The fonds contains the minute book (including cash book) of Notre Dame U.F.A. Local No. 716 (1922-1931), correspondence (1931), cash book of Notre Dame Junior U.F.A. (1933-1945), and minutes (including membership rolls) of Notre Dame Junior U.F.A. (1942-1945).
Notre Dame U.F.A. Local No. 716, a local unit of the United Farmers of Alberta, was founded around 1915. It met at Notre Dame School, located just northeast of Edmonton. It was still legally in existence but was inactive in 1966, the year U.F.A. Central Co-op disbanded. It sponsored a club for youth, Notre Dame Junior U.F.A. Local No. 108, from 1933 or earlier until 1945 or later.
The fonds was donated by Brenda Bass, daughter of Junior U.F.A. member Margaret McCrimmon and granddaughter of early U.F.A. member H. McCrimmon.
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.