The file consists of the minute book of Union U.F.A. Local No. 139, including the membership roll (1919-1926), list of members holding receipt books (1934), cash book (1919-1926), minutes (1919-1926), and list of cash prizes awarded at picnic (1926). Minutes contain details for planning their U.F.A. picnics; some minutes are for joint meetings of the U.F.A. and U.F.W.A.
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.
The fonds consists of the membership roll, cash book, and minute book of Union U.F.A. Local No. 139.
Union U.F.A. Local No. 139 was founded in 1919 in the Union School District near Vermilion, Alberta. A local unit of the United Farmers of Alberta, it contributed to community activities and organized collective buying of commodities such as twine, block salt, coal, and honey. It was still active in 1934.
The fonds had been in the possession of George Gow of Vermilion.