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Ladies of the Pioneers Pemmican Club

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Date Range
1977-2007
Accession No.
20191030
Scope and Content
2019.1030/001: “Secretary Book” – Administrative Records, including meeting minutes, attendance records, newspaper articles, etc., 1989-2007. 2019.1030/002: Miscellaneous Letters, 2000-2001 2019.1030/003: Audited Financial Statements, Part 1/2, 1995-1999. 2019.1030/004: Audited Financial Stateme…
Date Range
1977-2007
Creator
Ladies of the Pioneers Pemmican Club
History / Biographical
The Ladies of the Pioneers Pemmican Club are a group of women that meet together to socialize and participate in community outreach programs. The Club was established in 1953. To be a member of the Club, women must be from families that lived in Southern Alberta prior to December 31, 1910. The Club meets together on the first Wednesday of the month to socialize. The Ladies of the Pioneers Pemmican Club is a branch off the men’s Pemmican Club. On 12 December 1894 the Old Timers Association was created (the name has changed multiple times over the years). The purpose of the men’s club was to arrange a New Years’ Eve Club and the planning/work of the association was to be done by people who had arrived in southern Alberta prior to 1886. Throughout the years the Pemmican Club has had the purpose: “to encourage fellowship, entertainment and social enjoyment for the members; to collect and preserve the early history of Lethbridge and southern Alberta; and provide assistance to members and their families through difficult times in their lives”. In the same way, the Ladies of the Pioneers Pemmican Club follow a similar guideline for membership, traditions and charity work. The Ladies have worked many volunteer hours at the Chinook Regional Hospital making dolls for sick children and other programs, and have participated in charities throughout Lethbridge. They also donate generously to various organizations in Southern Alberta, such as animal shelters and Meals on Wheels.
Scope and Content
2019.1030/001: “Secretary Book” – Administrative Records, including meeting minutes, attendance records, newspaper articles, etc., 1989-2007. 2019.1030/002: Miscellaneous Letters, 2000-2001 2019.1030/003: Audited Financial Statements, Part 1/2, 1995-1999. 2019.1030/004: Audited Financial Statements and Account Book, Part 2/2, 1977-2001. 2019.1030/005: Event Invitations, 2000. 2019.1030/006: Massed High School Choir Concert and Coalhurst background, 1948.
Accession No.
20191030
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Music Theatre Programs and Flyers

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Date Range
1966-2002
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
2019.1068/001: Music Theatre Programs, Part 1/3, 1966-1973. 2019.1068/002: Music Theatre Programs, Part 2/3, 1974-1985. 2019.1068/003: Music Theatre Programs, Part 3/3, 1985-2002.
Date Range
1966-2002
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Musical Theatre grew out of a series of concerts started in 1962 by the Lethbridge Symphony Association. 'Review 62' (later 'Southern Showcase') was a variety show that featured popular music by the symphony orchestra and chorus, as well as performances by other groups and soloists from southern Alberta. The success of the performances sparked discussion about the possibility of staging Broadway musicals, and Lethbridge Musical Theatre (LMT) was formed as an adjunct to the Lethbridge Symphony Association. The association continued until 1968, when LMT became an independent organization Founders of LMT included Albert Rodnunsky, Dick Mells, Gordon Moir, Douglas Card and Ross Whitmore. In the early years of the organization, three people stand out for their creative talents and leadership of LMT: Muriel Jolliffe (choreographer), Dick Mells (producer and director) and Albert Rodnunsky (musical director). Local amateur talent was occasionally supplemented by professional performers brought in for specific shows. In the early years, most of the musicians who accompanied the performances were members of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra. After 1968 however, when LMT became an independent group, more and more of the musicians were recruited from local school band instructors and the students who played in those bands. The Lethbridge Musical Theatre has been a theatre company for the last 50 years. The company has put on yearly shows and other smaller productions since the inception, and they perform mainly at the Yates Memorial Centre.
Scope and Content
2019.1068/001: Music Theatre Programs, Part 1/3, 1966-1973. 2019.1068/002: Music Theatre Programs, Part 2/3, 1974-1985. 2019.1068/003: Music Theatre Programs, Part 3/3, 1985-2002.
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Take an Alberta Break - television program

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Date Range
1987
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
20161111104
Physical Description
1" tape 24 min
Scope and Content
Riverside waterslide outside of Medicine Hat, River Valley Parks of Medicine Hat, Lethbridge Fort Whoop Up, Indian Battle Park Lethbridge, Fish Creek Provincial Park in Calgary, Gladstone Mountain Guest Ranch West of Pincher Creek, Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Kananaskis Country Golf Course, and Cypr…
Material Type
Recording
Date Range
1987
Description Level
Item
Creator
2&7 Lethbridge Television
Physical Description
1" tape 24 min
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
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Language
English
Custodial History
A DVD copy is available.
Scope and Content
Riverside waterslide outside of Medicine Hat, River Valley Parks of Medicine Hat, Lethbridge Fort Whoop Up, Indian Battle Park Lethbridge, Fish Creek Provincial Park in Calgary, Gladstone Mountain Guest Ranch West of Pincher Creek, Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Kananaskis Country Golf Course, and Cypress Hills Provincial Park.
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Public Access
Accession No.
20161111104
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Alberta Trip Through Time - television program

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Date Range
1989
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
20161111112
Physical Description
1" tape 12 min
Scope and Content
The program is about various historical locations in Alberta. First is the history of Fort Whoop up. Ron Ulrich “Curly” interpreter at the Fort is shown giving a tour through the Fort. The history of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Jack Brink “Senior Archeologist” talks about the archeological site a…
Material Type
Recording
Date Range
1989
Description Level
Item
Creator
2&7 Lethbridge Television
Physical Description
1" tape 12 min
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Custodial History
A DVD copy is available.
Scope and Content
The program is about various historical locations in Alberta. First is the history of Fort Whoop up. Ron Ulrich “Curly” interpreter at the Fort is shown giving a tour through the Fort. The history of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Jack Brink “Senior Archeologist” talks about the archeological site at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Gladys Serafino “Historical Research” talks about cataloging items in a collection, specifically an Edwardian dress, at the provincial museum in Edmonton. The history of Stephan G. Stephansson – Poet of the Rocky Mountains house and the Markerville creamery museum. Doug Voth “2&7 Newsfirst” talks about Ukrainian village west of Edmonton as costume interpreters reenact what it would have been like to live there. Matt Wispinski an interpreter at the village demonstrates how grain elevators worked.
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Public Access
Accession No.
20161111112
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Alberta Trip Through Time - television program

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Date Range
1983
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
20161111113
Physical Description
1" tape 29 min
Scope and Content
The program is about the rehabilitation of native drug addicts and alcoholics. John Many Chiefs talks about a program and the reconnection to the world that he went through. Pat Gladue talks about sobriety, going back to school, working with a rehabilitation program, and going to a sweat lodge. Ros…
Material Type
Recording
Date Range
1983
Description Level
Item
Creator
CFAC Lethbridge Television
Physical Description
1" tape 29 min
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Custodial History
A DVD copy is available.
Scope and Content
The program is about the rehabilitation of native drug addicts and alcoholics. John Many Chiefs talks about a program and the reconnection to the world that he went through. Pat Gladue talks about sobriety, going back to school, working with a rehabilitation program, and going to a sweat lodge. Rose Yellowfeet talks about her journey with alcoholism and recovery. Randy Cardinal talks about his experience with alcoholism and recovery. Phyllis Strawberry talks about her experience with alcoholism. Ed Calf Robe talks about his experience with alcoholism and a split family. Wilson Okeymow talks about searching for help in elders with his alcoholism and his recovery.
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Public Access
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20161111113
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Dream Dance - television program

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Date Range
1989
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
20161111116
Physical Description
1" tape 24 min
Scope and Content
The story is about a girl that leaves home to become a dancer. Meets a friend in the park. During the program they stop at different places and she daydreams that she could dance the various types of dances. She wakes up by herself and joins a ballet class which she was told she was pre-registered.…
Material Type
Recording
Date Range
1989
Description Level
Item
Creator
2&7 Lethbridge Television Television
Physical Description
1" tape 24 min
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Custodial History
A DVD copy is available.
Scope and Content
The story is about a girl that leaves home to become a dancer. Meets a friend in the park. During the program they stop at different places and she daydreams that she could dance the various types of dances. She wakes up by herself and joins a ballet class which she was told she was pre-registered. Her parents show up and it was them that registered her for the class. Performed by Tara Fenton and Wes Stefan.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20161111116
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Education Crossroads - television program

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Date Range
1989
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
20161111118
Physical Description
1" tape 24 min
Scope and Content
The program is about the history of education on the Bloods reserve and gaining local control of their education system. Pier De Paola- Education Coordinator speaks about keeping the education in reserves not moved to outside towns or cities. Leo Fox- Principle of Levern Elementary School talks abo…
Material Type
Recording
Date Range
1989
Description Level
Item
Creator
2&7 Lethbridge Television Television; Blood Tribe Education Board
Physical Description
1" tape 24 min
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Custodial History
A DVD copy is available.
Scope and Content
The program is about the history of education on the Bloods reserve and gaining local control of their education system. Pier De Paola- Education Coordinator speaks about keeping the education in reserves not moved to outside towns or cities. Leo Fox- Principle of Levern Elementary School talks about the need for a bigger school. Roger Engelbracht- Principal of Stand-Off Elementary School talks about making the quality of teaching and learning better. Jenny Fox- Registrar at Red Crow College talks about the opening of the college at the reserve and the advantages of staying in the reserve.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20161111118
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Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going Part II - television program

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Date Range
1983
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
20161111121
Physical Description
1" tape 26 min
Scope and Content
The Program talks about maintaining Aboriginal culture. Alice Makokis talks about sweat lodges and the Indian religion. Kevin Dion went to the sweat lodges in hopes of keeping his family together and his father to stop drinking. Jerry Saddleback talks about the Plains hoop dance a thanksgiving danc…
Material Type
Recording
Date Range
1983
Description Level
Item
Creator
CFAC Lethbridge Television
Physical Description
1" tape 26 min
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Custodial History
A DVD copy is available.
Scope and Content
The Program talks about maintaining Aboriginal culture. Alice Makokis talks about sweat lodges and the Indian religion. Kevin Dion went to the sweat lodges in hopes of keeping his family together and his father to stop drinking. Jerry Saddleback talks about the Plains hoop dance a thanksgiving dance. Martha Many Grey Horses talks about growing up with vibrant ceremonies, her isolation in residential schools, and the ability to share the native culture and community. Lee Brown talks about singing and the spiritual aspect of singing and the importance of maintaining the native culture. Phil Lane talks about the importance of culture, native religion and everyone coming together.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20161111121
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Can Pro Awards 1984 - television program

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Date Range
1984
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
20161111125
Physical Description
1" tape 18 min
Scope and Content
The video includes stage set up, reenactment of a robbery, and a rodeo during the CanPro Awards 1984. CanPro Television Program Festival.
Material Type
Recording
Date Range
1984
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1" tape 18 min
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Custodial History
A DVD copy is available.
Scope and Content
The video includes stage set up, reenactment of a robbery, and a rodeo during the CanPro Awards 1984. CanPro Television Program Festival.
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Public Access
Accession No.
20161111125
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Can Pro Awards 1984 - television program

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Date Range
1984
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
20161111126
Physical Description
1" tape 7 min
Scope and Content
“We wont let him die” 2 awards, Kendell Gibson accepting the awards. CFACTV Lethbridge won for “Ski West” producer accept award, CFACTV Lethbridge won for “The Sound of Sculpture”. Chairman of the Canadian association of broadcasters presenting an award and winner CFACTV Lethbridge “Drugs, laying i…
Material Type
Recording
Date Range
1984
Description Level
Item
Creator
CFAC TV Lethbridge
Physical Description
1" tape 7 min
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Custodial History
A DVD copy is available.
Scope and Content
“We wont let him die” 2 awards, Kendell Gibson accepting the awards. CFACTV Lethbridge won for “Ski West” producer accept award, CFACTV Lethbridge won for “The Sound of Sculpture”. Chairman of the Canadian association of broadcasters presenting an award and winner CFACTV Lethbridge “Drugs, laying it on the line.”
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Public Access
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20161111126
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Highlights of CanPro awards 1983 - television program

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Date Range
1983
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
20161111127
Physical Description
1" tape 17 min
Scope and Content
Brian Philips host of the show. Fred Sherratt- Vice Pres. Of Operations CHUM Ltd, Toronto; Ross mcCreath-President All Canada Radio & Television LTD; Vincent Gabriele- Program Director CFTM TV Montreal talked about the formation of CanPro. CFTF TV Montreal “Telethon of stars” winner, CKCO TV Kitche…
Material Type
Recording
Date Range
1983
Description Level
Item
Creator
CFAC TV Lethbridge
Physical Description
1" tape 17 min
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Custodial History
A DVD copy is available.
Scope and Content
Brian Philips host of the show. Fred Sherratt- Vice Pres. Of Operations CHUM Ltd, Toronto; Ross mcCreath-President All Canada Radio & Television LTD; Vincent Gabriele- Program Director CFTM TV Montreal talked about the formation of CanPro. CFTF TV Montreal “Telethon of stars” winner, CKCO TV Kitchener “Scan” winner, 08:07 -09:42 Video black out Jim Robson-CRTC talks about making CanPro more public. Music and drama series awards: CFTM TV Montreal winner, CKUTV Vancouver “Loverboy” winner, CFACTV Lethbridge “The Sound of Sculpture” winner. The Ladies Choice Blue Grass Band sings at the end.
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Public Access
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20161111127
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CanPro Awards 1981 - television program

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Date Range
1983
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
20161111128
Physical Description
1" tape 28 min
Scope and Content
CanPro 81 in Victoria BC. Annual festival to give awards to local broadcasters. A look at behinds the scenes of CanPro 81 and a glimpse of that year’s nominations.
Material Type
Recording
Date Range
1983
Description Level
Item
Creator
CFAC TV Lethbridge
Physical Description
1" tape 28 min
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Custodial History
A DVD copy is available.
Scope and Content
CanPro 81 in Victoria BC. Annual festival to give awards to local broadcasters. A look at behinds the scenes of CanPro 81 and a glimpse of that year’s nominations.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20161111128
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CanPro Awards 1981 - television program

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions92530
Date Range
1984
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
20161111129
Physical Description
1" tape 30 min
Scope and Content
CanPro Awards 1984 in Lethbridge Alberta. Hosts Therese Champagne and Al McCann and guests Pete Barbutti, The Streetscape Dancers, and The Pro Band. Children’s Programming – Winner Market A CFTO-TV “Welcome to my World”; Winner Market B CKCO-TV “Oopsy”; Winner Market C CKY_TV “All for Fun.” Light E…
Material Type
Recording
Date Range
1984
Description Level
Item
Creator
CFAC TV Lethbridge
Physical Description
1" tape 30 min
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Custodial History
A DVD copy is available.
Scope and Content
CanPro Awards 1984 in Lethbridge Alberta. Hosts Therese Champagne and Al McCann and guests Pete Barbutti, The Streetscape Dancers, and The Pro Band. Children’s Programming – Winner Market A CFTO-TV “Welcome to my World”; Winner Market B CKCO-TV “Oopsy”; Winner Market C CKY_TV “All for Fun.” Light Entertainment- Winner Market A CFCF Montreal “CFCF Introduces”; Winner Market B CKVU Vancouver “Sleepless Nights”; Winner Market C CKY-TV “Special Request: Francine Kirsch”; Winner Market D CJPM-TV “Mont Ste.Claire”; Winner Market E CFAC TV “Rock Avenue”. Sports & Outdoors- Market A Winner CHCH “Football ‘83’”; Winner Market C CFCN Calgary “Stampede Go-Round”; Winner Market E CFAC Lethbridge “Ski West”. Performing Arts- Winner Market A CFTM Montreal “Place De L’Opera”; Winner Market C CFAC “Musical Portraits”; Winner Market D CKWS “Music Meant For You”. Preforming Arts Dramatic series Winner Market A CHCH Hamilton “Sword of the Prophet”. News & Publis Affairs- Winner Market A CHCH “Special Presentation”; Winner Market B CFRN Edmonton “Blowing in the Wind”; Winner Market C CFAC Calgary “Gift or Curse”; Winner Market D CHEM-TV “One Marche A Travers L’Historie”; Winner Market E CFTK “Young Offenders”. The Award of Excellence Winner City Tv Toronto “City Pulse, Raymond No Fixed Address”.
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20161111129
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CanPro Awards 1981 - television program

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Date Range
1984
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
20161111130
Physical Description
1" tape 30 min
Scope and Content
CanPro Awards 1984 in Lethbridge Alberta. Hosts Therese Champagne and Al McCann and guests Pete Barbutti, The Streetscape Dancers, and The Pro Band. Children’s Programming – Winner Market A CFTO-TV “Welcome to my World”; Winner Market B CKCO-TV “Oopsy”; Winner Market C CKY_TV “All for Fun.” Light E…
Material Type
Recording
Date Range
1984
Description Level
Item
Creator
CFAC TV Lethbridge
Physical Description
1" tape 30 min
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Custodial History
A DVD copy is available.
Scope and Content
CanPro Awards 1984 in Lethbridge Alberta. Hosts Therese Champagne and Al McCann and guests Pete Barbutti, The Streetscape Dancers, and The Pro Band. Children’s Programming – Winner Market A CFTO-TV “Welcome to my World”; Winner Market B CKCO-TV “Oopsy”; Winner Market C CKY_TV “All for Fun.” Light Entertainment- Winner Market A CFCF Montreal “CFCF Introduces”; Winner Market B CKVU Vancouver “Sleepless Nights”; Winner Market C CKY-TV “Special Request: Francine Kirsch”; Winner Market D CJPM-TV “Mont Ste.Claire”; Winner Market E CFAC TV “Rock Avenue”. Sports & Outdoors- Market A Winner CHCH “Football ‘83’”; Winner Market C CFCN Calgary “Stampede Go-Round”; Winner Market E CFAC Lethbridge “Ski West”. Performing Arts- Winner Market A CFTM Montreal “Place De L’Opera”; Winner Market C CFAC “Musical Portraits”; Winner Market D CKWS “Music Meant For You”. Preforming Arts Dramatic series Winner Market A CHCH Hamilton “Sword of the Prophet”. News & Publis Affairs- Winner Market A CHCH “Special Presentation”; Winner Market B CFRN Edmonton “Blowing in the Wind”; Winner Market C CFAC Calgary “Gift or Curse”; Winner Market D CHEM-TV “One Marche A Travers L’Historie”; Winner Market E CFTK “Young Offenders”. The Award of Excellence Winner City Tv Toronto “City Pulse, Raymond No Fixed Address”.
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20161111130
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Other Name
A. P. P SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1919
Date Range To
1932
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20180014001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
A. P. P SHOULDER TITLE
Date Range From
1919
Date Range To
1932
Materials
ALUMINUM, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.9
Length
6.0
Width
2.6
Description
SILVER SHOULDER TITLE. HAS THE LETTERS "A.P." CENTERED ABOVE THE WORD "POLICE". BACK OF TITLE HAS 2 BRASS LOOPS FOR HOLDING BRASS SPLIT PIN. THERE IS NO PIN.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THIS BADGE BELONGED TO THE DONOR'S FATHER, EDWARD ETTERSHANK BUCHANAN. ACCORDING TO THE BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY PROVIDED WITH A BUCHANAN A. P. P.-RELATED DONATION MADE BY JEAN I. BUCHANAN IN 2002 (P20020090). IT STATES, "BORN IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, WHERE BUCHANAN BEGAN REGULAR SCHOOLING AT THE AGE OF 4, WHICH ENABLED HIM TO COMPLETE HIS HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE HIS PARENTS MOVED THE FAMILY TO CANADA IN MAY 1914. THE FAMILY SETTLED IN EDMONTON, ALBERTA, WHERE EDWARD FOUND A JOB PLUS ENROLLED IN NIGHT CLASSES AT THE EDMONTON TECHNICAL SCHOOL TAKING ENGLISH, CANADIAN HISTORY, TRIGONOMETRY AND MANUAL TRAINING IN WOODWORKING. IN FEBRUARY 1917, THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE WAS ORGANIZED. ED JOINED IN MAY OF 1920." THESE BADGES WERE A PART OF HIS UNIFORM IN THIS ROLE. AN INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED BY GALT’S COLLECTION TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON JUNE 8, 2018 WITH THE DONOR JEAN I. BUCHANAN IN REGARDS TO A NEW ARTIFACT OFFER SHE WAS MAKING TO THE MUSEUM (P20180014001-2). THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING THE CAREER OF SENIOR STAFF SERGEANT EDWARD ETTERSHANK “BUCK” BUCHANAN – THE DONOR’S FATHER – HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW. DESCRIBING HER FATHER’S CAREER, BUCHANAN BEGAN, “[MY DAD] JOINED THE A.P.P. WHEN HE WAS TWENTY AND HE WAS STATIONED OUT NEAR ST. PAUL…AS A ROOKIE – RIGHT AT THE START – HE WAS ON JOB TO BE ON GUARD AT THE STATION. AND IT WASN’T LONG UNTIL HE WAS SENT OUT TO ST. PAUL AND INTO MORE REAL POLICING. WHEN THE CRAZY PROHIBITION WAS BROUGHT IN, THAT WAS A REAL PAIN FOR THE POLICE. IT WAS [A MOVEMENT] PUSHED BY THESE DO-GOODERS, WHO DIDN’T REALIZE WHAT THEY WERE DOING. DAD WAS VERY UPSET TALKING ABOUT THAT. EVEN WHEN HE WAS JUST A YOUNG FELLOW, [HE WAS] FINDING YOUNG, GOOD FARM BOYS BLIND OR DEAD OVER A FENCE, BECAUSE THEY HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE PROHIBITION AND GETTING MOONSHINE THAT WASN’T MATURE OR SOMETHING, [WHICH] WAS POISONOUS.” “IN 1921 HE MET MY MOTHER IN EDMONTON,” BUCHANAN CONTINUED, “BUT HE STAYED AT ST. PAUL. HE THEN GOT POSTED TO GRANDE PRAIRIE AND HE WAS GOING TO GO THERE, BUT THEN IN 1922 THEY GOT MARRIED [SO HE DID NOT GO TO GRAND PRAIRIE] FORTUNATELY, THE A.P.P. HAD NO RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR MEMBERS GETTING MARRIED, LIKE THE R.C.M.P. DID, SO HE DIDN’T HAVE TO WAIT TO GET MARRIED. [AFTER MY PARENTS’ MARRIAGE] THEY WENT OUT TO BRAINARD, WHERE HE WAS ON HIS OWN [AT THE POSTING]. FROM THERE, HE DID A LOT OF WORK GOING BACK AND FORTH.” “BRAINARD [WAS] A LITTLE PLACE NEAR THE HORSE LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION… THEY BUILT DAD A LOG CABIN DOWN THERE FOR THE HOUSE WITH HIS NEW WIFE AND [SOON AFTER THEY WERE] EXPECTING THEIR FIRST CHILD. [THE CABIN HAD] ONE BIG ROOM WITH CURTAINS HERE AND THERE, AND HE DIDN’T HAVE A PRISON THERE. WHEN HE TOOK IN A PRISONER, THAT’S WHEN HE NEEDED THE OREGON BOOT AND THE BALL AND CHAIN BECAUSE HE HAD A BIG BOLT ON THE FLOOR NEAR HIS OFFICE. THAT’S WHERE THE GUY HAD TO SIT, CHAINED, UNTIL [MY FATHER] COULD TAKE HIM ON INTO EDMONTON…EVEN IN THE A.P.P. TO START WITH, HE HAD SOME SERVICE DOWN HERE AT THE LETHBRIDGE PRISON. [HE WOULD BE] BRINGING PRISONERS DOWN [TO LETHBRIDGE],” BUCHANAN EXPLAINED EXPANDING ON HOW HER FATHER’S WORK TOOK HIM “BACK AND FORTH.” “THEN THEY CLOSED THAT [BRAINAR POST] DOWN AND TRANSFERRED HIM TO WEMBLEY – A LITTLE VILLAGE – AND HE WAS THE ONLY OFFICER IN CHARGE OF WEMBLEY. [HE WAS THERE] WHEN 1932 CAME ALONG AND THEN HE JUST CHANGED THE SIGN UP THERE FROM A.P.P. TO R.C.M.P… AND THAT STAYED R.C.M.P. UNTIL ’34. [FROM THERE] HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE WESTLOCK DETACHMENT, WHICH WAS A BIG AREA. HE HAD A HUGE AREA THERE TO [COVER]. AND THERE AGAIN, WE HAD A NICE, BIG WHITE HOUSE AND A JAIL THIS TIME… THE JAIL OFFICE AND THE COURTROOM AND EVERYTHING WAS CONNECTED [TO THE HOUSE]. YOU JUST GO DOWN THE HALL AND OPEN THE DOOR AND THERE YOU GO, AND THERE’S TWO JAILS IN THERE. [THERE] HE WAS GETTING ROOKIES COMING OUT FROM EDMONTON TO TRAIN UNDER HIM… [I WAS BORN IN] ’30 [AND] NOW IN ’34, I REMEMBER GOING THERE [TO WESTLOCK].” SPEAKING ABOUT THE DISSOLUTION OF THE A. P. P. IN 1932 AND THE ABSORPTION OF SOME OF ITS MEMBERS INTO THE R. C. M P., BUCHANAN EXPLAINED, “[A. P. P. OFFICERS] WERE NOT AUTOMATICALLY TAKEN INTO THE R.C.M.P. THEY [WERE RANKED] INTO THREE CATEGORIES. [FIRST, THERE WERE THE] ONES THAT WERE NOT ACCEPTABLE; THEY HADN’T DONE A VERY GOOD JOB IN THE A.P.P. THEY SHOWED UP, GOOFIN’ AROUND, DOING THINGS THEY SHOULDN’T BE DOING. THEN THERE WERE THE ONES THAT COULD BE GIVEN A LITTLE TRIAL RUN. THEY COULD APPLY [INTO THE FORCE FOR THE TRIAL PERIOD]. THEY COULD [BE ACCEPTED] FOR A FULL YEAR AND THEN RE-APPLY AGAIN [FOR FULL-TIME]. THEN THERE’S THE TOP GRADE, [WHO] WERE AUTOMATICALLY ACCEPTABLE. DAD WAS RIGHT UP THERE IN THAT TOP GRADE…IT IS IMPORTANT [TO REMEMBER], THOSE A.P.P. MEMBERS WERE TRAINED BY THE NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE, NOT SOME GOOFBALLS THAT DIDN’T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. THEY WERE TRAINED BY THE BEST-TRAINED POLICE OFFICERS.” WHEN ANSWERING HOW HER FATHER ENDED UP WORKING IN LETHBRIDGE, BUCHANAN SAID, “[AFTER THE DISSOLUTION OF THE A. P. P.], ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER [OF THE R. C. M. P.] HANCOCK (WILLIAM FREDERICK WATKINS “BILL” HANCOCK) KNEW DAD REALLY WELL. [PREVIOUSLY, HANCOCK] WAS THE [ACTING COMMISSIONER] FOR THE ALBERTA [PROVINCIAL POLICE]. [HANCOCK] CALLED DAD INTO THE OFFICE AND HE SAID, ‘BUCK – DAD WAS EDWARD ETTERSHANK BUCHANAN, BUT THEY CALLED HIM ‘BUCK’A LOT – I WAS GOING TO SEND YOU DOWN TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE RED DEER DETACHMENT, BUT I’VE HAD SO MUCH PROBLEM GETTING SOMEBODY TO GO DOWN TO TAKE THE LETHBRIDGE DETACHMENT. YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN HANDLE THE SITUATION WE’VE GOT DOWN THERE. THERE’S A LOT OF PROBLEMS AND I’M SURE YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN HANDLE IT. WILL YOU GO?’” AS A RESULT, EDWARD BUCHANAN WAS RELOCATED TO THE R. C. M. P.’S LETHBRIDGE DETACHMENT IN 1944. JEAN BUCHANAN CONTINUED, “DAD’S PERSONALITY WAS ALWAYS QUIET, FIRM, NO-NONSENSE, BUT HE WAS NEVER ARROGANT. I NEVER HEARD HIM SWEAR OR GET MAD AT ANYBODY, NOT EVEN PRISONERS. HE HANDLED THEM VERY QUIETLY, VERY FIRMLY. AND THE STAFF [IN LETHBRIDGE] ENDED UP LOVING HIM. THE SECRETARIES AND EVERYTHING, THEY WERE CRYING WHEN HE LEFT. AND I GOT LETTERS AND THEY CAME ALL THE WAY UP TO THEIR ANNIVERSARIES LATER IN EDMONTON… BUT [IN TERMS OF] THE SITUATION [WHICH ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER HANCOCK WAS REFERRING TO], NO, HE WAS FINE. HE NEVER HAD ANY TROUBLE. HE JUST FIRMLY, QUIETLY DEALT WITH EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING WAS FINE. I NEVER SAW HIM STRESSED OUT. ALWAYS COOL, LAID BACK.” “[WHEN WE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE], WE RENTED A HOUSE ON 538 – 7TH STREET SOUTH. IT’S ALL TORN DOWN NOW. BUT WE HAD [SOME] TROUBLE BECAUSE DAD HAD TO COME DOWN A MONTH OR SO AHEAD OF US. HE COULDN’T FIND A HOUSE [THAT WAS] READY, SO WHEN WE CAME DOWN [WE] STAYED IN A HOTEL FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS. AND THEN I HAD TO START GRADE TEN; I WAS ONLY FOURTEEN. THAT WAS, TO ME, THE ONLY SAD PART OF MY LIFE – LEAVING THE WESTLOCK SCHOOL AND STARTING LCI. THE PERSONALIZATION WAS GONE WITH THE TEACHERS. ANYWAY, I GOT THROUGH GRADE TWELVE AND THAT’S ALRIGHT.” “[ANOTHER THING HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HERE IN LETHBRIDGE] WAS TO OVERSEE THE PRISONER OF WAR (POW) CAMPS…HE TALKED ABOUT THE POWS IN THE RESPECT THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF VERY GOOD GERMANS THAT WERE IN THERE. THEY WOULDN’T HAVE CHOSEN TO EVEN BE IN THE GERMAN ARMY, BUT THEY WERE CONSCRIPTED OVER IN GERMANY. THEY DIDN’T HAVE ANY CHOICE, AND THEY WERE VERY DECENT, GOOD GUYS. [MY DAD] RESPECTED THEM FOR THAT… AND THEN THERE WAS A TRUST THERE TO LET SOME OF THEM OUT TO WORK ON THE [FARMS], BECAUSE THERE WAS A LABOUR SHORTAGE FOR THE FARMERS… BUT, OF COURSE, I KNEW ABOUT THE CRUELTY OF SOME OF THE HARD-CORE NAZIS THAT WERE IN THERE. THE TROUBLE WAS THERE WASN’T ENOUGH FORCE POLICE TO GO IN THERE SAFELY. THEY COULDN’T EVEN GET IN THE POW CAMP AND THE CIVIL GUARDS WERE THE ONLY ONES THAT WERE AVAILABLE, BUT THEY DIDN’T EVEN DARE GO IN HALF THE TIME. IT WAS REALLY SOMETHING. THERE WERE SOME GUYS IN THERE THAT WERE REALLY, REALLY MEAN…” “AND OH YES, A FEW [MEN DID TRY TO ESCAPE THE CAMP],” BUCHANAN CONTINUED, “BUT THEY DIDN’T GET VERY FAR. THEY NEVER GOT AWAY. I’VE GOT RECORDS OF ONES THAT WERE CAUGHT. THEY STOLE SOMEBODY’S CAR. SOME OF THEM GOT A REGULAR SENTENCE FOR BREAKING ONE OF OUR LAWS.” BUCHANAN CONFIRMS THAT HER FATHER RETIRED FROM THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE IN 1950 WHILE IN LETHBRIDGE. AFTER RETIREMENT, SHE EXPLAINED, “[HE] WENT BACK TO EDMONTON, HIS HOME CITY WHERE HIS PARENTS WERE AND A LOT OF FRIENDS… BUT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT WERE NOT GOING TO LET HIM LOOSE WITH HIS RECORD, SO THEY MADE IT A FIRST APPOINTMENT OF AN INSPECTOR OF JAILS FOR THE PRISONS OF ALBERTA…HE THEN WORKED ON THAT FOR FIFTEEN OR SIXTEEN YEARS. AFTER TWELVE YEARS, THEY MADE HIM SUPERINTENDENT OF PRISONS…” EDWARD BUCHANAN “SORT OF” RETIRED FROM THAT ROLE IN THE 1970S, HIS DAUGHTER EXPLAINED. HE CONTINUED WORKING IN SOME CAPACITIES UNTIL HIS PASSING IN 1998. “[I RECEIVED MY DAD’S R. C. M. P. POSSESSIONS, BECAUSE HE] KNEW I WOULD LOOK AFTER IT AND WANTED TO GET IT TO A MUSEUM… HE LIVED TO BE NINETY-EIGHT AND I DON’T THINK HE EVER THREW ANYTHING OUT SINCE HE WAS IN HIS TWENTIES.” ACCORDING TO EDWARD E. “BUCK” BUCHANAN’S OBITUARY, HE PASSED AWAY IN IN EDMONTON IN 1998. HIS WIFE’S NAME WAS CHRISTENE BUCHANAN AND TOGETHER THEY HAD FIVE CHILDREN – EDWARD, ROBERT, JEAN, WILLIAM, AND ROSE-MARIE. THE OBITUARY STATES HE SERVED 31 YEARS IN THE R.C.M.P, AND 15 YEARS AS THE SUPERINTENDENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR ALBERTA. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION.
Catalogue Number
P20180014001
Acquisition Date
2018-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE BUTTON
Date Range From
1919
Date Range To
1932
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P20180014002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE BUTTON
Date Range From
1919
Date Range To
1932
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
2.7
Description
A: SILVER-COLOURED METAL BUTTON. SHIELD OF ALBERTA EMBOSSED ON THE CENTER OF THE BUTTON. “ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE” EMBOSSED AROUND THE CREST. SHINY FINISH. THE BACK OF THE BUTTON IS BRASS IN COLOUR. AROUND THE CENTRE OF THE BACK “W. SCULLY MONTREAL” IS MACHINE ENGRAVED. THERE IS A LOOP FOR A PIN FASTENER LOOSELY ATTACHED TO THE BACK B: TWO-PRONGED BRASS PIN WITH A CIRCULAR LOOP ON ONE END AND THE TWO ENDS ON THE PIN EXTENDING OUT INTO A V-SHAPE ON THE OTHER. PIN IS 3.2 CM IN LENGTH AND AT THE WIDEST POINT THE PRONGS ARE 1.1 CM APART. CONDITION: SLIGHT SCRATCHING ON THE FRONT AND BACK SURFACES OF THE BUTTON. BRASS BACK IS SLIGHTLY TARNISHED. METAL OF PIN IN SLIGHTLY DISCOLOURED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
THIS BUTTON BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, EDWARD ETTERSHANK BUCHANAN. ACCORDING TO THE BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY PROVIDED WITH A BUCHANAN A. P. P.-RELATED DONATION MADE BY JEAN I. BUCHANAN IN 2002 (P20020090). IT STATES, "BORN IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, WHERE BUCHANAN BEGAN REGULAR SCHOOLING AT THE AGE OF 4, WHICH ENABLED HIM TO COMPLETE HIS HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE HIS PARENTS MOVED THE FAMILY TO CANADA IN MAY 1914. THE FAMILY SETTLED IN EDMONTON, ALBERTA, WHERE EDWARD FOUND A JOB PLUS ENROLLED IN NIGHT CLASSES AT THE EDMONTON TECHNICAL SCHOOL TAKING ENGLISH, CANADIAN HISTORY, TRIGONOMETRY AND MANUAL TRAINING IN WOODWORKING. IN FEBRUARY 1917, THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE WAS ORGANIZED. ED JOINED IN MAY OF 1920." AN INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED BY GALT’S COLLECTION TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON JUNE 8, 2018 WITH THE DONOR JEAN I. BUCHANAN IN REGARDS TO A NEW ARTIFACT OFFER SHE WAS MAKING TO THE MUSEUM (P20180014001-2). THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING THE CAREER OF SENIOR STAFF SERGEANT EDWARD ETTERSHANK “BUCK” BUCHANAN – THE DONOR’S FATHER – HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW. AN INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED BY GALT’S COLLECTION TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON JUNE 8, 2018 WITH THE DONOR JEAN I. BUCHANAN IN REGARDS TO A NEW ARTIFACT OFFER SHE WAS MAKING TO THE MUSEUM (P20180014001-2). THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING THE CAREER OF SENIOR STAFF SERGEANT EDWARD ETTERSHANK “BUCK” BUCHANAN – THE DONOR’S FATHER – HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW. DESCRIBING HER FATHER’S CAREER, BUCHANAN BEGAN, “[MY DAD] JOINED THE A.P.P. WHEN HE WAS TWENTY AND HE WAS STATIONED OUT NEAR ST. PAUL…AS A ROOKIE – RIGHT AT THE START – HE WAS ON JOB TO BE ON GUARD AT THE STATION. AND IT WASN’T LONG UNTIL HE WAS SENT OUT TO ST. PAUL AND INTO MORE REAL POLICING. WHEN THE CRAZY PROHIBITION WAS BROUGHT IN, THAT WAS A REAL PAIN FOR THE POLICE. IT WAS [A MOVEMENT] PUSHED BY THESE DO-GOODERS, WHO DIDN’T REALIZE WHAT THEY WERE DOING. DAD WAS VERY UPSET TALKING ABOUT THAT. EVEN WHEN HE WAS JUST A YOUNG FELLOW, [HE WAS] FINDING YOUNG, GOOD FARM BOYS BLIND OR DEAD OVER A FENCE, BECAUSE THEY HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE PROHIBITION AND GETTING MOONSHINE THAT WASN’T MATURE OR SOMETHING, [WHICH] WAS POISONOUS.” “IN 1921 HE MET MY MOTHER IN EDMONTON,” BUCHANAN CONTINUED, “BUT HE STAYED AT ST. PAUL. HE THEN GOT POSTED TO GRANDE PRAIRIE AND HE WAS GOING TO GO THERE, BUT THEN IN 1922 THEY GOT MARRIED [SO HE DID NOT GO TO GRAND PRAIRIE] FORTUNATELY, THE A.P.P. HAD NO RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR MEMBERS GETTING MARRIED, LIKE THE R.C.M.P. DID, SO HE DIDN’T HAVE TO WAIT TO GET MARRIED. [AFTER MY PARENTS’ MARRIAGE] THEY WENT OUT TO BRAINARD, WHERE HE WAS ON HIS OWN [AT THE POSTING]. FROM THERE, HE DID A LOT OF WORK GOING BACK AND FORTH.” “BRAINARD [WAS] A LITTLE PLACE NEAR THE HORSE LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION… THEY BUILT DAD A LOG CABIN DOWN THERE FOR THE HOUSE WITH HIS NEW WIFE AND [SOON AFTER THEY WERE] EXPECTING THEIR FIRST CHILD. [THE CABIN HAD] ONE BIG ROOM WITH CURTAINS HERE AND THERE, AND HE DIDN’T HAVE A PRISON THERE. WHEN HE TOOK IN A PRISONER, THAT’S WHEN HE NEEDED THE OREGON BOOT AND THE BALL AND CHAIN BECAUSE HE HAD A BIG BOLT ON THE FLOOR NEAR HIS OFFICE. THAT’S WHERE THE GUY HAD TO SIT, CHAINED, UNTIL [MY FATHER] COULD TAKE HIM ON INTO EDMONTON…EVEN IN THE A.P.P. TO START WITH, HE HAD SOME SERVICE DOWN HERE AT THE LETHBRIDGE PRISON. [HE WOULD BE] BRINGING PRISONERS DOWN [TO LETHBRIDGE],” BUCHANAN EXPLAINED EXPANDING ON HOW HER FATHER’S WORK TOOK HIM “BACK AND FORTH.” “THEN THEY CLOSED THAT [BRAINAR POST] DOWN AND TRANSFERRED HIM TO WEMBLEY – A LITTLE VILLAGE – AND HE WAS THE ONLY OFFICER IN CHARGE OF WEMBLEY. [HE WAS THERE] WHEN 1932 CAME ALONG AND THEN HE JUST CHANGED THE SIGN UP THERE FROM A.P.P. TO R.C.M.P… AND THAT STAYED R.C.M.P. UNTIL ’34. [FROM THERE] HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE WESTLOCK DETACHMENT, WHICH WAS A BIG AREA. HE HAD A HUGE AREA THERE TO [COVER]. AND THERE AGAIN, WE HAD A NICE, BIG WHITE HOUSE AND A JAIL THIS TIME… THE JAIL OFFICE AND THE COURTROOM AND EVERYTHING WAS CONNECTED [TO THE HOUSE]. YOU JUST GO DOWN THE HALL AND OPEN THE DOOR AND THERE YOU GO, AND THERE’S TWO JAILS IN THERE. [THERE] HE WAS GETTING ROOKIES COMING OUT FROM EDMONTON TO TRAIN UNDER HIM… [I WAS BORN IN] ’30 [AND] NOW IN ’34, I REMEMBER GOING THERE [TO WESTLOCK].” SPEAKING ABOUT THE DISSOLUTION OF THE A. P. P. IN 1932 AND THE ABSORPTION OF SOME OF ITS MEMBERS INTO THE R. C. M P., BUCHANAN EXPLAINED, “[A. P. P. OFFICERS] WERE NOT AUTOMATICALLY TAKEN INTO THE R.C.M.P. THEY [WERE RANKED] INTO THREE CATEGORIES. [FIRST, THERE WERE THE] ONES THAT WERE NOT ACCEPTABLE; THEY HADN’T DONE A VERY GOOD JOB IN THE A.P.P. THEY SHOWED UP, GOOFIN’ AROUND, DOING THINGS THEY SHOULDN’T BE DOING. THEN THERE WERE THE ONES THAT COULD BE GIVEN A LITTLE TRIAL RUN. THEY COULD APPLY [INTO THE FORCE FOR THE TRIAL PERIOD]. THEY COULD [BE ACCEPTED] FOR A FULL YEAR AND THEN RE-APPLY AGAIN [FOR FULL-TIME]. THEN THERE’S THE TOP GRADE, [WHO] WERE AUTOMATICALLY ACCEPTABLE. DAD WAS RIGHT UP THERE IN THAT TOP GRADE…IT IS IMPORTANT [TO REMEMBER], THOSE A.P.P. MEMBERS WERE TRAINED BY THE NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE, NOT SOME GOOFBALLS THAT DIDN’T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. THEY WERE TRAINED BY THE BEST-TRAINED POLICE OFFICERS.” WHEN ANSWERING HOW HER FATHER ENDED UP WORKING IN LETHBRIDGE, BUCHANAN SAID, “[AFTER THE DISSOLUTION OF THE A. P. P.], ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER [OF THE R. C. M. P.] HANCOCK (WILLIAM FREDERICK WATKINS “BILL” HANCOCK) KNEW DAD REALLY WELL. [PREVIOUSLY, HANCOCK] WAS THE [ACTING COMMISSIONER] FOR THE ALBERTA [PROVINCIAL POLICE]. [HANCOCK] CALLED DAD INTO THE OFFICE AND HE SAID, ‘BUCK – DAD WAS EDWARD ETTERSHANK BUCHANAN, BUT THEY CALLED HIM ‘BUCK’A LOT – I WAS GOING TO SEND YOU DOWN TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE RED DEER DETACHMENT, BUT I’VE HAD SO MUCH PROBLEM GETTING SOMEBODY TO GO DOWN TO TAKE THE LETHBRIDGE DETACHMENT. YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN HANDLE THE SITUATION WE’VE GOT DOWN THERE. THERE’S A LOT OF PROBLEMS AND I’M SURE YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN HANDLE IT. WILL YOU GO?’” AS A RESULT, EDWARD BUCHANAN WAS RELOCATED TO THE R. C. M. P.’S LETHBRIDGE DETACHMENT IN 1944. JEAN BUCHANAN CONTINUED, “DAD’S PERSONALITY WAS ALWAYS QUIET, FIRM, NO-NONSENSE, BUT HE WAS NEVER ARROGANT. I NEVER HEARD HIM SWEAR OR GET MAD AT ANYBODY, NOT EVEN PRISONERS. HE HANDLED THEM VERY QUIETLY, VERY FIRMLY. AND THE STAFF [IN LETHBRIDGE] ENDED UP LOVING HIM. THE SECRETARIES AND EVERYTHING, THEY WERE CRYING WHEN HE LEFT. AND I GOT LETTERS AND THEY CAME ALL THE WAY UP TO THEIR ANNIVERSARIES LATER IN EDMONTON… BUT [IN TERMS OF] THE SITUATION [WHICH ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER HANCOCK WAS REFERRING TO], NO, HE WAS FINE. HE NEVER HAD ANY TROUBLE. HE JUST FIRMLY, QUIETLY DEALT WITH EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING WAS FINE. I NEVER SAW HIM STRESSED OUT. ALWAYS COOL, LAID BACK.” “[WHEN WE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE], WE RENTED A HOUSE ON 538 – 7TH STREET SOUTH. IT’S ALL TORN DOWN NOW. BUT WE HAD [SOME] TROUBLE BECAUSE DAD HAD TO COME DOWN A MONTH OR SO AHEAD OF US. HE COULDN’T FIND A HOUSE [THAT WAS] READY, SO WHEN WE CAME DOWN [WE] STAYED IN A HOTEL FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS. AND THEN I HAD TO START GRADE TEN; I WAS ONLY FOURTEEN. THAT WAS, TO ME, THE ONLY SAD PART OF MY LIFE – LEAVING THE WESTLOCK SCHOOL AND STARTING LCI. THE PERSONALIZATION WAS GONE WITH THE TEACHERS. ANYWAY, I GOT THROUGH GRADE TWELVE AND THAT’S ALRIGHT.” “[ANOTHER THING HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HERE IN LETHBRIDGE] WAS TO OVERSEE THE PRISONER OF WAR (POW) CAMPS…HE TALKED ABOUT THE POWS IN THE RESPECT THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF VERY GOOD GERMANS THAT WERE IN THERE. THEY WOULDN’T HAVE CHOSEN TO EVEN BE IN THE GERMAN ARMY, BUT THEY WERE CONSCRIPTED OVER IN GERMANY. THEY DIDN’T HAVE ANY CHOICE, AND THEY WERE VERY DECENT, GOOD GUYS. [MY DAD] RESPECTED THEM FOR THAT… AND THEN THERE WAS A TRUST THERE TO LET SOME OF THEM OUT TO WORK ON THE [FARMS], BECAUSE THERE WAS A LABOUR SHORTAGE FOR THE FARMERS… BUT, OF COURSE, I KNEW ABOUT THE CRUELTY OF SOME OF THE HARD-CORE NAZIS THAT WERE IN THERE. THE TROUBLE WAS THERE WASN’T ENOUGH FORCE POLICE TO GO IN THERE SAFELY. THEY COULDN’T EVEN GET IN THE POW CAMP AND THE CIVIL GUARDS WERE THE ONLY ONES THAT WERE AVAILABLE, BUT THEY DIDN’T EVEN DARE GO IN HALF THE TIME. IT WAS REALLY SOMETHING. THERE WERE SOME GUYS IN THERE THAT WERE REALLY, REALLY MEAN…” “AND OH YES, A FEW [MEN DID TRY TO ESCAPE THE CAMP],” BUCHANAN CONTINUED, “BUT THEY DIDN’T GET VERY FAR. THEY NEVER GOT AWAY. I’VE GOT RECORDS OF ONES THAT WERE CAUGHT. THEY STOLE SOMEBODY’S CAR. SOME OF THEM GOT A REGULAR SENTENCE FOR BREAKING ONE OF OUR LAWS.” BUCHANAN CONFIRMS THAT HER FATHER RETIRED FROM THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE IN 1950 WHILE IN LETHBRIDGE. AFTER RETIREMENT, SHE EXPLAINED, “[HE] WENT BACK TO EDMONTON, HIS HOME CITY WHERE HIS PARENTS WERE AND A LOT OF FRIENDS… BUT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT WERE NOT GOING TO LET HIM LOOSE WITH HIS RECORD, SO THEY MADE IT A FIRST APPOINTMENT OF AN INSPECTOR OF JAILS FOR THE PRISONS OF ALBERTA…HE THEN WORKED ON THAT FOR FIFTEEN OR SIXTEEN YEARS. AFTER TWELVE YEARS, THEY MADE HIM SUPERINTENDENT OF PRISONS…” EDWARD BUCHANAN “SORT OF” RETIRED FROM THAT ROLE IN THE 1970S, HIS DAUGHTER EXPLAINED. HE CONTINUED WORKING IN SOME CAPACITIES UNTIL HIS PASSING IN 1998. “[I RECEIVED MY DAD’S R. C. M. P. POSSESSIONS, BECAUSE HE] KNEW I WOULD LOOK AFTER IT AND WANTED TO GET IT TO A MUSEUM… HE LIVED TO BE NINETY-EIGHT AND I DON’T THINK HE EVER THREW ANYTHING OUT SINCE HE WAS IN HIS TWENTIES.” ACCORDING TO EDWARD E. “BUCK” BUCHANAN’S OBITUARY, HE PASSED AWAY IN IN EDMONTON IN 1998. HIS WIFE’S NAME WAS CHRISTENE BUCHANAN AND TOGETHER THEY HAD FIVE CHILDREN – EDWARD, ROBERT, JEAN, WILLIAM, AND ROSE-MARIE. THE OBITUARY STATES HE SERVED 31 YEARS IN THE R.C.M.P, AND 15 YEARS AS THE SUPERINTENDENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR ALBERTA. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION.
Catalogue Number
P20180014002
Acquisition Date
2018-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Association Fonds

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions92501
Date Range
1932-2012
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
Mixed Media
Accession No.
20181020
Physical Description
96cm of textual records, 58 photographs, and 2 oversized maps
Scope and Content
The donation covers a variety of administrative records from the South Calgary Rotary Club.
Material Type
Mixed Media
Date Range
1932-2012
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
96cm of textual records, 58 photographs, and 2 oversized maps
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Association (WGIPPA) is an organization within Rotary International comprised mainly of Rotarians from Districts 5360, 5370 and 5390, although any Rotarian in good standing can be a member of the WGIPPA. The WGIPPA continues to promote the peace park concept, and peace among nations generally, through annual assemblies and ceremonies like 'Hands Across the Border'. "The establishing of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is essentially a Rotary project. At the first annual good-will meeting fostered by the Cardston Rotary Club held at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Waterton Lakes Park, on Saturday, July 4th, 1931, between the Rotarians of Alberta and Montana, the following resolution was presented for consideration and carried, unanimously. Moved by Rev Canon S.H. Middleton, Cardston, and seconded by Harry B. Mitchell of Great Falls. 'Whereas one hundred members of the Rotary Clubs, representing the cities of Cardston, Lethbridge and Calgary of Alberta; Great Falls, Kalispell and Missoula of Montana, and Estevan, Saskatchewan, are assembled together attending meeting at the Waterton Lakes National Park; An Whereas, it has been decided that a similar annual meeting be held alternately at Glacier Park, Montana and Waterton National Park, Alberta; Therefore, be it Resolved, that the proper authorities be petitioned to commence negotiations to establish the two parks indictaed as a permanent International Peace Park, which shall be definitely set aside for this laudable purpose. Pledging our loyalty and allegiance to foster all international relationships.' Negotiations were immediately commenced with the local representatives of the Governments concerned, Brig. General J.S. Stewart, C.M.G., D.S.O., M.P. for Alberta, and the Hon. Scott Leavitt for Montana. Bills were duly presented during the 1932 session before the Federal Government, Washington, and the Dominion Government, Ottawa, both Houses working separately and conjointly in their respective spheres, which resulted in the official proclamation that the two parks be henceforth designated as 'the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park'..." [Source: 'Opening and Dedication of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park on Saturday, June 18th, 1932 Glacier Park Montana, U.SA.' in file 20021071002]
Language
English
Scope and Content
The donation covers a variety of administrative records from the South Calgary Rotary Club.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20181020
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Date Range
1911
Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736214002
Physical Description
1 map : col. ; 60 x 87 cm
Scope and Content
Legend contains: Boundaries of Districts in List of Water Powers, (See Report); Reference numbers in List of Water Powers, (See Report); For numbers 398 to 417, See District No. XA, Chap. III
Material Type
Map
Date Range
1911
Creator
Commission of Conservation Canada
Physical Description
1 map : col. ; 60 x 87 cm
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Canadian?
Scope and Content
Legend contains: Boundaries of Districts in List of Water Powers, (See Report); Reference numbers in List of Water Powers, (See Report); For numbers 398 to 417, See District No. XA, Chap. III
Notes
Scale 1:1,100,000 Base map from plates of Map of Canada, Department of the Interior This map along with 5 other maps is contained within an envelope entitled: Commission of Conservation, 1911. Maps to Accompany Report on the Water-Powers of Canada.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19736214002
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Date Range
1911
Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736214003
Physical Description
1 map : col. ; 65 x 86 cm
Scope and Content
Legend contains: Boundaries of Districts in List of Water Powers, See Report; Reference numbers in List of Water Powers, See Report
Material Type
Map
Date Range
1911
Creator
Commission of Conservation Canada
Physical Description
1 map : col. ; 65 x 86 cm
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Canadian?
Scope and Content
Legend contains: Boundaries of Districts in List of Water Powers, See Report; Reference numbers in List of Water Powers, See Report
Notes
Scale 1:1,100,000 Base map from plates of Map of Canada, Department of the Interior This map along with 5 other maps is contained within an envelope entitled: Commission of Conservation, 1911. Maps to Accompany Report on the Water-Powers of Canada.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19736214003
Collection
Archive
Less detail

Water-powers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and part of North West Territories

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions94124
Date Range
1911
Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736214004
Physical Description
1 map : col. ; 65 x 86 cm
Scope and Content
Legend contains: Boundaries of Districts in List of Water Powers, (See Report); Reference numbers in List of Water Powers, (See Report)
Material Type
Map
Date Range
1911
Creator
Commission of Conservation Canada
Physical Description
1 map : col. ; 65 x 86 cm
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Canadian?
Scope and Content
Legend contains: Boundaries of Districts in List of Water Powers, (See Report); Reference numbers in List of Water Powers, (See Report)
Notes
Scale 1:1,100,000 Base map from plates of Map of Dominion of Canada, Dept. of Interior This map along with 5 other maps is contained within an envelope entitled: Commission of Conservation, 1911. Maps to Accompany Report on the Water-Powers of Canada.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19736214004
Collection
Archive
Less detail

357 records – page 1 of 18.