The brief creed is attributed to Gladys Talbott Edwards. It begins: "Because I know that as an individual, I am nothing, but banded with my brother farmer, I am power - I pledge the work of my hands, the fruit of my soil and the loyalty of my heart to the Famers Union. I will keep my eyes on the goal and let no petty annoyances make me forget it." Farmers Union is a U.S. organization
The fonds consists of the minute books of Hiram U.F.A. Local No. 240, including financial and membership records, and miscellaneous receipts and handbills.
The Bently U.F.A. Local No. 240 was founded in 1919, in a district near Coronation, Alberta. By 1926 its name had changed to Hiram U.F.A. Local No. 240. Throughout its history it had about 20 to 30 members. It was still active in 1949.
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.