Canadian National Land Settlement Association Reports and Photographs [textual record; graphic material; cartographic material]

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    3 meters of textual records
    ca. 3222 photographs: b&w
    ca. 71 maps
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    This sub-series consists of Canadian National Land Settlement Association illustrated reports on new immigrants to Canada, particularly from Eastern Europe. The reports provide rich background information, particularly for Western Canada. There are details about farm districts, the names of immigrant farmers and their families, where they came from, and where they settled. European immigrants are mostly represented, including: Polish, Ukrainian, Hungarian, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Roumanian, Swiss, Austrian, Slovak, Dutch and Danish. These report booklets can be found in volumes 5890-5915. Vol. 5891: Includes reports from 1927 on German Baptist and Monrovian Farms; Polish, Swedish, and German Speaking settlers in Camrose and Roblin Districts, Alberta; Families in Minatonas District. Vol. 5892: Includes an album (duplicates found elsewhere) listing immigrants brought to Alberta by CNLSA (1927-1930); copies of report on Scandinavian Settlers Vol. 5893: Includes albums (duplicates found elsewhere) listing immigrants brought to Manitoba and Saskatchewan (1927-1930) Vol. 5894: Includes reports from 1928 on: Polish families at Cold Lake Alberta and Prince Albert Saskatchewan; Dutch Catholics, Manitoba; Mennonites, Reesor, Ontario and German Settlement, Fort William District; Land for Sale Vol. 5895: Includes reports from 1929 on: Family Settlement in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta; Report on Cow Scheme, Holland American, North German; Scandinavian American families and farms for sale in Central Alberta Vol 5896: Includes reports from 1927-1930 on Branch Farms near Regina, German Baptist Settlement at Ochre River, St. Rose District, Manitoba; Land Settlement Opportunities in Siglunes, Manitoba; White Star Cottage Scheme; CNLSA statistics. Vol. 5897: Includes reports from 1929-1931 on Immigrants on Cunard, White Star, and Holland America shipping lines; Farm listings sent to St. Paul office; Community Progress Competitions, Manitoba; Henribourg District, Saskatchewan Vols 5898-5899 : Includes reports from 1931-1932 on Community Progress Competitions, Manitoba, with photos of Ukrainian villages and buildings; Survey maps and memos regarding "unoccupied" land in Saskatchewan and Manitoba; copies of Rural Rehabilitation Scheme near Oak Point Subdivision; Manitoba Rural Rehabilitation Plan. More reports dating from the 1950s can be found in Vols. 8438-8439. Vols 8443 and 16084 contain index cards of families brought in by the Canadian National Land Settlement Association. There two parts to the index: the first set of cards are in alphabetical order by last name, and have associated file numbers. The second set of cards are also in alphabetical order, but also provide the nationality of the immigrant families.
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    (Electronic) The finding aid is available as a pdf attached to this record. FA 415 Guide to Photographs of Canadian National Land Settlement Association Reports PDF (90 90: Open)

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    See other photographs and illustrated reports in the sub-series Canadian National Land Settlement Association photographs (MIKAN 4958005).
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