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Decoux Photo Studio fonds - Art

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Series
Accession No.
20151020
Physical Description
Close to 100,000 photographic images, predominantly negatives
Scope and Content
15 Winter Sculpture in Park ca. 1950 16 "Coleman Hotel Scene"? 1962 17 Christmas Scene in Coleman Hotel ca. 1964 18 Mural on Side of Building No Date (1970s?) 19 Small Carved Figures No Date (1970s?) 20 Face Carved Into Wood No Date (1970s?) 21 Wooden Carvings 1974 22 Coat of Arms/Santa Decoration …
Description Level
Series
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
15 Winter Sculpture in Park ca. 1950 16 "Coleman Hotel Scene"? 1962 17 Christmas Scene in Coleman Hotel ca. 1964 18 Mural on Side of Building No Date (1970s?) 19 Small Carved Figures No Date (1970s?) 20 Face Carved Into Wood No Date (1970s?) 21 Wooden Carvings 1974 22 Coat of Arms/Santa Decoration on Fence ca. 1975 23 Locomotive and Miner Statue ca. 1977 24 Grain Elevators and Bails of Hay/Painting of Photo No Date/Copied ca. 1988
Accession No.
20151020
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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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20171094
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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)
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20151020
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Lethbridge Public Library fonds

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Date Range
1867-1988
Accession No.
20171026
Scope and Content
2017.1026/001-019 Cash Books 1938-1973 2017.1026/001 Stocktaking Reports/Inventory: Withdrawn, lost, worn out, book count. 1923-1939. 2017.1026/002 Voucher Sheets. 1956-1962. 2017.1026/003 Operating Analysis. 1922-1958. 2017.1026/004-005 Charge Against Public Library. 1944-1958. 2017.1026/006-008 B…
Date Range
1867-1988
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Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Public Library
History / Biographical
Meetings to support a library establishment in Lethbridge began in 1910, and a by 1911 a by-law was passed for a provision of a library that would be known as the Lethbridge Public Library. In 1919, the first library board was appointed with W.J. Nelson (Chair), H.W. Meech, and Rev. C.E. Cragg. The first librarians were also introduced that year, which included A.N. Filmer, L. McIndoe, and Arthur Frayne. At that time, a library service was opened in two rooms of the YMCA. The Lethbridge Public Library building was officially opened on January 23, 1922 (building is currently occupied by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery). The new facility, downtown branch, opened in 1974. In 2013, the Crossings Branch was opened on the west side of Lethbridge.
Scope and Content
2017.1026/001-019 Cash Books 1938-1973 2017.1026/001 Stocktaking Reports/Inventory: Withdrawn, lost, worn out, book count. 1923-1939. 2017.1026/002 Voucher Sheets. 1956-1962. 2017.1026/003 Operating Analysis. 1922-1958. 2017.1026/004-005 Charge Against Public Library. 1944-1958. 2017.1026/006-008 Book Acquisitions and Patron Inquiries 1919-1961. 2017.1026/009 Major Facilities Plan. 1985. 2017.1026/010-011 Book Acquisitions and Patron Inquiries 1923-1961. 2017.1026/012 Budgets. 1924-1988. 2017.1026/013 Book Orders: Contains lists and some financial information. 1926-1928. 2017.1026/014 Book Acquisitions and Patron Inquiries: 1924-1928. 2017.1026/015 LAC Meeting Prep: Correspondence and statistics. 1958-1978. 2017.1026/016-018 Book Acquisitions and Patron Inquiries. 1956-1961. 2017.1026/019 Union: Correspondence relating to the Canadian Union of Public Employees. 1920-2008. 2017.1026/020 Books Lettered and Repaired. 1934-1944. 2017.1026/021-023 Reading Room Patronage. 1923-1959. 2017.1026/024 Adult and Juvenile Information Supplied. 1936-1959. 2017.1026/025-026 Films. 1952-1961. 2017.1026/027 Records. 1954-1961. 2017.1026/028 Daily Mail Recordings. 1973-1974. 2017.1026/029 Corner Stones of Churches, Schools, Volcanic Rock Sign. 1977. 2017.1026/030 National Assurance Co. of Ireland. 1969. 2017.1026/031 Henderson Lake Streets etc. 1960-1979. 2017.1026/032 Fairfield Farm. 1974-1975. 2017.1026/033 Gardens at Henderson Lake. 1978. 2017.1026/034 Display Boards: RCMP, sugar beets, other Albertan cities, steamboats, etc. 2017.1026/035 Lethbridge History Cue Cards. 1867-1959. 2017.1026/036-040 Book Circulation: Adult and Juvenile. 1923-1974. 2017.1026/041 Master Plan of the Arts in Alberta. [1968?] 2017.1026/042 Map of Alberta showing proposed Regional Libraries; Booklet University of Lethbridge Opening Ceremonies 1972; Invitations Old Timers Dances 1896-1898 address to Miss Miller, 1977 Opening ceremonies Provincial Building and Premier's Dinner; Individual business cards. envelope label for Terril Floral Company and decal for MacLeod's Mounted Police Jubilee 1949; 4 Booklets for the Coronation of Elizabeth ll - This Royal Throne, The Coronation Ceremony and Ritual, oUR Queen is crowned, Her Majesty's Coronation. Life Magazine dated June 15, 1953 Color Pictures of the Coronation, The Illustrated London News Coronation Ceremony May 15, 1937, The Sphere Decenber 19, 1936. 2017.1026/043 Album with view of Japan, Japanese gardens and Japanese people. The item belonged to the Martin family (G. E. C. Martin) of Lethbridge.
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20171026
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