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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
Collection
Archive
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Personal papers of James Haimes

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Date Range
1903-1962
Accession No.
20141042
Physical Description
22 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
2014.1042/001 Lethbridge Water Works & Sewerage Works, 1903-1904 2014.1042/002 “The Science and Art of Mining” handbooks for Mining Students and Colliery Managers Volume 1, 1904 2014.1042/003 Engineering pamphlets , Canadian Engineering Standards Association a: Standard Specification for …
Date Range
1903-1962
Creator
James Haimes
Physical Description
22 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
James Haimes worked in the City of Lethbridge’s engineering department for 40 years, beginning as the city’s field engineer in 1911. Haimes oversaw many projects while with the engineering department, including the hard surfacing of city streets, the expansion of the waterworks and sewer system, and the expansion of the electric department. He served three years during the First World War, enlisting with the Canadian Field Artillery in 1915. In 1928, Haimes was appointed City Engineer and remained in this post for 22 years before retiring. In 1951, his final year working for the city, he acted as an advisory engineer.
Scope and Content
2014.1042/001 Lethbridge Water Works & Sewerage Works, 1903-1904 2014.1042/002 “The Science and Art of Mining” handbooks for Mining Students and Colliery Managers Volume 1, 1904 2014.1042/003 Engineering pamphlets , Canadian Engineering Standards Association a: Standard Specification for Concrete & Reinforced Concrete, Second Edition, 1942 b: Standard Specification for Portland Cement, Third Edition, 1940 2014.1042/004 Engineering pamphlets, American Water Works Association a: Standard Specifications for Coal-Tar Enamel Protective Coatings for Steel Water Pipe, 1953 b: Tentative Standard Specifications for Installation of Cast-Iron Water Mains, 1953 2014.1042/005 Engineering pamphlets a: Questions and Answers on Water Works Operation, no date b: Swimming Pools & Other Public Bathing Places, 1936 2014.1042/006: Water Conditioning Handbook, 1943 2014.1042/007: Engineering plans for the waterworks, substation, traverse trunk sewer (Arctic Refinery Property), 1931-1962 2014.1042/008 Reports of the City Engineer to Council, 1943-1955 2014.1042/009 Estimates regarding public works and waterworks projects, taxes levied for paving, 1915-1950 2014.1042/010 Various reports for city services including: airport, asphalt, golf club, flooding, irrigation, sewers, swimming pools, water consumption and rates. Contains 1 photograph. 1915-1962 2014.1042/011 Photo Album, construction of Lethbridge Waterworks and railway construction around 5th Ave N & 13th St. N. Contains 128 photographs [1920?]-[1955] 2014.1042/012 Engineering notebooks, newspaper clippings, 1 photograph. 1925-1953 2014.1042/013 Engineering notebooks and pocket calendar, 1952-1954 2014.1042/014 Engineering notebooks, 1956
Accession No.
20141042
Collection
Archive
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