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Other Name
MAQUETTE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19860058000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAQUETTE
Date
1985
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
200.4
Width
54.3
Description
VARIOUS COLORS. LIGHT YELLOW WOOD BACKGROUND TO WHICH FIVE WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS ARE ARRANGED TO FORM A MURAL. THE PAINTINGS DEPICT THE FOLLOWING: 1. AN INDIGENOUS PERSON ON HORSE BACK RUNNING DOWN A BUFFALO 2. AN INDIGENOUS ON HORSE BACK, A PEACE PIPE, MEDICINE BAG, SHIELD 3. LAST INDIAN BATTLE 4. COAL MINING "NICOLAS SHERAN 1874" 5. AGRICULTURE - TOOL IMPLEMENTS - FARMER & HORSE TILLING THE GROUND; GRAIN ELEVATORS. *NOTE* ARTIFACT NOT FOUND DURING 2015 INVENTORY
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
PAINTED BY JAN KOVAC. SEE LETTER AND PROPOSAL ATTACHED. THIS MURAL AND PROPOSAL WERE NOT SELECTED BY THE URBAN PARKS - MUSEUM COMMITTEE IN THE 1985 COMPETITION, FOR THE MUSEUM VIEWING GALLERY.
Catalogue Number
P19860058000
Acquisition Date
1985
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
NICHOLAS SHERAN HOME AND MINE 1887-1892
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OIL, PAPER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19695003000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NICHOLAS SHERAN HOME AND MINE 1887-1892
Date
1967
Materials
OIL, PAPER, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
120.6
Width
54.2
Description
FRAMED OIL PAINTING. SIGNED "H. E. SHEPERD" IN LOWER RIGHT. DEPICTS COULEE & RIVER SCENE WITH LOG CABIN & COVERED WAGONS. TITLED ON REVERSE OF PAINTING. BACKING PAPER IS CURLING AND FALLING OFF.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
"COAL BANKS 1882-1886 CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION 1967 MRS. HELEN SHEPHERD THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION 1967. ARTIST MRS. HELEN SHEPHERD, 17 DEVON COURT, LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. TITLE OF WORK- "NICHOLAS SHERAN HOME AND MINE 1887-1892". THE FIRST COAL AT LETHBRIDGE WAS DISCOVERED AND MINED BY NICHOLAS SHERAN IN 1872, TEN YEARS, BEFORE THE NORTH WESTERN COAL & NAVIGATION CO., OPENED EXTENSIVE OPERATIONS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE RIVER. THOUGH RECORDS SEEM NON-EXISTANT QUITE A LARGE VOLUME OF COAL WAS MINED HERE AND TRANSPORTED NEAR AND FAR. IT WAS TAKEN UP A STEEP HILL ON THE ROAD SHOWN TO FORT MACLEOD, OVER THE ROAD LEADING FROM THE PICTURE TO THE LEFT. WHEN RIVER CONDITIONS PERMITTED LOADS WERE TAKEN ACROSS AT THE FORD SHOWN IN THE FOREGROUND AND IN WINTER ON THE ICE, A FERRY, INDICATED AT LOWER LEFT, WAS IN USE FOR MANY YEARS. "NICK" SHERAN'S FEDERAL MINE INDICATED LEFT ON CENTER. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST, HELEN ELIZABETH SHEPHERD, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. HELEN WAS BORN IN 1899 IN KANSAS, USA, AND MOVED TO SOUTHWESTERN SASKATCHEWAN WHERE SHE MET AND MARRIED HER HUSBAND, THOMAS SHEPHERD. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WITH THEIR DAUGHTER AND THREE SONS IN 1950, AND HELEN WORKED FOR A VARIETY OF LOCAL BUSINESSES AS A BOOKKEEPER. SHE ENJOYED PAINTING AS A HOBBY AND WAS INVOLVED WITH THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB. HELEN SHEPHERD PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 1, 1986. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPY OF HER OBITUARY. THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB HELD THEIR FIRST MEETING AT THE HOME OF MISS ANNA MACKENZIE ON OCTOBER 7, 1936. EDITH FANNY KIRK WAS THE FIRST ART TEACHER IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE CAME FROM BRITAIN WITH CLASSICAL TRAINING AND IT WAS KIRK WHO SET THE STAGE FOR THE SKETCH CLUB TO COME INTO BEING. THE BANFF SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS ALSO PLAYED A ROLE IN THE FORMATION BY PROVIDING RECOGNITION OF ARTISTIC MERIT THROUGH DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPS. ANNA MACKENZIE AND P.J. COLLINS CONCEIVED OF THE CLUB AFTER THEIR EXPERIENCE IN BANFF. THE GROUP WAS FORMED OUT OF AN ENTHUSIASTIC INTEREST IN ART AND SOON AFTER THE GROUP BEGAN MEETING, THERE WERE REGULAR EXHIBITIONS. THE GROUP WAS PRIVY TO THE ATTENTION OF GROUP OF SEVEN ARTIST A.Y.JACKSON WHEN HE MADE HIS FREQUENT SKETCHING TRIPS TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA. HE REGULARLY ACCOMPANIED THE SKETCH CLUB AND HIS INFLUENCE CAN BE SEEN IN MUCH OF THEIR WORK. ANOTHER GUEST OF THE GROUP WAS ANNORA BROWN WHO WAS AN ARTIST WHO HAD TRAINED IN TORONTO, BUT RESIDED IN FORT MACLEOD AND BEGAN SPENDING TIME WITH THE GROUP IN 1939. HER INTEREST IN FLOWER STUDIES IS SUSPECTED TO HAVE INSPIRED MANY OF THE WORKS BY CLUB MEMBERS. DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, THE GROUP ORGANIZED SUMMER CLASSES TAUGHT BY OUT OF TOWN ARTISTS SUCH AS: H.G.GLYDE, WALTER J. PHILIPS AND A.C. LEIGHTON. ACCORDING TO A HISTORY OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB WRITTEN BY JOAN STEBBINS IN JUNE, 1985, “THE PAINTINGS OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB PORTRAY FAVOURITE SKETCHING AREAS IN THE REGION – THE COULEES PROVIDED ENDLESS MATERIAL, THE RIVERBOTTOM, THE OLD R.C.M.P. BARRACKS, THE WHITNEY FARM, HENDERSON LAKE, THE FELGER HUTTERITE COLONY, THE FOOTHILLS AND WATERTON LAKE WERE OFTEN REPEATED SUBJECTS.”
Catalogue Number
P19695003000
Acquisition Date
1969-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SHILLELAGH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19950068000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHILLELAGH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
91.9
Width
6.1
Description
OAK WALKING STICK HAS NUMEROUS KNOBS ALONG STICK. IS COVERED IN A DARK FINISH. TOP IS SLIGHT "T" SHAPE WITH ONE SIDE BEING LONGER THAN THE OTHER. BOTTOM HAS RED RUBBER SUPPORT THAT READS "DAVOL 2913-5/8" AROUND BOTTOM. ON UNDERSIDE OF BASE HAS HALF CIRCLE DEPRESSIONS THAT READ "17" IN MIDDLE. HAS VERTICAL PARALLEL RAISED LINES ON RUBBER STOPPER. IS WHITE RESIDUE AROUND STOPPER AND BOTTOM KNARLS AND KNOBS. FINISH AND TOP LAYER OF BARK ARE PEELING OFF BOTTOM OF STICK. WOOD IS CRACKED IN PLACES.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELIEVED THAT ED SHARON (RELATED TO NICHOLAS SHERAN?) BROUGHT THE STICK FROM IRELAND. HE GAVE IT TO PETE ORME WHO DELIVERED WATER TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE NO. 3 AREA OF NORTH LETHBRIDGE. THE ARTIFACT WAS THEN GIVEN TO THE DONOR'S FATHER, JOHN BERTE OWNER OF BERTE'S GROCERY STORE FROM 1907-1942. THE STICK REMAINED IN BERTE'S HOME IN WHICH THE DONOR WAS BORN AND STILL REMAINS. SEE ATTACHED PHOTO OF PETE ORME, NICKNAMED COCA-COLA PETE. SEE COLLECTION REPORT FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MR. ORME. SHILLELAGH WAS TRADITIONALLY A CUDGEL MADE OF BLACK OAK.
Catalogue Number
P19950068000
Acquisition Date
1995-09
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
“THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN”, W/ BOOKMARK
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20140043001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
“THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN”, W/ BOOKMARK
Date
2012
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Height
2.5
Length
19.5
Width
14
Description
.A – SOFTCOVER BOOK WITH FULL-COLOUR COVER, DEPICTING A GORILLA AND ELEPHANT SITTING ON A WOOD FLOOR. TITLE TEXT READS “THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN”. ON THE FRONT PAGE THERE IS A STICKER WITH TEXT READING “THREE SCHOOLS ONE BOOK 2013 – THE WESTSIDE STORY PROJECT” AND SYMBOLS REPRESENTING MIKE MOUNTAIN HORSE, DR. PROBE, AND NICHOLAS SHERAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, GREER HOME BUILDERS, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE. SLIGHT WEAR ALONG BOTTOM EDGE OF BOOK; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. 2.5 X 19.5 X 14 .B – PAPER BOOKMARK, WITH FULL-COLOUR IMAGES DUPLICATING THE DESIGN OF THE BOOK’S COVER. TEXT READS “I AM IVAN. I AM A GORRILA. IT’S NOT AS EASY AS IT LOOKS.” ON ONE SIDE AND “THE WESTSIDE STORY PROJECT – THREE SCHOOLS, ONE BOOK 2013 – HARPERCOLLINS.CA” ON THE OTHER. VERY GOOD CONDITION. 20.5 X 6.5
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
THIS BOOK AND BOOKMARK SET WAS DONATED AS PART OF THE PERSONAL EFFECTS COLLECTED BY SENATOR JOYCE FAIRBAIRN (PC, CM) OVER HER NEARLY THREE DECADES AS A LIBERAL SENATOR FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA. THROUGHOUT HER POLITICAL CAREER, FAIRBAIRN WAS A VOCAL ADVOCATE FOR LITERACY. “THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN” WAS CHOSEN FOR THE 2013 ‘ONE SCHOOL ONE BOOK’ LITERACY PROGRAM, WHICH FAIRBAIRN SUPPORTED AND THREE WEST LETHBRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (MIKE MOUNTAIN HORSE, DR. PROBE, AND NICHOLAS SHERAN) PARTICIPATED IN. THE BOOK’S AUTHOR, KATHERINE ALICE APPLEGATE, IS AN AMERICAN YOUNG ADULT AND CHILDREN’S FICTION WRITER, WHO WON THE NEWBERRY MEDAL FOR THIS BOOK. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF FAIRBAIRN WAS DEVELOPED BY GALT ARCHIVES INTERN KARISSA PATTON FOR THE 2013 EXHIBIT ‘GALT BABY TO SENATOR’: JOYCE FAIRBAIRN WAS BORN AT THE GALT HOSPITAL ON NOVEMBER 6, 1939. SHE GREW UP IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE SHE GOT HER FIRST EXPERIENCE AS A JOURNALIST AT THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD WHILE SHE WAS STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL. FAIRBAIRN EARNED A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ENGLISH FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA IN 1960. FAIRBAIRN THEN LEFT LETHBRIDGE TO ATTEND CARLETON UNIVERSITY IN OTTAWA, ONTARIO WHERE SHE EARNED A BACHELOR OF JOURNALISM IN 1961. AFTER GRADUATION, FAIRBAIRN BEGAN WORKING FOR THE HERALD’S OTTAWA BUREAU, THE OTTAWA JOURNAL, AND UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL IN THE PARLIAMENTARY PRESS GALLERY. FAIRBAIRN WAS KNOWN AS ONE OF THE FIRST “FEMALE NEWSMEN.” SHE WORKED AS A JOURNALIST IN OTTAWA FROM 1961-1970 AND WAS THE FIRST JOURNALIST TO REPORT ON THE NEW CANADIAN FLAG SELECTION AS WELL AS COVERED JACKIE KENNEDY AND PRESIDENT KENNEDY’S VISIT TO OTTAWA IN 1961. THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PROUDLY CONTINUED TO PUBLISH HER WORK FROM 1965-1969. IN 1970 FAIRBAIRN BECAME THE LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT AND, LATER, THE COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR FOR PRIME MINISTER PIERRE TRUDEAU. FAIRBAIRN WORKED WITH TRUDEAU UNTIL 1984 WHEN SHE WAS APPOINTED TO THE SENATE. SENATOR FAIRBAIRN QUICKLY BECAME KNOWN FOR ATTENDING SOUTHERN ALBERTAN MILESTONES, OPENINGS, CELEBRATIONS, AND EVEN THE OCCASIONAL CAKE DECORATING CONTEST. SENATOR FAIRBAIRN BECAME WELL KNOWN THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ALBERTA BECAUSE, AS ONE CONSTITUENT COMMENTED, “SHE CARED ENOUGH TO COME”. SENATOR FAIRBAIRN ALSO BECAME INVOLVED WITH MANY ORGANIZATIONS AND CAUSES SUCH AS, THE PARALYMPICS, THE CALGARY STAMPEDE, BOOKS FOR BABIES, AND THE ALBERTA BIRDS OF PREY CENTRE. FAIRBAIRN WAS PRESENT FOR CELEBRATIONS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA SUCH AS, LETHBRIDGE’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, WHOOP UP DAYS, AND MANY UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE CONVOCATIONS. SENATOR FAIRBAIRN WAS ALSO AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION WHERE SHE ADOPTED A HORSE NAMED “DOOLEY”. IN 2008 THE LETHBRIDGE THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION HONOURED SENATOR FAIRBAIRN WITH A LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP. SENATOR FAIRBAIRN’S DEVOTION TO CANADA AND THE SOUTHERN ALBERTAN COMMUNITY WAS ALSO RECOGNIZED BY MANY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. IN 1990 SHE WAS INAUGURATED INTO THE KAINAI CHIEFTAINSHIP, WHERE SHE RECEIVED THE NAME CHIEF MORNING BIRD WOMAN. FAIRBAIRN WAS ALSO MADE AN HONOURARY COLONEL OF THE 18TH AIR DEFENSE REGIMENT, RCA. SHE WAS ALSO MADE A HONOURARY AIR MARSHAL AND FREQUENTLY ATTENDED THE INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW AT LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. IN ADDITION, SHE WAS AWARDED WITH A HONOURARY DOCTORATE OF LAWS BY THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN 2004. WHILE FAIRBAIRN WAS KNOWN FOR BEING PRESENT IN THE SOUTHERN ALBERTAN COMMUNITY SHE WAS ALSO KNOWN FOR HER MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN PARLIAMENT. HER CAREER AS SENATOR BEGAN AS THE VICE-CHAIR OF THE NATIONAL LIBERAL CAUCUS AND THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN LIBERAL CAUCUS UNTIL 1991 WHEN SHE WAS APPOINTED CO-CHAIR OF THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE. BY 1993 SENATOR FAIRBAIRN WAS APPOINTED TO PRIVY COUNCIL AS THE FIRST WOMAN TO HOLD THE POSITION OF LEADER OF GOVERNMENT. SHE ALSO BECAME THE FIRST MINISTER WITH SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LITERACY. IN 1997 SHE WAS APPOINTED THE SPECIAL ADVISOR ON LITERACY TO THE MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT CANADA. IN ADDITION, SENATOR FAIRBAIRN WAS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND MAKING THE FAMOUS FIVE HONOURARY SENATORS AND ERECTING A HONOURARY STATUE CELEBRATING THE FAMOUS FIVE ON PARLIAMENT HILL. SENATOR JOYCE FAIRBAIRN RETIRED FROM THE SENATE ON JANUARY 18, 2013. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE ‘ONE SCHOOL ONE BOOK’ LITERACY PROGRAM AND SENATOR FAIRBAIRN’S CAMPAIGNS FOR LITERACY.
Catalogue Number
P20140043001
Acquisition Date
2014-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FORT MACLEOD TRAIN 1897-1909
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAINTED CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19800082000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FORT MACLEOD TRAIN 1897-1909
Date
1967
Materials
WOOD, PAINTED CANVAS
No. Pieces
1
Length
66.0
Width
32.1
Description
FRAMED OIL PAINTING OF A STEAM ENGINE & CARS. SIGNED, "HELEN SHEPHERD" BR.TITLED "FORT MACLEOD TRAIN 1897-1909" REVERSE LABEL OF LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB, "CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION, 1967" MOUNTED IN GREY PAINTED FRAME.
Subjects
ART
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
History
LOCAL ARTIST, MEMBER OF LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS. SHE FOUND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCENE DEPICTED IN THE PAINTING IN ITS PERMANENT FILE (NO AUTHOR LISTED): "SHOWN IN THE BACKGROUND IS A TRAIN ON A PORTION OF THE OLD CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LINE IN SERVICE BETWEEN LETHBRIDGE AND FORT MACLEOD FROM 1897 TO 1909. IT IS KNOWN THAT IT TOOK FOURTEEN WOODEN TRESTLES OR BRIDGES TO SPAN THE DEEP COULEES AND RIVERS ON THE ROUTE. ONE BRIDGE NEAR LETHBRIDGE WAS ALMOST A MILE IN LENGTH. UPKEEP COSTS WERE HIGH AND ACCIDENTS FREQUENT AND IT WAS ABANDONDED AFTER THE HI-LEVEL BRIDGE WAS COMPLETED AT LETHBRIDGE. THE FIRST TRAIN OVER THE NEW BRIDGE WAS ON OCTOBER 17, 1909 WITH ENGINEER JAMES WALLWORK AT THE CONTROLS. THIS VIEW ALSO SHOWS WHERE THE ST. MARY'S RIVER (FROM UPPER RIGHT) AND THE BELLY RIVER (LOWER RIGHT) JOIN TO FORM THE PRESENT OLDMAN RIVER. NICHOLAS SHERAN DISCOVERED COAL IN THIS AREA IN 1872, AND AN OLD MINE SCAR CAN BE SEEN AT THE PRESENT TIME." THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST, HELEN ELIZABETH SHEPHERD, WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. HELEN WAS BORN IN 1899 IN KANSAS, USA, AND MOVED TO SOUTHWESTERN SASKATCHEWAN WHERE SHE MET AND MARRIED HER HUSBAND, THOMAS SHEPHERD. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WITH THEIR DAUGHTER AND THREE SONS IN 1950, AND HELEN WORKED FOR A VARIETY OF LOCAL BUSINESSES AS A BOOKKEEPER. SHE ENJOYED PAINTING AS A HOBBY AND WAS INVOLVED WITH THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB. HELEN SHEPHERD PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 1, 1986. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19695003000 FOR HARDCOPY OF HER OBITUARY. THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB HELD THEIR FIRST MEETING AT THE HOME OF MISS ANNA MACKENZIE ON OCTOBER 7, 1936. EDITH FANNY KIRK WAS THE FIRST ART TEACHER IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE CAME FROM BRITAIN WITH CLASSICAL TRAINING AND IT WAS KIRK WHO SET THE STAGE FOR THE SKETCH CLUB TO COME INTO BEING. THE BANFF SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS ALSO PLAYED A ROLE IN THE FORMATION BY PROVIDING RECOGNITION OF ARTISTIC MERIT THROUGH DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPS. ANNA MACKENZIE AND P.J. COLLINS CONCEIVED OF THE CLUB AFTER THEIR EXPERIENCE IN BANFF. THE GROUP WAS FORMED OUT OF AN ENTHUSIASTIC INTEREST IN ART AND SOON AFTER THE GROUP BEGAN MEETING, THERE WERE REGULAR EXHIBITIONS. THE GROUP WAS PRIVY TO THE ATTENTION OF GROUP OF SEVEN ARTIST A.Y.JACKSON WHEN HE MADE HIS FREQUENT SKETCHING TRIPS TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA. HE REGULARLY ACCOMPANIED THE SKETCH CLUB AND HIS INFLUENCE CAN BE SEEN IN MUCH OF THEIR WORK. ANOTHER GUEST OF THE GROUP WAS ANNORA BROWN WHO WAS AN ARTIST WHO HAD TRAINED IN TORONTO, BUT RESIDED IN FORT MACLEOD AND BEGAN SPENDING TIME WITH THE GROUP IN 1939. HER INTEREST IN FLOWER STUDIES IS SUSPECTED TO HAVE INSPIRED MANY OF THE WORKS BY CLUB MEMBERS. DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, THE GROUP ORGANIZED SUMMER CLASSES TAUGHT BY OUT OF TOWN ARTISTS SUCH AS: H.G.GLYDE, WALTER J. PHILIPS AND A.C. LEIGHTON. ACCORDING TO A HISTORY OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB WRITTEN BY JOAN STEBBINS IN JUNE, 1985, “THE PAINTINGS OF THE LETHBRIDGE SKETCH CLUB PORTRAY FAVOURITE SKETCHING AREAS IN THE REGION – THE COULEES PROVIDED ENDLESS MATERIAL, THE RIVERBOTTOM, THE OLD R.C.M.P. BARRACKS, THE WHITNEY FARM, HENDERSON LAKE, THE FELGER HUTTERITE COLONY, THE FOOTHILLS AND WATERTON LAKE WERE OFTEN REPEATED SUBJECTS.”
Catalogue Number
P19800082000
Acquisition Date
1979-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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J.F. Dormaar fonds - documents and maps

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Date Range
1870s-2006
Material Type
Mixed Media
Accession No.
20111068
Physical Description
.34 m of textual records, 17 maps
Scope and Content
2011.1068/1 Correspondence of J. F. Dormaar related to his research on Milk River and Sweet Grass Hills country (1993-2003) 2011.1068/2 Photocopies of 3 topographical maps of the area around Bow Island and the Forks: from Rocky Buttes to Sweet Grass Hills (U.S.A), published by the Burland Lithograp…
Material Type
Mixed Media
Other Title Info
Johan Frederik Dormaar
Date Range
1870s-2006
Fonds No.
Fonds
Physical Description
.34 m of textual records, 17 maps
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Johan Frederick Dormaar was born in Holland in 1930 and immigrated to Canada in 1954. He worked for one year on a farm and then attended the University of Guelph to do his bachelor degree. He later entered the University of Alberta, where he gained his PhD in Organic Chemistry. Starting in 1960s he worked at the Lethbridge Research Station as a soil scientist. Mr. Dormaar had interests in local history, geography and archeology and wrote five books. - The Alberta Stretch of the Milk River (2010) - Alberta's 49th Parallel (2009) - Oil City (2007) - The Lethbridge Research Centre (2006) - Sweetgrass Hills (2003) Johan Dormaar was active in the local Historical Society and Archaeological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge Centre. He died in 2011.
Language
English
Scope and Content
2011.1068/1 Correspondence of J. F. Dormaar related to his research on Milk River and Sweet Grass Hills country (1993-2003) 2011.1068/2 Photocopies of 3 topographical maps of the area around Bow Island and the Forks: from Rocky Buttes to Sweet Grass Hills (U.S.A), published by the Burland Lithographic Co., Montreal [1885-1905] 2011.1068/3 “Navigating from History into the Future: The Water Management Plan for the South Saskatchewan River Basin in Alberta.” By Alan Pentney and Dough Ohrn. Canadian Water Resources Journal. Vol. 33(4), 2008. 2011.1068/4 International St. Mary – Milk Rivers Administrative Measures Task Force: Report to the International Joint Commission (April 2006) 2011.1068/5 Articles on tree species in the Milk River basin, incl. cottonwood vs. Russian olive. 2011.1068/6 “Meandering Channel Response to Altered Flow Regime: Milk River, Alberta and Montana.” By Cheryl Bradley and Derald G. Smith. Water Resouces Research, vol. 20, #12, 1984. 2011.1068/7 Dr. E. Alyn Mitchner. The Development of Western Waters 1885-1930. Department of History, University of Alberta (1973). 2011.1068/8 The Milk River: International Lifeline of the Hi-Line: A Guidebook [1999?] 2011.1068/9 Milk River Canyon Resource Evaluation. By C. Wallis. Alberta Recreation, Parks and Wildlife (1976) 2011.1068/10 Flood/Dam Failure. State of Montana Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (November 2001) 2011.1068/11 In the Matter of the Measurement and Apportionment of the waters of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers and their Tributaries in the United States and Canada. Order and recommendations of the International Joint Commission. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1923 2011.1068/12 Dr. R. G. Forbis. The Manyberries Cairn. Unpublished archaeological report (1967). 2011.1068/13 Bob Henderson. Mysteries on the Milk (1998) 2011.1068/14 Collection of materials o the Pine Coulee Project, incl. 2 toporgraphic maps of the Claresholm-Stavely area. (1950-1999) 2011.1068/15 Climatic Change in Canada 5: Postglacial Pollen and Paleoclimate in Southwestern Alberta and Southeastern British Columbia (1985) 2011.1068/16 Effects of Agriculture on Forage Production and Soil Quality of Native Grasslands in Southern Alberta. Research Centre, Lethbridge (1999). 2011.1068/17 Materials on the Milk River Aquifer water conservation project (1999) 2011.1068/18 Assorted articles: fragment from “Lakes, Peaks and Prairies” by Thomas O’Neill; “Writing-on-Stone and the Boundary Patrol” from book “Men in Scarlet” by Hugh A. Dempsey; “Water Supply , Southwestern Alberta” by D.B. Dowling; “Final Treaty of Peace” ed. By Hugh A. Dempsey 2011.1068/19 Assorted Images on Milk River and Sweet Grass Hills Country, incl. a photocopy of sketch map of Sweet Grass Hills (1888) and photocopy of map “The Prairies as of 1875” 2011.1068/20 Early Coal Mining in Southern Alberta – articles, survey of mines 2011.1068/21 Materials on the Crowsnest Pass, incl. soil survey [1970s] 2011.1068/22 49th Parallel Project – assorted images 2011.1068/23 Materials on Oil Exploration in Southern Alberta (1906-1937) 2011.1068/24 49th Parallel Project: Canada-US border – issue of precise location (1900-2010) 2011.1068/25 49th Parallel Project: Land Survey (photocopies) (1908-1913) 2011.1068/26 49th Parallel Project: Explorations of George M. Dawson (1875-1999) 2011.1068/27 49th Parallel Project: Whiskey Gap, Del Bonita – Uranium Project (1975-2005) 2011.1068/28 49th Parallel Project: National Register of Historic Places: Upper Missouri River Corridor, and Whoop-Up Trail (1993) 2011.1068/29 Materials on Nicholas Sheran 2011.1068/30 Coal Mines in Lethbridge: newspaper clippings and inventory (1995-2004) 2011.1068/31 Field Trips – Southern Alberta (1991) 2011.1068/32 Early Explorations of Southern Alberta – native tribes, mounted police, etc. (1874-2006) 2011.1068/33 49th Parallel Project: George M. Dawson, Charles S. Noble, Thorbergur Thorvaldson 2011.1068/34 Exploration of Two Passes through the Rocky Mountains by T.W. Blakiston 1858 (photocopy) 2011.1068/35 Blood Tribe Big Claim Inquiry (1994-2007) 2011.1068/36 Castle River Valley: Pilot Study. Oldman River Regional Planning Committee, 1977 2011.1068/37 The Sweetgrass Hills – Cultural Landmarks (1992-1994) 2011.1068/38 Indian Maps Recorded by P. Fidler. By Judith H. Beattie. 1985 2011.1068/39 Alberta Ecological Survey: A Profile [1978] 2011.1068/40 2 maps (photocopies): Southern Alberta, Dept of Interior, 1915; hand-drawn map showing places and routes by Verendrye 1931-53 by M. Kavanagh (1952) 2011.1068/41 Assorted Maps of Southern Alberta (OVER-SIZE STORAGE) - Canada Dept of Mines and Technical Surveys. “Claresholm, Alberta” [map]. Edition 2. 1:50,000. Canada 1:50,000, sheet 821/4 West. Ottawa, 1959. - Canada Dept of Mines and Technical Surveys. “Claresholm, Alberta” [map]. Edition 2. 1:50,000. Canada 1:50,000, sheet 821/4 East. Ottawa, 1959. - Coal Mines of the Lethbridge District (1874 – 1982) - Canada Dept of Lands and Mines. “Province of Alberta” [map]. 1:1,108,000. Canada. Ottawa, 1937. - “Arctic Regions with All the Discoveries to 1853” [facsimile] George Philip & Son, Liverpool [1853]. As reproduced by the Association of Canadian Map Libraries, ACML Facsimile Map Series #111, 1986. SEE ALSO: 20111048 for additional J.F. Dormaar documents and maps
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20111068
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Other Name
PADDLE WHEELER, "BARONESS"
Date Range From
2011
Date Range To
2014
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, COPPER
Catalogue Number
P20140039000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PADDLE WHEELER, "BARONESS"
Date Range From
2011
Date Range To
2014
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC, COPPER
No. Pieces
5
Height
45
Length
121
Width
26
Description
.A – MODEL – WOODEN MODEL OF A BOAT, PAINTED WHITE WITH TWO BLACK VERTICAL SMOKESTACKS AND A CIRCULAR PADDLE WITH BROWN BLADES AT THE REAR. EIGHT PAINTED METAL FIGURES ARE GLUED INTO POSITIONS ALONG THE BOAT’S TWO DECKS, ALONG WITH MINIATURE PARCELS, COAL, AND RIGGING. THREE CABINS OF VARYING SIZE SIT ON THE UPPER DECK; THE CLOSEST TO THE SMOKESTACKS HAS THREE SIGNS READING “BARONESS” IN BLACK TEXT. INSIDE THE MODEL, UNDER THE UPPER DECK, A MOTOR, ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS AND WIRES ARE HOUSED. MODEL IS PAINTED TO LOOK AGED AND WORN; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. 45 X 121 X 26 .B – REMOTE CONTROLLER – CONTROLLING UNIT MADE OF BLACK AND SILVER MOLDED PLASTIC, WITH TWO SILVER JOYSTICKS MOUNTED AT UPPER LEFT AND RIGHT CORNERS. COLLAPSIBLE ANTENNA AT CENTRE TOP HAS YELLOW FLAGGING TAPE ATTACHED TO ITS TIP WITH BLACK TEXT THAT READS “75 MHZ SURFACE USE ONLY”. TEXT ON CONTROLLER BODY READS “FUTABA DIGITAL PROPORTIONAL – SKYPORT T4YF – BARONESS”. BACK OF UNIT HAS CAVITY FOR BATTERY PACK AND STICKER WITH TEXT THAT READS “FCC ID AZPT4YBF 72B – FUTABA – MADE IN CHINA”. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. 9 X 18.5 X 24 .C – BATTERY COMPARTMENT LID – BLACK MOLDED PLASTIC, RECTANGULAR SHAPE, WITH CURVED BOTTOM EDGE AND THREE TABS ALONG TOP EDGE. RAISED ARROW DESIGN WITH THREE RIDGED LINES AT CENTRE TOP. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. 0.75 X 12 X 6.5 .D – POWER ADAPTER – BLACK PLASTIC BOX WITH TWO METAL PRONGS EMERGING PERPENDICULARLY OUT OF ONE SIDE. TWO RED LIGHTS AND LABEL WITH TEXT READING “FUTABA… CAUTION…” ON OPPOSITE SIDE. TWO BLACK CORDS EMERGE FROM BOX’S BOTTOM. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. 4 X 196 X 5.5 .E – BASE – PIECE OF PLYWOOD, PAINTED BLACK, WITH RAISED WOODEN PLATFORM AT CENTRE. PLATFORM TOP IS COVERED WITH GREY CARPET. CARPET IS STAINED WITH WHITE PAINT AND GLUE RESIDUE; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. 6.5 X 121 X 29.5
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
TRANSPORTATION
COAL MINING
History
THIS MODEL WAS BUILT BY THE DONOR, ROD HORLACHER, BASED ON HIS RESEARCH INTO THE BARONESS PADDLE WHEELER. ON OCTOBER 2, 2014, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED HORLACHER ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MODEL. HORLACHER SAID: “I ALWAYS LIKED TO BUILD MODELS [WHEN] I WAS YOUNGER. AS I GOT OLDER I STARTED DOING BIGGER THINGS… I ALWAYS KNEW ABOUT THE BARONESS… THEN I JUST STARTED READING ABOUT IT… I WAS JUST GOING TO MAKE A BOAT AND THEN I THOUGHT I WANT TO MAKE SOMETHING THAT I’M INTERESTED IN AND REFLECTS ME, INSTEAD OF JUST MAKING A STANDARD, WHATEVER-TYPE OF BOAT. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE REALLY UNIQUE. I TALKED TO PEOPLE; NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE WERE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT LETHBRIDGE HAD PADDLE WHEELERS… [I THOUGHT] I COULD BUILD IT AND IT WOULD BE A GOOD LEARNING TOOL FOR PEOPLE TO SHOW HOW RICH LETHBRIDGE… WAS IN HISTORY… I CAME HERE TO THE GALT MUSEUM [AND] LOOKED IN THE ARCHIVES… THERE’S ONLY TWO PICTURES OF THE BOAT AND I BOUGHT THE [BOOK] ‘BOATS AND BARGES ON THE BELLY’ BY ALEX JOHNSTON… IT JUST GOT ME HOOKED… AND THEN JUST BY LOOKING AT THE PICTURES, I LIKE TO TRY AND FIGURE [IT] OUT… I PUT IN… AT LEAST TWENTY HOURS OVER THE COURSE OF THREE YEARS LOOKING AT THE PICTURES ALONE, JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WITH A RULER WHAT SORT OF SCALE IT WOULD BE… I BOUGHT A PADDLE WHEELER KIT, BUT I ONLY USED JUST THE HULL FROM THE KIT AND THEN EVERYTHING ELSE… IS ALL SCRATCH BUILT… [I BOUGHT] A GEAR REDUCED, 12 VOLT ELECTRIC MOTOR, AND THEN I BOUGHT THE RADIO CONTROL MECHANISMS FOR IT, AND SUITED IT TO MY USAGE FOR HOW IT WOULD FIT… THE SMOKESTACK IS ACTUALLY WATER PIPE, AND I USED A TUBING CUTTER TO MAKE SOME LITTLE RIBS IN [IT]… THE DOOR KNOBS ARE… MADE OUT OF A TIE END [THAT] I CLIPPED OFF WITH TWEEZERS… IT’S BEEN ABOUT THREE YEARS, MAINLY WORKING ON IT WHEN IT’S COLD OUTSIDE, A WINTERTIME HOBBY… I PUT IN HUNDREDS OF HOURS PROBABLY.” HORLACHER CONTINUED: “I TOOK IT OUT TWICE [TO NICHOLAS SHERAN PARK] AND WE PADDLED IT AROUND FOR A LITTLE BIT… [IT RUNS] SLOW, [WITH A] HUGE TURNING RADIUS… THEY WEREN’T MADE TO GO QUICK… EVERYONE WOULD STOP AND LOOK AT IT…I ENJOYED BUILDING IT IMMENSELY… IT LOOKS WONDERFUL IN THE WATER AND I’M VERY PLEASED THAT I CAN SHARE IT WITH [OTHER] PEOPLE AND THEY COULD JUST SEE HOW NEAT THINGS WERE BACK IN 1883… THE ENJOYMENT [IS] IN BUILDING IT AND KNOWING OTHER PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SEE IT AND ENJOY IT [TOO].” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT. THE FOLLOWING HISTORY OF THE BARONESS PADDLE WHEELER WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM A RESEARCH PAPER WRITTEN BY DORA TREW IN 1968 (GALT ARCHIVES 19694701000), UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA ARCHIVES, AND COLLECTIONS RECORD P19940018000-GA. THE NORTHWEST COAL AND NAVIGATION COMPANY INITIATED THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STEAMER BARONESS, NAMED AFTER GALT COMPANY BENEFACTOR BARONESS ANGELA BURDETT-COUTTS, ALONG WITH APPROXIMATELY 12 OTHER BARGES, IN THE FALL OF 1883. THE VESSEL WAS COMPLETED THE FOLLOWING SPRING WHEN THE HULL WAS FLOATED DOWN THE BELLY RIVER TO MEDICINE HAT WHERE MACHINERY, THE UPPER DECK, AND THE PILOT HOUSE WERE INSTALLED. THE MATERIAL USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STEAMER AND BARGES WAS DOUGLAS FIR, SHIPPED FROM A MILL OPERATED BY THE COMPANY IN THE PORCUPINE HILLS. THE BARONESS WAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED FROM MEDICINE HAT ON JUNE 1, 1883. AT THE SAME TIME, THE COMPANY BUILT ANOTHER STEAMER, THE ALBERTA, AND PURCHASED A SMALLER STEAMER, THE MINNOW, FROM WINNIPEG. THE INTENTION OF BUILDING A FLEET OF RIVER STEAMERS WAS TO ENABLE THE TRANSPORTATION OF COAL BETWEEN COALBANKS AND MEDICINE HAT TO MEET THE DEMAND FOR FUEL ON THE C.P.R. MAIN LINE. DURING THE SEASON OF 1884, THE STEAMER FLEET MADE SEVERAL TRIPS UP AND DOWN THE BELLY RIVER, BUT IT WAS SOON DISCOVERED THAT THEY COULD ONLY BE PROPERLY OPERATED DURING SEASONAL PERIODS OF HIGH WATER. IT WAS ALSO FOUND THAT THE BOATS DID NOT HAVE THE NECESSARY AMOUNT OF POWER TO PROPELL THEM UPSTREAM AGAINST THE RAPID FLOW OF THE RIVER - IT TOOK ONLY EIGHT HOURS TO GET TO MEDICINE HAT, BUT THE TRIP BACK TOOK FIVE DAYS AND BURNED ALMOST AS MUCH COAL AS THE STEAMERS DELIVERED. THESE SHORTFALLS COINCIDED WITH THE START OF CONSTRUCTION ON THE NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY FROM DUNMORE TO COALBANKS IN 1885 AND RAIL TRANSPORT OF COAL BECAME THE MORE EFFICIENT SOLUTION. THE BARONESS, ALBERTA AND MINNOW WERE LEASED TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT DURING THE RIEL REBELLION, TRANSPORTING SOLDIERS AND SUPPLIES DOWN THE SASKATCHEWAN RIVER AND UPSTREAM TO PRINCE ALBERT, NORTH BATTLEFORD AND EDMONTON. AT THE END OF THE CONFLICT, THEY CARRIED EASTERN CANADIAN SOLDIERS BACK TO LAKE WINNIPEG. THE MINNOW WAS THEN SOLD TO A LUMBER FIRM IN BATTLEFORD, AND THE ALBERTA WAS DISMANTLED IN MEDICINE HAT. CARRYING THE ALBERTA'S MECHANICAL PARTS TO BE USED IN THE GALT NO. 3 MINE, THE BARONESS ARRIVED BACK IN LETHBRIDGE AND WAS ALSO DISMANTLED FOR PARTS. THE HULL OF THE BOAT WAS LEFT TO DECAY ON THE RIVER BANK, NEAR WHERE THE FOOTINGS OF THE HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE ARE TODAY, UNTIL IT WAS WASHED AWAY BY THE FLOOD OF 1902. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738850000 FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20140039000
Acquisition Date
2014-10
Collection
Museum
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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
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