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Fonds F3397 - Phyllis Darby fonds
ACU GBA F3397
Phyllis Darby fonds
- [ca. 1905-1995] (Creation)
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12.5 cm of textual records. -- ca. 100 photographs
Name of creator
Phyllis Edith Mary Darby, 1906-1997, was born in London, England, the daugher of John Thomas, 1883-?, and Philadelphia Darby, 1873-1958. The family lived in Swift Current and Medicine Hat before settling in Calgary. Phyllis attended Alexandra High School in Medicine Hat and later studied painting at the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art and with several private tutors. She worked as a secretary at Ogilvies Flour Mill in Medicine Hat (1923-1928), Riverside Iron Works in Calgary (1928-1930), Calmont Oils in Calgary (1930-1931), Alberta Forestry Branch, Turner Valley Gas Conservation Board and Debt Adjustment Board in Edmonton (1931-1935), and Board of Grain Commissioners in Edmonton (1935-1971). In 1936 she travelled to France as part of the Vimy Pilgrimage.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Sharlene Langdale, 1997.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of a scrapbook, pamphlets, photographs, etc. regarding the Vimy Pilgrimage; land records of John Darby; correspondence regarding work in various organizations; and family photographs.
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No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
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No finding aid.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, May 28, 2019