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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
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William Oliver Royle fonds

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Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20151042
Physical Description
297 photographs and slides
Scope and Content
001 - Short stories: 'Three times tried' (incomplete) by BL Farjeon, & 'Canadian History Notes' (incomplete) -with inscription- from school primers. 002 - Two songbooks (incomplete) full music and lyrics for popular songs from Canadian General Council for the Boy Scouts Association. 003 - Knights o…
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
William Oliver Royle
Physical Description
297 photographs and slides
History / Biographical
William Oliver Royle was a member of the Boy Scouts in Lethbridge from at least 1922 until 1942. He was a scoutmaster from 1935-1942.
Scope and Content
001 - Short stories: 'Three times tried' (incomplete) by BL Farjeon, & 'Canadian History Notes' (incomplete) -with inscription- from school primers. 002 - Two songbooks (incomplete) full music and lyrics for popular songs from Canadian General Council for the Boy Scouts Association. 003 - Knights of Columbus Insurance booklet and brochure, Education and Welfare booklet & application papers -1924-1925. 004 - Travel & Convention Association 'Boats and Barges on the Belly' book -1966. 005 - Airplanes photoalbum contents: 43 pictures of flying machines- blimp, planes, biplanes, and zepplin. 006 - Knights of Columbus group photo, date unknown. 007 - Two pictures of St. Patrick's Church, 4th Ave. Lethbridge, 1953. 008 - 'Miniatures' Tourist booklet -25 (4"X3") pictures of places and buildings in Lethbridge -1912-1920. 009 - St. Basil's Church, Lethbridge -1950-1955, laying the cornerstone and stained glass windows, 13 color slides. 010 - St. Basil's Church, Lethbridge, Christmas 1955, 20 color slides. 011 - St. Basil's Church, Lethbridge, First Year, Breaking ground through to First Confirmation Class and Chrurch Blessing -1950-1951, 103 color slides. 012 - Rosary Crusade (10 slides), St. Patricks (2 slides), Our Lady of the Capr (3 slides), Pope Pius XII (2 slides), Cross and Crowd (1 slide), St. Michael's Church (12 slides) -1949-1950, 30 color slides total. 013 - Barnam and Bailey Circus 1949 and Lethbridge Fair Parade 1950, 24 color slides. 014 - Galt Gardens 1949, Summer and Winter, 36 color slides.
Accession No.
20151042
Collection
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