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Date Range
1947-1987
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20171094
Physical Description
0.3 m of textual records, over 500 photographs, 1 sketch
Scope and Content
The materials were preserved and enhanced through research by Joyce Sasse 001: 1963 Day planner 002: 1964 Day planner 003: 1965 Day planner 004: Book- Proud Procession (1947) 005: Book- Young Explorers (1947) 006: Book- Totem Tipi and Tumpline (1955) 007: Book- No Man Stands Alone (1965) 008: Book…
Date Range
1947-1987
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Annora Brown
Physical Description
0.3 m of textual records, over 500 photographs, 1 sketch
History / Biographical
Annora Brown was born outside of Red Deer in 1899 and died at the age of 88 in Deep Cove, British Columbia in 1987 where she retired. Brown is one of the Alberta’s foremost early artists. Based for much of her life in historic Fort Macleod, Brown played a major role in creating a ‘picture’ of Southern Alberta: its wild landscape, First Nations, pioneer rural communities, local history- above all its wondrous nature symbolized by the wildflower. Her work was able to capture the culture of the First nation communities that she lived near. Her father was Edmund Foster Brown and mother was Elizabeth Ethel (Cody) Brown. Her mother supported and encouraged Brown’s love for art and from 1925-1929 Brown attended the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. She returned in 1929 and developed and art program for Calgary’s Mounted Royal College but later had to leave due to her mother’s illness. A student of the celebrated landscape painters, known as the Group of Seven (1920-1933), Brown’s artistic practice spans the 1930s to mid-1980s. During that time, she cobbled together a living as an artist, often by teaching, illustrating books and magazines, and selling, whenever she could, her captivating paintings in watercolor, tempera oil and later serigraph prints. In 1945-1950, brown worked as a respected artist and teacher at the Banff School of Fine Arts. She was also commissioned to paint over 200 western wild flowers for the Glenbow Foundation. Brown’s work was also included in Crescent Heights High School in Calgary, University of Alberta in Edmonton, United College in Winnipeg, and the Canadian Handicrafts Guild in Montreal. She was also awarded a prize in the Alberta Government’s 1955 Jubilee Contest for Alberta painters. In 1965 Brown retired to Deep Cove British Columbia to paint and garden. She had given a “voice” to a region that had been rarely presented in Canadian art. Her attention to the unique aspects of Old Man’s Country like Niitsitapi, the character and isolation of its small rural communities as well as its unforgettable environment was expressed mainly through her focus on wildflowers and native plants. Buoyed by the conviction that a woman’s activities “need not be limited to polishing furniture and raising babies”, Brown was also a writer and author of two books: the Western Canadian classic Old Man’s Garden and her autobiographical Sketches from Life. She was the first woman to receive an honorary degree from the University of Lethbridge in 1971 for her contribution to “western art and living.” (written by Mary-Beth Laviolette; Summer 2016 Gallery Exhibit at Galt Museum)
Scope and Content
The materials were preserved and enhanced through research by Joyce Sasse 001: 1963 Day planner 002: 1964 Day planner 003: 1965 Day planner 004: Book- Proud Procession (1947) 005: Book- Young Explorers (1947) 006: Book- Totem Tipi and Tumpline (1955) 007: Book- No Man Stands Alone (1965) 008: Book- Canaries on the Clothesline (1974) 009: Sketch of Annora Brown oversized 010: 26 Photos of the Rockies 011: 2 Photos, Editorial, Crighton photocopy with description 012: 8 Photos of her house and her graduation 013: 17 Photos of the cabin, 5 prints, letters about her house in Fort Macleod, and letters from the Town of Fort Macleod 014: Research notes of Annora Brown by Joyce Sasse 015: 215 Photos building the cabin 016: 250 Photos of her art, excerpt of Sketches from Life, and later years; 3 Newspaper cutouts Language: English
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Accession No.
20171094
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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