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Elgin County Plowing Match

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Yarmouth Glen Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
2003
Accession Number
2011-12
Storage Location
R2 S6 Sh1 B4 F1 117
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Yarmouth Glen Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2011-12
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R2 S6 Sh1 B4 F1 117
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
2003
Series
Yarmouth Glen Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
4 photographs : col.
Scope and Content
Four colour photographs of the Elgin County Plowing Match, held in Orwell in September, 2003, included in the Yarmouth Glen Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume 2, page 117:
Joanne Erickson standing in front of place settings [117a];
From left to right: Pauline Lindsay, Madeleine Jenkins, Mary Veenstra, Marion McKenzie, and Joanne Erickson [117b];
Ruth Davis, left, and Joan Mansell at the W.I. booth [117c and 117d].
Name Access
Yarmouth Glen Women's Institute
Yarmouth (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuirs
Plowing Matches
Images

Discussing Plowing Match at W.I. Meeting

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
2009
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh2 B2 F1 28c
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 B2 F1 28c
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
2009
Series
Clachan Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of Duncan and Norma McPhail discussing the International Plowing Match at the October 26, 2009 Clachan W.I. meeting, included in the Clachan Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume Four, page 28. Duncan spoke about preparations for the 2010 event.
Source Information: http://www.elgincounty.ca/ElginCounty/CulturalServices/Archives/tweedsmuir/Clachan/Clachan%20Vol%204.pdf
Name Access
Clachan Women's Institute
Clachan (Ont.)
International Plowing Match
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Plowing Matches
Images

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
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