Collection MS-14-18 - Atlantic Canada co-operatives collection

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Atlantic Canada co-operatives collection

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  • Textual record
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  • Moving images (electronic)
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  • 1900-2002, predominant 1950-1999 (Creation)

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15.24 m of textual records and other material

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Custodial history

Most of the materials in the collection have been donated by key individuals and organizations that have been active in the co-operative movement in Atlantic Canada. Major contributors have been George LaBelle, Paddy Moran, Fred Pierce, the NS Co-operatives Branch and the NS Cooperative Council.

This accession was added to the Agricola Archives, Special Collections and Museum in the Summer of 2004; exact date unknown.


Scope and content

The Atlantic Canada co-operatives collection consists of approximately 15 meters of published and unpublished materials. This includes books, serials, brochures, loose papers, photographs and slides, maps, audio and visual material, and artifacts.

The fonds contains information about many individual co-operatives and credit unions, as well as documents from larger region-wide co-operative organizations. There is also a large section of general co-operative literature about co-operation as a social movement, in Canada and around the world.

The age of the materials ranges from the early 1900s up to 2002. The majority spans from the 1950s to the 1990s.

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During processing, the Archives imposed thematic and chronological order on the records, whose original order was not consistent.

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  • English

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