11 records – page 1 of 1.

4-H

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives138635
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1996
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F2 7b
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F2 7c
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F2 8c
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F2 7b
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F2 7c
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F2 8c
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1996
Series
Clachan Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
3 photographs : col.
Scope and Content
Three colour photographs of 4-H Clubs, included in the Clachan Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume Three, pages 7 and 8:
At the 4-H awards, from left, are President Betty Johnston, Cora Beth Deyle, and Marcy Ford [7b];
4-H members, including Devon Johnston and Sarah Johnston [7c];
At the 4-H awards, from left, are President Betty Johnston, Roberta Ford, Jackie Fleming, Isle Fleuren, and Janneke Fleuren [8c].
Name Access
Clachan Women's Institute
Clachan (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
4-H Clubs
Website / Street View Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Websites
Images
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4-H Program

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives138472
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1995
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F1 31
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh2 B1 F1 31
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1995
Series
Clachan Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
3 photographs : col.
Scope and Content
Three colour photographs of a 4-H program put on by the Clachan W.I. in May, 1995, included in the Clachan Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume Two, page 31:
A display made for 4-H by the institute entitled "County Cookers" [31a]
From left are Mrs. Allan Caroll, Jennifer Fleming, Julie Nogradi, and an unidentified 4-H member demonstrating cake decorating [31b];
Watching a cake deocrating demonstration are: an unidentified 4-H member, Jennifer Fleming, Ms McPhail, unidentified, Mrs. Carroll giving the demonstration, Catherine Schneider, unidentified, Jackie Fleming, unidentified, Natalie Ford, and Marcy Ford [31c].
Name Access
Clachan Women's Institute
Clachan (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
4-H Clubs
Website / Street View Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Websites
Images
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1927 Canada Stamps

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives148147
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1927
Storage Location
Box 241, File 6
R11 S5 Sh4 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 241, File 6
R11 S5 Sh4 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1927
Scope and Content
Four Canada stamps, produced to mark the 60th anniversary of Canadian confederation.
Name Access
Elgin County 4-H Club
Subject Access
4-H Clubs
Agriculture
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Dutton 4-H at Pitch-In Week

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives142041
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
June, 1994
Accession Number
2003-16
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh3 B3 F1 66b
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2003-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh3 B3 F1 66b
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
June, 1994
Series
Wallacetown Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of members of the Dutton 4-H club participating in Pitch-In Week by putting mulch in the flower beds at Caledonia Gardens, included in the Wallacetown Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume Five, page 66. Front row, left to right: Heather Bobier, Aimee Zinkan, Shannon Lunn, Amanda Jordan, Dianne Markowski, and Amy McNeill. Back row, left to right: Debbie Armstrong, leader; Kathleen Andrew (hidden), Penny McMurphy, leader; Brianne McCready, and Kristen Beattie. The club was sponsored by the Wallacetown W.I.
Name Access
Wallacetown Women's Institute
Wallacetown (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
4-H Clubs
Website / Street View Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Websites
Images
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Elgin County 4-H Association fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives158687
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1947-2015
Accession Number
2013-08
2014-21
2016-07
2017-26
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B1-6
W4 Sh2 B 1-3
W5 Sh1 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2013-08
2014-21
2016-07
2017-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B1-6
W4 Sh2 B 1-3
W5 Sh1 B3
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1947-2015
Physical Description
1.52 m of textual records ; 3 volumes ; 80 photographs, col.
Extent
1.52 m of textual records ; 3 volumes
History / Biographical
The Elgin County 4-H Association is a regional division of 4-H Ontario. They are responsible for running selected clubs throughout the county, and each club focuses on completing a specific project over the course of at least 12 hours of instruction. Originally, clubs were focused on either homemaking or agriculture, but in modern times the clubs have expanded to include other projects, such as finances and job searches, in order to foster the personal development and responsibility of youth. At its height, Elgin County 4-H offered many clubs throughout the county, often with regional markers to distinguish them from identically-named clubs in other parts of the county (such as the West Elgin Dairy Club and the East Elgin Dairy Club), but reduced membership in modern times lead to consolidation into single, county-wide clubs. The 4-H Program arose from agricultural roots. The idea began in the United States: in 1901, President Orwell of the Farmer’s Institute of Macoupin County, Missouri, offered a bag of seed corn to local boys with the hope of encouraging youth leadership in agriculture. 500 boys signed up for that project with the intention of displaying their produce at the 1903 St. Louis Fair. The project drew praise from educators and agricultural leaders alike The idea came to Canada in 1913, when the Department of Agriculture donated one dozen poultry eggs, potatoes, and seed to the youth of Roland, Manitoba, with the intent of having them plant, raise, and grow them over many months. During this time they would be guided by leaders who would teach them the best ways for raising their livestock and crops. This established the basic framework used by 4-H today, which is the completion of a project by youth of a certain age, under the supervision of a leader. These were originally dubbed Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs, and were headed by the Department of Agriculture. The first recognized club in Ontario was founded by Stanley Knapp of Waterloo in 1915, and spread from there. In Elgin County, the first recorded clubs date to 1935, alongside the newly founded Homemaking division of the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs. Both Homemaking and Agriculture were well represented in Elgin County. In 1952, the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs were renamed to 4-H Canada (head, heart, hands, and health), and under this new moniker, the focus began to shift from goal-oriented pursuits, such as completion of projects, to the personal development of its’ members. Starting 1985, the Homemaking and Agricultural divisions, previously separate, merged to become one entity, with John R. Lyle as president. In 1988, 4-H Ontario separated from the provincial Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs to become an independent organization.
Custodial History
Fonds is a collection of four separate accessions: 2017-26, 2016-07, 2013-08, and 2014-21. 2016-07 and 2013-08 were gifted by Roberta Gillard, Treasurer for the Elgin County 4-H. 2014-21 was donated by Cathy Cocchio. 2017-26 was donated by Cheryl Gauthier to the Elgin County Museum on August 23, 2017, and was transferred to the Elgin County Archives on the same day.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and maintained by both the Elgin County 4-H Association and individuals within the 4-H program. It includes the 4-H Constitution, annual reports, minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence, lists of members, project records and workbooks done by 4-H members, newsletters, and scrapbooks. The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Administration
Members
Projects
Name Access
Elgin County 4-H Club
Subject Access
4-H Clubs
Agriculture
Youth
Arrangement
Alphabetically; Projects series is arranged chronologically
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Elgin County 4-H Association fonds - Members series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives158750
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1960-2009
Accession Number
2013-08
2016-07
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B2-4
W4 Sh2 B2-3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County 4-H Association fonds
Creator
Elgin County 4-H Association
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2013-08
2016-07
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W4 Sh1 B2-4
W4 Sh2 B2-3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1960-2009
Physical Description
1.03 m. of textual records
History / Biographical
Prior to 1985, Homemaking and Agriculture were separate streams within 4-H. This divide was noted in the member records, with leaders and members being written under cards labelled ‘4-H Homemaking’. In cases where members participated in both agricultural and homemaking clubs, separate cards were issued for each. Post 1985, the records were all filed alphabetically, without any separation between Homemaking and Agriculture, but index cards from older years were still kept in circulation.
Scope and Content
This series consists of membership records of leaders (older members and aults tasked with running individual clubs) and members of the Elgin County 4-H Association ranging from the 1960s to 2009. It is comprised of the following records:
Leader rolls, 2003-2009
Leaders, Homemaking, c. 1970
Members, Agriculture, c. 1970-1980
Members, mixed (Homemaking and Agriculture), c. 1985
Name Access
Elgin (Ont. : County)
Elgin County 4-H Club
Subject Access
Agriculture
4-H Clubs
Youth
Arrangement
Series is arranged alphabetically
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Elgin County 4-H Club - Newsletters and Annual Report

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives147285
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1988-2015
Storage Location
Box 241, File 4
R11 S5 Sh4 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 241, File 4
R11 S5 Sh4 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1988-2015
Physical Description
2 cm. of textual records
Scope and Content
Copies of the Elgin County 4-H Club newsletter "4-H Update! Elgin County", 1988-1997.
Name Access
Elgin County 4-H Club
Subject Access
4-H Clubs
Agriculture
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'Elgin County Plowing Matches'

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives11954
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1924-1998
Storage Location
Box 93, File 39
R5 S4 Sh2 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 93, File 39
R5 S4 Sh2 B2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1924-1998
Physical Description
9 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the following:
-a programme for the 1924 Elgin County Plowing Match, held on the farm of J.H. Miller, near Dutton, organized by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association (copy).
-a list of Elgin County Plowing Matches, 1936-1968; lists the year, location, number of plowmen, number of lands plowed and the Champion Plowman.
-an advertisement for the annual Elgin County Plowing Match organized by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association, held beginning October 22, 1929 on the Dominion Canners Farm at Aylmer, just west of Orwell on Highway 3; published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 22, 1929 (copy).
-an advertisement for the 46th Annual Elgin County Plowing Match, held September 6, 1980 at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital Farm; taken from the West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury, September 4, 1980, p. 8 (copy).
-Dutton Advance newspaper article: "63rd Annual Elgin Plowing Match", September 16, 1998.
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds
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International Plowing Match fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives169439
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
International Plowing Match fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
objects
Date Range
1960-2013
Accession Number
2011-3A
2011-33
2011-36
2011-40
2011-41
2011-42
2013-26
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B7
W6 B12
W6 B13
W6 B14
R12 S1 Sh4 B8 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
International Plowing Match fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2011-3A
2011-33
2011-36
2011-40
2011-41
2011-42
2013-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B7
W6 B12
W6 B13
W6 B14
R12 S1 Sh4 B8 F2
GMD
textual records
graphic material
objects
Date Range
1960-2013
Physical Description
60 cm of textual records and other materials
History / Biographical
The International Plowing Match (IPM) is one of two events organized by the Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA), which itself was founded in 1911 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The IPM is the largest outdoor agricultural expo in North America, with the first being successfully run in 1913 on Sunnybrook farm in Toronto. Each IPM takes several years of planning, meaning that there is quite a range of dates for the records for each IPM held. The 2010 IPM held in St. Thomas was celebrating the 99th year of the OPA.
In terms of administrative structure the IPM has several committees; there are several IPM committee chairs and three vice-chairs of the organization. There is also an organizational committee which plans the event. Above this sits the OPA’s Board of Directors, who oversee the entire project. The chairperson for the 2010 IPM was Duncan McPhail, while the current president of the OPA is David Murray.
The IPM takes place yearly, and is held on the personal property of a farmer. The fields are turned into a functioning town, featuring around 600 vendors of various types, with thousands arriving and staying multiple days. In the case of the IPM of 2010, the event took place on the farms of Ray Reid and Jason White of St. Thomas.
It is also an international event, with many competitors coming from across Canada, the United States, and the rest of the world.
Custodial History
The fonds also included a volunteer uniform which was transferred to the Elgin County Museum.
Scope and Content
The fonds contains the records of the 2010 IPM that took place in St. Thomas. The fond contains minutes, financial records, and other materials used by the organizers to set up the event and run it smoothly. The fonds also contains the final reports regarding the event. Finally, the fonds contains the advertisements, photographs, and other materials used to promote the 2010 IPM, as well as news clippings from before, during, and after the event.
This fonds is arranged into the following series:
1. Minutes series
2. Contracts series
3. Financial Records series
4. Correspondence series
5. Exhibitor Information Booklets series
6. Final Reports series
7. Volunteer Committee series
8. Legacy Committee series
9. Newsletters series
10. Newspaper Clippings series
11. Photographs and Templates series
12. Events Schedules series
13. Jenny Phillips (Artist) series
14. Donor Information series
15. Non-Newspaper Advertisements series
16. Education Committee series
17. Rural Lifestyles Committee series
18. Antique and Historical Committee series
19. Marketing and Promotions Committee series
20. Queen of the Furrow series
21. Tractor Park Committee series
22. Cookbook Committee series
Name Access
International Plowing Match
Elgin County
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Ontario Plowmen's Association
Sunnybrook Farm
McPhail, Duncan
Murray, David
Reid, Ray
White, Jason
Subject Access
International Plowing Match & Rural Expo
International Plowing Match & Rural Expo (2010: Elgin-St. Thomas, Ont.)
Plowing
Plowing Matches
Administrative Records
Access Restriction
No conditions regarding access.
Websites
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Plowing Match

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives138239
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1992
Accession Number
2003-16
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh3 B2 F2 160
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2003-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm.107
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh3 B2 F2 160
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1992
Series
Wallacetown Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
2 photographs : col.
Scope and Content
Two colour photographs of Mrs. Hilda Morden [160a] and Mrs. Grance Campbell [160b], with W.I. displays at the 1992 Plowing Match, included in the Wallacetown Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume 4, page 160.
Name Access
Wallacetown Women's Institute
Wallacetown (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Plowing Matches
Website / Street View Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Websites
Images
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St. Thomas Times-Journal newspaper articles relating to 4-H Clubs in Elgin County

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives56768
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1953-1990
Accession Number
2008-01
2016-16
Storage Location
Box 150, File 5
R10 S3 Sh2 B5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2008-01
2016-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 150, File 5
R10 S3 Sh2 B5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1953-1990
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
St. Thomas Times-Journal newspaper articles relating to 4-H Clubs in Elgin County, 1953-1981.
-File includes invitations to 4-H Achievement Nights at the Shedden Country Club, 1976-1978.
File includes a brochure and information sheets on the Ontario 4-H Program, ca. 1990.
Name Access
St. Thomas Times-Journal
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Newspapers
Farm life
Farming
Agriculture
4-H Clubs
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