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Series 1 Constitutions. — 1896, 1920, 1939
M-2452-1a Ordinance of incorporation of the Western Stock Growers’ Association. — 1896. — photocopy.
M-2452-1b Constitution and bylaws of the Stock Growers’ Protective Association of Western Canada. — 1920
M-2452-251 Constitution and bylaws. — 1939

Series 2 Minutes. — 1896-1969, 1973-1988
M-2452-2 Medicine Hat Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1913-1914
M-2452-3 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1896-1921
M-2452-4 Cattlemen’s Protective Association of Western Canada minutes. –1919-1920
M-2452-5 Stock Growers’ Protective Association of Western Canada. — 1920-1921
M-2452-6 Amalgamation of Western Stock Growers’ Association of Western Canada meeting. — 1921
M-2452-7 Reports of Stock Growers’ Protective Association of Western Canada meeting. — 1921
M-2452-8 Stock Growers’ Protective Association of Western Canada minutes. — 1922-1923
M-2452-9 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1923-1927. — Includes 1927 annual report.
M-2452-10 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1928-1938 . — Annual meetings.
M-2452-11 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1928-1938. — Directors meetings.
M-2452-12 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1938-1944
M-2452-13 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1944-1951
M-2452-14 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1952-1953
M-2452-15 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1954
M-2452-16 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1955-1960
M-2452-17 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1960
M-2452-18 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1961-1963
M-2452-19 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1964-1966
M-2452-233 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1966-1967
M-2452-234 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1967-1968
M-2452-235 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1969
M-2452-236 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1972-1972
M-9007-1 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1973-1983. — Executive meetings.
M-9007-2 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1984-1988. — Executive meetings.
M-9007-3 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1973-1982. — Board of Directors meetings.
M-9007-4 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1983-1988. — Board of Directors meetings.
M-9007-5 Western Stock Growers’ Association minutes. — 1973-1987. — Annual meetings.
M-9007-6 Miscellaneous minutes. — 1973-1978. — Consists of minutes for various committees and sub-committees, task forces, etc. of the WSGA.

Series 3 Directors’ correspondence. — 1920-1922, 1936-1946.
M-2452-20 Circular letters to directors. – 1920-1922
M-2452-21 Directors correspondence. – 1920-1922
M-2452-22 Correspondence regarding directors meetings. — 1936-1937
M-2452-23 Correspondence regarding directors meetings. — 1937-1938
M-2452-24 Correspondence regarding directors meetings. — 1938
M-2452-25 Correspondence regarding directors meetings. — 1938
M-2452-26 Correspondence regarding directors meetings. — 1939-1946

Series 4 Dan E. Riley correspondence. — 1921-1935. — As Secretary and President of WSGA, and as Senator.
M-2452-27 Dan Riley correspondence. — 1921-1924
M-2452-28 Dan Riley correspondence. — 1925-1931
M-2452-29 Dan Riley correspondence. — 1933-1935

Series 5 Stock Growers’ Protective Association of Western Canada correspondence. — 1920-1927. — Note: The name changed to the Western Stock Growers’ Association in 1923.
M-2452-30 Accounts, notices for 1920, 1921, 1922
M-2452-31 Acknowledgements. — 1921-1922
M-2452-32 Acknowledgements of receipt of dues and assessments. — 1921-1922
M-2452-33 Acknowledgements re votes, cheques and number of cattle owned and controlled. — 1920-1921
M-2452-34 Answers to questions re the constitution. — 1920
M-2452-35 Assessment notices. — 1921
M-2452-36 Assessment notices. — 1921-1922
M-2452-37 Assessment notices. — 1922
M-2452-38 Bennis, F.V. — 1920
M-2452-39 Bowler, A.H. — 1920-1921
M-2452-40 Brand inspection – General file. — 1920-1921
M-2452-41 Brand inspection at central markets. — 1920-1926
M-2452-42 Brands. — 1920-1922
M-2452-43 Brands. — 1923-1927
M-2452-44 Breed association. — 1920
M-2452-45 British embargo – Removal of. — 1920-1922
M-2452-46 British market information. — 1921-1922
M-2452-47 Cattle Dipped. — 1920
M-2452-48 Castle rustlers – Correspondence. — 1920-1921
M-2452-49 Cattle rustling – Big Valley district. — 1920
M-2452-50 Cattle shipment. — September 2, 1921
M-2452-51 Cattle shipment. — September 1921
M-2452-52 Cattle shipment to Great Britain. — 1921
M-2452-53 Condemnations. — 1920-1921
M-2452-54 Consular papers. — 1920-1921
M-2452-55 Counsel or solicitor. — 1920-1921
M-2452-56 Crop reports. — 1921
M-2452-57 Davis, Fred, MPP. — 1920-1922
M-2452-58 Deputy Minister of Public Works. — 1920
M-2452-59 Des Jardine, O. — 1920-1921
M-2452-60 Dillon, J.M., re Lineham SD. — 1922
M-2452-61 Dipping – Craighu Dipping Association. — 1920
M-2452-62 Dipping – Prices. — 1920-1921
M-2452-63 Dipping – Votes. — 1920
M-2452-64 Dippng. — 1920
M-2452-65 Duty on Canadian Cattle entering the United States. — 1922
M-2452-66 Embargo – Anticipated by United States against Canadian cattle. — 1920-1922
M-2452-67 Exhibition associations. — 1920
M-2452-68 Export chilled meat trade. — 1920-1921
M-2452-69 Exporting cattle to Great Britain. — 1921
M-2452-70 Farmers’ association. — 1920
M-2452-71 Feed – Hay, grain, etc. — 1920
M-2452-72 Forest reserves. – -1920-1922
M-2452-73 Frankel, J.H. — 1920
M-2452-74 Freight rates. — 1920-1921
M-2452-75 Freight rates. — 1923
M-2452-76 Frozen meat. — 1921
M-2452-77 General and miscellaneous. — 1920-1922
M-2452-78 Hallam, J.R. — 1922
M-2452-79 Hargrave, J.C. — 1920-1921
M-2452-80 Harmon and Henderson. — 1920-1921
M-2452-81 Kenney, Ed. — 1922
M-2452-82 Knight-Watson Ranching Company. — 1920-1921
M-2452-83 Lease holders – List. — 1920-1922
M-2452-84 Leases – Grazing. — 1921-1922
M-2452-85 Legislation – General. — 1920-1921
M-2452-86 Livestock – General. — 1920-1921
M-2452-87 Livestock – Industry. — 1921-1922
M-2452-88 Livestock – Shipping, etc. — 1920
M-2452-89 Mabee, M.B. — 1921-1922
M-2452-90 Mange. — 1920-1930
M-2452-91 Marketing. — 1925-1927
M-2452-92 Marshall, Duncan. — 1920
M-2452-93 Movement of freight. — 1920
M-2452-94 Press clippings – Embargo. — 1920
M-2452-95 Press clippings – Embargo. — 1921
M-2452-96 Press clippings – General. — 1921
M-2452-97 Press clippings – Legal column. — 1920-1921
M-2452-98 Press items. — 1920-1922
M-2452-99 Railway commissioners. — 1920-1921
M-2452-100 Ritch, W.T. — 1920-1921
M-2452-101 Saskatchewan Stock Growers’ Association. — 1924
M-2452-102 Stockyard reports. — 1921
M-2452-103 Streeter, Harry P. — 1920-1922
M-2452-104 Tariff of United States on Canadian cattle. — 1922-1926
M-2452-105 Tolmie, Dr. F.S. — 1920
M-2452-106 Tompson, Jack. — 1920
M-2452-107 Torrance, Dr. F. — 1920-1921
M-2452-108 Travelling expenses. — 1920
M-2452-109 United Farmers and United Grain Growers. — 1921
M-2452-110 Willson, W.H. — 1919-1920

Series 6 Western Stock Growers’ Association correspondence. — 1928-1940
M-2452-111 Austrailian Treaty. — 1929-1930
M-2452-112 Briefs. — 1932-1934, 1940
M-2452-113 “C” file – General. — 1933-1934
M-2452-114 “C” file. — 1934-1935
M-2452-115 Cattle rustling – Royal Canadian Mounted Police. — 1937-1948
M-2452-116 Cooperative Wholesale Society, Montreal and Manchester. – 1935
M-2452-117 Council of Western Beef Producers. — 1934-1949
M-2452-118 “G” file – General. — 1933-1937
M-2452-119 Gardon, Basil. — 1938
M-2452-120 Grant, Federal. — 1928
M-2452-121 Grazing committees. — 1936-1937
M-2452-122 Grazing leases. — 1934-1935
M-2452-123 Grazing supervisor. — 1928-1931
M-2452-124 “H” file – General. — 1933-1937
M-2452-125 Horse importations. — 1928-1929
M-2452-126 Importation of United States cattle in bond for pasturage. — 1928
M-2452-127 Leases – Purchase. — 1929-1930
M-2452-128 “Mc” file – General. — 1933-1937
M-2452-129 “M” file – General. — 1933-1937
M-2452-130 Membership lists. — 1934-1936
M-2452-131 Miscellaneous. — 1934-1937
M-2452-132 Pedlars of meat. — 1929-1930
M-2452-133 Provincial marketing plans. — 1931-1935
M-2452-134 “R” file – General. — 1934-1937
M-2452-135 Receipts. — 1930
M-2452-136 Rentals and taxes. — 1936-1937
M-2452-137 Round-up – Cochrane. — 1933
M-2452-138 School lands sales. — 1928-1930
M-2452-139 Taxation Enquiry Board. — 1934-1935
M-2452-140 Trade and commerce. — 1938
M-2452-141 Weir, Robert. — 1930-1933
M-2452-142 Willdegg. Thomas. — 1930-1933

Series 7 Western Stock Growers’ Association correspondence. — 1941-1961
M-2452-143 Agricultural Institute of Canada, Alberta brance. — 1959-1961
M-2452-144 American Society of Range Management – Handbook. — 1943
M-2452-145 American Society of Range Management – Correspondence. — 1951-1953
M-2452-146 American Society of Range Management – Correspondence. — 1954
M-2452-147 American Society of Range Management – Minutes. — 1951-1954
M-2452-148 American Society of Range Management – Correspondence. — 1961
M-2452-149 Canadian Cattlemen – Correspondence. — 1960-1961
M-2452-150 Freight rate insurance. — 1946-1950
M-2452-151 General correspondence. — 1958-1968
M-2452-152 Income tax matters. — 1944-1946
M-2452-153 Income tax – Council. — 1946-1948
M-2452-154 Income tax. — 1948-1949
M-2452-155 Marketing. — 1939
M-2452-156 Membership list. — n.d.
M-2452-157 Membership lists. — 1954-1956
M-2452-158 Membership lists. — 1960
M-2452-159 Miscellaneous. — 1945-1946
M-2452-160 Predators. — 1949
M-2452-280 Press clippings. — 1941-1942. — Consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about livestock, ranching, beef prices, WSGA conventions, etc.
M-2452-161 Publicity. — 1937-1952
M-2452-162 Regional meetings – Gooseberry Lake and Vermilion. — 1956, 1960
M-2452-163 Reports and releases. — 1942-1944
M-2452-164 Strike – Generl. — 1945
M-2452-165 Strike – Workers file. — 1945
M-2452-166 Strike – Packers. — 1945
M-2452-167 Strike – Reports and statements. — 1945
M-2452-168 Strike of packing house workers. — 1945
M-2452-169 Strike newspaper clippings. — 1945
M-2452-170 Stirke – Dinning. — 1945
M-2452-171 Tariff committee. — 1946
M-2452-172 Western Stock Growers’ Assocaition – Organizational file. — n.d.

Series 8 Conventions. — 1924-1940, 1954-1963
M-2452-173 Annual convention resolutions. — 1924
M-2452-174 29th Convention file. — 1925
M-2452-175 30th Convention file. — 1926
M-2452-176 31st Convention file. — 1927
M-2452-177 32nd Convention file. — 1928
M-2452-178 33rd Convention file. — 1929
M-2452-179 34th Convention file. — 1930
M-2452-180 35th Convention. file– 1931
M-2452-181 36th Convention file. — 1932
M-2452-182 37th Convention file. — 1933
M-2452-183 38th Convention file. — 1934
M-2452-184 39th Convention file. — 1935
M-2452-185 40th Convention file. — 1936
M-2452-186 41st Convention file. — 1937
M-2452-187 Speakers for convention. — 1937
M-2452-188 Resolutions Committee file. — 1938
M-2452-189 Speakers for convention. — 1938
M-2452-190 Resolutions for convention. — 1939
M-2452-191 Convention file. — 1940
M-2452-192 Convention file. — 1954-1959
M-2452-193 Convention file. — 1961-1963

Series 9 Membership dues and accounts. — 1926-1947
M-2452-194 Dues and accounts, A to D. – 1926-1947
M-2452-195 Dues and accounts, E to J. – 1926-1947
M-2452-196 Dues and accounts, K to M. – 1926-1947
M-2452-197 Dues and accounts, N to S. – 1926-1947
M-2452-198 Dues and accounts, T to Z. – 1926-1947

Series 10 Financial records. — 1912-1960
M-2452-199 Financial statements. — 1920-1938
M-2452-200 Financial statements. — 1939-1943
M-2452-201 Financial statements. — 1944-1948
M-2452-202 Financial statements. — 1949-1953
M-2452-203 Financial statements. — 1954-1957
M-2452-204 Financial statements. — 1958, 1960
M-2452-205 Cashbook. — 1912-1920
M-2452-206 Cashbook. — 1921-1923
M-2452-207 Cashbook. — 1923-1927
M-2452-208 Cashbook. — 1928-1933
M-2452-209 Cashbook. — 1933-1935
M-2452-210 Cashbook. — 1934-1937
M-2452-211 Cashbook. — 1933-1937
M-2452-212 Cashbook. — 1937-1941
M-2452-213 Cashbook. — 1941-1944
M-2452-314 Cashbook. — 1944-1948
M-2452-215 Cashbook. — 1948-1950
M-2452-216 Cashbook. — 1950-1952
M-2452-217 Cashbook. — 1952-1953

Series 11 Committees and activities. — 1954-1971
M-2452-218 Colorado Cattlemen’s Association – Standing committee minutes. — 1957-1958
M-2452-219 Fish and Game Committee. — 1955-1960
M-2452-220 Livestock Marketing Committee. — 1954-1960
M-2452-221 Rustling Committee. — 1959-1961
M-2452-222 Transportation Committee. — 1960-1961
M-2452-223 Special Areas Investigation Committee. — 1961. — Regarding grazing, rehabilitation of land, drought, etc.
M-2452-224 Beef breeding project. — 1956-1958. — Regarding beef grading and proposal that the University of Alberta initiate beef breeding.
M-2452-225 Veterinary services. – 1956-1958. — Regarding the establishment of a veterinary college, cattle diseases, etc.
M-2452-226 Chemicals and insecticides use in ranching. — 1954-1957. — Regarding warble fly control survey and use of hormones in fattening cattle, etc.
M-2452-227 Calgary Stockyards regulations. — 1953-1959
M-2452-228 Articles and notes on the history of the Western Stock Growers’ Association from 1894-1966. — Compiled [ca. 1966]
M-2452-229 General association briefs, addresses, etc. — 1958-1969. — Consists of a proposal for a cattlemen’s building in Calgary, and addresses and reports presented to conventions.
M-2452-230 Press releases. — 1965-1968
M-2452-231 Newspaper and magazine clippings about the Association and the ranching industry. — 1945-1967
M-2452-232 Consort, Alberta – Golden Jubilee poster. — 1962
M-2452-237 Inspection complaints and brand. — 1967-1970
M-2452-238 Reports of committeess to the 75th convention. — 1971
M-2452-239 Alberta Grassland Assessment. — 1969. — Consists of report prepared for the WSGA by Hedlin Menzies and Associates.
M-2452-240 Alberta Cattle Commission. — 1968-1969. – Consists of rates for establishment of commission, notes of meetings, and proposals to be considered.
M-2452-241 Ranch budgets. — 1962. — Consists of notes prepared by Knud Elgaard for the 3rd Annual Cattlemen’s short course (1966), from a study conducted on commercial family operated cattle ranches in Southern Alberta in 1962.
M-2452-242 Addresses presented to agricultural conventions. — 1966, 1970, n.d. — Consists of Bert Hargrave’s “Agriculture in Canada, the Next Ten Year”; Clarence Copithorne’s “Livestock Producers”; and Ralph Hedlin’s “Wildlife and Alberta Policy”.
M-2452-243 Pollution near Pincher Creek. — 1962-1968. — Consists of correspondence, newspaper clipppings and submissions.
M-2452-244 Grazing and grazing leases. — 1965-1969
M-2452-245 Alberta Labour Act amendments. — 1968-1969
M-2452-246 4-H research projects and Alberta Beef Club. — 1969
M-2452-247 Correspondence and minutes. — 1968-1969. — Regarding agricultural courses; land resources technology advisory committee; Bang’s testing; payments for cattle; Hereford heifer sale; attempts to start farming; shooting of calves; stray cattle; proposed film; old timers’ stories; prairie fire; history of the association; master farm families; and poetry.
M-2452-248 Correspondence and newspaper clippings. — 1965-1969. — Regarding cattle shipping; higher prices; farmer opinion; urban renewal; and assistance to feedlot owners.
M-2452-249 Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Association. — 1968
M-2452-250 Correspondence and newspaper clippings. — 1968-1969. — Regarding Meat Packers Council of Canada convention; rustling; requests for a tax study; and cooperation with the federal government.
M-2452-252 Health. — 1968-1969. — Includes discussion of warble control; lead contamination; cooperation with other associations; feedlots; unionization of veterinarians; grub damage; heavily manured cattle; and hoof and mouth disease.
M-2452-253 Insurance claims. — 1965-1969
M-2452-254 Newsletters. — 1966-1969
M-2452-255 Newsletters. — 1970
M-2452-256 Newsletters. — 1971-1972
M-2452-257 Correspondence. — 1968-1969. — Regarding sheep industry; membership; regional representation; zone sturcture; insurance premiums; and regional meetings.
M-2452-258 Correspondence and notes. — 1962-1970. — Regarding orientation of agricultural producers; beef cattle marketing policy workshop; settlement procedures; and dark cutting beef.
M-2452-259 Marketing legislation. — 1967-1969
M-2452-260 Definition of “legal fence”. — 1964
M-2452-261 Convention brochures. — 1970, 1971
M-2452-262 Windshield stickers. — 1959-1966
M-2452-263 Alberta grazing leases. — 1959-1966
M-2452-264 Taxation and assessment of grazing lands. — 1962-1966
M-2452-265 Cattlemen’s Short Course. — 1964-1969. — Consists of correspondence, brochures and evaluations.
M-2452-266 Rustling correspondence. — 1969-1970
M-2452-267 Resolutions and submissions on agriculture – Correspondence. — 1967-1969
M-2452-268 Taxation and rural assessment. — 1965-1969
M-2452-269 Roads. — 1967-1969. — Regarding transportation, road allowances, cattle killed on roads, and livestock quarrels.
M-2452-270 Circulars, memos and reports to directors of the WSGA. — 1969. — Regarding amalgamated farm organization; property assessment and taxation; proposals for Alberta Cattle Commission; grade standards; research on beef; grazing lands advisory council; loss of members; food marketing; cattlemen’s short course; building purchase; 4-H Beef Club; and constitution.
M-2452-271 Expropriation of land and surface rights. — 1967-1969
M-2452-272 Feeds regulations and notes. — 1963-1967
M-2452-273 Radio broadcasts proposal – Live beef futures market. — 1966-1967
M-2452-274 Game. — 1963-1969. — Regarding fish and game; fire hazards; trespassing; game act; damage to range; game depletion and licenses.
M-2452-275 Press releases. — 1967-1969. — Regarding marketing and pricing system; beef advertising; Canadian Cattlemen’s Association; price of beef; Alberta Cattle Commission; horned cattle trust fund; high-yielding grains; 4-H program; beef grading; annual meeting; cattlemen’s short course; railway feed and water stops; grazing prices; better branding; freight rates; dust pollution; regional meeting; disease; women in stock growers’ councils; future of beef business; culling of herds; and horn tax.
M-2452-276 Road allowances. — 1969
M-2452-277 President’s correspondence. — 1969. — Regarding amalgamated farm organization; accounts; farm conferences; life insurance; beef futures market; grazing lands; alternative constitutional systems; office space; packing plant procedures; taxation and assessment; and sales to British Columbia.
M-2452-278 Standard packing plant procedures. — 1969
M-2452-279 Photograph reproduction correspondence. — 1964

Series 12

Photographs. – 1903-1965. – 36 photographs


Some of these photographs have been scanned. View now.

PA-510-(1-4) N.M. Ward of Arrowwood breaking horses for hauling. — [ca. 1920s-1930s]. — 4 photographs
PA 1219-(1-28) Western Stock Growers’ Association personalities, meetings, outings, activities, and social events. — 1954-1965. — 28 photographs
PA-3263 Western Stock Growers’ Association 29th annual convention, Calgary, Alberta. — April 8, 1925. — 1 photograph
PC-57-1 Stock Growers group in Medicine Hat. — 1903. — 1 photograph
PE-14 Circuit view of Calgary by W.J. Oliver. — [ca. 1930s]. — 1 panoramic photograph
PE-201 Western Stock Growers’ Asociation 50th Jubilee convention held at the Palliser Hotel, Calgary, Alberta. — June 1946. — 1 panoramic photograph. — Taken by photographer E.W. Cadman.
NA-2006 Stock Growers group in Medicine Hat. — 1903. — 1 photograph. — Copied from PC-57 above.
NA-5409 Western Stock Growers’ Association 29th annual convention, Calgary, Alberta. — April 8, 1925. — 1 photograph. — Copied from PA-3263 above.

Series 13 Sound recordings – Interviews, radio broadcast. — 1948-1967
RCD-7 CJOC Lethbridge radio broadcast of the Honorable James G. Gardiner, Minister of Agriculture. — January 15, 1948. — 6 audio discs
RET-12 Panel discussion about a livestock marketing board, chaired by Grant MacEwan. — [late 1950s or early 1960s]. — 3 audio reels
RCT-101

Interviews with Alberta ranchers and personalities regarding ranching and the history of the Western Stock Growers’ Association. — 1965-1967. — 4 audio reels (also copied onto 7 audio cassettes). — The people interviewed are as follows:


RCT-101-1 Bert Baker, Jim Schofield, Johnny Ignatius, Manuel Randle, Jack Buckley, Sid Cocklin, Harold Thew, John Martin, and George B. Brassard.


RCT-101-2 Jack Hallet, Sears brothers, Ollie Strufer, Warren Cooper, and George Rose.


RCT-101-3 Oscar Crurl, C. Anderson, Angus Robertson, William Jackson, Walter Peake, Jappy Rogers, Ed Knode, Pat Hadden, and Bill Hudson.


RCT-101-4 Ed Walsh, Roy Lane, Mack Higdon, Orville Smith, and Joe Gilchrist.


Series 14 Unprocessed records. — 1966-2010. — This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an Archivist before requesting material.
M-9714 Unprocessed records. — 1966-2010. — 2 m of textual records. — Consists of correspondence, briefs, resolutions, financial statements, course material, membership records, and other records. [accession 2015.034]