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Charlie Russell fonds

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Part Of
Charlie Russell fonds
Scope & Content
The Charlie Russell fonds consists of photographs pertaining to the filming of "Grizzly Country", ranching, friends and family, wildlife, and recreational activities, ca.1961-ca.1968. The majority of the images were made in the Waterton Lakes area. There are some images made in New York City, Briti…
Date Range
ca.1961-ca.1968
Reference Code
V557
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Transparency
Part Of
Charlie Russell fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 557
Sous-Fonds
V557
Accession Number
7728
Reference Code
V557
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Transparency
Date Range
ca.1961-ca.1968
Physical Description
ca. 2520 photographs : b&w negatives ; 35 mm and 4x5, 2 transparencies; col.
History / Biographical
Andrew Charles "Charlie" Russell (August 19, 1941 – May 7, 2018) was a naturalist, photographer, pilot, wilderness guide, and rancher. One of the son's of Andy Russell and Kay Russell and grandson of Bert Riggall, Charlie grew up at the Hawk's Nest ranch on the N.E. boundary of Waterton Lake National Park.
Alongside his brother Dick Russell, Charlie assisted his father Andy in the production and filming of Grizzly Country throughout the Canadian Rockies, British Columbia, and Alaska from 1961-1964. In 1967 he returned to the Tolkat River in Alaska to photograph and observe bears alone. In 1970 he purchased a large percentage of his fathers land on Waterton's north-east border to run a cattle operation. In 1991, he made his first visit to Princess Royal Island, British Columbia, and began photographing for "Spirit Bear", a book of photographs and writings published in 1994. Beginning in 1997, Charlie spent 6 years among the grizzlies of Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia alongside artist and partner Maureen Enns. After returning to Alberta from Russia, Charlie continued to be a conservation advocate until he passed from a surgery-related complication in May 2018.
The bulk of Charlie Russell's work was destroyed in a house fire in [1991?].
Scope & Content
The Charlie Russell fonds consists of photographs pertaining to the filming of "Grizzly Country", ranching, friends and family, wildlife, and recreational activities, ca.1961-ca.1968. The majority of the images were made in the Waterton Lakes area. There are some images made in New York City, British Columbia, and Alaska. The fonds is comprised of two series: I. Black and white negatives; II. Transparencies; I. Black and white negatives consists of A. 1964, B. Waterton Park Flood, June 8-9, 1963, C. 35mm Books, D. 4x5 Book, E. Bert Riggall Copy Negatives. II. Transparencies consist of two 4x5 colour transparencies depicting Cal Wellman's Cattle.
Notes
I.C. was received in the form of three separate negative books. The books have been arranged numerically in subseries I.C, with the negative book book and page number of origin written on the negative sleeves. For example, V557/I/C/NA-1a to NA-6e [Book 1, pg. 1,2].
Select 35mm negatives in I.C. are marked with red stickers and overlaid with rectangles on the negative sleeve. These negatives correspond to the negatives used in "Spirit Bear" and their cropping for publication. Each image is listed and described in the case file on the document titled "These are the negs used in Spirit Bear Chapter One". Some of the dots have a number corresponding to the document, others do not (the stickers were taken from the original negative sleeves and re-applied to the new negative sleeves).
Name Access
Russell, Andrew Charles (Charlie)
Russell, Charlie
Russell, Andy
Riggall, Bert
Subject Access
Environment
Sports, recreation and leisure
Science and technology
Natural resources
Education
Hawk's Nest Ranch
Bears
Wildlife
Geographic Access
Waterton Lakes National Park
Mount McKinley
Canada
Alberta
Alaska
British Columbia
United States of America
Language
English
Finding Aid
Revised digital and original handwritten in case file
Related Material
Related by provenance to a portion of Andy Russell fonds.
Creator
Russell, Charlie
Category
Education
Environment
Sports, recreation and leisure
Science and technology
Natural resources
Biographical Source Notes
Accession record.
Handwritten documents in case file.
"Spirit Bear, Encounters with the White Bear of the Western Rainforest", Charlie Russell, 1994, Key Porter Books Limited. Pg 12-25.
https://charlierussellbears.com/
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
Part Of
Charlie Russell fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of black and white negatives pertaining to a trip to New York City, Wildlife, Clarence Tillenius, the filming of Andy Russell's "Grizzly Country", the Hawk's Nest, packtrains, wildlife, and hiking.
Date Range
ca.1961-ca.1968
Reference Code
V557 / I / C / 1
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Part Of
Charlie Russell fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
V557
Series
I
Sous-Fonds
V557
Sub-Series
C
Accession Number
7728
Reference Code
V557 / I / C / 1
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Date Range
ca.1961-ca.1968
Physical Description
ca. 800 photographs : b&w negatives ; 35 mm
Scope & Content
File consists of black and white negatives pertaining to a trip to New York City, Wildlife, Clarence Tillenius, the filming of Andy Russell's "Grizzly Country", the Hawk's Nest, packtrains, wildlife, and hiking.
Notes
When initially housed in negative books, certain negatives had numbered or unnumbered red stickers and overlaid rectangles to indicate which negatives were to be reproduced for Charlie Russells book "Spirit Bear", as well as how to reporduction was to be cropped. Both the stickers and the cropping information was carried over into the new housing and corresponds with the "These are the negs used for Spirit Bear chapter one" document in the case file.
Name Access
Russell, Andy
Russell, Andrew Charles (Charlie)
Tillenius, Clarence
Russell, Dick
Subject Access
Artist
Animals
Bears
Big Horn Sheep
Bighorn Sheep
Birds
Caribou
Hawk's Nest Ranch
Grizzly Bears
Marmots
Moose
Geographic Access
New York
United States of America
Mount McKinley
Alaska
Waterton
Waterton Lakes National Park
Alberta
Canada
Language
English
Finding Aid
Revised digital and original handwritten in case file
Creator
Charlie Russell
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
Part Of
Charlie Russell fonds
Scope & Content
Subseries consists of 2377 black and white 35mm negatives pertaining to the filming of "Grizzly Country",ranching, friends and family, wildlife, skiing, hunting trophies, hiking, a trip to New York City, snowshoeing, and pack trains.
Date Range
ca.1961-ca.1968
Reference Code
V557 / I / V
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Part Of
Charlie Russell fonds
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Fonds Number
V557
Series
I
Sous-Fonds
V557
Sub-Series
C
Accession Number
7728
Reference Code
V557 / I / V
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Date Range
ca.1961-ca.1968
Physical Description
2337 photographs : b&w negatives ; 35 mm
Scope & Content
Subseries consists of 2377 black and white 35mm negatives pertaining to the filming of "Grizzly Country",ranching, friends and family, wildlife, skiing, hunting trophies, hiking, a trip to New York City, snowshoeing, and pack trains.
Notes
When initially housed in negative books, certain negatives had numbered or unnumbered red stickers and verlaid rectangles to indicate which negatives were to be reproduced for Charlie Russells book "Spirit Bear", as well as how to reporduction was to be cropped. Both the stickers and the cropping information was carried over into the new housing and corresponds with the "These are the negs used for Spirit Bear chapter one" document in the case file.
Name Access
Russell, Andrew Charles (Charlie)
Russell, Andy
Tillenius, Clarence
Russell, Dick
Subject Access
Animals
Backpacking
Birds
Bison
Marmots
Hiking
Skiing
Caribou
Family and personal life
Moose
Horse packing
Camping
Environment and Nature
Farmland
Filmaking
Grizzly Bears
Hawk's Nest Ranch
Hunting
Outfitters, trail guides and packers
Geographic Access
Waterton
Waterton Lakes National Park
Alberta
Canada
Alaska
New York
United States of America
British Columbia
Language
English
Finding Aid
Revised digital and original handwritten in case file
Creator
Charlie Russell
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
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