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Date Range
1962-1978
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
43.2 cm of textual records.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of membership information, newsletters, financial records, correspondence, and reports of Art Putland pertaining to his years as a member of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge, including material pertaining to various Rotary committees he served on.
Date Range
1962-1978
Fonds
Art Putland fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Putland, Art
Physical Description
43.2 cm of textual records.
History / Biographical
Art Putland was a resident of Lethbridge who was involved with the local Rotary Club for many years.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of membership information, newsletters, financial records, correspondence, and reports of Art Putland pertaining to his years as a member of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge, including material pertaining to various Rotary committees he served on.
Notes
Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Finding Aid
File list available.
Related Material
Other material related to Art Putland is located in the Rotary Club of Lethbridge fonds.
Category
Family and personal life.
Name Access
Putland, Art
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Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge fonds

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Date Range
1952-1988
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
19901039000
Physical Description
3.3 m. of textual records. -- 17 photographs.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of minutes of executive and annual general meetings of the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge, financial records, correspondence, and project files pertaining to activities of the Council and its member groups.
Date Range
1952-1988
Fonds
Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge
Physical Description
3.3 m. of textual records. -- 17 photographs.
History / Biographical
The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge was established in 1952 to coordinate and support the development of the arts in Lethbridge. The Council operates the Bowman Arts Centre.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of minutes of executive and annual general meetings of the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge, financial records, correspondence, and project files pertaining to activities of the Council and its member groups.
Notes
Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Accession No.
19901039000
Category
Arts
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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 owns 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 kids 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
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Edward Frederick (Ted) Hagell and Cora Marie Hagell fonds

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Date Range
1924-1973
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20071015
Physical Description
0.23 m of textual records; 69 photos; 48 art prints
Scope and Content
2007.1015/001 Copies of art prints with explanation; 10 prints 2007.1015/002 Negatives, mounted photos, unmounted photos of artwork; 8 negatives; 40 photos 2007.1015/003 Death notice; book of remembrance, 1964; letter of condolence 2007.1015/004 Correspondence re: Crosby Company Ltd, Lake Louise, 1…
Date Range
1924-1973
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Edward Frederick (Ted) Hagell and Cora Marie Hagell
Physical Description
0.23 m of textual records; 69 photos; 48 art prints
History / Biographical
Edward Fredric "Teddy" Hagell was born June 20, 1895 in Coaldale, Alberta. His father, Edward Hagell, arrived in Lethbridge from England in about 1800 with his wife, who died with the birth of her first child, Cora. Edward Hagell started the first newspaper in southern Alberta. Edward and Ellen (2nd wife) had four children: violet, Freda, Albert, and Edward (teddy). Teddy began drawing at the age of 2 1/2 years, winning numerous competitions without having any formal training. He was a self-taught artist, though he did take some lessons in etching while in Vancouver. E.F. Hagell gained fame as a Canadian range rider and artist, depicting the early cattle country in much of his work. His father and two uncles homesteaded and established the 'Three Links' cattle ranch west of Cardston, in the Mountain View district. Hagell's own experience of ranching complemented his love of the outdoors, from which he developed his own unique style in the tradition of artists such as Rosa Bonheur, Charles Russell, and Fredrick Remington. Hagell married Cora Marie Pelletier in 1919 and the couple left for Los Angeles that year. They had three children born in 1920, 1922, and 1923, before moving to Vancouver in 1929. Hagell had the first one-man exhibition at the Vancouver art gallery when it opened in 1932. That year the family returned to Coaldale, where they stayed until moving to Calgary in 1935, and back to Lethbridge two years later. In the mid 1940s the Hagells moved to Brampton, Ontario, where they remained until settling in pincher creek in 1952. E.F. Hagell returned to Lethbridge just prior to his death in 1964, at the age of 69. The work of E.F. Hagell is unique in that it was confined exclusively to prairie and mountain scenes of western Canada. Many of his works reproduced incidents he saw and experienced and most pieces were done in pen and ink. Every one of his drawings or paintings contained at least one animal; he had little interest in depicting people. Hagell wished, through his work, to preserve the history of the early days of the west before mechanization was introduced. Hagell received international recognition through a series of prints and etchings circulated through the Canadian national parks. Collections of his work were shown in or recognized by the Beaver Club in London, the Royal Canadian Academy, the London Illustrated News, Vista Del Arroya--Passadena, painters and etchers of Ontario, and the Glenbow foundation in Calgary (in 2006 Glenbow transferred a major part of their Hagel related artifacts to the Galt Museum & Archives. The Galt now holds the most significant collection of Hagel works.) His first major exhibition was in California, with subsequent shows in Oklahoma; Texas; the sportsman's show in Toronto; the Calgary Stampede; the 1951 Lethbridge Exhibition and Rodeo; the Calgary Petroleum Club; and an exhibit staged posthumously by his wife in 1970, at the Provincial Museum in Victoria, B.C.. During his career as an artist, hagell painted and drew about 1500 works. He also began writing in 1930, later publishing a collection of poems and short stories. He worked in various other jobs throughout his life, but mainly in window trimming and interior display for department stores. According to his son, Barnett, Hagell could not make a living from his art because if he showed in New York his work was considered too Canadian and in Toronto it was too western. He was not a good salesman for his own work as he considered the people who attended the exhibition cocktail parties to be phoney and insincere. He had a great love for the prairies and farming, and was a great storyteller, especially to children.
Custodial History
Donated by Dalton G. Hagell
Scope and Content
2007.1015/001 Copies of art prints with explanation; 10 prints 2007.1015/002 Negatives, mounted photos, unmounted photos of artwork; 8 negatives; 40 photos 2007.1015/003 Death notice; book of remembrance, 1964; letter of condolence 2007.1015/004 Correspondence re: Crosby Company Ltd, Lake Louise, 1935-1963 2007.1015/005 Catalogue of originals; list of pictures sold to Glenblow; summary of Hagell biography; list of oils; list of black & white prints; address list; 2 photos; 2 negatives 2007.1015/006 Consignment invoices; price list with descriptions; Stampede Salon of Fine Arts program, picture list numbered; 3 art reproductions; 2 photos 2007.1015/007 Personal receipts 2007.1015/008 Guest register, July 28, 1970; Oklahoma Exhibition program; art samples, letter from mayor of Lethbridge; cards; invoices and receipts for art; 2 photos 2007.1015/009 Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition, 1932-1934; The Art Gallery of Toronto exhibition, 1935; Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, 1935 2007.1015/010 Newspaper clippings, Violet’s diaries 1924-1964; Wilma Wood correspondence; 1 photograph 2007.1015/011 Hagell family history documents; The Story of the Press, 1928 2007.1015/012 Correspondence 1959-1960 2007.1015/013 Artist’s notes on dinnerware; hanging art for display purposes; city art suggestions for historical subjects 2007.1015/014 Ted Hagel poetry 2007.1015/015 Correspondence 1932-1973 2007.1015/016 Prints and sketches for art; notes; 1 print; 35 sketches 2007.1015/017 Catalogue of Charles M. Russel artwork; taxidermist catalog; brochure: Indians of the Prairie Provinces 1 photo 2007.1015/018 The Noble Foundation [working documents] 2007.1015/019 American Scene [magazine of Glicrease Institute]; ideas for Calgary Brewery’s Horsemen’s Hall of Fame
Accession No.
20071015
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Archive
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Date Range
1985-1988
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20131046
Physical Description
25 cm of textual records; over 500 photographs
Scope and Content
The fonds includes the following records: - Marion Biggs' education certificates and diplomas - records related to the Secretarial College - lists of students, articles, promotional brochures and a letter detailing the experience of opening the school in September 1939 - Sketch book of pencil drawi…
Date Range
1985-1988
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Marion Biggs
Physical Description
25 cm of textual records; over 500 photographs
History / Biographical
Marion Phyllis Biggs (1909-2013) grew up on a Beynon Ranch near Drumheller (Rosebud area). She graduated from the Drumheller Business College in 1936 and in 1939 moved to Lethbridge to found the Lethbridge Secretarial College. She run the business until she retired. In her later years she dedicated most of her time to painting and was an active member of the Lethbridge Sketch Club. She was also involved with the Lethbridge Symphony as a musician. The Lethbridge Secretarial College was founded by Marion Biggs in 1939 as a member of Business Educators' Association of Canada. The institution offered Secretarial, Stenography, Cleritype, Typewriting, Bookkeeping, and Machine Calculation. For several decades, Marion Biggs operated the business and served as Principal. Marion Biggs's study of drawing and painting began with a correspondence course from the Art Instructions Schools in Minneapolis in 1969. In 1970 and 1973, she attended short summer sessions at the Banff School of Fine Art. Since 1968, Marion Biggs was a member of the Lethbridge Sketch Club. Her works were exhibited in local galleries and in Frame/Craft Gallery in Edmonton. In 1978, one of her paintings was chosen to tour Canada with the Canada Nature Art Exhibition; another in 1986 by the Alberta Art Foundation. Many of Marion Biggs paintings are found in private collections throughout Canada. Marion Biggs worked mainly in landscape genre using acrylics and colored pencils.
Custodial History
The materials were donated by Sue Wilkie in 2013 after Marion Biggs passed away
Scope and Content
The fonds includes the following records: - Marion Biggs' education certificates and diplomas - records related to the Secretarial College - lists of students, articles, promotional brochures and a letter detailing the experience of opening the school in September 1939 - Sketch book of pencil drawings - Inventory of paintings sold - over 500 photographs reflecting Marion Biggs's private life, travel, and artwork - Christmas postcard mailing list (1952-1988) - Cowling system violin playing lessons - Personal correspondence, ID cards, articles by M. Biggs, records concerning ownership of Beynon Ranch (Springfield Ranch) and plans to convert into a Historic Site
Accession No.
20131046
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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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Accession No.
20171094
Collection
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Date Range
1912 -2007
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
Mixed Media
Accession No.
20091042, 20021061, 19971004, 19951042, 19941006, 19931008, 19861074, 19861067, 19694572
Physical Description
0.65 m of textual records.
Scope and Content
The fonds includes club calendars, minute books, member’s reports, newspaper clippings, Lethbridge Historical Society Newsletters, remembrance cards, obituaries, coaster-sized cloth squares, History of the Mathesis Club, photographs of group activities and presentation materials. The fonds also con…
Material Type
Mixed Media
Date Range
1912 -2007
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.65 m of textual records.
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The Mathesis Club of Lethbridge was organized on 11 September 1912 by a group of nine women who were interested in self education and self improvement during a period in the city’s history when formal educational opportunities for women were very rare. The club name was taken from a Greek word meaning "searcher of knowledge". A committee consisting of Mrs. Alice J. Heeb, Mrs. Cumming and Mrs. Maurine Daniel was appointed to draft a constitution for the new club. The club’s objectives as stated in that constitution included "self-improvement and united effort toward the highest development of home and community". The first officers of the Mathesis Club were Mrs. F. Stoltze (president), Mrs. A. M. Lafferty (vice president), Mrs. Alice J. Heeb (secretary), Mrs. F. Cumming (treasurer). The club was organized into ‘departments’ that reflected the study interests of the members: Music and Art, History and Literature. Members chose topics of interest from these broad categories and then researched, wrote and presented a paper on their topic at the regular meetings. When the club began meetings were held every two weeks, but later the meeting schedule became monthly. In addition to the departmental programs, meetings frequently featured guest speakers who presented on a variety of topics ranging from religion to scientific advances.At the time there was no public library in Lethbridge and the group arranged to borrow thirty books from the collection of McGill University in Montreal which would remain in the home of one of the members for the use of any of those in the group. During the First World War members joined the local Council of Women and Traveler’s Aid to work through those organizations. Fundraising teas and other events were also held. In World War II the club entertained the armed forces for a week. Membership in the club reached a high in 1917 with 87 members, by 2002 the membership had fallen to 20. Over the years, educational and self-improvement programs became widely available for women and the role of the Mathesis Club as a provider of those opportunities was diminished. A declining and aging membership put more and more pressure on the club, until in 2007 the members decided to dissolve the Mathesis Club. The final meeting was held at Luigi’s Restaurant, 1119 Mayor Magrath Drive South, on 19 June 2007.
Language
English
Custodial History
The records were donated to the Galt Museum by Joan Croskery on behalf of the Mathesis Club. Before their arrival at the Galt the records were unaccounted for for some years before their discovery by Ethel Dunn at the home of a Mr. Kennedy.
Scope and Content
The fonds includes club calendars, minute books, member’s reports, newspaper clippings, Lethbridge Historical Society Newsletters, remembrance cards, obituaries, coaster-sized cloth squares, History of the Mathesis Club, photographs of group activities and presentation materials. The fonds also contains a file including extensive hand-written chronological lists of general programs, department changes, and guest speakers dating back to 1912 possibly compiled by Sheila Petherbridge. 2002.1061 2002.1061/1 Six annual calendars / programs of the Mathesis Club of Lethbridge: 1996-1997, 1997- 1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002. 2002.1061/2 Minutes book of the Mathesis Club from May 1987 to February 1997. There is also a record of members' attendance in the back of the book. 2009.1042 2009.1042/1 Originals and copies of two Lethbridge Herald newspaper articles reporting on the end of the Mathesis Club. 16 June and 20 June 2007 2009.1042/2 Mathesis Club 2006-2007 calendar, the final one published by the club. 2009.1042/3 Letter to Joan Croskery from the Mathesis Club accepting her as a new member. 2 February 1987. Correspondence with two attachments re the Mathesis Club's purchase of two bricks in memory of long-time club member Sheila Petherbridge. 23 April 2008 2009.1042/4 8 photographs of Mathesis Club members 1986.1067 6 photographs of Mathesis Club members (1979) 1997.1004 Annual calendars of the Mathesis Club, which list club activities and meeting dates. There are calendars for the years: 1944-1945, 1968-1969,1969-1970, 1972-1973, 1973- 1974, and 1976-1977 through to year 1995-1996. 1995.1042 Essays about various aspects of Art, by Miss Edith Fanny Kirk, member of the Mathesis Club: The Development Of Modern Painting, 1933; Essentials In The Understanding Of Pictures, 1934?; The Evolution Of Art, 1937; How To Look At Pictures, No date. 1994.1006 Attendance and monthly meeting minutes book of the history department of the Mathesis Club (1979-1986) 1993.1008 19931008/1 Minutes Book of General Meetings. 1980-1988. 19931008/2 Minutes Book of the History Department. 1986-1989. 1986.1074 19861074/1 Copies of the Mathesis Club Constitution, no date. 19861074/2-9 Minutes of general meetings, 1912-1980. The volumes also contain membership lists. 19861074/10 Monthly department and treasurer's reports, October 1980 19861074/11-16 Music and Art Department meeting minutes, 1918-1929 and 1940-1984. 19861074/17 Music and Art Department Reports 1970-1990. 19861074/18-22 File .21 contains 41 items, the other files 1 volume each. Literature and Department meeting minutes, 1913-1920, 1949-1966, 1970-1980. 19861074/23-27 History Department meeting minutes, 1913-1936, 1943-1954, 1972-1979. 19861074/28 History Department Reports, 1970-1980. 19861074/29 Corresponding Secretary reports, 1970-1980. 19861074/30 General Correspondance, 1974-1980. 19861074/31 Executive, Hospitality and Program committee Reports 1970-1980. 19861074/32 Cash book 1912-1941 19861074/33 Treasurer's Report, 1962, 1969-1980. 19861074/34 Membership Cards ?-1971. 19861074/35 Membership Lists ?-1977 19861074/36 Song Sheets, ?-1962 19861074/37 Newspaper clippings 1948-1965 19861074/38 Yearly calendars of events 1914-1978. 1969.4572 Mathesis Club of Lethbridge Minute Book, 11 September 1912 to 28 May 1913.
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20091042, 20021061, 19971004, 19951042, 19941006, 19931008, 19861074, 19861067, 19694572
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Lethbridge Artists’ Club fonds

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Date Range
1932-2003
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20131021
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records 375 photographs 1 audiocassette 1 collage poster
Scope and Content
Fonds documents the founding of the Lethbridge Sketch Club and events organized by the club including exhibits, classes, demonstrations, workshops and outings. Records include minutes, correspondence, exhibit lists, club histories, photographs, and guest books. File list 2013.1021/1 - Early minute…
Date Range
1932-2003
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Artists’ Club
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records 375 photographs 1 audiocassette 1 collage poster
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Artists’ Club first began when a group of citizens interested in organizing an art exhibition in 1932, held at the YMCA. By 1936, a number of Lethbridge artists decided to create a club to organize regular exhibitions and art classes that were previously offered on an irregular and informal basis. A meeting in October of that year at the home of Anna MacKenzie formalized the creation of the Lethbridge Sketch Club, with Miss Mackenzie serving as president. The club held meetings, classes, annual exhibitions and outings to various sites in southwestern Alberta. Group of Seven member A.Y. Jackson would attend club events and outings while visiting his brother Ernest in Lethbridge. His avant garde landscapes and enthusiasm for on-site sketching provided an influence to members of the Sketch Club in its early years. Further influences on the group were the instructors of the Banff School of Fine Arts, where the Club would send an annual scholarship winner, and the instructors of an annual summer session held in Lethbridge. The most frequent instructor of these sessions was H.G. Glyde of the Technical Institute in Calgary and later the University of Alberta. Over the years membership in the club grew and the club attained a more permanent space at the former Bowman School through a favorable agreement with Lethbridge School District # 51. When the building passed to the City of Lethbridge in 1963, City Council agreed to maintain the terms of the agreement the Club had with the School District. This agreement provided a basis for the establishment of the Bowman Arts Centre, as other arts and crafts groups and the Historical Society were also offered space in the building and classes were offered daily by a variety of groups of the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge. The Club continued to organize regular classes, workshops, demonstrations, and outings and was able to present two exhibitions annually of works by its members. Sometime after 2002 the club was renamed the Lethrbidge Artists’ Club.
Language
English
Scope and Content
Fonds documents the founding of the Lethbridge Sketch Club and events organized by the club including exhibits, classes, demonstrations, workshops and outings. Records include minutes, correspondence, exhibit lists, club histories, photographs, and guest books. File list 2013.1021/1 - Early minutes and correspondence; 2 photos; 1932 2013.1021/2 - Sketch Club Minute Book and Cashbook; 1944-1949 2013.1021/3 – Cash book; 1950-1954 2013.1021/4 – Minutes of Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1951-1966 2013.1021/5 – Registrations 1958; 1958-1959 2013.1021/6 - Membership Art Display May 2nd 1966; 1966 2013.1021/7 – Names of Artists in Competetion; 1966-1970 2013.1021/8 – Societies Act Information; 1980-1984 2013.1021/9 – Newspaper clippings; 1959-1999 2013.1021/10 – Club history and exhibitions; 1981-1996 2013.1021/11 – Club history; 1947-1996 2013.1021/12 – Lethbridge Sketch Club guest book; 1948-1951 2013.1021/13 – Visitors; 1967-1968 2013.1021/14 – Lethbridge Sketch Club Guests; 1988-1988 2013.1021/15 – Lethbridge Sketch Club Guests; 1989-1990 2013.1021/16 – Guests; 1990-1991 2013.1021/17 – Guests; 1991 2013.1021/18 – Guests of the Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1992-1994 2013.1021/19 – Guest Book; 1994-1998 2013.1021/20 – Photo album; 233 photographs; 1986-1992 2013.1021/21 – Photo album; 66 photos; 1992 2013.1021/22 – Photo album; 1987-2003 2013.1021/23 – A History of the Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1 audiocassette; 1989 2013.1021/24 – History of the Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1 collage poster; [N.D.] 2 copies 2013.1021/25 - Advertising clippings from papers; 1998-1999 2013.1021/26 - Club executive members; 1943-1990 2013.1021/27 – Memoriams of past members; 3 photos; 2000-2003 2013.1021/28 – Archival misc.; 1942-1989 2013.1021/29 – Life members; 1970 2013.1021/30 – Correspondence; 1957-1961 2013.1021/31 – Classes; 1956-1957 2013.1021/32 – Yates will; [196-] 2013.1021/33 – Newspaper clippings; 1966-1998
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20131021
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Rotary Club of Lethbridge fonds

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Date Range
1918-1989
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2.5 m. of textual records. -- 84 photographs. -- 2 sound recordings.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of minutes of executive and general meetings of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge, financial records, newsletters, club histories, correspondence, membership records, scrapbooks, certificates and awards of merit, constitution and bylaws, records of local Committees, and materials fro…
Date Range
1918-1989
Fonds
Rotary Club of Lethbridge fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Copy Location
Additional material located at P19901048000-GM, P19921034000-GM
Creator
Rotary Club of Lethbridge
Physical Description
2.5 m. of textual records. -- 84 photographs. -- 2 sound recordings.
History / Biographical
The Rotary Club of Lethbridge was founded in 1918 as a local branch of Rotary International. Rotary is a community service club involved in a variety of projects benefitting the community.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of minutes of executive and general meetings of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge, financial records, newsletters, club histories, correspondence, membership records, scrapbooks, certificates and awards of merit, constitution and bylaws, records of local Committees, and materials from provincial, national and international conventions. Includes photographs of conferences, club-sponsored social activities, portraits of club presidents, and recordings of an interview with Paul Harris, founder of Rotary, and a 1978 citizenship banquet sponsored by Rotary.
Notes
Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Finding Aid
File list available.
Related Material
Material related to the Rotary Club of Lethbridge can also be found in the Art Putland fonds.
Category
Family and personal life
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Fonds
Accession No.
20121025
Physical Description
3 scrapbooks, textual records.
Scope and Content
2012.1025/001 The Prince and Princess of Wales' Wedding Day; booklet, 32 colour page booklet featuring photographs from Prince Charles' wedding to Diana Spencer. 1981. 2012.1025/002 The Queen's Coronation Souvenir Album; scrapbook, newspaper clippings: Incomplete scrapbook commemorating the corona…
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
3 scrapbooks, textual records.
Language
English
Scope and Content
2012.1025/001 The Prince and Princess of Wales' Wedding Day; booklet, 32 colour page booklet featuring photographs from Prince Charles' wedding to Diana Spencer. 1981. 2012.1025/002 The Queen's Coronation Souvenir Album; scrapbook, newspaper clippings: Incomplete scrapbook commemorating the coronation of Elizabeth II. The source for the scrapbook pages is the Free Press Weekly Farmer which printed the various sections. Sections 1 - 19 are fixed into a scrapbook with a pink cover labeled "Art Book" in cursive letters. Sections 20 - 28 along with number of related photographs and articles that are not specifically designed for the album are loose inside the front cover. Complied by Evelyn Walmsley (nee Marykuca) while living in LeRoy Saskatchewan. 1953. 2012.1025/003 British Royal Family Scrapbook;Compiled by Barbara Walmsley from newspaper images, many from clipped from The Star Weekly featuring various Royals. A particular focus is on (then) Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. [1948-1951]. 2012.1025/004 Scrapbook & Newspaper clippings; Scrapbook featuring various Royals as well as a variety of extra clippings spanning the 1950s through 1980s and a copy of The Winnipeg Tribune from May 6, 1960 featuring the wedding of Princess Margaret to Antony Armstron-Jones.
Notes
Files found in the 2012 Year end box # 2 & 3
Accession No.
20121025
Collection
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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.
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20171025
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Decoux Photo Studio fonds

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Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20151020
Physical Description
Close to 100,000 photographic images, predominantly negatives
Scope and Content
The fonds includes photographs and negatives from Vern Decoux’s work as a commercial, newspaper, and police photographer, as well as private family photographs. The photographic materials are organized in 6,120 envelopesby order envelopes, system typical for a commerical studio. The original order …
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Vern Decoux, Gini Decoux
Physical Description
Close to 100,000 photographic images, predominantly negatives
History / Biographical
Vern (Vernon) Decoux was born January 18, 1920 in Blairmore, Alberta. During WWII, he served in the #13 District as a sergeant instructor and was stationed in Camrose and Calgary. He also served with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry (commando rifles). On December 26, 1942, Vern married Florence (nee Taggart) in Hillcrest, Alberta. Vern and Florence had three children, a son Bruce, and 2 daughters, Gini and Susan. Vern was the Crowsnest Pass correspondent with the Lethbridge Herald from 1950 to 1985. He did news stories, took photographs, dealt with circulation, sold advertising, and looked after all of the region’s newspaper carriers. Throughout the years, he was an active member of a variety of clubs and organizations in the Crowsnest Pass. He was a member of the Elks for 48 years, acting as Exalted Ruler with the club for many years. He was also a member of the Lions Club (and received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award), the Knights of Columbus, and the Blairmore Legion. He was also a member of the Alberta Professional Photographers Association. Vern was also a Roman Catholic.
Custodial History
The vast majority of the images were created by Vernon Decoux, donor’s father, in a professional capacity as a photographer and owner of a photographic studio in Blairmore. After Vern’s death in April 2000, the materials were kept in his wife’s residence. In 2015, when Florence Decoux passed away, the materials came into the possession of their son, Bruce Decoux.
Scope and Content
The fonds includes photographs and negatives from Vern Decoux’s work as a commercial, newspaper, and police photographer, as well as private family photographs. The photographic materials are organized in 6,120 envelopesby order envelopes, system typical for a commerical studio. The original order of records had been obliterated over the years of reboxing, therefore the materials were organized according to several thematic clusters: 1 Box: Art/Automobile/Boat/Certificate/Insurance/Landscape/Memorial/Plane/Miscelleaneous/Portrait, Animal/Trophy (includes photographs of jewelry for insurance, copies of employment certificates, gravestones, etc.) 1 Box: Accident/Disaster (includes car accidents, natural disasters/storms, etc.) 3 Boxes: Building/Industry (includes buildings under construction, mining operations, etc.) 3 Boxes: Graduation/Prom and Graduation/Kindergarten (includes graduation ceremonies, graduate portraits) 1 Box: Event, Outdoor/Event, Service Club/Event, Sports (includes Legion, Lions Club, Elks Club events, etc.) 1 Box: Event, Religious (includes baptism/christenings, first communion, confirmation) 4 Boxes: Event, Special (includes birthday and anniversary parties, banquets, etc.) 5.5 Boxes: Portrait, Family 6 Boxes: Portrait, Group 9.5 Boxes: Portrait Individual (includes passport photographs) 0.5 Box: School, Class 9.5 Boxes: Weddings 0.5 Box: Oversized materials 1 Box: Glass plate negatives (14 in total)
Accession No.
20151020
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Lethbridge Handicraft Guild fonds

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Date Range
1949-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20121043
Physical Description
0.35 m of textual records; 205 photographs
Scope and Content
2012.1043/001 Correspondence 2005; meeting minutes 1994-2002; publication clippings; list of officers, 6 photos 2012.1043/002 Shows and displays 15 slides 2012.1043/003 Guild history, 1962; correspondence, records 1950-1965 2012.1043/004 Ledger 1964-1977 2012.1043/005 Bowman Centre 1964; newsletter…
Parallel Title
Canadian Handicraft Guild - Lethbridge Branch
Date Range
1949-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Handicraft Guild
Physical Description
0.35 m of textual records; 205 photographs
History / Biographical
The history of the Canadian Handicraft Guild dates back to 1902, when the Women's Art Association of Montreal held a large exhibition of handicrafts. A few years later the organization named the Canadian Handicraft Guild was formed with the provision of formation of local branches all across Canada. The first branches outside of Quebec were formed in Edmonton in 1911, Vancouver in 1912 and Winnipeg in 1913. The Alberta Provincial Branch was organized in 1928. The Lethbridge branch was formed in 1935. At the time of the Second World War and the pressure of Red Cross work, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Maclead and Lethbridge branches disbanded. Lethbridge organized again in 1949. The first executive of 1949 included Mrs. J. McIntosh (President), Mrs. C.G. Cope (VP), Mrs. A.C. Head (Secretary) and Mrs. W. Strome (Tresurer). The original group included A.E. Ives, Mrs. D. Woodcock, Mrs. C.B. Johnson, Mrs. C. Farstad, Mrs. E. Church (Woitte), Mrs. J.T. Vallance, Mrs. W. Strome, Mrs. J. Keys, Mrs. G.C. Cope, Mrs. A.C. Head, Miss Lillian McNair, Mrs. Nell Clarke, Mrs, Edith Niven, Mrs. Rita Revenko, Mrs. Linda Gibson, Mrs. Etta Johnston, Mrs. Holly Turnbull, Mrs. Frances Gardiner, Mrs. Maida Bryant, Mrs. Anne Lundy, Mrs. Libby Fumerton, Mrs. Barbara Bruchet and Mrs. Cynthia Russel. The Guild first operated from the Red Cross Rooms. In 1964, the organization moved to the lower level of the Bowman Centre. The Guild offered a variety of classes including weaving, copper, lether, novelties, rugs, petit point, glovemaking, guiltting, knitting, tooled leather and flowers. In 1953 the Guild counted 134 paid members with 10-30 active member core. The activities also included discussions, demonstrations and exhibites. In 1964, Potters group withdrew from the Lethbridge Handicraft Guild. From 1966 to 1974 the following members received Life Membership: Cynthia Russel, Nell Clarke, Lovina Stringam, Etta Johnston.
Scope and Content
2012.1043/001 Correspondence 2005; meeting minutes 1994-2002; publication clippings; list of officers, 6 photos 2012.1043/002 Shows and displays 15 slides 2012.1043/003 Guild history, 1962; correspondence, records 1950-1965 2012.1043/004 Ledger 1964-1977 2012.1043/005 Bowman Centre 1964; newsletter 1987-1990 2012.1043/006 Membership lists various years 2012.1043/007 Administrative records 1952-1955 2012.1043/008 Administrative records 1949-1951 2012.1043/009 Administrative records 1955-1965 2012.1043/010 Guild history manuscript 1949-1993; newsletters 1987-1992; 185 photos 2012.1043/011 Minutes 1976-1982 2012.1043/012 Minutes 1971-1976 2012.1043/013 Minutes 1949-1958 2012.1043/014 Minutes 1958-1966 2012.1043/015 Exhibit Weaving notes and samples, cards and invoices 1958-1960 2012.1091/001 Financial records 2000-2006 2012.1091/002 Financial records 1991-1999 2012.1091/003 Financial records 1979-1991 2012.1091/004 Financial records 1974-1982 2012.1091/005 Minutes 1990-1993 2012.1091/006 Minutes 1993-1997 2012.1091/007 Minutes 1982-1987; annual reports 1982-1987; petty cash 1982-83 2012.1091/008 Minutes 1987-1990 2012.1091/009 Handicraft sales 1978-1989 2012.1091/010 Minutes 1997-1998; 1998-1999; 2000-2001; membership list 1997-1998; 1998-1999
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20121043
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Miscellaneous Acquisitions fonds

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Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20131040
Physical Description
55 photographs, textual records, mixed media, 7 maps
Scope and Content
1- Annexations—Lethbridge, Alberta; Map and legend showing several additions to the city of Lethbridge between 1890 and 1978. 1962-1978. 44 x 54.5 cm. 2- Various maps i. Locations of Sheep Ranches in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. ca .before 1950. 76 x 46 cm (2 copies) ii. …
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
55 photographs, textual records, mixed media, 7 maps
Physical Condition
Very Good
Good
Poor
Excellent
History / Biographical
These items were found early in 2013 in the Galt’s off-site storage. Along with the Duff family donation (UID 20131039), there were a number of miscellaneous items including some previously accessioned. While every effort was made to assign items to their proper accession and donor, this was not always possible and unaccounted for items were re-accessioned under the title Miscellaneous Acquisitions fonds
Scope and Content
1- Annexations—Lethbridge, Alberta; Map and legend showing several additions to the city of Lethbridge between 1890 and 1978. 1962-1978. 44 x 54.5 cm. 2- Various maps i. Locations of Sheep Ranches in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. ca .before 1950. 76 x 46 cm (2 copies) ii. General Plan – St Mary’s Irrigation Project. October 1948. 67 x 37 cm. iii. Pincher Creek Sheet. 1916. 86 x 62 cm. iv. Lethbridge Sectional Map. May 1924. 87 x 62 cm v. Urban Parks Project/Coalbanks & Bottoms Era Lethbridge. ca 1978-1985. (see also: Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Society Fonds: Society Series. - 1973 to 1994. UID 19981070026) vi. Lethbridge (Provincial Ridings) after 1971. 102 x 104 cm 3- Fire Alarm Box List; sign, note. ca. 196-. 61 x 46 cm. 4- Andrew Redshaw’s Mason Certificate. 1927. 42 x 35. Issued from the Grand Lodge of Alberta in Calgary by Grand Master Thomas Fredrick English. 5- Ontario College of Pharmacy Class of 1902/1903. B & W photograph, 53 x 42 cm. The portrait of E.B. Stokes is highlighted with small pencil ‘x’ marks next to his name. 6- Phi Delta Kappa Charter. 1969. 45 x 61cm. The charter includes the signatures of thirty fraternity members in addition to those of Homer L Johnson (President), J. W. Lee (Vice President) Gayle Zehilds? (Director), Howard M Spade (Director), A. Garland Hordy (Director), R. B. Clemaner (Director) William A. Samson (District Representative) and Maynard Bemis (Executive Secretary). dated 17 April 1969. 7- Photographs a. BESL Carpetball League 1927-28. identified on reverse are: Geo Doghal, Percy Clayton, Ernie Dunc and Clem Mullen. Black &White matted photograph from A E Cross Studio. b. Supina’s Football Club Alberta Provincial Champions 1934. Identified on the photographs matting are: Back row: F. Rigby, A. Walton, W. Symonds. Middle row: J. Gibson, D. Watson, J. McMahon (Captain), G. Wilson, S. Sinclair, A.Linning, J.Clark, A. Donaldson, C.Dearie. Front row: Alberta Cup, G. Anderson, Magrath Shield, Joe Lee Cup, J.Truman, Ritchie Paterson Charity Cup. Black &White matted photograph from A E Cross Studio. c. The Safeway Ladies’ Softball team. Identified on the photographs matting are: Back row—Millie Graham, Victoria Sendesky, LaVerne Cunning, Zelma Nish, Doris Ernst. Middle row—Ed. Hembroff, assistant coach; Lois Cunning, Colleen Peterson, A. MacDonald, Manager; Mary Tocolli, Elanor Maryancik, Don Arnold, coach. Front row—Helen Lihalik, Gladys Woznikuk, Elsie Lunde, captain; Barbra Luchanski, Helen Gill, Von Hembroff, mascot. Print of scanned image, original from A. E. Cross studio. (Negative of image without matting :UID 19941051669) d. Boxing photos by Lloyd Knight. [195- to 196-] i. Neil McKenna and Archie Alford in the middle of a bout ii Two unidentified boxers fighting in the ring iii. Two unidentified boxers mid-bout. 8- Souvenir Booklet – Lethbridge Public Schools. 1950. 9- Christmas Cards, Molson Breweries. [196- to 197-]. Seven Christmas cards featuring art relating to Molson breweries including three from Sick’s Brewery in Lethbridge. Two of these show the Brewery Gardens and one shows the Lethbridge Edmonton Stagecoach decorated for Christmas (1964) 10- Dr William Fairfield Scrapbook. 1876 -1982. 48 x 40x x 8cm. contains 48 photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, cards and notes relating to the life of Dr. Fairfield. He was the founding researcher at the experimental farm/research station in Lethbridge. Found in oversized cupboards. 11- MISSAE DEFUNCTORUM & Latin Mass Sign- 1947 Book containing the Latin rites for the Catholic mass for the dead and two metal plaques from the alter of a local Catholic Church used before the switch to the English mass under Pope Paul VI. 12- The Buildings of Canada--Environment Canada Booklet. 13 pages (removed to reference library) Included is an entry on the Number 1 Fire Hall under the section on Administrative Buildings. (page 10)
Notes
Map 2013.1040/002iv Urban Parks Project/Coalbanks & Bottoms Era Lethbridge, may have originally been a part of the Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Society Fonds UID 19981070026. )#10 The Fairfield scrapbook was removed from its covers and rings and put in an oversized folder. Now stored in the grey boxes.
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20131040
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John and Marguerite Taylor fonds

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Date Range
1901-1987
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20051015
Physical Description
0.24 m of textual records, 108 photographs, 56 postcards
Scope and Content
20051015/1: Taylor Family Financials; Insurance papers, Benefit Application, Discharge Papers, Army Notebook, Correspondence, News Clippings, Sales Contracts, Pension Papers. 1942-1963. (Papers originally stored in a green metal box.) 20051015/2: Various Correspondence; Holiday Cards, News Clippin…
Parallel Title
John and Margaret Taylor fonds
Date Range
1901-1987
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
John and Marguerite Taylor
Physical Description
0.24 m of textual records, 108 photographs, 56 postcards
History / Biographical
John Joseph Taylor (born 25 June 1915) and Marguerite Taylor (nee Grisak, 14 April 1917-1 December 1984) were married in 1940. John joined the military in November of 1942 and trained in Camrose, AB; Chilliwack, BC and Prince George, BC before deployment to France where he was injured twice on D-Day. Afterwards, he was sent to Birmingham General Hospital in England to recover from a severe arm would before his return to Canada. They had one son, Grange Taylor, born in the summer of 1943 while John was stationed in Chilliwack. While he was away Marguerite wrote “Johnny” frequently, sometimes multiple letters in a single day. She would often start by reminding him how much she missed him and then reassure him that she, and later the baby were doing fine in spite of how much they missed him. Marguerite often writes of how she prays for John and that the war will end soon. She would recount the goings on of her day and what she had done since she had last written and how she cherished his letters. Several letters mention ones that she did not send because she felt they were too sad and did not want to bring him down since he was already so far from home. Early on she writes of a fear of the doctor, but that she will go because she is pregnant and that John would want her to go. She also recounts local gossip regarding the local prisoner of war camp and the dances that she goes to with her friend Annie. She signs most of her letters with a lipstick kiss and “I love you 60 millions & millions more then last time” or something similar. Prior to his military service John was as an industrial painter working at the airports being built for military flight training that were built across southern Alberta. As a result, he developed what they would later discover to be lead poisoning from the lead-based paint. Throughout his military career he was afflicted with ill-health. He would later be diagnosed with Huntington’s Correa, as would his son Grange. Marguerite was a devout catholic and an original member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church in north Lethbridge. She and John lived in Lethbridge until 1961 when they moved to Calgary so that John could find work. While John was away with the military she lived with her family and upon his return they purchased a house through the veteran’s housing program. John was an avid photographer and artist. Included in the donation are several examples of his drawing and photography including photographs of his family and military companions and drawings from his time overseas.
Scope and Content
20051015/1: Taylor Family Financials; Insurance papers, Benefit Application, Discharge Papers, Army Notebook, Correspondence, News Clippings, Sales Contracts, Pension Papers. 1942-1963. (Papers originally stored in a green metal box.) 20051015/2: Various Correspondence; Holiday Cards, News Clippings, Drawings, Souvenir, Photographs, Notes, Gun Permit, Ticket Stub. [1940-1968] 2 PHOTOGRAPHS 20051015/3: Correspondence, Etc. (July 1940 – March 1942); Letters, News Clippings. 1940-1942.—File primarily contains letters from Marguerite Taylor to John Taylor while he was stationed in Camrose, AB, Chilliwack, BC and Prince George, BC. The letters relay the happenings of Marguerite’s day to day life, local gossip, and the development of her pregnancy. Also included are letters to Marguerite from John, Marguerite’s aunt Julia, brother Pete, and their friend A. C. (Alf) Tomlinson of the R.A.F. stationed in Calgary. 20051015/4: Correspondence, Etc. (March 1942 – April 1946, 1965); Letters, Postcards, Newspaper Clippings. 1942-1946, 1965. — File primarily contains letters from Marguerite Taylor to John Taylor while he was on active duty in Canada and after he had been injured in France and was in hospital in England. The letters include accounts of the development of Marguerite’s pregnancy and the birth of the couple’s son Grange. Also included are letters to Marguerite from John, their friend A. C. (Alf) Tomlinson, Mrs Tomlinson (A.C.’s mother) and other men with whom John served. 20051015/5: Bills; City Taxes for 1004 – 13th Street N. 1938-1953. 20051015/6: Fighting Fifth; Newsletters, Correspondence. 1965-1983.—Papers relating to John’s military unit and several 1980s reunions. 20051015/7: Old House; Correspondence, Pension Documents, Birth Certificate. 1949-1981.—Correspondence and other documents relating to Marguerite’s parent’s home at 1004 – 13th Street N. Also included is a copy of Marguerite Oliver’s birth certificate issued in 1949 20051015/8: Personal (Bills); City of Lethbridge Tax Notices, Correspondence. 1959-1962. 20051015/9: Personal; Correspondence, Inventory Lists, Poetry. 1959-1974. 20051015/10: Dept of Veterans Affairs; Correspondence, Financial Records. 1946-1983. 20051015/11 Medical Records 1967-1987.—Copies of John’s medical records. 20051015/12: Taylor Family Various Papers; Certificates, Photographs, Coasters, Keepsake Box, Correspondence, Promotional Mirror. 1924-1984.—File includes a number of different items including several photographs and small documents that were folded up and kept in a small metal box along with a piece of a broken crucifix. 5 PHOTOGRAPHS 20051015/13: Notebook; Songs. [1944]—File contains a notebook filled with hand written song lyrics. 20051015/14: Pamphlets. 1927-1946—File contains several pamphlets on subjects relating to acceptable behaviour. 20051015/15: Pension; Correspondence. 1960-1974.—Documents related to John and Marguerite’s pensions. 20051015/16: Photographs. 1934-1969.—Baby pictures of Grange Taylor as well as other family pictures. 40 PHOTOGRAPHS . 20051015/17: Photographs. [1923-1945].—Matted oversize photographs and John and Marguerite’s wedding picture. 4 PHOTOGRAPHS. 20051015/18: Religious; Photographs, Prayer Cards. 1925-1971.—Photographs of a religious ceremony and several commemorative prayer cards. 9 PHOTOGRAPHS. 20051015/19: Photo Album (Kitten Cover); Photographs, Newspaper clippings. [1940-1976].—Family photo album contents including hand tinted portraits. 16 PHOTOGRAPHS 20051015/20: Taylor Album; Post cards, Newspaper Clippings, Post Cards, Marriage Certificate. [1901-1969]—File contains items from an album as well as a photocopy of the original placement of the items within the album. Notably there are a large collection of souvenir postcards from Lethbridge and military postcards from local studio Jackson & Co. 1 PHOTOGRAPH / 53 POSTCARDS 20051015/21: John Taylor Military Album; Photographs, Patches, Letters, Drawings, Postcards, Telegrams, Greeting Cards. [1942-1981]—File contains photographs and keepsakes from John’s time in the military. 31 PHOTGRAPHS / 3 POSTCARDS 20051015/22: Calendar.1962 —Catholic Art Calendar from Martin Bros. funeral home. 20051015/23: Donation Correspondence. 2004-2005. Correspondence between Terri Taylor and Galt archivist Greg Ellis.
Accession No.
20051015
Collection
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Date Range
1912 -2007
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
Mixed Media
Accession No.
20071034
Physical Description
0.65 m of textual records. -- 33 photographs
Scope and Content
2007.1034/1 Minutes of the Club 1912 3 Lethbridge Historical Newslettersd March 1981 ( march 2002, History of the Club, Modern Mathesis Members, Songs - Mathesis Club Songs 1972 & 2002 & Songsheet, Award announcement Rita Cemulini,Meeting Agenda June 2002, Luncheon Invitation 2005, Club survey,Chan…
Material Type
Mixed Media
Date Range
1912 -2007
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.65 m of textual records. -- 33 photographs
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The Mathesis Club of Lethbridge was organized on 11 September 1912 by a group of nine women who were interested in self education and self improvement during a period in the city’s history when formal educational opportunities for women were very rare. The club name was taken from a Greek word meaning "searcher of knowledge". A committee consisting of Mrs. Alice J. Heeb, Mrs. Cumming and Mrs. Maurine Daniel was appointed to draft a constitution for the new club. The club’s objectives as stated in that constitution included "self-improvement and united effort toward the highest development of home and community". The first officers of the Mathesis Club were Mrs. F. Stoltze (president), Mrs. A. M. Lafferty (vice president), Mrs. Alice J. Heeb (secretary), Mrs. F. Cumming (treasurer). The club was organized into ‘departments’ that reflected the study interests of the members: Music and Art, History and Literature. Members chose topics of interest from these broad categories and then researched, wrote and presented a paper on their topic at the regular meetings. When the club began meetings were held every two weeks, but later the meeting schedule became monthly. In addition to the departmental programs, meetings frequently featured guest speakers who presented on a variety of topics ranging from religion to scientific advances.At the time there was no public library in Lethbridge and the group arranged to borrow thirty books from the collection of McGill University in Montreal which would remain in the home of one of the members for the use of any of those in the group. During the First World War members joined the local Council of Women and Traveler’s Aid to work through those organizations. Fundraising teas and other events were also held. In World War II the club entertained the armed forces for a week. Membership in the club reached a high in 1917 with 87 members, by 2002 the membership had fallen to 20. Over the years, educational and self-improvement programs became widely available for women and the role of the Mathesis Club as a provider of those opportunities was diminished. A declining and aging membership put more and more pressure on the club, until in 2007 the members decided to dissolve the Mathesis Club. The final meeting was held at Luigi’s Restaurant, 1119 Mayor Magrath Drive South, on 19 June 2007.
Language
English
Custodial History
The records were donated to the Galt Museum by Joan Croskery on behalf of the Mathesis Club. Before their arrival at the Galt the records were unaccounted for for some years before their discovery by Ethel Dunn at the home of a Mr. Kennedy.
Scope and Content
2007.1034/1 Minutes of the Club 1912 3 Lethbridge Historical Newslettersd March 1981 ( march 2002, History of the Club, Modern Mathesis Members, Songs - Mathesis Club Songs 1972 & 2002 & Songsheet, Award announcement Rita Cemulini,Meeting Agenda June 2002, Luncheon Invitation 2005, Club survey,Changes to aggenda and organization of club, Newsclippings, Mathesis Club Constitution Report reference, Name tags Joan Croskery, Name labels, obituaris of club members, 33 color photographs individually numbered. 2007.1034/1/001 Mathesis Club Luncheon 1987 Left to right: Rita Cemulini, Hazel Ross and Jean Fennell 2007.1034/1/002 Mathesis Club Luncheon Hazel Ross left with Senator Joyce Fairbairn guest speaker. 2007.1034/1/003 Mathesis Club Luncheon Cake 1912-1987 2007.1034/1/004 Mathesis Club Luncheon Left-right: Rita Wiebe, Elaine Cairns, Fran Bertand and Hazel McKenzie 2007.1034/1/005 Mathesis Club Luncheon Left to right: Rita Cemulini, Fran Bertand. 2007.1034/1/006 Mathesis Club Luncheon Sheila Petherbridge 2007.1034/1/007 Mathesis Club Luncheon Left to right: Elaine Cairns, Marie Fraser, Lois Barr, Senator Joyce Fairbairn 2007.1034/1/008 Mathesis Club Luncheon Guest Speacker Senator Joyce Fairbairn, Lois Barr in back 2007.1034/1/009 Mathesis Club Luncheon Harda Niilo and Betty Kennedy 2007.1034/1/010 Mathesis Club Luncheon Dr Ruby Larson 2007.1034/1/011 Mathesis Club Luncheon Retha Weibe and Harda Niilos 2007.1034/1/012 Mathesis Club Luncheon Ruth Jensen 2007.1034/1/013 Mathesis Club Luncheon Skit Jean Fennell, Betty Chollack and Elaine Cairns 2007.1034/1/014 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 at Erickson's Elaine Cairns, Mildred Byrne and Lillian Noble 2007.1034/1/015 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 at Erickson's Marie Fraser left and Elaine Cairns. 2007.1034/1/015 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 at Erickson's Ethel Dunn left and Christine Dubetz 2007.1034/1/015 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 at Erickson's Left to right: Betty Chollack, President, Retha Weibe and Hazel Ross 2007.1034/1/015 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 at Erickson's Left to right Ruth Jensen, harla Niilo, Dorothea Pragnesll and Marie Wylie 2007.1034/1/016 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25, 2004. The whole group. Left side table at end is Hazel McKenzie. Joan Croskery is opposite her. Right table Gladys MacDonald is at centre next to her is Elain Cairns, others are unidentified. 2007.1034/1/017 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Betty Kennedy, Ethel Dunn and Hazel Ross. 2007.1034/1/018 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25.Head Table Sheila Petherbridge, Ruby Larson, Fran Bertrand, Rita Cemuline, Hazel Ross and Elaine Cairns. 2007.1034/1/018A. Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Left -right: Rheta Weibe, Hazel Ross and Sheila Petherbridge 2007.1034/1/018B. Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Joan Croskery 2007.1034/1/018C. Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Jean Dalziel 2007.1034/1/019 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Table 1 Right side: Bev Pastuk, Joan Croskery, Lois Barr. Across back: Sheila Petherbridge Lillian Wakelon. Left side from back: Harda Niilo, Jenny Au,? guest, Hazel McKenzie. 2007.1034/1/020 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25, 2001 90th Birthday celebrations, Ladies wore 1912 fashions. Guest speacker Senator Joyce Fairbairn. Cutting the cake Hazel Ross and Jean Fennell. 2007.1034/1/021 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Left side of table Mildred Byrne, Lorna Brown guest, Lillian Wakelin, Letty Croskery guest and Joan Croskery 2007.1034/1/022 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Jean Fennell left Lois Barr. 2007.1034/1/023 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Fran Bertrand dressed in 1912 fashion.Photo is blurred. 2007.1034/1/024 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. Standing at left is Harda Niilo, ? in white hat,Ethel Dunn in red, Hazel McKenzie, Mildred Byrne and Lorna Brown. 2007.1034/1/025 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25. left to right: Rita Cemulini, Jean Fennell, Ruby Larsen, Fran Bertrand, Eliane Cairns, Lois Barr and Lillian Wakelin 2007.1034/1/026 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 Various years. Joan Croskery standing and Betty Chollack sitting 2007.1034/1/027 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 Right side of table going back: Hazel McKenzie, Joan Croskery, Ruth Jensen, Rheta Weibe, Harda Niilo, Ethel Dunn, Betty Kennedy, Bev Pahuk and Glenys MacDonald. 2007.1034/1/028 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25Left to right: Rita Cemulini, Jean Fennell, Ruby Larsen, Fran Bertrand, Elaine Cairnes, Lois Barr, Lillian Wakelin and Hazel Ross. 2007.1034/1/029 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 left to right around the table: Ruth Jensen, Joan Croskery, Hazel McKenzie, Sheila Petherbridge, Glenys MacDonald, Rita Cemulinie, Jean Fennell, Ruby Larsen and Fran Bertrand 2007.1034/1/030 Mathesis Club Luncheon May 25 possibly 1993. Hazel Ross with guest specker Celesta Pryda 2007.1034/2 Literature Department; meeting minutes and reports (2003-2007) 2007.1034/3 Mathesis Club history, constitution 2003, meeting minutes and reports (1980-2007) 2007.1034/4 Mathesis Club calendars 2002/03 - 2006/07
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Lethbridge Fire Department fonds

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Date Range
1978-2011
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181062
Physical Description
Over 500 photographs, 0.8 m of textual records
Scope and Content
001: Chief for a Day 20 Photos (1987) 002: 76 photos 44 Negatives of safety programs, awards, flipped semi, and training exercise (1996-1997) 003: 284 photos of awards, training exercise, family day, and unidentified people (1978-1999) 004: 1993-1995 Newspaper clippings 005: 1995-1997 Newspaper cli…
Date Range
1978-2011
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Fire Department
Physical Description
Over 500 photographs, 0.8 m of textual records
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Fire Department began in the town of Lethbridge in 1885 with the Bucket Brigade. There were several factors for this. The buildings were chiefly wood, rainfall in the area was low and the westerly winds were prevalent in the region. One factor to deter fires were the 100 foot wide streets. The first organized fire protection was provided by the NWMP in 1886. In 1887 a volunteer hook and ladder company was formed with W. D. Whitney as chief, A. J. Scot, first assistant chief, E. J. Hoddert, second assistant chief. J. D. Higinbotham was secretary-treasurer. When Lethbridge was incorporated as a town in 1891, the new town council had fire protection as their first order of business. In that same year a Volunteer Fire Brigade with William Colpman as chief was formed. In subsequent years other Fire Brigades were organized each with their own chief, assistant chiefs and members. The fire brigade was reorganized in 1902 and those elected became paid members. By 1909 a professional fire department was created. The men were on duty 24 hours per day seven days per week. Minute Books were introduced by Chief Kilkenny in 1909 listing the duty officer, persons on leave, exact time of fire calls and action taken, changes in location of men and equipment. Uniforms were introduced in 1909 and in 1912 the first Firemen's Association Contest between towns took place. In 1912, the Fire Department also began the combined model of fire suppression and emergency medical services. As the town grew incorporation was once again realized. In 1906 Lethbridge became a city. The population grew in three directions, north south and east and more fire stations were built to service the areas. No. 2 was built on the north side of the tracks at 2nd Avenue and 13th Street. A third fire hall was built in the 1960's. By 1920 the Lethbridge Fire Department was a fully professional body who could handle any emergency that occurred. Fire Prevention Programs begun as early as 1935 when Chief Lindsay introduced inspections to individual homes and fire drills began in the schools. Through the war years, the fire department held various courses teaching military firemen to handle pumpers and large equipment. The fire Department ambulance was constantly used for transported trainee crash victims to the Galt Hospital. Following the war improvements were made to both the member numbers and equipment including a two-way radio communications system and fire alarm boxes. Restrictions on sales and use of fireworks were dealt with in the late 1950's and by the early 1970's the sale of fireworks were banned. New fire stations were built in the 1970's. One to replace the old No. 2 which became the fire headquarters and training center located on 5th Avenue and 28th Street North and another on the west side at Jerry Potts Boulevard. The fire box system was abandoned in favor of a more effective communication-the telephone. Wooden ladders were replaced by lighter, stronger more serviceable aluminum ones. In 1985, computers were introduced to the fire department and were used to provide a preplan of many of the larger buildings, hydrant locations, fire department connections, sprinkler controls, exits, hazards etc. City Council also approved the implementation of an advance life support program and hired the first advanced care paramedics. In 1986 the Lethbridge Fire department celebrated its 100 anniversary. A lot of changes, improvements had occurred and with the modern fire fighting techniques many young men were becoming fire fighters to protect the public from any disasters such as fire, flood, explosion, cyclone of mechanical disaster. 1994 Police moves into its own building. In 1998 the department hired the first female firefighter, Bonnie Williams. Her great grandfather Jack King was a Lethbridge firefighter in the 1920-30’s. 2001 fire department gets thermal imaging cameras. 2002 Chief T. Wickersham retires and the city hires Brian Cornforth as the new chief. The dispatch centre of fire/EMS merged with police dispatch to form the Public Safety Communications Centre (PSCC). 2003 Council approved $250,000 for a one-time funding for Advanced Life Support equipment. These units were placed on all frontline fire apparatus. Having advanced care paramedics on fire vehicles allow them to respond to emergency calls anywhere in the city and provide lifesaving care even when an ambulance is unavailable. 2005 Revised disaster services plan and bylaw. Plan outlines three levels of emergencies. Level one, less than eight hours and has little impact on the city. Level two, less than eight hours and moderate impact on city that may require additional support from other services. Level three, longer duration and will have high impact on the city which will require government support. Rope rescue training exercise also implemented. 2009 Alberta Health Services assumes governance of all emergency medical services (EMS) in the province. The city of Lethbridge becomes a contracted provider of EMS for the city of Lethbridge. 2011 New Headquarters (station 1) opens on 4th avenue south and renovations are completed on station 4 located at 5 avenue and 28 street north. Large grassfire starts on the Blood Reserve and threatens the west side of the city when it crosses the Oldman River on November 27 (Grey Cup day). 2012 The department celebrates 100 years providing EMS services in an integrated system. From our research, Lethbridge is the oldest integrated (fire/EMS) system in North America. A weeklong celebration of events were planned and an art piece was commissioned to remember the event. September 10 another large grassfire starts on the Blood Reserve and threatens the west side of the city and the town of Coalhurst when it crosses the Oldman River. 2013 flooding in High River and Calgary creates significant damage to the respective communities. Lethbridge sends numerous individuals to assist in the recovery efforts. Lethbridge also experiences high water but infrastructure is protected. 2014 The department receives EMS accreditation through Accreditation Canada – first integrated service in Canada to achieve accreditation. December - Chief B. Cornforth takes a position with Edmonton Fire Rescue Service. 2015 Rich Hildebrand is promoted to chief of the department. The Fire Smart Program begins to be implemented as a way to decrease fire risk in the transition zone where wild land and urban development meet. 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires damage huge areas of the city and forces the evacuation of 88,000 people. Lethbridge sends individuals to provide incident management support, critical incident stress management (CISM) support, dispatch assistance and inspection services over several weeks. 2017 Council gives support to build another station on the west side of the city. When station 2 was first built on the west side of the city in 1980 there was a population of around 4000 however today the west side population is approaching 40 000. Hiring will take place in 2018, 1019 and 2020 to have staffing ready to fill the hall in 2020 when it is scheduled to be completed. 2018 – Department receives “accreditation with commendation” from Accreditation Canada. First hiring for the new station begins – 10 recruits
Scope and Content
001: Chief for a Day 20 Photos (1987) 002: 76 photos 44 Negatives of safety programs, awards, flipped semi, and training exercise (1996-1997) 003: 284 photos of awards, training exercise, family day, and unidentified people (1978-1999) 004: 1993-1995 Newspaper clippings 005: 1995-1997 Newspaper clippings and 14 negatives of emergency vehicles 006: 1997-1999 Newspaper clippings 007: 1999-2000 Newspaper clippings 008: 2001 Newspapers and Facebook post pertaining to September 11 009: 2000-2002 Newspaper clippings, 12 photographs, and 8 negatives of kids program and emergency vehicles 010: 2003-2004 Newspaper clippings 011: 1973-2006 Newspaper clippings 012: 2003-2004 Certificates and temporary tattoo for kids 013-015: 2008-2011 Cds of opening Ceremonies for the new headquarters and Lethbridge Fire Operations 101 016: 166 negatives and 151 photographs of training exercises, emergency vehicles, awards, and kids programs (1987-1994) 017: 36 negatives and 34 photos of fire chief for a day and awards (1999) 018: 62 photos of group photographs, fire extinguisher training program, water training, kids program, fire inspections, and emergency vehicles (1986-1989) 019: 61 photos of training exercises, parade, fire inspection, information booth, and after fire photographs (1990-1992) 020: 138 photos and 89 negatives awards, emergency vehicles and buildings, and social events (1993-1995) 021: 67 photos and 63 negatives health and safety programs, kids programs, and pictures with the mayor (1994) 022: 42 negatives and 34 photos teachers program, and safety booth (1996) 023: 60 negatives and 62 photos of kids program, fire alarms, raising of the flag, and awards (1997) 024: 70 negatives and 102 photos Lakeview School program, awards, risk watch program, kids programs, and seniors program (1998) 025: 89 photos training exercises, awards, and family day (2000-2006) 026: 146 negatives and 39 photos of lake, smoke, emergency vehicles, and Wilson School hose event (1988-199-) 027: 23 photos of Fire aftermath used for education (1966-199-) 028: 28 photos emergency vehicles and headquarters, fires, and kids program (200-?) 029: Guide for owners of fire damaged property, Safety news source, stickers, Service recognition, fire training and customer service training for fire chief, and 3 photographs of two plaques (1991-1999) 030-036: 7 photographs on foam board showing public programs (199-?) 037-042: 5 photographs on foam board showing emergency vehicles (199-) 043- 067: 24 photographs on foam board showing emergency personnel during calls and training scenarios (199- 068 - 081: 13 photographs on foam board used for educational purposes showing a variety of fires and damages (1987-1991) 082: 11” X 16” colored photograph of the headquarters on 4th Avenue South oversize (2011) 083-086: 4 logos oversize (200- - 2012) 087: 24” X 10” black and white photograph of the fire department with Harley Davidson bikes and shirts oversize (199-) 088: 17” X 7” colored photograph of emergency vehicle and personnel with young boy. At the back it says Thank you Tony Stannard oversize (199-) 089: 18” X 24” poster with different emergency vehicles and their years: 1978 IHC Cargostar-1950B, 1986 IHC Cargostar-1950B, 1980 IHC Cargostar-1950, 1975 IHC Superior Hendrickson, 1973 Mack CF-600 Thibault, 1979 IHC Cargostar-1950B, 1978 Scott Pierreville-CIFD, 1982 Ford F600, 1970 Ford Cabover 900, 1985 Ford Econoline XL350, 1977 IHC 4X4 Loadstar, and 1979 IHC Cargostar 1950B oversize (1970-1986) 090: 17” X 28” poster talking about the Fire Department Mission, Vision and Values oversize (199-) 091: 22” X 29” poster talking about the Advance Life Support (ALS) pump response model and its advantages oversize (200-) 092: 24” X 30” poster mentioning five members of the department that passed away: Clifford Daniel Heaton, Douglas Henry J. Herbers, Edward Kenneth Kurtz, John Sterenberg, and Ted “Shakey” Gordon Bochan oversize (201-) 093: 24” X 30” poster of fire department staff oversize (2002) 094: 20” X 16” poster of fire department staff photographs taken by T. Bochan oversize (1978) 095: 24” X 30” poster of fire department staff photographs taken by Terry Bland Photography LTD oversize (1986) 096: 24” X 32” poster of fire department staff photographs taken by Terry Bland Photography LTD oversize (1989) 097: 30” X 20” photograph on wood of the 1995 flood with plaque on bottom left “Flood of the Century June 1995” oversize (1995) 098: 18” X 24” photograph of emergency vehicles in front of fire hall oversize (198-) 099: 28.5” X 82” photograph of emergency vehicles and personnel on the Westside with scenery of the high-level bridge and east Lethbridge oversize (198- - 199-)
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Lethbridge Naturalists Society Fonds

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Date Range
1968-2016
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
19911075, 19921085, 20101010, 2016.1089
Physical Description
0.65 m of textual records.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of minutes of executive and general meetings of the Lethbridge Naturalists Society, correspondence, newsletters, clippings, handbooks, subject files, reference reports and certificates. SUBJECT FILES 19911075006 - Akamina-Kishinena area of southeastern British Columbia; Correspo…
Date Range
1968-2016
Fonds
Lethbridge Naturalists Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Naturalists Society
Physical Description
0.65 m of textual records.
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Naturalists Society was established in 1968 to promote awareness of natural history in the Lethbridge area.
Language
English
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of minutes of executive and general meetings of the Lethbridge Naturalists Society, correspondence, newsletters, clippings, handbooks, subject files, reference reports and certificates. SUBJECT FILES 19911075006 - Akamina-Kishinena area of southeastern British Columbia; Correspondence, reports and newspaper clippings regarding the environmental effects of several land use and development proposals. 1969-1978. 19911075007 - Alberta Regional Consulting Panel - Conservation of Terrestrial Biological Communities Subcommittee newsletters. 1969-1974. 19911075008 - 11 - Alberta Wilderness Association: Correspondence, conference information and newsletters. 1977-1982. 19911075012 - Bird counts conducted in the Lethbridge district, and Waterton Lakes National Park. 1978-1981. 19911075013 - "Birding News Survey" Magazine, first issue Fall 1978. 19911075014 - "Birds" A compostion by Michelle Thibert. no date. 19911075015 - Birdseye Ranch, bordering Waterton Lakes National Park: Proposal to have the Provincial Government buy the ranch for use as an environmental eduction centre. 1975-1976. 19911075016 - Bird Species In Alberta: Checklists and newspaper articles. 1969-1973. 19911075017 - Blue Lake Centre near Hinton: Calendars of events. 1978-1982. 19911075018 - Bow Valley Naturalists Newsletters. 1978-1982. 19911075019 - Breeding Bird Survey in Canada and the U. S.: Reports, statistics, 1970-1979. 19911075020 - Bucks for wildlife program operated by the Provincial Goverment: Correspondence. 1976. 19911075021 - Buffalo Lake Naturalists newsletters. 1978-1982. 19911075022 - Calgary Bird Club Bulletins.1968-1969. 19911075023 - 27 - Calgary Field Naturalists: Correspondence and newsletters. 1969-1978. 19911075028 - Castle River Valley: Correspondence, map and report regarding land use parctices. 1978-1981. 19911075029 - 30 - Churchill River board of inquiry: Information package and final report. 1975-1978. 19911075031 - "Common Sense" Kootenay Environmental Institute publication. September, 1978. 19911075032 - Coyotes and Wolves: Correspondence, reports, newsletters and newpaper clippings. 1977-1978. 19911075033 - 034 - Cypress Hills Provincial Park Master Plan: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, public opinion questionaires and reports. 1976-1981. 19911075035 - The Edmonton Naturalist newsletter. 1977-1980. 19911075036 - Eight Mile Lake Land Use Planning: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes and reports. 1975-1976. 19911075037 - Endangered Wildlife Species In Canada: Newspaper clippings, newsletters, reprots. 1970-1979. 19911075038 - 39 - Environment Canada: Public Relations information, "Update" newsletter, 1978-1982. 19911075040 - "Environment News" published by Alberta Environmment. 1978-1981. 19911075041 - Environmental Education: Correpsondence, newsletters, surveys. 1969-1976. 19911075042 - Environmentalt Interpretation class reports. Lethbridge Commmunity College. 1972. 19911075043 - "Environmenatal Network newleter: 1981-1982. 19911075044 - Environmental Non Governmental Organizations National Steering Committee: minutes and budget request. 1980-1981. 19911075045 - Eurasian Water Milfoil" Report by the Aquatic Studies Branch of British Columbia Environment. 1981. 19911075046 - "Factors determining density and distribution of the Great Horned Owl" by Alan Chomica. 1981. 19911075047 - 52 - Federation of Alberta Naturalists: Correspondence, annual board of directors meetintg, newsletters, and incorporation 1970-1980. 19911075053 - Forestry, including lumbering and reforestation. 1974-1976. 19911075054 - Four Mountain Parks Management Plan: Corresondence and planning documents. 1982. 19911075055 - Girl Guides and Boy Scouts Program activity sheets for nature reserve. no date. 19911075056 - Greenpeace Information about sealing and whaling: Correspondence, news releases, newspaper clippings. 1976-1978. 19911075057 - Hazarous Waste Management Committee of Alberta Environment: news releases, report, fact sheets. 1979. 19911075058 - Heritage hike information package. the hike covered most of Indian Battle Park. no date. Clippings 1977-1978. 19911075059 - "Idea of cooperating associations for Canada's National Heritage Areas" by Theodore Mosquin. 1978. 19911075060 - Kananaskis Provincial Park: News releases, newspaper clippings, brochure. 1978 19911075061 - Kluane National Park Management Plan and Alterations: Correspondence, planning documents. 1976-1979. 19911075062 - Lake Louise Planning Development: News releases, Correspondence. 1978-198 19911975063 - Lake Newell: Correspondeince, newspaper clipping, and report regarding - raising the lake level for irrigation and the impact on shore nesting birds.1975-1977. 19911075064 - Land Use On The Eastern Slopes (Of The Rocky Mountains): A brief presented to the Environment Conservation Authority by The Lethbridge Naturalists Society. 1973. 19911075065 - Land Use Policies In Alberta And Canada: Correspondence, news releases, newspaper clippings. 1973-1981. 19911075066 - Lethbridge Nature Reserve Field Guide. 1978. 19911075067 - Lethbridge Restricted Development Area: Map and regulations. 1977. 19911075068 - Major Facilities Plan, City of Lethbridge. 1975. 19911075069 - Milk River Basin Study: Fact sheets 1-9. 1978. 19911075070-71 - National And Provincial Parks Association Of Canada: Southern Alberta and Calgary/Banff Chapters. 1968-1982. 19911075072 - National National Survival Iinstitutes fact sheets. No dates. 19911075073 - National Areas and Parks Planning and Legislation: Correspondence, pamphlets, newspaper clippings. 1969-1976. 19911075074 - Natural history: References list of publications. 1968-1970 19911075075 - Naturalists Organizations: Directories and general information. 1975-1982. 19911075076 - Newspaper clippings: Miscellaneous. 1968-1978."The Environment Conservation Authority by the Lethbridge Naturalists Society. 1973. 19911075077 - "The Northern Naturalist" published by the Trumpeter Swam Naturalist Society. 1979-1980. 19911075078 - Nuclear Repsonsibitity Group: Correspondence, press releases. 1979. 19911075079 - 81 - Oldman River Water Regualtion Study,. including the Oldman River Dam: correspondence, newspaper clippings, planning documents and final report. 1976-1978. 19911075082 - 85 - "Park News" Published by the National and Provincial Parks Associations of Canada. 1971-1981 19911075086 - Parke Awareness '78 grant program: Guidelines and application form. 1978. 19911075087 - Park Policies in Alberta, Canada and the United States: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, policy statements. 1965-19700. 19911075088 - Palmer Ranch damage to Wateron River: Correspondence. 1976. 19911075089 - Peace-Athabaska Delta - a Canadian Resource: Summery report. 1972. 19911075090 - "Pesticide Legislation" by Murray C. Stevenson. 1981. 19911075091 - Pollution: Newspaper clippings, articles. 1969-1971. 19911075092 - Prairie Environmnetal Action Conference: Record of proceedings. 1981. 19911075093 - Prince Albert National Park Management Plan. 1979-1981. 19911075094 - Public Advisory Committee on the Environment: Agenda. 1979. 19911075095 - Public Consultation Policy for Environment Canda. 1980. 19911075096 - Raptors: Correspondence and articles dealing with the study of hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, harriers, ospreys, and vultures. 1977-1979. 19911075097 - Red Deer River Dam: Correspondence, Summary of Planning Studies. 1975-76. 19911075098 - Reference materials: miscellaneous. 1970-1982. 19911075099 - Report on the Advisory Committee on Outdoor Education, School District No. 51.1975 19911075100 - Riverbottom Development in lethbridge: Correspondece, newspaper clipppings, meeting minutes. 1969-1972 19911075101 - Sea Coast Conservation Authority (Federal bill C-253): Correspondence copy of legistlation. 1975. 19911075102 - "Secondary Salinazation In Southern Alberta Under Dryland Conditions" by H.S.A.Vander Pluym. 1978. 19911075103 - Sierra Club, Western Canada Chapter: Newsletter. 1975-1979. 19911075104 - Species, Plant and Animal: Correspondence, articles, clippings. 1970-1976. 19911075105 - Stafford Lake Recreational Use Proposal: correspondence, counter-proposal, newspaper clippings. 1975-1978. Including the Oldman River Dam 19911075106 - Strtip mining: newspaper articles. 1968-1970 19911075107 - Sunshine Village Area Development Plan: correspondence, newspaper clippings, summer use plan. 1976-1981. 19911075108 - Suffield Reserve - grazing cattle in ecologically sensitive areas: correspondence, newspaper clippings. 1976-1977. 19911075109 - Vermillion Lakes, Banff National Park: An Introductory Study, compiled by the Bow Valley Naturalists. 1978. 1991107110 - Waterton Lakes National Park Land Use Planning: Correspondence, maps, planning documents. 1975-1977. 1991107111 - Wilderness Areas Act (Provincial Bill 67): News releases, briefs. 1970-1971 1991107112 - Wildlife Habitat Verus Development In The City And County Of Lethbridge: 1991107113 - Willmore Wilderness Park Recreation Plan: Correspondence, news releases, copy of the Willmore Wilderness Park Art. 1965-1979. 1991107114 - Wood Buffalo National Park Newsletters. 1980-1981.
19921085013 - Alberta Bird Record published by The Federation Of Alberta Naturalists. March 1985. 19921085014 - Alberta Naturalist Magazine published by The Federation Of Alberta Naturalists. Summer 1986 to Spring 1987. 19921085015-16 - Alberta Wilderness Association Newsletters. 1972-1986. 19921085017 - Bow Valley Naturalists Nesletter. 1986-1987. 19921085018 - Calgary Field Naturalists Magazine "Pica" 1986-1987. 19921085019 - Calgary Field Naturalists Newsletter. February 1986 to April 1987 19921085020 - Canadian Conservation Directory, 4th Annual. No date. 19921085021 - Castle River Watershed Study Committee: Correspondences. 1981-1982. 19921085022 - Directory of Cooperative Naturalists: Projects in Alberta: A Guide To Volunteers for 1987. 19921085023 - Eastern Slopes Resources Management: Ppolicy statement, brief, correspondence, newspaper clippings. 1979-1985. 19921085024 - Ecological reserves: Brochure, correspondence, report. 1977-1978. 19921085025 - Environment Council of Alberta Coordiating Committee. 10 February 1987. 19921085026 - Environment week: Grant application correspondence, etc. 1987. 19921085027 - Environment issuses in Parliment. 1985. 19921085028 - Federation of Alberta Naturalists. 19921085029 - "The Foield Naturalist: A Booksellers catalogue. 19921085030 - Fish and Wildlife Policy For Alberta by Alberta Public Lands and Wildllife. October 1982. 19921085031 - 36 - Four Mountain Parks Managagemtn Plan: Preliminary planning, summary of public input, response to public input, correspendence, updates. 1982-1986. 19921085037 - Humane Trappings: Report correspondence, newspaper clippintgs. 1981. 19921085038 - Kananaskis Park: Newspaper clippings, 1977-1979. 19921085039 - Kluane National Park Manament Plan Summary. 1980. 19921085040 - Lake Lousie Ski Area Development Plan. May 1982. 19921085041 - Duncan J. MacIntosh - nominations for awards. 1988-1989. 19921085042 - Milk River/Lost River Wilderness Area: Brief correspondence, newspaper clippings. 1975-1984. 19921085043 - National Parks Centennial: 100 Years of Heritage Conservation. 1985. 19921085044 - National and Provincial Parks Association of Canada: Correspondence, newsletters, list of briefs presented by local chapters. 1981-1985. 19921085045 - National Wildlife week: Information booklet, correspondence, meeting minutes. 1986. 19921085046 - Nature Conservancy of Canada: Annual Report and newsletter. 1985-1986. 19921085047 - Newspaper clippings: Misscellaneous. 1984-1985. 19921085048 - Newspaper clippkjngs" Oldman Riover Dam Proposal. 1977-1980. 19921085049 - Operation ground Owl: Clippings, correspondence, report. 1987. 19921085050 - Phenolgy Survey of Alberta. 1987. 19921085051 - Prairie and Northwest Territrories Environmental Source Book, first edition. December 1985. 19921085052 - Puyblic Lands: Correspondence proposal and responses regarding the conversion of public lands to private agricultural use. 1987. 19921085053 - Red Deer River Naturalists newsletter. January 1986 to February 1987. 19921085054 - Red River Valley Protection at Lethbridge: Clippings, correspondence, newsletters, reports. 1976-1984. 19921085055 - South Saskatchewan River Basin Planning Program: Information package, 1984-196. 19921085056 - Southern region fish and wildLife Division biannual report. April 1986. ADMINISTRATIVE FILES 19911075001-2 - Correspondence. 1968-1982. 19911075003 - Membership lists and receipts. 1972-1978. 19911075004 - Newsletters and notices of meetings. January 1973 to November 1982. 19911075005 - Registration as a charity with Revenue Canada. The file includes a copy of the society's bylaws. 1977-1978. 19921085001 - Minutes books of executive and general meetings. November 1968 to February 1972. 19921085002-7 - Meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, and newspaper clippings. September 1969 to February 1988 19921085008 - Certificate of recognition from the Provincial Department of Energy and Natural Resources. 24 January 1983. 19921085009 - Constitution and Bylaws. December 1976. 19921085010 - Correspondence Index. 1979-1987. 19921085011 - Correspondence, miscellaneous. 1976-1988. 19921085012 - Executive Handbook and Job Descriptions. No dates. REFERENCE REPORTS 19911075115 - Agriculture And The Environment compiled by The Alberta Institute Of Agrologists. 1971. 19911075116 - Alberta Environment Conservation Authority Sixth Annual Report, 1976. 19911075117 - Birds Of The Kananaskis Forest Experiment Station and Surrounding Area: An annotated checklist by J.M. Powell, T.S. Sadler and M. Powell. 1975. 19911075118 - Canada's National parks. 1967. 19911075119 - Canadian Audubon Maazine. 1970-1971. 19911075120 - Canadain Conservation Directory 1978-1979 by Bette Pratt 19911075121 - Canadian Disciples of Nature by Julian T. Crandall. The publication chronicles the Julian T. Crandall Conservation Award, and the people who have won it. 1978. 19911075122 - Canadian conservation directory 1975/1976 edited by T.Mosquin and S. McDougall. 19911075123 - Chinook Magazine devoted to meteorology. 1979 19911075124 - A Coal Development Policy For Alberta by the Government of Alberta. 1976. 19911075125 - Effect of Dwarf Mistletoe On Growth and Mortality of Lodepole Pine in Alberta by J.A.Baranyay and L. Safranyik. 1970. 19911075126 - Environment 1975: Pollution in alberta edited by D.A.Brooks and M.T. Myres 1970. 19911075127 - Environmental Effects of Forestry Operations In Alberta by the Environment Council of Alberta. 1979. 19911075128 - Public Hearings on the Environmental Effects of Forestry Operation In Alberta. Bulletins from the Environmnet Conservation Authoirty. 1977. 19911075129 - 130 - Fisheries and Environment Canada Annual Reports. 1976-1978. 19911075131 - Forest Research Bibliography compiled by the Northern Forest Research Centre, Edmonton. 1976. 19911075132 - 43rd Federal Provincial Wildlife Conference transactions. 1979. 19911075133 - The Gargage Book published by Energy Mines and Resosuorces Canada. 1976. 19911075134 - Glacial Geology - Coronation District by C.Gravenor and L. Bayrock. 1955. 19911075135 - Glacial Geology of an area in East Central Alberta by L. A. Bayrock. 1955. 19911075136 - Guide To Chemical Week Control In Alberta: cereal, oilseed and forage crops, Alberta Agriculture. 1980. 19911075137 - 138 - Hazardous Waste Management In Alberta: Reports from Alberta Environmment and Enviromnment Council of Alberta. 1977. 19911075139 - Involvement and environment: proceedings of the Canadian Conference On Public Participation. 1977. 19911075140 - Keeping The Heat In: How To Reinsulate Our Home... published by Energy, Mines and Resources Canada. 1976. 19911075141 - Land Use Forum report and recommendations. 1976. 19911075142 - Management and Disposal of Hazardous Waste. Bulletins 1 and 2 Environment Council of Alberta. 1980. 19911075143 - Marmot Basin Ski Area, Jasper National Park: long range proposals Parks Canada .1981. 19911075144 - National Parks Policy by Indian Affairs And Northern Development. 1969 19911075145 - Nature And Urban Man: Canadian Nature Federation Conference Proceedings 1974 19911075146 - Operation Nature Guide compiled by The Tahoma Audubon Society. 1976. 19911075147 - Pesticide Research Report compiled by the Expert Committee on pesticide use in agriculture. 1978. 19911075148 - A Policy For Resources Management of The Eastern Slopes By Alberta Energy and Natural Resources. 1977. 19911075149 - Wildlife Management Series No 9: Problem wildlife management issued by Alberta Lands and Forestes. No date. 19911075150 - Proposals for Education and Recreation presented by Alberta Youth Hostal Council. 1973. 19911075151 - A proposed Grasslands National Park from the joint Federal-Provincial Committee on the proposed Grasslands National Park. C.1975. 19911075152 - Renewable Energy Resources: A guide to the literature compiled by Energy, Mines and Resources Canada. 1977 19911075153 - The Resources of the Foothills": A choice of land use alternatives prepared for the Conservation and Utilization Committee of the Task Force on the Eastern Slopes. 1973. 19911075154 - Review of coal exploration policies and programs in the Eastern Slopes of Alberta: Report, and recommendations by the Alberta Environment Conservation Authority. 1976. 19911075155 - Review of interaction between migratory birds and Athabasca oil sands tailing ponds" Report and recommendations by Alberta Enviromment Conservation Authority. 1975 19911075156 - Rocky Mountain YMCA program calendar. 1979. 19911075157 - Sampling manual for pesticide residues. Alberta Environmnet. No date. 19911075158 - Use of pesticides and herbicides in Alberta: Report and recommendations by Alberta Enviromment Conservation Authority. 1976. 19911075159 - Public Hearings into the use of pesticides and herbicides in Alberta Bulletins 1-8 . 1974. 19911075160 - Vital Resource: Federal Policy Statement On Inland Waters by Fisheries and Environment Canada. 1978. 19911075161 - Waterfowl managment plan for canada by environment Canada. 1980. 19911075162 - Wildlife Protector magazine. Spring 1977. 19911075163 - Wildlife review magazine. Summer 1981. PAPERS 19911075164 - Waterton Lakes National Park: Alberta Soils. Soil Research Institute, Canada Department of Agriculture.19739 Topographical Soils Maps. Scale: Approximately 4 = 1 mile. Black line topographical and soil information superimposed on aerial survey photographs. NEWSLETTERS 2010.1010/1 - Newsletters 1976-1983 2010.1010/2 - Newsletters 1983-1988 2010.1010/3 - Newsletters 1988-1993 2010.1010/4 - Newsletters 1993-2000 2010.1010/5 - Newsletters 2000-2010 MEETING MINUTES 2016.1089/001 – By-laws of the Society; Executive Handbook for Society; Slate of Officers 1977/1978; Membership List 1977 & 1978, 1980; Advisory Committee for Nature Reserve; Year’s wrap of events for 1978; News clippings for Bird Identification Report; correspondence; three-folds for executive Board lists 1978-79; Membership lists; Executive Minutes November 1977 to 1980; Standing Committee 1978 2016.1089/002 - Correspondence; Executive Minutes 1981 – 1983; Statement of Assets and Liability 1981, Receipts and Expenditures 1983; Budgets 1984-85; Fish & Wildlife Habitat Fund; Permit to Use College; Certificate of Recognition 1982; Flow statements; three-fold Helen Schuler Coulee Centre 2016.1089/003 – General Meeting April 1986 – 1997 2016.1089/004 - Executive Meeting Minutes 1993-1998; Final Report to the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation November 25, 1997 2016.1089/005 - Membership List 2002; Coulees & Cottonwoods Lethbridge River Valley Field Guide & Poster; Final Report 1998; Executive Meeting Minutes 1999-2002; Correspondence 2016.1089/006 - Executive Meeting Minutes 2003-2006; By-laws; Executive Handbook Job Descriptions and Procedures; Correspondence 2016.1089/007 - Executive & General Meeting Minutes 2007-2013; Correspondence; Membership lists 2012; 2012- 2013.
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