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First Traffic Bridge Over Oldman River

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Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20121003032
Physical Description
good
Scope and Content
View of the first traffic bridge over Oldman River. To the right is the Sheran Ferry still in operation.
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Fonds
Stafford Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Creator
John Campbell Peat
Physical Description
good
Custodial History
This photograph along with other Stafford Family photographs had been originally donated in the 1990s and stored along with unprocessed materials ant the off-site storage until 2011. No paperwork was found on the donation. The photographs have been re-accessioned and processed by Jaime Vedres in Jan-Feb 2011. The certificate of gift will be signed by the original donor Cam Peat (John Campbell Peat).
Scope and Content
View of the first traffic bridge over Oldman River. To the right is the Sheran Ferry still in operation.
Accession No.
20121003032
Collection
Archive
Images
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Lethbridge Historical Society fonds

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Material Type
Mixed Media
Accession No.
19891005
Physical Description
textual records, audio cassettes, photographs, VHS, CD, DVD
Scope and Content
19891005--Lethbridge Historical Society Fonds P19891005001 Correspondence, Including Society Newsletters. 1961 - 1962 P19891005002 Correspondence. 1961 - 1963 P19891005003 Correspondence. 1981 - 1983 P19891005004 Financial Information. 1961 - 1964 P19891005005 Galt Museum Guest Register. 1964…
Material Type
Mixed Media
Creator
Lethbridge Historical Society
Physical Description
textual records, audio cassettes, photographs, VHS, CD, DVD
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Historical Society originated in 1888 as a scientific and historical society. The organizers included Alexander Moffat, John D. Higinbotham, Charles Magrath and other well known pioneers. There was some talk of preserving records but the main emphasis was on biweekly meetings at which papers were presented. The first historical society seemed to fold up in the 1890s. There was an economic depression, growth in Lethbridge was stagnant and no one was interested in history. The historical society was resurrected in 1923. The purpose at that time was to use it as a vehicle to commemorate our coal mining pioneers, specifically Nicholas Sheran. Those responsible for the reorganization included G.J. Broderick, Judge J.A.Jackson and A.B. Hogg. After considerable work, the National Sites and Monuments Board of Canada was persuaded to recognize Sheran's contribution with a marker and plaque in Galt Gardens. After this success, the local historical society seemed to become inactive, although some meetings were held and papers presented from 1923 to 1928. In 1935, it was brought back to life once again. The prime movers were George Watson, J.S. Kirkham and A.B.Hogg. This time the purpose was to use the historical society as an organization to handle the 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of Lethbridge. and again, after a successful celebration on July 23-26, 1935 the society again vanished from sight. It was resurrected a fourth time in 1958, at the instigation of Lethbridge City Council, who wanted to establish a museum in the city. Alderman Cliff Black tried, but was not able to reactivate a Pemmican Club Committee that had been trying to get funds to build a replica of Fort Whoop-Up. He called on John Dutton and Muriel Gentleman to set up a historical society. The Civic Museum was opened in three rooms of the former Bowman School in 1964, with the historical society operating the facility. The museum moved in 1966 to the former Galt Hospital, and in 1967 re-opened as the Sir Alexander Galt museum. The historical society ran the facility until 1971, when on their recommendation it was taken over by the City of Lethbridge. In 1966 two publications of the Lethbridge historical society, booklets written by Alex Johnston on the Indian Battle of 1870 and on the riverboat era, launched an important part of the society's work - the publishing of historical material. Since then over 40 publications have been produced by the society, as well a bimonthly newsletter in circulation continuously since 1967. It was the need for funds to support its publishing program that led the Lethbridge Historical Society to incorporate under the Provincial Societies Act on 19 march 1987. The society required the legal status incorporation provided in order to secure grants and manage its own financial affairs. Since 1987 the Lethbridge Historical Society has continued to meet and publish information relevant to the study of the history of Lethbridge and southern Alberta. The society also organizes an annual banquets, field trips to historic sites in southern Alberta, and the Alex Johnston memorial lecture series. The society has also placed several markers at locations throughout the city, documenting various aspects of local history.
Language
English
Scope and Content
19891005--Lethbridge Historical Society Fonds P19891005001 Correspondence, Including Society Newsletters. 1961 - 1962 P19891005002 Correspondence. 1961 - 1963 P19891005003 Correspondence. 1981 - 1983 P19891005004 Financial Information. 1961 - 1964 P19891005005 Galt Museum Guest Register. 1964 - 1966 P19891005006 Incorporation And Bylaws. 1987 - 1988 P19891005007 Meeting Minutes. 1964 - 1977 P19891005008 Membership List. 1983 1961-1988. 8 files. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. 19911002000--Alex Johnston Memorial Lecture Series: Mixed Blood Children Of Whiskey Trade History/Bio: The Alex Johnston Memorial Lectures Series is co-sponsored by the Lethbridge Historical Society and University of Lethbridge. Scope & Content: Hugh Dempsey delivers his talk 'Mixed Blood Children Of The Whiskey Trade' at the first Alex Johnston Memorial Lecture Series. VHS videotape 1 hour 14 minutes 47 seconds A DVD copy is available. Copyright: Lethbridge Historical Society and University of Lethbridge. 10 October 1990. Excellent condition. Recording. English. 19911012003 --Correspondence Pertaining To The Miners Cairn Congratulations on the unveiling of the Miners Cairn, and a request to the City of Lethbridge to further improve the drift mines entrances. 1962-1965. 5 items. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. 19921086001--Interview With Dr. B Wayne Matkin And Dr. Jack Sherman 2 60 Minute Audio Cassette Tapes. Approximately 90 Minutes. Round Table Discussion/Interview With Lethbridge Dentists, Dr. Benjamin Wayne Matkin And Dr. John Andrew (Jack) Sherman. The Other Two Participants are Carlton R Stewart And Irma Dogterom Of The Lethbridge Historical Society.; A Summary Of The Discussion/Interview Is Attached. Reference code: P19911012001-GP 1991. Excellent condition. Recording. English. 19931076000--Alex Johnston Memorial Lecture: Dr. David Breen Speaking about Cattle Ranching in Southern Alberta History/Bio:Alex Johnston Memorial Lecture series is co-sponsored by the Lethbridge Historical Society and the University of Lethbridge. Scope & Content: Dr. David Breen of the University of Victoria speaks about the history of ranching In southern Alberta with emphasis on ranch life and the working cowboy at the third Alex Johnston Memorial Lecture. VHS videotape 1 hour 16 minutes 24 seconds A DVD copy is available. 30 September 1993. Excellent condition. Recording. English. 19951017000--Where Were You on 'Victory in Europe' Day The video is of a meeting of the Lethbridge Historical Society featuring a forum on the topic 'Where Were You on VE Day?'. Members of the audience shared their stories and memories of where they were and what they were doing on 'Victory in Europe' Day, 8 May 1945 VHS videotape 1 hour, 59 minutes, 36 seconds. 29 April 1995. Excellent Condition. Recording. English. 19971082--Lethbridge Historical Society Fonds Items include Correspondence; Financial information, Meeting minutes 1981-1996. Excellent condition. Mixed media. English. --19971082001--Lethbridge Historical Society Correspondence - Galt Museum And Archives Development Scope & Content: Letter from Alex Johnston president of the Lethbridge Historical Society to Mayor A.C. Anderson of Lethbridge regarding the recommendation concerning development of the Galt Museum. Also a 2-paged Advisory Committee list of recommendations. 1981. 2 items. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082002--Lethbridge Historical Society Correspondence. Scope & Content:Lethbridge Historical Society Meeting Minutes, correspondence to society members and financial statements. 1982-1983. 2 items. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082003--Lethbridge Historical Society Correspondence, Financial Statements. Scope & Content: Lethbridge Historical Society, correspondence, financial statements of receipts and disbursements, notices. 1983. 17 Items. Excellent Condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082004--Lethbridge Historical Society Correspondence, Financial Statements And Meeting Minutes. Scope & Content:Lethbridge Historical Society, correspondence, financial statements and meeting minutes and agendas for 1984. 1984. 5 Items. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082005--Lethbridge Historical Society Meeting Minutes And Publications. Scope & Content: Lethbridge Historical Society Executive and regular meeting minutes from January to November, 1985 plus agendas and a publication draft entitled " Nineteenth Century Lethbridge" report. 1985. 3 items. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082006--Lethbridge Historical Society Meeting Minutes And Correspondence. Scope & Content:Lethbridge Historical Society Agendas and executive and regular meeting minutes from January to November,1986. 1986. 2 Items. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082007--Lethbridge Historical Society Meeting Minutes And Correspondence. Scope & Content:Lethbridge Historical Society executive and regular meeting minutes from January to December,1987, correspondence from Tracey Anderson and financial statements from November 1986 to March 1987. 1987. 2 Items. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082008--Lethbridge Historical Society Meeting Minutes,Correspondence, Financial Statements And Reports. Scope & Content: Lethbridge Historical Society executive and regular meeting minutes from January to December,1988, correspondence from Alex Johnston and Tracey Anderson and financial statements from October to November 1988. Also a report on "Lethbridge's Citizen Soldiers" by Alex Johnston. 1988. 4 Items. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082009--Lethbridge Historical Society Meeting Minutes,Correspondence And Publication Reports. Scope & Content: Lethbridge Historical Society executive and regular meeting minutes from January to October,1989. Correspondence and publication reports on Lethbridge It's Coal History, Early Medical Doctors, CJOC Radio, James Harold Carpenter. 1986. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082010--Lethbridge Historical Society Information Scope & Content:Lethbridge Historical Society information for their Annual General Meeting and banquet - suggestions, budget statement, registration of members all on loose leaf pages. 1989. 1 item. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082011--Lethbridge Historical Society Meeting Minutes, Financial Information And Correspondence. Scope & Content. Lethbridge Historical Society Financial statement from November 1988 to October 1989; Correspondence; Meeting minutes from January 1990 to October 1990. 1990. 1 Item. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082012--Lethbridge Historical Society Meeting Minutes, Financial Information And Correspondence. Scope & Content:Lethbridge Historical Society Financial statement from November 1990 to October 1991; Correspondence; Meeting minutes from January 1991 to November 1991. 1991. 1 Item. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082013--Lethbridge Historical Society Meeting Minutes, Financial Information And Correspondence. Scope & content: Lethbridge Historical Society Financial statement from March to May 1992 ; Correspondence; Meeting minutes from January 1992 to April, 1993. 1992-1993. 1 Item. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082014-- Lethbridge Historical Society Meeting Minutes, Financial Information And Correspondence. Scope & Content:Lethbridge Historical Society Correspondence; Financial statement October 1994: Meeting Minutes from November 1993 to June 1994. 1993-1994. 1 Item. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082015--Lethbridge Historical Society Meeting Minutes, Financial Information And Correspondence. scope & Content: Lethbridge Historical Society Correspondence; Financial statement October 1995 ; Meeting Minutes from January to November 1995. 1995. 3 Items. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082016--Lethbridge Historical Society Annual Report And Correspondence. Scope & Content: Lethbridge Historical Society Annual Reports 1995-1996, 1996-1997; Correspondence. 1996-1997. 3 Items. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082017--Lethbridge Historical Society Consumer And Corporate Affairs Society Annual Returns. Scope & Content:Lethbridge Historical Society Consumer and Corporate Affairs Society Annual Returns for 1988-1989. 1996. 1 Item. Excellent condition. Manuscript. English. --19971082018--Alex Johnston Receives Certificate. Scope & Content: President of the Lethbridge Historical Society Tracey Anderson presents historian Alex Johnston with a certificate. 27 January 1987. Excellent Condition. 9.2 cm x 12.5 cm color photograph. --19971082019--Lethbridge Historical Society Presentations. Scope & Content: Historian Alex Johnston gives a speech to Lethbridge Historical Society members following the accepting of a certificate and gifts. 27 January 1987. Excellent Condition. 12.6 cm x 9.5 cm color photograph. --19971082020--Lethbridge Historical Society Presentations. Scope & Content:Historian Alex Johnston holds the gift he received from the Lethbridge Historical Society. The event took place in the Public Library Theatre. 27 January 1987. Excellent Condition. 9.5 cm x 12.5 cm color photograph --19971082021--Lethbridge Historical Society Presentations. Scope & Content: Members of the Lethbridge Historical Society and historian Alex Johnston holding the certificate pose for the camera. The event took place in the Public Library Theatre. Identified are back row: Doug Card, Ross Bertrand, Jim Carpenter, Ralph Erdman. Front row: Audrey Swedish, Tracey Anderson, Alex Johnston, Donna Coulter and Bob Shore. 27 January 1987. Excellent Condition. 9.5 cm x 12.5 cm color photograph --19971082022--Unveiling Of The Book- Lethbridge, A Centennial History. Scope & Content: Mayor Andy Anderson at left, Andy Den Otter and Coaley Coalbacks (Al Greenway) assist in breaking a lump of coal to unveil the new book Lethbridge, A Centennial History written by Alex Johnston and Andy Den Otter. 20 April 1985. Excellent Condition. 12.8 cm x 10 cm color photograph. --19971082023--Alex Johnston Receives File. Scope & Content: Historian Alex Johnston is handed a file of historical information by two unidentified men. [1985-1987]. Excellent Condition. 12.8 cm x 10 cm color photograph. --19971082024--Lethbridge Historical Society Tour. Scope & Content: Members of the Lethbridge Historical Society and guests enjoy a picnic and tour of the Milk River Gorge.. September 1987. Excellent Condition. 12.8 cm x 10 cm color photograph. --19971082025--Lethbridge Historical Society Tour. Scope & Content:Members of the Lethbridge Historical Society tour to the Milk River Gorge. They have stopped at Foremost on the way. September 1987. Excellent Condition. 12.8 cm x 10 cm color photograph. 19981015000--Videotape: "William Aberhart Speaks For Himself" Program presented to the 27 January 1998 meeting of the Lethbridge Historical Society by Dr. Brigham Card and Eric Low. The program titled William Aberhart speaks for himself, and is constructed around a speech that Premier Aberhart gave. 1/2 videotape. 1998. Excellent condition. Recording. English. 20011095000--Commemorative Covers of the Canada Air Mail First Official Flights in Southern Alberta Scope & Content: Three of the covers are postmarked Calgary, and addressed to Mr. Harold Johnson, Mrs. Wallace Johnson and Mr. Robert Johnson, all at 626 14 Street South in Lethbridge. One of the covers is postmarked Lethbridge and addressed to Mr. Wallace Frank Johnson. The remaining three covers are postmarked Medicine Hat, and addressed to Mr. Harold Johnson, Mr. Wallace F. Johnson and Mr. Robert Johnson, all at 626 14 Street South in Lethbridge. Notes:The cover postmarked Lethbridge is addressed to Mr. Wallace Frank Johnson of 626 14 Street South in Lethbridge. It went to Medicine Hat by air, but was subsequently returned to Lethbridge. 15 January 1931. 7 Items. Very Good condition. Manuscript. English. 20111044--Lethbridge Historical Society; Edwardian Tea DVD, CD, Program. Scope & Content: Program, 'Lethbridge Historical Society presents Edwardian Tea & Light Supper.' audio recording of the Lethbridge Community Band rehearsing prior to their performance at the supper. DVD of the band's performance. 2011. Excellent Condition. 0.004m of textual records, 1 DVD, 1 CD. English. 20111093--Lethbridge Historical Society Fonds 2011.1093/001 Membership lists, correspondence, financials 1979 2011.1093/002 Financials, membership lists 1981-1982 2011.1093/003 Minutes, Friends of Alex Johnston Lecture Series 1989-1990 2011.1093/004 Membership, financials, correspondence 1980-1981 2011.1093/005 Financials, correspondence 1965-1976 2011.1093/006 Pamphlet on Sixth Avenue Bridge 1975 2011.1093/007 Membership lists, correspondence, publications list 1974-1975 2011.1093/008 Correspondence, disbursements, membership lists 1974 2011.1093/009 NWMP Conference 1974 2011.1093/010 Correspondence, financials, membership lists 1973-1974 2011.1093/011 Correspondence, membership lists 1972 2011.1093/012 Correspondence, membership lists 1971 2011.1093/013 Correspondence 2001-2002 2011.1093/014 Annual report of the Historical Society of Alberta 1997-1998 2011.1093/015 Financials 1989-1990 2011.1093/016 Membership lists, correspondence 1984-1985 2011.1093/017 Membership lists 1983-1984 2011.1093/018 Membership lists 1985-1986 2011.1093/019 Centennial book project 1985 2011.1093/020 Correspondence, financials 1988 2011.1093/021 Financials, books inventory 1979-1984 2011.1093/022 Blood Indian Reserve resource material 2011.1093/023 Lethbridge Place Names list 2011.1093/024 Fort Whoop-Up Strategic plan 1988 2011.1093/025 RCMP Centennial Calendar 1973 2011.1093/026 Unemployment insurance contribution book for Ernest Kovas 1969 2011.1093/027 Galt Museum handbook 1986 2011.1093/028 Membership list 1998 2011.1093/029 Financial report, book inventory, executive meeting minutes, correspondence 1997 2011.1093/030 Financials, notices, executive meeting minutes 2000-2001 2011.1093/031 Minutes, correspondence, clippings, membership list 1959-1965 2011.1093/032 Membership lists, minutes, correspondence, clippings 1966 2011.1093/033 Correspondence, book orders 1966-1967 2011.1093/034 Membership lists, correspondence 1968 2011.1093/035 Correspondence, membership lists 1969 2011.1093/036 Membership lists, correspondence, Fort Whoop-Up opening 1970 2011.1093/037 Correspondence 1999-2001 2011.1093/038 President’s papers 1988-1990 2011.1093/039 NWMP committee correspondence 1973-1974 2011.1093/040 Information leaflets for society use 1966-1967; 1969 2011.1093/041 Publications 1976 2011.1093/042 Correspondence, report on cooperating societies 1977-1978 1966-2004. 0.96 m of textual records; 21 photographs; 6 maps
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19891005
Collection
Archive
Less detail