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Rocky Coulee outflow pipe, 1921
Rocky Coulee outflow pipie, 1921
PA-2308-22

Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Historical sketch. -- 1925
Series 2 Minutes. -- 1920, 1946-1950, 1971-1973
Series 3 Correspondence, reports, subject files. -- 1900-1973, predominant 1925-1958
Series 4 Financial records. -- 1935-1951, 1972
Series 5 Architectural plans, blueprints. -- 1956 and n.d.

Inventory

Series 1 Historical sketch. -- 1925
M-2273-314 Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District historical sketch. -- 1925. -- Includes photographs.
Series 2 Minutes. -- 1920, 1946-1950, 1971-1973
M-2408-4 Minutes - Board of Directors. -- 1920, 1971-1973
M-2273-318 Minutes - Board of Directors. -- 1946-1949
M-2273-319 Minutes - Advisory Committee. -- 1946-1950
Series 3 Correspondence, reports, subject files. -- 1900-1973, predominant 1925-1958
M-2273-315 General correspondence. -- 1946-1950.-- Re rates, bonds, retirement plan, damage claims.
M-2273-316 Operation and maintenance report. -- 1925. -- Re staff, transportation, buldings, telephone system, meteorological, agriculture, crops, canals, hydrography, maintenance, other irrigation developments.
M-2273-317 Secretrary-Treasurer's annual reports. -- 1947-1950. -- Re general conditions.
M-2273-321 Automobile operating cost sheets. -- 1945-1949
M-2273-322 Payroll sheets. -- 1946. -- Includes information re time employed, deductions, amounts, etc.
M-2408-1 Interim report. -- 1928
M-2408-2 Annual reports. -- 1938-1944. -- Consists of reports of official trustee, secretary-treasurer, project manager. Includes financial statements.
M-2408-3 Annual reports. -- 1946-1950, 1956, 1965. -- Includes reports of Colonization Manager, and transcript of 1965 annual meeting.
M-2408-5 Government documents re irrigation. -- 1900-1957. -- Includes authorization to construct irrigation works for Canadian North West Irrigation Company; water use permit for Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company; Surveys and Expropriation Act (1951); orders-in-council, etc.
M-2408-6 Ewing Commission correspondence. -- 1936-1944. -- The Commission investigated the productivity and financial condition of irrigation projects in Alberta. The report was issued in 1937.
M-2408-7 Irrigation Council correspondence. - 1934-1938
M-2408-8 Capital costs correspondence. -- 1925-1937
M-2408-11 Albion Ridge unit - Irrigable land. -- 1927-1958
M-2408-12 Commerce unit - Irrigable land. -- 1925-1958
M-2408-13 Fort Macleod unit - Irrigable land. -- 1925-1958
M-2408-14 Monarch unit - Irrigable land. -- 1925-1958
M-2408-15 Picture Butte unit - Irrigable land. -- 1925-1928
M-2408-16 Turin unit - Irrigable land. -- 1928-1958
M-2408-17 Home place cancellation and assignments. -- 1928-1932
M-2408-18 Keho Lake reservoir. -- 1927-1951. -- Includes leasing arrangements, blueprints of site, etc.
M-2408-19 General correspondence. -- 1937-1947
M-2408-20 General correspondence. - 1920-1960. -- Includes Chief Engineer's reports (1922-1923); historical memo (1944).
M-2408-21 Canal rights-of-way correspondence. -- 1961
M-2408-23 Water Resources Branch correspondence. -- 1940-1949
M-2408-24 Irrigation rates correspondence. -- 1926-1930
M-2408-25 Rate enforcement correspondence. -- 1938-1940
M-2408-26 Rate enforcement correspondence. -- 1941-1952
M-2408-27 Ratepayers' Association correspondence. - 1929-1935. -- Includes report on financial condition of Lethbridge Northern farmers (1929).
M-2408-28 Ratepayers' Asssociation - Replies to questions from executive. -- [ca. 1932]
M-2408-29 District-owned farms - Financial statements. -- 1931-1937
M-2408-30 Telephone service correspondence. -- 1925-1952
M-2408-31 Western Canada Reclamation Assocation correspondence. -- 1946-1961. -- Includes minutes of meetings of representative of southern Alberta irrigation districts and WCRA.
M-2408-32 Sugar beet growers financial records. -- 1932-1948 and n.d. -- Includes lists of bonus cheques, long haul payments, etc.
M-2408-33 Sugar beet growers lists. -- 1957-1965
M-2408-34 New West Irrigation District minute book. -- 1924-1951
M-2408-35 New West Irrigation District correspondence. -- 1922-1953. -- Includes agreements, authorizations, orders, etc. from formation of district to its dissolution.
M-2408-36 Park Lake Committee minutes and correspondence. -- 1937-1953
M-2408-37 Belly-Waterton River diversions correspondence. -- 1951, 1955
M-2408-38 Committee on Prairie Water Problems correspondence. -- 1944-1961
M-2408-39 St. Mary-Milk River Development correspondence. -- 1941-1961
M-2408-40 Water power correspondence. -- 1940-1953. -- Includes licences for water power development.
M-2408-41 Debentures. -- 1921-1928
M-2408-42 Contract No. 10. -- 1922. -- Between LNID and Herbert Boomer for all timber construction. Includes progress estimates.
M-2408-43 Sample of standard construction contract. -- n.d.
M-2408-44 Alberta Resources Commission - Summary of expenditures. -- 1905-1930. -- Prepared to contest a Dominion claim against the province for irrigation expenditures on transfer of land rights to province.
M-2408-50 St. Mary's-Milk River Development financial statements
M-2408-51 Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District annual report and accounts. -- 1926-1961. -- Includes reports on government advances to district; audit and accounting system (1926); report on amounts due by settlers.
M-2408-52 St. Mary's River Development annual report and accounts. -- 1946-1962. -- Includes report and accounts of Colonization Manager.
M-2408-53 Western Irrigation District annual report and accounts. -- 1950-1951, 1953-1965
M-2408-54 Reports re irrigation. -- [ca. 1923-1973]
M-2408-55 Annual reports. -- 1939 and 1954. -- Consists of reports of Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Department of Natural Resources, Lethbridge section (1939); and St. Mary-Milk River Development Colonization Manager (1954).
M-2408-56 Columbia Basin Project reports. -- 1952. -- Includes publicity hand-out for Columbia Basin Water Festival.
M-2408-57 Lethbridge Southeast Project - Engineering progress report. -- April 1941
M-2408-58

Miscellaneous reports. -- 1941-1960 and n.d. -- Includes:

Brief for LNID exemption from minimun wage and hours of work acts, n.d.

Excerpts from speech of A.T. Davidson to Forestry Association, n.d.

Speech by G.H. Lash, Canadian Director of Public Information to Galt Kiwanis Club, Lethbridge, 1941

Brief of Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce on Alberta Labour Act, [ca. 1953]

Report, Southern Alberta Industrial Development Workshop, 2957

Research highlights, Lethbridge Experimental Farm, 1959

Bulletin, Water Resources of Canada, 1960

Brief, water use policy, Southwest Alberta Development Association, 1960

M-2408-59 Proposals, group insurance policies. -- 1946-1953 and n.d.
M-2408-60 Statistics sheets. -- n.d.
M-2408-61 Canadian National Railway (CNR) Community Progress competitions annual report and correspondence. -- 1931 and 1933
M-2408-62 Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta correspondence. -- 1935-1959. -- Includes biographical data on engineers for examining board.
M-2408-63 Lethbridge Spring Bull Sale program and entry form. -- 1964
M-2408-64 Aberdeen Angus cattle correspondence, posters, etc. -- 1955-1964
M-2408-65 Highland Stock Farms Ltd. Christmas cards. -- 1955-1956
M-2408-66 Photographs of creosoted wood stave pipe installations. -- n.d.
M-2408-67

Publications. -- 1935-1955 and n.d. -- Includes:

Our Canadian Neighbors by W.J. Cameron, 1935

Alberta Hail Insurance Act, 1938

South East Kelowna Irrrigation District financial statement, 1939

The Water Resuorces of Alberta by Ben Russell, 1948

World irrigation maps, 1949

Act to amend the Statute Law, 1955

St Mary-Milk River Irrigation Project, n.d.

M-2408-68 Newspaper clippings. -- 1937-1954
M-2408-os.1 Notice of poll re district administration policy. -- 1936
Series 4 Financial records. -- 1935-1951, 1972
M-2408-9 Estimates and expenditures. -- 1938-1951
M-2273-320 Financial statements - reports and accounts. -- 1935, 1944-1949
M-2408-45 Financial summaries. -- 1935
M-2408-46 Financial summaries. -- 1936
M-2408-47 Financial summaries. -- 1939
M-2408-48 Financial summaries. -- 1941
M-2408-49 Financial summaries. -- 1949
M-2273-323 Financial statements - Receipts and disbursements. -- 1948-1950
M-2273-324 Financial statements - Monthly report of expenditures. -- 1948-1950
M-2273-325 Financial statements - Cash statements. -- 1948-1950
M-2408-10 Monthly expenditure reports. -- January-May 1972
Series 5 Architectual plans, blueprints. -- 1956 and n.d.
M-2408-os.2 Architectural floor plans for Irrigation Building, Lethbridge. -- n.d.
M-2408-os.3 Plan showing road widening through sections 27, 28, 33, and 34-13-16-W4. -- 1956
M-2408-os.4 Blueprint, single dwelling. -- n.d.
M-2408-os.5 Plan, drawing desk. -- n.d.
M-2408-os.6 Plan showing lots owned by Alberta Department of Public Works and St. Mary-Milk River Development, Lethbridge. -- n.d.
M-2273-326 Architectural plans of houses. -- n.d.
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