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Other Name
TEA TOWEL, LETHBRIDGE HANDICRAFT GUILD OF WEAVERS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20140037000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEA TOWEL, LETHBRIDGE HANDICRAFT GUILD OF WEAVERS
Date
2014
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
82
Width
39
Description
PLAID, HANDWOVEN TEA TOWEL MADE UP OF VARIOUS PLAID PATTERNS. THE BASE THROUGHOUT THE TOWEL IS A SYMMETRICAL PATTERN OF BANDS (DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, ORANGE, RED, PINK, DARK PURPLE, AND LIGHT PURPLE). THERE IS A CARDBOARD TAG ATTACHED THAT READS, “LETHBRIDGE HANDICRAFT…” PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND “GALT TOWEL… GUILD WEAVERS” HANDWRITTEN IN BLUE INK. THE REVERSE OF THE CARD HAS CARE INSTRUCTIONS. THE TOWEL IS 82 CM BY 39 CM. EXCELLENT CONDITION. CREASED AT THE FOLDS.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
COMMEMORATIVE
DOMESTIC
TRADES
History
AN EXHIBITION AT THE GALT MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES TITLED "WOVEN IN TIME: CELEBRATING 65 YEARS WITH LETHBRIDGE WEAVERS" WAS ORGANIZED BY GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LETHBRIDGE HANDICRAFT GUILD OF WEAVERS. THE EXHIBITION RAN FROM JUNE 7 TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 AND DISPLAYED THE HISTORY OF THE GUILD WITHIN THE COMMUNITY SINCE ITS RE-ESTABLISHMENT IN 1949. THE EXHIBITION INCLUDED BOTH HERITAGE AND RECENT WEAVINGS, ARCHIVAL MATERIAL, DEMONSTRATION VIDEOS, AND WEAVERS WHO SAT AT A LOOM IN THE EXHIBIT CREATING 6 COTTON TEA TOWELS. OF THESE TOWELS, ONE WAS CHOSE FOR DONATION TO THE MUSEUM. THIS TEA TOWEL SHOWS SEVERAL DESIGNS CREATED BY THE WEAVERS WHO SAT AT THE LOOM IN THE EXHIBIT. IT WAS CREATED AS A WEAVING DEMONSTRATION WITH AT LEAST SEVEN WEAVERS DESIGNING THE PATTERN AND WORKING ON IT. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE LETHBRIDGE HANDICRAFT GUILD OF WEAVERS HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM TEXTS WRITTEN FOR THE EXHIBITION BY AITKENS: “IN THE PAST, FUNCTIONAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS SUCH AS CLOTHING, BEDDING AND OTHER NECESSITIES WERE WOVEN BY HAND, ON HOMEMADE LOOMS. WITH THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, MASS PRODUCED WOVEN PRODUCTS EMPLOYED MANY PEOPLE IN FACTORIES MAKING THINGS THAT THEY WOULD HAVE MADE EARLIER AT HOME. AS TIME PASSED THERE WAS A GROWING FEAR THAT THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE HANDMADE WOVEN ARTICLES WOULD BE LOST. CONSEQUENTLY, FOLLOWED MOVEMENTS IN BRITAIN, SEVERAL WOMEN IN MONTREAL FORMED THE CANADIAN HANDICRAFTS GUILD [CHG] IN 1905 TO PRESERVE THESE TRADITIONAL ART AND CRAFT SKILLS. … BY THE LATE 1800S, MEN AND WOMEN WERE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR ADVANCED SKILL IN WEAVING, AND GUILDS WERE ESTABLISHED IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS CANADA, INCLUDING EDMONTON, VANCOUVER, AND WINNIPEG. GUILDS ALSO ENCOURAGED PRODUCTION OF FURNITURE, JEWELRY DESIGN, LEATHER AND IRON WORK, AS WELL AS OTHER ARTISTIC ENDEAVOURS. THE NATIONAL GUILD TRANSFERRED ITS ASSETS TO THE QUEBEC PROVINCIAL BRANCH OF THE CHG IN 1936. "THE LETHBRIDGE BRANCH OF THE CHG WAS FOUNDED IN 1935. IT WAS DISCONTINUED DURING WWII BECAUSE RED CROSS PROJECTS, WHICH SUPPORTED SOLDIERS OVERSEAS, WERE THE PRIORITY. AFTER THE WAR IN 1949, ELEVEN LOCAL WOMEN REBUILT THE CHG AND OFFERED COURSES IN NEEDLEWORK, LEATHERWORK, COPPER TOOLING, GLOVE MAKING, POTTERY, ALUMINUM ETCHING, AND OTHER CRAFTS INCLUDING, IN 1951, WEAVING. MEETINGS AND CLASSES WERE HELD IN THE CANADIAN WESTERN NATURAL GAS COMPANY BUILDING [420 – 6 ST. S] AND THE RED CROSS ROOMS [1160 – 7 AVE S] UNTIL 1964 WHEN THE GUILD MOVED TO THE BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE [811 – 5 AVE. S]. “SINCE 1951, WHEN WEAVING BECAME A POPULAR ACTIVITY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HANDICRAFT GUILD, MEMBERS PRACTICED THEIR ART, TAUGHT OTHERS HOW TO WEAVE, AND SHARED THEIR PIECES WITH THE PUBLIC THROUGH SHOWS AND SALES. INITIALLY, 16 BOX LOOMS WERE PURCHASED FROM EATON’S FOR EVERYONE TO USE. IN 1954, GUILD MEMBERS SAVED LABELS FROM SOUP CANS AND WHEN THEY TURNED THEIR LABELS IN TO THE CAMPBELL COMPANY THEY RECEIVED $165 TO PURCHASE A FLOOR LOOM. TODAY, THE GUILD OWNS MANY LOOMS OF VARYING SIZES. "THE LETHBRIDGE GUILD HAS ALWAYS OPERATED AS A CO-OPERATIVE. ALL THE LOOMS ARE OWNED BY THE GUILD AND THEY ARE SET UP WITH A COMMON WARP (THE LONG THREADS ON THE LOOM) FOR ALL MEMBERS TO USE. GUILD MEMBERS WORK TOGETHER TO PLAN GROUP PROJECTS SUCH AS A FRIENDSHIP BED COVERLET, TEA TOWELS AND PLACE MATS. MEMBERS USE TRADITIONAL FIBRES SUCH AS COTTON, LINEN AND WOOL BUT THEY ALSO EXPERIMENT WITH YARNS MADE FROM YAK, DOG AND POSSUM HAIR. THEY ALSO USED RIBBONS, ZIPPERS AND VHS TAPES TO CREATE IMAGINATIVE WORKS OF ART. "IN THE EARLY 2000S, GUILD MEMBERS ASKED CITY COUNCIL FOR PERMISSION TO DEVELOP AN OFFICIAL TARTAN FOR LETHBRIDGE. MONTHS OF WEAVING SAMPLES, CHOOSING THE PERFECT PATTERN, AND GETTING COUNCIL APPROVAL RESULTED IN A SPECTACULAR TARTAN WHICH WAS UNIQUE IN THE WORLD. THE TARTAN WAS OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED BY THE SCOTTISH TARTAN SOCIETY. "KNOWLEDGEABLE LOCAL WEAVERS TAUGHT ADULTS AND CHILDREN THE ART OF WEAVING, SPINNING, AND DYING. MASTER WEAVERS FROM OUTSIDE LETHBRIDGE HAVE BEEN BROUGHT IN TO EXPAND THE TECHNIQUES AND STYLES OF GUILD MEMBERS. THE GUILD RECEIVED INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FROM INTERWEAVE PRESS WHEN IT WON THE FIBERHEARTS AWARD IN 2005 FOR ITS UNIQUE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM. THE $500 RECEIVED WITH THE AWARD ALLOWED NOVICE WEAVERS TO LEARN FROM EXPERIENCED WEAVERS.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20140037000
Acquisition Date
2014-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1906
Date Range To
1949
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20160040000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1906
Date Range To
1949
Materials
WOOD, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
7
Length
60.5
Width
30.2
Description
WASHBOARD WITH WOODEN FRAME AND A GREEN-TINTED GLASS GRATE. THE FRONT OF THE WASHBOARD HAS A RIDGE AT THE TOP – LIKELY USED FOR SUPPORT – WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 6.7 CM DEEP. THE UPPER SECTION OF THE WASHBOARD IS WOODEN WITH SEVERELY FADED BLACK LETTERING THAT READS “MANUFACTURED BY…” THERE IS A CURVED STRIP OF WOOD ACROSS THE BOTTOM OF THE UPPER SECTION AND ANOTHER WOODEN PIECE BELOW THAT WITH THREE RIDGES. THE GLASS HAS A HORIZONTAL GRATE AND IS TEXTURED. THERE IS A HORIZONTAL WOODEN PIECE OF WOOD SUPPORTING THE GLASS AT ITS BASE. THE SIDES OF THE WOODEN FRAME EXTEND ABOUT 13.5 CM BEYOND THE GLASS TO ACT AS THE WASHBOARD’S LEGS. ON THE BACK THERE IS A FLAT PIECE OF WOOD NAILED TO THE FRAME ON THE UPPER SECTION. THE BRAND’S STAMP ON THIS BOARD IS FADED. THERE ARE SEVERELY FADED RED LETTERS AT THE UPPER SECTION OF THIS BOARD WITH A WORD SPECULATED TO BEGIN WITH THE LETTER “E”. UNDERNEATH THE RED INK LETTERS IS “MANUFACTURED BY THE CANADIAN WOODENWARE CO. WINNIPEG ST. THOMAS MONTREAL” STAMPED IN BLACK INK. THE NAILS AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THIS UPPER BOARD VARY IN SIZES. THE BACK SIDE OF THE GLASS GRATE IS SMOOTH. GOOD CONDITION. THERE IS REMNANTS OF SOAP ACCUMULATING AT THE SIDES OF THE GLASS OF THE WASHBOARD. THERE IS SOAP SCUM RUNNING ALONG THE GLASS OF THE BACK OF THE GRATE. THE WOOD FRAME IS WORN AND ROUGH OVER THE GENERAL SURFACE, ESPECIALLY ON THE FRONT, UPPER SECTION. THERE IS A PART OF THE WOOD MISSING FROM THE TOP LEFT OF THE RIDGE. THERE IS AN ACCRETION OF BEIGE PAINT ON THE BACK OF THE GLASS GRATE.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
THIS WASHBOARD CAME TO THE MUSEUM FROM DONOR, LOUISE VERES, WHO RECALLED ITS USE BY HER MOTHER, HELEN LUCILLE BORGGARD (NEE SORGARD). IN AN EMAIL SENT IN NOVEMBER 2016 TO COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN, LOUISE WROTE OF THE ARTIFACT’S HISTORY AND THE PROCESS OF WASHING CLOTHING BEFORE THE EXISTENCE OF AUTOMATED WASHING MACHINES: “DURING THE FIRST PART OF THE 1900[S], MONDAY WAS ALWAYS CONSIDERED WASH DAY IN OUR FAMILY. WHEN MY GRANDMOTHER CAME TO CANADA IN 1906 AND WHEN MY MOM WAS FIRST MARRIED IN 1934 CLOTHES HAD TO BE WASHED BY HAND. FOR THIS CHORE THEY HAD TWO BIG GALVANIZED TUBS. ONE TUB HAD HOME MADE LYE SOAP ADDED FOR WASHING THE DIRTY CLOTHES AND ONE WITHOUT SOAP FOR RINSING TO GET THE SOAP OUT. THE TUBS WERE SET ON A BENCH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE KITCHEN CLOSE TO THE STOVE WHERE THE WATER WAS HEATED IN BUCKETS. IF THERE WERE DIRTY COLLARS OR SOILED KNEES THEY WERE SCRUBBED ON THIS WASHBOARD AND IF THERE WAS GREASE ON CLOTHES, LARD WAS APPLIED TO THE GREASE AND THEN THAT SOILED AREA WAS VIGOROUSLY RUBBED OVER THE WASHBOARD. THE ARTICLE WAS SWISHED AROUND IN THE SOAPY WATER AND PUT THROUGH THE WRINGER THAT SAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STAND. IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE A WRINGER YOU WRUNG AS MUCH WATER AS YOU COULD BY HAND. THE CLOTHES DROPPED INTO THE OTHER TUB THAT HAD CLEAR, COLD RINSE WATER IN IT. THEN YOU PUT THE RINSED CLOTHES THROUGH THE WRINGER, CAUGHT THEM, GAVE THEM A GOOD SHAKE, PUT THEM IN A WICKER BASKET AND CARRIED THE WASHED CLOTHES OUTSIDE AND HUNG THEM ON THE CLOTHES LINES. THE CLOTHES WERE CLIPPED ON THE LINE WITH WOODEN CLOTHES PEGS. SOMETIMES MOM USED A PRODUCT CALLED BLUING THAT WAS PUT INTO THE RINSE WATER, THE BLUING WAS TO MAKE THE WHITES SEEM EXTRA WHITE ALTHOUGH WHEN YOU HUNG THEM OUTSIDE TO DRY BY SUN THEY WOULD GET BLEACHED AND WERE WHITER THAN WHITE. I SUSPECT THEY WERE WHITER THAN MOST WHITE CLOTHES TODAY. IN THE WINTER, OR IF THERE WAS BAD WEATHER, SHE WOULD HANG THE WET CLOTHES AROUND THE HOUSE ON ANYTHING THAT WOULD GIVE THEM AIR AND A CHANCE TO DRY. IF SHE HUNG THEM OUT AND THE WIND CAME UP THEY WOULD SOMETIMES LOOSEN THEMSELVES FROM THE CLOTHES PINS AND FALL INTO THE DIRT OR GRASS THAT LAY UNDERNEATH. THEN THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE REWASHED. YOU HAD TO BE EXTRA CAREFUL IN THE WINTER WHEN HANGING CLOTHES OUTSIDE. SOMETIMES A COLD WIND WOULD BLOW IN AND YOUR FROZEN CLOTHES ON THE LINE WOULD CRACK OR BE SHREDDED, PERHAPS DOWN THE MIDDLE OF SHIRTS OR SHEETS. IF YOU WERE GOING AWAY FOR THE AFTERNOON YOU USUALLY TOOK THE CLOTHES OFF THE LINE FIRST, EVEN IF THEY WEREN’T DRY. THIS WAS ALL VERY TIME CONSUMING, BUT IT WORKED. THE CLOTHES SMELLED INTOXICATINGLY WONDERFUL WHEN THEY CAME IN OFF THE LINE AND IF THEY STILL WEREN’T DRY YOU HUNG THEM ON LINES IN THE HOUSE. THEN MOM GOT HER FIRST WASHING MACHINE. IT HAD AN ELECTRIC MOTOR ATTACHED AND IT WOULD AGITATE THE CLOTHES IN THE WATER, THEN YOU COULD WRING THE CLOTHES OUT WITH WRINGER AND THEY WOULD FALL INTO A TUB OF COLD RISE WATER. YOU WOULD AGITATE THEM AROUND BY HAND TO RINSE THEM AND PUT THEM THROUGH THE WRINGER AGAIN. THAT PROCESS SEEMED LIKE A PIECE OF CAKE AS IT GOT MUCH MORE OF THE WATER OUT. THAT PROGRESSED TO AN AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINE YOU PLUGGED INTO AN ELECTRIC CIRCUIT AND YOU SIMPLY DID IT THE WAY WE ARE USED TO TODAY. YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED AT THE TIME IT TOOK TO WASH AND DRY THE CLOTHES BEFORE THE NEW AUTOMATIC WASHERS WE USE TODAY CAME INTO EXISTENCE.” IN ADDITION TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY VERES IN THE EMAIL REFERRED TO ABOVE, SHE WAS INTERVIEWED BY MACLEAN AT THE TIME OF DONATION (NOVEMBER 2016). THE FOLLOWING EXCERPT HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: “MY FIRST NAME IS MARJORIE… BUT I GO BY MY SECOND NAME, WHICH IS LOUISE… I WAS BORN IN 1938.” “MY MOM’S NAME IS HELEN LUCILLE BORGGARD, AND HER MARRIED NAME WAS SORGARD… SORGARD IS NORWEGIAN, AND BORGGARD IS DANISH… MY MOTHER TOOK [THE WASHBOARD] OVER FROM MY GRANDMOTHER. MY GRANDMOTHER AND MY GRANDFATHER CAME IN 1906. THEY USED THE WASHBOARD AND THEN THEY GAVE IT TO HER. THEY HAD 10 CHILDREN. I’M SURE IT WAS WELL-USED. MY MOTHER MARRIED IN 1935 AND SHE TOOK THE WASHBOARD AND USED IT UNTIL 1949 WHEN WE MOVED FROM THE FARM TO GRASSY LAKE IN TURIN AND IRON SPRINGS. SHE FINALLY HAD ELECTRICITY AND RUNNING WATER, AND UP TO THAT POINT IT WAS 'PACK YOUR OWN WATER IN A BUCKET AND HEAT IT ON THE STOVE.' AND, SOMETIMES, WRING THE CLOTHES OUT. THEY DIDN’T HAVE ANY MODERN CONVENIENCE AT ALL. [FOLLOWING THESE MODERN CONVENIENCES,] THE WASHBOARD WAS PUT IN A BACK ROOM, BUT IT WAS KEPT. THEN THEY MOVED TO RIONDEL, B.C., AND THEY GAVE ME THE WASHBOARD…” “[T]HE WASHBOARD HAS A LOT OF MEMORIES FOR ME, I GUESS MAINLY BECAUSE WE USED IT EVERY MONDAY. WE WASHED OUR CLOTHES, AND WHEN THEY WERE DIRTY, WE SCRUBBED THEM ON THIS WASHBOARD… IT REALLY WORKED WELL. I GUESS IT’S BECAUSE MY MOM WORKED REALLY HARD.” “I’VE PROBABLY HAD IT FOR 35 YEARS. MY MOTHER DIED 4 YEARS AGO AT 98 [YEARS]. I’M IN A FAMILY OF 4 CHILDREN, AND 3 OF THEM WERE BOYS, AND THEY WEREN’T TOO INTERESTED IN THE WASHBOARD, BUT IT JUST SEEMED LIKE IT WAS PART OF THE FAMILY AND IT DESERVED A HOME… I KNOW I DON’T WASH CLOTHES LIKE THAT ANYMORE. WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT [YOU CAN] SEE THE MARKS FROM THE LYE SOAP THAT WAS USED WHEN THEY SCRUBBED ON THE BOARD, AND THE USE THAT IT’S GONE THROUGH. YOU CAN TELL THAT IT HAS BEEN MENDED, BUT IT’S STILL IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE. I JUST THOUGHT THAT I WANTED IT QUITE BADLY [AND] I GOT IT.” SHE CONTINUED TO RECOUNT HER MEMORIES OF THE WASHBOARD, “I GUESS MOST WHAT I REMEMBER IS THE STOVE - HAVING THESE BUCKETS OF WATER ON THEM BEING HEATED FOR WASHING THE CLOTHES. THIS WATER HAD TO BE PACKED BY BUCKET FROM THE CISTERN. THEN THERE WERE TWO BIG GALVANIZED TUBS [THAT] SAT ON A BENCH. ON ONE SIDE SHE PUT LYE SOAP IN IT AND SHE SWISHED IT AROUND. WHEN SHE SAW SOME SOILS, SHE WOULD RUN THE CLOTHES OVER THE WASHBOARD AND THEY WOULD COME OUT REALLY CLEAN. THEN SHE WOULD PUT THE CLOTHES INTO THE RINSE WATER AND IT HAD BLUING IN IT. THAT WAS FOR THE WHITE CLOTHES, AT LEAST. THAT WAS COLD WATER, THOUGH. THEN THEY HAD TO PACK ALL THIS WATER OUT ... TO FEED THE PIGS BECAUSE WE DIDN’T HAVE VERY MUCH WATER. NO ONE HAD VERY MUCH WATER. WATER WAS A REALLY VALUABLE COMMODITY. THE WASHBOARD WAS HOW WE KEPT UP WITH CLEAN CLOTHES.” WHEN ASKED IF SHE HAD A ROLE IN THE LAUNDRY PROCESS AS A CHILD, VERES EXPLAINED, “NO. IF [MOM] HAD WATER ON THE STOVE, I WASN’T ALLOWED CLOSE. AT 10, I WAS TOO SMALL TO BE HELPING VERY MUCH, BUT I DO REMEMBER HER DOING THIS. THEN YOU TOOK THE CLOTHES OUT TO THE CLOTHES LINE; HUNG IT ON THE CLOTHES LINE WITH CLIPS OR PINS. SOMETIMES THE WIND WOULD COME UP IN THE SUMMER AND THE CLOTHES WOULD BLOW, AND THEY WOULD FALL ONTO THE GROUND, INTO THE DIRT, OR THE GRASS, AND SHE’D HAVE TO PICK THEM UP, BRING THEM BACK INTO THE HOUSE; SHAKE ALL THE DIRT OFF AND WASH THEM ALL OVER AGAIN. IN THE WINTER, WHEN SHE HUNG THEM ON THE LINE PERHAPS IT WAS A CHINOOK AND A NICE DAY. BUT, IF IT TURNED COLD, THE CLOTHES FROZE BEFORE THEY DRIED ON THE LINE. THEY WOULD BE FLAPPING AWAY, BUT THEY WOULD CRACK AND BREAK. THE SHIRTS WOULD CRACK DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE BACK AND BE SHREDDED, AND THE SHEETS WOULD BE SHREDDED, AND THERE WASN’T MONEY TO BUY ANYMORE. YOU HAD TO BE VERY CAREFUL. BEFORE YOU WENT TO TOWN. YOU’D TAKE THEM OFF, EVEN IF THEY WERE STILL WET, AND MAYBE DRY THEM IN THE HOUSE ON ANOTHER LINE. IT WASN’T AN EASY CHORE AND THIS HAPPENED EVERY MONDAY. THEN YOU IRONED THEM WITH THESE BIG FLAT IRONS…” VERES THEN BEGAN TO TALK ABOUT HER FAMILY’S EARLIER HISTORY: “MY GRANDMOTHER, AGNES NANCY SORGARD, WAS A MATTHEWS… BORN IN INDIANA. HER MOM AND DAD HAD COME FROM IRELAND [AND] HAD A HOMESTEAD IN NORTH DAKOTA, AND [IT] WAS NEXT TO WHERE MY GRANDFATHER WAS [WHERE] THEY MET. HE WAS FROM NORWAY... THEY MARRIED, HAD 3 CHILDREN THERE, [THEN] CAME TO ALBERTA.” VERES WAS TOLD THAT THE WASHBOARD FIRST BELONGED TO HER GRANDMOTHER. “MY GRANDMOTHER, AFTER MY MOM MARRIED, PROBABLY HAD A WASHING MACHINE THAT WAS RUN BY KEROSENE. SO SHE PROBABLY DIDN’T NEED [THE WASHBOARD] ANYMORE. IF YOU HAD A FAIRLY DECENT WRINGER, YOU COULD WRING THE WATER OUT OF THE CLOTHES AND A LOT OF THE SOILED PART WOULD COME OUT. MY GRANDPA PROBABLY WASN’T FARMING AS MUCH THEN, AND WE ENDED UP WITH [THE WASHBOARD], SO THAT WAS GOOD.” THE DONOR’S MOTHER, LUCILLE (SORGARD) BORGGARD, CONTRIBUTED TO THE FAMILY HISTORY BOOK TITLED, “IT’S A LONG WAY FROM KILLYCOLPY: A HISTORY OF THE MATTHEWS FAMILY”. THIS WRITTEN ACCOUNT OF BORGGARD’S HISTORY ILLUSTRATES HER OWN HARD WORK THAT HER DAUGHTER RECALLED. IN THE HISTORY BORGGARD WROTE, “I WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 4, 1914 TO GEORGE AND AGNES SORGARD, THE SEVENTH CHILD IN A FAMILY OF TEN. MY FAMILY HAD COME FROM MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA IN 1907 TO HOMESTEAD IN THE TURIN DISTRICT. AFTER FARMING IN TURIN FOR SEVERAL YEARS MY DAD SOLD HIS HOMESTEAD TO THE JOHN KOENEN FAMILY AND MOVED TO A SMALL RANCH ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE LITTLE BOW RIVER WHERE THEY LIVED UNTIL 1916. IN THE SPRING THE RIVER WOULD OVER-RUN ITS BANKS MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE CHILDREN TO GO TO SCHOOL SO MY DAD BUILT A HOUSE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE RIVER WHERE WE LIVED UNTIL 1927... IN 1928, WE MOVED FROM THE HOME BY OUR BELOVED RIVER TO A FARM TWO MILES NORTH OF IRON SPRINGS.” “I WORKED AT HOME AND MY SISTER CARRIE AND I COOKED ON MY DAD’S COOK-CAR DURING THE HARVEST. THEY WERE LONG DAYS, RISING AT FOUR THIRTY FOR AN EARLY BREAKFAST AND WE DID NOT GET TO BED TILL TEN O’CLOCK. WE HAD TO MAKE BREAD AND DO ALL THE BAKING. WE MOVED FROM FARM TO FARM DOING ALL THE THRESHING IN THE DISTRICT FOR THE FARMERS…” ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, HELEN LUCILLE BORGGARD PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 13, 2012. HER OBITUARY STATES HER HUSBAND CLARENCE PASSED AWAY IN 1994. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, FAMILY HISTORY, AND OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P20160040000
Acquisition Date
2016-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
OBSIDIAN CORE
Date Range From
4000BP
Date Range To
1700
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OBSIDIAN
Catalogue Number
P20150027000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OBSIDIAN CORE
Date Range From
4000BP
Date Range To
1700
Materials
OBSIDIAN
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.5
Length
32.7
Width
24.7
Description
SHINY, BLACK OBSIDIAN ROCK. VARIOUS GROOVES AND FLAKE SCARS ON THE OVERALL SURFACE OF THE ROCK.
Subjects
MASONRY & STONEWORKING T&E
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
THIS OBSIDIAN ROCK WAS DONATED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 BY NANCY BIGGERS IN MEMORY OF HER LATE PARENTS, BOYD AND MARY BIGGERS. IT WAS LOCATED ON THE FAMILY FARM BY BOYD BIGGERS. ACCORDING TO A STATEMENT GIVEN BY NANCY AT THE TIME OF DONATION, "... FARMERS NEED TO CLEAR THEIR LAND OF ... ROCKS IN ORDER TO PLANT AND HARVEST THEIR FIELDS. BOYD WAS DOING THIS ONE DAY (IN THE EARLY 1980S) AND CAME ACROSS A BEAUTIFUL SHINY BLACK ROCK. HE WAS IMPRESSED BY [ITS] COLOURING AND THE VARIOUS GROOVES, SO RATHER THAN THROWING IT ON TO THE PILE WITH THE OTHER ROCKS, HE DECIDED TO TAKE IT HOME. ... MARY, BEING A SCHOOL TEACHER, TOLD HIM THAT IT APPEARED TO BE OBSIDIAN, WHICH THE ABORIGINALS USED TO MAKE ARROWHEADS AND TOOLS. MARY RETIRED FROM TEACHING IN 1986 AND THUS BOYD DECIDED TO SELL THE FARM. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE ... [AND] THE OBSIDIAN CAME WITH THEM ... AS IT WAS A REMINDER OF THEIR FARM LIFE. IT WAS USED AS A DECORATIVE PIECE IN BOTH OF THE HOMES IN WHICH THEY LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE." ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2015, ARCHEOLOGIST, NEIL MIRAU, OF ARROW ARCHAEOLOGY LIMITED STATED VIA EMAIL THAT THE ROCK HAD BEEN BROUGHT TO THE AREA BY HUMANS AND THAT IT WAS RELATIVELY EASY TO DETERMINE THE SOURCE OF THE OBSIDIAN FROM ITS GENERAL APPEARANCE. HE WAS ALMOST CERTAIN THAT THIS PIECE OF OBSIDIAN CAME FROM THE OBSIDIAN CLIFFS IN WHAT IS NOW YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING. HE WROTE, “OBSIDIAN DOES NOT OCCUR NATURALLY IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND REALLY THE ONLY WAY FOR IT TO GET HERE, ESPECIALLY THIS TYPE OF ROCK IS TO BE CARRIED BY HUMANS. OBSIDIAN ... WAS PRIZED BY PAST CULTURES AND IT MAKES VERY ATTRACTIVE AND VERY SHARP TOOLS AND PROJECTILE POINTS. THIS PARTICULAR PIECE HAS FLAKE SCARS SHOWING THAT IT WAS WORKED BY HUMANS. IT WAS LIKELY, GIVEN ITS ‘VALUE,’ CARRIED BY ITS OWNER TO FLAKE PIECES OFF EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE TO MAKE A NEW TOOL. OBSIDIAN IS ONE OF THE RARE TYPES OF STONE THAT IS CURATED BY PAST HUMANS, THAT IS, ALTHOUGH HEAVY, THEY WOULD HAVE CARRIED IT WITH THEM TO MAKE TOOLS WITH.” HE ALSO WROTE THAT OBSIDIAN FROM WYOMING THAT HAS BEEN FOUND IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA HAS ARRIVED “EITHER THROUGH TRADE OR BY LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL OF PEOPLE FROM HERE TO THERE AND RETURN," AND THAT THERE IS EVIDENCE OF BOTH METHODS. MIRAU INFERS THAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN DROPPED THERE THREE OR FOUR CENTURIES AGO, OR MANY THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPY OF THE NANCY BIGGER’S INFORMATION, EMAIL TRANSCRIPTS, MAPS OF THE LOCATION OF THE BIGGERS’ FARM WHERE ARTIFACT WAS FOUND, AND A PHOTOGRAPH OF BOYD AND MARY BIGGERS.
Catalogue Number
P20150027000
Acquisition Date
2015-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOK FINE CALCULATOR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20140025002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOK FINE CALCULATOR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1985
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.5
Length
17.5
Width
7.5
Description
RECTANGULAR PIECE OF WOOD WITH ANGLED METAL BRACKET FIXED TO BACK AS A STAND, TO PROP UP WOOD AT AN ANGLE. PAPER CARD WITH DESCENDING NUMERICAL VALUES AND TEXT READING “GAYLORD FINE CALCULATOR” IS FIXED TO TOP SIDE OF WOOD WITH A SHEET OF CLEAR PLASTIC AND SIX METAL SLOTTED SCREWS. A STRIP OF METAL HOLDS SQUARE PIECES OF BLACK PLASTIC IN A VERTICAL ROW ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE; EACH PLASTIC PIECE HAS A NUMBER FROM 1 TO 31 STAMPED IN WHITE INK. MINOR WEAR ON BOTTOM EDGE; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
THIS FINE CALCULATOR WAS USED BY STAFF AT THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY. ON MAY 1, 2015 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED LINDA MCELRAVY, WHO WORKED AT THE LIBRARY’S MAIN BRANCH STARTING IN 1978, RETIRING FROM HER POSITION AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES IN 2008. MCELRAVY SAID: “THIS [WOULD HAVE BEEN USED] FOR CALCULATING OVERDUE FINES AND THESE WOULD BE THE NUMBERS OF THE MONTH… IF [THE BOOK] WAS DUE BACK ON THE 30TH THEN THAT’S HOW MUCH YOU OWED… UNTIL ’92 WE ONLY HAD ONE [CIRCULATION] DESK SO… WE’RE ASSUMING THAT WAS USED AT THE MAIN CIRCULATION DESK… IT WOULD HAVE BEEN USED [PRIOR TO THE AUTOMATION OF THE LIBRARY’S SYSTEM] BECAUSE WE HAD NO OTHER WAY TO CALCULATE [FINES] BUT ONCE THE COMPUTER CAME ALONG THE CIRCULATION MODULES ALWAYS CALCULATED FINES SO IT WASN’T [NEEDED ANYMORE] - ANOTHER THING THAT BECAME REDUNDANT AT THAT POINT.” THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE LIBRARY’S WEBSITE. IN 1911 A CITY BYLAW WAS PASSED FOR THE PROVISION OF A LOCAL LIBRARY TO BE ESTABLISHED, AND EIGHT YEARS LATER LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST LIBRARY SERVICE WAS OPERATED OUT OF TWO ROOMS IN THE YMCA BUILDING. IN 1922, THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY BUILDING IN GALT GARDENS OPENED, WITH AN EXTENSION ADDED IN 1951. IN 1956 A NORTH BRANCH WAS OPENED, AND A SOUTH BRANCH FOLLOWED IN 1974. THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH ON STAFFORD DRIVE SOUTH WAS COMPLETED IN 1974, WITH AN EXTENSION AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CHINOOK ARCH REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM IN 1992. IN 1989 THE LIBRARY ADOPTED THE DYNIX AUTOMATED CATALOGUE SYSTEM, AND IN 1997 INTRODUCED PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS COMPUTERS. IN 2010, THE CROSSINGS BRANCH OPENED IN WEST LETHBRIDGE. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND ONLINE SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20140025002
Acquisition Date
2014-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LIBRARY CARD CATALOGUE
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
2010
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20140025001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LIBRARY CARD CATALOGUE
Date Range From
1965
Date Range To
2010
Materials
WOOD, PAPER, METAL
No. Pieces
31
Height
100.75
Length
103.25
Width
46
Description
.1 – WOOD CABINET CONTAINING 30 DRAWERS IN SIX ROWS (.2 - .31). CABINET’S FOUR LEGS AND EDGES ARE SQUARED, WITH THREE METAL ANGLED BRACKETS AND TWO WOODEN CORNER BRACES ATTACHING THE CABINET BODY TO THE LEGS. WOOD IS STAINED BLONDE. STAMPED TEXT IN BLUE INK ON UNDERSIDE OF CABINET READS "MADE IN CANADA". GENERAL WEAR AND SCUFFS OVERALL, ESPECIALLY ALONG TOP FRONT EDGE AND BOTTOM FRONT SKIRTING PANEL. DRIPS OF WHITE PAINT ON EDGES OF BOTH FRONT LEGS AND CABINET BACK EDGES. OVERALL GOOD CONDITION. 100.75 X 46 X 103.25 ALL DRAWERS (.2 - .31) ARE WOOD WITH BRASS LABELPLATES AND MEASURE 9.75 X 14.5 X 41. .2 – FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “LYRICS INDEX”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .3 – FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “LYRICS INDEX”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .4 – EMPTY EXCEPT FOR METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. NO LABEL OR DRAWER ROD. .5 – HALF FULL OF LOOSE CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. NO LABEL OR DRAWER ROD; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .6 - EMPTY EXCEPT FOR METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. NO LABEL OR DRAWER ROD. .7 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “LYRICS INDEX”. NO DRAWER ROD; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .8 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “LYRICS INDEX”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. DRAWER ROD BRACKET IS MISSING ONE SCREW AND HANGS LOOSE. .9 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “LYRICS INDEX”. NO DRAWER ROD; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .10 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “LYRICS INDEX”. NO DRAWER ROD; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .11 - EMPTY EXCEPT FOR METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. NO LABEL; DRAWER ROD IN PLACE. .12 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL IS FADED AND ILLEGIBLE. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .13 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. NEWS 1989”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .14 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. NEWS 1989”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .15 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. NEWS 1989”. NO DRAWER ROD; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .16 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. NEWS 1989”. NO DRAWER ROD; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .17 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. NEWS 1990”. NO DRAWER ROD; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .18 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. NEWS 1989”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .19 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. BIOGRAPHY 1989 A-J”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .20 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. BIOGRAPHY 1989 J-S”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .21 – HALF FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. BIOGRAPHY 1989 S-Z”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .22 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. BIOGRAPHY 1990 A-K DONE”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .23 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. NO LABEL. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .24 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. AUTHORITY”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .25 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “L.H. AUTHORITY”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .26 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL IS FADED AND ILLEGIBLE. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .27 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL IS FADED AND ILLEGIBLE. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .28 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL IS FADED AND ILLEGIBLE. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .29 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “CDN… PLAY ANALYTICS”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .30 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “PLAY ANALYTICS”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK. .31 - FULL OF CATALOGUE CARDS WITH TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON BOTH SIDES. HANDWRITTEN DRAWER LABEL READS “PLAY ANALYTICS”. DRAWER ROD IS IN PLACE; METAL FILING CLIP INSIDE DRAWER AT BACK.
Subjects
FURNITURE
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
EDUCATION
FURNISHINGS
History
THIS CARD CATALOGUE WAS PRODUCED AND USED BY STAFF AT THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY. ON MAY 1, 2015 COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED LINDA MCELRAVY, WHO WORKED AT THE LIBRARY’S MAIN BRANCH STARTING IN 1978, RETIRING FROM HER POSITION AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICES IN 2008. MCELRAVY EXPLAINED THE CATALOGUING PROCESS AND SUGGESTED THAT IT MAY HAVE BEEN HOUSED IN THE LIBRARY’S SENATOR BUCHANAN ROOM (A REFERENCE RESOURCE OF LOCAL HISTORIES AND GENEALOGIES) AT ONE TIME. MCELRAVY SAID: “WE USED [CARD CATALOGUES] PRIOR TO AUTOMATING OUR CATALOGUE WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE EARLY ‘80S… THERE ARE AT LEAST THREE INDEXES [INSIDE THIS SPECIFIC CATALOGUE]… WE USED TO CREATE CARD INDEXES FOR COLLECTIONS AND THINGS THAT YOU COULDN’T FIND… THROUGH NORMAL CATALOGUING PROCESSES. SO, THE FIRST ONE IS… THE SONG INDEX AND THAT WAS MADE UP OF ANALYTICS OF SHEET MUSIC MAGAZINE AND COLLECTIONS AND SONGS – ALL MUSIC AS OPPOSED TO JUST THE LYRICS. SO WE WOULD TAKE COLLECTIONS OF SONGS IN OUR LIBRARY COLLECTION, WE DIDN’T USE ANYTHING THAT WAS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY – SO IT WASN’T A GENERAL THING IT WAS SPECIFIC, A SPECIFIC TOOL TO OUR COLLECTION… IF SOMEONE WANTED A PARTICULAR PIECE OF MUSIC… WE WOULD BE ABLE TO FIND THAT HERE RATHER THAN PEOPLE STANDING AT THE SHELF, LEAFING THROUGH ALL OF THAT… [AT] THE OTHER END OF THE BANK OF CARDS IS THE PLAY INDEX AND THAT’S THE SAME IDEA – THERE WOULD BE ‘AUTHOR’, ‘PLAYWRIGHT’ AND ‘TITLE’ CARDS PUT IN FOR EACH OF THE PLAYS IN COLLECTIONS THAT WE HAD AT LPL. AND THE MIDDLE ONE WAS THE INDEX TO THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD – I THINK SOME OF IT GOES BACK TO ’99 AND BEFORE AND FOR THAT ONE THE STAFF WOULD CUT OUT ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THEN THEY WOULD PUT SUBJECT HEADINGS ON THEM AND MAKE A CORRESPONDING CARD FOR THE CATALOGUE SO THAT THAT WOULD GIVE PEOPLE ACCESS TO THAT [FILE]...” MCELRAVY CONTINUED: “I THINK [THE AUTOMATION OF THE LIBRARY CATALOGUE] WAS IN THE MID ‘80S… [AFTER THAT PROCESS] I’M NOT SURE HOW OFTEN THEY USED [THE CARD CATALOGUES] ANYMORE… PERHAPS IT WAS JUST A QUESTION OF HANGING ON TO IT FOR THE SAKE OF HANGING ON TO IT.. I DON’T SUPPOSE REALLY FOR TOO LONG AFTER THAT IT WOULD [HAVE BEEN] USEFUL… [THE CARD CATALOGUE] REPRESENTS A LOT OF WORK… IT WAS EXPENSIVE TIME-WISE, IT WAS EXPENSIVE MATERIALS-WISE AND IT WAS EXPENSIVE SPACE-WISE… EVEN WITH THE DIGITIZED, AUTOMATED CATALOGUE, THOSE GENERIC ENTRIES DIDN’T NECESSARILY HAVE ANALYTICS… SO THAT’S WHY WE CONTINUED WITH THIS FOR A WHILE AND THEN EVENTUALLY IT JUST SEEMED TO BE NOT WORTH THE EFFORT TO DO IT… IT JUST SEEMED SAD TO ME THAT IT WAS ALMOST LIKE IT WASN’T RECOGNIZED BECAUSE IT WAS TOO OLD – IT HAD HAD ITS DAY BUT THERE’S NO PURPOSE FOR IT ANYMORE… I THINK THAT THIS CERTAINLY SERVED ITS PURPOSE FOR ITS TIME AND IT’S PART OF THE CONTEXT OF THE PERIOD… I OFTEN THINK TODAY WITH INTERNET AND WITH ALL THE ONLINE ACCESS THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO INFORMATION… WHEN YOU HAVE A QUESTION WHAT DO PEOPLE DO NOW? THEY PULL OUT THEIR PHONE, AND THEY GOOGLE, AND THEY GET THE ANSWER. WHEREAS, BEFORE ANY OF THIS HAPPENED THAT WAS WHAT THE LIBRARY DID, THAT WAS THE ROLE OF THE REFERENCE DEPARTMENT. THE LIBRARY IS THERE NOT JUST TO PROVIDE RECREATIONAL READING BUT TO PROVIDE INFORMATION. I’M NOT SAYING THEY’RE NOT DOING THAT ANYMORE, THEY ARE, IN A VERY MUCH MORE SOPHISTICATED WAY BUT THIS WAS ONE OF THE WAYS THAT WE HANDLED THE NEED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO PEOPLE.” THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE LIBRARY’S WEBSITE. IN 1911 A CITY BYLAW WAS PASSED FOR THE PROVISION OF A LOCAL LIBRARY TO BE ESTABLISHED, AND EIGHT YEARS LATER LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST LIBRARY SERVICE WAS OPERATED OUT OF TWO ROOMS IN THE YMCA BUILDING. IN 1922, THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY BUILDING IN GALT GARDENS OPENED, WITH AN EXTENSION ADDED IN 1951. IN 1956 A NORTH BRANCH WAS OPENED, AND A SOUTH BRANCH FOLLOWED IN 1974. THE LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH ON STAFFORD DRIVE SOUTH WAS COMPLETED IN 1974, WITH AN EXTENSION AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CHINOOK ARCH REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM IN 1992. IN 1989 THE LIBRARY ADOPTED THE DYNIX AUTOMATED CATALOGUE SYSTEM, AND IN 1997 INTRODUCED PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS COMPUTERS. IN 2010, THE CROSSINGS BRANCH OPENED IN WEST LETHBRIDGE. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND ONLINE SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20140025001
Acquisition Date
2014-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SWITCH BROOM, “C.P.R. 70”
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20140016002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SWITCH BROOM, “C.P.R. 70”
Date
1970
Materials
WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.25
Length
153.5
Width
31
Description
BROOM WITH METAL BRISTLES AND WOOD HANDLE. TOP OF HANDLE IS FITTED WITH METAL CHISEL. BRISTLES ARE ATTACHED TO A METAL BASE THAT IS PAINTED RED AND FIXED TO HANDLE WITH RIVETS. HANDLE HAS BEEN REPAIRED WITH GLUE NEAR CENTRE, AND IS BRANDED WITH TEXT READING “C.P.R. 70”. GENERAL WEAR AND STAINING; OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
RAIL TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
THIS SWITCH BROOM WAS COLLECTED BY THE DONOR, LAURENCE HOYE, A PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF MATH AND FORMER ASSOCIATE VP ACADEMIC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE AND AVID COLLECTOR OF RAILWAY EPHEMERA. ON MAY 28, 2014, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN INTERVIEWED HOYE ABOUT HIS COLLECTION, INCLUDING THE FIVE OBJECTS DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM. HOYE SAID: “I REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE ON THE FARM AT LLOYDMINSTER [IN THE MID 1930S] THAT I COULD SEE OUT ON THE HORIZON STEAM TRAINS HAULING BOXCARS TO THE ELEVATORS WHERE WE USED TO DELIVER OUR GRAIN… I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THAT SO MAYBE THAT’S WHEN [MY INTEREST IN COLLECTING RAILWAY MATERIAL] GOT STARTED… I THOUGHT IT WAS KIND OF A NEAT THING TO DO, TO HAVE SOME OF THESE ITEMS AROUND. IT STARTED WITH SMALL THINGS AND THEN OBVIOUSLY GREW TO LARGER THINGS… THERE WAS A LOT OF [RAILWAY COLLECTIBLES] ON THE MARKET IN THE ‘70S… NOWADAYS, IT’S TOUGH TO COME BY.” REGARDING THIS SPECIFIC OBJECT, HOYE SAID: “WHEN PEOPLE WERE TRYING TO CLEAR THE SNOW AND ICE OUT OF THE SWITCH, THE BROOMS ALL HAD WOODEN HANDLES, AND RAILWAY WORKERS ARE PRETTY HUSKY TYPES SO THE HANDLES WOULD BREAK [AND] THEY WOULD CHUCK THEM AWAY AND GO AND GET A NEW ONE. I PICKED UP A COUPLE OF THESE PIECES AND REFURBISHED THEM, PUT THEM TOGETHER AND THAT’S HOW YOU GOT THAT ONE BROOM… [I FOUND THE PIECES] SOMEWHERE AROUND COALHURST. THEY BURNED THE STATION DOWN YOU KNOW AS A FIRE EXERCISE… THEY HAD THE NEW RAIL SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND SO I WAS WALKING AROUND THERE TOO AND FINDING THESE BITS AND PIECES IN THE GRASS… [TODAY’S SWITCH BROOMS] STILL LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME BECAUSE THE SWITCHES ARE OUT ON THE PRAIRIE AND THEY CLOG UP WITH SNOW AND ICE.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF DONOR.
Catalogue Number
P20140016002
Acquisition Date
2014-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TEA TOWEL, MOUNTIES
Date Range From
2001
Date Range To
2014
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20140011000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEA TOWEL, MOUNTIES
Date Range From
2001
Date Range To
2014
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.25
Length
70.5
Width
44.5
Description
WHITE TOWEL, WOVEN WITH COTTON THREAD, WITH REPEATING DESIGN DEPICTING A FIGURE IN RCMP UNIFORM – BROWN HAT AND BOOTS, RED TUNIC, BLUE RIDING BREECHES. THE PATTERN RUNS ALONG BOTH SHORT EDGES OF THE TOWEL. A TAG ATTACHED AT ONE CORNER WITH MULTICOLOURED THREAD READS “HANDMADE BY MAXIENE, FORT MACLEOD ALBERTA CANADA T0L 0Z0, 403-380-3102” ON THE OUTSIDE, AND “100% COTTON, MACHINE WASH/DRY” ON THE INSIDE. VERY GOOD CONDITION OVERALL.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF THE DONOR AND WEAVER OF THIS TOWEL, MAXIENE BODGENER, WAS PROVIDED BY BODGENER TO GALT CURATOR WENDY AITKENS AT THE TIME OF DONATION. BODGENER WAS BORN TO RACHEL “DOLLY” LONG AND WILFRED PERRIN. HER MOTHER DIED WHEN BODGENER WAS 18 MONTHS OLD, SO SHE WAS RAISED BY HER GRANDFATHER HENRY GEORGE LONG, AN EARLY SETTLER IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA WHO WORKED AT THE STOPPING HOUSE NEAR KIPP IN 1889. BODGENER’S AUNT ALICE AND UNCLE HARRY “BUSTER” LONG HELPED GRANDFATHER HENRY ON THE FAMILY RANCH SOUTH OF FORT MACLEOD, ALONG THE BELLY RIVER. BODGENER SPENT HER CAREER TEACHING HOME ECONOMICS AT F.P. WALSHE SCHOOL IN FORT MACLEOD, AND SEWED CLOTHES FOR HER FAMILY. IN HER RETIREMENT SHE LEARNED HOW TO WEAVE FABRIC. 13 YEARS LATER, IN 2001, BODGENER PURCHASED A $7000 COMPUTERIZED LE CLERC LOOM. THE LOOM HAS A ‘BLACK BOX’ THAT PROCESSES THE PATTERNS SHE DEVELOPS WITH SPECIALIZED COMPUTER SOFTWARE, TRANSMITTING DIRECTIONS TO THE LOOM. BODGENER HAS DESIGNED AND MADE TEA TOWELS, SCARVES, PLACEMATS, TABLE RUNNERS, HAND TOWELS, AND AFGHANS USING THIS PROCESS. SHE WEAVES FOR HER OWN ENJOYMENT AND SELLS HER PRODUCTS AT A VERY REASONABLE PRICE. THE MOUNTIE TEA TOWEL, WHICH BODGENER SELLS FOR $11, IS CREATED WITH A PATTERN THAT BODGENER DESIGNED BY ASKING HER NEIGHBOUR, A RCMP OFFICER IN FORT MACLEOD, TO POSE IN HIS UNIFORM SO SHE COULD GET THE PROPORTIONS CORRECT. UPON THE COMPLETION OF THE PATTERN, BODGENER GAVE HIM A TOWEL AND HIS CO-OFFICERS AT THE DETACHMENT TEASED HIM ABOUT RECEIVING A TEA TOWEL. THIS TOWEL WAS INCLUDED IN THE EXHIBIT ‘WOVEN IN TIME – CELEBRATING 65 YEARS WITH LETHBRIDGE WEAVERS’, CURATED BY WENDY AITKENS, THAT RAN FROM JUNE 7 TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 AT THE GALT MUSEUM.
Catalogue Number
P20140011000
Acquisition Date
2014-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2003
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20090031012
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2003
Materials
WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
139.5
Length
92.2
Width
107.8
Description
DRYING RACK, WOODEN. COLLAPSABLE LATTICE WORK SIDES HELD TOGETHER BY STEEL NAILS. WHEN SIDES ARE EXPANDED AND VIEWED HEAD ON THEY FORM THE SHAPE OF ONE DIAMOND PLACED ON TOP OF ANOTHER DIAMOND. THE BOTTOM TWO SHAPES (ON EITHER SIDE OF THE BOTTOM DIAMOND) ARE TWO IRREGULAR QUADRILATERALS. BOTH OF THE LATTICE WORK SIDE PIECES ARE CONNECTED BY 17 DOWELS. THE SIDES OF THE RACK ARE REDDISH IN COLOR. THE WOOD IS DRIED OUT, WELL WORN AND PAINT SPATTERED. MEASUREMENT OF DRYING RACK TAKEN WHEN RACK IS EXPANDED.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, WENDY AITKENS IN AN INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, IN JULY OF 2011, THE CLOTHES RACK WAS "ALWAYS SET UP IN THE BASEMENT NEAR THE WASHER AND DRYER. CLOTHES WERE HUNG ON THIS OR THE OUTDOOR CLOTHES LINE TO DRY IN THE EARLY YEARS. WHILE WE NEVER STOPPED USIING THE LINE COMPLETELY, CLOTHES EVENTUALLY CAME OUT OF THE AUTOMATIC DRYER (WALLY JAMIESON [AITKEN'S FATHER] WAS PART OWNER IN A HOME APPLIANCE STORE SO MOM [KAY JAMIESON NEE FARRIES] WAS ONE OF THE FIRST WOMEN ON THE BLOCK TO OWN AN AUTOMATIC CLOTHES DRYER). THE AUTOMATIC DRYER WAS USED MOST OFTEN IN THE WINTER. ONCE THE CLOTHES WERE IRONED THEY HUNG ON THIS RACK. MY SISTER [MARGIE] AND I LEARNED TO IRON AS ONE OF OUR HOUSEHOLD CHORES. WE STARTED BY IRONING THE 'FLATS' LIKE PILLOW CASES AND MOVED UP TO BLOUSES AND PANTS EVENTUALLY. THIS RACK WAS MOVED TO CALGARY AND USED REGULARLY BY KAY. IT WAS LEFT IN THE HOUSE WHEN KAY AND WALLY SOLD IT TO LANNY [THE DONOR'S HUSBAND] AND WENDY. IT RETURNED T LETHBRIDGE WITH THEM IN 2008. WENDY COULDN'T USE THE RACK BECAUSE IT WAS SO WORN THAT THE WOOD WOULD LEAVE A RED STAIN ON CLOTHES." FOR FAMILY HISTORY SEE P20090030001.
Catalogue Number
P20090031012
Acquisition Date
2009-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
DUST MOP
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, WOOL, CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P20090031001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DUST MOP
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1990
Materials
WOOD, WOOL, CANVAS
No. Pieces
2
Length
143.0
Diameter
2.6
Description
DUST MOP - WOODEN HANDLE WITH DETACHABLE GREEN STRING MOP HEAD - 2 PIECES. 1. MOP HEAD, EGG SHAPED (WHEN LAID FLAT) ATTACHMENT. CANVAS AND VINYL COVER WITH WAVY BLUE, PINK AND PURPLE PATTERN. INSIDE OF COVER IS SOILED WHITE CANVAS. PIECES OF GREEN WOOL ARE ATTACHED TO UNDERSIDE AND EDGES OF COVER. WOOL IS SOILED AND HAS COLLECTED MANY PARTICLES OF DUST AND LINT. 4.7 CM HIGH, 40.7 CM LONG, 26.0 CM WIDE. 2. MOP HANDLE, LIGHT COLORED WOODEN DOWEL. BOTTOM END ENCASED IN METAL. END OF METAL PIECE CLOSED WITH RIVET. PIECE OF BENT, THICK WIRE ATTACHED TO RIVETED END OF HANDLE BY A FOLDED PIECE OF METAL. 136.0 CM LONG BY 2.6 CM IN DIAMETER.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, WENDY AITKENS IN AN INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, IN JULY OF 2011, THE DUST MOP ORIGINALLY BELONGED TO HER MOTHER (KAY JAMIESON NEE FARRIES). SHE SAID, "THE HOUSE IN LETHBRIDGE HAD HARDWOOD FLOORS IN THE LIVING ROOM, HALLWAY AND BEDROOMS AND VINYL TILES IN THE KITCHEN AND BATHROOM. MOM USED TO CLEAN THE FLOORS SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK. CLEANING THE HOUSE BECAME A COMPETITION AMONGST THE LADIES LIVING ON THE SAME BLOCK. SOME OF THE WOMEN ROSE VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING SO THEY COULD GET THEIR HOUSE WORK DONE AND BE THE FIRST TO SIT ON THEIR FRONT PORCH WITH A CUP OF COFFEE. MOM BOUGHT INTO THIS COMPETITION FOR A WHILE AND THEN DECIDED SHE HAD BETTER THINGS TO DO WITH HER TIME; LIKE CURLING, KNITTING, SEWING, BAKING BREAD, CAKES AND COOKIES AND PLAYING THE PIANO. OUR HOUSE WAS ALWAYS CLEAN BUT MOM DECIDED NOT TO GET INVOLVED IN WHAT SHE THOUGHT WAS A SILLY CHALLENGE." ACCORDING TO AITKENS, SHE AND HER SISTER (MARGIE) HAD TO HELP WITH THE CHORES. SHE SAID, "THE DUST MOP WAS ONE OF THE EASIER TASKS SO WE LIKED DOING IT. YOU WOULD HAVE TO SHAKE IT OUTSIDE AFTER YOU SWEPT." THE MOP WAS ALSO USED WHEN THE JAMIESON FAMILY MOVED TO CALGARY, AS THE HOUSE ALSO HAD HARD FLOORS (VS. CARPET). FOR FAMILY HISTORY SEE P20090030001.
Catalogue Number
P20090031001
Acquisition Date
2009-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
"JAMES" TOP LOADING
Date Range From
1953
Date Range To
2005
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, GLASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20090011000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"JAMES" TOP LOADING
Date Range From
1953
Date Range To
2005
Materials
METAL, GLASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
95.4
Length
62.4
Width
33.0
Description
DISHWASHER, TOP LOADING, WHITE PAINT SCRATCHED AND SLIGHTLY YELLOWED. MARKED “JAMES, SWEEP FLOW” IN GOLD AND SEA FOAM GREEN ON FRONT. GLASS AND CHROME DOOR ON TOP, ON LEFT TOP SIDE 2 RETRACTABLE HOSES, DIAL MARKED, “OFF, ON,” RED LIGHT AND RETRACTABLE ELECTRICAL CORD. MODEL # BDL, SERIAL # 71482, US PATENT # 2657095. MISSING GLASS BOTTLE FOR WATER SOFTENING AGENT.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR JEAN STABB AT TIME OF DONATION, SHE RECIEVED THE DISHWASHER (ALONG WITH A FLOOR LAMP) IN 1991 OR 1992 AS PAYMENT FOR A DEBT THAT WAS OWED TO HER. SHE ACCEPTED IT BECAUSE SHE KNEW RE-PAYMENT WAS UNLIKELY. THE PREVIOUS OWNER (DONOR WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE A NAME) WAS KNOWN THROUGH A MUTUAL ACQUAINTANCE (DONOR'S GIRLFRIEND). THE PREVIOUS OWNER LIVED IN TABER. HE TRANSPORTED THE DISHWASHER TO LETHBRIDGE. STABB USED THE DISHWASHER FROM 1992 TO 2005. SHE USED IT TO STERILZE JARS FOR CANNING. THE DONOR PRESERVED PEACHES, PEARS, BEANS AND CORN. SHE LEARNED THE TECHNIQUE FROM HER MOTHER. ALL OF THE PRODUCE SHE CANNED WAS GROWN IN HER OWN BACK YARD. STABB DISCONTINUED THE USE OF THE DISHWASHER WHEN SHE STOPPED CANNING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090011000
Acquisition Date
2009-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
OSBORNE 1
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1983
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20090032000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OSBORNE 1
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1983
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS, PAPER
No. Pieces
12
Description
PORTABLE COMPUTER ENCASED IN HARD BEIGE PLASTIC WITH GRAY BOX CONTAINING FIVE 51/4 INCH FLOPPY DISKS IN ENVELOPES - 12 PIECES. 1. COMPUTER, BEIGE PLASTIC OUTSIDE, BLACK STRIPES ON SIDE MARKED IN WHITE, “O1, OSBORNE, COMPUTER CORPORATION.” FRONT ATTACHED WITH TWO BLACK PLASTIC CLIPS. HANDLE, ELECTRICAL CORD AND ON/OFF SWITCH ON BACK. FRONT PANEL OPENS UP AND TURNS INTO KEYBOARD, ALSO INCLUDES SMALL SCREEN AND TWO DISK DRIVES. 50.4 CM WIDE BY 21.8 CM DEEP BY 38.4 CM LONG 2. BOX, MEDIUM GREY. EIGHT HORIZONTAL LINES AND “O” ON FRONT IN WHITE, MARKED “OSBORNE… CALIFORNIA 94545,” SAME IMAGE UPSIDE DOWN ON BACK OF BOX. PIECE OF SCOTCH TAPE ON BOTTOM FLAP AND BACK SIDE. COLOR LOSS ESPECIALLY ON EDGES AND ON BACK. 15.5 CM WIDE BY 17.8 CM TALL BY 1.3 CM DEEP. 3. ENVELOPES, FIVE IDENTICAL. GREY PAPER ON FRONT, WHITE ON BACK. 8 HORIZONTAL LINES AND “O” ON FRONT, MARKED “OSBORNE… CALIFORNIA 94545.” BACKSIDE OF ENVELOPE EXTENDS OUT FURTHER THAN THE FRONT. 11.9 CM TALL BY 14.2 CM WIDE. 4. FLOPPY DISK, BLACK SQUARE PLASTIC ENCASED AROUND GRAYISH BROWN PLASTIC, HOLE IN THE CENTRE. WHITE PAPER LABEL IN UPPER LEFT CORNER MARKED “CBASIC TM/ MBASIC TM…” 13.3 CM WIDE BY 13.3 CM TALL. 5. FLOPPY DISK, BLACK SQUARE PLASTIC ENCASED AROUND GRAYISH BROWN PLASTIC, HOLE IN THE CENTRE. WHITE PAPER LABEL IN UPPER LEFT CORNER MARKED “CP/M TM UTILITY…” 13.3 CM WIDE BY 13.3 CM TALL. 6. FLOPPY DISK, BLACK SQUARE PLASTIC ENCASED AROUND GRAYISH BROWN PLASTIC, HOLE IN THE CENTRE. WHITE PAPER LABEL IN UPPER LEFT CORNER MARKED “SUPERCALC TM…” 13.3 CM WIDE BY 13.3 CM TALL. 7. FLOPPY DISK, BLACK SQUARE PLASTIC ENCASED AROUND GRAYISH BROWN PLASTIC, HOLE IN THE CENTRE. WHITE PAPER LABEL IN UPPER LEFT CORNER MARKED “WORDSTAR TM/ MAILMERGE TM…” 13.3 CM WIDE BY 13.3 CM TALL. 8. FLOPPY DISK, BLACK SQUARE PLASTIC ENCASED AROUND GRAYISH BROWN PLASTIC, HOLE IN THE CENTRE. WHITE PAPER LABEL IN UPPER LEFT CORNER MARKED “CP/M TM SYSTEM…” 13.3 CM WIDE BY 13.3 CM TALL.
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
HEALTH SERVICES
History
KEVIN MACLEAN, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN WORKED IN TANDEM WITH DONOR, DR. TOM MELLING, TO COMPILE A HISTORY OF THE "OSBORNE 1." ACCORDING TO DR. TOM MELLING AT TIME OF DONATION, THE COMPUTER WAS USED IN HIS MEDICAL PRACTICE. HE WAS AN EARLY STUDENT OF COMPUTING. IN THE LATE 70S, HE TOOK AN ACTIVE INTEREST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTERS - ALBEIT HE WAS LESS INTERESTED IN MODERN CALCULATORS. IN ORDER TO SATISFY HIS COMPUTING INTERESTS, HE SUBSCRIBED TO THE JOURNAL "BYTE," THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE MAGAZINE OF ITS KIND AVAILABLE IN LETHBRIDGE. ACCORDING TO MELLING, "THERE WERE A LOT OF ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE MAGAZINE" AND IN 1981 HE CAME UPON AN AD, DESCRIBING THE FIRST PORTABLE COMPUTER WHICH FEATURED A MICRO-PROCESSOR "WORDSTAR" AND A FINANCIAL CALCULATING PROGRAM "SUPERCALC." AFTER READING THE AD, MELLING DECIDED, "I'VE GOT TO GET ONE OF THESE" AND ORDERED THE OSBORNE COMPUTER BY MAIL FROM THE US AT A COST OF $2000.00. HE LATER PROMISED IT TO HIS SON MICHAEL WHO WAS AT THE TIME COMPLETING STUDIES IN LAW AT OSGOODE HALL TORONTO AND HEADING FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY. ANOTHER LOCAL DOCTOR, PATHOLOGIST DR. ROD MCKAY, SHARED MELLING'S EARLY ENTHUSIASM FOR THE TECHNOLOGY AND WROTE PROGRAMS ON HIS APPLE COMUTER. HIS FOCUS LAID IN HIS COMPUTERS' ABILITY TO RUN HIS PROGRAM FOR CRITICAL DOSAGE CALCULATIONS FOR MEDICATIONS (SUCH AS GENTAMYCIN AND ANTIBIOTICS). MCKAY, CLAIMED MELLING, WAS A DESKTOP ADVOCATE WHEREAS MELLING'S INTEREST LAY IN PORTABLE COMPUTERS. EVENTUALLY, MELLING TOO RECOGNIZED THE VALUE OF WRITING PROGRAMS AND ENROLLED HIMSELF IN A BASIC PROGRAMMING COURSE AT LCC ON ACCOUNT THAT NO "OFF THE SHELF" PROGRAMS EXISTED TO ASSIST HIM OR MCKAY IN THEIR MEDICAL WORK. MCKAY AND MELLING WERE QUICKLY JOINED BY DR. BLAIR AMUNDSEN, A UROLOGIST; DRS. DON RICE AND TERRY LONGAIR, TWO GENERAL PRACTITIONERS, AND DR. IAN WRIGHT (ALSO A UROLOGIST) IN THEIR PASSION FOR COMPUTING. ALL, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MELLING, HOWEVER; WORKED ON APPLES. IN 1981, THE DOCTORS FELT THAT THERE WAS VALUE IN FORMING A COMPUTING CLUB AS A FORUM TO DISCUSS THE DOCTORS' PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR INTERESTS. THEY MET WEEKLY AT ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL (FORMERLY LOCATED ON 9TH AVE. AND 13TH ST. SOUTH) AND, THERE, "DEMONSTRATED THEIR MACHINES." MELLING'S PROTABLE OSBORNE COMPUTER WAS "PITIFULLY SLOW" ON ACCOUNT THAT HE HAD TO LOAD ITS OPERATING SYSTEM EVERY TIME HE TURNED ON HIS COMPUTER. THE CLUB'S ADVOCATES, IN CONTRAST, THROUGHT THEIR NEWLY ACQUIRED "APPLES" WERE FAR FASTER. GENERALLY, MELLING CLAIMED THE ERA'S COMPUTERS, "AWAKENED PEOPLE'S INTEREST." "IT WAS FASCINATING AT THE TIME," HE SAID, FEELING AS THOUGH "HUMANS HAD TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL IN THEIR HANDS." FROM 1981 TO 1983, MELLING CARRIED THE PORTABLE OSBORNE, "THE FIRST TRULY PORTALE COMPUTER" BACK AND FORTH DAILY TO HIS OFFICE. THE EMERGENCE OF BILL GATES' OPERATING SYSTEM 'MSDOS' AND THE "PERSONAL COMPUTER" AROUND 1983, RENDERED THE OSBORNE COMPUTER OBSOLETE, AND FORCED THE OSBORNE COMPUTER CORPORATION INTO BANKRUPTCY. HE CURRENTLY CARRIES AN ULTRA THIN ACER LAPTOP. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20090032000
Acquisition Date
2009-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1963
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC. RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P20030049033
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1963
Date Range To
2000
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC. RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Length
139
Width
39
Description
PNK AND CREAM CARPET SWEEPER. LONG HANDLE IS ATTACHED TO SWEEPER HEAD. PNK SWEEPER HEAD HAS MODEL TYPE ON TOP "BISSELL 400". RUBBER TRIM SURROUNDS BASE. BOTTOM OF HEAD CONSISTS OF TWO PAIRS OF WHEELS WHICH OPERATE THE BRISTLE BRUSH IN THE CENTER OF THE SWEEPER. BASE STAMPED "BISSELL LTD. GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. PAT. NO. D196.035" ON BOTH ENDS OF BASE.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
SEE P20030049001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20030049033
Acquisition Date
2003-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
HAND BROOM
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
2003
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STRAW, STEEL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20030049034
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAND BROOM
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
2003
Materials
STRAW, STEEL, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Length
23
Width
9
Description
HAND HELD STRAW BRISTLE BROOM. STRAW GATHERED AT TOP WITH WIRE AND A STEEL CAP WHICH CREATES A HANDLE. A PIECE OF GRN YARN IS TIED AROUND TOP OF BROOM IN LOOP. STRAW HELD TOGETHER BY PNK YARN TIED IN BUNCHES. STRAW BRISTLES FLARE AT BASE WHICH IS SLIGHTLY DISCOLOURED.
Subjects
MAINTENANCE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
SEE P20030049001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20030049034
Acquisition Date
2003-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

SHELL, SHOTGUN|BALL, MUSKET

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/artifact11941
Other Name
SPENCER CARTRIDGE CASING
.50 CALIBRE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, LEAD
Catalogue Number
P19990032010
  4 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SPENCER CARTRIDGE CASING
.50 CALIBRE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
BRASS, LEAD
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. SHOTGUN SHELL - 2(L) X 1.2(D). CONTAINED IN PLASTIC BAG WITH INFO. SHEET THAT READS "DK PF-5 #11 PLAT A. F. 17- .5 X .5 SPENCER CARTRIDGE CASING" 2. MUSKET BALL - 1.5(D). CONTAINED IN PLASTIC BAG WITH INFO. SHEET THAT READS "DK PF-5 #10 PLAT A FRAME 9 2 X 2.5 ONE LEAD BALL"
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
ARTIFACT WAS RECOVERED FROM SITE DKPF-5; COORDINATES: 52.25M WEST OF POINT 51. INDIAN BATTLE COLLECTION ORIGINALLY REGISTERED AND CATALOGUED AS PERMANENT LOAN FROM THE LOCAL BRANCH OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY UNDER CAT NO P19780220000. IN 1999, BRANCH DECIDED TO OFFICIALLY DONATE COLLECTION TO CITY AND GALT. THE DONATION, SUBSEQUENTLY, WAS REGISTERED UNDER P19990032001-GA TO P19990032080. FOR DETAILED HISTORY ON COLLECTION AND INDIVIDUAL ARTIFACTS REFER TO BOOK "LAST INDIAN BATTLE" PUBLISHED BY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.
Catalogue Number
P19990032010
Acquisition Date
1999-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
VIDEO GAME
Date Range From
1976
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19990101005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VIDEO GAME
Date Range From
1976
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
2
Height
15.6
Length
45.0
Width
24.8
Description
1. BOX. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. BOX HAS A BLACK BACKGROUND. TOP AND BOTTOM OF BOX FEATURE AN ILLUSTRATION OF A FAMILY GATHERED AROUND GAME SYSTEM AND TV, A LARGER PICTURE OF GAME SYSTEM, 2 ACCESSORIES (COMBINATION GAME RIFLE & PISTOL, AND SPECIAL REMOTE CONTROL) AND THE 6 DIFFERENT GAMES THAT THE SYSTEM CAN PLAY. ALSO READS "UNISONIC TOURNAMENT 2000" "ELECTRONIC ACTION TV GAME". SIDES OF BOX AGAIN ILLUSTRATE THE 2 ACCESSORIES AND 6 DIFFERENT GAMES, AS WELL AS LISTING "SPECIAL FEATURES OF ACTION TV GAME". ONE END OF BOX READS "MADE IN JAPAN"; OTHER END IS MISSING. BOX IS WORN AND TORN 2. GAME SYSTEM. 8.5 X 35.6 X 21.0 (W/O CORD). SYSTEM IS SILVER AND BLACK. CENTER, TOP OF SYSTEM IS RAISED AND FEATURES SWITCHES FOR "SIZE", "SPEED", "SERVE", "RESET", "ANGLE", AND "POWER". IT ALSO HAS SCORE SELECTORS (ONE BLUE, ONE YELLOW) AND A GAME SELECTOR, WHICH HIGHLIGHTS THE CHOSEN GAME IN BRIGHT ORANGE. FLANKING CENTER PIECE ARE 2 SPEAKERS AS WELL AS 2 SILVER SLIDERS ("LEFT TEAM" AND "RIGHT TEAM"). THERE IS A SMALL PORT ON EACH SIDE OF SYSTEM AS WELL AS 2 ON BACK FOR "GUN OUT" AND "DC9V". THERE IS ALSO A COAXIAL CABLE COMING OUT OF BACK OF SYSTEM. ON BOTTOM IS A BATTERY COMPARTMENT AND A LABEL THAT READS "UNISONIC PRODUCTS CORP. MODEL NO. T-2000-JR" "SERIAL NO. 0270025" "MADE IN JAPAN".
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
TOY
Historical Association
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
History
ONE OF MANY "PONG" CLONES MANUFACTURED AROUND 1976. THIS SYSTEM HAS LESS NAME RECOGNITION THAN MACHINES MADE BY ATARI, MAGNAVOX OR COLECO, BUT INCLUDES A CONSOLE SIMILAR TO MOST OTHER PONG VARIANTS, AND ALSO CAME WITH A LIGHT GUN UNLIKE OTHER SYSTEMS. DONOR PURCHASED SYSTEM FROM A GARAGE SALE, BUT HAS NO MEMORY OF USING IT. DONOR HAS COLLECTED, IN GENERAL, ALL HIS LIFE. HE SAW COLLECTING AS A WAY TO WORK WITH HIS SONS, DAVID (B. 1975) AND COLIN (B. 1980). COMPUTER COLLECTION WAS BEGAN IN 1988 WHEN THE DONOR WAS WORKING AT THE U OF L. PRIOR TO THAT, SYSTEMS WERE TOO EXPENSIVE. FOR 10 YEARS MOST OF THE MATERIAL WAS IN DONOR'S GARAGE. HE USED IT TO TRY AND HELP PEOPLE TO DO FAMILY HISTORY/GENEALOGY. MOST OF HIS COLLECTION WAS OFFERED TO HIM BY PEOPLE WHO WERE AWARE OF THE DONOR'S INTEREST. DONOR DIDN'T WANT TO DISPOSE OF COLLECTION BY SELLING IT WHEN HE LEFT THE U OF L, BECAUSE HE FELT IT COULD BE USED IN AN EDUCATIONAL VENUE, SO IT WAS OFFERED TO THE MUSEUM. DONOR WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STIRLING/RAYMOND; GRADUATED FROM RAYMOND HIGH SCHOOL IN 1970. HE WORKED FOR THE TREASURY BRANCH, WHICH SENT DONOR TO N.A.I.T. FOR TRAINING AS A PROGRAMMER, SO THAT HE COULD MODIFY PROGRAMS AND WORK AS AN ACCOUNT OFFICE MANAGER. HE LEFT THE BANK IN 1979. DONOR WENT ON TO PURSUE A BACHELOR OF EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE DURING WHICH TIME HE WORKED WITH THE UNIVERSITY'S CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM IN HOME COMPUTER COURSES (STUDENTS TOOK COMPUTERS HOME). HE COMPLETED HIS B. ED. IN 1983. DONOR THEREAFTER BECAME A COMPUTING BUSINESS INSTRUCTOR IN MARWAYNE, ALBERTA AND WAS THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR ALBERTA'S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAVELLING TO SCHOOLS TO TALK TO TEACHERS ABOUT THE USE OF COMPUTERS IN CLASSROOMS. IN 1988, THE DONOR RETURNED TO THE U OF L TO TEACH FOR 10 YEARS WITH THE FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT. HE TAUGHT HARDWARE MAINTENANCE & MULTI-MEDIA. U OF L WAS THE FIRST TO USE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TO TEACH LABS. DONOR LEFT FACULTY TO WORK AS AN ASSOCIATE REGISTRAR (1998-99) AFTER WHICH HE WENT TO ARIZONA TO BE AN INSTRUCTOR WITH THE NORTHLAND PIONEER COLLEGE. DONOR CURRENTLY TRAVELS TO ARIZONA COLLEGE'S DISTANCE CENTERS TEACHING CLASSES.
Catalogue Number
P19990101005
Acquisition Date
2003-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ACCESS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19990101003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ACCESS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1985
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS, RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Height
26.0
Length
41.0
Width
27.6
Description
COMPUTER IS CREAM COLOURED AND DARK BROWN. KEYBOARD IS HINGED TO FRONT OF COMPUTER AND CAN BE FOLDED UP FOR STORAGE, OR FLIPPED DOWN FOR USE. A LABEL ON KEYBOARD READS "ACCESS". ABOVE KEYBOARD IS A SMALL SCREEN AND 2 FLOPPY DISK DRIVES. ABOVE SCREEN READS "ACCESS" BESIDE A HEXAGONAL SHAPE. ON TOP OF COMPUTER IS A PRINTER WITH A TRANSLUCENT BROWN COVER, AS WELL AS 2 ROUND SPEAKERS?, BESIDE WHICH IS THE IMAGE OF A TELEPHONE HANDSET AND "J17 PHONE / J16 WALL". THERE IS ALSO A HANDLE MOUNTED TO TOP SIDES OF COMPUTER. ON SIDE OF COMPUTER, IN BLACK VINYL, IS "4". BACK OF COMPUTER HAS A RED ON/OFF SWITCH, AS WELL AS 2 TELEPHONE JACKS, A MALE OUTLET, AND 4 PORTS. THERE IS A LABEL ON BACK THAT READS "ACCESS MATRIX CORP. 2159 BERING DRIVE SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA 95131 U.S.A. S/N AC 1120".
Subjects
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
EDUCATION
History
AN EXAMPLE OF AN EARLY PORTABLE COMPUTER, WITH A BUILT-IN PRINTER AND MODEM; THIS CONCEPT LATER LED TO LAPTOP COMPUTERS. THIS WAS ONE OF THE FIRST COMPUTERS USED BY THE FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT AT THE U OF L. WAS ONCE USED FOR STUDENT LABS WHEN FACULTY WERE, IN CONTRAST, ON THE MAINFRAME. BY THE TIME DONOR STARTED WORKING AT U OF L THIS COMPUTER WAS NO LONGER IN USE. DONOR TOOK COMPUTER FROM A ROOM OF OBSOLETE ITEMS, LOCATED ON THE 7TH FLOOR OF THE UNIVERSITY. DONOR HAS COLLECTED, IN GENERAL, ALL HIS LIFE. HE SAW COLLECTING AS A WAY TO WORK WITH HIS SONS, DAVID (B. 1975) AND COLIN (B. 1980). COMPUTER COLLECTION WAS BEGAN IN 1988 WHEN THE DONOR WAS WORKING AT THE U OF L. PRIOR TO THAT, SYSTEMS WERE TOO EXPENSIVE. FOR 10 YEARS MOST OF THE MATERIAL WAS IN DONOR'S GARAGE. HE USED IT TO TRY AND HELP PEOPLE TO DO FAMILY HISTORY/GENEALOGY. MOST OF HIS COLLECTION WAS OFFERED TO HIM BY PEOPLE WHO WERE AWARE OF THE DONOR'S INTEREST. DONOR DIDN'T WANT TO DISPOSE OF COLLECTION BY SELLING IT WHEN HE LEFT THE U OF L, BECAUSE HE FELT IT COULD BE USED IN AN EDUCATIONAL VENUE, SO IT WAS OFFERED TO THE MUSEUM. DONOR WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STIRLING/RAYMOND; GRADUATED FROM RAYMOND HIGH SCHOOL IN 1970. HE WORKED FOR THE TREASURY BRANCH, WHICH SENT DONOR TO N.A.I.T. FOR TRAINING AS A PROGRAMMER, SO THAT HE COULD MODIFY PROGRAMS AND WORK AS AN ACCOUNT OFFICE MANAGER. HE LEFT THE BANK IN 1979. DONOR WENT ON TO PURSUE A BACHELOR OF EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE DURING WHICH TIME HE WORKED WITH THE UNIVERSITY'S CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM IN HOME COMPUTER COURSES (STUDENTS TOOK COMPUTERS HOME). HE COMPLETED HIS B. ED. IN 1983. DONOR THEREAFTER BECAME A COMPUTING BUSINESS INSTRUCTOR IN MARWAYNE, ALBERTA AND WAS THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR ALBERTA'S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAVELLING TO SCHOOLS TO TALK TO TEACHERS ABOUT THE USE OF COMPUTERS IN CLASSROOMS. IN 1988, THE DONOR RETURNED TO THE U OF L TO TEACH FOR 10 YEARS WITH THE FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT. HE TAUGHT HARDWARE MAINTENANCE & MULTI-MEDIA. U OF L WAS THE FIRST TO USE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TO TEACH LABS. DONOR LEFT FACULTY TO WORK AS AN ASSOCIATE REGISTRAR (1998-99) AFTER WHICH HE WENT TO ARIZONA TO BE AN INSTRUCTOR WITH THE NORTHLAND PIONEER COLLEGE. DONOR CURRENTLY TRAVELS TO ARIZONA COLLEGE'S DISTANCE CENTERS TEACHING CLASSES.
Catalogue Number
P19990101003
Acquisition Date
2003-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
IBM PC JUNIOR
Date Range From
1983
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19990101001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
IBM PC JUNIOR
Date Range From
1983
Date Range To
1985
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS, RUBBER
No. Pieces
36
Description
1. MONITOR. 32.6 X 38.7 X 35.2. MONITOR IS OFF-WHITE. ON FRONT IS A POWER BUTTON WITH AN EMBOSSED SYMBOL ON IT CONSISTING OF A CIRCLE WITH A VERTICAL LINE INSIDE IT. THERE ARE ALSO 4 MORE EMBOSSED SYMBOLS ON FRONT OF MONITOR BELOW SCREEN: INCLUDE A SUN; A CIRCLE THAT IS HALF FILLED IN; A RIGHT ANGLE TRIANGLE; AND HEADPHONES. THERE ARE DIALS BELOW EACH OF THESE SYMBOLS EXCEPT FOR THE HEADPHONES WHICH HAS A SMALL JACK BELOW IT. ON FRONT ALSO READS "IBM PC JR COLOR DISPLAY". BACK OF MONITOR HAS 2 LABELS, ONE OF WHICH READS "IBM 4863". THERE ARE ALSO "V-SIZE" AND "V-HOLD" DIALS ON BACK. THERE ARE 2 CORDS COMING OUT OF BACK OF MONITOR. UNDERSIDE OF MONITOR HAS A STEEL BAR THAT LAYS FLAT AGAINST BOTTOM, BUT CAN BE FLIPPED DOWN TO RAISE FRONT OF MONITOR UP SLIGHTLY. THERE ARE 2 LABELS ON BOTTOM OF MONITOR. ONE READS "MANUFACTURED MAY 1984" AND THE OTHER IS GOLD AND GIVES "CAUTION" IN 5 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. 2. CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT. 9.5 X 38.4 X 28.9. UNIT IS OFF-WHITE. ON TOP OF UNIT READS "IBM PC JR". ON RIGHT SIDE OF UNIT IS A GOLD STICKER THAT READS "IMPLUSE MODEL 140". ON BACK ARE MULTIPLE PORTS EACH LABELED WITH 1 OR 2 EMBOSSED LETTERS; THERE IS ALSO POWER SWITCH ON BACK. FRONT OF UNIT HAS A FLOPPY DISK DRIVE AND 2 LARGE PORTS. IMPRESSED INTO UNDERSIDE OF UNIT IS "0026179". THERE IS ALSO A STICKER ON BOTTOM THAT READS "MANUFACTURED FOR IBM" "MODEL NO. 4860" "FCC ID: ANO9SA4860". INCLUDED WITH UNIT IS A BLACK FLOPPY DISK WITH A LABEL THAT READS "WPJ 5 BOOT"; AND STAMPED ON BACK SIDE IS "176DF60900/2". 3. POWER SUPPLY. 6.6 X 11.8 (W/O CORDS) X 7.4. A BLACK BOX WITH CORDS COMING OUT OF OPPOSITE ENDS. BOX HAS FOUR SHORT, ROUND FEET ON UNDERSIDE. EMBOSSED ON UNDERSIDE IS "IBM" "PART NO. 1503681 INTENDED FOR USE WITH IBM MODEL NO. 4860 ONLY". 4. KEYBOARD. 2 PIECE. 3.8 X 34.0 X 16.7. KEYBOARD IS OFF-WHITE. CONSISTS OF 62 KEYS (16 LIGHT BROWN; 46 OFF-WHITE). HAS A SEPARATE BLACK CABLE THAT PLUGS INTO BACK VIA A PHONE JACK CONNECTION. OPPOSITE END HAS A STEEL JACK WITH "AMP" ON IT. UNDERSIDE OF KEYBOARD HAS A COMPARTMENT FOR BATTERIES. THERE ARE 2 PLASTIC LEGS ON UNDERSIDE THAT FOLD FLAT AGAINST KEYBOARD OR CAN BE FLIPPED UP TO RAISE KEYBOARD. THERE ARE 3 STICKERS ON UNDERSIDE OF KEYBOARD, 2 WITH BARCODES, AND 1 THAT READS "LR-53966 MODEL NO. 7257 E82144". ALSO EMBOSSED ON UNDERSIDE OF KEYBOARD IS "COPYRIGHTED CODE CONTAINED WITHIN IBM 1983". 5. BOOK. "HARDWARE MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE". 4.5 X 22.9 X 19.9. LOOSE PAGES ENCASED IN A BLUE, 3-RING BINDER. FIRST PAGE IS BLUE AND READS "HARDWARE MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE" "6025075". THERE IS A CLEAR PLASTIC SLEEVE AT BACK OF PINDER THAT IS DIVIDED INTO 3 SECTIONS (FOR HOLDING DISKS). 6. BOOK. "GUIDE TO OPERATIONS". 4.5 X 22.9 X 19.9. LOOSE PAGES ENCASED IN A MAROON, 3-RING BINDER. FIRST PAGE IS MAROON AND READS "GUIDE TO OPERATIONS" "1502262". THERE IS A PLASTIC SLEEVE ATTACHED TO INSIDE BACK OF BINDER. 7. BOOK. "BASIC". 2 PIECE. 5.7 X 23.9 X 20.2. BOOK CONSISTS OF LOOSE PAGES ENCASED IN AN OLIVE GREEN, 3-RING BINDER. FIRST PAGE IS OLIVE GREEN AND READS "BASIC BY MICROSOFT CORP." "6322881". IN BACK OF BINDER IS A CLEAR PLASTIC SLEEVE, DIVIDED INTO 3 SECTIONS (FOR HOLDING DISKS). BINDER COMES IN A RECTANGULAR CASE THAT IS BEIGE AND READS "PERSONAL COMPUTER SOFTWARE LIBRARY" "IBM" ON FRONT. WITHIN EDGE OF CASE READS "6081421". 8. DISKETTES. 6 PIECE. 0.1 X 13.6 X 14.5 (INCLUDES DISKETTE AND SLEEVE). 3 BLACK FLOPPY DISKETTES, EACH IN A GREY AND WHITE PAPER SLEEVE THAT READS "IBM" ON THE FRONT, AND HAS ILLUSTRATIONS ON BACK FOR SAFE HANDLING OF DISKETTE. 2 OF THE DISKETTES HAVE WHITE LABELS WITH BLUE PRINT THAT READ "IBM DOS"; ONE ALSO READS "80X0735 STARTUP", OTHER READS "80X0929 OPERATING". 3RD DISKETTE HAS A RED LABEL WITH WHITE PRINT AND READS "6936820" "EXPLORING THE IBM PERSONAL COMPUTER". 9. INSTRUCTIONS. 0.1 X 21.6 X 14.0. A COUPLE? WHITE SHEETS OF PAPER AND A PIECE OF CARDBOARD ENCASED WITHIN CLEAR PLASTIC WRAP. FIRST PAGE READS "IBM PC JR ADAPTER CABLE FOR SERAIL DEVICES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS" "1504657". 10. INSTRUCTIONS. 0.1 X 21.6 X 14.0. 6 PAGE BOOKLET; STAPLED TOGETHER. FIRST PAGE READS "IBM PC JR KEYBOARD CORD INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS" "6322947". HAS 3 HOLES IN LEFT HAND SIDE. 11. INFORMATION SHEETS. 27.9(L) X 21.6(W). 2 LOOSE SHEETS OF PAPER WITH TYPE ON ONE SIDE. WHITE WITH BLACK PRINT. AT TOP OF ONE READS "CREATIVE FIRMWARE P.O. BOX 850064 RICHARDSON, TEXAS 75085". ALSO WRITTEN ON TOP OF SAME SHEET IN PEN IS "8/13/85". AT TOP OF SECOND SHEET READS "CUSTOMIZING YOUR SYSTEM DISK FOR 2ND DISK DRIVE RECOGNITION". 10. USERS MANUAL. "IMPULSE 100 SERIES". 21.6(L) X 14.0(W). 15 LOOSE SHEETS OF PAPER (14 WHITE; 1 ORANGE). ORANGE SHEET HAS TYPE ON ONE SIDE; READS "IMPORTANT READ THIS FIRST IMPULSE SERIES 100". WHITE SHEETS COMPRISE "IMPULSE 100 SERIES USERS MANUAL". FRONT COVER IS THICKER THAN THE REST AND HAS AN ILLUSTRATION OF A C.P.U. ON IT AND ALSO READS "IMPULSE COMPUTER PRODUCTS". PAGES HAVE 3 HOLES IN LEFT HAND SIDE. FIRST PAGE HAS A TABLE OF CONTENTS, AND REST OF PAGES ARE NUMBERED FROM 1 TO 24. FINAL PAGE HAS NO NUMBER BUT GIVES INFO. ON "LIMITED WARRANTY". 11. BOX. 39.3 X 46.2 X 40.8. ALL SIDES OF BOX READ "IBM PC JR" "COLOR DISPLAY". ON ONE SIDE IS A MAILING LABEL THAT READS "COMPUTERLAND CANADA INC." AND INCLUDES ADDRESSES IN BRAMPTON, ONTARIO AND CALGARY, ALBERTA. THERE ARE ALSO TWO STICKERS WITH BARCODES ON SAME SIDE OF BOX, AND "PO74265" WRITTEN IN PEN. STAMPED ON BOTTOM OF BOX IS "MORI SHIGYO CO., LTD. NAGANO JAPAN". THERE ARE MULTIPLE STAPLES IN BOTTOM OF BOX THAT ARE RUSTED. WRITTEN ON TOP OF BOX IN FELT PEN IS "JR MONITOR". BOX IS WORN AND TORN. 12. BOX. 7.9 X 41.8 X 22.5. BOX HAS OPEN ENDS. PRINTED ON ALL SIDES OF BOX IS "IBM PC JR" "KEYBOARD". ONE SIDE ALSO READS "INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION BOCA RATON, FLORIDA 33432". EDGES ARE SLIGHTLY WORN.
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LEISURE
History
DONOR ACQUIRED SYSTEM SOON AFTER HE BEGAN WORKING AT THE U OF L, WHEN THEY UPGRADED TO THE IBM PC. THE SYSTEMS WERE OFFERED TO FACULTY MEMBERS AFTER THEY BECAME OBSOLETE; DONOR DID NOT PERSONALLY USE SYSTEM WHILE WORKING AT U OF L. IBM ANNOUNCED THE PC JR. ON NOV 1, 1983. IT WAS INTENDED AS A HOME/SCHOOL VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL IBM PC. THIS NEW SYSTEM HAD A NUMBER OF UNIQUE FEATURES, BUT WAS IN COMPETITION WITH SUCH SYSTEMS AS THE COLECO ADAM, THE RADIO SHACK COLOR COMPUTER [SEE P19990101002-GA], THE COMMODORE VIC 20, AND ATARI; IN ADDITION, THE PC JR. WAS VASTLY MORE EXPENSIVE. THE OVERPRICING CAUSED LOW SALES, SO IN ORDER TO STIMULATE SALES IBM HAD A "FIRE SALE" IN 1984, AND SALES TOOK OFF DUE TO THE NEW LOW PRICE. IBM ANNOUNCED THE END OF THE PC JR ON MARCH 22, 1985. SEVERAL OTHER COMPANIES PRODUCED ITEMS FOR THE PC JR, AND CONTINUED TO SUPPORT THIS LINE EVEN AFTER IBM DISCONTINUED SUPPORT, RESULTING IN THE EXTENDED LIFE OF THOUSANDS OF PC JRS. DONOR HAS COLLECTED, IN GENERAL, ALL HIS LIFE. HE SAW COLLECTING AS A WAY TO WORK WITH HIS SONS, DAVID (B. 1975) AND COLIN (B. 1980). COMPUTER COLLECTION WAS BEGAN IN 1988 WHEN THE DONOR WAS WORKING AT THE U OF L. PRIOR TO THAT, SYSTEMS WERE TOO EXPENSIVE. FOR 10 YEARS MOST OF THE MATERIAL WAS IN DONOR'S GARAGE. HE USED IT TO TRY AND HELP PEOPLE TO DO FAMILY HISTORY/GENEALOGY. MOST OF HIS COLLECTION WAS OFFERED TO HIM BY PEOPLE WHO WERE AWARE OF THE DONOR'S INTEREST. DONOR DIDN'T WANT TO DISPOSE OF COLLECTION BY SELLING IT WHEN HE LEFT THE U OF L, BECAUSE HE FELT IT COULD BE USED IN AN EDUCATIONAL VENUE, SO IT WAS OFFERED TO THE MUSEUM. DONOR WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STIRLING/RAYMOND; GRADUATED FROM RAYMOND HIGH SCHOOL IN 1970. HE WORKED FOR THE TREASURY BRANCH, WHICH SENT DONOR TO N.A.I.T. FOR TRAINING AS A PROGRAMMER, SO THAT HE COULD MODIFY PROGRAMS AND WORK AS AN ACCOUNT OFFICE MANAGER. HE LEFT THE BANK IN 1979. DONOR WENT ON TO PURSUE A BACHELOR OF EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE DURING WHICH TIME HE WORKED WITH THE UNIVERSITY'S CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM IN HOME COMPUTER COURSES (STUDENTS TOOK COMPUTERS HOME). HE COMPLETED HIS B. ED. IN 1983. DONOR THEREAFTER BECAME A COMPUTING BUSINESS INSTRUCTOR IN MARWAYNE, ALBERTA AND WAS THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR ALBERTA'S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAVELLING TO SCHOOLS TO TALK TO TEACHERS ABOUT THE USE OF COMPUTERS IN CLASSROOMS. IN 1988, THE DONOR RETURNED TO THE U OF L TO TEACH FOR 10 YEARS WITH THE FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT. HE TAUGHT HARDWARE MAINTENANCE & MULTI-MEDIA. U OF L WAS THE FIRST TO USE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TO TEACH LABS. DONOR LEFT FACULTY TO WORK AS AN ASSOCIATE REGISTRAR (1998-99) AFTER WHICH HE WENT TO ARIZONA TO BE AN INSTRUCTOR WITH THE NORTHLAND PIONEER COLLEGE. DONOR CURRENTLY TRAVELS TO ARIZONA COLLEGE'S DISTANCE CENTERS TEACHING CLASSES.
Catalogue Number
P19990101001
Acquisition Date
2003-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FLOPPY DISK HOLDER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990101006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FLOPPY DISK HOLDER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Height
4.0
Length
17.0
Width
16.5
Description
MAROON COLOURED PLASTIC CASE. RECTANGULAR. EXTERIOR IS TEXTURED TO MAKE ITEM APPEAR LIKE LEATHER BOUND BOOK. EMBOSSED ON FRONT, IN LOWER LEFT HAND CORNER, IS "DYSAN CORPORATION". ON 'SPINE' IS A LABEL THAT HAS "ACCESS #5" WRITTEN ON IT. SPINE OF CASE ACTS AS A HINGE, AND CASE OPENS UP TO REVEAL A TRAY THAT ATTACHES TO ONE SIDE, AND CAN SWING OUTWARD. EMBOSSED INSIDE CASE IS "PATENTS 4225038 251273". ALSO INCLUDED WITH CASE IS A SHEET OF RECTANGULAR SILVER STICKERS WITHIN A CLEAR PLASTIC BAG "23673".
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CONTAINER
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
ITEM MAY HAVE BEEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ACCESS COMPUTER AS INDICATED ON LABEL. DONOR USED ITEM TO STORE HIS PERSONAL FILES. SEE P19990101003-GA FOR ACCESS COMPUTER HISTORY. DONOR HAS COLLECTED, IN GENERAL, ALL HIS LIFE. HE SAW COLLECTING AS A WAY TO WORK WITH HIS SONS, DAVID (B. 1975) AND COLIN (B. 1980). COMPUTER COLLECTION WAS BEGAN IN 1988 WHEN THE DONOR WAS WORKING AT THE U OF L. PRIOR TO THAT, SYSTEMS WERE TOO EXPENSIVE. FOR 10 YEARS MOST OF THE MATERIAL WAS IN DONOR'S GARAGE. HE USED IT TO TRY AND HELP PEOPLE TO DO FAMILY HISTORY/GENEALOGY. MOST OF HIS COLLECTION WAS OFFERED TO HIM BY PEOPLE WHO WERE AWARE OF THE DONOR'S INTEREST. DONOR DIDN'T WANT TO DISPOSE OF COLLECTION BY SELLING IT WHEN HE LEFT THE U OF L, BECAUSE HE FELT IT COULD BE USED IN AN EDUCATIONAL VENUE, SO IT WAS OFFERED TO THE MUSEUM. DONOR WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STIRLING/RAYMOND; GRADUATED FROM RAYMOND HIGH SCHOOL IN 1970. HE WORKED FOR THE TREASURY BRANCH, WHICH SENT DONOR TO N.A.I.T. FOR TRAINING AS A PROGRAMMER, SO THAT HE COULD MODIFY PROGRAMS AND WORK AS AN ACCOUNT OFFICE MANAGER. HE LEFT THE BANK IN 1979. DONOR WENT ON TO PURSUE A BACHELOR OF EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE DURING WHICH TIME HE WORKED WITH THE UNIVERSITY'S CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM IN HOME COMPUTER COURSES (STUDENTS TOOK COMPUTERS HOME). HE COMPLETED HIS B. ED. IN 1983. DONOR THEREAFTER BECAME A COMPUTING BUSINESS INSTRUCTOR IN MARWAYNE, ALBERTA AND WAS THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR ALBERTA'S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAVELLING TO SCHOOLS TO TALK TO TEACHERS ABOUT THE USE OF COMPUTERS IN CLASSROOMS. IN 1988, THE DONOR RETURNED TO THE U OF L TO TEACH FOR 10 YEARS WITH THE FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT. HE TAUGHT HARDWARE MAINTENANCE & MULTI-MEDIA. U OF L WAS THE FIRST TO USE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TO TEACH LABS. DONOR LEFT FACULTY TO WORK AS AN ASSOCIATE REGISTRAR (1998-99) AFTER WHICH HE WENT TO ARIZONA TO BE AN INSTRUCTOR WITH THE NORTHLAND PIONEER COLLEGE. DONOR CURRENTLY TRAVELS TO ARIZONA COLLEGE'S DISTANCE CENTERS TEACHING CLASSES.
Catalogue Number
P19990101006
Acquisition Date
2003-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
RADIO SHACK TRS-80
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19990101002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RADIO SHACK TRS-80
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Materials
PLASTIC, RUBBER
No. Pieces
5
Height
9.3
Length
37.2
Width
35.0
Description
1. CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT. ABOVE DIMENSIONS (W/O CORDS). 2 PIECE. LOOKS LIKE A THICK KEYBOARD. DARK GREY IN COLOR. CONSISTS OF 53 KEYS (8 WHITE; 1 RED; 44 GREY). ABOVE KEYPAD IS "RADIO SHACK TRS-80 COLOR COMPUTER". ON BACK OF UNIT ARE RESET, CHANNEL SELECT AND POWER SWITCHES, AS WELL AS PORTS FOR "TO TV", "CASSETTE", "SERIAL I/O", AND RIGHT AND LEFT JOYSTICKS. THERE IS A POWER CORD COMING OUT OF BACK OF UNIT. THERE IS A PORT FOR CARTRIDGES ON RIGHT HAND SIDE OF UNIT. ON UNDERSIDE IS A LABEL THAT READS "CATALOG NO. 26-3003" "SERIAL NO. 000233". ALSO INCLUDED WITH UNIT IS A COAXIAL CABLE THAT FITS INTO THE "TO TV" PORT. 2. CASSETTE RECORDER. 2 PIECE. 3.4 X 17.7 X 11.6 (W/O CORD). RECORDER IS OFF-WHITE. ON TOP OF RECORDER ARE SPEAKER, CASSETTE COMPARTMENT WITH TRANSLUCENT COVER, AND BUTTONS AND SWTCHES. IN TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER READS "RADIO SHACK TRS-80 CCR-82 COMPUTER CASSETTE RECORDER". THERE IS A RESET BUTTON ABOVE CASSETTE COMPARTMENT. BELOW COMPARTMENT ARE 5 BUTTONS FOR "EJECT/STOP", "REVIEW/REWIND", "RECORD/CSAVE", "PLAY/CLOAD", AND "CUE/FAST-F". THERE ARE ALSO SWITCHES FOR "PAUSE" AND "MONITOR". THERE IS A VOLUME DIAL ON FRONT OF UNIT. SIDE OF UNIT HAS 5 PORTS, 3 OF WHICH ARE OCCUPIED BY BLACK AND GREY CORD INCLUDED WITH UNIT. UNDERSIDE OF UNIT HAS A BATTERY COMPARTMENT AND A LABEL THAT READS "RADIO SHACK CCR-82 MOD. 26-1209". 3. BOOK. 1.8 X 27.3 X 21.2. BOOK NUMBERED TO PAGE 308. FRONT COVER READS "RADIO SHACK GETTING STARTED WITH COLOR BASIC TRS-80 COLOR COMPUTER" AND FEATURES AN ILLUSTRATION OF A COMPUTER MONITOR AND KEYBOARD, BESIDE AN ANIMATED COMPUTER WITH EYES, MOUTH, ARMS AND FEET, OVER A RAINBOW BACKGROUND. BACK COVER READS "TANDY CORPORATION".
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EDUCATION
History
ALTHOUGH THIS SYSTEM IS NOT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, THIS IS A TYPICAL EXAMPLE OF WHAT STUDENTS WOULD HAVE TAKEN HOME FROM UNIVERSITY'S HOME STUDIES PROGRAM, WHILE DONOR WORKED WITHIN THE PROGRAM. THE RADIO SHACK TRS-80 (NICKNAMED THE TRASH-80) WAS INTRODUCED IN 1977 AND WAS THE THIRD OF THE FIRST THREE CONSUMER READY PERSONAL COMPUTERS. IT USED A CASSETTE RECORDER TO PLAY PROGRAMS AND STORE DATA. DONOR HAS COLLECTED, IN GENERAL, ALL HIS LIFE. HE SAW COLLECTING AS A WAY TO WORK WITH HIS SONS, DAVID (B. 1975) AND COLIN (B. 1980). COMPUTER COLLECTION WAS BEGAN IN 1988 WHEN THE DONOR WAS WORKING AT THE U OF L. PRIOR TO THAT, SYSTEMS WERE TOO EXPENSIVE. FOR 10 YEARS MOST OF THE MATERIAL WAS IN DONOR'S GARAGE. HE USED IT TO TRY AND HELP PEOPLE TO DO FAMILY HISTORY/GENEALOGY. MOST OF HIS COLLECTION WAS OFFERED TO HIM BY PEOPLE WHO WERE AWARE OF THE DONOR'S INTEREST. DONOR DIDN'T WANT TO DISPOSE OF COLLECTION BY SELLING IT WHEN HE LEFT THE U OF L, BECAUSE HE FELT IT COULD BE USED IN AN EDUCATIONAL VENUE, SO IT WAS OFFERED TO THE MUSEUM. DONOR WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STIRLING/RAYMOND; GRADUATED FROM RAYMOND HIGH SCHOOL IN 1970. HE WORKED FOR THE TREASURY BRANCH, WHICH SENT DONOR TO N.A.I.T. FOR TRAINING AS A PROGRAMMER, SO THAT HE COULD MODIFY PROGRAMS AND WORK AS AN ACCOUNT OFFICE MANAGER. HE LEFT THE BANK IN 1979. DONOR WENT ON TO PURSUE A BACHELOR OF EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE DURING WHICH TIME HE WORKED WITH THE UNIVERSITY'S CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM IN HOME COMPUTER COURSES (STUDENTS TOOK COMPUTERS HOME). HE COMPLETED HIS B. ED. IN 1983. DONOR THEREAFTER BECAME A COMPUTING BUSINESS INSTRUCTOR IN MARWAYNE, ALBERTA AND WAS THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR ALBERTA'S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAVELLING TO SCHOOLS TO TALK TO TEACHERS ABOUT THE USE OF COMPUTERS IN CLASSROOMS. IN 1988, THE DONOR RETURNED TO THE U OF L TO TEACH FOR 10 YEARS WITH THE FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT. HE TAUGHT HARDWARE MAINTENANCE & MULTI-MEDIA. U OF L WAS THE FIRST TO USE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TO TEACH LABS. DONOR LEFT FACULTY TO WORK AS AN ASSOCIATE REGISTRAR (1998-99) AFTER WHICH HE WENT TO ARIZONA TO BE AN INSTRUCTOR WITH THE NORTHLAND PIONEER COLLEGE. DONOR CURRENTLY TRAVELS TO ARIZONA COLLEGE'S DISTANCE CENTERS TEACHING CLASSES.
Catalogue Number
P19990101002
Acquisition Date
2003-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
COAXIAL CABLE
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER, STEEL, COPPER
Catalogue Number
P20000027006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COAXIAL CABLE
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1985
Materials
RUBBER, STEEL, COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
151.0
Diameter
1.3
Description
BLACK RUBBER CABLE WITH TWO STEEL ENDS THAT SCREW ON. THERE IS A BIT OF COPPER WIRE SHOWING BENEATH ONE END OF CABLE. PRINTED ON CABLE SEVERAL TIMES IS "COAXIAL COLOR CABLE 3C-2V 75 ", IN GREY.
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DATA PROCESSING T&E
TELECOMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
USED BETWEEN MACHINE (VCRS) AND TV IN DONOR'S BUSINESS "VIDEO VENTURES", WHICH TAPED WEDDINGS AND HORSESHOWS. BUSINESS BEGAN OPERATION IN THE LATE 1970S, BASED OUT OF CLARESHOLM, IT IS NOT KNOWN HOW LONG BUSINESS WAS IN OPERATION FOR. EQUIPMENT WAS NOT USED IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P20000027006
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
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