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 minutes, records of members' patronage and dividends, and bookkeeping instructions from UFA Co-op.
Three Hills U.F.A. Co-op Local was active in the 1960s. Operated on a small scale by volunteers, it distributed farm supplies from United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. to its members. It ceased operations in 1966 when UFA Co-op took over management of all of its retail sales.
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.