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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

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1940-1984
Accession Number
2011-30
2011-35
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh4 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds
Creator
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2011-30
2011-35
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh4 B1
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1940-1984
Physical Description
34.5 cm of textual records
119 photographs : b&w
History / Biographical
In 1907 the Ontario Department of Agriculture established its Extension Branch to set up and administer a network of branch offices in each county to provide advice and assistance to farmers and agricultural organizations at the local level. The Elgin County Branch office was established in 1911, largely as a result of the vigorous lobbying efforts of Wallacetown, Ontario resident John E. Pearce. Each Extension Branch office was headed by the resident Agricultural Representative. Fred Moore Clement of Lincoln County arrived in 1911 as the first Agricultural Representative for Elgin County. Mr. Clement was succeeded by Charles W. Buchanan, who served until 1927. Following Mr. Buchanan were Fletcher S. Thomas (1927-1945), A.O. Dalrymple (1945-1946), A. Victor Langton (1946-1972), Harold Buck (1972-1980), John A. Anderson (1980-[1985?]), and David Murray ([1985?]-[1996?]). By 1923 the Elgin County Branch office of the Ontario Department of Agriculture was situated at 371 Talbot St., St. Thomas, Ontario, subsequently known as the Royal Bank Building. The office relocated in early 1965 to 594 Talbot St., St. Thomas. In a press release issued May 22, 1996, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food announced the closure of its St. Thomas, Ontario branch office and the consolidation of its functions in a new regional Ministry office to be opened in London, Ontario.
Custodial History
Records comprising the fonds were in the custody of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, St. Thomas, Ontario until its closure in May, 1996. Records were transferred to the custody of the Elgin County Library and subsequently transferred to the Elgin County Archives.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of various records created, collected and maintained by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, St. Thomas, Ontario. Records include annual reports; records relating to the 1959-1960 Elgin Farmstead Improvement Contest and the Elgin Farmstead Improvement Centennial Contest (1965-1967); and miscellaneous records and photographs documenting agricultural events, activities and organizations in Elgin County.
Fonds is arranged into the following series:
1. Annual Reports, 1955-1965
2. Farmstead Improvement Contest, 1959-1971
3. Photographs, 1940-1979
4. Miscellaneous, 1954-1984
Name Access
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch (St. Thomas, Ont.)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds

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

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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
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds
Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds

Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Plowmen’s Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1958-1985
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B2 F16-34
R4 S1 Sh4 B4 F18-20
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Plowmen’s Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B2 F16-34
R4 S1 Sh4 B4 F18-20
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1958-1985
Physical Description
12.5 cm of textual records
4 photographs : b&w
History / Biographical
The Elgin County Plowmen's Association was established in late August, 1922 at a meeting held in the offices of the Elgin County Representative of the Ontario Department of Agriculture and Food, C.W. Buchanan. At this meeting the following executive officers were elected: Alex Anderson, President; William Wadland, First Vice-President; Sam Garton, Second Vice-President; and Fred Carr, Secretary. At the same meeting, the following directors were appointed: Roy Evely; J.J. Ashton; C.W. Buchanan; J.R. Teeple, Reeve, Yarmouth Township; and R.A. Penhale, President, Elgin County Board of Trade.
The Association organized the inaugural Elgin County Plowing Match, held October 17-18, 1922 on the farms of James Todd and Alex Anderson near St. Thomas, Ontario. An estimated 4,000 people attended the event, won by William Wadland, Yarmouth Township.
The Second Annual Elgin County Plowing Match was organized by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association and held October 23-24, 1923 on the farms of Mrs. W.A. Hill and D.W. Bearss, just north of St. Thomas, Ontario. William Wadland, Yarmouth Township was declared champion for the second consecutive year.
The Third Annual Elgin County Plowing Match was held October 29, 1924 on the farm of J.H. Miller, just north of Dutton, Ontario.
The Elgin County Plowmen's Association continued to organize an annual plowing match in Elgin County for many years, although some years were missed as a result of economic conditions during the depression of the 1930s and the Second World War, 1939-1945.
The Elgin County Plowmen's Association was a key partner, with the Ontario Plowmen's Association, the County of Elgin and the Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, in organizing the International Plowing Match events held in Elgin County in 1940, 1960 and 1985.
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 Elgin County Plowmen's Association, including minutes of meetings, records relating to the annual Elgin County plowing match organized by the Association for the period 1979-1984, and records relating to the Association's bid to the Ontario Plowmen's Association to host the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show in Elgin County. Fonds is organized into the following series: 1. Minutes 2. Annual Plowing Match 3. 1985 International Plowing Match Bid 4. Miscellaneous
Name Access
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery fonds

International Plowing Match fonds

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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.
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