The Way We Were: Archives Collection and Image of the Month Series

The main role of the City Archives is to manage government records with long-term business value. The City of Vaughan Archives also collects, preserves and makes available for research permanently valuable non-government records from the Vaughan community that document the rich and diverse heritage of the City of Vaughan. Every month we’ll share pieces of Vaughan’s heritage in a regular feature called The Way We Were.

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Image of the month: First Air Shipment of Cattle from Canada, 1946

First Air Shipment of Cattle from Canada 1946 Calf on board from Humbercrest Farm in Woodbridge

This image shows the first air shipment of cattle from Canada, which departed from the Malton Airport just over 70 years ago. This trial shipment of Holstein calves started the beginning of a Canadian cattle export business to South America. A calf from the Humbercrest Farm in Woodbridge was onboard this maiden voyage. Pictured from left to right: W.H. Reid, Roy H. Barker, Carl Weber, W.H. McCaugherty, Ray Clarkson and W. Mort Wardlaw.


Collection of the month: University Women’s Club Fonds

UWC (MG 56)

The University Women’s Club of Vaughan began in 1972 with the goal of developing an organization which was both community oriented and promoted leadership and civic involvement for women. As a branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), the University Women’s Club remains active within the Vaughan community today, organizing speakers, education initiatives, fundraisers and events throughout the City. Spanning the years 1971-2015, the fonds consists of minutes, agendas, correspondence, photographs, programs and event records. Of particular note are the working drafts included for the community project “Roads, Walks and Streams”, as well as photographs from various events hosted by the Club. Ongoing accessions for this fonds are expected.

Jill Shaw
Archival Records Analyst
City of Vaughan Archives
City Clerk’s Office

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