Carl J. Anderson fonds
1 m of textual records. -- 147 photographs
Carl J. Anderson, 1898-1998, was born in Nebraska, USA and came to the Scandia area of Alberta in 1918 to farm. He was instrumental in the formation of the Eastern Irrigation District in 1935, and managed it from 1947 to 1964. He organized the Bow Slope Shipping Association in 1934, and managed it until 1968. He was supervisor of several livestock feeders' associations in the Brooks area, and in 1960 assisted in setting up a feeder association on the Blackfoot (Siksika) reserve near Cluny. He has been actively involved in many agricultural associations including the Canadian Livestock Cooperative, Alberta Livestock Cooperative, and Alberta Federation of Agriculture. He was a member of the Scandia local of the United Farmers of Alberta and its successor, the Farmers' Union of Alberta, and on the local board of Jenny Lind School District. For his significant contributions to Alberta's agricultural development he was inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1974. For further information see Feasting on Misfortune : Journeys of the Human Spirit in Alberta's Past / David C. Jones. -- Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, 1998; and Groundwork : Carl Anderson, Farm Crusader / Renie Gross. -- Wardlow, Badlands Books, 1998.
Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of diaries (1938-1942, 1949-1960), speeches, correspondence, newsclippings and other personal papers, and circulars, reports, minutes and financial statements of organizations to which he belonged. Also consists of photographs of the Anderson family, their home, and various agricultural organizations. Includes minutes of Jenny Lind School District (1946-1954) and minutes, membership lists and cashbook of Scandia UFA/FUA (1920-1954).
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Bassano Dam, Battle Lake, Bow Valley Livestock Feeders Association, Brooks Central Livestock Feeders Association, Canadian Red Cross (Bow Slope branch), County of Newell No. 4, Wesley Crook, East Bow Valley Livestock Feeders Association, Eastern Irrigation District, Helmut Entrup, 4-H, Ray Fukuda, Hays Feeder Association, Lalovee Jensen, livestock brands, James Lyle Murphy, Rainier, Robert L. Scott, Jack Sewell, South Slope Livestock Feeders Association, George Swenson, Tilley-Rolling Hills Livestock Feeders Association, M.A. Valli, and Harry Veiner.
Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Carl J. Anderson, 1960-1986 and Renie Gross, 1999-2011.
The material is in English.
No restrictions on access.
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.
View finding aid / scanned documents:
There is an interview with Carl Anderson at the Bert Sheppard Stockmen's Memorial Foundation Library & Archives.
There is a recorded interview with Anderson in the Irrigation Research Project at Glenbow (RCT-90-11).
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-6959, M-7411, M-8667, PA-2702, PA-3904, PD-387, NA-241