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Date Range
1953-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181076
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records, incl. over 200 photographic prints, magazines and reproductions of artworks
Scope and Content
2018.1076.001 - Driediger 2018.1076.002 - Days Inn Mural - Guiness 1999 2018.1076.003 - Shopper’s World Various Newspaper Clippings 2018.1076.004 - Days Inn Motel Construction Album (Part 1) 2018.1076.005 - Days Inn Motel Construction Album (Part 2) 2018.1076.006 - The Dynastar Group Information Pa…
Date Range
1953-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Art Batty and Sonja (Davis) Batty
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records, incl. over 200 photographic prints, magazines and reproductions of artworks
History / Biographical
Art Batty owned and operated several different businesses within Lethbridge during the mid to late 20th century and into the 21st. Art also owned Art Batty Construction, which he founded in Medicine Hat as an electrician. Art moved to Victoria in the 1960’s where he was given the opportunity to partner with the building of Josephine Tussaud wax museums in Canada and the USA. Art moved back to Lethbridge in 1968 where he continued his building and ownership of several businesses and motels. Art married Sonja (Davis) in 1976. Art had two children with his first wife Mary, Marcia and Lloyd. Lloyd passed away in 1988 in a motorcycle accident at Waterton Park. Art took up piloting as a hobby during the 1950’s, he was named Pilot of the Year in the late 1950’s by the Lethbridge Flying Club and Western Airlines. Art had recorded many of his life events and adventures in a book called “A Tough Ladder to Climb” with the help of Martin and Mary Oordt. Art passed away on March 20, 2007 at the age of 84. Source: Lethbridge Herald – March 8, 2005, May 12, 1988, March 25, 2007 Sonja (Davis) Batty, wife of Art Batty, business owner and operator who lived in Lethbridge. Sonja was a senior coach for the Lethbridge Skating club during the late 1960’s to 1978. Sonja started her skating career at age 9 at an outdoor rink in Toronto as a hobby before she turned to coaching and moved to Lethbridge to become the head coach of the Lethbridge Skating Club several years after making coaching her profession. Sonja and Art Batty married in 1976. Sonja played a key role in many of the businesses owned and operated by Art during the latter half of the 20th century and into the 21st. Source: Lethbridge Herald – June 2, 1979, March 8, 2005, September 21, 1978
Scope and Content
2018.1076.001 - Driediger 2018.1076.002 - Days Inn Mural - Guiness 1999 2018.1076.003 - Shopper’s World Various Newspaper Clippings 2018.1076.004 - Days Inn Motel Construction Album (Part 1) 2018.1076.005 - Days Inn Motel Construction Album (Part 2) 2018.1076.006 - The Dynastar Group Information Package for a Proposed 95 Unit Motel 2018.1076.007 - Magazines that mention Art Batty
Accession No.
20181076
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Research Files on Donald W. Buchanan

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions96018
Date Range
1934-2008
Description Level
Series
Accession No.
20191029
Physical Description
25cm of textual records; 255 photographs; 22 - 35mm slides
Scope and Content
2019.1029/001: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 1/2, 1934-2008. 2019.1029/002: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 2/2, 4 photographs, 1938-1966. 2019.1029/003: Buchanan Art Collection, 28 photographs, 22 slides, 1958-2008. 2019.1029/004: The Buchanan Collection Artworks wit…
Date Range
1934-2008
Description Level
Series
Creator
Compiled by Nancy Townshend
Physical Description
25cm of textual records; 255 photographs; 22 - 35mm slides
History / Biographical
Donald W. Buchanan was born in 1908 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was the son of Senator William Ashbury Buchanan, the publisher of the Lethbridge Herald. He studied Modern History at the University of Toronto and Oxford University. In 1934, he received a fellowship from the Carnegie Corporation to train in museum administration. Following his research fellowship, Buchanan founded the National Film Society of Canada, as well as he worked for the Canadian Radio Commission (now the CBC). Buchanan was always involved in the arts and he was a firm believer in making the arts accessible to the public. In 1963, Donald Buchanan, and his brother Hugh, offered many fine works of art to the City of Lethbridge. This became the first significant public art collection ever to exist in Lethbridge. He believed that art was meant to be shared and enjoyed by all. After leaving the Canadian Radio Commission, Buchanan worked for the National Film Board, where he established the stills division; from 1947 until 1960 he was employed by the National Gallery of Canada, serving as director of the Industrial Design Division (1947-1953). His work with the National Industrial Design Committee and the curated the revolutionary exhibition “Design for Use in Canadian Products” (1946) which changed the standards of Canadian art. Donald W. Buchanan served as the Associate Director of the National Gallery of Canada, and took a leave of absence to explore his own artistic endeavors of photography while travelling throughout Europe. Buchanan returned to the Gallery in 1963 as a member of its Board of Trustees, and he became the Director of the International Fine Arts Exhibition at Expo ’67 in Montreal. In the last few years of his life, his friends recall him being busier than ever, organizing the exhibition. He never was able to see the fruits of his labor, however, because of his sudden death in 1966 after being struck by a car in Ottawa. His legacy centered on the accessibility of art to the public and his impact on the art community in Lethbridge.
Scope and Content
2019.1029/001: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 1/2, 1934-2008. 2019.1029/002: Overview Research on Donald W. Buchanan Part 2/2, 4 photographs, 1938-1966. 2019.1029/003: Buchanan Art Collection, 28 photographs, 22 slides, 1958-2008. 2019.1029/004: The Buchanan Collection Artworks with Descriptions, 47 photographs, 1963-1985. 2019.1029/005: The Buchanan Library Art Collection Information, 2 photographs, 1956-2004. 2019.1029/006: DESIGN Exhibitions and Resources Part 1/2, 1946-2008. 2019.1029/007: DESIGN Exhibitions and Resources Part 2/2, 1947-1958. 2019.1029/008: DESIGN: Umbrella Theme for Buchanan’s Works, 1948-2007. 2019.1029/009: Donald W. Buchanan Website by Nancy Townshend, 2001-2008. 2019.1029/010: Resources used by Nancy Townshend for Donald W. Buchanan Website, 1938-2007. 2019.1029/011: Written Works by Donald W. Buchanan Part 1/2, 89 photographs, 1934-1947. 2019.1029/012: Written Works by Donald W. Buchanan Part 2/2, 61 photographs, 1945-1967. 2019.1029/013: EXPO ’67-Montreal, Part 1/2, 1960-2008. 2019.1029/014: EXPO ’67-Montreal, Part 2/2, 1965-2003? 2019.1029/015: Buchanan’s Photography, 21 photographs, 1959-2008. 2019.1029/016: Tributes to Donald W. Buchanan, 3 photographs, 1955-2008. 2019.1029/017: Miscellaneous Documents related to Buchanan’s Will, 2007-2008. 2019.1029/018: National Gallery of Canada Archives, 1963-2007
Accession No.
20191029
Collection
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Muse News - Monthly Newsletter of the Sir Alexander Galt Museum

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions79924
Date Range
1988-1997
Accession No.
20121032
Physical Description
textual records
Scope and Content
Chinook - May '89; About the Festival of Christmas - Dec '89; Christmas Concert - Dec '92; History of Christmas Cards - Dec '91; City Police - Sept '91; Coffee Shops and Restaurants within 5 min of Museum - Sept '92; Canadian Coulee. Poem by Linda Pearce - June '93; What is a Coulee? Poem by Emma J…
Date Range
1988-1997
Creator
Galt Museum & Archives
Physical Description
textual records
History / Biographical
Muse News is a monthly newsletter published by the Sir Alexander Galt Museum. The newsletter consisted of the following sections: address from the Museum Co-ordinator/Curator, anouncement of events, description of current exhibits, and articles on local history.
Scope and Content
Chinook - May '89; About the Festival of Christmas - Dec '89; Christmas Concert - Dec '92; History of Christmas Cards - Dec '91; City Police - Sept '91; Coffee Shops and Restaurants within 5 min of Museum - Sept '92; Canadian Coulee. Poem by Linda Pearce - June '93; What is a Coulee? Poem by Emma Johnson - April '93; Coulee - July '92; Coulees, How They Came to Be. Poem by Florence Butler - March '93; Coulees. Poem by Jane Dalziel - Feb '93; Counters - Nov '89; Curling Stones - Jan '91; Dinosaur at Daybreak. Poem by Leona Flim - May '93; Dolls - Apr '91; Samuel S. Dunham - Jun '89; Easter Bonnets - Mar '91; Easter: History and Symbols - Mar '89; Easter Gift Giving - Mar '91; Edmonton Commercial Cards - Jan '92; Henrietta Louise Edwards (Muir) - Sep '89; Evolution of Canada's Electoral System - Apr '92; Family Album - Feb '92; Family Day - Nov '91; The Origins of Father's Day - Jun '91; New Fire Hall - Sep '91; Fire Hall #1 - Sep '91; Choosing a National Flag - Jul '90; The Origin of Our Flag - Jul '91; Fort Whoop-Up - Apr '89; Fortune Eggs - Mar '91; Galt Hospital - July '89; Alexander and Elliot Galt - Jul '90; Galt Company Hospital - Feb '89; Sir Alexander Galt - Jul '89; Lethbridge Galt Hospital - Architect - Sep '89; Galt Rehabilitation Centre - Jul '89; Germal POWs in Canada - Mar'94; Ghost Stories at the Galt - Oct '92; Ghosts at the Galt - May '93; Christian Gibson - May '91; Glass Diary Bottles - Apr '91; Greed Wooded Cell Door - Sep '91; Groundhog Day or Candlemas (February 2) - Feb '92; Gurney Museum - Mar '92; Ione Harris - Feb '92; Harvest Home - Oct '91; Heritage and the Horses - Jul '91; Highlanders (113th Oversees Battallion) - Nov '91; Albert Hing - Oct '93; Historical Society Spring Tour - May '91; Hodson's Locomotive's Bud - Dec '91; Hoofprints & Hitchingposts - Jul '91;Hospitals - M.N. July'89; Huges, Katerine - March '90; Humpty Dumpty Circus - Dec. '90; Hunting in southern Alberta - Oct.'91; January - The Name - Jan. '93; Japanaese Paper cutting Kiri E. - April '89; Alex Johnston - April '90; Dr. Alex Johnston - April '90; Kainia Chieftainship- Feb. 90; Kemppainen, Henry - June '91; Kessler, A Tribute to Reg - May'94; Kissess, why do x's stand for kissess-Feb '92; Kymograph Machine - Sept. '93; Lacrosse in early Lethbridge - August '92; Latter Day Saint Art - June '90; Lethbridge how the city developed - Aug.'89; Liberals - April '89; Lieutenant Govenor Laird - Aug '90; Link Trainer - Nov. '90; Livingstone, Robert - May '94;Mary Gregory Decoration Feb. '94; Matrioska Dolls - Feb. 94; Mayor's Council Chair - March '91; McClung Nellie Letitia (Mooney) Sept. '89; McCready Tom (Camera Collection) - Sept '89;McKinney Lousie (Crumpy) Sept. '89; Medalta Pottery - May '84; Michaels, William & Martha - Aug. '91; Militia Lethbridge and the - May'93; Miners, Alberta: A Tribute - June '93; Model Railway Toys - Dec '93; Mother's Day - May '93; Mounted Police History of - Oct '90; Museum Week - May '90; Museum Day - May 92; Museum Day International - May'93; Music in the Military - Nov. '91; N.W.M.P. - July '89; Names Index - Sept '90; New Year's Eve Ball, Lethbridge's first - Jan.'93; New Year history of the celebration - Jan. '90; Newprint Facts - April '91; Nicholas Sheran - April '89; Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden - May '92; Nortgh Western Coal & Navigation Company Limited - July '89; Nuts for Nutcrackers - Nov. '93; O Canada, our national anthem - July '91; Office Management - Oct. '90; One-Room School House - Sept'92; Ornaments, Old-time - Dec '93; Page, Percy - Jan '92; Paintings of historical Lethbridge - Aug. '89; Palekh Art - Jan'94;Parlby, Irene (Maryat) - Sept'89; Percussive pick machine on wheels - Jan.'89; Percy Plain Woman - Two Gun - Sept '90; Persons Case - March ;92; Phonographic Disc - May '90; Pinic, the origin of the word - July '91; Pioneer Policing in southern Alberta - Mach '94; Pioneer Christmas Tree - Dec'90; Player Piano - Dec '91; Prairie medicine wheels - Nov '92; Pairie coulee - Sept '90; Print a salute to a - Nov. '93; Pysanky, the Art of - March '94; Quill to Fax - Oct. '99; Quilt Search - March '93; Quilts, a history of Alberta - Oct. '89; Quilts - Oct '92; Radio - March '89; Rivers Old Man and the Belly - March'89; Roundup - The Last Great - March '90; Saddle - March ;92; Saint Valentinews' Day - Feb. '91; Saint Peter - April '94; Scottish Tartans, History of - Jan '92; Seal of the Corporation -April '1992; Senators - April '89; Short, William H.O. - Sept. '91; Side-saddle, the Lady and her - May '92; Snare Drum - Nov '91; Snowmaiden, Legend of the - Feb. '92; Spectacles - June '90; Stafford Family, William - Feb.'92; Stafford, William - July '89;Stained Glass 11 - July '93; Stained Glass, history of - May '91; Stewart, John Stewart - Oct. ;93; Sweat Lodge Ceremony - Aug '93; The Famous Five - Sept. '89; Theatre Lethbridge - March '94; Tom Three Persons - April' 93; Tourist Guide to Lethbridge, The Galt Museum - Sept '92; Toy TraIn, Evolution of the - Dec '91; Treaty Number 7 - Aug. '90; Tysmbaly - July '93; Ukrainian Immigrants to Canada - Nov '91; Umbrella - June'92; Ursenbach, Mrs Jessie R. - Sept.'93; Valentines Day Card - Feb. '89; Velocipede Car - Jan. '89; Volunteer Profile - Aug'89; Volunteers (Call for) - Aug. '89; Voting, Changes in the process - April '92; War - 20th AntiTank Battery - Aug. '89; Watch repair shop - Sept'91; Westbrook, James & Harold - Oct. '89; Westbrook Barbershop Pole - March '93; Whiffletree Harmness - April '94; Winchester Rifles - Oct. '91; Women in the military - Nov. '89; Wood. Legacy in - April' 94;
Accession No.
20121032
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