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A.L.H. Somerville fonds

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Date Range
1939-1980
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
123 film reels
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of Somerville's 8mm and Super 8mm films on a variety of subjects, such as aviation films from 1939-1946 (including those depicting Commonwealth training); views of Lethbridge, 1946-1967; irrigation works; Somerville's travels in Quebec, the Maritimes, Winnipeg and Hawaii; Calgary…
Date Range
1939-1980
Fonds
A.L.H. Somerville fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Somerville, A.L.H.
Physical Description
123 film reels
History / Biographical
Archibald L.H. Lawrence (1898-1990) graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1923 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He came to Lethbridge in 1937-1938 to work for the Department of Transport as a District Airway Engineer. During World War II, he supervised construction of the southern Alberta airfields used for British Commonwealth air training. From 1949-1964, he served as Lethbridge City Manager.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of Somerville's 8mm and Super 8mm films on a variety of subjects, such as aviation films from 1939-1946 (including those depicting Commonwealth training); views of Lethbridge, 1946-1967; irrigation works; Somerville's travels in Quebec, the Maritimes, Winnipeg and Hawaii; Calgary and other local stampedes; and footage of scenery all across Alberta and British Columbia, including scenes in Vancouver Island, Banff and Glacier National Park.
Notes
Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Finding Aid
List of films and shot logs are available.
Category
Transportation
Family and personal life
Name Access
Somerville, A.L.H.
Collection
Archive
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