Alberta Aberdeen Angus Association fonds
1917-1984, predominant 1964-1984
3.25 m of textual records
The Alberta Aberdeen Angus Association was established in 1917, with 28 founding members. G.H. Hutton was the first president. The association was incorporated in 1963 with the stated objective of fostering and protecting the interests of the breed in Alberta. Almost half of registered Aberdeen Angus cattle in Canada are raised in Alberta, making it the stronghold of the breed. The association holds a "Super Star" sale annually, does performance testing of the breed, and is involved in a rapidly expanding export business. In the 1990s the name was changed to the Alberta Aberdeen Angus Breeders Club and later to the Alberta Angus Association.
Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of constitution and bylaws, minutes, general correspondence, export business correspondence, and financial records.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Canada All Breeds Association, artificial insemination, Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Canadian Aberdeen Angus Association, Canadian Western Agribition, Central Alberta Angus Club, Edmonton Exhibition, 4-H Clubs, Northern Alberta Angus Club, Peace River Angus Club, Red Angus Club of Alberta and Southern Alberta Angus Club.
Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of the Alberta Aberdeen Angus Association and Mattie McCullough, 1983-1988.
The material is in English.
Originals and Reproductions:
The minutes, 1917-1979, are also available on microfilm.
No restrictions on access.
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.
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Further additions expected.
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 6703, M 6776, M 7861, BR Alberta Aberdeen