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Pat Brewster fonds

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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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Bill de Haan fonds

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Bill de Haan fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds includes textual material in the form of a manuscript, ephemera and photographs made by and collected by Bill de Haan. The manuscript is titled "Photographs to accompany P. M. Sauders report of snow survey in the vicinity of Lake Louise . . . June 14, 1918." Also includes posters and calend…
Date Range
[ca.1895]-1975
Reference Code
M20 / V169
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Poster
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Bill de Haan fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 20
V 169
Sous-Fonds
M 20
V 169
Accession Number
128, 159, 199, 395, 433, 913, 1037, 2219, 2285, 2395 , 2623 3343, 6355, 6909
Reference Code
M20 / V169
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Poster
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1895]-1975
Physical Description
ca.220 photographs : prints, transparencies. -- ca.1 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Bill de Haan, b.1903, was a hotel worker, labourer and government worker at Banff, Alberta, Canada. De Haan came to Banff in 1944 after working across Canada. From ca.1950 to ca.1968, he worked for Banff National Park at Tunnel Mountain campground, the east park gate and the warden service equipment building. After 1968, de Haan was a volunteer at the government fish hatchery in Banff. An avid photographer, de Haan was a member of the Bow Valley Camera Club. He photographed wildflowers and warden cabins throughout the park.
Scope & Content
Fonds includes textual material in the form of a manuscript, ephemera and photographs made by and collected by Bill de Haan. The manuscript is titled "Photographs to accompany P. M. Sauders report of snow survey in the vicinity of Lake Louise . . . June 14, 1918." Also includes posters and calendar pertaining to Banff National Park and Banff Indian Days. Photographs pertain mainly to cabins, including warden cabins, Banff National Park, 1963-1966; also Brett family, early Banff and area, Bankhead, Canmore cemetery (1975); flooding along Bow River, 1972; and construction of archives and library building, 1967-1968, (now Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies).
Name Access
De Haan, Bill
Subject Access
Buildings and facilities
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
Creator
De Haan, Bill
Category
Environment
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on accession records
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
Processed
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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
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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
Electronic Resources

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Brewster Transport Company Ltd. fonds

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Brewster Transport Company Ltd. fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of textual and photographic records pertaining to Brewster Transport and its predecessor and subsidiary companies. Series are: I. James I. Brewster, 1892-1962; II. Brewster Brothers, 1905-1909; III. Brewster Transfer Company Ltd., 1909-1916; IV. Brewster Trading Co. Ltd., 1907-1926;…
Date Range
1892-1996
Reference Code
M82 / S12 / V92
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Corporate record
Blueprint
Map
Plan
Part Of
Brewster Transport Company Ltd. fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 82
S 12
V 92
Sous-Fonds
M 82
S 12
V 92
Accession Number
344, 898, 2126, 3370, 3509, 5001, 5490, 5601, 5956, 7046
Reference Code
M82 / S12 / V92
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Corporate record
Blueprint
Map
Plan
Date Range
1892-1996
Physical Description
ca.5 m of textual records : includes ca.50 v. -- ca.1280 photographs : prints, negatives, transparencies, proof sheets. -- 2 photograph albums. -- ca.100 sets of cartographic records : plans, blueprints. -- 11 motion pictures (10 videocassettes, 1 film reel). -- 11 sound recordings : audio cassettes
History / Biographical
Brewster Transport Company is a transportation company based at Banff, Alberta. Formally organized in 1900 as W. & J. Brewster, Guides and Packers, the company expanded in 1904 into commercial development in Banff and acquired the Canadian Pacific Railway livery concession at Banff in 1905. From 1909 until his death in 1947, Jim Brewster guided the company, with Lou Crosby handling finance. Beginning in 1917, Brewster Transport entered the motorized era with touring cars, later replaced with a succession of buses. From 1920 to 1933, Bill Brewster was general manager and during this period the company acquired Royal Hawaiian Transport and the Sunshine Ski development. The company amalgamated its transportation interests with Rocky Mountain Tours in 1957, and in 1965 the company passed out of the Brewster family's hands, being sold to Greyhound Lines of Canada. Brewster Transport continues to operate as Brewster Transportation and Tours, a diversified transportation and accommodation company in the Rocky Mountains.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of textual and photographic records pertaining to Brewster Transport and its predecessor and subsidiary companies. Series are: I. James I. Brewster, 1892-1962; II. Brewster Brothers, 1905-1909; III. Brewster Transfer Company Ltd., 1909-1916; IV. Brewster Trading Co. Ltd., 1907-1926; V. Brewster Hotel Company Ltd., 1909-1926; VI. Brewster Transport Company / Brewster-Rocky Mountain Grayline, ca.1900-1988; VII. Brewster Transportation and Tours Co. records, 1930s-1996; VIII. Other, 1956-1972.
Series VI is the major series, consisting of 146.5 cm of textual records (and ca.50 col), ca.700 photographs, and ca.100 sets of plans and blueprints. The series includes: Agreements, 1915-1974; Minutes, 1915-1963; Financial papers, 1915-1966; Operating, ca.1900-1988; Properties, 1906-1974; Subsidiaries, 1924-1962; Other, 1943-1977. Photographs, ca.1900-ca.1970, are mainly publicity photographs relating to Brewster Transport vehicles, tours, facilities, Sunshine Ski Lodge and area, Canadian Rockies hotels and scenic views, also Brewster family and Banff personalities; include 2 albums. Plans pertain to properties and facilities.
Name Access
Brewster Transport Company Ltd.
Subject Access
Commerce and industry
Transportation
Access Restrictions
Access and use restricted for portion
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
file description and index for series I - VI, VIII
electronic finding aid
Related Material
Additional Brewster Transport material can be found in the Crosby family fonds (M486/V152).
Creator
Brewster Transport Company Ltd.
Category
Commerce and industry
Transportation
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
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Lawrence Allison Duncan fonds

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Lawrence Allison Duncan fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to L. A. Duncan; Duncan family; Banff, Alberta and area; Alpine Club of Canada camps, especially 1919 Victory Camp (Yoho Valley); Rocky Mountains scenes, wildflowers and wildlife; Indians; Calgary and area events; oil industry; Alberta scenes and landscapes. Photograph series are: I.…
Date Range
[ca.1880-ca.1950]
Reference Code
M32 / V181
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Lawrence Allison Duncan fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 32
V 181
Sous-Fonds
M 32
V 181
Accession Number
3327, 3445, 3572, 3675, 3849
Reference Code
M32 / V181
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1880-ca.1950]
Physical Description
ca.950 photographs : albums, negatives, prints, transparencies. -- 5 photograph albums (ca.725 prints). -- 2 textual records
History / Biographical
Lawrence (Laurie, Larry) Allison Duncan, 1890-1978, was a photographer, businessman and collector at Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Duncan came to Alberta in 1908 with his parents, Thomas Henry Duncan and Elizabeth Jane (Gill) Duncan, who settled on a ranch at Okotoks. For a time, Laurie Duncan operated a photography business in Calgary, specializing in views of Calgary, Indians, ranching and the Canadian Rockies. He attended Alpine Club of Canada camps in the 1920s, after becoming a member in 1920 with his graduating climb of Mount President, 1919. He was active in professional photography into the 1930s. Duncan was self-taught in mineralogy, painting and photography and was active for over fifty years in the development of mining and petroleum interests in the United States and Canada. Larry Duncan was an avid collector of shells, gems, rocks, fossils and cultural artifacts.
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to L. A. Duncan; Duncan family; Banff, Alberta and area; Alpine Club of Canada camps, especially 1919 Victory Camp (Yoho Valley); Rocky Mountains scenes, wildflowers and wildlife; Indians; Calgary and area events; oil industry; Alberta scenes and landscapes.
Photograph series are: I. Photograph albums, including Duncan family albums, ca.1880-ca.1910, 3 items (ca.400 prints), and L. A. Duncan albums, 1908-1950, 2 items (ca.300 prints); II. Negatives, including glass negatives, ca.1920, 146 items, and film negatives, ca.1910-ca.1950, ca.580 items (including prints); III. Prints, ca.1890-ca.1940, ca.200 items, includes some prints by Harry Pollard; IV. Transparencies, ca.1915, 18 items. Most photographs were made by L. A. Duncan.
Textual items are ACC membership nomination ballot, 1919-1920, signed by L. A. Duncan, and newsclipping, 1965, re Duncan's involvement in the Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club.
Name Access
Duncan, Lawrence
Subject Access
Alpine Club of Canada
Commerce and industry
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 English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
Related Material
Accompanied by artifacts (Heritage collections).
Creator
Duncan, Lawrence
Category
Commerce and industry
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records
Processing Status
Processed
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Edward Feuz fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographs, 1911-ca.1958; professional papers, 1901-1957; letters, 1941-1961; scrapbook, 1923-1972; and newsclippings, 1969. Photographs pertain mainly to mountaineering trips and climbs, mainly led by Edward Feuz Jr. in the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains, and includes many first as…
Date Range
1881-[ca.1976]
Reference Code
M93 / V200
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Part Of
Edward Feuz fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 93
V 200
Sous-Fonds
M 93
V 200
Accession Number
656, 795, 1015, 1091, 1095, 2052, 2099, 2444, 2808, 2995, 3571
Reference Code
M93 / V200
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Date Range
1881-[ca.1976]
Physical Description
ca.1820 photographs (ca.700 prints, ca.170 negatives, ca.950 transparencies). -- 1 photograph album (ca.180 prints). -- 4 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Edward Feuz Jr., 1884-1981, was a Canadian Pacific Railway mountain guide at Lake Louise, Alberta and Glacier and Golden, British Columbia, Canada. Feuz was the son of one of the first Swiss Guides brought to Canada by the Canadian Pacific Railway. He climbed at Field and Glacier House in 1903 with his father and guided during summers from 1905 to 1912, settling that year in the Edelweiss Village at Golden, British Columbia. Until his retirement in the 1950s, he accompanied the finest climbers and was involved in over seventy first ascents of peaks over 3048 metres.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographs, 1911-ca.1958; professional papers, 1901-1957; letters, 1941-1961; scrapbook, 1923-1972; and newsclippings, 1969.
Photographs pertain mainly to mountaineering trips and climbs, mainly led by Edward Feuz Jr. in the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains, and includes many first ascents. Many photographs were taken by clients who sent copies to Feuz. Photographs also pertain to clients, associates and friends, Lake Louise Chalet and Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise area, Feuz homes at Edelweiss and Golden, and scenic views in the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains. Negatives are largely unidentified. Original colour transparencies by Edward Feuz, ca.1950-ca.1976, pertain to trips and scenic views in the Rocky Mountains. ; Professional papers include: Feuz's fuhrer-buch (guidebook) containing his certification as a Swiss Guide and testimonials from clients in Switzerland and Canada, 1901-1957; certificate of life membership, Alpine Club of Canada, 1947; and records of climbs re the Chateau Lake Louise, 1913-1930. Letters, scrapbook and clippings all pertain to Feuz's career, clients and mountaineering.
Also includes fuhrer-buch of Edward Feuz Sr., 1859-1944, Switzerland and Glacier, B.C.
Name Access
Feuz, Edward
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
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: file description and index
electronic finding aid for photographs
Creator
Feuz, Edward
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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William O. Field fonds

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Part Of
William O. Field fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of records created and collected by William O. Field during to glacier study, research and travels in the Canadian Rockies and area. I. CR files : [Canadian Rockies series], 1919-1989, 110 files and 13 volumes of textual records and ca.275 files of photographs. Textual records inclu…
Date Range
1885-1989, predominant 1902-1989
Reference Code
M58 / V6
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Part Of
William O. Field fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 58
V 6
Sous-Fonds
M 58
V 6
Accession Number
5852, 6787
Reference Code
M58 / V6
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1885-1989, predominant 1902-1989
Physical Description
ca.7000 photographs : prints, negatives, transparencies. -- 4 photograph albums (475 prints). -- ca.55 cm and 14 v. of textual records. -- 4 cartographic records
History / Biographical
William O. Field, 1904-1994, of Massachusetts, U.S.A., was a noted geologist with the American Geographical Society and an expert on mountain glaciers of the northern hemisphere. He made trips to the Canadian Rockies with his father, William Osgood Field, during the 1920s even before graduating from Harvard in 1926. William O. Field studied key glaciers in British Columbia and Alberta from 1922 until 1981.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of records created and collected by William O. Field during to glacier study, research and travels in the Canadian Rockies and area.
I. CR files : [Canadian Rockies series], 1919-1989, 110 files and 13 volumes of textual records and ca.275 files of photographs. Textual records include diaries, notebooks and files for 1948, 1949 and 1953. Photographs include ca.5800 prints, ca.325 negatives and 4 photograph albums in annual files for years 1919 to 1927 and 1948, 1949 and 1953.
II. Reports, before 1980.
III. Resources, 1902-1985, consists of photographs, maps and textual volume collected by Field for research use.
IV. Display photographs, 1885-1953.
Name Access
Field, William O.
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 and file description
electronic finding aid
Creator
Field, William O.
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
Biographical Source Notes
grant application 2000
Title Source
Title based on accession record
Processing Status
Processed
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Lillian Gest fonds

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Part Of
Lillian Gest fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds documents Lillian Gest's visits and travels in the Canadian Rockies and elsewhere. Pertains to mountain travel, particularly pack trips, camps, mountaineering and recreation; Alpine Club of Canada; Sky Line Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies; natural and human history; the mountain landsca…
Date Range
1894-1984
Reference Code
M67 / S36 / V225
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Lillian Gest fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 67
S 36
V 225
Sous-Fonds
M 67
S 36
V 225
Accession Number
431, 699, 737, 1096, 1105, 1274, 1516, 1886, 2120, 2144, 2411, 2613, 2781, 2959, 3436, 5142, 7732
Reference Code
M67 / S36 / V225
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1894-1984
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records. -- ca.7400 photographs : transparencies, prints, negatives, published photographs. -- 12 photograph albums (4208 prints). -- 47 motion pictures. -- 7 sound recordings : audio tape cassettes
History / Biographical
Lillian Gest, 1897-1986, of Merion, Pennsylvania visited the Canadian Rockies almost every summer for sixty years, beginning in 1921. She was an active participant in "Off the Beaten Track" trips organized by Caroline Hinman between 1923 and 1933, in which young people camped, hiked, hunted and went horseback riding throughout the region between Mount Assiniboine and Mount Robson. During the 1930s, Gest attended hikes of the Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies and developed mountaineering skills at Alpine Club of Canada annual camps. Christian Hasler Jr. often served as her guide. Gest also belonged to the American Alpine Club, the Philadelphia Trails Club and the Lake O'Hara Trails Club. She spent considerable time in the Lake O'Hara region and wrote "History of Lake O'Hara" (1961), "History of Moraine Lake" (1970), and "History of Mount Assiniboine" (1979).
Scope & Content
Fonds documents Lillian Gest's visits and travels in the Canadian Rockies and elsewhere. Pertains to mountain travel, particularly pack trips, camps, mountaineering and recreation; Alpine Club of Canada; Sky Line Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies; natural and human history; the mountain landscape; scenic views; family and friends.
Textual records include: I. Personal papers, 1925-1982, 36 cm., including A. Diaries and trip notes, B. Correspondence, C. Other; II. Activities, 1913- 1984, 50 cm., including: A. Writing (book projects, articles, memoirs and other writing), B. Nature study, C. Photography, D. Travel; III. Clubs and organizations, 1932-1984, n.d., 22.5 cm., including: A. American Alpine Club, B. Alpine Club of Canada C. Other (Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies, Lake O'Hara Trails Club, Philadelphia Trails Club); IV. Other, 1894-1968, n.d., 1.5 cm., including: A. Caroline Hinman papers, B. Miscellaneous papers.
Photographs include: I. Transparencies, 1939-1981, 7153 items; II. Photograph albums, 1919-1958, 12 v. (4208 prints); III. Motion pictures, 1928-1942, 47 reels; IV. Prints and negatives, [ca.1912]-1980, 194 items; V. Published photographs, [ca.1930-ca.1980], n.d., 17 items. Images are well identified.
Accompanied by sound recordings of portions of diaries.
Name Access
Gest, Lillian
Subject Access
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
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
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series and file description
electronic finding aid
microfilm copies of albums
motion picture summaries and index (for 45 films)
reference video copies for some films
Creator
Gest, Lillian
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
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Edward Cavell fonds

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Part Of
Edward Cavell fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consist mainly of photographs by Edward Cavell, 1973-1975. Consists of 6 x 6 cm. negatives with corresponding contact sheets and some identification lists for four projects: I. Copy and on-site shots for Banff Springs: The Story of a Hotel, 1973, ca.209 negatives plus contact sheets and enlar…
Date Range
[ca.1870]-1975, predominant 1973-1975
Reference Code
V129
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Part Of
Edward Cavell fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 129
Sous-Fonds
V 129
Accession Number
1834, 3907, 5032, 5851, 5946
Reference Code
V129
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Date Range
[ca.1870]-1975, predominant 1973-1975
Physical Description
ca.1300 photographs : negatives, prints, postcards, transparencies
History / Biographical
Edward Cavell, b.1947, writer, researcher, photographer and museum curator at Banff, Alberta, Canada, is currently a business owner at Banff and Calgary, Alberta.
Scope & Content
Fonds consist mainly of photographs by Edward Cavell, 1973-1975. Consists of 6 x 6 cm. negatives with corresponding contact sheets and some identification lists for four projects: I. Copy and on-site shots for Banff Springs: The Story of a Hotel, 1973, ca.209 negatives plus contact sheets and enlargements; II. Landscape photographs for Rocky Mountains highway guide book, Waterton to Jasper, with Jon Whyte (incomplete), 1974, ca.700 negatives with contact sheets and identifications; III. Stage shots of Phil Nimmons Quartet at the Banff Centre, 1974, 84 negatives and contact sheets; IV. Ground and aerial survey of Cascade Fire Road for Banff Warden Service, 1975, ca.257 negatives and contact sheet. ; Also includes photographs collected by Cavell for personal and research purposes, including Tepee at Bow Lake, hand-coloured print by Byron Harmon; "Dedicatory services at Mount Eisenhower 1958" by Bruno Engler, Alpine Films, Banff; Rocky Mountain scenic postcards by several publishers, including Byron Harmon and Bill Gibbons; slide copies of photographs by Charles Horetzky, Walter D. Wilcox, William Notman, Byron Harmon and [Ernest Brown].
Name Access
Cavell, Edward
Subject Access
Arts
Buildings and facilities
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Creator
Cavell, Edward
Category
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on accession records
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
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Byron Harmon fonds

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Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of the photographic records and sample materials of Byron Harmon Photos, the photographic business of Byron Harmon and his successors; as well as the personal photographs of Byron Harmon. I. Scenic / commercial, 1907-1975, ca.7600 items. Primary component of series is film and glass…
Date Range
[ca.1890-ca.1975]
Reference Code
V263
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Published record
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 263
Sous-Fonds
V 263
Accession Number
235, 980, 1549, 1622, 2588, 2656, 2770, 2792, 2895, 3005, 3394, 3423, 3657, 3807, 3824, 3859, 3988, 4028, 4076, 5052, 5181, 5205, 5254, 5381, 6070, 6127, 6587, 6602
Reference Code
V263
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Published record
Other Title Info
Also known as the Byron Harmon Photos fonds.
Date Range
[ca.1890-ca.1975]
Physical Description
ca.10,500 photographs (and ca.35 cm) : prints, postcards, negatives, transparencies, motion pictures, sample products
History / Biographical
Byron Hill Harmon, 1876-1942, was a professional photographer and businessman at Banff, Alberta, Canada. He was born near Tacoma, Washington, USA and operated a portrait studio there for a time. In 1903, while travelling around the United States and Canada as an itinerant photographer, he decided to settle in Banff and by 1907 had produced enough mountain views to begin selling a line of postcards. Between 1906 and 1913, Harmon was official photographer for the Alpine Club of Canada and made trips in numerous mountain areas, such as the Bugaboos (1910) and Mount Robson (1911, 1913). Harmon personally financed trips into other areas, such as Tonquin Valley (1918) and Lake of the Hanging Glaciers (1920, 1922), producing both still photographs and motion pictures for commercial sale. After his last major expedition in 1924 across Saskatchewan Glacier, through to Maligne Lake and back to Banff by packtrain, Harmon devoted most of his time to photographing scenes along the railway, skiing in the Assiniboine and Skoki regions, and the annual rides and hikes of the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies and the Sky Line Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies. At the same time he managed several businesses, including a drug store, fountain lunch, theatre and book store. In his later years, Harmon spent much time travelling and photographing in other parts of the world. The business, Byron Harmon Photos, was managed successively by his son, Don Harmon, then his grand-daughter, Carole Harmon.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of the photographic records and sample materials of Byron Harmon Photos, the photographic business of Byron Harmon and his successors; as well as the personal photographs of Byron Harmon.
I. Scenic / commercial, 1907-1975, ca.7600 items. Primary component of series is film and glass negatives, 1907-1942, ca.6500 items. Also includes: postcard negatives and positives and production negatives to ca.1955; original prints; a wide range of sample products, such as postcards, enlargements and framing prints, calendars and viewbooks, mainly by Harmon business, some by other photographers; and lantern slides, ca.1913-192-, pertaining to Columbia Icefield Expedition, mountaineering, mountain landscapes, Indians, wildlife, Canadian Pacific Railway and Asian travel. Scenic / commercial series pertains to annual camps and expeditions of the Alpine Club of Canada in the Canadian Rockies and Selkirks, 1907-1913; private movie-making expeditions in the Canadian Rockies and Selkirks; mountain scenic views, primarily for postcard purposes; Banff events and development; skiing; birds and animals. Includes some material by Don Harmon and Lloyd Harmon, sons of Byron Harmon.
II. Personal, 189- to 194-, ca.370 items. Includes: family photographs and views received from others; motion picture out-takes pertaining to world travels, 1930s; and 35 mm. transparencies, ca.1940, pertaining mainly to world travels, also mountain and prairie scenics.
Notes
For more information on the Byron Harmon photographs, see "Great Days in the Rockies: The Photographs of Byron Harmon, 1906-1934" (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1978) or "Byron Harmon, Mountain Photographer" by Carole Harmon and Bart Robinson (Banff: Altitude Publishing, 1992)
Name Access
Harmon, Byron
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
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
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: series description
selected modern reference prints
digital images in Images database and in Alberta InSight database
Related Material
Byron Harmon postcards can also be found in the Postcard general file (V466)
Creator
Harmon, Byron
Category
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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George K. K. (Tommy) Link fonds

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George K. K. (Tommy) Link fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to the Lake O'Hara region, particularly its history, geology, botany, trail systems and visitation. I. Writing, research and translation, ca.1887-ca.1975, ca.45 cm, including some photographs. Consists of manuscript drafts, notes, correspondence, maps and print material pertaining t…
Date Range
[ca.1887-ca.1976]
Reference Code
M60 / V276
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Map
Private record
Published record
Part Of
George K. K. (Tommy) Link fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 60
V 276
Sous-Fonds
M 60
V 276
Accession Number
358, 2815, 6620, 6762
Reference Code
M60 / V276
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Map
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1887-ca.1976]
Physical Description
ca.50 cm of textual records. -- ca.1000 photographs : mainly transparencies
History / Biographical
George K. K. (Tommy) Link, 1887-1979, was professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Chicago, Illinois. Link spent many summers between 1928 and 1977 studying the Lake O'Hara region and building trails there, accompanied by his wife, Adeline Link, d.1943. The Links were frequently guided by Jim Boyce.
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to the Lake O'Hara region, particularly its history, geology, botany, trail systems and visitation.
I. Writing, research and translation, ca.1887-ca.1975, ca.45 cm, including some photographs. Consists of manuscript drafts, notes, correspondence, maps and print material pertaining to writing, editing and translation projects, including "The Ways of Lake O'Hara," and the "Map of Lake O'Hara Region South Area."
II. Personal papers, 1960-ca.1976, ca.7 cm, including some photographs. Includes correspondence, financial papers and other material.
III. Lake O'Hara Trails Club papers, 1949-1973, .5 cm.
IV. Photographs, 1937-ca.1960, ca.1000 colour transparencies and ca.25 prints. Transparencies pertain mainly to the Lake O'Hara / Lake McArthur regions; also Lake Louise, Skoki and Icefield Parkway areas and Grand Canyon, U.S.A. Includes views of landscapes, hiking, some horse travel, flora and fauna views. Some views are attributed to Adeline Link.
Name Access
Link, George K. K. (Tommy)
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
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: file description
index for textual material
electronic finding aid
Creator
Link, George K. K. (Tommy)
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Tom Lonsdale and Florence Lonsdale fonds

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Part Of
Tom and Florence Lonsdale fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two series: I. Tom Lonsdale and Florence Lonsdale series, 1885-1973, 7.5 cm of textual records, 52 photographs : prints. Series consists of four sub-series: A. Tom Lonsdale personal and professional life; B. Florence Lonsdale personal and professional life; C. Banff Literary an…
Date Range
1885-1973
Reference Code
M189 / V368
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Organization record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Tom and Florence Lonsdale fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 189
V 368
Sous-Fonds
M 189
V 368
Accession Number
667, 1154, 1384, 1865, 2225, 2243, 2247, 2277, 2433, 2462, 2685, 2958, 5175, 6417
Reference Code
M189 / V368
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Organization record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1885-1973
Physical Description
666 photographs (614 transparencies, 52 prints). -- 7.5 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Thomas Henry Lonsdale, 1886-1975, was a clergyman and teacher at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Florence Sanderson (Bennett) Lonsdale, 1894-1972, was a nurse and community worker. Tom Lonsdale emigrated to Canada in 1908 from England. He studied education and received his BA and BD in Alberta. From 1925 to 1958 Lonsdale was minister at Banff's Rundle Memorial United Church. Lonsdale was active in local organizations such as the Rotary Club and Senior Friends and was particularly interested in local theatre, being one of the founders of the Banff Literary and Dramatic Society. During the Second World War, Lonsdale served as chaplain at the prisoner of war camp at Ozada, near Seebe, Alberta. After retiring in 1958, Lonsdale joined the Banff School of Fine Arts, first as a student and later as a sketching instructor.
Florence Lonsdale nursed in England during the First World War, and also in Yugoslavia and Serbia until 1920. After marriage to Tom Lonsdale in 1922 and coming to Banff in 1925, she was a member and president of the Red Cross Society for forty-three years and was involved with the Banff Literary and Dramatic Society, Girl Guides, Canadian Club and the Women's Missionary Society.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two series:
I. Tom Lonsdale and Florence Lonsdale series, 1885-1973, 7.5 cm of textual records, 52 photographs : prints. Series consists of four sub-series: A. Tom Lonsdale personal and professional life; B. Florence Lonsdale personal and professional life; C. Banff Literary and Dramatic Society; D. Lonsdale family.
II. Tom Lonsdale lantern slides series, 1885-ca.1920, 614 photographs : glass transparencies. Series consists of two sub-series: A. Numbered lantern slides; and, B. Unnumbered lantern slides.
Name Access
Lonsdale, Tom
Lonsdale, Florence
Subject Access
Community life
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Religions
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: arrangement outline
series and file description
electronic finding aid
Related Material
Acquisitions included artwork housed in the art collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
Creator
Lonsdale, Tom
Lonsdale, Florence
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Religions
Biographical Source Notes
Previous field entry; articles (including obituaries) in the Crag and Canyon and Calgary Herald
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Dan McCowan and Mary McCowan fonds

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Part Of
Dan and Mary McCowan fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two series : I. Dan McCowan series; II. Mary E.(Fee) McCowan series. I. Dan McCowan series, ca.1905-1967?, ca.30 cm of textual records, ca.3400 photographs, 4 graphic records. Includes five sub-series: A. Correspondence; B. Writing; C. Photography; D. Professional activities; E…
Date Range
[ca.1885-1967?]
Reference Code
M55 / V408
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Dan and Mary McCowan fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 55
V 408
Sous-Fonds
M 55
V 408
Accession Number
323, 694, 3263, 6756, 6892
Reference Code
M55 / V408
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1885-1967?]
Physical Description
ca.50 cm of textual records. -- ca.3400 photographs (ca.1000 negatives, ca.1540 lantern slides, ca.770 transparencies 35mm, 117 prints). -- 4 graphic records
History / Biographical
Dan McCowan, 1882-1956, was a naturalist, lecturer and writer at Banff, Alberta, Canada. McCowan came to Banff from Scotland in 1907. There he met Mary Ethel Fee, 1888-1973, a teacher, and they married in 1921. Mary McCowan shared an interest in Dan's work, hand-coloured his lantern slides and accompanied him on his tours. Dan McCowan was an active photographer and naturalist and lectured at hospitals during and following the First World War. He was later recommended to Sir Edward Beatty, CPR President and hired by the CPR to promote the scenic beauties and natural history of the mountains, which he did for 26 years. For a period his lantern slide presentations included motion pictures. During the 1940s, he used natural colour Kodachrome slide photography. While in England in 1936, McCowan was made a Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society. From ca.1907 onwards, he wrote for magazines and newspapers. The first of six books was published in 1936; the last in 1955. Beginning ca.1937, McCowan wrote and broadcast radio talks on natural history on CBC. These were heard widely in Canada and the United States. In 1939, McCowan accompanied the King and Queen on a portion of their railway tour through the mountains, providing information on natural history and residents. During the Second World War, he toured extensively on behalf of the YMCA. The McCowans retired to Cloverdale (now Surrey), B.C., ca.1951.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two series : I. Dan McCowan series; II. Mary E.(Fee) McCowan series.
I. Dan McCowan series, ca.1905-1967?, ca.30 cm of textual records, ca.3400 photographs, 4 graphic records. Includes five sub-series: A. Correspondence; B. Writing; C. Photography; D. Professional activities; E. Ephemera.
Correspondence includes incoming letters re writing, business and broadcasting. Writing is in the form of notes and notebooks, unpublished and published manuscripts, newspaper articles and other materials.
Photography includes negatives, lantern slides, 35mm transparencies and prints. Material pertains to flora, fauna, people, places and scenery, also family, activities and events. Photographs of Banff personalities and visitors are available in negative and lantern slide form, 254 items.
Lantern slides were designed for lectures such as: "On skyline trails in the Canadian Rockies"; "On nature trails at Banff and Lake Louise"; "A naturalist in the Canadian Rockies" (200 slides); "Snow peaks and flower meadows in the Canadian Rockies" (200 slides); "Over the hills and far away: a pictorial review of the Canadian Rockies"; "Victory Day, May 8th 1945, Dan McCowan presents: Bye-gone days in Banff" (exact titles were based on title slides).
II. Mary E. (Fee) McCowan series consists of diaries, 1926-1957, photocopied from 12 volumes (19 cm); and letters from Dan McCowan, 1943. Diaries discuss joint travels, activities, lecture tours for CPR (Canada, U.S., U.K.), Banff, trail rides, skyline hikes, and Royal Visit, 1939
Notes
Both Dan and Mary McCowan have written identifications on the slide mounts
Name Access
McCowan, Dan
McCowan, Mary
Subject Access
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Natural resources
Sports, recreation and leisure
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
in-house electronic finding aid
online finding aid
item list and modern reference prints for photographs of Banff personalities and visitors
Related Material
Related by provenance to McCowan family photographs (V407)
Creator
McCowan, Dan
McCowan, Mary
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Natural resources
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Moore family fonds

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Part Of
Moore family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of seven series : I. Philip Moore family series, ca.1882-1964, 42 cm., and contains three sub-series: A. Personal papers and photographs, 1897-1964 (college career, personal life, activities and estate); B. Professional papers and photographs, 1905-[ca.1950] (military career and re…
Date Range
1838-1973
Reference Code
M307 / V439
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Drawing
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Part Of
Moore family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 307
V 439
Sous-Fonds
M 307
V 439
Accession Number
347, 421, 988, 1018, 1029, 1891, 2037, 2091, 2764, 2769, 2828, 2872, 2933, 3891, 5248, 5581, 6020, 7412 (unproc)
Reference Code
M307 / V439
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Drawing
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Date Range
1838-1973
Physical Description
ca.1 m textual records. -- ca.3400 photographs: prints, transparencies, negatives. -- 10 photograph albums (ca.1000 prints). -- 24 motion pictures.
History / Biographical
The Moore family resided at Banff, Alberta and Yoho Valley, British Columbia, Canada. Col. Philip A. Moore, 1879-1951, was a guide, soldier, lecturer and publicist. Pearl Brewster Moore, 1889-1973, was a homemaker and tourist lodge operator. Daughter, Edmee Brewster Moore (Reid), 1908-1971, was a homemaker and wife of Charles Reid. Pearl Brewster, born in Banff, was an active sportswoman. In 1905, she met Philip Moore, who had joined Jim and Bill Brewster in the packing business. The Moores made their home in Banff in 1907. A trained soldier, Philip Moore distinguished himself in France in the First World War and served with the Calgary Highlanders during the Second World War. The Moores ran various Canadian Pacific Railway facilities, including Yoho Valley Bungalow Camp, during the 1920s and early 1930s. Col. Moore lectured widely during this period using motion pictures and lantern slides. During the 1930s, the Moores travelled extensively and were active in the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies. Pearl Moore was instrumental in the Banff-Jasper fund during the Second World War. In 1971, Pearl Moore gave their log home, a showcase of Stoney Nakoda artifacts and art, to the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of seven series :
I. Philip Moore family series, ca.1882-1964, 42 cm., and contains three sub-series: A. Personal papers and photographs, 1897-1964 (college career, personal life, activities and estate); B. Professional papers and photographs, 1905-[ca.1950] (military career and research, writing and lecturing); C. Volunteer activities, 1935-1945 (Jubilee Committee; National War Finance Committee, Victory Loan program).
II. Pearl Moore series. -- 1890-1973. -- 21.5 cm of textual records. -- 156 photographs: prints. -- Series consists of three sub-series: A. Personal papers and photographs, 1990-1973 (photographs, letters, diaries, notes and notebooks, and other material); B. Legal and financial papers, 1908-1971; C. Volunteer activities, [1940?]-1942 (Banff-Jasper Spitfire Fund, the Red Cross, wartime work).
III. Edmee Moore series. -- 1908-1965. -- 8 cm of textual records. -- 152 photographs : prints, 4 photograph albums. -- Series consists of six sub-series: A. Photographs, 1908-1965; B. Letters and notes, [ca.1915-ca.1920]; C. Sketchbooks; D. Diaries and scrapbooks, 1926-1938; E. Financial and legal papers, 1935-1965; F. Other, 1919-1953.
IV. Philip Moore family series. -- 1885-1970. -- 20 cm of textual records. -- 1183 photographs (1075 prints and negatives, 117 transparencies, 51 stereo cards). -- 11 motion pictures. -- Series consists of seven sub-series: A. Family portraits, 1885-[ca.1970]; B. Home, friends and activities, [ca.1910]-1962; C. Financial papers, 1907-1951; D. Travel, 1931-1936; E. Business papers, bungalow camp operations, 1921-1932; F. Banff/Lake Louise area photographs, 1885-1965; G. Other, [ca.1895-ca.1960].
V. Moore and Brown families series. -- 1838-1950. -- 8 cm of textual records. -- 156 photographs : prints. -- Series consists of five sub-series: A. Roger Brown Moore, 1890-1931; B. Maria K. Moore estate, 1922-1927; C. William Gordon Moore, Laura Moore and Roger Brown Moore estate, 1930-1939; D. Maria K. Moore and Roger Brown Moore, 1925-1930; E. Other material, 1838-1950.
VI. Brewster family series. -- [ca.1880]-1970. -- 6 cm of textual records. -- 289 photographs : prints, 2 photograph albums. -- Series consists of five sub-series: A. John and Isabella Brewster, 1904-1948; B. Fred Brewster, 1909-1953; C. James I. Brewster, 1909-1936; D. Fern Brewster, 1930-1932; E. Brewster family, [ca.1880]-1970; F. Other material, 1898-1969.
VII. Other material series. -- 1885-1970. -- 709 photographs : prints. -- Series consists of three sub-series: A. Scenics, 1885-1970; B. People, 1885-1970; C. Other, 1885-1970.
Name Access
Moore, Edmee
Moore, Pearl
Moore, Phil
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Military
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: file description and index
electronic finding aid
summaries and video reference copies for some motion pictures
Related Material
Portion of photographs related by provenance to Mary Schaffer Warren fonds (M79 /V527)
Creator
Moore, Pearl
Moore, Philip
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Military
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
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Parks Canada fonds

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Part Of
Parks Canada fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of material pertaining to the mountain parks of western Canada. I.A. Banff National Park photograph collection, 1903-1965 (predominant 1920s-1950s), ca.1756 prints and negatives. Pertains mainly to Banff townsite and developments and facilities within the park. Included are private …
Date Range
[ca.1887-ca.1995]
Reference Code
M317 / S23 / V488
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Machine-readable data file
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Government record
Map
Plan
Part Of
Parks Canada fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 317
S 23
V 488
Sous-Fonds
M 317
S 23
V 488
Accession Number
97, 90, 1155, 1270, 1386, 1396, 1487, 1500, 1539, 1552, 1848, 1877, 1911, 1969, 2140, 2147, 2185, 2267, 2342, 2360, 2365, 2382, 2530, 2539, 2683, 2749, 2819, 2938, 2971, 2979, 2990, 2994, 2977, 3026, 3067, 3120, 3238, 3296, 3344, 3368, 3381, 3403, 3458, 3466, 3473, 3624, 3678, 3765, 3783, 3847, 3875, 4008, 5018, 5054, 5085, 5114, 5141, 5222, 5321, 6015, 6372, 6373, 6404, 6410, 6423, 6444, 6699, 6756, 6924, 7057, 7061, 7228, 7351, 8134 (unproc) 7770, 7511, 2015.8407
Reference Code
M317 / S23 / V488
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Machine-readable data file
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Government record
Map
Plan
Other Title Info
Also known as the Canadian Parks Service collection.
Date Range
[ca.1887-ca.1995]
Physical Description
ca.13,557 photographs: prints, negatives, transparencies: col.; 35mm, 1 CD-ROM (556 digital scans). -- ca.55 sound recordings: audio tape cassettes, audio tape reel. -- ca.2.5 m textual records. -- 9 motion pictures: si., b&w; 16mm
History / Biographical
Parks Canada administers national parks in Canada. The agency has been administered by several government departments and undergone numerous name changes over the years. Most recently it was known as the Canadian Parks Service. Parks Canada is responsible for the administration of mountain parks and, in some cases, townsites within these parks. Until 1990, it administered the town of Banff in Banff National Park. Parks Canada provides a variety of services to visitors and residents pertaining to interpretive and visitor information; trail, resource and wildlife management; fire protection, mountaineering search and rescue and avalanche control; facilities and utilities; townsite services etc.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of material pertaining to the mountain parks of western Canada.
I.A. Banff National Park photograph collection, 1903-1965 (predominant 1920s-1950s), ca.1756 prints and negatives. Pertains mainly to Banff townsite and developments and facilities within the park. Included are private and government buildings, dwellings, roads and utilities; resource and wildlife development and management; visitor facilities; lodges, hotels and bungalow camps; warden and fire protection activities; Banff events; Norman Sanson trips and expeditions.
I.B. Banff National Park warden service photographs, motion pictures and documentation pertaining to wardens, warden activities and cabins, wildlife management; ca.11,000 items. Series includes 2 National Parks Service motion pictures "Hunting without a gun",1930 and Stalking big game", 1930.
I.C. Lantern slides, 2 sets (accn.3783); includes CPR lecture set, ca.1915, 145 items, and Canadian Rockies lecture set, ca.1920, 54 items, accompanied by lecture notes (stored with textual material M317).
I.D. Cave and Basin project; copies of mainly snapshot prints acquired by the Cave and Basin restoration and re-development project, 1981-1985, from various individuals, 204 items.
I.E. Yoho National Park collected photographs, ca.90 photographs : prints, pertain to Yoho National Park landscape, scenery, railway, places and facilities, including Field. Accompanied by 3 letters. Collected from numerous donors, including Kevin Hargadon, T. Lees, Ernie Plant, F. W. Yeats and Millie Adamson.
I.F. Other, ca.90 items?; prints, transparencies, copy negatives, video recording. Includes: colour transparencies by Jack Holroyd and Bruce Gordon, 1966-1974, re Banff buildings and Protection Mountain mine; photographs of Bankhead, its people and activities used for project Bankhead: The Twenty Year Town by Ben Gadd, 1989; video recording, "Saskatchewan Glacier Clean-up 1994". CD-ROM includes scanned images from a photograph album "Public Works Projects 1930s Banff National Park" ; Tom Boon's photographs of Mount Royal Hotel fire, 1967, and photograph of C.A. (Alfred) Boon, Union Oil representative at Field and Banff, 1935.
II. Sound recordings series, 1977-1985, ca.55 sound recordings : audio tape cassettes, audio tape reel. Series consists of: A. Yoho National Park human history study, 1977, 20 cassettes. B. Memoirs of the Warden Service oral history project, 1984, 15 interviews (29 cassettes). Project was conducted by Maryalice Harvey Stewart. Accompanied by report. C. Other, 1980-1985, 3 items, includes rededication ceremonies for Kootenay National Park and for the Park Museum, Banff, also recording pertaining to the Castleguard Caves.
III. Textual records series, [ca.1887]-1994, ca.250 cm of textual records. Series consists of unpublished reports and management plans; visitor registers, summit registers, cabin and fire lookout registers (some with photographs); register of pack parties, Banff National Park, 1922-1933; maps and plans, including annotated warden service maps; warden records; surveyor notebooks; and transcripts and ephemera pertaining to ceremonies and events. Reports pertain to archaeological sites and research, national parks history, warden service, coal mining in the Bankhead area, predator studies, Cave and Basin, Radium Hot Springs, Ya Ha Tinda Ranch and other sites.
Notes
Original photograph album of the scanned images on CD-ROM is located in the Warden's office, Banff National Park Archival Room, cabinet 4, entitled "Public Works Projects 1930s Banff National Park"
Name Access
Parks Canada
Subject Access
Banff National Park - Wardens
Bankhead
Buildings and facilities
Commerce and industry
Environment
Government
Natural resources
Science and technology
Surveying
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Separate finding aid database Parks Canada M317 S23 V488: file level description, includes processed and unprocessed
Finding aids and reference tools: electronic series description
basic description for processed material
basic description for Series I.A. Banff National Park photograph collection (accn.3783)
accession record copies for unprocessed material
sound recording summaries and reference copy recordings
modern reference prints for Cave and Basin photographs
Related Material
Related records can be found in Rocky Mountains Park fonds (M410)
Alpine hut registers for ACC huts managed for a time by Parks Canada are in M200 / I.C.1. Alpine Club of Canada, Hut and clubhouse registers
Creator
Parks Canada
Category
Commerce and industry
Environment
Government
Natural resources
Science and technology
Title Source
Title based on accession records
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
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Cyril and Mary Paris fonds

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Part Of
Cyril and Mary Paris fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of four separate series: A. Transparencies; B. Negatives; C. Photograph; D. Photograph Albums. Fonds consists of correspondence, personal papers, photographs, sound recordings and ephemera regarding Banff history, organizations and individuals, skiing history, events and winter sports…
Date Range
[ca.1894]-1967
Reference Code
M68 / S22 / V483
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Tintype
Transparency
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Cyril and Mary Paris fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 68
S 22
V 483
Sous-Fonds
M 68
S 22
V 483
Accession Number
499, 947, 998, 1038, 1167, 1374, 1401, 1533, 1565, 1671, 1805, 2093, 2181, 2258, 2454
Reference Code
M68 / S22 / V483
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Tintype
Transparency
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1894]-1967
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records. -- 183 photographs : negatives, prints, transparencies, tintype. -- 4 photograph albums: 536 prints. -- 3 sound recordings : audio tape reels
History / Biographical
Cyril and Mary Paris were restaurant owners and skiers at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Cyril Paris, 1904-1981, was son of George Harrison Paris, 1872-1960, who settled in Banff in 1892. George Paris worked as an attendant at Dr. R. G. Brett's Grandview Hotel bathhouse, and, by 1903, Paris had established his own barber shop. He married Ida Winberg and they opened a summer tea house and ice cream parlor on Banff Avenue. In 1922, a restaurant was added to the Paris Tea Room. George Paris was active in the Banff Curling Club and the Banff Skating Club and taught figure-skating. He was an accomplished amateur photographer. George and Ida Paris had four children - Cyril, Georgina (Georgie) and twins, Herb and Ted. Cyril and his brothers were active in the early development of skiing in the Rockies. Cyril Paris was a member of the Banff Ski Club and the Ski Runners of the Canadian Rockies, and was involved with the early days of Skoki Lodge. With his wife, Mary (Howard) Paris, 1910-1989, he shared interests in skiing, winter sports and local affairs.
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of four separate series: A. Transparencies; B. Negatives; C. Photograph; D. Photograph Albums. Fonds consists of correspondence, personal papers, photographs, sound recordings and ephemera regarding Banff history, organizations and individuals, skiing history, events and winter sports. Also includes miscellaneous materials of and pertaining to Paris family members. Photographs pertain mainly to Cyril Paris, skiing, family, friends and associates, local events and personalities. Sound recordings are interviews with George Paris by Cyril and Mary Paris, 195-. Recordings discuss the early days of Banff, the Paris family, Banff development, etc.
Name Access
Paris, Cyril
Paris, Mary
Subject Access
Community life
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 English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools:
basic description
sound recordings summaries, reference copy recordings
Creator
Paris, Cyril
Paris, Mary
Category
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Mary Schaffer fonds

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Part Of
Mary Schaffer fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of three series: I. Personal, literary and research papers, 1907-ca.1935; II. Mary Schaffer photographs, 1893-ca.1920; II. Other, 1895-1928. I. Papers series consists of four sub-series: A. Correspondence, 1908-1922; B. Literary manuscripts (original and published), 1907-ca.1925; …
Date Range
1893-[ca.1935]
Reference Code
M79 / V527
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Mary Schaffer fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M79 / V527
Series
V527
Sous-Fonds
V527
Accession Number
275, 439, 573, 2685, 2764, 2933, 2996, 3284, 3302, 5248, 7202, 7731, 7737
Reference Code
M79 / V527
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Other Title Info
Also known as Mary Schaffer Warren fonds
Date Range
1893-[ca.1935]
Physical Description
35 cm of textual records. -- ca.2025 photographs (ca.1550 transparencies, ca.400 negatives, 75 prints). -- 7 photograph albums (ca.1760 prints)
History / Biographical
Mary Schaffer, 1861-1939, also known as Mary Schaffer Warren, was an American explorer, photographer and artist who visited the Canadian Rockies and Selkirk Mountains frequently beginning in 1888, finally settling in Banff, Alberta in 1912. Born Mary Townsend Sharples to moderately wealthy Quaker parents at West Chester, Pennsylvania, she first visited the Canadian Rockies and Selkirk Mountains in 1888 with her friend Mary Vaux. She returned the following year with her husband, Dr. Charles Schaffer, and until Charles died in 1903, the Schaffers travelled annually to the mountains to study botany. Using Dr. Schaffer's data and her drawings and photographs, Mary Schaffer and Stewardson Brown completed "Alpine flora of the Canadian Rocky Mountains" in 1907.
Schaffer continued to travel in the Canadian mountains, often through remote regions. In 1908, she reached Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, and returned in 1911 to survey the region. "Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies," 1911, recounts her adventures of 1907 and 1908. Schaffer settled in Banff in 1912 and married her guide, Billy Warren, in 1915.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of three series: I. Personal, literary and research papers, 1907-ca.1935; II. Mary Schaffer photographs, 1893-ca.1920; II. Other, 1895-1928.
I. Papers series consists of four sub-series: A. Correspondence, 1908-1922; B. Literary manuscripts (original and published), 1907-ca.1925; C. Maps of Maligne Lake; D. Other, 1905-ca.1935. Literary manuscripts pertain to the Athabasca River, Maligne Lake, Howse, Yellowhead and Athabasca passes; hunting; Dr. Gilbert Atkin and Nurse Fulcher's medical mission to Ya Ha Tinda Ranch; Banff, Revelstoke BC, Saskatchewan River; Stoney Nakoda; Palliser Expedition; and Mary Schaffer life and activities.
II. Photographs series consists of four sub-series: A. Lantern slides; B. Photograph albums; C. Negatives; D. Prints. Lantern slides pertain to Mary Schaffer's trips to Maligne Lake and Yellowhead Pass, mountain scenics, nature subjects (animals, birds, flowers); and includes Mary Schaffer's lantern slide presentations "In the Heart of the Canadian Rockies", accompanied by scripts; Philip Moore's Indigenous lecture series, mainly copies from books and other graphic sources; and Mary Schaffer's slides of China and Japan. Photograph albums, 1908-ca.1921, pertain mainly to trips in the Canadian Rocky and Selkirk Mountains, especially expeditions to the Yoho and Ptarmigan Valleys, Nakimu Caves, North Saskatchewan River, Wilcox Pass and Maligne Lake. Two albums pertain to travels in Mexico and Asia. Negatives pertain mainly to Schaffer's trips and explorations, Glacier House and environs, alpine flora and fauna, mountain views, portraits, Sampson Beaver family, 1902-1911.
III. Other material series consists of diaries of Molly Adams, 1908, and Mrs. H. H. Sharples, 1911, and original manuscripts and published reports by other writers, 1895-1928.
Name Access
Adams, Molly
Schaffer, Mary
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
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 for processed material
electronic finding aid
item list for lantern slides
copies of literary manuscripts
modern reference prints for lantern slides
Related Material
Accompanied by books, artifacts and art works
Creator
Schaffer, Mary
Category
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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