Fonds F6 - Canadian Guernsey Breeders' Association fonds

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Canadian Guernsey Breeders' Association fonds

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CA ON00126 F6

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  • 1929-1988 (Creation)
    Canadian Guernsey Breeders' Association

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3.2 m of textual records
ca. 2510 photographs

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(1905 -)

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The Canadian Guernsey Breeders' Association was organized in 1905, and incorporated under the Live Stock Pedigree Act on November 29, 1905. The organisation has six main functions, including: keeping a record of breeding and origin of all pure bred Guernsey cattle; establishing breeding standards and a system of registration; protecting and assisting those engaged in breeding pure bred Guernsey; supervising the industry to prevent, detect, and punish fraud; compiling and furnishing industry statistics; and engaging in all activities necessary to fulfil the above functions.

The Association is run by an executive committee elected from the Board of Directors at the annual meeting that consists of: Honorary President, President, Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary-treasurer, Registrar and Auditor. The Directors also have the power to appoint special committees as is warranted.

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These records were held continuously by the the Canadian Guernsey Breeders' Association prior to their transfer to the Guelph Public Library.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records generated in pursuit of the Canadian Guernsey Breeders' Association's mandate, and document the Associations' involvement within the dairy industry over time. Also included are records and published items related to a number of dairy organisations, including the Advanced Registry Board, Channel Islands Breeds Milk Producers' Association, Golden Guernsey Distributors, Joint Dairy Breeds Committee, Guernsey Cattle Breeders' Association of Ontario, and the Toronto Guernsey Breeders' Association.

The fonds is arranged into nine series.

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      Copyright for these records is not held by the Guelph Public Library. Please contact the Guelph Public Library archivist about how to obtain the necessary copyright permissions.

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      Further accruals of records are expected.

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      Revised title headings for series completed March 2019.

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