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Date Range
1931-2009
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20191038
Physical Description
26 cm of textual records; 57 photographs; 1 digital audio recording
Scope and Content
An oral history interview (20191038/024) was conducted with Carol Darmody. The content centered around family photographs and family history. Below is a brief summary, for more details see item 20191038024 Oral History Interview - Carol Darmody. During the interview that was conducted in 2019 with…
Date Range
1931-2009
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Frouws Family
Physical Description
26 cm of textual records; 57 photographs; 1 digital audio recording
History / Biographical
John Jr. Frouws and Irene Nagy both grew up in Southern Alberta. The Frouws family moved from the Netherlands in 1925 and eventually settled Lethbridge in 1928. The Nagy family moved from Hungary to Taber in 1905, and settled in Diamond City in 1908. John Jr. Frouws and Irene Nagy met in Lethbridge as teenagers and began a 70+ year love affair, with each other and their community. Irene Nagy worked as a hairdresser during the 1930s in Calgary, Lethbridge, Chicago, and Windsor. Meanwhile, John Jr. Frouws stayed in Lethbridge working in the Galt Gardens for the City of Lethbridge. Keeping in touch throughout this time, Irene and John reunited in Lethbridge just before WWII. John Jr. enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces and served in WWII from 1941-1945, while Irene stayed in Southern Alberta. Throughout their separation, the couple exchanged letters. While John was on military leave in 1943, they married, and he returned to England days later to receive demolition training. After the war, Irene and John Jr. Frouws were reunited and settled in Lethbridge, where John worked for the City of Lethbridge as a streetcar motorman and bus driver. In the same year, the Frouws’ purchased a new veteran’s home at 134 Dieppe Blvd in Parkdale, and started a family with two daughters, Carol and Diane. John Jr. retired from the City in 1977. Throughout their lives, John and Irene Frouws enjoyed tending their garden, which won multiple Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society awards through the 1950s. Dedicated to their family, their community, and to each other, John Jr. and Irene Frouws donated generously to local and overseas organizations.
Scope and Content
An oral history interview (20191038/024) was conducted with Carol Darmody. The content centered around family photographs and family history. Below is a brief summary, for more details see item 20191038024 Oral History Interview - Carol Darmody. During the interview that was conducted in 2019 with Carol Darmody, daughter of Irene and John Jr. Frouws, Carol spoke about the importance of the strength of John and Irene’s bond. She described how both of her parents came from poor Southern Alberta families, and that it was their modest upbringings that united the couple. Their family experiences and similar lifestyles provided the foundation of their relationship and their own family values. Carol stated that a central element of their relationship was their mutual love of gardening and the Southern Alberta landscape. After purchasing their 134 Dieppe Blvd home in Lethbridge in 1945, John Jr. and Irene Frouws tended their prized garden. The garden won numerous awards during the 1950s, and Carol emphasized that it brought their whole family, and community, together. During the summer months as the girls were growing up, all of the neighborhood kids from Parkdale would come to play, and tend, the Frouws’ garden; endearing the Frouws’ to their community. 2019.1038/001: Frouws Family History, background information on the Nagy’s, the Frouws’, and Irene and John Jr.’s lives. 2019.1038/002: Photographs of the Frouws family home, 134 Dieppe Blvd, 3 photographs, ca.1947. 2019.1038/003: Newspaper articles about 134 Dieppe Blvd, including the Frouws’ Horticultural award winnings, and John Jr.’s canning winnings, 1950-1951. 2019.1038/004: Frouws family photographs Part 1/3, Irene and John Jr., 16 photographs, 1850-2003? 2019.1038/005: Frouws family photographs Part 2/3, John Jr. at War, 9 photographs, 1940-1943? 2019.1038/006: Frouws family photographs Part 3/3, John, Irene, Carol and Diane, 21 photographs, 1949-1980? 2019.1038/007: Nagy family photographs, 6 photographs, ca. 1921 -1942 2019.1038/008: Miscellaneous Articles on Frouws family members; includes the Lethbridge Herald John Jr. Transit Superintendent, Your Foundation John and Irene Frouws, Lethbridge Herald 60th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, War reflections articles from John Jr. 1945-2006? 2019.1038/009: Irene Frouws’ Diary and Autograph book, 1931-1938. 2019.1038/010: Irene Nagy’s Hairdressing Notebook, 1938. 2019.1038/011: John Jr.’s Miscellaneous Wartime Handbooks; including Soldier’s Pay Book, Standard Tests of Elementary Training, Clothing and Equipment Statement, Dependents’ Allowance and Assigned Pay slip, 1942-1945? 2019.1038/012: Irene Nagy’s Hairdressing Manual, 1955? 2019.1038/013: Letters from Johnny to Irene during WWII Part 1/8, 1940-1941. 2019.1038/014: Letters from Johnny to Irene during WWII Part 2/8, 1942. 2019.1038/015: Letters from Johnny to Irene during WWII Part 3/8, 1942-1944? 2019.1038/016: Letters from Johnny to Irene during WWII Part 4/8, 1943. 2019.1038/017: Letters from Johnny to Irene during WWII Part 5/8, 1943-1944. 2019.1038/018: Letters from Johnny to Irene during WWII Part 6/8, 1944. 2019.1038/019: Letters from Johnny to Irene during WWII Part 7/8, 1944-1945? 2019.1038/020: Letters from Johnny to Irene during WWII Part 8/8, 1945? 2019.1038/021: Miscellaneous Letters; Letter to Irene Frouws from Vera Reesor, 1945. 2019.1038/022: Letters from John to Irene, Carol, and Diane at Peace River, 1951. 2019.1038/023: War Diary Presented to John Jr. Frouws 1942-1945. 2019.1038/024: Oral history interview with Carol Darmody 2019. 1038/025: Agreements for Sale of Land, and Live Stock and Equipment, 1947.
Accession No.
20191038
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Sakamoto Family Photographs

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Date Range
1950-2004
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181077
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records; 17 photographs; 203- 35mm slides; 7- 8mm films
Scope and Content
2018.1077/001: Sakamoto Family Photographs Part 1/2, 14 photographs, 1950-2004? 2018.1077/002: Sakamoto Family Photographs Part 2/2, 3 photographs, 1 information booklet on Shin Buddhism, 1952-1960. Folder. 2018.1077/003-203: Sakamoto Family Slides, 203 slides, 1967-1981. 2018.1077/204-210: 8mm fil…
Date Range
1950-2004
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Sakamoto Family
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records; 17 photographs; 203- 35mm slides; 7- 8mm films
History / Biographical
Masahiro Sakamoto was born in Ruskin, B.C. in 1914, where his family farmed his entire life. He met Asaye Goto while living in the area, and they married in 1936. They eventually moved to Taber, Alberta where Masahiro Sakamoto worked in construction. In 1957, they moved to Lethbridge where he continued to work until his retirement in 1979. Both Masahiro and Asaye Sakamoto were strong in their faith, and attended the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta in Lethbridge. They had six children, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Their family was always their highest priority.
Scope and Content
2018.1077/001: Sakamoto Family Photographs Part 1/2, 14 photographs, 1950-2004? 2018.1077/002: Sakamoto Family Photographs Part 2/2, 3 photographs, 1 information booklet on Shin Buddhism, 1952-1960. Folder. 2018.1077/003-203: Sakamoto Family Slides, 203 slides, 1967-1981. 2018.1077/204-210: 8mm film on the Sakamoto family.
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20181077
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Dr. Menno Boldt: Papers on Suicide Prevention

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Date Range
1973-2000
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20191004
Physical Description
0.25 m of textual records
Scope and Content
2019.1004/001: Correspondence, Meeting Minutes for the Task Force, Task Force Agendas and Reports Part 1/2, 1973-1977. 2019.1004/002: Correspondence, Meeting Minutes for the Task Force, Task Force Agendas and Reports Part 2/2, 1976-1977. 2019.1004/003: Newspaper Articles re: Task Force, 1973-1981. …
Date Range
1973-2000
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Menno Boldt
Physical Description
0.25 m of textual records
History / Biographical
Dr. Menno Boldt (d. January 4, 2019) was a faculty member of the University of Lethbridge, Department of Sociology, specializing in suicide prevention. He work on the topic of suicide, particularly in the Southern Alberta region, fueled Dr. Boldt to actively pursue awareness, preventative, and rehabilitation options for individuals throughout Alberta. This passion for better treatment, care, compassion, and understanding from the Alberta Government and general population led Dr. Boldt to become involved in multiple organizations and committees throughout his life. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, following the work of Dr. Boldt (specifically, the Boldt Report), Lethbridge became a leader in the research and implementation of comprehensive and innovative suicide prevention programs and services in Alberta, which had national and international significance. As an academic, he used his influence as part of the University of Lethbridge faculty to gain public and private funding for the implementation of various suicide prevention and awareness organizations and facilities. Throughout his career, Dr. Boldt collaborated with multiple organizations such as The Just Group on the Alberta Suicide Prevention History Project, the Task Force on Suicide which was founded by multiple community members including Dr. Boldt in 1976, and many other groups and individuals. Dr. Boldt was dedicated to the prevention and awareness of suicide among individuals, and how it affects the greater Alberta population.
Scope and Content
2019.1004/001: Correspondence, Meeting Minutes for the Task Force, Task Force Agendas and Reports Part 1/2, 1973-1977. 2019.1004/002: Correspondence, Meeting Minutes for the Task Force, Task Force Agendas and Reports Part 2/2, 1976-1977. 2019.1004/003: Newspaper Articles re: Task Force, 1973-1981. 2019.1004/004: Dr. Menno Boldt Sole and Collaborative Papers re: Suicide, 1980-2000. 2019.1004/005: Handwritten Notes and Public Outreach pamphlets, 1976-1983. 2019.1004/006: Miscellaneous Correspondence and replies- Menno Boldt, 1976-1987. 2019.1004/007: Media Reports on Suicide Prevention Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 1975-1993. 2019.1004/008: Canadian Suicide Prevention Foundation Founding records, Correspondence, 1983-1987. 2019.1004/009: Public Presentation on Suicide, 1975-1983. 2019.1004/010: Notes and Ideas on Suicide Prevention Outline for Book References, Tentative Outline for a Book Draft, 1984. 2019.1004/011: Papers Presented at Various Seminars and Symposiums, 1976-1986. 2019.1004/012: Alberta Model-Towards the Development of a Systematic Approach to Suicide Prevention, History of Development, New Concept papers and Notes, 1984. 2019.1004/013: Consultation Correspondences, includes correspondences with the Attorney General, University of Manitoba, University of Lethbridge, ICSPNC, etc., 1976-1993. 2019.1004/014: Steering Committee Correspondences, Notes, Job Descriptions, and Resignation Letter, 1976-1978. 2019.1004/015: Suicide Prevention Provincial Advisory Committee (SPPAC) Correspondence, Ministerial Order, Budgets, and Newspaper Articles, 1980-1985. 2019.1004/016: Research Data/Papers re: Native Despair, Self-Destructive Behavior and Suicides Part 1/2, Case Studies, Emma Warrior class paper, 198-? 2019.1004/017: Research Data/Papers re: Native Despair, Self-Destructive Behavior and Suicides Part 2/2, Handwritten Notes, 1976-1986. 2019.1004/018: Reports of Task Force on Highway Accidents and Suicides Years 1 and 2, 1975-1976.
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20191004
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Date Range
2007
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20071019
Physical Description
Over 400 digital photographs
Date Range
2007
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Geoge Kuhl
Physical Description
Over 400 digital photographs
History / Biographical
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)
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20071019
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Rotary Club of Lethbridge-Sunrise: Administrative Records

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Date Range
2000-2017
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20191015
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
2019.1015/001: Rotary Club Los Amigos Project Story, 2017. 2019.1015/002: Miscellaneous Casino Records, including Casino License Applications, Facility and Services Agreements, Volunteer Registrations, etc., 2003-2010. 2019.1015/003: Administrative Records Part 1/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Corres…
Date Range
2000-2017
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Rotary Club of Lethbridge-Sunrise
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Rotary International is an international service organization that operates to bring business and professional people together in order to provide humanitarian services to those peoples, and nations, in need around the world. The Rotary groups are non-political and non-sectarian, and each group is open to all people regardless of race, religion, color, creed, gender or political preference. Rotary International was formed in 1905, in order to better serve the community on a local to global level. Rotarian groups usually gather weekly for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to fulfill the group’s principle of developing friendships and connections in their local area. The Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise was formed in 2001, and meets on Thursday’s at 7 am at the Nord-Bridge Senior's Centre. The Club works to bring local business professionals together to get involved, and help, the local Lethbridge community. Their objective is to: “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.” As part of the Sunrise club’s commitments to the local and global community, they aim to: “channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.” These Avenues of Service include: Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, International Service, and Youth Service. One of the global projects that the Lethbridge-Sunrise club became a part of was the Los Amigos Project in 2017. The group heard of the need for a variety of emergency vehicles in Mazatlan, Mexico. In collaboration with the Rotary Clubs in Grande Prairie, the Sunrise Club was able to drive down, and donate, three school buses and emergency supplies to Mazatlan, Mexico. A detailed account of the Los Amigos Project can be found in file 2019.1015/001.
Scope and Content
2019.1015/001: Rotary Club Los Amigos Project Story, 2017. 2019.1015/002: Miscellaneous Casino Records, including Casino License Applications, Facility and Services Agreements, Volunteer Registrations, etc., 2003-2010. 2019.1015/003: Administrative Records Part 1/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Correspondences, Dawn Breaker Newsletter, etc., 2000-2001. 2019.1015/004: Administrative Records Part 2/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Correspondences, etc., 2001. 2019.1015/005: Administrative Records Part 3/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Financial Reports, Annual Reports, etc., 2002-2003. 2019.1015/006: Administrative Records Part 4/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Financial Reports, Annual Reports, etc., 2003-2004. 2019.1015/007: Administrative Records Part 5/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Financial Reports, Correspondences, etc. 2004-2005. 2019.1015/008: Administrative Records Part 6/10, Membership Records, Board Meeting Minutes, Correspondences, etc. 2005-2006. 2019.1015/009: Administrative Records Part 7/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Rotary Motto, Promotional Statement, etc. 2006-2007. 2019.1015/010: Administrative Records Part 8/10, Semi-Annual Reports, Board Meeting Minutes, Correspondences, etc. 2007-2008. 2019.1015/011: Administrative Records Part 9/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Correspondences, New Member Applications, etc. 2008-2009. 2019.1015/012: Administrative Records Part 10/10, Board Meeting Minutes, Correspondences, Semi-Annual Reports, etc. 2009-2010.
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20191015
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