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 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 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.