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Adam B. Thom fonds

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Adam B. Thom fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographic views primarily of the Cave and Basin, Banff Springs Hotel and Banff area, ca.1890. Three views are copies of stereo photographs by Bingham and Thom made in the Castle Mountain and Field, B.C. areas, probably during railway construction.
Date Range
[ca.1885-ca.1890]
Reference Code
V13
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Part Of
Adam B. Thom fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 13
Sous-Fonds
V13
Accession Number
1372, 5277, 6119
Reference Code
V13
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Date Range
[ca.1885-ca.1890]
Physical Description
9 photographs : prints.
History / Biographical
A. (Adam) B. Thom was a professional photographer, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, who worked along the line of the Canadian Pacific Railway in western Canada, first in partnership with F. (Fred) V. Bingham, 1884-1886, and later on his own. Thom relocated to Brandon, Manitoba in 1897.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographic views primarily of the Cave and Basin, Banff Springs Hotel and Banff area, ca.1890. Three views are copies of stereo photographs by Bingham and Thom made in the Castle Mountain and Field, B.C. areas, probably during railway construction.
Name Access
Thom, Adam B.
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Language
Language is English
Creator
Thom, Adam B.
Category
Arts
Environment
Biographical Source Notes
MH private research notes
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Part Of
A. J. Smyth fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographic views of railway construction in the Kicking Horse Valley and life at Donald, B.C. Accompanied by letter from Bob [Mead], Spring Valley, Minnesota, to brother Ed Mead, Saw Mill Siding, End of C.P.Ry., Track west via Winnipeg, Man., Canada, May 17, 1885. Views are cr…
Date Range
[1884-1885]
Reference Code
V41
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
A. J. Smyth fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 41
Sous-Fonds
V41
Accession Number
6344
Reference Code
V41
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
[1884-1885]
Physical Description
16 photographs : prints. -- 1 textual record
History / Biographical
A. J. Smyth was an itinerant photographer who worked along the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1884-1885 he was working at the end of track in the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains. By 1885, A. J. Smyth was working with his brother, S. A. Smyth, as Smyth Brothers of Calgary, Alberta.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographic views of railway construction in the Kicking Horse Valley and life at Donald, B.C. Accompanied by letter from Bob [Mead], Spring Valley, Minnesota, to brother Ed Mead, Saw Mill Siding, End of C.P.Ry., Track west via Winnipeg, Man., Canada, May 17, 1885. Views are credited as A. J. Smyth, Artist, Rocky Mountains, B.C. or A. J. Smyth, Photographer, Rocky Mountains, B.C.
Name Access
Smyth, A. J.
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Transportation
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: modern reference prints
Creator
Smyth, A. J.
Category
Arts
Environment
Transportation
Title Source
Title based on credits on photographs
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Alice Fulmer fonds

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Alice Fulmer fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists primarily of 155 topical files prepared by Alice Fulmer as a personal project between 1964 and 1969 and composed of historical notes, transcripts, clippings, ephemera and photographs. Topics center around Banff history and personalities; Canadian Rockies history, flora and fauna; sk…
Date Range
1833, 1886-1969
Reference Code
M70 / V217
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Alice Fulmer fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 70
V 217
Sous-Fonds
M70 / V217
Accession Number
149, 385, 992, 1065, 1375, 2416, 3083, 3306
Reference Code
M70 / V217
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
1833, 1886-1969
Physical Description
ca.95 cm of textual records. -- 40 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
Alice G. Fulmer, 1896-1989, was a resident and amateur local historian at Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists primarily of 155 topical files prepared by Alice Fulmer as a personal project between 1964 and 1969 and composed of historical notes, transcripts, clippings, ephemera and photographs. Topics center around Banff history and personalities; Canadian Rockies history, flora and fauna; skiing, Indians and miscellaneous Alberta and British Columbia subjects. ; Also includes the marriage record of Fulmer's great-grandparents, 1833; reminiscences about Emmeline Savatard, 1980; and a scrapbook on Banff history and personalities containing mainly Walter P. Fulmer's papers.
Photographs include personal and family photographs; also photographs collected by Alice Fulmer. Photographs pertain to Alice Fulmer, alpine trips, Fulmer family, early Banff activities and buildings, 1886-1967; includes some copies.
Name Access
Fulmer, Alice
Subject Access
Community life
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
Related Material
Related in part to Helen Fulmer Wells fonds (M480/V675)
Creator
Fulmer, Alice
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
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Alice Wright fonds

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Alice Wright fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds includes motion pictures by Alice Wright of horse trips and travels in the Canadian Rockies and miscellaneous papers and ephemera pertaining to Mount Robson Ranch, Berg Lake Chalet and Mount Robson region and history. Films pertain mainly to the Mount Robson and Jasper, Alberta areas; also B…
Date Range
1827-1975
Reference Code
M193 / V710
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Alice Wright fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 193
V 710
Sous-Fonds
M193/V710
Accession Number
1173, 2418, 3972
Reference Code
M193 / V710
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
1827-1975
Physical Description
11 motion pictures. -- 6 textual records
History / Biographical
Alice Wright, d.ca.1982, was owner of the Mount Robson Ranch and operator of the Berg Lake Chalet in the Mount Robson area of British Columbia, Canada. She also lived at Red Pass and Sidney, B.C.
Scope & Content
Fonds includes motion pictures by Alice Wright of horse trips and travels in the Canadian Rockies and miscellaneous papers and ephemera pertaining to Mount Robson Ranch, Berg Lake Chalet and Mount Robson region and history. Films pertain mainly to the Mount Robson and Jasper, Alberta areas; also Banff and Lake Louise. Textual records include a transcript of a portion of a diary of George MacDougal, 1827, describing a trip through Yellowhead Pass, Tete Jaune Cache to Jasper House. Also includes a memorandum of the British Columbia Parks Branch, 1975, re the future of the Berg Lake Chalet; annotations by Alice Wright.
Name Access
Wright, Alice
Subject Access
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: motion picture summaries
Creator
Wright, Alice
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on accession records
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Andy Russell fonds

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Part Of
Andy Russell fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of seven series: I. Personal and professional series, 1937-1993 (diaries, correspondence, filing systems and papers pertaining to awards, memberships, biography and other); II. Business series, 1948-1982 (pertaining to guiding, outfitting, trail riding, ranching, Andy Russell and S…
Date Range
[1867]-1993, predominant 1908-1993
Reference Code
M153 / S43 / V555
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Sound recording
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Andy Russell fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 153
S 43
V 555
Sous-Fonds
M153/S43/V555
Accession Number
963, 5777, 5964, 6338, 6339, 6547, 6567
Reference Code
M153 / S43 / V555
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Sound recording
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[1867]-1993, predominant 1908-1993
Physical Description
6 m of textual records and printed material. -- ca.6100 photographs : prints, negatives, transparencies. -- 1 photograph album (49 prints). -- 29 motion pictures. -- 5 sound recordings
History / Biographical
Andy Russell, 1915-2005, was a trapper, guide and outfitter, writer, photographer, cinematographer, lecturer and environmental advocate in the Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada.
Russell was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and spent his childhood on a ranch in the foothills near Pincher Creek. He became a skilled horseman, hunter, fisherman and trapper, and, in 1936, was employed by Bert Riggall, a pioneer guide and outfitter of wilderness pack trips in the southern Rockies since 1907. He became Riggall's partner in 1939 and took over the business when Riggall retired in 1946. Andy Russell and Kathleen (Kay) Riggall married in 1938 and raised five children at their ranch bordering Waterton Lakes National Park, where family businesses included guiding, saddlehorses and ranching. Children are: Richard "Dick" H. (b.1938); Andrew Charles "Charlie" (b.1941); Harold John "John" (b.1944); Hugh Gordon Riggall "Gordon" (b.1947); Lorenda Anne "Anne" (b.1952).
Russell continued as a renowned guide and outfitter with a wealthy repeat clientele until he was forced out of guiding by 1960 with the advance of the oil industry concerns upon wilderness areas in southern Alberta and British Columbia. Russell began to write nature articles in 1945 and after 1960 concentrated upon writing, photography, film making, lecturing and ranching. He wrote for numerous magazines and newspapers, produced radio broadcasts, and, using colour motion picture photography, developed programs on wildlife and wilderness habitat research for live public performances. Russell's films launched his career as an author of popular wildlife and mountain culture books, which included Grizzly Country. In later years, he was an active writer, consultant and advocate of wilderness and environmental management and received numerous awards and honours, including Member of the Order of Canada.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of seven series: I. Personal and professional series, 1937-1993 (diaries, correspondence, filing systems and papers pertaining to awards, memberships, biography and other); II. Business series, 1948-1982 (pertaining to guiding, outfitting, trail riding, ranching, Andy Russell and Sons, royalties and lecturing); III. Writing, broadcasting and public appearances series, 1908-1990 (papers and photographs pertaining to writing, book projects, columns, broadcasts, reviews, advertising, promotion and other); IV. Photography and cinematography series, 1909-1990 (details below); V. Wildlife study and conservation activities series, 1945-[198-]; VI. Other activities series, 1931-[199-] (politics, interviews, information files); VII. Russell family series, [1867]-1983.
Photography and cinematography series consists of: Riggall/Russell guiding activity photographs, 1909-1962, ca.280 items; Andy Russell and Sons Production Ltd / Andy Russell professional photographs and films, ca.1940- ca.1990, ca.4200 photographs (mainly transparencies), 28 motion pictures, accompanied by some textual and printed items; personal and family photographs, 1916-1989, ca.1550 items; collected photographs, ca.1940-197-, ca.75 items. Professional photography and cinematography primarily arose from field work by Andy, Dick and Charlie Russell and pertains mainly to flora, fauna and landscape of the Canadian Rockies in continental divide region, British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska.
Motion pictures, ca.1950-1974, include original film "Grizzly Country" by Dick, Charlie and Andy Russell, produced by Evan J. Anton, ca.1969, copy print of same; also unedited wildlife and landscape footage of Waterton area, Yukon and British Columbia.
Sound recordings are interviews with Andy Russell, [ca.1970]-1988.
Name Access
Russell, Andy
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
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: arrangement outline
series and file description
electronic finding aid
video reference copy for "Grizzly country"
sound recording reference copy recordings
Related Material
Related to the Kay Russell family fonds (M36/V36) and the Bert Riggall fonds (M376/V26)
Creator
Russell, Andy
Category
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Russell family
Title Source
Title based on accession record
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Arthur A. Goodsell fonds

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Arthur A. Goodsell fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of personal and professional papers and photographs of Goodsell while serving with the R.N.W.M.P. and as a Banff National Park warden, ca.1915-1947. Also includes marriage certificate of Goodsell's parents, 1872. Photographs pertain to Royal North West Mounted Police, warden activit…
Date Range
1872, [ca.1915-ca.1947].
Reference Code
M167 / V433
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Part Of
Arthur A. Goodsell fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 167
V 433
Sous-Fonds
M 167
V 433
Accession Number
5720
Reference Code
M167 / V433
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Date Range
1872, [ca.1915-ca.1947].
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records. -- 146 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
Arthur A. Goodsell, 1892-1966, served with the Royal North West Mounted Police, ca.1915; with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1918-1919; as a national park warden, ca.1922; with the Saskatchewan Provincial Police, 1923-1924; and with the Illinois Central Railway, 1925-.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of personal and professional papers and photographs of Goodsell while serving with the R.N.W.M.P. and as a Banff National Park warden, ca.1915-1947. Also includes marriage certificate of Goodsell's parents, 1872.
Photographs pertain to Royal North West Mounted Police, warden activities and family activities in northern Canada, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Banff, Alberta area.
Name Access
Goodsell, Arthur A.
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Creator
Goodsell, Arthur A.
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Arthur Oliver Wheeler fonds

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Part Of
Arthur Oliver Wheeler fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of 53 diaries pertaining to personal life, travel, office work, and Alpine Club of Canada camps. Diaries range in date from 1885 to 1944. Also included are two volumes/scrapbooks compiled by A.O. Wheeler. Both volumes include numerous articles, newspaper clippings, letters, ACC broc…
Date Range
1885-1944
Reference Code
M546 / V771
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Scrapbook
Part Of
Arthur Oliver Wheeler fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 546
V 771
Sous-Fonds
M546 / V771
Accession Number
8144, 2014.8312, 2016.8598
Reference Code
M546 / V771
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Scrapbook
Date Range
1885-1944
Physical Description
55 vol. of textual material. -- 66 vol. of photograph albums
History / Biographical
Arthur Oliver Wheeler (1860-1945) DLS, ALS, BCLS, was born in Ireland, arriving in Canada in 1876. Wheeler was a mountaineer, co-founder of the Alpine Club of Canada (1906), and Dominion Land Surveyor. In 1913, Wheeler was appointed Boundary Commissioner and tasked with photo surveying the Alberta / British Columbia interprovincial boundary.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of 53 diaries pertaining to personal life, travel, office work, and Alpine Club of Canada camps. Diaries range in date from 1885 to 1944. Also included are two volumes/scrapbooks compiled by A.O. Wheeler. Both volumes include numerous articles, newspaper clippings, letters, ACC brochures and notices addressed to ACC members. Volume one covers the period 1902 to 1913; volume two includes materials from 1914 to 1940. A inventory of both volumes, compiled by ACC member Paul Geddes, is also included. Photographic material consists of 66 albums which contain approximately 5000 photographs, black and white positive prints from glass negatives, all 12 x 16 cm. The first album is dated 1915, the last 1924. Some of the albums contain a small map printed on linen. Each album contains an index to the photographs taken for the Alberta - British Columbia Interprovincial Boundary photo survey and are organized by Station, Bearing, and Subject.
Name Access
Alberta/British Columbia Boundary Survey
Dominion of Canada Land Surveyor
Wheeler, Arthur Oliver
Subject Access
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Government
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
electronic finding aid
Creator
Wheeler, Arthur Oliver
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Astley family fonds

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Part Of
Astley family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of notes, correspondence and articles pertaining to the Astley family and early history of Lake Louise and Lake Minnewanka areas. Fonds includes correspondence between Willoughby Astley and J. A. Jaffary of the Provincial Library, Alberta, 1928-1929, re place names in the Lake Louise…
Date Range
[ca.1886]-1970
Reference Code
M265 / V394
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Astley family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 265
V 394
Sous-Fonds
M 265
V 394
Accession Number
1420, 1520, 2961, 6353, 6756, 7939
Reference Code
M265 / V394
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
[ca.1886]-1970
Physical Description
13 textual records. -- ca.40 photographs: prints
History / Biographical
Willoughby John Astley, 1859-1948, came to Banff in 1888 and built the Beach House Hotel at Lake Minnewanka. He moved to Lake Louise in 1889. Brother, Charles D'Oyley Astley, 1849-1937, and Lucy Ann Astley continued to operate the hotel until 1907 when they retired to Banff. The hotel was destroyed as part of power development at Lake Minnewanka, ca.1912.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of notes, correspondence and articles pertaining to the Astley family and early history of Lake Louise and Lake Minnewanka areas. Fonds includes correspondence between Willoughby Astley and J. A. Jaffary of the Provincial Library, Alberta, 1928-1929, re place names in the Lake Louise area; scrapbook of clippings re World War I, including a list of Banff men who enlisted; Beach House Hotel guest register, 1890-1906, recording name and residence of guest, and occasionally record of fish caught; Astley family photographs, ca.1886-1930s. Photographs pertain to fishing and boating on Lake Minnewanka; Beach House Hotel and Lady of the Lake steam launch; Devil's Canyon, Bankhead and Banff; views of avalanche clearing in Roger's Pass by Byron Harmon. Includes one panorama view of group at Lake Minnewanka.
Name Access
Astley, Charles D'Oyley
Astley, Willoughby John
Subject Access
Buildings and facilities
Environment
Family and personal life
Military
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: reference copy of hotel register
Related Material
Hotel register is related to similar item in Rodney Touche fonds (M377)
Creator
Astley, Charles D'Oyley
Astley, Willoughby John
Category
Environment
Family and personal life
Military
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
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Austin Standish family fonds

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Austin Standish family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to Austin Standish's life growing up in Banff, skiing, travel, winter sports, activities, and career as a ski guide; family photographs of Austin and Laurie Standish and children; early photographs of Banff and Calgary, Alberta; Sias and George Standish and activities; Standish and S…
Date Range
1888-1961
Reference Code
V629
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Part Of
Austin Standish family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 629
Sous-Fonds
V629
Accession Number
5748
Reference Code
V629
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Date Range
1888-1961
Physical Description
3 photograph albums (ca.620 prints)
History / Biographical
The Austin Standish family operated hardware and service station businesses in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Family members were Austin Standish, 1913-1965, Laurie Standish, 1920-1985, and children Gail (Darby), Gordon, Russ and Brian.
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to Austin Standish's life growing up in Banff, skiing, travel, winter sports, activities, and career as a ski guide; family photographs of Austin and Laurie Standish and children; early photographs of Banff and Calgary, Alberta; Sias and George Standish and activities; Standish and Son and later Standish businesses.
Name Access
Standish, Austin
Standish, Brian
Standish, Gail
Standish, George
Standish, Russ
Standish, Sias
Subject Access
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
Creator
Standish, Austin
Category
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession record
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Banff School District No. 102 fonds

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Part Of
Banff School District No. 102 fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists mainly of textual records in the form of minutes, 1895-1983; miscellaneous administrative files on school operations and local government, 1920-1979; legal and financial records, 1888-1979; assessment and tax rolls, 1901-1972, 19 v.; attendance registers, 1888-1986, 987 v.; an annive…
Date Range
1887-1986
Reference Code
M4 / V44
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Government record
Part Of
Banff School District No. 102 fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M4
V44
Sous-Fonds
M4
V44
Accession Number
209, 2193, 2305, 2470, 2561, 2889, 2980, 3178, 3272, 3750, 4026, 5140, 5397, 5536, 7999
Reference Code
M4 / V44
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Government record
Date Range
1887-1986
Physical Description
ca.7.5 m of textual records. -- ca.144 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
The Banff School District No.102 provided elementary and secondary education for Banff and area from 1887 until 1994, when it was replaced by the Canadian Rockies Regional Division No.12. During the 1970s and 1980s the district assumed, in the absence of a municipal government, responsibilities for aspects of local government as well as school administration. After 1990, the district's responsibilities strictly pertained to public education.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists mainly of textual records in the form of minutes, 1895-1983; miscellaneous administrative files on school operations and local government, 1920-1979; legal and financial records, 1888-1979; assessment and tax rolls, 1901-1972, 19 v.; attendance registers, 1888-1986, 987 v.; an anniversary issue of the Banff High School by The Cascadian, 1913-1933 containing a brief history of the school and autographs; and Robert D. Townsend trustee and chairman records, 1968-1977. Local government-related bodies referred to include: Banff Joint Committee on Future Townsite Administration, Banff Advisory Council, Banff Townsite Provisional Administration Board and Banff Townsite Options Review Committee. Townsend records consist of school board trustee and chairman files, 1968-1977, and local government information files assembled by Townsend, 1973-1977. Photographs pertain to school classes, faculty, activities and town views; 1887-1970.
Name Access
Banff School District No. 102
Banff Community High School
Subject Access
Education
Government
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: series and file description
Related Material
Portion of fonds is related to Banff Joint Committee on Future Townsite Administration sound recording (S30) and Banff Townsite Provisional Administration Board fonds (M347)
Creator
Banff School District No. 102
Category
Education
Government
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Bert Riggall fonds

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Part Of
Bert Riggall fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds includes seven series: I. Personal and professional, 1884-1959; II. Business and financial, ca.1910-1959; III. Professional photography, 1900-1955; IV. Writing, 1906-1957; V. Natural history, 1904-1954; VI. Other interests, 1913-1956; VII. Riggall family, ca.1865-1959. Personal and pro…
Date Range
[ca.1865]-1959, predominant [ca.1890]-1959
Reference Code
M376 / V26
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Bert Riggall fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 376
V 26
Sous-Fonds
M 376
V 26
Accession Number
5777, 7200, 7201, 7772 (unproc)
Reference Code
M376 / V26
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1865]-1959, predominant [ca.1890]-1959
Physical Description
ca.13,100 photographs: ca.7080 prints, ca.5310 negatives, ca.700 transparencies. -- 9 photograph albums. -- ca.2 m textual records, print material and graphic records. -- 33 cartographic records
History / Biographical
Frederick Herbert (Bert) Riggall, 1884-1959, was a mountain guide, outfitter, hunter, trapper, rancher, naturalist, photographer, writer and gunsmith/loader in southern Alberta. Born in 1884 at Gayton-le-Wold Grange, Lincolnshire, his family moved to Grimsby where his father was an auctioneer and, in 1905, served as Mayor. In England, Riggall was an athlete, avid sportsman and naturalist. He was exposed to alpine country on school holidays in Switzerland and, determined to visit Canada, left for North America in 1904.
Upon arriving in western Canada, Riggall worked for a year at Craighurst Farm near Calgary. There he met Dorothea (Dora) Williams, 1877-1951, an Irish Quaker ranch cook who had emigrated with her sister Anna in 1902. In 1905, Bert worked on the Correction Land Survey in southwestern Alberta and explored Waterton Lakes. Bert and Dora married in 1906 and until 1946 they homesteaded and ranched adjacent to Waterton Lakes National Park.
Initially, Bert and partner Jack Hazzard built boats and guided fishing parties on Waterton Lakes. In 1909, with partner Cyril Watmough, the Riggalls began guiding and outfitting summer and fall hunting and fishing trips for numerous repeat clients, especially, after 1913, four Minneapolis, Minnesota families: Bovey, Crosby, Bennett and McKnight. Hunts involved Big Horn Sheep, goats, black and grizzly bears. Bert served as chief guide and Dora as camp cook. Prior to 1911, the Riggalls worked at Gloyne's oil camp and Oil City to supplement their income. In 1911, Bert and partner Cyril Watmough made a 1000 mile (1600 km) exploratory trip from Fort Steele, B.C. to the Yellowhead Pass and beyond. Following that trip, Riggall concentrated guiding activities on the continental divide as far north as the Highwood region, but primarily in the upper Oldman River Valley and Gap in the Livingstone Range. Their outfit grew to include numerous saddle and pack horses.
Of five children, only two daughters survived infancy. Kay Riggall (Russell), 1909-1984, and Doris (Babe) Riggall (Burton), 1910-1999, were both able riders, markswomen and packtrain workers. They accompanied their parents on summer back country trips starting in 1918. Bert Riggall was renowned for his knowledge of botany, geology, zoology, wilderness life and lore as well as literature and current affairs. He was especially endeared to his clients for his skill as a raconteur and campfire storyteller. He wrote articles for magazines such as: Arms and the Man, American Rifleman, Field and Stream and the Boone and Crockett Club's book: North American Big Game. Riggall was an accomplished semi-professional photographer who specialized in wildlife studies, panoramic landscapes, Dufaycolor and later Kodachrome transparencies. His photographs appear in Department of Interior Reports and other publications.
Bert's heart problems forced the Riggalls to move to Pincher Creek in 1947. Daughter Kay and son-in-law Andy Russell continued the packtrain and guiding business until 1960. After Dora's death, Bert experienced medical problems and lived with or close to Doris.
Scope & Content
Fonds includes seven series: I. Personal and professional, 1884-1959; II. Business and financial, ca.1910-1959; III. Professional photography, 1900-1955; IV. Writing, 1906-1957; V. Natural history, 1904-1954; VI. Other interests, 1913-1956; VII. Riggall family, ca.1865-1959.
Personal and professional series consists of diaries and notes, correspondence and personal papers.
Business and financial series consists of guiding and ranching records, gunsmithing, shooting and loading records; and legal and financial records.
Professional photography series consists of standard photographs, panoramas, transparencies and textual records
Writing series contains manuscripts, published magazines, book outlines, newspaper articles and letters to the editor
Natural history series contains bird and plant records, and other natural history papers
Other interests series consist of clippings, annotated books and collected material
Riggall family series contains Bert and Dora Riggall family papers and photographs, Williams family photographs, Frederick W. and Fanny Riggall papers and photographs, and Allan Riggall papers and photographs. Negatives and transparencies pertain to Andy Russell as a young man with Bert Riggall.
Notes
Some transparencies in V110 Dick Russell are marked Andy Russell, some marked 64 dup; V110 - original transparencies have full set of duplicates (2 sets were made, 1 for Dick Russell and the other is part of this accession)
Name Access
Riggall, Bert
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
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
basic description for processed material
Related Material
Related to the Andy Russell fonds (M153/S43/V555) and the Kay Russell family fonds (M63/V63)
Creator
Riggall, Bert
Category
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession record and contents of fonds
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Bill Waterworth fonds

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Part Of
Bill Waterworth fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of a framed collage of b&w photographs of Stoney First Nations in the Kootenay Plains and Morley areas, 1877-1927. Identification of photographs include images of John Hunter and George McLean (Chief Walking Buffalo), William Hunter, Paul Beaver, Sampson Beaver, Chief Tom Chinicka, J…
Date Range
[ca.1877]-2009
Reference Code
M215 / S54 / V176
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Framed print
Part Of
Bill Waterworth fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 215
S 54
V 176
Sous-Fonds
M 215
S 54
V 176
Accession Number
8012
Reference Code
M215 / S54 / V176
GMD
Photograph
Framed print
Date Range
[ca.1877]-2009
Physical Description
1 framed photograph collage: 14 prints; b&w
History / Biographical
Bill Waterworth (1922-2009) was born on Marten Street in Mrs. Thomson's nursing home in Banff. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of 18. On September 19, 1942, Waterworth was shot down over the French coast just short of completing his 33rd mission. Waterworth avoided capture by German patrols for two weeks before being captured and taken prisoner by the Gestapo. He was sent by boxcar to a Prisoner of War camp - Stalag VIIIB/344 - in Lamsdorf, Germany where he remained for three years.
In 1946, Bill married Bernice "Bern" Wilson (d. 2003), who was a granddaughter of Tom Wilson. Together they had three children, Lynn, Bunty, and Christie.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of a framed collage of b&w photographs of Stoney First Nations in the Kootenay Plains and Morley areas, 1877-1927. Identification of photographs include images of John Hunter and George McLean (Chief Walking Buffalo), William Hunter, Paul Beaver, Sampson Beaver, Chief Tom Chinicka, John House, Silas Abraham, Job Beaver, Enos Hunter, Ben Kaquitts, Dan Wildman Sr., Dan Wildman Jr., Moses Hunter, Wildman boy, Enoch Wildman, Tom Kaquitts Jr., Tom Kaquitts Sr., Leebie Crawler, Tom Wilson, Morley Beaver, Nat Hunter, William and Josh Hunter, Mark Poucette, Geo. Kaquitts, Joe Peacemaker, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hunter.
Name Access
Beaver, Sampson
McLean, George
Waterworth, Bill
Wilson, Tom
Subject Access
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Photographs are in the public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: electronic finding aid for processed material
Creator
Waterworth, Bill
Category
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Boorne and May fonds

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Part Of
Boorne and May fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of two separate series: A. Prints; B. Photograph Albums. Fonds consists primarily of presentation album titled "Landscapes," containing one hundred views along the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains. The album contains many popular views of the period and is …
Date Range
[ca.1887-1888]
Reference Code
V10
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Part Of
Boorne and May fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 10
Sous-Fonds
V10
Accession Number
494, 658, 1449, 3227, 6169, 6173, 6208, 6603, 7508
Reference Code
V10
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Date Range
[ca.1887-1888]
Physical Description
1 photograph album (100 prints). -- 40 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
The photographic firm of Boorne and May, a portrait, landscape and architectural business, operated in Calgary and Edmonton, N.W.T. (now Alberta) between 1886 and 1893. William Hanson Boorne, 1859-1945, and his cousin, Ernest Gundry May, opened their Calgary studio in 1886, later expanding the business to Edmonton. During its short life, Boorne and May was one of the most prestigious photographic firms in western Canada.
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of two separate series: A. Prints; B. Photograph Albums. Fonds consists primarily of presentation album titled "Landscapes," containing one hundred views along the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains. The album contains many popular views of the period and is inscribed to "W. Whyte Esq., General Superintendent, Western Division C.P.R., Winnipeg. With Boorne & May's Compliments. Calgary. January 1889." Also includes individual prints of similar views to those in the album and include views as far west as Yale, B.C.
Twenty-two prints, attributable to Boorne and May through photographer numbers and titles on the fronts, are stamped "From J. Nicholson, Photo Artist, Boissevain, Man." on the reverse. Nicholson was a professional photographer at Boissevain, Manitoba between 1888 and 1893. His business was sold to Jas. E. Miers in 1893.
Name Access
Boorne and May
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
Public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
selected modern reference prints
digital images in Images database and in Alberta InSight database
Creator
Boorne and May
Category
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Part Of
Brett family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds contains six series: I. Robert G. Brett series, 1873-1926, 36 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Personal papers, 1873-1926 (1. Correspondence, 2. Financial papers, 3. Other papers); B. Business papers, 1897-1925, (1. Banff businesses, 2. Businesses outside Banff); C. Professional pap…
Date Range
[ca.1860]-1965
Reference Code
M1 / V83
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Part Of
Brett family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M1 V83
Sous-Fonds
M1 V83
Accession Number
5, 20, 58, 78, 102, 354, 1164, 1532, 5042
Reference Code
M1 / V83
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Date Range
[ca.1860]-1965
Physical Description
73 cm of textual records. -- 11 photograph albums (ca.850 prints). -- ca.350 photographs (ca.320 prints, 28 negatives)
History / Biographical
Robert George Brett, 1851-1929, was a prominent physician, hotel-hospital owner, businessman and politician Banff, Alberta from 1883 until 1929. Brett was born in Strathroy, Ontario, son of James Brett and Catherine Mallon. He was educated as a physician at the University of Toronto (M.D., 1874), and practiced medicine at Arkona, Ontario. He moved to Winnipeg in 1880, where he helped found the Manitoba Medical College.
R. G. Brett moved to Banff in 1886, founding the Banff Sanitarium. In 1909 he established the Brett Hospital. Brett also had numerous other businesses and real estate in Banff (including the National Park Drug Store, the Sanitarium Bottling Co., the Bretton Hall Hotel, Lithia Bottling Co.) and elsewhere.
In 1878, Brett married Louise Theodora Hungerford, 1855-1935, of Waterford, Ontario. Of their five children, only two survived infancy, Reginald H. "Harry", 1879-1925, and Robert Earle, 1887-1912. Earle Brett was survived by Maidie (Stacpole) Brett, whom he married in 1910, and by an infant daughter. Dr. Harry Brett was married to Helen Brett, 1877-1964, who outlived the rest of her family by many years. Associated closely with the Brett family was Dr. Brett's nurse, Annie McLauchlin.
From 1881 to 1901, R. G. Brett was Conservative Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the North-West Territories, and from 1889 to 1891 he was president of the executive council. He was Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta from 1915 to 1925. He died in Calgary.
Scope & Content
Fonds contains six series:
I. Robert G. Brett series, 1873-1926, 36 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Personal papers, 1873-1926 (1. Correspondence, 2. Financial papers, 3. Other papers); B. Business papers, 1897-1925, (1. Banff businesses, 2. Businesses outside Banff); C. Professional papers, 1889-1925 (1. Political correspondence, 2. Official correspondence, 3. Other material);
II. Louise H. Brett series, [between1855 and 1935], 10 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Writing, betw.1885 and 1935; B. Scrapbooks, ca.1900, ca.1910; C. Diaries and letters, 1912-1925; D. Other, ca.1870-1924.
III. Reginald H. "Harry" Brett series, ca.1910-1921, 10.5 cm of textual records, print material and photographs. Consists of: A. Personal papers, ca.1910 (1.Scrapbooks, 2. Ephemera); B. Business papers, 1912-1921.
IV. Helen Brett series, 1925-1965, 4.5 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Correspondence, 1927-1950; B. R. G. Brett estate papers, 1925-1949; C. Financial and business records, 1936-1962; D. Other, 1935-1965.
V. Brett family series, [ca.1860-ca.1935], consisting of : A. Photographs albums, ca.1860-ca.1910; B. Photographs, ca.1875-ca.1935.
VI. Other material series, [before 1928], 2 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Annie McLauchlin papers, 1914-1928; B. Other, before 1925.
Name Access
Brett, Helen
Brett, Louise
Brett, Reginald H. (Harry)
Brett, Robert G.
McLauchin, Annie
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Health services
Politics
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series and file description
electronic finding aid
microfilm copies of albums
Creator
Brett, Robert George and Louise
Brett, Reginald H. (Harry) and Helen
Category
Family and personal life
Health services
Politics
Biographical Source Notes
Earlier version of fonds description.
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Bruno Engler fonds

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Part Of
Bruno Engler fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds is primarily a broad-ranging commercial negative collection pertaining to Banff and area, including businesses, buildings, projects, events, people and scenic views; skiing, mountain travel and recreation; Sunshine Village Ski Area; warden activities in the mountain parks; national and provin…
Date Range
[ca.1886]-1998, predominant ca.1940-1995
Reference Code
M323 / S40 / V190
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Machine-readable data file
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Corporate record
Map
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Bruno Engler fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 323
S 40
V 190
Sous-Fonds
M 323
S 40
V 190
Accession Number
188, 1300, 2622, 2998, 3468, 3496, 5507, 6200, 6770 (unproc), 7045(unproc), 7436 (unproc)
Reference Code
M323 / S40 / V190
GMD
Machine-readable data file
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Corporate record
Map
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1886]-1998, predominant ca.1940-1995
Physical Description
ca.31,580 photographs: negatives, prints, and transparencies. -- 1 photograph album (ca.150 prints). -- 50 motion pictures: 1 original, 8 copies on 3 video cassettes, 41 film reels: 16mm, 35mm. -- 18 sound recordings: audio tape reels, audio tape cassettes. -- 5 electronic records: computer diskettes. -- 3 maps. -- 15 cm textual records.
History / Biographical
Bruno Engler, 1915-2001, was a mountain guide, ski instructor, photographer and film maker at Banff and Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Engler arrived from Switzerland in 1939 and initially worked as a mountain guide and ski instructor for the Canadian Pacific Railway, Sunshine ski area and for Deer Lodge at Lake Louise, Alberta. During the Second World War, he served as a mountain warfare instructor for the Canadian Army. Following the war, Engler worked as a free-lance photographer for the National Film Board and others; as coach of the University of Alberta Ski Team; and as a technical advisor, cameraman and actor for numerous movies made in the Banff area. Throughout his career, Engler worked as a still and motion picture photographer, both for the movie industry and for governments at all levels, as well as operating his own business, Alpine Films of Banff, Alberta.
Scope & Content
Fonds is primarily a broad-ranging commercial negative collection pertaining to Banff and area, including businesses, buildings, projects, events, people and scenic views; skiing, mountain travel and recreation; Sunshine Village Ski Area; warden activities in the mountain parks; national and provincial parks; scenic views of western Canada, particularly mountain landscapes; some portraits and candid shots of local and international personalities. Photographs pertaining to film making include helicopter rescue; highway construction; Norquay, Sunshine, and Lake Louise ski areas' histories; Banff events and buildings; Canmore events and buildings; professional and amateur ski races; scenic mountain and wildlife; mountaineering and highway accidents; mountain guiding trips including Pierre Trudeau, Roland Michener and Peter Lougheed. Fonds consists of four series: Photography, Motion Pictures, Sound Recordings, and Textual records. Photography series consists of four sub-series established by the photographer: I. Old file, 1949-1970; II. Main file, alphabetical A - Z, 1950-1976; III Sunshine file, [1939], 1950-1975; IV. Warden file, 1954-1976.
Motion pictures on video cassettes are footage of skiing at Sunshine, 1930s; Clifford White films, 1930s, from WMCR Archives collection (V682); "Snow Capers" by Thomas Mead, 1946, includes Engler; "Ski Pro's Holiday" by George Encil, 1950?; "Mount Bulyea" by George Encil, 1950?, includes Engler; "Diary of a Mountain Man," a CBC documentary feature on Bruno Engler broadcast on "20/20" in 1965 (ca.27 minutes); "Great Days in the Rockies" by National Film Board of Canada, 1983; "Mountain Man" by Banff Centre, 1985, re Engler. Original film is "Sunshine 1940" and includes Brewster Transport ski buses travelling from train station to Sunshine Lodge, skiers, guide, lessons, games, rope tow, ski action, slalom, Bruno Engler, other. 16mm and 35mm film reels, 1946-1964 are films produced by the National Film Board.
Sound recordings, electronic records and and related textual material pertain to interviews with Bruno Engler, 1987, done by Brian Patton and Jon Whyte for Bruno Engler autobiography project. Interviews covered Engler's life, but are not complete to 1987. Transcripts, prepared from recordings by Brenda Goeres, are not verbatim. Audio tape cassettes consist of portions of content of audio tape reels.
Textual records include corporate records, newspaper clippings and magazine articles pertaining to film making, cast and crew listings and schedules for various movies, ski racing, mountain guiding trips and ski race listings. Also included is documentation pertaining to film making with producer National Film Board including letters, film stock footage, press releases, and film summaries; maps indicate film location shots for Arctic Rampage.
Name Access
Engler, Bruno
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Government
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: basic description
electronic finding aid
Related Material
Duplicate or further transcripts for sound recordings are found in Jon Whyte fonds (M88).
Creator
Engler, Bruno
Category
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Government
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
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Canada and America album fonds

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Part Of
Canada and America album fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of a photograph album titled "Canada and America, 28 Sept. to 14 Dec. 1889" that chronicles a journey through Canada and the United States, specifically the Canadian Rockies, the interior of British Columbia to Vancouver Island, Canada and south through Washington state to California…
Date Range
1889
Reference Code
V388
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Part Of
Canada and America album fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 388
Sous-Fonds
V 388
Accession Number
6261
Reference Code
V388
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Responsibility
Album was compiled by an unknown traveler, possibly British
Date Range
1889
Physical Description
1 photograph album (73 prints).-- 7 photographs: copy negatives, b&w
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of a photograph album titled "Canada and America, 28 Sept. to 14 Dec. 1889" that chronicles a journey through Canada and the United States, specifically the Canadian Rockies, the interior of British Columbia to Vancouver Island, Canada and south through Washington state to California, USA. Views were probably purchased enroute from well-known artists, including Canadian photographers A. B. Thom and C. S. Bailey, and American photographers Taber, Fiske and C. R. Savage.
7 b&w copy negatives
Notes
Purchase was made possible through a grant from the Department of Communications, Government of Canada
Name Access
Canada and America album
Subject Access
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
Public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Language
Language is English
Creator
Canada and America album
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on title on album
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Clifford Jackson White fonds

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Part Of
Clifford Jackson White fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of eight separate series: A. Moving Images; B. Photographs; C. Banff - Lake Louise - Chamber of Commerce Plaques; D. Printed Materials; E. Newspaper Clippings; F. Sunshine Village Lodge & Skoki Ski Lodge; G. Written Materials; H. Phone List. Fonds consists of records pertaining primar…
Date Range
1847-2003
Reference Code
M168 / V685
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Clifford Jackson White fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 168
V 685
Sous-Fonds
M 168
V 685
Accession Number
6335 (moved to V682), 7044, 7771
Reference Code
M168 / V685
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1847-2003
Physical Description
7 cm textual records. -- 24 photographs: prints. -- 2 motion pictures: 16mm film, video
History / Biographical
Clifford Jackson White (II), 1929-2003, was born in Banff, Alberta, the son of Clifford and Mildred (Jackson) White and the grandson of Dave White. Clifford J. White attended public and high school in Banff and in 1951, married Beverly Pogue of Calgary. Together they have four children: Clifford (III), Tara, Bradford, and Tristan. Cliff White was thirteen years old when he guided for his father at Mount Temple, and he operated the bulldozer for Sunshine Village from 1946 to 1949. From 1949 to 1953, Cliff White was assistant to the general manager of Snowmobile Tours at the Icefields, and 1953-1963, he owned a service station in Banff. In 1960, White purchased Sunshine Village ski resort, sold it in 1966 and remained the manager there until 1977. White succeeded his aunt, Catharine Whyte as President of the Board of Trustees, Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation, 1979-1993. White was a member of the Kiwanis Club at Banff, and was the director of the Banff Chamber of Commerce. He was a Cub pack leader from 1953 to 1956.
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of eight separate series: A. Moving Images; B. Photographs; C. Banff - Lake Louise - Chamber of Commerce Plaques; D. Printed Materials; E. Newspaper Clippings; F. Sunshine Village Lodge & Skoki Ski Lodge; G. Written Materials; H. Phone List. Fonds consists of records pertaining primarily to Sunshine ski area. Textual records include a speech: "The Human History of Skiing at lake Louise," Feb. 8, 1992. Discusses origins of skiing in Banff, 1920s, the establishment of Skoki and Mt. Temple Chalet, and the first chair lifts. The remainder of the speech deals with White's recollections of a typical "ski week" in 1943 when he worked as a licensed ski guide at Mount Temple Chalet. Also includes a list of significant dates and events in Lake Louise ski history, 1894-1991. Textual records also include personal and legal records, Sunshine ski area pamphlets, 1960 - ?, correspondence, certificates, clippings, and pamphlets. Photographs consist of 20 prints re Clifford J. White, Beverly White and their children; Clifford White Sr. and ski development history. Motion pictures include a film "Top of the World," ca. 1970, 16mm, sd., col., ca. 500 ft., ca. 14 minutes. "A Jim Rice Production." Sunshine Village promotional film: skiing, lodge, lifts, helishots, etc. interspersed with 1930s footage of Skoki area skiing (some of which exists in this fonds). Film was property of Sunshine Village. Clifford J. White supplied some historical film footage by or collected by his father, Clifford White, for this film.
Name Access
White, Clifford Jackson
Subject Access
Commerce and industry
Environment
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access
Language
Language is English
Creator
White, Clifford Jackson
Category
Commerce and industry
Environment
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Bio file; Who's Who in Alberta, 1969
Title Source
Title based on provenance of fonds
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Curren family fonds

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Part Of
Curren family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to Curren family, activities and views of Banff and area.
Date Range
Copies made ca.1973
Reference Code
V195
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Part Of
Curren family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 195
Sous-Fonds
V 195
Accession Number
1985
Reference Code
V195
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Date Range
Copies made ca.1973
Physical Description
69 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
John Donaldson Curren, 1852-1940, emigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1886, settling at Anthracite, Banff and Cochrane, Alberta. Two of his children were Annie (White) and Isobel (Farquharson).
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to Curren family, activities and views of Banff and area.
Name Access
Curren, John Donaldson
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
Creator
Curren, Johm Donaldson
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on accession record
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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
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Dave White family fonds

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Part Of
Dave White family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of three separate series: A. Correspondence and Printed Materials; B. Prints; C. Tintype. Fonds consists of photographs found in Annie White's trunk.
Date Range
1889-1950
Reference Code
V681 / M556
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Tintype
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Dave White family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 556
V 681
Sous-Fonds
M556
V681
Accession Number
7741
Reference Code
V681 / M556
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Tintype
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1889-1950
Physical Description
1192 photographs: prints, negatives, tintype. -- 0.5cm of textual records.
History / Biographical
Dave White, 1864-1940, was born in New Brunswick and came to Banff, Alberta as a C.P.R. section foreman in 1886. In October 1894, Dave White quit the C.P.R. and built the Park Store. Between 1904 and 1907, Dave White ran a store at Bankhead with the help of partner D.C. Baynes. From 1908 to 1928 Sam Armstrong was Dave White's partner and the store was renamed Dave White and Co. After 1930, Dave's three sons, Peter, Clifford and Dave Jr. joined the partnership now called Dave White and Sons Ltd. In 1901, Dave married Annie Curren, whose father, John D. Curren, came from Glasgow, Scotland to investigate the coal mining at Anthracite. Dave and Annie had four children: Peter, 1905-1966; Clifford, 1902-1964; Dave Jr. (Jack), 1908-1961; and Lila, d.1961.
Dave White had three brothers: Daniel, who joined him in Banff, Angus and Peter as well as three sisters, Margaret, Lizzie and May.
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of three separate series: A. Correspondence and Printed Materials; B. Prints; C. Tintype. Fonds consists of photographs found in Annie White's trunk.
Name Access
White, Annie
White, Dave
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools.
Creator
White, Dave (Family)
Category
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Bio file, Crag & Canyon,
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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