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Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association fonds – 1946-1962.

Collection/Fonds
Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association fonds
Source
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Collection/Fonds
Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association fonds
Hierarchy Level
Fonds
Collection/Fonds Number
26
Series Number
1
File Number
1-7
Material Format
textual records
Physical Description
0.06 m textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of financial reports, annual reports, and bylaws pertaining to the Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association, as well as speeches and pamphlets related to A.C.W.A.’s attempt to amalgamate with the UFA.
Administrative History
Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association Ltd. (A.C.W.A.) was incorporated in 1928 by several local consumer co-ops, for the purpose of improving efficiency through large-scale purchasing and warehousing. In 1938 it reorganized, and was owned by 9 local co-ops. It expanded rapidly, and by 1951 it managed 56 co-op stores by arrangement with their local boards of directors. By 1958 it managed over 100 stores. It dealt in groceries, hardware, dry goods, lumber, coal, petroleum products, fertilizers, feeds, and farm supplies. The A.C.W.A. was headquartered in Edmonton, and J. Russel Love was its President from the 1940s to 1961. Negotiations to amalgamate A.C.W.A. with UFA Co-op were undertaken in 1958, but was unsuccessful due to differences in strategies and financing structures. In 1961 it amalgamated with Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (FCL), a wholesaler operating in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Custodial History
Records were collected by officers of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative who attended A.C.W.A. annual meetings.
Creator
Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association
Related Material
There is A.C.W.A. material in Fonds 4 & Fonds 8, Series 8, File 1 including agreements, transfers of shares, and amalgamation with Federated Co-operatives Ltd.
Subjects
Co-operatives
Names
Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association
Federated Co-operatives Ltd.
United Farmers of Alberta
Places
Alberta
Accession Number
52-5
UF 2005.0049.97
UF 2005.0049.131
UF 2003.0081.124
UF 2005.0002.29
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Date
1946-1962
Source
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Scrapbook of U.F.A. related newspaper clippings – 1947 - 1955.

Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta fonds
Hierarchy Level
File
Collection/Fonds Number
1
Series Number
11
File Number
3
Material Format
textual records
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records ; 36 x 23 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings: original, related to the United Farmers of Alberta, Alberta Federation of Agriculture (AFA), Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and the Farmers' Union of Alberta (FUA), regarding mergers, wheat pools, income tax, freight rates and other topics.
Creator
United Farmers of Alberta
Subjects
Agricultural issues
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Coal
Livestock
Taxation
Names
Alberta Farmers' Union
Canadian Federation of Agriculture
Farmers' Union of Alberta
Accession Number
73-23
Can I use it?
Images are provided for research and reference use only. Written permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these images must be obtained from United Farmers' Historical Society.
Date
1947 - 1955
Notes
Several articles discuss the U.F.A. and A.F.U. merger
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