  13 #6 Transportation costs and handling charges.
  14 #7 Visible supply of wheat and carry-over stocks of all grains.
  15 #8 Grain prices.
  16 #9 Consumption of wheat in Canada.
  17 #10 World-wide wheat acreage and production, 1900-1935.
  18 #11 World-wide wheat acreage and production.
  19 #12 C.I.F. prices of wheat at Liverpool, 1930-36.
  20 #13 World net exports/imports of wheat and flour.
  21 #14 Exports of Canadian grain and grain products, 1908-36.
  22 #15 U.K. wheat imports.
  23 #16 Imports of wheat into chief importing countries, 1926-35.
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37 1 Copies from United Farmers of Manitoba, re: Grain marketing board, n.d. and from Ira B. Cushing - opposition to wheat board.
  2 Canadian Wheat board, in favour of wheat board, 1936 Petition in favour of wheat board, March 1937; Submission by wheat pools to R.G.I. (in favour of wheat board, April, 1937); Submission by United Farmers Association to R.G.I. (in favour of wheat board, May 1937). 1936-1937
  3 Report of the R.G.I. Commission, 1938.
4) Stamp Commission
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37 4 Submission to Commission by R.S. Law, April, 1931.
  5 UGG correspondence re: Stamp Inquiry, 1931.
  6 Cross-examination of J.McPhail, re: grain futures and conclusions from Inquiry.
  7 News clippings re: Stamp Commission, Winnipeg Free Press , 1931.
  8 News clippings re: Stamp Commission: Winnipeg Tribune , 1931.
5) Williams Commission
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37 9 UGG and Pool correspondence and attached statistics.
  10 Report of Commission and miscellaneous information re: Williams Commission.
  11

News clippings, Winnipeg Free Press and Winnipeg Tribune.

Copies of the Winnipeg Free Press and the Winnipeg Tribune are located within easy access of this depository. Therefore no copies of these papers have been kept. However, notes 1 & 2 provide lists of dates of papers from which cuttings were taken and are listed as follows.

Winnipeg Free Press :

Aug. 4, 1926; Feb. 12, 1927; Mar. 15, 1927; Jan. 13, 1928; Jan. 16, 1928; Jan. 17, 1928; Jan. 26, 1928; Feb. 25, 1929; Aug. 22, 1930; Nov. 7, 1930; Jan. 14, 1931; March 10, 11, 15-17, 21, 26 & 31, 1931; April 1-3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 20-21, 1931; May 4-9, 11-16, 19-22, 26-28, 1931; June 16-17, 20, 23-27, 29-30, 1931; July 2-4, 1931; Jan. 9, 1932; Apr. 26, 1933; Nov. 28, 1933; Oct. 26, 1934.

Winnipeg Tribune clippings are as follows:

Feb. 24, 1927; Mar. 6, 10-12, 16, 18, 21, 25, 31, 1931; April 2-3, 6-9, 13, 15, 20-21, 29-30, 1931; May 4-8, 12, 14-15, 18-22, 26-28, 1931; June 4, 13, 19, 223-25, 29-30, 1931; July 1-4, 1931.

  12 News clippings: Calgary Albertan.
  13 News clippings: Grain Trade News .
  14 News clippings: Regina Leader .
  15

News clippings: various prairie papers (copies and originals).

These papers are: Market News , U.F.A. , Edmonton Journal , Saskatoon Star , Fort William Daily , Regina Daily Star , Calgary Herald and The Western Producer.

6) Royal Commission on Co-operatives
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37 16 Correspondence re: Royal Commission on Co-operatives, 1944.
  17 Correspondence re: Royal Commission on Co-operatives, 1945.
  18 Correspondence re: copy of UGG submissions to Royal Commission on Co-operatives received.
  19 Miscellaneous notes, statistics etc. re: Royal Commission on Co-operatives.
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38 1 UGG presentation to Royal Commission on Co-operatives.
  2 Argument on behalf of UGG and report to annual meeting re: Royal Commission on Co-operatives.
  3 UGG submissions to Royal Commission on Co-operatives re: taxation.
  4 UGG submissions to Royal Commission on Co-operatives.
7) Royal Commission on Transportation, 1950
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38 5 UGG submission re: CNR line closure to Hallboro, Manitoba, 1940.
  6 UGG submission re: NAR line closure to Lac la Biche, Alberta, 1940.
  7 UGG submission re: CPR line closure to Langden, Alberta, 1940.
  8 UGG submission re: CPR line closure to Reston, Manitoba, 1940.
  9 UGG submission re: CPR line closure to Varcoe, Alberta, 1940.
  10 UGG submission to Royal Commission on Transportation, 1950.
  11 Article: "The Crow's Nest Pass Agreement" in The Western Producer , 17 February 1955.
  12 Historical background to the Crow Rate Agreement.
  13 Correspondence re: Royal Commission on Transportation, May 1949 - January 1950. 1949-1950
  14 Correspondence re: Royal Commission on Transportation, March 1949 - February 1950. 1949-1950
  15 UGG comments re: CPR submission, n.d.
  16 UGG explanation of exhibits and exhibits A-Y and AA to Royal Commission on Transportation.
  17 UGG brief on Crow Rates - Draft and pt. I-IV, 1949.
  18 UGG Traffic Department: miscellaneous statistics re: rail costs.
  19 Board of Railway Commissioners #448 and agenda of Royal Commission on Transportation, 1950.
Royal Commission on Transportation, 1957
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39 1 Correspondence, January - November 1952.
  2 Correspondence, 1953-54, 1957.
  3 Brief from Manitoba Federation of Agriculture, February 1952.
  4 Submission of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, September 1952.
  5 Submission of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, January 1953.
  6 Submission of the Manitoba Transportation Commission, April 1953.
  7 UGG memoranda re: freight rates, 1957.
  8 News clippings re: freight rates, 1955-56.
  9 Canadian Federation of Agriculture Newsletters , 1952-53.
  10 Canadian Federation of Agriculture News releases, n.d.
Royal Commission on Transportation, 1960
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40 1 UGG brief to Royal Commission on Transportation, 1960.
  2 UGG brief "In Defence of the Crow's Nest Pass Grain Rates", 1960.
  3 UGG submission to Royal Commission re: Northern railway extension, 1960.
  4 UGG submission to Royal Commission on railway transportation and a list of comments and corrections by G.R. Hunter.
  5 UGG supplementary submission on railway transportation, 1960.
  6 Correspondence re: Royal Commission, 1959 - June 1960. 1959-1960
  7 Correspondence re: Royal Commission, July 1960 - August 1961. 1960-1961
  8 Correspondence re: Royal Commission, January 1958 - December 1959. 1958-1959
  9 Correspondence re: Royal Commission, January - November [1960]
  10 Royal Commission Questionnaire re: elevators and statistical evidence.
  11 Undated, unsigned memo re: variable costs.
  12 Notes, extracts from cross-examination, 1960.
  13 Railway and elevator points information. Railway resolution and abandonments and miscellaneous rail information re: Royal Commission.
  14 Recommendations to Commission re: country elevators, rail abandonment, and rail service.
Royal Commission on Transportation, 1975
 
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40 15 UGG submission to Commission re: grain handling and transportation, September 1975.
  16

UGG summary to Commission re: grain handling andtransportation, August 1976.

Two versions

8) Miscellaneous Royal Commissions, Committees, etc.
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40 17 Submission and notes to Government committee called the Imperial Conference (Grain Trade), 1932.
  18 Correspondence re: Imperial Conference, April-August, 1932. Copy of Winnipeg Free Press , 2 May 1932.
  19 Memo and background to Royal Commission on Banking, 1933.
News clippings re: Commission on Banking from:
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40 20 Calgary Albertan, 1933
  21 Regina Leader, 1933.
  22 Winnipeg Free Press, 1933.
  23 Winnipeg Tribune, 1933.
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40 24 House of Commons debates re: Port of Churchill, 1945.
9) Special Committee on Grain Marketing Board
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41 1 Copy of Bill 22, two versions of Bill 98, and Part 3 of the transcript of hearings for Bill 98 1935-36.
  2 UGG position on short selling with extract from Country Guide: "Wheat Should Be Handled Separately", May 1931.
  3 UGG position paper on Wheat Marketing Board.
  4 UGG presentation on Tariff Hearings, 1946.
  5 UGG correspondence re: Royal Commission on the Coasting Trade, March-August 1955.
  6 Press releases and memo from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.
  7 UGG submission to Royal Commission on Canada's Economic Prospects, 1955.
  8 UGG submission presented to the Board of Transport Commissioners, 1956.
  9 UGG presentation to the Box Car Inquiry, 1958.
  10 UGG submission to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Colonization, 1960.
  11 UGG brief to the Manitoba Commission on Farm Organizations, 1961.
  12 UGG submission to the Standing Committee on Agriculture,Forestry and Rural Development, 1967.
  13 UGG submission to standing committee on Agriculture,re: Bill C-196, May 1970.
  14 UGG presentation to board of Grain Commissioners re:tariff hearing, October 1970.
  15 UGG presentation to tariff hearings of the CanadianGrain Commission, 1978.
  16 UGG submission to the Western transport office, 1982.
  17 UGG letter/submission to the Railway Transport Committee, 1987.

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Subsidiaries 1909-1972
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41 18 By-laws and Directors meetings, Public Press, Ltd., 1909-16.
  19 Stock record, Public Press, Ltd. 1909-20
  20 Minute book: Western Farmers Lumber Co. Ltd., 1911-15.
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42 1 Stock ledger, Grain Growers Export Co., 1912-14.
  2-3 By-laws and Board of Directors meetings: Grain Growers Export Co., (2 pts.). 1917-33
  4 UGG share certificates, 1912-16(?).
  5 UGG share certificates, (held between box 42 & 43). 1917-19
  6 Agreement between UGG and Grain Grower's Export Co.
  7 Combination stock book, UGG B.C. Ltd., 1913-17.
  8 Miscellaneous information from between pp. 1-2 and 9-10 of combination stock book.
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43 1 Stock record and certificates, UGG B.C. Ltd., 1919-25.
  2 Minute book, of UGG Sawmills Ltd. 1918-29
  3 Stock record and certificates, UGG Sawmills, Ltd. 1924-26
  4 UGG Sawmills - equipment list, October 1926.
  5 Corporation registers, Burrard Elevator, Co. Ltd. (2 pts.). 1924-30
  7 Share certificatesBurrard Elevator Co. Ltd., 1924-26.
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44 1 Consolidated accounts of UGG subsidiaries, 31 August 1920 (copy and original)
  2 Farm supply (UGG retail) statistics, 1971-72.

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Reports [1919?]-1954
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44 3 UGG report: "Publishing a Successful Magazine", by Hopkins Moorhouse, 1920.
  4 Country Guide report on the characteristics of its subscribers, 1954.
  5 Country Guide report on the subscriber's attitudes towards editorial content, 1954.
  6 Report on Co-operative Trading, three versions and memo. [1919?]
  7 Report of Advertising Committee to Board of Directors, n.d.
  8

Reports and memoranda to the Board of Directors, 1943:

National Reconstruction Committee

9th annual Chemurgic Conference

Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Phases of the Grain Situation (UGG)

Wheat Reserves ( Country Guide )

The Wheat Market Situation (UGG 3 pts.)

Wheat Quota Loans

Canadian Co-operative Union

Problems in Wheat Handling (UGG)

Statement of Agricultural Policy (UGG)

UGG Reply to Wheat Handling Crisis

UGG to Wheat Committee of Canada.

  9

Reports and memoranda to the Board of Directors, 1944:

1944-45 Wheat Board Contract

Canadian Federation of Agriculture (2 pts.)

Board of Grain Commissioner

Co-operative Union of Canada

Canadian Wheat Board with elevator companies

Canadian Wheat Board

Canadian Federation of Agriculture (2 pts.)

  10

Reports and memoranda to the Board of Directors, 1945:

UGG annual report of November

Canadian Federation of Agriculture-delegate's visit to England

Royal Commission on Taxation, (UGG)

Canadian Wheat Board

  11
Reports and memoranda to the Board of Directors, 1946:

Co-op Insurance Co. (UGG)

New Government Wheat policy

Wheat prices and contracts (UGG)

UGG to Federal Government re: patronage dividends

Tariff brief (UGG)

Co-operative Union of Canada

Taxation Co-op Life Insurance Co.

The Price of Wheat

  12
Reports and memoranda to the Board of Directors, 1947:

New Legislation re: Canadian Wheat Board

Taxation of Co-ops

Additional financing

Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Eastern Feed Conference

Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Western Feed Conference (2 pts.)

Government Coarse Grains Policy

National Farm Chemurgic Council

Income tax claims

Barley problems

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Publications 1890-1990
1) Company papers, magazines & leaflets
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44 13 Historical memorandum - Chronology of Nor'West Farmer , Farm and Home , Cattlemen [These volumes are held in the Agriculture Collection of the University of Manitoba Libraries. Please refer to the separation statement.], & The Canadian Feed and Grain Journal , n.d.
  14 Grain Grower's Grain Co. Bulletin, nos. 1-9, September 1914 - November 1916. 1914-1916
  15 "The Ladder": leaflet concerning elevator agents: 7 issues, June 1918 - May 1919 (incomplete). 1918-1919
  16 "The United News": 10 issues, September 1918 - February 1920 (incomplete). 1918-1920
  17 "Co-op Livestock Shipping News", 1st issue, August, 1919.
  18 "The Livestock Marketing News" May 1923; November- December 1924; April, June-October and December 1925; January-June and October 1926; February 1927. 1923-1927
  19 Correspondence re: Company Newsletter, 1951-52.
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45 1 "UGG News", including 2 special bulletins. 1950-54
  2 "UGG News" (incomplete), 1955-59
  3 "UGG News" (incomplete), 1960-64
  4 "UGG News" (incomplete), 1965-69
  5 "UGG News", 1970-74.
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46 1 "UGG News" (incomplete), 1975-79
  2 "UGG News" (incomplete), 1980-84
  3 "UGG News" (incomplete), 1985-90
  4 Three magazines produced by the Country Guide , 1943, 1948, 1966.
  5 7 pamphlets from the Country Guide : reprinted articles and tour book.
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47 1 Grain Grower's Guide newspaper, 1912.
  2 Grain Grower's Guide newspaper, 1915.
  3 History of the Grain Growers Guide newspaper and photocopy, 1918
  4 "The Organized Farmer in Business", 1919.
  5

2 issues of Canada West Magazine , 1906.

Not UGG published.

  6 3 issues of Canada West Magazine, 1907.
  7 3 issues of Canada West Magazine, 1908.
  8 Canadian Thresherman newspaper, June 1909.
  9 Canadian Thresherman newspaper, October 1909.
  10 The Monetary Times , newspaper, 11 March 1932.
  11 The Monetary Times , newspaper, 18 March 1932.
  12 The Western Farm Leader , newspaper, 5 November 1948.
  13 The Western Farm Leader , newspaper, 19 November 1948.
  14 The Farmland News , 28 February 1977.
  15 Gregg Manufacturing Co. architectural sketches.
  16 The Last Straw , vol. 1. no. 1, March 1970.
2) Parts and Machinery Catalogues
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48 1

Catalogue, 1917-18?

2 copies.

  2 Catalogue, 1919.
  3

Catalogue, 1920?

(see insert and p. 74 to determine date)

  4 Catalogue, 1920.
  5 Catalogue, 1954.
  6 Catalogue, [ca. 1971-73 and 1976]
  3 UGG Affiliate Catalogues
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48 7 Repair and Implement Price Lists - LaCrosse Machinery, 1922.
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49 1 Acme Harvesting, 1917.
  2 Ontario Wind Pump Engines, 1918.
  3 Meadows Repair List no. 9, 1918.
  4 Emery Grinder Manual, and related correspondence, 1920
  5 King Cream separator directions, c. early 1920's and 1926 version.
  6 Letz Catalogues and Price lists, 1921.
  7 Price lists for various companies, [ c. 1924-25]
  8 Parts price list for potato digger, 1926.
  9 Instructions and repair list for washing machines, 1928.
  10 Miscellaneous parts catalogues, n.d.
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50 1

Price lists and machinery related correspondence, 1922-29.

2 undated lists.

  2 Price lists and machinery related correspondence, 1931-33.
  3 Price lists and machinery related correspondence, 1934-37.
  4 Price lists and machinery related correspondence, 1938-40.
  5 Price lists and machinery related correspondence, 1942, 1944, 1950.
4) Company Histories
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50 6 Twenty-One Years (draft format).
  7 The Grain Grower's Record , 1906-1943.
  8 The First Fifty Years , R.D. Colquette.
5) Other Works
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50 9 A War On Poverty , E.A. Partridge.
  10 The Durum Wheat Situation .
  11 The Grain Market Situation .
6) UGG unpublished works
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51 1 "Life's Trails" D.G. McKenzie, 1943.
  2 "Victory Through Co-operation", 1944.
  3 "Notes for Fieldmen", 1953.
  4 "I was There" R.D. Colquette, n.d.
  5 "Across Fifty Years", 1956.
7) UGG Pamphlets
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51 6 Who Said A Farmer's Grain Company Couldn't Succeed?, n.d.
  6 Farmers in Business for Ten Successful Years, 1916.
  6 Inside Facts, 1918.
  6 The Organized Farmer in Business, 1919.
  7 Farm Record and Reference Guide, 1939.
  7 UGG WW II Victory Atlas, 1943.
  7 Links in the Chain, 1946.
  7 UGG HighLights, [1946?].
  8 TACT, 1950.
  8 A Story of Achievement, 1951.
  8 Beyond the Harvest, 1952.
  8 Did You Know?, [1953-54?].
  8 Keeping the Farm in the Family, [1959?].
  8 From the Good Earth, [1961?].
  8 Links in the Chain, 1981.
8) UGG Library Books & Pamphlets
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52 1 Report of the Exploration of the Glacial Lake Agassiz, in Manitoba , 1890.
  2 Barley Survey , 1933.
  3 Saskatchewan System of Rural Land Assessment .
  4 Appraisers Annual of Grain Yields , 1925-40.
  5 The Food Resources of Mankind , 1968.
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53 1 Grain trade in Western Canada, 1927; Wheat Futures, 1929; Report of the Canadian Grain Mission, 1951, and The Farmer as a Social Class, 1967. 1927-1967
  2 National Ports Survey, 1932.
  3

The Hudson Bay Route, 1936, and Churchill and the HudsonBay Route, 1939. 1936-1939

Many other pamphlets may be found throughout the entire collection and are arranged according to subject matter.

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Grain Elevators 1913-1989
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53 4 Submission from H.L. Griffin: Grain Merchandising Functions of the Elevator Systems of Western Canada.
1) Financial
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53 5 Memo re: taxation of elevator companies, 1941.
  6 Prospectus for elevators, 1957, 1961.
2) Reports
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53 7 General report re: constructing elevators: Alberta Farmer's Co-op Elevator Co., 1913-16.
  8 UGG report of 2nd annual convention of elevator agents, 1918.
  9 Report of the Committee appointed by Threshermen and Farmer's in UGG Boardrooms, 1922.
  10 Crop progress report, and map of elevator points. 1940
  11 Preliminary study of country elevators, 1954.
  12 Report re: trip to southern U.S.A. checking elevators, 1955.
  13 Report: Willowbunch-Radville Line, Saskatchewan two pts., 1963.
3) Elevator Points
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54 1 Country elevator operators, 1916-17, 1922-23 and 1943-44. 1916-1944
  2 Locals and elevator points & 3 lists with no dates. 1926; n.d.
  3 List of elevators, coal sheds, cottages and flour shedsin Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, 1939.
  4 List of UGG and Pool joint points and names of newspapers at elevator points, n.d.
  5 List of elevators, etc., 1951-52.
  6 List of elevators, etc., 1954, 1956.
  7 List of elevators, etc., 1957-58.
  8 List of elevators, etc., 1959-60.
  9 List of elevators, etc., 1961-62.
  10 List of elevators, etc., 1963-64.
  11 List of elevators, etc., 1965-66.
  12 List of elevators, etc., 1967-68.
  13 List of elevators, etc., 1969-71.
  14 Elevator statistics, 1941, 1949.
  15 Elevator statistics, 1958-89; 1890-1982.
  16 List of country elevator capacities and ages, 1958.
  17 List of UGG elevator points and their rail access, 1981.
  18 List of points where the UGG meets (beats) its competition, 1959.
  19 List of points where the UGG meets (beats) its competition, 1960.
4) Elevators: Changing Hands
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55 1

Manitoba elevator commission elevators: 1911-1986

a) review of negotiations which led to government ownership and operation of elevators in Manitoba;

b) UGG leased in 1911;

c) locations, 1911-12;

d) fire loss information, 1912-23;

e) purchased, 1924-26

f) other owners, n.d.;

g) statistical information, 1986.

  2 Elevators bought and sold, traded or leased, 1916-61.
  3 UGG elevator purchase from Gillespie Grain Co., 1943.
  4 Correspondence re: elevator competition with Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, 1948.
  5 Changes in the country elevator system, 1952-68.
  6 Changes in the country elevator system, 1970.
  7 Evaluation of country elevators, 1971.
  8 New concepts in the country elevators, n.d.
5) Buildings: Costs/Codes/Projects
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55 9 Specifications for 35,000 bushel elevator Alberta Farmers Co-op Elevator Co. Ltd.
  10 Electrical requirements for elevators, 1936.
  11 Lists of costs for building, painting etc., and lists of projects completed.
  12 Fire loss information from UGG News , 1957.
  13 Submission to Labour Canada re: working conditions in elevators, 1978.
6) Elevator Handling
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55 14

Grain rates, 1915-1980

1915-49, 1957-58, 1962 and 1978-80.

  15

Tariff shortages and overage information, 1918-1962

1918, 1942, 1950-52, 1954 and 1962.

  16 Miscellaneous statistics, 1910-11; 1939-40.
7) Storage
 
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55 17 Storage propaganda, 1923, 1941-42, 1962.
  18 Memoranda , telegraphs and statements re: storage conference, n.d.; 1940.
  19 Summary, submission and resolutions re: storage conference, 1940
  20

Correspondence re: elevators etc., 1917-1940

1917, 1920, 1933, 1937-38 and 1940.

  21

Correspondence re: elevators, 1942-1949

1942, 1945, 1947-49.

  22 Correspondence re: elevators, 1951-52, 1956.
  23 Correspondence re: elevators 1924-27.
  24

Correspondence re: elevators, 1934-1982 

1934, 1953-55, 1959, 1979, 1982.

8) Elevator Press/Publicity
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56 1 Winnipeg Tribune article re: UGG elevator purchase, February 1954.
  1 Photocopy of article on UGG elevator buy-out [1959?]
  1 Country Guide article re: UGG elevator agents, 1962.
  1 Photocopy of article on rail line abandonments and their effect on elevators, 1964.
  2 Publicity posters, etc.
  3 Publicity posters re: elevator expansion.
9) Miscellaneous re: Elevators
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56 4 Formation of the Alberta Farmers Co-operative Elevator Co. Ltd., 1913.
  5 UGG Traffic Department/Elevators memoranda, 1941-55.
10) UGG Grain Terminal
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56 6 The Canadian Lake Public Terminal Elevators , 1918.
  7 Terminal elevators and their profits, 1921.
  8 The terminal elevator and its functions, 1949.
11) Terminal Collapse
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56 9 Costs of clean-up, insurance recoveries and settlement of grain loss.
  10 Draft of the agreement between UGG and Wheat Board submitted by the Minister of Trade and Industry re: UGG wheat loss,1960.
  11 Account of collapse clean-up and synopsis of the event, unsigned.
  12 Correspondence with legal counsel (Pitblado), 1959-60.
  13 Correspondence re: collapse, 1960-69.
  14 News clippings of collapse, 1959.
  15 News clippings of collapse, 1960-61.
  16 Current River Terminal Elevator Collapse Report: pt.1.
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57 1 Current River Terminal Elevator Collapse Report: pt.2.
  2 Current River Terminal Elevator Collapse Report: pt.3.
  3 Current River Terminal Elevator Collapse Report: pt.4.
  4 Cause of Collapse, report by Ralph Peck, 1960.
  5 Current River Terminal Annexes check, 1961.
  6 Soil Conditions, C.D. Howe Co. Ltd., 1960.
  7 Occurrence of Gas at the UGG Elevator of Port Arthur, Ontario, pt. 1, 1961
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58 1 Occurrence of Gas under the foundations of the buildings, 1961.
  2 Stability of Foundations report, 1961.
  3 Gas elimination progress report, 1962.
  4 Gas elimination progress report, 1963.

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Unpublished Elevator/Town Histories 1981-[199-?]

The following histories were compiled by Don Fraser, a UGG retiree, starting in 1981.

1) Manitoba
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59 1 Altamont
  2 Arnaud
  3 Ashville
  4 Beausejour
  5 Beaver
  6 Belmont
  7 Benito
  8 Birch River
  9 Boissevain
  10 Brandon
  11 Bowsman
  12 Brunkild-Sperling
  13 Carberry
  14 Dauphin
  15 Deloraine
  16 Dominion City
  17 Elgin-Hartney
  18 Elie-Fannystelle
  19 Foxwarren
  20 Gilbert Plains
  21 Gladstone
  22 Grandview
  23 Griswold
  24 Gunton
  25 Hargrave
  26 Inglis
  27 Killarney
  28 Letellier
  29 Manito
  30 Mariapolis
  31 McCreary
  32 Medora
  33 Melita
  34 Minnedosa
  35 Morden
  36 Myrtle
  37 Neepawa
  38 Nesbitt
  39 Newdale
  40 Norman
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60 1 Oakburn
  2 Oakville
  3 Petrel
  4 Pipestone
  5 Plumas
  6 Plum Coulee
  7 Portage-Rignold
  8 Rathwell
  9 Reston
  10 Rivers
  11 Rosebank
  12 Russell
  13 Ste. Anne
  14 St. Claude
  15 Ste. Rose du Lac
  16 Shoal Lake
  17 Sifton
  18 Somerset
  19 Souris
  20 Swan Lake
  21 Treherne
  22 Virden
  23 Vista
  24 Westbourne
2) Saskatchewan
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60 25 Aberdeen
  26 Abernethy-Balcarres
  27 Alameda-Frobisher
  28 Arborfield
  29 Assiniboia
  30 Aylesbury
  31 Battleford
  32 Biggar
  33 Birch Hills
  34 Borden
  35 Bredenbury
  36 Brock
  37 Bruno
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61 1 Cabri-Shackleton
  2 Calder
  3 Carlyle
  4 Carnduff
  5 Carrot River
  6 Churchbridge
  7 Condie-Regina
  8 Corning
  9 Cupar
  10 Davidson
  11 Dilke-Holdfast
  12 Dinsmore
  13 Elrose
  14 Eston
  15 Evesham
  16 Fillmore-Osage
  17 Fleming
  18 Fosston-Hendon
  19 Fox Valley
  20 Francis
  21 Girvin
  22 Glenbain
  23 Glenside-Loreburn
  24 Gravelbourg
  25 Grayson
  26 Grenfell
  27 Griffin-Stoughton
  28 Hague
  29 Hanley-Kenaston
  30 Harris-Zealandia
  31 Hazlet-Gull Lake
  32 Herschel
  33 Hyas
  34 Inchkeith
  35 Kamsack-Veregin
  36 Kelvington-Nut Mountain
  37 Kerrobert
  38 Kinistino
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62 1 Lady Lake
  2 Lake Lenore
  3 Lampman
  4 Landis
  5 Landenburg
  6 Laporte
  7 Lipton
  8 Love
  9 Lucky Lake
  10 Macklin
  11 Marengo
  12 Markinch
  13 Meath Park
  14 Melville
  15 Melfort
  16 Moose Jaw
  17 Naicam
  18 Neudorf
  19 Nipawin-Codette
  20 Nokomis
  21 Norquay
  22 Phippen
  23 Pilger
  24 Plunkett
  25 Porcupine Plain
  26 Prince Albert
  27 Prud'homme
  28 Radville-Ceylon
  29 Redvers
  30 Rocanville
  31 Rose Valley
  32 Rosetown
  33 Rosthern
  34 Saltcoats
  35 Semans
  36 Simpson
  37 Stenen
  38 Sturgis
  39 Swift Current
  40 Theodore
  41 Tisdale
  42 Tribune
Box Folder                                                                                                                                                                                 
63 1 Vanscoy
  2 Wakaw
  3 Watson
  4 Welwyn
  5 Yellow Grass-Weyburn
  6 Whitewood
  7 Wilkie
  8 Willowbunch
  9 Wisetown
  10 Wishart
  11 Woodrow
  12 Wynyard
  13 Yorkton
3) Alberta
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63 14 Acme
  15 Alliance
  16 Altario
  17 Ardley
  18 Athabaska
  19 Barnwell
  20 Barons
  21 Barrhead
  22 Bashaw
  23 Bawlf
  24 Beaverlodge
  25 Beiseker
  26 Bentley
  27 Blackie
  28 Bow Island
  29 Boyle
  30 Brocket
  31 Brooks
  32 Brownvale
  33 Burdett
Box Folder                                                                                                                                                                                 
64 1 Calmar-Thorsby
  2 Camrose
  3 Cardston
  4 Carmangay
  5 Carseland
  6 Champion
  7 Claresholm
  8 Cluny
  9 Compeer
  10 Coronation-Castor
  11 Delia
  12 Derwent
  13 Didsbury-Carstairs-Crossfield
  14 Dinosaur
  15 Eaglesham
  16 Edgerton
  17 Elkpoint
  18 Etzikom
  19 Evansburg
  20 Fairview
  21 Falher-Donnelly-Girouxville
  22 Fincastle
  23 Foremost-Nemiskam-Legend
  24 Fort MacLeod
  25 Fort Saskatchewan
  26 Gibbons
  27 Gleichen
  28 Grande Prairie
  29 Granum
  30 Grassy Lake
  31 Grimshaw
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65 1 Hanna
  2 High Prairie
  3 High River
  4 Hines Creek
  5 Holden
  6 Huxley-Trochu
  7 Hythe
  8 Innisfail-Niobe
  9 Irma
  10 Keg River
  11 Killam
  12 Kitscoty
  13 Kuusamo
  14 Lamont-Chipman
  15 Lavoy
  16 Legal
  17 Lomond
  18 Lougheed
  19 Manning
  20 Mannville
  21 Milk River
  22 Morrin
  23 Morinville
  24 Mossleigh
  25 Mundare
  26 Munson
  27 Nampa
  28 Nisku
  29 Nobleford
  30 Okotoks
  31 Olds-Bowden
  32 Ponka-Hobbema
  33 Provost
  34 Purple Springs
Box Folder                                                                                                                                                                                 
66 1 Radway
  2 Ranfurley
  3 Red Deer-Penhold
  4 Rimbey
  5 Rosalind
  6 Rycroft
  7 St. Paul
  8 Sexsmith
  9 Spirit River
  10 Standard-Hussar
  11 Stettler
  12 Taber
  13 Thorhild
  14 Three Hills
  15 Turin
  16 Two Hills
  17 Vegreville
  18 Vermilion
  19 Veteran
  20 Viking
  21 Vilna
  22 Vulcan
  23 Wainwright
  24 Wanham
  25 Warner
  26 Westlock
  27 Wetaskiwin
  28 Willingdon
  29 Wimborne
4) British Columbia
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66 30 Dawson Creek
  31 Fort St. John
  32 Pouce Coupe

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Livestock 1920-1962; n.d.
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67 1 Correspondence and copy of new livestock shipping agreement, 1920.
  2 Correspondence re: livestock.
  3 Livestock shipping agreement, n.d.
  4 Co-op Contract Plan for livestock selling, [1921?].
  5 UGG Co-op Export Cattle Pool, 1921.
  6 UGG Livestock Dept: aims & objectives, [1921?].
  7 UGG Livestock Dept: aims & objectives, [1921?].
  8 Report on livestock marketing in Great Britain.
  9 Plan for cattle sorting, [1923?].
  10 Co-operative cattle selling, 1923.
  11 Co-operative cattle selling, 1924.
  12 Correspondence between Livestock Growers and Alberta Co-operative Livestock Producers Ltd, 1924-25.
  13 1st annual report of the United Livestock Grower's Ltd., 1925.
  14 Report to Saskatchewan Livestock Investigation Committee, June and August, 1925.
  15 United Livestock Growers and Alberta Co-operative Livestock Producers: suspension of licence, and reinstatement injunction.1926
  16 Report on Co-op Livestock Marketing methods, 1926.
  17 "The Hog Market Situation", 1927.
  18 UGG delegate discussion re: Alberta office closure, 1927.
  19 Memo re: public market sale laws, 1927.
  20 Report to annual meeting re: United Livestock Growers; report on Bruising by S.E. Todd, delivered to the meeting. 1927
  21 Minutes of Joint Swine Committee and correspondence, 1927.
  22 Minutes from Parliament, September 1927 re: Hog Grading. 1927
  23 Information from United Livestock Growers, 1927.
  24 Correspondence with Collyer, 1927-28.
  25 UGG annual meeting, special report on livestock, 1928.
  26 Correspondence and statistics, 1933; resume of Livestock conference, 1933.
  27 Information, correspondence and memoranda on poultry marketing, 1934.
  28 Survey of The Canadian Livestock Situation, 1936.
  29 Livestock report, and correspondence re: Bill (portion of the Bill is included). 1939
  30 Correspondence and radio broadcast re: livestock, 1939.
  31 Correspondence, address re: community pasture. 1942-1945
  32 Report re: poultry and livestock opportunities, 1962.

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Various Agriculture Concerns 1910-1987
1) Canadian Council of Agriculture [Hereafter noted as CCA.]
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67 33 Minutes from Farmers' meeting in Ottawa re: Grain Growers Grain Co. education money. 1910
  34 "Organized Farmer's Case" - resolutions - 1913.
  35 Minutes for CCA, 1920.
  36 Minute book for CCA, 1922-25.
  37 CCA annual meeting - agenda and secretary's report. 1925
  38 Secretary's report to CCA, January 1927.
  39 Minutes of CCA (held in UGG boardroom), April 1927.
  40 Agenda CCA, November 1927.
  41 Manifesto on Agricultural Condition and National Policy by CCA, 1931.
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68 1 Report of Agriculture Inquiry, 1924.
  2 CCA report to Ottawa delegation, April, 1924.
  3 A review of CCA history by John W. Ward, 1925.
  4 A review of CCA history by A.E. Darby, 1930.
  5 Agreement to incorporate CCA, 1932.
2) Women's Section of the CCA
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68 6 1st Meeting of the Inter-provincial Council of Women, 1919.
  7 National Council of Women, 1923.
  8 Cadet training question. Includes 1923 minutes, correspondence and news clippings. 1923-25
  9 Immigration reports, and correspondence, 1923-25
  10 Junior Work reports, 1923-1925.
  11 Marketing reports, 1923-25.
  12 Public health reports, 1923-25.
  13 Social Services and Welfare reports, 1923-27.
  14 Home economic reports, 1924-25.
  15 Education reports, 1924-25.
  16 Committee organization, 1925.
  17 Expense sheet re: CCA, 1925.
  18 International Council of Women conference: correspondence, reports, news clippings and memoranda. 1925
  19 Legislation, Peace and Arbitration reports; especially re: divorce laws. Includes news clippings, correspondence, reports and House of Commons excerpts, 1924-25
  20 United Farm Women of Alberta, correspondence, 1925.
  21 United Farm Women of Manitoba, correspondence, 1925.
  22 United Farm Women of Ontario, correspondence, 1925.
  23 United Farmers of PQ, re: Women's section correspondence, 1925.
  24

Minutes of the annual meetings, and some undated resolutions etc. 1923-1928

1923, 1925, 1928

3) International Commission on Agriculture
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69 1 Undated forms, briefs and letters from 1925.
  2 Correspondence, 1926.
  3 Correspondence and reports, 1927.
  4 Correspondence, 1928.
  5 Correspondence, 1929.
4) Grain Prices
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69 6 Wheat Prices, 1925-30. Grain Rates, 1957 and 1981. 1925-1981
  7 Copy of the Friendly News report and articles on grain prices, September 1939.
  8 Correspondence re: grain prices, 1946-1951.
5) UGG Grain Policy/Western Grain Conferences
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69 9 "Wheat Should Be Handled Separately", 1934.
  10 "An appraisal of the Canadian wheat situation," 12-15 December. Presented by H.L. Griffin. 1938
  11 Address by R. Evans of Department of Agriculture. "Wheat Problems in USA", 13 December 1938.
  12 Submission of the Western Committee on Markets and Agricultural Re-adjustment to the Federal Government, 1 March 1939.
  13 Address by Premier John Bracken, 28 March 1939.
  14 2nd submission to federal government on Markets, 24 April 1939.
  15 Report of the meeting of the Western Conference, 15-16 September 1939, and report: "What the Conference Has Already Done",1939.
  16 Memo on prairie grain assistance and various other grain policies, 1939-40.
  17 UGG submission re: storage of coarse grains, 7 August 1940.
  18 Summary of proceedings of conference on stored grains, 15-16 August 1940.
  19 Submission to Government of Canada re: Conference of 15-16 August 1940.
  20 Statement of agricultural policy, November, 1940.
  21 Report of meeting held in Ottawa, 8-10 September 1941.
  22 Statement of agricultural policy and related correspondence, 1942.
  23 Various drafts etc. re: Canadian wheat policy, quotas etc., [1942?].
  24 Several UGG policy statements on agriculture, 1942-43.
  25 "The Case for the Western Wheat Producer" UGG Policy, [1951?].
  26 "Operation Breakthrough"- grain sales figures, 1964
  27 Special grains programme information, 1986.
  28 Quota review, UGG discussion paper, 1987
6) Barley
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69 29 Correspondence and news clippings re: barley, 1932-37.
  30 Reports on barley markets, trade, etc.
  31 History of barley and various studies on barley.
7) Farm Policy
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69 32 "A Framework for Farm Policy", reprinted from The Country Guide , 1950.
  33 Prairie Farm Policy Guide : 1980-81 & 1981-82, published by the Western Producer .
8) Weed Control
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69 34 UGG recommended weed control catalogue, 1967.
  35 "Let's Clean-up Wild Oats" seminar, 1972.
9) Canadian Wheat Board
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70 1 Memo to local board members re: Wheat Board, 1922.
  2 Excerpts re: Wheat Pool, 1926.
  3 Address by T.A. Crerar re: wheat marketing, 1927.
  4 Speeches and radio talks re: grain marketing, 1931.
  5 UGG Study of the Effect of Marketing and Prices of Canadian Wheat, 1933.
  6 Newspaper and miscellaneous reports re: wheat policy, 1934.
  7 UGG presentation on Canadian wheat marketing, 1935.
  8 The MacGregor Herald and Western Producer : articles on wheat marketing, 1936.
  9 Report and programme re: conference on wheat markets, 1938
  10 Correspondence re: Wheat Board, 1939.
  11 Submission re: grain marketing, summary of conference, 1939
  12 Copies of Bills, statistics and miscellaneous information re: marketing board, 1939.
  13 Memo re: quota system on prices, 1940.
  14 UGG memo re: handling wheat crop through Wheat Board, 1941.
  15 Correspondence re: Wheat Board, 1943.
  16 Reports re: Wheat Board, 1943.
  17 Correspondence re: Wheat Board, 1976-78.
  18 Correspondence re: Wheat Board, 1979-81.
  19 Correspondence re: Wheat Board, 1982-84.
  20 Undated submissions etc. re: wheat policy.
10) Wheat Institute
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70 21 UGG proposal for establishing the Wheat Institute.
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71 1 Miscellaneous reports, submissions re: Wheat Institute.
  2 News clippings re: Wheat Institute [ca. 1934-37]
11) Miscellaneous Agriculture
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71 3 3 pamphlets re: grain, 1936-46.
  4 Report "War Time Committee on Agriculture", 1940.
  5 Report on agricultural committee, 1942
  6 Report "Comparison of Grain Trading Systems in Canada and the USA", by P.C. Watt, 1950.
  7 Display of world wheat varieties, 1958.
  8 Statistical information re: UGG & grain, 1959.
  9 Disparities in wheat grading, 1968.
  10 Payments under the P.F.A., 31 July 1969.
  11 UGG conversion chart: bushels to units.
  12 Correspondence re: Canadian International Grains Institute Farm Leaders course, 1974-75.
  13 Two pamphlets on the Grain Exchange: "The GrainCommission Exposed", n.d.; "Diamond Jubilee of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange: 1887-1947."
  14 Radio talk by A.P. White re: grain marketing, 1931.

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Wheat Pools 1921-1974
1) General
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71 15 Report of Co-operative Wheat Policy, 1921.
  16 Extracts from minutes re: wheat pools, 1920-24.
  17 Correspondence re: the formation of pools, 1921-1940.
  18 Memoranda etc. re: Alberta Wheat Pool, from J.R. Murray, 1923-24.
  19 Report of meeting addressed by Aaron Sapiro, 1923.
  20 Report and memoranda of committee of Pools & Farmer's Companies, February-April, 1925.
  21 Wheat Pool Statement by Canadian Co-operative Wheat Producers, 1925.
  22 Manitoba Co-op pamphlet re: Wheat Pool.
  23 UGG answer to mis-representations. Includes statistical data and reports. 1925-[1936?]
  24 UGG memorandum with Pools re: policy, elevators and delegates.
  25 "Three Announcements." UGG publicity re: selling against the Wheat Pools and a copy of their bills of lading, 1925.
  26 "Harmony or Conflict" - Pools vs. Farmer's companies, 1925.
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72 1 Discussion and resolution (n.d.) re: sale of UGG facilities to Wheat Pools, 1926.
  2 Agreement of Wheat Pool handling between UGG, AlbertaCo-op Wheat Producers and Alberta Pool, 1926.
  3 Announcement of agreement, (2 versions). 1926
  4 Discussion paper re: farm organizations in Alberta, [1937-38?].
  5 Concerns and agenda re: amalgamation meeting. Handwritten notes attached, unsigned. 1937.
  6 United Farmers of Alberta reports, Alberta Pool balance sheet, Saskatchewan Co-op Wheat Producers information (regarding conference).
  7 Six UGG various reports of amalgamation conference, n.d.
  8 Correspondence re: amalgamation, 1928-31.
  9 Correspondence re: amalgamation, 1936.
  10 Correspondence re: amalgamation, 1937.
  11 Correspondence re: amalgamation, 1938.
  12 Correspondence re: amalgamation, 1939.
  13 Resolutions/conditions re: entry into wheat pool, n.d.
  14 Wheat Pool and UGG miscellaneous statistics re: amalgamation.
  15 News clippings re: amalgamation.
  16 Publicity re: Wheat pools.
  17 Pool publicity: radio messages, 1935-36 and pamphlet "The Need For A National Wheat Board", [1938?]. 1935-[1938?]
2) Financial
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72 18 Memorandum on Government financial stabilization to the Pools, 1931-35.
  19 UGG statement re: financial stabilization to Pools, 1936.
  20 Statement of earnings and surplus, 1937-43.
  21 Correspondence re: taxation of Wheat Pools - 1941.
  22 Operating results of the Pools, 1949-1953.
3) Individual Pools - Canada
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73 1 General by-laws and annual meeting resolutions re: Farmer's Union of Canada. 1926
  2 Press excerpts re: Canada's Wheat pool, 1919-1930.
  3

Pamphlets, [1925?]-[1931?]

Pool Points 1925(?)

Canadian Wheat Pool Yearbook, 1925

The Canadian Wheat Pool, Sandford Evans 1926

Canada and Her Wheat Pool, 1930

Canada and Her Wheat Pool, 1930

2nd version; Straight Talk on the Wheat Problem, 1931(?).

  4 Canadian Co-operative Pool, director's report, 1936-37.
4) Alberta Wheat Pool
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73 5 Alberta Pool balance sheets, 2 versions, 1928.
  6 Summary of financial statements, 1927-40.
  7 Government Bill re: indebtedness.
  8 Report and balance sheet, [1938?].
  9

Reports re: Alberta vs UGG taxation, 1941-42.

(See also the section regarding taxation.)

  10 Alberta Pool cheques, 1944-46; refunds of excess tax charges, 1944-45; budget, 1943, 1945-46; and review of operations, 1944.
  11 Correspondence re: controversy with UGG (taxation), 1946-47.
  12 Memo re: Wheat Pool taxation (esp. Alberta Pool), n.d.
  13 Miscellaneous re: taxation re: Alberta Wheat Pool.
  14 Memo re: Alberta Wheat Pool, 1926.
  15 Alberta Co-op Producers by-laws, and wheat pool lecture, 1926-1927.
  16 Press and publicity pieces re: Alberta Wheat Pool.
  17 Folder entitled Alberta elevators - information re: Pool elevators including relations with UGG and history.
  18 Miscellaneous statistics, 1957 and 1974.
  19 Miscellaneous re: Alberta Wheat Pool, including annual report , elevator purchase andagricultural prospectus entitled "What's Ahead for Prairie Agriculture". 1942 and 1943-44
5) Manitoba Wheat Pool
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73 20 Historical sketch of the Manitoba Pool by the UGG(?), 1940.
  21 Director's reports -- 1931-32.
  22 Director's reports -- 1932-33.
  23 Director's reports -- 1933-34 and 1934 minutes.
  24 Director's reports -- 1934-35.
  25 Director's reports -- 1935-36.
  26 Director's reports -- 1936-37.
  27 Director's reports -- 1938-39.
  28 Director's reports -- 1939-40.
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74 1 Financial data: 1922-29.
  2 Financial data: 1930-31.
  3 Financial data: 1932-33.
  4 Financial data: 1933-34.
  5 Financial data: 1935-36.
  6 Financial data: 1931-36.
  7 Financial report: 1937.
  8 Financial data: 1938.
  9 Financial data: 1940.
  10 Financial summary: 1926-40.
  11 Financial data: 1944.
  12 Auditor's report, 1961.
  13 Correspondence, 1923 and 1925.
  14 Correspondence, 1926-1947.
  15

2 reports of Royal Commission against Manitoba Wheat Pool Elevators, 1931. Also extracts of evidence, 1931.

16 (pt. 1).

  17 Various undated reports re: the UGG's take-over of Pool elevators, (pt. 2)
  18

Pamphlets: 1923-1926 and n.d.

"Report from the U.F.M. & U.F.W.M," 1923

"Manitoba Pool Yearbook, 1925"

"Manitoba Co-op Wheat Producers, 1926"

Manitoba Wheat Pool - "Your Questions Answered" n.d.

"Straight Talk on Wheat Problem," n.d.

Pool Charter "The Wheat Pool Bill", n.d.

"The Truth About Manitoba Pool Elevators," n.d.

"What is the Pool," n.d.

"Bitter Attack on Prof. Boyle," n.d.

  19 2 Bills re: Manitoba Pools and UGG statement on grain legislation (2 pts). 1939
  20 Miscellaneous certificates and receipts.
  21 New clippings, 1931
6) Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
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74 22 Financial chart, and financial summary, 1926-40.
  23 Information re: Saskatchewan Pool taxation, n.d.
  24 Outline of agent's salaries, 1948.
  25 Saskatchewan Pool Policy, Contract Wheat Pool, and amalgamation agreement, 1921 and 1926.
  26 Bill of incorporation and handbooks nos. 1-3. Also by-laws. n.d. and 1926-27
  27 Annual reports: 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th .
  28 Correspondence, 1931 and 1948.
  29

Pamphlets:

"Saskatchewan Co-operative Wheat Producers, 1924-28"

"What the Wheat Pool Has Accomplished"

"Serious Charges Made by Pool Director"

"Why The Hurry?"

"Can it Be Explained".

  30 News clippings and membership application for Saskatchewan Pool Elevator Agents Association.
7) Saskatchewan Co-Operative Elevator Company
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75 1 Annual reports, 1925 (two versions, one by H.L. Griffin) and 1927.
  2 Balance sheets, 1922-25.
  3 Internal circular correspondence (especially to shareholders), 1923 and 1925-26.
  4 Correspondence, 1925-26.
  5 Correspondence, (letters contain attached information re: financial and elevators). 1948
  6

Co-operative News , 1924 and 1926

1924 (2 issues), 1926 (3 issues)

  7 News clippings re: Saskatchewan Co-op bankruptcy and financial information.

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Publicity n.d. and 1867-1989
1) Posters, Bulletins & Correspondence
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75 8 Company history by R.M. Morton, publicity version.
  9

Posters: 1918-1956 and n.d.

The Goose Lake Herald - Announcement of UGG Supply Warehouse, 1918

Reward for Persistent Effort, July 1946

Stop & Look, October 1946

A.L.C. Birthday Greetings, November 1946

Carry on in '51 with UGG

1956 Bumper Sticker

The Price of Wheat, n.d.

Good Reasons Why, n.d.

Every Farmer in Western Canada..n.d.

Especially for Co-op Directors.

  10

Bulletins: [ 1944-1945; n.d. ]

Should Co-ops Pay Income Tax, n.d.

You Pay Canada's $100,00 Tax Subsidy, October 1944

How to Avoid Paying Income Tax, November 1944

The Taxation of Annuities??, January 1945.

  11 Correspondence re: public relations includes pamphlet "Did You Know". 1953 and 1955
  12 Press release - New Years Message. Includes distribution list for 1957. 1947, 1950-59 and 1960.
  13 Press release - Who's Who in Canada, J.E. Brownleenews release, 1948, 1957 and 1965.
  14 News releases, 1961 and 1987-88.
  15 Statements by R.S. Law(?) and unsigned statement (Company history for publicity purposes), n.d.
2) News clippings
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75 16 Reprinted copy of Toronto Globe , 1 July 1867.
  17 News clipping by W.R. Motherwell, 1903.
  18 Record of "False Bottoms" investigation, 1919 and 1921.
  19 Clippings, 1925 and 1929.
  20 Clippings, 1931.
  21 Clippings, 1935 and 1938.
  22 Clippings, includes extra information. 1939
  23 Clippings, 1941-49.
  24 Clippings, 1945.
  25 Clippings, 1945.
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76 1 Clippings, 1951-58.
  2 Clippings, re: "Ottawa Delegation". 1959
  3 Clippings re: Brownlee's death, 1961.
  4 Clippings, 1961.
  5 Clippings re: annual meeting, 1962.
  6 Clippings re: annual meeting, 1963; n.d.
  7 Clippings re: annual meeting, 1964.
  8 Clippings re: annual Board of Director's Meeting, 1964.
  9 Clippings re: annual meeting, 1965.
  10 Clippings re: Senator Crerar60th anniversary and honourary degree conferral, 1966-67.
  10 Clippings re: C. Rice-Jones 70th anniversary, 1972.
  11 Clippings re: J.R. Murray, 1935-37, 1963-64, 1972-78.
  12 Clippings re: death of Crerar, 1975.
  13 Clippings, 1979-1989.

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Miscellaneous [Pre-1870] to 1967
 
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77 1 Slater's Telegraphic Code , n.d. (pre 1870).
  2 Grain Growers Guide letterhead and envelope, 1916-17.
  3 Letter concerning the use of trucks on the farm, n.d.
  4 Summary of Departmental Head Conference, May 1920.
  5 Memoranda re: Country Guide and The Nor'West Farmer , 1932 and 1936.
  6 Itinerary of trip to Churchill, 1934.
  7 UGG one cent credit voucher, 1942.
  8 Miscellaneous information on 2-4-D sprayers, 1950.
  9 Christmas/New Years message distribution list, 1957.
  10 Drought assistance application, 1962.
  11 Itinerary of Peace River Tour, 1963.
  12 A.P. White's Farm Leadership package, 1967.
  13 Pamphlet: "A Wheat Study for Juniors", n.d.

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Corporate Secretary Files 1958-1989

These files were compiled at the UGG Corporate Secretary's office and have been retained in their original order. They represent an operating archive (1958-89) of original correspondence, unlike the previous section, which is of a more historical nature.

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78 1 Adult and Youth Development Programmes Committee, 1978-87.
  2 AGBIO Inc, 1986.
  3 Agri Builders Ltd., 1980-84.
  4 Agricultural Hall of Fame (Alberta), 1975-83.
  5 Agricultural Conference (Saskatoon), 1983 and 1985.
  6 Agricultural Research and Development Corporation.
  7 Agritex.
  8 Alberta Agriculture Research Institute.
  9 Alberta Cattle Commission.
  10 Alberta Chamber of Commerce.
  11 Alberta Co-op Seed Cleaning Plants.
  12 Alberta Co-op Association Act.
  13 Alberta Soft White Spring Wheat Growers Association.
  14 ALLELIX.
  15 Annual Report, General.
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78 16 B.C. Federation of Agriculture.
  17 Ballot Paper (annual meetings).
  18 Barley Genetics Symposium (international).
  19 Barley - Malting.
  20 Blue Bomber Builder Programme.
  21 Broadcasts - Street Pricing.
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78 22 Calendar, 1987.
  23 Calendar, 1988.
  24 Canadian Agriculture Movement.
  25 Canadian Agricultural Travel Scholarship (Nuffield).
  26 Canadian Business Leadership Conference.
  27 Canadian Cattlemen's Association.
  28 Canadian Chamber of Commerce, correspondence. 1973 and 1975-83
  29 Canadian Co-operative Credit Society - Calendar of events and correspondence re: Board of Directors. 1976 and 1982-86,
  30 Canadian Federation of Agriculture (C.F.A.):
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78 30 Semi-annual meeting: info re: Bill C-42. 1977
  31 Semi-annual meeting: resolutions and correspondence with UGG. 1978
  32 Semi-annual meeting: report, resolutions and correspondence with UGG. 1979
  33 Semi-annual meeting: resolutions sheet. 1981
  34 Annual meeting: minutes and correspondence. 1978
  35 Annual meeting: correspondence. 1979
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79 1

Annual meeting and correspondence, 1980-1981.

The C.F.A. holds all the minutes and reports of its association. Consequently all third party reports to the C.F.A. which had been part of this file have been removed. The UGG was a member of the association but did not renew its membership in the early 1980's.

  2 Canadian International Grains Institute: correspondence, 1983-84.
  3 Canadian International Grains Institute: correspondence, 1985.
  4 Canadian Maritime Policy: correspondence.
  5 Canadian Wheat Production Symposium: correspondence: 1984-86.
  6 Capital stock and expenditures correspondence, January- May, 1985.
  7 Capital stock and expenditures correspondence, June- July, 1985.
  8 Capital stock and expenditures correspondence, August- December, and notice of shares held by directors. 1985
  9 Capital stock and expenditures correspondence, 1986-87.
  10 Carleton Club correspondence and acceptance of D.R. Curistar, 1970-83
  11 Cash Tickets: tariff deductions, February, 1985.
  12 Churchill, Port of: study of the port re: exporting.
  13 Conference Board of Canada: correspondence, 1980-82.
  14 Conference Board of Canada: correspondence, 1983-86.
  15 Co-operative College of Canada: correspondence, 1978-82.
  16 Co-operative College of Canada: proposal to UGG, 1983.
  17 Co-operative College of Canada: correspondence, 1984.
  18 Co-operative College of Canada: grants and donations, Manitoba region and leadership seminars. Corporate donations and correspondence. 1986-1987
  19 Co-operative College of Canada Regional File correspondence, 1977-79.
  20 Co-operative College of Canada: correspondence, 1980-83 and 1986-87.
  21 Co-operative Credit Society: correspondence
  22 Co-operative Education Committee: correspondence.
  23 Co-operative Future Directions Congress.
  24 Co-op Implements.
  25 Co-operative Luncheon Club.
  26 Co-operative Planners & Researchers C.U.C. - Co-op College of Canada: correspondence, 1976-81.
  27 Co-operative Promotion Board: correspondence, 1976-77.
  28 Co-operative Union of Canada: correspondence, 1986-87.
  29 COPAC, Committee for the Promotion of Aid to Cooperatives, 1985.
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80 1 Corporate Giving in Canada: correspondence and questionnaires, 1973-81.
  2 Corporate Giving in Canada: correspondence and questionnaires: 1982-87.
  3 Country Operations re-organization, 1986.
  4 Credit Union Central "Central Capsules".
  5 Crop Production Show.
  6 Customer Appreciation Day Picnic.
  7 Customer's Loans - Promissory notes, prospectus, 1963.
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80 8 Delegate Report meetings, 1986.
  9 Deficiency Payment (Grain Income), press releases and correspondence.
  10 Demurrage Costs: correspondence 1983-84.
  11 Devine, Grant dinner, 1981.
  12 The Delegate spring, and undated special edition, 1982.
  13 Delegate Survey - annual meeting, 1984.
  14 Dick (A.B.) Company: correspondence.
  15 Director's Report Roy Piper: to Saskatchewan Research Council, 1987.
  16

Dividend notices, 1954-82

(1956 and 1968 missing).

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80 17 Economic Council: correspondence, 1987-88.
  18 Energy Task Force (See also CFA) 1982 news release, and 1982 and 1986 correspondence.
  19 Environment Council of Alberta: correspondence, 1984.
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80 20 Family Service Bureau.
  21 Farm and Ranch Show.
  22 Farm Communication - Grainews correspondence and report.
  23 Farm Energy Management: UGG research and reports.
  24 Farm Finance.
  25 Farm Income Replacement Plan: correspondence.
  26 Farm Income Replacement Plan: issues and plans.
  27 Farm Input Costs: brief to standing committee on agriculture.
  28 Farm Organizations - statistics, reports and correspondence.
  29 Farm Women's Conference: correspondence 1985 and 1987.
  30 Feed Grains Committee: correspondence, 1982-83.
  31 Fertilizer.
  32 Field Services Conference, 1985: reports and correspondence 1986-87.
  33 Field Services Conference: reports, 1984.
  34 Field Services: correspondence, 1982-85.
  35 Field services: correspondence, 1986-88.
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81 1 Field Services: Board of Directors reports, 1979 and 1980.
  2 Financial Futures.
  3 Financial Information Inc., New York.
  4 Freight: miscellaneous.
  5 Freight On Screening and Dockage, UGG submission.
  6 Fuel Tax.
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81 7 G.P.O. (General Producers Organization): correspondence.
  8 GTA (Grain Transportation Authority): correspondence.
  9 General Manager: internal correspondence with local boards.
  10 Goldeye Foundation: correspondence, 1977-84.
  11 Governor General Canadian Study Conference: correspondence, 1982-83.
  12 Grainbase Project (Canada Grains Council): correspondence, 1983-87.
  13 "Grainews Theatre": correspondence, 1983-84.
  14 Grain Exchange Curling Club Ltd. 1979-80: auditor's report; notice of meetings and correspondence. 1981-84 auditor's report and notice of meetings.
  15 Grain Insurance and Guarantee Company Director's meeting, 1986.
  16 "Grain Market Letter": correspondence, 1983-84.
  17 Grain Rate Reform Committee.
  18 Grants and donations 1986.
  19 Grassroots 1986.
  20 Great Lakes Waterways Development: correspondence and press cutting, 1975-83.
  21 Greenshield's, 1986.
  22 Grey Cup Parade, 1984.
  23 Guaranteed delivery barley contracts: UGG position correspondence, 1987.
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81 24 Hail: correspondence, 1983.
  25 Handy Dandy Guide: advertisement and correspondence, 1987.
  26 History of Wheat Growing in Canada , 1606-1966.
  27 Hopper Cars: correspondence, 1984.
  28 Hybrid Canola: correspondence re: agreement with Allexix Corp, 1986.
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81 29 ICG Liquid Gas Ltd. re: credit application, 1985.
  30 Information Cards - correspondence, 1972. Cards 1958-74, 1959, 1961, 1967-70 and 1973 missing.
  31 Information Systems library programmes, 1985.
  32 Insurance for travel to annual meetings, 1984-87.
  33 Insurance for travel outside Canada, 1983-84 and 1987.
  34 Interest on loans by Government report.
  35 Internal controls: confidential file re: director's insurance, 1986.
  36 International Business Machines: correspondence, 1966-69.
  37 International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP): correspondence, 1980, 1982 and 1984-86.
  38 Investigations re: Carman, Manitoba local, 1987.
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81 39 Keystone Agricultural Producers: correspondence, 1984-85 and 1987; submission & report, 1986; news clippings, 1984-85.
  40 Keystone Centre: correspondence, 1971-73.
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82 1 Labour - UGG negotiations, 1981, 1984, 1986-88.
  2 Land assessment.
  3 Land value studies.
  4 Local Board Committee: correspondence, 1956, 1976-77, 1979-82.
  5 Local Board Committee: correspondence, 1983-84 and, local board reports, 1982-84.
  6 Local annual meeting: stencil and correspondence 1967-73 and 1975-76.
  7 Local annual meeting: stencil and correspondence 1977-81 and 1984.
  8 Local Boards, communication and correspondence; local board information, 1972 and 1986.
  9 Local Board Secretaries: correspondence, 1987-88.
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82 10 Manitoba Canola Growers: correspondence; canola statistics, 1983-1984.
  11 Manitoba Co-operative Associations Act: correspondence, 1974-1976.
  12 Manitoba Co-operative Youth Programme: correspondence, 1986-1987.
  13 Manitoba Farm Bureau: correspondence, 1982-84.
  14 Manitoba Farm Business Association.
  15 Manitoba Farmers' Union: constitution and by-laws: correspondence, 1952 and 1967-68.
  16 Manitoba Institute of Agrologists: correspondence and 1985 UGG report, 1983 and 1985.
  17 Manitoba Rural Leadership: correspondence, 1972, 1974-79, 1981-82.
  18 Manitoba Rural Leadership Soil Conservation Workshop: correspondence, 1983.
  19 Manitoba Rural Leadership Training Committee: correspondence, and 1983 minutes, 1979-1983.
  20 Manitoba Rural Leadership training donations, 1978, 1980-83.
  21 Manitoba Rural Safety Association, 1975.
  22 Manual - procedures, 1985.
  23 Markham Company: lost account tracers and undated list of shares held, 1971-1973.
  24

Marquis Wheat Board Project, 1986.

includes photos.

  25 Member's Action Programme: correspondence, and local reports, 1974-1975.
  26 Member's Action Programme: 1972-73 UGG project form and 1974 UGG report. 1972-1974
  27 Miscellaneous (personnel) correspondence, 1950, 1976, 1978-82.
  28 Miscellaneous (UGG institution) correspondence, one UGG publicity photo, 1978-82 and n.d.
  29 Miscellaneous (government) correspondence, 1978-82.
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83 1 National Farmers Union: correspondence and press clippings 1973-74, 1980-82, 1984.
  2 Northern Alberta Rapeseed Producer, 1977.
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83 3 Operation L.I.F.T.: correspondence, stats sheet, questionnaire, 1970.
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83 4 Personnel: correspondence & notices 1978, 1982-84.
  5 Personnel: plans, health, retirement, brochures (some undated).
  6 Prairie Farm Assistance Act (P.F.A.A.), 1939, 1950-53.
  7 Production Co-operatives, 1969-70.
  8 Protein, Oil and Starch Pilot Plant Corp., 1980.
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83 10 Saskatchewan Agricultural Conference, 1985.
  11 Saskatchewan Agricultural Extension , Co-ordinating Conference, 1970-71.
Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Programme, correspondence:
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83 12 1969, 1973-76.
  13 1977-82.
  14 1983-85.
  15 1986-88.
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83 16 Saskatchewan Co-operation and Co-operative Development, 1981-82.
  17 Saskatchewan Co-operative Development Association 1966-68.
  18 Saskatchewan Co-operation and Saskatchewan Co-operative development 1980-82.
  19 Saskatchewan Farmers Union: correspondence, 1967-68.
  20 Saskatchewan Federation of Agriculture: correspondence re: dues, 1973-75, 1977-81.
  21 Saskatchewan Federation of Agriculture: correspondence re: dues, 1982-84.
  22 Saskatchewan Federation of Agriculture: correspondence, 1981-84.
  23 Saskatoon District transfer office: correspondence, 1969-70, 1972-73.
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83 24 Unifarm: dues, 1982-83 and 1986.
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83 25 Western Agricultural Conference: correspondence, 1979-83.
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83 26 Western Agricultural Conference: dues, 1977-78, 26 1980-82.
  27 Western Grain Research Fund: correspondence and 1981 report, 1980-81, 1983-84.
  28 Wild Oat Control Meeting: correspondence, 1974-76 and 1978.
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84 1 Winter Wheat Research Grant (University of Manitoba): correspondence and report, 1958, 1960-62.
  2 Winter Wheat Research Grant: correspondence and report, 1963-66.
  3 Winter Wheat Research Grant: correspondence, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1974.
  4 Winter Wheat Research Grant: correspondence, press release, news clippings, 1982-84.
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84 5 X-CAN Grain, Ltd: correspondence, 1970-74, 1976.

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