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Order of the Royal Purple, Lethbridge Lodge #32 fonds

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Date Range
1928-2008
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20171064
Physical Description
1.5 textual records, over 1,000 photographic prints, 7 posters
Scope and Content
001: 18 Portraits of Purple Honorary Royal Ladies (1928-1954) 002: 16 Portraits of Purple Honorary Royal Ladies (1955-1970) 003: 1 Notebook: Suspensions, absolute demits, expulsions and rejections (1930-1989) 004: 1 Notebook: Sunshine reports (1933-1963) 005: 1 Notebook: Inventory of regalia and ot…
Date Range
1928-2008
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Order of the Royal Purple, Lethbridge Lodge #32
Physical Description
1.5 textual records, over 1,000 photographic prints, 7 posters
History / Biographical
The Order of Royal Purple was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia in September 1914. Several wives of the Elks created an informal group in 1913 to assist their husbands with benevolent, charitable and social work. In 1914, they became the recognized female auxiliary of the Elks of Canada. The objectives of the Order were to promote the principles of Justice, Charity, Sisterly Love and Fidelity, to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members or for other purposes. In addition, the Order was to quicken the spirit of women toward a pure and noble citizenship, to promote harmony and good fellowship, to relieve suffering whenever possible and to strive at all times to make “Life sweeter, women better, and the world happier.” The logo was a diamond with an elk head in the center, a clock pointing to 11 o’clock opposite a pansy and the word Canada on the banner. The pansy was the official flower of the Order. The Royal Purple was a very secretive society. They required passwords for every meeting and National Conventions. The Password could only be changed by the Supreme Honored Royal Lady and the Lodges would be notified every 6 months of the password change. The colors of the Order were purple, white and gold. The tassels on their purple pill box hats represents the individual’s status. White tassel means lodge member, white and purple means Honored Royal Lady (or local president), gold for District Deputy, and purple for Supreme Honored Royal Lady (National Leader.) A non-member can be granted honorary memberships for their contributions to the Lodge. Meetings would begin and end with floor work. Each Lodge and District develop their own bylaws and Rules of Order. In 2014 the Supreme Executive of the Order of Royal Purple decided to secede from the Elks and start a new organization, the Canadian Royal Purple Society. Some locals, however, wished to remain with the Elks and these were integrated into the organization of the Elks of Canada as Royal Purple Elks Lodges. Lethbridge Lodge No. 32 was instituted on April 27, 1928 by PSHRL Mattie Lane and 23 ladies were initiated into the Order. Teas, bake sales, craft sales, rummage sales, and bingos have been annual fundraising activities for the lodge. One of their larger projects was to supply an Audiology Unit (a brain stem evoked response audiometer) costing $40,000.00 for the Regional hospital. They also undertook to supply Lifeline Units to the Auxiliary Hospital. The ladies also supported the local Soup Kitchen, local Food Bank, Parents Place, Harbor House for abused women and children, Meals on Wheels, Keep in Touch as well as other charities. The Lodge was also a supporters of the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for children. They disbanded at the end of 2017. Source: The Royal Purple of Canada: 1914-2007 and interview transcript with Ann Marie MacDonald conducted by the Galt Collections For more information check out the interview with Ann Marie MacDonald and the donation of Wilma Wood Royal Purple Regalia Accession Number P20170007001
Scope and Content
001: 18 Portraits of Purple Honorary Royal Ladies (1928-1954) 002: 16 Portraits of Purple Honorary Royal Ladies (1955-1970) 003: 1 Notebook: Suspensions, absolute demits, expulsions and rejections (1930-1989) 004: 1 Notebook: Sunshine reports (1933-1963) 005: 1 Notebook: Inventory of regalia and other items owned by society, expenses, and insurance particulars (1933-1974) 006: 1 Visitor register notebook (1933-2015) 007: 1 Roll call notebook (1940-1950) 008: 1 Scrapbook with various correspondence oversize 009: Annual district agenda and notes 010: Annual district agenda and notes 011: Annual reports 012: 1 Vancouver O.O.R.P 23rd Annual Convention photograph oversized (1947) 013: 1 Roll call notebook (1950-1958) 014: Per-capita tax & membership reports 015: 1 Scrapbook with leadership members, yearly activities, and donations oversized (1953-1959) 016: 1 Scrapbook with leadership members, yearly activities, and 154 photographs of various social events (1958-1962) 017: Directors minutes notebook (1959-1964) 018: Meeting minutes, agendas, reports, correspondence, and publicity manual 019: Roll call, donation requests, membership list, greeting card, Lethbridge Elk newsletters 020: Miscellaneous photographs; 33 negative strips, 41 individual negatives, 4 photographs of various social events 021: Directors minutes 022: 1 Notebook: Ladies receiving flowers (1963-1979) 023: Past Hon. Royal Ladies Association meeting minutes, member list, traveling gavel, newspaper cutouts 024: 13 Portraits of Purple Honorary Royal Ladies (1971-1985) 025: 12 Portraits of Purple Honorary Royal Ladies (1986-2012) 026: Travelling gavel log (1970-1983) 027: Publicity books, newspaper& newsletter cutouts, correspondence and 25 photographs of various social events 028: 1 Vancouver O.O.R.P 33rd Annual Convention photograph oversized (1957) 029: Publicity chairman’s kit, newsletter & newspaper cutouts, biographies, and 2 photographs of members of the O.O.R.P. 030: 60th anniversary program, district deputy reports & authorizations, and roll call 031: Regular and executive meeting minutes 032: Regular meeting minutes 033: Regular meeting minutes 034: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events oversized with 155 photographs of the various social events (1962-19670 035: 1 Scrapbook of the supreme convention oversized with 22 photographs of various social events (1965) 036: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events oversized with 152 photographs of various social events (1967-1970) 037: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events oversized with 139 photographs of various social events (1970-1971) 038: 1 Photo album 39 photographs of various social events (1974-1975) 039: 1 Photo album 170 photographs of various social events (1976-1980) 040: O.O.R.P bylaws, drills general information, procedures & floor work, special ceremonies, and statues (1988) 041: 1 Members register notebook (1981-1997) 042: 1 Tea book, expenses, agendas, and newspaper cutouts (1981-2000) 043: 1 Members register notebook (1973-1981) 044: Director’s minutes and roll call 045: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper & newsletter cutouts, correspondence, 12 strips of negatives and 94 photographs of various social events (1979-1981) 046: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper & newsletter cutouts, meeting agenda, 4 strips of negatives and 54 photographs of various social events (1982-1983) 047: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, 28 strips of negatives and 100 photographs of various social events, and year end notes (1984-1985) 048: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper & newsletter cutouts, 22 strips of negatives and 107 photographs of various social events (1979-1981) 049: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper & newsletter cutouts, fund raising information, meeting agenda, and 175 photographs of various social events (1979-1981) 050: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, instructions for the historian, meeting dates, and 98 photographs of various social events (1988-1989) 051: O.O.R.P bylaws, annual reports, bingo constitution bylaws, correspondence, and contribution credits 052: Convention proceedings (1997-2000) 053: Charity resource booklet, annual report, newsletter, regular meeting minutes, and convention proceedings 054: Certificate of appreciation, newspaper cutouts, correspondence, constitution, newsletters, regular meeting minutes 055: Meeting minutes 056: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, meeting agenda, and 99 photographs & 1 collage of photographs of various social events (1992-1993) 057: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, post card, event program, and 148 photographs of various social events (1993-1994) 058: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, ribbon, brochures, meeting agendas, charity donation lists, bingo license, fiscal budget, and 117 photographs of various social events (1995-1996) 059: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, ribbon, invitation, biography, and 134 photographs of various social events (1996-1997) 060: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, biography, year meetings, meeting agendas, event tickets, and 102 photographs of various social events (1997-1998) 061: Membership list, information material list, officer’s guide, constitution & bylaws, and procedures & drills 062: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, biography, meeting agendas, church service pamphlet, historian module, and 135 photographs of various social events (2000-2008) 063: Constitution, procedures, and drills 064: Constitution, floor work books, and procedures 065: Meeting agendas, constitution, posters, application for membership, brochures, newsletter cutouts, business cards, bookmarks, notice of meeting cards, member records 066: 33 Photographs of various social events 067: Book- Royal Purple of Canada 1914- 2007, separated to library 068: 7 posters of anti-bullying campaigns oversized 069: Certificates and 27 photographs: group photographs at various social events, sponsored individuals, plaques that were not kept. 070: 1 Poster of Edition 1 Past Honored Royal Ladies 071: 1 Poster of Edition 2 Past Honored Royal Ladies
Accession No.
20171064
Collection
Archive
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Riders of the Plains Fonds. 1996-2015

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Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20161020
Physical Description
3 photos, 3 posters, 3 CDs, 1 Floppy Disk, and 75 cm of textual records.
Scope and Content
20161020001: Financial Statements (1997) 20161020002: Financial Statements (1998) 20161020003: Financial Statements (1999) 20161020004: Financial Statements (2000) 20161020005: FInancial Statements (2001) 20161020006: Financial Statements (2002) 20161020007: Financial Statements (2003) 20161020008:…
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Riders of the Plains Society
Physical Description
3 photos, 3 posters, 3 CDs, 1 Floppy Disk, and 75 cm of textual records.
History / Biographical
In 1996, a group of riding enthusiasts, amateur historians, and community minded volunteers formed the Riders of the Plains Commemorative Troop. The ROTP’s original purpose was to recreate the riding traditions of the North West Mounted Police, with trail rides and commemorative wagon treks, and participation in public events with period uniforms, drills, firearms, and horses and tack. The six original members of the Troop formed a non-profit society in 1996 with two purposes:
To preserve and protect the history of the North West Mounted Police
To advance the education of the public as it relates to the history of the NWMP. Members participated as a commemorative troop in various events across Western Canada and Montana, including:
NWMP Boundary Commission Wagon Trek, 1997 and 1998
RCMP 125 March West, 1999
Due North wagon trek of the Whoop-Up Trail, 2000-2001
Fort Whoop-Up annual Wild West Weekend, one of the largest re-enactments events in Western Canada. The troop participated in several films, including:
Parks Canada production of the “Battle of Batoche”
CBC production of “Canada, a People’s History”
History Channel’s “The Great March West”
A Scattering of Seeds’ “Nevitt”. In addition, the troop travelled to Batoche, Saskatchewan, Battleford, Saskatchewan, Fort Steele, British Columbia, Fort Walsh, Saskatchewan, Rawleigh, Alberta, and Fort Benton, Montana. They were trained in firearms drill, horsemanship and infantry drill. As early as 1997, the ROTP received a lease on the original site of the Macleod NWMP Barracks, which was home to the North West Mounted Police, the Royal North West Mounted Police and the present day Royal Canadian Mounted Police during the period 1884 to 1922. The ROTP immediately began to plan for restoration and preservation of the site, including recreating the historic flagpole, identifying building sites, gathering of artifacts, conducting research, and building a dedicated membership and an array of alliances. ROTP efforts resulted in the declaration and protection of the site as a Provincial Historic Resource in 2001. Subsequently, the ROTP proposal for funding under the Centennial Legacy Program was approved, providing $1.6 million dollars for reconstruction and restoration of site structures to the late 1890’s period. In addition, the ROTP raised $250,000 in various forms to assist the project. Concurrent with the design and construction of the three reconstructed buildings and the development of the site itself, the ROTP worked hard to accumulate historical and interpretive materials relating to the Barracks period. Replica uniforms and saddles were commissioned. The ROTP celebrated the Official Opening of the Barracks in August of 2005. Unfortunately, relationships with the Fort Macleod Historic Area Society and the Town of Fort Macleod began to sour soon afterwards, culminating in an unfortunate lawsuit in July of 2007 against the ROTP, Fort Whoop Up and two individuals. This, in turn, resulted in a forensic audit, completed in July, 2008 by the Government of Alberta, which found no evidence of fraud, personal gain, or illegal use on the part of the ROTP. The audit also indicated that the major inventory items (uniforms, saddles, firearms and wagons) were properly accounted for.
Custodial History
These records were donated to the Galt Museum and Archives by Barbara Cavers of Lethbridge, Alberta.
Scope and Content
20161020001: Financial Statements (1997) 20161020002: Financial Statements (1998) 20161020003: Financial Statements (1999) 20161020004: Financial Statements (2000) 20161020005: FInancial Statements (2001) 20161020006: Financial Statements (2002) 20161020007: Financial Statements (2003) 20161020008: Financial Statements (2004) 20161020009: Financial Statements (2005) 20161020010: Financial Statements (2006) 20161020011: Financial Statements (2008) 20161020012: Audit (2007-2008) 20161020013: Donations 20161020014: Investments 20161020015: Request for Business Number 20161020016: Legacy Agreement 20161020017: Legacy Requistitions (2001-2002) 20161020018: Legacy Requistions (2003) 20161020019: Legacy Requisitions (2004) 20161020020: Legacy Requisitions (2005-2006) 20161020021: C.I.P. Grant (2004) 20161020022: Canada Revenue 20161020023: "With the Mounties in the Boot and Saddle Days" Research and Correspondence 20161020024: "With the Mounties in the Boot and Saddle Days" Manuscript 20161020025: Lease 20161020026: Membership (2 Photos) 20161020027: Bylaws 20161020028: Alberta Museum Association 20161020029: Museum Affirmation Program 20161020030: Final Report Historical Resource Impact Mitigation (2004) 20161020031: R.O.T.P. Membership Application Forms 20161020032: Articles of Incorporation/Continuance, Annual Returns 20161020033: Directors Minutes, Contracts,Unanimous Shareholder Agreements 20161020034: Business Plan (January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2012) 20161020035: R.O.T.P. Minutes (1995-1996) 20161020036: R.O.T.P. Minutes (1997-1998) 20161020037: R.O.T.P. Minutes (1999-2000) 20161020038: R.O.T.P. Minutes (2001) 20161020039: R.O.T.P. Minutes (2002) 20161020040: R.O.T.P. Minutes (2003) 20161020041: R.O.T.P. Minutes (2004) 20161020042: R.O.T.P. Minutes (2005) 20161020043: R.O.T.P. Minutes (2006) 20161020044: R.O.T.P. Minutes (2007) 20161020045: R.O.T.P. Minutes (2008) Part 1 20161020046: R.O.T.P. Minutes (2008) Part 2 20161020047: R.O.T.P. Minutes (2009) 20161020048: R.O.T.P. Minutes (2010) 20161020049: R.O.T.P. Minutes (2012) 20161020050: R.O.T.P. Minutes (2013) 20161020051: R.O.T.P. Minutes (2014) 20161020052: R.O.T.P. Minutes (2015) 20161020053: Outgoing Loans 20161020054: R.O.T.P. Master Copies 20161020055: Alberta Historic Resources 20161020056: Alberta Registries 20161020057: Collections Policy 20161020058: Dora Degenstein 20161020059: Firearms 20161020060: Harness Shop 20161020061: Hirano & Heaton (Quote on Relocation of Harness Shop) 20161020062: History of Barracks 20161020063: Lawsuit Part 1 20161020064: Lawsuit Part 2 20161020065: Mural 20161020066: Site Interpretation and Information Sheet 20161020067: Town of Fort MacLeod Part 1 20161020068: Town of Fort MacLeod Part 2 20161020069: Transfer of Assets 20161020070: Jail Barn 20161020071: Architecture 20161020072: Accession and Loan Records (Haultain Collection) 20161020073: Guest Book 20161020074: Letters with Mayor of Fort MacLeod 20161020075: Site Details 20161020076: Transfer of Custody from Glenbow 20161020077: Sale of Presbyterian Church 20161020078: Management Plan 20161020079: Alberta 2005 Centennial Initiative 20161020080: Annual Reports (2003, 2004, 2005) 20161020081: Kit (1 Photo) 20161020082: Finance Report (2002-2003) 20161020083: Request for $5000.00 20161020084: Operations Overview (2005-2007) 20161020085: Misc. Finances 20161020086: Accession Records (Legacy) 20161020087: Accession Records (R.O.T.P.) 20161020088: Accession Records (D.D. on Loan) 20161020089: Accession Records (Roxanne Linderman) 20161020090: Accession Records (Fort Whoop-Up) 20161020091: Records of Glenbow Inventory 20161020092: Contents List (Drawers) 20161020093: Inventory (Fort Whoop-Up Items at Fort Whoop-Up) 20161020094: Barracks Inventory (Fort Whoop-Up Items) 20161020095: Salvage Chinook Ltd. Agreement and Societies Act 20161020096: Volunteer Logs 20161020097: Barb Cavers 20161020098: Glenbow Archives 20161020099: Legacy Grant Applications 20161020100: Supporting Research Material 20161020101: Reenactment March West Posters (R.C.M.P.) (3 Posters) 20161020102: R.O.T.P. Backup Disc (September 20, 2004) (1 CD) 20161020103: Commercial Data Part 1 (1 CD) 20161020104: Commercial Data Part 2 (1 CD) 20161020105: Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (January 1, 2003) (1 floppy disk)
Accession No.
20161020
Collection
Archive
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