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Letter from Women of Unifarm regarding an invitation to District 5's conference, April 19, 1972
M-8365-20

Women of Unifarm fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1Minutes. -- 1949- 2000
Series 2Programs / Handbooks. -- 1955-2000
Series 3Annual convention programs. -- 1964-2000
Series 4Briefs and submissions. -- 1953-1995
Series 5Regions. -- 1974- 2000
Series 6Administrative and promotional records. -- 1933-2000
Series 7Newsletters. -- 1930-1943, 1979-2000
Series 8Projects. -- 1962- 2000
Series 9Scholarships. -- 1978-2000
Series 10 Locals. -- 1920- 2000
Series 11 Photographs. -- 1917-1998, predominant 1980-1998

Inventory

Series1

Minutes. - - 1949-2000. -- 87.5 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of minutes of executive meetings and annual general meetings of the Farm Women's Union of Alberta (1949-1970) and its successor, Women of Unifarm (1971-2000). The minutes include financial statements. -- For the 1915-1949 minutes of the predecessor organization, the United Farm Women of Alberta, see the United Farmers of Alberta fonds at Glenbow (call number Microfilm UFA).

M-8365-55Minutes. -- 1949-1951
M-8365-56Minutes. -- 1952-1955
M-8365-57Minutes. -- 1955-1959
M-8365-58Minutes. -- 1959-1961
M-8365-59Minutes. -- 1961-1964
M-8365-60Minutes. -- 1965
M-8365-61Minutes. -- 1966
M-8365-62Minutes. -- 1967-1968
M-8365-63Minutes. -- 1968-1969
M-8365-64Minutes. -- 1970-1971
M-8365-65Minutes. -- 1972-1975
M-8365-66Minutes. -- 1975-1976
M-8365-67Minutes. -- 1976-1977
M-8365-68Minutes. -- 1978-1979
M-8365-69Minutes. -- 1979-1980
M-8365-70Minutes. -- 1980-1981
M-8365-71Minutes. -- 1981-1982
M-8365-72Minutes. -- 1982-1983
M-8365-73Minutes. -- 1983-1984
M-8365-74Minutes. -- 1984-1985
M-8365-75Minutes. -- 1985-1986
M-8365-76Minutes. -- 1986-1987
M-8365-77Minutes (annual meeting). -- 1987
M-8365-78Minutes. -- 1987-1988
M-8365-79Minutes (annual meeting). -- 1988
M-8365-80Minutes. -- 1988-1989
M-8365-81Minutes (annual meeting). -- 1989
M-8365-82Minutes. -- 1989-1990
M-8365-83Minutes (annual meeting). -- 1990
M-8365-84Minutes. -- 1990-1991
M-8365-85Minutes. -- 1992
M-8365-86Minutes. -- 1993
M-8365-87Minutes. -- 1994-1995
M-8365-88Minutes. -- 1996-1997
M-8365-89Minutes. -- 1998-1999
M-8365-90Minutes. -- 2000. -- The final Board meeting before dissolution was held on August 2, 2000.
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Series 2

Programs / Handbooks. -- 1955-2000. -- 6 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of booklets which include the organization's creed, aims and objectives, club songs, policies, accomplishments, and agendas for monthly meetings. The booklets were called "Programs" from 1955 until 1984, and then in 1985 were renamed "Handbooks".

M-8365-91Programs. -- 1955-1958, 1963- 1968
M-8365-92Programs. -- 1969-1981
M-8365-93Programs / Handbooks. -- 1982- 1989
M-8365-94Handbooks. -- 1989-2000
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Series 3

Annual convention programs. -- 1964-2000. -- 19 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of programs prepared for the annual conventions of the organization, which include reports of the President, Board, District representatives, auditor, and Associated Country Women of the World delegate; list of resolutions to be considered; information about issues to be discussed; and words to songs such as the "Women of Unifarm Song". The programs for 1966, 1975, 1986 and 1995 are missing from the series. -- For the 1915-1949 convention proceedings of the predecessor organization, the United Farm Women of Alberta, see the United Farmers of Alberta fonds at Glenbow (call number Microfilm UFA).

M-8365-95Annual convention programs. -- 1964-1965, 1967-1968
M-8365-96Annual convention programs. -- 1969- 1973
M-8365-97Annual convention programs. -- 1974, 1976- 1980
M-8365-98Annual convention programs. -- 1981-1985, 1987
M-8365-99Annual convention programs. -- 1988- 1991
M-8365-100Annual convention programs. -- 1992- 1994
M-8365-101Annual convention programs. -- 1996- 2000
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Series 4

Briefs and submissions. -- 1953-1995. -- 19 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of briefs and submissions related to issues of importance to farm women, which were written by the organization in its role as a lobby group. They were presented primarily to the Alberta and Canadian governments.

M-8365-102Briefs and submissions. -- 1953- 1959
M-8365-103Briefs and submissions. -- 1960- 1969
M-8365-104Briefs and submissions. -- 1970- 1974
M-8365-105Briefs and submissions. -- 1975- 1979
M-8365-106Briefs and submissions. -- 1980- 1984
M-8365-107Briefs and submissions. -- 1985- 1987
M-8365-108Briefs and submissions. -- 1988- 1989
M-8365-109Briefs and submissions. -- 1990- 1995
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Series 5

Regions. - - 1974-2000. -- 22 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of correspondence between the Board and the Regional Directors, and reports of regional conferences and activities.

M-8365-110Region 1. -- 1974-1998
M-8365-111Region 2. -- 1974-1992
M-8365-112Region 3. -- 1974-2000
M-8365-113Region 4. -- 1994-1987
M-8365-114Region 5. -- 1974-1992
M-8365-115Region 6. -- 1974-1994
M-8365-116Region 7. -- 1976-1999
M-8365-117Region 8. -- 1977-1988
M-8365-118Region 9. -- 1977-2000
M-8365-119Region 10. -- 1977-1993
M-8365-120Region 11. -- 1976-1990
M-8365-121Region 12. -- 1977-1990
M-8365-122Region 13. -- 1977-1998
M-8365-123Region 14. -- 1977-1993
M-8365-124Region 15. -- 1983-1999
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Series 6

Administrative and promotional records. -- 1933-2000. -- 59 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of lists of duties of officers; reports and correspondence of the Presidents; membership lists; applications for inclusion of past members in the Memory Book; promotional brochures; slide show; survey of locals; internal review papers; and newspaper clippings.

M-8365-125Lists of duties and responsibilities of officers. -- 1967-1992
M-1751 Report of UFWA President and Executive. -- 1933
M-8365-126President's file - Leda Jensen. -- 1975- 1980
M-8365-127President's file - Vera Rude, Jean Buit, Barbara Klymchuk. -- 1981-1987
M-8365-128President's file - Margaret Blanchard, Louise Christianson. -- 1987-1989
M-8365-129President's file - Elizabeth Olsen. -- 1990- 1993
M-8365-130President's file - Verna Kett, Florence Trautman. -- 1993-2000
M-8365-131Membership lists. -- 1982-2000. -- Incomplete. Includes list of provincial presidents from 1945 to 1982.
M-8365-179Marjorie Westerlund's file. -- 1963-1965. -- Consists of her reports on the the 1963 annual convention and the 1965 membership tour.
M-8365-132Memory Book applications. -- 1956- 1958
M-8365-133Memory Book applications. -- 1958- 1970
M-8365-134Memory Book. -- 1958-1985
M-8365-135Names for Memory Book. -- 1981-2000. -- Consists of letters, obituaries, etc.
M-8365-136Promotional brochures and booklets. -- 1954, 1985-1999. -- Consists of The History of Organized Farm Women of Alberta (1954); membership brochure; farm safety brochures; and Hope Line brochures.
M-8365-176Promotional slide show. -- 1985. -- Consists of 60 slides and a commentary.
M-8365-177Survey of locals. -- [ca. 1988]. -- Consists of survey forms which record if the local was active, how many members it had, and the average age of members.
M-8365-178Internal Review Task Force. -- 1989- 1990
M-8365-137Newspaper clippings. -- 1986- 1990
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Scrapbook of newspaper clippings about the Alberta Farmers' Union. -- 1942-1949. -- In 1949 the AFU joined with the UFA to form the Farmers' Union of Alberta.
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Series 7

Newsletters. -- 1930-1943, 1979-2000. -- 9 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of various circulars sent to members, including news bulletins, general circular letters, Women of Unifarm Newsflashes, Women of Unifarm Newsletter, and Country-Lites newsletter.

M1718/1Miscellaneous United Farm Women of Alberta news bulletins. - 1930-1943
M-8365-138Women of Unifarm Newsflashes and circulars. -- 1979-1984
M-8365-139Women of Unifarm Newsflashes and Women of Unifarm Newsletter. -- 1985-1989
M-8365-140Women of Unifarm Newsletter. -- 1990-1993
M-8365-141Women of Unifarm Newsletter. -- 1994-1998
M-8365-142Country-Lites newsletter. -- 1998-2000
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Series 8

Projects. - - 1962-2000. -- 35 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of grant proposals, correspondence, financial statements, promotional material, and final reports related to various projects undertaken by the organization. Projects primarily related to improving farm safety, including a safety "hike" for children, a hearing conservation program, and a crisis telephone line.

M-8365-143Citizenship Camp, Goldeye Lake. -- 1962- 1966
M-8365-144Citizenship Camp, Goldeye Lake. -- 1967- 1970
M-8365-144aWomen of Unifarm song contest. -- 1972
M-8365-145Handicraft competitions (at annual conventions). -- 1972-1988
M-8365-146"Family Laws for Albertans" project. -- 1974-1975
M-8365-147Travel exchange - Ottawa and Quebec. -- 1974-1975
M-8365-148Farm Safety Program - safety coordinators' reports. -- 1984-1987
M-8365-149Farm Safety Hike. -- 1987
M-8365-150Farm Safety Hike. -- 1988
M-8365-151Farm Safety Hike. -- 1989
M-8365-152Farm Safety Hike. -- 1990
M-8365-153Farm Safety Hike. -- 1991
M-8365-154Farm Safety Hike. -- 1992
M-8365-155Farm Safety Hike. -- 1993
M-8365-156Farm Safety Program (Merv and Lynn Copeland). -- 1991-1992
M-8365-157Leadership Development Project. -- 1992
M-8365-158Farm Safety Program. -- 1993
M-8365-159Hope Line (telephone crisis line). -- 1992- 1994, 1997
M-8365-160Strength in Sharing Conference. -- 1993
M-8365-161"The Great Farm Noise Hunt" project (hearing conservation). -- 1993-1999. -- Includes videos.
M-8365-162Hearing Loss Prevention Program. -- 1995- 1996
M-8365-163Hearing Safety Hunt. -- 1996- 1997
M-8365-164Alberta Lead Agency (Canadian Agriculture Safety Program). -- 1999-2000
M-8365-165"A Portable Interactive Rural Health and Farm Safety Display" project. -- 2000
M-8365-166"Kids for Farm Safety" (television campaign). -- 2000. -- Includes videos.
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Series 9

Scholarships. -- 1978-2000. -- 18 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of records related to the administration and awarding of three scholarships established to honour outstanding members of the organization: Irene Parlby Scholarship, Inga Marr 4-H Scholarship, and Mrs. Alfred Watt Memorial Trust Fund.

M-8365-167Irene Parlby Scholarship - General. -- 1984- 1986
M-8365-168Irene Parlby Scholarship - Fairview College. -- 1978-2000
M-8365-169Irene Parlby Scholarship - Lakeland College. -- 1981-2000
M-8365-170Irene Parlby Scholarship - Lethbridge College. -- 1986-2000
M-8365-171Irene Parlby Scholarship - Olds College. -- 1981-2000
M-8365-172Inga Marr 4-H Scholarship. -- 1978- 1990
M-8365-173Inga Marr 4-H Scholarship. -- 1991- 1996
M-8365-174Inga Marr 4-H Scholarship. -- 1997- 2000
M-8365-175Mrs. Alfred Watt Memorial Trust Fund. -- 1989-2000
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Series 10

Locals. -- 1920-2000. -- 77 cm of textual records. -- 5 microfilm reels. -- The series consists of minutes, membership rolls, cashbooks, scrapbooks, and other records created by locals of the organization. -- The series is arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the local.

M-8365-1Andrew Local No. 630 - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1949-1972. -- The earliest records are for the men's section, FUA Local No. 601. From 1956 on the men's and women's groups met jointly.
M-8365-2Andrew Local - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1955-1956. -- The women's group, FWUA Local No. 630, was formed in 1955 and met on its own until 1956 when it began meeting in conjunction with the men's group.
M-8365-3Andrew Local -Minutes and cashbook. -- 1972-1985
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Aunger Local No. 44 (Fenn area, between Stettler and Big Valley, Alberta.) - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1920-1926.

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Aunger Local - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1927-1935.

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M-8365-6Aunger Local - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1936-1942
M-8365-7Aunger Local - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1943-1950
M-8365-8Aunger Local - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1951-1957
M-8365-9Aunger Local - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1968-1978
Microfilm
W. of U.
Bonanza
Bonanza Local - Scrapbook. -- 1963. -- 1 microfilm reel. -- Consists of a scrapbook compiled by the local, about the history of the local from 1904 to 1963. -- The location of the original is unknown.
M-8365-10Brooks Local No. 248 / 1302 - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1940-1943
M-8365-11Brooks Local - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1944-1946
M-8365-12Brooks Local - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1947-1952
M-8365-13Brooks Local - Rough minutes. -- [ca. 1953]
M-8365-14Brooks Local - Membership receipt books. -- 1949, 1954-1960
M-8365-15Brooks Local - L.S. Cameron relief fund, for burned out family. -- 1959
M-8365-16Brooks Local - Thank you notes, song sheets, fundraising materials, and FWUA constitutions. -- [1950s]
M-8365-17Clover Bar Local No. 40 - Minutes and membership rolls. -- 1939-1948
Microfilm
W. of U.
Eastburg
Eastburg Local - Scrapbook. -- 1963. -- 1 microfilm reel. -- Consists of a scrapbook compiled by the local, about the history of the local from 1906 to 1963. -- The location of the original is unknown.
M-8365-18Edmonton Local No. 603 - Membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1959-1983
M-8365-19Edmonton Local - Minutes and membership rolls. -- 1967-1987
M-8365-20Edmonton Local - Correspondence. -- 1972-1985
M-8365-21Fairdonian Valley Local No. 802 (Sedgewick area) - Membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1949-1970
M-8365-21aFairdonian Valley - Minutes and membership rolls. -- 1951-1965
M-8365-22Fort Saskatchewan Local No. 604 - Cashbook. -- 1946-1959
Microfilm
W. of U.
Hazel
Hazel Bluff Local - Scrapbook. -- 1963. -- 1 microfilm reel. --Consists of a scrapbook compiled by the local, about the group's history from 1903 to 1963. -- The location of the original is unknown.
M-8365-23High River Local - Minutes and membership rolls. --1982-1987
M-8365-24Hines Creek District No. 26 - Minutes and cashbook. -- 1970-1978
M-8365-25Irvine Local No. 1309 - Minutes and membership rolls. -- 1956-1957
M-8365-26Jefferson Local No. 1401 (Cardston area) - Cashbook. -- 1953-1974. -- Includes membership rolls, 1956-1958, 1962-1963.
M-8365-27Jefferson Local - Minutes and membership rolls. -- 1967-1974
M-8365-28Jefferson Local - Minutes. - 1974-1977
NoteNaco Local - see Sedalia
M-8365-29Northern Group of the Red Deer Constituency - Minutes and cashbook. --1940-1946
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Notre Dame Local No. 371 / 608 (Edmonton area, near Gibbons, Alberta.) - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1921-1928.

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Notre Dame Local - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1929-1934.

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Notre Dame Local - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1935-1943.

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M-8365-33Notre Dame Local - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1944-1951
M-8365-34One Tree Local No. 1307 (Brooks area) - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1952-1957
M-8365-35One Tree Local - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1958-1966
M-8365-36One Tree Local - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1966-1975
M-8365-37One Tree Local - Minutes. -- 1976-1983
M-8365-38One Tree Local - Correspondence. -- 1966-1970
M-8365-39Pembina Constituency - Conference minutes. -- 1928-1937. -- Includes some accounts and attendance lists.
M-8365-40Pembina Constituency - Annual conference registration lists. -- 1938-1949
M-8365-41Pembina Constituency - Conference minutes. -- 1939-1949
M-8365-42Pembina Constituency - Report on Farm Women Week held at Olds. -- July 21-24, 1946. -- Includes a brief history of FWUA and some rough minutes in the back.
M-8365-43Ridgewood Local No. 184 (Penhold area) - Minutes and membership rolls. --1925-1928
M-8365-44Ridgewood Local - Minutes and membership rolls. -- 1933-1938
M-8365-45Ridgewood Local - Minutes and membership rolls. -- 1945-1951
M-8365-46Rosalind Local No. 8205 - "Our Heritage" scrapbook. -- [ca. 1980]
Microfilm
W. of U.
Rosyth
Rosyth Local - Scrapbook. -- 1963. -- 1 microfilm reel. -- Consists of a scrapbook compiled by the local, about the group's history from 1906 to 1963. -- The location of the original is unknown.
M-8365-47Sedalia Local No. 1110 / Naco Local No. 1115 - Brief history and scrapbook. -- 1964-1987
M-8365-48Sedalia Local - Photocopies of selected minutes, cashbooks. -- 1928-1987
M-8365-48aSedalia Local - Minutes. -- 1983- 1999
M-8365-49 Swalwell Local No. 129 / 1017 - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1948- 1955
M-8365-50 Swalwell Local - Minutes and membership rolls. -- 1955-1963
M-8365-51 Swalwell Local - Cashbook. - 1952-1963
M-8365-52 Trochu Local No. 1042 / 1025 - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1954-1963 and 1966
M-8365-52aUtopia Local - Minutes. -- 1981-1985, 1995
Microfilm
W. of U.
Westlock
Westlock Local - Scrapbook. -- 1963. -- 1 microfilm reel. -- Consists of a scrapbook compiled by the local, about the group's history from 1913-1963. -- The location of the original is unknown.
M-8365-53 Willowdale Local No. 125 - Minutes, membership rolls and cashbook. -- 1936-1942
M-8365-54 Yorkville Local (Fort Saskatchewan area) - Minutes and membership rolls. -- 1958-1963
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Series 11

Photographs. -- 1949-1998, predominant 1980-1998. -- 96 photographs. -- The series consists of views of the executive and members; conferences; farm safety and hearing conservation activities; and miscellaneous activities.

PA-3606-(1-5)Executive and members. -- 1949-[early 1950s]. -- 5 photographs
PA-3606-(6-35)Executive and members. -- [ca. 1980s- 1990s]. -- 30 photographs
PA-3606-(36-44)Women of Unifarm conference, Lacombe, Alberta. -- 1997. -- 9 photographs
PA-3606-(45-48)Associated Country Women of the World conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. -- 1990. -- 4 photographs
PA-3606-(49-55)Farm Safety Program. -- [ca. 1990s]. -- 7 photographs
PA-3606-(56-64)Farm Safety Hike. -- [ca. 1987-1993]. -- 9 photographs
PA-3606-(65-71)Lakemere 4-H - Hearing conservation program. -- 1995. -- 7 photographs
PA-3606-(72-82)Bon Accord 4-H - Hearing conservation program. -- 1995. -- 11 photographs
PA-3606-(83-87)Hearing conservation activities. -- 1996, 1998. -- 5 photographs
PA-3606-(88-96)Great Pumpkin Contest and miscellany. -- 1988 and [ca. 1990s]. -- 9 photographs
PB-934 UFA and UFWA Convention, Calgary. -- 1925. -- 1 photograph
PE-204 UFWA Convention, Edmonton. -- 1917. - 1 panoramic photograph
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