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Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds

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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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Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds - Site Committee series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives11977
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1981-1985
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh5 B2 F50-56
R5 S2 Sh5 B3 F1-41
R5 S2 Sh5 B3 F82
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
Series
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh5 B2 F50-56
R5 S2 Sh5 B3 F1-41
R5 S2 Sh5 B3 F82
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1981-1985
Series
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds - Site Committee series
Physical Description
22 cm of textual records
21 maps
History / Biographical
Under the direction of joint chairmen Larry Shaw and Ken Somerville, the Site Committee of the Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show was responsible for selecting sites and securing legal agreements with participating landowners, and for organizing and administering the operation of the Tented City area at the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show held September 17-21, 1985 in the vicinity of St. Thomas, Ontario. The Site Committee was also responsible for the activities of the following sub-committees: Flying Farmers (Allen Woytaz, Chairman), Health (John Taylor, Chairman), Lands (Ralph Millman, Chairman), Parking (Doug Lyons, Chairman), Sanitation (R.A. McCaig, Chairman), Security and Public Safety (Bill Turvey and Jerry Rietveld, Co-Chairmen), Tented City (Ernest Marr and Michael Fife, Co-Chairmen), Traffic (R.G. Moore, Chairman), Trailer Park (Ken Smith, Chairman), Wagon Tours and Tractor Park (Dave Bechard and Mike Garrod, Co-Chairmen), and Waterlines (John Wilson, Chairman).
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created, collected and maintained by the Site Committee of the Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show. Series includes minutes; correspondence; reports; legal agreements with participating landowners, contractors and service providers; maps and site plans; and records of the Committee's sub-committees.
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
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Site Committee - Maps and Site Plans

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives11924
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1981-1985
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh5 B2 F56
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh5 B2 F56
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1981-1985
Series
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds - Site Committee series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
21 maps
Scope and Content
File contains maps and plans of the site of the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show held September 17-21, 1985 in the vicinity of St. Thomas, Ontario. Includes copies of official Site Map brochure and plans of the Tented City site including lists and locations of exhibitors.
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
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