2011.1068/1 Correspondence of J. F. Dormaar related to his research on Milk River and Sweet Grass Hills country (1993-2003)
2011.1068/2 Photocopies of 3 topographical maps of the area around Bow Island and the Forks: from Rocky Buttes to Sweet Grass Hills (U.S.A), published by the Burland Lithograp…
Johan Frederick Dormaar was born in Holland in 1930 and immigrated to Canada in 1954. He worked for one year on a farm and then attended the University of Guelph to do his bachelor degree. He later entered the University of Alberta, where he gained his PhD in Organic Chemistry. Starting in 1960s he worked at the Lethbridge Research Station as a soil scientist. Mr. Dormaar had interests in local history, geography and archeology and wrote five books.
- The Alberta Stretch of the Milk River (2010)
- Alberta's 49th Parallel (2009)
- Oil City (2007)
- The Lethbridge Research Centre (2006)
- Sweetgrass Hills (2003)
Johan Dormaar was active in the local Historical Society and Archaeological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge Centre.
He died in 2011.
Scope and Content
2011.1068/1 Correspondence of J. F. Dormaar related to his research on Milk River and Sweet Grass Hills country (1993-2003)
2011.1068/2 Photocopies of 3 topographical maps of the area around Bow Island and the Forks: from Rocky Buttes to Sweet Grass Hills (U.S.A), published by the Burland Lithographic Co., Montreal [1885-1905]
2011.1068/3 “Navigating from History into the Future: The Water Management Plan for the South Saskatchewan River Basin in Alberta.” By Alan Pentney and Dough Ohrn. Canadian Water Resources Journal. Vol. 33(4), 2008.
2011.1068/4 International St. Mary – Milk Rivers Administrative Measures Task Force: Report to the International Joint Commission (April 2006)
2011.1068/5 Articles on tree species in the Milk River basin, incl. cottonwood vs. Russian olive.
2011.1068/6 “Meandering Channel Response to Altered Flow Regime: Milk River, Alberta and Montana.” By Cheryl Bradley and Derald G. Smith. Water Resouces Research, vol. 20, #12, 1984.
2011.1068/7 Dr. E. Alyn Mitchner. The Development of Western Waters 1885-1930. Department of History, University of Alberta (1973).
2011.1068/8 The Milk River: International Lifeline of the Hi-Line: A Guidebook [1999?]
2011.1068/9 Milk River Canyon Resource Evaluation. By C. Wallis. Alberta Recreation, Parks and Wildlife (1976)
2011.1068/10 Flood/Dam Failure. State of Montana Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (November 2001)
2011.1068/11 In the Matter of the Measurement and Apportionment of the waters of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers and their Tributaries in the United States and Canada. Order and recommendations of the International Joint Commission. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1923
2011.1068/12 Dr. R. G. Forbis. The Manyberries Cairn. Unpublished archaeological report (1967).
2011.1068/13 Bob Henderson. Mysteries on the Milk (1998)
2011.1068/14 Collection of materials o the Pine Coulee Project, incl. 2 toporgraphic maps of the Claresholm-Stavely area. (1950-1999)
2011.1068/15 Climatic Change in Canada 5: Postglacial Pollen and Paleoclimate in Southwestern Alberta and Southeastern British Columbia (1985)
2011.1068/16 Effects of Agriculture on Forage Production and Soil Quality of Native Grasslands in Southern Alberta. Research Centre, Lethbridge (1999).
2011.1068/17 Materials on the Milk River Aquifer water conservation project (1999)
2011.1068/18 Assorted articles: fragment from “Lakes, Peaks and Prairies” by Thomas O’Neill; “Writing-on-Stone and the Boundary Patrol” from book “Men in Scarlet” by Hugh A. Dempsey; “Water Supply , Southwestern Alberta” by D.B. Dowling; “Final Treaty of Peace” ed. By Hugh A. Dempsey
2011.1068/19 Assorted Images on Milk River and Sweet Grass Hills Country, incl. a photocopy of sketch map of Sweet Grass Hills (1888) and photocopy of map “The Prairies as of 1875”
2011.1068/20 Early Coal Mining in Southern Alberta – articles, survey of mines
2011.1068/21 Materials on the Crowsnest Pass, incl. soil survey [1970s]
2011.1068/22 49th Parallel Project – assorted images
2011.1068/23 Materials on Oil Exploration in Southern Alberta (1906-1937)
2011.1068/24 49th Parallel Project: Canada-US border – issue of precise location (1900-2010)
2011.1068/25 49th Parallel Project: Land Survey (photocopies) (1908-1913)
2011.1068/26 49th Parallel Project: Explorations of George M. Dawson (1875-1999)
2011.1068/27 49th Parallel Project: Whiskey Gap, Del Bonita – Uranium Project (1975-2005)
2011.1068/28 49th Parallel Project: National Register of Historic Places: Upper Missouri River Corridor, and Whoop-Up Trail (1993)
2011.1068/29 Materials on Nicholas Sheran
2011.1068/30 Coal Mines in Lethbridge: newspaper clippings and inventory (1995-2004)
2011.1068/31 Field Trips – Southern Alberta (1991)
2011.1068/32 Early Explorations of Southern Alberta – native tribes, mounted police, etc. (1874-2006)
2011.1068/33 49th Parallel Project: George M. Dawson, Charles S. Noble, Thorbergur Thorvaldson
2011.1068/34 Exploration of Two Passes through the Rocky Mountains by T.W. Blakiston 1858 (photocopy)
2011.1068/35 Blood Tribe Big Claim Inquiry (1994-2007)
2011.1068/36 Castle River Valley: Pilot Study. Oldman River Regional Planning Committee, 1977
2011.1068/37 The Sweetgrass Hills – Cultural Landmarks (1992-1994)
2011.1068/38 Indian Maps Recorded by P. Fidler. By Judith H. Beattie. 1985
2011.1068/39 Alberta Ecological Survey: A Profile 
2011.1068/40 2 maps (photocopies): Southern Alberta, Dept of Interior, 1915; hand-drawn map showing places and routes by Verendrye 1931-53 by M. Kavanagh (1952)
2011.1068/41 Assorted Maps of Southern Alberta (OVER-SIZE STORAGE)
- Canada Dept of Mines and Technical Surveys. “Claresholm, Alberta” [map]. Edition 2. 1:50,000. Canada 1:50,000, sheet 821/4 West. Ottawa, 1959.
- Canada Dept of Mines and Technical Surveys. “Claresholm, Alberta” [map]. Edition 2. 1:50,000. Canada 1:50,000, sheet 821/4 East. Ottawa, 1959.
- Coal Mines of the Lethbridge District (1874 – 1982)
- Canada Dept of Lands and Mines. “Province of Alberta” [map]. 1:1,108,000. Canada. Ottawa, 1937.
- “Arctic Regions with All the Discoveries to 1853” [facsimile] George Philip & Son, Liverpool . As reproduced by the Association of Canadian Map Libraries, ACML Facsimile Map Series #111, 1986.
SEE ALSO: 20111048 for additional J.F. Dormaar documents and maps
96cm of textual records, 58 photographs, and 2 oversized maps
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]
Scope and Content
The donation covers a variety of administrative records from the South Calgary Rotary Club.
2007.1034/1 Minutes of the Club 1912 3 Lethbridge Historical Newslettersd March 1981 ( march 2002, History of the Club, Modern Mathesis Members, Songs - Mathesis Club Songs 1972 & 2002 & Songsheet, Award announcement Rita Cemulini,Meeting Agenda June 2002, Luncheon Invitation 2005, Club survey,Chan…
The Mathesis Club of Lethbridge was organized on 11 September 1912 by a group of nine women who were interested in self education and self improvement during a period in the city’s history when formal educational opportunities for women were very rare. The club name was taken from a Greek word meaning "searcher of knowledge". A committee consisting of Mrs. Alice J. Heeb, Mrs. Cumming and Mrs. Maurine Daniel was appointed to draft a constitution for the new club. The club’s objectives as stated in that constitution included "self-improvement and united effort toward the highest development of home and community".
The first officers of the Mathesis Club were Mrs. F. Stoltze (president), Mrs. A. M. Lafferty (vice president), Mrs. Alice J. Heeb (secretary), Mrs. F. Cumming (treasurer). The club was organized into ‘departments’ that reflected the study interests of the members: Music and Art, History and Literature. Members chose topics of interest from these broad categories and then researched, wrote and presented a paper on their topic at the regular meetings. When the club began meetings were held every two weeks, but later the meeting schedule became monthly.
In addition to the departmental programs, meetings frequently featured guest speakers who presented on a variety of topics ranging from religion to scientific advances.At the time there was no public library in Lethbridge and the group arranged to borrow thirty books from the collection of McGill University in Montreal which would remain in the home of one of the members for the use of any of those in the group.
During the First World War members joined the local Council of Women and Traveler’s Aid to work through those organizations. Fundraising teas and other events were also held. In World War II the club entertained the armed forces for a week.
Membership in the club reached a high in 1917 with 87 members, by 2002 the membership had fallen to 20. Over the years, educational and self-improvement programs became widely available for women and the role of the Mathesis Club as a provider of those opportunities was diminished. A declining and aging membership put more and more pressure on the club, until in 2007 the members decided to dissolve the Mathesis Club. The final meeting was held at Luigi’s Restaurant, 1119 Mayor Magrath Drive South, on 19 June 2007.
The records were donated to the Galt Museum by Joan Croskery on behalf of the Mathesis Club. Before their arrival at the Galt the records were unaccounted for for some years before their discovery by Ethel Dunn at the home of a Mr. Kennedy.
Scope and Content
2007.1034/1 Minutes of the Club 1912 3 Lethbridge Historical Newslettersd March 1981 ( march 2002, History of the Club, Modern Mathesis Members, Songs - Mathesis Club Songs 1972 & 2002 & Songsheet, Award announcement Rita Cemulini,Meeting Agenda June 2002, Luncheon Invitation 2005, Club survey,Changes to aggenda and organization of club, Newsclippings, Mathesis Club Constitution Report reference, Name tags Joan Croskery, Name labels, obituaris of club members, 33 color photographs individually numbered.
2007.1034/1/001 Mathesis Club Luncheon 1987 Left to right: Rita Cemulini, Hazel Ross and Jean Fennell
2007.1034/1/002 Mathesis Club Luncheon Hazel Ross left with Senator Joyce Fairbairn guest speaker.
2007.1034/1/003 Mathesis Club Luncheon Cake 1912-1987
2007.1034/1/004 Mathesis Club Luncheon Left-right: Rita Wiebe, Elaine Cairns, Fran Bertand and Hazel
2007.1034/1/005 Mathesis Club Luncheon Left to right: Rita Cemulini, Fran Bertand.
2007.1034/1/006 Mathesis Club Luncheon Sheila Petherbridge
2007.1034/1/007 Mathesis Club Luncheon Left to right: Elaine Cairns, Marie Fraser, Lois Barr, Senator
2007.1034/1/008 Mathesis Club Luncheon Guest Speacker Senator Joyce Fairbairn, Lois Barr in back
2007.1034/1/009 Mathesis Club Luncheon Harda Niilo and Betty Kennedy
2007.1034/1/010 Mathesis Club Luncheon Dr Ruby Larson
2007.1034/1/011 Mathesis Club Luncheon Retha Weibe and Harda Niilos
2007.1034/1/012 Mathesis Club Luncheon Ruth Jensen
2007.1034/1/013 Mathesis Club Luncheon Skit Jean Fennell, Betty Chollack and Elaine Cairns
2007.1034/1/014 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 at Erickson's Elaine Cairns, Mildred Byrne and Lillian
2007.1034/1/015 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 at Erickson's Marie Fraser left and Elaine Cairns.
2007.1034/1/015 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 at Erickson's Ethel Dunn left and Christine Dubetz
2007.1034/1/015 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 at Erickson's Left to right: Betty Chollack, President,
Retha Weibe and Hazel Ross
2007.1034/1/015 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 at Erickson's Left to right Ruth Jensen, harla Niilo,
Dorothea Pragnesll and Marie Wylie
2007.1034/1/016 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25, 2004. The whole group. Left side table at end is
Hazel McKenzie. Joan Croskery is opposite her. Right table Gladys MacDonald is at
centre next to her is Elain Cairns, others are unidentified.
2007.1034/1/017 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Betty Kennedy, Ethel Dunn and Hazel Ross.
2007.1034/1/018 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25.Head Table Sheila Petherbridge, Ruby Larson,
Fran Bertrand, Rita Cemuline, Hazel Ross and Elaine Cairns.
2007.1034/1/018A. Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Left -right: Rheta Weibe, Hazel Ross and Sheila
2007.1034/1/018B. Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Joan Croskery
2007.1034/1/018C. Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Jean Dalziel
2007.1034/1/019 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Table 1 Right side: Bev Pastuk, Joan Croskery,
Lois Barr. Across back: Sheila Petherbridge Lillian Wakelon. Left side from back:
Harda Niilo, Jenny Au,? guest, Hazel McKenzie.
2007.1034/1/020 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25, 2001 90th Birthday celebrations, Ladies wore
1912 fashions. Guest speacker Senator Joyce Fairbairn. Cutting the cake Hazel
Ross and Jean Fennell.
2007.1034/1/021 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Left side of table Mildred Byrne, Lorna Brown
guest, Lillian Wakelin, Letty Croskery guest and Joan Croskery
2007.1034/1/022 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Jean Fennell left Lois Barr.
2007.1034/1/023 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Fran Bertrand dressed in 1912 fashion.Photo is
2007.1034/1/024 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Standing at left is Harda Niilo, ? in white hat,Ethel
Dunn in red, Hazel McKenzie, Mildred Byrne and Lorna Brown.
2007.1034/1/025 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. left to right: Rita Cemulini, Jean Fennell, Ruby
Larsen, Fran Bertrand, Eliane Cairns, Lois Barr and Lillian Wakelin
2007.1034/1/026 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 Various years. Joan Croskery standing and Betty
2007.1034/1/027 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 Right side of table going back: Hazel McKenzie,
Joan Croskery, Ruth Jensen, Rheta Weibe, Harda Niilo, Ethel Dunn, Betty Kennedy,
Bev Pahuk and Glenys MacDonald.
2007.1034/1/028 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25Left to right: Rita Cemulini, Jean Fennell, Ruby
Larsen, Fran Bertrand, Elaine Cairnes, Lois Barr, Lillian Wakelin and Hazel Ross.
2007.1034/1/029 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 left to right around the table: Ruth Jensen, Joan
Croskery, Hazel McKenzie, Sheila Petherbridge, Glenys MacDonald, Rita Cemulinie,
Jean Fennell, Ruby Larsen and Fran Bertrand
2007.1034/1/030 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 possibly 1993. Hazel Ross with guest specker
2007.1034/2 Literature Department; meeting minutes and reports (2003-2007)
2007.1034/3 Mathesis Club history, constitution 2003, meeting minutes and reports (1980-2007)
2007.1034/4 Mathesis Club calendars 2002/03 - 2006/07