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Date Range
1912-2012
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20171025
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records, over 200 photographs
Scope and Content
2017.1025/001 Okutake Family Photographs: Tomomi Okutake, Tsura Okutake, Chiyoryo Ishimine, Toshiko Ishimine, Tomotaka Ishimine, Choryo Ishimine, Toshiko Higa, Chiyosei Genka, Yoneko Genka, Chiyotasu Genka, Dorothy Goshinmon, Chiyoki Okutake, Chotei Okutake, Art Okutake, Pat Okutake, Chokei Okutake…
Date Range
1912-2012
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Okutake family
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records, over 200 photographs
History / Biographical
Tomomi Okutake originally immigrated to Canada in 1907, and was employed with the CPR in Vancouver. He then moved to Hardiville, Alberta in 1911, and resided there until enlisting with the Princess Pat Canadian Infantry in 1917. After serving two years in Britain and France, he was honourably discharged, receiving the British War Medal and Victory Medal. Upon his return to Canada, Tomomi began his work in the No. 6 coal mine. In 1930, he travelled back to Japan to marry Tsuru Genka, and together they moved back to Hardieville where Tomomi continued his work. The No. 8 coal mine site was moved to Lethbridge shortly after, where he continued as a miner until his retirement in 1953. Once Japanese citizens were allowed to live in Lethbridge, the couple moved into the city. Tomomi and Tsuru Okutake resided in the City of Lethbridge from 1961 until Tomomi’s passing in 1971. Throughout his time in Alberta, Tomomi became a founding member of the Lethbridge Buddhist Temple and the Lethbridge Honpa Buddhist Temple. He also played a big part in being the interpreter or spokesperson for those who couldn’t speak English in the Okinawan community. After Tomomi passed away, Tsuru enrolled at the Community College to learn English as a second language. She joined the Senior Centre and learned new skills such as weaving and dancing. In her final years, she lived in the Taber Long Term Care unit where she later passed away in 1990. The Okutake family had two adopted daughters, Patricia Yuriko (Sassa) and Esther Tsuru (Ayukawa).
Scope and Content
2017.1025/001 Okutake Family Photographs: Tomomi Okutake, Tsura Okutake, Chiyoryo Ishimine, Toshiko Ishimine, Tomotaka Ishimine, Choryo Ishimine, Toshiko Higa, Chiyosei Genka, Yoneko Genka, Chiyotasu Genka, Dorothy Goshinmon, Chiyoki Okutake, Chotei Okutake, Art Okutake, Pat Okutake, Chokei Okutake, Guiso Oshiro, Vicki Okutake. 2017.1025/002 Citizens certificate, statement of service, passport, biography, etc. 2017.1025/003 Biographies of Issei Pioneers from Okinawa to Southern Alberta.
Accession No.
20171025
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1990-1991
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20171033
Scope and Content
2017.1033/001 Demolition of the Lethbridge. Film and negatives . 1991. 2017.1033/002 Demolition of Eaton’s Store. 1991. 2017.1033/003 5th Street South: street views of the Lethbridge Hotel and surroundings. 1990-1991. 2017.1033/004 Chinatown: street view. 1990-1991. 2017.1033/005 Fire Hall. No. 1. …
Date Range
1990-1991
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Don Goodes
History / Biographical
Don Goodes lived in Lethbridge in 1990-1991, working at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Being witness to several demolition projects in the city, he took a series of photographs documenting the process. Many of the resulting prints were combined (taped together) to produce panaramic images of the sites.
Scope and Content
2017.1033/001 Demolition of the Lethbridge. Film and negatives . 1991. 2017.1033/002 Demolition of Eaton’s Store. 1991. 2017.1033/003 5th Street South: street views of the Lethbridge Hotel and surroundings. 1990-1991. 2017.1033/004 Chinatown: street view. 1990-1991. 2017.1033/005 Fire Hall. No. 1. 1990-1991. 2017.1033/006 Brewery Road. 1990-1991. 2017.1033/007 Comfort Station at Galt Gardens. 1990-1991. 2017.1033/008 Miscellaneous photos of the City of Lethbridge City. 1990-1991. 2017.1033/009 Miscellaneous: Brewery Gardens,street views, Oldman River Reservoir signs. 1990-1991.
Accession No.
20171033
Collection
Archive
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