Classification scheme: 
XV-29.2

Title: Niagara Credit Union fonds

Dates of creation: 1944-2003

Physical description: 7 cm of textual records

Administrative history: The Niagara Township Credit Union was chartered in December 1944 in the Virgil, Ontario area. Initially, members were connected with agriculture in Niagara Township. Most were Mennonites, though the bond of association did not prohibit non-Mennonites from becoming members. A.P. Regier was the first manager. The organization experienced rapid growth; in 1975, it was the 12th largest credit union in Canada. In 1970, the name was changed to Niagara Credit Union. By 1980, its bond of association had extended to anyone living or working in Niagara Region.

Custodial history: Items received by the Archives at various times. A significant donation received from the estate in A.P. Regier in 2014.

Scope and content: Minutes, annual reports, news clippings, historical notes and miscellaneous items

Notes: See also the Abraham P. and Margarethe (Kroeger) Regier family fonds.
The Archives is not the official repository for the Niagara Credit Union.
Original archival description created 2021 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.

File list:

  1. Annual reports (not complete)
  2. History
  3. 50th anniversary celebration
  4. News clippings
  5. Newsletters
  6. Early minutes and membership lists, 1944-1947
  7. Statistics on Niagara Credit Union and Canadian credit unions compiled by A.P. Regier
  8. Miscellaneous items

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Contact

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Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6

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