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 for the thirty-first annual meeting of Federated Co-operatives Limited, which took place in Saskatoon on January 19, 1960. Records in this file include: annual report for 1959, prospectus, president's report, minutes.
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.
The file consists of two pamphlets published by Federated Co-operatives: "What does Co-op mean? : an explanation especially for the new member", and; "Discounts or not? : should co-ops meet the farm fuel discounts or hold the line?" The latter pamphlet includes a workbook to assist local co-ops with their membership campaigns.
The fonds consists of minutes, records of members' patronage and dividends, and bookkeeping instructions from UFA Co-op.
Three Hills U.F.A. Co-op Local was active in the 1960s. Operated on a small scale by volunteers, it distributed farm supplies from United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. to its members. It ceased operations in 1966 when UFA Co-op took over management of all of its retail sales.