MSS SC 168
Title: Manitoba Federation of Agriculture, Arborg
Chapter, Women's Section fonds
Extent: 5 cm of textual records
Administrative History: In September 1938, Manitoba
Premier John Bracken had the United Farmers of Manitoba select representatives
to join in discussions to form a new organization that would represent
Manitoba farmers. From this a sub-committee of five was selected
to make recommendations for a new recognized farm organization to
include educational and commercial bodies. The name of this organization
was to be The Organized Farmers of Manitoba. At a meeting in June
1939, a new organization was formed but given the name Manitoba
Federation of Agriculture. Chapters of the MFA were formed all over
the province of Manitoba, often out of the remnants of other organizations.
In 1939, the United Farmer's Women of Manitoba of Arborg changed
their name to the Manitoba Federation of Agriculture, Arborg Chapter,
Women's Section. In 1964, the Manitoba Federation of Agriculture
merged with several other organizations to form the Manitoba Farm
Custodial History: The fonds was donated to the
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by University
of Manitoba psychology professor Marianne Johnson, ca. 1997.
Scope and Content: The fonds consists of two folders.
Folder 1 contains four minute books for the Manitoba Federation
of Agriculture, Arborg Chapter, Women's Section. The first minute
book, beginning in 1932, details the activities of the United Farmer's
Women of Manitoba of Arborg throughout the 1930s until their name
change to the MFA. The second minute book chronicles the group's
activities between 1940- 1947. The third minute book is for the
time period 1947-1950. The final book details the time period 1953-1957.
Topics covered include the group's involvement in the community
and various fundraising activities. The second folder contains assorted
documents relating to the MFA Women's Section, Arborg Chapter. The
folder includes assorted correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates,
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance
Restrictions: Open to all researchers.
Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.