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Date Range
1992
Material Type
Recording
Accession No.
20161111013
Physical Description
Reel of 1 inch videotape 14 minutes
Scope and Content
This documentary describes Dutch Elm disease and the efforts being made to prevent it from coming into Alberta. Individuals interviewed are: John Grant, Urban Arborist, City of Calgary. Dr. Jim Holley, Plant Pathologist, Alberta Special Crops and Horticultural Research Centre. Art Tellier, Entomo…
Material Type
Recording
Date Range
1992
Creator
2 & 7 Lethbridge Television
Indian News Media
Physical Description
Reel of 1 inch videotape 14 minutes
Physical Condition
Fair
Language
English
Scope and Content
This documentary describes Dutch Elm disease and the efforts being made to prevent it from coming into Alberta. Individuals interviewed are: John Grant, Urban Arborist, City of Calgary. Dr. Jim Holley, Plant Pathologist, Alberta Special Crops and Horticultural Research Centre. Art Tellier, Entomology Technician, Alberta Special Crops and Horticultural Research Centre. Bashir Jamal, Urban Forester, City of Calgary. Margaret Johnson, Urban Forester, City of Calgary. Todd Reichardt, Insect Abatement Technician, City of Calgary.
Notes
A DVD copy is available.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20161111013
Collection
Archive
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Senator Joyce Fairbairn fonds

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions83635
Date Range
1986-2007
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20131041
Physical Description
0.6 m of textual records; over 100 photograph
Scope and Content
001 Lethbridge Handicapped Riding Association 2000 002 LCI graduation speech 1999 003 Transfer of Lethbridge airport to Lethbridge County 1996 004 Official opening of Henderson Park and Alexander Wilderness Park – phot album 1986 005 Biographical materials – newspaper clippings 1990-2002 006 Kainai…
Date Range
1986-2007
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Joyce Fairbairn
Physical Description
0.6 m of textual records; over 100 photograph
History / Biographical
Personal files of Senator Joyce Fairbairn reflecting her work as a Senator and Cabinet Minister in various community projects in Southwest Alberta. Senator Fairbairn, the first woman Senator from the Lethbridge area, has been involved in the Southern Albertan community all of her life and has contributed time, money, and love to many causes, organizations, and celebrations in Southern Alberta and Canada. Joyce Fairbairn was born at the Galt Hospital on November 6, 1939. She grew up in Lethbridge where she got her first experience as a journalist at the Lethbridge Herald while she was still in High School. Fairbairn earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Alberta in 1960. Fairbairn then left Lethbridge to attend Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism in 1961. After graduation, Fairbairn began working for the Herald’s Ottawa Bureau, the Ottawa Journal, and United Press International in the Parliamentary Press Gallery. Fairbairn was known as one of the first “female newsmen.” She worked as a journalist in Ottawa from 1961-1970 and was the first journalist to report on the new Canadian flag selection as well as covered Jackie Kennedy and President Kennedy’s visit to Ottawa in 1961. The Lethbridge Herald proudly continued to publish her work from 1965-1969. In 1970 Fairbairn became the Legislative Assistant and, later, the Communications Coordinator for Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Fairbairn worked with Trudeau until 1984 when she was appointed to the Senate. After Fairbairn was appointed to the Senate in 1984 it quickly became clear that she would not be limited to the Red Chamber. Senator Fairbairn quickly became known for attending Southern Albertan milestones, openings, celebrations, and even the occasional cake decorating contest. Senator Fairbairn became well known throughout Southern Alberta because, as one constituent commented, “she cared enough to come”. Senator Fairbairn also became involved with many organizations and causes such as, the Paralympics, the Calgary Stampede, Books for Babies, and the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre. Fairbairn was present for celebrations in Southern Alberta such as, Lethbridge’s Centennial Celebration, Whoop Up Days, and many University of Lethbridge Convocations. Senator Fairbairn was also an active member of the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association where she adopted a horse named “Dooley”. In 2008 the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association honoured Senator Fairbairn with a lifetime membership. Senator Fairbairn’s devotion to Canada and the Southern Albertan community was also recognized by many other organizations. In 1990 she was inaugurated into the Kainai Chieftainship, where she received the name Chief Morning Bird Woman. Fairbairn was also made an Honourary Colonel of the 18th Air Defense Regiment, RCA. She was also made a Honourary Air Marshal and frequently attended the International Air Show at Lethbridge, Alberta. In addition, she was awarded with a Honourary Doctorate of Law by the University of Lethbridge in 2003. While Fairbairn was known for being present in the Southern Albertan community she was also known for her many accomplishments in Parliament. Her career as Senator began as the Vice-Chair of the National Liberal Caucus and the Western and Northern Liberal Caucus until 1991 when she was appointed Co-Chair of the National Campaign Committee. By 1993 Senator Fairbairn was appointed to Privy Council as the first woman to hold the position of Leader of Government. She also became the first Minister with Special Responsibility for Literacy. In 1997 she was appointed the Special Advisor on Literacy to the Minister of Human Resources Development Canada. In addition, Senator Fairbairn was the driving force behind making the Famous Five Honourary Senators and erecting a honourary statue celebrating the Famous Five on Parliament Hill. Senator Fairbairn retired from the Senate on January 18, 2013.
Scope and Content
001 Lethbridge Handicapped Riding Association 2000 002 LCI graduation speech 1999 003 Transfer of Lethbridge airport to Lethbridge County 1996 004 Official opening of Henderson Park and Alexander Wilderness Park – phot album 1986 005 Biographical materials – newspaper clippings 1990-2002 006 Kainai historical 1993-2003 007 18th Air Defence Regiment Lethbridge 1992-2007 008 Robert Burns dinners 1982-2001 009 Senate – Aboriginal People – Post-secondary Education 1987-1989 010 Senate – Aboriginal People – Lubicon Land Claim 1988-1993 011 Millennium letters and responses 1999 012 Blood Tribe Department of Health Inc. 1995 013 Report on the status of the Blood Tribe – Post-secondary and Adult Education – Red Crow Community College 1995 014 Blood Tribe 1989-1996 015 Order of Canada 1992-2000 016 Calgary Zoo 2001-2006 017 Lethbridge Hurricanes 1999-2001 018 Friendship Force 2000-2003 019 18th Air Defence Regiment Lethbridge 1999-2003 020 Alberta Centennial 2005 021 Southern Alberta Art Gallery 2002 022 Lethbridge Airport 2001-2004 023 Western Parent Magazine 1997 024 Waterton 1998-2001 025 Jubilee medals 1996-2003 026 Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation 1983-2005 027 Newspaper clippings - Joyce Fairbairn 1982-1992 028 Water resources 2002-2005 029 Albert and H2O 2001-2002 030 UofL Water Building 2004 031 Peigan Deal 2002 032 Peigan Nation 1999-2000 033 Alberta - Kainai Chieftainship 1990-2004 034 Paul Martin BBQ letters 1999 035 Lethbridge drought 2000 036 Alberta infrastructure 2001-2003 037 Infrastructure announcement in Lethbridge 2001 038 Livestock - BSE [Mad Cow Desease] 2003-2004 part 1 039 Livestock - BSE [Mad Cow Desease] 2003-2004 part 2 040 Sugar Beet Growers 1998-2004 041 Alberta Soft Wheat 1999-2004 042 Personal Files - newsclippings 1955,2010, Cradle Roll and Baptism certificates, correspondence,Judge Fairbairm material, Thank you Notes from Birds of Prey,Tribute and Thanyou to Mayor Andy Anderson 1986, Receipe for Salad Dressing, Notes for presentation. 043 Fairbairn photographs: Senator Fairbarin with native children; Diefenbaker Dinner names on back; friends and family; Younger life; Celebrations Coaldale Parade, With Peter Noon Hermins Hermits, Dale Martin Senior, Rollar Rampage 2011; Paralymics Japan Joyce with the Delhi Lama; Joyce with her horse; 3 Black and white images in parliment with Prime Minister Trudeau; friends;family and Birthday wishes to May Farbairn from PM Trudeau 1982. 044 Debates of the Senate Vol. 148, #139 (Tribute to the Honourable Joyce Fairbairn, P.C.) 2013; Senator's ID card - Joyce Fairbairn Collection of posters and similar items 20191094 20191094-001 Sky Hawks 1997 - Canadian Forces Parachute Team 20191094-002 Photo collage poster - Prairie Acres Museum, Picture Butte 20191094-003 "Senator Joyce Fairbairn" sign 20191094-004 Air Force Association of Canada - 702 Wing's 60th Anniversary (2009) 20191094-005 Will Race for Food [chuck wagon] - Mark Sutherland, Grand Prairie, AB 20191094-006 Buddy Bensmiller [chuck wagon] 20191094-007 Certificate confirming Sen. Joyce Fairbairn as honorary member of the Blood Band under the name of Ksiskuni-piksaki, Morning Bird Woman 20191094-008 Snowbirds 27th Season (1997) 20191094-009 Snowbirds 30th Season (2000) 20191094-010 City of Lethbridge Mayors (1891-1985) 20191094-011 Certificate confirming Sen. Joyce Fairbairn as Honorary Colonel, 18th Defence Regiment RCA, by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second (1998) 20191094-012 Tora Tora Tora Ghost Squadron [2008 Alberta International Air Show] 20191094-013 No Air Show Like It in the World - The 69th Battalion Special Operations Group 20191094-014 69th SOG - The 69th Battalion Special Operations Group
Notes
Special newspaper sections are in the newsclipping files
Accession No.
20131041
Collection
Archive
Less detail
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
Collection
Archive
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