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MSS SC 168

Title: Manitoba Federation of Agriculture, Arborg Chapter, Women's Section fonds

Dates: 1932-1953

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 Bureau.

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, and programmes.

Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: Open to all researchers.

Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.