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Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies fonds

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Part Of
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of organizational records including photographs, brochures, correspondence and other documents which are divided into five series [see Content Details]. Content pertains to the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, including the organization's history, members and staff, trail rides …
Date Range
[ca.1924]-2013
Reference Code
M545 / V635
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Film
Motion picture
Textual record
Organization record
Published record
Part Of
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M545 / V635
Sous-Fonds
M545
V635
Accession Number
5757
5939
8235
2014.8277
2022.22
Reference Code
M545 / V635
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Film
Motion picture
Textual record
Organization record
Published record
Responsibility
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Date Range
[ca.1924]-2013
Physical Description
ca.334 cm of textual records -- 1191 photographs (691 prints, 312 transparencies, 188 negatives) -- 10 photograph albums -- 4 motion pictures -- 7 discs (1,214 digital images, 1 slideshow)
History / Biographical
The Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies is a trail riding organization based in Calgary, Alberta. The organization was established in 1923 with the support of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The first ride was held in 1924, and annual summer trail rides and pow-wows attracted fifteen hundred members by 1929. Many notable residents of the Bow Valley, including members of the Brewster and Moore families, Catherine Robb and Peter Whyte, and Carl Rungius have participated in trail rides. Support from the Canadian Pacific Railway ended in 1961. As of 2020, the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies remains an active organization. LISTING OF TRAIL RIDE LOCATIONS: 1924 : Yoho Valley 1925 : Marble Canyon, Wolverine Plateau, Goodsir Plateau, Lake O'Hara, Lake Wapta, Sun Dance Lodge 1926 : Baker Lake, Shaki, Molar Peak, Bow Lake, Mosquito Creek, Ptarmigan Valley 1927 : Mountain Assiniboine, Brewster Creek, Magag Lake, Sunshine Camp, Simpson Pass; Jasper, Portal Creek, Maccarib Pass, Tonquin Valley, Meadow Creek, Calendone River 1928 : Lake of Hanging Glaciers; Horse Thief Creek, Windermere 1929 : Egypt Lake, Shadow Lake, Twin Lake; Lake Louise, Columbia Icefields 1930 : Red Earth Creek, Hawk Creek, Floe Lake, Wolverine Pass, Marble Canyon 1931 : Bankhead, Cascade River, Stewart Canyon, Stoney Creek, Baker Creek, Sawback Lake 1932 : Mount Assiniboine and Banff Springs Hotel terrace (Pow-wow) 1933 : Mosquito Creek, Bow Lake, Isabella Lake, Pipestone River, Lake Louise 1934 : Leanchoil, Shining Beauty camp, Goodsir mountain, Wolverine Plateau, Marble Canyon 1935 : Windy Camp, Snow Creek Pass, Scotch Cabin, Baker Lake, Ptarmigan Valley, Lake Louise Station (pow-wow) 1936 : Johnston Canyon, Pulsatilla Mountain, Badger Pass, Forty Mile Creek, Hillsdale Meadows 1937 : Mount Assiniboine, Lake Magog, Valley of the Rocks, Simpson Pass, Healy Creek 1938 : Carrot Creek, Lake Minnewanka, Middle Lake, Devil Gap, Ghost River, Mount Aylmer, Aylmer Pass 1939 : Healy Creek, Egypt Lake, Scarab Lake, Shadow Lakes, Twin Lakes, Taylor Lake, Moraine Lake 1940 : Marble Canyon, Helmet Creek, Ottertail River, Lake McArthur, Chateau Lake Louise 1941 : Mount Assiniboine, Canmore, spray Lakes, Valley of Rocks, Simpson Summit, Rock Isle Lake, Healy Creek 1942 : Larix Lake, Egypt Lake, Twin Lakes, Storm Mountain 1943 : Healy Creek warden's cabin, Brewater Creek, Fatigue Pass, Quartz hill, Simpson Summit, Sunshine Lodge, Eohippus lake, Mount Assiniboine 1944 : Healy Creek, Brewster Creek, Quartz Hill, Lake Eohippus, Red Earth Creek 1945 : Baker Lake 1946 : Panther River (Windy Camp), Snow Creek, Harrison Lake, Panther Falls 1947 : Monard Mountain, Healy Creek, Redearth Creek 1948 : Sunshine and Simpson River 1949 : Molar Mountain area 1950 : Palliser Pass 1951 : Goodsirs 1952 : Harvey Pass, Healy Creek, Egypt Lake 1953 : Baker Lakes 1954 : Mount Assiniboine, Magog Lake 1955 : Pulsatilla Pass area 1956 : Pipestone area 1957 : Panther River, Windy Camp, Dormer Pass, Snow Creek 1958 : Mount Assiniboine 1959 : Palliser Pass area [Bunny Robinson paints new teepee designs] 1960 : Pipestone area, north of Lake Louise 1961 : Goodsirs Mountains, McArthur Creek, Wolverine Pass [Volume 102, CPR publication last issue - CPR pulls sponsorship of association] 1962 : Pipestone and Skoki Valley areas 1963 : Simpson Summit, Healy Creek, Harvey Pass, Egypt Lake 1964 : Bryant Creek Meadows, Mount Assiniboine 1965 : Palliser Pass 1966 : Ptarmigan Valley, north of Lake Louise 1967 : Palliser Pass 1968 : Bryant Creek Meadows, Mount Assiniboine 1969 : Pulsatilla Pass 1970 : Egypt Lake area 1971 : Pipestone region 1972 : Shadow Lakes 1973 : Palliser Pass [50th anniversary] 1974 : Pulsatilla Pass area, Johnson Creek Meadows 1975 : Pipestone River area : Molar Glacier, Skoki Lakes, Merlin Lakes, hector Plateau, Fish Lakes 1976 : Cascade Valley region : Elk Lake summit, Stoney Creek, Dormer Pass 1977 : Mount Assiniboine 1978 : Palliser Pass area : Upper Spray River 1979 : Pulsatilla Pass area : Indian Paint Pots, Johnston Creek Meadows 1980 : Panther River region 1981 : Red Deer River region : Divide Creek, Tyrell Creek, Horseshoe Lake, Panther Ridge 1982 : Bryant Creek, Og Pass, Owl and Marvel Lakes, Allenby Pass, Assiniboine Pass, Lake Magog 1983 : Upper Pipestone River region: Red Deer Lake, Skoki Lakes, Hector Plateau, Singing Meadows [60th Anniversary] 1984 : Panther River region 1985 : Palliser Pass : Goat Ridge, Tumble Creek Falls, Spray Lakes, Birdwood Mountain, Leman Lake, White Man Pass 1986 : Johnston Creek, Badger Pass and Pulsatilla Pass; Safari expeditions: Kananaskis Country, Pipestone River , Front Range, Clearwater, Kootenay Plains 1987 : Red Deer River 1988 : Pipestone River 1989 : Panther River 1990 : Palliser Pass 1991 : Red Deer River 1992 : Bryant Creek 1993 : Pipestone River 1994 : Johnston Creek 1995 : Palliser Pass 1996 : Red Deer River 1997 : Bryant Creek 1998 : Panther River 1999 : Pipestone River 2000 : Johnston Creek 2001 : Palliser Pass 2002 : Yamnuska and Ghost Mountain 2003 : Bryant Creek 2004 : Cascade Valley and Mystic Lake 2005 : Sundance and Halfway Lodge 2006 : Waterton Park 2007 : Clearwater River 2008 : Kananaskis 2009 : Johnston Creek 2010 : Stoney Creek and Flint's Valley 2011 : Rock Lake and Solomon Creek 2012 : Kananaskis 2013 : Bryant Creek
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of organizational records including photographs, brochures, correspondence and other documents which are divided into five series [see Content Details]. Content pertains to the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, including the organization's history, members and staff, trail rides and other events, publications and advertising, finances, and administration.
Notes
Fonds has been reorganized by Processing Archivist Kate Skelton and content from all accessions prior to 2019 has been integrated into new series. Content from accessions 5757 and 5939 have been renumbered; storage of files adjusted to accommodate most recent donations [accn. 8235 & accn. 2014.8277]
Some files contain personal contact information including full names, home addresses, email addresses and phone numbers [see file-level entries under M545/V635 for specific contents and restrictions]
Material Details
Textual records include oversize items
Name Access
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Administration
Advertising
Organizations
Membership
Businesses
Pack trips
Tourism
Travel
Legal and Financial
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Calgary
Edmonton
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Access Restrictions
Copyright and privacy restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright and privacy restrictions may apply
Language
English
Finding Aid
Arrangement outline, series description and file descriptions available. Online file inventory available
Related Material
Fonds was accompanied by non-annotated print material (transferred to library)
Creator
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Exploration, discovery and travel
Communications
Government
Natural resources
Transportation
Biographical Source Notes
http://trailridevacations.com/history/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw0pfzBRCOARIsANi0g0sZ6TMtMbL992rp2rhrDrJ-NkaD8zp5ceBIf_LJGHjYk3_lg_l4zrIaAs3oEALw_wcB
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Content Details
Series I - Events and Activities: Records include ride notes and summaries [1968-2009], songs and poems performed during trail rides, documents and images pertaining to the Townsend Trophy photograph competition, and materials related to other events including trail ride anniversary events and round-ups. Series II - Members, Staff, Personal Content : Records include lists of trail ride participants, documents from camp coordinators and other trail ride staff, personal photographs, committee notes, personal correspondence and trail ride surveys from 1958-2009 Series III - Published Records : Records include newsletters, brochures, promotional material, news articles and other published content Series IV - Financial Records : Records include tax records, income statements, expense notes, receipts, payment information for members, budgets, price lists and funding applications Series V - Administrative Records : Records include administrative notes, inventories and checklists, meeting minutes and agendas, legal and administrative forms, and agreements with outfitting and supply companies
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
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Margaret Oliver fonds

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Part Of
Margaret Oliver fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of transparency slides, maps, handwritten notes and club records, song books, and scrapbooks pertaining to Margaret Ruth Oliver and the Tuesday Hikers club.
Date Range
1971-2010
Reference Code
M569 / V793
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Photograph
Transparency
Published record
Private record
Scrapbook
Map
Organization record
Part Of
Margaret Oliver fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M569 / V793
Sous-Fonds
M569
V793
Accession Number
2017.8656
Reference Code
M569 / V793
GMD
Textual record
Photograph
Transparency
Published record
Private record
Scrapbook
Map
Organization record
Date Range
1971-2010
Physical Description
28 photographs : col. slides -- 1.5 m of textual records (3 binders -- 1 record book -- 10 song books -- maps, annotated -- 11 scrapbooks)
History / Biographical
Margaret Ruth Oliver was born on December 19, 1927 to parents Edgar and Gladys (Brazier) Hammett in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Margaret's siblings include Dorothy (1922), Muriel "Miv" (1923), John (1929), and Jean (1933). Margaret graduated from United College (Winnipeg) in 1949 with a B.Sc. degree, and worked as an Assistant Librarian at the University of Manitoba afterwards. Margaret later enrolled in a Laboratory Technician program at the University of Manitoba Medical College. Margaret married Thomas Albert Oliver, a fellow University of Manitoba alumnus, on September 25, 1954. The couple moved to Calgary for work (Thomas taught at the University of Calgary, and Margaret worked for a geophysical company). Margaret travelled extensively following the death of her husband in 1997, visiting places such as Nepal, Cambodia, Russia, Egypt and Greenland. In 1971, Margaret formed a hiking group within the University Faculty Women's Club (F.W.C.) through the University of Calgary. In 1976, this group became a private club called the Tuesday Hikers, which no longer held any affiliation to the F.W.C. Trips included weekly hikes and/or ski trips, as well as longer backpacking excursions.The club is still active as of 2022.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of transparency slides, maps, handwritten notes and club records, song books, and scrapbooks pertaining to Margaret Ruth Oliver and the Tuesday Hikers club.
Notes
Materials are unprocessed and stored in three boxes: Box 1: 1 envelope "T. Hikers' Slides" - 28 film transparencies and printed notes; various maps with handwritten notes Box 2: 1 record book "T.H. Record Book" - handwritten lists and statistics of trips, attendance, miles; 2 binders with handwritten notes, titled "National Parks - Banff and Assiniboine" and "Nat'l Parks - Glacier + Jasper" Box 3: 1 binder titled "Tues. Hikers- Past Members and Guests"; 10 song books; trail, park and road maps; 11 scrapbooks, 1971-2010
Name Access
Oliver, Margaret
Subject Access
Hiking
Travel
Recreation
Club
Map
Trails
Music
Entertainment
Geography
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff National Park
Jasper National Park
Assiniboine
British Columbia
Glacier National Park
Language
English
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
https://biblio.uottawa.ca/en/node/16056
Title Source
Title based on content in fonds
Processing Status
Unprocessed
Less detail
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Dr. Gerald Wright fonds

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Part Of
Dr. Gerald Wright fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to 3 photograph prints of members of the St. Elias expedition in the Yukon, a large-format black and white print of a mountain range [possibly including St. Elias], 11 typed letters to Wright from W.E. (Smoke) Blanchard dated January-May 1965 discussing the expedition, 2 typed one-pa…
Date Range
1965-1967
Reference Code
M585 / V805
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Organization record
Photograph print
Textual record
Part Of
Dr. Gerald Wright fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M585 / V805
Sous-Fonds
M585
Accession Number
2021.19
Reference Code
M585 / V805
GMD
Organization record
Photograph print
Textual record
Date Range
1965-1967
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records (18 pages ; 21.6 x 27.9 cm) ; 4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 29.2 x 21.8 cm or smaller
History / Biographical
Dr. Gerald Wright (1917-2007) grew up in Brecon, South Wales, and studied medicine in Wales and London, England, throughout the 1940s. He served in the British Army in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1942-1946 in North Africa and Italy. In 1951 Wright moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, due to its close proximity to the Canadian Rockies, where he maintained a general practice as a member of the Hunt Clinic. He went on to serve as Chief of Medicine at St. Michael's Hospital and the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital until his retirement in 1988. Shortly after arriving in Canada he became a member of the Alpine Club of Canada and attended many annual camps, often as camp doctor. He also participated in ACC expeditions to Mount St. Elias (1967, unsuccessful), Mount Alberta (1967, successful as part of the Alberta Team), and Mt. Waddington (1969). He also successfully summited Mt. Robson on his third attempt at the mountain. Wright hiked extensively throughout Nepal, Switzerland, South America, and New Zealand in addtion to the Rockies. He was also a member of the Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies and was a founding member of the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition, where he served on the Board of Directors, helping to plan and lead many annual hiking trips.
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to 3 photograph prints of members of the St. Elias expedition in the Yukon, a large-format black and white print of a mountain range [possibly including St. Elias], 11 typed letters to Wright from W.E. (Smoke) Blanchard dated January-May 1965 discussing the expedition, 2 typed one-page summaries of the attempt on the mountain [one written by Blanchard and includes a hand-drawn map of the area around the mountain], a Xerox copy of a letter written on University of Oregon Medical School letterhead listing the members of the St. Elias party and recommended medical tests to have completed prior to the expedition, a two-page typed list of gear & equipment, and a hand-written list of expedition members and the University of Oregon Medical School doctor and their contact information.
Name Access
Alpine Club of Canada
Wright, Gerald
Blanchard, W.E. (Smoke)
Johnson, Roy
Mock, R.G. (Tex)
Sharp, Dave
Swift, Bob
Subject Access
Activities
Alpine Club of Canada
Camps
Centennial
Climbing
Club
Discovery and exploration
Glaciers
Hiking
Map
Medicine
Membership
Mount St. Elias
Mountain
Mountaineering
Mountaineers
Mountains
Photography
Records
Record keeping
Scenery
Sports and recreation
Travel and Exploration
Geographic Access
Yukon
Canada
Language
English
Conservation
Staples removed from letters and equipment lists
Biographical Source Notes
Memorial card
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
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Placido Monachello fonds

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Part Of
Placido Monachello fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographs pertaining to Placido Monachello and family; and a bound publication titled "Machinery's Handbook", 1943, which belonged to Placido. 12 photographs pertain to Placido's experiences at the Alternative Service Corps work camp at the Spray River Trail near Banff Springs H…
Date Range
1941-1943
[ca.1950-1960]
2010
Reference Code
M582 / V803
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Digital image
Photograph
Photograph print
Published record
Textual record
Part Of
Placido Monachello fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M582 / V803
Sous-Fonds
M582 / V803
Accession Number
2020.25
Reference Code
M582 / V803
GMD
Digital image
Photograph
Photograph print
Published record
Textual record
Date Range
1941-1943
[ca.1950-1960]
2010
Physical Description
ca.172 photographs : b&w prints -- 3 digital files : col. JPG images -- 4 cm of textual records (1 volume)
History / Biographical
Placido Monachello (1920-2018) received a conscription notice to join the war effort between 1940-1941. Placido opposed the conscription notice, identifying himself as a Conscientious Objector who refused to participate in the war. After appealing his case in court, Placido was sentenced to one year of work in an internment/work camp. Placido completed his year of work at the Alternative Service Corps work camp, located near the Sunshine Road/Brewster Creek area (ASW Camp No. 1). While at the work camp, Placido aided in the clearing of land and road construction around Banff. Placido returned home to Hamilton, Ontario in 1942, where he worked odd jobs as a labourer and farm hand. Placido married his partner, Leonarda "Leona" (Borsellino) Monachello (1920-2019) in 1944, with whom he later had two children, John and David. Placido sent numerous letters and photographs to Leona during his time at the ASW camp. While Placido was in Banff, Leona directly supported the war effort as an employee at Westinghouse in Hamilton, Ontario, where she produced high-tech military components. Placido and Leona ran two delicatessen businesses together after the war, one of which was initially funded by her parents. The couple sold their business in the 1970s, after which Placido worked for Stelco (a steel manufacturing company) until 1985. Placido and Leona took a trip to visit Banff together in 2010.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographs pertaining to Placido Monachello and family; and a bound publication titled "Machinery's Handbook", 1943, which belonged to Placido. 12 photographs pertain to Placido's experiences at the Alternative Service Corps work camp at the Spray River Trail near Banff Springs Hotel (ASW Camp No. 1). ca.160 photographs pertain to Placido's family and personal life, including his wedding to Leonarda (Leona) in 1944 and their children [ca.1950s]. Fonds also includes 3 digital images of Placido and Leona visiting Banff in 2010.
Name Access
Monachello, Placido
Monachello, Leona
Subject Access
World War II
Family and personal life
Internment Camps
Settlement
Labour
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Ontario
Hamilton
Language
English
Category
Family and personal life
Labour
Land, settlement and immigration
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Unprocessed
Less detail
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Part Of
Bill Baxter fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 21 plastic binders, one booklet, research notes and newspaper clippings pertaining to geophysical reports and natural resource and mining information within Alberta, 1986-1994. Binders were collected by Bill Baxter as part of his work as a chairperson for the Undermining Review Com…
Date Range
1982-1997
Reference Code
M586 / V807
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Corporate record
Map
Plan
Transparency
Part Of
Bill Baxter fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M586 / V807
Sous-Fonds
M586 / V807
Accession Number
2021.25
Reference Code
M586 / V807
GMD
Textual record
Corporate record
Map
Plan
Transparency
Date Range
1982-1997
Physical Description
ca.45 cm of textual records -- 2 transparency slides : col. ; 27 x 30 cm -- 6 maps : plastic overlay plans
History / Biographical
Bill Baxter (1949-1998) was a geologist in Canmore and Calgary, AB.
Scope & Content
File consists of 21 plastic binders, one booklet, research notes and newspaper clippings pertaining to geophysical reports and natural resource and mining information within Alberta, 1986-1994. Binders were collected by Bill Baxter as part of his work as a chairperson for the Undermining Review Committee in Canmore. File also contains two transparency slides from a presentation related to undermining, and 6 architectural layover maps of a mine.
Name Access
Baxter, Bill
Subject Access
Environment
Natural resources
Townsite development
Land use
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Canmore
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright status unknown
Language
English
Category
Education
Land, settlement and immigration
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
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Part Of
William Royle fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographs, published booklets and film reels which belonged to William Royle. Content pertains to the Banff Boy Scouts: local events, including Banff Winter Carnival, Banff Indian Days and Banff's Centennial Parade in 1967; hiking, camping, skiing and other recreational activiti…
Date Range
[ca.1920-1930]
1959-1960
[ca.1960-1970]
1978
Reference Code
M587 / V808
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Print
Transparency
Textual record
Published record
Film
Part Of
William Royle fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M587
V808
Sous-Fonds
M587
V808
Accession Number
2021.29
Reference Code
M587 / V808
GMD
Photograph
Print
Transparency
Textual record
Published record
Film
Date Range
[ca.1920-1930]
1959-1960
[ca.1960-1970]
1978
Physical Description
ca.348 photographs (204 b&w and col. prints, 144 col. transparencies) -- 0.5 cm of textual records -- 7 film reels
History / Biographical
William "Bill" Royle (1905-1980) moved to Banff from Lethbridge in 1952 with his mother (Mary Elizabeth) and two young sons (Bernard and Walter), following the death of his wife. William started the business Banff Plumbing and Heating Ltd., which he operated until his death. William and his brother, John J. Royle, were also involved with a laundromat business in Banff. From its inception in 1953, William also worked as director and president of the Banff Park Savings and Credit Union (now Bow Valley Credit Union). In his spare time, William volunteered with the Banff Boy Scouts, as well as St. Mary's Church in Banff, the Seniors' Society and the Alberta Council of the Aging. William's son, Bernard, tragically passed away in a plane crash in 1969 while searching for new heliskiing routes in British Columbia with his friend, John Gow, who survived.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographs, published booklets and film reels which belonged to William Royle. Content pertains to the Banff Boy Scouts: local events, including Banff Winter Carnival, Banff Indian Days and Banff's Centennial Parade in 1967; hiking, camping, skiing and other recreational activities; Bernard Royle and friends; the Banff High School curling team; natural views and wildlife in Alberta and British Columbia; and other related subjects. Includes three visual series: I - Prints ; II - Motion pictures ; III - Transparencies. Series I includes five sub-series: A - Boy Scouts [includes o.s. items] ; B - Banff Indian Days ; C - Banff Winter Carnival ; D - St. Mary's Baptist Church ; E - Misc.
Name Access
Royle, William
Royle, Walter
Royle, Bernard
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Events
Community events
Sports
Recreation
Curling
Banff Winter Carnival
Banff Indian Days
Cultural pluralism
Scouting
Boy Scouts of Canada
Churches
Religions
Wildlife
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
British Columbia
Revelstoke
Canmore
Language
English
Category
Cultural pluralism
Family and personal life
Religions
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
https://time.com/5912476/heliski-survival-1969/
Information provided by Walter Royle
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Josephine Schupp fonds

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Part Of
Josephine Schupp fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of 23 letters sent to Josephine (Schäffer) Schupp from her cousin, Mary Schäffer Warren, between 1916 and 1939.
Date Range
1916-1939
Reference Code
M588
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Part Of
Josephine Schupp fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M588
Sous-Fonds
M588
Accession Number
2021.33
Reference Code
M588
GMD
Textual record
Date Range
1916-1939
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Josephine Schupp (née Schäffer) (1888-1975) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died in Phoenix, Arizona. Josephine married Alfred Adolf Schupp in 1912.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of 23 letters sent to Josephine (Schäffer) Schupp from her cousin, Mary Schäffer Warren, between 1916 and 1939.
Notes
Majority of letters in fonds are dated between 1934-1939
Name Access
Schupp, Josephine (Schäffer)
Schaffer, Mary
Warren, Mary Schaffer
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Correspondence
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
United States of America
Arizona
Phoenix
Reproduction Restrictions
No restrictions
Language
English
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
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Part Of
Bob Smith fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of personal photographs, biographical notes, memoir drafts and other collected materials pertaining to Robert Neville (Bob) Smith. Fonds also includes plans and maps pertaining to the development of land near Lake Minnewanka and the Cascade Power Plant project (1943).
Date Range
1925-1995
Reference Code
M589 / V809
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Map
Newspaper clipping
Photograph
Plan
Postcard
Print
Published record
Textual record
Part Of
Bob Smith fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M589
V809
Sous-Fonds
M589
V809
Accession Number
2021.36
Reference Code
M589 / V809
GMD
Map
Newspaper clipping
Photograph
Plan
Postcard
Print
Published record
Textual record
Date Range
1925-1995
Physical Description
ca.300 photographs : b&w and col. prints ; 12 x 18 cm or smaller -- 7 cm of textual records -- 7 topographical maps/plans -- 8 postcards
History / Biographical
Robert Neville (Bob) Smith (1926-2021) was born in Banff. He was the only child of parents Enoch Smith and Laurene Smith (nee Munson). Bob grew up near Lake Minnewanka until 1941, when a hydro dam was installed resulting in the intentional flooding of the area. The family moved to Banff, where Bob met his future wife, Mary Parkinson. The couple were married in 1953 and moved to Seebe, where they raised two daughters, Marjory and Shirley. Bob worked for Calgary Power Co. (later renamed TransAlta Utilities) from 1953 until his retirement in 1986. In his spare time, Bob founded the Bow Valley Camera Club and the Bow Valley Naturalists organization. In 1999, Bob was part of a successful project with the Bow Valley Naturalists to designate the Mount Yamnuska area as a Bow Valley Protected Area, following 25 years of lobbying with the Government of Alberta. Bob also formed the Meanderthals seniors hiking club in 1993 and led various local hiking trips in his later years.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of personal photographs, biographical notes, memoir drafts and other collected materials pertaining to Robert Neville (Bob) Smith. Fonds also includes plans and maps pertaining to the development of land near Lake Minnewanka and the Cascade Power Plant project (1943).
Name Access
Smith, Enoch
Smith, Robert Neville (Bob)
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Labour
Environment
Natural resources
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Canmore
Seebe
Lake Minnewanka
Language
English
Category
Environment
Family and personal life
Labour
Natural resources
Biographical Source Notes
https://www.albertaprimetimes.com/obituaries/robert-neville-bob-smith-3238925
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Processing Status
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Ben Gadd fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of materials pertaining to Ben Gadd's personal life and career as an environmental researcher, educator, interpretive guide, publisher, public speaker and author, ca.1956-2018. Fonds includes maps, research materials, publication notes/drafts, correspondence, contracts, photographs, …
Date Range
1956-2018
Reference Code
M590 / V810 / S61
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Digital image
Drawing
Negative
Newspaper clipping
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Published record
Textual record
Video
Transparency
Part Of
Ben Gadd fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M590
V810
Sous-Fonds
M590
V810
Accession Number
2021.20
Reference Code
M590 / V810 / S61
GMD
Digital image
Drawing
Negative
Newspaper clipping
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Published record
Textual record
Video
Transparency
Date Range
1956-2018
Physical Description
ca. 7.9 metres of textual records -- ca. 274 maps -- 29 VHS tapes -- ca.15 discs with digital files -- 21 cassettes -- photographs -- oversize materials
History / Biographical
Ben Gadd (1946-) is a retired naturalist, guide, geologist, instructor, freelance writer and award-winning author based in the Canadian Rockies. Ben was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1946. He met his wife, Cia (Langdon) Gadd at Colorado College in 1965, and the couple married four weeks later. Ben and Cia had two sons, Will and Toby. Ben and his family relocated to Jasper in the late 1960s. Ben later attended the University of Lethbridge and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Earth Science in 1972. Between 1976 and 1980, Ben taught classes at Mount Royal College and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology; he later taught additional classes at Grant MacEwan College and Lakeland College. From 1981, Ben also worked as a seasonal naturalist/guide for Parks Canada. Ben left Parks Canada in 1985 to start an independent naturalist guiding business with Cia based in Jasper and other parts of the Canadian Rockies, which the couple continued to operate for over two decades. Ben published his best-known work, "Handbook of the Canadian Rockies", through his publishing company Corax Press in 1986. The second edition of "Handbook of the Canadian Rockies" received multiple awards after its release in 1995. Ben's fiction book, "Raven's End" won the title of Best Canadian Rockies Book at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in 2001 and became a Canadian bestseller. Overall, Ben has authored or co-authored 11 books and received nearly one dozen awards for his achievements as a writer, researcher and guide. Ben continued to lead guided hikes and school programs until his retirement in 2016.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of materials pertaining to Ben Gadd's personal life and career as an environmental researcher, educator, interpretive guide, publisher, public speaker and author, ca.1956-2018. Fonds includes maps, research materials, publication notes/drafts, correspondence, contracts, photographs, video and sound recordings, and other related material.
Notes
Ben Gadd fonds arrangement: Series I : Personal records - Subseries A : Travel guides and maps - Subseries B : Education and early writings - Subseries C : Personal interest files - Subseries D : Other personal and collected Series II : Research and publication records - Subseries A : Handbook of the Canadian Rockies - Subseries B : Other publications Series III : Professional records - Subseries A : Parks Canada Records - Subseries B : Interpretive guiding - Subseries C : Teaching records - Subseries D : Other contracts and projects Series IV : Legal and financial records - Subseries A : Legal records - Subseries B : Financial records
Name Access
Gadd, Ben
Gadd, Cia
Subject Access
Education
Research
Publication
Environment
Geology
Tourism
Family and personal life
Personal and Professional Life
Academics
Guiding
Guides
Businesses
Finances
Conservation
Wildlife
Natural history
Sports and recreation
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Jasper National Park
Banff National Park
Yoho National Park
Kootenay National Park
Lethbridge
United States of America
Colorado
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright restrictions apply
Language
English
French
Dutch
Category
Education
Environment
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
Less detail
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Mary (Molly) Wright Adams fonds

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Part Of
Mary (Molly) Wright Adams fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of textual records, postcards, drawings and one photograph album pertaining to Mary (Molly) Wright Adams (1868-1909); transcripts of Molly's original letters which were compiled by Molly's sister, Catharine Elkin (nee Adams) between ca.1939 and 1941; and transcriptions of letters sen…
Date Range
[ca.1844 - 1909]
[ca.1939 - 1944]
1980 - 1981
2014
Reference Code
M555 / V777
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Drawing
Postcard
Private record
Part Of
Mary (Molly) Wright Adams fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M555
V777
Sous-Fonds
M555
V777
Accession Number
2018.8685
Reference Code
M555 / V777
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Drawing
Postcard
Private record
Responsibility
Some materials produced by Catharine (Adams) Elkin
Date Range
[ca.1844 - 1909]
[ca.1939 - 1944]
1980 - 1981
2014
Physical Description
21 cm of textual records -- 16 postcards -- 3 drawings -- 1 photograph album : 107 b&w photographs
History / Biographical
Mary Wright (Molly) Adams was born on 15 October 1868. in Ridgefield Connecticut. She was the third of five children born to Cornelia Ann Cook (1830-1902) and Daniel Lucius Adams (1814 - 1899) She died in Kobe, Japan on 23 January 1909 and was buried there.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of textual records, postcards, drawings and one photograph album pertaining to Mary (Molly) Wright Adams (1868-1909); transcripts of Molly's original letters which were compiled by Molly's sister, Catharine Elkin (nee Adams) between ca.1939 and 1941; and transcriptions of letters sent between Molly's extended family members [including members of the Adams, Cook and Wright families], ca.1844 and 1866. Textual records primarily consist of correspondence sent between Molly Adams and various friends and family members [ca.1891-1909].
Notes
Fonds consists of two series: Series I : Correspondence [contains two sub-series: I / A : Molly Wright Adams ; I / B : Extended family] Series II : Personal and collected records
Name Access
Adams, Molly
Schaffer, Mary
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Family
Correspondence
Travel
Exploration
Geographic Access
United States of America
Connecticut
New York
Europe
Language
English
Creator
Mary (Molly) Wright Adams fonds
Category
Family and personal life
Exploration and travel
Biographical Source Notes
Searching for Mary Schaffer: Women Wilderness Photography by Colleen Skidmore
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Part Of
Peter Spear fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds include three sous-fonds related to the 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition : M562 - Textual; V787 - Visual; S56 - Sound M562 contains five series: A. Expedition Planning and Logistics; B. General; C. Correspondence; D. Periodicals; E. Newspaper Clippings; F. Posters V787 contains four s…
Date Range
1981 - 1986
Reference Code
M562 / V787 / S56
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Diary
Organization record
Poster
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Peter Spear fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M562 / V787 / S56
Sous-Fonds
M562 / V787 / S56
Accession Number
2017.8655
Reference Code
M562 / V787 / S56
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Diary
Organization record
Poster
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1981 - 1986
Physical Description
96 cm of textual records
1150 photographs: 11 prints; b&w, 22 prints; colour, 2 oversize prints ; colour, 32 negatives; b&w, 1080 transparencies; colour ; 3 transparencies; b&w
36 audio cassettes
History / Biographical
Peter Spear (April 1, 1940 - ) was a teacher, administrator, mountain ski patroller at the Lake Louise Ski Area, member of the Canadian Ski Patrol System, and base camp manager for the 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition based out of Calgary, Alberta.
Scope & Content
Fonds include three sous-fonds related to the 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition : M562 - Textual; V787 - Visual; S56 - Sound M562 contains five series: A. Expedition Planning and Logistics; B. General; C. Correspondence; D. Periodicals; E. Newspaper Clippings; F. Posters V787 contains four series: A. Photographs; B. Oversize Photographs; C. Transparencies; D. Negatives S56 contains 34 audio cassettes
Notes
There are artefacts in the heritage collection associated with this fonds - flags, shirts, logos, pins, business cards, luggage tags etc.
Name Access
Spear, Peter
Everest '82
Subject Access
Alpine Club of Canada
Avalanches
Calgary
Camps
Canada
Climbing
Clothing and dress
Columbia Icefield
Communications
Conferences and conventions
Daily routines
Education
Winter Sports
Helicopters
India
Legal and Financial
Mountaineering
Mountaineers
Newspaper clippings
Organizations
Portraits
Public events
Shopping lists
Sports
Transportation
Travel
Geographic Access
Alberta
Bangkok
Thailand
Kathmandu
England
London
Nepal
Access Restrictions
Some personal mailing addresses in M562/C - Correspondence
Language
English
Location (Copy)
Copy of Peter Spear's diary in case file
Related Material
John Amatt fonds
Creator
Peter Spear
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
Transportation
Title Source
Title based on contents
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
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Part Of
John Amatt fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds include three sous-fonds related to the 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition : M563 - Textual; V788- Visual; S57 - Sound M563 contains ten series: A. Manuals B. Contracts C. Diaries D. Maps E. Reports F. Correspondence G. Periodicals H. Clippings I. Collected Materials O.S. J. Scrapbooks …
Date Range
1981 - 1986
Reference Code
M563 / V788 / S57
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Recording disc
Video
Photograph
Album
Framed print
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Part Of
John Amatt fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M563 / V788 / S57
Sous-Fonds
M563 / V788 / S57
Accession Number
2017.8659
Reference Code
M563 / V788 / S57
GMD
Motion picture
Recording disc
Video
Photograph
Album
Framed print
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Date Range
1981 - 1986
Physical Description
48 cm of textual records;
1 portfolio ; collected materials ; oversize
46 photographs : 38 prints ; b&w, 8 prints ; colour, 47 negatives ; b&w, 1 transparency ; colour, 1 album (42 photographs ; colour)
4 film reels ; 16 mm
2 videocassettes ; Ampex
7 videocassettes
10 DVDs
1 audio reel ; master
1 audio cassette
History / Biographical
John Amatt (May 19, 1945 - ) was an educator, expedition leader, public speaker, and founder of One Step Beyond WorldWide. He was a climber, business manager, spokesman and press liason for the 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition.
Scope & Content
Fonds include three sous-fonds related to the 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition : M563 - Textual; V788- Visual; S57 - Sound
M563 contains ten series:
A. Manuals
B. Contracts
C. Diaries
D. Maps
E. Reports
F. Correspondence
G. Periodicals
H. Clippings
I. Collected Materials O.S.
J. Scrapbooks
V788 contains six series:
A. Photographs
B. Negatives
C. Transparencies
D. Films
E. Albums
F. Framed
S57 contains two series:
A. Audio cassettes
B. Audio reel
Notes
There are artefacts in the heritage collection associated with this fonds - logos and pins
Name Access
Amatt, John
Everest '82
Subject Access
Alpine Club of Canada
Avalanches
Calgary
Camps
Canada
Climbing
Communications
Conferences and conventions
Daily routines
Education
Winter Sports
Helicopters
India
Mountaineering
Mountaineers
Newspaper clippings
Organizations
Sports
Transportation
Travel
Geographic Access
Alberta
Bangkok
Thailand
Kathmandu
England
London
Nepal
Access Restrictions
Some personal mailing addresses in M563/F - Correspondence
Language
English
Related Material
Peter Spear fonds
Creator
John Amatt
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
Transportation
Biographical Source Notes
http://www.adventureattitude.com/bio.htm
Title Source
Title based on contents
Processing Status
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David Zweifel fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of 2 cm of textual records consisting of correspondence from Catharine Robb Whyte [1967-1973] and Murray Adaskin to David Zweifel; 9 colour transparencies pertaining to a 1977 ski trip in Lucerne, Switzerland and David and Marilyn Zweifel's wedding in 1975; 6 colour prints from a 197…
Date Range
1967
1972
1975
1989
Reference Code
M571 / V796 / S58
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Cassette
Private record
Photograph
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Part Of
David Zweifel fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M571 / V796 / S58
Sous-Fonds
M571
V796
S58
Accession Number
2019.02
Reference Code
M571 / V796 / S58
GMD
Textual record
Cassette
Private record
Photograph
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Responsibility
Corresponence written by David Zweifel and Catharine Robb Whyte
Date Range
1967
1972
1975
1989
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records -- 15 photographs (9 col. transparencies, 6 col. prints) -- 1 sound recording
History / Biographical
David Zweifel (1950 -) is a professional violinist who met Catharine Robb Whyte in December 1966 at the age of 16, shortly following the death of her husband Peter Whyte. Catharine helped to fund Zweifel's musical education and concert trips over the following years, and arranged with her friend Murray Adaskin for Zweifel to obtain a violin that had been previously owned by David White, who was the father of Peter Whyte. Zweifel attended Master classes in music at the Banff Centre as a young adult and stayed in Catharine's home with her during the summer months. David and Catharine were both active in outdoor activities and sports, and the pair went on multiple skiing trips and hikes together including Mount Rundle. Upon completing his education, Zweifel moved to Switzerland to join the Lausanne Orchestra. Catharine visited David and his wife Marilyn in Switzerland at least twice, in 1972 and 1977. Zweifel later became a concert violinist for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra upon returning to Canada. David performed at Catharine Robb Whyte's memorial service at the Banff Centre on March 15, 1979 alongside Ken Stromberg [violin], and Tom Rolston [viola]. Marilyn Zweifel also performed a vocal solo. David Zweifel made a brief appearance in the 2016 film "Drawing Home", which tells the story of Peter and Catharine Whyte, in which he plays an unnamed violinist on a train ride to Banff.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of 2 cm of textual records consisting of correspondence from Catharine Robb Whyte [1967-1973] and Murray Adaskin to David Zweifel; 9 colour transparencies pertaining to a 1977 ski trip in Lucerne, Switzerland and David and Marilyn Zweifel's wedding in 1975; 6 colour prints from a 1972 ski trip in Austria with Catharine Robb Whyte, David Zweifel, and Marilyn Zweifel; and 1 sound recording of Catharine Robb Whyte's memorial service in 1979 Fonds consists of one series which currently includes all listed content in the fonds: Series I : Catharine Robb Whyte
Name Access
Zweifel, David
Whyte, Catharine
Zweifel, Marilyn
Adaskin, Murray
Adaskin, Frances
Banff Centre for the Arts
Subject Access
Performance
Music
Concert
Memorial
Skiing
Travel
Weddings
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Calgary
Switzerland
Lucerne
Austria
Obergurgl
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions may apply [duplicate of Loan for Copy audio recording available in place of original]
Reproduction Restrictions
Some restrictions may apply
Duplication of musical segments of the memorial service is not permitted unless authorized by musicians
Language
English
Creator
David Zweifel
Category
Family and personal life
Biographical Source Notes
"Romance in the Rockies: The Life and Adventures of Catharine and Peter Whyte" by Kim Mayberry (Canmore: Altitude Publishing Canada Ltd., 2003), p. 98-99.
Copy of "Romance in the Rockies" located in the Whyte Museum's library under code [06 W62ma c.1]
Drawing Home Production Notes, M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, LLC. p. 34 [PDF]
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Content Details
Cassette tape in accession 2019.02 is Loan for Copy, rest of items in fonds are part of a gift donation
Processing Status
Processed
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Jean A. Hembroff MacDonald fonds

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Part Of
Jean A. Hembroff MacDonald fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of three sous-fonds: M573 / V797 / S60. M573 consists of three series, 26 cm of textual records, 1924-2005. Series I: Personal Papers, 19 cm, ca.1930-2005 (including notebooks and drafts of various talks that Jean delivered and records related to her participation in the Trail Rider…
Date Range
ca.1908-ca.2011
Reference Code
M573 / V797 / S60
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Private record
Published record
Newspaper clipping
Transparency
Textual record
Sound recording
Lantern slide
Part Of
Jean A. Hembroff MacDonald fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M573 / V797 / S60
Sous-Fonds
M573
V797
S60
Accession Number
2019.111
Reference Code
M573 / V797 / S60
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Private record
Published record
Newspaper clipping
Transparency
Textual record
Sound recording
Lantern slide
Date Range
ca.1908-ca.2011
Physical Description
26 cm of textual records.-- 109 photographs (42 prints, 67 lantern slides). -- 2 sound recordings.
History / Biographical
Jean Alexandra Hembroff was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 5, 1908 to Walter B. Hembroff (d. 1945) and Sarah Jane Hembroff (d.1952). Jean was accepted to the MacPhail School of Music and Dramatic Art at the University of Minnesota, from which she graduated in 1927. She returned to Winnipeg to begin teaching courses in speech arts and drama. To establish herself, she first volunteered as the "story lady" at the Williams Avenue Public Library and quickly became known as an excellent speaker sought by many different organizations. She taught at St. Mary's Academy and the Evening Institute at the University of Manitoba, as well as offered private sessions. Many of her students used the skills they learned from Jean as they entered radio, television, politics, and business. Jean was also very active in organizing and adjucating Speech Arts festivals in Manitoba, often going to inaccessible places to give workshops. Her teaching, broadcasting, adjucating, coaching, and speaking career spanned more than 50 years. Jean was hired by the Canadian Pacific Railway's promotions manager to give presentations and broadcast interviews across Canada and the United States. In 1937, Jean joined the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies and participated in their summer trail ride in the same year. For that year's issue of the Trail Rider's Bulletin Jean wrote an article - and became the first woman to ever do so. In 1938, during her lecture titled "Trail Riding in the Rockies" on January 18, 1938 at the Royal Alexandra Hotel, Jean met John David (Jack) MacDonald. Jack and Jean were married on June 18, 1938, and the couple had one son, Bruce Walter James MacDonald (August 28, 1946-August 25, 2016). Jean participated in several trail rides with the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies and the Sky Line Trail, and produced articles reflecting her experiences. Jean loved to travel and visited places all around Canada and the United States, Borneo, Tangier, Montevideo, Stockholm, New Delhi, and Tonga. At the age of 102, Jean passed away on February 2, 2011 and is buried in Winnipeg.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of three sous-fonds: M573 / V797 / S60.
M573 consists of three series, 26 cm of textual records, 1924-2005. Series I: Personal Papers, 19 cm, ca.1930-2005 (including notebooks and drafts of various talks that Jean delivered and records related to her participation in the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies and the Sky Line Hikers of the Canadian Rockies, particularly 1937-1939). Series II: Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings, 4 cm, 1924-2000 (including correspondence with John Murray Gibbon, former students, and attendees at various talks, as well as newspaper articles that Jean wrote about various subjects and articles of her achievements). Series III: Collected Materials and Ephemera, 3 cm, ca.1930-1950 (including a variety of collected poems and ephemera, as well as a copy of The Beaver Magazine from 1940, for which Jean wrote an article titled "On the Trail of Sir George").
V797 consists of two series, 24.5 cm of visual records, ca.1928-1939. Series I: Photograph Prints, 3 cm, ca.1928-1939 (includes personal photographs of Jean and her family and friends as well as photographs of Jean and Jack's visit to Lake Louise in 1939). Series II: Lantern Slides, 21.5 cm, ca.1937-1939 (Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies official ride of 1937 to Mt. Assiniboine; Sky Line Hikers of the Canadian Rockies official ride of 1939 to Ptarmigan Valley and Skoki; collection of trail ride songs).
S60 consists of two sound recordings, 1 cm, 2004 and 2007 (Winnipeg at Christmas, narrated by Jean, broadcasted on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).
Notes
Lantern slides include wooden case.
Name Access
Hembroff MacDonald, Jean
Subject Access
Banff
Banff National Park
Camps
Canadian Pacific Railway
Discovery and travel
Discovery and exploration
Empress Hotel
European travel
Family and personal life
Guides
Hiking
Horse packing
Horses
Horseback riding
Kananaskis Ranch
Lake Louise
Lantern slide
Mount Assiniboine
Mountain
Organizations
Personal and Professional Life
Photography
Poetry
Scenery
Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies
Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies
Sports and recreation
Sunshine area
Trails
Trail guides
Tourism
Travel
Travel and Exploration
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Women
Geographic Access
Assiniboine
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
British Columbia
Canada
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Ireland
Kananaskis Country
Lake Louise
Lake O'Hara
Manitoba
Mount Assiniboine
Rocky Mountains
Victoria
West Indies
Winnipeg
Reproduction Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
English
Creator
Hembroff MacDonald, Jean
Category
Arts
Education
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Contents of the fonds
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/122854759/jean-alexandra-macdonald
https://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/passage-details/id-174851/MACDONALD_JEAN
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/winnipeg-mb/bruce-macdonald-7064958
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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Precipice Theatre Society

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Part Of
Precipice Theatre Society fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of textual and photographic records, including society correspondence, memberships, advertising, newspaper clippings, photographs, albums and scrapbooks outlining the societies activities. textual records are organized through five series and visual records are organized under 2: M5…
Date Range
ca. 1989 - 2008
Reference Code
M580 / V813
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Part Of
Precipice Theatre Society fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M580 / V813
Sous-Fonds
M580 / V813
Accession Number
2020.13
Reference Code
M580 / V813
GMD
Textual record
Date Range
ca. 1989 - 2008
Physical Description
Textual and visual records
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of textual and photographic records, including society correspondence, memberships, advertising, newspaper clippings, photographs, albums and scrapbooks outlining the societies activities. textual records are organized through five series and visual records are organized under 2:
M580 / I : Programs, advertisements, posters, newsletters
M580 / II : Banff Precipice Society, Memberships, society information
M580 / III : Correspondence
M580 / IV : Newspaper Clippings
M580 / V : Scrapbooks
V813 / I : Photographs
V813 / II : Photograph albums
V813 / III : Negatives
Name Access
Funk, Colin
Brill, Connie
Elder, Susan
Martin, Pauline
Mckenzie, David
Poskitt, Julie
Parker, Barb
Morrow, Anne
Smith, Douglas
Wilson, Anne
Barclay, Karen
Bagnell, Kurt
Subject Access
Theatre
Environment and Nature
Environment
Geographic Access
Banff
Banff, Alberta
Category
Education
Environment
Arts
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
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TransAlta Utilities fonds

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Part Of
TransAlta Utilities fonds
Scope & Content
Records from TransAlta Utilities (formerly Calgary Power), 1939 - 1992, ca. 13 cm.: 1 binder: Summary - Environmental Assessment for the Renewal of Final Water Power Licence for the Cascade Power Facility and Operation, August 1992 ; 3 cm. of text - TransAlta. Energy Resources Conservation Board - …
Date Range
1939 - 1992
Reference Code
M592 / V815
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Part Of
TransAlta Utilities fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M592 / V815
Sous-Fonds
M592 / V815
Accession Number
8076
Reference Code
M592 / V815
GMD
Textual record
Date Range
1939 - 1992
Physical Description
28 cm textual records
29 photographs : b&w and col.
History / Biographical
Calgary Power Company was founded by banker W. Max Aitken in 1903. Aitken, who later became Lord Beaverbrook, reorganized a number of utilities as a subsidiary of his Royal Securities Company. He was joined in this venture by his friend and mentor R. B. Bennett, who served as Canadian Prime Minister from 1930 until 1935.Calgary Power Company was founded by banker W. Max Aitken in 1903. Aitken, who later became Lord Beaverbrook, reorganized a number of utilities as a subsidiary of his Royal Securities Company. He was joined in this venture by his friend and mentor R. B. Bennett, who served as Canadian Prime Minister from 1930 until 1935. Calgary Power changed its name to TransAlta Utilities in 1981. With a service area that had outgrown Calgary decades earlier, the company's new name reflected its province-wide operation. By 1985, TransAlta provided 81 percent of the province's electricity needs. TransAlta Utilities Corporation is the largest investor-owned electric utility in Canada. TransAlta supplies electric energy to over 630,000 customers, which amounts to approximately 70 percent of Alberta's electricity consumption.
Scope & Content
Records from TransAlta Utilities (formerly Calgary Power), 1939 - 1992, ca. 13 cm.: 1 binder: Summary - Environmental Assessment for the Renewal of Final Water Power Licence for the Cascade Power Facility and Operation, August 1992 ; 3 cm. of text - TransAlta. Energy Resources Conservation Board - 1987 Small Power Inquiry ; 1992 - Cascade licence renewal - includes 1992, .5 cm. - includes newsclippings, handwritten notes - draft renewal license ; Cascade project license renewal; 1) scrapbook - photos with captions, 20 photos, 1992; 2) miscellaneous tour photographs, 1991-1992, 29 photos, includes Waterton Dam, Belly River, Oldman Dam; 3) 4 maps/blueprints - Banff/Lake Louise route plan, 1961; Transmission Line, 1992; Lake Minnewanka - Bow River, 1992; blueprint map of Banff National Park area ; History of Cascade - reports: 1944 audit of construction of Minnewanka storage & power development; history - letters from Canadian government, 1939-1949.
Subject Access
Calgary Power Ltd.
TransAlta Utilites
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Calgary
Category
Commerce and industry
Environment
Biographical Source Notes
https://www.referenceforbusiness.com/history2/74/TRANSALTA-UTILITIES-CORPORATION.html
Processing Status
Processed
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Part Of
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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Robert E. Campbell fonds

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Part Of
Robert E. Campbell fonds
Scope & Content
Photographs include portraits of Tom Wilson, 1930s, and Bob Campbell, ca.1955; Vaux family landscape views, 1902; and Canadian Pacific Railway views, ca.1903. CPR views are four prints incorporated into one large framed item; views are of the Crow's Nest Pass, the Banff Springs Hotel and the Lake …
Date Range
1888-[ca.1955]
Reference Code
M22 / V3
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Framed print
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Robert E. Campbell fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 22
V 3
Sous-Fonds
M 22
V 3
Accession Number
7048
Reference Code
M22 / V3
GMD
Photograph
Framed print
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
1888-[ca.1955]
Physical Description
3 textual records. -- 14 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
Robert (Bob) E. Campbell, 1871-1965, was a teacher, guide and outfitter, politician and soldier at Banff, Calgary, Peace River and Victoria. Campbell was born in Ontario and taught school in Saskatchewan from 1893 to 1896 before coming to Banff to teach at Tom Wilson's request. Beginning in 1897, he worked summers for Wilson as a trail hand. He then guided major clients, forming Wilson and Campbell in 1902 and buying the business in 1904. Campbell became involved in the Calgary Grain Exchange in 1908 and became the provincial MLA for Rocky Mountain in 1913. After serving in WWI, he ranched, guided and wrote a book of reminiscences, "I Would Do It Again: Reminiscences of the Rockies."
Scope & Content
Photographs include portraits of Tom Wilson, 1930s, and Bob Campbell, ca.1955; Vaux family landscape views, 1902; and Canadian Pacific Railway views, ca.1903. CPR views are four prints incorporated into one large framed item; views are of the Crow's Nest Pass, the Banff Springs Hotel and the Lake Louise Chalet, ca.1903. Textual items are invitation for Calgary Old Timers Association, 1908; and greeting cards, ca.1907.
Name Access
Campbell, Robert E.
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Creator
Campbell, Robert E.
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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Dave Cheesmond fonds

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Part Of
Dave Cheesmond fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of research files in three series: I. Asia series, ca.1982-ca.1985 (A. Karakoram, Pakistan, B. Nepal, C. China, D. India); II. North America series, ca.1978-ca.1985 (A. United States, B. Canada, C. General); III. South America series, ca.1983 (A. Patagonia, B. Andes). Canada sub-s…
Date Range
[ca.1978-ca.1985]
Reference Code
M19
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Map
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Dave Cheesmond fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M19
Sous-Fonds
M19
Accession Number
7064
Reference Code
M19
GMD
Textual record
Map
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1978-ca.1985]
Physical Description
22 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
David Malcolm Cheesmond, 1952-1987, was a mountaineer and engineer at Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Cheesmond's mountaineering achievements span the globe and include all facets of climbing. Included are ascents in South Africa (where he was born), Europe, South America, Canada, United States and Asia. From 1981 until his death, Cheesmond lived in Canada and made many ascents here.
In the Canadian Rockies, Cheesmond led a team of young climbers known as "the Wildboys" and made important climbs on Mount Robson (1981), Mount Assiniboine (1982), Mount Goodsir (1983), Mount Andromeda (1983) and the North Twin (1985). He opened three difficult new routes on Mount Yamnuska during the summer of 1985. During his time in Canada, Cheesmond took part in expeditions to Alaska, Mount Everest (1983, 1986) and K2 (1986). In 1984 he was part of a successful team which climbed Rakaposhi in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan, an ascent considered one of the finest achievements by Canadians in the Himalayas.
In addition to organizing and executing the above projects, Cheesmond maintained a professional career in engineering. He was accompanied on many of his travels by his wife, Gillian. The couple had one daughter, Tserin. Dave Cheesmond disappeared in 1987 while attempting the Hummingbird Ridge on Mount Logan.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of research files in three series: I. Asia series, ca.1982-ca.1985 (A. Karakoram, Pakistan, B. Nepal, C. China, D. India); II. North America series, ca.1978-ca.1985 (A. United States, B. Canada, C. General); III. South America series, ca.1983 (A. Patagonia, B. Andes).
Canada sub-series pertains to mountaineering in the Yukon, British Columbia and Baffin Island. Research files primarily contain correspondence, personnel planning and administration records, notes, annotated maps, brochures, photographs and copies of articles from mountaineering journals.
Name Access
Cheesmond, Dave
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
English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series and file description
electronic finding aid
Creator
Cheesmond, Dave
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Chic Scott - see case file
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Mary Elizabeth Rae fonds

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Part Of
Mary Elizabeth Rae fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of teaching papers in the form of certificates, letters of recommendation and application, performance reports; also School Souvenir card with portrait, and clippings re Blairmore amateur theatre.
Date Range
1920-1926
Reference Code
M24
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Mary Elizabeth Rae fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M24
Sous-Fonds
M24
Accession Number
7068
Reference Code
M24
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1920-1926
Physical Description
.5 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Mary E. Rae (Church) was a school teacher at Bankhead, Canmore and Blairmore, Alberta, Canada between 1922 and 1925.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of teaching papers in the form of certificates, letters of recommendation and application, performance reports; also School Souvenir card with portrait, and clippings re Blairmore amateur theatre.
Name Access
Rae, Mary Elizabeth
Subject Access
Education
Family and personal life
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
English
Creator
Rae, Mary Elizabeth
Category
Education
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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