File consists of the United Farmers of Alberta Thirteenth Annual Convention Program, with song leaflet, 18-21 January, Edmonton.
The item was acquired at the U.F.A. convention by Frank Hanes of Cochrane, Alberta. He passed it on to his daughter Gertrude M. Hawkwood.
United Farmers of Alberta
Congresses and conventions
Gothard, H. N.
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The leaflet of songs that were sung at the UFA convention in January 1921. Songs include: O Canada!, God Save the King, Equal Rights for All, Canada's Foundation, and Organize.
Numerous handwritten notes on leaflet.
The songs Equal Rights for All and Canada's Foundation were written by H. N. Gothard, president of the Ardenode Local of the UFA. The song Organize was adopted at the 1920 convention as a campaign song.
The fonds consists of the 1928 Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association, quarterly and annual financial statements, minutes of annual meetings (1926-1949) with lists of shareholders, share certificates issued to shareholders, agreements, and instructions to mailing room staff.
The official newspaper of the United Farmers of Alberta, The U.F.A., began publication in March 1922. W. Norman Smith was its editor. Initially publication was supervised by a committee of the United Farmers of Alberta, but in 1928 "The U.F.A." Limited was incorporated under the Companies Act of Alberta to allow the newspaper to operate with legal independence. The U.F.A. was renamed The United Farmer in 1934 and ceased publication in 1936. A subsequent publication of the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Association, 1962-1985, was also titled The United Farmer. The officers of the United Farmers of Alberta generally were concurrently officers of The U.F.A. Limited. The company apparently wound up its affairs in 1949.