The fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, and other records documenting Milton Ward's involvement in the co-operative sector.
Milton Henry "Milt" Ward, 1890-1994, was born in Nogies Creek, Ontario. In 1905 he migrated with his family to Arrowwood, a community east of High River, Alberta. He assisted his father, and established his own homestead in the district at an early age. He also worked as a ranch hand and blacksmith. He became a manager in the Crowsnest Pass coal mining industry during the First World War, but returned to farming and ranching in the Arrowwood district. He served on the council of the Municipal District of Marquis from 1916 to 1941. He was an active member of the United Farmers of Alberta, serving as a director from 1932 to 1969, a delegate to the Alberta Wheat Pool, and a director of the Arrowwood Co-operative Association. In 1977 he was inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame. He was married twice, to Lena Steiner, ?-1923, and to Myrtle Foreman, 1903-1995. He had six children: Ruby Della (Fletcher), Audrey Helen (Neubauer), Shirley Margaret (Hood), Jack Foreman, George Alan, and Beverly Joan (Weeks).
File consists of various pamphlets and reports with the titles: How To Organize And Carry On A Local Of The United Farmers of Alberta (ca. 1919); Nine Years Of Achievement, The Best Promise of Good Government (1930); Politics and Economics From the Farmers' Standpoint in 1935; Some Facts - Important Information for Alberta Farmers, No. 11 (1935); Agriculture and the Post-War Years, an address delivered by J.E. Brownlee to the convention of United Farmers of Alberta (1946); Address Delivered to the 39th Annual Convention of the United Farmers of Alberta by D.W. Clapperton (1948); Reports and Addresses to the Fortieth Annual Convention of the United Farmers of Alberta (1948); Submission to the Alberta Postwar Reconstruction Committee by the United Farmers of Alberta (ca. 1943); Report on Resolutions presented to the full Cabinet of the Government of Alberta on February 19th, 1945.