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A.E. Cross Studio Fonds: Postcard Series: Sheran Memorial

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Date Range
[1928?]
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19941051509
Physical Description
black and white negative
Scope and Content
"First Coal Mine In Alberta" cairn in Galt Gardens.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
[1928?]
Description Level
Item
Creator
A.E. Cross Studio
Physical Description
black and white negative
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
For information about the organization of the A. E. Cross Studio Fonds or about the studio refer to 1994151000
Scope and Content
"First Coal Mine In Alberta" cairn in Galt Gardens.
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19941051509
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Aerial Survey Photograph of the Edge of West Lethbridge

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Date Range
23 July 1977
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
199910801171
Physical Description
23.4 cm x 23.4 cm colour photograph
Scope and Content
Aerial survey photograph of the edge of west Lethbridge. Nicholas Sheran Lake and immediate vicinity is visible in the top right corner of the photograph. The flight index information for the photograph is "MA 1300 - 76".
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
23 July 1977
Description Level
Item
Creator
Macnair Surveys Limited
Physical Description
23.4 cm x 23.4 cm colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Aerial survey photograph of the edge of west Lethbridge. Nicholas Sheran Lake and immediate vicinity is visible in the top right corner of the photograph. The flight index information for the photograph is "MA 1300 - 76".
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199910801171
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Aerial Survey Photograph of the Edge of West Lethbridge

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Date Range
23 July 1977
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
199910801172
Physical Description
23.4 cm x 23.4 cm colour photograph
Scope and Content
Aerial survey photograph of the edge of west Lethbridge. Nicholas Sheran Lake and immediate vicinity is visible at the top of the photograph. The flight index information for the photograph is "MA 1300 - 77".
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
23 July 1977
Description Level
Item
Creator
Macnair Surveys Limited
Physical Description
23.4 cm x 23.4 cm colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Aerial survey photograph of the edge of west Lethbridge. Nicholas Sheran Lake and immediate vicinity is visible at the top of the photograph. The flight index information for the photograph is "MA 1300 - 77".
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199910801172
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Aerial Survey Photograph of the Edge of West Lethbridge

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Date Range
23 July 1977
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
199910801173
Physical Description
23.4 cm x 23.4 cm colour photograph
Scope and Content
Aerial survey photograph of the edge of west Lethbridge. Nicholas Sheran Lake and immediate vicinity is visible at the top left corner of the photograph. The flight index information for the photograph is "MA 1300 - 78".
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
23 July 1977
Description Level
Item
Creator
Macnair Surveys Limited
Physical Description
23.4 cm x 23.4 cm colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Aerial survey photograph of the edge of west Lethbridge. Nicholas Sheran Lake and immediate vicinity is visible at the top left corner of the photograph. The flight index information for the photograph is "MA 1300 - 78".
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199910801173
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Aerial Survey Photograph of West Lethbridge

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Date Range
23 July 1977
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
199910801196
Physical Description
23.4 cm x 23.4 cm colour photograph
Scope and Content
Aerial survey photograph of west Lethbridge. Nicholas Sheran Lake is visible, as is much of the residential development on the west side of west LethbridgeThe flight index information for the photograph is "MA 1300 - 101".
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
23 July 1977
Description Level
Item
Creator
Macnair Surveys Limited
Physical Description
23.4 cm x 23.4 cm colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Aerial survey photograph of west Lethbridge. Nicholas Sheran Lake is visible, as is much of the residential development on the west side of west LethbridgeThe flight index information for the photograph is "MA 1300 - 101".
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199910801196
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Aerial Survey Photograph of West Lethbridge

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Date Range
23 July 1977
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
199910801197
Physical Description
23.4 cm x 23.4 cm colour photograph
Scope and Content
Aerial survey photograph of west Lethbridge. Nicholas Sheran Lake is visible, as is residential development and part of the campus of the University of Lethbridge. The flight index information for the photograph is "MA 1300 - 102".
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
23 July 1977
Description Level
Item
Creator
Macnair Surveys Limited
Physical Description
23.4 cm x 23.4 cm colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Aerial survey photograph of west Lethbridge. Nicholas Sheran Lake is visible, as is residential development and part of the campus of the University of Lethbridge. The flight index information for the photograph is "MA 1300 - 102".
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199910801197
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Aerial View Of West Lethbridge

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Date Range
1980
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19951026001
Physical Description
8.9 x 12.7 Color photograph
Scope and Content
Aerial view of West Lethbridge, showing the edge of Nicholas Sheran Lake.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1980
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
8.9 x 12.7 Color photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Aerial view of West Lethbridge, showing the edge of Nicholas Sheran Lake.
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19951026001
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Alberta Honours Its Coal Pioneers Ceremony

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Date Range
[192-]
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20061067018
Physical Description
Black and white postcard
Scope and Content
Judge F. N. Howay, chairman of the National Sites and Monuments Board addresses the crowd at a ceremony held in Galt Gardens to unveil a cairn honouring Alberta's coal mining pioneers, including Nicholas Sheran.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
[192-]
Creator
Hileman
Physical Description
Black and white postcard
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Judge F. N. Howay, chairman of the National Sites and Monuments Board addresses the crowd at a ceremony held in Galt Gardens to unveil a cairn honouring Alberta's coal mining pioneers, including Nicholas Sheran.
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20061067018
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Alexander Johnston Papers: Information About The Sheran Family

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Date Range
1850-1983
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19891016027
Physical Description
10.1 cm. 7 files.
Scope and Content
19891016027 - Correspondence and 3 drafts of the article "Nicholas and Marcella Sheran: Lethbridge's First Citizens". The article appeared in Alberta History, volume. 31 no. 4, Autumn 1983. 19891016028 - 5 short essays on the life of Nicholas Sheran, his Civil War Service and the controversy over…
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1850-1983
Physical Description
10.1 cm. 7 files.
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
19891016030-31 - Copyright held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta. Permission for reproduction of this matter must be obtained from them.
Scope and Content
19891016027 - Correspondence and 3 drafts of the article "Nicholas and Marcella Sheran: Lethbridge's First Citizens". The article appeared in Alberta History, volume. 31 no. 4, Autumn 1983. 19891016028 - 5 short essays on the life of Nicholas Sheran, his Civil War Service and the controversy over his estate. c. 1963-1983. 19891016029 - Research information and short essay on the Sheran Coal Mine. Included are clippings, copies of primary and secondary sources, correspondence and 2 copies of an illustration from G.M.Dawson's 1882 report for the geological surey of Canada. 1881-1979. 19891016030 - Photocopies of documents pertaining to the lawsuit brought by Marcella Sheran McFarland against James Sheran over the operation o,f and revenues from, the Sheran Coal Mine. 1887-1888. 19891016031 - Photocopies of documents peprtaining to the settlement of the Nicholas Sheran estate, including the coal mine, between Ellen, Charles and William. 1862-1983. 19891016032 - Photocopies of original documents, correspondence and other research information concerning Nicholas Sheran and his sons, Charles and William. 19891016033 - Notes, correspondence and photocopies of original documents pertaining to research done on Nicholas Sheran, his sons Charles and William and Nicholas' sister Marcella. 1850-1983.
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19891016027
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Alex Johnston collection: Marcella Sheran McFarland

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Date Range
1890
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19891016176
Physical Description
12.7 x 17.8 cm. Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
A drawing of Marcella Sheran McFarland.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1890
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
12.7 x 17.8 cm. Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The drawing was done by M. A. (Peggy) Poynton, niece of the donor, from a photograph in the 18 July 1928 edition of the Lethbridge Herald.
Scope and Content
A drawing of Marcella Sheran McFarland.
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19891016176
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Alex Johnston Collection: Sheran Family

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Date Range
1862-1989
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19911057260
Physical Description
Approximately 3.5 Cm. 3 Files.
Scope and Content
19911057260 - Four essays about the life of Nicholas Sheran and one about his sons, Charles and William, by Alex Johnston. D/E (Document Estimation) 1966-1989. 19911057261 - Correspondence and contract, plaque to Alberta's Coal Industry located in Galt Gardens. 1923-1983 19911057262 - General rese…
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1862-1989
Physical Description
Approximately 3.5 Cm. 3 Files.
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
19911057260 - Four essays about the life of Nicholas Sheran and one about his sons, Charles and William, by Alex Johnston. D/E (Document Estimation) 1966-1989. 19911057261 - Correspondence and contract, plaque to Alberta's Coal Industry located in Galt Gardens. 1923-1983 19911057262 - General research information about the Sheran Family. 1862-1984.
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19911057260
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Alex Johnston Receives Certificate

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Date Range
27 January 1987
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19971082018
Physical Description
9.2 x 12.5 cm color photograph
Scope and Content
President of the Lethbridge Historical Society Tracey Anderson presents historian Alex Johnston with a certificate.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
27 January 1987
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
9.2 x 12.5 cm color photograph
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. Higginbotham, 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 histroical society seemed to fold up in the 1890's. 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 as that time was to use it as a vehicle to commemorate our coal mining pioneers, specifically Nicholas Sheran. Those responsible for the reorganization inclued C. 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 Historcial Society seemed to become inactive, althought some meetintgs 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 resurrrected a fourth time in 1958, at the insigation 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 buikld a repllica 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 facitily 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 50 publications have been produced by the society as well as a bimonthly newsletter in circulation continously 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 annual banquets, field trips to historic sites in southern Alberta, and the ALex Johnston Memorial Lecture Series, the society has also paced several markers at locations throughout the city documenting various apects of local history.
Scope and Content
President of the Lethbridge Historical Society Tracey Anderson presents historian Alex Johnston with a certificate.
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19971082018
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Alex Johnston Receives File

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Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19971082023
Physical Description
12.8 x 10 cm color photograph
Scope and Content
Historian Alex Johnston is handed a file of historical information by two unidentified men.
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Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
12.8 x 10 cm color photograph
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. Higginbotham, 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 histroical society seemed to fold up in the 1890's. 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 as that time was to use it as a vehicle to commemorate our coal mining pioneers, specifically Nicholas Sheran. Those responsible for the reorganization inclued C. 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 Historcial Society seemed to become inactive, althought some meetintgs 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 resurrrected a fourth time in 1958, at the insigation 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 buikld a repllica 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 facitily 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 50 publications have been produced by the society as well as a bimonthly newsletter in circulation continously 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 annual banquets, field trips to historic sites in southern Alberta, and the ALex Johnston Memorial Lecture Series, the society has also paced several markers at locations throughout the city documenting various apects of local history.
Scope and Content
Historian Alex Johnston is handed a file of historical information by two unidentified men.
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19971082023
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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
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Canadian Pacifac High Level Bridge

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Date Range
[1909]
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19760234034
Physical Description
2 Black and white copy prints Negative available
Scope and Content
Looking north at the High Level Bridge from approximately 6th Avenue South. The old Sheran Mine is visible on the left.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
[1909]
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
2 Black and white copy prints Negative available
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Local.
Custodial History
1976-08
P Marshall
Scope and Content
Looking north at the High Level Bridge from approximately 6th Avenue South. The old Sheran Mine is visible on the left.
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19760234034
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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
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Ceremony: Alberta Honours Its Coal Pioneers

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Date Range
18 July 1928
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19891046030
Physical Description
Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Judge F. N. Howay, chairman of the National Sites and Monuments Board addresses the crowd at a ceremony held in Galt Gardens to unveil a cairn honouring Alberta's coal mining pioneers, including Nicholas Sheran.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
18 July 1928
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Nicholas Sheran opened the first commercial mine in Alberta in 1874, at the future site of Lethbridge.
Scope and Content
Judge F. N. Howay, chairman of the National Sites and Monuments Board addresses the crowd at a ceremony held in Galt Gardens to unveil a cairn honouring Alberta's coal mining pioneers, including Nicholas Sheran.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19891046030
Collection
Archive
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Ceremony: Alberta Honours Its Coal Pioneers

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Date Range
1928
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19891046032
Physical Description
19 cm x 24.1 cm. 1 Black and white photograph.
Scope and Content
Mrs. Kate Sheran, widow of Nicholas' cousin James, unveils the cairn at the ceremony.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1928
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
19 cm x 24.1 cm. 1 Black and white photograph.
Physical Condition
Excellent
Custodial History
1988
Greg
Scope and Content
Mrs. Kate Sheran, widow of Nicholas' cousin James, unveils the cairn at the ceremony.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19891046032
Collection
Archive
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Ceremony And Monument Erected To honour Alberta's Coal Pioneers

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Date Range
18 July 1928
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19730126002
Physical Description
24.3 cm x 22.8 cm 2 black and white photographs Copy 1 is on orange construction paper backing
Scope and Content
Photograph of the platform and speakers at ceremony to commemorate Alberta's Coal Pioneers.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
18 July 1928
Physical Description
24.3 cm x 22.8 cm 2 black and white photographs Copy 1 is on orange construction paper backing
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
"A committe of the Lethbridge Historical Society laboured for a year under secretary C.J. Broderick, Colonization Department, Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District, to persuade the National Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to recognize the significance of coal mining in Alberta and, specifically, the contribution of Nicholas Sheran, even then credited with being the first commercial coal miner in the province. The speakers' platform was constructed of solid coal by miners from Galt Mine No. 6. The ceremony was held in Galt Gardens Park under rainy skies on 18 July 1928." Source: 'Lethbridge: Its Coal Industry' (Lethbridge Historical Society, 1989), page 117
Scope and Content
Photograph of the platform and speakers at ceremony to commemorate Alberta's Coal Pioneers.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19730126002
Collection
Archive
Images
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Ceremony And Monument Erected To Honour Alberta's Coal Pioneers

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Date Range
1928
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19730126003
Physical Description
24.7 x 20.1 cm. Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mrs. Sheran unveiling cairn commemorating first mine.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1928
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
24.7 x 20.1 cm. Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Good
Custodial History
1972
A HOYANO
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mrs. Sheran unveiling cairn commemorating first mine.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19730126003
Collection
Archive
Images
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