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Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20141079
Scope and Content
20141079/001 Photo postcards miscellaneous subjects, 18 cards 20141079/002 Embroidered postcards World War One, 2 cards 20141079/003 Postcards of European locations, 79 cards 20141079/004 Postcards of Canadian locations, 70 cards 20141079/005 Postcards of USA locations, 25 cards 20141079/006 Postca…
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Bert (Bertram) Barnes
History / Biographical
The material in this collection is primarily postcards kept by Bert (Bertram) Barnes, the grandfather of the donor Elaine Black Hamilton. Mr. Barnes was born in England and first visited Canada in 1903 but returned to England in 1905. He married in 1908. When hostilities broke out in 1914, he enlisted in the army and served for 278 days. He and Mrs. Barnes moved to Canada permanently in 1920 and had two daughters. Mr. Barnes moved to Waterton and worked on various building projects including the Prince of Wales Hotel. He became a park warden and in 1928 was posted to the remote Belly River warden station. Later he was transferred to another warden station and was said to have been one of the most popular, helpful wardens to ever work in the park. He served as a warden until 1948 when he retired at the age of 60. The couple moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia in August or September, 1949. His career in the park was filled with memorial events including the capture of the notorious poacher Joe Cosley, fighting the 1935 forest fire, fishing successes and thrilling stories of bears. Barnes was an avid collector of oddities and souvenirs. The postcards were but one. He also built an arm chair of ordinary proportions made entirely of elk antlers which he collected while on patrol. It was an object of pride because it took so long to collect the antlers required for making the chair. Among the donated items in this collection is a confession book which served as a source of humor and a way to collect autographs of friends. A description of this book’s purpose is included in the file.
Scope and Content
20141079/001 Photo postcards miscellaneous subjects, 18 cards 20141079/002 Embroidered postcards World War One, 2 cards 20141079/003 Postcards of European locations, 79 cards 20141079/004 Postcards of Canadian locations, 70 cards 20141079/005 Postcards of USA locations, 25 cards 20141079/006 Postcards of assorted places, 25 cards 20141079/007 Advertising postcards, 3 cards 20141079/008 Postcards of Lethbridge, 7 cards 20141079/009 Postcards of agricultural subjects, 25 cards 20141079/010 Postcards of people, 33 cards 20141079/011 Greeting postcards, 4 cards 20141079/012 Postcards of Waterton Lakes National Park, 8 cards 20141079/013 Souvenir packet of photo reproductions, 15 views of Waterton Lakes National Par 20141079/014 Confession book/autographs, various years (1906-1927)
Accession No.
20141079
Collection
Archive
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Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20001004000
Physical Description
22 Colour photographs
Scope and Content
001-005 Various views of the Alberta Terminal Elevator on Crowsnest Trail 1999 006—009 Unveiling signs marking mine sites Labour Day 1999; 006 Professor James Tagg University of Lethbridge. Location by Galt #* Mine. Members of the Historical Society in attendance, 007 Left to right: Ernie Snowden L…
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Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Irma Dogterom
Physical Description
22 Colour photographs
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Irma Dogterom is a local historian, community activist, author of several books and a long-time active member of the Lethbridge Historical Society. Mrs. Dogterom was born in Raymond, Alberta, and moved to Lethbridge a few years later. She attended Westminster School and Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. She was employed by A.E. Cross Studio as photographic lab assistant. She married Jacob Dogterom in 1950. After the four children reached school age, Mrs. Dogterom started working as secretary and library technician at a country school. In 1968 she transferred to Galbraith School as Library Clerk and later to Paterson School. During the summer break, Mrs. Dogterom volunteered at the Galt Museum. After her retirement in 1989, Irma Dogterom dedicated her time to local history research. She helped compile a district local history (Maclean School and Wilson/White School area). In the early 1990s, she took the job of Secretary and Newsletter editor of the Lethbridge Historical Society. As a member of the LHS executive she was involved in preparation of several historical publications and the Newsletter. She is the author of "Where Was It: A Guide to Early Lethbridge Buildings". Irma Dogterom spearheaded the initiative to recognize the contribution of women in the city, which resulted in the Legacy Ridge Project.
Scope and Content
001-005 Various views of the Alberta Terminal Elevator on Crowsnest Trail 1999 006—009 Unveiling signs marking mine sites Labour Day 1999; 006 Professor James Tagg University of Lethbridge. Location by Galt #* Mine. Members of the Historical Society in attendance, 007 Left to right: Ernie Snowden LHS, Julius Peta miner, Willie Plomp Fraternel Order of Eagles and unknown person. 010 – 015 Mine site signs 1999 016 - 022 Coutts, Alberta Railway Station moving to new location east of Stirling. The building is owned by the Great Canadian Plains Railway Society
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20001004000
Collection
Archive
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Research Files on Donald W. Buchanan

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions96018
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
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