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50 Years of Lethbridge Television

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Accession No.
20061042
Physical Description
2 DVD set
Scope and Content
Disk 1: History of station, Reception Friday July, 29/05, Video snapshots. XXXDisk 2: 1955-65, 1965-75, 1975-85, 1985-95, 1995-05, We remember.
Creator
Chris Oates
Physical Description
2 DVD set
History / Biographical
CJLH went on air November 20th 1955 on channel 7. Norman Botterill was Geneal Manager. The station was a joint venture of CJOC-AM and the Lethbridge Herald. Management was supplied by Taylor Pearson & Carson, the owners of CJOC. The "CJ" in the call sign came from CJOC and the "LH" represented the Lethbridge Herald. A CBC affiliate, the network programs (about two thirds of their schedule) arrived via kinescopes a few days or up to a week after they had originated live in Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver or from the U. S. Networks (CJLH joined CBS as a secondary affiliate). Shows included "Channel 7 Spotlight", "Remember When “and “Home Gardener”. Three months after the station went on the air, the BBM measurement service showed that CJLH-TV had a potential audience of 9,400 homes, but within a year that number had grown to 19,200, - and of those, 16,000 had already acquired TV sets. The station was the only signal available in the area at the time. From http://www.broadcasting-history.ca Disk one has general history, and stories about Tv in Lethbridge. The first employees where interviewed they are: Don Slade, Andy Durina, Bob Ray, Doug Card, Winn Duffy, Don Pilling, Norm Young, Gerogia Fooks, Corine Mortens, Brent Seely, Kay MacCloud, Betty Greg, Joan Waterfeild, Ron Watmough and Howie Stevenson. Disk two features the 50th reunion of all the people involved in TV in Lethbridge. However it gives a good pop culture review as they remember the popular TV shows of the eras. Topics included music, fashion, politics, sports, art, and technology.
Scope and Content
Disk 1: History of station, Reception Friday July, 29/05, Video snapshots. XXXDisk 2: 1955-65, 1965-75, 1975-85, 1985-95, 1995-05, We remember.
Accession No.
20061042
Collection
Archive
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Aerial of CPR High Level Bridge

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Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085004
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Aerial view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge showing the river valley, the Oldman River, and the west side can be seen on the left upper corner of the photo.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Aerial view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge showing the river valley, the Oldman River, and the west side can be seen on the left upper corner of the photo.
Accession No.
20101085004
Collection
Archive
Images
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Aerial of CPR High Level Bridge

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Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085007
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Aerial view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge showing the river valley, the Oldman River, Helen Schuler Coulee Centre came be seen near the centre of the photo.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Aerial view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge showing the river valley, the Oldman River, Helen Schuler Coulee Centre came be seen near the centre of the photo.
Accession No.
20101085007
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail

Aerial of CPR High Level Bridge

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Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085012
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Aerial view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge showing the river valley, the Oldman River, and the west side can be seen on the left upper corner of the photo and the Galt number 8 mine complex can be seen on the right side of the west end of the bridge.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Aerial view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge showing the river valley, the Oldman River, and the west side can be seen on the left upper corner of the photo and the Galt number 8 mine complex can be seen on the right side of the west end of the bridge.
Accession No.
20101085012
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail
Other Name
"PIONEER"
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20060019001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"PIONEER"
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Materials
METAL, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.9
Length
9.4
Width
8.5
Description
ALTIMETER, GAUGE, METAL AND GLASS. BLACK FACE WITH BROWNISH RED NUMBERS AND BROWNISH RED AND BLACK NEEDLE, NUMBERS MARKED “0…18” AROUND EDGES, FACE MARKED “ALTITUDE… PIONEER…A743B-1137.” CASE SURROUNDING FACE IS BLACK PAINTED METAL, PAINT LOSS ON FRONT, FOUR HOLES IN FOUR CORNERS AND METAL ROD ON BOTTOM FRONT OF FACE. PAPER LABEL COMING OFF OF BACK OF GAUGE MARKED “UNDER, PATEN(?),” REDDISH BROWN AND PUCE SPLATTERS ON SIDE OF GAUGE.
Subjects
AEROSPACE TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
TRANSPORTATION
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR GARY HODGE AT TIME OF DONATION, HE RECEIVED THE ALTIMETER FROM HIS UNCLE, ART LARSON. CORRESPONDANCE BETWEEN LARSON AND "STEPHENS" (NICKNAMED STEVIE) FROM FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 3, 1937 SHOWS THAT THEY WERE TRYING TO FIND AN ALTIMETER TO SUIT THEIR NEEDS. IT IS POSSIBLE THIS ARTIFACT IS THE "PIONEER ALTIMETER IN A SECOND HAND STORE FOR WHICH THE YID WANTED BUCKS TWO AND A HALF," STEPHENS WAS REFERRING TO. "LARSON SPENT HIS EARLY DAYS IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE COMPLETED HIGH SCHOOL. HIS FATHER WAS A CARPENTER AND MASTER CRAFTSMEN. LARSON BECAME INTERESTED IN AVIATION AFTER LINDBERG FLEW THE ATLANTIC. HE AND HIS FRIENDS, IVAN THOMSON AND JIM FINDLAY, BEGAN BUILDING GLIDERS IN 1929. FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS LARSON WAS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE LETHBRIDGE GLIDING CLUB. DURING THIS TIME HE MADE WELL OVER 300 GLIDER FLIGHTS. IN 1939 HE SET ONE OF THE FIRST UNOFFICIAL GLIDING RECORDS IN CANADA. LARSON SPENT THE WAR YEARS IN CALGARY AS AN AIRFRAME INSTRUCTOR FOR THE WAR EMERGENCY TRAINING PROGRAM. IN 1947 HE RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED AS AN ASSESSOR FOR THE CITY UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1978." UPDATE: ON 6 NOVEMBER 2017, GALT CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH GLIDER OBJECTS’ DONOR GARY HODGE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE THIS RECORD’S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20060019001
Acquisition Date
2006-04
Collection
Museum
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Annora Brown: Forming a regionalist sensibility. M.A. Thesis.

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Date Range
2005
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20171042
Physical Description
97 page typescript document. 47 photocopied illustrations. 1 newspaper clipping.
Scope and Content
Master of Arts thesis by Patricia A. Alderson submitted to the Department of Art, University of Calgary, Calgary Alberta, 2005.
Date Range
2005
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
97 page typescript document. 47 photocopied illustrations. 1 newspaper clipping.
Scope and Content
Master of Arts thesis by Patricia A. Alderson submitted to the Department of Art, University of Calgary, Calgary Alberta, 2005.
Accession No.
20171042
Collection
Archive
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Other Name
SPARKLING WINE - SEGURA VIUDAS
Date Range From
1993
Date Range To
2003
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, SILVER, CORK
Catalogue Number
P20030002002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SPARKLING WINE - SEGURA VIUDAS
Date Range From
1993
Date Range To
2003
Materials
GLASS, SILVER, CORK
No. Pieces
3
Height
31.0
Diameter
10.6
Description
DARK GREEN BOTTLE. BASE OF BOTTLE HAS A RING OF SILVER AROUND IT. EMBOSSED ON RING ARE GRAPE VINES AND THE WORDS "SEGURA VIUDAS". THERE IS ALSO A SILVER APPLIQUE ON FRONT OF BOTTLE THAT CONSISTS OF 4 FLEUR DE LIS WITH A CREST IN THE CENTER FEATURING THE HELMET OF A SUIT OF ARMOR ON TOP. BELOW CREST READS "SEGURA". ON BACK OF BOTTLE IS A LABEL THAT READS "SEGURA VIUDAS BRUT RESERVA HEREDAD 750ML CAVA 12%ALC./VOL." . . .. THERE ARE REMNANTS OF A PAPER LABEL ON NECK OF BOTTLE. BOTTLE IS UNCORKED AND EMPTY. CORK READS "F.O. AGGLO" ON TOP, "D-2 SEGURA VIUDAS" ON THE SIDE, AND "SEGURA VIUDAS CAVA R.E. 3983-B" ON THE BOTTOM. ALSO INCLUDED WITH BOTTLE IS A TIN CAP, ATTACHED TO WIRE, THAT READS "SEGURA VIUDAS CAVA" AND FEATURES SAME CREST AS ON BOTTLE. CAP IS BLACK AND WHITE.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
BOTTLE WAS UNCORKED BY MUSEUM BOARD CHAIR DOUG MCLAUGHLIN, ON JANUARY 24, 2003 IN CELEBRATION OF THE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2005 MUSEUM EXPANSION. THE PROJECT WAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED THAT DAY WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF A PROJECT DESIGNER AND $1.9 MILLION FROM THE CANADIAN HERITAGE, CULTURAL SPACES PROGRAM. CALGARY-BASED KASIAN KENNEDY ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN AND PLANNING INC. WAS RETAINED TO DESIGN THE PROJECT. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE CONTRIBUTED A $2 MILLION LEADERSHIP GIFT TOWARD THE PROJECT IN JANUARY OF 2003, BUT THE MUSEUM WAS STILL REQUIRED TO RIASE AN ADDITIONAL $5.1 MILLION. AT THE TIME OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT THE EXPANSION PROJECT WAS TO CREATE APPROXIMATELY 7,000 SQUARE FEET OF ADDITIONAL STATE-OF-THE-ART GALLERY SPACE, A NEW THEATRE FOR PUBLIC EVENTS, A MUSEUM SCHOOL, NEW FACILITIES FOR THE ON-SITE STORAGE AND CONSERVATION OF ARTIFACTS AS WELL AS INSURING THAT CANADIAN CLASS-A MUSEUM STANDARDS WERE IMPLEMENTED TO ALLOW THE MUSEUM TO HOLST REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLING EXHIBITIONS. THE MONEY WAS ALSO SUPPOSED TO FUND A TRAIN LINE LINKING THE RIVER BOTTOM TO THE MUSEUM AND DOWNTOWN CORE AND 100 ADDITIONAL PARKING SPACES HAD ALREADY BEEN PURCHASED IN THE LOT ADJACENT TO THE MUSEUM. A PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND INFORMATION MEETING WAS HELD ON FEBRUARY 11, 2003 IN RELATION TO THE EXPANSION. SEE JANUARY 25, 2003 LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE (IN PERMANENT FILE).
Catalogue Number
P20030002002
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PARAMOUNT THEATRE SALVAGE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2007
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P20070023001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PARAMOUNT THEATRE SALVAGE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2007
Materials
CLOTH
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Length
146.5
Width
91.2
Description
SWATCH OF CARPET, RED BACKGROUND WITH FILIGREE PATTERN IN BLACK, GREEN, OCHRE, AND TAN COLOURS. SEAM ALONG LENGTH OF CARPET. CARPET HEAVILY WORN IN TWO PLACES. LOOSE THREADS AROUND EDGES AND STAINED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
FLOOR COVERING
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
SWATCH OF CARPET REMOVED FROM STAIRWELL OF PARAMOUNT THEATRE AFTER ITS CLOSURE IN 2007. CARPET APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN ORIGINAL TO THE BUILDING (SEE 19752201444 AND 19752201445 IN ARCHIVES FOR EARLY IMAGES OF THEATRE. PHOTOS TAKEN AT GRAND OPENING OF THEATRE). THE SAME PATTERN REMAINED IN USE IN THE THEATRE'S LOBBY UNTIL AT LEAST 1968 (SEE199110764140 IN ARCHIVES). NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH JOEY SHACKLEFORD (GRANDSON OF A.W. SHACKLEFORD) IN 2010 AND HE SAID THE RUG SAW A LOT OF TRAFFIC. THE SEAMS WOULD FALL APART AND GET FIXED UNTIL THEY COULDN'T BE FIXED ANYMORE. WHEN NEW CARPETS WERE PURCHASED THEY TRIED TO PICK OUT DARK PATTERNS THAT WERE SIMILAR TO THE OLD ONES. THEY WANTED THE RUGS TO WEAR WELL. ACCORDING TO SHACKLEFORD, THE LOBBY, BACK OF THE THEATRES AND AISLES WOULD HAVE BEEN CARPETED. IN JANUARY OF 1946, MAJESTIC THEATRES, OWNED BY A. W. SHACKLEFORD AND FAMOUS PLAYERS, PURCHASED A SITE AT THE CORNER OF EIGHTH STREET AND FOURTH AVENUE FOR THE FUTURE PARAMOUNT THEATRE. THE 950-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE COST $250,000 TO CONSTRUCT AND OPENED ITS DOORS ON OCTOBER 9, 1950. DURING IT’S 61 YEAR HISTORY (IT CLOSED IN 2007), SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT AND THE SOUND OF MUSIC WERE THE TWO OF THE TOP SHOWS, GRACING SCREENS FOR 13 AND 11 WEEKS, RESPECTIVELY. EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVELY, IN 1997 AND 1998 "THE TITANIC" RAN FOP 24 WEEKS. ROBERT SHACKLEFORD, CAPITOL’S HOUSE MANAGER AND A. W. SHACKLEFORD’S YOUNGEST SON, SAID, “THE PARAMOUNT BECAME A LANDMARK IN THIS CITY… IT WAS CONSIDERED THE FINEST THEATRE OF ITS TIME, NOT JUST IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT ANYWHERE.” IN ADDITION TO THE THEATRE, THREE OTHER BUSINESSES WERE HOUSED IN THE PARAMOUNT’S BUILDING, ALL OPENING OCTOBER 4TH, 1950: DON’S FLOWER AND GIFT SHOP, MARGOT’S LADIES WEAR, AND BROWN’S MUSIC SUPPLIES. THE PARAMOUNT DINER OPENED ITS DOORS ON OCTOBER 9, 1950, AND CLOSED IN 2005. DOUGLAS SHACKLEFORD, A. W. SHACKLEFORD’S ELDEST SON, MANAGED PARAMOUNT THEATRE FOR ITS FIRST YEAR, WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE NEW PARAMOUNT THEATRE, DOUGLAS SHACKLEFORD RESPONDED, “[IT’S] THE BEST IN THE WEST.” IN 1951, THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE RECEIVED THE LARGE MERIT AWARD, THE HIGHEST HONOUR AWARDED BY THE MOTION PICTURE THEATRE INDUSTRY. AN ACCOMPANYING PLAQUE STATED, “SELECTED BY THE SKILLED TECHNICAL EDITORS OF EXHIBITOR AND THEATRE CATALOG TO RECEIVE THE “LARGE MERIT AWARD” INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION AS ONE OF THE MOST MODERN AND WELL APPOINTED OF ALL CURRENT THEATRES IN 1951.” THE THEATRE BOASTED STATE-OF-THE-ART SOUND AND PROJECTOR EQUIPMENT. THE PROJECTORS WERE THE FIRST OF THEIR KIND TO BE INSTALLED IN WESTERN CANADA. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN OCT 1950, HARRY BOYSE, HEAD PROJECTIONIST, SAID, “THE PARAMOUNT’S PROJECTION SUITE IS ULTRA MODERN. IT IS EQUIPPED WITH THE LATEST PROJECTORS AND HAS SOUND EQUIPMENT THAT LEAVES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO BE DESIRED.” ANOTHER MODERN FEATURE OF THE THEATRE WAS THE ONE-WAY GLASS LOCATED BETWEEN THE MANAGER’S OFFICE AND THE AUDITORIUM AND FOYER. MANY DESIGN FEATURES OF THE PARAMOUNT STRESSED COMFORT. KROEHLER SLIDE-BACK CUSHIONED SEATS ALLOWED FOR CUSTOMERS TO REMAIN SEATED WHILE ALLOWING OTHERS TO PASS. LIGHTING SYSTEMS WERE DESIGNED TO GRADUALLY DECREASE AND INCREASE IN BRIGHTNESS SO THAT CUSTOMERS COULD ACCLIMATIZE. ADDITIONAL COMFORTS INCLUDE A WAITING LOUNGE, A WATER FOUNTAIN GUARANTEEING COLD WATER, A PRIVATE VIEWING ROOM FOR THOSE ON CALL, PRIVATE PARTIES, OR SMALL CHILDREN, AND A HEATING SYSTEM THAT EVENLY DISTRIBUTED HEAT. THROUGHOUT ITS OPERATIONS THE PARAMOUNT CINEMA UNDERWENT MANY RENOVATIONS AND FREQUENTLY UPDATED ITS TECHNOLOGY TO MEET MODERN STANDARDS. IN 1968, PARAMOUNT THEATRES ADDED A SECOND THEATRE, WHICH HELD 580 SEATS, MAKING IT THE FIRST MULTI-SCREEN THEATRE COMPLEX IN LETHBRIDGE. HENCEFORTH, IT WAS KNOWN AS PARAMOUNT CINEMA. IN 1985, SEAT WIDTH AND LEG ROOM WAS INCREASED, AND THE “CADILLAC” OF THEATRE SEATS WERE INSTALLED. IN 1988, 18 SURROUND SPEAKERS AND A DOLBY STEREO AMPLIFIER SYSTEM WERE INSTALLED. AT SOME POINT, THE PARAMOUNT RECEIVED A NEW CINEMASCOPE SCREEN. ACCORDING TO ROBERT SHACKLEFORD, THE GENERAL MANAGER OF LETHBRIDGE THEATRES LTD., “YOU RENOVATE OR STAGNATE… THAT’S BEEN MY POLICY ALL MY LIFE.” IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING ENTERTAINMENT, PARAMOUNT THEATRE SERVED THE COMMUNITY BY ALLOWING VARIOUS EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE INSIDE. IN JANUARY OF 1953, THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH BURNED DOWN, AND SUNDAY SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE UNTIL A NEW CHURCH WAS BUILT. THE ST. MICHAEL’S SCHOOL OF NURSING HELD ITS GRADUATION CEREMONIES AT THE THEATRE DURING THE 1960S. THE PARAMOUNT HOSTED MANY CONCERTS, INCLUDING THE LETHBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND THE KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL. AFTER UPDATING SCREEN TECHNOLOGY TO CINEMASCOPE, THE FRONT THREE ROWS WERE REMOVED. SHACKLEFORD SAID, “THAT’S WHEN WE DECIDED THE FRONT ROWS WERE TOO CLOSE FOR THE GIANT SCREEN AND WE EXPANDED THE STAGE TO ACCOMMODATE THE SYMPHONY…” IN 1978, THE SHACKLEFORD FAMILY ALONG WITH PARAMOUNT CINEMA HOSTED A WEEKEND-LONG EVENT TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF FILM. THEY SCREENED OLD CLASSIC FILMS, AND OFFERED TICKETS, POPCORN, ICE CREAM AND DRINKS FOR $0.50 AND $0.10, RESPECTIVELY, REFLECTIVE OF 1928 PRICES. FAMOUS PLAYERS BOUGHT OUT THE SHACKLEFORD FAMILY AROUND 1990. IN THE FOLLOWING YEARS, THE PUBLIC COMPLAINED ABOUT DETERIORATING CONDITIONS OF THE THEATRE. SUCH COMPLAINTS WERE IGNORED BY FAMOUS PLAYERS. A LETTER IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN OCT 2004 ENCOURAGED THE PUBLIC TO WRITE TO THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS TO VOICE THEIR DISAPPROVAL FOR THE STATE OF THE PARAMOUNT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT RECORD, DVD WALKTHROUGH AFTER CLOSURE AND ARCHIVES 19752201444, 19752201445, 199110764140. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20070023001
Acquisition Date
2008-08
Collection
Museum
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Date Range
1998-2003
Material Type
Mixed Media
Accession No.
20111052
Physical Description
0.01 m of textual records, 135 slides, 63 photographs
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of photographs and research materials. 2011.1052.001 Photo Slides: Fort Whoop-up, Medicine Stone, river bottom, Old Electric Plant 2011.1052.002 Photo Slides: Paradise Canyon (golf) 2011.1052.003 Photo Slides: Downtown Lethbridge, City Hall (new) 2011.1052.004 Photo Slides: …
Material Type
Mixed Media
Date Range
1998-2003
Physical Description
0.01 m of textual records, 135 slides, 63 photographs
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Award-winning artist Catherine Ann Abel pursued formal training from the Vancouver School of Art, the Pittsburgh Art Instritute and Disney Institute in Florida. Employed by CBC TV as a graphic designer and courtroom sketch artist, Ms. Abel has also taught a variety of art programs. While living in Barrie, Onatario, she became interested preservation of built heritage through historical paintings. She became known as a "Canadian Heritage Artist" able to depict in watercolors the character and authenticity of historical buildings. After moving to Lethbridge in 1999, Ms. Abel worked on several landmark buildings in the city, capturing the Galt Hospital, the High Level Bridge, the CPR Train Station, the No. 1 Firehall and the Post Office. The work involved a complex research into the history of the buildings, archival photographs and examination of the structures in their present state. Except for the buildings mentioned above, Ms. Abel was planning to do paintings of Fort Whoop-up, the Art Gallery, the Bowman Art Centre, the old and new buildings of the Court House and a series of residential buildings. The original painting of the Galt Hospital as well as limited edition prints are preserved in the Galt Museum and Archives.
Language
English
Custodial History
The materials were accumulated by Catherine Abel as the result of her research projects on the Lethbridge historical buildings in 1999-2003.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of photographs and research materials. 2011.1052.001 Photo Slides: Fort Whoop-up, Medicine Stone, river bottom, Old Electric Plant 2011.1052.002 Photo Slides: Paradise Canyon (golf) 2011.1052.003 Photo Slides: Downtown Lethbridge, City Hall (new) 2011.1052.004 Photo Slides: Paradise Canyon '99, Downtown Core Buildings 2011.1052.005 Photo Slides: High Level Bridge, Post Office Building, Bowman Arts Centre 2011.1052.006 Photo Slides: Heritage House, Grain Elevators (Lethbridge) 2011.1052.007 Photo Slides: Downtown Park & People, Downtown Scenes 2011.1052.008 Photo Slides: LETA Herald Appelt Home - cottage, Raymond (Centennial 1901-2001), Coulee paths, University of Lethbridge, Brewery Garden 2011.1052.009 Research Materials: newspaper clippings, postcards, notes, flyers, etc. 2011.1052.010 Photo Prints & Negatives: Galt Museum [Hospital], Mine #8, Bowman Centre, High Level Bridge, Court House, Railway str., Public Library, St. Patrick's Church, Southern Alberta Art Gallery 2011.1052.011 Photo Prints & Negatives: Fort Whoop-up, Chuck Wagon Race
Notes
Supplied source: Donated by Catherine Abel
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20111052
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Other Name
WING CROSS SECTION SUPPORT
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20060019003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WING CROSS SECTION SUPPORT
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2000
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.7
Length
99.8
Width
16.0
Description
WING SUPPORT CROSS-SECTION, WOOD, LEADING EDGE IS ROUNDED OFF AND TAPERS TO A POINT AT THE TRAILING EDGE, THE STRUCTURE IS REINFORCED BY SEVERAL TRIANGLE SHAPES, WING IS HELD TOGETHER BY ADHESIVE, PENCIL LINES THROUGHOUT, SMALL REMNANTS OF NEWS PAPER ON ONE SIDE OF LEADING EDGE AND ONE SIDE OF TRAILING EDGE. THIN PIECES OF WOOD WARPED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
AEROSPACE TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
TRANSPORTATION
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR GARY HODGE AT TIME OF DONATION, HE RECEIVED THE WING CROSS SECTION FROM HIS UNCLE, ART LARSON (1913-2000). THE WING COMPONENT WAS BUILT IN THE 1930S. LARSON BUILT GLIDERS IN A BACKYARD SHOP ON HIS PROPERTY AT 1411 3 AVE. N. APPARENTLY LARSON ONCE EXPLAINED TO HODGE THAT THIS PART PERIODICALLY BROKE AND HAD TO BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED. THIS SUPPORT MAY BE A SPARE PART MADE BY MEMBERS OF THE CLUB. IT WAS LIKELY A SPARE PART FOR THE HUTTER GLIDER (H-17) A SINGLE MAN AIRCRAFT USED BY THE "LETHBRIDGE GLIDING CLUB." ACCORDING TO VARIOUS SAMPLES OF CORRESPONDANCE BETWEEN LARSON AND NORMAN BRUCE, JIM FRETWELL, AND A COMPANY IN WURTTEMBERG, LARSON WAS TRYING TO GET BLUEPRINTS FOR THE H-17 IN 1936. BY 1937 HE HAD STARTED BUILDING THE AIRCRAFT AND SUBSEQUENTLY FLEW IT (SEE ARCHIVES FOR LOG BOOK OF H-17). BY JUNE OF 1938 THE H-17 WAS THE ONLY GLIDER BEING USED BY THE CLUB. LARSON FLEW THE H-17 AS LATE AS 1947 BEFORE LEAVING IT IN THE CARE OF EVELYN SMITH, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE GLIDING CLUB. THE WING COMPONENT COULD HAVE ALSO COME FROM ONE OF TWO PRIMARY GLIDERS. UPDATE: ON 6 NOVEMBER 2017, GALT CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH GLIDER OBJECTS’ DONOR GARY HODGE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE THIS RECORD’S PERMANENT FILE AND P20060019001.
Catalogue Number
P20060019003
Acquisition Date
2006-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085001
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Looking up at the CPR High Level Bridge. The bridge is shrouded in fog at either early morning or early evening.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Looking up at the CPR High Level Bridge. The bridge is shrouded in fog at either early morning or early evening.
Accession No.
20101085001
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085003
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Looking up at the CPR High Level Bridge from the river valley. A train is crossing the bridge.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Looking up at the CPR High Level Bridge from the river valley. A train is crossing the bridge.
Accession No.
20101085003
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085008
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Looking up at the CPR High Level Bridge from the river valley. A train is crossing the bridge. There appears to be frost on the trees.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Looking up at the CPR High Level Bridge from the river valley. A train is crossing the bridge. There appears to be frost on the trees.
Accession No.
20101085008
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085013
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Close up through the middle of the girders.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Close up through the middle of the girders.
Accession No.
20101085013
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085015
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Close up through the middle of the girders at sunset.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Close up through the middle of the girders at sunset.
Accession No.
20101085015
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail

CPR High Level Bridge at Sunset

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Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085002
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Panoramic evening photo of the CPR High Level Bridge near the end of sunset.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Panoramic evening photo of the CPR High Level Bridge near the end of sunset.
Accession No.
20101085002
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail
Other Name
JAPANESE DOLL, BOXED
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH, PLASTIC, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20010096000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JAPANESE DOLL, BOXED
Date Range From
1995
Date Range To
2000
Materials
CLOTH, PLASTIC, WOOD
No. Pieces
4
Height
55
Length
30
Width
24
Description
1. DOLL, 2PCE, CLOTH, PLASTIC, WOOD. DOLL PRESENTS BLUE CLOTH KIMONO WITH FLORAL DESIGN. RED WAISTBAND WITH GOLD TIE. DOLL GRASPS DRUM-LIKE OBJECT IN LEFT HAND AND SHOULD HAVE FAN IN RIGHT HAND. OPEN GOLD FAN WITH BLACK HANDLE HAS BECOME DETACHED (GLUE WORN OUT). DOLL IS MOUNTED ON A BLACK LACQUERED BASE. UNFINISHED WOOD PANEL WITH JAPANESE SCRIPT ADHERED TO BASE ON DOLL'S LEFT. 2. BOX, 2PCE, CARDBOARD 60CM X 31CM X 25CM. TOP OF LID AND END OF BASE DISPLAY WHITE AND PURPLE LABEL. TOP LABEL TEXT "OYAMA NINGYOU" AND END LABEL "923-0501" IN ADDITION TO JAPANESE CHARACTERS.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
DONOR'S HOSTED A 16 Y/O MALE JAPANESE STUDENT FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS IN SUMMER, 1999. STUDENT ATTENDED ENGLISH CLASSES AT THE COLLEGE AND SENT DOLL AS THANK-YOU GIFT AFTER HE RETURNED TO JAPAN. DONOR UNDERSTOOD THAT DOLL REPRESENTED SPIRITUAL ASPECT (PROTECTION). DONOR'S PARENTS WERE EVACUATED TO LETHBRIDGE, FARMING IN COALDALE AREA (MCNALLY) IN FUTURE YEARS.
Catalogue Number
P20010096000
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PROJECTIONIST DOOR
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2007
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20070023002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PROJECTIONIST DOOR
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2007
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
216.5
Length
91.0
Width
28.0
Description
STEEL DOOR, ONE SIDE PAINTED GREY-GREEN WITH BLACK SEMI-CIRCLE SURROUNDING METAL PUSH-PLATE AND KEYHOLE. BLACK METAL PROTECTIVE PLATE ALONG BOTTOM LENGTH OF DOOR. OTHER SIDE PAINTED WHITE, HAS METAL C-SHAPED HANDLE AND METAL DOOR CLOSURE DEVICE MOUNTED AT TOP. SIDE OF DOOR WITH DOOR LOCKING MECHANISM LABELLED, "SCHLAGE."
Subjects
BUILDING COMPONENT
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
THE DOOR WAS REMOVED FROM THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE IN 2007. ACCORDING TO JOEY SHACKLEFORD (GRANDSON OF A.W. SHACKLEFORD) IN 2010, THE DOOR WAS FROM THE PROJECTION BOOTH. THE BOOTH WAS NEAR A PRIVATE VIEWING AREA ON THE UPPER FLOOR OF THE THEATRE. THE DOOR HAD A HALF CIRCLE WINDOW. HARRY BOYSE, AND RICHARD FURUKAWA WERE TWO OF THE PROJECTIONISTS AT THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE. WHILE SHACKLEFORD SAID MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY WORKED ALMOST EVERY POSITION IN THE THEATRE THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THEIR LIVES, THE PROJECTIONIST JOB WAS THE “ONLY THING WE NEVER DID BECAUSE IT WAS A UNION POSITION. YOU HAD TO WRITE EXAMS AND PUT IN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF HOURS BEFORE YOU WERE QUALIFIED.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20070023001 AND PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20070023002
Acquisition Date
2008-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2007
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20070023004
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
2007
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Height
202.0
Length
75.8
Width
31.5
Description
SET OF TWO WOODEN DOORS, BOTH PAINTED GREY-PURPLE WITH SMALL WINDOW, METAL DOOR CLOSURE DEVICE MOUNTED AT TOP, HANDLES ON ONE SIDE WITH STEEL PLATES ON REVERSE, STEEL PLATES ALONG BOTTOM WIDTH OF DOORS, AND THREE BRASS HINGES ALONG SIDES. ONE DOOR WITH "J" SHAPED PIECE OF METAL HANGING FROM HANDLE. 2 PIECES, IDENTICAL SIZE.
Subjects
BUILDING COMPONENT
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
DOOR SET IS ONE OF TWO ENTRANCE DOOR SETS TO PARAMOUNT THEATRE CINEMA ONE. DOOR SET WAS REMOVED FROM THEATRE AFTER ITS CLOSURE IN 2007. ACCORDING TO JOEY SHACKLEFORD (GRANDSON OF A.W. SHACKLEFORD) IN 2010, THE PANE OF GLASS ON THE DOOR ALLOWED MANAGEMENT TO SEE WHEN THE LIGHTS WERE COMING ON. THIS FACILITATED THE PROCESS OF SWITCHING FROM THE EARLY VIEWING TO THE LATE VIEWING. THE LOBBY WOULD BE ROPED OFF AND THE PATRONS WOULD EXIT OUT THE SIDE DOOR. NEW PATRONS WOULD WAIT IN THE LOBBY UNTIL THE ROPES WERE TAKEN DOWN BEFORE ENTERING THE THEATRE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20070023001 AND PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF ALFRED WILLIAM SHACKLEFORD (P20060025001-GA), OWNER OF THE SHACKLEFORD THEATRES. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF MAYOR SHACKLEFORD WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ARCHIVES CANADA ONLINE AND A LETHBRIDGE HERALD TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM MAY 31, 1992. A.W. SHACKLEFORD WAS BORN IN ESSEX, ENGLAND IN 1899 AND CAME TO CALGARY WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1909. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL HE TRAINED AS A DRAFTSMAN BUT WAS EMPLOYED BY THE FILM EXCHANGE AND FOX FILMS. IN 1921 HE WAS HIRED TO MANAGED THE KING'S THEATRE IN LETHBRIDGE AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARK ROGERS, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN WHO OWNED THREE LOCAL MOVIE THEATRES. SHACKLEFORD ALSO BECAME PARTNER IN THE AMUSEMENT COMPANY THAT OPENED THE HENDERSON LAKE PAVILLION IN 1924. BY 1925 HE WAS PART-OWNER OF THE FORMER EMPRESS THEATRE ON 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, RENAMING IT THE ROXY. HE THEN TEAMED UP WITH THE FAMOUS PLAYERS COMPANY TO REMODEL THE FORMER PALACE THEATRE AND RENAME IT THE CAPITOL. SHACKLEFORD ALSO OPENED THE THEATRE IN THE FORMER COLLEGE MALL, BUILT THE 960-SEAT PARAMOUNT THEATRE ON 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, AND TOOK OVER OPERATION OF THE DIRVE-IN THEATRE AT THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS. SHACKLEFORD WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CIVIC LIFE, ACTIVE IN GROUPS INCLUDING THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, THE GYRO CLUB, UNITED WAY, LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION BOARD, BOARD OF TRADE, ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, AND THE ALBERTA THEATRE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION. HE AND HIS WIFE ADA HAD TWO SONS, ROBERT AND DOUGLAS. AFTER SEVERAL TERMS AS ALDERMAN STARTING IN 1939, SHACKLEFORD FIRST SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 1944 - 1947, AND FOR TWO MORE TERMS FROM 1952 - 1955 AND 1957 - 1961. HE WORKED FOR 68 YEARS IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, RETIRING AT AGE 90. W.A. SHACKLEFORD DIED IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 30, 1992. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060025001 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20070023004
Acquisition Date
2008-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PEN & INK; WHEN THE REDMAN SPEAKS
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, GLASS, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P20010101000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PEN & INK; WHEN THE REDMAN SPEAKS
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
PAPER, GLASS, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.2
Length
61.5
Width
49.0
Description
BLACK INK ON A WHITE BACKGROUND. PICTURES A NATIVE IN TRADITIONAL DRESS, SITTING ON A HORSE, HOLDING A SPEAR IN ONE HAND. HORSE IS ATOP A KNOLL AND VISIBLE IN THE DISTANCE IS SMOKE FROM A FIRE. IN FOREGROUND IS A BUFFALO SKULL. THERE IS ALSO A BIRD IN THE SKY IN THE BACKGROUND. IN BOTTOM RIGHT HAND CORNER IS "ALLEN WELLS". DRAWING IS FRAMED BY GRAY AND WHITE MATTES. IN BOTTOM CENTER OF WHITE MATTE IS A METAL LABEL THAT READS "WHEN THE REDMAN SPEAKS". DRAWING IS IN A BLACK PAINTED ALUMINUM FRAME WITH A GLASS INSERT; HAS A CARDBOARD BACKING.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
ACQUIRED BY WILMA WOOD, DIRECTOR OF THE GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES FROM 1999 TO 2002. DRAWING IS AN ORIGINAL AND ONE OF A KIND; THE ARTIST, ALLEN WELLS, STATES HE RARELY MAKES PRINTS OF HIS WORKS SO THAT EVERY BUYER KNOWS THEY HAVE SOMETHING ORIGINAL. WELLS BELIEVES WORK WAS DONE CA. 1995, BUT CANNOT BE SURE AS HE DOES NOT DATE HIS WORK SO THAT THE VIEWER CAN MAKE THEIR OWN INTERPRETATIONS. ARTIST EXPLAINS THAT TITLE OF WORK REFERS TO THE SMOKE SIGNAL IN THE BACKGROUND OF THE PICTURE, WHICH IS THE TRADITIONAL FORM OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN NATIVE PEOPLES. WELLS IS A MEMBER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, LIVING SOUTHWEST OF STAND OFF AND HAS DONE ART ALL HIS LIFE. HE CURRENTLY DOES ARTWORK FOR SOUTHERN MONUMENT AND FOR THE BLOOD TRIBE (CHILDREN'S SERVICES; EDUCATION). ARTIST MAKES PINS OUT OF STONE WHICH HAVE SOLD AT RODEOS AND CRAFT SHOWS THROUGHOUT THE WESTERN UNITED STATES AND CANADA. WELLS DEPICTS NATIVE CULTURE AND THE SPORT OF RODEO AS "THESE THINGS ARE THE CENTRE OF [HIS] LIFE AND [HIS] WORK SHOWS [HE] IS PROUD TO BE A NATIVE". ONE OF HIS PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENTS IS HE HAD HIS LOGO CHOSEN FOR THE 6TH WORLD INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION, HELD IN 2002 IN MORLEY, ALBERTA. HE ALSO ILLUSTRATED THE BOOK KIPAITAPIIWAHSINNOUNI: ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE EDUCATION PROGRAM, AND CREATED CARTOONS FOR THE BLOOD TRIBE NEWS. ARTIST DOES VARIOUS ART SHOWS BUT HAS ONLY HAD HIS WORK IN A GALLERY ONCE. SEE HARD COPY FOR FOR MORE INFO.
Catalogue Number
P20010101000
Acquisition Date
2003-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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