The file consists of an essay on the historcal background of the relationship between the United Farmers of Alberta and United Farmers of Canada (Alberta Section) and the proposed merger of the two organizations; and a draft constitution of the reorganized farm bodies.
The file consists of an affidavit with attached financial statement, concerning the estate of Stuart. He was a farmer at Milo, Alberta who died in 1920. He named the United Farmers of Alberta as the executor of his estate. The affidavit was sworn by Eileen Birch, Secretary of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative.
The file includes: proposed constitution of Edmonton Consumer's Co-operative Limited; Annual Report (1943); lists of members to who purchased Maple Leaf Petroleum products and amounts of their dividends and share equity (1943-1951); extracts from minutes of UFA Co-op concerning membership shares, etc. (1949-1950); correspondence concerning commissions paid to Edmonton District Farmers' Co-op as an agent of U.F.A. Central Co-op (1944).
An organization called the Edmonton Consumer's Co-operative Ltd. started around 1935, but it is not known whether it became operational. The Edmonton District Farmers' Co-operative Ltd. was founded in 1938. It expanded rapidly and within a few years was dealing in farm supplies, feeds, groceries, general household goods, insurance services, and petroleum products (through a network of agencies in Edmonton and surrounding rural points). It was affiliated with U.F.A. Central Co-op and later with UFA Co-op for purposes of marketing Maple Leaf Petroleum products. It was also affiliated with Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association. Sometime between 1947 and 1951 it was renamed Edmonton Co-operative Association. J.R. Love was its manager.
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative
Shares & Dividends
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative
U.F.A. Central Co-operative Association
Edmonton District Farmers' Co-operative
Edmonton Consumer's Co-operative
Edmonton Co-operative Association
Love, John Russell
Maple Leaf Petroleum
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The file consists of a report of a meeting of the Executive bodies of U.F.A. Central Co-operative Association and Alberta Wholesale Co-operative Association (ACWA) to consider the possibility establishing a common wholesaling facility in Calgary (1947); memorandum of agreement between UFA Co-op and ACWA to allow tranfer of retail stores to ACWA (1950); minutes of a special meeting of Delegates of UFA Co-op to consider transfer of retail stores to ACWA (1951); minutes of a meeting of representatives of co-ops to consider re-financing of ACWA (1952).
The file consists of a 4-page pamphlet entitled: News release : U..F.A. Co-op Farm Supply Centre, Edmonton : tribute to member support. Pamphlet announces the opening of the Edmonton Farm Supply Centre, includes photographs, narrative description, list of products sold, portraits of staff members.
The file consists of correspondence (much of it with solicitors MacKimmie Matthews), memoranda, notes. Includes extracts copied from Board and Convention minutes (1919, ca. 1940s) of United Farmers of Alberta.
The file consists of share certificates and dividend reserve share certificates issued by Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association Ltd. to U.F.A. Central Co-operative Association Ltd., United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd., and local co-ops affiliated with them; and related correspondence.
The file contains a by-law of Maple Leaf Coal Company authorizing security for banking guarantee; correspondence; and agreements with the Bank of Montreal, Acadia U.F.A. Co-operative Association, and Manitoba Co-operative Wholesale Ltd. for financing.
This series consists of partial sequences of the Farm Supply Division Manager's correspondence (1960-1961, M-S and 1984-1997, replies to delegates' questions); sales statistics and analysis (1959-1961 and 1995-1996); documents on marketing plan (1986) and five-year operating plan (1987); memoranda regarding personnel changes (2003).
In its early phase, the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative managed grocery, hardware, and dry goods stores for local co-ops, but in 1952 this function was transferred to Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association. UFA Co-op established a Farm Supplies Department for wholesaling farm supplies to local co-ops. Initially it distributed mainly bulk products such as coal, fence posts, twine, and agricultural chemicals, but it eventually expanded its range to include varied products such as building supplies, livestock medicines, and fertilizers. In 1954 its name was changed to Farm Supplies Division and in that year the first Farm Supply Centre, a combined warehousing and retail operation, was opened in Calgary. In 1966 restructuring of the provincial Co-op system encouraged expansion of the division's direct retail operations. Its Building Department, later known as the Farmstead Development Department and as UFA Building Solutions, began with an experimental prefabricated barn in 1957. It constructed complete buildings and materials moving sytems for farmers. The specialized Animal Health Department and Equipment Department were added in the 1970s. By 2006 the division was renamed Farm and Ranch Supply Division and it was operating 34 Farm and Ranch Supply Stores. In 2007 it was renamed Agricultural Operations (Ag-Ops). In 2010 it was renamed Agricultural Business (Agri-Business).