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.
Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association collection
Scope and Content
File consists of financial records of the Association. Records in this file include a balance sheet for 1951, Reports and Statistics presented to the annual meeting for 1951, Financial Statements for 1952, Financial Statements for 1953, Directors' Annual Report for 1953, Financial Statements and Annual Reports for 1953, Financial Statements and Annual Reports for 1954, Annual Reports for 1954, Financial Statements and Annual Reports for 1955, and an abridged version of the Financial Statements and Annual Reports for 1955.
The fonds consists of Bylaws (1961 and 1964 versions), prospectus (1960), annual reports (for 1959-1961, 1963, 1964), president's address (1960, 1961), financial reports (1960, 1961, 1966), notice of annual meeting (1965), and annual meeting minutes (1960, 1967).
Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (FCL) was formed in 1928 to provide services to local consumer co-ops in Saskatchewan. In 1944 it amalgamated with Consumers Co-operative Refineries Ltd. (founded 1934 in Regina) and in 1955 it amalgamated with Manitoba Co-operative Wholesale Ltd. A further amalgamation with Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association in 1961 resulted in an organization active in a territory from northwestern Ontario to British Columbia. In addition to its wholesaling, warehousing and marketing services to co-ops, it operated retail outlets, sawmills, a coal mine, a petroleum refinery, petroleum exploration properties, feed mills, a fertilizer plant, a chemicals complex, and Western Co-op College. It was headquartered in Saskatoon.
The items were collected by officers of UFA Co-op who attended annual meetings of Federated Co-operatives Ltd.
The file consists of materials relating to the thirty-second annual meeting in Saskatoon on January 17, 1961. Records in this file include: annual report for 1960, financial report for 1960, president's address.