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Title:
Foothills Cowboys Association fonds

Date(s):
1955-1990

Physical Description:
82 cm of textual records

History:
The Foothills Cowboys Association was formed on January 15, 1955 by five southern Alberta ranchers, Mac Leask, Joe Zettel, James Vixon, Ivor Clarke and Douglas Rodgers. It was incorporated as a society on September 12, 1955. Its objects were to organize a rodeo circuit for cowboys who were not members of the Cowboys Protective Association (now Canadian Professional Rodeo Association) and to provide a forum of discussion for rodeo contestants and managers. Most members were from Alberta, but there were also members from the other provinces, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Rodeos were held on weekends from May to October, enabling members to compete on a part-time basis. Initially an all male organization, women were allowed to participate as contestants for the first time in 1965, when the Ladies' Barrel Race was added. The FCA office is in Cochrane, Alberta.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of incorporation documents, minutes, correspondence, membership lists, blacklists, financial statements, rodeo results, medical releases, banquet records, newsletters, and rodeo directories.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Foothills Cowboys Association, 1992.

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/cowboys.cfm

Accruals:
Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 8266

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