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Edward Frederick (Ted) Hagell and Cora Marie Hagell fonds

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Date Range
1924-1973
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20071015
Physical Description
0.23 m of textual records; 69 photos; 48 art prints
Scope and Content
2007.1015/001 Copies of art prints with explanation; 10 prints 2007.1015/002 Negatives, mounted photos, unmounted photos of artwork; 8 negatives; 40 photos 2007.1015/003 Death notice; book of remembrance, 1964; letter of condolence 2007.1015/004 Correspondence re: Crosby Company Ltd, Lake Louise, 1…
Date Range
1924-1973
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Edward Frederick (Ted) Hagell and Cora Marie Hagell
Physical Description
0.23 m of textual records; 69 photos; 48 art prints
History / Biographical
Edward Fredric "Teddy" Hagell was born June 20, 1895 in Coaldale, Alberta. His father, Edward Hagell, arrived in Lethbridge from England in about 1800 with his wife, who died with the birth of her first child, Cora. Edward Hagell started the first newspaper in southern Alberta. Edward and Ellen (2nd wife) had four children: violet, Freda, Albert, and Edward (teddy). Teddy began drawing at the age of 2 1/2 years, winning numerous competitions without having any formal training. He was a self-taught artist, though he did take some lessons in etching while in Vancouver. E.F. Hagell gained fame as a Canadian range rider and artist, depicting the early cattle country in much of his work. His father and two uncles homesteaded and established the 'Three Links' cattle ranch west of Cardston, in the Mountain View district. Hagell's own experience of ranching complemented his love of the outdoors, from which he developed his own unique style in the tradition of artists such as Rosa Bonheur, Charles Russell, and Fredrick Remington. Hagell married Cora Marie Pelletier in 1919 and the couple left for Los Angeles that year. They had three children born in 1920, 1922, and 1923, before moving to Vancouver in 1929. Hagell had the first one-man exhibition at the Vancouver art gallery when it opened in 1932. That year the family returned to Coaldale, where they stayed until moving to Calgary in 1935, and back to Lethbridge two years later. In the mid 1940s the Hagells moved to Brampton, Ontario, where they remained until settling in pincher creek in 1952. E.F. Hagell returned to Lethbridge just prior to his death in 1964, at the age of 69. The work of E.F. Hagell is unique in that it was confined exclusively to prairie and mountain scenes of western Canada. Many of his works reproduced incidents he saw and experienced and most pieces were done in pen and ink. Every one of his drawings or paintings contained at least one animal; he had little interest in depicting people. Hagell wished, through his work, to preserve the history of the early days of the west before mechanization was introduced. Hagell received international recognition through a series of prints and etchings circulated through the Canadian national parks. Collections of his work were shown in or recognized by the Beaver Club in London, the Royal Canadian Academy, the London Illustrated News, Vista Del Arroya--Passadena, painters and etchers of Ontario, and the Glenbow foundation in Calgary (in 2006 Glenbow transferred a major part of their Hagel related artifacts to the Galt Museum & Archives. The Galt now holds the most significant collection of Hagel works.) His first major exhibition was in California, with subsequent shows in Oklahoma; Texas; the sportsman's show in Toronto; the Calgary Stampede; the 1951 Lethbridge Exhibition and Rodeo; the Calgary Petroleum Club; and an exhibit staged posthumously by his wife in 1970, at the Provincial Museum in Victoria, B.C.. During his career as an artist, hagell painted and drew about 1500 works. He also began writing in 1930, later publishing a collection of poems and short stories. He worked in various other jobs throughout his life, but mainly in window trimming and interior display for department stores. According to his son, Barnett, Hagell could not make a living from his art because if he showed in New York his work was considered too Canadian and in Toronto it was too western. He was not a good salesman for his own work as he considered the people who attended the exhibition cocktail parties to be phoney and insincere. He had a great love for the prairies and farming, and was a great storyteller, especially to children.
Custodial History
Donated by Dalton G. Hagell
Scope and Content
2007.1015/001 Copies of art prints with explanation; 10 prints 2007.1015/002 Negatives, mounted photos, unmounted photos of artwork; 8 negatives; 40 photos 2007.1015/003 Death notice; book of remembrance, 1964; letter of condolence 2007.1015/004 Correspondence re: Crosby Company Ltd, Lake Louise, 1935-1963 2007.1015/005 Catalogue of originals; list of pictures sold to Glenblow; summary of Hagell biography; list of oils; list of black & white prints; address list; 2 photos; 2 negatives 2007.1015/006 Consignment invoices; price list with descriptions; Stampede Salon of Fine Arts program, picture list numbered; 3 art reproductions; 2 photos 2007.1015/007 Personal receipts 2007.1015/008 Guest register, July 28, 1970; Oklahoma Exhibition program; art samples, letter from mayor of Lethbridge; cards; invoices and receipts for art; 2 photos 2007.1015/009 Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition, 1932-1934; The Art Gallery of Toronto exhibition, 1935; Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, 1935 2007.1015/010 Newspaper clippings, Violet’s diaries 1924-1964; Wilma Wood correspondence; 1 photograph 2007.1015/011 Hagell family history documents; The Story of the Press, 1928 2007.1015/012 Correspondence 1959-1960 2007.1015/013 Artist’s notes on dinnerware; hanging art for display purposes; city art suggestions for historical subjects 2007.1015/014 Ted Hagel poetry 2007.1015/015 Correspondence 1932-1973 2007.1015/016 Prints and sketches for art; notes; 1 print; 35 sketches 2007.1015/017 Catalogue of Charles M. Russel artwork; taxidermist catalog; brochure: Indians of the Prairie Provinces 1 photo 2007.1015/018 The Noble Foundation [working documents] 2007.1015/019 American Scene [magazine of Glicrease Institute]; ideas for Calgary Brewery’s Horsemen’s Hall of Fame
Accession No.
20071015
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1985-1988
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20131046
Physical Description
25 cm of textual records; over 500 photographs
Scope and Content
The fonds includes the following records: - Marion Biggs' education certificates and diplomas - records related to the Secretarial College - lists of students, articles, promotional brochures and a letter detailing the experience of opening the school in September 1939 - Sketch book of pencil drawi…
Date Range
1985-1988
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Marion Biggs
Physical Description
25 cm of textual records; over 500 photographs
History / Biographical
Marion Phyllis Biggs (1909-2013) grew up on a Beynon Ranch near Drumheller (Rosebud area). She graduated from the Drumheller Business College in 1936 and in 1939 moved to Lethbridge to found the Lethbridge Secretarial College. She run the business until she retired. In her later years she dedicated most of her time to painting and was an active member of the Lethbridge Sketch Club. She was also involved with the Lethbridge Symphony as a musician. The Lethbridge Secretarial College was founded by Marion Biggs in 1939 as a member of Business Educators' Association of Canada. The institution offered Secretarial, Stenography, Cleritype, Typewriting, Bookkeeping, and Machine Calculation. For several decades, Marion Biggs operated the business and served as Principal. Marion Biggs's study of drawing and painting began with a correspondence course from the Art Instructions Schools in Minneapolis in 1969. In 1970 and 1973, she attended short summer sessions at the Banff School of Fine Art. Since 1968, Marion Biggs was a member of the Lethbridge Sketch Club. Her works were exhibited in local galleries and in Frame/Craft Gallery in Edmonton. In 1978, one of her paintings was chosen to tour Canada with the Canada Nature Art Exhibition; another in 1986 by the Alberta Art Foundation. Many of Marion Biggs paintings are found in private collections throughout Canada. Marion Biggs worked mainly in landscape genre using acrylics and colored pencils.
Custodial History
The materials were donated by Sue Wilkie in 2013 after Marion Biggs passed away
Scope and Content
The fonds includes the following records: - Marion Biggs' education certificates and diplomas - records related to the Secretarial College - lists of students, articles, promotional brochures and a letter detailing the experience of opening the school in September 1939 - Sketch book of pencil drawings - Inventory of paintings sold - over 500 photographs reflecting Marion Biggs's private life, travel, and artwork - Christmas postcard mailing list (1952-1988) - Cowling system violin playing lessons - Personal correspondence, ID cards, articles by M. Biggs, records concerning ownership of Beynon Ranch (Springfield Ranch) and plans to convert into a Historic Site
Accession No.
20131046
Collection
Archive
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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
Access Restrictions
Public
Accession No.
20171094
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1912 -2007
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
Mixed Media
Accession No.
20091042, 20021061, 19971004, 19951042, 19941006, 19931008, 19861074, 19861067, 19694572
Physical Description
0.65 m of textual records.
Scope and Content
The fonds includes club calendars, minute books, member’s reports, newspaper clippings, Lethbridge Historical Society Newsletters, remembrance cards, obituaries, coaster-sized cloth squares, History of the Mathesis Club, photographs of group activities and presentation materials. The fonds also con…
Material Type
Mixed Media
Date Range
1912 -2007
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.65 m of textual records.
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The Mathesis Club of Lethbridge was organized on 11 September 1912 by a group of nine women who were interested in self education and self improvement during a period in the city’s history when formal educational opportunities for women were very rare. The club name was taken from a Greek word meaning "searcher of knowledge". A committee consisting of Mrs. Alice J. Heeb, Mrs. Cumming and Mrs. Maurine Daniel was appointed to draft a constitution for the new club. The club’s objectives as stated in that constitution included "self-improvement and united effort toward the highest development of home and community". The first officers of the Mathesis Club were Mrs. F. Stoltze (president), Mrs. A. M. Lafferty (vice president), Mrs. Alice J. Heeb (secretary), Mrs. F. Cumming (treasurer). The club was organized into ‘departments’ that reflected the study interests of the members: Music and Art, History and Literature. Members chose topics of interest from these broad categories and then researched, wrote and presented a paper on their topic at the regular meetings. When the club began meetings were held every two weeks, but later the meeting schedule became monthly. In addition to the departmental programs, meetings frequently featured guest speakers who presented on a variety of topics ranging from religion to scientific advances.At the time there was no public library in Lethbridge and the group arranged to borrow thirty books from the collection of McGill University in Montreal which would remain in the home of one of the members for the use of any of those in the group. During the First World War members joined the local Council of Women and Traveler’s Aid to work through those organizations. Fundraising teas and other events were also held. In World War II the club entertained the armed forces for a week. Membership in the club reached a high in 1917 with 87 members, by 2002 the membership had fallen to 20. Over the years, educational and self-improvement programs became widely available for women and the role of the Mathesis Club as a provider of those opportunities was diminished. A declining and aging membership put more and more pressure on the club, until in 2007 the members decided to dissolve the Mathesis Club. The final meeting was held at Luigi’s Restaurant, 1119 Mayor Magrath Drive South, on 19 June 2007.
Language
English
Custodial History
The records were donated to the Galt Museum by Joan Croskery on behalf of the Mathesis Club. Before their arrival at the Galt the records were unaccounted for for some years before their discovery by Ethel Dunn at the home of a Mr. Kennedy.
Scope and Content
The fonds includes club calendars, minute books, member’s reports, newspaper clippings, Lethbridge Historical Society Newsletters, remembrance cards, obituaries, coaster-sized cloth squares, History of the Mathesis Club, photographs of group activities and presentation materials. The fonds also contains a file including extensive hand-written chronological lists of general programs, department changes, and guest speakers dating back to 1912 possibly compiled by Sheila Petherbridge. 2002.1061 2002.1061/1 Six annual calendars / programs of the Mathesis Club of Lethbridge: 1996-1997, 1997- 1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002. 2002.1061/2 Minutes book of the Mathesis Club from May 1987 to February 1997. There is also a record of members' attendance in the back of the book. 2009.1042 2009.1042/1 Originals and copies of two Lethbridge Herald newspaper articles reporting on the end of the Mathesis Club. 16 June and 20 June 2007 2009.1042/2 Mathesis Club 2006-2007 calendar, the final one published by the club. 2009.1042/3 Letter to Joan Croskery from the Mathesis Club accepting her as a new member. 2 February 1987. Correspondence with two attachments re the Mathesis Club's purchase of two bricks in memory of long-time club member Sheila Petherbridge. 23 April 2008 2009.1042/4 8 photographs of Mathesis Club members 1986.1067 6 photographs of Mathesis Club members (1979) 1997.1004 Annual calendars of the Mathesis Club, which list club activities and meeting dates. There are calendars for the years: 1944-1945, 1968-1969,1969-1970, 1972-1973, 1973- 1974, and 1976-1977 through to year 1995-1996. 1995.1042 Essays about various aspects of Art, by Miss Edith Fanny Kirk, member of the Mathesis Club: The Development Of Modern Painting, 1933; Essentials In The Understanding Of Pictures, 1934?; The Evolution Of Art, 1937; How To Look At Pictures, No date. 1994.1006 Attendance and monthly meeting minutes book of the history department of the Mathesis Club (1979-1986) 1993.1008 19931008/1 Minutes Book of General Meetings. 1980-1988. 19931008/2 Minutes Book of the History Department. 1986-1989. 1986.1074 19861074/1 Copies of the Mathesis Club Constitution, no date. 19861074/2-9 Minutes of general meetings, 1912-1980. The volumes also contain membership lists. 19861074/10 Monthly department and treasurer's reports, October 1980 19861074/11-16 Music and Art Department meeting minutes, 1918-1929 and 1940-1984. 19861074/17 Music and Art Department Reports 1970-1990. 19861074/18-22 File .21 contains 41 items, the other files 1 volume each. Literature and Department meeting minutes, 1913-1920, 1949-1966, 1970-1980. 19861074/23-27 History Department meeting minutes, 1913-1936, 1943-1954, 1972-1979. 19861074/28 History Department Reports, 1970-1980. 19861074/29 Corresponding Secretary reports, 1970-1980. 19861074/30 General Correspondance, 1974-1980. 19861074/31 Executive, Hospitality and Program committee Reports 1970-1980. 19861074/32 Cash book 1912-1941 19861074/33 Treasurer's Report, 1962, 1969-1980. 19861074/34 Membership Cards ?-1971. 19861074/35 Membership Lists ?-1977 19861074/36 Song Sheets, ?-1962 19861074/37 Newspaper clippings 1948-1965 19861074/38 Yearly calendars of events 1914-1978. 1969.4572 Mathesis Club of Lethbridge Minute Book, 11 September 1912 to 28 May 1913.
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Accession No.
20091042, 20021061, 19971004, 19951042, 19941006, 19931008, 19861074, 19861067, 19694572
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Lethbridge Artists’ Club fonds

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Date Range
1932-2003
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20131021
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records 375 photographs 1 audiocassette 1 collage poster
Scope and Content
Fonds documents the founding of the Lethbridge Sketch Club and events organized by the club including exhibits, classes, demonstrations, workshops and outings. Records include minutes, correspondence, exhibit lists, club histories, photographs, and guest books. File list 2013.1021/1 - Early minute…
Date Range
1932-2003
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Artists’ Club
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records 375 photographs 1 audiocassette 1 collage poster
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Artists’ Club first began when a group of citizens interested in organizing an art exhibition in 1932, held at the YMCA. By 1936, a number of Lethbridge artists decided to create a club to organize regular exhibitions and art classes that were previously offered on an irregular and informal basis. A meeting in October of that year at the home of Anna MacKenzie formalized the creation of the Lethbridge Sketch Club, with Miss Mackenzie serving as president. The club held meetings, classes, annual exhibitions and outings to various sites in southwestern Alberta. Group of Seven member A.Y. Jackson would attend club events and outings while visiting his brother Ernest in Lethbridge. His avant garde landscapes and enthusiasm for on-site sketching provided an influence to members of the Sketch Club in its early years. Further influences on the group were the instructors of the Banff School of Fine Arts, where the Club would send an annual scholarship winner, and the instructors of an annual summer session held in Lethbridge. The most frequent instructor of these sessions was H.G. Glyde of the Technical Institute in Calgary and later the University of Alberta. Over the years membership in the club grew and the club attained a more permanent space at the former Bowman School through a favorable agreement with Lethbridge School District # 51. When the building passed to the City of Lethbridge in 1963, City Council agreed to maintain the terms of the agreement the Club had with the School District. This agreement provided a basis for the establishment of the Bowman Arts Centre, as other arts and crafts groups and the Historical Society were also offered space in the building and classes were offered daily by a variety of groups of the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge. The Club continued to organize regular classes, workshops, demonstrations, and outings and was able to present two exhibitions annually of works by its members. Sometime after 2002 the club was renamed the Lethrbidge Artists’ Club.
Language
English
Scope and Content
Fonds documents the founding of the Lethbridge Sketch Club and events organized by the club including exhibits, classes, demonstrations, workshops and outings. Records include minutes, correspondence, exhibit lists, club histories, photographs, and guest books. File list 2013.1021/1 - Early minutes and correspondence; 2 photos; 1932 2013.1021/2 - Sketch Club Minute Book and Cashbook; 1944-1949 2013.1021/3 – Cash book; 1950-1954 2013.1021/4 – Minutes of Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1951-1966 2013.1021/5 – Registrations 1958; 1958-1959 2013.1021/6 - Membership Art Display May 2nd 1966; 1966 2013.1021/7 – Names of Artists in Competetion; 1966-1970 2013.1021/8 – Societies Act Information; 1980-1984 2013.1021/9 – Newspaper clippings; 1959-1999 2013.1021/10 – Club history and exhibitions; 1981-1996 2013.1021/11 – Club history; 1947-1996 2013.1021/12 – Lethbridge Sketch Club guest book; 1948-1951 2013.1021/13 – Visitors; 1967-1968 2013.1021/14 – Lethbridge Sketch Club Guests; 1988-1988 2013.1021/15 – Lethbridge Sketch Club Guests; 1989-1990 2013.1021/16 – Guests; 1990-1991 2013.1021/17 – Guests; 1991 2013.1021/18 – Guests of the Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1992-1994 2013.1021/19 – Guest Book; 1994-1998 2013.1021/20 – Photo album; 233 photographs; 1986-1992 2013.1021/21 – Photo album; 66 photos; 1992 2013.1021/22 – Photo album; 1987-2003 2013.1021/23 – A History of the Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1 audiocassette; 1989 2013.1021/24 – History of the Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1 collage poster; [N.D.] 2 copies 2013.1021/25 - Advertising clippings from papers; 1998-1999 2013.1021/26 - Club executive members; 1943-1990 2013.1021/27 – Memoriams of past members; 3 photos; 2000-2003 2013.1021/28 – Archival misc.; 1942-1989 2013.1021/29 – Life members; 1970 2013.1021/30 – Correspondence; 1957-1961 2013.1021/31 – Classes; 1956-1957 2013.1021/32 – Yates will; [196-] 2013.1021/33 – Newspaper clippings; 1966-1998
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20131021
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Rotary Club of Lethbridge fonds

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Date Range
1918-1989
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2.5 m. of textual records. -- 84 photographs. -- 2 sound recordings.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of minutes of executive and general meetings of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge, financial records, newsletters, club histories, correspondence, membership records, scrapbooks, certificates and awards of merit, constitution and bylaws, records of local Committees, and materials fro…
Date Range
1918-1989
Fonds
Rotary Club of Lethbridge fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Copy Location
Additional material located at P19901048000-GM, P19921034000-GM
Creator
Rotary Club of Lethbridge
Physical Description
2.5 m. of textual records. -- 84 photographs. -- 2 sound recordings.
History / Biographical
The Rotary Club of Lethbridge was founded in 1918 as a local branch of Rotary International. Rotary is a community service club involved in a variety of projects benefitting the community.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of minutes of executive and general meetings of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge, financial records, newsletters, club histories, correspondence, membership records, scrapbooks, certificates and awards of merit, constitution and bylaws, records of local Committees, and materials from provincial, national and international conventions. Includes photographs of conferences, club-sponsored social activities, portraits of club presidents, and recordings of an interview with Paul Harris, founder of Rotary, and a 1978 citizenship banquet sponsored by Rotary.
Notes
Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Finding Aid
File list available.
Related Material
Material related to the Rotary Club of Lethbridge can also be found in the Art Putland fonds.
Category
Family and personal life
Collection
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Accession No.
20121025
Physical Description
3 scrapbooks, textual records.
Scope and Content
2012.1025/001 The Prince and Princess of Wales' Wedding Day; booklet, 32 colour page booklet featuring photographs from Prince Charles' wedding to Diana Spencer. 1981. 2012.1025/002 The Queen's Coronation Souvenir Album; scrapbook, newspaper clippings: Incomplete scrapbook commemorating the corona…
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 scrapbooks, textual records.
Language
English
Scope and Content
2012.1025/001 The Prince and Princess of Wales' Wedding Day; booklet, 32 colour page booklet featuring photographs from Prince Charles' wedding to Diana Spencer. 1981. 2012.1025/002 The Queen's Coronation Souvenir Album; scrapbook, newspaper clippings: Incomplete scrapbook commemorating the coronation of Elizabeth II. The source for the scrapbook pages is the Free Press Weekly Farmer which printed the various sections. Sections 1 - 19 are fixed into a scrapbook with a pink cover labeled "Art Book" in cursive letters. Sections 20 - 28 along with number of related photographs and articles that are not specifically designed for the album are loose inside the front cover. Complied by Evelyn Walmsley (nee Marykuca) while living in LeRoy Saskatchewan. 1953. 2012.1025/003 British Royal Family Scrapbook;Compiled by Barbara Walmsley from newspaper images, many from clipped from The Star Weekly featuring various Royals. A particular focus is on (then) Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. [1948-1951]. 2012.1025/004 Scrapbook & Newspaper clippings; Scrapbook featuring various Royals as well as a variety of extra clippings spanning the 1950s through 1980s and a copy of The Winnipeg Tribune from May 6, 1960 featuring the wedding of Princess Margaret to Antony Armstron-Jones.
Notes
Files found in the 2012 Year end box # 2 & 3
Accession No.
20121025
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Date Range
1912-2012
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20171025
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records, over 200 photographs
Scope and Content
2017.1025/001 Okutake Family Photographs: Tomomi Okutake, Tsura Okutake, Chiyoryo Ishimine, Toshiko Ishimine, Tomotaka Ishimine, Choryo Ishimine, Toshiko Higa, Chiyosei Genka, Yoneko Genka, Chiyotasu Genka, Dorothy Goshinmon, Chiyoki Okutake, Chotei Okutake, Art Okutake, Pat Okutake, Chokei Okutake…
Date Range
1912-2012
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Okutake family
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records, over 200 photographs
History / Biographical
Tomomi Okutake originally immigrated to Canada in 1907, and was employed with the CPR in Vancouver. He then moved to Hardiville, Alberta in 1911, and resided there until enlisting with the Princess Pat Canadian Infantry in 1917. After serving two years in Britain and France, he was honourably discharged, receiving the British War Medal and Victory Medal. Upon his return to Canada, Tomomi began his work in the No. 6 coal mine. In 1930, he travelled back to Japan to marry Tsuru Genka, and together they moved back to Hardieville where Tomomi continued his work. The No. 8 coal mine site was moved to Lethbridge shortly after, where he continued as a miner until his retirement in 1953. Once Japanese citizens were allowed to live in Lethbridge, the couple moved into the city. Tomomi and Tsuru Okutake resided in the City of Lethbridge from 1961 until Tomomi’s passing in 1971. Throughout his time in Alberta, Tomomi became a founding member of the Lethbridge Buddhist Temple and the Lethbridge Honpa Buddhist Temple. He also played a big part in being the interpreter or spokesperson for those who couldn’t speak English in the Okinawan community. After Tomomi passed away, Tsuru enrolled at the Community College to learn English as a second language. She joined the Senior Centre and learned new skills such as weaving and dancing. In her final years, she lived in the Taber Long Term Care unit where she later passed away in 1990. The Okutake family had two adopted daughters, Patricia Yuriko (Sassa) and Esther Tsuru (Ayukawa).
Scope and Content
2017.1025/001 Okutake Family Photographs: Tomomi Okutake, Tsura Okutake, Chiyoryo Ishimine, Toshiko Ishimine, Tomotaka Ishimine, Choryo Ishimine, Toshiko Higa, Chiyosei Genka, Yoneko Genka, Chiyotasu Genka, Dorothy Goshinmon, Chiyoki Okutake, Chotei Okutake, Art Okutake, Pat Okutake, Chokei Okutake, Guiso Oshiro, Vicki Okutake. 2017.1025/002 Citizens certificate, statement of service, passport, biography, etc. 2017.1025/003 Biographies of Issei Pioneers from Okinawa to Southern Alberta.
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20171025
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Lethbridge Handicraft Guild fonds

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Date Range
1949-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20121043
Physical Description
0.35 m of textual records; 205 photographs
Scope and Content
2012.1043/001 Correspondence 2005; meeting minutes 1994-2002; publication clippings; list of officers, 6 photos 2012.1043/002 Shows and displays 15 slides 2012.1043/003 Guild history, 1962; correspondence, records 1950-1965 2012.1043/004 Ledger 1964-1977 2012.1043/005 Bowman Centre 1964; newsletter…
Parallel Title
Canadian Handicraft Guild - Lethbridge Branch
Date Range
1949-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Handicraft Guild
Physical Description
0.35 m of textual records; 205 photographs
History / Biographical
The history of the Canadian Handicraft Guild dates back to 1902, when the Women's Art Association of Montreal held a large exhibition of handicrafts. A few years later the organization named the Canadian Handicraft Guild was formed with the provision of formation of local branches all across Canada. The first branches outside of Quebec were formed in Edmonton in 1911, Vancouver in 1912 and Winnipeg in 1913. The Alberta Provincial Branch was organized in 1928. The Lethbridge branch was formed in 1935. At the time of the Second World War and the pressure of Red Cross work, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Maclead and Lethbridge branches disbanded. Lethbridge organized again in 1949. The first executive of 1949 included Mrs. J. McIntosh (President), Mrs. C.G. Cope (VP), Mrs. A.C. Head (Secretary) and Mrs. W. Strome (Tresurer). The original group included A.E. Ives, Mrs. D. Woodcock, Mrs. C.B. Johnson, Mrs. C. Farstad, Mrs. E. Church (Woitte), Mrs. J.T. Vallance, Mrs. W. Strome, Mrs. J. Keys, Mrs. G.C. Cope, Mrs. A.C. Head, Miss Lillian McNair, Mrs. Nell Clarke, Mrs, Edith Niven, Mrs. Rita Revenko, Mrs. Linda Gibson, Mrs. Etta Johnston, Mrs. Holly Turnbull, Mrs. Frances Gardiner, Mrs. Maida Bryant, Mrs. Anne Lundy, Mrs. Libby Fumerton, Mrs. Barbara Bruchet and Mrs. Cynthia Russel. The Guild first operated from the Red Cross Rooms. In 1964, the organization moved to the lower level of the Bowman Centre. The Guild offered a variety of classes including weaving, copper, lether, novelties, rugs, petit point, glovemaking, guiltting, knitting, tooled leather and flowers. In 1953 the Guild counted 134 paid members with 10-30 active member core. The activities also included discussions, demonstrations and exhibites. In 1964, Potters group withdrew from the Lethbridge Handicraft Guild. From 1966 to 1974 the following members received Life Membership: Cynthia Russel, Nell Clarke, Lovina Stringam, Etta Johnston.
Scope and Content
2012.1043/001 Correspondence 2005; meeting minutes 1994-2002; publication clippings; list of officers, 6 photos 2012.1043/002 Shows and displays 15 slides 2012.1043/003 Guild history, 1962; correspondence, records 1950-1965 2012.1043/004 Ledger 1964-1977 2012.1043/005 Bowman Centre 1964; newsletter 1987-1990 2012.1043/006 Membership lists various years 2012.1043/007 Administrative records 1952-1955 2012.1043/008 Administrative records 1949-1951 2012.1043/009 Administrative records 1955-1965 2012.1043/010 Guild history manuscript 1949-1993; newsletters 1987-1992; 185 photos 2012.1043/011 Minutes 1976-1982 2012.1043/012 Minutes 1971-1976 2012.1043/013 Minutes 1949-1958 2012.1043/014 Minutes 1958-1966 2012.1043/015 Exhibit Weaving notes and samples, cards and invoices 1958-1960 2012.1091/001 Financial records 2000-2006 2012.1091/002 Financial records 1991-1999 2012.1091/003 Financial records 1979-1991 2012.1091/004 Financial records 1974-1982 2012.1091/005 Minutes 1990-1993 2012.1091/006 Minutes 1993-1997 2012.1091/007 Minutes 1982-1987; annual reports 1982-1987; petty cash 1982-83 2012.1091/008 Minutes 1987-1990 2012.1091/009 Handicraft sales 1978-1989 2012.1091/010 Minutes 1997-1998; 1998-1999; 2000-2001; membership list 1997-1998; 1998-1999
Accession No.
20121043
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Date Range
1902-2019
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20201045
Physical Description
176.5 cm of textual records, 96 photographic prints, 1 negative
Scope and Content
2020.1045/001: ‘Spirit of the West’ book and Miscellaneous Artwork. 1999-2019. 2020.1045/002: Life’s Amusing Moments book. 2013. 2020.1045/003: Poems for Ingrid booklet. 2018. 2020.1045/004: Cowboy Embers book. 2009. 2020.1045/005: Cowboy Memoirs book of art. 2005. 2020.1045/006: A Young Adult’s Gu…
Date Range
1902-2019
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Don Brestler
Physical Description
176.5 cm of textual records, 96 photographic prints, 1 negative
History / Biographical
Don Brestler was a rancher, artist and community activist who lived in the Pincher Creek area. Born in Calgary, Brestler got involved with the local ranching and cowboy community early in his life, which became a life-long passion and lifestyle. Brestler was a multitalented and self-taught artist, songwriter, poet, and writer. He wrote for many local Southern Alberta community papers and magazines. His artwork was also featured in several local publications. He wrote multiple books, stories, articles, poems, and other materials over the course of more than 50 years. Don Brestler worked for the Calgary Police service in the 1960s. His artworks were made into cards that friends and family and his local community received every Christmas. He was heavily involved in the local Church community and other community services in Pincher Creek and Twin Butte. He was the first musician to perform at the Cowboy Poetry in Canada in Pincher Creek, and became a big supporter of other local artists and the freedom of music in Canada.
Scope and Content
2020.1045/001: ‘Spirit of the West’ book and Miscellaneous Artwork. 1999-2019. 2020.1045/002: Life’s Amusing Moments book. 2013. 2020.1045/003: Poems for Ingrid booklet. 2018. 2020.1045/004: Cowboy Embers book. 2009. 2020.1045/005: Cowboy Memoirs book of art. 2005. 2020.1045/006: A Young Adult’s Guide to the Canadian West book. 2002. 2020.1045/007: Face into the Wind book. 200-? 2020.1045/008: My Summer of a Remembered Love booklet. 2013-2014. 2020.1045/009: Original Musical Compositions –CD’s. 1982-2015. 2020.1045/010: Sketches: Part I. 1960?-2006. 2020.1045/011: Sketches: Part II. 1955-2013. 2020.1045/012: Dog, Coyote, Wolf Sketches. 1960-2002. 2020.1045/013: Small Animal Sketches. 1990. 2020.1045/014: Bus Sketches. 1967-2016. 2020.1045/015: Don’s Building Supply Materials. 1982-2017. 2020.1045/016: Miscellaneous Sketches of Cars, Equipment, etc. 1954-2004. 2020.1045/017: Outdoor, horses, donkeys and car sketches. 1960-2000. 2020.1045/018: Cattle and Rodeo Sketches. 1962-1981. 2020.1045/019: Horses and Landscape Sketches. 196-?-2005. 2020.1045/020: Bear and Big Horn Sheep Sketches. 1958-1997. 2020.1045/021: Indigenous Culture Notes and Sketches. 1956-1997. 2020.1045/022: Bronc Riding, Clothing, People Sketches. 1960-2001. 2020.1045/023: Bird Sketches. 1971-2003. 2020.1045/024: Old Chief Mountain Sketches. 1955-2001. 2020.1045/025: Hunting and Fishing Sketches. 1958-1989. 2020.1045/026: Cougar, Lynx Sketches. 1967-1995? 2020.1045/027: Elk, Deer, Moose Sketches. 1965-2005. 2020.1045/028: Scenery Sketches. 1962-2011. 2020.1045/029: Buffalo Sketches. 1958-1984? 2020.1045/030: Old Time Article Sketches: Part I. 1960-2012. 2020.1045/031: Old Time Article Sketches: Part II. 1958-2002. 2020.1045/032: Personal Notes – drawings, hunting, songs, etc. 1956-2018. 2020.1045/033: Horse and Rider Sketches. 1962-2001. 2020.1045/034: Wildlife Sketches. 1969-2006. 2020.1045/035: More Rodeo Sketches. 1960-2008. 2020.1045/036: Advertisement Sketches. 1986-1997. 2020.1045/037: Various Pencil Sketches – Nature and People. 1968-2018. 2020.1045/038: Sketches – Scenes of Ranch Life. 1962-2001. 2020.1045/039: Trail Riding Sketches? 1965-2005. 2020.1045/040: Cattle Herding Sketches. 1958-2007? 2020.1045/041: Sketches of Advertisements for Local Businesses. 1989-2000. 2020.1045/042: Cowboy Life, Ram and Elk Sketches. 1959-2012. 2020.1045/043: Outdoor and Wildlife Sketches. 1971-1993. 2020.1045/044: Designs for Music, Programs, and Logos. 1961-1981. 2020.1045/045: Night Scenery Sketches. 1964-1981. 2020.1045/046: Hunting and Camping Sketches. 1958-1982. 2020.1045/047: ‘The Rugged Life’ Sketches. 1969-1983? 2020.1045/048: Sketches of Moose. 1964-1992. 2020.1045/049: Research for his drawings and writings. 1902-1929. 2020.1045/050: Christmas Card Ideas. 1967-2006. 2020.1045/051: Sketches - Cowboy’s on the Prairies. 1961-1995. 2020.1045/052: Corner Sketches – Miscellaneous horses, cows, and scenes. 1962-2001. 2020.1045/053: Newsletter Article Sketches. 1964-2002. 2020.1045/054: ‘Cowboy’s Return’, ‘Foreman’, ‘Westerama’ sketches and others. 1950-1996? 2020.1045/055: Various Elk Sketches. 1963-2003. 2020.1045/056: Various Big Horn Sheep Pencil Sketches. 1965-1992. 2020.1045/057: Grizzly Bear Sketches. 1967-1994. 2020.1045/058: Drawing Inspirations: Part I. 1951-2008. 2020.1045/059: ‘Heading Them Down to the Feed ground’, ‘Last Gate’, and other Sketches. 1972-1975. 2020.1045/060: Christmas Card Ideas, Cowboy Poetry and Novel Things. 1960-2005. 2020.1045/061: Drawing Inspirations: Part II. 200-? 2020.1045/062: ‘20 Years of Gathering’ Pincher Creek – Drawing. 2007. 2020.1045/063: Short Stories, Articles, and Resources for Writings. 1983-1994. 2020.1045/064: Don’s Write-Ups’: ‘Ralph’ and ‘Cloudy Ridges’ stories. 1999-2003. 2020.1045/065: Don Brestler Media Coverage. 1986-2014. 2020.1045/066: Editing Example? News story about a local Southern Alberta girl and her experience getting lost in the forest; it is believed that Don Brestler was editing the story. 1994. 2020.1045/067: Letters - about SOCAN and Freedom of Music. 2009-2012. 2020.1045/068: The Apricot Ram – Short Story. 1988-1989. 2020.1045/069: The Dark Grizzly Story. 1985-1997. 2020.1045/070: World’s Record Big Horn Sheep article. 12 photographic prints of the animal. 1985. 2020.1045/071: Ranchland Grizzlies –Story, Correspondence. 1997-2001. 2020.1045/072: Western Outdoor Adventure Illustrations. 1986-2002. 2020.1045/073: World’s Largest Moose – article, research. 3 photographic prints. 1996. 2020.1045/074: REBEL. 1 photographic print. 2005. 2020.1045/075: Correspondences with Local Magazines. 1987-2005. 2020.1045/076: Knight Ranch Materials. 1952-2004. 2020.1045/077: Various Correspondences. 1990-2015. 2020.1045/078: The Red Ram –article. 1984-2008. 2020.1045/079: The Old Knight Ranch – Cowboy Memories: Final Version Manuscript. 2004. 2020.1045/080: The Old Knight Ranch – A Cowboy Remembers: Draft Version Manuscript. 2004. 2020.1045/081: Miscellaneous Writings – ‘When Santa Turned Turkey Rustler’, ‘Twin Butte – Past’, etc. 1967-2013. 2020.1045/082: Letters to the Government. 1988-2013. 2020.1045/083: Personal Writings – ‘The Meadows’, ‘A Pathway of Change’, and other notes. 2014. 2020.1045/084: Writings and Poetry. 1995-2014. 2020.1045/085: Poems from the 1950s to 2014. 1951-2014. 2020.1045/086: ‘Midnight’- story and research. 1955-2000. 2020.1045/087: ‘My Summer of A Remembered Love’: Draft Version. 1988-2014. 2020.1045/088: Miscellaneous Stories, Personal Notes and other Writings. 3 photos. 1951-2015. 2020.1045/089: Original Copies of ‘Life’s Amusing Moments’, ‘Ralph’, and more. 1988-2013. 2020.1045/090: Outdoor Adventure Articles, Brief Biography, and other Writings. 1957-2015. 2020.1045/091: Original Sketches for ‘Life’s Amusing Little Moments’. 1959-2013. 2020.1045/092: Letters and Personal Communications to Jim Green: Part I. 1994-2011. 2020.1045/093: Letters and Personal Communications to Jim Green: Part II. 1985-1999. 2020.1045/094: Artwork and Stories in the Pincher Creek Cooperative Newsletter. 1985-1994? 2020.1045/095: Sketchbook – Paintings and Colours. 1963-1966. 2020.1045/096: Photographs of the Homestead. 6 photographic prints. 1957-2000. 2020.1045/097: Senior Sunday School Certificate. 1949. 2020.1045/098: Art References. References Brestler made for his artwork. 1997. 2020.1045/099: Branding information on Brestler's ranch. 1969-1998? 2020.1045/100: Don’s reading notes. 1962-2001? 2020.1045/101: Various Articles, Illustrations, and Captions. 3 photographic prints. 1957-1999. 2020.1045/102: Diary of Don Brestler. 1960-1965. 2020.1045/103: Binder of Miscellaneous Letters, Cards, etc. 11 photographic prints. 1960-1991. 2020.1045/104: Song and Poem ideas. 1988-2018. 2020.1045/105: Photographs of Don Brestler. 20 photographic prints, 1 negative frame. 1956-2007. 2020.1045/106: Don and Claude Choe – Rotary. 6 photographic prints. 2008. 2020.1045/107: Posters, Stories, and Pamphlets. 1 photographic print. 1989-2017. 2020.1045/108: More Poems – ‘Dear Don’ notes, ‘What Really is Life’, etc. 2000-2018. 2020.1045/109: Alberta Cattlemen’s Fellowship New Testament. 1978-1983. 2020.1045/110: Christmas and Faith Materials. 1969-2018. 2020.1045/111: Cowboy Poetry Materials: Part I. 1989-2007. 2020.1045/112: Cowboy Poetry Materials: Part II. 1988-2007. 2020.1045/113: Song Lyrics and Inspirations. 1994-1998. 2020.1045/114: Oversized Artwork for Calendars, Flyers, and more. 1973-2011? 2020.1045/115: Book of Songs #1. 1958-1973. 2020.1045/116: Book of Songs #2. 1974-1978. 2020.1045/117: Book of Songs #3. 1978-1981. 2020.1045/118: Book of Songs #4. 1981-2005. 2020.1045/119: Book of Songs #5. 1982-1994. 2020.1045/120: Book of Songs #6. 1994-2000. 2020.1045/121: Book of Songs #7. 2000-2003. 2020.1045/122: Book of Songs #8. 1982-2010. 2020.1045/123: Book of Songs #9. 2005-2008. 2020.1045/124: Book of Songs #10. 2007-2011. 2020.1045/125: Book of Songs #11. 1989-2010. 2020.1045/126: Book of Songs #12. 2010-2013. 2020.1045/127: Book of Songs #13. 1983-2015. 2020.1045/128: Book of Songs #14. 2002-2016. 2020.1045/129: Book of Songs #15. 2016-2017. 2020.1045/130: Book of Songs and Poems #16. 2017-2018. 2020.1045/131: Family History. 3 photographic prints. 1962-2015. 2020.1045/132: Notebooks on the North West Mounted Police – Research for ‘Old Time Articles’. 4 notebooks. 1971-1993. 2020.1045/133: Photographs of Trail Riding in Waterton. 22 photographic prints. 1955-1963. 2020.1045/134: Artwork Catalogue: Part I. A catalogue of artworks and cards by Brestler. 1986-1996? 2020.1045/135: Artwork Catalogue: Part II. A catalogue of artworks and cards by Brestler. 1957-1992. 2020.1045/136: Personal Notes on Brandings and Friends. 1991-2010. 2020.1045/137: Ingrid Brestler Notes. Notes written by Ingrid Brestler and notes for her from Don Brestler. 2017-2019. 2020.1045/138: ‘Lonely Road’, ‘Dear Don’, and other Song Drafts. 2007-2018. 2020.1045/139: Music Chords and Guitar Runs. Music written by Brestler. 1974-2017. 2020.1045/140: Poems and Purposed Songs. 2019. 2020.1045/141: ‘Face into the Wind’ Manuscript, with additions made. 1998. 2020.1045/142: Angels in The Snow – book. 1995. 2020.1045/143: Chapel Rock Revival. CD and cassette tapes of original music. 1996-2001. 2020.1045/144: Seasons of the Sun Master CD. 199-? 2020.1045/145: Seasons of the Sun Data Files. 3 CD’s. 199-? 2020.1045/146: Master Tapes of ‘Oldtime Cowboy’, ‘Rhythm of a Heartbeat’, and ‘Western Destiny’. 3 Master CD’s. 1995-1997. 2020.1045/147: Pathways of Love Album. 5 CD’s of the songs created for this album. 199-? 2020.1045/148: ‘Destiny of the Wind’ and ‘Twilight of the Dawn’. 2 CD’s. 2006. 2020.1045/149: Practice Mixes. 3 CD’s. 2006. 2020.1045/150: Cassette Tapes. 2 Cassette tapes titled ‘Don Brestler’ and ‘Music for the photo part of Don’s DVD A Don’s original songs. Elvis: If I can dream’. 198-? 2020.1045/151: Cartoons. Drawings of cartoons by Brestler. 1991-2016. 2020.1045/152: Art for Lennoche Publishers. 2003-2004. 2020.1045/153: Greeting Cards Sent to Don Brestler. 1959-1985. 2020.1045/154: Western Sportsman Correspondences. 1998-2006. 2020.1045/155: Hunting Sketches in Pen. 2000-2001. 2020.1045/156: More Personal Notes: Part I. 5 photographic prints. 1969-2015. 2020.1045/157: Promotional Posters for Original Songs. 1995-2000. 2020.1045/158: Tanaka Studio Records. 1995-2011. 2020.1045/159: More Personal Notes: Part II – song lyrics. 1996-2017. 2020.1045/160: Typed Songs. 1956-2014. 2020.1045/161: Copyright Songs. 1958-1975. 2020.1045/162: More Personal Notes: Part III. 1954-2019. 2020.1045/163: Oversized Posters and other Artworks. 1958-1985? 2020.1045/164: Scrapbook of Artwork, Cards, Letters, etc. 1955-2018? 2020.1045/165: Field Sketches Scrapbook. 1955-1965? 2020.1045/166: More Personal Notes: Part IV. 1956-2018. 2020.1045/167: Songs and Lyrics sent to A. Gupta. 1960-2018? 2020.1045/168: Various Write Ups About “Life”. 2018. 2020.1045/169: More Poems, Song Lyrics, and Notes. 2002-2017. 2020.1045/170: Light on the Horizon – Story and Notes. 2008. 2020.1045/171: More Posters and other Artworks: Part II. 1958-2016? 2020.1045/172: ‘Hello Harvey’, ‘A Message to Heaven’ writings. 2006-2009. 2020.1045/173: ‘May’ – Writings and Drawings. 2007. 2020.1045/174: Whispers in the Wind. 2004-2005. 2020.1045/175: Notes on Who Received his Artwork. 2004-2017. 2020.1045/176: ‘Vision of Autumn’, ‘Too Busy’, ‘El Matador’ and other Writings. 1992-2017.
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20201045
Collection
Archive
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Miscellaneous Acquisitions fonds

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Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20131040
Physical Description
55 photographs, textual records, mixed media, 7 maps
Scope and Content
1- Annexations—Lethbridge, Alberta; Map and legend showing several additions to the city of Lethbridge between 1890 and 1978. 1962-1978. 44 x 54.5 cm. 2- Various maps i. Locations of Sheep Ranches in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. ca .before 1950. 76 x 46 cm (2 copies) ii. …
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
55 photographs, textual records, mixed media, 7 maps
Physical Condition
Very Good
Good
Poor
Excellent
History / Biographical
These items were found early in 2013 in the Galt’s off-site storage. Along with the Duff family donation (UID 20131039), there were a number of miscellaneous items including some previously accessioned. While every effort was made to assign items to their proper accession and donor, this was not always possible and unaccounted for items were re-accessioned under the title Miscellaneous Acquisitions fonds
Scope and Content
1- Annexations—Lethbridge, Alberta; Map and legend showing several additions to the city of Lethbridge between 1890 and 1978. 1962-1978. 44 x 54.5 cm. 2- Various maps i. Locations of Sheep Ranches in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. ca .before 1950. 76 x 46 cm (2 copies) ii. General Plan – St Mary’s Irrigation Project. October 1948. 67 x 37 cm. iii. Pincher Creek Sheet. 1916. 86 x 62 cm. iv. Lethbridge Sectional Map. May 1924. 87 x 62 cm v. Urban Parks Project/Coalbanks & Bottoms Era Lethbridge. ca 1978-1985. (see also: Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Society Fonds: Society Series. - 1973 to 1994. UID 19981070026) vi. Lethbridge (Provincial Ridings) after 1971. 102 x 104 cm 3- Fire Alarm Box List; sign, note. ca. 196-. 61 x 46 cm. 4- Andrew Redshaw’s Mason Certificate. 1927. 42 x 35. Issued from the Grand Lodge of Alberta in Calgary by Grand Master Thomas Fredrick English. 5- Ontario College of Pharmacy Class of 1902/1903. B & W photograph, 53 x 42 cm. The portrait of E.B. Stokes is highlighted with small pencil ‘x’ marks next to his name. 6- Phi Delta Kappa Charter. 1969. 45 x 61cm. The charter includes the signatures of thirty fraternity members in addition to those of Homer L Johnson (President), J. W. Lee (Vice President) Gayle Zehilds? (Director), Howard M Spade (Director), A. Garland Hordy (Director), R. B. Clemaner (Director) William A. Samson (District Representative) and Maynard Bemis (Executive Secretary). dated 17 April 1969. 7- Photographs a. BESL Carpetball League 1927-28. identified on reverse are: Geo Doghal, Percy Clayton, Ernie Dunc and Clem Mullen. Black &White matted photograph from A E Cross Studio. b. Supina’s Football Club Alberta Provincial Champions 1934. Identified on the photographs matting are: Back row: F. Rigby, A. Walton, W. Symonds. Middle row: J. Gibson, D. Watson, J. McMahon (Captain), G. Wilson, S. Sinclair, A.Linning, J.Clark, A. Donaldson, C.Dearie. Front row: Alberta Cup, G. Anderson, Magrath Shield, Joe Lee Cup, J.Truman, Ritchie Paterson Charity Cup. Black &White matted photograph from A E Cross Studio. c. The Safeway Ladies’ Softball team. Identified on the photographs matting are: Back row—Millie Graham, Victoria Sendesky, LaVerne Cunning, Zelma Nish, Doris Ernst. Middle row—Ed. Hembroff, assistant coach; Lois Cunning, Colleen Peterson, A. MacDonald, Manager; Mary Tocolli, Elanor Maryancik, Don Arnold, coach. Front row—Helen Lihalik, Gladys Woznikuk, Elsie Lunde, captain; Barbra Luchanski, Helen Gill, Von Hembroff, mascot. Print of scanned image, original from A. E. Cross studio. (Negative of image without matting :UID 19941051669) d. Boxing photos by Lloyd Knight. [195- to 196-] i. Neil McKenna and Archie Alford in the middle of a bout ii Two unidentified boxers fighting in the ring iii. Two unidentified boxers mid-bout. 8- Souvenir Booklet – Lethbridge Public Schools. 1950. 9- Christmas Cards, Molson Breweries. [196- to 197-]. Seven Christmas cards featuring art relating to Molson breweries including three from Sick’s Brewery in Lethbridge. Two of these show the Brewery Gardens and one shows the Lethbridge Edmonton Stagecoach decorated for Christmas (1964) 10- Dr William Fairfield Scrapbook. 1876 -1982. 48 x 40x x 8cm. contains 48 photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, cards and notes relating to the life of Dr. Fairfield. He was the founding researcher at the experimental farm/research station in Lethbridge. Found in oversized cupboards. 11- MISSAE DEFUNCTORUM & Latin Mass Sign- 1947 Book containing the Latin rites for the Catholic mass for the dead and two metal plaques from the alter of a local Catholic Church used before the switch to the English mass under Pope Paul VI. 12- The Buildings of Canada--Environment Canada Booklet. 13 pages (removed to reference library) Included is an entry on the Number 1 Fire Hall under the section on Administrative Buildings. (page 10)
Notes
Map 2013.1040/002iv Urban Parks Project/Coalbanks & Bottoms Era Lethbridge, may have originally been a part of the Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Society Fonds UID 19981070026. )#10 The Fairfield scrapbook was removed from its covers and rings and put in an oversized folder. Now stored in the grey boxes.
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20131040
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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…
Parallel Title
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.
Accession No.
20051015
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1912 -2007
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
Mixed Media
Accession No.
20071034
Physical Description
0.65 m of textual records. -- 33 photographs
Scope and Content
2007.1034/1 Minutes of the Club 1912 3 Lethbridge Historical Newslettersd March 1981 ( march 2002, History of the Club, Modern Mathesis Members, Songs - Mathesis Club Songs 1972 & 2002 & Songsheet, Award announcement Rita Cemulini,Meeting Agenda June 2002, Luncheon Invitation 2005, Club survey,Chan…
Material Type
Mixed Media
Date Range
1912 -2007
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.65 m of textual records. -- 33 photographs
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The Mathesis Club of Lethbridge was organized on 11 September 1912 by a group of nine women who were interested in self education and self improvement during a period in the city’s history when formal educational opportunities for women were very rare. The club name was taken from a Greek word meaning "searcher of knowledge". A committee consisting of Mrs. Alice J. Heeb, Mrs. Cumming and Mrs. Maurine Daniel was appointed to draft a constitution for the new club. The club’s objectives as stated in that constitution included "self-improvement and united effort toward the highest development of home and community". The first officers of the Mathesis Club were Mrs. F. Stoltze (president), Mrs. A. M. Lafferty (vice president), Mrs. Alice J. Heeb (secretary), Mrs. F. Cumming (treasurer). The club was organized into ‘departments’ that reflected the study interests of the members: Music and Art, History and Literature. Members chose topics of interest from these broad categories and then researched, wrote and presented a paper on their topic at the regular meetings. When the club began meetings were held every two weeks, but later the meeting schedule became monthly. In addition to the departmental programs, meetings frequently featured guest speakers who presented on a variety of topics ranging from religion to scientific advances.At the time there was no public library in Lethbridge and the group arranged to borrow thirty books from the collection of McGill University in Montreal which would remain in the home of one of the members for the use of any of those in the group. During the First World War members joined the local Council of Women and Traveler’s Aid to work through those organizations. Fundraising teas and other events were also held. In World War II the club entertained the armed forces for a week. Membership in the club reached a high in 1917 with 87 members, by 2002 the membership had fallen to 20. Over the years, educational and self-improvement programs became widely available for women and the role of the Mathesis Club as a provider of those opportunities was diminished. A declining and aging membership put more and more pressure on the club, until in 2007 the members decided to dissolve the Mathesis Club. The final meeting was held at Luigi’s Restaurant, 1119 Mayor Magrath Drive South, on 19 June 2007.
Language
English
Custodial History
The records were donated to the Galt Museum by Joan Croskery on behalf of the Mathesis Club. Before their arrival at the Galt the records were unaccounted for for some years before their discovery by Ethel Dunn at the home of a Mr. Kennedy.
Scope and Content
2007.1034/1 Minutes of the Club 1912 3 Lethbridge Historical Newslettersd March 1981 ( march 2002, History of the Club, Modern Mathesis Members, Songs - Mathesis Club Songs 1972 & 2002 & Songsheet, Award announcement Rita Cemulini,Meeting Agenda June 2002, Luncheon Invitation 2005, Club survey,Changes to aggenda and organization of club, Newsclippings, Mathesis Club Constitution Report reference, Name tags Joan Croskery, Name labels, obituaris of club members, 33 color photographs individually numbered. 2007.1034/1/001 Mathesis Club Luncheon 1987 Left to right: Rita Cemulini, Hazel Ross and Jean Fennell 2007.1034/1/002 Mathesis Club Luncheon Hazel Ross left with Senator Joyce Fairbairn guest speaker. 2007.1034/1/003 Mathesis Club Luncheon Cake 1912-1987 2007.1034/1/004 Mathesis Club Luncheon Left-right: Rita Wiebe, Elaine Cairns, Fran Bertand and Hazel McKenzie 2007.1034/1/005 Mathesis Club Luncheon Left to right: Rita Cemulini, Fran Bertand. 2007.1034/1/006 Mathesis Club Luncheon Sheila Petherbridge 2007.1034/1/007 Mathesis Club Luncheon Left to right: Elaine Cairns, Marie Fraser, Lois Barr, Senator Joyce Fairbairn 2007.1034/1/008 Mathesis Club Luncheon Guest Speacker Senator Joyce Fairbairn, Lois Barr in back 2007.1034/1/009 Mathesis Club Luncheon Harda Niilo and Betty Kennedy 2007.1034/1/010 Mathesis Club Luncheon Dr Ruby Larson 2007.1034/1/011 Mathesis Club Luncheon Retha Weibe and Harda Niilos 2007.1034/1/012 Mathesis Club Luncheon Ruth Jensen 2007.1034/1/013 Mathesis Club Luncheon Skit Jean Fennell, Betty Chollack and Elaine Cairns 2007.1034/1/014 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 at Erickson's Elaine Cairns, Mildred Byrne and Lillian Noble 2007.1034/1/015 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 at Erickson's Marie Fraser left and Elaine Cairns. 2007.1034/1/015 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 at Erickson's Ethel Dunn left and Christine Dubetz 2007.1034/1/015 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 at Erickson's Left to right: Betty Chollack, President, Retha Weibe and Hazel Ross 2007.1034/1/015 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 at Erickson's Left to right Ruth Jensen, harla Niilo, Dorothea Pragnesll and Marie Wylie 2007.1034/1/016 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25, 2004. The whole group. Left side table at end is Hazel McKenzie. Joan Croskery is opposite her. Right table Gladys MacDonald is at centre next to her is Elain Cairns, others are unidentified. 2007.1034/1/017 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Betty Kennedy, Ethel Dunn and Hazel Ross. 2007.1034/1/018 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25.Head Table Sheila Petherbridge, Ruby Larson, Fran Bertrand, Rita Cemuline, Hazel Ross and Elaine Cairns. 2007.1034/1/018A. Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Left -right: Rheta Weibe, Hazel Ross and Sheila Petherbridge 2007.1034/1/018B. Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Joan Croskery 2007.1034/1/018C. Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Jean Dalziel 2007.1034/1/019 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Table 1 Right side: Bev Pastuk, Joan Croskery, Lois Barr. Across back: Sheila Petherbridge Lillian Wakelon. Left side from back: Harda Niilo, Jenny Au,? guest, Hazel McKenzie. 2007.1034/1/020 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25, 2001 90th Birthday celebrations, Ladies wore 1912 fashions. Guest speacker Senator Joyce Fairbairn. Cutting the cake Hazel Ross and Jean Fennell. 2007.1034/1/021 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Left side of table Mildred Byrne, Lorna Brown guest, Lillian Wakelin, Letty Croskery guest and Joan Croskery 2007.1034/1/022 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Jean Fennell left Lois Barr. 2007.1034/1/023 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Fran Bertrand dressed in 1912 fashion.Photo is blurred. 2007.1034/1/024 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Standing at left is Harda Niilo, ? in white hat,Ethel Dunn in red, Hazel McKenzie, Mildred Byrne and Lorna Brown. 2007.1034/1/025 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. left to right: Rita Cemulini, Jean Fennell, Ruby Larsen, Fran Bertrand, Eliane Cairns, Lois Barr and Lillian Wakelin 2007.1034/1/026 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 Various years. Joan Croskery standing and Betty Chollack sitting 2007.1034/1/027 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 Right side of table going back: Hazel McKenzie, Joan Croskery, Ruth Jensen, Rheta Weibe, Harda Niilo, Ethel Dunn, Betty Kennedy, Bev Pahuk and Glenys MacDonald. 2007.1034/1/028 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25Left to right: Rita Cemulini, Jean Fennell, Ruby Larsen, Fran Bertrand, Elaine Cairnes, Lois Barr, Lillian Wakelin and Hazel Ross. 2007.1034/1/029 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 left to right around the table: Ruth Jensen, Joan Croskery, Hazel McKenzie, Sheila Petherbridge, Glenys MacDonald, Rita Cemulinie, Jean Fennell, Ruby Larsen and Fran Bertrand 2007.1034/1/030 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 possibly 1993. Hazel Ross with guest specker Celesta Pryda 2007.1034/2 Literature Department; meeting minutes and reports (2003-2007) 2007.1034/3 Mathesis Club history, constitution 2003, meeting minutes and reports (1980-2007) 2007.1034/4 Mathesis Club calendars 2002/03 - 2006/07
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20071034
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
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