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Date Range
1912-2012
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20171025
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records, over 200 photographs
Scope and Content
2017.1025/001 Okutake Family Photographs: Tomomi Okutake, Tsura Okutake, Chiyoryo Ishimine, Toshiko Ishimine, Tomotaka Ishimine, Choryo Ishimine, Toshiko Higa, Chiyosei Genka, Yoneko Genka, Chiyotasu Genka, Dorothy Goshinmon, Chiyoki Okutake, Chotei Okutake, Art Okutake, Pat Okutake, Chokei Okutake…
Date Range
1912-2012
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Okutake family
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records, over 200 photographs
History / Biographical
Tomomi Okutake originally immigrated to Canada in 1907, and was employed with the CPR in Vancouver. He then moved to Hardiville, Alberta in 1911, and resided there until enlisting with the Princess Pat Canadian Infantry in 1917. After serving two years in Britain and France, he was honourably discharged, receiving the British War Medal and Victory Medal. Upon his return to Canada, Tomomi began his work in the No. 6 coal mine. In 1930, he travelled back to Japan to marry Tsuru Genka, and together they moved back to Hardieville where Tomomi continued his work. The No. 8 coal mine site was moved to Lethbridge shortly after, where he continued as a miner until his retirement in 1953. Once Japanese citizens were allowed to live in Lethbridge, the couple moved into the city. Tomomi and Tsuru Okutake resided in the City of Lethbridge from 1961 until Tomomi’s passing in 1971. Throughout his time in Alberta, Tomomi became a founding member of the Lethbridge Buddhist Temple and the Lethbridge Honpa Buddhist Temple. He also played a big part in being the interpreter or spokesperson for those who couldn’t speak English in the Okinawan community. After Tomomi passed away, Tsuru enrolled at the Community College to learn English as a second language. She joined the Senior Centre and learned new skills such as weaving and dancing. In her final years, she lived in the Taber Long Term Care unit where she later passed away in 1990. The Okutake family had two adopted daughters, Patricia Yuriko (Sassa) and Esther Tsuru (Ayukawa).
Scope and Content
2017.1025/001 Okutake Family Photographs: Tomomi Okutake, Tsura Okutake, Chiyoryo Ishimine, Toshiko Ishimine, Tomotaka Ishimine, Choryo Ishimine, Toshiko Higa, Chiyosei Genka, Yoneko Genka, Chiyotasu Genka, Dorothy Goshinmon, Chiyoki Okutake, Chotei Okutake, Art Okutake, Pat Okutake, Chokei Okutake, Guiso Oshiro, Vicki Okutake. 2017.1025/002 Citizens certificate, statement of service, passport, biography, etc. 2017.1025/003 Biographies of Issei Pioneers from Okinawa to Southern Alberta.
Accession No.
20171025
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1930-1957
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
19841099
Physical Description
over 1,000 negatives and b/w prints
Scope and Content
001: 79 negatives of cattle and farm animals, photographs taken in Stirling, AB, United States, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan (1946-1956) 002: 29 negatives of Dams taken in British Columbia and U.S. Alberta Dams: St. Mary’s and Bassano (1946-1956) 003: 74 negatives and 1 black and white photog…
Date Range
1930-1957
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
W.L. Jacobson
Physical Description
over 1,000 negatives and b/w prints
History / Biographical
W.L. Jacobson was an irrigation scientist who worked with the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) and Experimental Farm during the fight to control soil erosion in the drought of the 1930s. He was also the secretary of the PFRA Advisory Committee on Land Utilization from 1935 to 1947. He pioneered such concepts as ‘duty of water.’ Later, he became a Glenbow Archives staff member, who was commissioned to gather information pertaining to irrigation, dry land farming, water conservation and irrigation pioneers in Alberta. The photographs are based in various locations across Canada and the United States. The Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) was a branch under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), a department of the Federal Government of Canada. The Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration was established by an Act of Parliament under Prime Minister R. B. Bennett in 1935 in response to the widespread drought, farm abandonment and land degradation of the 1930s. The PFRA served to promote sustainable development on the rural prairies for over seven decades in the areas of air, water, soils, and biodiversity. Its mandate included detailed examination of various methods for soil conservation and enrichment. PFRA also planned and developed large scale, multi-use projects such as the St. Mary River irrigation district, the Bow River Irrigation Project, and the South Saskatchewan River Project (Gardiner Dam/Lake Diefenbaker).
Scope and Content
001: 79 negatives of cattle and farm animals, photographs taken in Stirling, AB, United States, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan (1946-1956) 002: 29 negatives of Dams taken in British Columbia and U.S. Alberta Dams: St. Mary’s and Bassano (1946-1956) 003: 74 negatives and 1 black and white photograph of unidentified land taken in Lethbridge, Waterton, British Columbia, and United States (1946-1956) 004: 118 negatives of trips taken at Franks Slide, British Columbia, Calgary, United States, and Winnipeg (1950-1956) 005: 137 negatives and 6 black and white photographs of people and family members taken in Saskatchewan, Waterton, Banff, Lethbridge, Pincher Creek, and United States (1938-1956) 006: 148 negatives and 4 black and white photographs of people and family members taken in Saskatchewan, Waterton, Banff, Lethbridge, Pincher Creek, and United States (1938-1956) 007: 227 negatives of irrigation systems and farms taken in Vauxhall, Lethbridge, Taber, Cardston, Red Deer, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and United States (193- -1957) 008: 68 negatives and 11 black and white photographs of irrigation systems and farms taken in Vauxhall, Lethbridge, Taber, Cardston, Red Deer, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and United States (193- -1957) 009: 104 negatives and 5 black and white photographs of irrigation systems and farms taken in Vauxhall, Lethbridge, Taber, Cardston, Red Deer, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and United States (193- -1957) 010: 125 negatives of irrigation systems and farms taken in Vauxhall, Lethbridge, Taber, Cardston, Red Deer, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and United States (193- -1957) 011: 165 negatives of miscellaneous groupings of locations and events taken in Taber, Saskatchewan, and United States (1939-1956) 012: 142 negatives and 2 black and white photographs of miscellaneous groupings of locations and events taken in Lethbridge, Banff, Cardston, Hays, and United States (1930-1950) 013: 100 negatives and 42 black and white photographs of miscellaneous groupings of locations and events taken in Lethbridge, Taber, Blood Reserve, Saskatchewan, and United States (1945-1950) 014: University of Lethbridge Convocation Program 1972 015: W.L. Jacobson's diary 1935 016: Newspaper clippings - agriculture projects 017: Photographs - agricultural research projects, irrigation, super-phosphate fertilizer test, Rolling Hills Headgates, Kilmorey Lodge (Waterton National Park) 018: John Vallance Banquet - program and remarks 1943 019: Research graphs/charts 020 - 029: Photographic prints and negatives - agricultural research and irrigation
Accession No.
19841099
Collection
Archive
Less detail