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Date Range
1889-2020
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20211044
Physical Description
132 cm of textual records; 1308 photographic prints; 40 negative strips; 34 building plans
Scope and Content
2021.1044/001: Board Minutes. Part 1/7. 2003-2005. 2021.1044/002: Board Minutes. Part 2/7. 2006-2007. 2021.1044/003: Board Minutes. Part 3/7. 2008-2009. 2021.1044/004: Board Minutes. Part 4/7. 2009-2010. 2021.1044/005: Board Minutes. Part 5/7. 2010-2011. 2021.1044/006: Board Minutes. Part 6/7. 2011…
Date Range
1889-2020
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
YMCA
Physical Description
132 cm of textual records; 1308 photographic prints; 40 negative strips; 34 building plans
History / Biographical
The Young Men’s Christian Association began in London in 1844 by George Williams, as a way to bring young Christian men together to build friendships and religious support systems. The YMCA moved to Canada in 1851. The Lethbridge YMCA opened in 1910. For decades, the YMCA served as a gathering place for young Christian men to grow in their spiritual lives and to maintain their physical health as well. The popularity of the YMCA grew to include people of all backgrounds and promoted a healthy lifestyle; to grow in mind, body and spirit. The YMCA has expanded to include a variety of fitness classes and facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, child day camps, child day care, personal training, and more. According to their website, the Lethbridge YMCA’s core values are: caring, honesty, inclusiveness, respect, and responsibility. The Lethbridge Family YMCA building cost $1,046,000 to build. The provincial government provided a $100,000 grant for the project while the balance of the money was raised through fundraising by the YMCA. At the time the building was opened, the local YMCA had raised $965,000 and was continuing to solicit donations to make up the $81,000 balance owing on the building. [Source: The Lethbridge Herald, 9 September 1968, page 9]
Scope and Content
2021.1044/001: Board Minutes. Part 1/7. 2003-2005. 2021.1044/002: Board Minutes. Part 2/7. 2006-2007. 2021.1044/003: Board Minutes. Part 3/7. 2008-2009. 2021.1044/004: Board Minutes. Part 4/7. 2009-2010. 2021.1044/005: Board Minutes. Part 5/7. 2010-2011. 2021.1044/006: Board Minutes. Part 6/7. 2011-2012. 2021.1044/007: Board Minutes. Part 7/7. 2012-2013. 2021.1044/008: Y.M.C.A. Building Specifications booklet. 1967-1968. 2021.1044/009: YMCA Building Plans. 1968-2007. 2021.1044/010: Misc. photographs – construction, people, etc. 113 photographic prints. 1995-1996. 2021.1044/011: “Y.M.C.A. Nooner’s Scrapbook”. 66 photographic prints. 2004-2007. 2021.1044/012: YMCA Scrapbook #2. 1973-1976. 2021.1044/013: “Y.M.C.A. 1950 Campaign” – Scrapbook. 1950-1951. 2021.1044/014: Various Scrapbooks. Oversized scrapbooks. 1953-1988. 2021.1044/015: Annual Financial Statements. Part 1/15. 1983-1987. 2021.1044/016: Annual Financial Statements. Part 2/15. 1993-1997. 2021.1044/017: Annual Financial Statements. Part 3/15. 1998-1999. 2021.1044/018: Annual Financial Statements. Part 4/15. 2000-2001. 2021.1044/019: Annual Financial Statements. Part 5/15. 2002-2003. 2021.1044/020: Annual Financial Statements. Part 6/15. 2004-2005. 2021.1044/021: Annual Financial Statements. Part 7/15. 2006-2007. 2021.1044/022: Annual Financial Statements. Part 8/15. 2008-2009. 2021.1044/023: Annual Financial Statements. Part 9/15. 2010-2011. 2021.1044/024: Annual Financial Statements. Part 10/15. 2012-2013. 2021.1044/025: Annual Financial Statements. Part 11/15. 2014-2015. 2021.1044/026: Annual Financial Statements. Part 12/15. 2016-2017. 2021.1044/027: Annual Financial Statements. Part 13/15. 2018. 2021.1044/028: Annual Financial Statements. Part 14/15. 1972-1988. 2021.1044/029: Annual Financial Statements. Part 15/15. 1975-1993. 2021.1044/030: Children and Young Adult classes at the YMCA. 75 photographic prints. 197-? 2021.1044/031: YBC and YBA Photos. YMCA Youth basketball program team photographs. 11 photographic prints. 197-? 2021.1044/032: Miscellaneous Christmas, YBC, Camp, etc. 43 photographic prints. 1992. 2021.1044/033: Fun Fit March 14, ‘92. 21 photographic prints. 1992. 2021.1044/034: Miscellaneous Fitness Classes Photographs. 45 photographic prints. 199-? 2021.1044/035: Youth Camp at Pincher Creek. 14 photographic prints. 199-? 2021.1044/036: March 1980 Camping Trip. 25 photographic prints. 1980. 2021.1044/037: Member Appreciation BBQ, Fun Run, and Staff photos. 75 prints. 1999-2004. 2021.1044/038: Youth Trip to Writing on Stone. 15 photographic prints. 197-? 2021.1044/039: “Nooner Party”, Staff Parties, Staff Photographs, etc. 50 photo print. 1990-2000. 2021.1044/040: Camp Chief Hector Fitness Retreat Photographs. 16 photographic prints. 1999. 2021.1044/041: Camp Canyon Photographs. 52 photographic prints. 1983. 2021.1044/042: Staff Training. 7 photographic prints. 198-? 2021.1044/043: Camp Trips. 16 photographic prints. 198-? 2021.1044/044: Miscellaneous YMCA Photographs. 53 photographic prints. 198-? 2021.1044/045: Various Staff Members. 12 photographic prints. 198-? 2021.1044/046: Camp at Bragg Creek Photographs. 22 photographic prints. 2010. 2021.1044/047: Stafford Pool, Writing on Stone, Summer Camps Photographs. 11 photo prints. 198-? 2021.1044/048: YMCA Facilities: Front Desk, Kitchen, Offices, etc. 11 photo prints. 1970?-1990? 2021.1044/049: Camp Canyon 1995. 29 photographic prints. 1995. 2021.1044/050: Staff Trips to Crypt Lake and Waterton. 23 photographic prints. 1980-1999? 2021.1044/051: “Nooner Party”, Erich Dyck, Gymnastics Staff, etc. 12 photographic prints. 1980?-1997. 2021.1044/052: “Camp Canyon 1995+” Trip Photographs. 23 photographic prints. 1992-1997. 2021.1044/053: Camp Canyon 1996 Photographs. 57 photographic prints. 1996. 2021.1044/054: “Member BBQ” 1980s and 1990s Photographs. 47 photographic prints. 1980-1999? 2021.1044/055: More Staff Member Photographs. 35 photographic prints. 198-? 2021.1044/056: Summer Day Camps Photographs. 7 photographic prints. 1994-2000. 2021.1044/057: Photographs – “Gym Show”, Staff Members, etc. 23 photo prints. 1952-1961. 2021.1044/058: “YMCA Nooners Scrap Book”. 33 Negative strips. 2003. 2021.1044/059: Brian Hahn. 2 photographic prints. 1997-2003? 2021.1044/060: The Alberta Business Awards – YMCA Award Winner. 1 photographic print. 2005. 2021.1044/061: Miscellaneous Camp Inuspi YMCA Photographs. 16 photographic prints. 1949-1995. 2021.1044/062: Joe Meli Photograph. 1 photographic print. 1984. 2021.1044/063: YMCA Staff Photograph. 1 photographic print. 198-? 2021.1044/064: “Recreation Photos”. Part 1/2. 71 photographic prints. 7 negatives strips. 1991-2003. 2021.1044/065: “Recreation Photos”. Part 2/2. 66 photographic prints. 199-? 2021.1044/066: Miscellaneous Photos – “Staff Nov, 1988”, “CEO 1980s”, etc. 25 photographic prints. 1953-1988. 2021.1044/067: “Old Building” Photographs. 71 photographic prints. 1968-2003? 2021.1044/068: “Y’s Men Photos”. 33 photographic prints. 1925?-1931. 2021.1044/069: Annual Reports. 1994-2017. 2021.1044/070: Annual General Meeting/Report 1987. 1986-1987. 2021.1044/071: “Annual Reports 1978…”. 1978-1988. 2021.1044/072: “Lethbridge YMCA: Constitution & By-Laws”. 1910-1992. 2021.1044/073: Newspaper Clippings, Audit Proposal, Meeting Minutes, etc. 2005-2015. 2021.1044/074: “Legal: City of Lethbridge Certificate of Title Old Building”. 1889-1987. 2021.1044/075: Revised Constitution and Bylaws. 1910-2012. 2021.1044/076: YMCA Swimming Test Manual and “Champions of the Clean and Well-Maintained Culture Training Session Participant Workbook”. 1944-1997. 2021.1044/077: Swimming, Diving, and Life Saving Manual”, and “Fitness Appraisal Certification and Accreditation”. 1936-1967. 2021.1044/078: “Champions of the Clean and Well-Maintained Culture Training Session Facilitator Handbook”. 1997. 2021.1044/079: “A Leader’s Guide to the YMCA” and “YMCA World Peace Week Manual”. 1994-1999. 2021.1044/080: YMCA Anniversary Review and YMCA in Canada Information booklets. 1981-1994. 2021.1044/081: “The International Association of Y’s Men’s Club Charter”, Certificate of Incorporation, The Societies Act Application and By-Laws”. 1955-1964. 2021.1044/082: Funding Info., Camp Inuspi Info., Past President List and Advertisements. 1985-2017. 2021.1044/083: Newsletters and Booklets from the YMCA – includes “Lethbridge Public Library Sixty Years of Service 1919-1979”. 1994-1995. 2021.1044/084: Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles and Correspondences. 1959-1989. 2021.1044/085: Camp Chief Hector Posters and Info., and Richard Hebert’s Graduation Certificates. 1985-2002. 2021.1044/086: More Miscellaneous Papers – “YMCA 100 Years” Newspaper, 1985 Fall/Winter Programs, etc. 1985-2010. 2021.1044/087: More Newspaper Articles on the YMCA. 1937-2002. 2021.1044/088: Aerobic Dancing and Fitness Instructor Manuals. 1980-1983. 2021.1044/089: “A Fellowship of Service” YMCA Book. 1997. 2021.1044/090: “Lethbridge Y’s Menettes. 1971-72” Scrapbook. 1971-1973. 2021.1044/091: The Case Book of the Lethbridge YMCA: The Proposal for a New Building”. 15 photographic prints. 1967. 2021.1044/092: Miscellaneous Articles, Drawings, and YMCA Convention Booklets. 1958-1971. 2021.1044/093: YMCA Building Plans – oversized. 1967. 2021.1044/094: YMCA Building Plans – oversized “Proposed YMCA”. 1965. 2021.1044/095: New YMCA Building: Room #115 – oversized Building Plan. 1967. 2021.1044/096: Proposed YMCA Women’s Health Club – Outline Specifications. 1991. 2021.1044/097: Gordon Kay YMCA Membership Materials – Certificates. 1952-1982. 2021.1044/098: YMCA Leaders Conference Photographs. 4 photographic prints. 1958-1964. 2021.1044/099: Herald Newspaper Articles on YMCA. Part 1/2. 1960-2009. 2021.1044/100: Herald Newspaper Articles on YMCA. Part 2/2. 1963-2020. 2021.1044/101: Guest Books for the A. G. M. Guest books from the Annual General Meeting, signed and dated by attendees. 1987-1997. 2021.1044/102: “YMCA History”. An essay-type written work on the history of the YMCA. 1910-1990. 2021.1044/103: Miscellaneous Posters and Photographs. 3 photographic prints. 1988. 2021.1044/104: YMCA Facility Sketch and Intermediate Leaders Corps” 1 photographic print. 198-? 2021.1044/105: YMCA Program Info – More Years, includes the “1968 Official Opening Ceremonies” pamphlet. 1937-2010. 2021.1044/106: Y’s Menettes Annual Report. 1959. 2021.1044/107: Nooners Scrapbook 2006-2008. 2006-2008. 2021.1044/108: YMCA Board Members Photograph. 1 photograph. 199-? 2021.1044/109: Lethbridge Herald Articles on YMCA – More articles. 1960-1964. 2021.1044/110: Junior and Intermediate Leaders Corp. YMCA Lethbridge. 4 photo prints. 1926-1968. 2021.1044/111: Y’s Men’s ‘AAA’ Peewee Team and J. Owens “36 Olympics”. 2 photos. 1989-1990. 2021.1044/112: Oversized Building Plans for the YMCA. 26 building plans and maps. 1966-2014. 2021.1044/113: Scrap Book 1937-38 – oversized. Oversized scrapbook of Lethbridge Herald articles and photographs about the YMCA. 1937-1940. 2021.1044/114: Oversized Herald Articles on the YMCA. 1939-1964. 2021.1044/115: Oversized Scrapbook 1989-1991. 1989-1991. 2021.1044/116: “YMCA Get Fit Now” Designed Poster. 198-? 2021.1044/117: Lethbridge YMCA Board of Directors – 1983-1984. 1 photographic print. 1983-1984. 2021.1044/118: Men’s Locker Room Renovation Plans – YMCA. 1997
Accession No.
20211044
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Date Range
1889-1964
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181046
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records, 5 photographs
Scope and Content
001: Financial log book (1889-1908) 002: Work day planner for Drumheller Rosedeer Mine (1916-1917) 003: Work day planner for Drumheller Stirling Mine (1917-1918) 004: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine (1918-1919) 005: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine & office (1921)…
Date Range
1889-1964
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Hans Enoch Wight
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records, 5 photographs
History / Biographical
Hans Enoch Nielson Wight was born July 29, 1889, in Hyrum, Utah, USA. His father was Joseph Moroni Wight, and his mother’s maiden name was Cynthia Elnora Nielson. Joseph was born in 1844 in Hume, New York, and as a seven-year-old travelled west in the year 1851 with his LDS (Mormon) pioneer family. In line with LDS teachings of the time, Joseph became a polygamist and had two wives. Cynthia was his second wife. She was born in Weber County, Utah, in 1860. Hans was the sixth child born to Joseph and Cynthia, but only the second to live past infancy. After his birth, his parents were more successful and brought eight more children into the world, all but one of whom lived to adulthood. In the late 1880s, the LDS Church was sending members north to colonize Southern Alberta, and on June 8, 1891, when Hans was not yet two years old, his parents took their two living children and moved to the brand new community of Cardston, Alberta, snuggled on the edge of the vast, untamed, Canadian prairie. Hans learned to fish and hunt, and even before his teenage years he was an expert marksman. During the day in his father’s blacksmith shop, he learned to be a blacksmith, a wheelwright, and a carpenter, and in the evening he studied books. While finishing high school, he learned to play several instruments. He was a member of the Cardston Military Band. He became a certified machinist, a master electrician, and a licensed plumber. Because he drove a tractor, aborigine friends on the Blood reservation next to Cardston called him Iron Horse. Some remained life-long friends. On August 1, 1908, when nineteen years old, Hans went to Utah to attend Brigham Young College in Logan. He also studied through correspondence courses at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, the University of Missouri, and the Alberta Institute of Technology and Art, obtaining degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering. For the first six years of his professional career, he worked for the US Reclamation Service on the St. Mary’s River project in Montana, but he still spent his weekends in Cardston, which was only twenty miles away. On one of these weekends, he met a young lady named Alice McClung from northern Ireland who was a recent convert to the LDS Church. On January 11, 1911, Alice became Mrs. Hans E. Wight. He was not quite 22 years old and she was 20. An aside: Five years later, Hans’s younger brother Eugene married Alice’s younger sister Jenny, and their two families generated double cousins who grew up very close. At that time the LDS Church was constructing a temple in Cardston; it was to be used to perform certain sacred ceremonies, and Hans was offered a job as construction engineer, thus beginning his professional life in Canada. When the main part of the construction was finished, he accepted a position in Drumheller, Alberta, where, as a mine surveyor and master mechanic, he was instrumental in the development of its huge coal resources. He remained in Drumheller ten years. In addition to his mining duties he also taught night classes in mechanical, electrical, and steam engineering. When his family finally left Drumheller, he had three children: Elizabeth (Bessie) who was 14, Marjorie (Marge) who was 7, and Eileen who was 5. To be nearer to the LDS community, he moved his family to Taber, Alberta, in 1926. He had obtained the position of Chief Engineer and Master Mechanic for the Leland Coal Company based in Chicago. He was responsible for all mine maintenance both above and below ground. In addition to its large land holdings and mining operations, Leland Coal supplied the district with electricity. Their electric system was later purchased by the Calgary Power Company, and Hans became involved in extending power lines throughout Southern Alberta as well as in building power and light systems for its towns. Soon he relocated to Lethbridge, Alberta. However, his Calgary Power Company job required that he be away from home too much, so he resigned and accepted a position at the newly constructed Lethbridge Government Grain and Storage Elevator. In 1935, Hans campaigned for the new Social Credit Party and was elected Member of the Alberta legislative assembly (MLA) for Lethbridge by a landslide. In 1937, he resigned under pressure. Someone was leaking sensitive political information to the Lethbridge Herald, and Social Credit leadership suspected him (probably correctly). He moved to Calgary and became Chief Engineer of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Calgary department store where he remained until World War II. In 1941 Hans left the Hudson’s Bay Company and enlisted at the rank of Pilot Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). He had hoped to work on the Alaskan Highway as an engineer, but was instead deployed to air bases across the Prairie Provinces and Newfoundland where he was charged with maintaining and constructing airbase facilities. At the same time, he was often assigned to organize recreation and entertainment for the airmen. He was released from active duty with the rank of Flight Lieutenant in February, 1945, and moved to Bremerton, Washington, where he was hired as an electrical engineer repairing American ships, mostly destroyers, damaged in Pacific Ocean warfare. He performed this work until the Japanese surrender. Then he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Hans was 55 years old when he returned to the USA, and he remained there the remainder of his life working as surveyor, city engineer, construction engineer, and city manager in cities throughout northern Utah. He also lived in Los Angeles where he was employed in the development of the San Clemente Island Missile Base for the US military. He died in Salt lake City, Utah on October 12, 1965, at 76 years of age, leaving behind his wife Alice and their three daughters. Although only the oldest daughter married, she had seven children, and those children now have over one hundred descendants. The biography is compiled by Howard Shafer, Grandson based on the following sources EXPERIENCES OF CYNTHIA ELNORA NIELSEN WIGHT from her diaries and journals: 1890 to 1943, edited by Alice W. Terry; A LIFE OF SERVICE: HANS ENOCH NIELSON WIGHT as revealed through his diaries and by his family, edited by Marjorie Wight and Eileen Wight; BACKWARD GLANCES: Stories of and by our Wight ancestors, compiled by Eileen Wight and Marjorie Wight A more detailed biography is found in file 20181046052
Scope and Content
001: Financial log book (1889-1908) 002: Work day planner for Drumheller Rosedeer Mine (1916-1917) 003: Work day planner for Drumheller Stirling Mine (1917-1918) 004: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine (1918-1919) 005: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine & office (1921) 006: Day planner in Drumheller (1921-1922) 007: Day planner in Drumheller (1922-1923) 008: Day planner in Drumheller (1923) 009: Day planner in Drumheller but planner days are not all filled in (1924) 010: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1924-1925) 011: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1925-1926) 012: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1926-1927) 013: Journal with daily entries (1927-1930) 014: Scrapbook of newspaper cutouts talking about the Social Credit party during Wright’s time as MLA till the fall of the Social Credit party (1935-1938) 015: Diary (1931) 016: Handmade diary and a handmade planner (1932) 017: Handmade diary (1933) 018: Diary (1934) 019: Diary (1935) 020: Diary (1936) 021: Diary (1937) 022: Diary with a couple pages torn from the front (1937-1938) 023: Diary (1939) 024: Travel Journal: Journal written till page 45 then it goes blank and then writing on page 194-195 (1939-1942) 025: Diary (1940) 026: Diary (1941) 027: Diary (1942) 028: Diary (1943) 029: Diary (1944) 030: Diary (1945) 031: Diary (1946) 032: Diary with Utah stamp (1947) 033: Diary with Utah stamp (1948) 034: Diary with Utah stamp (1949) 035: Diary with Utah stamp (1950-1952) 036: Diary with Utah stamp (1952) 037: Day Planner not that much is written in the entries (1953) 038: Diary (1953) 039: Account book (1954-1957) 040: Diary four stamps on the first page from Utah, Alberta, Washington, and Oregon (1954) 041: Diary (1955) 042: Diary (1956) 043: Diary (1957) 044: Diary (1958) 045: Diary (1959) 046: Diary (1960) 047: Diary (1961) 048: Diary (1962) 049: Diary (1963) 050: Diary stops writing on May 6 (1964) 051: 5 photographs of H.E. Wight and family 052: Biography of H.E. Wight
Accession No.
20181046
Collection
Archive
Less detail