Fonds 566 National Farmers Union DeBolt Local

 — 1970-1991. — 4 cm of textual records.

Agency History

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The National Farmers Union is an organization made up of farm families who share common goals, a place for farmers to work together to find solutions for the issues that they face. The National Farmers Union Local #830 was formed in DeBolt and received its charter on July 23, 1970. Les Riding was elected President, with Gerry Gunby as Vice- President, Secretary Anne Enns and directors Art Dievert, John Doeksen and Stan Gerwatoski. The newly formed Local had a membership that exceeded 100 members. Meetings were held at the DeBolt Centennial Hall or sometimes at members’ homes. The organization needed to raise funds and found some success in hosting curling bonspiels. The Local also sent members to conventions and they in turn would arrive home with reports on all that was learned. The Local was active and took part in picketing, boycotting and letter writing campagins to have their voices heard. As membership declined the club disbanded in 1991.

Custodial History

Deposited in South Peace Regional Archives by Norman Dyck, who was the treasurer of the DeBolt Local of the National Farmers Union.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of the records of the National Farmers Union, DeBolt Local 830, which received its charter on July 23, 1970. Records include the original charter, the first Minute Book from 1970-1976, financial records from 1971-1987, and the report for the 1978 District 1 Convention.


Table of Contents

Series 566.01 Minutes
Series 566.02 Financial Records
Series 566.03 District One Convention
Series 566.01 Minutes. — 1970-1976. — 2 cm of textual records.

The series consists of one minute book from 1970-1976. Tucked into the minute book was a 1987 newspaper article about the Northern Alberta Rapeseed Crushing Plant, the Charter for the National Farmers Union Local #830, a mailing list of people who lived in DeBolt and Crooked Creek, and information on the task force of the NFU. In the he back of the minute book is a members list for 1970.

Series 566.02 Financial Records. — 1971-1991. — 1 cm of textual records.

The series consists of two cash books, one dated 1971-1978 and the other 1985-1991.

Series 566.03 District One Convention. — 1978. — 1 cm of textual records.

The series consists of one booklet from the District One Convention held at the Anglican Church Hall in Beaverlodge, Alberta.