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Barb Clarke - wedding photographs

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Date Range
1965
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20201024
Physical Description
3 digital files
Date Range
1965
Description Level
Item
Creator
Barb Clarke
Physical Description
3 digital files
History / Biographical
Associated biographical details are found in the Collections file 20180008
Accession No.
20201024
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Date Range
1930s
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20201015
Physical Description
4 music scores.
Scope and Content
Four piano scores: "Shanghai Lil" "By a Water Fall" "Isle of Capri" (incomplete) "The Old Spinning Wheel"
Date Range
1930s
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
4 music scores.
Custodial History
These items were acquired in Lethbridge and originally owned by Barbara Watt.
Scope and Content
Four piano scores: "Shanghai Lil" "By a Water Fall" "Isle of Capri" (incomplete) "The Old Spinning Wheel"
Accession No.
20201015
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Marion Biggs. Certificates.

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Date Range
1936-1960
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20201014
Physical Description
5 items.
Scope and Content
Certificates from: American Institute of Filing, Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, Lethbridge Symphony Association, Incorporated Phonographic Society.
Date Range
1936-1960
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
5 items.
Scope and Content
Certificates from: American Institute of Filing, Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, Lethbridge Symphony Association, Incorporated Phonographic Society.
Accession No.
20201014
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Transgender Publications.

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Date Range
2018-2020
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20201013
Physical Description
7 booklets
Scope and Content
6 issues of "Transphobic Fever", 1 issue of "So You Think You Can Trans" (self-published).
Date Range
2018-2020
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
7 booklets
Scope and Content
6 issues of "Transphobic Fever", 1 issue of "So You Think You Can Trans" (self-published).
Accession No.
20201013
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Commemmorative Publications

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Date Range
1990-2004
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20191134
Physical Description
10 softcover booklets.
Scope and Content
A collection of commemmorative publications, 9 from the Lethbridge Herald, and 1 from the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. These items have been placed in the "Special Editions" filing cabinets in the Galt Archives Reading Room.
Date Range
1990-2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
10 softcover booklets.
Scope and Content
A collection of commemmorative publications, 9 from the Lethbridge Herald, and 1 from the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. These items have been placed in the "Special Editions" filing cabinets in the Galt Archives Reading Room.
Accession No.
20191134
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Irrigation Dams in Southern Alberta.

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Date Range
1940-1987
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20201016
Physical Description
4 textual documents, 1 map, 1 coil-bound booklet.
Scope and Content
Records related to the irrigation dams in southern Alberta. Map of proposed irrigation development in St. Mary area. St. Mary Dam Edition of the Lethbridge Herald, July 16, 1951. (coil bound album). Foss, W.L. 1966. "Some features of the Waterton Spillway." Engineering Journal, March 1966, pp. 1…
Date Range
1940-1987
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
4 textual documents, 1 map, 1 coil-bound booklet.
History / Biographical
The records belonged to Walter L. "Wally" Foss.
Scope and Content
Records related to the irrigation dams in southern Alberta. Map of proposed irrigation development in St. Mary area. St. Mary Dam Edition of the Lethbridge Herald, July 16, 1951. (coil bound album). Foss, W.L. 1966. "Some features of the Waterton Spillway." Engineering Journal, March 1966, pp. 13-18. "Irrigation in Alberta: Past, Present, and Future", by K. R. Craig, P.Eng. UMA Engineering Ltd., Lethbridge Alberta. Presented at the APEGGA Annual Convention, June, 1987. "The St. Mary Project and my career", by W.L. Foss, Project Engineer. August, 1966.
Accession No.
20201016
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Date Range
1967
Description Level
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Accession No.
20201002001
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
Scope and Content
Inn Purple sign.
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Date Range
1967
Description Level
Item
Creator
Robert (Bob) Shippobotham
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
History / Biographical
Robert (Bob) Howard Shippobotham was born on March 18, 1943 in the Galt Hospital. He is the only son of Frank and Garnette Shippobotham. Robert was employed with C.P. Rail as a Train Machine Clerk for 35 years until his retirement in 1997. He was married to Margaret Deans for 37 years until her passing in 2016 and he has one daughter, Bobbie Jean from a previous marriage. Robert was an amateur photographer and had his own dark room. He liked to try new photographing and processing techiniques. Inn Purple was a young adult coffee house that existed in 1967/68 in Lethbridge. It was a place where teens and young adults could go to hang out, listen to music and dance, without drugs, alcohol or their parents. It was run by the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group but was non-denominational. The idea for the coffee house was born out of the desire of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group which motivated members of the congregation to find a way to “...uphold new approaches and experiments in establishing communication with youth.” A location was picked, volunteers were recruited, supplies were gathered and in July 1967 the doors to the Inn Purple opened. A jukebox, table tennis and board games were provided. Groups could rent out the venue for a small fee. Besides live music, dancing and poetry readings, the Inn Purple held occasional church services. The stage of the Inn Purple saw many local talents, like Cheri Thompson or Dale Ketcheson, fill the coffee house with songs and poems. None that visited the Inn were quite as iconic as Gordon Lightfoot. While in Lethbridge for his concerts at the Yates on September of 1967, he learned of the little coffee house and paid them a visit. Even with the modest admission fee, a $1 membership, a concession and a memorial fund, the Inn Purple was not able to generate enough income to stay open. In June 1968 the Inn Purple committee was forced to hold an auction to keep the doors open. By mid-September 1968 the coffers were empty. A year and a half after opening this teen/ young adult hangout closed forever.
Custodial History
Photographed by Robert Shippobotham and kept in the Shippobotham Family.
Scope and Content
Inn Purple sign.
Accession No.
20201002001
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Bulletin Board at the Inn Purple

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Date Range
1967
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20201002002
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
Scope and Content
Bulletin board at the front entrance. It is rumoured that Gordon Lightfoot signed the wall when he visited the Inn Purple during September of 1967.
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Date Range
1967
Description Level
Item
Creator
Robert (Bob) Shippobotham
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
History / Biographical
Robert (Bob) Howard Shippobotham was born on March 18, 1943 in the Galt Hospital. He is the only son of Frank and Garnette Shippobotham. Robert was employed with C.P. Rail as a Train Machine Clerk for 35 years until his retirement in 1997. He was married to Margaret Deans for 37 years until her passing in 2016 and he has one daughter, Bobbie Jean from a previous marriage. Robert was an amateur photographer and had his own dark room. He liked to try new photographing and processing techiniques. Inn Purple was a young adult coffee house that existed in 1967/68 in Lethbridge. It was a place where teens and young adults could go to hang out, listen to music and dance, without drugs, alcohol or their parents. It was run by the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group but was non-denominational. The idea for the coffee house was born out of the desire of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group which motivated members of the congregation to find a way to “...uphold new approaches and experiments in establishing communication with youth.” A location was picked, volunteers were recruited, supplies were gathered and in July 1967 the doors to the Inn Purple opened. A jukebox, table tennis and board games were provided. Groups could rent out the venue for a small fee. Besides live music, dancing and poetry readings, the Inn Purple held occasional church services. The stage of the Inn Purple saw many local talents, like Cheri Thompson or Dale Ketcheson, fill the coffee house with songs and poems. None that visited the Inn were quite as iconic as Gordon Lightfoot. While in Lethbridge for his concerts at the Yates on September of 1967, he learned of the little coffee house and paid them a visit. Even with the modest admission fee, a $1 membership, a concession and a memorial fund, the Inn Purple was not able to generate enough income to stay open. In June 1968 the Inn Purple committee was forced to hold an auction to keep the doors open. By mid-September 1968 the coffers were empty. A year and a half after opening this teen/ young adult hangout closed forever.
Custodial History
Photographed by Robert Shippobotham and kept in the Shippobotham Family.
Scope and Content
Bulletin board at the front entrance. It is rumoured that Gordon Lightfoot signed the wall when he visited the Inn Purple during September of 1967.
Accession No.
20201002002
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Date Range
1967
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Accession No.
20201002003
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
Scope and Content
Unidentified singing duo perform on the Inn Purple stage.
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Date Range
1967
Description Level
Item
Creator
Robert (Bob) Shippobotham
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
History / Biographical
Robert (Bob) Howard Shippobotham was born on March 18, 1943 in the Galt Hospital. He is the only son of Frank and Garnette Shippobotham. Robert was employed with C.P. Rail as a Train Machine Clerk for 35 years until his retirement in 1997. He was married to Margaret Deans for 37 years until her passing in 2016 and he has one daughter, Bobbie Jean from a previous marriage. Robert was an amateur photographer and had his own dark room. He liked to try new photographing and processing techiniques. Inn Purple was a young adult coffee house that existed in 1967/68 in Lethbridge. It was a place where teens and young adults could go to hang out, listen to music and dance, without drugs, alcohol or their parents. It was run by the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group but was non-denominational. The idea for the coffee house was born out of the desire of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group which motivated members of the congregation to find a way to “...uphold new approaches and experiments in establishing communication with youth.” A location was picked, volunteers were recruited, supplies were gathered and in July 1967 the doors to the Inn Purple opened. A jukebox, table tennis and board games were provided. Groups could rent out the venue for a small fee. Besides live music, dancing and poetry readings, the Inn Purple held occasional church services. The stage of the Inn Purple saw many local talents, like Cheri Thompson or Dale Ketcheson, fill the coffee house with songs and poems. None that visited the Inn were quite as iconic as Gordon Lightfoot. While in Lethbridge for his concerts at the Yates on September of 1967, he learned of the little coffee house and paid them a visit. Even with the modest admission fee, a $1 membership, a concession and a memorial fund, the Inn Purple was not able to generate enough income to stay open. In June 1968 the Inn Purple committee was forced to hold an auction to keep the doors open. By mid-September 1968 the coffers were empty. A year and a half after opening this teen/ young adult hangout closed forever.
Custodial History
Photographed by Robert Shippobotham and kept in the Shippobotham Family.
Scope and Content
Unidentified singing duo perform on the Inn Purple stage.
Accession No.
20201002003
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Unidentified Youth Choosing Music on a Jukebox

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Date Range
1967
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20201002004
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
Scope and Content
Unidentified teen choosing music on the jukebox.
  1 image  
Date Range
1967
Description Level
Item
Creator
Robert (Bob) Shippobotham
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
History / Biographical
Robert (Bob) Howard Shippobotham was born on March 18, 1943 in the Galt Hospital. He is the only son of Frank and Garnette Shippobotham. Robert was employed with C.P. Rail as a Train Machine Clerk for 35 years until his retirement in 1997. He was married to Margaret Deans for 37 years until her passing in 2016 and he has one daughter, Bobbie Jean from a previous marriage. Robert was an amateur photographer and had his own dark room. He liked to try new photographing and processing techiniques. Inn Purple was a young adult coffee house that existed in 1967/68 in Lethbridge. It was a place where teens and young adults could go to hang out, listen to music and dance, without drugs, alcohol or their parents. It was run by the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group but was non-denominational. The idea for the coffee house was born out of the desire of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group which motivated members of the congregation to find a way to “...uphold new approaches and experiments in establishing communication with youth.” A location was picked, volunteers were recruited, supplies were gathered and in July 1967 the doors to the Inn Purple opened. A jukebox, table tennis and board games were provided. Groups could rent out the venue for a small fee. Besides live music, dancing and poetry readings, the Inn Purple held occasional church services. The stage of the Inn Purple saw many local talents, like Cheri Thompson or Dale Ketcheson, fill the coffee house with songs and poems. None that visited the Inn were quite as iconic as Gordon Lightfoot. While in Lethbridge for his concerts at the Yates on September of 1967, he learned of the little coffee house and paid them a visit. Even with the modest admission fee, a $1 membership, a concession and a memorial fund, the Inn Purple was not able to generate enough income to stay open. In June 1968 the Inn Purple committee was forced to hold an auction to keep the doors open. By mid-September 1968 the coffers were empty. A year and a half after opening this teen/ young adult hangout closed forever.
Custodial History
Photographed by Robert Shippobotham and kept in the Shippobotham Family.
Scope and Content
Unidentified teen choosing music on the jukebox.
Accession No.
20201002004
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Caroline Lockerbie Entering the Inn Purple

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Date Range
1967
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20201002005
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
Scope and Content
Caroline Lockerbie entering the Inn Purple coffee house. Caroline was the secretary for the Inn Purple executive committee.
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Date Range
1967
Description Level
Item
Creator
Robert (Bob) Shippobotham
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
History / Biographical
Robert (Bob) Howard Shippobotham was born on March 18, 1943 in the Galt Hospital. He is the only son of Frank and Garnette Shippobotham. Robert was employed with C.P. Rail as a Train Machine Clerk for 35 years until his retirement in 1997. He was married to Margaret Deans for 37 years until her passing in 2016 and he has one daughter, Bobbie Jean from a previous marriage. Robert was an amateur photographer and had his own dark room. He liked to try new photographing and processing techiniques. Inn Purple was a young adult coffee house that existed in 1967/68 in Lethbridge. It was a place where teens and young adults could go to hang out, listen to music and dance, without drugs, alcohol or their parents. It was run by the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group but was non-denominational. The idea for the coffee house was born out of the desire of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group which motivated members of the congregation to find a way to “...uphold new approaches and experiments in establishing communication with youth.” A location was picked, volunteers were recruited, supplies were gathered and in July 1967 the doors to the Inn Purple opened. A jukebox, table tennis and board games were provided. Groups could rent out the venue for a small fee. Besides live music, dancing and poetry readings, the Inn Purple held occasional church services. The stage of the Inn Purple saw many local talents, like Cheri Thompson or Dale Ketcheson, fill the coffee house with songs and poems. None that visited the Inn were quite as iconic as Gordon Lightfoot. While in Lethbridge for his concerts at the Yates on September of 1967, he learned of the little coffee house and paid them a visit. Even with the modest admission fee, a $1 membership, a concession and a memorial fund, the Inn Purple was not able to generate enough income to stay open. In June 1968 the Inn Purple committee was forced to hold an auction to keep the doors open. By mid-September 1968 the coffers were empty. A year and a half after opening this teen/ young adult hangout closed forever.
Custodial History
Photographed by Robert Shippobotham and kept in the Shippobotham Family.
Scope and Content
Caroline Lockerbie entering the Inn Purple coffee house. Caroline was the secretary for the Inn Purple executive committee.
Accession No.
20201002005
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Date Range
1967
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20201002006
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
Scope and Content
Hot rod graffiti-style painting by Don Lancaster, which he painted in 1967. It was located in the basement of the Inn Purple. The paintings were still there in 2018 when the space was used by Big Al’s Music (1287 - 3 Avenue South)
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Date Range
1967
Description Level
Item
Creator
Robert (Bob) Shippobotham
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
History / Biographical
Robert (Bob) Howard Shippobotham was born on March 18, 1943 in the Galt Hospital. He is the only son of Frank and Garnette Shippobotham. Robert was employed with C.P. Rail as a Train Machine Clerk for 35 years until his retirement in 1997. He was married to Margaret Deans for 37 years until her passing in 2016 and he has one daughter, Bobbie Jean from a previous marriage. Robert was an amateur photographer and had his own dark room. He liked to try new photographing and processing techiniques. Inn Purple was a young adult coffee house that existed in 1967/68 in Lethbridge. It was a place where teens and young adults could go to hang out, listen to music and dance, without drugs, alcohol or their parents. It was run by the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group but was non-denominational. The idea for the coffee house was born out of the desire of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group which motivated members of the congregation to find a way to “...uphold new approaches and experiments in establishing communication with youth.” A location was picked, volunteers were recruited, supplies were gathered and in July 1967 the doors to the Inn Purple opened. A jukebox, table tennis and board games were provided. Groups could rent out the venue for a small fee. Besides live music, dancing and poetry readings, the Inn Purple held occasional church services. The stage of the Inn Purple saw many local talents, like Cheri Thompson or Dale Ketcheson, fill the coffee house with songs and poems. None that visited the Inn were quite as iconic as Gordon Lightfoot. While in Lethbridge for his concerts at the Yates on September of 1967, he learned of the little coffee house and paid them a visit. Even with the modest admission fee, a $1 membership, a concession and a memorial fund, the Inn Purple was not able to generate enough income to stay open. In June 1968 the Inn Purple committee was forced to hold an auction to keep the doors open. By mid-September 1968 the coffers were empty. A year and a half after opening this teen/ young adult hangout closed forever.
Custodial History
Photographed by Robert Shippobotham and kept in the Shippobotham Family.
Scope and Content
Hot rod graffiti-style painting by Don Lancaster, which he painted in 1967. It was located in the basement of the Inn Purple. The paintings were still there in 2018 when the space was used by Big Al’s Music (1287 - 3 Avenue South)
Accession No.
20201002006
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Date Range
1967
Description Level
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Accession No.
20201002007
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
Scope and Content
Unidentified member enjoying the atmosphere.
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Date Range
1967
Description Level
Item
Creator
Robert (Bob) Shippobotham
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
History / Biographical
Robert (Bob) Howard Shippobotham was born on March 18, 1943 in the Galt Hospital. He is the only son of Frank and Garnette Shippobotham. Robert was employed with C.P. Rail as a Train Machine Clerk for 35 years until his retirement in 1997. He was married to Margaret Deans for 37 years until her passing in 2016 and he has one daughter, Bobbie Jean from a previous marriage. Robert was an amateur photographer and had his own dark room. He liked to try new photographing and processing techiniques. Inn Purple was a young adult coffee house that existed in 1967/68 in Lethbridge. It was a place where teens and young adults could go to hang out, listen to music and dance, without drugs, alcohol or their parents. It was run by the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group but was non-denominational. The idea for the coffee house was born out of the desire of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group which motivated members of the congregation to find a way to “...uphold new approaches and experiments in establishing communication with youth.” A location was picked, volunteers were recruited, supplies were gathered and in July 1967 the doors to the Inn Purple opened. A jukebox, table tennis and board games were provided. Groups could rent out the venue for a small fee. Besides live music, dancing and poetry readings, the Inn Purple held occasional church services. The stage of the Inn Purple saw many local talents, like Cheri Thompson or Dale Ketcheson, fill the coffee house with songs and poems. None that visited the Inn were quite as iconic as Gordon Lightfoot. While in Lethbridge for his concerts at the Yates on September of 1967, he learned of the little coffee house and paid them a visit. Even with the modest admission fee, a $1 membership, a concession and a memorial fund, the Inn Purple was not able to generate enough income to stay open. In June 1968 the Inn Purple committee was forced to hold an auction to keep the doors open. By mid-September 1968 the coffers were empty. A year and a half after opening this teen/ young adult hangout closed forever.
Custodial History
Photographed by Robert Shippobotham and kept in the Shippobotham Family.
Scope and Content
Unidentified member enjoying the atmosphere.
Accession No.
20201002007
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Audience watching the Inn Purple Stage

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Date Range
1967
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20201002009
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
Scope and Content
Audience at the Inn Purple enjoying a performer on the stage.
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Date Range
1967
Description Level
Item
Creator
Robert (Bob) Shippobotham
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
History / Biographical
Robert (Bob) Howard Shippobotham was born on March 18, 1943 in the Galt Hospital. He is the only son of Frank and Garnette Shippobotham. Robert was employed with C.P. Rail as a Train Machine Clerk for 35 years until his retirement in 1997. He was married to Margaret Deans for 37 years until her passing in 2016 and he has one daughter, Bobbie Jean from a previous marriage. Robert was an amateur photographer and had his own dark room. He liked to try new photographing and processing techiniques. Inn Purple was a young adult coffee house that existed in 1967/68 in Lethbridge. It was a place where teens and young adults could go to hang out, listen to music and dance, without drugs, alcohol or their parents. It was run by the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group but was non-denominational. The idea for the coffee house was born out of the desire of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group which motivated members of the congregation to find a way to “...uphold new approaches and experiments in establishing communication with youth.” A location was picked, volunteers were recruited, supplies were gathered and in July 1967 the doors to the Inn Purple opened. A jukebox, table tennis and board games were provided. Groups could rent out the venue for a small fee. Besides live music, dancing and poetry readings, the Inn Purple held occasional church services. The stage of the Inn Purple saw many local talents, like Cheri Thompson or Dale Ketcheson, fill the coffee house with songs and poems. None that visited the Inn were quite as iconic as Gordon Lightfoot. While in Lethbridge for his concerts at the Yates on September of 1967, he learned of the little coffee house and paid them a visit. Even with the modest admission fee, a $1 membership, a concession and a memorial fund, the Inn Purple was not able to generate enough income to stay open. In June 1968 the Inn Purple committee was forced to hold an auction to keep the doors open. By mid-September 1968 the coffers were empty. A year and a half after opening this teen/ young adult hangout closed forever.
Custodial History
Photographed by Robert Shippobotham and kept in the Shippobotham Family.
Scope and Content
Audience at the Inn Purple enjoying a performer on the stage.
Accession No.
20201002009
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Date Range
1967
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20201002010
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
Scope and Content
Although there was a strict ban on alcohol and drugs at the coffee house, smoking was acceptable. Pat Coristine remembers “…the culture was pretty open and accepting… I don’t remember any incidents of drugs or alcohol, although it could get very smoky at times from cigarettes.”
  1 image  
Date Range
1967
Description Level
Item
Creator
Robert (Bob) Shippobotham
Physical Description
35 mm colour Slide
History / Biographical
Robert (Bob) Howard Shippobotham was born on March 18, 1943 in the Galt Hospital. He is the only son of Frank and Garnette Shippobotham. Robert was employed with C.P. Rail as a Train Machine Clerk for 35 years until his retirement in 1997. He was married to Margaret Deans for 37 years until her passing in 2016 and he has one daughter, Bobbie Jean from a previous marriage. Robert was an amateur photographer and had his own dark room. He liked to try new photographing and processing techiniques. Inn Purple was a young adult coffee house that existed in 1967/68 in Lethbridge. It was a place where teens and young adults could go to hang out, listen to music and dance, without drugs, alcohol or their parents. It was run by the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group but was non-denominational. The idea for the coffee house was born out of the desire of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church youth group which motivated members of the congregation to find a way to “...uphold new approaches and experiments in establishing communication with youth.” A location was picked, volunteers were recruited, supplies were gathered and in July 1967 the doors to the Inn Purple opened. A jukebox, table tennis and board games were provided. Groups could rent out the venue for a small fee. Besides live music, dancing and poetry readings, the Inn Purple held occasional church services. The stage of the Inn Purple saw many local talents, like Cheri Thompson or Dale Ketcheson, fill the coffee house with songs and poems. None that visited the Inn were quite as iconic as Gordon Lightfoot. While in Lethbridge for his concerts at the Yates on September of 1967, he learned of the little coffee house and paid them a visit. Even with the modest admission fee, a $1 membership, a concession and a memorial fund, the Inn Purple was not able to generate enough income to stay open. In June 1968 the Inn Purple committee was forced to hold an auction to keep the doors open. By mid-September 1968 the coffers were empty. A year and a half after opening this teen/ young adult hangout closed forever.
Custodial History
Photographed by Robert Shippobotham and kept in the Shippobotham Family.
Scope and Content
Although there was a strict ban on alcohol and drugs at the coffee house, smoking was acceptable. Pat Coristine remembers “…the culture was pretty open and accepting… I don’t remember any incidents of drugs or alcohol, although it could get very smoky at times from cigarettes.”
Accession No.
20201002010
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Meisser family cabin in Waterton

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Date Range
1962-1963
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20191131
Physical Description
2 photographs; 0.01 m of textual records
Scope and Content
2 photographs of the cabin exterior, inspection report, financial records related to the construction, such as receipts from the Beaver Lumber Company Ltd, Crestline Builders Market Ltd, etc.
Date Range
1962-1963
Description Level
Item
Creator
Lowell and Elinor Meisser
Physical Description
2 photographs; 0.01 m of textual records
History / Biographical
Lowell and Elinor Meisser (nee Tenney) of Warner built the cabin in Waterton to spend summers in the Waterton Lakes National Park. The cabin was also used by their son Jerald Lowell Meisser.
Scope and Content
2 photographs of the cabin exterior, inspection report, financial records related to the construction, such as receipts from the Beaver Lumber Company Ltd, Crestline Builders Market Ltd, etc.
Accession No.
20191131
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J.F. Dormaar fonds - documents and maps

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Date Range
1870s-2006
Material Type
Mixed Media
Accession No.
20111068
Physical Description
.34 m of textual records, 17 maps
Scope and Content
2011.1068/1 Correspondence of J. F. Dormaar related to his research on Milk River and Sweet Grass Hills country (1993-2003) 2011.1068/2 Photocopies of 3 topographical maps of the area around Bow Island and the Forks: from Rocky Buttes to Sweet Grass Hills (U.S.A), published by the Burland Lithograp…
Material Type
Mixed Media
Other Title Info
Johan Frederik Dormaar
Date Range
1870s-2006
Fonds No.
Fonds
Physical Description
.34 m of textual records, 17 maps
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Johan Frederick Dormaar was born in Holland in 1930 and immigrated to Canada in 1954. He worked for one year on a farm and then attended the University of Guelph to do his bachelor degree. He later entered the University of Alberta, where he gained his PhD in Organic Chemistry. Starting in 1960s he worked at the Lethbridge Research Station as a soil scientist. Mr. Dormaar had interests in local history, geography and archeology and wrote five books. - The Alberta Stretch of the Milk River (2010) - Alberta's 49th Parallel (2009) - Oil City (2007) - The Lethbridge Research Centre (2006) - Sweetgrass Hills (2003) Johan Dormaar was active in the local Historical Society and Archaeological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge Centre. He died in 2011.
Language
English
Scope and Content
2011.1068/1 Correspondence of J. F. Dormaar related to his research on Milk River and Sweet Grass Hills country (1993-2003) 2011.1068/2 Photocopies of 3 topographical maps of the area around Bow Island and the Forks: from Rocky Buttes to Sweet Grass Hills (U.S.A), published by the Burland Lithographic Co., Montreal [1885-1905] 2011.1068/3 “Navigating from History into the Future: The Water Management Plan for the South Saskatchewan River Basin in Alberta.” By Alan Pentney and Dough Ohrn. Canadian Water Resources Journal. Vol. 33(4), 2008. 2011.1068/4 International St. Mary – Milk Rivers Administrative Measures Task Force: Report to the International Joint Commission (April 2006) 2011.1068/5 Articles on tree species in the Milk River basin, incl. cottonwood vs. Russian olive. 2011.1068/6 “Meandering Channel Response to Altered Flow Regime: Milk River, Alberta and Montana.” By Cheryl Bradley and Derald G. Smith. Water Resouces Research, vol. 20, #12, 1984. 2011.1068/7 Dr. E. Alyn Mitchner. The Development of Western Waters 1885-1930. Department of History, University of Alberta (1973). 2011.1068/8 The Milk River: International Lifeline of the Hi-Line: A Guidebook [1999?] 2011.1068/9 Milk River Canyon Resource Evaluation. By C. Wallis. Alberta Recreation, Parks and Wildlife (1976) 2011.1068/10 Flood/Dam Failure. State of Montana Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (November 2001) 2011.1068/11 In the Matter of the Measurement and Apportionment of the waters of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers and their Tributaries in the United States and Canada. Order and recommendations of the International Joint Commission. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1923 2011.1068/12 Dr. R. G. Forbis. The Manyberries Cairn. Unpublished archaeological report (1967). 2011.1068/13 Bob Henderson. Mysteries on the Milk (1998) 2011.1068/14 Collection of materials o the Pine Coulee Project, incl. 2 toporgraphic maps of the Claresholm-Stavely area. (1950-1999) 2011.1068/15 Climatic Change in Canada 5: Postglacial Pollen and Paleoclimate in Southwestern Alberta and Southeastern British Columbia (1985) 2011.1068/16 Effects of Agriculture on Forage Production and Soil Quality of Native Grasslands in Southern Alberta. Research Centre, Lethbridge (1999). 2011.1068/17 Materials on the Milk River Aquifer water conservation project (1999) 2011.1068/18 Assorted articles: fragment from “Lakes, Peaks and Prairies” by Thomas O’Neill; “Writing-on-Stone and the Boundary Patrol” from book “Men in Scarlet” by Hugh A. Dempsey; “Water Supply , Southwestern Alberta” by D.B. Dowling; “Final Treaty of Peace” ed. By Hugh A. Dempsey 2011.1068/19 Assorted Images on Milk River and Sweet Grass Hills Country, incl. a photocopy of sketch map of Sweet Grass Hills (1888) and photocopy of map “The Prairies as of 1875” 2011.1068/20 Early Coal Mining in Southern Alberta – articles, survey of mines 2011.1068/21 Materials on the Crowsnest Pass, incl. soil survey [1970s] 2011.1068/22 49th Parallel Project – assorted images 2011.1068/23 Materials on Oil Exploration in Southern Alberta (1906-1937) 2011.1068/24 49th Parallel Project: Canada-US border – issue of precise location (1900-2010) 2011.1068/25 49th Parallel Project: Land Survey (photocopies) (1908-1913) 2011.1068/26 49th Parallel Project: Explorations of George M. Dawson (1875-1999) 2011.1068/27 49th Parallel Project: Whiskey Gap, Del Bonita – Uranium Project (1975-2005) 2011.1068/28 49th Parallel Project: National Register of Historic Places: Upper Missouri River Corridor, and Whoop-Up Trail (1993) 2011.1068/29 Materials on Nicholas Sheran 2011.1068/30 Coal Mines in Lethbridge: newspaper clippings and inventory (1995-2004) 2011.1068/31 Field Trips – Southern Alberta (1991) 2011.1068/32 Early Explorations of Southern Alberta – native tribes, mounted police, etc. (1874-2006) 2011.1068/33 49th Parallel Project: George M. Dawson, Charles S. Noble, Thorbergur Thorvaldson 2011.1068/34 Exploration of Two Passes through the Rocky Mountains by T.W. Blakiston 1858 (photocopy) 2011.1068/35 Blood Tribe Big Claim Inquiry (1994-2007) 2011.1068/36 Castle River Valley: Pilot Study. Oldman River Regional Planning Committee, 1977 2011.1068/37 The Sweetgrass Hills – Cultural Landmarks (1992-1994) 2011.1068/38 Indian Maps Recorded by P. Fidler. By Judith H. Beattie. 1985 2011.1068/39 Alberta Ecological Survey: A Profile [1978] 2011.1068/40 2 maps (photocopies): Southern Alberta, Dept of Interior, 1915; hand-drawn map showing places and routes by Verendrye 1931-53 by M. Kavanagh (1952) 2011.1068/41 Assorted Maps of Southern Alberta (OVER-SIZE STORAGE) - Canada Dept of Mines and Technical Surveys. “Claresholm, Alberta” [map]. Edition 2. 1:50,000. Canada 1:50,000, sheet 821/4 West. Ottawa, 1959. - Canada Dept of Mines and Technical Surveys. “Claresholm, Alberta” [map]. Edition 2. 1:50,000. Canada 1:50,000, sheet 821/4 East. Ottawa, 1959. - Coal Mines of the Lethbridge District (1874 – 1982) - Canada Dept of Lands and Mines. “Province of Alberta” [map]. 1:1,108,000. Canada. Ottawa, 1937. - “Arctic Regions with All the Discoveries to 1853” [facsimile] George Philip & Son, Liverpool [1853]. As reproduced by the Association of Canadian Map Libraries, ACML Facsimile Map Series #111, 1986. SEE ALSO: 20111048 for additional J.F. Dormaar documents and maps
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20111068
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Coal mines of the Lethbridge district 1874 - 1982

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Date Range
1874-1982
Material Type
Map
Accession No.
20111068020
Physical Description
1 map : 63 x 32 cm
Scope and Content
Boundaries: R.21-22W.4M. and T.7-10 Shows location of: Cities, towns, reserves and landforms. Also shows possible location of Sheering's Upper Digging. Legend includes: Small Underground Mine, Small Surface Mine, Underground Mine, Mine Number and Location Uncertain
Material Type
Map
Other Title Info
Johan Frederik Dormaar
Date Range
1874-1982
Fonds No.
Fonds
Physical Description
1 map : 63 x 32 cm
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Johan Frederick Dormaar was born in Holland in 1930 and immigrated to Canada in 1954. He worked for one year on a farm and then attended the University of Guelph to do his bachelor degree. He later entered the University of Alberta, where he gained his PhD in Organic Chemistry. Starting in 1960s he worked at the Lethbridge Research Station as a soil scientist. Mr. Dormaar had interests in local history, geography and archeology and wrote five books. - The Alberta Stretch of the Milk River (2010) - Alberta's 49th Parallel (2009) - Oil City (2007) - The Lethbridge Research Centre (2006) - Sweetgrass Hills (2003) Johan Dormaar was active in the local Historical Society and Archaeological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge Centre. He died in 2011.
Language
English
Scope and Content
Boundaries: R.21-22W.4M. and T.7-10 Shows location of: Cities, towns, reserves and landforms. Also shows possible location of Sheering's Upper Digging. Legend includes: Small Underground Mine, Small Surface Mine, Underground Mine, Mine Number and Location Uncertain
Notes
Scale: 1 inch = 1 mile SEE ALSO: 20111048 and 20111068 for additional J.F. Dormaar documents and maps
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Arctic regions, with all the discoveries, to 1853

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Material Type
Map
Accession No.
20111068041
Physical Description
1 map : 43 x 56 cm
Scope and Content
Boundaries: W 135°--W 35°/N 80°--N 45°
Material Type
Map
Other Title Info
Johan Frederik Dormaar
Fonds No.
Fonds
Creator
George Philip & Son
Physical Description
1 map : 43 x 56 cm
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Johan Frederick Dormaar was born in Holland in 1930 and immigrated to Canada in 1954. He worked for one year on a farm and then attended the University of Guelph to do his bachelor degree. He later entered the University of Alberta, where he gained his PhD in Organic Chemistry. Starting in 1960s he worked at the Lethbridge Research Station as a soil scientist. Mr. Dormaar had interests in local history, geography and archeology and wrote five books. - The Alberta Stretch of the Milk River (2010) - Alberta's 49th Parallel (2009) - Oil City (2007) - The Lethbridge Research Centre (2006) - Sweetgrass Hills (2003) Johan Dormaar was active in the local Historical Society and Archaeological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge Centre. He died in 2011.
Language
English
Scope and Content
Boundaries: W 135°--W 35°/N 80°--N 45°
Notes
"Reproduced at 73% of original size from a coloured lithograph in the National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada. (NMC 62945) Insets: "Russian America" on top, left and "Capt. Franklin's journey from Coppermine River, to the head of Bathurst Inlet, & return by Hood's River Going out / Returning" on bottom, right. ACML facsimile map series ; no. 111 (ISSN 0827-8024). Published in 1986 by the Association of Canadian Map Libraries, Ottawa, Canada K1A 0N3. Reproduction sponsored by the Canadian Archaeological Association, on the occasion of the 20th Annual Conference, Calgary, April 1987. Original version: George Philip & Son, Liverpool 1853? SEE ALSO: 20111048 and 20111068 for additional J.F. Dormaar documents and maps
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Sarah (Shippobotham) Davey at Pendray Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia

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Date Range
1935
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20191128053
Physical Description
bw photo
Scope and Content
Sarah Davey posing at Pendray Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia. Pendray Gardens is famous for its topiary manicured trees and shrubs.
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Date Range
1935
Description Level
Item
Creator
Frank Shippobotham
Physical Description
bw photo
History / Biographical
Frank Shippobotham was born on October 31, 1914 in Lethbridge Alberta to C.C.R. Shippobotham and Margaret (nee Campbell) Shippobotham. Frank was the second son of three. He had an older brother Douglas and a younger brother, Victor. He was an amateur photographer, a member of the Orange Lodge and Scouts Canada, as well as St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Shippobotham enlisted with the 2- 20th Antitank Battery in 1928/1929 and served with them during the interwar years through into the Second World War. Unfortunately a bout of polio as a child left him with a weakened left arm and leg. This affected his ability to serve actively overseas during the war. During his military career he served at Camp Shilo in Manitoba, Camp Sarcee in Calgary and here in Lethbridge at the barracks training new officers and gunners for service overseas and working in Stores. He attained the rank of Quartermaster Sargeant. In June of 1942, Frank married Garnette Lillian Gamble and the couple had one son, Robert Howard, born to them on March 18, 1943. Polio also affected his employment options after his military career. He ended up working various odd jobs like Canadian Western Hardware and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Frank Shippobotham died on September 12, 1979 of a heart attack at the age of 66 and is buried in Mountainview Cemetery in the field of honour. Sarah (Shippobotham) Davey, aka Aunt Sally, was the sister of Charles Christopher Robert Shippobotham. She lived with her husband, James Davey in Burnaby, British Columbia. Margaret Shippobotham would travel with her sons frequently to visit her sister in law in Burnaby. Sarah Davey passed away in 1943.
Custodial History
Photographed by Frank Shippobotham and kept in the Shippobotham Family.
Scope and Content
Sarah Davey posing at Pendray Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia. Pendray Gardens is famous for its topiary manicured trees and shrubs.
Accession No.
20191128053
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