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Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives10700
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
objects
Date Range
1956-1962
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1-2
R4 S1 Sh4 B4
R4 S1 Sh3 B5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1-2
R4 S1 Sh4 B4
R4 S1 Sh3 B5
GMD
textual records
graphic material
objects
Date Range
1956-1962
Physical Description
48 cm of textual records
144 photographs : b&w
10 pins
1 pencil
1 napkin
History / Biographical
On February 12, 1957 the Elgin County Plowmen's Association organized a meeting of representatives of various Elgin County municipal, civic and agricultural organizations at the offices of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch in St. Thomas to discuss petitioning the Ontario Plowmen's Association for the right to hold the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration in Elgin County. A delegation was appointed to present the petition at the Ontario Plowmen's Association's annual meeting in Toronto on February 26, 1957, at which time the O.P.A. awarded the event to Elgin County. The Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration was established on a provisional basis on April 17, 1957, and the following officers were elected: Leslie Armstrong, Chairman; Albert Auckland, Vice-Chairman; A.V. Langton, Secretary-Treasurer and Lands Committee Vice-Chairman; Don Grieve, Associate Secretary-Treasurer; and Ken Bawden, Lands Committee Chairman. The Committee's permanent executive officers, constituent committees and committee chairmen were appointed on September 28, 1959: Frank Pineo was appointed Chairman, Leslie Armstrong Vice-Chairman, A.V. Langton Secretary-Treasurer, and James Galbraith Assistant Treasurer. The committee was responsible for planning, organizing and administering the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held October 11-14, 1960 on the Thomas J. Hume and Sons farm and various neighbouring farms in the vicinity of Springfield, Ontario. The event was sanctioned and sponsored by the Ontario Plowmen's Association, with additional funding support provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, the County of Elgin and the City of St. Thomas.
Custodial History
The records comprising this fonds were originally in the custody of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch. The branch was closed in the 1990s and the records were transferred to the custody of the Elgin County Library. The records were subsequently transferred to the Elgin County Archives.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration and its constituent committees in the course of planning, organizing and administering the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held October 11-14, 1960 in the vicinity of Springfield, Ontario. Fonds is organized into the following series: 1. Executive Committee 2. Tented City Committee 3. Health and Sanitation Committee 4. Lands Committee 5. Tractor Committee 6. Teams and Horse Show Committee 7. Tickets Committee 8. Parking Committee 9. Billets Committee 10. Lunch Committee 11. Wagon Tours Committee 12. Demonstrations Committee 13. County Exhibits Committee 14. Historical Committee 15. Banquet Committee 16. Reception Committee 17. Publicity Committee 18. Photographs
Name Access
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
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Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds
Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds
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Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives12052
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
objects
cartographic material
moving images
Date Range
1955-1988, predominant 1980-1985
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B3
R5 S2 Sh5 B1-3
R6 S1 Sh4 B2
M10d
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B3
R5 S2 Sh5 B1-3
R6 S1 Sh4 B2
M10d
GMD
textual records
graphic material
objects
cartographic material
moving images
Date Range
1955-1988, predominant 1980-1985
Physical Description
1.28 m of textual records
99 photographs : b&w and col.
83 negatives : b&w and col.
1 slide : col.
7 drawings
11 posters
3 signs
1 videocassette
1 knife
9 pins
27 crests
21 maps
History / Biographical
In February 1980 the Elgin County Plowmen's Association, in conjunction with various Elgin County municipal, civic and agricultural organizations, successfully petitioned the Ontario Plowmen's Association, at its annual meeting in Toronto, for the right to hold the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show in Elgin County. The Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show was established in April 1981, with the election of an initial slate of executive officers. Following a series of retirements and resignations, the following permanent executive officers were chosen: Ken Monteith, Chairman; Lorne Carroll, First Vice-Chairman; Bill Martyn, Second Vice-Chairman; Dave Murray, Secretary; Elgin Wells,Treasurer; Mayor Doug Tarry, City of St. Thomas Representative; Bill Caverly, County of Elgin Representative; Bill Martyn, Ontario Plowmen's Association Representative; Marian Millman, Elgin County Plowmen's Association Representative; and Merv Riddell, Legal Advisor. In 1983, Ruby Silcox joined the committee as Executive Secretary. The committee was responsible for planning, organizing and administering the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show held September 17-21, 1985 on the William F. Bradish and Sons farm and various neighbouring farms in the vicinity of St. Thomas, Ontario. The event was held at 41397 Shorlea Line, near the intersection with County Road 25 (Wellington Road). The event was sanctioned and sponsored by the Ontario Plowmen's Association, with additional funding support provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, the County of Elgin and the City of St. Thomas.
Custodial History
The records comprising this fonds were originally in the custody of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch. The branch was closed in May 1996 and the records were transferred to the custody of the Elgin County Library. The records were subsequently transferred to the Elgin County Archives.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show and its constituent committees in the course of planning, organizing and administering the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show held September 17-21, 1985 in the vicinity of St. Thomas, Ontario. Fonds is organized into the following series: 1. Executive Committee 2. Antique and Historical Committee 3. Banquet Committee 4. Billeting Committee 5. County Beautification Committee 6. County Exhibits Committee 7. Finance Committee 8. Ladies Fair Committee 9. Merchandising Committee 10. Publicity Committee 11. Queen of the Furrow Committee 12. Research Committee 13. Site Committee 14. Special Events Committee 15. Teams and Horse Show Committee
Name Access
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds
Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds
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Publicity Committee

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives10529
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
objects
Date Range
1959-1961
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1 F55-60
R5 S2 Sh6 B2 F1-15
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
Series
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1 F55-60
R5 S2 Sh6 B2 F1-15
GMD
textual records
objects
Date Range
1959-1961
Series
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds - Publicity Committee series
Physical Description
11.5 cm of textual records
10 pins
1 pencil
1 napkin
History / Biographical
The Publicity Committee of the Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration was established at a meeting of the Executive Committee held September 28, 1959. Philip Schliehauf was appointed committee chairman. The committee was responsible for the creation and distribution of official publications and souvenirs, media relations, advertising, and the planning and organiztion of special events at the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held October 11-14, 1960 in the vicinity of Springfield, Ontario.
Scope and Content
Series consists of various souvenir objects, correspondence, programs, prize lists, brochures, invitations, newspaper and radio features and advertisements, newspaper clippings, media handouts and records relating to the organization of special events at the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held October 11-14, 1960 in the vicinity of Springfield, Ontario including the horseshoe pitching contest, Queen of the Furrow contest, Mayors' Class plowing competition, special coaching day for plowmen and Local Counties' Day plowing competitions. Records in this series were created, collected and maintained by the Publicity Committee of the Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration.
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
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