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Waterton Natural History Association fonds

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Date Range
1983-2017
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181022
Physical Description
1.5 m of textual records, photographs, and 2 scrapbooks
Date Range
1983-2017
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Waterton Natural History Association
Physical Description
1.5 m of textual records, photographs, and 2 scrapbooks
History / Biographical
The Waterton Natural History Association was formed in 1983 in Waterton Lakes National Park (WLNP) as the first co-operating association in Western Canada. As a non-profit association with Parks Canada registered in the Province of Alberta, under the direction of a Board of Directors, its role was to provide and publish materials relevant to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, provide funds for and execute projects undertaken to enhance WLNP and to sponsor special events and services for the enjoyment and education of the park visitor. The WNHA operated out of the Heritage Centre in the old Fire Hall on Waterton Avenue which was altered to house a museum of natural and cultural history exhibits about the area. The organization sold books, and topographic maps, sponsored natural history related events, workshops and art exhibits and well as providing one-on-one information to the visiting public. Summer employment programs were supported through the hiring of students, seniors, handicapped etc. Membership in the organization was open to all interested parties for a nominal fee. Over time, the WNHA operated the Crooked Creek Campground outside the park and sold plaques for a Cemetery Wall as well as raising funds for its various activities. In February, 2018, the association was formally dissolved at the final annual general meeting.
Custodial History
The documents in this fonds include meeting minutes, corporate documents, and photographs related to the natural history of the park as used in exhibits and programs. The collection is incomplete in that over the years many photographs and records found other homes including Parks Canada’s Waterton archives. 20181022.001 Organizational start up, 1982. 20181022.002 Meeting minutes, 1983. 20181022.003 Meeting minutes, 1984. 20181022.004 Meeting minutes, 1985. 20181022.005 Meeting minutes, 1986 20181022.006 Meeting minutes, 1987. 20181022.007 Meeting minutes, 1988. 20181022.008 Meeting minutes, 1989. 20181022.009 Meeting minutes, 1990. 20181022.010 Meeting minutes, 1991. 20181022.011 Meeting minutes, 1992. 20181022.012 Meeting minutes, 1993. 20181022.013 Meeting minutes, 1994. 20181022.014 Meeting minutes, 1995. 20181022.015 Meeting minutes, 1996. 20181022.016 Meeting minutes, 1997. 20181022.017 Meeting minutes, 1998. 20181022.018 Meeting minutes, 1999. 20181022.019 Meeting minutes, 2000. 20181022.020 Meeting minutes, 2001. 20181022.021 Meeting minutes, 2002. 20181022.022 Meeting minutes, 2003. 20181022.023 Meeting minutes, 2004. 20181022.024 Meeting minutes, 2005. 20181022.025 Meeting minutes, 2006. 20181022.026 Meeting minutes, 2007. 20181022.027 Meeting minutes, 2008. 20181022.028 Meeting minutes, 2009. 20181022.029 Meeting minutes, 2010. 20181022.030 Meeting minutes, 2011. 20181022.031 Meeting minutes, 2012. 20181022.032 Meeting minutes, 2013. 20181022.033 Meeting minutes, 2014. 20181022.034 Meeting minutes, 2015. 20181022.035 Meeting minutes, 2017. 20181022.036 Crooked Creek Campground annual reports 1995-1997. 20181022.037 Crooked Creek Campground water inspections. 20181022.038 Crooked Creek Campground assorted expenses, various years, 11 photos. 20181022.039 Crooked Creek Campground development, 1995, 2002. 20181022.040 Crooked Creek Campground shower house grant, 2004-2005. 20181022.041 Historic photo calendar, Sept. 1984-Dec. 1985. 20181022.042 Co-operating associations annual report, 1981-1983. 20181022.043 Trail of the Great Bear development. 20181022.044 Waterton centennial anthology, 1985. 20181022.045 Waterton’s Short Hikes and Strolls, 1987. 20181022.046 Cookbook project, 1993. 20181022.047 Request for school tax exclusion, 1994. 20181022.048 Wolf recovery project, 1995-1996. 20181022.049 Bear’s Hump self-guiding trail, 1996. 20181022.050 Waterton a Special Place, second draft, 1999. 20181022.051 Waterton-Glacier Writers Workshops. 20181022.052 Recognition documents to WNHA, 1985-2001. 20181022.053 Heritage Ball, 1986-2007. 20181022.054 WNHA logo contest, 1989. 20181022.055 Reproduction documentation, “Late afternoon glow on the Prince of Wales Lodge [sic]”. 20181022.056 Printing quotations, poster: Upper Waterton Valley, 2002. 20181022.057 Swim suit donation description by Joan Croskery, no date. 20181022.058 Centennial oral history project background, 1995. 20181022.059 National parks centennial celebrations, phamplets, clippings and programs, 16 negatives, 85 photos/ 20181022.060 Copy negatives for family albums displayed at Heritage Centre. 20181022.061 Dedication documents for “First Producing Oil Well in Western Canada”, 1968. 20181022.062 Prince of Wales Hotel book, first edition, 1991. 20181022.063 Doug Oland memoir excerpt re: building in Waterton. 20181022.064 National Parks of Canada by Jean Patterson, 1931. 20181022.065 Summary of the history of the first fire hall in Waterton. 20181022.066 Correspondence with Del Steed, 1986. 20181022.067 “A Classroom As Big As The Great Outdoors, 1998. 20181022.068 Board of Directors’ policies, 2002-2004. 20181022.069 Correspondence with Glenbow Museum, 1986. 20181022.070 Annual Meeting: “The First 10 Years”, 1993. 20181022.071 General Manager’s report for 1995. 20181022.072 Rotary plaques recovery, 2007. 20181022.073 Memorandum of understanding with Parks Canada, 1983. 20181022.074 Unidentified photographs and negatives, 2 photos, 8 negatives, 3 “disk” negatives. 20181022.075 Officers of the RCSCC “Chinook,” 1 photo, no date. 20181022.076 Waterton Heritage Centre, 70 slides. 20181022.077 Volunteers, 2007. 20181022.078 Memorandums of understanding, 2011-2016. 20181022.079 Bylaws review, July 2003. 20181022.080 Certificate of incorporate, 1983. 20181022.081Waterton Centennial Committee, 1994-1995. 20181022.082 Exhibit “Waterton A Special Place,” 1999. 20181022.083 Loan of artifacts, documentation. 20181022.084 Rocky Mountain Development Company, photocopy of share certificate. 20181022.085 Poems of G. Adell Rackette, Waterton resident, photographer and writer, 3 booklets, one photo. 20181022.086 Two historic promotional brochures, 1910 and 1930. 20181022.087 Feature family project, 1988. 20181022.088 Red Cross fund raising community raffle quilt, 1945, one photo. 20181022.089 Pine Ridge Highway Exhibit, 2011. 20181022.090 WNHA policies, 2004-2016. 20181022.091 Association dissolution, 2017. 20181022.092 Bylaws, 1983, 1986, 2011. 20181022.093 Wildlife sketches by Sue Powesland, horse, falcon, bull rider, bobcat. 20181022.094 Wildlife prints, 12 items. 20181022.095 Don Brestler art, “Wolf”, 1994. 20181022.096 Artwork, “Lynx”, three copies. 20181022.097 Western Wildlife portfolio, by James Jockerest 20181022.098 Bathing suit donation. 20181022.099 Special events, 2007. 20181022.100 First Nations (including Metis), background materials, one photo. 20181022.101Aldridge family clippings. 20181022.102 Modern WLNP brochures. 20181022.103 Trail of the Great Bear Map, 2002. 20181022.104 Membership brochure. 20181022.105 Guide to Hiking the Bear’s Hump, in French. 20181022.106 Stories of Waterton, skiing and the summer of 1963. 20181022.107 Charles Waterton, clippings and brochure. 20181022.108 Souvenir folder, Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 20181022.109 Waterton Dance Pavilion, one photo. 20181022.110 Waterton Community Centennial, one photo. 20181022.111 Souvenir views of Waterton, post 1936. 20181022.112 Waterton Weekly Guide, two issues only: June 26, 1936, July 24, 1936. 20181022.113 Postcards of Waterton, five cards. 20181022.114 Souvenir Views of Waterton, laminated. 20181022.115 WLNP centennial decals, 1885-1995, one large; two small. 20181022.116 Historical binder from Peggy and Andy Johnson. 20181022.117 Heritage Education Program, 1986-2002. 20181022.118 Book proposal, Prince of Wales Hotel history. 20181022.119 Cemetery Wall. 20181022.120 Employee dispute, 2011. 20181022.121 Policies and activities, 2011. 20181022.122 Frank Goble articles. 20181022.123 Parks Canada Report: Built Heritage Resources. 20181022.124 Maps of Canada, three maps, 1867-1982. 20181022.125 Inter-provincial boundary commission, background materials. 20181022.126 Waterton interpretive materials, French and English. 20181022.127 Parks Canada’s Waterton Resource Guide, 1997. 20181022.128 Newspaper clippings, Waterton history. 20181022.129 Royalty payments to authors. 20181022.130 Taped interview, “Prince of Wales Hotel”. 20181022.131 Background material on John George “Kootenai” Brown. 20181022.132 Strate family of Waterton, 5 mounted photos. 20181022.133 Goble family of Waterton, 4 mounted photos, one mounted history. 20181022.134 “Canada’s Scouts at the World Jamboree”, 1929. 20181022.135 “Jamboree,” boy scouting, October, 1946, Vol. One. 20181022.136 Second Canadian Boy Scout Jamboree song book, July 1953. 20181022.137 First Class Hike, instructions to Boy Scouts. 20181022.138 Waterton area boy scouts list, no date. 20181022.139 Journal of World Scouting, October, 1946. 20181022.140 History of Senator Buchanan Winter Sports Competition. 20181022.141 First and second winter sports competitions, newspaper clippings, 1956 and 1957. 20181022.142 Scrapbook of boy scouts in Waterton, 160 photos, clippings, programs, letters, 1958-1966. 20181022.143 Boy Scouts and Scout Masters, one photo. 20181022.144 Photographic prints of the Rockies, Peter Ramos, four photos. 20181022.145 Red Cross certificate, 1939. 20181022.146 Nahor W. Dilatush, one photo. 20181022.147 Ernest Haug Senior, one photo. 20181022.148 Oversized photos of Waterton Lakes National Park, two prints. 20181022.149 Photos of Waterton Lakes National Park, three prints. 20181022.150 Erik Hagglund, one photo. 20181022.151 Lions Club Convention, no date, no location. 20181022.152 Heritage Centre logo,, original artwork. 20181022.153 WLNP 100th anniversary poster, 1995. 20181022.154 Southern Alberta Tourism poster. 20181022.155 Brownies and Guides Album, 35 negatives, four photos, no identification. 20181022.156 Brownies and Guides Album, 16 newspaper clippings. 20181022.157 Brownies and Guides First Waterton Pack scrapbook. 20181022.158 Crandell family materials: one oversize photo, 1 family summary. 20181022.159 Crandell family, six photos. 20181022.160 Scrapbook: Boy Scouts in Waterton, uniform badges. 20181022.161CBC television, metal building plaque, 1994. 20181022.162 Parks Canada commemorative centennial coins, card and keychain, 1885-1995. 20181022.163 Two felt pendants and one centennial patch.
Accession No.
20181022
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20151083
Physical Description
Over 600 photographs individual and photo albums
Scope and Content
Harwood Collection Negatives 2015.1083/001 File 2015.1083/001 to 008 2015.1083/009 to 016 2015.1083/017 to 023 2015.1083/024 to 033 2015.1083/034 to 037 2015.1083/038 to 040 2015.1083/041 to 043 2015.1083/044 to 046 2015.1083/047 to 051 2015.1083/052 to 057 2015.1083/058 to 060 2015.1083/061 to 063…
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Arthur "Pop" Harwood, Stephen Harwood
Physical Description
Over 600 photographs individual and photo albums
History / Biographical
Arthur Henry Harwood was born in Oxfordshire, England on May 11, 1876. Little is known about his early life except for the fact that at age 13 he apprenticed as a cook and was employed by the Prince of Wales at Sandringham House. He also operated a catering business in Watford, England. In 1905, at the age of 29, he and his wife and their son, Stephen, immigrated to Calgary, Alberta, after a visitor from that city offered to pay the fare for the family. In exchange, Harwood was to take charge of her Calgary restaurant. Two years later, the family moved to Pincher Creek where Harwood opened the New Waldorf Hotel for Fred Kanouse, a man who was the partner to John George “Kootenai” Brown. Harwood opened his own business in Pincher Creek in 1909 which was known as “The Hygenic Bakery and Restaurant”. In 1910 he applied for a homestead in the Twin Butte area between Pincher Creek and Waterton. For several summers he worked in Waterton Lakes National Park, returning each winter to his homestead. In 1908 and 1909, Harwood assisted a Mr. O’Hara, a dominion land surveyor, in laying out the initial lots for what would, in 1910, become the official townsite of Waterton Park. Harwood soon became friends with John George “Kootenai” Brown, one of the first white settlers in the area. Brown was appointed Forest Ranger-in-Charge (often incorrectly referred to as the park’s first superintendent) in 1911 and was the man in charge of the park. So much did Harwood admire Brown that 20 years after his 1916 death, he personally built a stone cairn to Brown’s memory to recognize his place in history. The fall of 1913, Harwood worked in the park as a cook for the government crew building the first traffic bridge over Blakiston Creek (then called Pass Creek).He also had the contract to haul mail from Pincher Creek to Waterton. He hauled the mail until 1930. Harwood and his friend William Terrill of Twin Butte started a guiding and outfitting business providing extended backcountry hunting/guiding trips, often taking customers into British Columbia. Harwood was an avid fisherman and game bird hunter as well. About 1915, Harwood built a log house in Waterton which was located across from Middle Waterton bay and in July, 1919 he was officially appointed Waterton’s post master using his own residence as the post office. He moved to a new location on Fountain Avenue circa 1927 which was used as his personal residence and post office. He continued to serve as post master until 1949 or 1950 when he retired and moved to Victoria, British Columbia. During his years in Waterton he also served as a justice of the peace and later magistrate for both the provincial and federal governments. He was described as being a tireless community worker who was a charter member and second president of the Waterton Park Lions Club. He also helped raise money for the establishment of the Waterton Lions Community Hall. Mr. Harwood’s first wife died circa 1922 and he married Mrs. Minnie Kate Parker. Stephen Harwood spent his entire working life in Waterton first as park chauffeur and then mechanic, no mean feat given the fact that at age 16 he lost his left arm in a firearms accident. Stephen learned the art of photography/developing from his father, delving into advanced techniques such as taking photos with a self-timer. Stephen married Marjorie Cathcart and together they raised son Marvin in a home they built on Evergreen Avenue in Waterton. Arthur H. Harwood died in 1971 at the age of 94 in Victoria, British Columbia. His wife Minnie died at the age of 94 in 1977 in the same city. Their cremains and those of his son and daughter in law were buried in the Waterton Lakes National Park cemetery.
Scope and Content
Harwood Collection Negatives 2015.1083/001 File 2015.1083/001 to 008 2015.1083/009 to 016 2015.1083/017 to 023 2015.1083/024 to 033 2015.1083/034 to 037 2015.1083/038 to 040 2015.1083/041 to 043 2015.1083/044 to 046 2015.1083/047 to 051 2015.1083/052 to 057 2015.1083/058 to 060 2015.1083/061 to 063 2015.1083/064 to 066 2015.1083/067 to 069 2015.1083/070 to 072 2015.1083/073 to 075 2015.1083/076 to 078 2015.1083/079 to 082 2015.1083/002 digitized File 2015.1083/001 Black photo matts [12] in envelope 2015.1083/002 to 004 2015.1083/005 to 006 2015.1083/007 to 012 2015.1083/013 to 017 2015.1083/018 to 022 2015.1083/023 to 025 2015.1083/026 to 028 2015.1083/029 to 031 2015.1083/032 to 034 2015.1083/035 to 037 2015.1083/038 to 042 2015.1083/043 to 050 2015.1083/051 to 055 2015.1083/003 File negatives digitized 2015.1083/001 to 003 2015.1083/004 to 006 2015.1083/007 to 009 2015.1083/010 to 012 2015.1083/013 to 020 2015.1083/021 2015.1083/022 to 024 2015.1083/025 to 027 2015.1083/028 to 030 2015.1083/031 to 033 2015.1083/034 to 036 2015.1083/037 to 039 2015.1083/040 to 042 2015.1083/043 to 045 2015.1083/046 to 047 2015.1083/048 to 050 2015.1083/051 to 053 2015.1083/054 to 056 2015.1083/057 to 059 2015.1083/060 to 062 2015.1083/063 to 065 2015.1083/066 to 068 2015.1083/069 photocopies of images 10 double-sided pages 2015.1083/070 photocopies of images 5 double-sided pages 2015.1083/004 File Photographs digitized Photocopy of envelope 2015.1083/001 to 003 Stephen Harwood and others on a tractor 1920; Harwood family in color; Waterton Dance Hall 2015.1083/004 to 005 Wedding party in front of building; 4 copies of wedding party in the open. 2015.1083/006 Unidentified people standing on beached paddle wheeler in Waterton Lakes 2 copies and negative 2015.1083/007 Pop Harwood who bake the cake for Stephen and Marjorie’s wedding 1932 2015.1083/008 Pop and Minnie portrait. They are buried in Waterton 2015.1083/009 to 013 Homestead by Waterton; Stanley Hotel about 1935; Marvin & Mrs. Anderson; unidentified woman with skull?; Stephen Harwood’s revolver 2015.1083/014 to 018 Snow in Waterton;, Pop Harwood and children; Ann & Betty Anderson; Crandel Lodge surrounded by snow; A deer in the snow 1955 2015.1083/019 to 022 Snow scenes in Waterton 1955 2015.1083/023 to 028 Two men cleaning their guns; View of Waterton Lakes 2 copies; a toddler on a bike; Marjorie Harwood; Stephen and Marjorie Harwood 1943; dwelling on Spread Eagle Rood 2015.1083/029 to 032 Hauling hay in WLNP Stephen Harwood; Wedding of Stephen and Marjorie Harwood 2 views 1932; Turkey killing at Waterton. 2015.1083/033 to 040 Cabin in the woods; Four people pose on the rockes; Hunter with a mountain goat; hunter’s dog, gun and birds; Stephen Harwood holding gun and sitting on running board of car; Cabin, canoe and men; copy of paddle wheeler grounded on shore; hunters campsite. 2015.1083/041 to 046 Stephen Harwood drives a Park owned truck; The head of Waterton lake 1910 before buildings; Parade Float; Frank Flett takes a picture; Camping in nature; Park truck at Cameron Falls Stephen and Margorie Harwood 2015.1083/047 to 052 Unidentified man driving a horse-drawn wagon loaded with supplies; Stephen Harwood with snowshoes and dog; Building the entrance to the park road above Linnett; snow scene at Waterton; original bathhouse at Lake Linnet Stephen Harwood on the left, the other is unidentified; the sawmill at Linnet. 2015.1083/005 File Duplicate prints 2015.1083/001-006 Stephen Harwood with Pike; Trail ride ready; Trail ride up the mountain trail; The catch of the day; Marjorie Harwood hunting 1934; Heading down the trail. 2015.1083/007 to 009 Cabins in the mountains; Break for lunch Stephen Harwood 3rd from left; small imaged of log cabin 2 copies 2015.1083/010 to 012 Mountain scene 2 copies; cowboy in chaps 2015.1083/013 to016 Hunter with mountain sheep; skunk by trapped animal; Harwood Family Ranch Spread Eagle Road Island Lake; Mountain Goats travel a snowy trail. 2015.1083/017 to 019 Unidentified man standing in doorway holding a wrench; Mountain cabin and horses in winter 2 copies; Three men and their catch 2015.1083/020 to 021 Christmas Tree; Cabin by the lake 2015.1083/022 to 023 Hunter with deer, His rifle in supported by the antlers; Cabin by lake. 2015.1083/024 to 025 Men in snowy camp; Red Harrison on his horse 2015.1083/026 to 028 Mountain scene tent in foreground; Three-man team cutting logs; Two men fishing in a mountain stream 2015.1083/029 to 031 View of the Wterton Hotel. Cars parked in front 5 copies; Family and goods in travelling car with two RCMP Officers 3 copies; cutting logs with a machine 3 copies 2015.1083/032 to 035 cutting logs four-men team; Mountain head of Mountain Goat 2 copies; two men cleaning guns; Men building a log cabin 3 copies 2015.1083/036 to 037 Hunter and his deer 2 copies; portrait of an unidentified woman 3 copies 2015.1083/038 to 045 small duplicates of cowboys, cowgirls and homes 2015.1083/046 to 047 The Alleses? [name] on the lake; Two unidentified people heart shaped portraits. 2015.1083/048 Image of a mountain 2 copies 2015.1083/049 Portrait of John George Kootenay Brown 2 copies 2015.1083/050 An unidentified family pose with the car beside a lake 2015.1083/051 Side view of cowboy wearing chaps and a revolver on his hip 2015.1083/052 Same cowboy on his horse 2015.1083/053 Same cowboy poses in the trees 2015.1083/054 A winter’s campsite 2015.1083/055 Five men outside their cabin. One is holding a dog 2015.1083/056 Portrait of an unidentified man in suit and tie 2015.1083/006 Photocopies of images in suede cover album # 001-040 2015.1083/007 Album black small #041- 154 2015.1083/008 Large black #155- 241 2015.1083/009 Black with ship on cover # 509- 639 some duplicate images as noted. Selected images described 2015.1083/010 Interview and biography of Pops Harwood with jump drive. Other background documents printed off. All photo Albums are placed in Album shelf in appropriate section
Accession No.
20151083
Collection
Archive
Less detail