United Farmers of Alberta Junior Branch collection
Farm Young Peoples' Week at the University of Alberta started in 1917. During the early part of June each year, about 100 young Albertans, sponsored by farm organizations such as the Alberta Wheat Pool, United Grain Growers, Pioneer Grain Company and the United Farmers of Alberta stayed in university residences and sampled a small part of university life.
United Farmers of Alberta. Junior Branch
Calgary : Junior Branch of the United Farmers of Alberta, 1945.
Other Title Information
: also twenty-seventh annual convention, Junior Branch of the United Farmers of Alberta
The file consists of bulletins and circular letters from the Junior Branch of the U.F.A. to the local Junior U.F.A. clubs. Bulletins include articles on soil conservation, horticulture, chemurgy, the Nobel Prize winners, the Canadian Appeal for Children. Most bulletins and circular letters are concerned with organizational details of events such as public speaking contests, Farm Young People's Week, and the Junior Conference. Includes a report on provincial resolutions submitted to the Cabinet (1947).Many of the bulletins and circulars were authored by Eileen Birch, Orrin Hart, or George Church. The Secretaries of the Consort Junior U.F.A were Helen Redel, Shirley Redel, and Shirley Isaac.
The file consists of an information circular, convention calls, and registration forms/credential cards for conventions of the United Farmers of Alberta and the Acadia U.F.A. Federal Constituency Association. The documents were addressed to Helen Redel and Shirley Isaac, secretaries of the Consort Junior U.F.A.
The Consort Junior U.F.A. was invited to send delegates to provincial and regional conventions of the United Farmers of Alberta.
Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association collection
4 cm of textual records.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of annual convention programs of the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association, bound into one volume. The programs include the presidents' addresses; reports of the Board, the Executive, the Women's Section and the Auditor; convention resolutions; portraits; and statistical compilations of membership of each local association.
The Territorial Grain Growers' Association was founded in 1901, with William Motherwell as its first president. In 1906 the organization was renamed the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association while the Alberta members formed the Alberta Farmers' Association. In 1926 the organization merged with the Farmers' Union of Canada to form the United Farmers of Canada (Saskatchewan Section).
The file contains letters to Doug Thornton concerning arrangements for meetings and activities, and Norman Priestley's retirement; and circular letters concerning taxation, Co-operative Union of Canada 1956 congress, cooperative education, survey of members, and suspension of activities.
This file contains: How To Organize And Carry On A Local Of The United Farmers of Alberta (ca. 1919); Nine Years Of Achievement, The Best Promise of Good Government (1930); Politics and Economics From the Farmers' Standpoint in 1935; Some Facts - Important Information for Alberta Farmers, No. 11 (1935); Agriculture and the Post-War Years, an address delivered by J.E. Brownlee to the convention of United Farmers of Alberta (1946); Address Delivered to the 39th Annual Convention of the United Farmers of Alberta by D.W. Clapperton (1948); Reports and Addresses to the Fortieth Annual Convention of the United Farmers of Alberta (1948); Submission to the Alberta Postwar Reconstruction Committee by the United Farmers of Alberta (ca. 1943); Report on Resolutions presented to the full Cabinet of the Government of Alberta on February 19th, 1945.
This file contains photographs of: Milton Ward; Robert Gardiner, the UFA annual meeting in 1954; meetings of the UFA board of directors 1934, [ca. 1962[, [ca. 1967]; a meeting of the Farmers Union of Alberta; an unknown convention at the provincial legislature of Alberta; and an unknown youth convention.