12 cm of textual records; 41 colour photographic prints
History / Biographical
The Canadian Federation of University Women - Lethbridge & District (CFUW) is a voluntary, self-funded organization for women who graduated from university in Canada. The national branch of this organization, Canadian Federation of University Women, was started in 1919, and has since grown to include over 100 regional clubs across the country. The Lethbridge area of the organization was started on May 13, 1944 with 36 members. According to their mission statement, the CFUW has worked to enhance women’s and girls’ status across the globe and to promote human rights, public education, social justice, and peace. The purpose of the organization was to provide an opportunity for intellectual activities, friendship and social activities among university graduates in the Lethbridge community. They worked to encourage and sustain members in an intelligent interest in public affairs and to encourage a more active participation in such affairs by qualified women. They provide scholarships through the University of Lethbridge to students of high academic standing. They are actively involved in local and national political and social issues, and they work to provide for the well-being of their members and women across the globe.
CFUW has membership fees, governing body and duties, that included holding positions on their standing committees, and actively participating in meetings, elections, dissolutions of the group. They hold monthly meetings, Christmas parties, spring banquets and president’s teas. They also attend conferences such as those in Kelowna B.C. and St. John’s Newfoundland. CFUW works to encourage the life-long learning of women and girls and to educate and empower young women and girls as active members of society.
Scope and Content
20201003/001: Assorted Papers: Part I – Constitution, Meeting Minutes, Membership Lists. 1988-1998.
2020.1003/002: Assorted Papers: Part II – Correspondences, Executive Meeting Minutes. 1992-1998.
2020.1003/003: Assorted Papers: Part III – General Meeting Minutes. 1993-1999.
2020.1003/004: Job Description Pamphlet and Media Kit Booklet. Resources for CFUW Members and their respective jobs in the organization. 1978-1992.
2020.1003/005: Women in Universities Project – Preliminary Report. 1992.
2020.1003/006: Report of the 25th Conference of the International Federation of University Women. 1994.
2020.1003/007: Women’s Future, World Future – Study and Action Programme Kit. 1992.
2020.1003/008: Correspondences on Finances. 1991-1994.
2020.1003/009: Membership Lists. 1979-1987.
2020.1003/010: Financial Statements. 1978-1994.
2020.1003/011: Scholarship winners and the scholarship fund notifications. 1972-1987.
2020.1003/012: Newspaper Article: ‘Shared Interests’. Lethbridge Herald article covering the CFUW - Lethbridge & District organization. 1998.
2020.1003/013: Year End Review Scrapbook 1. 26 photographic prints of members and miscellaneous activities the group participated in. 2018-2019.
2020.1003/014: Year End Review Scrapbook 2. 1 photographic print. 2017-2018.
2020.1003/015: Year End Review Scrapbook 3. 1 photographic print of the CFUW Lethbridge & District’s New Banner. 2016-2017.
2020.1003/016: Year End Review Scrapbook 4. 5 photographic prints of members and miscellaneous activities the group participated in. 2015-2016.
2020.1003/017: Minutes and Reports for 2014-15. 8 photographic prints. 2014-2015.
The donor, a Senior Planner with the City of Lethbridge, oversaw the demolition of the Bridge Inn. He took these photographs on the day of the demolition. Mr. Kuhl is also the Project Manager for the Heart of Our City master plan for Lethbridge's downtown core.
The Bridge Inn was originally opened as the Queen's Hotel at what would become 316 1 Avenue South, in 1898. It replaced a building known as Roberge Hall, also called Alphonse's Hall, that stood on the same site from about 1885 or 1886. In 1902 T. Rooney bought the hotel and changes its name to the Arlington Hotel. A new mahogney bar was added, accented by carved oak around a central panel of plate glass. In 1904 a 30 foot x 40 foot frame addition with iron siding was built, and in 1910 the entire building was replaced by a three storey brick structure. An adjoining older building was acquired and renovated, bringing the capacity of the Arlington Hotel to 117 rooms. It was the largest hotel in the city. Much later the Arlington was remodelled and renamed the Plainsmen Hotel. Finally, in 1976 the hotel was given the name Bridge Inn. It's condition deteriorated over the years. The City of Lethbridge evenutally bought the hotel and tried to interest prospective buyers in it. When that failed, the building was demolished on 24 May 2007.
Source: Dogertom, Irma. Where Was It? A Guide To Early Lethbridge Buildings (Lethbridge Historical Society, 2001)
1.5 textual records, over 1,000 photographic prints, 7 posters
History / Biographical
The Order of Royal Purple was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia in September 1914. Several wives of the Elks created an informal group in 1913 to assist their husbands with benevolent, charitable and social work. In 1914, they became the recognized female auxiliary of the Elks of Canada. The objectives of the Order were to promote the principles of Justice, Charity, Sisterly Love and Fidelity, to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members or for other purposes. In addition, the Order was to quicken the spirit of women toward a pure and noble citizenship, to promote harmony and good fellowship, to relieve suffering whenever possible and to strive at all times to make “Life sweeter, women better, and the world happier.” The logo was a diamond with an elk head in the center, a clock pointing to 11 o’clock opposite a pansy and the word Canada on the banner. The pansy was the official flower of the Order.
The Royal Purple was a very secretive society. They required passwords for every meeting and National Conventions. The Password could only be changed by the Supreme Honored Royal Lady and the Lodges would be notified every 6 months of the password change. The colors of the Order were purple, white and gold. The tassels on their purple pill box hats represents the individual’s status. White tassel means lodge member, white and purple means Honored Royal Lady (or local president), gold for District Deputy, and purple for Supreme Honored Royal Lady (National Leader.) A non-member can be granted honorary memberships for their contributions to the Lodge. Meetings would begin and end with floor work. Each Lodge and District develop their own bylaws and Rules of Order. In 2014 the Supreme Executive of the Order of Royal Purple decided to secede from the Elks and start a new organization, the Canadian Royal Purple Society. Some locals, however, wished to remain with the Elks and these were integrated into the organization of the Elks of Canada as Royal Purple Elks Lodges.
Lethbridge Lodge No. 32 was instituted on April 27, 1928 by PSHRL Mattie Lane and 23 ladies were initiated into the Order. Teas, bake sales, craft sales, rummage sales, and bingos have been annual fundraising activities for the lodge. One of their larger projects was to supply an Audiology Unit (a brain stem evoked response audiometer) costing $40,000.00 for the Regional hospital. They also undertook to supply Lifeline Units to the Auxiliary Hospital. The ladies also supported the local Soup Kitchen, local Food Bank, Parents Place, Harbor House for abused women and children, Meals on Wheels, Keep in Touch as well as other charities. The Lodge was also a supporters of the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for children. They disbanded at the end of 2017.
Source: The Royal Purple of Canada: 1914-2007 and interview transcript with Ann Marie MacDonald conducted by the Galt Collections
For more information check out the interview with Ann Marie MacDonald and the donation of Wilma Wood Royal Purple Regalia Accession Number P20170007001
Scope and Content
001: 18 Portraits of Purple Honorary Royal Ladies (1928-1954)
002: 16 Portraits of Purple Honorary Royal Ladies (1955-1970)
003: 1 Notebook: Suspensions, absolute demits, expulsions and rejections (1930-1989)
004: 1 Notebook: Sunshine reports (1933-1963)
005: 1 Notebook: Inventory of regalia and other items owned by society, expenses, and insurance particulars (1933-1974)
006: 1 Visitor register notebook (1933-2015)
007: 1 Roll call notebook (1940-1950)
008: 1 Scrapbook with various correspondence oversize
009: Annual district agenda and notes
010: Annual district agenda and notes
011: Annual reports
012: 1 Vancouver O.O.R.P 23rd Annual Convention photograph oversized (1947)
013: 1 Roll call notebook (1950-1958)
014: Per-capita tax & membership reports
015: 1 Scrapbook with leadership members, yearly activities, and donations oversized (1953-1959)
016: 1 Scrapbook with leadership members, yearly activities, and 154 photographs of various social events (1958-1962)
017: Directors minutes notebook (1959-1964)
018: Meeting minutes, agendas, reports, correspondence, and publicity manual
019: Roll call, donation requests, membership list, greeting card, Lethbridge Elk newsletters
020: Miscellaneous photographs; 33 negative strips, 41 individual negatives, 4 photographs of various social events
021: Directors minutes
022: 1 Notebook: Ladies receiving flowers (1963-1979)
023: Past Hon. Royal Ladies Association meeting minutes, member list, traveling gavel, newspaper cutouts
024: 13 Portraits of Purple Honorary Royal Ladies (1971-1985)
025: 12 Portraits of Purple Honorary Royal Ladies (1986-2012)
026: Travelling gavel log (1970-1983)
027: Publicity books, newspaper& newsletter cutouts, correspondence and 25 photographs of various social events
028: 1 Vancouver O.O.R.P 33rd Annual Convention photograph oversized (1957)
029: Publicity chairman’s kit, newsletter & newspaper cutouts, biographies, and 2 photographs of members of the O.O.R.P.
030: 60th anniversary program, district deputy reports & authorizations, and roll call
031: Regular and executive meeting minutes
032: Regular meeting minutes
033: Regular meeting minutes
034: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events oversized with 155 photographs of the various social events (1962-19670
035: 1 Scrapbook of the supreme convention oversized with 22 photographs of various social events (1965)
036: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events oversized with 152 photographs of various social events (1967-1970)
037: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events oversized with 139 photographs of various social events (1970-1971)
038: 1 Photo album 39 photographs of various social events (1974-1975)
039: 1 Photo album 170 photographs of various social events (1976-1980)
040: O.O.R.P bylaws, drills general information, procedures & floor work, special ceremonies, and statues (1988)
041: 1 Members register notebook (1981-1997)
042: 1 Tea book, expenses, agendas, and newspaper cutouts (1981-2000)
043: 1 Members register notebook (1973-1981)
044: Director’s minutes and roll call
045: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper & newsletter cutouts, correspondence, 12 strips of negatives and 94 photographs of various social events (1979-1981)
046: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper & newsletter cutouts, meeting agenda, 4 strips of negatives and 54 photographs of various social events (1982-1983)
047: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, 28 strips of negatives and 100 photographs of various social events, and year end notes (1984-1985)
048: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper & newsletter cutouts, 22 strips of negatives and 107 photographs of various social events (1979-1981)
049: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper & newsletter cutouts, fund raising information, meeting agenda, and 175 photographs of various social events (1979-1981)
050: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, instructions for the historian, meeting dates, and 98 photographs of various social events (1988-1989)
051: O.O.R.P bylaws, annual reports, bingo constitution bylaws, correspondence, and contribution credits
052: Convention proceedings (1997-2000)
053: Charity resource booklet, annual report, newsletter, regular meeting minutes, and convention proceedings
054: Certificate of appreciation, newspaper cutouts, correspondence, constitution, newsletters, regular meeting minutes
055: Meeting minutes
056: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, meeting agenda, and 99 photographs & 1 collage of photographs of various social events (1992-1993)
057: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, post card, event program, and 148 photographs of various social events (1993-1994)
058: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, ribbon, brochures, meeting agendas, charity donation lists, bingo license, fiscal budget, and 117 photographs of various social events (1995-1996)
059: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, ribbon, invitation, biography, and 134 photographs of various social events (1996-1997)
060: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, biography, year meetings, meeting agendas, event tickets, and 102 photographs of various social events (1997-1998)
061: Membership list, information material list, officer’s guide, constitution & bylaws, and procedures & drills
062: 1 Scrapbook of leadership members, yearly events, newspaper cutouts, biography, meeting agendas, church service pamphlet, historian module, and 135 photographs of various social events (2000-2008)
063: Constitution, procedures, and drills
064: Constitution, floor work books, and procedures
065: Meeting agendas, constitution, posters, application for membership, brochures, newsletter cutouts, business cards, bookmarks, notice of meeting cards, member records
066: 33 Photographs of various social events
067: Book- Royal Purple of Canada 1914- 2007, separated to library
068: 7 posters of anti-bullying campaigns oversized
069: Certificates and 27 photographs: group photographs at various social events, sponsored individuals, plaques that were not kept.
070: 1 Poster of Edition 1 Past Honored Royal Ladies
071: 1 Poster of Edition 2 Past Honored Royal Ladies
20191120/001: Photographs from Various Events. 59 colour photographic prints, 20 negative frames.
20191120/002: Certificate of Appreciation. This certificate of Appreciation recognizes the Lethbridge Lodge #32 for their 80 years of service to the community. 2007-2008.
20191120/003: Convention at Nisku?, Royal Purple Day, and other social events – photographs. 107 colour photographic prints. 2007-2008.
20191120/004: Scrapbook of Activities – includes Meeting Minutes, Inductees, Functions, etc. 77 colour photographic prints. 1985-1986.
20191120/005: Brochures, Newspaper Articles, and Photographs. 4 colour photographic prints.
The declaration of the Lethbridge Catholic Separate School District No. 9 was established on January 18, 1889. The first Catholic school opened on April 1, 1889 with 33 students in attendance. A second school opened in 1891 which was run by five Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus.
The Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4 runs 13 schools in Lethbridge, Taber, Coaldale, Picture Butte and Pincher Creek. Students in the Holy Spirit Catholic Schools follow the curriculum of Alberta Learning within a Christ-centered environment.
Souce: Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4 website; "Lethbridge Catholic Separate School District No.9: The First One Hundred Years 1889-1989" by Bosco Baptista.
Scope and Content
001: 25 Portraits of Chairmen part 1 (1889-1989)
002: 9 Portraits of Chairmen part 2 (1989-2007)
003: Newsletters, banquet program, Christmas cards, Coaldale mission statement, and 3 photographs (1934-1994)
004: Junior Red Cross incident book, newsletters, correspondence, certificates and 2 certificates oversize (1947-1975)
005-008: St. Basil School Scrapbooks (1905-1988)
009: 1990-1994 Photo Album 74 photographs of various Board events
010: 1970-1975 Photo Album 54 photographs of various school events at St. Basil School
011: 1958-1990 Photo Album 48 photographs of various Board events
012: 1999-2002 Photo Album 162 photographs of Teresa Grice retirement tea, and hanging of her portrait at St. Basil School
013: St. Joseph’s Coaldale School newspaper clippings (1992-1994)
014: Newspaper clippings (1981-1992)
015-016: 1990-1992 St. Paul School photo album 325 photographs of various school programs
017-019: 1992-1996 St. Paul School photo album 64 negatives and 328 photographs of various school programs
020: 51 Negatives and 52 photographs of Christmas Concerts and a letter by a Japanese student 1989-1994
021: 34 Photographs of a Halloween event and class photographs (1982-1983)
022: 66 Photographs of Christmas concert, education week, and field trips (1986-1987)
023: 80 Photographs of events from Halloween, Christmas and Our School Day (1988)
024: 178 Photographs of various school programs (1989)
025-026: 169 Photographs of various school programs (1990)
027: 75 Photographs of St. Paul School Classes and staff (1992-1994)
028: 76 Negatives and 87 photographs of St. Paul School staff party and various school events (1992-1996)
029: 62 photographs of St. Paul School classes and staff (1989-2000)
030: 381 Student identification cards (1976-1998)
031: Photographs of students (198-) add photos to 35mm sleeves
032: Photographs of students and staff of St. Paul School (1999) add photos to 35mm sleeves
033: 66 Photographs of St Basil School’s classes and staff, and booklet for Ukraine 100 years of Christianity (1972-2001)
034: List of teachers and 43 photographs of various school events (1914-2003)
035: 34 Negatives and 83 photographs of various school programs at various schools (1940-1955)
036: 79 Photographs of various school programs (1954-1960)
037: 105 Photographs of various school programs at St. Basil School (1960-1965)
038: Photographs and negatives of various programs at St. Basil School ()add photos to 35mm sleeves
039: Negatives of ()add photos to 35mm sleeves
040-041: 2 cassettes
042-043: 354 Slides of Outdoor Education programs (1973-1991)
044: 71 Slides of various school programs at St. Basil School (1973-198-)
045: 100 Slides of various school programs, classes and staff of St. Basil School, and 20 plaques of honor roll students (1940-1968)
046: 110 Photographs and negatives of St. Basil School, mass, CCH Drama Center/ old Board office, and (1978-1994) add photos to 35mm sleeves
047: 11 Photographs of three deconstructed posters showing the classes of 1986-1987 (13.5 X 19) and newspaper articles from a deconstructed poster (30 X 25) (1986-1994)
048: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates and 9 photographs of student class pictures, events, and playing (1971-1996)
049: Newspaper clippings, photocopy of photographs of social events, and 91 photographs of students, staff, and Board members (1952-2000)
050: History of St. Paul’s School and information about Robert A. Kimmitt (1980-1987)
051: Portrait of Robert A. Kimmitt oversize (1972) (20 X 16)
052: Poster of staff and class photos at St.Paul’s School oversize (2001-2002) (24.5 X 16.5)
053: Poster with photographs of all honor roll students from the different Catholic schools with their names oversize (1961) (21.5 X 16)
054: Portrait of Emil Stephen (Steve) Vaselenak oversize (1932-1971) (20 X 16)
055: Portrait of Walter Jacob Ruff oversize (1971-1982) (20 X 16)
056: Portrait of Father Leonard Van Tighem (OMI) oversize (21.5 X 16.5) (1889-1890)
057: Portrait of John Aberle oversize (20 X 16) (1959-1988)
058: Portrait of Sister Gertrude Isabelle buss oversize (20 X 16) (1954-1971)
059: Poster of St. Basil’s Separate School Junior Hockey Champions 1946 with a 9 x 7 photograph oversize (21 X 15)(1946)
060: Poster of St. Basil’s Separate School Junior Football Champions 1946 with a 9 x 7 photograph oversize (21 X 15)(1946)
061: Enlarged photograph of a class from 1920 oversize (18 X 12) (1920)
062: Portrait of Teresa Diane Grice oversize (nee Berte) oversize (20 x 16) (1982-1971)
063: Students and staff photograph outside on a field oversize (13 X 10) (2000-2001)
064: St. Paul’s School oversize (14 X 7) (1954)
065: Photograph of students racing oversize (11 X 14) (195-)
066: Assumption School oversize (20 X 10) (1955)
067: Poster with picture of the Lethbridge Catholic Separate School Board oversize (1947-1949) (18 X 17)
068: Portrait of Most Rev. Frederick Henry oversize (1998-2017) (20 X 16.5)
069: Photograph of Board members oversize (1993) (17 X 24)
070: St. Basil School staff photographs with names oversize (200-) (17 X 12)
071: Portrait of Hubert Pyne from Taber oversize (199-) (14 X 11)
072: Photograph of children at St. Patrick’s Church likely during first communion oversize (189-) (13 X 11)
073: Photographs of Taber Board members oversize (1955-1965) (13.5 X 18)
074: Photographs of Taber Board members oversize (1966) (13.5 X 18)
075: Photographs of Board members standing in front of St. Mary’s School oversize (1950-1952) (11 X 14)
076: Portrait of Robert Hagel oversize (197-) (8 X 10)
077: Portrait of Mr. O. Malo Chairman oversize (1957-1964) (10 X 13.5)
078: Portrait of Mr. J. Chomany, Chairman oversize (1955-1964) (10 X 13.5)
079: Photographs of Board members oversize (197-) (20 X 16)
080: Photographs of Board members oversize (198-) (20 X 16)
081: Laminated newspaper article oversize (1977) (15 X 23)
082: Sketch from Jill Quinn “The Other Author, Arthur” oversize (199-?) (9 X12)
083: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1993-1994) (19 x 36)
084: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1996-1997) (19 x 36)
085: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1995-1996) (23.5 x 36)
086: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1994-1995) (25 x 10)
087: St. Paul’s School students and staff photograph (2000-2001) (20 X 30)
088: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1990-1991) (23.5 x 36)
089: Public education works in Alberta Catholic Schools poster with photographs of students and staff oversize (1995) (31 X 28)
090: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1992-1993) (24 X 28)
091: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1988-1989) (26 X 27)
092: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1987-1988) (26 X 27)
093: St. Basil’s School class and staff photos oversize (1977-1978) (30 X 20)