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Date Range
1953-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181076
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records, incl. over 200 photographic prints, magazines and reproductions of artworks
Scope and Content
2018.1076.001 - Driediger 2018.1076.002 - Days Inn Mural - Guiness 1999 2018.1076.003 - Shopper’s World Various Newspaper Clippings 2018.1076.004 - Days Inn Motel Construction Album (Part 1) 2018.1076.005 - Days Inn Motel Construction Album (Part 2) 2018.1076.006 - The Dynastar Group Information Pa…
Date Range
1953-2005
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Art Batty and Sonja (Davis) Batty
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records, incl. over 200 photographic prints, magazines and reproductions of artworks
History / Biographical
Art Batty owned and operated several different businesses within Lethbridge during the mid to late 20th century and into the 21st. Art also owned Art Batty Construction, which he founded in Medicine Hat as an electrician. Art moved to Victoria in the 1960’s where he was given the opportunity to partner with the building of Josephine Tussaud wax museums in Canada and the USA. Art moved back to Lethbridge in 1968 where he continued his building and ownership of several businesses and motels. Art married Sonja (Davis) in 1976. Art had two children with his first wife Mary, Marcia and Lloyd. Lloyd passed away in 1988 in a motorcycle accident at Waterton Park. Art took up piloting as a hobby during the 1950’s, he was named Pilot of the Year in the late 1950’s by the Lethbridge Flying Club and Western Airlines. Art had recorded many of his life events and adventures in a book called “A Tough Ladder to Climb” with the help of Martin and Mary Oordt. Art passed away on March 20, 2007 at the age of 84. Source: Lethbridge Herald – March 8, 2005, May 12, 1988, March 25, 2007 Sonja (Davis) Batty, wife of Art Batty, business owner and operator who lived in Lethbridge. Sonja was a senior coach for the Lethbridge Skating club during the late 1960’s to 1978. Sonja started her skating career at age 9 at an outdoor rink in Toronto as a hobby before she turned to coaching and moved to Lethbridge to become the head coach of the Lethbridge Skating Club several years after making coaching her profession. Sonja and Art Batty married in 1976. Sonja played a key role in many of the businesses owned and operated by Art during the latter half of the 20th century and into the 21st. Source: Lethbridge Herald – June 2, 1979, March 8, 2005, September 21, 1978
Scope and Content
2018.1076.001 - Driediger 2018.1076.002 - Days Inn Mural - Guiness 1999 2018.1076.003 - Shopper’s World Various Newspaper Clippings 2018.1076.004 - Days Inn Motel Construction Album (Part 1) 2018.1076.005 - Days Inn Motel Construction Album (Part 2) 2018.1076.006 - The Dynastar Group Information Package for a Proposed 95 Unit Motel 2018.1076.007 - Magazines that mention Art Batty
Accession No.
20181076
Collection
Archive
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Lethbridge Native Sons 1953-1954

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Date Range
1952-1953
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20191055018
Physical Description
14 X 12 bw photographic print
Scope and Content
The Lethbridge Native Sons were a Canadian Junior A hockey team, based in Lethbridge, AB. They played in the Western Canada Junior Hockey League from 1948-56. In 1953-54 the team finished third in their division and lost in the quarter finals of the playoffs. Front Row: George De rappard, Dick McGh…
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Date Range
1952-1953
Description Level
Item
Creator
ENMAX Centre
Physical Description
14 X 12 bw photographic print
History / Biographical
The ENMAX (formerly Sportsplex) Centre is a multipurpose facility operated by the City of Lethbridge. The complex was built in 1975 in preparation for the Canada Games.
Scope and Content
The Lethbridge Native Sons were a Canadian Junior A hockey team, based in Lethbridge, AB. They played in the Western Canada Junior Hockey League from 1948-56. In 1953-54 the team finished third in their division and lost in the quarter finals of the playoffs. Front Row: George De rappard, Dick McGhee, Ed Zemrau, Gerry Koehle, Ken Brown, Gerry Sorenson, Ron Morgan Second Row: Byron McDonald (coach), Jim Powers, Ron Hemmerling, Ed Bruchet (manager), E.S. Neils (president), Larry Ruptash, Ron Yanosik, Babe Phalen (trainer) Third Row: Art Hart, Earl Ingarfield, Les Colwill, Bill Voss, Dick Lamoureux, John MacMillan.
Accession No.
20191055018
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1938-1972
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20011020000
Physical Description
732 items
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of 732 photographic negatives and prints. Almost all of the negatives and photographs are landscapes taken in the foothills of southwestern Alberta. About 10 percent of the fonds deals with other subjects, among them: Lethbridge street scenes and parades, the Sons of Freedom, Let…
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1938-1972
Creator
William Fruet
Physical Description
732 items
Physical Condition
Very Good
History / Biographical
William Fruet was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland. He emigrated to Canada in 1924, living first in southern Saskatchewan and then in Lethbridge from 1926 until his death. Mr. Furet married Genevieve (Jenny) Louise Fruet and the couple had two sons and two daughters: William (wife Ida), Stanley, Maxine (Mrs. Gerald Ikle), and Carol (Mrs. Tim Walker). In 1938 Mr. Fruet opened Fruet Studio, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1972. Mr. Fruet specialized in portraits, child studies and grauation photographs. For some years he was responsible for taking class photographs in the Lethbridge public school system. Mr. Fruet was a member of the Miners Library Club and the Labour Club. William Fruet died on 7 October 1973, age 67, and is buried in Mountain View Cemetery. Additional information: The original print entitled "Alberta Foothills" (negative 20011020176) with framing 22 3/4" h x 16" was published into the Victoria Salon of Photography catalog. William Fruet was invited to exhibit at the International Exhibition of Pictorial Photography hosted by Leicester & Leicestershire Photography Society to be held in the City Art Gallery - New Walk - Leicester from April 6 th to May 5 th 1946. The print is owned by Virginia Barr, who kindly provided the information to the Galt Museum & Archives. The information suggests that the Alberta Foothills series of landscapes were produced by William Fruet in the 1940s.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of 732 photographic negatives and prints. Almost all of the negatives and photographs are landscapes taken in the foothills of southwestern Alberta. About 10 percent of the fonds deals with other subjects, among them: Lethbridge street scenes and parades, the Sons of Freedom, Lethbridge schools, teachers and students, and experimental portrait work.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20011020000
Collection
Archive
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