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Date Range
1925-2013
Accession No.
20201031
Physical Description
36 cm of textual records; 71 photographic prints; 2 negatives
Scope and Content
2020.1031/001: Pisko Family Photographs and Sign Designs. 5 prints. 1925-1984. 2020.1031/002: Business Records Book #1. Records for the City Sign Company. 1949-1951. 2020.1031/003: Unity Building Business Records Book. 1958-1964. 2020.1031/004: Business Records Book #2. Records for the City Sign Co…
Date Range
1925-2013
Fonds No.
Fonds
Creator
Michael Pisko, City Sign Company
Physical Description
36 cm of textual records; 71 photographic prints; 2 negatives
History / Biographical
Michael Pisko was an artist and a local businessman. Born in Lethbridge in 1913, Pisko took up art at a young age. He studied industrial electricity at the Institute of Technology and Art in Calgary. He moved back to Lethbridge where he began working in the local sign business after he graduated during the Great Depression. Throughout his time at the sign company, he sketched and continued his artistic passion. He went on to study with artists such as A.Y. Jackson, Marion Nicoll and H. G. Glyde, attending the University of Alberta and the Banff School of Fine Arts. Southern Alberta proved to be an endless source of inspiration for Pisko’s artwork, where he created many oil paintings of the local landscape. The Galt Museum & Archives holds many of Pisko’s paintings in the Collections Department. Eventually taking over the City Sign Company, Pisko used his artistic skills to show his appreciation and talents to the Lethbridge business community. Pisko won many local art contests and was able to design signs for the Lethbridge Senior Centre, to which he was an active member, as well as the crest for Catholic Central High School, and many others. He was an active and founding member of the Lethbridge Sketch Club, and was a lifetime member of the Alberta Society of Artists. After his passing in 1999, the Michael Pisko Memorial Award at the University of Lethbridge was established to continue Pisko’s legacy of promoting beauty and passion.
Scope and Content
2020.1031/001: Pisko Family Photographs and Sign Designs. 5 prints. 1925-1984. 2020.1031/002: Business Records Book #1. Records for the City Sign Company. 1949-1951. 2020.1031/003: Unity Building Business Records Book. 1958-1964. 2020.1031/004: Business Records Book #2. Records for the City Sign Company. 1973-1976. 2020.1031/005: Business Records Book #3. Records for the City Sign Company. 1947-1949. 2020.1031/006: Business Records Book #4. Records for the City Sign Company. 1951-1953. 2020.1031/007: General Ledger Index – The City Sign Co. Records. 1963. 2020. 1031/008: Correspondences. 1971-2005. 2020.1031/009: Sketch Books. 2 sketch books of Pisko’s. 1937-1980. 2020.1031/010: Lethbridge Senior Centre Media Coverage. 1 photographic print. 1987-1993. 2020.1031/011: Legal Agreements Between M. Pisko and N. Hall. 1951-1968. 2020.1031/012: Letters between Pisko and the Carmangay and District Agricultural Society and the Grape Growers Guild of Southern Alberta. 1979. 2020.1031/013: Audited Financial Records – Sample: Part I. 1963-1978. 2020.1031/014: Audited Financial Records – Sample: Part II. 1963-1964. 2020. 1031/015: LCI Spotlite: Students’ Union Annual Publications. 1956-1958. 2020.1031/016: Junior High Yearbooks – Wilson and Hamilton Junior Highs. 1953-1954. 2020.1031/017: Lethbridge Herald coverage of Artwork. 3 photographic prints, 1 negative.1954-1998. 2020.1031/018: Downtown LA Logo. 1988. 2020.1031/019: Miscellaneous Logo Designs: Fish & Game Association, Waterton Heritage Centre, The Wild Rose LSCO Paper, etc. 1985-1988. 2020.1031/020: Miscellaneous Correspondences, Articles, and Notes on his Paintings. 1967-1995. 2020.1031/021: The Life of an Alberta Coal Miner – Berlando Family booklet. 1993. 2020.1031/022: The CP Rail High Level Bridge at Lethbridge – booklet. 1977-1981. 2020.1031/023: Greeting Cards: Part I. 1 photographic print. 1949-1970. 2020.1031/024: Greeting Cards: Part II. 4 photographic prints. 1957-1972. 2020.1031/025: Sporting Legends of the South – book by Garry Allison. 2013. 2020.1031/026: The big little City – booklet. 1977? 2020.1031/027: Miscellaneous Correspondences, Notes, Biographical Information, etc. 1984-2000. 2020.1031/028: Biographical Information, Note on the ‘Golden Mile Dancers’ Painting and ‘L.S.C.O. Square Dancers’ Logos. 1986-1995. 2020.1031/029: Photographs of M. Pisko and Tributes to Ted Faiers. 19 photographic prints, incl. Lethbridge Sketch Club members, 1930-1989. 2020.1031/030: ‘Biography’ Binder. Sketches of animals, cartoons and other drawings that Pisko practiced for his sign designs. 2 photographic prints. 1973. 2020.1031/031: Groups/Organizations Pisko Supported. 1988-2011. 2020.1031/032: Sketch Club Photographs. 3 photographic prints. 1937-1938. 2020.1031/033: Sketchbook – Pencil and Pen Sketches. 196-? 2020.1031/034: Photographs and Articles on M. Pisko and his Artwork. 7 prints. 1960-1990. 2020.1031/035: Retrospective – Art Show. 7 photographic prints of people at Pisko’s art show, ‘Retrospective’. 1990. 2020.1031/036: More Sign Designs and other Miscellaneous Photographs. 6 photo prints. 1963-1998. 2020. 1031/037: Christmas Sign Designs. 1956-1983. 2020.1031/038: Scrapbook of letters, Herald articles and other items. 13 photographic prints. 1934-1990. 2020.1031/039: Stock Records of materials used by the City Sign Company. 1949-1961. 2020.1031/040: License for the City Sign Company. 1963-1964. 2020.1031/041: Miscellaneous Notes and Papers about the City Sign Company. 1958-1961. 2020.1031/042: Customer Sign List and Details. List of customers and the signs the City Sign Company designed for them. 1955-1956. 2020.1031/043: Tech-Art Record Year Book. The yearbook for the Institute of Technology and Art in Calgary that Pisko attended. 1932-1933.
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20201031
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Elisha Rasmussen's TV interviews series

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Date Range
1994-1997
Accession No.
20091062
Physical Description
17 VHS tapes (digital copies on DVD)
Scope and Content
The following programs from the 'In Profile' series with Elisha Rasmussen - 001 The Berezay family (rodeo accident, brain-injury, quadriplegic) 1993 002 Surviving Cancer (Ella Froese, Angie Vogelaar) 1992 003 Dr. Van Christou (art of photography) 1992 004 Don Pilling (big band music) 1991 005 Geor…
Date Range
1994-1997
Creator
Global TV Lethbridge
Physical Description
17 VHS tapes (digital copies on DVD)
History / Biographical
Elisha Rasmussen is an award winning broadcaster and producer. She’s the host of Senior Savvy and profile. Both air on Global News Monday – Friday. Elisha has numerous awards for her community work and projects locally, provincially and nationally. She was named citizen of the year as well as a great Albertan. Elisha has also sat on the Lethbridge University Senate. She was recently named Chairman of the Honourary doctorate degree promotion committee.
Scope and Content
The following programs from the 'In Profile' series with Elisha Rasmussen - 001 The Berezay family (rodeo accident, brain-injury, quadriplegic) 1993 002 Surviving Cancer (Ella Froese, Angie Vogelaar) 1992 003 Dr. Van Christou (art of photography) 1992 004 Don Pilling (big band music) 1991 005 George Gemer 1992 006 Alfred W. Shackleford 1992 007 Jean Warburton 1991 008 Irene McCaugherty 1992 009 Joyce Fairbairn 1995 010 Katrina (sex trade worker) 011 Gerry Ward 1997 012 Gary Fjellgaard 1994 013 Eva Brewster 1995 014 Jack Gladstone 015 Elisha Live final show 1997 016 Elisha Live - author Tim O'Byrne (Cowboys and Dog Tales book); King Cole (aka Papa King) 1997 The following programs are related to Southern Alberta visual artist Irene McCaugherty 008 In Profile with Elisha Rasmussen - Irene McCaugherty 1992 017 Investing in Art with Leslie Nielsen 018 Investing in Art with Leslie Nielsen (fragment, higher quality video) 019 Tribute to Irene McCaugherty in Fort Macleod - public event 020 Spotlight on Seniors - Irene McCaugherty (hosted by Mildred Byrne and Freda Allen) 1987 021 Mornings with Elisha - guests Louis Soup (Indian Summer World Festival of Aboriginal Motion Pictures) and artist Irene McCaugherty 1988 022 Elisha Live with Irene McCaugherty 1994 023 A Voice in Time - exhibit by Irene McCaugherty at the Galt Museum (footage of function featuring Elvis impresonator and Greese-themed event) 024 Footage of Irene McCaugherty exhibit with commentary 025 Elisha - interview with Irene McCaugherty 1992 026 Shopping at Eatons - series of paintings by Irene McCaugherty 1993 027 Yesterday's Memories -- The Wheelerville Series by Irene McCaugherty 1990 028 Yesterday's Memories #2 -- The Wheelerville Series by Irene McCaugherty 1992 029 '94 Whoop-Up Parade 030 Showcase of Talent (Jacqui French, Jenn Forchuk) The following commercials were produced for local clients 031 City of Lethbridge Aquatics - Stan Siwik and Nicholas Sheran pools 032 City of Lethbridge Aquatics - promotional discounts 033 City of Lethbridge Aquatics - summer swim lessons 2001 034 City of Lethbridge - Swim-Skate Combo Pass 2002 035 City of Lethbridge - Swim-Skate Combo Pass 2003 036 City of Lethbridge - Healthy Smimming 2003 037 City of Lethbridge - The Culture of Accountability (footage of city workers at work) 2008 038 City of Lethbridge Aquatics - pass 039 City of Lethbridge Aquatics 040 City of Lethbridge Aquatics - overview of services at city pools 041 City of Lethbridge - Summer Swim and Ride 042 City of Lethbridge - Leisure and Human Services Guide 043 City of Lethbridge - Galt Museum; Helen Schuler Nature Centre 044 City of Lethbridge - Henderson Lake Pool 045 History on Tap - Brewed in Lethbridge (Sick's Brewery) 1990 046 City of Lethbridge Aquatics - Make Waves 047 Your Community with Mark Campbell - maintainance at Stan Siwik Pool 048 City of Lethbridge - Leisure and Human Services Guide 1994 049 Introduction to The Canadian Tourism Commission 050 2&7 NewsFirst news program June 25, 1992 051 Experience Southwest Alberta (1996): Writing-on-Stone, Devil's Coulee, Nikka Yuko Gardens, Helen Schuler Nature Centre, Fort Whoop-Up Interpretative Centre, Galt Museum, Birds of Prey Centre, Fort Museum, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Frank Slide Interpretative Centre, Remington-Alberta Carriage Centre, Great Canadian Barn Dance
Accession No.
20091062
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