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Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds

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Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers, photographs and sound recordings of Peter and Catharine Whyte and the papers and photographs of their respective families. Consists of three sous-fonds: V683, S37 and M36. M36 and S37 consists of three series. Series I: Peter and Catharine Whyte, Series II: Robb and Morse …
Date Range
1856-1980
Reference Code
M36 / S37 / V683
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Drawing
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Ambrotype
Cased photograph
Daguerreotype
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Tintype
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Plan
Poster
Private record
Published record
  1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 36
S 37
V 683
Sous-Fonds
TBD
Accession Number
3069 and various
Reference Code
M36 / S37 / V683
GMD
Drawing
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Ambrotype
Cased photograph
Daguerreotype
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Tintype
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Plan
Poster
Private record
Published record
Other Title Info
Also known as the Whyte family fonds
Date Range
1856-1980
Physical Description
25 m of textual records. -- ca.46,000 photographs : prints, albums, postcards, cased photographs, transparencies, negatives. -- 178 sound recordings : audio tape reels, audio tape cassettes. -- 6 motion pictures (and film strips)
History / Biographical
Peter and Catharine Whyte were artists, photographers, outdoor enthusiasts, travelers, philanthropists and cultural workers at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Peter Whyte, 1905-1966, was born at Banff in 1905 to pioneer merchant Dave White and Annie (Curren) White. He was an accomplished skier and ski jumper and one of the region's first native-born painters with an intimate knowledge of the mountains and was an active photographer from ca.1920 until the 1950s. Peter Whyte studied art at the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1923-1924, and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston, 1925, where he met Catharine Robb. Catharine Robb Whyte, 1906-1979, was born in 1906 at Concord, Massachusetts and grew up amongst the wealth and creativity of the Robb and Morse families. She studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston, 1925-1929.
Following their marriage in 1930, the Whytes pursued a life of painting, photography, hiking, skiing and travelling. Their log home and studio in Banff became a focal point for their artist friends, Stoney Indians and local pioneers. Catharine shared Pete's involvement in skiing and hiking organizations and together they managed Skoki Lodge from 1932-1934. In following years, the Whytes travelled extensively. During the Second World War, Peter served in the reserve army, with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a photographer and, briefly, as an official war artist. Catharine continued to paint and maintain their home and, when possible, accompanied Pete to his military postings. In civilian life, Pete resumed his art career, explored new photographic techniques and sculpted.
Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the Whytes formulated plans for a foundation to preserve the art and history of the Canadian Rockies. Plans for a building to house an archives, public library and gallery were in preparation when Pete died in 1966. The Peter Whyte Foundation was named in his honour. Catharine immersed herself in the development of what is now the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, in the cultural community, painting, outdoor activity, travel and work with the Stoney First Nations. She became a more active photographer, recording her travels and outdoor pursuits. She served in an official capacity with numerous cultural and charitable organizations, was a patron to individuals studying art and music, and supported numerous causes relating to the Stoney First Nations. Catharine also supported causes related to multiculturalism, regional culture and recreation, and cancer research. Despite her modesty and often anonymous patronage of causes, Catharine was recognized with numerous awards and honours, including the Order of Canada in 1978. She died in Banff in 1979.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers, photographs and sound recordings of Peter and Catharine Whyte and the papers and photographs of their respective families. Consists of three sous-fonds: V683, S37 and M36. M36 and S37 consists of three series. Series I: Peter and Catharine Whyte, Series II: Robb and Morse families, Series III: White and Curren families. Within Series I, there are four Sub-series: Series: A. Catharine Robb Whyte papers; B. Peter Whyte papers; C. Peter and Catharine Whyte papers accessioned after 2017; D. Peter and Catharine Whyte sound recordings.
Name Access
Whyte, Peter
Whyte, Catharine
Subject Access
Arts
Communications
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
sous-fonds, series and file description for textual
sub-series and group description for photographs
item description, subject/proper name index, and summaries for sound recordings
reference copies for sound recordings
Creator
Whyte, Peter
Whyte, Catharine
Category
Arts
Communications
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Electronic Resources
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2nd Day. -- [ca.1970]

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Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Meeting re Canadian Citizenship and Immigration.
Reference Code
S37 / 56
Description Level
6 / Item
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
I.D. Peter and Catharine Whyte sound recordings
Reference Code
S37 / 56
Physical Description
1 sound recording
Scope & Content
Meeting re Canadian Citizenship and Immigration.
Content Details
Source: Meeting: Canadian citizenship and immigration Taped by: Catharine Whyte Speed: Cassette “2nd day” – meeting re: Canadian citizenship and immigration; cultural centers across Canada; multicultural grants.
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2nd trip to Hole in Wall Mt - Cyril Paris, Cliff White and Fulton Dunsmore, Pardner Jones and cameramen "The Alaskan" 1924

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Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of (left to right) Cyril Paris, Cliff White, Fulton Dunsmore, Pardner Jones and three unidentified cameramen reclining on side of mountain
Date Range
ca.1918 to ca.1924
Reference Code
V683 / II / A / PA - 559
Description Level
6 / Item
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / II / A : Peter Whyte: Personal
Reference Code
V683 / II / A / PA - 559
Date Range
ca.1918 to ca.1924
Physical Description
Photograph: 1 print (front and back) ; b&w.
Scope & Content
Image of (left to right) Cyril Paris, Cliff White, Fulton Dunsmore, Pardner Jones and three unidentified cameramen reclining on side of mountain
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3 girls, D. Whyte, Flossie C. & Gladys P. gossiping, Sept. 1952.

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Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Dorothy Whyte, Flossie Currie; also Catharine Whyte talking to girl and boy; singing Christmas carols. -- Reference copy available.
Date Range
1952
Reference Code
S37 / 30
Description Level
6 / Item
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
I.D. Peter and Catharine Whyte sound recordings
Reference Code
S37 / 30
Date Range
1952
Physical Description
1 sound recording
Scope & Content
Dorothy Whyte, Flossie Currie; also Catharine Whyte talking to girl and boy; singing Christmas carols. -- Reference copy available.
Content Details
Source: Dorothy Whyte, Flossie Currie, Gladys P. Date: September 1952 Interviewed by: Peter and Catharine Whyte Speed: 7 ½ “3 girls, D. Whyte, Flossie C. (Currie), Gladys P. gossiping Sept. 1952” Peter and Catharine talking to the ladies opera music Catharine talking to girl and boy – girl and boy singing Christmas carols – 2 girls (?) singing Christmas carols.
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57. Banff Village, Goat Mtn.

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of Banff taken from Goat Mountain
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 4 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
Image of Banff taken from Goat Mountain
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
image of Moraine Lake -Valley of the Ten Peaks in background
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 4 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
image of Moraine Lake -Valley of the Ten Peaks in background
Creator
Byron Harmon, photographer
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109. Lake Louise, Mirror Lake, Lake the Clouds, The Beehive, Lakes Agnes

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of lakes and mountains identified as Lake Louise, Mirror Lake, Lake the Clouds, The Beehive, Lakes Agnes
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 4 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
Image of lakes and mountains identified as Lake Louise, Mirror Lake, Lake the Clouds, The Beehive, Lakes Agnes
Creator
Byron Harmon, photographer
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117. Mt. Lefroy and Victoria Glacier

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of Mount Lefroy and Victoria Glacier - Abbot Pass noted on image with pencil .
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 2 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
Image of Mount Lefroy and Victoria Glacier - Abbot Pass noted on image with pencil .
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236. Bow Valley. Banff.

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of the Bow Valley - Bow River and mountain range in background
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 4 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
Image of the Bow Valley - Bow River and mountain range in background
Creator
Byron Harmon, photographer
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236. Bow Valley. Banff.

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of the Bow Valley - Bow River and mountain range in background
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 4 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
Image of the Bow Valley - Bow River and mountain range in background
Creator
Byron Harmon, photographer
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309. Banff From Tunnel Mountain

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of Banff taken from Tunnel Mountain
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 4 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
Image of Banff taken from Tunnel Mountain
Creator
Byron Harmon, photographer
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348. Takakkaw Falls and Yoho Glacier, Yoho Valley

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of Takakkaw Falls and Yoho Glacier in the Yoho Valley
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 4 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
Image of Takakkaw Falls and Yoho Glacier in the Yoho Valley
Creator
Byron Harmon, photographer
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500. Stoney Indian Encampment

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of people sitting outside a row of tipis in a meadow, Banff Indian Grounds, Banff Indian Days
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 3 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
Image of people sitting outside a row of tipis in a meadow, Banff Indian Grounds, Banff Indian Days
Creator
Byron Harmon, photographer
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510. Stoney Indian Chief

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of an unidentifed man wearing regalia posing for a studio portrait
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 3 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
Image of an unidentifed man wearing regalia posing for a studio portrait
Subject Access
Indigenous Peoples
Creator
Byron Harmon, photographer
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529. Stoney Indian Camp

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of people gathered outside a row of tipis at Banff Indian Grounds, Banff Indian Days .
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 3 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
Image of people gathered outside a row of tipis at Banff Indian Grounds, Banff Indian Days .
Creator
Byron Harmon, photographer
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533. Hector Crawler Stoney Indian Chief

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of a man identified as Hector Crawler in regalia posed for a photograph
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 3 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
Image of a man identified as Hector Crawler in regalia posed for a photograph
Subject Access
Indigenous Peoples
Creator
Byron Harmon, photographer
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556. Road to Moraine Lake

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of car on road - mountain range in background
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 4 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
Image of car on road - mountain range in background
Creator
Byron Harmon, photographer
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583. Mt. Lefroy and the Mitre, Lake Louise

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of Mount Lefroy and the Mitre - Lake Louise
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 4 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
Image of Mount Lefroy and the Mitre - Lake Louise
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597. Castle Mtn. from Banff Windermere Rd.

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of Castle Mountain from Windermere Road
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 4 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
Image of Castle Mountain from Windermere Road
Creator
Byron Harmon, photographer
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601. Beehive and Bridal Falls, Lake Louise

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of the Beehive and Bridal Falls at Lake Louise
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Description Level
6 / Item
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
V683 / III / A / 1 : Peter and Catharine Whyte Personal sub series
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 1 / PD - 1
Date Range
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 album page with 4 photographs : 1 photograph
Scope & Content
Image of the Beehive and Bridal Falls at Lake Louise
Creator
Byron Harmon, photographer
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