Fonds F01295 - Farm and Country fonds

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Farm and Country fonds

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  • [ca. 1930]-1960 (Creation)
    Rural Co-operator

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0.72 m of textual records, ca. 80 photographs

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The Rural Co-operator started publishing in 1936, first as an organ of the United Farmers of Ontario, and then later by Ontario Federation of Agriculture. It was a direct descendant of the earlier papers of the farm movement, beginning with the Canada Farmers’ Sun, the Weekly Sun and the Farmers’ Sun. In 1944, editor Leonard Harman brought a proposal to the Federation suggesting that the Rural Co-operator should be operated as a separate department with its own staff. Subsequently, Andrew Hebb of Newmarket was hired to be the new Editor and Manager of the paper. The Rural Co-operator was re-branded as "Farm and Country" in 1966.

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The fonds consists of subject files, financial records, photographs and bound volumes of The Rural Co-operator, 1936-1966, and Farm and Country, 1966-1976. The microfilm reel includes issues of The Farmer's Sun, 1928, and The Rural Spectator 1944-1949.

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Gift of Mrs. John Phillips, Farm and Country -1977


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  • English

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MF 933

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No further accruals are expected

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  • Shelf: 1107.1
  • Shelf: MF 933