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Date Range
1947-1987
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20171094
Physical Description
0.3 m of textual records, over 500 photographs, 1 sketch
Scope and Content
The materials were preserved and enhanced through research by Joyce Sasse 001: 1963 Day planner 002: 1964 Day planner 003: 1965 Day planner 004: Book- Proud Procession (1947) 005: Book- Young Explorers (1947) 006: Book- Totem Tipi and Tumpline (1955) 007: Book- No Man Stands Alone (1965) 008: Book…
Date Range
1947-1987
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Annora Brown
Physical Description
0.3 m of textual records, over 500 photographs, 1 sketch
History / Biographical
Annora Brown was born outside of Red Deer in 1899 and died at the age of 88 in Deep Cove, British Columbia in 1987 where she retired. Brown is one of the Alberta’s foremost early artists. Based for much of her life in historic Fort Macleod, Brown played a major role in creating a ‘picture’ of Southern Alberta: its wild landscape, First Nations, pioneer rural communities, local history- above all its wondrous nature symbolized by the wildflower. Her work was able to capture the culture of the First nation communities that she lived near. Her father was Edmund Foster Brown and mother was Elizabeth Ethel (Cody) Brown. Her mother supported and encouraged Brown’s love for art and from 1925-1929 Brown attended the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. She returned in 1929 and developed and art program for Calgary’s Mounted Royal College but later had to leave due to her mother’s illness. A student of the celebrated landscape painters, known as the Group of Seven (1920-1933), Brown’s artistic practice spans the 1930s to mid-1980s. During that time, she cobbled together a living as an artist, often by teaching, illustrating books and magazines, and selling, whenever she could, her captivating paintings in watercolor, tempera oil and later serigraph prints. In 1945-1950, brown worked as a respected artist and teacher at the Banff School of Fine Arts. She was also commissioned to paint over 200 western wild flowers for the Glenbow Foundation. Brown’s work was also included in Crescent Heights High School in Calgary, University of Alberta in Edmonton, United College in Winnipeg, and the Canadian Handicrafts Guild in Montreal. She was also awarded a prize in the Alberta Government’s 1955 Jubilee Contest for Alberta painters. In 1965 Brown retired to Deep Cove British Columbia to paint and garden. She had given a “voice” to a region that had been rarely presented in Canadian art. Her attention to the unique aspects of Old Man’s Country like Niitsitapi, the character and isolation of its small rural communities as well as its unforgettable environment was expressed mainly through her focus on wildflowers and native plants. Buoyed by the conviction that a woman’s activities “need not be limited to polishing furniture and raising babies”, Brown was also a writer and author of two books: the Western Canadian classic Old Man’s Garden and her autobiographical Sketches from Life. She was the first woman to receive an honorary degree from the University of Lethbridge in 1971 for her contribution to “western art and living.” (written by Mary-Beth Laviolette; Summer 2016 Gallery Exhibit at Galt Museum)
Scope and Content
The materials were preserved and enhanced through research by Joyce Sasse 001: 1963 Day planner 002: 1964 Day planner 003: 1965 Day planner 004: Book- Proud Procession (1947) 005: Book- Young Explorers (1947) 006: Book- Totem Tipi and Tumpline (1955) 007: Book- No Man Stands Alone (1965) 008: Book- Canaries on the Clothesline (1974) 009: Sketch of Annora Brown oversized 010: 26 Photos of the Rockies 011: 2 Photos, Editorial, Crighton photocopy with description 012: 8 Photos of her house and her graduation 013: 17 Photos of the cabin, 5 prints, letters about her house in Fort Macleod, and letters from the Town of Fort Macleod 014: Research notes of Annora Brown by Joyce Sasse 015: 215 Photos building the cabin 016: 250 Photos of her art, excerpt of Sketches from Life, and later years; 3 Newspaper cutouts Language: English
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Public
Accession No.
20171094
Collection
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Anne Campbell Fonds: Personal Papers

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Date Range
1979
Material Type
Mixed Media
Accession No.
20161085
Physical Description
Manuscripts, photographs
Scope and Content
001 – Address Book, Material belonging to John & Thominsina Cowie, Anne’s parents Long service pass for John Cowie for Canadian Pacific Rail dated 1964-65; newspaper item Thank you note regarding John Cowie’s passing; a poem “Shut-in: Banking information – list of Safety Deposit box con…
Material Type
Mixed Media
Date Range
1979
Creator
Anne Campbell
Physical Description
Manuscripts, photographs
Physical Condition
Very Good
Language
English
Scope and Content
001 – Address Book, Material belonging to John & Thominsina Cowie, Anne’s parents Long service pass for John Cowie for Canadian Pacific Rail dated 1964-65; newspaper item Thank you note regarding John Cowie’s passing; a poem “Shut-in: Banking information – list of Safety Deposit box contents; Investment Record from J.H. Walker & Company; photocopy of portion of John Cowe’s will list of bonds; John Cowie’s estate; letter and list from the Galt Museum dated 1974 for artifacts donated and lists of out of town guests dated May 17,1989; Also Receipt from Parish of Dalzel Registry to Mr John Cowie 1910; Booklet for Engineers newspaper article about engineers and foreign trade; page from book entitled “a Study in Statistics” Booklet written by Thomasina Cowie of the family’s time in Vancouver. 002 – 1 lesson account book and 1 l expenses book in the name of Anne Cowie [Anne Campbell] from Saskatoon Saskatchewan; Nametag for Music Convention 1975 and business card for Anne Campbell Singers.. 003 – Report cards for Mac Campbell 1949-1952 &195501956; Mac Campbell Resume 1968; Correspondence 1987 & 1992. The 1987 letter is on the back of a program for Shusway Singer Homecoming Concert dated May 9th, 1987.3 editorials “The West Wind” 004 – 2 “My Trip Books” Expo 1967 and Church Trip 1984; 4 passports 1979-1996 005 – Musical Programs from Vancouver that Annie Campbell attended 1949-1952 and the Winnipeg Ballet program 006 – Letters, postcards and telegrams1968-1983 007 – Letters with photographs, cards get well, sympathy. 1970s-1980s 008 – Letters some with photographs, cards postcards 1980s-1990s 009 – Cards get well, hospitalization 010 – Cards Anniversary 1989 011 Letters, cards and photographs 1997 012 Devotional Booklets – Christmas Thoughts and Vision; Life Eternally Yours; God Bless You on your Birthday; A Treasury of Birthday Thoughts; Mother’s Day Greetings 013 – Memorial Booklet and cards, newsclipping death notice 014 – Bible Book “Come Unto Me” present to Mrs T. Cowie from a friend in memory of her husband John Cowie.
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Public Access
Accession No.
20161085
Collection
Archive
Less detail