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The Cypress Hills of Alberta-Saskatchewan

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Author
Downs, Art
Publisher
Frontier Books
Material Type
Book
Material Type
Book
Author
Downs, Art
Place
Surrey, B.C
Publisher
Frontier Books
Publication Date
1969
Subjects
Cypress Hills (Alta. and Sask.)
Call Number
FC 3695 C97 1969
Copies
2 copies
Collection
Library
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The care of historical collections, a conservation handbook for the nonspecialist

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Author
Guldbeck, Per E
Publisher
American Assoc. for State & Local History
Material Type
Book
Material Type
Book
Author
Guldbeck, Per E
Publisher
American Assoc. for State & Local History
Publication Date
1972
Subjects
Art objects - Conservation and restoration
Call Number
Prof NK 1127.5 G97 1972
Collection
Library
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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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Public
Accession No.
20171094
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.
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Accession No.
20011020000
Collection
Archive
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