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Alpine Club of Canada fonds

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Alpine Club of Canada fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds constitutes the principal resource for the study of the history of Canadian mountaineering. It provides a wealth of information on individual alpinists, expeditions, mountains, national parks, conservation, climbing, alpine organizations, publications, guiding, scientific study and the Alpin…
Date Range
1906-2009
Reference Code
M200 / S6 / V14
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Organization record
Part Of
Alpine Club of Canada fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 200
S 6
V 14
Sous-Fonds
M200/S6/V14
Accession Number
698, 1040 (unproc), 1224, 1299 (unproc), 1807, 1813, 2141 (unproc), 2376 (unproc), 3160 (unproc), 3296 (unproc), 3298 (unproc), 3382 (unproc), 3560 (unproc), 3757 (unproc), 3970 (unproc), 5012, 5114, 5200, 5215 (unproc), 5330 (unproc), 5343, 5357, 5396 (unproc), 5438, 5454, 5455, 5456, 5457, 5458, 5459, 5460, 5461, 5462 (unproc), 5463 (unproc), 5464, 5465, 5466, 5474, 5538 (unproc), 5541, 5569 (unproc), 5591 (unproc), 5592, 5605, 5631 (unproc), 5632, 5633, 5634, 5635 (unproc), 5680 (unproc), 5724, 5950, 6062 (unproc), 6332, 6337, 6375, 6376 (unproc), 6396, 6437, 6451, 6457 (unproc), 6459 (unproc), 6465 (unproc), 6470 (unproc), 6623 (unproc), 6624, 6625, 6626, 6627 (unproc), 6628, 6765 (unproc), 6766 (unproc), 6767 (unproc), 7774 (unproc), 7779 (unproc), 8002 (unproc)
Reference Code
M200 / S6 / V14
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Organization record
Date Range
1906-2009
Physical Description
ca.42 m of textual records. -- ca.12,500 photographs: prints, stereographic prints, transparencies, slides, negatives, postcards. -- 85 photograph albums. -- 8 motion pictures: films, video recordings. -- 3 sound recordings
History / Biographical
The Alpine Club of Canada, the national mountaineering club, was founded in 1906 by A. O. Wheeler and other like-minded climbers. The club espoused scientific study and exploration, cultivation of art, public education, acquisition of climbing skills, and preservation of natural areas within the mountainous regions of Canada. Through a national executive, local sections and volunteer committees, the club provided climbing camps, clubhouse, huts, and publications, including the Canadian Alpine Journal. ACC expeditions and projects resulted in pioneer exploration, first ascents, and included mountain warfare training during the Second World War. In recent years, the club's membership has increased dramatically with the popularity of climbing and its programs have evolved to serve the needs of unguided climbers using sophisticated technical aids.
Scope & Content
Fonds constitutes the principal resource for the study of the history of Canadian mountaineering. It provides a wealth of information on individual alpinists, expeditions, mountains, national parks, conservation, climbing, alpine organizations, publications, guiding, scientific study and the Alpine Club itself.
The fonds consists of four Sous-fonds: I. Alpine Club of Canada records; II. Mount Everest Expedition (1982) records; III. Personal papers and photographs; IV. Other material. Club administration records (series I.A.) pertain to executive positions; head office; finance; camps, climbing and treks; expeditions; huts and properties; clubhouses; library; publications; photography; other committees; other activities; and other. Other club records include section records (series I.B.), hut registers and summit records (series I.C.).
Name Access
Alpine Club of Canada
Subject Access
Environment
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
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: sous-fonds, series and sub-series description
electronic finding aid for processed material
Creator
Alpine Club of Canada
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Annie Staple fonds

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Annie Staple fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of personal and business papers regarding automobile traffic, visitation and tourism in Banff National Park, east gate; clippings and ephemera regarding history and personalities of the Bow Valley; prints and copy negatives pertaining mainly to Exshaw, Rocky Mountains Park entrance, …
Date Range
[ca.1900]-1948
Reference Code
M23 / V138
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Annie Staple fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 23
V 138
Sous-Fonds
M23/V138
Accession Number
144, 1360, 1702, 1705, 1967, 2154, 2655, 2687, 3670, 7393
Reference Code
M23 / V138
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1900]-1948
Physical Description
4 cm textual records: originals and photocopies. -- ca.45 photographs: prints, postcards, copy negatives
History / Biographical
Annie Staple, 1883-1973, was born in Shrawley, Worcestershire, England. While working as a caregiver in a hospital in Derbyshire, she met Tom Staple. Annie and Tom were married in 1907 and immigrated to Canada. Tom became a warden for Rocky Mountains Park in 1913. Tom's assigned area was Kananaskis and a house (Gateway Lodge) was built for Tom and Annie between Kananaskis and Exshaw in 1916. In addition to area patrols, Tom's warden duties included issuing permits to visitors entering the park by automobile. The permit process included sealing guns, collecting park fees and distributing metal plates (the precursor to the park pass system). During Tom's absences, Annie issued the permits to automobile visitors. In 1916 Annie became the gatekeeper of the east-gate, which at that time was a table set up at the side of the road. Tom Staple died in 1919 while Annie was pregnant with their fourth child. Annie continued to work as the keeper of the east gate until 1948, when she retired.
In 1930 the park boundary was moved west of Canmore and while the entrance was under construction, Parks authorities relocated Annie to the west entrance of Yoho Park. Annie worked the winter of 1930-1931 at the Upper Hot Springs in Banff and returned to her position as keeper of the east gate in the spring of 1931. Construction of the new gate and a residence for Annie and her family lasted six years and during this period, the park boundary was moved again.
Following her retirement in 1948, Annie Staple moved to Seebe to live with her daughter's family and in 1953, she moved to Calgary to live with her sister, Nellie Whitburn. Following Nellie's death, Annie returned to live with her daughter's family in Canmore.
Annie and Tom Staple had four children, Joyce (1909-2001), Tom (1912-1941), Geoffrey (1913-1973), and Albert b.1920.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of personal and business papers regarding automobile traffic, visitation and tourism in Banff National Park, east gate; clippings and ephemera regarding history and personalities of the Bow Valley; prints and copy negatives pertaining mainly to Exshaw, Rocky Mountains Park entrance, Spray River warden cabin, Lake Minnewanka and Banff; postcards views of Banff and Rocky Mountains by Byron Harmon and Wm. J. Gibbons.
Name Access
Staple, Annie
Subject Access
Environment
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
Creator
Staple, Annie
Category
Environment
Biographical Source Notes
"We Live in a Postcard: Banff Family Histories" (Banff: Banff History Book Committee,2005)
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
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Banff and Goat Mountain, Banff National Park

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Medium
Library - Postcard
Published Date
ca. 1944
Call Number
V391/PG-78
  1 image  
Variant Title
Along the line of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Responsibility
Distributed by Byron Harmon, Banff, Canada
Place
Made in U.S.A.
Published Date
ca. 1944
Medium
Library - Postcard
Notes
Annotated
colour
Includes postage stamp
Accession Number
1430
Call Number
V391/PG-78
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The Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta

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Medium
Library - Postcard
Published Date
ca. 1941
Author
Spalding, Joseph Frederick
Publisher
The Camera Products Co.
Call Number
V391/PG-83
  1 image  
Author
Spalding, Joseph Frederick
Place
Vancouver, B.C. Made in England
Publisher
The Camera Products Co.
Published Date
ca. 1941
Medium
Library - Postcard
Series
Rockies Series
Abstract
On back of postcard: This is a Real Photograph. Hand Coloured.
Notes
Annotated
colour
Includes postage stamp
Accession Number
1430
Call Number
V391/PG-83
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Medium
Library - Postcard
Published Date
1941
Author
Harmon, Byron
Publisher
[Byron Harmon?]
Call Number
V548-PG-12
  1 image  
Variant Title
Along the line of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Author
Harmon, Byron
Responsibility
Byron Harmon
Place
Banff, Canada Made in Canada
Publisher
[Byron Harmon?]
Published Date
1941
Medium
Library - Postcard
Notes
Annotated
b&w
Includes postage stamp
Accession Number
3643
Call Number
V548-PG-12
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Bears in Jasper Park.

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Medium
Library - Postcard
Published Date
ca. 1945
Author
Weiss, J.A.
Call Number
V391/PG-90
  1 image  
Author
Weiss, J.A.
Responsibility
J.A. Weiss
Place
Made in Canada
Published Date
ca. 1945
Medium
Library - Postcard
Notes
Annotated
b&w
Includes postage stamp
Accession Number
1430
Call Number
V391/PG-90
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Bill Gibbons fonds

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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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Bow River Valley and Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta

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Medium
Library - Postcard Series
Published Date
ca. 1943
Call Number
V466/PG-P75np-11
  1 image  
Variant Title
C.P.R. Hotel, Golf Links and Bow River, Banff, Canadian Rockies
Government Bath, Banff, Canadian Rockies
Bow Valley from C.P.R. Hotel, Banff, Canadian Rockies
Mt. Rundle [Mount Rundle], 9,798 Ft., Banff, Canadian Rockies
Bow Falls and Cascade Mountain, Banff, Canadian Rockies
The Falls, Johnston Canyon, Banff, Canadian Rockies
Chateau Lake Louise, Canadian Rockies
The Poppies, Lake Louise, Alta.
Cascade's of Time
Place
Imprime en Allemagne [Printed in Germany]
Published Date
ca. 1943
Medium
Library - Postcard Series
Abstract
A postcard envelope containing a series of minature photographs
Notes
Annotated
b&w
Includes postage stamp
Accession Number
7234
Call Number
V466/PG-P75np-11
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Medium
Library - Postcard
Published Date
ca. 1946
Author
Harmon, Byron
Call Number
V151/PG-B99-21
  1 image  
Variant Title
Along the line of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Author
Harmon, Byron
Responsibility
Byron Harmon
Place
Made in Canada
Published Date
ca. 1946
Medium
Library - Postcard
Abstract
Photograph was taken after the Banff golf course was put in
Notes
Annotated
b&w
Includes postage stamp
Accession Number
7890
Call Number
V151/PG-B99-21
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The Bow Valley, Showing Golf Course, Banff National Park

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Medium
Library - Postcard
Published Date
ca. 1943
Call Number
V391/PG-84
  1 image  
Variant Title
Along the line of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Responsibility
Byron Harmon
Place
Made in Canada
Published Date
ca. 1943
Medium
Library - Postcard
Notes
Annotated
colour
Includes postage stamp
Accession Number
1430
Call Number
V391/PG-84
Images
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