Fonds F1145 - Lethbridge Collieries Ltd. fonds

Identity area

Reference code



Lethbridge Collieries Ltd. fonds


  • 1912-1976, predominant 1935-1975 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

3.5 m of textual records. -- 81 mine plans

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Lethbridge Collieries Limited was incorporated in March 1935 for the purpose of taking over the assets of the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company (Galt Mines), Royalties Oil and Share Corporation (Coalhurst Mine) and the Cadillac Coal Company Ltd. (Standard Mine). In December 1935 a serious explosion in the Coalhurst mine led to its closure. The Galt No. 8 and the Standard mines operated until February 8, 1957 when, due to the inroads of petroleum products in the marketplace, No. 8 was closed. The Standard Mine was renamed Galt No. 10 and operated until January 1965. A carbonizing unit near Galt No. 10 operated until late 1966. In July 1967 Canadian Pacific Oil and Gas Limited (of which Lethbridge Collieries was a wholly-owned subsidiary) began coal exploration in British Columbia. The workforce of Lethbridge Collieries was diverted to this project. The company was dissolved on January 31, 1976.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Fording Coal, 1990.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The fonds consists of presidents', general-managers', secretaries' and treasurers' files, and mine plans.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

The material is in English.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area


Title based on contents of records.

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area