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Bow Valley Camera Club fonds

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Part Of
Bow Valley Camera Club fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of 1 photograph album of 72 prints. Photographs contain captions by members of the camera club, pertaining to the flowers of Banff National Park. Album is dedicated to Peter Whyte.
Date Range
1968
Reference Code
V280
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Part Of
Bow Valley Camera Club fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 280
Sous-Fonds
V 280
Accession Number
7723 (unproc)
Reference Code
V280
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Date Range
1968
Physical Description
1 photograph album: 72 prints, col.
History / Biographical
The Bow Valley Camera Club 's history is not well documented, but evidence from newsletters show that it was active from at least 1968 to 1970. The Bow Valley Camera Club Bulletin lists executive members during these years as: Bob Smith, Bill de Haan, Joyce Cole, Mary Smith, Eileen Brierley, and George Atkinson.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of 1 photograph album of 72 prints. Photographs contain captions by members of the camera club, pertaining to the flowers of Banff National Park. Album is dedicated to Peter Whyte.
Name Access
Bow Valley Camera Club
Subject Access
Arts
Community life
Environment
Sports, recreation and leisure
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
No finding aid
Related Material
Bow Valley Camera Club Bulletin 1968-1970 is located in the info-file under "Clubs and Organizations."
Creator
Bow Valley Camera Club
Category
Environment
Sports, recreation and leisure
Arts
Biographical Source Notes
Accession record notes
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Unprocessed
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White & Curren Family Cabinet Card Album

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Album contains 30 b&w cabinet cards, 4 b&w tin types, 3 b&w prints, slipped into apertures, some captioned. Prints, cabinet cards, and tintypes relate to portraits of family and friends of the White and Curren Families. Individuals pictured in the album include: John D. Curren, May Whyte Campbell, …
Date Range
ca.1895
Reference Code
V683 / V / A / PD - 6
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Album
Photograph
Photograph print
  1 image  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M36 / V683 / S37
Series
V683 / V / A : White/Curren Family Personal Series
Sous-Fonds
V683
Accession Number
1152
Reference Code
V683 / V / A / PD - 6
GMD
Album
Photograph
Photograph print
Date Range
ca.1895
Physical Description
Photograph Album: 1 photograph album (37 b&w prints) --
Scope & Content
Album contains 30 b&w cabinet cards, 4 b&w tin types, 3 b&w prints, slipped into apertures, some captioned. Prints, cabinet cards, and tintypes relate to portraits of family and friends of the White and Curren Families. Individuals pictured in the album include: John D. Curren, May Whyte Campbell, Annie Curren, the 2nd Mrs.John Curren, Mrs. Florence, Bill Peyto, Mary Lamb (I.Lamb's sister), Mike Kavanaugh, Bella Curren (sister of Annie White), Dave Whyte, Elizabeth White Jones (sister of Dave White), Fred W. Atkinson, and Jim McGravy. Photographic Studios noted on the cabinet cards include: Taylor and Sons, Kirkaldy, est. 1868; Trask, Philidelphia; R.H.Trueman & co., Vancouver, BC; Weese, Artist, Bellville; Wilbur M. Lee, Oconto, Wis; Byron Harmon, Banff; A.E.McDiarmid, Calgary, NWT; Trueman&Caple, Vancouver; A.Lamb, photographer.
Subject Access
Family
Friends
Portraits
Cabinet Cards
Language
English
Title Source
Title based on contents of object.
Content Details
Commercial cabinet card album. Front and back covers are covered in velvet. The front cover features a botanical motif and the word ‘album’ in low-relief. The cover is stained and has been damaged. Some of the velvet on the front page and spine has been worn off. Velvet on back cover is mostly intact. Album has a metal clasp that no longer closes. Album contains 28 pages, 3 empty apertures. Two of the empty apertures contain sketches possibly by Peter Whyte (pages 1 and 17). Sketches are done in pencil on backing paper of the apertures. Sketches are profiles of unknown subjects.
Processing Status
Processed
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Unidentified Indigenous people at Yale

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Part Of
Charles Macmunn fonds
Scope & Content
Print is from "Macmunn's Views of Canadian Pacific Railway, Victoria and Surroundings" (presentation album of 144 views)
Date Range
[ca.1890]
Reference Code
V256 / PD 1 - 20
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Album
Photograph print
  1 image  
Part Of
Charles Macmunn fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V256
Sous-Fonds
V256
Reference Code
V256 / PD 1 - 20
GMD
Album
Photograph print
Parallel Title
62. Indian group at Yale
Other Title Info
Parallel title is original title
Date Range
[ca.1890]
Physical Description
1 photograph : print, 19 x 24 cm
Scope & Content
Print is from "Macmunn's Views of Canadian Pacific Railway, Victoria and Surroundings" (presentation album of 144 views)
Subject Access
Discovery and Exploration
First nations
Railways
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Creator
Charles Macmunn (Victoria, BC)
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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Unidentified Indigenous people fishing in British Columbia

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Part Of
Charles Macmunn fonds
Scope & Content
Print is from "Macmunn's Views of Canadian Pacific Railway, Victoria and Surroundings" (presentation album of 144 views)
Date Range
[ca.1890]
Reference Code
V256 / PD 1 - 25
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Album
Photograph print
  1 image  
Part Of
Charles Macmunn fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V256
Sous-Fonds
V256
Reference Code
V256 / PD 1 - 25
GMD
Album
Photograph print
Parallel Title
277. Indians fishing
Date Range
[ca.1890]
Physical Description
1 photograph : print, 19 x 24 cm
Scope & Content
Print is from "Macmunn's Views of Canadian Pacific Railway, Victoria and Surroundings" (presentation album of 144 views)
Subject Access
Discovery and exploration
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Railways
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Creator
Charles Macmunn (Victoria, BC)
Processing Status
Processed
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Unidentified Indigneous people, Yale

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Part Of
Charles Macmunn fonds
Scope & Content
Print is from "Macmunn's Views of Canadian Pacific Railway, Victoria and Surroundings" (presentation album of 144 views)
Date Range
[ca.1890]
Reference Code
V256 / PD 1 - 26
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Album
Photograph print
  1 image  
Part Of
Charles Macmunn fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V256
Sous-Fonds
V256
Reference Code
V256 / PD 1 - 26
GMD
Album
Photograph print
Parallel Title
273. Indian fishing group, Yale
Other Title Info
Parallel title is original title
Date Range
[ca.1890]
Physical Description
1 photograph : print, 19 x 24 cm
Scope & Content
Print is from "Macmunn's Views of Canadian Pacific Railway, Victoria and Surroundings" (presentation album of 144 views)
Subject Access
Discovery and Exploration
First nations
Railways
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Creator
Charles Macmunn (Victoria, BC)
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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Part Of
Charles Macmunn fonds
Scope & Content
Print is from "Macmunn's Views of Canadian Pacific Railway, Victoria and Surroundings" (presentation album of 144 views)
Date Range
[ca.1890]
Reference Code
V256 / PD 1 - 33
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Album
Photograph print
  1 image  
Part Of
Charles Macmunn fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V256
Sous-Fonds
V256
Reference Code
V256 / PD 1 - 33
GMD
Album
Photograph print
Parallel Title
275. Indian Rancherie, Fraser River
Other Title Info
Parallel title is original title
Date Range
[ca.1890]
Physical Description
1 photograph : print, 19 x 24 cm
Scope & Content
Print is from "Macmunn's Views of Canadian Pacific Railway, Victoria and Surroundings" (presentation album of 144 views)
Subject Access
Discovery and Exploration
First nations
Railways
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Creator
Charles Macmunn (Victoria, BC)
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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Part Of
Charles Macmunn fonds
Scope & Content
Print is from "Macmunn's Views of Canadian Pacific Railway, Victoria and Surroundings" (presentation album of 144 views)
Date Range
[ca.1890]
Reference Code
V256 / PD 1 - 39
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Album
Photograph print
  1 image  
Part Of
Charles Macmunn fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V256
Sous-Fonds
V256
Reference Code
V256 / PD 1 - 39
GMD
Album
Photograph print
Parallel Title
262. Indian Cemetery, Yale
Other Title Info
Original title
Date Range
[ca.1890]
Physical Description
1 photograph : print, 19 x 24 cm
Scope & Content
Print is from "Macmunn's Views of Canadian Pacific Railway, Victoria and Surroundings" (presentation album of 144 views)
Subject Access
Discovery and Exploration
First nations
Railways
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Creator
Charles Macmunn (Victoria, BC)
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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Canadian Rockies Photograph Album

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Part Of
Lawrence Grassi fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to a photo album that Includes an assortment of views of the Canadian Rockies; mainly duplicates of those images in Series I. Landscape Photographs. Item-level inventory available.
Date Range
[ca. 1930-1970]
Reference Code
V240 / II / A / PD - 624
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Album
Photograph
  6 images  
Part Of
Lawrence Grassi fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M45 / V240
Series
II.A. Landscape photographs
Sous-Fonds
V240
Accession Number
3159
Reference Code
V240 / II / A / PD - 624
GMD
Album
Photograph
Date Range
[ca. 1930-1970]
Physical Description
1 photograph album (180 prints)
History / Biographical
See fonds level description
Scope & Content
File pertains to a photo album that Includes an assortment of views of the Canadian Rockies; mainly duplicates of those images in Series I. Landscape Photographs. Item-level inventory available.
Name Access
Grassi, Lawrence
Subject Access
Activities
Alpine Club of Canada
Animals
Cabins and shelters
Camps
Environment and Nature
Exploration
Family and personal life
Grassi Lakes
Home
Kananaskis Country
Lake O'Hara region
Mountains
Parks
Provincial parks and reserves
Scenery
Trails
Trail making
Travel
Geographic Access
Canmore
Lake Louise
Lake O'Hara
Banff
Banff National Park
Yoho National Park
Kananaskis
Alberta
British Columbia
Canada
Language
English
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Images
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Photographs. -- 1894-1982

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Part Of
Alpine Club of Canada fonds
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to mountain peaks, glaciers, landscapes and scenery; mountaineering and alpine recreation; mountaineers and personalities, including portraits; huts; events and other subjects. A significant portion pertain to Alpine Club camps (ca.225 prints, 8 negatives and 5 albums containin…
Date Range
[ca.1900-1960]
Reference Code
V14 / AC 0P / 001-002
V14 / AC 0P / 010
V14 / AC 0P / 019
V14 / AC 0P / 023-024
V14 / AC 0P / 039-044
V14 / AC 0P / 071-072
V14 / AC 0P / 074
V14 / AC 0P / 076-081
V14 / AC 0P / 124
V14 / AC 0P / 220-244
V14 / AC 0P / 254-264
V14 / AC 0P / 345-346
V14 / AC 0P / 361-364
V14 / AC 0P / 369-407
V14 / AC 0P / 631-632
V14 / AC 0P / 634
V14 / AC 0P / 636
V14 / AC 0P / 642-707
V14 / AC 0P / 717-718
V14 / AC 0P / 721-725
V14 / AC 0P / 773
V14 / AC 0P / 776
V14 / AC 0P / 778-779
V14 / AC 0P / 802-807
V14 / AC 0P / 810-811
V14 / AC 0P / 815
V14 / AC 001P / 01-08
V14 / AC 004P / 01-03
V14 / AC 011P / 01-02
V14 / AC 015P / 1-55
V14 / AC 024P / 01-12
V14 / AC 024P / 25-35
V14 / AC 027P / 01-15
V14 / AC 027P / 16
V14 / AC 027P / 17
V14 / AC 027P / 18
V14 / AC 027P / 19
V14 / AC 027P / 20
V14 / AC 031P / 1
V14 / AC 033P / 001-037
V14 / AC 033P / 046-115
V14 / AC 042P / 1
V14 / AC 049P / 3-5
V14 / AC 050P / 1
V14 / AC 055P / 39
V14 / AC 055P / 46-48
V14 / AC 055P / 60-66
V14 / AC 064P / 01-51
V14 / AC 067P / 1-4
V14 / AC 090P / 1-4
V14 / AC 093P / 1-2
V14 / AC 121P / 1-3
V14 / AC 123P / 20-27
V14 / AC 124P / 01-16
V14 / AC 148P / 94-97
V14 / AC 175P / 1
V14 / AC 176P / 01
V14 / AC 176P / 11
V14 / AC 195P / 1-2
V14 / AC 199P / 1-60
V14 / AC 217P / 1
V14 / AC 229P / 1
V14 / AC 239P / 1-2
V14 / AC 312P / 1-3
V14 / AC 345P / 4-7
V14 / AC 371P / 1
V14 / AC 375P / 1-25
V14 / AC 379P / 1
V14 / AC 381P / 1-7
V14 / AC 395P / 1-4
V14 / AC 397P / 1-5
V14 / AC 399P / 1
V14 / AC 405P / 1-5
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Negative
Transparency
Album
  19 images  
Part Of
Alpine Club of Canada fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M200 / S6 / V14
Series
IV.B. Other material: photographic
Sous-Fonds
V14
Accession Number
5200
Reference Code
V14 / AC 0P / 001-002
V14 / AC 0P / 010
V14 / AC 0P / 019
V14 / AC 0P / 023-024
V14 / AC 0P / 039-044
V14 / AC 0P / 071-072
V14 / AC 0P / 074
V14 / AC 0P / 076-081
V14 / AC 0P / 124
V14 / AC 0P / 220-244
V14 / AC 0P / 254-264
V14 / AC 0P / 345-346
V14 / AC 0P / 361-364
V14 / AC 0P / 369-407
V14 / AC 0P / 631-632
V14 / AC 0P / 634
V14 / AC 0P / 636
V14 / AC 0P / 642-707
V14 / AC 0P / 717-718
V14 / AC 0P / 721-725
V14 / AC 0P / 773
V14 / AC 0P / 776
V14 / AC 0P / 778-779
V14 / AC 0P / 802-807
V14 / AC 0P / 810-811
V14 / AC 0P / 815
V14 / AC 001P / 01-08
V14 / AC 004P / 01-03
V14 / AC 011P / 01-02
V14 / AC 015P / 1-55
V14 / AC 024P / 01-12
V14 / AC 024P / 25-35
V14 / AC 027P / 01-15
V14 / AC 027P / 16
V14 / AC 027P / 17
V14 / AC 027P / 18
V14 / AC 027P / 19
V14 / AC 027P / 20
V14 / AC 031P / 1
V14 / AC 033P / 001-037
V14 / AC 033P / 046-115
V14 / AC 042P / 1
V14 / AC 049P / 3-5
V14 / AC 050P / 1
V14 / AC 055P / 39
V14 / AC 055P / 46-48
V14 / AC 055P / 60-66
V14 / AC 064P / 01-51
V14 / AC 067P / 1-4
V14 / AC 090P / 1-4
V14 / AC 093P / 1-2
V14 / AC 121P / 1-3
V14 / AC 123P / 20-27
V14 / AC 124P / 01-16
V14 / AC 148P / 94-97
V14 / AC 175P / 1
V14 / AC 176P / 01
V14 / AC 176P / 11
V14 / AC 195P / 1-2
V14 / AC 199P / 1-60
V14 / AC 217P / 1
V14 / AC 229P / 1
V14 / AC 239P / 1-2
V14 / AC 312P / 1-3
V14 / AC 345P / 4-7
V14 / AC 371P / 1
V14 / AC 375P / 1-25
V14 / AC 379P / 1
V14 / AC 381P / 1-7
V14 / AC 395P / 1-4
V14 / AC 397P / 1-5
V14 / AC 399P / 1
V14 / AC 405P / 1-5
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Negative
Transparency
Album
Responsibility
Most items, including the six photograph albums, were likely produced by private individuals and club members. Includes photographs by: M. E. Alford, L. M. S. Amery, Fred Armbrister, A. H. Bent, B. C. Government, Eric Brooks, Allan Carpe, P. A. Carson, W. M. Docharty, Mary Fallis, Marion Fawdry, E. Feuz, F. W. Godsal, Douglas Griffin, L. G. Grimble, Klaus Hahn, Don Harmon, E. W. D. Holway, Frank Jacobs, Wally Joyce, E. Mills, C. H. Mitchell, Elfreda Pigou, Jaroslav Ruza, Mary Schaffer, W. E. Stone, J. M. Thorington, W. J. Topley, Hap Trevelyan, Underwood and Underwood, Valentine and Sons, Charles Walcott, Bradford Washburn and A. G. Wehrli. Many items are not credited.
Date Range
[ca.1900-1960]
Physical Description
ca.720 photographs (ca.560 prints, ca.40 negatives, ca.120 transparencies, 6 albums of ca.350 prints)
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to mountain peaks, glaciers, landscapes and scenery; mountaineering and alpine recreation; mountaineers and personalities, including portraits; huts; events and other subjects. A significant portion pertain to Alpine Club camps (ca.225 prints, 8 negatives and 5 albums containing over 300 prints). Camps and expeditions documented include: Yoho Valley (1906) (1919); Paradise Valley (1907); Sherbrooke Lake (1911); Vermilion Pass (1912); Mount Robson (1913); Cathedral Mountain (1913); Upper Yoho Valley (1914); Ptarmigan Lake (1915); Healy Creek (1916); Lake of Hanging Glacier (1928); Coast Range (1952); Eremite Valley and others. Portraits include those of Charles Fay, Jean Habel, Frank R. Oastler, James F. Porter, H. E. Sampson, Charles D. Walcott and A. O. Wheeler. Includes series of British Columbia air photos of B.C. locations in the 1950s (AC 055 / 60-66). Contains many unidentified and undated items.
Name Access
Alpine Club of Canada
Subject Access
Abbot Pass Hut
Activities
Administration
Advertising
Alpine Club of Canada
Alpine Club House
Cabins
Cabins and shelters
Camps
Club
Competition
Discovery and exploration
Environment
Environment and Nature
Exploration
Guide
Guides
Hiking
Huts
Mountain
Mountain guides
Mountaineering
Mountaineers
Mountains
National parks and reserves
Organizations
Photography
Scenery
Sports and recreation
Summit
Geographic Access
Banff National Park
Jasper National Park
Yoho National Park
Alberta
British Columbia
Canada
Access Restrictions
Access to negatives is by appointment only
Language
English
Finding Aid
Inventory of the Alpine Club of Canada Collection, 1986, provides group or item-level description to this material
Title Source
Title based on material
Processing Status
Processed
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Sid Unwin fonds
Scope & Content
Consists of two sous-fonds: I. Sid Unwin sous-fonds; II. Unwin family sous-fonds. Sid Unwin sous-fonds pertains to Unwin's activities in the South African (Boer) War, in the Banff area as a guide and citizen, in the First World War, and to his family. It consists of the following series: A. South…
Date Range
1898-1985
Reference Code
M31 / V25
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Sid Unwin fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 31
V 25
Sous-Fonds
M 31
V 25
Accession Number
7102, 7112
Reference Code
M31 / V25
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1898-1985
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records. -- 5 photograph albums (ca.375 prints). -- 28 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
Sidney Joseph Unwin, [1880?]-1917, was a guide and outfitter at Banff, Alberta. Born in England, Unwin returned, after serving with the volunteer cavalry in the South African (Boer) War, to his home in London, England for a brief period to work as a surveyor's clerk, and in the fall of 1904 he moved to Banff. Initially, Unwin worked for guides and outfitters Syd Baker and Jimmy Simpson. In the winter of 1905 he began his own trapline. In 1907, Unwin began work for Billy Warren and accompanied Mary Schaffer and Molly Adams on their expeditions to the Maligne Lake, Saskatchewan River areas.
After two years of working for Warren, Unwin began his own guiding outfit and in 1912, with the aid of his sister Ethel and brother Arthur, the Unwins established Unwin's Curios and Souvenirs. In 1914, Sid Unwin enlisted in the Canadian army and took up with the 22nd Battery (Howitzer), 6th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery 2nd Division. In 1916 he saw his first action in France. He fought in the battle for Vimy Ridge, was injured May 3, 1917 and died on June 29, 1917 at the East Leeds War Hospital.
Scope & Content
Consists of two sous-fonds: I. Sid Unwin sous-fonds; II. Unwin family sous-fonds.
Sid Unwin sous-fonds pertains to Unwin's activities in the South African (Boer) War, in the Banff area as a guide and citizen, in the First World War, and to his family. It consists of the following series: A. South African (Boer) War records,1900-1901; B. Guiding and Banff related records, 1904-1914; C. First World War records, 1914-1919; D. Sid Unwin Memorials, 1917-1946; E. Personal photograph albums, 1898-1912.
Unwin family sous-fonds consists of: A. Personal family records, 1917-1968; B. Alice Fulmer correspondence, 1965-1985.
Name Access
Unwin, Sid
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Military
World War I
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
file description
reference photocopies
Related Material
Related in part to the Ethel Unwin fonds (M178/V646)
Creator
Unwin, Sid
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Military
Title Source
Fonds, sous-fonds and series title based on contents
Processing Status
Processed
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Brett family fonds

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Part Of
Brett family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds contains six series: I. Robert G. Brett series, 1873-1926, 36 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Personal papers, 1873-1926 (1. Correspondence, 2. Financial papers, 3. Other papers); B. Business papers, 1897-1925, (1. Banff businesses, 2. Businesses outside Banff); C. Professional pap…
Date Range
[ca.1860]-1965
Reference Code
M1 / V83
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Part Of
Brett family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M1 V83
Sous-Fonds
M1 V83
Accession Number
5, 20, 58, 78, 102, 354, 1164, 1532, 5042
Reference Code
M1 / V83
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Date Range
[ca.1860]-1965
Physical Description
73 cm of textual records. -- 11 photograph albums (ca.850 prints). -- ca.350 photographs (ca.320 prints, 28 negatives)
History / Biographical
Robert George Brett, 1851-1929, was a prominent physician, hotel-hospital owner, businessman and politician Banff, Alberta from 1883 until 1929. Brett was born in Strathroy, Ontario, son of James Brett and Catherine Mallon. He was educated as a physician at the University of Toronto (M.D., 1874), and practiced medicine at Arkona, Ontario. He moved to Winnipeg in 1880, where he helped found the Manitoba Medical College.
R. G. Brett moved to Banff in 1886, founding the Banff Sanitarium. In 1909 he established the Brett Hospital. Brett also had numerous other businesses and real estate in Banff (including the National Park Drug Store, the Sanitarium Bottling Co., the Bretton Hall Hotel, Lithia Bottling Co.) and elsewhere.
In 1878, Brett married Louise Theodora Hungerford, 1855-1935, of Waterford, Ontario. Of their five children, only two survived infancy, Reginald H. "Harry", 1879-1925, and Robert Earle, 1887-1912. Earle Brett was survived by Maidie (Stacpole) Brett, whom he married in 1910, and by an infant daughter. Dr. Harry Brett was married to Helen Brett, 1877-1964, who outlived the rest of her family by many years. Associated closely with the Brett family was Dr. Brett's nurse, Annie McLauchlin.
From 1881 to 1901, R. G. Brett was Conservative Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the North-West Territories, and from 1889 to 1891 he was president of the executive council. He was Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta from 1915 to 1925. He died in Calgary.
Scope & Content
Fonds contains six series:
I. Robert G. Brett series, 1873-1926, 36 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Personal papers, 1873-1926 (1. Correspondence, 2. Financial papers, 3. Other papers); B. Business papers, 1897-1925, (1. Banff businesses, 2. Businesses outside Banff); C. Professional papers, 1889-1925 (1. Political correspondence, 2. Official correspondence, 3. Other material);
II. Louise H. Brett series, [between1855 and 1935], 10 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Writing, betw.1885 and 1935; B. Scrapbooks, ca.1900, ca.1910; C. Diaries and letters, 1912-1925; D. Other, ca.1870-1924.
III. Reginald H. "Harry" Brett series, ca.1910-1921, 10.5 cm of textual records, print material and photographs. Consists of: A. Personal papers, ca.1910 (1.Scrapbooks, 2. Ephemera); B. Business papers, 1912-1921.
IV. Helen Brett series, 1925-1965, 4.5 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Correspondence, 1927-1950; B. R. G. Brett estate papers, 1925-1949; C. Financial and business records, 1936-1962; D. Other, 1935-1965.
V. Brett family series, [ca.1860-ca.1935], consisting of : A. Photographs albums, ca.1860-ca.1910; B. Photographs, ca.1875-ca.1935.
VI. Other material series, [before 1928], 2 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Annie McLauchlin papers, 1914-1928; B. Other, before 1925.
Name Access
Brett, Helen
Brett, Louise
Brett, Reginald H. (Harry)
Brett, Robert G.
McLauchin, Annie
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Health services
Politics
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series and file description
electronic finding aid
microfilm copies of albums
Creator
Brett, Robert George and Louise
Brett, Reginald H. (Harry) and Helen
Category
Family and personal life
Health services
Politics
Biographical Source Notes
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Title Source
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Processing Status
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Pat Brewster fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of four series: I. Personal, II. Professional, III. Activities, IV. Brewster family. I. Personal series, 1905-1982, 18 cm of textual records, 160 photographs, 2 sound recordings. Includes correspondence, interview and recorded conversation, address/notebook, artwork, other textua…
Date Range
1841-1983
Reference Code
M2 / S21 / V91
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Drawing
Map
Poster
Private record
Part Of
Pat Brewster fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M2 / V91 / S21
Sous-Fonds
V91
Accession Number
12, 13, 80, 93, 110, 145, 340, 380, 899, 1006, 1110, 1179, 1210, 1235, 1398, 1409, 1440, 1505, 1784, 1874, 2176, 2216, 2303, 2361, 2410, 2643, 2791, 2816, 2880, 2903, 2933, 2940, 3051, 3157, 3181, 3393, 3642, 3733, 3734, 3780, 3821, 3921, 3969, 5028, 5336, 6018
Reference Code
M2 / S21 / V91
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Drawing
Map
Poster
Private record
Date Range
1841-1983
Physical Description
ca.80 cm of textual material. -- ca.900 photographs : prints, postcards, transparencies, negatives, copy negatives. -- 1 photograph album (50 prints). -- 3 sound recordings : audio tape cassettes
History / Biographical
Forrest Oliver "Pat" Brewster, 1896-1982, was a trail guide, outfitter and businessman in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Pat was a native and life-long resident of Banff. As a boy, he was an active Boy Scout and, by age seventeen, was a big game guide. After serving in World War I, Brewster established the first permanent camp at Lake O'Hara for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1926, he took over the Brewster Transport Company outfitting business from his brothers, Bill and Jim. In the 1930s, he became involved in skiing explorations in the Assiniboine, Skoki and Sunshine areas. Pat Brewster was active in community affairs and, in his later years, was an avid historian of the region. He published three books of reminiscences between 1975 and 1982.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of four series: I. Personal, II. Professional, III. Activities, IV. Brewster family.
I. Personal series, 1905-1982, 18 cm of textual records, 160 photographs, 2 sound recordings. Includes correspondence, interview and recorded conversation, address/notebook, artwork, other textual records, photographs.
II. Professional series, 1892-1982, 47.5 cm of textual records, 266 photographs, 1 sound recording. Includes papers pertaining to various Brewster family and other businesses, writing papers and sound recording, and photographs pertaining to guiding and outfitting, tourism promotion and other.
III. Activities series, 1841-1983, 6.5 cm of textual records, 262 photographs. Pertains to genealogical research, other activities and collected material.
IV. Brewster family series, 1841-1981, 2.5 cm of textual records, 132 photographs. Pertains to Brewster family, Jack Brewster, John Brewster, Pearl Brewster Moore and the Moore family.
Name Access
Brewster, Pat
Subject Access
Commerce and industry
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series and file description
electronic finding aid
reference copies and summaries for sound recordings
Creator
Brewster, Pat
Category
Commerce and industry
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Lawrence Grassi fonds

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Lawrence Grassi fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of papers and photographs produced and collected by Lawrence Grassi. Textual records consist of correspondence, 1918-1979, from family in Italy and organizations and individuals in Canada; personal papers, 1912-1975; publications and ephemera from organizations, including the Alpine C…
Date Range
[ca.1880]-1979
Reference Code
M45 / V240
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Lawrence Grassi fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 45
V 240
Sous-Fonds
M 45
V 240
Accession Number
249, 282, 830, 1626, 1943, 2262, 2826, 3159, 3446, 3985
Reference Code
M45 / V240
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1880]-1979
Physical Description
ca.25 cm of textual records. -- ca.2300 photographs : prints, transparencies, negatives. -- 1 photograph album (180 prints)
History / Biographical
Lawrence Grassi, 1890-1980, was a miner and mountaineer at Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Grassi was born in Falmenta, Italy and emigrated to Canada in 1912, working first as a section man for the Canadian Pacific Railway and from 1916 to 1945 as a miner for Canmore Mines. Grassi distinguished himself in solo mountain climbing and as an unofficial guide to many other mountaineers. Grassi is best remembered for trail building activities. J. S. Woodsworth led support for legislation to change the name of Twin Lakes in White Man Pass to Grassi Lakes in recognition of this work. As assistant warden at Lake O'Hara, British Columbia, Grassi upgraded and built numerous trails for which he received many honours in later life.
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of papers and photographs produced and collected by Lawrence Grassi.
Textual records consist of correspondence, 1918-1979, from family in Italy and organizations and individuals in Canada; personal papers, 1912-1975; publications and ephemera from organizations, including the Alpine Club of Canada, Canadian Youth Hostels Association, Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies; newsclippings, articles and other material pertaining to Grassi and mountaineering.
Photographs pertain mainly to mountain scenery of Alberta and British Columbia, particularly Banff National Park, Lake O'Hara and region, Jasper National Park, Mount Assiniboine and region, Grotto Mountain and Grassi Lakes, ca.1930-ca.1970. Also includes views of Lawrence Grassi, family and friends, ca.1880-ca.1970, and group of unidentified portraits, ca.1880- ca.1900. Transparencies are mainly unidentified colour mountain scenics. Most views are by Grassi; some are by Richard Rushworth and F. V. Longstaff.
Name Access
Grassi, Lawrence
Subject Access
Alpine Club of Canada
Environment
Family and personal life
Mountaineering
Sky Line Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is primarily English. Some correspondence is in Italian
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
file description and index for photographs
electronic finding aid
Creator
Grassi, Lawrence
Category
Environment
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Round family fonds

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Round family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds includes Bill Round Sr. papers, Bill Round Sr. photographs, Bill Round Jr. photographs and Round family photographs. Textual records consists of Bill Round Sr. literary papers, ca.1925-1967; personal papers, 1922-1967; and other papers, 1887-1966. Material is mainly research materials, manus…
Date Range
1887-1967
Reference Code
M15 / V547
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Round family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 15
V 547
Sous-Fonds
M 15
V 547
Accession Number
74, 2026, 2231, 3187, 3225
Reference Code
M15 / V547
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
1887-1967
Physical Description
11 cm of textual records. -- 371 photographs (223 negatives, 130 prints, 18 transparencies). -- 1 photograph album (ca.80 prints)
History / Biographical
William E. Round (Bill Round Sr.), formally known as William John? Eley-Round, 1883-1967, was a musician and journalist at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Round came to Banff before 1918, where he established and operated the Banff Academy of Music, 1920-1958, served as a CPR press representative and was Banff correspondent for the Albertan newspaper of Calgary from 1930-1965. Bill Round Sr. was married to Elsie (Squair) Round, formally Espeth Eley-Round, 1891-1965. The Rounds raised two children, Doreen and Bill Jr., and two grandchildren, Doreen and Eileen Wickens. F. W. E. Round (Bill Round Jr.), formally Francis William Eley-Round, 1918-1978, was a photographer and film-maker at Banff, Alberta and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Scope & Content
Fonds includes Bill Round Sr. papers, Bill Round Sr. photographs, Bill Round Jr. photographs and Round family photographs.
Textual records consists of Bill Round Sr. literary papers, ca.1925-1967; personal papers, 1922-1967; and other papers, 1887-1966. Material is mainly research materials, manuscripts and correspondence resulting from Round's literary career. Content concerns human and natural history of the Rockies, including: Banff tourist information, Canadian Pacific Railway construction and surveys, crime, Norman Luxton, William McCardell, A. B. Rogers, A. L. Rogers, George Simpson and Tom Wilson.
Photographs include: I. Round family photographs, including Bill, Elsie, Doreen, Bill Jr. and friends and activities, 1915-1940, 106 items. II. Bill Round Sr. and Bill Round Jr. negatives of people and events, Banff and area, ca.1925-1955, 205 items; includes some copies. III. Negatives by Bill Round Jr., portraits of ski associates, 1937-1939, 18 items. IV. Transparencies by Bill Round Jr., scenic views, wildlife and people, n.d., 18 items; includes two views of Peyto Lake by Ted MacAulay. V. Prints collected by Bill Round Sr. regarding people, places and events, Banff and area, ca.1890-1930, 25 items.
Name Access
Round, F. W. E. (Bill) Jr.
Round, William E. (Bill) Sr.
Subject Access
Arts
Family and personal life
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
reference copy prints
Creator
Round, F. W. E. (Bill) Jr.
Round, William E. (Bill) Sr.
Category
Arts
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Elizabeth Rummel fonds

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Elizabeth Rummel fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of papers and photographs pertaining to Lizzie Rummel, her career and her family. Textual records consist mainly of correspondence, 1930-1980, mostly incoming. Also includes personal papers, 1902, 1926-1980, and records pertaining to Mount Assiniboine concerns, Skoki area, ski touring…
Date Range
[ca.1897]-1980
Reference Code
M28 / S9 / V554
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Elizabeth Rummel fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 28
S 9
V 554
Sous-Fonds
M 28
S 9
V 554
Accession Number
184, 540, 824, 962, 1159, 1189, 1341, 1379, 1615, 2103, 2569, 2661, 2818, 2836, 3349
Reference Code
M28 / S9 / V554
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
[ca.1897]-1980
Physical Description
60 cm of textual records. -- ca.2200 photographs : prints, postcards, transparencies, negatives. -- 5 photograph albums (400 prints). -- 2 sound recordings : audio tape reels
History / Biographical
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rummel, 1897-1980, was a lodge owner and operator at Banff National Park, Alberta and Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. Rummel was born Elisabeth von Rummel to an aristocratic German family. With her mother and sisters, she ranched near Millarville, Alberta, after being stranded there during the First World War. In 1938, Lizzie moved to the mountains and became involved in early ski and backcountry operations. Her forty-two year career in the mountains included: working at Mount Assiniboine Lodge until 1942; managing Skoki Lodge and, at various times, Temple Chalet and Lake Louise Ski Lodge, ca.1943-1950; owning and operating Sunburst Lake Camp, 1950-1970; and working as assistant and oral history interviewer at the Archives of the Canadian Rockies (now the Archives of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies) from 1966 to 1980. Lizzie was active in the town affairs of Canmore, Alberta, where she lived, as well as in various conservation and recreation organizations. She became a member of the Order of Canada in 1980.
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of papers and photographs pertaining to Lizzie Rummel, her career and her family.
Textual records consist mainly of correspondence, 1930-1980, mostly incoming. Also includes personal papers, 1902, 1926-1980, and records pertaining to Mount Assiniboine concerns, Skoki area, ski touring, Al Gaetz and Lawrence Grassi. Correspondents include Charlie Hunter, Ernest Lamarque and Erling Strom.
Photographs include four series: I. Professional and trips, 1903-1978, n.d., ca.1400 items; pertaining to Mount Assiniboine Camp and region, Sunburst Lake camp and region, Skoki Lodge and region, and trips and views in the Canadian Rockies and B.C., and including activities such as skiing, mountaineering and backcountry travel. II. Personal, ca.1898-1980, ca.485 items; pertaining to the Rummel Ranch, Rummel family and friends, Lizzie Rummel and friends and associates, other. III. Travels, 1936-1973, ca.145 items; pertaining to travels in Europe, Yukon and N.W.T. and other. IV. Other, 1912-1977, n.d., ca.140 items; pertaining to Indians, John Ware and other. Includes material by numerous photographers, including Arnold Brigden.
Sound recordings are Rummel reading in German and French from the guidebooks of Edward Feuz Jr. and Sr., 1969, and a practice tape by Rummel as an archives interviewer, 197-?
Name Access
Rummel, Elizabeth
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is mainly English; some German and French
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline and file description of photographs
electronic finding aid
correspondent/subject index
microfilm copy of album/s
Creator
Rummel, Elizabeth
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds and accession records
Processing Status
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Norman Sanson fonds

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Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers and photographs resulting from Sanson's life and work. Textual records consist of: I. Correspondence, 1901-1944, 2 cm.; II. Research and professional papers, 1890-1947, 45 cm., includes notebooks and notes pertaining to nature study, meteorological research, Sulphur Mounta…
Date Range
1855-1949
Reference Code
M3 / V246
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M3
V246
Sous-Fonds
M3
V246
Accession Number
109, 148, 181, 334, 384, 400, 439, 448, 1036, 1148, 1191, 2072. 2484, 2594, 2771, 3028, 6351, 6739, 8096
Reference Code
M3 / V246
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Date Range
1855-1949
Physical Description
ca.55 cm and 21 v. of textual records. -- 46 photograph albums (ca.7500 prints). -- 1 postcard set (37 prints)
History / Biographical
Norman Bethune Sanson, 1862-1949, was a naturalist, meteorologist and museum curator at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of a prominent clergyman, he developed a life-long interest in natural history as a boy. Sanson came west in 1885 to fight in the Riel Rebellion as a member of the Queen's Own Rifles.
In 1892, Sanson came to Banff as an accountant for the Sanitarium Hotel. He also did book-keeping for other local businesses and handled the town's weather reports. In 1896 he was appointed curator of the Park Museum and also worked as zookeeper for the Banff Zoo. From 1896 until 1931, Sanson was meteorological officer and curator of the Park Museum. In 1903 an observatory was built on Sulphur Mountain on a site chosen by Sanson. During the period 1903-1931, Sanson made one thousand ascents of Sulphur Mountain to collect weather records. In 1948, the Dominion Government acknowledged his many years of service by naming a peak on the mountain for him.
As a nature enthusiast, Sanson was well-known both in Banff and beyond. He was an avid collector of flora and fauna, both privately and through his job as museum curator. Sanson was an active member of the Alpine Club of Canada, the Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies and the Banff Rotary Club. He was a warden of St. George's Anglican Church and a supporter of the Canadian Bible Society. He was active in community events such as the Banff Winter Carnival, for which he organized and led the snowshoeing events. An ardent mountain traveller, he enjoyed both hiking and snowshoeing. Following retirement, Sanson toured extensively on foot throughout Britain and Europe.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers and photographs resulting from Sanson's life and work.
Textual records consist of: I. Correspondence, 1901-1944, 2 cm.; II. Research and professional papers, 1890-1947, 45 cm., includes notebooks and notes pertaining to nature study, meteorological research, Sulphur Mountain and maps; III. Travel diary, 1900-1933, 1 cm.; IV. Register books, 1931, 1941, n.d. 2 cm.; IV. Scrapbooks, 1909-1931, n.d., 21 vol, many containing postcards from Great Britain and around the world; VI. Miscellaneous, 1855-1895, n.d., 4 cm.
Photographs consist of: I. Albums, 1880s-1949, 46 v., pertain to Norman Sanson's life and work; document Banff Park Museum, Sulphur Mountain and Sulphur Mountain Observatory; natural history, including mountain flora, collecting trips, weather surveys and snow surveys; Banff events, including Banff Winter Carnival, Banff Indian Days, Highland Gatherings and Banff Regatta; mountain travels and travels throughout Canada, United States, England and Europe; friends, associates and Banff personalities. Detailed identifications provided by Norman Sanson. II. Postcard set, ca.1930.
Name Access
Sanson, Norman
Subject Access
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series description and partial file description
reference microfilm copies of photographs albums and some textual materials
Creator
Sanson, Norman
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
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Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds

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Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers, photographs and sound recordings of Peter and Catharine Whyte and the papers and photographs of their respective families. Consists of three sous-fonds: V683, S37 and M36. M36 and S37 consists of three series. Series I: Peter and Catharine Whyte, Series II: Robb and Morse …
Date Range
1856-1980
Reference Code
M36 / S37 / V683
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Drawing
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Ambrotype
Cased photograph
Daguerreotype
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Tintype
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Plan
Poster
Private record
Published record
  1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M36 / V683 / S37
Sous-Fonds
TBD
Accession Number
3069 and various
Reference Code
M36 / S37 / V683
GMD
Drawing
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Ambrotype
Cased photograph
Daguerreotype
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Tintype
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Plan
Poster
Private record
Published record
Other Title Info
Also known as the Whyte family fonds
Date Range
1856-1980
Physical Description
25 m of textual records. -- ca.46,000 photographs : prints, albums, postcards, cased photographs, transparencies, negatives. -- 178 sound recordings : audio tape reels, audio tape cassettes. -- 6 motion pictures (and film strips)
History / Biographical
Peter and Catharine Whyte were artists, photographers, outdoor enthusiasts, travelers, philanthropists and cultural workers at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Peter Whyte, 1905-1966, was born at Banff in 1905 to pioneer merchant Dave White and Annie (Curren) White. He was an accomplished skier and ski jumper and one of the region's first native-born painters with an intimate knowledge of the mountains and was an active photographer from ca.1920 until the 1950s. Peter Whyte studied art at the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1923-1924, and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston, 1925, where he met Catharine Robb. Catharine Robb Whyte, 1906-1979, was born in 1906 at Concord, Massachusetts and grew up amongst the wealth and creativity of the Robb and Morse families. She studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston, 1925-1929.
Following their marriage in 1930, the Whytes pursued a life of painting, photography, hiking, skiing and travelling. Their log home and studio in Banff became a focal point for their artist friends, Stoney Indians and local pioneers. Catharine shared Pete's involvement in skiing and hiking organizations and together they managed Skoki Lodge from 1932-1934. In following years, the Whytes travelled extensively. During the Second World War, Peter served in the reserve army, with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a photographer and, briefly, as an official war artist. Catharine continued to paint and maintain their home and, when possible, accompanied Pete to his military postings. In civilian life, Pete resumed his art career, explored new photographic techniques and sculpted.
Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the Whytes formulated plans for a foundation to preserve the art and history of the Canadian Rockies. Plans for a building to house an archives, public library and gallery were in preparation when Pete died in 1966. The Peter Whyte Foundation was named in his honour. Catharine immersed herself in the development of what is now the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, in the cultural community, painting, outdoor activity, travel and work with the Stoney First Nations. She became a more active photographer, recording her travels and outdoor pursuits. She served in an official capacity with numerous cultural and charitable organizations, was a patron to individuals studying art and music, and supported numerous causes relating to the Stoney First Nations. Catharine also supported causes related to multiculturalism, regional culture and recreation, and cancer research. Despite her modesty and often anonymous patronage of causes, Catharine was recognized with numerous awards and honours, including the Order of Canada in 1978. She died in Banff in 1979.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers, photographs and sound recordings of Peter and Catharine Whyte and the papers and photographs of their respective families. Consists of three sous-fonds: V683, S37 and M36. M36 and S37 consists of three series. Series I: Peter and Catharine Whyte, Series II: Robb and Morse families, Series III: White and Curren families. Within Series I, there are four Sub-series: Series: A. Catharine Robb Whyte papers; B. Peter Whyte papers; C. Peter and Catharine Whyte papers accessioned after 2017; D. Peter and Catharine Whyte sound recordings.
Name Access
Whyte, Peter
Whyte, Catharine
Subject Access
Arts
Communications
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
sous-fonds, series and file description for textual
sub-series and group description for photographs
item description, subject/proper name index, and summaries for sound recordings
reference copies for sound recordings
Creator
Whyte, Peter
Whyte, Catharine
Category
Arts
Communications
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Peter and Catharine Whyte collection
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of two separate series: A. Printed Materials; B. Photograph Albums. Collection includes a variety of items collected by the Whytes. Two albums include views of personalities, places, winter sports and other events, wildlife and scenic views at Banff and area, ca.1915-1925. Most view…
Date Range
1906-1969
Reference Code
M14 / V687
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Poster
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte collection
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 14
V 687
Sous-Fonds
M 14
V 687
Accession Number
66, 532, 1122, 1550, 2708, 5297
Reference Code
M14 / V687
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Poster
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1906-1969
Physical Description
3 photograph albums: 241 prints. -- 2 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of two separate series: A. Printed Materials; B. Photograph Albums. Collection includes a variety of items collected by the Whytes. Two albums include views of personalities, places, winter sports and other events, wildlife and scenic views at Banff and area, ca.1915-1925. Most views were made with Kodak 3A camera and at least some are attributed to Dan McCowan and George Paris. Third album is mainly scenes in Yoho National Park; includes numbered, annotated prints (perhaps postcards). Other items in collection include: manuscript, "The Canadian Rockies" by A. P. Coleman, n.d.; letter, by T. Zouave to R. G. Brett, 1917; Park Hotel account book, Banff, 1906-1907, with records of Canmore house project, 1968-1969; receipt, 1919, and letter, 1966, re piano owned by Norman Luxton and Iva Smith; plan for CPR stop-over log cabin at Sunshine Valley, 1927; signatures of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, n.d..; Canadian Jr. [ski] champions from Alberta [poster], 1962.
Name Access
Whyte, Catharine (collector)
Whyte, Peter (collector)
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
microfilm copy of album/s
Creator
Whyte, Catharine (collector)
Whyte, Peter (collector)
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records
Processing Status
Processed
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Walter Ashdown fonds

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Part Of
Walter Ashdown fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of personal and professional correspondence, 1954-1971; personal papers, 1919-1972; professional papers, 1930-1971; newsclippings and ephemera, n.d. 1952-1972; photographs and motion pictures, ca.1930-ca.1975. Photographs were created and collected by Walter Ashdown and pertain to As…
Date Range
1919-[ca.1975]
Reference Code
M126 / V28
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Part Of
Walter Ashdown fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 126
V 28
Sous-Fonds
M 126
V 28
Accession Number
819, 894, 1023, 1054, 1318, 1631, 2237
Reference Code
M126 / V28
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Date Range
1919-[ca.1975]
Physical Description
26 cm of textual records. -- 54 photographs : prints. -- 2 photograph albums (309 prints). -- 13 motion pictures
History / Biographical
Walter Ashdown, 1890-1975, was a chauffeur at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Ashdown emigrated to Canada in 1904 and farmed for several years before becoming a private chauffeur, ca.1913, to prominent Calgarians prior to the First World War. He served as a dispatch rider and driver in France, returning to Canada in 1919. The following year he commenced employment with Brewster Transport Co., retiring ca.1970. During his long career, Ashdown was Brewster's chauffeur to celebrities, including royalty, politicians and actors. His 1930 drive of 81 miles in 82 minutes to deliver life-saving equipment to the Monarch Mine near Field, B.C. was widely publicized. In 1970, Ashdown received an award for one million accident-free miles.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of personal and professional correspondence, 1954-1971; personal papers, 1919-1972; professional papers, 1930-1971; newsclippings and ephemera, n.d. 1952-1972; photographs and motion pictures, ca.1930-ca.1975. Photographs were created and collected by Walter Ashdown and pertain to Ashdown, family, friends and associates; travels and activities; Brewster Transport Company; buses and touring cars; Banff people, places and events. Motion pictures, ca.1959-ca.1970, n.d., are home movies with several subjects on each reel, including Walter Ashdown, family and friends, activities, mountain views and wildlife.
Name Access
Ashdown, Walter
Subject Access
Commerce and industry
Family and personal life
Films and film making
Transportation
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
motion picture summaries
microfilm copies of albums
Creator
Ashdown, Walter
Category
Commerce and industry
Family and personal life
Transportation
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
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Banff Public Library fonds

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Part Of
Banff Public Library fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of correspondence re establishment and premises, 1949-1961; constitution and minutes, 1949-2006; miscellaneous textual items, including poster, blueprint and calendar of community events, 1974-1976; and a sound recording of the Banff Library/Seniors Centre opening ceremony, April 20,…
Date Range
1949-2007
Reference Code
M71 / S32 / V785
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Machine-readable data file
Motion picture
Video
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Textual record
Corporate record
Published record
Part Of
Banff Public Library fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 71
S 32
V785
Sous-Fonds
M71 / S32 / V785
Accession Number
200, 429, 1010, 1919, 2043, 2548, 4074, 2017.8661
Reference Code
M71 / S32 / V785
GMD
Machine-readable data file
Motion picture
Video
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Textual record
Corporate record
Published record
Date Range
1949-2007
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records. -- 1 sound recording : audio tape reel; 217cm of unprocessed textual and visual material
History / Biographical
The Banff Public Library, also known as the Banff Library, was initially sponsored by local service groups in various premises, including the Banff Clinic, 1949-1961, a home on the Whyte property, 1961-1967, and in the Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation building (now Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies) from 1968-1985. In 1985, the Banff Public Library relocated to the lower floor of the new Banff Library/Seniors Centre, and in 1990 the library came under the jurisdiction of the new Town of Banff.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of correspondence re establishment and premises, 1949-1961; constitution and minutes, 1949-2006; miscellaneous textual items, including poster, blueprint and calendar of community events, 1974-1976; and a sound recording of the Banff Library/Seniors Centre opening ceremony, April 20, 1985. Unprocessed Includes: Box 1 consists of Banff Public Library minutes 1949 to 1994 Box 2 consists of Banff Public Library minutes 1995 to 2006 Box 3 consists of: Banff Public Library Needs Assessment, 1987, Banff Public Library Collection Assessment Project January – April 1995, Banff Public Library Renovations 1998, Banff Public Library Bylaws & Policy (1983?), Banff Public Library Plan of Service, By-Laws & Policy (1994?), Banff Public Library Rules & Regulations (1953-54?), George Stacey, Proposed Library Philosophy 1981, and Banff Public Library Goals & Objectives 1998, and Minutes of the Banff Library/Seniors’ Centre Building Committee. Also included is Proposed Banff Seniors’s Centre/Library Complex: Proposed Financing and funds, Proposal for Architectural Services, Budget for Construction and Consulting costs, Site Plan. Documents regarding establishing a Building Committee: Letter from George Stacey, Secretary-Treasurer, Banff Library Board to W. R. Roberge, Chairman, Banff School District No. 102 requesting School District representation on the Building Committee and List of Committee members Other various documents included are: Library Building Program Checklist, Review and remarks of the Building Committee’s visit to Lacombe, Space & design requirements; Fundraising, Planning, Clippings, One file “Banff Public Library up to 1962 clippings (incl. 1949 & before), Nine files labelled 1990-91, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 containing newspaper clippings, advertisements, and programme posters. Also included: library logo contest c. 1985, One blue receipt book containing receipts for fundraising donations for the new library at 101 Bear St. c. 1982-83, Seniors’ Centre: Plans, Anticipated Needs and Suggestions, Library Citizen Survey, and Space Plan April 1981 Leasehold Correspondence
Letter; E. J. Hart, Administrator, Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation to George Stacey, Secretary/Treasurer Banff Library Board
Letter; George Stacey, Secretary/Treasurer Banff Library Board to Cliff White, President, Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation
Letter; Lee Racine, Building and Development Officer, Parks Canada, Banff Township Office to Patricia Langridge, Chairperson Banff Library/Seniors’ Centre Building Committee
Letter; Patricia Langridge, Chairperson Banff Library/Seniors’ Centre Building Committee to Mr. Tom Ross, Acting Superintendent, Banff National Park
Letter; E. J. Hart, Administrator, Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation to Patricia Langridge, Chairperson Banff Library/Seniors’ Centre Building Committee
Letter: Patricia E. McNamee, Librarian/Secretary/Treasurer, Banff Public Library to Patricia Langridge, Chairperson Banff Library/Seniors’ Centre Building Committee
Letter: Patricia E. McNamee, Librarian/Secretary/Treasurer, Banff Public Library to Patricia Langridge, Chairperson Banff Library/Seniors’ Centre Building Committee Box 4 Two small green photograph albums
Banff Public Library 1984-1989
Banff Public Library 2003-2007 Programming, staff events, renovations
Fourteen photos mounted on foam core with a sheet of paper describing the images. Copied and mounted by Chic Scott for a library celebration c. 2005. Box 5 Two guest books containing visitor comments from 1999 and 2000 One file of negatives – ca. 1970? to 2000? and 1 CD-R disc containing 109 J-PEG photos dating 2000-2007 One VHS containing the Much Music Snowjob event, March 1995 containing a segment filmed in the library (staff Margaret Watson & Max Elliott). Special program event posters
Name Access
Banff Public Library
Subject Access
Education
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
box list for unprocessed material
Creator
Banff Public Library
Category
Education
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
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