Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association collection
Scope and Content
File consists of financial records of the Association. Records in this file include a balance sheet for 1951, Reports and Statistics presented to the annual meeting for 1951, Financial Statements for 1952, Financial Statements for 1953, Directors' Annual Report for 1953, Financial Statements and Annual Reports for 1953, Financial Statements and Annual Reports for 1954, Annual Reports for 1954, Financial Statements and Annual Reports for 1955, and an abridged version of the Financial Statements and Annual Reports for 1955.
This file consists of: Board of Directors Report, 2 versions; Statement on amalgamation issue, by George E. Church presented to the annual meeting of Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association Limited; Statement presented to the annual meeting of A.C.W.A., by George E. Church
The fonds consists of the minute books of Hiram U.F.A. Local No. 240, including financial and membership records, and miscellaneous receipts and handbills.
The Bently U.F.A. Local No. 240 was founded in 1919, in a district near Coronation, Alberta. By 1926 its name had changed to Hiram U.F.A. Local No. 240. Throughout its history it had about 20 to 30 members. It was still active in 1949.
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 minute books, with membership and financial records, and one letter.
Namaka Farmers Union No. 122 had its organizational meeting on December 29, 1909 at Namaka, a district east of Calgary, Alberta. It was a Local of the United Farmers of Alberta and its name was later styled Namaka U.F.A. Local No. 122. It was engaged in cooperative buying of twine. It was still active in 1935.
The fonds consists of the minutes, membership records, and cash book of Sexsmith F.U.A. Local No. 135.
Sexsmith U.F.A. Local No. 204 was established early in the history of the United Farmers of Alberta, in the community of Sexsmith in the Peace River region of Alberta. It built a community hall sometime before 1929. In 1949, after the establishment of the Farmers' Union of Alberta, it became the Sexsmith F.U.A. Local No. 135. By 1956 the membership had dwindled, and the ability of the Local to sustain the community hall was in doubt.
The fonds consists of the 1928 Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association, quarterly and annual financial statements, minutes of annual meetings (1926-1949) with lists of shareholders, share certificates issued to shareholders, agreements, and instructions to mailing room staff.
The official newspaper of the United Farmers of Alberta, The U.F.A., began publication in March 1922. W. Norman Smith was its editor. Initially publication was supervised by a committee of the United Farmers of Alberta, but in 1928 "The U.F.A." Limited was incorporated under the Companies Act of Alberta to allow the newspaper to operate with legal independence. The U.F.A. was renamed The United Farmer in 1934 and ceased publication in 1936. A subsequent publication of the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Association, 1962-1985, was also titled The United Farmer. The officers of the United Farmers of Alberta generally were concurrently officers of The U.F.A. Limited. The company apparently wound up its affairs in 1949.
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.