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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
Less detail
Part Of
Murray Hay fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 144 photographs : col. ; 15 x 10 cm and 12.5 x 9 cm; 12 prints : col. ; 42 x 35 cm or smaller ; 1 cm of visual material. File pertains to various projects Murray Hay was involved with related to Alaska, USA, particularly in the mid-1990s. File includes: aerial photographs of the la…
Date Range
ca.1990-ca.1999
1992
1994
Reference Code
V795 / II / D / i / 1-8 [will be updated]
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Drawing
Map
Photograph print
Print
Private record
Textual record
Part Of
Murray Hay fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M570 / V795
Series
V795 / II : Unpublished Material
Sous-Fonds
V795
Sub-Series
V795 / II / D : International / i : United States of America
Accession Number
2019.41
Reference Code
V795 / II / D / i / 1-8 [will be updated]
GMD
Drawing
Map
Photograph print
Print
Private record
Textual record
Date Range
ca.1990-ca.1999
1992
1994
Physical Description
144 photographs : col. ; 15 x 10 cm and 12.5 x 9 cm
12 prints : col. ; 42 x 35 cm or smaller
1 cm of visual material
Scope & Content
File consists of 144 photographs : col. ; 15 x 10 cm and 12.5 x 9 cm; 12 prints : col. ; 42 x 35 cm or smaller ; 1 cm of visual material. File pertains to various projects Murray Hay was involved with related to Alaska, USA, particularly in the mid-1990s. File includes: aerial photographs of the landscape (Anchorage area, Homer, Prince William Sound, Valdez); hand-drawn draft maps of the Prince William Sound region (created for a cruise line); a variety of printed maps with annotations demonstrating comments (including a fax with an attached map from Dana at Adventure Media International); and a variety of printed reproductions of draft maps (Alyeska Ski Resort, City of Anchorage for the 1992 Olympic Bid, and Glacier Bay and the Tongass National Forest).
Name Access
Hay, Murray
Subject Access
Advertising
Artist
Ski Maps
Map
Cartography
Sports and recreation
Tourism
Tourist information
Travel
Geography
Winter
Winter sports
Ski area
Olympic Games (Winter)
Geographic Access
Alaska
United States
Valdez
Prince William Sound
Anchorage
Glacier Bay and Tongass National Forest
Language
English
Conservation
Masking tape should be removed and alternative preservation methods used in the future.
Related Material
M570 / IV / A / 2-3
Creator
Hay, Murray
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Arts
Communications
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
Part Of
Al Burgess fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of Al Burgess dictation files for "Everest Canada: the ultimate challenge" (by Al Burgess and Jim Palmer, published 1983), and accompanying typewritten transcripts. Recordings have titles and correspond to the organization of the book. One recording is autobiographical.
Date Range
1982-1983
Reference Code
M64 / S48
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Al Burgess fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 64
S 48
Sous-Fonds
M64/S48
Accession Number
6500
Reference Code
M64 / S48
GMD
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
1982-1983
Physical Description
17 sound recordings : audio tape cassettes. -- 3.5 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Al Burgess, b.1948, is an international mountaineer, originally based at Calgary, Alberta, Canada and now living mainly in Nepal. Burgess began climbing in 1964 in the United Kingdom and the European Alps, often with his twin brother, Adrian. After coming to Canada in 1974, Burgess climbed extensively and took part in numerous expeditions in Canada, the European Alps, South America and the Himalayas. Burgess was a member of the 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of Al Burgess dictation files for "Everest Canada: the ultimate challenge" (by Al Burgess and Jim Palmer, published 1983), and accompanying typewritten transcripts. Recordings have titles and correspond to the organization of the book. One recording is autobiographical.
Name Access
Burgess, Al
Subject Access
Arts
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Creator
Burgess, Al
Category
Arts
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession record
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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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Apex Mountain Ski Resort

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Part Of
Murray Hay fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 1 map (1 base, 4 overlays) : col., annotations, on mylar ; 83 x 61.5 cm, and 1 print : b&w ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm. File pertains to ski maps Murray Hay created for Apex Mountain Ski Resort in Penticton, British Columbia. File includes one oversize map with four overlays (held together wi…
Date Range
ca.1976-ca.2000
Reference Code
V795 / II / A / iv / 3-4
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Map
Print
Private record
Part Of
Murray Hay fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M570 / V795
Series
V795 / II : Unpublished Material
Sous-Fonds
V795
Sub-Series
V795 / II / A : British Columbia / iv : Okanagan Area
Accession Number
2019.41
Reference Code
V795 / II / A / iv / 3-4
GMD
Map
Print
Private record
Date Range
ca.1976-ca.2000
Physical Description
1 map (1 base, 4 overlays) : col., annotations, on mylar ; 83 x 61.5 cm
1 print : b&w ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm
Scope & Content
File consists of 1 map (1 base, 4 overlays) : col., annotations, on mylar ; 83 x 61.5 cm, and 1 print : b&w ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm. File pertains to ski maps Murray Hay created for Apex Mountain Ski Resort in Penticton, British Columbia. File includes one oversize map with four overlays (held together with masking tape), and one print of the general ski area.
Notes
V795 / II / A / iv / 4 : has "16488" and "Hold" written in pencil on the masking tape.
Name Access
Hay, Murray
Subject Access
Advertising
Art
Artist
Ski Maps
Map
Cartography
Sports and recreation
Tourism
Tourist information
Winter
Winter sports
Ski area
Apex Mountain Ski Resort
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Canada
Penticton
Language
English
Conservation
The masking tape should be removed and alternative preservation methods should be considered at a reasonable time to do so.
Creator
Hay, Murray
Category
Arts
Communications
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Auyuittuq National Park

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Part Of
Murray Hay fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 1 painting : landscape ; 50.5 x 39.5 cm. File pertains to a map Murray Hay created of Auyuittuq National Park in Nunavut, Canada. File includes 1 colour painting of the park and surrounding area (Nunavut, Baffin Island) and one sheet of tracing paper that is annotated and taped wit…
Date Range
ca.1980-ca.1989
Reference Code
V795 / II / C / vi / 1
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Map
Painting
Private record
Part Of
Murray Hay fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M570 / V795
Series
V795 / II : Unpublished Material
Sous-Fonds
V795
Sub-Series
V795 / II / C : Canada [general] / vi : Auyuittuq National Park
Accession Number
2020.03
Reference Code
V795 / II / C / vi / 1
GMD
Map
Painting
Private record
Date Range
ca.1980-ca.1989
Physical Description
1 painting : landscape ; 50.5 x 39.5 cm
Scope & Content
File consists of 1 painting : landscape ; 50.5 x 39.5 cm. File pertains to a map Murray Hay created of Auyuittuq National Park in Nunavut, Canada. File includes 1 colour painting of the park and surrounding area (Nunavut, Baffin Island) and one sheet of tracing paper that is annotated and taped with masking tape over the painting.
Name Access
Hay, Murray
Subject Access
Advertising
Artist
Map
Cartography
Painting
Geography
Tourism
Tourist information
Travel
National parks and reserves
Auyuittuq National Park
Geographic Access
Auyuittuq National Park
Nunavut
Canada
Language
English
Conservation
Masking tape should be removed and alternative preservation methods should be considered at a reasonable time to do so.
Creator
Hay, Murray
Category
Arts
Communications
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Less detail

Banff Community Celebrations Society fonds

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Part Of
Banff Community Celebrations Society fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the official Millenium events of the Town of Banff and include 1st Night, Banff Winter Festival, Artventure, Stories of Our Lives, TransCanada relay, Millenium quilts, art sculptures, and other official Millenium celebrations. Records include photographs by …
Date Range
1999-2001
Reference Code
M146 / S46 / V104
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Video
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Recording disc
Part Of
Banff Community Celebrations Society fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 146
S 46
V104
Sous-Fonds
M146/S46/V104
Accession Number
7744 (unproc)
Reference Code
M146 / S46 / V104
GMD
Motion picture
Video
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Recording disc
Date Range
1999-2001
Physical Description
203 photographs: prints, negatives, transparencies. -- 1 photograph album (125 prints). -- 1 moving image: optical disc; DVD-ROM. -- 7 sound recordings: 3 audio cassettes
History / Biographical
The Banff Community Celebrations Society coordinated the official Millenium events of the Town of Banff which included such Millenium celebrations as 1st Night, Banff Winter Festival, and Artventure.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the official Millenium events of the Town of Banff and include 1st Night, Banff Winter Festival, Artventure, Stories of Our Lives, TransCanada relay, Millenium quilts, art sculptures, and other official Millenium celebrations. Records include photographs by Debbie Senger, black & white prints by Gavin Young, sound recordings relating to Stories of Our Lives, and a DVD recording titled Canada 2000 / Government of Canada, Millenium Bureau of Canada, 2001.
Notes
Stories of Our Lives audio cassettes- need transcriptions, copyright etc.
Name Access
Banff Community Celebrations Society
Subject Access
Arts
Community life
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
No finding aid
Creator
Banff Community Celebrations Society
Category
Arts
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
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 Gibbons fonds

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographic business records of professional photographer Bill Gibbons in three series: I. Commercial black and white series, ca.1945-ca.1958, ca.5400 photographs; II. Canadian Rockies colour series, ca.1945-ca.1990, predominant ca.1966-ca.1972, ca.8000 photographs; III. Other …
Date Range
[ca.1945-ca.1990]
Reference Code
M532 / V227
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 532
V 227
Sous-Fonds
M 532
V 227
Accession Number
194, 275, 1991, 2020, 5753, 5756, 6760, 7936, 7237
Reference Code
M532 / V227
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Responsibility
Fonds consists of the private business records of Bill Gibbons. Some photographs may have been made by employees.
Date Range
[ca.1945-ca.1990]
Physical Description
ca.13,404 photographs: negatives, prints, transparencies, albums, postcards. -- 2.5 cm textual records
History / Biographical
W. J. L. "Bill" Gibbons, 1914-1994 , was a professional photographer at Banff, Alberta, Canada from 1945 until 1959. Gibbons came to Canada in 1941 and settled in Banff after the war with his wife, Ella Mae (Becker), a Banff native. He established British Photographic Laboratories, with partners Lou Crosby and Jack Anderson, in the basement of the Mount Royal Hotel, moving later to street-level. Bill and Ella Mae Gibbons travelled throughout the mountain parks photographing views for sale in the Banff shop. These were offered as hand-coloured prints, with much of the colouring done or supervised by Ella Mae.
Later the business expanded to include colour postcards and slide sets. Gibbons employed other photographers, such as Bruno Engler, for specialty work, such as ski photography, and the Banff studio also did portraiture. Gibbons himself did most of the 4 x 5 format landscape work and made extensive use of models, many of who were young women employed by his Banff store. In 1959, Gibbons sold his business to a group of Banff businessmen and moved to Vancouver. In subsequent years, he continued to be active as a photographer and in publishing, working in different areas of the world. He made several photographic trips through the mountain parks, ca.1966-1972.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographic business records of professional photographer Bill Gibbons in three series: I. Commercial black and white series, ca.1945-ca.1958, ca.5400 photographs; II. Canadian Rockies colour series, ca.1945-ca.1990, predominant ca.1966-ca.1972, ca.8000 photographs; III. Other black and white series, ca. 1947, 4 photographs.
I. Commercial black and white series consists of six sub-series: A. Portraits and documentary views, 1945-1950, 2437 negatives (individual and group portraits, weddings, conferences, events, buildings, facilities and places; Banff and area); B. Banff School of Fine Arts, ca.1949, 277 negatives (privately produced views of classes, group portraits, activities, buildings and facilities); C. "S" sub-series, ca.1950, 1220 negatives (scenic views in the vicinity of Banff, Lake Louise, Banff-Jasper Highway, Jasper National Park, Radium and Columbia Valley, British Columbia and Pacific Coast, First Nations views); D. "T" sub-series, ca.1950, 482 negatives (scenic and commercial views, mainly Jasper, Banff-Jasper Highway and Lake Louise areas); E. Rolliflex and panorama negatives, 1949-1958, 584 negatives (Banff Winter Carnival, Banff School of Fine Arts, and Banff and area); F. Other, ca.1945-1951, 364 items (material similar to that in other series, some unidentified). Accompanied by small number of prints and postcards; also, publication: "Photographing the Canadian Rockies" by Bill J. L. Gibbons, 1948.
II. Canadian Rockies colour series consists of four sub-series: A. CR1 to CR84, ca.1966-ca.1972, ca.260 prints; B. CR1 to CR443, ca.1966-ca.1972, ca.5130 photographs; C. CR35-2 to CR35-81, ca.1966-ca.1972, ca.2310 photographs; D. Other photographs, ca.1945-ca.1990. Series consists primarily of commercial colour negatives and corresponding proof prints pertaining to Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks, also some transparencies and oversize display prints.
III. Other black and white series. Series consists of 2 black and white prints of crash landing at Sunshine with Al Gaetz and Dick Pike, 1947 and two copy negatives with prints of Bruno Engler and Ella Mae Gibbons, ca.1947.
Textual records are record book, 1945-1953, 62 p; and book layout.
Name Access
Gibbons, Bill
Subject Access
Arts
Buildings and facilities
Commerce and industry
Education
Environment
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
selected modern reference prints
Creator
Gibbons, Bill
Category
Arts
Commerce and industry
Education
Environment
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
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Booklets, Mollie Morant Poem, Signed Pat Brewster Book

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 5 textual items, various authors. Content pertains to a copy of 'The Last of the Buffalo' given to Nicholas Morant in 1940 by Norman Luxton; an Illustrated booklet hand-drawn by Cyril Harris for Nicholas and Ivy Morant; a copy of 'Paintings from the Wild' by Clarence Pillenius; a 1…
Date Range
[ca. 1930 - ca. 1940]
1946
1963
1977
1980
Reference Code
M300 / III / D / 5 / 1 to 5
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Drawing
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M300 / S20 / V500
Sous-Fonds
M300
Sub-Series
M300 / III / D / 5 : Personal Interest and Gifts
Accession Number
7784
Reference Code
M300 / III / D / 5 / 1 to 5
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Drawing
Responsibility
Various authors
Date Range
[ca. 1930 - ca. 1940]
1946
1963
1977
1980
Physical Description
5 Textual Records: books, journal copy, illustrations
Scope & Content
File consists of 5 textual items, various authors. Content pertains to a copy of 'The Last of the Buffalo' given to Nicholas Morant in 1940 by Norman Luxton; an Illustrated booklet hand-drawn by Cyril Harris for Nicholas and Ivy Morant; a copy of 'Paintings from the Wild' by Clarence Pillenius; a 1946 journal publication containing a poem written by Mollie Morant; and a copy of 'Weathered Wood' by F.O. 'Pat' Brewster, signed.
Storage Range
In file box M300 / III / D / 5 / 1 to M300 / III / D / 5 / 11
Name Access
Luxton, Norman
Brewster, F.O.
Brewster, Pat
Morant, Ivy
Morant, Mollie
Harris, Cyril
Subject Access
Poetry
Publication
Arts
Buffalo
Geographic Access
Canada
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Access Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Reproduction Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Language
English
Conservation
Items with ink or other risky materials on the surface must be covered with an acid-free paper barrier to protect adjacent items.
Creator
Various authors
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Less detail

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