Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0187 - H.G. Baalim's sound recording collection
ACU GBA C0187
H.G. Baalim's sound recording collection
- [ca. 1957] (Creation)
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Extent and medium
6 audio reels
Name of creator
Harry Galt Baalim, 1914?-1984, was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, the son of Arthur G. Baalim, a prominent local businessman and civic booster. In the mid-1950s Harry hosted a local history program on CJLH-TV, “Remember When”. He was living in Calgary in the 1960s but moved to Westbank, British Columbia by 1971. He died at Peachland, British Columbia.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of H.G. Baalim, 1961, 1968.
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Scope and content
The collection consists of sound recordings of sounds of nature; the last steam train to enter Lethbridge; a cattle auctioneer at work; ceremonies for the opening of the Fort Macleod Museum; Peigan chicken dance, hand game, and hoop dance songs; stories by the naturalist and writer Andy Russell; interviews with Fred Botsford (on railway building and early telephones), Charles Croweagle (on tipi design), William Ferguson (on prairie fires), Norman Grier (on chuckwagon racing), Harry Long (on Fort Whoop-Up), Helen Mills (pioneer of Fort Macleod), James Morrison (pioneer of High River), and Marie Rose Smith (pioneer of Pincher Creek).
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but an audio reel containing nature sounds, sounds at a pow-wow, and interviews with pioneers, including James Morrison, has been digitized. Click on the link below to listen to the sound recording.
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Link added to the mp3 sound recording on October 20, 2016.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Wednesday, February 28, 2018