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Alistair and Maud Robertson fonds

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Alistair and Maud Robertson fonds
Scope & Content
Photographs, ca.1910-ca.1934, pertain to Radium Hot Springs and surrounding hotels and facilities; Kootenay National Park gate and area; Banff-Windermere Highway; fire near Floe Creek, 1926; Waterton Lakes National Park, 1927; and Bow Valley between Banff and Castle Mountain. Textual records are l…
Date Range
[ca.1910]-1934
Reference Code
M391 / V535
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Alistair and Maud Robertson fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 391
V 535
Sous-Fonds
M391 / V535
Accession Number
2776, 2835, 3478
Reference Code
M391 / V535
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
[ca.1910]-1934
Physical Description
132 photographs : prints, postcards, negatives. -- .5 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Major A. I. Robertson was a British Columbia Land Surveyor at Radium Hot Springs and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Robertson was involved in the Radium townsite survey. Maud V. Robertson developed and operated a tea room in the townsite near the west gate to Kootenay National Park, B.C.
Scope & Content
Photographs, ca.1910-ca.1934, pertain to Radium Hot Springs and surrounding hotels and facilities; Kootenay National Park gate and area; Banff-Windermere Highway; fire near Floe Creek, 1926; Waterton Lakes National Park, 1927; and Bow Valley between Banff and Castle Mountain. Textual records are legal papers, 1928-1934, re property in Radium Hot Springs (site of Maud V. Robertson's tea room); greeting cards from Tom Wilson, 1930, n.d.; and ephemera, 1923-1928, re Banff-Windermere highway and Walter J. Nixon, outfitter, of Invermere, B.C.
Name Access
Robertson, Alistair
Robertson, Maud
Subject Access
Buildings and facilities
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
Robertson, Alistair
Robertson, Maud
Category
Environment
Title Source
Title based on accession records
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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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Altitude Publishing Ltd. fonds

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Altitude Publishing Ltd. fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of business records in the form of correspondence files pertaining to accounts receivable, mail orders and general business, 1980. Also includes postcards published by Altitude Publishing using historical photographs from the collections of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies; 2…
Date Range
[after 1980]
Reference Code
M148 / V15
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Postcard
Textual record
Corporate record
Part Of
Altitude Publishing Ltd. fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 148
V 15
Sous-Fonds
M148/V15
Accession Number
3731, 5665
Reference Code
M148 / V15
GMD
Photograph
Postcard
Textual record
Corporate record
Date Range
[after 1980]
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records. -- 22 postcards
History / Biographical
Altitude Publishing Ltd. was established in 1980 in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of business records in the form of correspondence files pertaining to accounts receivable, mail orders and general business, 1980. Also includes postcards published by Altitude Publishing using historical photographs from the collections of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies; 22 items.
Name Access
Altitude Publishing Ltd.
Subject Access
Commerce and industry
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: basic description for postcards
Creator
Altitude Publishing Ltd.
Category
Commerce and industry
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Annie Staple fonds

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Part Of
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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Archives General File collection

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Archives General File Collection
Scope & Content
The Archives General File is an artificial collection of accessions which do not constitute separate fonds or collections or cannot be placed within existing fonds or collections. Included in the collection are textual records of many types, such as manuscripts, reports, letters, diaries, speeches…
Date Range
[after 1890]
Reference Code
M8 / S8 / V8
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Album
Framed print
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Diary
Plan
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Archives General File Collection
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 8
S 8
V 8
Sous-Fonds
M8 / S8 / V8
Accession Number
Numerous. Access to material via accession number is available through the online database
Reference Code
M8 / S8 / V8
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Album
Framed print
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Diary
Plan
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[after 1890]
Physical Description
57 cm textual records. -- 50 cm of photographs : prints. -- 189 photographs (15 framed prints, 51 transparencies, 79 negatives; 44 copy negatives). -- 3 photograph albums (139 prints). -- 6 motion pictures. -- 9 sound recordings
Scope & Content
The Archives General File is an artificial collection of accessions which do not constitute separate fonds or collections or cannot be placed within existing fonds or collections. Included in the collection are textual records of many types, such as manuscripts, reports, letters, diaries, speeches, poetry, plans and others; photographs in the form of prints, negatives, transparencies, albums, postcards, etc.; sound recorded interviews and programmes; and motion pictures. Material pertains broadly to the Banff area and many other areas within the Archives collecting mandate.
Notable items include: Walter Wilcox letter; George Kinney report; interviews with Bill Round and Edward Feuz; original copy of Treaty Number Seven; Mary Schaffer material, including letters, notes, photograph and report; reports on the Nakimu Caves; film pertaining to Banff Winter Carnival; Georgia Engelhard letters and photos; plans for buildings and structures; George Noble photograph; W. S. Park photograph.
Name Access
Archives General File
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First Nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
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: electronic database
Creator
Archives General File
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title describes nature of collection. Individual titles in accession-level inventory have generally been assigned.
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Beatrice E. Shield fonds

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Part Of
Beatrice E. Shield fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of snapshot and postcard views of buildings, facilities and scenery in Banff and Lake Louise areas, Alberta
Date Range
1920
Reference Code
V607
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Part Of
Beatrice E. Shield fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 607
Sous-Fonds
V 607
Accession Number
5331
Reference Code
V607
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Date Range
1920
Physical Description
75 photographs : prints, postcards
History / Biographical
Beatrice E. Allum (Shield), 1899-1984, travelled to the Rocky Mountains, Alberta from Nova Scotia, Canada in 1920. She later taught school in Fort Macleod, Alberta.
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of snapshot and postcard views of buildings, facilities and scenery in Banff and Lake Louise areas, Alberta
Name Access
Shield, Beatrice E.
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
Creator
Shield, Beatrice E.
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on accession record
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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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Bob Holscher collection

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Part Of
Bob Holscher collection
Scope & Content
Collection consists mainly of postcard views of Banff, Lake Louise and areas by various photographers, including Byron Harmon, J. Howard A. Chapman, S. J. Thompson and R. H. Trueman. Also, includes hand-coloured prints of Lake Louise, one by Alfred Blyth.
Date Range
[ca.1895-ca.1935]
Reference Code
V287
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Part Of
Bob Holscher collection
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 287
Sous-Fonds
V 287
Accession Number
3591, 6194
Reference Code
V287
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Date Range
[ca.1895-ca.1935]
Physical Description
30 photographs : prints, copy negatives
History / Biographical
Bob Holscher was a postcard collector at Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Scope & Content
Collection consists mainly of postcard views of Banff, Lake Louise and areas by various photographers, including Byron Harmon, J. Howard A. Chapman, S. J. Thompson and R. H. Trueman. Also, includes hand-coloured prints of Lake Louise, one by Alfred Blyth.
Name Access
Holscher, Bob (collector)
Subject Access
Arts
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Language
Language is English
Creator
Holscher, Bob (collector)
Category
Arts
Title Source
Title based on accession records
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Byron Harmon fonds

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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of the photographic records and sample materials of Byron Harmon Photos, the photographic business of Byron Harmon and his successors; as well as the personal photographs of Byron Harmon. I. Scenic / commercial, 1907-1975, ca.7600 items. Primary component of series is film and glass…
Date Range
[ca.1890-ca.1975]
Reference Code
V263
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Published record
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 263
Sous-Fonds
V 263
Accession Number
235, 980, 1549, 1622, 2588, 2656, 2770, 2792, 2895, 3005, 3394, 3423, 3657, 3807, 3824, 3859, 3988, 4028, 4076, 5052, 5181, 5205, 5254, 5381, 6070, 6127, 6587, 6602
Reference Code
V263
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Published record
Other Title Info
Also known as the Byron Harmon Photos fonds.
Date Range
[ca.1890-ca.1975]
Physical Description
ca.10,500 photographs (and ca.35 cm) : prints, postcards, negatives, transparencies, motion pictures, sample products
History / Biographical
Byron Hill Harmon, 1876-1942, was a professional photographer and businessman at Banff, Alberta, Canada. He was born near Tacoma, Washington, USA and operated a portrait studio there for a time. In 1903, while travelling around the United States and Canada as an itinerant photographer, he decided to settle in Banff and by 1907 had produced enough mountain views to begin selling a line of postcards. Between 1906 and 1913, Harmon was official photographer for the Alpine Club of Canada and made trips in numerous mountain areas, such as the Bugaboos (1910) and Mount Robson (1911, 1913). Harmon personally financed trips into other areas, such as Tonquin Valley (1918) and Lake of the Hanging Glaciers (1920, 1922), producing both still photographs and motion pictures for commercial sale. After his last major expedition in 1924 across Saskatchewan Glacier, through to Maligne Lake and back to Banff by packtrain, Harmon devoted most of his time to photographing scenes along the railway, skiing in the Assiniboine and Skoki regions, and the annual rides and hikes of the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies and the Sky Line Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies. At the same time he managed several businesses, including a drug store, fountain lunch, theatre and book store. In his later years, Harmon spent much time travelling and photographing in other parts of the world. The business, Byron Harmon Photos, was managed successively by his son, Don Harmon, then his grand-daughter, Carole Harmon.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of the photographic records and sample materials of Byron Harmon Photos, the photographic business of Byron Harmon and his successors; as well as the personal photographs of Byron Harmon.
I. Scenic / commercial, 1907-1975, ca.7600 items. Primary component of series is film and glass negatives, 1907-1942, ca.6500 items. Also includes: postcard negatives and positives and production negatives to ca.1955; original prints; a wide range of sample products, such as postcards, enlargements and framing prints, calendars and viewbooks, mainly by Harmon business, some by other photographers; and lantern slides, ca.1913-192-, pertaining to Columbia Icefield Expedition, mountaineering, mountain landscapes, Indians, wildlife, Canadian Pacific Railway and Asian travel. Scenic / commercial series pertains to annual camps and expeditions of the Alpine Club of Canada in the Canadian Rockies and Selkirks, 1907-1913; private movie-making expeditions in the Canadian Rockies and Selkirks; mountain scenic views, primarily for postcard purposes; Banff events and development; skiing; birds and animals. Includes some material by Don Harmon and Lloyd Harmon, sons of Byron Harmon.
II. Personal, 189- to 194-, ca.370 items. Includes: family photographs and views received from others; motion picture out-takes pertaining to world travels, 1930s; and 35 mm. transparencies, ca.1940, pertaining mainly to world travels, also mountain and prairie scenics.
Notes
For more information on the Byron Harmon photographs, see "Great Days in the Rockies: The Photographs of Byron Harmon, 1906-1934" (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1978) or "Byron Harmon, Mountain Photographer" by Carole Harmon and Bart Robinson (Banff: Altitude Publishing, 1992)
Name Access
Harmon, Byron
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: series description
selected modern reference prints
digital images in Images database and in Alberta InSight database
Related Material
Byron Harmon postcards can also be found in the Postcard general file (V466)
Creator
Harmon, Byron
Category
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
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Camp coordinator packages, notes and handouts

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Part Of
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of introductory packages put together for Camp Coordinators on pack trips led by the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies in 2008. Includes 32 items consisting of contact lists, name lists and basic information about riders, participant reports, printed maps and brochures pertaining t…
Date Range
2008
Reference Code
M545 / II / 14
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Organization record
Map
Postcard
Part Of
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M545 / V635
Series
M545 / II : Members, Staff, Personal Content
Sous-Fonds
M545
Accession Number
8235
Reference Code
M545 / II / 14
GMD
Textual record
Organization record
Map
Postcard
Date Range
2008
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of introductory packages put together for Camp Coordinators on pack trips led by the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies in 2008. Includes 32 items consisting of contact lists, name lists and basic information about riders, participant reports, printed maps and brochures pertaining to specific packing trips in 2008, blank survey sheets and insurance waivers, and itineraries. Items are kept in order of 2008 ride numbers: Ride 1, Ride 2, etc.
Notes
Contains numerous duplicates
Subject Access
Administration
Packing
Travel
Tourism
Geography
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Kananaskis
Banff
Access Restrictions
Restrictions may apply due to personal information
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply due to personal information
Language
English
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Less detail

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