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Decoux Photo Studio fonds - Art

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Description Level
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
Collection
Archive
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Planning study for a national nature preserve along the South Saskatchewan River, Suffield Area, Alberta (Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts)

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Author
Norbeck, Carl Sterling
Material Type
Book
Material Type
Book
Author
Norbeck, Carl Sterling
Publication Date
1972
Subjects
Nature conservation - Alberta
Call Number
QL 81 N6
Collection
Library
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Safeguarding your collection in travel

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Author
Keck, Caroline K
Publisher
American Association for State and Local History
Material Type
Book
Material Type
Book
Author
Keck, Caroline K
Place
Nashville, Tennessee
Publisher
American Association for State and Local History
Publication Date
1970
Subjects
Art objects - Packing
Call Number
Prof N 8585 K25 1970
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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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
Collection
Archive
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