The file contains correspondence to Alfred Thumlert from the Dividend Department of UFA Co-op concerning the status of his shares; his dividend purchase number card; and a prospectus issued by UFA Co-op.
Alfred Thumlert of Castor, Alberta was a member/shareholder of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative.
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.
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative
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.
The file includes a transcript of Andy Silver's diary kept during his tour of mainland China in 1964; an issue of The United Farmer featuring a news item and photograph about Andy Silver's service award (1973); a covering letter; a souvenir postcard; a pamphlet about the Rochdale pioneers of the cooperative movement (1934); a textbook for directors of agricultural marketing businesses (1972), and fragments of UFA Co-op documents.
Andrew F. Silver was born in St. Cyrus, Scotland. He farmed in the district of Huxley, Alberta for many years. He and his wife Vi had five children, Ian, Evan, Greig, Irene, and Esther. Andy was an active volunteer in several community organizations and in the governance of UFA Co-op. He was one of its Directors from 1961 to 1973 and served as a Vice-President from 1964 to 1970.
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 one receipt book used by Marshall Oils in Stavely.
In 1938 Bill Marshall began operating an independent bulk petroleum distribution plant on his farmstead near Stavely, Alberta, hauling fuel directly from a refinery at Turner Valley. In 1947 it became an agency of U.F.A. Central Co-op. In 1966 Bill retired and his son Jack Marshall took over the agency. In 1978 Jack closed the agency and purchased the UFA agency in Claresholm in partnership with his son Steve. In 1990 Jack retired and his son-in-law Larry MacDonald became Steve's partner in the agency.
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 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.