The fonds includes minute books of Kerndale U.F.A. Local No. 775, 1918-1941, including financial and membership records. Includes a transcription of the 1918-1927 minute book produced in 2003. Includes the By-laws of the North Peace Purchasing Committee (ca. 1935).
The Kerndale U.F.A. Local No. 775, located in the district of Kerndale near the village of Berwyn in the Peace River region of Alberta, was founded in 1918. It became inactive in 1941.
The fonds had been in the possession of Jim and Eileen Allan.
The file includes a transcript of Andy Silver's diary kept during his tour of mainland China in 1964; an issue of The United Farmer featuring a news item and photograph about Andy Silver's service award (1973); a covering letter; a souvenir postcard; a pamphlet about the Rochdale pioneers of the cooperative movement (1934); a textbook for directors of agricultural marketing businesses (1972), and fragments of UFA Co-op documents.
Andrew F. Silver was born in St. Cyrus, Scotland. He farmed in the district of Huxley, Alberta for many years. He and his wife Vi had five children, Ian, Evan, Greig, Irene, and Esther. Andy was an active volunteer in several community organizations and in the governance of UFA Co-op. He was one of its Directors from 1961 to 1973 and served as a Vice-President from 1964 to 1970.