Dairy Farmers of Ontario fonds
|Reference Code:||Fonds - F 4464|
|Title:||Dairy Farmers of Ontario fonds|
|Date of Creation:||1904-1994|
10.91 metres of textual records
96 revenue stamps
45 architectural drawings
1 audio reel (ca. 47 minutes)
3 reels (or 449 meters) of motion picture film (ca. 41 min.) : 16 mm
3 videocassettes (ca. 1 hour, 41 min.) : VHS
|Scope and Content:||
Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by dairy associations that predate the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO).
Fonds includes evidence of the creation, operation, and dissolution of many Ontario dairy associations predating the DFO as well as records concerning subjects of interest to the associations. Specifically included are briefs, bylaws, correspondence, financial records, minutes, newsletters, newspaper articles, pamphlets, petitions, publications, shares, and reports in the form of text, volumes, photographs, architectural drawings, maps, and artifacts. Also included are dairy industry related provincial legislation (e.g. The Milk Act, 1965; Farm Products Marketing Act, 1950); and records on subjects such as the Canadian National Exhibition; cheese; co-operatives; dairy industry; milk marketing; pricing; sanitation and disease; and the Ontario Dairy Princess program. .
Records in the fonds were created by and/or concern Ontario Manufactured Milk Producers' Association, Ontario Concentrated Milk Producers' Association, Ontario Concentrated Milk Producers' Marketing Board, Peterborough Concentrated Milk Producers' Association, Ontario Dairy Producers' Co-ordinating Board, Joint Committee on Milk Marketing, Ontario Milk Producers' Co-ordinating Board, a provisional milk and cream marketing board, Provisional Milk Marketing Board, Ontario Milk Marketing Board, Milk Industry Advisory Committee of Ontario, Milk Industry Board of Ontario, Ontario Cream Patrons' Association, Ontario Cream Producers' Marketing Board, Ontario Cream Producers' Association, Woodstock Milk Foundation, Stratford Milk Foundation, Ottawa Milk Foundation, Ontario Milk and Cream Producers' Association, Lincoln County Milk Producers' Association, Ontario Whole Milk Producers' Association, Ontario Whole Milk Producers' League, Ontario Milk Distributors' Association, and Ontario Milk Producers' Co-ordinating Board, Toronto Milk and Cream Producers' Association, Toronto Milk Producers' Association, Toronto Milk Producers' Transport Co-operative, Toronto Milk Producers' Co-operative, Canadian Dairy Advisory Committee, Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Concentrated Milk Producers, Farm Printing Association, Milk Producers' Insurance Service, Ontario Co-operative Dairy Products, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Ontario Milk Power Manufacturers' Association, the United Dairymen Co-operative, and the Ontario Dairy Princess program committee.
The fonds does not represent a complete history of the dairy associations because not all of the associations' records were transferred to the Archives.
The fonds consists of 11 series.
|Administrative History or Biographical Sketch:||
The Dairy Farmers of Ontario is the marketing group for Ontario dairy farmers, owned and operated by the same.
Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is the national organization representing Canada's dairy farmers and producers.
Associated Milk Foundations of Canada was responsible for promoting milk consumption and, through public education, for increasing awareness of milk benefits.
The Ontario Concentrated Milk Producers' Marketing Board was responsible for marketing, conducting business, public relations, promotion, research, and negotiating prices for concentrated milk producers.
The Ontario Whole Milk Producers' League was responsible for marketing, conducting business, public relations, promotion, research, and negotiating prices for fluid milk producers.
Toronto Milk Producers' Association was responsible for obtaining better prices from milk dealers and was concerned with quality products, surplus milk, and basis of payment issues.
The Ontario Cheese Producers' Marketing Board was responsible for marketing, conducting business, public relations, promotion, research, and negotiating prices for cheese producers.
The Ontario Cream Producers' Marketing Board represented farmers who shipped their supplies to creameries and was responsible for marketing, conducting business, public relations, promotion, research, and negotiating prices for cream producers.
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|Restrictions on Access:||
No restrictions on access.
|Terms For Use and Reproduction:||
Copyright has been transferred to the Archives of Ontario by the donor. Series also contains material owned by various other copyright owners. To find out more about the copyright status of the particular material you wish to use, consult a Reference Archivist through the Reference Desk. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form..
|Immediate Source of Acquisition:||The fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario by the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) in 2005. Accruals were donated by the DFO in 2007 and 2017.|
|Custodial History:||The records of the Ontario dairy associations were created and gathered by members of the associations, possibly secretaries such as Mr. S. L. Joss, who served as secretary of the Ontario Cheese Producers' Association and Canadian Dairy Farmer's Federation; Roy F. Lick who served as Secretary-Manager of the Ontario Whole Milk Producers' League; J.C. Weaver who was Secretary-Treasurer of the Milk Producers' Co-ordinating Board and Harold Martin who served as Secretary for the Ontario Milk Producers' Co-ordinating Board and Secretary of the Provisional Milk Marketing Board. In 1965, when the Ontario Milk Marketing Board (OMMB) was created from the amalgamation of many of the Ontario dairy associations, the records of these associations were transferred to the OMMB. In 1995, when the OMMB merged with the Ontario Cream Producers' Marketing Board, the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) was created and additional records were transferred to the new organization. In 2005, the DFO transferred to the Archives of Ontario the records from dairy organizations predating the DFO as well as records from the Belleville Cheese Exchange.|
Related records include RG 16-108 Ontario Farm Products Marketing Board administration files,RG 83-3 Co-operatives regulatory files, F 1257 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, F 266 Maple Leaf Cheese Company, and F 4348 Big Spring Cheese Factory.
Title based on the name of the organization resulting from the merger of the Ontario Milk Marketing Board and the Ontario Cream Producers' Marketing Board in 1995. Includes 86 volumes of textual records. The archivist has arranged most of the records into series based on individual or groups of dairy associations that predated the DFO. Ontario Dairy Princess program records have been arranged into their own series. Letters and numbers such as C-2, C-8, D-3, H-1, M-9, N-5, S-7 and S-7a are found on some of the records - specifically the subject files - possibly indicating a previous filing arrangement.
|Accruals:||Further accruals are expected.|
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