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Other Name
TOY HORSE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19950003001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOY HORSE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.2
Length
24.7
Width
8.5
Description
GREY AND WHITE PLASTIC HORSE WITH BLACK SUPPLE PLASTIC SADDLE. LEATHER HARNESS WITH BRASS CHAIN REIN. HORSE IS IN PRANCING POSITION, WITH LEFT FORELEG RAISED. SADDLE IS DETACHABLE, BUT CONNECTED BY LEATHER STRING AT FRONT. SADDLE IS COMPLETE WITH STIRRUPS, SIDE POUCH TO THE LEFT, AND BLANKET PAD UNDERNEATH SIMULATED STRAPS AND BUCKLES. "MADE IN HONG KONG 681" EMBOSSED ON INSIDE OF BACK LEFT LEG, WITH "B" IN DIAMOND.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR AS A CHILD.
Catalogue Number
P19950003001
Acquisition Date
1995-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TOY POLAR BEAR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19990009043
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TOY POLAR BEAR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.9
Length
14
Width
2.7
Description
WOODEN POLAR BEAR. MADE FROM THREE FLAT PIECES OF WOOD, CARVED INTO SHAPE OF POLAR BEAR AND GLUED TOGETHER. BEAR IS PAINTED WHITE, WITH BLACK EYE AND MOUTH PAINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF HEAD.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
HANDMADE BY ARTHUR DUFF. SEE P19990009001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ARTHUR AND LOIS DUFF. CONTACT MADE WITH THE DONOR’S SON DID NOT YIELD FURTHER INFORMATION. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH INCLUDED LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES FOR BOTH ARTHUR AND LOIS. ARTHUR DUFF WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STORMONT COUNTY, ONTARIO. HE MOVED WEST TO CRANBROOK IN 1907 BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I. UPON HIS RETURN, HE FARMED IN SANGUDO, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING BACK TO CRANBROOK IN 1921. IN 1928, HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED BY BECKER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS MARRIED TO LOIS JUNE DUFF (NEE CORNWALL). ACCORDING TO LOIS DUFF’S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SHE WAS BORN IN MOINES, IOWA ON JUNE 26, 1904. THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM EAST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA IN 1908, THEN MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE 1919. SHE LIVED IN THE CITY FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. THE CORNWALL FAMILY HISTORY SHE CONTRIBUTED IN THE PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUNDUP HISTORY BOOK (PUBLISHED IN 1984) STATES, “MY PARENTS, HERBERT AND ELLA CORNWALL AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN – BERNICE, BEATRICE, BARTLEY, GERTRUDE, AND I (LOIS JUNE) CAME FROM DES MOINES TO WARNER IN NOVEMBER 1908. DAD AND BARTLEY FILED ON HOMESTEADS TEN MILES EAST OF MILK RIVER. THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING OF 1910. I CAN REMEMBER SEEING BUFFALO BONES AND THOSE RANGE CATTLE SCATTERED OVER THE PRAIRIE.” THE NARRATIVE CONTINUED, “ON THE FARM WE HAD A LARGE TWO AND A HALF STOREY HOUSE WHICH SERVED AS A STOPPING PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LUCKY STRIKE AND KIPPENVILLE AREAS BEFORE THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT TO FOREMOST AND MANYBERRIES. IT TOOK MEN FROM THOSE AREAS A DAY TO REACH OUR PLACE WITH A TEAM OF HORSES. THEY WOULD GO TO MILK RIVER AND BACK TO OUR PLACE THE SECOND DAY, THEN LEAVE FOR HOME THE THIRD DAY. WHAT A RELIEF IT WAS FOR THEM WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS BUILT!” “SLEEPY HOLLOW SCHOOL WAS BUILT IN 1912 AND, LIKE ALL SUCH STRUCTURES SERVED ALSO CHURCH SERVICES, MEETINGS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GRADES ONE TO TEN WERE TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL. IN THE FALL OF 1919 DAD, MOTHER AND I MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE SO THAT I COULD CONTINUE MY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND ATTEND GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE. I WORKED IN THE OFFICES OF RYLAND’S LADIES WEAR AND THE BECKER LUMBER COMPANY… I MARRIED ARTHUR DUFF IN 1934. OUR SON GRANT WAS BORN IN 1936.” ARTHUR DUFF PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS. LOIS DUFF PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 18, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 99 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19738475000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE COPIES OF ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19990009043
Acquisition Date
1999-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MUSICAL KOALA BEAR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, ORGANIC MATERIALS
Catalogue Number
P19970041091
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MUSICAL KOALA BEAR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
PLASTIC, ORGANIC MATERIALS
No. Pieces
1
Height
21
Length
19
Width
13
Description
BROWN KOALA BEAR SITTING UPRIGHT WITH YELLOW RIBBON TIED AROUND ITS NECK. BEAR HAS CIRCULAR TURN KEY ON ITS BELLY. WHEN WOUND UP IT PLAYS WALTZING MATILDA.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
LEISURE
History
KOALA BEAR WAS BROUGHT BACK BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, AS A SOUVENIR OF HIS TRIP TO AUSTRALIA. DONOR'S FATHER TRAVELLED OFTEN AS A MISSIONARY OR SPEAKER FOR THE JAPANESE ANGLICAN MISSION. THIS IS ONE OF MANY SOUVENIRS HE BROUGHT BACK FROM SUCH TRIPS. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER AND WERE INTERNED IN SLOCAN CITY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. FOLLOWING THE WAR THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY MOVED TO COALDALE, ALBERTA. AT COALDALE REV NAKAYAMA FOUNDED THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION WHERE HE WAS RECTOR FROM 1945 TO 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041091
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MUSICAL JOLLY CHIMP
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, MAN-MADE FIBRE, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19910050006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MUSICAL JOLLY CHIMP
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
METAL, MAN-MADE FIBRE, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
22.5
Description
BATTERY OPERATED MULTI-ACTION MECHANICAL TOY CHIMPANZEE, DRESSED WITH CYMBALS ATTACHED TO HANDS. MOVING PARTS INCLUDE MOUTH, HEAD, EYES, ARMS & FEET. NYLON FUR FABRIC, YELLOW VEST, STRIPED PANTS. MISSING PART OF NOSE DETAIL. CANADIAN FLAG PIN ON VEST. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
HISTORY UNKNOWN, GIVEN ANONYMOUSLY TO DONOR.
Catalogue Number
P19910050006
Acquisition Date
1991-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SCOTTY DOG
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, STRAW, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19890036000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SCOTTY DOG
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1950
Materials
NYLON, STRAW, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
37
Length
45
Description
STUFFED DOG, SCOTTY TYPE. STRAW STUFFING, BROWN & WHITE NYLON "FUR". PLASTIC BUTTON EYES, VINYL NOSE.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR RECALLS OWNING TOY IN 1949, BUT BELIEVES SHE RECEIVED IT IN '47 OR '48. PARENTS PIONEERED IN CLARESHOLM AREA. MATERNAL GRANDFATHER, BREWSTER BROKE HORSES FOR NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE RETIRING IN 1945. FATHER PIONEERED CLARESHOLM AREA ARRIVED IN 1902 DONOR BELIEVES ON 2 SETTLER TRAIN TO AREA.
Catalogue Number
P19890036000
Acquisition Date
1989-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FAKE FUR, DENIM, VELVETEEN
Catalogue Number
P19990057007
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1960
Materials
FAKE FUR, DENIM, VELVETEEN
No. Pieces
2
Height
15.3
Length
40.2
Width
32.7
Description
STUFFED BROWN BEAR. HAS LIGHT BLUE DENIM PANTS (ATTACHED TO BODY). HAS A LARGE RED RIBBON TIED INTO A BOW, ATTACHED WITH WIRE TO A PIECE OF WOOD THAT IS INSERTED INTO NECK. SNOUT IS LIGHTER BROWN THAN REST OF BODY AND PROTRUDES FROM FACE. HAS A RED FELT MOUTH, IN A SMILE, AND BROWN FELT CIRCLES FOR EYES.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S PARENTS, WILFRED AND JENNIE REED. ITEMS FOUND WHILE CLEANING OUT HOUSE BEFORE THEY SOLD IT. THE TWO LIVED IN BARONS AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED, AND FARMED THERE. SEE P19990057001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990057007
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FUR, SATIN RIBBON, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990046002
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
SYNTHETIC FUR, SATIN RIBBON, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Height
52.0
Length
47.0
Width
14.0
Description
CREAM COLOURED TEDDY BEAR. HAS OUTSTRETCHED ARMS. THREE LINES OF BLACK THREAD IMITATE CLAWS ON PAWS. HAS AN EXTENDED SNOUT. ABOVE THIS ARE ORANGE & BLACK PLASTIC EYES. HAS A BLACK NOSE AND A BLACK LINE FOR A MOUTH. TIED AROUND HIS NECK, IN A BOW, IS A PINK RIBBON. A YELLOWED TAG ON INSIDE OF ONE LEG HAS BLUE TYPE THAT READS "WENDY BOSTON".
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR IS UNSURE OF WHERE SHE GOT BEAR; WAS GIVEN TO HER OVER THE YEARS. SEE P19960102001-GA FOR DONOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990046002
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FUR, LEATHER, WOOL
Catalogue Number
P20000029000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
2000
Materials
FUR, LEATHER, WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.7
Length
55.3
Width
31.1
Description
A STUFFED BEAR WITHIN A SEALED, CLEAR PLASTIC BAG. THE BEAR HAS LIGHT BROWN FUR, AND DARK BROWN LEATHER PADS ON HIS PAWS. UPPER RIGHT HAND PAW HAS THE WORD "ZEDDY" EMBROIDERED IN WHITE ON ONE OF THE PADS. THERE IS A BROWN SCARF AROUND THE NECK OF THE BEAR; SCARF HAS WOOL TASSELS ON ENDS. ATTACHED TO SCARF IS A ROUND BUTTON. THE BUTTON IS WHITE WITH RED PRINT; IT READS "HUG-A-BEAR LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE AND TELEPHONE PIONEERS", AROUND THE PERIMETER. IN THE CENTRE IS THE IMAGE OF A BEAR WEARING A POLICE HAT. THERE IS A NOTE STAPLED TO BAG THAT READS "FROM THE DESK OF CHIEF E.T. WAUTERS" "FOR POLICE DISPLAY CASE NEW BUILDING 1ST CARE BEAR".
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BEARS WERE BOUGHT AND DISTRIBUTED TO CHILDREN WHO HAD UNDERGONE SOME TRAUMATIC OR EMERGENCY EXPERIENCE. THE HUG-A-BEAR PROGRAM WAS STARTED BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE ON JANUARY 19TH, 1990. THE CRITERIA FOR THE POLICE TO GIVE A CHILD A BEAR ARE: " A CHILD BETWEEN THE AGES OF 2-10 YEARS INVOLVED IN: 1)DOMESTIC CIRCUMSTANCES 2)LOST/FOUND CHILDREN 3) MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS 4) HOUSE FIRES 5) ANY OTHER SITUATIONS WHERE A CHILD HAS BECOME TRAUMATIZED TO THE EXTENT THAT THE INVESTIGATING OFFICER FEELS THAT A CHILD WOULD BENEFIT BY HAVING A BEAR, CHILDREN INVOLVED IN A SEXUAL ASSAULT WILL NOT BE GIVEN A TEDDY BEAR."
Catalogue Number
P20000029000
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FAKE FUR, COTTON, WOOL
Catalogue Number
P20000018030
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date
1988
Materials
FAKE FUR, COTTON, WOOL
No. Pieces
5
Height
28.0
Width
19.0
Description
LIGHT BROWN BEAR WITH WHITE EARS, PAWS, AND SNOUT. EYES ARE BROWN AND BLACK PLASTIC, NOSE IS BLACK PLASTIC, AND TONGUE IS RED FELT. BEAR IS WEARING A HOMEMADE SHIRT THAT IS WHITE WITH "HOMECOMING 1988" ON THE FRONT IN BLACK. BACK OF SHIRT HAS 3 STRIPS OF VELCRO ON IT. BEAR IS ALSO WEARING A PLAID SCARF AND A PLAID TAM, WITH A GREEN POM POM. LEFT LEG OF BEAR HAS A BLUE TAG THAT READS "74A7036". 5 PIECES ARE: 1. BEAR, 2. SHIRT, 3. SCARF, 4. TAM, 5. POM POM
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
TARTAN THAT BEAR IS WEARING MATCHES THAT WORN BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL, 16 JUNE 1912-, WAS BORN IN SUTHERLAND, SASKATCHEWAN, NOW A PART OF SASKATOON. HER PARENTS WERE JOHN AND THOMASINA COWIE, SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS. MRS. COWIE SANG IN ST PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH CHOIR AND MR. COWIE SANG AT HOME. ANNE BEGAN SINGING AT AGE EIGHT, AND BY AGE 14 SHE WAS CONDUCTING THE JUNIOR CHOIR OF ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH IN SUTHERLAND. IN SASKATOON, ANNE STUDIED PIANO WITH LYLE GUSTIN AND VOICE WITH F.B. MORRISON. SHE ALSO STUDIED WITH DR. ERNEST VINCI OF TORONTO. MR. GUSTIN ENCOURAGED ANNE TO TAKE MUSIC COURSES AT ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN. ANNE EVENTUALLY EARNED AN A.R.C.T. FROM THE TORONTO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, AS WELL AS AN A. MUS (ASSOCIATE IN MUSIC) AND L. MUS (LICENCIATE IN MUSIC), BOTH IN PIANO. IN 1939 ANNE MARRIED DON CAMPBELL AT WESTMINTSER UNITED CHURCH IN SASKATOON. AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED, THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO CALGARY SO THAT DON COULD BEGIN A JOB AS A TRAVELING SALESMAN WITH MARSHALL WELLS HARDWARE. THEIR SONS MAC AND STEWART WERE BORN IN CALGARY, IN 1943 AND 1947 RESPECTIVELY. AFTER 1947 DON BECAME MANAGER OF THE HYDE AND SUNDAL HARDWARE STORE IN PICTURE BUTTE. DON EVENTUALLY BOUGHT THE STORE, CHANGED ITS NAME TO CAMPBELL HARDWARE AND WAS IN BUSINESS FOR 31½ YEARS. SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH ASKED ANNE TO FORM AN ALL GIRLS YOUTH CHOIR IN 1953, AND THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. THE CHOIR ACCEPTED GIRLS FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THE JUNIOR CHOIR SANG AT CHURCH SERVICES ONCE A MONTH, AND PERFORMED OPERETTAS IN THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH HALL. IN 1964 ANNE FORMED THE TEEN CLEFS, A 20 MEMBER CHAMBER CHOIR WITH GIRLS OF HIGH SCHOOL AGE. IN 1967 ANNE WAS INVITED TO TAKE THE GROUP TO MONTREAL FOR A PERFORMANCE AT EXPO 67. IN 1968 THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS WERE FORMED. THE CHOIR WENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM THAT YEAR TO COMPETE AT THE TEESIDE INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND AND THE LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD IN WALES. UNTIL THE EARLY 1990S THE CHOIR CONTINUED TO TRAVEL THROUGHOUT CANADA AND OVERSEAS, AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPETE IN MANY MUSIC FESTIVALS. THE UNITED KINGDOM, DENMARK, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA AND JAPAN WERE AMONG THE COUNTRIES VISITED BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. AS GIRLS FROM THE JUNIOR CHOIR AND ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS GREW OLDER, ANNE FORMED THE LINNET SINGERS SO THAT THOSE WHO WISHED COULD CONTINUE IN A CHOIR. THE LINNET SINGERS ALSO TRAVELED AND COMPETED EXTENSIVELY. ANNE CREATED THE MINI CHOIR AS A TRAINING GROUP FOR GIRLS SIX TO EIGHT YEARS OLD. SOME FORMER MEMBERS OF ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE ESTABLISHED SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN MUSIC AS TEACHERS, CHOIR LEADERS AND OPERA SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN A DOZEN AWARDS FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHORAL MUSIC IN CANADA, INCLUDING THE ORDER OF CANADA IN 1977 AND HONOURARY DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1983. ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE WON MORE THAN 20 AWARDS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. THE CHOIRS RECORDED 14 ALBUMS, AND WERE BROADCAST MANY TIMES BY THE CBC AND CKUA RADIO. THE GIRLS SANG MANY TYPES OF MUSIC: MADRIGALS, FOLK SONGS, SACRED MUSIC AND SHOW TUNES. THEY SANG AT VARIOUS TIMES IN ENGLISH, JAPANESE, GERMAN AND FRENCH. IN THE MID 1990S ANNE CAMPBELL RETIRED FROM ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CHOIRS. IN 1999 SHE MOVED TO COCHRANE, ALBERTA TO LIVE NEAR HER SON STEWART AND HIS FAMILY.
*UPDATE* ACCORDING TO HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, ANNE CAMPBELL PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 13, 2011, AT THE AGE OF 98 YEARS. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20000018000 FOR A COPY OF A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 18, 2011 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20000018030
Acquisition Date
2001-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, COTTON, TIN
Catalogue Number
P20000018042
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEDDY BEAR
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
FELT, COTTON, TIN
No. Pieces
10
Height
56.0
Length
32.5
Width
20.0
Description
YELLOW` TEDDY BEAR. MUCH OF HIS FUR HAS WORN AWAY, ESPECIALLY ON LEGS AND ARMS. HAS A BLACK FELT NOSE, A RED MOUTH, AND BROWN PLASTIC EYES. HAS A HOMEMADE GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, PEACH PLAID CAP, VEST, AND SHORTS ON. HAS A YELLOW SATIN SASH THAT READS "LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS". THERE IS A YELLOW PIN ON FRONT OF VEST THAT READS "ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA CANADA", IN GREEN. ANOTHER PIN ON FRONT OF VEST IS SILVER AND IS THE IMAGE OF A GRIFFIN WITH "GLAMORGAN BENEATH IT". THERE ARE ALSO 2 PINS ON CAP; ONE IS A RED MAPLE LEAF, THE OTHER READS "ALBERTA". BEAR HAS A RED RIBBON TIED AROUND ITS NECK.
Subjects
TOY
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
BEAR'S OUTFIT MATCHES THOSE WORN BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. BEAR WAS THE MASCOT FOR THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS AND WENT EVERYWHERE WITH THEM. ANNE CAMPBELL, 16 JUNE 1912-, WAS BORN IN SUTHERLAND, SASKATCHEWAN, NOW A PART OF SASKATOON. HER PARENTS WERE JOHN AND THOMASINA COWIE, SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS. MRS. COWIE SANG IN ST PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH CHOIR AND MR. COWIE SANG AT HOME. ANNE BEGAN SINGING AT AGE EIGHT, AND BY AGE 14 SHE WAS CONDUCTING THE JUNIOR CHOIR OF ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH IN SUTHERLAND. IN SASKATOON, ANNE STUDIED PIANO WITH LYLE GUSTIN AND VOICE WITH F.B. MORRISON. SHE ALSO STUDIED WITH DR. ERNEST VINCI OF TORONTO. MR. GUSTIN ENCOURAGED ANNE TO TAKE MUSIC COURSES AT ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN. ANNE EVENTUALLY EARNED AN A.R.C.T. FROM THE TORONTO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, AS WELL AS AN A. MUS (ASSOCIATE IN MUSIC) AND L. MUS (LICENCIATE IN MUSIC), BOTH IN PIANO. IN 1939 ANNE MARRIED DON CAMPBELL AT WESTMINTSER UNITED CHURCH IN SASKATOON. AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED, THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO CALGARY SO THAT DON COULD BEGIN A JOB AS A TRAVELING SALESMAN WITH MARSHALL WELLS HARDWARE. THEIR SONS MAC AND STEWART WERE BORN IN CALGARY, IN 1943 AND 1947 RESPECTIVELY. AFTER 1947 DON BECAME MANAGER OF THE HYDE AND SUNDAL HARDWARE STORE IN PICTURE BUTTE. DON EVENTUALLY BOUGHT THE STORE, CHANGED ITS NAME TO CAMPBELL HARDWARE AND WAS IN BUSINESS FOR 31½ YEARS. SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH ASKED ANNE TO FORM AN ALL GIRLS YOUTH CHOIR IN 1953, AND THE CAMPBELLS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. THE CHOIR ACCEPTED GIRLS FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THE JUNIOR CHOIR SANG AT CHURCH SERVICES ONCE A MONTH, AND PERFORMED OPERETTAS IN THE SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH HALL. IN 1964 ANNE FORMED THE TEEN CLEFS, A 20 MEMBER CHAMBER CHOIR WITH GIRLS OF HIGH SCHOOL AGE. IN 1967 ANNE WAS INVITED TO TAKE THE GROUP TO MONTREAL FOR A PERFORMANCE AT EXPO 67. IN 1968 THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS WERE FORMED. THE CHOIR WENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM THAT YEAR TO COMPETE AT THE TEESIDE INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND AND THE LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD IN WALES. UNTIL THE EARLY 1990S THE CHOIR CONTINUED TO TRAVEL THROUGHOUT CANADA AND OVERSEAS, AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPETE IN MANY MUSIC FESTIVALS. THE UNITED KINGDOM, DENMARK, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA AND JAPAN WERE AMONG THE COUNTRIES VISITED BY THE ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS. AS GIRLS FROM THE JUNIOR CHOIR AND ANNE CAMPBELL SINGERS GREW OLDER, ANNE FORMED THE LINNET SINGERS SO THAT THOSE WHO WISHED COULD CONTINUE IN A CHOIR. THE LINNET SINGERS ALSO TRAVELED AND COMPETED EXTENSIVELY. ANNE CREATED THE MINI CHOIR AS A TRAINING GROUP FOR GIRLS SIX TO EIGHT YEARS OLD. SOME FORMER MEMBERS OF ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE ESTABLISHED SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN MUSIC AS TEACHERS, CHOIR LEADERS AND OPERA SINGERS. ANNE CAMPBELL HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN A DOZEN AWARDS FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHORAL MUSIC IN CANADA, INCLUDING THE ORDER OF CANADA IN 1977 AND HONOURARY DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1983. ANNE’S CHOIRS HAVE WON MORE THAN 20 AWARDS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. THE CHOIRS RECORDED 14 ALBUMS, AND WERE BROADCAST MANY TIMES BY THE CBC AND CKUA RADIO. THE GIRLS SANG MANY TYPES OF MUSIC: MADRIGALS, FOLK SONGS, SACRED MUSIC AND SHOW TUNES. THEY SANG AT VARIOUS TIMES IN ENGLISH, JAPANESE, GERMAN AND FRENCH. IN THE MID 1990S ANNE CAMPBELL RETIRED FROM ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CHOIRS. IN 1999 SHE MOVED TO COCHRANE, ALBERTA TO LIVE NEAR HER SON STEWART AND HIS FAMILY.
*UPDATE* ACCORDING TO HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, ANNE CAMPBELL PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 13, 2011, AT THE AGE OF 98 YEARS. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20000018000 FOR A COPY OF A TRIBUTE ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 18, 2011 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20000018042
Acquisition Date
2001-08
Collection
Museum
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