The file consists of an essay on the historcal background of the relationship between the United Farmers of Alberta and United Farmers of Canada (Alberta Section) and the proposed merger of the two organizations; and a draft constitution of the reorganized farm bodies.
The series consists of letters, news clippings, reports, radio addresses, convention reports, resolutions, and a canvassers' workbook from the Farmers' Union of Alberta. It includes documentation of the 1951 controversy, when some former U.F.A. members of the F.U.A. Board demanded the expulsion of former A.F.U. members who were considered to be Communists.
The Farmers' Union of Alberta (F.U.A.) was formed in January 1949 from the amalgamation of the advocacy and educational functions of the United Farmers of Alberta with the Alberta Farmers' Union. The United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd., meanwhile, had been formed in December 1948 through the renaming and restructuring of the United Farmers of Alberta. The leaders and senior staff of UFA Co-op maintained close ties and interlocking leadership with the F.U.A. in its early years. The F.U.A. amalgamated with the Alberta Federation of Agriculture in 1970 to form Unifarm.
The file consists of the printed constitution of a proposed organization created by the amalgamation of the United Farmers of Alberta and the Alberta Farmers' Union. This draft constituion was used as the basis for a constitution for an amalgamated organization - discussed at a joint convention of the two organizations in January 1949.
United Farmers of Alberta
Congresses and conventions
Alberta Farmers' Union
Farmers' Union of Alberta
UF 2003.0090.279/UF 2003.0090.0277
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The file consists of a report presented to the 1958 Farmers' Union of Alberta by President A. Platt; a memo to the UFA Co-op Board of Directors; and a resolution brought before the UFA Co-op annual meeting, November 1959.
The file consists of news clippings and a transcript of a broadcast, regarding the resignations of Susan Gunn, Vera Lowe, and Karl Kapler from the Farmers' Union of Alberta Board, over the Board's refusal to expel two alleged Communist members.