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Canadian Federation of University Women - Lethbridge fonds

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Date Range
1944-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20031026
Physical Description
0.84 m of textual records; 75 photographs; 4 scrapbooks
Scope and Content
2003.1026/001 Scrapbook page, membership certificate, newspaper clippings, list of executive 1944-52 2003.1026/002 Scrapbook, newspaper clippings, photos, correspondence 1972 – 79 2003.1026/003 Financial reports, list of members. Dues, treasures report 1994-86 2003.1026/004 minute b…
Parallel Title
CFUW
Date Range
1944-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Canadian Federation of University Women - Lethbridge
Physical Description
0.84 m of textual records; 75 photographs; 4 scrapbooks
History / Biographical
This is an organization for women who graduated from university. File # 81 contains names of all the presidents from 1945 to 2005. This organization was started on May 13, 1944 with 36 members (file# 81). The purpose of the organization was to provide an opportunity for intelectual activities, friendship and social activities among university graduates in the community. To arouse and sustain among members an intelligent interest in public affairs and to encourage a more active participation in such affairs by qualified women. To provide scholarships through the University of Lethbridge to students of high academic standing. To lobby various social issues. To provide for well-being of the families They had membership fees, governing body and duties. Duties of officers, standing committees, meetings, elections, dissolutions. They held monthly meetings, Christmas parties, spring banquets and presidents teas They also attended conferences such as those in Kelowna B.C. and St. John’s Newfoundland. Mrs. Meston was instrumental in founding the chapter and the first President. These women took an interest in local and international social issues. Some examples are
Status of women
Canadian international development agency – women’s policy
Economic equity for women
Health care
Heritage
Peace & security etc as per policy book
Wetlands
Gulf war - 1990
Lethbridge environmental issues
They were also interested in the United Nations
C-71 (act to regulate, sell and manufacture tobacco products), 1997 There are many photographs and newspaper clippings
Scope and Content
2003.1026/001 Scrapbook page, membership certificate, newspaper clippings, list of executive 1944-52 2003.1026/002 Scrapbook, newspaper clippings, photos, correspondence 1972 – 79 2003.1026/003 Financial reports, list of members. Dues, treasures report 1994-86 2003.1026/004 minute book, minute of meetings, financial statements, newspaper articles 1944-54 2003.1026/005 Scrapbook, newspaper clippings, photos, membership lists, newsletters, members in politics 1978-86 2003.1026/006 list of presidents 1945- 89, diary of social functions 1976 -94, correspondence for regional conference 1961, news letters 1997, 1945 -97 2003.1026/007 financial records 1970-1984, minutes 1984 -87, programs 1957,1958, 1998, 1970 -1998 2003.1026/008 seventy fifth anniversary day timer, 1994 2003.1026/009 sixtieth anniversary day timer, decal, 1980 2003.1026/010 minutes 1998, 99, membership certificate, publications 1996 -99 2003.1026/011 photos 1994 2003.1026/012 prairie minutes 1997, programs 1982 – 97, 1982 – 1997 2003.1026/013 provincial council meetings 1987 -97, provincial incorporated societies act 1987, Lethbridge council of women 1981, 1981 -97 2003.1026/014 Publications 1995 2003.1026/015 Publicity 1995 2003.1026/016 Resolutions, arts funding 1994 -97 2003.1026/017 Standing rules 1996 2003.1026/018 study interest groups, Virginia Gilder Sleeve International News Letter, photo, 1991-92 2003.1026/019 Status of women 1976 -89 2003.1026/020 CIDA women’s policy, women in universities, 1995 2003.1026/021 Can speak – Maureen Mcteer, 1996 2003.1026/022 Take action Beijing 1995 2003.1026/023 Policy book 1996 2003.1026/024 General meeting 1999, 1997, book group 1995 -97, programs 1993 -97 1993- 98 2003.1026/025 Minutes April 2001, funeral notice 2000, photo club banners, photos AGM 1993, political pamphlet, 1993 -2001 2003.1026/026 Minutes 1992-94, membership lists 1994-95, AGM 2001, wetlands conservation, healthcare issues, gulf war 1990 material, 1992 -2001 2003.1026/027 Environmental issues 1987- 89 2003.1026/028 Meetings, correspondence, newspaper clippings, 1994-98 2003.1026/029 Newsletters, 1994-98 2003.1026/030 Meetings, correspondence, 1999 2003.1026/031 Regional conference 1947, membership data, correspondence, newspaper clippings, 1947 -87 2003.1026/032 Membership lists 1944-62, “Whats My Job” 1944 -62 2003.1026/033 Programs 1985 -2003, correspondence, newspaper clippings 1984 -2003 2003.1026/034 Ruby Larson – biography, club memos 1989 -90, long term care memo, 1988 American association memo, 1988 -90 2003.1026/035 Study and program action kit 1981 2003.1026/036 Annual reports 1992-97 2003.1026/037 Amway catalogues 1997 2003.1026/038 1998 AGM, 1998 2003.1026/039 Briefs and related information, 1991-97 2003.1026/040 Kelowna AGM resolutions 1997 2003.1026/041 Kelowna AGM, program, conference booklet, annual report, financial report, minutes, 1997 2003.1026/042 Kelowna AGM bill c-71, 1997 2003.1026/043 Kelowna AGM topics of interest, registration, expense reports, 1997 2003.1026/044 Kelowna AGM personal meeting notes, meeting memos, participants, 1997 2003.1026/045 Kelowna AGM, Rosemary Brown biography, Kelowna visitor’s guide, news letter, photo, 1997 2003.1026/046 AGM St John’s NF, minutes 1996 2003.1026/047 AGM St John’s NF, financial report. Annual report, charitable trust brochure, 1996 2003.1026/048 AGM St John’s NF, budget documents, finance task force, Marianne Wilkinson – biography, Doris Mae Oulton – biography, 1996 2003.1026/049 AGM St John’s NF, conference documents, 1996 2003.1026/050 CFUW directory 1997-98 2003.1026/051 Policies and actions, newspaper clipping, 1994-97 2003.1026/052 Newsletters, 1994-98 2003.1026/053 Amended constitution, 1997 2003.1026/054 Correspondence, 1994 -97 2003.1026/055 Correspondence, 1988 -97 2003.1026/056 Executive hand book 1978 2003.1026/057 Fellowship and awards information 1986 – 99 2003.1026/058 UN Action plan, public affairs policy, news letters, correspondence 1987-98 2003.1026/059 Member countries, constitution and bi laws, correspondence, news letters 1981-97 2003.1026/060 Meeting reports, programs, newspaper clippings 1998 2003.1026/061 Book club, letterhead, stamps 1998 2003.1026/062 Sudbury AGM resolutions 1998 2003.1026/063 Membership lists 1980 - 1995 2003.1026/064 News letters Lethbridge 1989-96 2003.1026/065 Newsletters other clubs 1995 - 98 2003.1026/066 Newspaper clippings 1994 -2001 2003.1026/067 Banquet programs 1953 - 2005 2003.1026/068 Minutes 1990 - 93 2003.1026/069 Minutes and financial records 1954 - 64 2003.1026/070 Membership lists 1944 -91 2003.1026/071 Stock pickers club minutes 1980 -84 2003.1026/072 Obituaries 1984 & 2000 2003.1026/073 Survey status of female faculty and students 1992 2003.1026/074 Herb recipes, stencils 1996 2003.1026/075 Annual minutes, executive minutes, financial reports, correspondence, bi laws, programs, newsletters 1987 -93 2003.1026/076 Conference directory 1961, executive and club directory 1962 -63, correspondence and newspaper clippings 1961 -63 2003.1026/077 As it happened the First Sixty Years 1973 2003.1026/078 13 Christmas photographs 1996 & 1998 2003.1026/079 38 AGM photos 1993, 2000, 2001, 1995 Prairie regional, 1996 book club, gas company meeting 1993 - 2001 2003.1026/080 24 Photos 1991- 95 2003.1026/081 Chartered members 1944-45, Presidents 1994-2005, articles, honorary degree nomination Uof L, correspondence 1945 -2005 2003.1026/082 1984 Anniversary program, archives handbook, quo vadis (1976), city correspondence, newsletter, programs 1973-86 2003.1026/083 Pamphlet Alberta conference 1981,programs 1969-74, pornography fact sheet, newspaper clippings, annual meeting notice 1977&1980 1969 -80 2003.1027/084 Newspaper clippings, newsletters, membership lit, spring banquet and annual meeting invitation, photographs 1986-87 2003.1026/085 Newspaper articles 1986-87 2003.1026/086 Newspaper clipping, correspondence, membership lists, programs, women of distinction awards invitation, spring banquet - annual meeting agenda, Past presidents tea, photographs, recipe card re info foe two members 1987-88 2003.1026/087 Constitution and bi laws 1961, membership lists, 1990 AGM resolutions, financial report, meeting notices 1989-91 1961-91 2003.1026/088 Correspondence, newspaper articles, programs, newsletters, photographs 1989-91 2003.1026/089 Quality of women, news releases, correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, meeting notices, photographs 1988-89 2003.1026/090 Women are persons (1979), perspectives (1990), newsletters, correspondence, newspaper clippings 1985-89 2003.1026/091 Newspaper clippings 1989-90 2003.1026/092 Dealing with elected officials, resolutions AGM 1992, newsletters, programs, financial reports, newspaper articles, photographs, 1990-92 2003.1026/093 tile memento 1980, agendas 1979-2003 2003.1026/094 Programs, newspaper articles, newsletters, financial reports 1992-93 2003.1026/095 Presidents report, financial report, minutes, membership lists, resolutions, programs, newsletters, newspaper clippings 1993-94 2003.1026/096 Programs, newspaper articles, obituary, human resource brief (1994) 1994-95 2003.1026/097 membership lists, resolutions, newspaper articles, programs, newsletters, photographs 1995-96 2003.1026/098 newspaper articles 1980 2012.1083/001 Annual meeting programs, clippings, 68 photos 1977-2005 2012.1083/002 CFUW Membership cards and trasfer notices 1953-1984 2012.1083/003 CFUW Membership cards - former members 2012.1083/004 CFUW Membership cards - moved away 2012.1083/005 CFUW Membership cards - deceased 2012.1083/006 CFUW Council Annual Report (2012) - Alberta, Edmonton & Calgary; Lethbridge & District annual report; Alberta AGM agenda and program 2012.1083/007 CFUW Constitution (1955) and bylaw (1961), membership list, promotional materials, membership book 1955-1994 2012.1083/008 CFUW Membership questionnaire, promotional brochures, personnel resource files, bylaw, club membership report (1972), Report "Access of Girls to Education as Secondary Level" (1963); newsletters, correspondence, membership procedures 2012.1083/009 Correspondence on environment and social issues (1992-99) 2012.1083/010 Lethbridge Chapter - correspondence, members, agendas, officers' duties (1987-2005) 2012.1083/011 CFUW - Lethbridge Chapter meeting reminders (1988-89), Newsletters of Edmonton and Calgary Chapters; 2012.1083/012 Lethbridge Chapter - membership list '93; AGM package '99; 4 issues of "The Chronicle" (CFUW publication) 1975-1980, Calendar '81-82, 18 photographs (1975-1999) 2012.1083/013 Membership Secretary Kit '86, Paragon Computer System Guide for CFUW; member information forms, Membership Manual 2012.1083/014 18 photographs of annual banquet '94; membership list '74, membership committee report, and national publications 2012.1083/015 Lethbridge Chapter Minute Book (1964-1986) 2012.1083/016 Process of Lobbying guide (Ottawa), correspondence, flyers, 39 photos of social functions (1990s) 2012.1083/017 CD containing financial records (2005-2007) 2014.1035/001: Agendas, minutes, from meetings including Annual General Meetings, 2004-2014 2014.1035/002: Membership lists, 2009-2014 2014.1035/003: Book club schedule, 2009-2014 2014.1035/004: Newspaper clippings, 2012-2013 2015.1002 Minutes, newsletters, correspondence, fall reception, Alberta Council Meeting, President's report (1992-1993) 2015.1036 Minutes, reports, correspondence, Strategic Plan 2005 (2003-2007, 2014-15) 2016.1051/001 Local Membership Lists and Newsletters, 1982-1997 2016.1051/002 CFUW Education Guide, [1997?] 2016.1051/003 Local Meeting Packages, agendas, amendments to the constitution 2004,correspondence, CFUW website printouts, 2003-2004 2016.1051/004 Office Records, constitution, meeting agendas, resolutions, etc., 1993-1998, Part 1/2 2016.1051/005 Office Records, constitution, meeting agendas, resolutions, etc., 1993-1998, Part 2/2 2016.1051/006 Local and Federal Promotional Brochures, yearly programmes, meeting newsletters, fall reception, spring banquet, etc., 1982-2001 2016.1051/007 Office Records, local programme 2012/2013, president’s report, account statement, meeting agenda, etc., 2008-2013 2016.1051/008 Social Convenor’s Notebook, menus, volunteer lists etc. for social events, 1971-1995 2016.1051/009 Social Convenor’s Notebook, menus, volunteer lists etc. for social events, 1995-1999 2016.1051/010 CFUW Memorabilia, local club photographs, calendars 1980 and 1994, regular and 75th anniversary stationary, 1980-1998 2016.1051/011 Annual General Meetings, bursary reports book club, Harbour House projects, financial statements, archives committee, 2005-2007 2016.1051/012 Annual General Meeting 2016, minutes, reports, local yearly program, 2015-2016 2016.1051/013 Membership List, extra names, 2000
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20031026
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Lethbridge Fire Department fonds

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Date Range
1978-2011
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181062
Physical Description
Over 500 photographs, 0.8 m of textual records
Scope and Content
001: Chief for a Day 20 Photos (1987) 002: 76 photos 44 Negatives of safety programs, awards, flipped semi, and training exercise (1996-1997) 003: 284 photos of awards, training exercise, family day, and unidentified people (1978-1999) 004: 1993-1995 Newspaper clippings 005: 1995-1997 Newspaper cli…
Date Range
1978-2011
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Fire Department
Physical Description
Over 500 photographs, 0.8 m of textual records
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Fire Department began in the town of Lethbridge in 1885 with the Bucket Brigade. There were several factors for this. The buildings were chiefly wood, rainfall in the area was low and the westerly winds were prevalent in the region. One factor to deter fires were the 100 foot wide streets. The first organized fire protection was provided by the NWMP in 1886. In 1887 a volunteer hook and ladder company was formed with W. D. Whitney as chief, A. J. Scot, first assistant chief, E. J. Hoddert, second assistant chief. J. D. Higinbotham was secretary-treasurer. When Lethbridge was incorporated as a town in 1891, the new town council had fire protection as their first order of business. In that same year a Volunteer Fire Brigade with William Colpman as chief was formed. In subsequent years other Fire Brigades were organized each with their own chief, assistant chiefs and members. The fire brigade was reorganized in 1902 and those elected became paid members. By 1909 a professional fire department was created. The men were on duty 24 hours per day seven days per week. Minute Books were introduced by Chief Kilkenny in 1909 listing the duty officer, persons on leave, exact time of fire calls and action taken, changes in location of men and equipment. Uniforms were introduced in 1909 and in 1912 the first Firemen's Association Contest between towns took place. In 1912, the Fire Department also began the combined model of fire suppression and emergency medical services. As the town grew incorporation was once again realized. In 1906 Lethbridge became a city. The population grew in three directions, north south and east and more fire stations were built to service the areas. No. 2 was built on the north side of the tracks at 2nd Avenue and 13th Street. A third fire hall was built in the 1960's. By 1920 the Lethbridge Fire Department was a fully professional body who could handle any emergency that occurred. Fire Prevention Programs begun as early as 1935 when Chief Lindsay introduced inspections to individual homes and fire drills began in the schools. Through the war years, the fire department held various courses teaching military firemen to handle pumpers and large equipment. The fire Department ambulance was constantly used for transported trainee crash victims to the Galt Hospital. Following the war improvements were made to both the member numbers and equipment including a two-way radio communications system and fire alarm boxes. Restrictions on sales and use of fireworks were dealt with in the late 1950's and by the early 1970's the sale of fireworks were banned. New fire stations were built in the 1970's. One to replace the old No. 2 which became the fire headquarters and training center located on 5th Avenue and 28th Street North and another on the west side at Jerry Potts Boulevard. The fire box system was abandoned in favor of a more effective communication-the telephone. Wooden ladders were replaced by lighter, stronger more serviceable aluminum ones. In 1985, computers were introduced to the fire department and were used to provide a preplan of many of the larger buildings, hydrant locations, fire department connections, sprinkler controls, exits, hazards etc. City Council also approved the implementation of an advance life support program and hired the first advanced care paramedics. In 1986 the Lethbridge Fire department celebrated its 100 anniversary. A lot of changes, improvements had occurred and with the modern fire fighting techniques many young men were becoming fire fighters to protect the public from any disasters such as fire, flood, explosion, cyclone of mechanical disaster. 1994 Police moves into its own building. In 1998 the department hired the first female firefighter, Bonnie Williams. Her great grandfather Jack King was a Lethbridge firefighter in the 1920-30’s. 2001 fire department gets thermal imaging cameras. 2002 Chief T. Wickersham retires and the city hires Brian Cornforth as the new chief. The dispatch centre of fire/EMS merged with police dispatch to form the Public Safety Communications Centre (PSCC). 2003 Council approved $250,000 for a one-time funding for Advanced Life Support equipment. These units were placed on all frontline fire apparatus. Having advanced care paramedics on fire vehicles allow them to respond to emergency calls anywhere in the city and provide lifesaving care even when an ambulance is unavailable. 2005 Revised disaster services plan and bylaw. Plan outlines three levels of emergencies. Level one, less than eight hours and has little impact on the city. Level two, less than eight hours and moderate impact on city that may require additional support from other services. Level three, longer duration and will have high impact on the city which will require government support. Rope rescue training exercise also implemented. 2009 Alberta Health Services assumes governance of all emergency medical services (EMS) in the province. The city of Lethbridge becomes a contracted provider of EMS for the city of Lethbridge. 2011 New Headquarters (station 1) opens on 4th avenue south and renovations are completed on station 4 located at 5 avenue and 28 street north. Large grassfire starts on the Blood Reserve and threatens the west side of the city when it crosses the Oldman River on November 27 (Grey Cup day). 2012 The department celebrates 100 years providing EMS services in an integrated system. From our research, Lethbridge is the oldest integrated (fire/EMS) system in North America. A weeklong celebration of events were planned and an art piece was commissioned to remember the event. September 10 another large grassfire starts on the Blood Reserve and threatens the west side of the city and the town of Coalhurst when it crosses the Oldman River. 2013 flooding in High River and Calgary creates significant damage to the respective communities. Lethbridge sends numerous individuals to assist in the recovery efforts. Lethbridge also experiences high water but infrastructure is protected. 2014 The department receives EMS accreditation through Accreditation Canada – first integrated service in Canada to achieve accreditation. December - Chief B. Cornforth takes a position with Edmonton Fire Rescue Service. 2015 Rich Hildebrand is promoted to chief of the department. The Fire Smart Program begins to be implemented as a way to decrease fire risk in the transition zone where wild land and urban development meet. 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires damage huge areas of the city and forces the evacuation of 88,000 people. Lethbridge sends individuals to provide incident management support, critical incident stress management (CISM) support, dispatch assistance and inspection services over several weeks. 2017 Council gives support to build another station on the west side of the city. When station 2 was first built on the west side of the city in 1980 there was a population of around 4000 however today the west side population is approaching 40 000. Hiring will take place in 2018, 1019 and 2020 to have staffing ready to fill the hall in 2020 when it is scheduled to be completed. 2018 – Department receives “accreditation with commendation” from Accreditation Canada. First hiring for the new station begins – 10 recruits
Scope and Content
001: Chief for a Day 20 Photos (1987) 002: 76 photos 44 Negatives of safety programs, awards, flipped semi, and training exercise (1996-1997) 003: 284 photos of awards, training exercise, family day, and unidentified people (1978-1999) 004: 1993-1995 Newspaper clippings 005: 1995-1997 Newspaper clippings and 14 negatives of emergency vehicles 006: 1997-1999 Newspaper clippings 007: 1999-2000 Newspaper clippings 008: 2001 Newspapers and Facebook post pertaining to September 11 009: 2000-2002 Newspaper clippings, 12 photographs, and 8 negatives of kids program and emergency vehicles 010: 2003-2004 Newspaper clippings 011: 1973-2006 Newspaper clippings 012: 2003-2004 Certificates and temporary tattoo for kids 013-015: 2008-2011 Cds of opening Ceremonies for the new headquarters and Lethbridge Fire Operations 101 016: 166 negatives and 151 photographs of training exercises, emergency vehicles, awards, and kids programs (1987-1994) 017: 36 negatives and 34 photos of fire chief for a day and awards (1999) 018: 62 photos of group photographs, fire extinguisher training program, water training, kids program, fire inspections, and emergency vehicles (1986-1989) 019: 61 photos of training exercises, parade, fire inspection, information booth, and after fire photographs (1990-1992) 020: 138 photos and 89 negatives awards, emergency vehicles and buildings, and social events (1993-1995) 021: 67 photos and 63 negatives health and safety programs, kids programs, and pictures with the mayor (1994) 022: 42 negatives and 34 photos teachers program, and safety booth (1996) 023: 60 negatives and 62 photos of kids program, fire alarms, raising of the flag, and awards (1997) 024: 70 negatives and 102 photos Lakeview School program, awards, risk watch program, kids programs, and seniors program (1998) 025: 89 photos training exercises, awards, and family day (2000-2006) 026: 146 negatives and 39 photos of lake, smoke, emergency vehicles, and Wilson School hose event (1988-199-) 027: 23 photos of Fire aftermath used for education (1966-199-) 028: 28 photos emergency vehicles and headquarters, fires, and kids program (200-?) 029: Guide for owners of fire damaged property, Safety news source, stickers, Service recognition, fire training and customer service training for fire chief, and 3 photographs of two plaques (1991-1999) 030-036: 7 photographs on foam board showing public programs (199-?) 037-042: 5 photographs on foam board showing emergency vehicles (199-) 043- 067: 24 photographs on foam board showing emergency personnel during calls and training scenarios (199- 068 - 081: 13 photographs on foam board used for educational purposes showing a variety of fires and damages (1987-1991) 082: 11” X 16” colored photograph of the headquarters on 4th Avenue South oversize (2011) 083-086: 4 logos oversize (200- - 2012) 087: 24” X 10” black and white photograph of the fire department with Harley Davidson bikes and shirts oversize (199-) 088: 17” X 7” colored photograph of emergency vehicle and personnel with young boy. At the back it says Thank you Tony Stannard oversize (199-) 089: 18” X 24” poster with different emergency vehicles and their years: 1978 IHC Cargostar-1950B, 1986 IHC Cargostar-1950B, 1980 IHC Cargostar-1950, 1975 IHC Superior Hendrickson, 1973 Mack CF-600 Thibault, 1979 IHC Cargostar-1950B, 1978 Scott Pierreville-CIFD, 1982 Ford F600, 1970 Ford Cabover 900, 1985 Ford Econoline XL350, 1977 IHC 4X4 Loadstar, and 1979 IHC Cargostar 1950B oversize (1970-1986) 090: 17” X 28” poster talking about the Fire Department Mission, Vision and Values oversize (199-) 091: 22” X 29” poster talking about the Advance Life Support (ALS) pump response model and its advantages oversize (200-) 092: 24” X 30” poster mentioning five members of the department that passed away: Clifford Daniel Heaton, Douglas Henry J. Herbers, Edward Kenneth Kurtz, John Sterenberg, and Ted “Shakey” Gordon Bochan oversize (201-) 093: 24” X 30” poster of fire department staff oversize (2002) 094: 20” X 16” poster of fire department staff photographs taken by T. Bochan oversize (1978) 095: 24” X 30” poster of fire department staff photographs taken by Terry Bland Photography LTD oversize (1986) 096: 24” X 32” poster of fire department staff photographs taken by Terry Bland Photography LTD oversize (1989) 097: 30” X 20” photograph on wood of the 1995 flood with plaque on bottom left “Flood of the Century June 1995” oversize (1995) 098: 18” X 24” photograph of emergency vehicles in front of fire hall oversize (198-) 099: 28.5” X 82” photograph of emergency vehicles and personnel on the Westside with scenery of the high-level bridge and east Lethbridge oversize (198- - 199-)
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20181062
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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
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20191029
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