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John and Marguerite Taylor fonds

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Date Range
1901-1987
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20051015
Physical Description
0.24 m of textual records, 108 photographs, 56 postcards
Scope and Content
20051015/1: Taylor Family Financials; Insurance papers, Benefit Application, Discharge Papers, Army Notebook, Correspondence, News Clippings, Sales Contracts, Pension Papers. 1942-1963. (Papers originally stored in a green metal box.) 20051015/2: Various Correspondence; Holiday Cards, News Clippin…
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John and Margaret Taylor fonds
Date Range
1901-1987
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
John and Marguerite Taylor
Physical Description
0.24 m of textual records, 108 photographs, 56 postcards
History / Biographical
John Joseph Taylor (born 25 June 1915) and Marguerite Taylor (nee Grisak, 14 April 1917-1 December 1984) were married in 1940. John joined the military in November of 1942 and trained in Camrose, AB; Chilliwack, BC and Prince George, BC before deployment to France where he was injured twice on D-Day. Afterwards, he was sent to Birmingham General Hospital in England to recover from a severe arm would before his return to Canada. They had one son, Grange Taylor, born in the summer of 1943 while John was stationed in Chilliwack. While he was away Marguerite wrote “Johnny” frequently, sometimes multiple letters in a single day. She would often start by reminding him how much she missed him and then reassure him that she, and later the baby were doing fine in spite of how much they missed him. Marguerite often writes of how she prays for John and that the war will end soon. She would recount the goings on of her day and what she had done since she had last written and how she cherished his letters. Several letters mention ones that she did not send because she felt they were too sad and did not want to bring him down since he was already so far from home. Early on she writes of a fear of the doctor, but that she will go because she is pregnant and that John would want her to go. She also recounts local gossip regarding the local prisoner of war camp and the dances that she goes to with her friend Annie. She signs most of her letters with a lipstick kiss and “I love you 60 millions & millions more then last time” or something similar. Prior to his military service John was as an industrial painter working at the airports being built for military flight training that were built across southern Alberta. As a result, he developed what they would later discover to be lead poisoning from the lead-based paint. Throughout his military career he was afflicted with ill-health. He would later be diagnosed with Huntington’s Correa, as would his son Grange. Marguerite was a devout catholic and an original member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church in north Lethbridge. She and John lived in Lethbridge until 1961 when they moved to Calgary so that John could find work. While John was away with the military she lived with her family and upon his return they purchased a house through the veteran’s housing program. John was an avid photographer and artist. Included in the donation are several examples of his drawing and photography including photographs of his family and military companions and drawings from his time overseas.
Scope and Content
20051015/1: Taylor Family Financials; Insurance papers, Benefit Application, Discharge Papers, Army Notebook, Correspondence, News Clippings, Sales Contracts, Pension Papers. 1942-1963. (Papers originally stored in a green metal box.) 20051015/2: Various Correspondence; Holiday Cards, News Clippings, Drawings, Souvenir, Photographs, Notes, Gun Permit, Ticket Stub. [1940-1968] 2 PHOTOGRAPHS 20051015/3: Correspondence, Etc. (July 1940 – March 1942); Letters, News Clippings. 1940-1942.—File primarily contains letters from Marguerite Taylor to John Taylor while he was stationed in Camrose, AB, Chilliwack, BC and Prince George, BC. The letters relay the happenings of Marguerite’s day to day life, local gossip, and the development of her pregnancy. Also included are letters to Marguerite from John, Marguerite’s aunt Julia, brother Pete, and their friend A. C. (Alf) Tomlinson of the R.A.F. stationed in Calgary. 20051015/4: Correspondence, Etc. (March 1942 – April 1946, 1965); Letters, Postcards, Newspaper Clippings. 1942-1946, 1965. — File primarily contains letters from Marguerite Taylor to John Taylor while he was on active duty in Canada and after he had been injured in France and was in hospital in England. The letters include accounts of the development of Marguerite’s pregnancy and the birth of the couple’s son Grange. Also included are letters to Marguerite from John, their friend A. C. (Alf) Tomlinson, Mrs Tomlinson (A.C.’s mother) and other men with whom John served. 20051015/5: Bills; City Taxes for 1004 – 13th Street N. 1938-1953. 20051015/6: Fighting Fifth; Newsletters, Correspondence. 1965-1983.—Papers relating to John’s military unit and several 1980s reunions. 20051015/7: Old House; Correspondence, Pension Documents, Birth Certificate. 1949-1981.—Correspondence and other documents relating to Marguerite’s parent’s home at 1004 – 13th Street N. Also included is a copy of Marguerite Oliver’s birth certificate issued in 1949 20051015/8: Personal (Bills); City of Lethbridge Tax Notices, Correspondence. 1959-1962. 20051015/9: Personal; Correspondence, Inventory Lists, Poetry. 1959-1974. 20051015/10: Dept of Veterans Affairs; Correspondence, Financial Records. 1946-1983. 20051015/11 Medical Records 1967-1987.—Copies of John’s medical records. 20051015/12: Taylor Family Various Papers; Certificates, Photographs, Coasters, Keepsake Box, Correspondence, Promotional Mirror. 1924-1984.—File includes a number of different items including several photographs and small documents that were folded up and kept in a small metal box along with a piece of a broken crucifix. 5 PHOTOGRAPHS 20051015/13: Notebook; Songs. [1944]—File contains a notebook filled with hand written song lyrics. 20051015/14: Pamphlets. 1927-1946—File contains several pamphlets on subjects relating to acceptable behaviour. 20051015/15: Pension; Correspondence. 1960-1974.—Documents related to John and Marguerite’s pensions. 20051015/16: Photographs. 1934-1969.—Baby pictures of Grange Taylor as well as other family pictures. 40 PHOTOGRAPHS . 20051015/17: Photographs. [1923-1945].—Matted oversize photographs and John and Marguerite’s wedding picture. 4 PHOTOGRAPHS. 20051015/18: Religious; Photographs, Prayer Cards. 1925-1971.—Photographs of a religious ceremony and several commemorative prayer cards. 9 PHOTOGRAPHS. 20051015/19: Photo Album (Kitten Cover); Photographs, Newspaper clippings. [1940-1976].—Family photo album contents including hand tinted portraits. 16 PHOTOGRAPHS 20051015/20: Taylor Album; Post cards, Newspaper Clippings, Post Cards, Marriage Certificate. [1901-1969]—File contains items from an album as well as a photocopy of the original placement of the items within the album. Notably there are a large collection of souvenir postcards from Lethbridge and military postcards from local studio Jackson & Co. 1 PHOTOGRAPH / 53 POSTCARDS 20051015/21: John Taylor Military Album; Photographs, Patches, Letters, Drawings, Postcards, Telegrams, Greeting Cards. [1942-1981]—File contains photographs and keepsakes from John’s time in the military. 31 PHOTGRAPHS / 3 POSTCARDS 20051015/22: Calendar.1962 —Catholic Art Calendar from Martin Bros. funeral home. 20051015/23: Donation Correspondence. 2004-2005. Correspondence between Terri Taylor and Galt archivist Greg Ellis.
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20051015
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Fortnightly Club (Fort Macleod) fonds

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Date Range
1908-2011
Accession No.
20091080
Physical Description
0.70 m of textual records; 4 photographs; 3 maps
Scope and Content
20091080/1: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1908-1913—First minutes book for the club. 20091080/2: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1913- 1920—Second minutes book for the club. 20091080/3: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1920- 1926—Third minutes book for the club. 20091080/4: FORTNIGHTLY…
Date Range
1908-2011
Creator
Fortnightly Club (Fort Maclead)
Physical Description
0.70 m of textual records; 4 photographs; 3 maps
History / Biographical
The club started in 1908 as the Women’s Fortnightly Literary Club in Fort Macleod, Alberta. The first meeting was held February 22nd at the home of Mrs. S Loterer. The founder of the club felt that “women in a relatively new community needed an opportunity to learn more about the world.” (Jean McCall, “1907-1912 (Fortnightly Club History.)” Every two weeks the club provided women the chance to meet with other women and discuss current events, art, literature history, science, and other educational topics of general interest. Membership was by nomination and the entire group had to vote on new members. Because meetings were to be held in the home of a member the numbers where intentionally kept to a size where this would remain possible. Meetings were not held over the summer, so the “seasons” of the club cover the span of two years (i.e. autumn 1929 to spring 1930). At each meeting a member would present a research paper on a topic that she had previously informed the group of, and then a discussion of the topic would follow. Sometimes this would include a slide presentation or other accompaniment. Informed discussion would be expected and in the early years of the group it was noted if a club member was prepared for the discussion or not. Lunch would also be served and current events would be discussed. The club secretary would take minutes of the meeting and club business would be voted on. Meetings could only be held if there were enough people present and over the years they were sometimes cancelled due to foul weather or epidemic. The club has been involved with a number of other organizations. During the war years members would sew for the Red Cross at their meetings, sometimes coming together weekly (as in 1917) instead of bi-weekly. On these occasions one member would read aloud to the other women who sewed making bandages, sheets, towels, and other items for the war effort. In the 1940s the group moved that no iced cakes be allowed at the meeting as a war to support the war effort and because of sugar rationing. They also made donations, sometimes quite sizeable, to a varied number of charitable groups from all over the world. The club also sent representatives to the 1918 National Council of Women. At this time suffrage was a popular topic of discussion at meetings. The club had a collection of books and a club librarian until 1993. In the early years of the club the town of Fort Macleod had no public library. By the early 1990s the town’s library was a part of the Chinook Arch Regional Library System and books could be brought in from the larger library in Lethbridge and others in surrounding towns easily so the club moved to dissolve the library and position of librarian. The books were donated to the school board. In 2008 the club celebrated its centennial and the club held a dinner. Members examined the records of the club and each wrote a paper based on a different time period. The resulting papers are a combination of a summary of the club meeting minutes and other files and current events for the period. These papers can be found in the research papers listed below. Resources: MCCALL, JEAN. “1907-1912 (Fortnightly Club History.)” SEGBOER, DARLENE. “100th Anniversary Paper-years 1913-1918 (History of the Fortnightly Club).”VAN MEIJEL, MARIA. “In Flanders Fields: Summary 1918-1923 (History of the Fortnightly Club.” NIERS, CARLA. “Fortnightly During the Years 1923-1927.” WALKER, JAN. “Fortnightly Club Centennial Presentation 1928-1932 (Club History).” CRESSMAN, CAROL. “The Fortnightly Club 1933-1937.” TILBE, JANNET. “1938-1943 (Fortnightly Club History.)” GANNET, LINDA. “Fortnightly Between the Years 1943-1947.“ MCTROWE, EVELYN. “1948-1952 (History of the Fortnightly Club.” REACH, RHONDA. “Our 100th Year (Fortnightly History 1953-1957).” COMA, DEE. “1958-62” (History of the Fortnightly Club). ASHLEY, LAUREL. 2008. “The Years of 1963-1967.” (History of the Fortnightly Club). DAVIS, DORIS. “Centennial Years. (History of the Fortnightly Club.)” KUDLIK, IRENE. “1978-82 (History of the Fortnightly Club.)” RATCLIFFE, MARTHA. “Fortnightly, 1993-1997.” KELLNER, GISELA. “Paper Covering the Club Years 1998 to 2002.”
Scope and Content
20091080/1: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1908-1913—First minutes book for the club. 20091080/2: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1913- 1920—Second minutes book for the club. 20091080/3: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1920- 1926—Third minutes book for the club. 20091080/4: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1928- 1932—Forth minutes book for the club. 20091080/5: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1935- 1939—Fifth minutes book for the club. 20091080/6: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1939—Sixth minutes book for the club. 20091080/7: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1939-1943—Seventh minutes book for the club. 20091080/8: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1943-1945—Eigth minutes book for the club. 20091080/9: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1945-1948—Ninth minutes book for the club. 20091080/10: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1948-1956—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/11: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1956-1960—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/12: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1960-1970—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/13: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1970-1979—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. Some of the handwritten papers have slight to moderate water damage. 4 PHOTOGRAPHS 20091080/14: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1980-1984—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/15: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1984-1989—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. Also included are photocopies of several climate maps. 20091080/16: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1990-1996—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/17: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1997-2002—Loose papers of the meeting minutes. Also included are several greeting cards 20091080/18: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 2002-2006—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/19: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 2007-2009—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/20: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: PROGRAMS: 1908-1940. File is missing the 1924-25 and 1939-40 programs. 20091080/21: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: PROGRAMS: 1941-1970. File is missing the 1947-48 program. 20091080/22: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: PROGRAMS: 1971-2000. File is missing the 1998-99 program. 20091080/23: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: PROGRAMS: 2001-2010. File is missing the 2002-3 through 2005-6 and 2008-9 programs. Also included is an invitation to a 2008 centennial dinner. 20091080/24: INDEX OF PAPER PRESENTERS AND TITLES OF PAPERS PRESENTED 1908-PRESENT (2011). 2009-2011 20091080/25: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—ANDERSON, JENNIFER. 2009—“Book report: Letter to my Daughter.” 20091080/26: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—ASHLEY, LAUREL. 2008. “The Years of 1963-1967.” (History of the Fortnightly Club). 20091080/27: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—BODGENER, MAXINE. 1994-2004. “Book report: The World is My Home.” “Aggie Grey.” “The Farmer’s Almanac.” “Lee Iacoca.” “W. O. Mitchell.” “Cpt. James Cook.” “Henry Ford & the Ford Motor Co.” 20091080/28: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—BROOKS, COLLEEN. 1996-2009. “Louis Riel.” “Looking into the Future.” “Water.” “Quilting.” “Annora Brown.” “Something Black.” “Grosse Isle” “10 Year History” (History of the Fortnightly Club). “ The History of the ICC.” In addition to the research papers, the file contains newspaper clippings and other research materials. 20091080/29: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—COMA, DEE. 1997-2008. “William the Conquer.” “Book report: Dream of Eagles.” “Eccentrics.” “Story Telling.” “Anglo-Saxon Chronicles.” “Living with Superstitions.” “Chasing Ideas.” “Faeries.” “1958-62” (History of the Fortnightly Club). “Blame it on the Weather.” In addition to the research papers the file contains newspaper clippings and several hand drawn maps and charts. 2 MAPS 20091080/30: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—CRESSMAN, CAROL. 1968-1980. “Judge of the Far North.” “Twelve Just Men.” “Porcelain.” “Tales of Alberta: Oldest Courthouse.” “Married Women & the Law.” “Pearl Buck.” “The Wanderers.” What’s in a Hand.” Included in the file are copies of nineteenth-century court documents and other research materials. 20091080/31: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—CRESSMAN, CAROL. 1982-1991. “Calgary Eye-Opener’s Bob Edwards.” “Why We Act Like Canadians.” “Just Browsing.” “The Queen’s Men & Women.” “The Anne Girl.” “The Other Rooney.” 20091080/32: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—CRESSMAN, CAROL. 1992-2010. “Canadian Mint.” “The P. M. Scene in a Nutshell.” “ Remembering Erma.” “ Book report: My Times.” “ Arafat.” “ From Dinosaurs to Dingo.” “Percy Grant and Lois et al.” “The Fortnightly Club 1933-1937.” “ Weather.” “Indulgent Memories.” 20091080/33: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—DAVIS, DORIS. 2002-2009. “Francis Mawson Rottenbury.” “Isobel Allande.” “The Persevering Lady (Lady Jane Franklin).” “ Centennial Years. (History of the Fortnightly Club.)” “Ship Hector.” “Sunflowers.” Included in the file are several images taken from an unknown book and included with the “sunflowers” paper. 20091080/34: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—DAVIS, ELOISE. 1977-1978.” “Women and the Law.” “The Gaiety of Gables.” 20091080/35: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—ELLIS, LINDA. 2010. “Under the Big Top.” 20091080/36: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—GANNET, LINDA. 2007-2010. “Fortnightly Between the Years 1943-1947.“ “Dead Aid.” 20091080/37: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—KELLNER, GISELA. 2008-2010. “Paper Covering the Club Years 1998 to 2002.” “Hutterite History.” 20091080/38: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—KING, RUTH. 1972-1998, 2008. “Grandad’s Story.” “Kootnai Brown.” “Symbols.” “Charles Russel.” “Heraldry.” “Japan.” Word Origins.” November.” “A Bit About Silk.” “Collectables.” Some of the papers in this file are included in both draft (manuscript) and final (typed) form. There is also a small book by John Vince called Discovering Horse Brasses (1968). 20091080/39: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—KING, RUTH. 1987-1995. “Alberta’s Legislature.” “Sarah Binks.” “Changes in the Past 100 Years.” “Rituals of Dinner.” “No Ordinary Man.” “John Newton.” “Emily Carr.” Included in this file is a legislative program, some correspondence, and several newspaper articles relating to the various paper topics. 20091080/40: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—KUDLIK, IRENE. 2008-2011. “1978-82 (History of the Fortnightly Club.)” “Ice Roads and Bridges.” “Holy Land Trip.” 20091080/41: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—LEMIRE, EUNICE. 1969-1981. “Going Places.” “Stephen Leacock.” Drugs.” “Gestures.” “Dr. Norman Bethune.” Indira Ghandi.” “Social Credit in Alberta.” “The Ancient Chinese Art of Agriculture.” “Lloyd’s of London.” “Chautauqua.” Included in the file are several newspaper and magazine articles related to the papers. 20091080/42: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—LEMIRE, EUNICE. 1983-2003. “Albert Schwietzer.” “Lotta Hitschmanova.” “Slang.” “Phoenix at Coventry.” “Welcome Home.” “Iceland.” “The History of Reading.” “The Signs of the Zodiac.” “A Promise.” File includes several newspaper articles relating to the various papers. 20091080/43: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—MCCALL, JEAN. 2007-2011. “1907-1912 (Fortnightly Club History.)” “Indian Nations of North America (Book Report)” 20091080/44: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—MCTROWE, EVELYN. 2001.2011. “Next of Kin.” “ Spoiled.” “Fast Food Nation (Book Review.)” “1948-1952 (History of the Fortnightly Club.” “Animal Husbandry.” “Up in the Air.” 20091080/45: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—MOSES, MARGARET. 1980-1996. “Ann Landers.” “Beatrix Potter.” “Liberace.” “The Doctors Mayo (Book Report).” “Paddy Nolan.” “Birds of a Feather (Book Report).” “Allan Fotheringham.” “Victor Borge.” “Robert Service.” Also included in the file is a copy of Moses’ certificate recognizing her 60 years of active membership. 20091080/46: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—NIERS, CARLA. 2000-2009. “Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands. “ Hasidic Jews.” “ The three Tenors.” “Iditarod.” “Fortnightly During the Years 1923-1927.” “Ayaan Hirsi Ali.” 20091080/47: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—RATCLIFFE, MARTHA. 2008-2010. “ The Maritimes. “Fortnightly, 1993-1997.” “Something Wonderful. (100 Canadian Heroines Book Review)” File contains printed images of the author’s trip to the Maritimes and images of Canadian heroines. 20091080/48: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—REACH, RHONDA. “Charles Blondin.” “Our 100th Year (Fortnightly History 1953-1957).” “TBA” “El Camino de Santiago.” 20091080/49: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—ROEMER, MARILYN. [2009.] Empty file included with Fortnightly Club papers. 20091080/50: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—SEGBOER, DARLENE. 2002-2011. “Harry Potter Book Review.” “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.” “Dr. Seuss.” “Physiognomy.” “100th Anniversary Paper-years 1913-1918 (History of the Fortnightly Club).” “The Famous Five.” “ Central Park.” File includes images related to several papers including physiognomy, the Famous Five and Central Park. 20091080/51: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—TILBE, JANNET. 2008-2010. “1938-1943 (Fortnightly Club History.)” “Arc of the Medicine Line.” “Silkers and the Secret of Silk.” 1 MAP 20091080/52: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—VANDERVELT, MAREANNE. [2009.] Empty file included with Fortnightly Club papers. 20091080/53: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—VAN MEIJEL, MARIA. 2005-2010. “Up Rooted.” “Ukraine.” “A Long Walk to Freedom.” “In Flanders Fields: Summary 1918-1923 (History of the Fortnightly Club.” “Rwanda.” 20091080/54: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—WALKER, JAN. 2007-2009. “Fortnightly Club Centennial Presentation 1928-1932 (Club History).” “Scientific Minds.” “Carbon Capture.” 20091080/55: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: Club's History account; Constitution & Bylaws; Correspondence 1933-1998 20091080/56: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: Handwritten Journal of Activities/Events 1912-1963 20091080/57: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: Newspaper Clippings 1958-2008 20091080/58: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: Anniversary Materials 1916-2008 20091080/58: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: 11 photographs, mostly group photos of year end dinners, 1974-1995 20181039/1. FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: Meeting Minutes April 16, 2016-May 2,2017; 2 Club Programs 2016-17 & 2017-2018; 22 photographs attached to the papers presented - 125 Years of Inspiration 2016, Exploring the Last Frontier 2016, Mirror, Mirror 2017, Puerta Vallarta & Area in Mexico 2017,Austrailian Tidbits 2017, It's Comlicated 2017, Sleep 2017, Tghe Greek Treasure 2018, Ronda Reach 2018, Islam 2018, The Romance and Lure of Date Palm 20191104: includes minutes, summaries of presentations, presentation papers, programs, photographs, history and reminiscences about the club (2010-2016)
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20091080
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Lethbridge Fire Department fonds

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Date Range
1978-2011
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181062
Physical Description
Over 500 photographs, 0.8 m of textual records
Scope and Content
001: Chief for a Day 20 Photos (1987) 002: 76 photos 44 Negatives of safety programs, awards, flipped semi, and training exercise (1996-1997) 003: 284 photos of awards, training exercise, family day, and unidentified people (1978-1999) 004: 1993-1995 Newspaper clippings 005: 1995-1997 Newspaper cli…
Date Range
1978-2011
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Fire Department
Physical Description
Over 500 photographs, 0.8 m of textual records
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Fire Department began in the town of Lethbridge in 1885 with the Bucket Brigade. There were several factors for this. The buildings were chiefly wood, rainfall in the area was low and the westerly winds were prevalent in the region. One factor to deter fires were the 100 foot wide streets. The first organized fire protection was provided by the NWMP in 1886. In 1887 a volunteer hook and ladder company was formed with W. D. Whitney as chief, A. J. Scot, first assistant chief, E. J. Hoddert, second assistant chief. J. D. Higinbotham was secretary-treasurer. When Lethbridge was incorporated as a town in 1891, the new town council had fire protection as their first order of business. In that same year a Volunteer Fire Brigade with William Colpman as chief was formed. In subsequent years other Fire Brigades were organized each with their own chief, assistant chiefs and members. The fire brigade was reorganized in 1902 and those elected became paid members. By 1909 a professional fire department was created. The men were on duty 24 hours per day seven days per week. Minute Books were introduced by Chief Kilkenny in 1909 listing the duty officer, persons on leave, exact time of fire calls and action taken, changes in location of men and equipment. Uniforms were introduced in 1909 and in 1912 the first Firemen's Association Contest between towns took place. In 1912, the Fire Department also began the combined model of fire suppression and emergency medical services. As the town grew incorporation was once again realized. In 1906 Lethbridge became a city. The population grew in three directions, north south and east and more fire stations were built to service the areas. No. 2 was built on the north side of the tracks at 2nd Avenue and 13th Street. A third fire hall was built in the 1960's. By 1920 the Lethbridge Fire Department was a fully professional body who could handle any emergency that occurred. Fire Prevention Programs begun as early as 1935 when Chief Lindsay introduced inspections to individual homes and fire drills began in the schools. Through the war years, the fire department held various courses teaching military firemen to handle pumpers and large equipment. The fire Department ambulance was constantly used for transported trainee crash victims to the Galt Hospital. Following the war improvements were made to both the member numbers and equipment including a two-way radio communications system and fire alarm boxes. Restrictions on sales and use of fireworks were dealt with in the late 1950's and by the early 1970's the sale of fireworks were banned. New fire stations were built in the 1970's. One to replace the old No. 2 which became the fire headquarters and training center located on 5th Avenue and 28th Street North and another on the west side at Jerry Potts Boulevard. The fire box system was abandoned in favor of a more effective communication-the telephone. Wooden ladders were replaced by lighter, stronger more serviceable aluminum ones. In 1985, computers were introduced to the fire department and were used to provide a preplan of many of the larger buildings, hydrant locations, fire department connections, sprinkler controls, exits, hazards etc. City Council also approved the implementation of an advance life support program and hired the first advanced care paramedics. In 1986 the Lethbridge Fire department celebrated its 100 anniversary. A lot of changes, improvements had occurred and with the modern fire fighting techniques many young men were becoming fire fighters to protect the public from any disasters such as fire, flood, explosion, cyclone of mechanical disaster. 1994 Police moves into its own building. In 1998 the department hired the first female firefighter, Bonnie Williams. Her great grandfather Jack King was a Lethbridge firefighter in the 1920-30’s. 2001 fire department gets thermal imaging cameras. 2002 Chief T. Wickersham retires and the city hires Brian Cornforth as the new chief. The dispatch centre of fire/EMS merged with police dispatch to form the Public Safety Communications Centre (PSCC). 2003 Council approved $250,000 for a one-time funding for Advanced Life Support equipment. These units were placed on all frontline fire apparatus. Having advanced care paramedics on fire vehicles allow them to respond to emergency calls anywhere in the city and provide lifesaving care even when an ambulance is unavailable. 2005 Revised disaster services plan and bylaw. Plan outlines three levels of emergencies. Level one, less than eight hours and has little impact on the city. Level two, less than eight hours and moderate impact on city that may require additional support from other services. Level three, longer duration and will have high impact on the city which will require government support. Rope rescue training exercise also implemented. 2009 Alberta Health Services assumes governance of all emergency medical services (EMS) in the province. The city of Lethbridge becomes a contracted provider of EMS for the city of Lethbridge. 2011 New Headquarters (station 1) opens on 4th avenue south and renovations are completed on station 4 located at 5 avenue and 28 street north. Large grassfire starts on the Blood Reserve and threatens the west side of the city when it crosses the Oldman River on November 27 (Grey Cup day). 2012 The department celebrates 100 years providing EMS services in an integrated system. From our research, Lethbridge is the oldest integrated (fire/EMS) system in North America. A weeklong celebration of events were planned and an art piece was commissioned to remember the event. September 10 another large grassfire starts on the Blood Reserve and threatens the west side of the city and the town of Coalhurst when it crosses the Oldman River. 2013 flooding in High River and Calgary creates significant damage to the respective communities. Lethbridge sends numerous individuals to assist in the recovery efforts. Lethbridge also experiences high water but infrastructure is protected. 2014 The department receives EMS accreditation through Accreditation Canada – first integrated service in Canada to achieve accreditation. December - Chief B. Cornforth takes a position with Edmonton Fire Rescue Service. 2015 Rich Hildebrand is promoted to chief of the department. The Fire Smart Program begins to be implemented as a way to decrease fire risk in the transition zone where wild land and urban development meet. 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires damage huge areas of the city and forces the evacuation of 88,000 people. Lethbridge sends individuals to provide incident management support, critical incident stress management (CISM) support, dispatch assistance and inspection services over several weeks. 2017 Council gives support to build another station on the west side of the city. When station 2 was first built on the west side of the city in 1980 there was a population of around 4000 however today the west side population is approaching 40 000. Hiring will take place in 2018, 1019 and 2020 to have staffing ready to fill the hall in 2020 when it is scheduled to be completed. 2018 – Department receives “accreditation with commendation” from Accreditation Canada. First hiring for the new station begins – 10 recruits
Scope and Content
001: Chief for a Day 20 Photos (1987) 002: 76 photos 44 Negatives of safety programs, awards, flipped semi, and training exercise (1996-1997) 003: 284 photos of awards, training exercise, family day, and unidentified people (1978-1999) 004: 1993-1995 Newspaper clippings 005: 1995-1997 Newspaper clippings and 14 negatives of emergency vehicles 006: 1997-1999 Newspaper clippings 007: 1999-2000 Newspaper clippings 008: 2001 Newspapers and Facebook post pertaining to September 11 009: 2000-2002 Newspaper clippings, 12 photographs, and 8 negatives of kids program and emergency vehicles 010: 2003-2004 Newspaper clippings 011: 1973-2006 Newspaper clippings 012: 2003-2004 Certificates and temporary tattoo for kids 013-015: 2008-2011 Cds of opening Ceremonies for the new headquarters and Lethbridge Fire Operations 101 016: 166 negatives and 151 photographs of training exercises, emergency vehicles, awards, and kids programs (1987-1994) 017: 36 negatives and 34 photos of fire chief for a day and awards (1999) 018: 62 photos of group photographs, fire extinguisher training program, water training, kids program, fire inspections, and emergency vehicles (1986-1989) 019: 61 photos of training exercises, parade, fire inspection, information booth, and after fire photographs (1990-1992) 020: 138 photos and 89 negatives awards, emergency vehicles and buildings, and social events (1993-1995) 021: 67 photos and 63 negatives health and safety programs, kids programs, and pictures with the mayor (1994) 022: 42 negatives and 34 photos teachers program, and safety booth (1996) 023: 60 negatives and 62 photos of kids program, fire alarms, raising of the flag, and awards (1997) 024: 70 negatives and 102 photos Lakeview School program, awards, risk watch program, kids programs, and seniors program (1998) 025: 89 photos training exercises, awards, and family day (2000-2006) 026: 146 negatives and 39 photos of lake, smoke, emergency vehicles, and Wilson School hose event (1988-199-) 027: 23 photos of Fire aftermath used for education (1966-199-) 028: 28 photos emergency vehicles and headquarters, fires, and kids program (200-?) 029: Guide for owners of fire damaged property, Safety news source, stickers, Service recognition, fire training and customer service training for fire chief, and 3 photographs of two plaques (1991-1999) 030-036: 7 photographs on foam board showing public programs (199-?) 037-042: 5 photographs on foam board showing emergency vehicles (199-) 043- 067: 24 photographs on foam board showing emergency personnel during calls and training scenarios (199- 068 - 081: 13 photographs on foam board used for educational purposes showing a variety of fires and damages (1987-1991) 082: 11” X 16” colored photograph of the headquarters on 4th Avenue South oversize (2011) 083-086: 4 logos oversize (200- - 2012) 087: 24” X 10” black and white photograph of the fire department with Harley Davidson bikes and shirts oversize (199-) 088: 17” X 7” colored photograph of emergency vehicle and personnel with young boy. At the back it says Thank you Tony Stannard oversize (199-) 089: 18” X 24” poster with different emergency vehicles and their years: 1978 IHC Cargostar-1950B, 1986 IHC Cargostar-1950B, 1980 IHC Cargostar-1950, 1975 IHC Superior Hendrickson, 1973 Mack CF-600 Thibault, 1979 IHC Cargostar-1950B, 1978 Scott Pierreville-CIFD, 1982 Ford F600, 1970 Ford Cabover 900, 1985 Ford Econoline XL350, 1977 IHC 4X4 Loadstar, and 1979 IHC Cargostar 1950B oversize (1970-1986) 090: 17” X 28” poster talking about the Fire Department Mission, Vision and Values oversize (199-) 091: 22” X 29” poster talking about the Advance Life Support (ALS) pump response model and its advantages oversize (200-) 092: 24” X 30” poster mentioning five members of the department that passed away: Clifford Daniel Heaton, Douglas Henry J. Herbers, Edward Kenneth Kurtz, John Sterenberg, and Ted “Shakey” Gordon Bochan oversize (201-) 093: 24” X 30” poster of fire department staff oversize (2002) 094: 20” X 16” poster of fire department staff photographs taken by T. Bochan oversize (1978) 095: 24” X 30” poster of fire department staff photographs taken by Terry Bland Photography LTD oversize (1986) 096: 24” X 32” poster of fire department staff photographs taken by Terry Bland Photography LTD oversize (1989) 097: 30” X 20” photograph on wood of the 1995 flood with plaque on bottom left “Flood of the Century June 1995” oversize (1995) 098: 18” X 24” photograph of emergency vehicles in front of fire hall oversize (198-) 099: 28.5” X 82” photograph of emergency vehicles and personnel on the Westside with scenery of the high-level bridge and east Lethbridge oversize (198- - 199-)
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20181062
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Archive
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