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Carl Anderson, irrigation pioneer, [ca. 1955]
NA-241-1

Carl J. Anderson fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1Personal records. -- 1938-1984
Series 2 Business records. -- 1920-1984

Inventory

Series 1

Personal records. -- 1938-1984. -- Consists of his diaries, speeches, correspondence, records of trips, and newsclippings.

M-6959-1Diary. -- 1938-1942. -- Primarily related to North Farm and Scandia Farm finances, investments, livestock, and donations. Includes some daily activities.
M-6959-2Diary. -- 1949. -- Primarily related to North Farm and Scandia Farm finances, investments, livestock, and donations. Includes some daily activities.
M-6959-3Diary. -- 1950. -- Primarily related to North Farm and Scandia Farm finances, investments, livestock, and donations. Includes some daily activities.
M-6959-4Diary. -- 1951. -- Primarily related to North Farm and Scandia Farm finances, investments, livestock, and donations. Includes some daily activities.
M-6959-5Diary. -- 1952. -- Primarily related to North Farm and Scandia Farm finances, investments, livestock, and donations. Includes some daily activities.
M-6959-6Diary. -- 1953. -- Primarily related to North Farm and Scandia Farm finances, investments, livestock, and donations. Includes some daily activities.
M-6959-7Diary. -- 1954. -- Primarily related to North Farm and Scandia Farm finances, investments, livestock, and donations. Includes some daily activities.
M-6959-8Diary. -- 1955. -- Primarily related to North Farm and Scandia Farm finances, investments, livestock, and donations. Includes some daily activities.
M-6959-9Diary. -- 1956. -- Primarily related to North Farm and Scandia Farm finances, investments, livestock, and donations. Includes some daily activities.
M-6959-10Diary. -- 1957. -- Primarily related to North Farm and Scandia Farm finances, investments, livestock, and donations. Includes some daily activities.
M-6959-11Diary. -- 1958. -- Primarily related to North Farm and Scandia Farm finances, investments, livestock, and donations. Includes some daily activities.
M-6959-12Diary. -- 1959. -- Primarily related to North Farm and Scandia Farm finances, investments, livestock, and donations. Includes some daily activities.
M-6959-13Diary. -- 1960. -- Primarily related to North Farm and Scandia Farm finances, investments, livestock, and donations. Includes some daily activities.
M-6959-14Loose extracts from diaries. -- 1949-1960. -- Includes cattle feeding agreements with Ray Fukuda and Jack Sewell, records re purchase of Robert L. Scott sheep business, sheep feeding agreement with M.A. Valli, Brooks block financial statement, and miscellaneous financial records.
M-6959-15Speeches and articles. -- 1954-1960. -- Regarding conservation, livestock, ranching and water resources.
M-6959-16Correspondence. -- 1948-1984. -- Includes correspondence with / about Wes Crook, George Swenson, Lalovee Jensen, Helmut Entrup, and Harry Veiner. Also includes Anderson's nomination to the Agricultural Hall of Fame.
M-6959-17Retirement letters. -- 1964. -- Consists of letters received upon retirement as general manager of the Eastern Irrigation District.
M-6959-18Letters of congratulation. -- 1960, 1964, 1974. -- Re life memberships in Brooks Chamber of Commerce and the Agricultural Institute of Canada, and induction into the Agricultural Hal of Fame.
M-6959-19Scandia and Eastern Irrigation District histories. -- 1966-1983. -- Consists of thank you letters for copies of The History of the Eastern Irrigation District and Scandia Since Seventeen (copy of the latter included).
M-6959-20Rumanian trip. -- 1960-1965. -- Consists of correspondence, notes, articles, etc. re trip to Rumania to conclude a sale of Canadian livestock. Includes subsequent negotiations for the export of agricultural equipment.
M-6959-21China trip. -- 1964-1965. -- Consists of a diary, correspondence, newsclippings, articles, etc. re trip to China as part of a Farmers' Union of Alberta delegation.
M-6959-22Canadian Save the Children Fund. -- 1979. -- Consists of an information sheet about a sponsored child.
M-6959-23Canadian Executive Service Overseas. -- 1968-1973. -- Consists of application for positions as livestock specialist in Poland and Iran.
M-6959-24World Council of Churches. -- 1972. -- Consists of speech on the history and activities of the WCC.
M-6959-25Unifarm convention package. -- 1970. -- Includes constitution, bylaws, lists of directors and resolutions.
M-6959-26Newsclippings. -- 1940-1982. -- Re Anderson's interests and activities.
M 8667Personal papers and research notes. -- [ca. 1940s-1990s]. -- 25 cm of textual records. -- Consists of personal papers of, and research materials about, Carl Anderson, which were collected and used by Renie Gross while writing of Groundwork : Carl Anderson, Farm crusader / Renie Gross. -- Wardlow, Badlands Books, 1998. -- Unprocessed. Please consult archivist regarding access.
PA-2702-(1-5) Portrait of Carl J. Anderson; hay stacks; Bassano Dam; and Brook Aqueduct. -- 5 photographs.
NA-241-1 Portrait of Carl J. Anderson. -- Copy of original print above.
PA-3904 Views of Carl Anderson, his family, home and activities. -- [ca. 1920s-1980s]. -- 92 photographs
PD-387 Views of Carl Anderson, his family, home and activities. -- [ca. 1920s-1980s]. -- 1 album (50 photographs)
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Series 2

Business records. -- 1920-1984

Bow Slope Shipping Association
NoteFor minutes, see M-6959-38.
M-6959-27Business correspondence, circulars, etc. -- 1957-1976
M-6959-28Audited financial statements. -- 1960- 1976
M-6959-29Director's reports. -- 1965-1966
M-6959-30History of Bow Slope Shipping Association. -- 1968. -- Includes both manuscript and version printed in The United Farmer magazine.
  Bow Valley Livestock Feeders Association (and other feeder associations)
M-6959-31Reports, circulars, lists of executives and minutes. -- 1962-1968. -- Includes list of executives of the South Slope Livestock Feeders Association.
M-6959-32Audited financial statements. -- 1962-1968. - - Includes combined balance sheet for Bow Valley, East Bow Valley, South Slope and Tilley- Rolling Hills associations.
M-6959-33Applications for livestock. -- 1966 and n.d.
M-6959-34Assignments by feeders to the Eastern Irrigation District. -- 1956-1961. -- Includes East Bow Valley, South Slope and Tilley-Rolling Hills associations.
M-6959-35Berry W. Tibbit (lawyer). -- 1959-1960. -- Consists of correspondence re collection of debts.
M-6959-36Feeders' accounts. -- 1951-1955, 1959-1961. -- Includes Bow Valley, East Bow Valley, South Slope and Tilley-Rolling Hills associations.
M-6959-37Contracts with Provincial Treasurer. -- 1964- 1966. -- Lists members, and number and value of livestock put up as collateral for provincial loans. Includes Tilley and Rolling Hills associations.
M-7411 Notebooks relating to feeder associations. -- 1957-1982
  Brooks Central Feeders Association
M-6959-38Minutes. -- 1957-1979. -- Includes some Bow Slope Shipping Association minutes (1972-1974).
M-6959-39Bylaws, regulations, etc. -- 1964- 1972
M-6959-40James Lyle Murphy. -- 1968-1972. -- Re bankruptcy and Brooks Central Feeders' claim.
M-6959-41Correspondence. -- 1957-1972. -- Includes assignments by feeders to the Eastern Irrigation District.
M-6959-42Correspondence. -- 1967-1971. -- Regarding overdue accounts.
M-6959-43Correspondence. -- 1968-1973. -- Consists of credit applications to the Royal Bank.
M-6959-44Correspondence. -- 1967-1969. -- With the Bank of Nova Scotia, regarding repayment of loans.
M-6959-45Brands. -- 1967-1968. -- Regarding the transfer of brands from Bow Valley to Brooks Central Livestock Feeders' Association. Includes a list of brands for other feeder associations.
M-6959-46Audited financial statements. -- 1957-1973, 1977-1978, 1981. -- Includes distribution of funds at wind-up of the association.
M-6959-47Contracts with the Royal Bank. -- 1962- 1970. -- Lists members, and number and value of livestock put up as collateral for loans.
M-6959-48Sales records. -- 1966
M-6959-49Membership lists. -- 1962-1969. -- Lists members, addresses and amounts of contracts.
  Hays Feeder Association
M-6959-50Reports, membership and executive lists. -- 1959-1962
M-6959-51Financial records. -- 1959-1962. -- Includes balance sheets and income tax returns.
M-6959-52Vendors statements. -- 1961-1962
  Eastern Irrigation District
M-6959-53Correspondence, notes, etc. -- 1938-1943, 1967-1987. -- Regarding the history of the Eastern Irrigation District. Includes notes on employees.
M-6959-54Speeches, articles, etc. -- 1938-1983. -- Various banquet addresses, articles and briefs on the history of the Eastern Irrigation District, Bassano Dam, and irrigation in general.
M-6959-55Brochures and newsletters. -- 1967-1984. -- Regarding the Eastern Irrigation District and irrigation.
M-6959-56Newsclippings. -- 1962-1985
  Canadian Livestock Cooperative (Western) Ltd.
M-6959-57Board of directors minutes. -- 1966
M-6959-58Audited and interim financial statements. -- 1964-1968
  Alberta Livestock Cooperative Ltd.
M-6959-59Audited and interim financial statements. -- 1964-1969
  Alberta Federation of Agriculture
M-6959-60Board of directors reports. -- 1966
  United Farmers of Alberta. Scandia Local 904
(renamed Farmers Union of Alberta Local 1309 in 1949)
M-6959-61

Minutes, membership roll and cashbook. -- 1920-1928

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M-6959-62

Minutes, membership roll and cashbook. -- 1929-1935

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M-6959-63Minutes, membership roll and cashbook. -- 1936-1940
M-6959-64Minutes, membership roll and cashbook. -- 1944-1949, 1957-1959. -- Includes a brief history of the Scandia UFA's contributions to the development of the area.
M-6959-65Minutes, membership roll and cashbook. -- 1949-1957
  Jenny Lind School District No. 3972
M-6959-66Minutes of ratepayers and local board. -- 1946-1954
  Canadian Red Cross Society. Bow Slope branch
M-6959-67Minutes. -- 1939-1942
M-6959-68Audited financial statements. -- 1941- 1944
M-6959-69Pamphlet: "Knitting instructions for War Work". -- 1940
  4-H Foundation of Alberta
M-6959-70Minutes, newsletters, financial statements, etc. -- 1977-1978. -- Includes Battle Lake land use controversy.
  CUPE / County of Newell No. 4 Conciliation Board
M-6959-71Labour agreements, correspondence, etc. -- 1967-1971. -- Regarding arbitration of labour dispute.
  Blackfoot Cooperative Enterprises Ltd., Cluny
M-6959-72Correspondence, newsletters, newsclippings. -- 1967, 1981. -- Regarding First Nation livestock feeder association on the Blackfoot reserve.
  Miscellaneous
M-6959-73Correspondence regarding sheep industry. -- 1957-1982
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