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James Marshall Fonds: Lethbridge City Hall Mural Project

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Date Range
2000
Material Type
Drawing
Accession No.
20091070000
Physical Description
45 items
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of 45 pencil drawings depicting people and activities in Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta.
Material Type
Drawing
Date Range
2000
Creator
James Marshall
Physical Description
45 items
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The drawings in this fonds respresent the design work of Medicine Hat artist James Marshall, who was commissioned by the Oddfellows Lodge No. 2 of Lethbridge to create 12 brick murals depicting the history and growth of the city. The Lodge paid all costs with the exception of a plaque to acknowledge the project. The murals, carved in brick, are installed in 12 columns on the north side of Lethbridge City Hall at 910 4 Avenue South. Mr. Marshall created the murals by building a project wall in his studio. He drew the mural designs on the all and then chiselled out the design from top to bottom. Once the work is completed the mural was diassembled, the bricks numbered for re-assembly, and the finished work shipped to Lethbridge for installation in City Hall. Installation of the murals took place from the bottom to the top, each mural in turn. Bricks for the murals were pruchased from LXL Industries in Medicine Hat. [Source: The Lethbridge Herald, City Hall Souvenir Edition, 25 August 2000, page 13]
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of 45 pencil drawings depicting people and activities in Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20091070000
Collection
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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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Sketches for the Lethbridge City Hall Mural Project: Finished Drawings

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Date Range
2000
Material Type
Drawing
Accession No.
20091070041
Physical Description
45 items
Scope and Content
20091070041 Four panels: Crowfoot, Jerry Potts and the Mounted Police; Coal mining; Elliott Galt and the Galt company mines; Irrigation 20091070042 Four panels: William Lethbridge and the Post Office; Charles Noble and the Noble Blade; Agriculture Canada Research Station; Ann Campbell with her choi…
Material Type
Drawing
Date Range
2000
Creator
James Marshall
Physical Description
45 items
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
20091070041 Four panels: Crowfoot, Jerry Potts and the Mounted Police; Coal mining; Elliott Galt and the Galt company mines; Irrigation 20091070042 Four panels: William Lethbridge and the Post Office; Charles Noble and the Noble Blade; Agriculture Canada Research Station; Ann Campbell with her choir 20091070043 Four panels: Canadian Pacific Railway high level bridge; Red Cross War Workers; Brigadier General J.S. Stewart and the artillery; Lillian Parry and St. Michael's Hospital 20091070044 Four panels: Walter (Stubb) Ross, John E. (Jock) Palmer and their aircraft; Harvesting in front of an Alberta Wheat Pool elevator; Ranching; Fritz Sick in front of his brewery. 20091070045 Four panels: University of Lethbridge; Lethbridge College; Kate Andrews in front of the University of Lethbridge; Lillian Parry in front of teh Galt Hospital.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20091070041
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Sketches for the Lethbridge City Hall Mural Project: People

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Date Range
2000
Material Type
Drawing
Accession No.
20091070001
Physical Description
22 items
Scope and Content
20091070001 Ann Campbell singing 20091070002 Chief Crowfoot and Jerry Potts 20091070003 Chief Crowfoot and Jerry Potts 20091070004 Midred Dobbs 20091070005 Alexander Galt 20091070006 Elliott Galt 20091070007 Joe Healy 20091070008 Joe Healy and Jerry Potts 20091070009 Walter Huckvale 20091070010 Wil…
Material Type
Drawing
Date Range
2000
Creator
James Marshall
Physical Description
22 items
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
20091070001 Ann Campbell singing 20091070002 Chief Crowfoot and Jerry Potts 20091070003 Chief Crowfoot and Jerry Potts 20091070004 Midred Dobbs 20091070005 Alexander Galt 20091070006 Elliott Galt 20091070007 Joe Healy 20091070008 Joe Healy and Jerry Potts 20091070009 Walter Huckvale 20091070010 William Lethbridge 20091070011 Charles Noble 20091070012 John Endor (Jock) Palmer 20091070013 John Endor (Jock) Palmer 20091070014 John Endor (Jock) Palmer and Walter (Stubb) Ross 20091070015 Lilliam Parry 20091070016 Preliminary sketch of Lillian Parry 20091070017 Major Alvin Ripley 20091070018 Nicholas Sheran 20091070019 Fritz Sick 20091070020 William Stafford 20091070021 Brigadier General John Smith Stewart 20091070022 Genevieve Easton Yates
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Public Access
Accession No.
20091070001
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Sketches for the Lethbridge City Hall Mural Project: Themes

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Date Range
2000
Material Type
Drawing
Accession No.
20091070023
Physical Description
45 items
Scope and Content
20091070023 Agriculture 20091070024 Agriculture Canada Research Station 20091070025 Art and culture 20091070026 Canadian Pacific Railway high level bridge 20091070027 Canadian Pacific Railway high level bridge 20091070028 Coal mining 20091070029 Coal mining 20091070030 Coal mining 20091070031 Farmi…
Material Type
Drawing
Date Range
2000
Creator
James Marshall
Physical Description
45 items
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
20091070023 Agriculture 20091070024 Agriculture Canada Research Station 20091070025 Art and culture 20091070026 Canadian Pacific Railway high level bridge 20091070027 Canadian Pacific Railway high level bridge 20091070028 Coal mining 20091070029 Coal mining 20091070030 Coal mining 20091070031 Farming 20091070032 Farming 20091070033 Farming 20091070034 Irrigation 20091070035 Irrigation 20091070036 Music 20091070037 Railway 20091070038 Unknown theme 20091070039 Unknown theme 20091070040 Unknown theme
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20091070023
Collection
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