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150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation.

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Date Range
2017
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20181044
Physical Description
2 cm. textual material
Scope and Content
4 items produced to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation: - Canada 150 passport (to be used in conjunction with Whoop-up Days in Lethbridge, August 22 - 26, 2017. - 2 copies of "Kayak: Canada's History Magazine for Kids" (French and English versions). - newspaper special …
Date Range
2017
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
2 cm. textual material
Scope and Content
4 items produced to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation: - Canada 150 passport (to be used in conjunction with Whoop-up Days in Lethbridge, August 22 - 26, 2017. - 2 copies of "Kayak: Canada's History Magazine for Kids" (French and English versions). - newspaper special edition - "Whoop-Up Days Family Festival".
Accession No.
20181044
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2012 Alberta Summer Games

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Date Range
2012
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20121104
Physical Description
Volunteer Handbook. Participant Handbook. Cultural Activities Brochure. Souvenir Program, including poster.
Scope and Content
Records related to the 2012 Alberta Summer Games in Lethbridge.
Date Range
2012
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds No.
20121104
Physical Description
Volunteer Handbook. Participant Handbook. Cultural Activities Brochure. Souvenir Program, including poster.
Scope and Content
Records related to the 2012 Alberta Summer Games in Lethbridge.
Notes
File found in the 2012 Year end box #5
Accession No.
20121104
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Date Range
2010
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20101079002
Physical Description
3 pages
Scope and Content
Handwritten biographical notes by Aileen (Pearson) Patton focused on her nursing career
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
2010
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
3 pages
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Handwritten biographical notes by Aileen (Pearson) Patton focused on her nursing career
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20101079002
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Date Range
1953-2012
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20121066
Physical Description
.12 m of textual records, 32 photographic prints
Scope and Content
2012.1066/1 Canadian Western's Cardstone Pipe Line construction - 32 photographs (1953-55) 2012.1066/2 Blue Flame Kitchen Souvenir Cookbooks. Part 1 - 9 issues (1960s(?)-2004) 2012.1066/3 Blue Flame Kitchen Souvenir Cookbooks. Part 2 - 9 issues (1960s(?)-2004) 2012.1066/4 100th Anniversary cele…
Date Range
1953-2012
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
A. John L. Fisher
Physical Description
.12 m of textual records, 32 photographic prints
History / Biographical
A. John L. Fisher was Calgary-based Vice President and General Manager of the Canadian Western Natural Gas Company (later ATCO Gas)
Scope and Content
2012.1066/1 Canadian Western's Cardstone Pipe Line construction - 32 photographs (1953-55) 2012.1066/2 Blue Flame Kitchen Souvenir Cookbooks. Part 1 - 9 issues (1960s(?)-2004) 2012.1066/3 Blue Flame Kitchen Souvenir Cookbooks. Part 2 - 9 issues (1960s(?)-2004) 2012.1066/4 100th Anniversary celebration of ATCO Gas - Invitation and Flyer (2012) 2012.1066/5 Newspaper "Commentator" (Bow Island): article on the Canadian Western's 50th Anniversary and photograph of A. John L. Fisher. 2012.1066/6 Canadian Western Natural Gas Company (ATCO Gas) Annual Report 1994 2012.1066/7 Corporate periodical "Courier" Volume 55 (1981)
Accession No.
20121066
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The Alberta stretch of the Milk River and the mystique of its surrounding landscape.

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Author
Dormaar, J. F. (Johann Frederik), 1930-2011
Publisher
Lethbridge Historical Society
Material Type
Book
Material Type
Book
Author
Dormaar, J. F. (Johann Frederik), 1930-2011
Place
Lethbridge, Alberta
Publisher
Lethbridge Historical Society
Publication Date
2010
Physical Description
92 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports, ; 28 cm.
Subjects
Milk River Region (Mont. and Alta.)
Call Number
FC 36956 M52 D67 2010
Collection
Library
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Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge. Arts Directory.

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Date Range
2010-2012
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20181012002
Physical Description
2 softcover books.
Scope and Content
Arts Directory 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. List artists and arts organizations who are members of the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge.
Date Range
2010-2012
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
2 softcover books.
Scope and Content
Arts Directory 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. List artists and arts organizations who are members of the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge.
Accession No.
20181012002
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The Ancient Order of Foresters Membership certificate

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Date Range
1 November 1910
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19991066004
Physical Description
1 oversize item
Scope and Content
Membership certificate in the Ancient Order of Foresters, Order in Court No. 8095, issued to Harold Wilfred Reed. 1 November 1910
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1 November 1910
Physical Description
1 oversize item
Physical Condition
Fair
Scope and Content
Membership certificate in the Ancient Order of Foresters, Order in Court No. 8095, issued to Harold Wilfred Reed. 1 November 1910
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19991066004
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Anne Campbell Oral History Project

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Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20131063
Physical Description
9 video recorded oral history interviews on DVD
Scope and Content
9 oral history interviews on the Anne Campbell Singers conducted by Alysha Smith. The participants included: 001&002 Betty Takahashi 003,004&005- Henny Hildebrand 006&007- Susan Skullen 008&009- Cara Ramsdell 010&011- Benta Hansen 012&013- Sheilagh Stefan 014&015- Wendy Aitkens 016&017- Barbara Cla…
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Alysha Smith
Physical Description
9 video recorded oral history interviews on DVD
Scope and Content
9 oral history interviews on the Anne Campbell Singers conducted by Alysha Smith. The participants included: 001&002 Betty Takahashi 003,004&005- Henny Hildebrand 006&007- Susan Skullen 008&009- Cara Ramsdell 010&011- Benta Hansen 012&013- Sheilagh Stefan 014&015- Wendy Aitkens 016&017- Barbara Clay 018- MacDonald and Stewart Campbell
Accession No.
20131063
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Other Name
"MARQUIS HOTEL"
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
2015
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20150037000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"MARQUIS HOTEL"
Date Range From
1928
Date Range To
2015
Materials
CERAMIC, PAINT
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.08
Width
12.4
Description
BLACK, CERAMIC ASHTRAY. THE INSIDE OPENING OF THE ASHTRAY IS 6.4 CM. THE LETTERING ON THE TOP SAYS “THE MARQUIS HOTEL, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, CANADA.” THERE IS AN ABSTRACTED FLORAL DESIGN ON EITHER SIDE OF THIS LETTERING. THE FLOWERS ARE PAINTED RED AND THEIR STEMS PAINTED GREEN. THIS WORDING AND DESIGN REPEATS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE. THE LETTERING ON THE BOTTOM SAYS, “MADE IN JAPAN 29.” VERY GOOD CONDITION. USED WITH SOME WEAR APPARENT. BLACK PAINT IS WEARING OFF ON SOME PARTS OF THE SURFACE. SIGNIFICANT WEAR TO THE RED AND GREEN PAINT OF THE DECALS.
Subjects
HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORY
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
BUSINESS
History
ON DECEMBER 16, 2015, DONOR CHRIS MORRISON INFORMED COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN THAT SHE CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE ASHTRAY WHEN SHE AND HER HUSBAND BECAME STEWARDS OF A WATERTON CABIN IN 1976. THE CABIN, LOCATED AT 103 CAMERON FALLS, WAS OWNED BY HER MOTHER-IN-LAW DOROTHY MORRISON (D. 1995). IT WAS AMONG ASSORTED FURNISHINGS LEFT BEHIND WHEN DOROTHY MOVED OUT AND CHRIS MOVED IN. THE DONOR’S RECOLLECTION OF THE ASHTRAY’S USE IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO IT BECOMING HER PROPERTY WAS AS A CONTAINER. MORRISON SAID, “IT WAS IN A [CABIN] WASHSTAND AND USED TO HOLD LITTLE OBJECTS LIKE ROLLED UP KEROSENE LANTERN TAPE WICKS”. ACCORDING TO MORRISON, IT WAS ALSO KNOWN AS “GRANDPA’S ASHTRAY”. GRANDPA REFERS TO JAMES J. MORRISON OF LETHBRIDGE. “HE ONLY SMOKED CIGARS” SAID THE DONOR, WHEREAS HER MOTHER-IN-LAW DOROTHY DID NOT SMOKE AT ALL. THE ASHTRAY’S USE AS A CONTAINER FOR LANTERN WICKS AND SMALL ITEMS CONTINUED RIGHT UP TO THE DAY THAT IT WAS OFFERED TO THE GALT IN 2015. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, DOROTHY MORRISON, PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON NOVEMBER 26, 1995 AT THE AGE OF 83 YEARS. JAMES JACOB MORRISON, DOROTHY’S FATHER-IN-LAW, PASSED ON FEBRUARY 18TH, 1975 AT AGE 93. THE ASHTRAY IS MARKED WITH “MARQUIS HOTEL,” WHICH COULD REFER TO THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL THAT OPENED IN JUNE 1928. REALIZING A NEED FOR A FIRST-CLASS HOTEL IN LETHBRIDGE, ESPECIALLY ONE WITH A BANQUET HALL, THE BUSINESSMEN OF THE BOARD OF TRADE COMMITTED THEMSELVES TO THE HOTEL IN 1927. AFTER ITS OPENING, THE BOARD OF TRADE WOULD HOLD THEIR REGULAR, NOON-HOUR MEETINGS AT THE HOTEL FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. THE HOTEL CLOSED ITS DOORS IN 1985 AND THE BUILDING WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1988. THIS INFORMATION COMES FROM LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND A WRITE-UP ABOUT THE HOTEL IN THE PUBLICATION TITLED "WHERE WAS IT? A GUIDE TO EARLY LETHBRIDGE BUILDINGS," BY IRMA DOGTEROM. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND A COPY OF THE INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLICATION CITED ABOVE.
Catalogue Number
P20150037000
Acquisition Date
2015-12
Collection
Museum
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Barons Thru the Years: The First One Hundred Years

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Date Range
2010
Material Type
Library
Accession No.
20101095000
Physical Description
Two softcover books
Scope and Content
Barons Thru the Years: The First One Hundred Years. Barons & District Historical Society, Barons, Alberta. 2 copies.
Material Type
Library
Date Range
2010
Physical Description
Two softcover books
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The books were donated to the Galt Archives in memory of former LHS member and long-time volunteer book distributor, Ralph L. Erdman.
Language
English
Scope and Content
Barons Thru the Years: The First One Hundred Years. Barons & District Historical Society, Barons, Alberta. 2 copies.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20101095000
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Date Range
July 1962
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20171085034
Physical Description
35 mm color slide
Scope and Content
Bel Aire Apartments on 721 - 7 Ave. South.
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Date Range
July 1962
Description Level
Item
Creator
William Hasulak
Physical Description
35 mm color slide
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
William Hasulak was a resident of Lethbridge all his life. He worked for Eaton's and retired in 1987. His passion was the outdoors and animals. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II. He did much travelling throughout his life taking pictures of the places he'd visited in Canada, and the United States. His hobbies included photography, collecting musical records and stamps. He passed away in 1990.
Scope and Content
Bel Aire Apartments on 721 - 7 Ave. South.
Access Restrictions
Public access
Accession No.
20171085034
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Archive
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Date Range
2010
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
20101099000
Physical Description
2 items
Scope and Content
Two edited copies of the manuscript of the book 'We Don't Talk About Those Women! Lethbridge's Red Light District 1880s to 1944' (Lethbridge Historical Society, Occasional Paper No. 51, 2010), with comments by the editors.
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
2010
Physical Description
2 items
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The editor of the manuscript on white paper was Sheila McManus, a Lethbridge Historical Society member and Professor of History at the University of Lethbridge. The manuscript on purple paper was edited by Michelle Christensen, manager of the Galt Museum and Archives Store.
Language
English
Scope and Content
Two edited copies of the manuscript of the book 'We Don't Talk About Those Women! Lethbridge's Red Light District 1880s to 1944' (Lethbridge Historical Society, Occasional Paper No. 51, 2010), with comments by the editors.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20101099000
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Belinda Crowson. Uber Educator.

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Date Range
2017
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20171114
Physical Description
9 sheets textual material
Scope and Content
Video-recorded interviews, final-cut film and interview agreement forms, as well as introductory remarks by Kevin MacLean. The materials were produced by Kevin MacLean on the occasion of the farewell party for Belinda Crowson, long-time Museum Educator.
Date Range
2017
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
9 sheets textual material
Scope and Content
Video-recorded interviews, final-cut film and interview agreement forms, as well as introductory remarks by Kevin MacLean. The materials were produced by Kevin MacLean on the occasion of the farewell party for Belinda Crowson, long-time Museum Educator.
Notes
Video interviews and film are digitally preserved on the Archives Server.
Accession No.
20171114
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Item
Accession No.
20171029
Physical Description
Manuscript, calendars and prints
Scope and Content
001 History of the United Grain Growers, Taber Alberta 002 Twenty-one calendars sent to relatives in Bellevue, Washington from the MacDonald family 1930, 1945,1957-1959 Also 2 prints that were attached to calendars at one time
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Manuscript, calendars and prints
Scope and Content
001 History of the United Grain Growers, Taber Alberta 002 Twenty-one calendars sent to relatives in Bellevue, Washington from the MacDonald family 1930, 1945,1957-1959 Also 2 prints that were attached to calendars at one time
Accession No.
20171029
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Date Range
1926-2012
Accession No.
20121047
Physical Description
20 cm of textual records, over 200 photographs
Scope and Content
20121047/001 Birth Certificate. 1926 20121047/002 Military Service. 1945 20121047/003 Youth. 1940s. 20121047/004 Passports. 1948-1998 20121047/005 Broadcasting Career. 1956-1999. 20121047/006 Political Candidacy. Liberal Party of Canada. 1965 20121047/007 Community Theatre. 1957-1970 201210…
Date Range
1926-2012
Creator
William Richard (Bill) Matheson
Physical Description
20 cm of textual records, over 200 photographs
History / Biographical
William Richard (Bill) Matheson was born in Lethbridge on April 26, 1926, the eldest of five children. After graduating from the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, he served in the First Canadian Parachute Battalion for two years at the close of World War II. He then attended the University of Alberta before heading north to Fort Simpson, Alberta, where he worked for the Department of Transport, Meteorological Branch for six years. Bill was well-known in Lethbridge, where he began his on-air television broadcasts as a weather forecaster in the 1950s. Beginning in the mid-1960s he hosted a radio talk show with Terry Bland. The “Phone Bill Show” was noted for its lively discussions on many topics of caller interest. Bill was very involved in community theatre in Lethbridge. He participated in more than 50 plays with the Lethbridge Playgoers, the Lethbridge Musical Theatre and the Coaldale Little Theatre. He was a veteran of several Dominion and Regional Drama Festivals. He wrote a history of the Lethbridge Playgoers, as well as a play “Chinook”, which was performed in Lethbridge. After being recruited by the ABC Network, he worked in New York City for two years as an on-air weatherman. Upon his return to Canada, he joined ITV (now Global) in Edmonton. He worked as an on-air weathercaster there. Around the same time, he was hired by CJCA radio to co-host a radio talk show with Bill Jackson. The “Bill and Bill” show was known for its unique, lively and entertaining discussions. Bill Matheson and Bill Jackson worked together for 17 years. In 1999, Bill retired due to ill health. Bill Matheson received many honors and awards, in particular “World’s Best Weatherman” in 1995 (award presented in Paris, France) and induction into the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Wall of Distinction in 2003. Bill passed away on September 19, 2006.
Scope and Content
20121047/001 Birth Certificate. 1926 20121047/002 Military Service. 1945 20121047/003 Youth. 1940s. 20121047/004 Passports. 1948-1998 20121047/005 Broadcasting Career. 1956-1999. 20121047/006 Political Candidacy. Liberal Party of Canada. 1965 20121047/007 Community Theatre. 1957-1970 20121047/008 Red Cross Blood Donation Award. n.d. 20121047/009 “World’s Best Weatherman Award”. Paris, 1995 20121047/010 Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Distinguished Achievement Award. 2003 20121047/011 Retirement. 1999 20121047/012 Obituaries, Tributes. 2006 20121047/013 Photographs. Undated. 20121047/014 Book Manuscript. “A Year Down North”. 1970s 20121047/015 Book. “A Year Down North”. 2012 20121047/016 Play. “Chinook”. 1963 20121047/017 Photo Album. 1970s 20121047/018 Photo Album. Hawaii. 1972
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20121047
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Birthright Lethbridge fonds

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Date Range
1979-2019
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20191111
Physical Description
70 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The documents in this fonds include the minutes of meetings of both the organization’s directors and volunteers, photographs of public events, awards and more 20191111.001 Louise Summerhill Story of 35 years of service, pamphlet. 20191111.002 Garden of Hope Memorial plaque, programs and media clip…
Date Range
1979-2019
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Birthright Lethbridge
Physical Description
70 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Birthright Lethbridge, a branch of an internationally recognized organization, opened its office in Lethbridge in June 1979. A non-denominational, free and confidential group staffed by volunteers and funded entirely by charitable donations, its guiding principle was to give every pregnant woman the right to give birth and every child the right to be born. The organization maintained a crisis centre where any pregnant female could find help. At the centre pregnant women were provided with emotional and practical support as well as resources to plan a future for herself and her child. Accommodation could be arranged in carefully selected shelter homes either in Lethbridge or other communities. Birthright also worked to remove the social stigma associated with the unwed mother and her child and encouraged an understanding of the needs of all pregnant females. After 38 years of service, the organization closed its offices in 2019.
Language
English
Scope and Content
The documents in this fonds include the minutes of meetings of both the organization’s directors and volunteers, photographs of public events, awards and more 20191111.001 Louise Summerhill Story of 35 years of service, pamphlet. 20191111.002 Garden of Hope Memorial plaque, programs and media clippings, 1999-2011. 20191111.003 Service awards, 1999 and 2006. 20191111.004 Grant recipient, photocopier, 2015. 20191111.005 Board membership. 20191111.006 Service history of Barbara Spiess. 20191111.007 Appreciation photograph, 1994. 20191111.008 Annual statistics, 1987-2019. 20191111.009 Birthright history summary, 1968-2018. 20191111.010 Birthright history, 1979-1980. 20191111.011 Birthright history, 1981-1982. 20191111.012 Birthright history, 1983-1984. 20191111.013 Birthright history, 1985-1986. 20191111.014 Birthright history, 1987-1988. 20191111.015 Birthright history, 1989-1990. 20191111.016 Birthright history, 1991-1992. 20191111.017 Birthright history, 1993-1994. 20191111.018 Birthright history, 1995-1996. 20191111.019 Birthright history, 2 photographs, 1997-1998. 20191111.020 Birthright history, 9 photographs, 1999-2000. 20191111.021 Birthright history, 55 negatives; 24 photographs, 2001. 20191111.022 Birthright history, 7 photographs, 2002. 20191111.023 Birthright history, 8 photographs, 2004. 20191111.024 Birthright history, (25th anniversary), 18 photographs, 2005. 20191111.025 Birthright history, 16 photographs, 2009. 20191111.026 Birthright history, 2011-2012. 20191111.027 Certificates, 1989, 1999-2012m 2006, 2008, 2010-2011. 20191111.028 Visitor register, 1981-2006. 20191111.029 Newsletters, 1980-1999. 20191111.030 Newsletters, 2000-2018 20191111.031 Minute book, 1979-1985. 20191111.032 Minute book, organizational charter, 1986-1988. 20191111.033 Minute book, 1989-1993. 20191111.034 Minute book, 1994-1996. 20191111.035 Minute book, 1997-1999. 20191111.036 Minute book, 2000-2010, 20191111.037 Minute book, 2011-2016. 20191111.038 Minute book, 2017-2019. 20191111.039 Partnership agreement, Birthright Lethbridge and Better Beginnings, 1996, 20191111.040 Directors notes, 1979-1980. 20191111.041 Directors notes, 1981-1982. 20191111.042 Directors notes, 1983-1984. 20191111.043 Directors notes, 1985-1986. 20191111.044 Directors notes, 1987-1988. 20191111.045 Birthright Auxiliary Guild, 1984. 20191111.046 Photograph and scrap album, 1979-2018. 20191111.047 Photograph and scrap album, 2000-2014. 20191111.048 Photograph of Louise Summerhill, Oct. 15, 1968.
Accession No.
20191111
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Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
2015
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, WOOL, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20170007001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
2015
Materials
POLYESTER, WOOL, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Length
74
Width
50
Description
PURPLE BLAZER JACKET WITH PURPLE LINING; FRONT LAPELS OF JACKET ARE DECORATED WITH PINS. FRONT LEFT AND RIGHT POCKETS LINED WITH GREY PATTERNED FABRIC; FRONT POCKETS HAVE WHITE AND PURPLE “LETHBRIDGE, NO. 32, OORP” AND “BRANDON, NO. 138, OORP” DIAMOND BADGES SEWN ON, WITH WHITE STAG IN CENTER OF TEXT. INSIDE OF BLAZER HAS BLACK TAG WITH WHITE STITCHED TEXT AT BACK OF COLLAR, “MADE IN / FABRIQUE EN CANADA”. TWO POCKETS SEWN INTO BLAZER LINING WITH WHITE CLOTH LINING; INSIDE RIGHT-WEARING INNER POCKET IS WHITE TAG WITH BILINGUAL (FRENCH AND ENGLISH) TEXT “MADE IN CANADA, CA – 00023, 55% POLYESTER, 45% WOOL DRY CLEAN ONLY”. OUTSIDE OF RIGHT-WEARING INNER POCKET HAS TAG SEWN ON; BLACK WITH WHITE TEXT “VETEMENTS, CLOTHES” AND GOLD-STITCHED TEXT BETWEEN WHITE READING “BILTMORE” AND GOLD AND WHITE LOGO IN UPPER LEFT CORNER “LP”. TWO GOLD CHECKERED BUTTONS DOWN FRONT OF BLAZER AND TWO AT EACH CUFF. BLAZER HAS FADING ON INSIDE OF CUFFS, AND STAINING ON FRONT LEFT-WEARING SIDE; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. ON FRONT RIGHT-WEARING LAPEL, PINS INCLUDE: GOLD-FINISHED PIN WITH RED AND WHITE CANADA FLAG AND BLUE AND WHITE CROSS FLAG; GOLD-FINISHED FLYING DOVE PIN; RED AND WHITE CANADA FLAG PIN; WHITE PLASTIC NAME TAG WITH SILVER ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE SEAL AND BLACK TEXT “LETHBRIDGE LODGE NO. 32, DOROTHY TAYLOR”; GOLD-FINISHED PIN GREY, WHITE AND PEACH IMAGE OF WOMAN AND BLACK TEXT ABOVE IMAGE “DEAF DETECTION” AND BLACK TEXT BELOW IMAGE “PHOEBE MCCULLOUGH, 1896-1971”; GOLD-FINISHED PIN OF MAPLE LEAF WITH GOLD ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE STAG ON A PURPLE BACKGROUND SURROUNDED BY GOLD LETTERS “OORP”; GOLD-FINISHED PIN WITH BAR SHAPED LIKE BOW AND HANGING SEAL OF THE ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE; GOLD-FINISHED PIN WITH GOLD BORDER AROUND PURPLE AND YELLOW FLOWERS ON GREEN BACKGROUND, WITH ENGRAVED TEXT ON BORDER “MANITOBA ROYAL PURPLE ASSOCIATION”. ON LEFT-WEARING LAPEL IS PURPLE RIBBON WITH GOLD-FINISHED ATTACHMENT TO JACKET AND WHITE FRINGE, ON RIBBON GOLD-FINISHED PINS INCLUDE: TWO GOLD BARS ATTACHED WITH CHAIN AND HANGING ORNATE SEAL OF THE ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE, TEXT ON TOP BAR READS “BRANDON LODGE NO. 138”, LOWER BAR TEXT READS “1998-1999”; BAR PIN WITH PURPLE TEXT “15 YRS” AND ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE SEAL IN CENTER; BAR PIN WITH TWO TEXT BANNERS TO THE UPPER LEFT AND LOWER RIGHT OF ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE SEAL, UPPER BANNER READS “20” AND LOWER BANNER READS “YRS”; OVAL PIN WITH ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE SEAL IN CENTER AND BOTTOM BANNER READING “LIFE MEMBER”; FLOWER PIN WITH ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE SEAL IN CENTER AND SIX HANGING BARS THAT READ “25 YEARS”, “30 YEARS”, “35 YEARS”, “40 YEARS”, “45 YEARS”, “50 YEARS”.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
PERSONAL CARE
History
ON FEBRUARY 22, 2017, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED WILMA WOOD, DAUGHTER OF DOROTHY TAYLOR, ABOUT HER DONATION OF TAYLOR’S ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE REGALIA. THE REGALIA REPRESENTED TAYLOR’S 50-YEAR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE FROM BRANDON, MANITOBA TO LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER MOTHER’S BLAZER, WOOD RECALLED, “[MY MOTHER WAS WEARING THIS] WITHIN THE [PAST] TWO OR THREE YEARS, AS YOU CAN SEE, SHE HAD IT ON WHEN SHE RECEIVED HER 50 YEAR PIN. I THINK SHE WENT TO ONE MORE ACTIVITY BEFORE SHE COULDN’T ANYMORE BECAUSE SHE’S BEEN WHEELCHAIR BOUND FOR 15 YEARS. IT GOT MORE AND MORE DIFFICULT FOR HER TO GET OUT.” MACLEAN ADDITIONALLY INTERVIEWED ANN MARIE MCDONALD OF THE LETHBRIDGE ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE ON JUNE 6, 2017. ON THE BLAZER, MCDONALD ELABORATED, “WHEN I JOINED IN ’89, THEY WERE MOVING INTO THE NEW JACKETS…WE USED TO PASS DOWN JACKETS. WE USED TO HAVE A CUPBOARD. IF A LADY PASSED AWAY, YOU’D DRY-CLEAN HER JACKET, AND PUT IT INTO THE CUPBOARD…PROBABLY ABOUT 1985 THEY STARTED REPLACING THE JACKETS. I KNOW [THIS WAS DOROTHY’S JACKET] ORIGINALLY, IT HAD PIPING ON IT, AND…IT HAD BRANDON. SHE WORE THE BRANDON [BADGE] ON IT – THEN, SHE OBVIOUSLY GOT THE NEW JACKET MADE, AND THEN PUT THE [PATCH] ON HER POCKETS. IN THOSE DAYS, BEFORE I JOINED ROYAL PURPLE, YOU HAD A PATCH. YOU ALWAYS WORE THE PATCH OF YOUR LODGE ON YOUR JACKET.” “YOU WEAR WHAT ARE CALLED YOUR JEWELS ON YOUR LEFT SIDE. THIS [RIBBON WITH HER YEARS] WOULD BE A JEWEL.” “SHE WAS HONORABLE ROYAL LADY IN BRANDON, IN, POSSIBLY, 1975-76, THAT’S WHEN SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN.” MCDONALD ELABORATED ON THE PINS ON TAYLOR’S BLAZER, NOTING, “EACH YEAR THAT YOU STAY IN LODGE, THEY GIVE YOU A BAR. I’M THINKING MAYBE SHE DIDN’T [A BAR PIN] FROM OUR LODGE, BECAUSE SHE WAS ALREADY AN HONORED ROYAL LADY IN BRANDON. SHE JUST TOOK THE BAR, AND HAD THE BAR PUT ON HER OLD PIN – HER BRANDON PIN.” “BARS WERE [GIVEN] IF, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU WERE ON THE DRILL TEAM. YOU WOULD GET A BAR EVERY YEAR THAT YOU’RE ON THE DRILL TEAM. IF YOU WERE OUR PIANIST, YOU GOT A BAR EVERY YEAR THAT YOU STAYED AS PIANIST. SHE WAS OBVIOUSLY ON THE DRILL TEAM FOR 3 YEARS HERE. EVERY YEAR THEY GIVE YOU 1, UP TO 10. EVERY 5 YEARS YOU GOT A BAR.” “[THE CLASP PIN] IS HER 15TH YEAR BAR, SO WHEN SHE WAS IN OUR LODGE 15 YEARS…ALTHOUGH I’M NOT SURE WITH DOROTHY, IF THEY COMBINED HERS OR NOT. I KNOW THEY COMBINED HERS FOR HER 50TH. YOU WOULD WEAR IT ON [THE] RIBBON. ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE. THE LEFT SIDE IS WHAT WE CONSIDER IS OVER YOUR HEART. YOU WEAR ALL YOUR JEWELS OVER YOUR HEART.” “[THE MAPLE LEAF] IS AN INSTALLATION PIN. WHEN YOU JOIN THE LODGE, THEY GIVE YOU AN INSTALLATION PIN. THEY WANT ACKNOWLEDGE [YOUR INSTALLATION], IT’S NOT SOMETHING YOU EARN. IT’S KIND OF “WELCOME TO THE LODGE”. SHE WOULD WEAR THIS…ON HER REGALIA [LEFT] SIDE.” “NOW [THE PINS ON THE RIGHT SIDE] I DON’T KNOW WHAT [THEY ALL] ARE. DEAF DETECTION…ARE PINS, IN OUR ORGANIZATION THEY PUT OUT TONS OF PINS AND THEN SELL THEM. THERE WAS SOME FUND-RAISER FOR DEAF DETECTION, AND SHE BOUGHT A PIN.” “[THE PURPLE FLORAL PIN] IS A MANITOBA ROYAL PURPLE ASSOCIATION. SHE WOULDN’T HAVE [WORN THIS ON HER REGALIA] BECAUSE…THEY SELL THE PINS AND THEY MAKE MONEY. HER PERFECT ATTENDANCE [PIN], 5 YEARS SHE COULD WEAR ON HER REGALIA PIN. THERE IS A KEEPSAKE [PIN] THAT THEY HAD WHEN THEY HAD THEIR YEAR 2000…[YOU] BOUGHT THE PIN TO SUPPORT THE LODGE. THERE IS A BRANDON PIN. SHE WOULDN’T WEAR IT WITH HER REGALIA THOUGH…IT’S PURCHASED FOR BRANDON. [THERE IS] THE 12TH COLLECTION EDITION OF ROYAL PURPLE. THE BIRD [HAS NO SIGNIFICANCE] WITH OUR LODGE. ON DOROTHY TAYLOR’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE, MCDONALD RECALLED, “SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN OUR LODGE BY [1989]. SHE WAS A DUAL MEMBER OF OUR LODGE. SHE PAID HER DUES TO BRANDON, AND SHE PAID TO US FOR MANY YEARS, BECAUSE SHE LOVED BRANDON, AND HER HEART WAS IN BRANDON. SHE HAD FRIENDS, TOO, LADIES IN BRANDON THAT SHE STAYED REALLY GOOD FRIENDS WITH…WHEN SHE WAS HONORABLE ROYAL LADY, [THE BAR PIN] WASN’T THERE. [THE REST] ARE ALL FUND-RAISERS…[THERE IS ONE FOR] FUND FOR CHILDREN, WHICH WAS OUR NATIONAL CHARITY.” WOOD DISCUSSED HER MOTHER’S TIME IN THE ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE, STATING, “SHE CONSIDERS [THESE OBJECTS IN ACTIVE USE]. SHE IS VERY MUCH A PERSON WHO VALUES THAT SOCIETY. IT HELPED HER A NUMBER OF TIMES. AS YOU GROW OLDER, ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU DISCOVER THAT YOUR BRAIN ISN’T AS ACTIVE AS IT SHOULD BE AND THE MEMORY IS GOING. SHE WOULD PUT HERSELF INTO POSITIONS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION INCLUDING BEING PRESIDENT, THREE OR FOUR TIMES. SHE HAD TO BE AN ORGANIZER, SHE HAD TO GET HER BRAIN AND KEEP HER BRAIN FUNCTIONING, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS VERY ADMIRABLE FOR A WOMAN HER AGE BECAUSE…SHE WAS IN HER EIGHTIES. SHE RECEIVED HER 50 YEAR PIN, I THINK IT WAS TWO YEARS AGO OR THREE.” “SHE JOINED [THE ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE] IN BRANDON, MANITOBA WHERE [MY PARENTS] WERE LIVING AT THE TIME, AND MY DAD RETIRED THERE. THEY MOVED HERE TO LETHBRIDGE BECAUSE MY BROTHER LIVED HERE, AND MY UNCLE ART GOOD…HE LIVED HERE AND THEY WANTED TO BE CLOSER TO FAMILY. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE AND MY DAD DIED SHORTLY AFTER THAT.” “[SHE JOINED] BECAUSE OF HER FRIENDS. SHE HAD A FRIENDSHIP GROUP AND THEY BELONGED. THEY RECRUITED HER.” “WHEN SHE WAS VERY ACTIVE, SHE WAS A MAJOR RECRUITER. SHE WENT OUT AND FOUND YOUNG WOMEN BUT THEY FELL BY THE WAYSIDE BECAUSE OF LIFE. SHE WAS CERTAINLY VERY ACTIVE IN THEIR PROJECTS, ONE OF WHICH WAS FINDING FINANCES TO EDUCATE YOUNG PEOPLE. WHATEVER THEY WERE [DOING], SHE WAS INTO IT FULL TILT BECAUSE THAT’S THE KIND OF PERSON SHE IS…WHATEVER SHE DOES IS FULL BLAST, FULL BORE. SHE NEVER TOLD ME ANY DETAILS ABOUT THE SOCIETY BECAUSE IT’S ONE OF THOSE SECRET SISTERHOODS. SHE WAS ALWAYS VERY PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF IT.” “THIS [CHAPTER] DID A LOT OF EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT…SHE TRAVELED WITH THEM BECAUSE IT WAS A CANADIAN ORGANIZATION, SO THEY HAD THEIR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS ALL OVER CANADA. SHE CAME OUT TO VANCOUVER TO A MEETING AND I WENT OVER TO VANCOUVER TO MEET HER AND SAY “HOWDY”. SHE WENT OUT TO THE PREMIER’S, AT THAT TIME WAS VANDER ZALM, AND HE HAD THE BIG GARDENS OUT NEAR STEVESTON. SHE WENT OUT THERE AND SHE MET HIM.” “A YEAR AGO ABOUT THIS TIME, THAT’S WHEN [THE ORDER WAS] FOLDING. THE ALBERTA CLUBS WERE ALL IMPLODING, AND I THINK THERE’S ONLY ONE LEFT IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IT WAS THE ISSUE THAT THEY WERE ALL OLD PEOPLE AND YOUNG PEOPLE DID NOT WANT TO JOIN THESE KINDS OF ORGANIZATIONS ANY LONGER…[THIS HAPPENED BECAUSE] I THINK WE HAVE MORE LEGAL SUPPORT. THE GOVERNMENT HAS SET UP HEALTH CARE, COMMUNITIES HAVE SET UP ASSISTANCE FOR WOMEN WHO ARE ABUSED, THERE’S DRUG ASSISTANCE. THERE IS MUCH MORE ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE. IN THE EARLY DAYS ON THE PRAIRIES, IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR, WHO MIGHT BE TWENTY MILES AWAY, YOU WERE IN DEEP DOO-DOO IF YOU HAD A BIG PROBLEM. THAT’S WHAT THESE SOCIETIES CAME OUT OF WAS THAT NEED. THE NEED PRETTY WELL HAS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF, I THINK. THERE ARE STILL CLUBS BUT THEY’RE DIFFERENT KINDS OF CLUBS NOW.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER MOTIVATION FOR DONATING HER MOTHER’S REGALIA TO THE MUSEUM, WOOD NOTED, “MY MOTHER HAS TURNED 99 YEARS OLD IN JANUARY. SHE HAS DEMENTIA AND SO WE’VE HAD TO MOVE HER FROM HER SENIOR’S LODGE ROOM INTO A MORE SECURE ROOM. CONSEQUENTLY THE LAST OF THE THINGS THAT SHE TREASURED OR VALUED MUST BE DISPERSED. MY BROTHER AND I DECIDED THAT, SINCE THE ELKS AND THE ROYAL PURPLE MEANT SO MUCH TO HER, THAT [THESE WERE] THE [OBJECTS] WE WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THE MUSEUM. IT DEPICTS A PERIOD OF TIME WHEN THE WOMEN USED THESE ASSOCIATIONS AS A SUPPORT GROUP FOR THEMSELVES. IT WAS ANOTHER ONE OF THESE SECRET SOCIETIES, WHEN IN FACT THEY WERE SISTERHOODS. THEY WERE MEANT MAINLY FOR THEM TO HAVE PEOPLE TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER. SINCE THIS ORGANIZATION HAS BASICALLY COLLAPSED, I THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT THE MUSEUM SHOULD HAVE BECAUSE IT DOES SHOW THAT PERIOD OF TIME IN THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF CANADA.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTIONS, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20170007001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20170007001
Acquisition Date
2017-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
2015
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20170007002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
2015
Materials
COTTON, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
67
Width
44
Description
WHITE LINEN BLOUSE WITH SIX WHITE PLASTIC BUTTONS RUNNING DOWN FRONT, AND ONE AT EACH CUFF. BLOUSE HAS FLORAL-PATTERNED EMBROIDERED LINING OVER BUTTON HOLES DOWN FRONT, AND FLORAL-PATTERNED EMBROIDERY AT COLLAR. INSIDE COLLAR OF BLOUSE HAS WHITE TAG WITH YELLOW AND BLACK TEXT “ELITE, INTERNATIONAL, CA – 00034. INSIDE LEFT-WEARING SIDE OF BLOUSE IS WHITE TAG WITH BLACK TEXT “18” AND TWO WHITE PLASTIC BUTTONS. BLOUSE SHOWS LITTLE SIGNS OF WEAR; OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
PERSONAL CARE
History
ON FEBRUARY 22, 2017, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED WILMA WOOD, DAUGHTER OF DOROTHY TAYLOR, ABOUT HER DONATION OF TAYLOR’S ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE REGALIA. THE REGALIA REPRESENTED TAYLOR’S 50-YEAR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE FROM BRANDON, MANITOBA TO LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. WOOD DISCUSSED HER MOTHER’S TIME IN THE ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE, STATING, “SHE CONSIDERS [THESE OBJECTS IN ACTIVE USE]. SHE IS VERY MUCH A PERSON WHO VALUES THAT SOCIETY. IT HELPED HER A NUMBER OF TIMES. AS YOU GROW OLDER, ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU DISCOVER THAT YOUR BRAIN ISN’T AS ACTIVE AS IT SHOULD BE AND THE MEMORY IS GOING. SHE WOULD PUT HERSELF INTO POSITIONS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION INCLUDING BEING PRESIDENT, THREE OR FOUR TIMES. SHE HAD TO BE AN ORGANIZER, SHE HAD TO GET HER BRAIN AND KEEP HER BRAIN FUNCTIONING, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS VERY ADMIRABLE FOR A WOMAN HER AGE BECAUSE…SHE WAS IN HER EIGHTIES. SHE RECEIVED HER 50 YEAR PIN, I THINK IT WAS TWO YEARS AGO OR THREE.” “SHE JOINED [THE ORDER OF ROYAL PURPLE] IN BRANDON, MANITOBA WHERE [MY PARENTS] WERE LIVING AT THE TIME, AND MY DAD RETIRED THERE. THEY MOVED HERE TO LETHBRIDGE BECAUSE MY BROTHER LIVED HERE, AND MY UNCLE ART GOOD…HE LIVED HERE AND THEY WANTED TO BE CLOSER TO FAMILY. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE AND MY DAD DIED SHORTLY AFTER THAT.” “[SHE JOINED] BECAUSE OF HER FRIENDS. SHE HAD A FRIENDSHIP GROUP AND THEY BELONGED. THEY RECRUITED HER.” “WHEN SHE WAS VERY ACTIVE, SHE WAS A MAJOR RECRUITER. SHE WENT OUT AND FOUND YOUNG WOMEN BUT THEY FELL BY THE WAYSIDE BECAUSE OF LIFE. SHE WAS CERTAINLY VERY ACTIVE IN THEIR PROJECTS, ONE OF WHICH WAS FINDING FINANCES TO EDUCATE YOUNG PEOPLE. WHATEVER THEY WERE [DOING], SHE WAS INTO IT FULL TILT BECAUSE THAT’S THE KIND OF PERSON SHE IS…WHATEVER SHE DOES IS FULL BLAST, FULL BORE. SHE NEVER TOLD ME ANY DETAILS ABOUT THE SOCIETY BECAUSE IT’S ONE OF THOSE SECRET SISTERHOODS. SHE WAS ALWAYS VERY PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF IT.” “THIS [CHAPTER] DID A LOT OF EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT…SHE TRAVELED WITH THEM BECAUSE IT WAS A CANADIAN ORGANIZATION, SO THEY HAD THEIR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS ALL OVER CANADA. SHE CAME OUT TO VANCOUVER TO A MEETING AND I WENT OVER TO VANCOUVER TO MEET HER AND SAY “HOWDY”. SHE WENT OUT TO THE PREMIER’S, AT THAT TIME WAS VANDER ZALM, AND HE HAD THE BIG GARDENS OUT NEAR STEVESTON. SHE WENT OUT THERE AND SHE MET HIM.” “A YEAR AGO ABOUT THIS TIME, THAT’S WHEN [THE ORDER WAS] FOLDING. THE ALBERTA CLUBS WERE ALL IMPLODING, AND I THINK THERE’S ONLY ONE LEFT IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IT WAS THE ISSUE THAT THEY WERE ALL OLD PEOPLE AND YOUNG PEOPLE DID NOT WANT TO JOIN THESE KINDS OF ORGANIZATIONS ANY LONGER…[THIS HAPPENED BECAUSE] I THINK WE HAVE MORE LEGAL SUPPORT. THE GOVERNMENT HAS SET UP HEALTH CARE, COMMUNITIES HAVE SET UP ASSISTANCE FOR WOMEN WHO ARE ABUSED, THERE’S DRUG ASSISTANCE. THERE IS MUCH MORE ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE. IN THE EARLY DAYS ON THE PRAIRIES, IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR, WHO MIGHT BE TWENTY MILES AWAY, YOU WERE IN DEEP DOO-DOO IF YOU HAD A BIG PROBLEM. THAT’S WHAT THESE SOCIETIES CAME OUT OF WAS THAT NEED. THE NEED PRETTY WELL HAS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF, I THINK. THERE ARE STILL CLUBS BUT THEY’RE DIFFERENT KINDS OF CLUBS NOW.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER MOTIVATION FOR DONATING HER MOTHER’S REGALIA TO THE MUSEUM, WOOD NOTED, “MY MOTHER HAS TURNED 99 YEARS OLD IN JANUARY. SHE HAS DEMENTIA AND SO WE’VE HAD TO MOVE HER FROM HER SENIOR’S LODGE ROOM INTO A MORE SECURE ROOM. CONSEQUENTLY THE LAST OF THE THINGS THAT SHE TREASURED OR VALUED MUST BE DISPERSED. MY BROTHER AND I DECIDED THAT, SINCE THE ELKS AND THE ROYAL PURPLE MEANT SO MUCH TO HER, THAT [THESE WERE] THE [OBJECTS] WE WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THE MUSEUM. IT DEPICTS A PERIOD OF TIME WHEN THE WOMEN USED THESE ASSOCIATIONS AS A SUPPORT GROUP FOR THEMSELVES. IT WAS ANOTHER ONE OF THESE SECRET SOCIETIES, WHEN IN FACT THEY WERE SISTERHOODS. THEY WERE MEANT MAINLY FOR THEM TO HAVE PEOPLE TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER. SINCE THIS ORGANIZATION HAS BASICALLY COLLAPSED, I THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT THE MUSEUM SHOULD HAVE BECAUSE IT DOES SHOW THAT PERIOD OF TIME IN THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF CANADA.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTIONS, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20170007001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20170007002
Acquisition Date
2017-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT DIAMOND FARE BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2012
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20140018000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT DIAMOND FARE BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2012
Materials
STEEL, BRASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
58.5
Length
16
Width
15
Description
CYLINDER WITH STEEL BASE BOLTED TO CLEAR PLASTIC CANISTER, TOPPED WITH ROUNDED ALUMINIUM CAP WITH BEVELED SLOT THAT OPENS INTO PLASTIC CANISTER WITH TWO TOOTHED, METAL, ANGLED FLAPS. BASE HAS TWO IRREGULAR METAL SHAPES EMERGING FROM ONE SIDE, AND A RED, WHITE, AND YELLOW LABEL STUCK TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE THAT READS “CASH FARES – PLEASE OBTAIN A TRANSFER WHEN PAYING FARE… L.A. TRANSIT…”. BASE BOTTOM IS STOPPED WITH BRASS PLUG, STAMPED WITH TEXT READING “DIAMOND MFG. CO. – KANSAS CITY, MO.” AND “47” HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK MARKER. GENERAL WEAR, NICKS IN METAL, CLOUDING OF PLASTIC, SCUFFS AND TEARS ON LABEL, TAPE RESIDUE ALONG BOTTOM EDGE. OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
RETAIL TRADE
History
THIS FARE BOX WAS PRODUCED BY DIAMOND MANUFACTURING IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, AND USED IN LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT BUSES BETWEEN 1970 AND 2012. ON APRIL 23, 2015, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN INTERVIEWED DIANE BOULTON, AN EMPLOYEE WITH LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT FROM 1975 TO 2014. BOULTON SAID: “I WAS A BUS DRIVER AND THEN WENT ON TO BECOME PART OF MANAGEMENT… [THIS TYPE OF FARE BOX] WAS IN SERVICE WHEN I STARTED WITH THE DEPARTMENT IN 1975 AND HAD PROBABLY BEEN IN SERVICE FOR MAYBE FIVE TO 10 YEARS [ALREADY]. IT IS CALLED A DIAMOND FARE BOX… IT WOULD BE MOUNTED ON A STANCHION NEXT TO THE DRIVER’S COMPARTMENT… IT’S A STAINLESS STEEL CYLINDER THAT IS OPEN… AND WE WOULD SLIDE A SOLID BRASS CYLINTER UP INSIDE OF IT THAT WAS A LOCKING MECHANISM FOR THE FARE BOX… THERE WAS A LOCKING MECHANISM ON [THE] FLANGE THAT WOULD LOCK IT IN PLACE AND [IT] REQUIRED A TWO-KEY SYSTEM TO GET IN AND OUT OF… AT THE TOP, IT’S AN OPEN CYLINDER, SO SOMEBODY COULD COME IN WITH A HANDFUL OF CASH AND… YOU ARE GOING TO GET MULTIPLE TYPES OF COINS… IT’S REALLY HARD TO COUNT THE PHYSICAL FARE… SO YOU’RE TAKING THE CUSTOMER ON THEIR HONESTY… THE DRIVERS [ALSO] HAD TO PHYSICALLY COUNT WHEN WE WERE DOING PASSENGER COUNTS TO TRY AND GET SOME SORT OF STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE RIDING, WHAT FARE CATEGORIES WERE RIDING… WITH THE ELECTRONIC FARE BOX [ADOPTED BY LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT IN 2012], IT TELLS EXACTLY WHEN IT’S GOT THE ALLOTTED FARE [AND] AT THE SAME TIME IT’S TAKING YOUR FARE, IT’S COUNTING YOU AS A PASSENGER… THE ELECTRONIC FARE BOX GIVES US A HUGE AMOUNT OF DATA, THAT VERY EASILY IT OBTAINED, WHILE THIS ONE WAS MORE ONEROUS… [ANOTHER REASON] THAT WE STARTED TO SWITCH OUT WAS THAT WE STARTED TO GET DIFFICULTY IN GETTING PARTS BECAUSE THE [DIAMOND] FARE BOX ITSELF WAS FAIRLY OLD.” BOULTON CONTINUED: “BECAUSE IT’S WHAT I USED ALL THE TIME [AS A BUS DRIVER] THERE’S SOME NOSTALGIA THERE… THE SIMPLICITY OF IT… AS THINGS CHANGE AND MOVE FORWARD… IT’S KINDA NEAT… I THINK WHEN I FIRST STARTED IT WAS… $0.65 FOR AN ADULT FARE, AND $0.25 OR $0.35 FOR 17 OR UNDER CHILD FARE, AND SENIORS HAD A PASS THAT THEY RODE FREE… THERE WAS THE ODD TIME WHERE PEOPLE WOULD TRY AND FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET THE CYLINDER OUT OF A BOTTOM OF IT… AND OCCASIONALLY THE CYLINDERS WOULD FALL OUT IF [YOU] WERE IN A HURRY WHEN YOU WERE PUTTING THEM IN AND YOU DIDN’T QUITE GET THE LOCKING MECHANISM SHUT… YOU’D BE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, BOOM! THE CYLINDER WOULD DROP OUT OF THE BOTTOM… WE HAD 50-60 OF THE DIAMOND FARE BOXES [AND] THE ACTUAL COIN CYLINDERS THAT WENT UP INSIDE, WE PROBABLY HAD 120-150 OF THOSE BECAUSE, FOR EVERY [FULL] ONE YOU DROPPED OUT, YOU HAD TO PUT ANOTHER UP AND THEY WOULD GET DROPPED OUT AT NIGHT, SO THEY WOULDN’T GET OPENED UNTIL THE NEXT MORNING [FOR FARES TO BE COUNTED].” ACCORDING TO THE ARTICLE “DIAMOND FAREBOXES ARE FOREVER”, PUBLISHED IN FEBRUARY 2013 ON BUSRIDE.COM, DIAMOND MANUFACTURING HAS PRODUCED ROUND FAREBOXES FOR COIN FARES SINCE 1947. DIAMOND-BRAND FAREBOXES ARE USED BY TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN EVERY AMERICAN STATE, THROUGHOUT CANADA, AND IN MEXICO, VENEZUELA, BERMUDA AND GUAM. THE AVERAGE LIFESPAN OF A DIAMOND FAREBOX IS 30 YEARS, WITH LITTLE MAINTENANCE REQUIRED DUE TO THE SIMPLICITY OF THE DESIGN. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND ONLINE SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20140018000
Acquisition Date
2014-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range
1953, 2011
Material Type
Mixed Media
Accession No.
20111080
Physical Description
3 Black and white photographs; Mini-DV Cassette,
Scope and Content
2011.1080/1 -a 9 x 7 cm black and white photographic print and a 18 x 12 cm black and white photographic copy of the Bussei Baseball Team in 1953. There is as also a second 18 x 12 cm black and white photograph of the team with a small sticker on the reverse with the name and address of Spud Kitaga…
Material Type
Mixed Media
Date Range
1953, 2011
Physical Description
3 Black and white photographs; Mini-DV Cassette,
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Custodial History
Video interview was done as part of artifact donation research on Bussei team uniforms by Kevin MacLean, collections technician.
Scope and Content
2011.1080/1 -a 9 x 7 cm black and white photographic print and a 18 x 12 cm black and white photographic copy of the Bussei Baseball Team in 1953. There is as also a second 18 x 12 cm black and white photograph of the team with a small sticker on the reverse with the name and address of Spud Kitagawa. Identification sheet of individuals is included. 2011.1080/2 - Video interview with Roy Sassa and Shig Nakagawa, recorded on Nov 8, 2011. The interview is focused on Raymond Bussei baseball team, which was part of the Southern Alberta Sugar Beat Baseball League in the 1940s and 1950s. The interviewees are former members of the team.
Notes
Interview is located with audiovisual material. Files found in the 2011 Year end Box #3
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20111080
Collection
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