Fonds P088 - Sherbrooke Ploughmen's Association fonds

1956 Ploughing Match programme 1967 Ploughing Match programme

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Sherbrooke Ploughmen's Association fonds

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CA ETRC P088

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  • 1923-1979 (Creation)

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0,14 m of textual records.

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The Sherbrooke Ploughmen's Association was founded in 1879. Robert N. Tylee had settled in 1878 on a farm in Lennoxville (now the site of a federal agricultural research station). He set up the association so tenant farmers could learn to use modern scientific methods. In 1912, the Belvidere Ploughmen's Association amalgamated with the Sherbrooke group. The merged association was directed by a board of directors, an executive committee, and committees including the Banquet Committee, the Land Committee, and the Prize Committee. Each year, the Association organized a plowing match followed by a banquet and the prize giving.

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The fonds contains source material on the affairs of the Sherbrooke Ploughmen's Association from 1923 to 1979, particularly its annual plowing match. The fonds also assembles certain documents pertaining to the Stanstead County Ploughmen's Association, the Missisquoi County Plowing Association, and the St. Francis Valley Ploughmen's Association. It consists of minutes, statements of revenues and expenses, financial statements, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, programs, public notices, lists of prizes and other documents. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Minutes and Related Documents (1923-1968), Financial and Accounting Records (1932-[1946?]), Annual Plowing Match (1934-1979), Newspaper Clippings ([1929?]-[1967?]) and Miscellaneous Documents ([1945?]-[1969]).

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In 1994, the newspaper clippings not glued in registers were photocopied and discarded.

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The newspaper clippings are from the period 1929-1967 and were photocopied in 1994.
The fonds was donated in 1980 by the Sherbrooke Ploughmen's Association.
Most of the documents are in English, some in French.

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Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).

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28 janvier, 2016

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