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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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20171094
Collection
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Mike Deimuth Jr.’s fonds (Grainville School District No. 2699)

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Date Range
1913-1971
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20191073
Physical Description
53 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
2019.1073/001: Mike Deimuth Jr.’s Farming and Ranching Administrative Records and Forms, 1928-1947. 2019.1073/002: Mr. and Mrs. Deimuth Jr.’s Truck Records, 1935-1941. 2019.1073/003: Letters and Notes pertaining to the Development of the Grainville School, 1928-1930. 2019.1073/004: Correspondence: …
Date Range
1913-1971
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Mike Deimuth Jr
Physical Description
53 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The Grainville School was created in 1913 in the village of Turin, Alberta. The The Grainville School Board of Trustees had their first official meeting on July 16, 1913, where they selected the site for the new school building. The school opened on May 4, 1914, Gretta E. Adams first teacher. Grainville School employed only one teacher who taught grades 1-9. The School struggled financially throughout its operation but continued to educate students in the Turin area until 1940. Mike Deimuth Jr. was a farmer in Turin and a co-owner in the Deimuth Lease Association, which was a ranching and cattle grazing cooperative-style business. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Grainville School District No. 2699 from 1931-1940. The papers deal with Deimuth's ranching business and Grainville School Board operations.
Scope and Content
2019.1073/001: Mike Deimuth Jr.’s Farming and Ranching Administrative Records and Forms, 1928-1947. 2019.1073/002: Mr. and Mrs. Deimuth Jr.’s Truck Records, 1935-1941. 2019.1073/003: Letters and Notes pertaining to the Development of the Grainville School, 1928-1930. 2019.1073/004: Correspondence: letters with various banks and the School District about fees, Student fees, school supply lists, insurance policies, etc., Part 1/10, 1926-1931. 2019.1073/005: Correspondence: letters from the Government of Alberta, Statement of Grants, agreements between the Board and Teacher, etc., Part 2/10, 1931-1933. 2019.1073/006: Correspondence: letters from the Board, letters from various banks, school supply lists, Trustee’s and Teachers Standard Form of Contracts, etc., Part 3/10, 1932-1935. 2019.1073/007: Correspondence: letters to the Board, letters to School District tax payers, Tax Recovery information, school supplies forms, etc., Part 4/10, 1927-1932. 2019.1073/008: Correspondence: report of Inspector of Schools, teacher resignation letters, insurance policies letters, etc., Part 5/10, 1920-1930. 2019.1073/009: Correspondence: letters about school fees, tax fees, letters from the School Board, letters about the 1929 Tax Recovery Act, etc., Part 6/10, 1928-1929. 2019.1073/010: Correspondence: Trustees and Teacher Agreements, letters from the Board, letters from the Sundial School about student fees, etc., Part 7/10, 1927-1929. 2019.1073/011: Correspondence: teaching position advertisement letters, loan application letters, School tax collection letters, Report of School Inspector of the Finances of School, etc., Part 8/10, 1916-1921. 2019.1073/012: Correspondence: Trustees and Teacher Agreements, letters about the School’s library books, solicitor’s letters, instructions regarding taxations for Rural Municipalities, etc., Part 9/10, 1913-1924. 2019.1073/013: Correspondence: letters re: School District meeting, Canadian Bank of Commerce statements, Statement of Grants, Trustees and Teacher Contracts, etc., Part 10/10, 1935-1936. 2019.1073/014: Annual Financial Statements and Auditor’s Reports, 1915-1933. 2019.1073/015: Voucher Cheques and Payment Agreements on Bank Loans, 1915-1917. 2019.1073/016: Arrears of School Taxes- Government of Alberta Confirmation slips, 1925-1928. 2019.1073/017: Samples of Bank Statements, 1928-1930. 2019.1073/018: Agreements under Section 208 of the School Act, 192-? 2019.1073/019: Sample of Property Tax Receipts for Deimuth Lease Association, 1970. 2019.1073/020: Deimuth Lease Association Grazing Lease Correspondences, 1941-1970. 2019.1073/021: Application Letters to Mr. Nelson at Grainville School, Part 1/2, 1933-1934. 2019.1073/022: Application Letters to Mr. Nelson at Grainville School, Part 2/2, 1934. 2019.1073/023: Resolution Re: Signing Authorities, Canadian Bank of Commerce Agreement, and Mike Deimuth Jr. Financial Agreement Slip, 1933-1935. 2019.1073/024: Student Attendance Sheets at Grainville School, 1914-1934. 2019.1073/025: Meeting Minutes Book for Grainville School Board, 1928-1940. 2019.1073/026: Grainville Assessment and Tax Roll, Part 1/2, 1913-1924. 2019.1073/027: Grainville Assessment and Tax Roll, Part 2/2, 1925-1933. 2019.1073/028: Daily Register of Student Attendance at Grainville, Part 1/14, 1918. 2019.1073/029: Daily Register of Student Attendance at Grainville, Part 2/14, 1919. 2019.1073/030: Daily Register of Student Attendance at Grainville, Part 3/14, 1920. 2019.1073/031: Daily Register of Student Attendance at Grainville, Part 4/14, 1921. 2019.1073/032: Daily Register of Student Attendance at Grainville, Part 5/14, 1922. 2019.1073/033: Daily Register of Student Attendance at Grainville, Part 6/14, 1923. 2019.1073/034: Daily Register of Student Attendance at Grainville, Part 7/14, 1923-1924. 2019.1073/035: Daily Register of Student Attendance at Grainville, Part 8/14, 1924-1925. 2019.1073/036: Daily Register of Student Attendance at Grainville, Part 9/14, 1927-1928. 2019.1073/037: Daily Register of Student Attendance at Grainville, Part 10/14, 1928-1929. 2019.1073/038: Daily Register of Student Attendance at Grainville, Part 11/14, 1929-1930. 2019.1073/039: Daily Register of Student Attendance at Grainville, Part 12/14, 1930-1931. 2019.1073/040: Daily Register of Student Attendance at Grainville, Part 13/14, 1931-1932. 2019.1073/041: Daily Register of Student Attendance at Grainville, Part 14/14, 1932-1933. 2019.1073/042: Minute Book of the Grainville School District No. 2699 and Agreement between Trustees and Teacher, 1913-1927. 2019.1073/043: The Deimuth Lease Association, 1954-1971. 2019.1073/044: Miscellaneous Papers- Pioneer Grain Company Pamphlet, handwritten notes, Postage Stamps, Authorization for Removal of Buildings and Improvement papers, 1924-1952?
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20191073
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