The file consists of a manual for lubrication of wheel tractors, crawler tractors, and self-propelled farm implements. Each sheet describes the specifications and features a lubrication diagram for a particular make and model (or group of models) of farm machinery. The manual is loose-leaf for updating. This copy consists of updates from 1970 to 1980, with one sheet produced in 1985 indicating the UFA Co-op products corresponding to the symbols used in the manual. The binder was designed and produced by UFA Co-op.
The file consists of a manual for lubrication of wheel tractors and self-propelled farm implements. Includes a sheet containing specifications and lubricating diagram for each make and model (or group of models) of farm machinery. The manual is looseleaf for updating. This copy consists of updates from 1980 to 1985, and includes one sheet produced by UFA Co-op giving the names of its products corresponding to the symbols used in the manual.
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.
Canadian Co-operative Implements Ltd., also known by its trade names CCIL and Co-op Implements, was founded in 1940 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, by representatives of most of the major agricultural producers' and consumers' co-ops of the Prairie provinces. In its first few years it was mainly involved in raising capital and recruiting members, and by 1944 it acquired a manufacturing plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Within a few years it was manufacturing a comprehensive line of farm implements, including tractors, combines, swathers, headers, balers, plows, cultivators, grain drills, and snow blowers. It also began to develop an extensive system of sales-and-service outlets called depots, and developed a sideline of trading in used farm machinery. In the 1970s it began to experience financial difficulties requiring refinancing from federal and provincial governments, co-ops, and credit unions. In 1985 it was forced to scale down the network of depots and sell the manufacturing rights to Vicon BV, a Dutch-owned multi-national farm implement manufacturer. The Co-op Implements brand name apparently continued to be used until 1990. The depot network ceased operating in the early 1990s and the Co-op was struck off the register of companies in 1997. United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd., as one of the firms that contributed capital, participated in its Advisory Committee and its Annual Meetings. Usually UFA Co-op's Treasurer acted as its liaison.
The file contains photographs and thank-you correspondence for charitable donations and sponsorships made by UFA Co-op to: Calgary Arabian Horse Association, Calgary Canucks, Camrose Cougars Mosquito baseball team, Canadian Cow Horse Supreme, Canadian Farmers Curling Championship, Canadian Limousin World Congress, Canadian National Junior Shorthorn Expo, Canadian Old Timers Rodeo Association, Canadian Quarter Horse Cup Futurity, Carstairs Bruins Tykes hockey team, Central Spring Holstein Show, Claresholm Figure Skating Club, Cremona Midget A hockey team, and the Czar Rodeo pancake breakfast.
The file contains: a group portrait of the National Tetrathlon team, a group portrait and thank-you letter from the New Sarepta Novice Eagles hockey team (2001); a program for Drag Wars, an event organized by the North Peace Bracket Racing Association (2002); a thank-you letter from the Northern Alberta Hockey Association (the associated photo is missing); and a certificate of appreciation from the Northwest Rodeo Association (1989).
The file consists of: a certificate of appreciation from the Salers Association of Canada (1991); photograph of a presentation of a cheque to the "Say Hay" project for hay distribution (2002); photograph of the presentation of belt buckles at the Sakariassen's Fall Classic in Carstairs [ca. 1994]; group photograph of the Strathmore Rebels baseball team ( 1995); photograph of Tammi Palmerchk, Southern Alberta Region Pony Club dressage champion (1989); photograph of Barry Webster presenting awards to the Tiny Mite barrel racers of the Southern Alberta Roping and Riding Circuit (2004); phoptograph of the trailer awarded to the 2001 Spring Classic Roping Champion Heeler; and photographs of champions of the Stettler Ag Society Jackpot Prospect Steer and Heifer Show (2000).
The file contains: a thank-you certificate with group portrait from Teen Conference "Not Just a Pretty Face" held at Bonnyville (2004); program for the regional qualifiers of "The Master's" Championship Christian youth rodeo held at Claresholm; group portrait and season program of the Three Hills Thrashers junior hockey team (2002); group portraits of the Trochu hockey team (1989 and 1998); and a group portrait of the Tro-Hills Midget "B" hockey team 1992-93.
The file consists of photographs of trophy saddles presented by UFA Co-op to winning teams, and official photographs of the saddles being presented to the champions by John Lee. The U.T.R.A.A. championships were held in Camrose. Official photographs were taken by Mike Copeman Photography.
The file consists of photographs of winners and participants in events sponsored by UFA Co-op : , Calgary Stampede Horse Show, Calgary Stampede World Blacksmith Competition and Calgary Stampede World Miniature Donkey Show.