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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
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
Part Of
Charlie Russell fonds
Scope & Content
Subseries consists of 20 4x5 black and white negatives. Negatives pertain to friends and family life, the Hawk's Nest, and birds.
Date Range
1964
Reference Code
V557 / I / A
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Part Of
Charlie Russell fonds
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Fonds Number
V557
Series
I
Sous-Fonds
V557
Sub-Series
A
Accession Number
7728
Reference Code
V557 / I / A
Date Range
1964
Physical Description
20 photographs : b&w negatives ; 4 x 5
Scope & Content
Subseries consists of 20 4x5 black and white negatives. Negatives pertain to friends and family life, the Hawk's Nest, and birds.
Name Access
McLeod, Mac
Russell, Andrew Charles (Charlie)
Russell, Andy
Russell, Kay
Russell, Richard H. (Dick)
Subject Access
Animals
Birds
Family
Family and personal life
Portrait
Dogs
Hawk's Nest Ranch
Geographic Access
Waterton
Waterton Lakes National Park
Alberta
Canada
Language
English
Finding Aid
Revised digital and original handwritten in case file
Creator
Charlie Russell
Category
Family and personal life
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
Part Of
Charlie Russell fonds
Scope & Content
Subseries consists of 105 4x5 black and white negatives, some of which are copies of transparencies. Negatives pertain to friends and family life, wildlife, horseback riding, the Hawk's Nest, and photographic landscapes.
Date Range
ca.1961-ca.1968
Reference Code
V557 / I / D
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Part Of
Charlie Russell fonds
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Fonds Number
V557
Series
I.
Sous-Fonds
V557
Sub-Series
D.
Accession Number
7728
Reference Code
V557 / I / D
Date Range
ca.1961-ca.1968
Physical Description
105 photographs : b&w negatives ; 4x5
Scope & Content
Subseries consists of 105 4x5 black and white negatives, some of which are copies of transparencies. Negatives pertain to friends and family life, wildlife, horseback riding, the Hawk's Nest, and photographic landscapes.
Name Access
Riggall, Bert
Russell, Andy
Russell, Andrew Charles (Charlie)
Russell, Richard H. (Dick)
Russell, Kay
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Hawk's Nest Ranch
Personal, Family
Wildlife
Bears
Caribou
Portrait
Marmots
Porcupine
Horse packing
Geographic Access
Waterton Lakes National Park
Alberta
Canada
Language
English
Finding Aid
Revised digital and original handwritten in case file
Creator
Charlie Russel
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Kay Russell family fonds

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Part Of
Kay Russell family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of three series: A. Kay Russell personal series, 1922-1984; B. Russell family correspondence series, 1921-1984; C. Russell family papers and photographs series, 1909-1983. Kay Russell personal series contains diaries, notes and other papers. Diaries pertain to hunting and pack tri…
Date Range
1909-1984, predominant 1921-1984
Reference Code
M63 / V63
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Part Of
Kay Russell family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 63
V 63
Sous-Fonds
M 63
V 63
Accession Number
7199
Reference Code
M63 / V63
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Other Title Info
Also known as the Kay Russell fonds
Date Range
1909-1984, predominant 1921-1984
Physical Description
2.4 m of textual records. -- ca.620 photographs (ca.570 prints, ca.45 negatives, 6 transparencies)
History / Biographical
Anna Kathleen (Kay) Russell, 1909-1984, was a camp cook, homemaker and naturalist who lived and worked near Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta, Canada. Kay Riggall was the daughter of guide and outfitter Bert Riggall, and Dora Riggall, and the sister of Doris (Babe) Riggall (Burton). Kay worked with her father as a camp cook until her marriage in 1938 to Andy Russell, who later took over Riggall's businesses. Kay Russell was an avid diarist who faithfully documented her personal and family life while working in the Riggall and Russell family businesses and raising five children on the family ranch. 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).
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of three series: A. Kay Russell personal series, 1922-1984; B. Russell family correspondence series, 1921-1984; C. Russell family papers and photographs series, 1909-1983.
Kay Russell personal series contains diaries, notes and other papers. Diaries pertain to hunting and pack trips, vacations, daily life of the Russell family, and the natural environment in which they lived.
Russell family correspondence series contains family correspondence and general correspondence. Family correspondence consists of letters sent and received within the family by Kay, Andy, Dick, Charlie, John, Gordon and Anne Russell; also Babe Burton, Harold and Lorenda Russell, Fannie Riggall and others. General correspondence consists of letter and cards to the Russell family from numerous friends and acquaintances.
Russell family papers and photographs series consists of financial papers, 1952-1983, Bert Riggall estate papers, 1955-1962, photographs, 1909-1980, and other material. Photographs pertain mainly to the Riggall and Russell families, including: Kay Riggall and Riggall family; Riggall home, hunting, activities, Twin Butte and Waterton areas; wedding and honeymoon photographs of Kay and Andy Russell, 1938; Kay and Andy Russell and children; Russell home, Hawk's Nest, ranch, pets, horses; friends and relatives; hunting and fishing; wildlife and natural history.
Notes
One large b&w print (approx. 28x35cm) of a giraffe was moved from unprocessed box to V63 / O.S. for proper storage.
Name Access
Russell, Andy
Russell, Kay
Subject Access
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Access by advance appointment only
Some restrictions on access and reproduction
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Related Material
Related to the Andy Russell fonds (M153/S43/V555) and the Bert Riggall fonds (M376/V26)
Creator
Russell, Kay
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Kathleen Riggall Russell biography by Valerie Haig-Brown
family members
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
Less detail

Stevens family fonds

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Part Of
Stevens family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to Stevens family pack trips, camps, backcountry travel, hunting trips in southwestern Alberta, southeastern British Columbia and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park with outfitters Bert Riggall and Andy Russell; mainly Waterton and Oldman River regions. Many of the photograph…
Date Range
[ca.1930-ca.1955]
Reference Code
V603
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Part Of
Stevens family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 603
Sous-Fonds
V 603
Accession Number
2736
Reference Code
V603
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Date Range
[ca.1930-ca.1955]
Physical Description
128 photographs : prints, negatives
History / Biographical
The Stevens family was from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Four American families, the Boveys, Stevens, Crosbys and Bennetts, funded construction of a hunting lodge, the "Hawk's Nest," near Waterton, Alberta, Canada in 1924 and contracted the guiding services of Bert Riggall for many years. Riggall's successor, Andy Russell, continued to guide and outfit these visitors.
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to Stevens family pack trips, camps, backcountry travel, hunting trips in southwestern Alberta, southeastern British Columbia and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park with outfitters Bert Riggall and Andy Russell; mainly Waterton and Oldman River regions. Many of the photographs are by Bert Riggall and are annotated by him; some annotated by Andy Russell. Some prints correspond to negatives.
Name Access
Riggall, Bert
Russell, Andy
Stevens (family)
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Pack trips
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
modern reference prints
Creator
Stevens (family)
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on accession record
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

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