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Mark Campbell Greetergram Schedule Books

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Date Range
1984-2010
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20191014
Physical Description
52cm of textual records in bound volumes
Scope and Content
2019.1014/001: Schedule Book 1 from 1984, 1 double-sided page details account of the Greetergrammers origins from Mark Campbell. 2019.1014/002: Schedule Book 2 from 1985? 2019.1014/003: Schedule Book 3 from 1985-1986. 2019.1014/004: Schedule Book 4 from 1986-1987. 2019.1014/005: Schedule Book…
Date Range
1984-2010
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Mark Campbell
Physical Description
52cm of textual records in bound volumes
History / Biographical
Mark Campbell was born and raised in Lethbridge, and he attended the radio arts program at Lethbridge College. Actively engaged in the local fine arts community throughout his life, Campbell worked as a radio broadcaster in the 1970s-1980s. He transitioned to television broadcasting in 1993, working for Global Lethbridge. It was while working at the local radio station 1090 CHEC in the early 1980s that Campbell started the Greetergrammers. The Greetergrammers were a group of friends that could be hired to sing and entertain for scheduled groups around town, and perform to unsuspecting individuals. The group could be hired to perform for birthdays, anniversaries, proposals, going-away parties, or any other special occasion that the client would request. The client would contact Mark Campbell and arrange to have their loved one or friend serenaded by the Greetergrammers at a specific time and place. The group would show up at the arranged location, and surprise the individual, and serenade them with a personalized song based off of a famous tune. As the Greetergram performances started to catch on, Mark Campbell kept schedule books of all of their performances, starting from 1984-2010; however, the Fonds are missing the 2004-2009 schedule books. Information contained in the schedule books include the names of the clients arranging the performances, the unsuspecting individual to be serenated, a few personal characteristics of the individual, and where the performance would take place. The Greetergram performances lasted for approximately 36 years, performing to over 20,000 people. A more detailed account of the Mark Campbell Greetergram Schedule Books to be found in file 2019.1014/001.
Scope and Content
2019.1014/001: Schedule Book 1 from 1984, 1 double-sided page details account of the Greetergrammers origins from Mark Campbell. 2019.1014/002: Schedule Book 2 from 1985? 2019.1014/003: Schedule Book 3 from 1985-1986. 2019.1014/004: Schedule Book 4 from 1986-1987. 2019.1014/005: Schedule Book 5 from 1987-1988. 2019.1014/006: Schedule Book 6 from 1988-1989. 2019.1014/007: Schedule Book 7 from 1989-1990? 2019.1014/008: Schedule Book 8 from 1990-1991? 2019.1014/009: Schedule Book 9 from 1991-1992. 2019.1014/010: Schedule Book 10 from 1992-1993. 2019.1014/011: Schedule Book 11 from 1993-1994. 2019.1014/012: Schedule Book 12 from 1994-1995 2019.1014/013: Schedule Book 13 from 1995. 2019.1014/014: Schedule Book 14 from 1996. 2019.1014/015: Schedule Book 15 from 1997. 2019.1014/016: Schedule Book 16 from 1998. 2019.1014/017: Schedule Book 17 from 1999. 2019.1014/018: Schedule Book 18 from 2000. 2019.1014/019: Schedule Book 19 from 2001. 2019.1014/020: Schedule Book 20 from 2002. 2019.1014/021: Schedule Book 21 from 2003. 2019.1014/022: Schedule Book 22 from 2010.
Accession No.
20191014
Collection
Archive
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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
Collection
Archive
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