The history of organized farm women of Alberta – [Photocopied ca. 2005 (originally created 1954)].

Collection/Fonds
United Farm Women of Alberta fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
United Farm Women of Alberta fonds
Hierarchy Level
File
Collection/Fonds Number
2
Series Number
6
File Number
11
Material Format
textual records
Physical Description
64 p.
Scope and Content
File consists of a photocopy of a pamphlet on the history of farm women's organizations in Alberta by Eva Carter.
Creator
Farmers' Union of Alberta
Publisher
Edmonton : Farmers' Union of Alberta, [1954]
Subjects
Women in politics
Names
Carter, Eva
Farm Women's Union of Alberta
United Farm Women of Alberta
Places
Alberta
Accession Number
UF 2005.0037.01
Date
[Photocopied ca. 2005 (originally created 1954)]
Source
Archival Descriptions

Irene Parlby collection – 1916-1967.

Collection/Fonds
United Farm Women of Alberta fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
United Farm Women of Alberta fonds
Hierarchy Level
File
Collection/Fonds Number
2
Series Number
7
File Number
7
Material Format
textual records
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings, essays, and other documents relating to Irene Parlby, including a brochure for her funeral, select United Farm Women of Alberta President's Reports (copied), a paper on the resignation of Parlby as president of the U.F.W.A., and "The Milestones of My Life" written by Parlby for The Canadian Magazine.
Administrative History
Irene Parlby became involved in women's organizations in 1913 when she was appointed secretary of the Alix Country Women's Club. One of her accomplishments in this role was the founding of a local library; she had solicited the books from a newspaper advertisement and friends in England. In 1915 Irene and other members of the Alix club went on to establish the first United Farm Women of Alberta (UFWA) local in Alix. A year later Irene Parlby became president of the UFWA and then in 1919 became the first woman officer of the United Farmers of Alberta. In her inaugural report as a member of the UFA Executive Mrs. Parlby stated: "Neither men nor women know everything; women know many things that men do not know, men know many things that women do not know. Men and women together know everything that is known." In 1921, she was elected to the provincial legislature as a member of the UFA and appointed Minister without Portfolio in the new UFA government. She was the second woman in Canada to become a provincial cabinet minister. Irene Parlby was also one of the "Famous Five", the group of women who worked for suffrage, property rights and the right for women to be legally judged as "Persons" in Canada. In 1930 she was became one of three Canadian delegates to the Assembly of the League of Nations. Mrs. Parlby retired from politics in 1935.
Subjects
United Farm Women of Alberta
UFWA
Famous Five
Names
Parlby, Irene
Places
Alix
Accession Number
UF 2002.0022.01
Can I use it?
Images are provided for research and reference use only. Written permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these images must be obtained from United Farmers' Historical Society.
Date
1916-1967
Source
Archival Descriptions

Kerndale U.F.A. Local No. 775 fonds – 1918-2003.

Collection/Fonds
Kerndale U.F.A. Local No. 775 fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
Kerndale U.F.A. Local No. 775 fonds
Hierarchy Level
Fonds
Collection/Fonds Number
31
Material Format
textual records
electronic record
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records. -- 2 computer disks
Scope and Content
The fonds includes minute books of Kerndale U.F.A. Local No. 775, 1918-1941, including financial and membership records. Includes a transcription of the 1918-1927 minute book produced in 2003. Includes the By-laws of the North Peace Purchasing Committee (ca. 1935).
Administrative History
The Kerndale U.F.A. Local No. 775, located in the district of Kerndale near the village of Berwyn in the Peace River region of Alberta, was founded in 1918. It became inactive in 1941.
Custodial History
The fonds had been in the possession of Jim and Eileen Allan.
Creator
Kerndale U.F.A. Local No. 775
Subjects
Locals
Minute books
Names
Kerndale U.F.A. Local No. 775
Places
Berwyn
Kerndale
Accession Number
UF 2003.0077
UF 2002.0042.03
Date
1918-2003
Source
Archival Descriptions

News clippings on farm women's organizations – 1919-1964.

Collection/Fonds
United Farm Women of Alberta fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
United Farm Women of Alberta fonds
Hierarchy Level
File
Collection/Fonds Number
2
Series Number
7
File Number
1
Material Format
textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two newspaper clippings: original and 1 newspaper clipping: copy, titled: "Getting women into association" / [by Irene Parlby] (reprinted from The Grain Growers' Guide, 10 December 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 Growers' newspaper, ca. 1924); and "Women's place in the farm organization" / by Mrs. H.M. Parlby (The Organized Farmer, 28 December, 1964)
Creator
United Farm Women of Alberta
Subjects
Women
Women in politics
Names
Parlby, Irene
United Farm Women of Alberta
Farm Women's Union of Alberta
Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association. Women's Section
Places
Alberta
Accession Number
UF 2002.0036.12
UF 2002.0036.18
UF 2002.0036.19
Date
1919-1964
Source
Archival Descriptions

Secretary ledger - U.F.W.A. – 1935 - 1947, 1960.

Collection/Fonds
United Farm Women of Alberta fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
United Farm Women of Alberta fonds
Hierarchy Level
File
Collection/Fonds Number
2
Series Number
8
File Number
2
Material Format
textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a United Farm Women of Alberta Secretary's ledger with meeting minutes and membership attendance. Also included is a certificate presented to the Nanton U.F.W.A. from the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Creator
United Farm Women of Alberta [Nanton Local?]
Subjects
Ledgers
Names
United Farm Women of Alberta
Places
Nanton
Accession Number
UF 2021.008.02
Date
1935 - 1947, 1960
Source
Archival Descriptions

U.F.A. Co-op Staff Society fonds – 1944-1951.

Collection/Fonds
U.F.A. Co-op Staff Society fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
U.F.A. Co-op Staff Society fonds
Hierarchy Level
Fonds
Collection/Fonds Number
18
Material Format
textual records
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of the Society's newsletter for 1944 and 1947-1951.
Administrative History
In March 1944 a group of five UFA Co-op employees began publishing a monthly staff newsletter, provisionally titled You Name It?? By 1946 the newsletter was titled UFA Sco-ops, and it was the official organ of the U.F.A. Staff Co-op Society. Doug Thornton of the Educational Department of UFA Co-op served as its editor during most of its history. The Society organized social and recreational activities and produced the newsletter. In 1949 the Society's name was changed to U.F.A. Co-op Staff Society and the newsletter's title was changed to Sco-ops. In 1951 the Society disbanded and the newsletter ceased publication. A later staff social and recreational association known as ECHO (Employees of the Co-op Head Office) existed from the 1970s onward.
Custodial History
The newsletters had been collected by Doug Thornton.
Creator
U.F.A. Co-op Staff Society
Subjects
Staff associations
Newsletters
Names
U.F.A. Co-op Staff Society
Places
Calgary
Accession Number
UF 2003.0133
Date
1944-1951
Source
Archival Descriptions

United Farm Women of Alberta fonds – 1914 - 1967.

Collection/Fonds
United Farm Women of Alberta fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
United Farm Women of Alberta fonds
Hierarchy Level
Fonds
Collection/Fonds Number
2
Series Number
1-8
Material Format
textual records
Physical Description
.66 m of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of meeting minutes and ledgers, programs for activities in Locals, general correspondence, cook books newspaper clippings, U.F.W.A. and non-U.F.W.A. bulletins, pamphlets, circulars and reports, and lists of U.F.W.A. Executive officers.
Administrative History
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 until about 1945. In 1949 the U.F.W.A. was succeeded by the Farm Women's Union of Alberta.
Custodial History
Records donated by various people at various dates, spanning from 2002 to the present. In 2010, approximately two-thirds of the UFHS collection was arranged into fonds. In 2020-2021, the remainder of the unprocessed records were arranged into fonds, adding additional items to Fonds 2.
Creator
United Farm Women of Alberta
Other Title Information
U.F.W.A.
Related Material
Fonds 11, Series 8 - U.F.W.A. photos
Fonds 42, Series 3 - Farm Women’s Union of Alberta (F.W.U.A.)
Subjects
Women
Co-operative movement
Names
United Farm Women of Alberta
United Farm Women of Alberta Alumnae Association
United Farmers of Alberta - Women's Section
Farm Women's Union of Alberta
Places
Alberta
Can I use it?
Open
Date
1914 - 1967
Source
Archival Descriptions