Principles to guide the United Farmers of Alberta organization and clarify the distinction between the U.F.A. locals and the political associations. This is an amendment to the 1925 Declaration of Principles regarding political involvment.
United Farmers of Alberta
Political parties --Platforms
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The file contains two typewritten and one mimeographed handbills: Equal opportunity for all, special privilege to none ; Why does every progressive, far-sighted, thinking farm woman join the U.F.W.A.? ; United Farm Women of Alberta.
The file includes a typescript essay, "Tekehionwake" [E. Pauline Johnson]. Includes a pamphlet: Canadian women. - Montreal : Royal Bank of Canada, 1946 July.  p. Includes news clippings: Old time holiday reminiscences [Christmas experiences of Elizabeth Boyd McDougall (Mrs. John McDougall), Annie McKenzie McDougall (Mrs. David McDougall), Mary Pinkham, and Paul Kane] / by Annie A. Garbalestier, Farm and Ranch Review, Dec. 16, 1949 ; Are women persons? [Emily Murphy] ; Now that we are persons / by Nellie L. McClung, Farm and Ranch Review, Jan. 2, 1930; Agnes Macphail, M.P. / by Marion Wathen Fox, Farm and Ranch Review, Feb. 1, 1930 ; A girl from London [Kathleen Redman Strange] / by Elizabeth Bailey Price, Farm and Ranch Review, Apr. 1, 1930 ; Many avenues of service / H. Zella Spencer, May 1, 1930 ; Pioneer woman missionary honored in history of West [Elizabeth Chantler McDougall] / by Edna Kells, Edmonton Journal, Oct. 23, 1931 ; Nominated for hall of fame at Ottawa [Famous Five], Edmonton Journal, July 12, 1933 ; Cora Hind / by Frank H. Williams, Maclean's Magazine, June 15, 1935 ; Women who make news in Alberta include child welfare worker [Maude Riley], Calgary Herald, July 19, 1941 ; The Far North won't wait / by Margaret Hastings, [Maclean's?, ca. 1931] ; A reply to "The Far North can wait" / James Sigerson [Maclean's?, ca. 1931].
The file includes a transcribed article, Macphail, Miss Agnes Campbell [from Parliamentary Guide?, ca. 1929]. Includes essays, "A few facts as to the life and work of Miss A. Honora Enfield". Includes script for a speech, "Our women authors" attributed to Mrs. George Dieffenbaugh. Includes typescript compilations of biographical sketches "Canadian poets" and "Canadian women who have made great contributions to public life". Includes new clippings: The founder of Empire Day [Clementina Fessenden] ; An analysis of Gandhi / by A.C. Cummings ; Women of pioneer days / by Amy J. Roe ; Oriental women are progressive / Nancy Austen ; Russia's new woman / by Rhea G. Clyman, Maclean's magazine, June 15, 1932 ; Bits of biography : the lady with the lamp [Florence Nightingale], Western Producer, Oct. 1929 ; Wife of H.W. Wood passes in Calgary [ca. 1939] ; The scrap-book poet [Edna Jaques] / by Nellie L. McClung.
United Farmers of Alberta Junior Branch collection
Scope and Content
The file consists of 3 clippings: "Suggested recreation programs for Junior U.F.A. locals", from The U.F.A. (1923); "Greetings from the Junior U.F.A. excerpted from a convention program of the Calgary Council on Child Welfare (ca. 1927-ca. 1929); and a report on Alberta Farm Young Peoples' Week from Neighborly News, a publication of United Grain Growers (1942).
The file consists of two news clippings and a reprint of a newspaper article: Getting women into association / [by Irene Parlby] (reprinted from The Grain Growers' Guide, Dec. 10, 1919); With the women grain growers : what do I get for my dollar and a half; Is it worth while? (from a Saskatchewan grain groweers' newspaper, ca. 1924); Women's place in the farm organization / by Mrs. H.M.Parlby (The Organized Farmer, Dec. 28, 1964)
The file consists of: Aims of the U.F.W.A. / by Irene Parlby (reprinted from the Grain Growers' Guide, Dec. 4, 1918); Why does every progressive, far-sighted, thinking farm woman join the U.F.W.A.? ; A few practical achievements of the U.F.W.A. [ca. 1935]; Past the front door (Albertan, June 19, 1944); The U.F.W.A., an organization of the farm women of Alberta / by Edna M. Hull (supplement to the McGill News, ca. 1928); President, vice-presidents of the United Farm Women of Alberta (Edmonton Journal, Jan. 15, 1946); Alberta farm women meet / by Amy J. Roe (Country Guide, Feb. 1946)
The file consists of the minute book of Union U.F.A. Local No. 139, including the membership roll (1919-1926), list of members holding receipt books (1934), cash book (1919-1926), minutes (1919-1926), and list of cash prizes awarded at picnic (1926). Minutes contain details for planning their U.F.A. picnics; some minutes are for joint meetings of the U.F.A. and U.F.W.A.
The fonds consists of two letters and two agreements concerning the leasing and insuring of the Clover Bar Hall (1930-1932); the minute book of the Local, including membership records and financial records (1951-1973); sales and stock report of the Maple Leaf Petroleums agency in Bremner (1935-1936); membership list (1962); correspondence and financial records (1956-1975); and a topographical map of the Edmonton district annotated to show coal prospects (1926).
Clover Bar was a farming district in Strathcona County, just east of the city of Edmonton, Alberta. A local organization of the United Farmers of Alberta, Clover Bar U.F.A. Local No. 90, existed before 1915. East Clover Bar U.F.A Local No. 3 and Clover Bar U.F.W.A. Local No. 40 were the local organizations in 1930. By 1951 Clover Bar F.U.A. Local No. 608 was established. In 1970 it became the Clover Bar Unifarm Local 6208. Apparently it became inactive around 1975.
The fonds includes minutes, programs for activities in Locals, circulars, pamphlets, cook books, news clippings, and compilations of the names of Executive officers. Includes some publications of the Farm Women's Union of Alberta.
The United Farmers of Alberta (U.F.A.) amended its constitution in 1913 to admit women as members. In 1914 its Women's Section was formed. In 1916 the women members formed a separate organization governed by the U.F.A constitution, the United Farm Women of Alberta (U.F.W.A.). Beginning in 1917 the U.F.W.A. was required to be represented on the U.F.A. Executive and Board of Directors. Irene Parlby was the first president of the U.F.W.A. The United Farm Women of Alberta Alumnae Association was a group within the organization that existed from 1933 to about 1945. In 1949 the U.F.W.A. was succeeded by the Farm Women's Union of Alberta.
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.
The fonds consists of the constitution and bylaws, minutes, annual financial reports and other documents of the Wetaskiwin Co-op Refineries Limited, and the constitution and bylaws of Wetaskiwin U.F.A. Co-operative Association Limited.
In 1916 several United Farmers of Alberta locals in the Wetaskiwin district organized a bulk goods purchasing consortium, the Westaskiwin District Association of the United Farmers of Alberta. In 1917 it was incorporated as the Wetaskiwin U.F.A. Co-operative Association Limited. In 1931 it established an oil refinery, but apparently it was not capitalized enough to operate on a competitive scale. In 1936 Wetaskiwin Co-op Refineries Limited was incorporated for the purpose of manufacturing and dealing in petroleum products. It never succeeded in building a refinery, but in 1937 it opened a fuel outlet in Wetaskiwin. In 1999 its assets were transferred to the UFA Co-op.
Wetaskiwin Co-op Refineries
Constitutions and Bylaws
Wetaskiwin Co-op Refineries
Wetaskiwin U.F.A. Co-operative Association
Information on Wetaskiwin Co-op based on http://www.wetaskiwincoop.com/history.htm (viewed May 2010).
The fonds includes incorporation documents, constitution and by-laws, programs, reports, photographs and proceedings of annual conventions, financial records, correspondence, records of regional U.F.A. organizations, bulletins issued to U.F.A. locals, pamphlets, and issues of the newspaper The U.F.A.
The United Farmers of Alberta (U.F.A.) was formed in 1909 from the amalgamation of the Canadian Society of Equity and the Alberta Farmers Association. It was incorporated by an act of the Province of Alberta in 1918. It was a self-help and advocacy organization which encouraged economic power for farmers through the development of co-operatives. It also functioned as a political party from 1919 to 1939, and was the governing party in Alberta from 1921 to 1935. Its presidents were James Bower (1909-1911), W.J. Tregillus (1912-1914), James Speakman (1915), Henry Wise Wood (1916-1930), Robert Gardiner (1930-1945), and George E. Church (1945-1949). In 1914 a Women's Section was formed, and in 1916 it was reorganized as the United Farm Women of Alberta. In 1919 a Junior Branch of the U.F.A. was organized to support the activities of young members of farm families. The U.F.A. Provincial Political Association was formed as a vehicle for organizing political campaigns, and existed from 1919 to 1939. The U.F.A. Limited, incorporated from 1928 to 1949, published the organization's newspaper. The Co-operative Committee of the U.F.A was formed in 1930, and it was incorporated as the U.F.A. Central Co-operative Association Ltd. in 1932, to serve local consumer co-ops as a wholesaler and distributor. At its 40th annual convention in December 1948 the U.F.A. changed its name to United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. (known as U.F.A. Co-op and later branded as UFA), and amended its Bylaws to allow it to take over most of the functions of the U.F.A. Central Co-operative Association Ltd. In January 1949 the U.F.A. advocacy function amalgamated with the Alberta Farmers' Union to form the Farmers' Union of Alberta.
This series consists of the small amount of the non-political correspondence accumulated in the office of the Provincial Secretary of the U.F.A. that has survived as well as newspaper clippings related to this correspondence, floor plans and postcards.