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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2017.1026/001-019 Cash Books 1938-1973 2017.1026/001 Stocktaking Reports/Inventory: Withdrawn, lost, worn out, book count. 1923-1939. 2017.1026/002 Voucher Sheets. 1956-1962. 2017.1026/003 Operating Analysis. 1922-1958. 2017.1026/004-005 Charge Against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
Fonds No.
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2017.1026/001-019 Cash Books 1938-1973 2017.1026/001 Stocktaking Reports/Inventory: Withdrawn, lost, worn out, book count. 1923-1939. 2017.1026/002 Voucher Sheets. 1956-1962. 2017.1026/003 Operating Analysis. 1922-1958. 2017.1026/004-005 Charge Against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.
Accession No.
20171026
Collection
Archive
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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
Less detail