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Catharine Robb Whyte correspondence

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Part Of
David Zweifel fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 19 letters addressed to David Zweifel: 18 from Catharine Robb Whyte and one from Murray Adaskin. Letters pertain to David Zweifel's music lessons and Catharine's funding of these lessons; Catharine fixing a violin to give to David Zweifel which was originally owned by David White; …
Date Range
1967
1969
1970
1973
1989
Reference Code
M571 / I / 1
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
David Zweifel fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M571 / V796 / S58
Series
M571 / I : Catharine Robb Whyte
Sous-Fonds
M571
Accession Number
2019.02
Reference Code
M571 / I / 1
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Responsibility
Produced by Catharine Robb Whyte and Frances and Murray Adaskin
Date Range
1967
1969
1970
1973
1989
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of 19 letters addressed to David Zweifel: 18 from Catharine Robb Whyte and one from Murray Adaskin. Letters pertain to David Zweifel's music lessons and Catharine's funding of these lessons; Catharine fixing a violin to give to David Zweifel which was originally owned by David White; discussions about composer Murray Adaskin and artists Carl Rungius and Belmore Browne; Catharine's skiing lessons and trips; the Tabeteau family; letters of recommendation written by Catharine for David Zweifel; Catharine's flying lessons; Catharine attending a funeral in Concord in 1969; Catharine reminiscing about art school in Boston and Peter Whyte; Christmas greetings; Catharine attending a concert in Edmonton; and a letter from Murray Adaskin which includes a copy of another letter sent to David Zweifel from Frances Adaskin in 1967, discussing Catharine's generosity.
Notes
Letters are in chronological order
Name Access
Whyte, Catharine
Adaskin, Murray
Adaskin, Frances
Zweifel, David
Rungius, Carl
Browne, Belmore
Subject Access
Education
Music
Skiing
Concert
Aviation
Funeral
Christmas
Holidays
Artists
Art
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
British Columbia
Sidney
Edmonton
Language
English
Related Material
Extensive description of letter contents produced by Elizabeth Kundert-Cameron is included inside case file folder for David Zweifel.
Category
Family and personal life
Arts
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Part Of
David Zweifel fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of 2 cm of textual records consisting of correspondence from Catharine Robb Whyte [1967-1973] and Murray Adaskin to David Zweifel; 9 colour transparencies pertaining to a 1977 ski trip in Lucerne, Switzerland and David and Marilyn Zweifel's wedding in 1975; 6 colour prints from a 197…
Date Range
1967
1972
1975
1989
Reference Code
M571 / V796 / S58
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Cassette
Private record
Photograph
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Part Of
David Zweifel fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M571 / V796 / S58
Sous-Fonds
M571
V796
S58
Accession Number
2019.02
Reference Code
M571 / V796 / S58
GMD
Textual record
Cassette
Private record
Photograph
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Responsibility
Corresponence written by David Zweifel and Catharine Robb Whyte
Date Range
1967
1972
1975
1989
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records -- 15 photographs (9 col. transparencies, 6 col. prints) -- 1 sound recording
History / Biographical
David Zweifel (1950 -) is a professional violinist who met Catharine Robb Whyte in December 1966 at the age of 16, shortly following the death of her husband Peter Whyte. Catharine helped to fund Zweifel's musical education and concert trips over the following years, and arranged with her friend Murray Adaskin for Zweifel to obtain a violin that had been previously owned by David White, who was the father of Peter Whyte. Zweifel attended Master classes in music at the Banff Centre as a young adult and stayed in Catharine's home with her during the summer months. David and Catharine were both active in outdoor activities and sports, and the pair went on multiple skiing trips and hikes together including Mount Rundle. Upon completing his education, Zweifel moved to Switzerland to join the Lausanne Orchestra. Catharine visited David and his wife Marilyn in Switzerland at least twice, in 1972 and 1977. Zweifel later became a concert violinist for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra upon returning to Canada. David performed at Catharine Robb Whyte's memorial service at the Banff Centre on March 15, 1979 alongside Ken Stromberg [violin], and Tom Rolston [viola]. Marilyn Zweifel also performed a vocal solo. David Zweifel made a brief appearance in the 2016 film "Drawing Home", which tells the story of Peter and Catharine Whyte, in which he plays an unnamed violinist on a train ride to Banff.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of 2 cm of textual records consisting of correspondence from Catharine Robb Whyte [1967-1973] and Murray Adaskin to David Zweifel; 9 colour transparencies pertaining to a 1977 ski trip in Lucerne, Switzerland and David and Marilyn Zweifel's wedding in 1975; 6 colour prints from a 1972 ski trip in Austria with Catharine Robb Whyte, David Zweifel, and Marilyn Zweifel; and 1 sound recording of Catharine Robb Whyte's memorial service in 1979 Fonds consists of one series which currently includes all listed content in the fonds: Series I : Catharine Robb Whyte
Name Access
Zweifel, David
Whyte, Catharine
Zweifel, Marilyn
Adaskin, Murray
Adaskin, Frances
Banff Centre for the Arts
Subject Access
Performance
Music
Concert
Memorial
Skiing
Travel
Weddings
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Calgary
Switzerland
Lucerne
Austria
Obergurgl
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions may apply [duplicate of Loan for Copy audio recording available in place of original]
Reproduction Restrictions
Some restrictions may apply
Duplication of musical segments of the memorial service is not permitted unless authorized by musicians
Language
English
Creator
David Zweifel
Category
Family and personal life
Biographical Source Notes
"Romance in the Rockies: The Life and Adventures of Catharine and Peter Whyte" by Kim Mayberry (Canmore: Altitude Publishing Canada Ltd., 2003), p. 98-99.
Copy of "Romance in the Rockies" located in the Whyte Museum's library under code [06 W62ma c.1]
Drawing Home Production Notes, M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, LLC. p. 34 [PDF]
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Content Details
Cassette tape in accession 2019.02 is Loan for Copy, rest of items in fonds are part of a gift donation
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Peter and Catharine Whyte sound recording collection. -- 1950-1975.

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Series consists of seven sub-series: 1. Interviews, conversations, proceedings, etc., 1950-1975, 40 items; pertain to or involve John B. H. Dunphy, James White, Frances and Murray Adaskin, Campbell family, Verne Castella, Dorothy Whyte, George Encil, Edward Feuz, Ethel Fulcher, Mrs. David Henderson…
Date Range
1950 - 1975
Reference Code
S37 / I.D.
Description Level
3 / Series
GMD
Sound recording
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
3 / Series
Fonds Number
M36 / V683 / S37
Series
I.D. Peter and Catharine Whyte sound recordings series
Sous-Fonds
S37
Accession Number
3069
Reference Code
S37 / I.D.
GMD
Sound recording
Date Range
1950 - 1975
Physical Description
178 sound recordings : audio tape reels, audio tape cassettes.
History / Biographical
Peter Whyte, 1905-1966, and Catharine Robb Whyte, 1906-1979, artists, outdoor enthusiasts, travellers, philanthropists, Banff, Alberta. See descriptions for the Catharine Robb Whyte papers and photographs and the Peter Whyte papers and photographs, for biographical details on Peter and Catharine Whyte.
Scope & Content
Series consists of seven sub-series:
1. Interviews, conversations, proceedings, etc., 1950-1975, 40 items; pertain to or involve John B. H. Dunphy, James White, Frances and Murray Adaskin, Campbell family, Verne Castella, Dorothy Whyte, George Encil, Edward Feuz, Ethel Fulcher, Mrs. David Henderson, Arlene Voorbies, Tom Javanaugh, Mr. Neilson, Bill Legarde, George K. K. Link, Doris Burditt, Ruth Gorman, Nick Morant, Jimmy Simpson, Fred Stiles, Peter Whyte, Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, Mary Vaux, C. M. Walker, Sam Ward, Cis Ward, Jon Whyte, Flossie Currie, Pearl Moore, Edmee Reid, Dell Brewster, Sydney and Doris Vallance, Moore family, Painter family, Gilbert and Frances Roddy.
2. Family conversations and performances, 1951- 1962, 11 items; pertain to or involve Robb family, Russell Robb III, Doris Burditt, Edith Morse Robb, Jon Whyte, Frances James, Bill McKenzie, Dave Whyte.
3. Meetings and speeches, 1956-1973, 5 items; pertain to political speeches and meetings, organizations, Indians.
4. Conversations with Stoney Indians, Banff Indian Days, 1950-1973, 27 items; pertain to or involve Paul Amos, Bill Peyto, David Bearspaw, Johnny Bearspaw, Paul Francis, Noah Goat, Frank Kaquitts, Tom McCullough, Tom Kaquitts, George McLean, Peter Whyte, Dorothy Whyte, Jacob Twoyoungman, Hanson Bearspaw, Joe Kaquitts, Tom Simeon, Bill McLean, Percy Wildward, Catharine Whyte.
5. Musical performances, 1953- 1969, 15 items; pertain to Murray Adaskin.
6. Broadcasts: a. Re Canadian Rockies, 1951-1968, 18 items; pertain to Banff personalities, local and regional events, Rundle Memorial United Church, rescue work, music, historical broadcasts; b. Miscellaneous broadcasts, 1951-1968, 59 items; pertain to politics, sports, royal visits and royalty, art, Hawaiian music, etc.
7. Elk sounds, 1952-1957, 3 items.
Name Access
Adaskin, Frances
Adaskin, Murray
Amos, Paul
Bearspaw, David
Bearspaw, Hansen
Bearspaw, Johnny
Brewster, Dell
Burditt, Doris
Castella, Verne
Currie, Flossie
Dunphy, John
Encil, George
Feuz, Edward
Francis, Paul
Fulcher, Ethel
Goat, Noah
Gorman, Ruth
Henderson, (Mrs.) David
Javanaugh, Tom
Kaquitts, Frank
Kaquitts, Joe
Kaquitts, Tom
Legarde, Bill
Link, George K. K.
McCullough, Tom
McKenzie, Bill
McLean, Bill
McLean, George
Moore, Pearl
Moore family
Morant, Nick
Morse, Edith
Neilson, (Mr.)
Peyto, Bill
Reid, Edmee
Robb, Russell III
Roddy, Frances,
Roddy, Gilbert
Simeon, Tom
Simpson, Jimmy (James Sr.)
Stiles, Fred
Twoyoungman, Jacob
Vallance, Doris
Vallance, Sydney
Vaux, Mary
Woorbies, Arlene
Walker, C. M.
Ward, Cis
Ward, Sam
White, James
Wildward, Percy
Whyte, Dave
Whyte, Dorothy V.
Whyte, Jon
Subject Access
Elk
Music
Rundle Memorial United Church
Stoney Nakoda
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Language
English
Finding Aid
Inventory available in computer database for; select M36INV. Reference copy cassettes and recording summaries available.
Related Material
Consitutes Sous-fonds I, Series D of Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds.
Title Source
Title based on accession record and contents of sound recordings.
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