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Research Files on Donald W. Buchanan

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Date Range
1934-2008
Description Level
Series
Accession No.
20191029
Physical Description
25cm of textual records; 255 photographs; 22 - 35mm slides
Scope and Content
2019.1029/001: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 1/2, 1934-2008. 2019.1029/002: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 2/2, 4 photographs, 1938-1966. 2019.1029/003: Buchanan Art Collection, 28 photographs, 22 slides, 1958-2008. 2019.1029/004: The Buchanan Collection Artworks wit…
Date Range
1934-2008
Description Level
Series
Creator
Compiled by Nancy Townshend
Physical Description
25cm of textual records; 255 photographs; 22 - 35mm slides
History / Biographical
Donald W. Buchanan was born in 1908 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was the son of Senator William Ashbury Buchanan, the publisher of the Lethbridge Herald. He studied Modern History at the University of Toronto and Oxford University. In 1934, he received a fellowship from the Carnegie Corporation to train in museum administration. Following his research fellowship, Buchanan founded the National Film Society of Canada, as well as he worked for the Canadian Radio Commission (now the CBC). Buchanan was always involved in the arts and he was a firm believer in making the arts accessible to the public. In 1963, Donald Buchanan, and his brother Hugh, offered many fine works of art to the City of Lethbridge. This became the first significant public art collection ever to exist in Lethbridge. He believed that art was meant to be shared and enjoyed by all. After leaving the Canadian Radio Commission, Buchanan worked for the National Film Board, where he established the stills division; from 1947 until 1960 he was employed by the National Gallery of Canada, serving as director of the Industrial Design Division (1947-1953). His work with the National Industrial Design Committee and the curated the revolutionary exhibition “Design for Use in Canadian Products” (1946) which changed the standards of Canadian art. Donald W. Buchanan served as the Associate Director of the National Gallery of Canada, and took a leave of absence to explore his own artistic endeavors of photography while travelling throughout Europe. Buchanan returned to the Gallery in 1963 as a member of its Board of Trustees, and he became the Director of the International Fine Arts Exhibition at Expo ’67 in Montreal. In the last few years of his life, his friends recall him being busier than ever, organizing the exhibition. He never was able to see the fruits of his labor, however, because of his sudden death in 1966 after being struck by a car in Ottawa. His legacy centered on the accessibility of art to the public and his impact on the art community in Lethbridge.
Scope and Content
2019.1029/001: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 1/2, 1934-2008. 2019.1029/002: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 2/2, 4 photographs, 1938-1966. 2019.1029/003: Buchanan Art Collection, 28 photographs, 22 slides, 1958-2008. 2019.1029/004: The Buchanan Collection Artworks with Descriptions, 47 photographs, 1963-1985. 2019.1029/005: The Buchanan Library Art Collection Information, 2 photographs, 1956-2004. 2019.1029/006: DESIGN Exhibitions and Resources Part 1/2, 1946-2008. 2019.1029/007: DESIGN Exhibitions and Resources Part 2/2, 1947-1958. 2019.1029/008: DESIGN: Umbrella Theme for Buchanan’s Works, 1948-2007. 2019.1029/009: Donald W. Buchanan Website by Nancy Townshend, 2001-2008. 2019.1029/010: Resources used by Nancy Townshend for Donald W. Buchanan Website, 1938-2007. 2019.1029/011: Written Works by Donald W. Buchanan Part 1/2, 89 photographs, 1934-1947. 2019.1029/012: Written Works by Donald W. Buchanan Part 2/2, 61 photographs, 1945-1967. 2019.1029/013: EXPO ’67-Montreal, Part 1/2, 1960-2008. 2019.1029/014: EXPO ’67-Montreal, Part 2/2, 1965-2003? 2019.1029/015: Buchanan’s Photography, 21 photographs, 1959-2008. 2019.1029/016: Tributes to Donald W. Buchanan, 3 photographs, 1955-2008. 2019.1029/017: Miscellaneous Documents related to Buchanan’s Will, 2007-2008. 2019.1029/018: National Gallery of Canada Archives, 1963-2007
Accession No.
20191029
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1925-2013
Accession No.
20201031
Physical Description
36 cm of textual records; 71 photographic prints; 2 negatives
Scope and Content
2020.1031/001: Pisko Family Photographs and Sign Designs. 5 prints. 1925-1984. 2020.1031/002: Business Records Book #1. Records for the City Sign Company. 1949-1951. 2020.1031/003: Unity Building Business Records Book. 1958-1964. 2020.1031/004: Business Records Book #2. Records for the City Sign Co…
Date Range
1925-2013
Fonds No.
Fonds
Creator
Michael Pisko, City Sign Company
Physical Description
36 cm of textual records; 71 photographic prints; 2 negatives
History / Biographical
Michael Pisko was an artist and a local businessman. Born in Lethbridge in 1913, Pisko took up art at a young age. He studied industrial electricity at the Institute of Technology and Art in Calgary. He moved back to Lethbridge where he began working in the local sign business after he graduated during the Great Depression. Throughout his time at the sign company, he sketched and continued his artistic passion. He went on to study with artists such as A.Y. Jackson, Marion Nicoll and H. G. Glyde, attending the University of Alberta and the Banff School of Fine Arts. Southern Alberta proved to be an endless source of inspiration for Pisko’s artwork, where he created many oil paintings of the local landscape. The Galt Museum & Archives holds many of Pisko’s paintings in the Collections Department. Eventually taking over the City Sign Company, Pisko used his artistic skills to show his appreciation and talents to the Lethbridge business community. Pisko won many local art contests and was able to design signs for the Lethbridge Senior Centre, to which he was an active member, as well as the crest for Catholic Central High School, and many others. He was an active and founding member of the Lethbridge Sketch Club, and was a lifetime member of the Alberta Society of Artists. After his passing in 1999, the Michael Pisko Memorial Award at the University of Lethbridge was established to continue Pisko’s legacy of promoting beauty and passion.
Scope and Content
2020.1031/001: Pisko Family Photographs and Sign Designs. 5 prints. 1925-1984. 2020.1031/002: Business Records Book #1. Records for the City Sign Company. 1949-1951. 2020.1031/003: Unity Building Business Records Book. 1958-1964. 2020.1031/004: Business Records Book #2. Records for the City Sign Company. 1973-1976. 2020.1031/005: Business Records Book #3. Records for the City Sign Company. 1947-1949. 2020.1031/006: Business Records Book #4. Records for the City Sign Company. 1951-1953. 2020.1031/007: General Ledger Index – The City Sign Co. Records. 1963. 2020. 1031/008: Correspondences. 1971-2005. 2020.1031/009: Sketch Books. 2 sketch books of Pisko’s. 1937-1980. 2020.1031/010: Lethbridge Senior Centre Media Coverage. 1 photographic print. 1987-1993. 2020.1031/011: Legal Agreements Between M. Pisko and N. Hall. 1951-1968. 2020.1031/012: Letters between Pisko and the Carmangay and District Agricultural Society and the Grape Growers Guild of Southern Alberta. 1979. 2020.1031/013: Audited Financial Records – Sample: Part I. 1963-1978. 2020.1031/014: Audited Financial Records – Sample: Part II. 1963-1964. 2020. 1031/015: LCI Spotlite: Students’ Union Annual Publications. 1956-1958. 2020.1031/016: Junior High Yearbooks – Wilson and Hamilton Junior Highs. 1953-1954. 2020.1031/017: Lethbridge Herald coverage of Artwork. 3 photographic prints, 1 negative.1954-1998. 2020.1031/018: Downtown LA Logo. 1988. 2020.1031/019: Miscellaneous Logo Designs: Fish & Game Association, Waterton Heritage Centre, The Wild Rose LSCO Paper, etc. 1985-1988. 2020.1031/020: Miscellaneous Correspondences, Articles, and Notes on his Paintings. 1967-1995. 2020.1031/021: The Life of an Alberta Coal Miner – Berlando Family booklet. 1993. 2020.1031/022: The CP Rail High Level Bridge at Lethbridge – booklet. 1977-1981. 2020.1031/023: Greeting Cards: Part I. 1 photographic print. 1949-1970. 2020.1031/024: Greeting Cards: Part II. 4 photographic prints. 1957-1972. 2020.1031/025: Sporting Legends of the South – book by Garry Allison. 2013. 2020.1031/026: The big little City – booklet. 1977? 2020.1031/027: Miscellaneous Correspondences, Notes, Biographical Information, etc. 1984-2000. 2020.1031/028: Biographical Information, Note on the ‘Golden Mile Dancers’ Painting and ‘L.S.C.O. Square Dancers’ Logos. 1986-1995. 2020.1031/029: Photographs of M. Pisko and Tributes to Ted Faiers. 19 photographic prints, incl. Lethbridge Sketch Club members, 1930-1989. 2020.1031/030: ‘Biography’ Binder. Sketches of animals, cartoons and other drawings that Pisko practiced for his sign designs. 2 photographic prints. 1973. 2020.1031/031: Groups/Organizations Pisko Supported. 1988-2011. 2020.1031/032: Sketch Club Photographs. 3 photographic prints. 1937-1938. 2020.1031/033: Sketchbook – Pencil and Pen Sketches. 196-? 2020.1031/034: Photographs and Articles on M. Pisko and his Artwork. 7 prints. 1960-1990. 2020.1031/035: Retrospective – Art Show. 7 photographic prints of people at Pisko’s art show, ‘Retrospective’. 1990. 2020.1031/036: More Sign Designs and other Miscellaneous Photographs. 6 photo prints. 1963-1998. 2020. 1031/037: Christmas Sign Designs. 1956-1983. 2020.1031/038: Scrapbook of letters, Herald articles and other items. 13 photographic prints. 1934-1990. 2020.1031/039: Stock Records of materials used by the City Sign Company. 1949-1961. 2020.1031/040: License for the City Sign Company. 1963-1964. 2020.1031/041: Miscellaneous Notes and Papers about the City Sign Company. 1958-1961. 2020.1031/042: Customer Sign List and Details. List of customers and the signs the City Sign Company designed for them. 1955-1956. 2020.1031/043: Tech-Art Record Year Book. The yearbook for the Institute of Technology and Art in Calgary that Pisko attended. 1932-1933.
Accession No.
20201031
Collection
Archive
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Lethbridge Handicraft Guild fonds

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Date Range
1949-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20121043
Physical Description
0.35 m of textual records; 205 photographs
Scope and Content
2012.1043/001 Correspondence 2005; meeting minutes 1994-2002; publication clippings; list of officers, 6 photos 2012.1043/002 Shows and displays 15 slides 2012.1043/003 Guild history, 1962; correspondence, records 1950-1965 2012.1043/004 Ledger 1964-1977 2012.1043/005 Bowman Centre 1964; newsletter…
Parallel Title
Canadian Handicraft Guild - Lethbridge Branch
Date Range
1949-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Handicraft Guild
Physical Description
0.35 m of textual records; 205 photographs
History / Biographical
The history of the Canadian Handicraft Guild dates back to 1902, when the Women's Art Association of Montreal held a large exhibition of handicrafts. A few years later the organization named the Canadian Handicraft Guild was formed with the provision of formation of local branches all across Canada. The first branches outside of Quebec were formed in Edmonton in 1911, Vancouver in 1912 and Winnipeg in 1913. The Alberta Provincial Branch was organized in 1928. The Lethbridge branch was formed in 1935. At the time of the Second World War and the pressure of Red Cross work, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Maclead and Lethbridge branches disbanded. Lethbridge organized again in 1949. The first executive of 1949 included Mrs. J. McIntosh (President), Mrs. C.G. Cope (VP), Mrs. A.C. Head (Secretary) and Mrs. W. Strome (Tresurer). The original group included A.E. Ives, Mrs. D. Woodcock, Mrs. C.B. Johnson, Mrs. C. Farstad, Mrs. E. Church (Woitte), Mrs. J.T. Vallance, Mrs. W. Strome, Mrs. J. Keys, Mrs. G.C. Cope, Mrs. A.C. Head, Miss Lillian McNair, Mrs. Nell Clarke, Mrs, Edith Niven, Mrs. Rita Revenko, Mrs. Linda Gibson, Mrs. Etta Johnston, Mrs. Holly Turnbull, Mrs. Frances Gardiner, Mrs. Maida Bryant, Mrs. Anne Lundy, Mrs. Libby Fumerton, Mrs. Barbara Bruchet and Mrs. Cynthia Russel. The Guild first operated from the Red Cross Rooms. In 1964, the organization moved to the lower level of the Bowman Centre. The Guild offered a variety of classes including weaving, copper, lether, novelties, rugs, petit point, glovemaking, guiltting, knitting, tooled leather and flowers. In 1953 the Guild counted 134 paid members with 10-30 active member core. The activities also included discussions, demonstrations and exhibites. In 1964, Potters group withdrew from the Lethbridge Handicraft Guild. From 1966 to 1974 the following members received Life Membership: Cynthia Russel, Nell Clarke, Lovina Stringam, Etta Johnston.
Scope and Content
2012.1043/001 Correspondence 2005; meeting minutes 1994-2002; publication clippings; list of officers, 6 photos 2012.1043/002 Shows and displays 15 slides 2012.1043/003 Guild history, 1962; correspondence, records 1950-1965 2012.1043/004 Ledger 1964-1977 2012.1043/005 Bowman Centre 1964; newsletter 1987-1990 2012.1043/006 Membership lists various years 2012.1043/007 Administrative records 1952-1955 2012.1043/008 Administrative records 1949-1951 2012.1043/009 Administrative records 1955-1965 2012.1043/010 Guild history manuscript 1949-1993; newsletters 1987-1992; 185 photos 2012.1043/011 Minutes 1976-1982 2012.1043/012 Minutes 1971-1976 2012.1043/013 Minutes 1949-1958 2012.1043/014 Minutes 1958-1966 2012.1043/015 Exhibit Weaving notes and samples, cards and invoices 1958-1960 2012.1091/001 Financial records 2000-2006 2012.1091/002 Financial records 1991-1999 2012.1091/003 Financial records 1979-1991 2012.1091/004 Financial records 1974-1982 2012.1091/005 Minutes 1990-1993 2012.1091/006 Minutes 1993-1997 2012.1091/007 Minutes 1982-1987; annual reports 1982-1987; petty cash 1982-83 2012.1091/008 Minutes 1987-1990 2012.1091/009 Handicraft sales 1978-1989 2012.1091/010 Minutes 1997-1998; 1998-1999; 2000-2001; membership list 1997-1998; 1998-1999
Accession No.
20121043
Collection
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Senator Joyce Fairbairn fonds

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Date Range
1986-2007
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20131041
Physical Description
0.6 m of textual records; over 100 photograph
Scope and Content
001 Lethbridge Handicapped Riding Association 2000 002 LCI graduation speech 1999 003 Transfer of Lethbridge airport to Lethbridge County 1996 004 Official opening of Henderson Park and Alexander Wilderness Park – phot album 1986 005 Biographical materials – newspaper clippings 1990-2002 006 Kainai…
Date Range
1986-2007
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Joyce Fairbairn
Physical Description
0.6 m of textual records; over 100 photograph
History / Biographical
Personal files of Senator Joyce Fairbairn reflecting her work as a Senator and Cabinet Minister in various community projects in Southwest Alberta. Senator Fairbairn, the first woman Senator from the Lethbridge area, has been involved in the Southern Albertan community all of her life and has contributed time, money, and love to many causes, organizations, and celebrations in Southern Alberta and Canada. Joyce Fairbairn was born at the Galt Hospital on November 6, 1939. She grew up in Lethbridge where she got her first experience as a journalist at the Lethbridge Herald while she was still in High School. Fairbairn earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Alberta in 1960. Fairbairn then left Lethbridge to attend Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism in 1961. After graduation, Fairbairn began working for the Herald’s Ottawa Bureau, the Ottawa Journal, and United Press International in the Parliamentary Press Gallery. Fairbairn was known as one of the first “female newsmen.” She worked as a journalist in Ottawa from 1961-1970 and was the first journalist to report on the new Canadian flag selection as well as covered Jackie Kennedy and President Kennedy’s visit to Ottawa in 1961. The Lethbridge Herald proudly continued to publish her work from 1965-1969. In 1970 Fairbairn became the Legislative Assistant and, later, the Communications Coordinator for Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Fairbairn worked with Trudeau until 1984 when she was appointed to the Senate. After Fairbairn was appointed to the Senate in 1984 it quickly became clear that she would not be limited to the Red Chamber. Senator Fairbairn quickly became known for attending Southern Albertan milestones, openings, celebrations, and even the occasional cake decorating contest. Senator Fairbairn became well known throughout Southern Alberta because, as one constituent commented, “she cared enough to come”. Senator Fairbairn also became involved with many organizations and causes such as, the Paralympics, the Calgary Stampede, Books for Babies, and the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre. Fairbairn was present for celebrations in Southern Alberta such as, Lethbridge’s Centennial Celebration, Whoop Up Days, and many University of Lethbridge Convocations. Senator Fairbairn was also an active member of the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association where she adopted a horse named “Dooley”. In 2008 the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association honoured Senator Fairbairn with a lifetime membership. Senator Fairbairn’s devotion to Canada and the Southern Albertan community was also recognized by many other organizations. In 1990 she was inaugurated into the Kainai Chieftainship, where she received the name Chief Morning Bird Woman. Fairbairn was also made an Honourary Colonel of the 18th Air Defense Regiment, RCA. She was also made a Honourary Air Marshal and frequently attended the International Air Show at Lethbridge, Alberta. In addition, she was awarded with a Honourary Doctorate of Law by the University of Lethbridge in 2003. While Fairbairn was known for being present in the Southern Albertan community she was also known for her many accomplishments in Parliament. Her career as Senator began as the Vice-Chair of the National Liberal Caucus and the Western and Northern Liberal Caucus until 1991 when she was appointed Co-Chair of the National Campaign Committee. By 1993 Senator Fairbairn was appointed to Privy Council as the first woman to hold the position of Leader of Government. She also became the first Minister with Special Responsibility for Literacy. In 1997 she was appointed the Special Advisor on Literacy to the Minister of Human Resources Development Canada. In addition, Senator Fairbairn was the driving force behind making the Famous Five Honourary Senators and erecting a honourary statue celebrating the Famous Five on Parliament Hill. Senator Fairbairn retired from the Senate on January 18, 2013.
Scope and Content
001 Lethbridge Handicapped Riding Association 2000 002 LCI graduation speech 1999 003 Transfer of Lethbridge airport to Lethbridge County 1996 004 Official opening of Henderson Park and Alexander Wilderness Park – phot album 1986 005 Biographical materials – newspaper clippings 1990-2002 006 Kainai historical 1993-2003 007 18th Air Defence Regiment Lethbridge 1992-2007 008 Robert Burns dinners 1982-2001 009 Senate – Aboriginal People – Post-secondary Education 1987-1989 010 Senate – Aboriginal People – Lubicon Land Claim 1988-1993 011 Millennium letters and responses 1999 012 Blood Tribe Department of Health Inc. 1995 013 Report on the status of the Blood Tribe – Post-secondary and Adult Education – Red Crow Community College 1995 014 Blood Tribe 1989-1996 015 Order of Canada 1992-2000 016 Calgary Zoo 2001-2006 017 Lethbridge Hurricanes 1999-2001 018 Friendship Force 2000-2003 019 18th Air Defence Regiment Lethbridge 1999-2003 020 Alberta Centennial 2005 021 Southern Alberta Art Gallery 2002 022 Lethbridge Airport 2001-2004 023 Western Parent Magazine 1997 024 Waterton 1998-2001 025 Jubilee medals 1996-2003 026 Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation 1983-2005 027 Newspaper clippings - Joyce Fairbairn 1982-1992 028 Water resources 2002-2005 029 Albert and H2O 2001-2002 030 UofL Water Building 2004 031 Peigan Deal 2002 032 Peigan Nation 1999-2000 033 Alberta - Kainai Chieftainship 1990-2004 034 Paul Martin BBQ letters 1999 035 Lethbridge drought 2000 036 Alberta infrastructure 2001-2003 037 Infrastructure announcement in Lethbridge 2001 038 Livestock - BSE [Mad Cow Desease] 2003-2004 part 1 039 Livestock - BSE [Mad Cow Desease] 2003-2004 part 2 040 Sugar Beet Growers 1998-2004 041 Alberta Soft Wheat 1999-2004 042 Personal Files - newsclippings 1955,2010, Cradle Roll and Baptism certificates, correspondence,Judge Fairbairm material, Thank you Notes from Birds of Prey,Tribute and Thanyou to Mayor Andy Anderson 1986, Receipe for Salad Dressing, Notes for presentation. 043 Fairbairn photographs: Senator Fairbarin with native children; Diefenbaker Dinner names on back; friends and family; Younger life; Celebrations Coaldale Parade, With Peter Noon Hermins Hermits, Dale Martin Senior, Rollar Rampage 2011; Paralymics Japan Joyce with the Delhi Lama; Joyce with her horse; 3 Black and white images in parliment with Prime Minister Trudeau; friends;family and Birthday wishes to May Farbairn from PM Trudeau 1982. 044 Debates of the Senate Vol. 148, #139 (Tribute to the Honourable Joyce Fairbairn, P.C.) 2013; Senator's ID card - Joyce Fairbairn Collection of posters and similar items 20191094 20191094-001 Sky Hawks 1997 - Canadian Forces Parachute Team 20191094-002 Photo collage poster - Prairie Acres Museum, Picture Butte 20191094-003 "Senator Joyce Fairbairn" sign 20191094-004 Air Force Association of Canada - 702 Wing's 60th Anniversary (2009) 20191094-005 Will Race for Food [chuck wagon] - Mark Sutherland, Grand Prairie, AB 20191094-006 Buddy Bensmiller [chuck wagon] 20191094-007 Certificate confirming Sen. Joyce Fairbairn as honorary member of the Blood Band under the name of Ksiskuni-piksaki, Morning Bird Woman 20191094-008 Snowbirds 27th Season (1997) 20191094-009 Snowbirds 30th Season (2000) 20191094-010 City of Lethbridge Mayors (1891-1985) 20191094-011 Certificate confirming Sen. Joyce Fairbairn as Honorary Colonel, 18th Defence Regiment RCA, by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second (1998) 20191094-012 Tora Tora Tora Ghost Squadron [2008 Alberta International Air Show] 20191094-013 No Air Show Like It in the World - The 69th Battalion Special Operations Group 20191094-014 69th SOG - The 69th Battalion Special Operations Group
Notes
Special newspaper sections are in the newsclipping files
Accession No.
20131041
Collection
Archive
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