The United Farmer's Historical Society acquires, preserves and makes available the historical records and artifacts of the United Farmers of Alberta, showcasing the Cooperative's contributions to agriculture and life in and around Alberta. In telling the story of our past, we set the stage for UFA's future as a strong and influential voice for the farmers of today and tomorrow.

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Deep Roots, Promising Future

Published 2009 in celebration of UFA's centennial, by Gord Tolton.

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The U.F.A. newspaper

View twelve years of digitized issues from 1922 to 1934.

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The UFA Co-operator

View four years of digitized issues from 1963 to 1967.

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The United Farmer

View seventeen years of digitized issues from 1967 to 1984.

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What's in our collection?

The records held in the UFHS archives document the vibrant history of UFA from its origins to the present.

  • Over 35 metres of textual records
  • Over 7000 photographs
  • numerous audio and video recordings
  • The UFA Co-operator magazine 1963-67
  • The United Farmer magazine 1967-84
  • The U.F.A. newspaper 1922-34
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This alphabetical list will help you find all the historical information we have about a farm and ranch supply or petroleum agency quickly.

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100 Years of Incorporation!

In 1918 the UFA convention amended its charter and governance in order to be able to do business. On April 13, 1918 Bill 9, An Act to Incorporate the United Farmers of Alberta, received royal assent.


It is hard to believe we are 109. Enjoy this clip of our past.

How is it organized?

The UFHS archives holds records of the United Farmers of Alberta from its origins in 1909 as a political organization through the emergence of the UFA Co-operative Limited in the 1930s, to the present day.

Records from associated organizations such as the United Farm Women of Alberta, the Farmers' Union of Alberta, and the Wetaskiwin Co-op Refinery also form part of our collection.

UFHS also holds records donated by UFA members, elected officials, and employees, as well as records transferred from UFA Co-operative Limited for permanent preservation.

The UFHS archival holdings are arranged into 41 collections and fonds (meaning groups of records created by a corporate body or person).

Our online database allows researchers to browse descriptions of our archival holdings and provides access to digital content. Further information will be added on an ongoing basis.

How Do I Search?
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Our History in Pictures

View more than 3500 digitized historical photographs.

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Do you have historic UFA records you'd like to donate to our collection?

We'd love to have a conversation with you about what you'd like to donate to our collection.

Please contact the
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Copyright and Use Restrictions

The UFHS is subject to the Copyright Act. Permission must be granted by the UFHS if a record is to be published in any format.

If the UFHS does not own the copyright, the researcher will need to secure permission from the legal copyright owner prior to publishing.

In addition to copyright law, the UFHS's donors may have placed additional use restrictions on their material upon deposit, such as additional credit requirements.

If the United Farmers Historical Society has reasonably concluded that there are no copyright restrictions on a photograph their "Can I use it?" restriction status in the catalog is "unrestricted". Therefore, no written permission is required to use them.

The archivist will advise you on how best to proceed with these issues.

For all publication requests, please contact us:



The UFHS respects the privacy of an individual's personal information that might be contained within our records.

There are often restrictions on the use of private information, which the archivist will be able to inform you about.

In addition, the privacy of information found in organizational records is also strictly enforced, especially that of third-parties who didn't have a say in the disposition of the records.

Our privacy policy is governed by the Alberta Personal Information Protection Act, the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, and donor agreements.