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Abernethy Elevator Local #702 Collection
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- Textual record
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CA UMASC MSS 277
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1977 - 1985 (Creation)
- Abernethy Elevator Local #702
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0.03 m of textual records.
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The Abernethy, Saskatchewan grain elevators were built in the early 1900s by various grain companies. Five elevators existed in Abernethy: Beaver (1904), International (1906), Maple Leaf (1908), North Star (1904) and Farmers’ Elevator Company (1907). In 1948, the United Grain Growers purchased the oldest Abernethy elevator from Reliance Grain. Over the next twenty years, United Grain Growers purchased the three major elevators in Abernethy, consisting of some of the oldest still functioning in Canada. At the same time of United Grain Growers' expansion into Abernethy, a re-organization of Locals followed to provide representation for labor. The United Grain Growers Local #702 formed in 1949 and included farmers from Balcarres, Saskatchewan. Local #702 remained active as a representative union for the farmer owned company until United Grain Growers’ merger with Agricore United in 2001.
The collection was donated to University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections by Paul Earl in 2008.
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The collection contains textual records of the history of Local #702 in Abernethy, Saskatchewan. Also included are correspondence between the United Grain Growers' head office regarding the historical sketches.
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