Fonds moth-5 - Don Tannas fonds

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Don Tannas fonds

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MOTH moth-5

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  • 1922-1987 (Creation)
  • 1922-1987 (Creation)
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    Tannas, Don

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38 cm of textual records. -- 2 photographs. -- ca. 30 posters.

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Don Tannas, 1938- , was born at Marwayne, Alberta. He moved to High River, Alberta, with his family who were general merchants, in 1948. He earned a B.A., B.Ed., and M.Ed. from the University of Alberta. He worked as a teacher in the High River area, eventually becoming principal of Rt. Hon. Joe Clark School. He was an active member of the Progressive Conservative party and worked on the campaigns of his long-time friend Joe Clark. He was also actively involved as a volunteer in economic development and urban planning issues in the Town of High River. In 1989 he was elected M.L.A. for Highwood, eventually serving as Deputy Speaker of the House. After retiring from politics in 2004, he became Executive Director of the Western Communities Foundation and moved to Water Valley, Alberta. He married Chris Mason in 1961, and they had two sons, Bruce and Scott.

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Record No. 009-025, 010-004, 011-032 The fonds consists of collected pamphlets and historical essays; collected High River promotional brochures, maps, and pamphlets; school handbooks (1967, 1983-1985); correspondence and collected campaign materials of the federal Progressive Conservative party (1967, 1976-1980); reports, minutes, and correspondence regarding planning, economic development, and heritage conservation in the Town of High River (1952-1987); and his collection of matchbook covers (ca. 1940-ca. 1960). Includes a transcript of a report of the journey of Lt.-Col. Patrick Robertson-Ross from Fort Edmonton through the Kootanie Pass to the Kootanie River (originally written 1872); a pocket book of township maps annotated to indicate property owners in the Highwood region (ca. 1935); an essay by Bert Sheppard on the TL Ranch (ca. 1952); essay, The Story of Chief Medicine Hat by Adrian Hope (1962); report of the Committee of Inquiry regarding personnel matters at High River General Hospital (1970); records of the High River High School Reunion (1979-1980); and photographs of the Bar U Ranch (1947). Tannas, Don Tannas, Don Robertson-Ross, Patrick High River (Alta.) Sheppard, Bert Commerce and industry Government Politics and government Donated by Don Tannas, 2009-2011. There are no restrictions on access.

The fonds consists of collected pamphlets and historical essays; collected High River promotional brochures, maps, and pamphlets; school handbooks (1967, 1983-1985); correspondence and collected campaign materials of the federal Progressive Conservative party (1967, 1976-1980); reports, minutes, and correspondence regarding planning, economic development, and heritage conservation in the Town of High River (1952-1987); and his collection of matchbook covers (ca. 1940-ca. 1960). Includes a transcript of a report of the journey of Lt.-Col. Patrick Robertson-Ross from Fort Edmonton through the Kootanie Pass to the Kootanie River (originally written 1872); a pocket book of township maps annotated to indicate property owners in the Highwood region (ca. 1935); an essay by Bert Sheppard on the TL Ranch (ca. 1952); essay, The Story of Chief Medicine Hat by Adrian Hope (1962); report of the Committee of Inquiry regarding personnel matters at High River General Hospital (1970); records of the High River High School Reunion (1979-1980); and photographs of the Bar U Ranch (1947).

Donated by Don Tannas, 2009-2011.

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