The fonds consists of the 1928 Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association, quarterly and annual financial statements, minutes of annual meetings (1926-1949) with lists of shareholders, share certificates issued to shareholders, agreements, and instructions to mailing room staff.
The official newspaper of the United Farmers of Alberta, The U.F.A., began publication in March 1922. W. Norman Smith was its editor. Initially publication was supervised by a committee of the United Farmers of Alberta, but in 1928 "The U.F.A." Limited was incorporated under the Companies Act of Alberta to allow the newspaper to operate with legal independence. The U.F.A. was renamed The United Farmer in 1934 and ceased publication in 1936. A subsequent publication of the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Association, 1962-1985, was also titled The United Farmer. The officers of the United Farmers of Alberta generally were concurrently officers of The U.F.A. Limited. The company apparently wound up its affairs in 1949.
Agreements between United Farmers of Alberta and Alberta Co-operative Wheat Producers Ltd. (1927-1928) and between The U.F.A. Limited and Alberta Wheat Pool (1932) regarding bulk subscriptions of The U.F.A. to Wheat Pool members and staff.
The fonds consists of minutes of the Canadian Council of Agriculture, resolutions, financial statements, reports of committees, briefs, and policy statements (1920-1926); documents of an appeal to the federal Cabinet against increases of freight rates (1918); and a report on the activities of the Council, 1925-1930.
The Canadian Council of Agriculture was formed in 1909. It was initially a council of delegates from the United Farmers of Alberta, the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association, the Manitoba Grain Growers' Association, and the Dominion Grange, which was based in Ontario. It was later expanded to include representatives from farmers' organizations in other provinces and representatives from farmers' cooperative enterprises. The Council met to coordinate the political and advocacy initiatives of provincial farmers' organizations. It was instrumental in forming the Progressive Party, an influential coalition in the Dominion Parliament of the 1920s. The Council met two or three times a year, and had a secretariat based in Winnipeg. Henry Wise Wood of Alberta served as its president for several years. It became inactive around 1932, and its function was supplanted by the Canadian Chamber of Agriculture, founded in 1935.
The files were retained by United Farmers of Alberta representatives on the Council.
The file consists of minutes (including resolutions), lists of delegates, secretary's reports to the provincial organizations and to the Council, brief of delegation to the Canadian Cabinet, Declaration of Principles, resolution, and statement of accounts.
The file consists of minutes (including resolutions), lists of delegates, Secretary's reports to provincial conventions and to the annual meeting of the Council, minutes of the Executive meeting, minutes of the Women's Section meeting, report of the Co-operative Marketing Committee, statement of accounts.
The file consists of minutes (including resolutions), Executive minutes, National Policies, report of the Economic Research Department, submission to the Advisory Board on the Tariff and Taxation, statement of accounts.
The file consists of: Memorandum [of] Canadian Council of Agriculture in support of appeal to the Governor in Council against judgment of Board of Railway Commission on 15% increase on freight and passenger toll ; Reply of the Canadian Northern Railway Company ; Rejoinder to the reply of the respondents on behalf of the Canadian Council of Agriculture.
Includes articles by John W. Ward, A.E. Darby, George McIvor, W.J. Jackman, Elmer Roper, H.C. McDaniel, and editorial by W. Norman Smith. Features biographical article about R.C.Owens, feature artilces from Canadian Council of Agriculture, and news from Alberta Wheat Pool and Alberta Poultry Pool.
United Farmers of Alberta
Calgary : United Farmers of Alberta, 1926
Vol. 5, no. 29 (Nov. 15, 1926)
Banks and banking
McDaniel, Hugh Campbell
Alberta Wheat Pool
Canadian Council of Agriculture
Darby, Arthur E.
Owens, R. C.
Smith, W. Norman
Ward, John W.
United Farm Women of Alberta
United Farmers of Alberta. Junior Branch
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