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Lethbridge Public Library fonds

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Date Range
1867-1988
Accession No.
20171026
Scope and Content
2017.1026/001-019 Cash Books 1938-1973 2017.1026/001 Stocktaking Reports/Inventory: Withdrawn, lost, worn out, book count. 1923-1939. 2017.1026/002 Voucher Sheets. 1956-1962. 2017.1026/003 Operating Analysis. 1922-1958. 2017.1026/004-005 Charge Against Public Library. 1944-1958. 2017.1026/006-008 B…
Date Range
1867-1988
Fonds No.
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Public Library
History / Biographical
Meetings to support a library establishment in Lethbridge began in 1910, and a by 1911 a by-law was passed for a provision of a library that would be known as the Lethbridge Public Library. In 1919, the first library board was appointed with W.J. Nelson (Chair), H.W. Meech, and Rev. C.E. Cragg. The first librarians were also introduced that year, which included A.N. Filmer, L. McIndoe, and Arthur Frayne. At that time, a library service was opened in two rooms of the YMCA. The Lethbridge Public Library building was officially opened on January 23, 1922 (building is currently occupied by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery). The new facility, downtown branch, opened in 1974. In 2013, the Crossings Branch was opened on the west side of Lethbridge.
Scope and Content
2017.1026/001-019 Cash Books 1938-1973 2017.1026/001 Stocktaking Reports/Inventory: Withdrawn, lost, worn out, book count. 1923-1939. 2017.1026/002 Voucher Sheets. 1956-1962. 2017.1026/003 Operating Analysis. 1922-1958. 2017.1026/004-005 Charge Against Public Library. 1944-1958. 2017.1026/006-008 Book Acquisitions and Patron Inquiries 1919-1961. 2017.1026/009 Major Facilities Plan. 1985. 2017.1026/010-011 Book Acquisitions and Patron Inquiries 1923-1961. 2017.1026/012 Budgets. 1924-1988. 2017.1026/013 Book Orders: Contains lists and some financial information. 1926-1928. 2017.1026/014 Book Acquisitions and Patron Inquiries: 1924-1928. 2017.1026/015 LAC Meeting Prep: Correspondence and statistics. 1958-1978. 2017.1026/016-018 Book Acquisitions and Patron Inquiries. 1956-1961. 2017.1026/019 Union: Correspondence relating to the Canadian Union of Public Employees. 1920-2008. 2017.1026/020 Books Lettered and Repaired. 1934-1944. 2017.1026/021-023 Reading Room Patronage. 1923-1959. 2017.1026/024 Adult and Juvenile Information Supplied. 1936-1959. 2017.1026/025-026 Films. 1952-1961. 2017.1026/027 Records. 1954-1961. 2017.1026/028 Daily Mail Recordings. 1973-1974. 2017.1026/029 Corner Stones of Churches, Schools, Volcanic Rock Sign. 1977. 2017.1026/030 National Assurance Co. of Ireland. 1969. 2017.1026/031 Henderson Lake Streets etc. 1960-1979. 2017.1026/032 Fairfield Farm. 1974-1975. 2017.1026/033 Gardens at Henderson Lake. 1978. 2017.1026/034 Display Boards: RCMP, sugar beets, other Albertan cities, steamboats, etc. 2017.1026/035 Lethbridge History Cue Cards. 1867-1959. 2017.1026/036-040 Book Circulation: Adult and Juvenile. 1923-1974. 2017.1026/041 Master Plan of the Arts in Alberta. [1968?] 2017.1026/042 Map of Alberta showing proposed Regional Libraries; Booklet University of Lethbridge Opening Ceremonies 1972; Invitations Old Timers Dances 1896-1898 address to Miss Miller, 1977 Opening ceremonies Provincial Building and Premier's Dinner; Individual business cards. envelope label for Terril Floral Company and decal for MacLeod's Mounted Police Jubilee 1949; 4 Booklets for the Coronation of Elizabeth ll - This Royal Throne, The Coronation Ceremony and Ritual, oUR Queen is crowned, Her Majesty's Coronation. Life Magazine dated June 15, 1953 Color Pictures of the Coronation, The Illustrated London News Coronation Ceremony May 15, 1937, The Sphere Decenber 19, 1936. 2017.1026/043 Album with view of Japan, Japanese gardens and Japanese people. The item belonged to the Martin family (G. E. C. Martin) of Lethbridge.
Accession No.
20171026
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1953-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181076
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records, incl. over 200 photographic prints, magazines and reproductions of artworks
Scope and Content
2018.1076.001 - Driediger 2018.1076.002 - Days Inn Mural - Guiness 1999 2018.1076.003 - Shopper’s World Various Newspaper Clippings 2018.1076.004 - Days Inn Motel Construction Album (Part 1) 2018.1076.005 - Days Inn Motel Construction Album (Part 2) 2018.1076.006 - The Dynastar Group Information Pa…
Date Range
1953-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Art Batty and Sonja (Davis) Batty
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records, incl. over 200 photographic prints, magazines and reproductions of artworks
History / Biographical
Art Batty owned and operated several different businesses within Lethbridge during the mid to late 20th century and into the 21st. Art also owned Art Batty Construction, which he founded in Medicine Hat as an electrician. Art moved to Victoria in the 1960’s where he was given the opportunity to partner with the building of Josephine Tussaud wax museums in Canada and the USA. Art moved back to Lethbridge in 1968 where he continued his building and ownership of several businesses and motels. Art married Sonja (Davis) in 1976. Art had two children with his first wife Mary, Marcia and Lloyd. Lloyd passed away in 1988 in a motorcycle accident at Waterton Park. Art took up piloting as a hobby during the 1950’s, he was named Pilot of the Year in the late 1950’s by the Lethbridge Flying Club and Western Airlines. Art had recorded many of his life events and adventures in a book called “A Tough Ladder to Climb” with the help of Martin and Mary Oordt. Art passed away on March 20, 2007 at the age of 84. Source: Lethbridge Herald – March 8, 2005, May 12, 1988, March 25, 2007 Sonja (Davis) Batty, wife of Art Batty, business owner and operator who lived in Lethbridge. Sonja was a senior coach for the Lethbridge Skating club during the late 1960’s to 1978. Sonja started her skating career at age 9 at an outdoor rink in Toronto as a hobby before she turned to coaching and moved to Lethbridge to become the head coach of the Lethbridge Skating Club several years after making coaching her profession. Sonja and Art Batty married in 1976. Sonja played a key role in many of the businesses owned and operated by Art during the latter half of the 20th century and into the 21st. Source: Lethbridge Herald – June 2, 1979, March 8, 2005, September 21, 1978
Scope and Content
2018.1076.001 - Driediger 2018.1076.002 - Days Inn Mural - Guiness 1999 2018.1076.003 - Shopper’s World Various Newspaper Clippings 2018.1076.004 - Days Inn Motel Construction Album (Part 1) 2018.1076.005 - Days Inn Motel Construction Album (Part 2) 2018.1076.006 - The Dynastar Group Information Package for a Proposed 95 Unit Motel 2018.1076.007 - Magazines that mention Art Batty
Accession No.
20181076
Collection
Archive
Less detail