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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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40 Mile Creek - Mt.Norquay in Left Foreground

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image aerial view of 40 Mile Creek and Mount Norquay with double prop airplane in flight at centre "4" and "II272" on side of plane
Date Range
ca. 1926 to ca. 1950
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 3 / PA - 287
Description Level
5 / File
  2 images  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
V683 / III / A / 3 : Peter and Catharine Whyte: Various Views of Banff and Area
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 3 / PA - 287
Date Range
ca. 1926 to ca. 1950
Physical Description
Photograph: 1 print (front and back) ; b&w.
Scope & Content
Image aerial view of 40 Mile Creek and Mount Norquay with double prop airplane in flight at centre "4" and "II272" on side of plane
Images
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Date Range
1962
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 622
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.2. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 622
Date Range
1962
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Subject Access
Engelhard, Georgia
Goodall, Edward
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Banff Centre: reports, meeting agendas and financial statements.
Date Range
1977-1978
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 4 / b / i / 1193
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.4. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 4 / b / i / 1193
Date Range
1977-1978
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Banff Centre: reports, meeting agendas and financial statements.
Subject Access
Banff Centre
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757. Birds Evey View of Banff, From Tunnel Mountain

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Image of Banff as seen from Tunnel Mountain - caption along bottom read "757. Birds Eye View of Banff, From Tunnel Mountain"
Date Range
ca. 1883 to ca. 1920
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 3 / PA - 246
Description Level
5 / File
  1 image  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
V683 / III / A / 3 : Peter and Catharine Whyte: Various Views of Banff and Area
Reference Code
V683 / III / A / 3 / PA - 246
Date Range
ca. 1883 to ca. 1920
Physical Description
Photograph: 1 print ; b&w.
Scope & Content
Image of Banff as seen from Tunnel Mountain - caption along bottom read "757. Birds Eye View of Banff, From Tunnel Mountain"
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Date Range
1939
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 601
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.2. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 601
Date Range
1939
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Name Access
Armbrister, Fred
Boyce, Jim
Subject Access
Link, George K.K.
Kingman, Henry S.
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Date Range
1939-1941
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 603
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M36 / V683 / S37
Series
I.A.2. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Sous-Fonds
M36
Accession Number
N/A
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 603
Date Range
1939-1941
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Name Access
Kingman, Henry S.; Noble, George; Harris, Lawren; Link, George K.K.; Hibbard, Aldro; Rungius, Carl; Aemmer, Rudolph
Language
English
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Date Range
1940
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 602
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.2. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 602
Date Range
1940
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Name Access
Armbrister, Fred
Subject Access
Thorington, James Monroe
Rungius, Carl
Wyatt, Colin
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Date Range
1934-1942
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 611
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.2. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 611
Date Range
1934-1942
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Name Access
Armbrister, Fred
Subject Access
Kingman, Henry S.
Moore, Philip
Moore, Pearl (Brewster)
Rungius, Carl
Thorington, James Monroe
Wyatt, Colin
Simpson, Mary
Hibbard, Aldro
Phillips, Walter J.
Link, George K. K.
Noble, George
White, Cliff Sr.
Harris, Lawren
Whyte, Peter
Ski Club of the Canadian Rockies
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Date Range
1942
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 604
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.2. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 604
Date Range
1942
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Name Access
Armbrister, Fred
Subject Access
Hibbard, Aldro
Thorington, James Monroe
Rungius, Carl
Wyatt, Colin
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Copy of 1942 Trust Agreement for benefit of Catharine Robb Whyte. Letters regarding trust-1968. Financial appraisal of 1942 Trust-1975.
Date Range
1942-1975
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 3 / a / i / 704
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.3. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 3 / a / i / 704
Date Range
1942-1975
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Copy of 1942 Trust Agreement for benefit of Catharine Robb Whyte. Letters regarding trust-1968. Financial appraisal of 1942 Trust-1975.
Subject Access
Robb, Edith Morse
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Date Range
1943
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 605
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.2. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 605
Date Range
1943
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Subject Access
Thorington, James Monroe
Moore, Philip
Moore, Pearl (Brewster)
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Date Range
1948
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 609
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.2. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 609
Date Range
1948
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Name Access
Browne, George
Browne, Agnes
Adaskin, Murray
Subject Access
Lauder, Harry
Leighton, A.C.
Simpson, Jimmy (James Sr.)
Daly Pepper, Kathleen
Wyatt, Colin
Gest, Lillian
Rungius, Carl
Hibbard, Aldro
Phillips, Walter J.
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Date Range
1949
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 610
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.2. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 610
Date Range
1949
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Subject Access
Leighton, A.C.
Daly Pepper, Kathleen
Wyatt, Colin
Gest, Lillian
Rungius, Carl
Hibbard, Aldro
Thorington, James Monroe
Painter, Walter
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Date Range
1951
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 612
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.2. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 612
Date Range
1951
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Name Access
Browne, Evelyn
Browne, Agnes
Subject Access
Goodall, Edward
Gest, Lillian
Simpson, Jimmy (James Sr.)
Daly Pepper, Kathleen
Thorington, James Monroe
Rungius, Carl
Morant, Nick
Hibbard, Aldro
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Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Date Range
1952
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 613
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.2. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 613
Date Range
1952
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Name Access
Browne, Evelyn
Browne, Agnes
Subject Access
Thorington, James Monroe
Rungius, Carl
Feuz, Ernest
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Date Range
1957
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 616
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.2. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 616
Date Range
1957
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Subject Access
Whitney, Moxie
Daly Pepper, Kathleen
Hibbard, Aldro
Kent, Rockwell
Simpson, Jimmy (James Sr.)
Gest, Lillian
Encil, George
Park, Jean
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Date Range
1958
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 617
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.2. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 617
Date Range
1958
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Subject Access
Thorington, James Monroe
Daly Pepper, Kathleen
Hibbard, Aldro
Engelhard, Georgia
Rummel, Elizabeth
Gest, Lillian
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Date Range
1959
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 618
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.2. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 618
Date Range
1959
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Subject Access
Daly Pepper, Kathleen
Wyatt, Colin
Whitney, Moxie
Goodall, Edward
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Date Range
1959-1960
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 619
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A.2. Catharine Robb Whyte papers / photographs
Reference Code
M36 / I / A / 2 / e / ii / 619
Date Range
1959-1960
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope & Content
Cards to Peter and Catharine.
Name Access
Becker, Lynnie
Baker-Carr, John
Bax, Gwen
Ball, Vic
Becker, Ruth
Bennett, Russell
Batchelor, Dudley
Subject Access
Hibbard, Aldro
Gest, Lillian
Rummel, Elizabeth
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