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Title:
Bow Slope Shipping Association fonds

Date(s):
1935-1984

Physical Description:
2.25 m of textual records

History:
Twenty-five farmers from the Rainier and Scandia area, led by Carl J. Anderson, started the Bow Slope Shipping Association in 1934 in order to cooperatively market their pigs, cattle and lambs. In 1940 the association became incorporated. BSSA began to hold auctions in Brooks in the 1950s, and in 1963 it purchased the Brooks Saleyards and started to hold weekly livestock sales. As well as livestock, the association has also handled lumber, salt, binder twine, feed and farm machinery for its members. Several men have been instrumental in the formation and continued success of BSSA. Carl J. Anderson managed the association from 1934 to 1968, Phil E. Duby served as secretary for 25 years, and C. Oscar Johnson was president for 20 years.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of memorandum of association, minutes, financial statements, shareholders' records, correspondence, and sales records.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Bow Slope Shipping Association, 1985.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/bowslope.cfm

Accruals:
Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 7121

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