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.
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.
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.