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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
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.
Access Restrictions
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Accession No.
20091042, 20021061, 19971004, 19951042, 19941006, 19931008, 19861074, 19861067, 19694572
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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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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.
Accession No.
20171025
Collection
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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
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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
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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.
Accession No.
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
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Date Range
1889-1964
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181046
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records, 5 photographs
Scope and Content
001: Financial log book (1889-1908) 002: Work day planner for Drumheller Rosedeer Mine (1916-1917) 003: Work day planner for Drumheller Stirling Mine (1917-1918) 004: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine (1918-1919) 005: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine & office (1921)…
Date Range
1889-1964
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Hans Enoch Wight
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records, 5 photographs
History / Biographical
Hans Enoch Nielson Wight was born July 29, 1889, in Hyrum, Utah, USA. His father was Joseph Moroni Wight, and his mother’s maiden name was Cynthia Elnora Nielson. Joseph was born in 1844 in Hume, New York, and as a seven-year-old travelled west in the year 1851 with his LDS (Mormon) pioneer family. In line with LDS teachings of the time, Joseph became a polygamist and had two wives. Cynthia was his second wife. She was born in Weber County, Utah, in 1860. Hans was the sixth child born to Joseph and Cynthia, but only the second to live past infancy. After his birth, his parents were more successful and brought eight more children into the world, all but one of whom lived to adulthood. In the late 1880s, the LDS Church was sending members north to colonize Southern Alberta, and on June 8, 1891, when Hans was not yet two years old, his parents took their two living children and moved to the brand new community of Cardston, Alberta, snuggled on the edge of the vast, untamed, Canadian prairie. Hans learned to fish and hunt, and even before his teenage years he was an expert marksman. During the day in his father’s blacksmith shop, he learned to be a blacksmith, a wheelwright, and a carpenter, and in the evening he studied books. While finishing high school, he learned to play several instruments. He was a member of the Cardston Military Band. He became a certified machinist, a master electrician, and a licensed plumber. Because he drove a tractor, aborigine friends on the Blood reservation next to Cardston called him Iron Horse. Some remained life-long friends. On August 1, 1908, when nineteen years old, Hans went to Utah to attend Brigham Young College in Logan. He also studied through correspondence courses at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, the University of Missouri, and the Alberta Institute of Technology and Art, obtaining degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering. For the first six years of his professional career, he worked for the US Reclamation Service on the St. Mary’s River project in Montana, but he still spent his weekends in Cardston, which was only twenty miles away. On one of these weekends, he met a young lady named Alice McClung from northern Ireland who was a recent convert to the LDS Church. On January 11, 1911, Alice became Mrs. Hans E. Wight. He was not quite 22 years old and she was 20. An aside: Five years later, Hans’s younger brother Eugene married Alice’s younger sister Jenny, and their two families generated double cousins who grew up very close. At that time the LDS Church was constructing a temple in Cardston; it was to be used to perform certain sacred ceremonies, and Hans was offered a job as construction engineer, thus beginning his professional life in Canada. When the main part of the construction was finished, he accepted a position in Drumheller, Alberta, where, as a mine surveyor and master mechanic, he was instrumental in the development of its huge coal resources. He remained in Drumheller ten years. In addition to his mining duties he also taught night classes in mechanical, electrical, and steam engineering. When his family finally left Drumheller, he had three children: Elizabeth (Bessie) who was 14, Marjorie (Marge) who was 7, and Eileen who was 5. To be nearer to the LDS community, he moved his family to Taber, Alberta, in 1926. He had obtained the position of Chief Engineer and Master Mechanic for the Leland Coal Company based in Chicago. He was responsible for all mine maintenance both above and below ground. In addition to its large land holdings and mining operations, Leland Coal supplied the district with electricity. Their electric system was later purchased by the Calgary Power Company, and Hans became involved in extending power lines throughout Southern Alberta as well as in building power and light systems for its towns. Soon he relocated to Lethbridge, Alberta. However, his Calgary Power Company job required that he be away from home too much, so he resigned and accepted a position at the newly constructed Lethbridge Government Grain and Storage Elevator. In 1935, Hans campaigned for the new Social Credit Party and was elected Member of the Alberta legislative assembly (MLA) for Lethbridge by a landslide. In 1937, he resigned under pressure. Someone was leaking sensitive political information to the Lethbridge Herald, and Social Credit leadership suspected him (probably correctly). He moved to Calgary and became Chief Engineer of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Calgary department store where he remained until World War II. In 1941 Hans left the Hudson’s Bay Company and enlisted at the rank of Pilot Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). He had hoped to work on the Alaskan Highway as an engineer, but was instead deployed to air bases across the Prairie Provinces and Newfoundland where he was charged with maintaining and constructing airbase facilities. At the same time, he was often assigned to organize recreation and entertainment for the airmen. He was released from active duty with the rank of Flight Lieutenant in February, 1945, and moved to Bremerton, Washington, where he was hired as an electrical engineer repairing American ships, mostly destroyers, damaged in Pacific Ocean warfare. He performed this work until the Japanese surrender. Then he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Hans was 55 years old when he returned to the USA, and he remained there the remainder of his life working as surveyor, city engineer, construction engineer, and city manager in cities throughout northern Utah. He also lived in Los Angeles where he was employed in the development of the San Clemente Island Missile Base for the US military. He died in Salt lake City, Utah on October 12, 1965, at 76 years of age, leaving behind his wife Alice and their three daughters. Although only the oldest daughter married, she had seven children, and those children now have over one hundred descendants. The biography is compiled by Howard Shafer, Grandson based on the following sources EXPERIENCES OF CYNTHIA ELNORA NIELSEN WIGHT from her diaries and journals: 1890 to 1943, edited by Alice W. Terry; A LIFE OF SERVICE: HANS ENOCH NIELSON WIGHT as revealed through his diaries and by his family, edited by Marjorie Wight and Eileen Wight; BACKWARD GLANCES: Stories of and by our Wight ancestors, compiled by Eileen Wight and Marjorie Wight A more detailed biography is found in file 20181046052
Scope and Content
001: Financial log book (1889-1908) 002: Work day planner for Drumheller Rosedeer Mine (1916-1917) 003: Work day planner for Drumheller Stirling Mine (1917-1918) 004: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine (1918-1919) 005: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine & office (1921) 006: Day planner in Drumheller (1921-1922) 007: Day planner in Drumheller (1922-1923) 008: Day planner in Drumheller (1923) 009: Day planner in Drumheller but planner days are not all filled in (1924) 010: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1924-1925) 011: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1925-1926) 012: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1926-1927) 013: Journal with daily entries (1927-1930) 014: Scrapbook of newspaper cutouts talking about the Social Credit party during Wright’s time as MLA till the fall of the Social Credit party (1935-1938) 015: Diary (1931) 016: Handmade diary and a handmade planner (1932) 017: Handmade diary (1933) 018: Diary (1934) 019: Diary (1935) 020: Diary (1936) 021: Diary (1937) 022: Diary with a couple pages torn from the front (1937-1938) 023: Diary (1939) 024: Travel Journal: Journal written till page 45 then it goes blank and then writing on page 194-195 (1939-1942) 025: Diary (1940) 026: Diary (1941) 027: Diary (1942) 028: Diary (1943) 029: Diary (1944) 030: Diary (1945) 031: Diary (1946) 032: Diary with Utah stamp (1947) 033: Diary with Utah stamp (1948) 034: Diary with Utah stamp (1949) 035: Diary with Utah stamp (1950-1952) 036: Diary with Utah stamp (1952) 037: Day Planner not that much is written in the entries (1953) 038: Diary (1953) 039: Account book (1954-1957) 040: Diary four stamps on the first page from Utah, Alberta, Washington, and Oregon (1954) 041: Diary (1955) 042: Diary (1956) 043: Diary (1957) 044: Diary (1958) 045: Diary (1959) 046: Diary (1960) 047: Diary (1961) 048: Diary (1962) 049: Diary (1963) 050: Diary stops writing on May 6 (1964) 051: 5 photographs of H.E. Wight and family 052: Biography of H.E. Wight
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20181046
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