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Title:
Federal Grain Ltd. fonds

Date(s):
1921-1971

Physical Description:
12.5 cm of textual records. -- 355 photographs

History:
Federal Grain Ltd. was established in 1929 when nine private grain marketing companies amalgamated in order to better compete with the provincial Wheat Pools. On consolidation the company owned 340 country elevators and three terminals at Fort William. It also gained a controlling interest in Alberta Pacific Grain Company. In 1967 Federal Grain, Alberta Pacific and the Searle Grain Company amalgamated. In 1972 Federal Grain's 1092 elevators were taken over by the three prairie Wheat Pools.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of historical articles and promotional booklet about Searle Grain Company; biographical sketches of Alberta Pacific and Federal Grain Ltd. employees; constitution, promotional pamphlets and histories of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange; and extensive photographs of the company's elevators and operations in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Thunder Bay (Fort William).

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Federal Grain Ltd., 1972.

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/federal.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 2401, PA 1476, PA 1563

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