Fonds consists of meeting minutes, general correspondence, memorandums, pamphlets and newsletters relating to the Alberta Co-operative Union.
The Alberta Co-operative Union was formed in 1947 for the purpose of coordinating the activities of cooperative enterprises in Alberta; educating the public on the advantages of cooperative economic organization; and advocating for legislation supportive of the cooperative sector. It was affiliated with the Cooperative Union of Canada. In 1958 it suspended its activities. It was a predecessor of the Farmers’ Union and Co-operative Development Association, which formed in 1959.
The records were retained by Doug Thornton, an employee of UFA Co-op and member of the Alberta Co-operative Union Board of Directors.
File consists of progress reports by P.J. Ryan, Northern Representative of the Alberta Co-operative Union, on educational presentations made in various communities assessing the organizational skills of various co-operative schools, as well as summaries of meetings with faculty and parents.
Alberta Co-operative Union
Rocky Mountain House
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Communities visited include Bonnyville, Dewberry, Evansburg, Marwayne, Rocky Mountain House, Waskatenau, and Wetaskiwin.
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
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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.
1947 - 1955
Several articles discuss the U.F.A. and A.F.U. merger
File consists of a submission by the Alberta Co-operative Union to the Royal Commission On Education requesting that the school curriculum include the philosophy and principles of co-operation and the co-operative movement.
Fonds consists of meeting minutes and ledgers, programs for activities in Locals, general correspondence, cook books newspaper clippings, U.F.W.A. and non-U.F.W.A. bulletins, pamphlets, circulars and reports, and lists of U.F.W.A. Executive officers.
The United Farmers of Alberta (U.F.A.) amended its constitution in 1913 to admit women as members. In 1914 its Women's Section was formed. In 1916 the women members formed a separate organization governed by the U.F.A constitution, the United Farm Women of Alberta (U.F.W.A.). Beginning in 1917 the U.F.W.A. was required to be represented on the U.F.A. Executive and Board of Directors. Irene Parlby was the first president of the U.F.W.A. The United Farm Women of Alberta Alumnae Association was a group within the organization that existed from 1933 until about 1945. In 1949 the U.F.W.A. was succeeded by the Farm Women's Union of Alberta.
Records donated by various people at various dates, spanning from 2002 to the present. In 2010, approximately two-thirds of the UFHS collection was arranged into fonds. In 2020-2021, the remainder of the unprocessed records were arranged into fonds, adding additional items to Fonds 2.
United Farm Women of Alberta
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Fonds 11, Series 8 - U.F.W.A. photos
Fonds 42, Series 3 - Farm Women’s Union of Alberta (F.W.U.A.)