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Milt Ward fonds – 1930-1989.

Collection/Fonds
Milt Ward fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
Milt Ward fonds
Hierarchy Level
Fonds
Collection/Fonds Number
6
Material Format
textual records
graphic material
Physical Description
20 cm of textual records and photographs.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, and other records documenting Milton Ward's involvement in the co-operative sector.
Custodial History
Milton Henry "Milt" Ward, 1890-1994, was born in Nogies Creek, Ontario. In 1905 he migrated with his family to Arrowwood, a community east of High River, Alberta. He assisted his father, and established his own homestead in the district at an early age. He also worked as a ranch hand and blacksmith. He became a manager in the Crowsnest Pass coal mining industry during the First World War, but returned to farming and ranching in the Arrowwood district. He served on the council of the Municipal District of Marquis from 1916 to 1941. He was an active member of the United Farmers of Alberta, serving as a director from 1932 to 1969, a delegate to the Alberta Wheat Pool, and a director of the Arrowwood Co-operative Association. In 1977 he was inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame. He was married twice, to Lena Steiner, ?-1923, and to Myrtle Foreman, 1903-1995. He had six children: Ruby Della (Fletcher), Audrey Helen (Neubauer), Shirley Margaret (Hood), Jack Foreman, George Alan, and Beverly Joan (Weeks).
Creator
Ward, Milt
Subjects
World War, 1914-1918
Coal mines and mining
Ranching
Agriculture
Names
Ward, Milt
Places
Arrowwood
Accession Number
UF 2003.0081
UF 2004.0025.01
Date
1930-1989
Source
Archival Descriptions

UFA members' collection – 1918-2005.

Collection/Fonds
UFA Members' Collection
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
UFA Members' Collection
Hierarchy Level
Fonds
Collection/Fonds Number
7
Material Format
textual records
Physical Description
9 cm of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
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.
Administrative History
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.
Creator
United Farmers Historical Society
Subjects
Membership
Names
United Farmers of Alberta
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative
U.F.A. Central Co-operative Association
Date
1918-2005
Source
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