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'Elgin County Plowing Matches'

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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

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

Elgin County Plowing Match

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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1953-1982
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F8
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1953-1982
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Elgin County Plowing Match file
Physical Description
41 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
File contains black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal articles concerning the annual Elgin County Plowing Match, 1953-1982.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches

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

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Elgin County Archives
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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

Profile Photographs, General Interest - Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Prong

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1955-1963
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh5 B7 107
  2 images     1 document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh5 B7 107
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1955-1963
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Profile Photographs, General Interest file
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w
1 p. textual records
Scope and Content
Black and white profile photograph showing Ronald Prong of Aylmer published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on September 27, 1955. (R8 S4 Sh5 B7 107a)
Black and white profile photograph showing Mrs. Ronald Prong at the Plowing Match published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 26, 1963. (R8 S4 Sh5 B7 107b)
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, September 27, 1963, describing Ronald Prong, a graduate of the Western Ontario Agricultural School at Ridgetown, winning the senior divsion of the East Elgin Junior Farmers' plowing match. (R8_S4_Sh5_B7_107.pdf)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Subject Access
Newspapers
Plowing Matches
Images
Documents

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Rural Beautification Program Photographs - Fred G. Moyes property

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1955-1985
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh5 B1 F35
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 B1 F35
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1955-1985
Series
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds - County Beautification Committee series
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w and col.
5 negatives : col.
Scope and Content
File contains one black and white (1955) and five colour photographs (1985) and five colour negatives (1985) showing the Fred G. Moyes property, 157 Centennial Avenue, St. Thomas. Probably taken in connection with the Elgin Beautification and Farmland Conservation competition at the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show, organized by the County Beautification Committee of the Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show. Two photographs mounted for display. File includes a note describing the property, 1954-1985.
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1956-1961
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1 F13
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1 F13
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1956-1961
Series
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds - Executive Committee series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains insurance contracts and policies and correspondence with insurers, collected and maintained by the Executive Committee of the Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration.
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches

Executive Committee

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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1956-1962
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1 F1-13
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 F1-13
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1956-1962
Series
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds - Executive Committee series
Physical Description
21.5 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The Executive Committee of the Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration was established under its original name, the Local Provisional Committee, at a meeting held April 17, 1957. The committee was responsible for the general planning and administration of the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held October 11-14 in the vicinity of Springfield, Ontario. Members of the committee included Frank Pineo, Chairman; Leslie Armstrong, Vice-Chairman; A.V. Langton, Secretary-Treasurer; and James Galbraith, Assistant Treasurer.
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created, collected and maintained by the Executive Committee of the Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration. Series includes correspondence, administrative records, minutes, financial statements and reports.
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches

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

Executive and Committee Minutes

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1957-1961
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1 F7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1 F7
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1957-1961
Series
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds - Executive Committee series
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains minutes of meetings of the Executive and Committees of the Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration, February 12, 1957-January 11, 1961, with attached record of members' attendance at meetings.
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches

Financial Statements

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Plowmen’s Association fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1958-1960
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B2 F30
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Plowmen’s Association fonds
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B2 F30
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1958-1960
Series
Elgin County Plowmen’s Association fonds - Miscellaneous series
Physical Description
8 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains audited financial statements of the Elgin County Plowmen's Association for the periods December 2, 1958-November 20, 1959 and November 20, 1959-December 7, 1960.
Name Access
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Plowmen’s Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1958-1980
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B2 F30-34
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Plowmen’s Association fonds
Description Level
Series
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B2 F30-34
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1958-1980
Series
Elgin County Plowmen’s Association fonds - Miscellaneous series
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of miscellaneous records created, collected and maintained by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association, including financial statements, secretary-treasusrer's correspondence, and correspondence with and forms received from and filed with the Ontario Plowmen's Association.
Name Access
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches

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

Profile Photographs, General Interest - Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Parker

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1958-1964
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh4 B2 135
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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh4 B2 135
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1958-1964
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Profile Photographs, General Interest file
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w
1 p. textual records
Scope and Content
Black and white profile photograph showing Freeman Parker of Springfield published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 13, 1958. (R8 S4 Sh4 B2 135a)
Black and white profile photograph showing Freeman Parker published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on December 1, 1961. (R8 S4 Sh4 B2 135b)
Black and white profile photograph showing Freeman Parker published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on June 23, 1962. (R8 S4 Sh4 B2 135c)
Black and white profile photograph showinig Freeman Parker published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on November 24, 1962. (R8 S4 Sh4 B2 135d)
Black and white profile photograph showing Freeman Parker published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on January 22, 1963. (R8 S4 Sh4 B2 135e)
Black and white profile photograph showing Freeman Parker at the Plowing Match published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on OCtober 16, 1963. (R8 S4 Sh4 B2 135f)
Black and white profile photograph showing Freeman Parker, member of the Aylmer Rotary Club, published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on December 7, 1963. (R8 S4 Sh4 B2 135g)
Black and white profile photograph showing Mrs. Freeman Parker published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on May 16, 1964. (R8 S4 Sh4 B2 135h)
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, December 1, 1961, describing Freeman Parker being re-elected vice-president of the Elgin County Plowmen's Association, whose members voted to return their 1961 executive for a second term. Other executive included A.V. Langton, Reg CLinton, Frank Pineo, and Ken Bawden. (R8_S4_Sh4_B2_135.pdf)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Subject Access
Newspapers
Farming
Plowing Matches
Agriculture
Images
Documents

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Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch - Farmstead Improvement Contest series

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959-1971
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh4 B1 F11-33
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
Series
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh4 B1 F11-33
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959-1971
Series
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds - Farmstead Improvement Contest series
Physical Description
23 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of records relating to the 1959-1960 Elgin Farmstead Improvement Contest and the Elgin Farmstead Improvement Centennial Contest (1965-1967). Both contests were organized by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, St. Thomas, Ontario in association with provincial farmstead improvement initiatives sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. The 1959-1960 contest was held in association with the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held in the vicinity of Springfield, Ontario. Series includes organizing committee minutes, correspondence, brochures and programs, lists of contest entries, financial statements, and contest results and awards.
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

Financial Statements

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959-1961
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1 F8
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959-1961
Series
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds - Executive Committee series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains financial statements prepared by the Executive Committee of the Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration.
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959-1960
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1 F53
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1 F53
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959-1960
Series
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds - Banquet Committee series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains records of the Banquet Committee of the Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration relating to the registration and regulation of caterers at the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held October 11-14, 1960 in the vicinity of Springfield, Ontario. File includes correspondence, lists of caterers, food concessionaire's agreement and food preparation regulations.
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches

Banquet Committee

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959-1960
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B1 F50-53
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 F50-53
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959-1960
Series
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds - Banquet Committee series
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The Banquet 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. C.M. Williams was appointed committee chairman. The committee was responsible for organizing the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration Banquet held October 14, 1960 at the St. Thomas-Elgin Memorial Arena, and for regulating the activities of caterers 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 correspondence, banquet programs, banquet tickets and other records created, collected and maintained by the Banquet Committee of the Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration.
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches

Publicity Committee

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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

Newspaper Clippings

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959-1960
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B2 F6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B2 F6
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959-1960
Series
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds - Publicity Committee series
Physical Description
6 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains newspaper clippings concerning the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held October 11-14, 1960 in the vicinity of Springfield, Ontario. Retained for reference 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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