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.
United Farmers of Alberta
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Alberta Farmers' Union
Canadian Federation of Agriculture
Farmers' Union of Alberta
Can I use it?
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1947 - 1955
Several articles discuss the U.F.A. and A.F.U. merger
The fonds consists of the Society's newsletter for 1944 and 1947-1951.
In March 1944 a group of five UFA Co-op employees began publishing a monthly staff newsletter, provisionally titled You Name It?? By 1946 the newsletter was titled UFA Sco-ops, and it was the official organ of the U.F.A. Staff Co-op Society. Doug Thornton of the Educational Department of UFA Co-op served as its editor during most of its history. The Society organized social and recreational activities and produced the newsletter. In 1949 the Society's name was changed to U.F.A. Co-op Staff Society and the newsletter's title was changed to Sco-ops. In 1951 the Society disbanded and the newsletter ceased publication. A later staff social and recreational association known as ECHO (Employees of the Co-op Head Office) existed from the 1970s onward.
The newsletters had been collected by Doug Thornton.