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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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Staff - Lethbridge Herald Article, Snowing Plowing Eaton's - Eaton's

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Item
Accession No.
20191083364
Physical Description
1 black and white photographic print
Scope and Content
Staff - Lethbridge Herald Article, Snowing Plowing Eaton's - Eaton's, Part 19/83. The article reads: "Blowing it away for the last time?" "There will be more snow in downtown Lethbridge in the months and years ahead. But, as Bill Harris on a snow blower sends the white stuff flying at the downtown …
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Garry Allison
Physical Description
1 black and white photographic print
History / Biographical
Garry Allison was born in Lethbridge in 1940. During his career, he served as the Sports Editor of the Lethbridge Herald, as well as the District Editor, City Editor and finished his journalism career as the Outdoors Editor. He worked fulltime in the Herald's Sports department in 1974 after working in the Printing Department. Allison was an avid rodeo fan and spent much of his career covering local rodeos throughout Southern Alberta, beginning in the mid-1960s until his retirement in 2002. He received numerous awards for his coverage of rodeos, high school sports and the outdoors, including the Max Bell Memorial Award for outstanding coverage of amateur sports in Alberta. Because of his achievements in Southern Alberta sports, he was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame. Allison was heavily involved in the local community, including coaching the high school girls’ basketball in Coalhurst and Winston Churchill for ten years. Family was a central priority to Garry Allison: he and his wife, Mary, were married for 55 years and had cared for foster children for 32 years.
Scope and Content
Staff - Lethbridge Herald Article, Snowing Plowing Eaton's - Eaton's, Part 19/83. The article reads: "Blowing it away for the last time?" "There will be more snow in downtown Lethbridge in the months and years ahead. But, as Bill Harris on a snow blower sends the white stuff flying at the downtown Eaton's store in Lethbridge today."
Accession No.
20191083364
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Archive
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Royal Visit to Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump

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Date Range
1987
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
20161111014
Physical Description
Reel of 1 inch videotape 48 minutes
Scope and Content
This program describes the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York to officially open the Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre, in 1987. Speakers at the opening included Ernie Isley, Minister of Public Works, Dennis Anderson, Minister of Culture, and the Duke of York.
Material Type
Recording
Date Range
1987
Creator
2 & 7 Lethbridge Television
Physical Description
Reel of 1 inch videotape 48 minutes
Physical Condition
Fair
Language
English
Scope and Content
This program describes the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York to officially open the Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre, in 1987. Speakers at the opening included Ernie Isley, Minister of Public Works, Dennis Anderson, Minister of Culture, and the Duke of York.
Notes
A DVD copy is available.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20161111014
Collection
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Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
20161111015
Physical Description
Reel of 1 inch videotape 24 minutes
Scope and Content
This program describes ways of integrating special needs children into the community through the "circle of friends" concept. Four special needs children (Randy, Justin, Jennifer and Kent) are profiled. Featured are: Annette Johansen (Justin's mom); Judy Lane, teacher; Jessie Snow, administrator…
Material Type
Recording
Creator
2 & 7 Lethbridge Television
Physical Description
Reel of 1 inch videotape 24 minutes
Physical Condition
Fair
Language
English
Scope and Content
This program describes ways of integrating special needs children into the community through the "circle of friends" concept. Four special needs children (Randy, Justin, Jennifer and Kent) are profiled. Featured are: Annette Johansen (Justin's mom); Judy Lane, teacher; Jessie Snow, administrator; Pauline Duchan, parent; Kevin & Arlene Grimes (Jennifer's parents); Susan Storey, teacher; Lee Koran, principal.
Notes
A DVD copy is available.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20161111015
Collection
Archive
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