The fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, and other records documenting Milton Ward's involvement in the co-operative sector.
Milton Henry "Milt" Ward, 1890-1994, was born in Nogies Creek, Ontario. In 1905 he migrated with his family to Arrowwood, a community east of High River, Alberta. He assisted his father, and established his own homestead in the district at an early age. He also worked as a ranch hand and blacksmith. He became a manager in the Crowsnest Pass coal mining industry during the First World War, but returned to farming and ranching in the Arrowwood district. He served on the council of the Municipal District of Marquis from 1916 to 1941. He was an active member of the United Farmers of Alberta, serving as a director from 1932 to 1969, a delegate to the Alberta Wheat Pool, and a director of the Arrowwood Co-operative Association. In 1977 he was inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame. He was married twice, to Lena Steiner, ?-1923, and to Myrtle Foreman, 1903-1995. He had six children: Ruby Della (Fletcher), Audrey Helen (Neubauer), Shirley Margaret (Hood), Jack Foreman, George Alan, and Beverly Joan (Weeks).
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 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.