The collection consists of published pamphlets, a few issues of the newsletter Wheat Pool Budget, and a promotional calendar. Includes collected books and pamphlets about the grain trade, and handbooks used by the Alberta Wheat Pool elevator agent in Falher, Alberta.
Alberta Co-operative Wheat Producers Ltd. was established in 1923 at the instigation of the United Farmers of Alberta. It was familiarly known as Alberta Wheat Pool, which soon became its legal name. Its members agreed to five-year contracts for grain marketing, and this gave the Pool a strong foothold in the market. Initially it contracted to use the storage and shipping facilities of other grain companies, but soon it was able to capitalize the construction of a network of elevators which eventually dominated the industry in Alberta. In 1998 it merged with Manitoba Wheat Pool to form Agricore Cooperative Ltd. In 2001 Agricore was purchased by United Grain Growers Ltd. and the new firm was branded Agricore United. In 2007 Agricore United was acquired by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, and the new company was named Viterra Inc.
The materials were collected in the office of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd.
The file consists of three handbooks: Storage reckoner : based on the rate of 1/25 of one cent per bushel per day. - [Calgary] : Alberta Wheat Pool, [ca. 1940]; Identification of barley varieties by kernel characters / by F.S. Ludlam and C.H. Owen ; photographs by V.G. Martin. - Ottawa : King's Printer, 1945; An illustrated guide to Prairie weeds / originally prepared by K.W. Neatby ; rev. and enl. by F.J. Greaney. - 2nd ed. - Winnipeg : Line Elevators Farm Service, 1947 (Bulletin ; no. 2)
The handbooks were used by the Alberta Wheat Pool agent in Falher, Alberta.
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 the following pamphlets published by Alberta Wheat Pool: The case for the Alberta Wheat Pool [photocopy]. - The Crow's Nest Pass agreement in review / an address by A.T. Baker. - Students' story of co-operation.