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Title:
Frank Laut fonds

Date(s):
1940-1948

Physical Description:
12.5 cm of textual records. -- 6 photographs

History:
Frank Laut, 1884-1961, was born in Brucefield, Ontario and came to Alberta with his family in 1902. He homesteaded near Crossfield. From 1940 to 1944 he sat in the Alberta Legislature as an Independent Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Banff-Cochrane. In 1913 he married Frances Elizabeth Kilpatrick, ?-1929, and they had three sons, Albin, 1916-1943, Neil, and Ross, 1922-1944. He remarried in 1949, his second wife being Isabella Mae Bills.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of speeches, radio broadcasts, election returns, and newsclippings pertaining to his political career; minutes and circulars of the Independent Movement; reports about water resources and irrigation; and photographs of farming and Crossfield.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Howard B. Macdonald, North Saskatchewan Irrigation Project, J. Percy Page, St. Mary-Milk River development, Social Credit, Alfred Speakman, and Dr. Percy Talbot

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Isabella Mae Laut, 1962.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/laut.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 657, PA 483

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