Rural Education and Development Association collection
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of the Constitution and By-laws (1964), directories of co-ops and farm organizations (1960, 1965), a brochure promoting sales of a song book (1960s), and brochures for educational workshops .
The Farmers' Union and Co-operative Development Association was formed in 1959 at the instigation of the Farmers' Union of Alberta, the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative, and other co-op enterprises that served the agriculture industry of Alberta. Its objectives included development of rural leaders through education, promotion of the co-operative movement, and assistance to rural communities. For many years it was involved with educational programs for youth. Around 1967 it was renamed the Rural Education and Development Association (REDA). In 2005 REDA amalgamated with the Alberta Co-op Council, becoming the Alberta Community and Co-operative Association (ACCA).
Rural Education and Development Association
Farmers' Union and Co-operative Development Association
Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association collection
4 cm of textual records.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of annual convention programs of the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association, bound into one volume. The programs include the presidents' addresses; reports of the Board, the Executive, the Women's Section and the Auditor; convention resolutions; portraits; and statistical compilations of membership of each local association.
The Territorial Grain Growers' Association was founded in 1901, with William Motherwell as its first president. In 1906 the organization was renamed the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association while the Alberta members formed the Alberta Farmers' Association. In 1926 the organization merged with the Farmers' Union of Canada to form the United Farmers of Canada (Saskatchewan Section).
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.