Fonds MS-14-34 - National Farm Radio Forum fonds

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National Farm Radio Forum fonds

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MS-14-34

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  • 1937-1965 (Creation)
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    Farm Radio Forum

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48 cm of textual records

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(1941-1965)

Administrative history

Farm Radio Forum was a national, rural-focused, listening-discussion program sponsored by the Canadian Association for Adult Education, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Between 1941-1965 some 27,000 people across the country gathered in neighborhood groups on Monday evenings, from November through March, to listen to a radio broadcast and discuss associated social and economic issues, supported by printed materials and questions. The program spurred the growth of co-operatives, new forums and folk schools. In 1954 UNESCO published a report on the Farm Radio Forum that led to similar rural aid development projects in India, Ghana and France.

Custodial history

Some of the records were created and collected by Longley and C.A. Douglas, as well as regional secretary Rosemary Campbell (accessioned in A2016-062 ; A2017-097 ; A2017-105 ; A2017-111)

Scope and content

Fonds contains records about the National Radio Farm Forum, a national rural listening-discussion group project. Records relate to the operations of the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick regions and consist of pamphlets, scripts, correspondence, memos, newsletters, guides, National Secretaries report, annual reports from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick regions, and minutes from the regional and national meetings and conferences from 1937-1965. Also included is an account of the activity of the Earltown, Nova Scotia Farm Forum Radio Group from the period of 1961-1962.

National Radio Farm Forum sponsored by the Canadian Association for Adult Education, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and CBC. Initially, this program was a dramatized discussion of farm problems in wartime, arranged in cooperation with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and the Canadian Association for Adult Education. Eventually, it evolved into discussions by individuals from various communities across the country. The program was developed by Orville Shugg and Neil Morrison.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the MacRae Library. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], National Farm Radio Forum fonds, MS-14-34, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Agricola Archives, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Final

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2015 (created)
November 2020 (revised)

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  • English

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