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.
8 cm of textual records. -- 43 photographs. -- 1 technical drawing.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of site plan of the Nobleford UFA agency (1963); Joe Konynenbelt's UFA Co-op share certificates, agent's correspondence (1965), Equipment Lubrication pamphlet for UFA member-customers (ca. 1971), agent's commission agreement (1972), instructions for sales and servicing of Atlas tires and batteries, daily stock report and sales ledger (1973), promotional calendar/daily farm record ledger (1977), bulletins from UFA on prices of products (1977-1982); blank receipt books (ca. 1990s); speech given by Henry Konynenbelt to the Historical Society of Alberta (1995), photos reflecting Randy Konynenbelt's life and his career as a UFA agent, and biographical notes on Randy Konynenbelt .
Joe Konynenbelt, ?-1987, became the petroleum agent for UFA Co-op in Nobleford, Alberta in 1965. After his death, his son Randy, 1949- , and daughter-in-law Paulette took over the agency. Randy and Paulette retired in 2004. Joe's cousin Henry Konynenbelt was a Director of UFA Co-op.
Many of the materials were contributed by Joe Konynenbelt's wife Johanna Konynenbelt.
Announcement of Randy and Pauly Konynenbelt's retirement from the Nobleford Agency in Fonds 1, Series 16, File 11.