The file consists of prints from digital scans of Co-op stores in Milo, Chinook, Youngstown, Drumheller, Three Hills, and Oyen (ca. 1940-ca.1947); a group portrait of UFA co-op managers (ca. 1946); views of the U.F.A. store, service station, and office in Calgary (1946); a floor plan, drawn from memory, of the U.F.A. store and office in Calgary in 1942-1943; and sections of a panoramic view of the main intersection of Milo (1928).
Robert Shore was an employee of U.F.A. Central Co-op store in Calgary, ca. 1941-ca. 1945. His father Eric Shore was manager of the Co-op store in Milo, Alberta, 1933-1942, and manager of the U.F.A. Central Co-op store in Calgary, 1942-1948.
The United Farmers Historical Society collection includes an interview with Bob Shore, recorded in 2002.
The file consists of Lawrence Proudfoot's farewell talk to farm supply managers, and a note to UFA Co-op's History Co-ordinator from Betty Proudfoot mentioning his involvement on the UFA curling club.
Lawrence Proudfoot, 1921-1994, a nephew of MLA Lorne Proudfoot, was president of the Junior Section of the U.F.A. in 1946. He began working at the U.F.A. Central Co-op office in 1947, initially in public relations, but soon transferred to the Petroleum Division. He was Manager of the Petroleum Division from 1964 to 1987.
The United Farmers Historical Society collection includes an interview with Betty Proudfoot, recorded in 2002.
The file consists of a speech given by UFA Co-op president H.B. Haney upon Bill McCartney's retirement, and a color photograph of him by Gold Studio, dated 1982.
William McCartney was born in Belfast, Ireland, and immigrated with his family to Vulcan, Alberta. He served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War and attained the rank of First Lieutenant. In 1946 he joined the U.F.A. Central Co-op as an accounting clerk, and by 1954 he was appointed manager of the Farm Supply Division of UFA Co-op. In 1964 he was appointed General Manager. Around 1983 this title was changed to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Bill McCartney retired in 1984.
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The fonds includes minute books of Kerndale U.F.A. Local No. 775, 1918-1941, including financial and membership records. Includes a transcription of the 1918-1927 minute book produced in 2003. Includes the By-laws of the North Peace Purchasing Committee (ca. 1935).
The Kerndale U.F.A. Local No. 775, located in the district of Kerndale near the village of Berwyn in the Peace River region of Alberta, was founded in 1918. It became inactive in 1941.
The fonds had been in the possession of Jim and Eileen Allan.
The file consists of certificates presented to recognizing his completion of training seminars for sales and service of farm implements and machines; and certificates issued by United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative recognizing ten years' service, completion of first aid and CPR training, and completion of the Feelings Customer Service Excellence Module.
John Lee, a sales representative specializing in farm implements and machinery, was an employee of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative from 1978 until 2004 or later. During the latter part of his career with UFA Co-op, he was based in the Calgary corporate office and worked as a Member Relations Representative.
The file consists of promotional calendars issued by the Salisbury General Store and Petroleum Agency for the years 1986, 2001, and 2002. The 1986 calendar features a photograph of a painting by Ronald Osborne, showing the West Salisbury General Store as it would have appeared in the 1930s or 1940s.
Greg Yohemas was the proprietor of the Salisbury General Store (1975), located at 6510 Meridian Street NW on the outskirts of Edmonton, Alberta. The store was also a UFA petroleum agency.
The collection consists of membership cards, petroleum cardlock cards, membership certificates, share certificates, certificates of completion of training, training manuals, award certificates, receipts, patronage dividend statements, correspondence, receipt books, advertisements, advertiques, articles, reports, speeches, photographs, retirement presentations, and other items or small collections of material from members, employees, or agents of United Farmers of Alberta, U.F.A. Central Co-operative Association Ltd., United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd., and local consumer co-ops.
The United Farmers Historical Society was established in 2002 to document and disseminate the history of the United Farmers of Alberta and the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. It was interested in collecting examples of membership cards, share certificates, receipts, patronage dividend statements, and other documentation of transactions of members, employees, and agents of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative and its predecessor and affiliated organizations. These records, if they only consisted of only one or two files, were compiled into the UFA Members' Collection beginning in 2010.
A photograph of Andy Goutsis in the mailroom and printing department of the UFA Co-operative Limited's head office.
Andy Goutsis began working part time for UFA Co-operative Ltd doing maintenance at the Calgary office beginning in 1970, soon after immigrating from Greece. He soon gained the contract for janitorial and maintenance services on the building. Sometime between 2001 and 2005 he became directly employed by UFA Co-operative Ltd. and, as of 2014, continues to work part time at the Calgary Corporate Office.
The file consists of Lindy Lunty's United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative share certificates and news clippings about Glenn Lunty.
Lindy Lunty, d. ca. 2003, of Forestburg, Alberta, was a member of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative. His brother Harold "Glenn" Lunty, 1922-2005, also farmed in the Forestburg district and was a Director of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative.
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Article on Glenn Lunty in the August 1969 The United Farmer
The file consists of John Erickson's UFA Co-op business card (ca. 1961), a newspaper reproduction of a United Grain Growers receipt for shipment of beef livestock, a photocopy of a hand-writtten autobiography, and a biographical article from the Lethbridge Herald.
John U. Erickson, 1909- , was born in a railway construction camp in the Prairies to Swedish immigrant parents. He grew up on a farm in the Camrose district of Alberta, and received a post-secondary education in accounting and management. He married Ada "Babs" Renville. He held managerial positions in the retail lumber business, in large-scale farming, and in the provincial parks system of Alberta. He was also an active volunteer in agricultural and community organizations and the Lutheran Church. From 1961 to 1964 he was a Director of UFA Co-op. In 1965 his career in the parks system took him to Lethbridge, where he eventually retired.