Fonds OSC-ARC-04 - British Columbia Fruit Growers' Association fonds

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British Columbia Fruit Growers' Association fonds

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British Columbia Fruit Growers' Association

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CA OSC-ARC-04

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  • 1932-2015 (Creation)

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1.2m of textual materials

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Administrative history
The British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association (BCFGA) was founded in 1889 in Vancouver in response to an increase in fruit cultivation in the province during the latter part of the nineteenth century, and a corresponding need for a more coalesced marketing strategy. The first Okanagan-based member of the association was Alfred Postill (1852-1897), who was champion of cooperative fruit marketing. The BCFGA’s first convention was held in Kamloops, BC, in 1910, at the apex of trend in declining BCFGA membership over the years immediately prior, and was convened in an effort to recharge its appeal to fruit growers. Early conventions were concerned with administrative reorganization and stabilization. Over time, the BCFGA was instrumental in integrating the marketing of Okanagan fruit into a complex North American supply chain. The BCFGA is still active at the time of the preparation of this finding aid.

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Fonds consists exclusively of a series of portfolios documenting BCFGA conventions from 1932 to 2015. These portfolios contain reports and briefs; letters; agendas, proceedings and resolutions; Presidential addresses; committee and subcommittee records.

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This fonds was acquired from the library division of the Summerland Research Station in the fall of 2016.

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This fonds is under copyright belonging to the British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association. All reproductions must be made in accordance with the Copyright Act.

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OSC-ARC-04

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Draft

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created 17 January, 2020 by Paige Hohmann.

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A fruitful century : the British Columbia Fruit Growers' Association, 1889-1989 / by David Dendy and Kathleen M. Kyle ; edited by Joan McIntyre. http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=783463

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