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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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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
Collection
Archive
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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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Archive
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