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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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Rotary Club of Lethbridge fonds

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Date Range
1918-1989
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2.5 m. of textual records. -- 84 photographs. -- 2 sound recordings.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of minutes of executive and general meetings of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge, financial records, newsletters, club histories, correspondence, membership records, scrapbooks, certificates and awards of merit, constitution and bylaws, records of local Committees, and materials fro…
Date Range
1918-1989
Fonds
Rotary Club of Lethbridge fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Copy Location
Additional material located at P19901048000-GM, P19921034000-GM
Creator
Rotary Club of Lethbridge
Physical Description
2.5 m. of textual records. -- 84 photographs. -- 2 sound recordings.
History / Biographical
The Rotary Club of Lethbridge was founded in 1918 as a local branch of Rotary International. Rotary is a community service club involved in a variety of projects benefitting the community.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of minutes of executive and general meetings of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge, financial records, newsletters, club histories, correspondence, membership records, scrapbooks, certificates and awards of merit, constitution and bylaws, records of local Committees, and materials from provincial, national and international conventions. Includes photographs of conferences, club-sponsored social activities, portraits of club presidents, and recordings of an interview with Paul Harris, founder of Rotary, and a 1978 citizenship banquet sponsored by Rotary.
Notes
Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Finding Aid
File list available.
Related Material
Material related to the Rotary Club of Lethbridge can also be found in the Art Putland fonds.
Category
Family and personal life
Collection
Archive
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