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Fonds
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Mixed Media
Accession No.
20071029
Physical Description
0.75 m of textual records
Scope and Content
The reports, documents, brochures, and pictures were given by June Smith to the Galt Museum in 2007. The information contains not only the work by A. Douglas Smith, but also the previous supervisors’ of the District Experiment Substation and Illustration station in Southern Alberta. The reports d…
Material Type
Mixed Media
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.75 m of textual records
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
A. Douglas Smith was the supervisor for the District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta. Smith took over supervision of the reports from H. Chester. He worked and supervised the District Experiment Substation during the 1950s. In addition to his work with the Substation, he also wrote the annual reports on the irrigation and farming conditions. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree. During his time with the District Experiment Substations, A. Douglas worked as an agronomist. He observed and wrote about the yearly activities of farm life in Southern Alberta. The history of the Lethbridge Experimental Farm Station dates back to 1906, when the first experimental station opened. Up until 1959, farming activities and research at the Experimental research station was conducted by a District Supervisor. However, in 1959 the Department of Agriculture merged all agricultural activities into one, and has since been recognized as the Research Branch. Some of the national research program involves issues dealing with environmental health, sustainable farm production, and food safety. Douglas’s research at the station contributed to farm practices and new techniques for successful and sustainable irrigation. His research involved improving the efficiency of farm operation and farm life, and gained attention from other scientists not only in the area of Southern Alberta, but also across Canada. In some documents, there are also references to scientists in the U.S. that show interest in the research and techniques practiced by Smith. The Experimental Farm, where Smith was the primary supervisor during the 50s, practiced both dry land and irrigated crop rotation for wheat, sunflower, and other crops grown in the Southern Alberta district. Smith contributed to the Department of Agriculture’s national research program by issuing a speech on 11 March, 1955 where he discussed trends in water erosion control. In addition to supplying information on new trends in farming, the reports also show the environmental damage done to farms and crops due to factors such as flooding, drought, and excess wind. Smith’s contribution to the archives serves as a reference to the evolution of farm practices, policies, techniques, and research in Southern Alberta. Jones, Stephen Morgan. Agricultural Research Stations. “The Canadian Encyclopaedia.” Accessed 20 August 2012. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/research-stations-agricultural.
Language
English
Scope and Content
The reports, documents, brochures, and pictures were given by June Smith to the Galt Museum in 2007. The information contains not only the work by A. Douglas Smith, but also the previous supervisors’ of the District Experiment Substation and Illustration station in Southern Alberta. The reports date back to 1922, and go until sometime in the mid to late 1970s. 2007.1029/1 Report of the Chief Supervisor (J.C. Moyan, B.S.A.) on District Experiment Substations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta (1935). 2007.1029/2 Illustration Stations (11 in total) Substation Report for Lethbridge & Southern Alberta area. Annual report of rainfall & crop yield included (1922). 2007.1029/3 Illustration Stations (12 in total) Reports for Lethbridge, AB & area. Annual reports of crop yield with extra information on scrap paper (1923). 2007.1029/4 Illustration Stations (16 in total with 1 closure in Vulcan) Reports for Lethbridge & Southern Alberta area. Annual report on crop yield with moisture conditions included (1924). 2007.1029/5 Illustration Station Report for Lethbridge & Southern Alberta area. Annual report of crop yield with moisture condition included (1925). 2007.1029/6 Illustration Stations (18 in total) Report for Lethbridge & Southern Alberta area. Annual reports on crop yield with moisture analysis included (1926). 2007.1029/7 Report of Illustration Stations by Supervisor (R.E. Everest, B.S.A.) in Southern Alberta for Dominion Experimental Station in Lethbridge, AB (1927). 2007.1029/8 Report of Illustration Stations by Supervisor (R.E. Everest, B.S.A.) in Southern Alberta (1928). 2007.1029/9 Report of Illustration Stations by Supervisor (R.E. Everest, B.S.A.) in Southern Alberta (1929). 2007.1029/10 Report of Illustration Station by Supervisor (R.E. Everest, B.S.A.) in Southern Alberta (1930). 2007.1029/11 Report of Illustration Stations by Supervisor (R.E. Everest B.S.A.) in Southern Alberta with cost and return values (1931). 2007.1029/12 Report of Illustration Stations by Supervisor (R.E. Everest B.S.A.) in Southern Alberta (1932). 2007.1029/13 Report of Illustration Stations by Supervisor (R.E. Everest B.S.A.) in Southern Alberta (1933). 2007.1029/14 Report of Illustration Stations by Supervisor (H. Chester B.S.A.) with cost of production in Southern Alberta (1934) #1. 2007.1029/15 Report of Illustration Stations by Supervisor (H. Chester B.S.A.) in Southern Alberta (1934) #2. 2007.1029/16 Report of District Experiment Substations and Illustration Stations by Supervisor (H. Chester B.S.A., and H.J. Mather B.Sc.) in Southern Alberta (1935). 2007.1029/17 Interim Report of District Experiment Substations and Illustration Stations in Southern Alberta (1936). Supervisors’ H. Chester, B.S.A., and H.J. Mather, B.Sc. 2007.1029/18 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1937). Supervisors are H. Chester, B.S.A., and H.J. Mather, B.Sc. 2007.1029/19 Report of Illustration Stations and District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta with 6 photos on farming conditions (1934-1938). Supervisors are H. Chester, B.S.A., and H.J. Mather, B.Sc. 2007.1029/20 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1935-1939) with 10 photos of cultivated and uncultivated land, and crop success. Supervisors are H. Chester, B.S.A., and H.J. Mather, B.Sc. 2007.1029/21 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1935-1939) with 8 photos of cultivated and uncultivated farming land. Supervisors are H. Chester, B.S.A., and H.J. Mather, B.Sc. 2007.1029/22 Report of District Experiment Substation in Southern Alberta (1937-1946). Supervisor is H. Chester, B.S.A. 2007.1029/23 Report of Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Activities with 10 photos of farmland and everyday life on the farm (December 31, 1938). Supervised by the Dominion Experimental Station in Lethbridge, AB. 2007.1029/24 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1938-1939). Supervisors are H. Chester, B.S.A., and H.J. Mather, B.Sc. 2007.1029/25 Report of District Experiment Substations and Illustration Stations in Southern Alberta (1940). Supervisors are H. Chester, B.S.A., and H.J. Mather, B.Sc. 2007.1029/26 Report of District Experiment Substations and Illustration Stations in Southern Alberta (1941). Supervisors are H. Chester and H.J. Mather. 2007.1029/27 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1941). Supervisors are H. Chester and H.J. Mather. 2007.1029/28 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1942). Supervisor is H. Chester. 2007.1029/29 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1944). Supervisor is H. Chester. 2007.1029/30 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1944). Supervisor is H. Chester. 2007.1029/31 Report of District Experiment Substation in Southern Alberta (1946 – Part 1). Supervisor is H. Chester. There are two figures of the layout of the experimental farm. 2007.1029/32 Report of the District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1946- Part 2). There are two figures of the experimental farm in 1942 and 1946. Supervisor is H. Chester. 2007.1029/33 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1946 – Part 3). Supervisor is H. Chester. 2007.1029/34 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1947- Part 1). Supervisor is H. Chester. 2007.1029/35 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1947- Part 2). Supervisor is H. Chester. 2007.1029/36 Report of District Experiment Substation in Southern Alberta (1948). Supervisor is H. Chester. 2007.1029/37 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1948). 2007.1029/38 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1948). Supervisor is H. Chester. 2007.1029/39 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta with letters from the Department of Agriculture, Canada. Supervisor is A.D. Smith, B.Sc. (1950). 2007.1029/40 Annual Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1951). Supervisor is A.D. Smith with Plot Foreman, J.B. Tennant. 2007.1029/41 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1951). Supervisor is A.D. Smith with Plot Foreman, J.B. Tennant. 2007.1029/42 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta with 2 photos of wheat fields (1952). Supervisor is A.D. Smith, who was also the agronomist, and J.B. Tennant, who was the Plot Foreman. 2007.1029/43 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1952). Supervisor is A.D. Smith with Plot Foreman, J.B. Tennant. 2007.1029/44 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (1953). Supervisor is A.D. Smith with Plot Foreman, J.B. Tennant. 2007.1029/45 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta (Including Tracy Test with Drill on Stubble seeding). Supervisor is A.D. Smith with Plot Foreman, J.B. Tennant (1953). 2007.1029/46 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta with comments from Department of Agriculture in Ottawa, Canada (1954). Supervisor is A.D. Smith with Plot Foreman, J.B. Tennant. 2007.1029/47 Report of District Experiment Substations in Southern Alberta with letters from Department of Agriculture in Ottawa, Canada (1955). Supervisor is A.D. Smith with Plot Foreman, J.B. Tennant. 2007.1029/48 Report of Illustration Stations in Southern Alberta (1956). Supervisor is A.D. Smith with Plot Foreman, J.B. Tennant. 2007.1029/49 Report from Division Illustration Stations (Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa). The Division Experimental Substations Progress Report, Creston, BC (1945 &1946). Supervisor is F.M. Chapman. 2007.1029/50 Division of Illustration Stations Progress Report for District Experiment Substations in Creston, BC (from the Library of the Lethbridge Experimental Station) (1948). Supervisor is F.M. Chapman. Contains 4 photos of the Creston reclaimed area prior to and following the flood. 2007.1029/51 Report of the Division of Illustration Stations Progress report for District Experiment Substations (1949). Supervisor is F.M. Chapman. 2007.1029/52 Division of Illustration Stations Progress Report for District Experiment Substations in Creston, BC (1950). Supervisor is F.M. Chapman. 2007.1029/53 District Experiment Substation in Creston B.C. with Progress report of wheat production and fertilizer tests from Lethbridge, AB (1951). Supervisor is F.M. Chapman. 2007.1029/54 Progress Report of Wheat Production and Fertilizer Test For Southern Alberta (1962 & 1963). Supervisor is A.D. Smith. 2007.1029/55 10 brochures (belonging to A. Douglas) on Repair and Maintenance of Farm buildings. [195-]. 2007.1029/56 3 brochures on sanitation and sewage drainage for Farms. Issued by The Department of Health. Property of A. Douglas Smith. [1940-195-]. 2007.1029/57 Experimental Farms Speech on Trends in Water Erosion Control In Southern Alberta. Given by: A. Douglas Smith (with 3 photos). Date Presented: 11 March, 1955. 2007.1029/58 Agriculture Canada Research Canada Letters and Description of soil and feed conditions. Total of 10 documents. [197-]. 2007.1029/59 Effect of field shelterbelts on crop yield and the influence of planting trees on the Canadian prairies for increased crop success. Also included is a letter from the Department of Agriculture. [197-]. 2007.1029/60 The influence of field shelterbelts on wind velocity and crop growth, and a three year summary from the Experimental Farms Service. [195-]. 2007.1029/61 Cropping soil drifting erosion control and mulching for crop production. A total of 5 brochures put forth by the Department of Agriculture in cooperation with State Agricultural Experiment Stations. [197-?]. 2007.1029/62 Fertilizer Experiments on Perennial Forage Crops in Southern Alberta (Agriculture Canada Research Station). [197-]. 2007.1029/63 Lethbridge Historical Society events, brochures, and documents (Galt Museum Info.) [197-]. 2007.1029/64 Sunflower Experiment. Record of the effects of fertilizer on sunflower production in Southern Alberta. (A.D. Smith). 1958. 2007.1029/65 Sunflower Experiment. The amount of fertilizer on sunflower in Southern Alberta. Property of A.D. Smith with letter to and from Dr. P. Robinson on results from fertilizer test . 1959. 2007.1029/66 Yield of Sunflower with Nitrogen and P2O5. Dry land farming stubble yield from Claresholm, Nobleford, and Lethbridge. (Not in Good condition). 1958-1960. 2007.1029/67 Results from Sunflower fertilization in Claresholm and Nobleford with letters to soil scientist; soil and feed testing lab, and research station. Brochures on sunflower production. Oversize charts on fertilizer levels. Supervisors are H. Chester and A.D. Smith. [1960-1971?] 2007.1029/68 Field tests of fertilization on sunflower in Claresholm, Nobleford, and Lethbridge. Also included are letters of inquiry from U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Dr. Pawlowski, A.D. Smith, William H. Miller). [1960-1970?] 2007.1029/69 Brochures, handouts, and charts on soil management and irrigation for farm rehabilitation. Article from Scientific American (September 1970) and summary of data from fertilized wheat on summer fallow rod-row tests in Southern, AB. (A.D. Smith & R.R. Cairns). [197-?] 2007.1029/70 Western Prairie Soils and Soil testing . Brochures on fertile fields and fertilizers. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation (Jan.-Feb. 1970). [1923-1970?] 2007.1029/71 Fertilizer on wheat seeded on cover crops with yield for Lethbridge & Area. 1958-1959. FOR OTHER RECORDS OF A. DOUGLAS SMITH, SEE # 20071032000
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20071029
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Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
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Accession No.
20071032000
Physical Description
3 items
Scope and Content
The fonds cosists of a photograph album and two books. The photograph album documents some of the work of Mr. A. Douglas (Doug) Smith, a technologist with the Lethbridge Research Centre in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Mixed Media
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 items
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
These items were the property of the donor's husband, the late A. Douglas Smith. Mr. Smith supervised the District Experiment Sub Stations in southern Alberta during the 1950s
Language
English
Scope and Content
The fonds cosists of a photograph album and two books. The photograph album documents some of the work of Mr. A. Douglas (Doug) Smith, a technologist with the Lethbridge Research Centre in the 1950s and 1960s.
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20071032000
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Centennial Committee For Recognition-Legacy Ridge Project fonds

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Date Range
1912-1924, 1999-2006
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
Mixed Media
Accession No.
20121004
Physical Description
10 files, 21 colour photographs, 1 map
Scope and Content
2012.1004/1 History of Project: A short history of the project from 1995 to 2004.[2004] 2012.1004/2 Correspondence, Photographs, News Clippings: items pertaining to the opening of Legacy Ridge in August 2005.10 Photographs. 2005 2012.1004/3 Women's Studies Papers. 2002-2004 2012.1004/4 Package for …
Material Type
Mixed Media
Date Range
1912-1924, 1999-2006
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Irma Dogterom
Physical Description
10 files, 21 colour photographs, 1 map
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Beginning in 1995 a group of Lethbridge initiated the process of getting one of the new neighbourhoods in Lethbridge to name its streets after women that had contributed to the community. Under the leadership of chairperson Irma Dogterom, a committee was formed in 1999; members were: Irma Dogterom (Chair), Linda Cody, Georgia Fooks, Trish Hagen, Mary Oordt, Joan Nebelski, and Alderman Barbara Lacey. Frances Weaselfat joined the group and aided with fundraising initiatives. When Lethbridge City Council announced the development of a park northwest of 13th Street and 26th Avenue North the group requested that it be named for a woman. In a presentation to council in June 2001 the committee requested that a planned housing development in that area be named Legacy Ridge instead of Valleyview as was planned and that the streets and parks in the area be named for women. The request was approved and the project opened in August of 2005.
Language
English
Scope and Content
2012.1004/1 History of Project: A short history of the project from 1995 to 2004.[2004] 2012.1004/2 Correspondence, Photographs, News Clippings: items pertaining to the opening of Legacy Ridge in August 2005.10 Photographs. 2005 2012.1004/3 Women's Studies Papers. 2002-2004 2012.1004/4 Package for City Council. 2000-2001 2012.1004/5 Proposal. 2003. 2012.1004/6 Paper ("Common Ground"): list of proposed names. 2004. 2012.1004/7 News Clippings. 1999-2006 2012.1004/8 Lethbridge Herald's Publicity Number, 1912. 1912. 2012.1004/9 News Clippings, Articles, Photographs, 1924, 1998-2004. 11 Photographs, 1 Map. 2012.1004/10 News Clippings. 2004-2005.
Notes
Files found in 2012 Year end box #1
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20121004
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Galt 100 Years Oral History Project

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Date Range
2010-2011
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
Mixed Media
Accession No.
20121075
Physical Description
64 CDs, 1 DVD, 3 digital tapes (Mini-DV)
Scope and Content
Materials of the Galt 100 Years Oral History Project: - 62 CDs with audio-recorded personal interviews - 1 DVD with video recorded interviews - 3 Mini-DV cassettes with digital videos of interviews - 2 CDs with materials (mostly photographs) that were used to prepare the exhibit - 1 file with signe…
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multiple media
Material Type
Mixed Media
Date Range
2010-2011
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Wendy Aitkens, Curator, Galt Museum & Archives
Physical Description
64 CDs, 1 DVD, 3 digital tapes (Mini-DV)
History / Biographical
The project was designed to discover and preserve stories of people, events, activities, and businesses that operated in the historic 1910 Galt Hospital building; including its use as a hospital, nursing school, rehabilitation centre, health unit, museum and archives. The participants of the project include the following individuals: 001.Doris Balcovske - Patient at the Galt Hospital Copies A & B 002.Brad Brown - Exhibit Designer, Galt Museum & Archives Copies A & B 003.Irma Dogterom - Client of the Galt Museum 004.Gerhart Driedger - Medical Doctor at the Galt Hospital 2 copies A&B 005.Edna Turner - Registered Nurse, alumnus of the Galt School of Nursing Copies A&B 006.Greg Ellis - Archivist, Galt Museum & Archives Copies A&B 007.Barb Goodman, Exhibit Designer, Galt Museum & Archives Copies A&B 008.Francis Gordon Gore-Hickman - Medical Doctor at the Galt Hospital Copies A&B 009.Jo-Anne Gray - Health Unit Copies A&B 010.Tom Hudson - Patient at the Galt Hospital Copies A&B 011.Jean Johnstone - Archivist, Galt Museum & Archives Copies A&B 012.Joe Kadezabeck - Friends of the Galt Museum & Archives Copies A&B 013.Fanny Kuipers - School of Nursing Copies A,B &C 014.Dora Droine - School of Nursing Copies A,B&C 015.Dr. Barb Lacey - Health Unit Manager Copies A,B&C 016.Bill Lingard - Speech Therapist, Health Unit 2 copies A&B Part 1&2 017.Kevin MacLean - Collections Technician, Galt Museum & Archives 018.Cecile McCleary - Curator/Coordinator, Galt Museum & Archives Copies A&B 019.Marketa McMillan - Support Staff, Galt Hospital Copies A,B&C 020 Gina Poulson - Nurse, Galt School of Nursing 2 copies A&B 021.Trish Purkis - Archives Assistant, Galt Museum & Archives Copies A&B 022.Idwal Potter - City of Lethbridge, Health Unit Copies A&B 023.Alan Schallhorn - Patient at the Galt Hospital 024.Pat Salisbury - Patient at the Galt Hospital 025.Doug Schindeler - Administrator, Rehabilitation Centre 026.Carly Stewart - Lethbridge Historical Society Copies A&B 027.Juanita Takahashi - Patient at the Galt Hospital Copies A&B 028.Wilma Wood - former CEO of the Galt Museum & Archives Copies A,B, C &D
Language
English
Scope and Content
Materials of the Galt 100 Years Oral History Project: - 62 CDs with audio-recorded personal interviews - 1 DVD with video recorded interviews - 3 Mini-DV cassettes with digital videos of interviews - 2 CDs with materials (mostly photographs) that were used to prepare the exhibit - 1 file with signed interview agreements - 1 file with interview transcripts - 28 electronic transcripts (Word files)
Notes
Numbers 013 and 014 Fanny and Dora interviews are on the same tape Numbers 023 and 024 Schailhorn and Salibury inter4views are on the same tape
Accession No.
20121075
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Date Range
1940-1946, [1988?]
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Fonds
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Mixed Media
Accession No.
20081029000 20101096
Physical Description
15 black and white photographs, textual records
Scope and Content
20081029000: Three photographs showing Canadian soldiers, some from the 18th Field Brigade, in Calgary. (1940-1941) 20101096: Eighteen letters written by George Ridgeway to his family in Lethbridge describing his life on active service with the Canadian Army in England during WWII. Twelve photogr…
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multiple media
Material Type
Mixed Media
Date Range
1940-1946, [1988?]
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
15 black and white photographs, textual records
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Scope and Content
20081029000: Three photographs showing Canadian soldiers, some from the 18th Field Brigade, in Calgary. (1940-1941) 20101096: Eighteen letters written by George Ridgeway to his family in Lethbridge describing his life on active service with the Canadian Army in England during WWII. Twelve photographs showing Ridgeway and his friends while on active service with the Canadian Army in England. (1943-1946) Four large photcopied sheets depicting a family tree circa 1988.
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20081029000 20101096
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Date Range
1943-2011
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Accession No.
19931020, 20091043, 20111055
Physical Description
0.14 m of textual records, 2 b&w photographs
Scope and Content
1993.1020 Biographical notes about each of the following Holberton Family members: William Elias Holberton; Harold Holberton; Doris Mary (Holberton) Berry; Sydney Arthur Olberton; William Leslie Holberton; Elias John Holberton; Frederick George Holberton; Ernest Harry Holberton; Edna Margaret (Hol…
Material Type
Mixed Media
Date Range
1943-2011
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.14 m of textual records, 2 b&w photographs
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Holberton Family William Elias (1885-1957) and Rosa Drew Holberton. Children are George (1911-1912), Harold (1912 - ), William Leslie (1916 - ), Doris Mary (1919 - ) Elias John (1992-1965) and Annie Elizabeth Holberton Children are Frederick George (Fred) Holberton (1920-2010), Ernest Harry Holberton (1922 - 1987), Edna Margaret Holberton (1927 - ), and Sydney Arthur Holberton (1929 - ) Frederick George (Fred) Holberton Fred Holberton was born at Lethbridge in 1920. He was the eldest son of Elias John and Annie Elizabeth Holberton. He was employed at Advance Lumber when he was enlisted with the 39th Field Battery RCA on October 1, 1941. Regiment # M66660. He was discharged with the rank of S/Sgt in 1946. Between 1947 and 1952 he served as Leiutenant with in the Militia Reserve in 18 Field Regiment RCA (R). For a short period of time he worked for the Dept. Nat. Revenue (Taxation), but later went on to establish his own accounting practice in partnership with Fred B Kaun. In 1959, he accepted Field Secretary for Men's work position with the United Church of Canada and later became Staff for finance, home missions, stewardship and men in the Alberta Conference. In 1980 he moved to Grande Prairie to become the Diaconal Minister of St. Pauls Congregation. He later served in Edmonton Buchanan-Eastwood and in Calgary Southwood as the Associate to the minister. Fred Holberton retired in 1985 but continued to serve on part-time basis for Foothills, St. Andrews and Olgen congregations in Calgary. Throughout his life he was very involved in community affairs. He was a member of the Gyro Club in Lethbridge, a Life Member of Independent Order Of Oddfellows, 47 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, a member of the Historical Society of Alberta (served as Treasurer from 1984 to 1993), and Alberta Conference of the United Church, As One That Serves (AOTS) Mens' Club, Tuxis and Older Boys Parliament of Alberta. He has written various historical booklets, the United Church Men history and a history of the 39th Field Battery RCA in World War II. Married Beatrice May Rasmussen in 1944 at Lethbridge. Children: Margaret Ann Holberton (1946), Frederick Dennis Holberton (1953), Douglas Murray Holberton (1955), and fosterdaughter Linda Marlene Heggen (1946).
Scope and Content
1993.1020 Biographical notes about each of the following Holberton Family members: William Elias Holberton; Harold Holberton; Doris Mary (Holberton) Berry; Sydney Arthur Olberton; William Leslie Holberton; Elias John Holberton; Frederick George Holberton; Ernest Harry Holberton; Edna Margaret (Holberton) Robson 2009.1043 2009.1043/1 United Church - Alberta Conference (F. Holberton President) 2009.1043/2 Recollections by Fred Holberton (2005) 2009.1043/3 39th Battery RCA Veteran's Reunions (2002-2007) 37 prints, 75 negatives 2009.1043/4 39th Battery RCA Veteran's Reunions (1991-1997) 15 photographs 2009.1043/5 39th Battery RCA Veteran's Reunions (1961-1966) 2 photographs 2009.1043/6 39th Battery RCA Veteran's Reunions (1971-1986) 25 photographs 2009.1043/7 War Time Photographs of 39th Battery RCA Personnel (1941-1950) 33 photographs 2009.1043/8 Materials on archival donation - 39th Battery RCA Veterans (2007-2009) 2011.1055 Frederick George (Fred) Holberton - personal papers - History of 39th Field Battery RCA - photo of Southminster United Church, Lethbridge (1966) - photo of participants of Passion Play, including Fred Holberton, taken in 1955. The Black Hills Passion Play arrived from North Dakota as part of AOTS mission and was staged at LCI, Lethbridge. For details see Lethbridge Herald article on the event. - In Remebrance flyer - Ernest Harry Holberton - materials "39th Battery Nominal Calls for Members at Reunion" - article "Hustlers of First United Church, Lethbridge" by Fred G. Holberton - article "Remembering "Mr. Banff"" by Robert MacDonald (short biography of Frederick George Hoberton)
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19931020, 20091043, 20111055
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Date Range
1978-1998
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Accession No.
19991064000
Scope and Content
A wide variety of items pertaining to the human history of Lethbridge and southern Alberta. Included is genealogical information about the donor's family, photographs of the Coutts School and Coutts Town Hall and an aerial view of Lethbridge.
Material Type
Mixed Media
Date Range
1978-1998
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Scope and Content
A wide variety of items pertaining to the human history of Lethbridge and southern Alberta. Included is genealogical information about the donor's family, photographs of the Coutts School and Coutts Town Hall and an aerial view of Lethbridge.
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19991064000
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Accession No.
20111018
Physical Description
2 Black and White photographs and textual records
Scope and Content
Two photocopies of homes the Lanier's first home and the Brodie Home. Booklets - The McNally High School Yearbook, a Baby's Book presented to Irma Dogterom.
Material Type
Mixed Media
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 Black and White photographs and textual records
Language
English
Scope and Content
Two photocopies of homes the Lanier's first home and the Brodie Home. Booklets - The McNally High School Yearbook, a Baby's Book presented to Irma Dogterom.
Notes
File found in the 2011 Year end box #1
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20111018
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James Jacob Morrison fonds

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Date Range
1924 and 2011
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
Mixed Media
Accession No.
20111003
Physical Description
54 black and white photographs 1 manuscript item
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of 54 black and white photographs of the laying of the Foremost - Burdett natural gas pipeline from May to October 1924. Also included is a history of the project written by the donor.
Material Type
Mixed Media
Date Range
1924 and 2011
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
54 black and white photographs 1 manuscript item
Physical Condition
Very Good
History / Biographical
"The development of natural gas in southern Alberta created the promise of a great future for the area and no company played a bigger part than Canadian Western Natural Gas, Light, Heat and Power Co. created in 1912. Eugene Coste, now considered the “father of the natural gas industry” had a pivotal role in the search for natural gas in southern Alberta. He directed drilling which began in 1908 and by February, 1909 Old Glory (Bow Island No. 1) became the first successful well in what would become the Bow Island field, about 80 miles east of Lethbridge near the South Saskatchewan River. Drilling of more producing wells proved up the Bow Island field and Canadian Western built a 170-mile transmission line in 1912 to serve customers from Lethbridge to Calgary. Exploration continued in the area with considerable good fortune. In August 1923 a major discovery was made six miles southeast of the town of Foremost, Alberta, south of the Bow Island field. The Lethbridge Herald declared the new 17 million cubic foot well was the “best well struck in eight years” and three more wells were immediately drilled. Combined with the capability of the wells in the Bow Island field, this new discovery heightened prospects of great things to come. Sufficient gas supply was assured for Lethbridge, Calgary and the intervening towns. Most importantly, the new production would ensure the financial success of Canadian Western as well as the addition of new customers attracted to the convenience of winter heating and year round cooking with natural gas. Plans were begun to connect the Foremost field to the company’s system. With approval from the Alberta Utilities Board in May 1924, natural gas rates were increased to 43 cents per thousand cubic feet for two years to finance this expansion . Included in this financial arrangement were the purchase and delivery of the steel pipe. the building of a 10-inch pipeline from Foremost to Burdett, a distance of about 32 miles, where it would connect with the 16-inch transmission line to Calgary plus the drilling of an additional well in the Foremost field, bringing to four the number of wells there. An associated private telephone line would also be erected. The one caveat to this rate increase was that the new pipeline was to be completed by the end of October giving Canadian Western just six months to complete the plan and execute the job. Work began immediately. James J. Morrison , construction superintendent, who had been with the company since 1913, was in charge of building the new pipeline. Morrison was responsible for the logistics of hiring men, assembling and transporting the supplies, setting up a moveable construction camp complete with facilities to feed the men, meeting time and budgetary restrictions as well as tying in the new line. A gasoline-powered ditching machine was used to trench the pipeline route which had already been surveyed in preparation for the work. Much of the land the pipeline crossed consisted of sandy soil but when they reached the bottom of Forty Mile Coulee, the ditcher began spewing up oyster shells from a 12-inch layer encountered just a couple of feet below the surface of the ground. The men had no way of knowing then that millions of years before, this area had been covered by an inland sea and the oysters were among several types of mollusks that palaeontologists would eventually discover in a number of other places as proof of Alberta’s natural and geologic history. At the time, however, the oyster shells were simply an oddity to the pipeliners, an unlikely finding in an unexpected location. The steel pipe arrived at the Burdett railway station where it was unloaded at an adjacent staging area in preparation for delivery to the job site. Horse drawn wagons conveyed the pipe south from the station. Pipe was laid out parallel to the newly dug ditch. The labourers joined the pipe sections with Dresser couplings, coated the joints with hot enamel, a tar like substance, and lowered the pipe into the ground. It was back breaking work. But by mid-September only seven miles of the 32-mile pipeline remained to be completed. One of the biggest projects of the summer for Canadian Western, the job was under Morrison’s constant scrutiny with occasional visits from P. D. (Porter Delphi) Mellon, the company’s chief engineer located in Calgary. The company president H. B. Pearson, in Calgary, received reports of the progress on a regular basis and served as the project’s spokesman when newspaper reporters needed updates. With the pipeline in the ditch, pressure testing for leaks was well underway by October 14, two weeks before the target completion date, the ditch was filled in and graded and a week later, the pipeline crew was disbanded. The new Foremost field had been connected on time to Canadian Western’s main line adding significantly to the total of 55 million cubic feet a day of natural gas available for customers all the way north to Calgary. Between the inception of the company in 1912 and the completion of the Foremost line, the number of customers served had more than trebled. Canadian Western’s system at the end of 1924 which included 19 producing gas wells and 254 miles of main trunk lines in southern Alberta, served a territory of more than 220 miles and a population of 90,000. “The problem of gas supply has been solved,” the company told the public in November, 1924. “We claim for ourselves neither perfection nor more than ordinary efficiency. We honestly feel, however, that about all that can be done by a band of trained, loyal and enthusiastic employees in the way of good service is being done....” [Source: 'The Foremost Pipeline & James J. Morrison', by Chris Morrison. 2011]
Language
English
Custodial History
The photographs originally belonged to the donor's grandfather-in-law, Mr. James J. Morrison, who supervised the project.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of 54 black and white photographs of the laying of the Foremost - Burdett natural gas pipeline from May to October 1924. Also included is a history of the project written by the donor.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20111003
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Date Range
1940-195-
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
Mixed Media
Accession No.
20111005
Physical Description
0.07 m of textual records, 117 photographs, 1 dvd
Scope and Content
2011.1005/001 Information Booklet on Mounting and Wearing Service Medals ( Watson War Service) 2011.1005/002 Pictures of Crew Members, Labeled and Unlabeled, Post Card And Baseball Team 2011.1005/003 Pictures of Farm Equipment Related to S…
Material Type
Mixed Media
Date Range
1940-195-
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.07 m of textual records, 117 photographs, 1 dvd
Physical Condition
Fair
History / Biographical
Joseph Barton Watson was born on 25 May 1916 in Medicine Hat. He joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve at Calgary on 14 June 1944, and was taken on active service on 24 July 1944. Mr. Barton saw service in Canada and sea duty in the Atlantic zone where he was a crew member of HMCS Thorlock when it took the surrender of U190 on 11 May 1945, the first U Boat to escorted to New Foundland. While in the Navy, Mr. Watson played baseball for the Navy. He was demobilized and discharged at Calgary on 7 November 1945, with the rank of Supply Assistant. Following his military service, Mr. Watson was likely involved in agricultural business. He also continued to play baseball at the commercial league level. He passed away on 16 September 1966 at the age of 50.
Language
English
Scope and Content
2011.1005/001 Information Booklet on Mounting and Wearing Service Medals ( Watson War Service) 2011.1005/002 Pictures of Crew Members, Labeled and Unlabeled, Post Card And Baseball Team 2011.1005/003 Pictures of Farm Equipment Related to Sugar Beets and Hay 2011.1005/004 Provision Account Books of HMCS Thorlock and Charlotte (5) 2011.1005/005 Newspaper “Gardyloo” April 28, 1945 2011.1005/006 Copies of News Article from Picture Butte Progress and Copies Of Pictures from File 002 2011.1005/007 News Articles on Baseball and U Boat Surrender (also copies) 2011.1005/008 Current Events Scrapbook (1940) by Gene Snell 2011.1005/009 1 Copy Report of Survey on Victualing Stores 2011.1005/010 Document on Provision Accounting in HMCS Ships and Test Paper 2011.1005/011 Rehabilitation Directory for Re-establishment in Civilian Life 2011.1005/012 1 Copy of Picture Butte Progress Newspaper July 12, 1945 2011.1005/013 Correspondence (Department of Natioal Defence) 2011.1005/014 2 School Notebooks – Lillian Watson and Norma Snell 2011.1005/015 2 Notebooks – S.A. Watson, J.B. V89229 2011.1005/016 Abstract of Daily Account Book 2011.1005/017 Misc. Pictures Related to Service in Navy ( J.B. Watson) 2011.1005/018 Picture ( Cadillacs’ Fastball Team 1948 2011.1005/019 Picture ( Hubbart Division HMCS Queen – August,1944 2011.1031 Dvd of home movies shot 1940s and 1950s
Notes
1 scrapbook and 2 notebooks included are not created by Watson
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20111005
Collection
Archive
Less detail

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