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Date Range
1889-1964
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181046
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records, 5 photographs
Scope and Content
001: Financial log book (1889-1908) 002: Work day planner for Drumheller Rosedeer Mine (1916-1917) 003: Work day planner for Drumheller Stirling Mine (1917-1918) 004: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine (1918-1919) 005: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine & office (1921)…
Date Range
1889-1964
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Hans Enoch Wight
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records, 5 photographs
History / Biographical
Hans Enoch Nielson Wight was born July 29, 1889, in Hyrum, Utah, USA. His father was Joseph Moroni Wight, and his mother’s maiden name was Cynthia Elnora Nielson. Joseph was born in 1844 in Hume, New York, and as a seven-year-old travelled west in the year 1851 with his LDS (Mormon) pioneer family. In line with LDS teachings of the time, Joseph became a polygamist and had two wives. Cynthia was his second wife. She was born in Weber County, Utah, in 1860. Hans was the sixth child born to Joseph and Cynthia, but only the second to live past infancy. After his birth, his parents were more successful and brought eight more children into the world, all but one of whom lived to adulthood. In the late 1880s, the LDS Church was sending members north to colonize Southern Alberta, and on June 8, 1891, when Hans was not yet two years old, his parents took their two living children and moved to the brand new community of Cardston, Alberta, snuggled on the edge of the vast, untamed, Canadian prairie. Hans learned to fish and hunt, and even before his teenage years he was an expert marksman. During the day in his father’s blacksmith shop, he learned to be a blacksmith, a wheelwright, and a carpenter, and in the evening he studied books. While finishing high school, he learned to play several instruments. He was a member of the Cardston Military Band. He became a certified machinist, a master electrician, and a licensed plumber. Because he drove a tractor, aborigine friends on the Blood reservation next to Cardston called him Iron Horse. Some remained life-long friends. On August 1, 1908, when nineteen years old, Hans went to Utah to attend Brigham Young College in Logan. He also studied through correspondence courses at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, the University of Missouri, and the Alberta Institute of Technology and Art, obtaining degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering. For the first six years of his professional career, he worked for the US Reclamation Service on the St. Mary’s River project in Montana, but he still spent his weekends in Cardston, which was only twenty miles away. On one of these weekends, he met a young lady named Alice McClung from northern Ireland who was a recent convert to the LDS Church. On January 11, 1911, Alice became Mrs. Hans E. Wight. He was not quite 22 years old and she was 20. An aside: Five years later, Hans’s younger brother Eugene married Alice’s younger sister Jenny, and their two families generated double cousins who grew up very close. At that time the LDS Church was constructing a temple in Cardston; it was to be used to perform certain sacred ceremonies, and Hans was offered a job as construction engineer, thus beginning his professional life in Canada. When the main part of the construction was finished, he accepted a position in Drumheller, Alberta, where, as a mine surveyor and master mechanic, he was instrumental in the development of its huge coal resources. He remained in Drumheller ten years. In addition to his mining duties he also taught night classes in mechanical, electrical, and steam engineering. When his family finally left Drumheller, he had three children: Elizabeth (Bessie) who was 14, Marjorie (Marge) who was 7, and Eileen who was 5. To be nearer to the LDS community, he moved his family to Taber, Alberta, in 1926. He had obtained the position of Chief Engineer and Master Mechanic for the Leland Coal Company based in Chicago. He was responsible for all mine maintenance both above and below ground. In addition to its large land holdings and mining operations, Leland Coal supplied the district with electricity. Their electric system was later purchased by the Calgary Power Company, and Hans became involved in extending power lines throughout Southern Alberta as well as in building power and light systems for its towns. Soon he relocated to Lethbridge, Alberta. However, his Calgary Power Company job required that he be away from home too much, so he resigned and accepted a position at the newly constructed Lethbridge Government Grain and Storage Elevator. In 1935, Hans campaigned for the new Social Credit Party and was elected Member of the Alberta legislative assembly (MLA) for Lethbridge by a landslide. In 1937, he resigned under pressure. Someone was leaking sensitive political information to the Lethbridge Herald, and Social Credit leadership suspected him (probably correctly). He moved to Calgary and became Chief Engineer of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Calgary department store where he remained until World War II. In 1941 Hans left the Hudson’s Bay Company and enlisted at the rank of Pilot Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). He had hoped to work on the Alaskan Highway as an engineer, but was instead deployed to air bases across the Prairie Provinces and Newfoundland where he was charged with maintaining and constructing airbase facilities. At the same time, he was often assigned to organize recreation and entertainment for the airmen. He was released from active duty with the rank of Flight Lieutenant in February, 1945, and moved to Bremerton, Washington, where he was hired as an electrical engineer repairing American ships, mostly destroyers, damaged in Pacific Ocean warfare. He performed this work until the Japanese surrender. Then he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Hans was 55 years old when he returned to the USA, and he remained there the remainder of his life working as surveyor, city engineer, construction engineer, and city manager in cities throughout northern Utah. He also lived in Los Angeles where he was employed in the development of the San Clemente Island Missile Base for the US military. He died in Salt lake City, Utah on October 12, 1965, at 76 years of age, leaving behind his wife Alice and their three daughters. Although only the oldest daughter married, she had seven children, and those children now have over one hundred descendants. The biography is compiled by Howard Shafer, Grandson based on the following sources EXPERIENCES OF CYNTHIA ELNORA NIELSEN WIGHT from her diaries and journals: 1890 to 1943, edited by Alice W. Terry; A LIFE OF SERVICE: HANS ENOCH NIELSON WIGHT as revealed through his diaries and by his family, edited by Marjorie Wight and Eileen Wight; BACKWARD GLANCES: Stories of and by our Wight ancestors, compiled by Eileen Wight and Marjorie Wight A more detailed biography is found in file 20181046052
Scope and Content
001: Financial log book (1889-1908) 002: Work day planner for Drumheller Rosedeer Mine (1916-1917) 003: Work day planner for Drumheller Stirling Mine (1917-1918) 004: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine (1918-1919) 005: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine & office (1921) 006: Day planner in Drumheller (1921-1922) 007: Day planner in Drumheller (1922-1923) 008: Day planner in Drumheller (1923) 009: Day planner in Drumheller but planner days are not all filled in (1924) 010: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1924-1925) 011: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1925-1926) 012: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1926-1927) 013: Journal with daily entries (1927-1930) 014: Scrapbook of newspaper cutouts talking about the Social Credit party during Wright’s time as MLA till the fall of the Social Credit party (1935-1938) 015: Diary (1931) 016: Handmade diary and a handmade planner (1932) 017: Handmade diary (1933) 018: Diary (1934) 019: Diary (1935) 020: Diary (1936) 021: Diary (1937) 022: Diary with a couple pages torn from the front (1937-1938) 023: Diary (1939) 024: Travel Journal: Journal written till page 45 then it goes blank and then writing on page 194-195 (1939-1942) 025: Diary (1940) 026: Diary (1941) 027: Diary (1942) 028: Diary (1943) 029: Diary (1944) 030: Diary (1945) 031: Diary (1946) 032: Diary with Utah stamp (1947) 033: Diary with Utah stamp (1948) 034: Diary with Utah stamp (1949) 035: Diary with Utah stamp (1950-1952) 036: Diary with Utah stamp (1952) 037: Day Planner not that much is written in the entries (1953) 038: Diary (1953) 039: Account book (1954-1957) 040: Diary four stamps on the first page from Utah, Alberta, Washington, and Oregon (1954) 041: Diary (1955) 042: Diary (1956) 043: Diary (1957) 044: Diary (1958) 045: Diary (1959) 046: Diary (1960) 047: Diary (1961) 048: Diary (1962) 049: Diary (1963) 050: Diary stops writing on May 6 (1964) 051: 5 photographs of H.E. Wight and family 052: Biography of H.E. Wight
Accession No.
20181046
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Lethbridge Artists’ Club fonds

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Date Range
1932-2003
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20131021
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records 375 photographs 1 audiocassette 1 collage poster
Scope and Content
Fonds documents the founding of the Lethbridge Sketch Club and events organized by the club including exhibits, classes, demonstrations, workshops and outings. Records include minutes, correspondence, exhibit lists, club histories, photographs, and guest books. File list 2013.1021/1 - Early minute…
Date Range
1932-2003
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Artists’ Club
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records 375 photographs 1 audiocassette 1 collage poster
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Artists’ Club first began when a group of citizens interested in organizing an art exhibition in 1932, held at the YMCA. By 1936, a number of Lethbridge artists decided to create a club to organize regular exhibitions and art classes that were previously offered on an irregular and informal basis. A meeting in October of that year at the home of Anna MacKenzie formalized the creation of the Lethbridge Sketch Club, with Miss Mackenzie serving as president. The club held meetings, classes, annual exhibitions and outings to various sites in southwestern Alberta. Group of Seven member A.Y. Jackson would attend club events and outings while visiting his brother Ernest in Lethbridge. His avant garde landscapes and enthusiasm for on-site sketching provided an influence to members of the Sketch Club in its early years. Further influences on the group were the instructors of the Banff School of Fine Arts, where the Club would send an annual scholarship winner, and the instructors of an annual summer session held in Lethbridge. The most frequent instructor of these sessions was H.G. Glyde of the Technical Institute in Calgary and later the University of Alberta. Over the years membership in the club grew and the club attained a more permanent space at the former Bowman School through a favorable agreement with Lethbridge School District # 51. When the building passed to the City of Lethbridge in 1963, City Council agreed to maintain the terms of the agreement the Club had with the School District. This agreement provided a basis for the establishment of the Bowman Arts Centre, as other arts and crafts groups and the Historical Society were also offered space in the building and classes were offered daily by a variety of groups of the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge. The Club continued to organize regular classes, workshops, demonstrations, and outings and was able to present two exhibitions annually of works by its members. Sometime after 2002 the club was renamed the Lethrbidge Artists’ Club.
Language
English
Scope and Content
Fonds documents the founding of the Lethbridge Sketch Club and events organized by the club including exhibits, classes, demonstrations, workshops and outings. Records include minutes, correspondence, exhibit lists, club histories, photographs, and guest books. File list 2013.1021/1 - Early minutes and correspondence; 2 photos; 1932 2013.1021/2 - Sketch Club Minute Book and Cashbook; 1944-1949 2013.1021/3 – Cash book; 1950-1954 2013.1021/4 – Minutes of Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1951-1966 2013.1021/5 – Registrations 1958; 1958-1959 2013.1021/6 - Membership Art Display May 2nd 1966; 1966 2013.1021/7 – Names of Artists in Competetion; 1966-1970 2013.1021/8 – Societies Act Information; 1980-1984 2013.1021/9 – Newspaper clippings; 1959-1999 2013.1021/10 – Club history and exhibitions; 1981-1996 2013.1021/11 – Club history; 1947-1996 2013.1021/12 – Lethbridge Sketch Club guest book; 1948-1951 2013.1021/13 – Visitors; 1967-1968 2013.1021/14 – Lethbridge Sketch Club Guests; 1988-1988 2013.1021/15 – Lethbridge Sketch Club Guests; 1989-1990 2013.1021/16 – Guests; 1990-1991 2013.1021/17 – Guests; 1991 2013.1021/18 – Guests of the Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1992-1994 2013.1021/19 – Guest Book; 1994-1998 2013.1021/20 – Photo album; 233 photographs; 1986-1992 2013.1021/21 – Photo album; 66 photos; 1992 2013.1021/22 – Photo album; 1987-2003 2013.1021/23 – A History of the Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1 audiocassette; 1989 2013.1021/24 – History of the Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1 collage poster; [N.D.] 2 copies 2013.1021/25 - Advertising clippings from papers; 1998-1999 2013.1021/26 - Club executive members; 1943-1990 2013.1021/27 – Memoriams of past members; 3 photos; 2000-2003 2013.1021/28 – Archival misc.; 1942-1989 2013.1021/29 – Life members; 1970 2013.1021/30 – Correspondence; 1957-1961 2013.1021/31 – Classes; 1956-1957 2013.1021/32 – Yates will; [196-] 2013.1021/33 – Newspaper clippings; 1966-1998
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20131021
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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.
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20181022
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