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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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Western Canada 1934 road map

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Date Range
1934
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Map
Accession No.
20171009
Physical Description
2 maps on 1 sheet : both sides, col. ; 80 x 63 cm, folded to 20 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Map No.4 Saskatchewan and Manitoba Map No.5 British Columbia and Alberta The maps show rivers, lakes, parks, towns, provincial highways, through routes, paved roads, gravel surfaced roads, graded earth roads, unimproved roads, roads that are not likely to be passable in 1934 and airports or seaplan…
Material Type
Map
Date Range
1934
Description Level
Item
Creator
Imperial Oil Limited
Physical Description
2 maps on 1 sheet : both sides, col. ; 80 x 63 cm, folded to 20 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Map No.4 Saskatchewan and Manitoba Map No.5 British Columbia and Alberta The maps show rivers, lakes, parks, towns, provincial highways, through routes, paved roads, gravel surfaced roads, graded earth roads, unimproved roads, roads that are not likely to be passable in 1934 and airports or seaplane ports. The approximate populatons of cities, towns and village according to the 1931 census are also shown along with mileages between stars.
Notes
The scale of these two maps is about 38 miles to the inch. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. 3 inset maps entitled: "Main connections in the Lake Superior Region" (Scale 1 inch = 100 miles) "Vancouver and vincinity" [sic.] (Scale 1 inch = 4 miles) "Principal highway routes of Canada and the Northern United States" (Scale 1 inch = 200 miles) Text on this map indicates: "Main highway routes between Eastern and Western Canada are indicated in red. When the road from Kenora to Port Arthur and Fort William is completed, an all Canadian route from West to East will be open, utilizing the steamer service between the head of the lakes and Sault Ste. Marie. This map shows main trunk lines only; many other roads have been omitted. Roads under construction are shown." Includes text describing Imperial Oil and related products & services, city indexes to each map and a chart of "Approximate Mileages for Western Canada". Copyright Imperial Products Everywhere in Canada series
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20171009
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City of Lethbridge File: Historical/Cultural: Historical Resources in Lethbridge (File 171C)

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Date Range
1977-1993
Description Level
File
Accession No.
20151063
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
- Manuscript "The Old Stafford Ranch House, Riverbottom, Lethbridge", report based on interview with house owner Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gray in 1980. - Lethbridge Public Library Photographic Inventory Project report, by Anne Pariseau, Researcher (1980). The project involved photographing 800 building…
Date Range
1977-1993
Description Level
File
Creator
City of Lethbridge
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
- Manuscript "The Old Stafford Ranch House, Riverbottom, Lethbridge", report based on interview with house owner Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gray in 1980. - Lethbridge Public Library Photographic Inventory Project report, by Anne Pariseau, Researcher (1980). The project involved photographing 800 buildings, structures and sites in Lethbridge - Publication "Interim Guidelines: Historical Resources Impact Assessment, prepared by the Alberta Culture, 1977 - Manuscript "Land Development and Historical Resources Conservation" by staff of Alberta Culture - Manuscript "Historical Resources Designation List (December, 1983)" (includes Lethbridge) - City of Lethbridge Planning Department file "Historical Resources in Lethbridge" (1979-1993) contains policies, inventories and correspondence between the City of Lethbridge and Alberta Culture with regard to preservation of built heritage and designation of historic buildings.
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20151063
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