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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2017.1026/001-019 Cash Books 1938-1973 2017.1026/001 Stocktaking Reports/Inventory: Withdrawn, lost, worn out, book count. 1923-1939. 2017.1026/002 Voucher Sheets. 1956-1962. 2017.1026/003 Operating Analysis. 1922-1958. 2017.1026/004-005 Charge Against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2017.1026/001-019 Cash Books 1938-1973 2017.1026/001 Stocktaking Reports/Inventory: Withdrawn, lost, worn out, book count. 1923-1939. 2017.1026/002 Voucher Sheets. 1956-1962. 2017.1026/003 Operating Analysis. 1922-1958. 2017.1026/004-005 Charge Against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
1925-2006
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20111023
Physical Description
0.19 m of textual records
Scope and Content
2011023/001 Three booklets of poems 2011023/002 Map of Alberta 1952 2011023/003 Piano recital program June 2000; fashion show and tea program May 1998; descriptive pamplet of Lethbridge Herald [no date]; playbill of Pajama Game August 1969; International Dance Program February 1967; Anne Campbell S…
Date Range
1925-2006
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Betty Purkis
Physical Description
0.19 m of textual records
History / Biographical
Betty Thompson Purkis was born in on a farm near Thorpe, Washington. She came to Canada and Alberta with her parents Marion and Lottie Thompson and siblings in 1920 at the age of four. Betty grew up on a farm 2 miles south of Coaldale and took her education in the Coaldale Consolidated School. After graduation she went into teaching and held postions in country schools at Plain Butte, McMahon, Hardieville, Passburg in the Crowsnest Pass and Pincher City [Pincher Station]. Her musical ability was used in many school and community events. She married Lloyd Purkis in 1940 and they settled and raised their four children in Pincher Creek before moving to Lethbridge in 1956. To supplement the family income she taught piano in her home in Pincher Creek and Lethbridge from 1942 to her retirement in 1995. Extending her musical interests, she was a member of the Lethbridge Symphony Association Board for many years and enjoyed the yearly Lethbridge Community Band concerts.Betty was involved in many aspects of the Southminister United Church - choir, C.G.I.T, Tuesday Evening Women's Group, Trusteeship from the early 1960s until her death in 2009.
Scope and Content
2011023/001 Three booklets of poems 2011023/002 Map of Alberta 1952 2011023/003 Piano recital program June 2000; fashion show and tea program May 1998; descriptive pamplet of Lethbridge Herald [no date]; playbill of Pajama Game August 1969; International Dance Program February 1967; Anne Campbell Singers Program February 1974 2011023/004 Salvation Army Centennial music program May 1998; United Church service program August 1977; Centennial of First Japanese in Canada program 1977; Coaldale United Church Cornerstone dedication June 1961; typed history of Lethbridge Central Church of Christ 2011023/005 Obituaries and funeral programs 2011023/006 Mosaic of Miracles [brief manuscript] June 1973; United Church programs 1956; 1958; 1975; 1978; 1984 2011023/007 Sermon 1987; agenda for United Church Women 25th anniversary, 1987; sermon [no date]; Annual report for Southminster United Church 2006 2011023/008 Writings of Howard Y. Kennedy 2011023/009 Certificate of Appreciation 2004 2011023/010 Southminster United Church rosters 1983; 1986; 1994; 1997; 2001; 2004; 2008 2011023/011 The Chinook [yearbook of Calgary Normal School] 1934-1935 2011023/012 Olds School of Agricultural 1933-1934 2011023/013 Lethbridge Music Club programs 1967, 1968; Lethbridge Symphony Concert Programs 2001-2009 2011023/014 Lethbridge Musical Theatre Programs [various years 1970-2005] 2011023/015 Manuscript: The School Teacher by Trish Purkis 2006 2011023/016 Alberta Women’s Institue Girls Club 1933, 1935-1938, 1941 2011023/017 Canadian Girls in Training (CIGT) handbooks 1925, 1930, 1952; Mother and Daughter banquet programs 1961, 1965, 1967, 1968 [two prgroams with no date]; CGIT Affiliation Service 1960-1961; Lanyard Ceremony; Graduation Ceremony 1959; song sheet 1961; U of L playbill: A Little of This & A Little of That 2005 2011023/018 CJOC Dan’s Diary, Volume 3; Remembrance Day Programs 1980, 1982, 1983-1985, 1990, 1992, 1994-1995
Accession No.
20111023
Collection
Archive
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