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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
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Carl Rungius Letters

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Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 5 cm of handwritten and typed correspondence, 23 x 34 cm or smaller. File pertains to correspondence between Carl Rungius and the Wardle family, as well as correspondence between Dorothy and Jon Whyte regarding gifting copies to the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. File docume…
Date Range
1940-1983
1940-1956
1983
Reference Code
M521 / II / B / 1-3
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Private record
Published record
Textual record
Postcard
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M521 / V75
Series
M521 / II : Wardle Family
Sous-Fonds
M521
Sub-Series
M521 / II / B : Correspondence
Accession Number
7504
Reference Code
M521 / II / B / 1-3
GMD
Private record
Published record
Textual record
Postcard
Date Range
1940-1983
1940-1956
1983
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records (23 x 34 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 5 cm of handwritten and typed correspondence, 23 x 34 cm or smaller. File pertains to correspondence between Carl Rungius and the Wardle family, as well as correspondence between Dorothy and Jon Whyte regarding gifting copies to the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. File documents, among other things, the death of Louise (Carl's wife) in 1940; exhibiting Carl's work in the National Gallery of Canada, 1942 and 1956; and Carl's visits to the Wardle family home in Ottawa. Records also include a postcard and two Mayfair articles from 1943.
Notes
In 1983, Dorothy gifted photocopies of Carl's correspondence with her family. In 2003, the originals were donated as part of Dorothy's estate. The photocopies (accn. 5296) were discarded.
Carl Rungius was a wildlife and landscape painter who frequented and had a studio in Banff. The Wardle family was good friends with Rungius.
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James M.
Rungius, Carl
Whyte, Jon
Subject Access
Art
Artist
Banff
Community life
Personal and Family Life
Personal and Professional Life
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Ottawa
Ontario
Canada
Language
English
Conservation
Some tape leftover on some of the pages, may present issues in the future.
Creator
Rungius, Carl
Wardle, James M.
Wardle, Dorothy
Category
Arts
Communications
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Charlie Beil fonds

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Part Of
Charlie Beil fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of letters, 1929-1972, including letters to Leslie Peters, 1929-1972 and Julius Peters, 1931-1938; Christmas cards from Beil to members of the Peters family; miscellaneous brochures, pamphlets, etc. illustrated with Beil's works; photographs. Papers discuss Banff Winter Carnival ice…
Date Range
[ca.1926-1972]
Reference Code
M463 / V496
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Charlie Beil fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 463
V 496
Sous-Fonds
M 463
V 496
Accession Number
1437, 3191, 3740, 3751
Reference Code
M463 / V496
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1926-1972]
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records. -- 80 photographs : prints, postcards
History / Biographical
Charlie Beil, 1894-1976, was an artist at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Beil pursued his interest in art after meeting artist Charlie Russell in Glacier Park, Montana, USA. Prior to that, he worked as a cowboy and served in the U.S. Cavalry. Beil came to Banff in 1930 and settled there permanently in 1934. He established a studio and began to produce murals, dioramas and bronze sculptures. Beil was well-known for the latter and was active as an artist until his death. Charles Beil married Olive Luxton, ca.1940.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of letters, 1929-1972, including letters to Leslie Peters, 1929-1972 and Julius Peters, 1931-1938; Christmas cards from Beil to members of the Peters family; miscellaneous brochures, pamphlets, etc. illustrated with Beil's works; photographs. Papers discuss Banff Winter Carnival ice sculptures, Olive Beil, Grey Owl, and Beil's life and work as an artist, particularly in the 1930s and 1940s as he was becoming established in Banff. Photographs pertain to paintings, models and sculptures by Charlie Beil; also Calgary Stampede, Banff and Sunshine area views.
Name Access
Beil, Charlie
Subject Access
Arts
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
Beil, Charlie
Category
Arts
Title Source
Title based on accession records
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Dorothy Wardle fonds

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Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two sous-fonds: M521 and V75. M521 consists of four series, 154 cm, ca.1870-2002. Series I: Dorothy Wardle Personal Papers, 69.5 cm, ca.1870-2002 (includes Dorothy's written work and research and notes related to Banff). Series II: Wardle Family, 32.5 cm, 1872-1998 (including cor…
Date Range
ca.1870-2002
Reference Code
M521 / V75
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M521
V75
Sous-Fonds
M521
V75
Accession Number
5296, 5391, 7504
Reference Code
M521 / V75
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
ca.1870-2002
Physical Description
154 cm of textual records. -- 1304 photographs (1190 prints, 95 negatives, 19 transparencies). -- 6 photograph albums.
History / Biographical
The Wardle family was comprised of husband and wife, James Morey Wardle (June 26,1888 - May 18,1971) and Maud Leette (Roney) Wardle (May 24,1889 - December 1,1969), and their one child, Dorothy Hope Wardle (May 23,1919 - July 20,2003). James Wardle, born in Chiliwack, British Columbia, was a civil engineer and public servant. He was the Superintendent of Banff National Park from 1918-1921, Chief Engineer for Parks Canada from 1921-1935, and Deputy Minister of the Interior from 1935-1936. He is primarily known as a highway design engineer, particularly for building the Banff-Windermere, Banff-Lake Louise, and Banff-Jasper highways. He was a councillor for the Municipality of Rockcliffe Park in Ontario and he was the President of the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies in Banff from 1925-1929. Mount Wardle in Vermillion was named after him in 1921. James married Leette on November 4, 1913, with whom he had one child, Dorothy. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Dorothy (also known as Dot and Dorie) grew up in Banff, Alberta and Ottawa, Ontario, due to her father's position with the federal government. She was educated at the Mountain School in Banff and at the Elmwood School in Ottawa. All three family members were graduates of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. James graduated in 1912 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Leette graduated with a Bachelor's degree, and in 1942, Dorothy also earned a Bachelor's degree. Dorothy was prominent in student life and active in athletics. In 1941, Dorothy became the first woman elected as President of the Alma Mater Society and during her academic career, Dorothy was a member of the Levana Intercollegiate Debative, University Centenary Committee, and Queen’s War Aid Commission. Dorothy spent her career as a freelance writer however, upon graduation she served as the first Secretary-In-Charge of Records at Carleton College (now Carleton University) from 1942-1944 in Ottawa and in the mid-1950s worked as a secretary for the Glenbow Foundation in Calgary. Dorothy pursued a lifelong interest in traveling, art, and antiques. Although she was fiercely proud and protective of Banff and the Park, and remained a volunteer and patron of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Dorothy eventually settled in Sidney, British Columbia and shared an apartment with Sheila Iris Ritchie, with whom Dorothy travelled extensively. After her death in 2003, Dorothy, "Dorie," was laid to rest alongside her parents in the Old Banff Cemetery.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two sous-fonds: M521 and V75.
M521 consists of four series, 154 cm, ca.1870-2002. Series I: Dorothy Wardle Personal Papers, 69.5 cm, ca.1870-2002 (includes Dorothy's written work and research and notes related to Banff). Series II: Wardle Family, 32.5 cm, 1872-1998 (including correspondence with Carl Rungius and Mrs. Helen Brett, and Christmas and other greeting cards from Peter and Catharine Whyte). Series III: Queen's University, 7.5 cm, 1911-1980 (including graduation certificates for each family member and records pertaining to Dorothy's participation on the Alma Mater Society). Series IV: Travel, 44.5 cm, ca.1950-1988 (includes hand-written notebooks meticulously detailing their travels).
V75 consists of two series, 79.5 cm, ca. 1912-2001. Series I: Wardle Family, ca. 1912-1971, 6 albums, 31 cm of photograph prints and negatives (including family trips, trail rides in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and family gatherings). Series II: Dorothy Wardle, 1972-2001, 34 cm of photograph prints, negatives, and transparencies (including Dorothy's travels in Alberta and British Columbia, overseas, and various outings with friends).
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James
Rungius, Carl
Brett, Helen
Keyte, Freeman
Hart, E. J. (Ted)
Harkin, J. B. (James Bernard)
Brewster, Pat
Peyto, Bill
Brett, Robert George
Sanson, Norman
White, Clifford
Drummond-Davies, Nora
Mills, Ike
McLean, George
Walking Buffalo (George McLean)
Kaquitts, Frank
Oxborough, Dorothy
Whyte, Jon
Robinson, Dean
Warren, Mary Schaffer
Simpson, George
Gibbon, John Murray
Whyte, Catharine
Whyte, Peter
Greenham, Margaret
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Personal and Family Life
Banff
Old Banff Cemetery
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Cabins
Travel
Picnics and picnicking
Holidays
Scenery
Christmas
Dogs
Horses
Mountain
Canoes and canoeing
Hiking
Wildlife
War Memorial
Highland Games
Bow River Bridge
Golfing
Anniversary
Horseback riding
Indigenous Peoples
Stoney Nakoda
Education
Snowshoes and snowshoeing
Banff Winter Carnival
Banff Winter Festival
Women
Trails
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Sports and leisure
Skiing
European travel
Beach
Calgary Herald
Geography
Government
Newspaper
Politics
Research
Banff Public Library
National parks and reserves
Park policy
Parks Canada
Wardens
Ya-Ha-Tinda Ranch
Community life
Mines and mineral resources
History
Immigration and homesteading
Settlement
Organizations
World War II
Biographical
Professional and Personal Life
Grizzly Bears
Fire fighters
Sunshine Village
Teahouses
Banff Indian Days
Regalia
Calgary Stampede
Mountain guides
Mountain School
The Albertan
Crag and Canyon newspaper
Homestead Hotel
Banff Centre
Hot Springs
Superintendents
Automobiles
Natural history
Records
Calendar
Finances
Leases
Legal and Financial
Property
Recreation
Geographic Access
Banff
Banff National Park
Canmore
Alberta
Canada
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Castle Mountain
Bankhead
British Columbia
Glacier National Park
Kootenay National Park
Silver City
Victoria
Scotland
Revelstoke
Yoho National Park
Ottawa
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Plain of Six Glaciers
Lake Agnes
Lake Louise
Lake Minnewanka
Lake O'Hara
Bow River
Calgary
Sidney
San Francisco
United States
Europe
Germany
Switzerland
France
Spain
Monaco
Italy
Denmark
Austria
Quebec
Windermere
New York
Assiniboine
Ghost River
High River
Quebec City
New Brunswick
Maine
Great Divide
Moraine Lake
Maligne Lake
Columbia Icefield
Washington
Philadelphia
Atlantic City
Larch Valley
Cascade Mountain
Panama
Sulphur Mountain
Field
Emerald Lake
Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump
Takkakaw Falls
Jasper National Park
Athabasca Falls
Okanagan
Kananaskis
Hoodoos
Powell River
Montreal
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Related Material
Dorothy also donated artwork (by Carl Rungius) to Art and Heritage.
James Morey Wardle fonds (Library and Archives Canada)
Creator
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James M.
Wardle, Leette
Category
Arts
Environment
Education
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Elizabeth Rummel fonds

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Part Of
Elizabeth Rummel fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of papers and photographs pertaining to Lizzie Rummel, her career and her family. Textual records consist mainly of correspondence, 1930-1980, mostly incoming. Also includes personal papers, 1902, 1926-1980, and records pertaining to Mount Assiniboine concerns, Skoki area, ski touring…
Date Range
[ca.1897]-1980
Reference Code
M28 / S9 / V554
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Elizabeth Rummel fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 28
S 9
V 554
Sous-Fonds
M 28
S 9
V 554
Accession Number
184, 540, 824, 962, 1159, 1189, 1341, 1379, 1615, 2103, 2569, 2661, 2818, 2836, 3349
Reference Code
M28 / S9 / V554
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
[ca.1897]-1980
Physical Description
60 cm of textual records. -- ca.2200 photographs : prints, postcards, transparencies, negatives. -- 5 photograph albums (400 prints). -- 2 sound recordings : audio tape reels
History / Biographical
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rummel, 1897-1980, was a lodge owner and operator at Banff National Park, Alberta and Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. Rummel was born Elisabeth von Rummel to an aristocratic German family. With her mother and sisters, she ranched near Millarville, Alberta, after being stranded there during the First World War. In 1938, Lizzie moved to the mountains and became involved in early ski and backcountry operations. Her forty-two year career in the mountains included: working at Mount Assiniboine Lodge until 1942; managing Skoki Lodge and, at various times, Temple Chalet and Lake Louise Ski Lodge, ca.1943-1950; owning and operating Sunburst Lake Camp, 1950-1970; and working as assistant and oral history interviewer at the Archives of the Canadian Rockies (now the Archives of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies) from 1966 to 1980. Lizzie was active in the town affairs of Canmore, Alberta, where she lived, as well as in various conservation and recreation organizations. She became a member of the Order of Canada in 1980.
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of papers and photographs pertaining to Lizzie Rummel, her career and her family.
Textual records consist mainly of correspondence, 1930-1980, mostly incoming. Also includes personal papers, 1902, 1926-1980, and records pertaining to Mount Assiniboine concerns, Skoki area, ski touring, Al Gaetz and Lawrence Grassi. Correspondents include Charlie Hunter, Ernest Lamarque and Erling Strom.
Photographs include four series: I. Professional and trips, 1903-1978, n.d., ca.1400 items; pertaining to Mount Assiniboine Camp and region, Sunburst Lake camp and region, Skoki Lodge and region, and trips and views in the Canadian Rockies and B.C., and including activities such as skiing, mountaineering and backcountry travel. II. Personal, ca.1898-1980, ca.485 items; pertaining to the Rummel Ranch, Rummel family and friends, Lizzie Rummel and friends and associates, other. III. Travels, 1936-1973, ca.145 items; pertaining to travels in Europe, Yukon and N.W.T. and other. IV. Other, 1912-1977, n.d., ca.140 items; pertaining to Indians, John Ware and other. Includes material by numerous photographers, including Arnold Brigden.
Sound recordings are Rummel reading in German and French from the guidebooks of Edward Feuz Jr. and Sr., 1969, and a practice tape by Rummel as an archives interviewer, 197-?
Name Access
Rummel, Elizabeth
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is mainly English; some German and French
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline and file description of photographs
electronic finding aid
correspondent/subject index
microfilm copy of album/s
Creator
Rummel, Elizabeth
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds and accession records
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Ephemera and Collected Materials

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Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 28 cm of textual records, 21 x 29.5 cm or smaller. File pertains to the Wardle family's travels overseas and in North America. Records include brochures, pamphlets, postcards (annotated and blank), folded maps and guidebooks, and other travel literature. Destinations include Amster…
Date Range
c.1950-c.1980
Reference Code
M521 / IV / 1-17
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Diary
Map
Postcard
Published record
Textual record
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M521 / V75
Series
M521 / IV : Travel
Sous-Fonds
M521
Accession Number
7504
Reference Code
M521 / IV / 1-17
GMD
Diary
Map
Postcard
Published record
Textual record
Date Range
c.1950-c.1980
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records (21 x 29.5 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 28 cm of textual records, 21 x 29.5 cm or smaller. File pertains to the Wardle family's travels overseas and in North America. Records include brochures, pamphlets, postcards (annotated and blank), folded maps and guidebooks, and other travel literature. Destinations include Amsterdam, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Spain, France, Monaco, Scotland, Italy, Scandinavia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and various places in North America.
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Subject Access
Travel
European travel
Family and personal life
Geographic Access
Canada
Scotland
Europe
Germany
Switzerland
France
Spain
Monaco
Italy
Denmark
Austria
Language
English
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Gertie and John Hartefeld fonds

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Part Of
Gertie and John Hartefeld fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographs pertaining to skiing in Canada and Europe, family, and the Banff Ski Team, and include Hans Gmoser ski trips, ca.1960 and beginner ski instruction, ca.1950. 15 postcards relate to local areas, ca.1940-1955, some by Byron Harmon; 50 European postcards, 1940-1955. Motio…
Date Range
ca.1923-1997
Reference Code
M241 / V417
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Gertie and John Hartefeld fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 241
V 417
Sous-Fonds
M 241
V 417
Accession Number
7569 (unproc)
Reference Code
M241 / V417
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
ca.1923-1997
Physical Description
ca.525 photographs: ca.348 negatives, 24 transparencies, ca.87 [+ ca.1500 35mm contact prints] prints, ca.65 postcards. -- 12 motion pictures: 8mm film. -- ca.2 cm textual records
History / Biographical
John Hartefeld was born Johann Hartefeld in 1915 in Stettin, Poland (Germany). He studied physical education and manual arts from 1930 to 1933 and taught at a boys school in Berlin-Spandau from 1939 to 1945. Hartefeld moved to Garmish Partenkirchen, Germany where he worked as a ski instructor, sports teacher and faltboat (watercraft) instructor and guide.
Gertrud Vinzenzia Sattler was born in 1920 in Wilkischen, Czechoslovakia and attended business college and language school in Prague, earning a certificate as a bilingual secretary in English and German. From 1945 to 1953 Gertrud Sattler worked for the U.S. Army in Garmish Partenkirchen as a secretary, bookkeeper and interpreter. She met John Hartefeld in Garmish Partenkirchen and together they immigrated to Canada in 1953 and settled in Toronto, Ontario.
Gertie and John married in Toronto in 1953 and moved to Banff, Alberta settling at 213 Bear Street. In 1963, John and Gertie moved into their new home at 340 Muskrat Street, a house built by John. John Hartefeld earned his Alberta Journeyman's Certificate in Carpentry in 1958 and completed his B.Ed in Industrial Arts in the Faculty of Education in 1966 by attending summer schools and through correspondence courses with Queen's University and the University of Calgary. He taught at the Banff High School from 1957 to 1979 and was instrumental in designing and assembling the industrial arts shop at the Banff High School in 1962. John Hartefeld gave ski lessons to school-age students at Mount Norquay and he designed and built the wrought iron chandeliers and wall lamps in his home and also at the Bugaboo, Cariboo, and Bobbie Burns lodges. John enjoyed fishing, windsurfing, and building his own windsurfing boards for sailing at Vermillion Lakes. John Hartefeld died in a bicycle accident on Norquay Road in June 1997.
From 1953 to 1959 Gertie worked for J.D. Hansen of Banff doing insurance, real estate and legal work. From 1959 to 1964 Gertie worked for Dermod Owen-Flood, Barristers and Solicitors as a legal secretary and bookkeeper and from 1963 to 1966 she worked for Nesbitt, Beaumont et al. Barristers and Solicitors. Gertie provided secretarial and bookkeeping services for Rocky Mountain Guides (now CMH) from 1966 to 1968 and from 1962 to 1975, she worked as an insurance and real estate agent and was an officer of Banff Insurance Services Ltd. In 1975, Gertie became an insurance consultant for CMH. Gertie Hartefeld enjoyed skiing, fishing, cooking, and tennis. She was an accomplished weaver and a member of the Harvie Heights Weavers Guild. Her garments could be purchased at The Quest in Banff. Gertie Hartefeld died in 2002.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographs pertaining to skiing in Canada and Europe, family, and the Banff Ski Team, and include Hans Gmoser ski trips, ca.1960 and beginner ski instruction, ca.1950. 15 postcards relate to local areas, ca.1940-1955, some by Byron Harmon; 50 European postcards, 1940-1955. Motion pictures pertain to skiing at Norquay, Lake Louise, and Mount Assiniboine as well as landscapes and wildlife, 1967-1980. Textual records include marriage, citizenship and education certificates, passport, immigration papers, letters, and newspaper clippings, ca.1940-1997.
Name Access
Hartefeld, Gertie
Hartefeld, John
Subject Access
Commerce and industry
Environment
Sports, recreation and leisure
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
No finding aid
Creator
Hartefeld, Gertie and John
Category
Commerce and industry
Environment
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Margaret Gmoser
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Unprocessed
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Kidney family fonds

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Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of personal, professional and legal documents and photographs pertaining to Maud and Forest Kidney, Jack MacAulay, Kidney and Woodworth family members, friends and the Banff community. Items are organized by subject and date ranges. Fonds consists of six series: Series I - Maud (Wo…
Date Range
1886 - 2013
Reference Code
M74 / V324
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Corporate record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M74 / V324
Sous-Fonds
M74
V324
Accession Number
452
629
798
929
1843
2143
2177
2275
2780
2983
3109
2016.8581
Reference Code
M74 / V324
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Corporate record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1886 - 2013
Physical Description
66 cm of textual records -- ca. 963 photographs : 870 prints, 62 postcards, 30 negatives, 1 tintype (31.5 x 37 cm or smaller) -- 7 photograph albums (26 x 33.5 cm or smaller)
History / Biographical
Ella Maud [Woodworth] Kidney (1894-1977) was born in Banff as the fourth of 11 siblings. Her parents were Benjamin Woodworth and Elizabeth [McIntire] Woodworth. Growing up, Maud worked briefly for the Alberta Hotel and the Bottling Works company in Banff. Maud was married to John A. MacAulay in 1917, and widowed later that year. Her twin sons, John A. [Jack] and Thomas A. [Ted] MacAulay, were born in 1918. Maud married Forest H. "Pop" Kidney (1889-1979) on February 14, 1923, and the new family settled into the Kidney home on Wolf and Muskrat Street. The Kidney residence was originally located in Bankhead, but was moved to Banff and sold following the town's closure in 1922. Maud and Forest operated several local businesses including Banff Grocery, Quaker Coffee Shop, Pop's Bakery and Kidney Kabins. The Kidneys were also active in community affairs throughout their lives. Maud Kidney was a long-time member of the Girls' Sunshine Flower Club in Banff [and the club's president for over a decade spanning across the 1940's], as well as the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire [I.O.D.E.] and Rebekah Lodge, and she was matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Banff in 1950. Forest Kidney was involved in the Banff Shriners Club, the Kiwanis Club, the Independent Order of Oddfellows and the Canadian Restaurants Association [CRA], among other groups; in the early 1960's, Forest also served as the President of the Calgary branch of the CRA. Jack and Ted MacAulay grew up together in Banff, where they were involved in Banff's Boy Scouts program and local hockey teams. Jack in particular was an avid hockey player, until an accident in 1940 caused damage to his right eye which kept him from competing. From 1943 to 1945, Jack worked for Boeing Aircraft of Canada Ltd., and in 1946 he was appointed as the Chief Inspector of War Assets for Alberta and the Yukon Territories. Jack married Karin Wallensteen in 1946, and the couple had 6 children together: sons Herb and John, and daughters Karen, Shelley, Jodi and Julie-Ann. Jack served as a coach for the Banff Minor Hockey League for 46 years. Jack also took on several other positions within the Bow Valley community, including working as a volunteer with the Banff Figure Skating Club, a co-founder of the Banff Recreation Board, and a member of the Banff Advisory Council, the Banff Hospital Board and the Banff School Board.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of personal, professional and legal documents and photographs pertaining to Maud and Forest Kidney, Jack MacAulay, Kidney and Woodworth family members, friends and the Banff community. Items are organized by subject and date ranges. Fonds consists of six series: Series I - Maud (Woodworth) Kidney records: contains 3 sub-series [ A) 1894 - 1920, B) 1921 - 1950, C) 1951 - 1977 ] Series II - Forest Kidney records: contains 3 sub-series [ A) 1889 - 1920, B) 1921 - 1950, C) 1951 - 2008 ] Series III - Jack MacAulay records: contains 3 sub-series [A) 1920 - 1945, B) 1946 - 1980, C) 1981 - 2000 ] Series IV - Family, friends and community records: contains 5 sub-series [ A) 1886 - 1920, B) 1921 - 1945, C) 1946 - 1970, D) 1970 - 2013, E) Maude Kidney Collection ] Series V - Legal and business records : contains 3 sub-series [ A) 1894 - 1920, B) 1921 - 1950, C) 1951 - 1980 ] Series VI - Collected materials Series I content pertains to Maud Woodworth Kidney. Includes scrapbooks, photographs of Maud and her siblings and parents, trips to Calgary and local activities with family and friends, Maud working for the Alberta Hotel and the Banff Bottling Factory [ca. 1905 - 1915], and local clubs and societies which Maud was involved in between 1930 - 1977 including the Girls' Sunshine Flower Club, the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, the Senior Friends Club of Banff, Rebekah Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star. Series II content pertains to Forest Kidney during his World War I military service in Petawawa, Ontario; swimming with friends at the Cave and Basin and other social activities; travelling with family; local newspaper clippings noting Forest's achievements and community involvement; and Forest participating in events as a member of the Banff Shriners Club and the Canadian Restaurant Association. Series III content pertains to Jack MacAulay at the Kidney family home with his twin brother, Ted; coaching for the Banff Minor Hockey League; participating in other community meetings and programs; personal, professional and medical correspondence [1940 - 1992]; Jack's wife, Karin MacAulay, and their children; and Jack's awards and achievements. Series IV content pertains to extended family and friends of the Kidneys and the wider Banff community. Includes sports and outdoor activities [including swimming, hiking, trail riding, camping, snowshoeing, skiing, and track and field]; early Banff [including businesses, Banff Elementary School and Banff High School, the Woodworth family residence, and construction of the Icefields Parkway]; family friends of the Woodworths and Kidneys [including the Brett family, the Stafford family and the Simpson family]; personal correspondence pertaining to Fred "Ty" Cobb (1931 - 1933); clubs and societies [including the Independent Order of Oddfellows, the Senior Friends Club, and the Order of the Eastern Star]; community events [including dances, meetings, dinners and award ceremonies]; weddings and anniversaries; a visit to Num-Ti-Jah Lodge in 1964; and biographical and genealogical information about Maud Kidney, Forest Kidney and the Woodworth family. Series V content pertains to businesses owned and operated by the Kidney family [ca. 1930 - 1970], including Kidney Kabins, Quaker Coffee Shop and Pop's Bakery; mortgage agreements and property contracts; and government documents. Includes receipts, log books and financial records, photographs of Kidney Kabins and Quaker Coffee Shop, and receipts for land purchased by Forest Kidney, George Noble and others. Series VI contains commercial postcards collected by the Kidney family. Postcards mostly produced by Byron Harmon, and some by G & W Fear and other photographers, and mostly pertain to Banff and the surrounding area [winter sports, wildlife, Banff Zoo, Banff Avenue, scenic views and mountain landscapes, etc].
Notes
Contains duplicate photographs
Duplicate commercial postcards have been kept in separate folder within file box containing other commercial postcards [V324 / IV / E / PG - 1 to 20 and V324 / VI / PG - 1 to 42]
Sub-series IV / E : Maude Kidney Collection was donated with existing numbering system [Items 1 to 47] prior to processing; original order and corresponding annotations have been transferred to database entries from original handwritten notes
Name Access
Cobb, Fred (Ty)
Kidney, Forest H. (Pop)
Kidney, Maude
MacAulay, Jack
MacAulay, Karin
MacAulay, Ted
MacAulay, Herb
MacAulay, Julie-Ann
Simpson, Jimmy, Sr.
Simpson, Billie
Woodworth, Adelia
Woodworth, Annie
Woodworth, Ben
Woodworth, Benjamin Frederick
Woodworth, Elizabeth
Woodworth, Ethel
Woodworth, Fred
Woodworth, Percy
Woodworth, Joe
Woodworth, Maude
Brett, Robert G.
Harmon, Byron
LaCasse, Annie
LaCasse, Ulysses
Canadian Restaurant Association
Subject Access
Businesses
Property
Family and personal life
Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire
Independent Order of Oddfellows
Girls Flower Club Banff
Rebekah Assembly Banff Lodge No. 34
Quaker Coffee Shop
Kidney Kabins
Travel
World War I
Military
Community events
Club
Sports
Winter sports
Landscape
Wildlife
Num-Ti-Jah Lodge
Banff Jasper Highway
Banff High School
Genealogy
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Canmore
Cave and Basin
Bankhead
Calgary
Lake Louise
Ontario
Quebec
British Columbia
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright and other restrictions may apply
Language
English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
Related Material
Woodworth family fonds [M286 / V628]
Category
Family and personal life
Commerce and industry
Environment
Labour
Land, settlement and immigration
Law and justice
Military
Natural resources
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Woodworth family fonds entry
Most information based on contents of fonds
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Maryalice Harvey Stewart fonds

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Part Of
Maryalice Harvey Stewart fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographs pertaining to the hermit cabin at Johnson Lake, Banff National Park, 1966; building demolition, Banff, 1976; and miscellaneous, n.d. Also, textual records in the form of correspondence and ephemera re Banff events and individuals; Brewster family, 1967-1973; music ins…
Date Range
1939-2002, predominant 1965-2000
Reference Code
M9 / S13 / V605
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Maryalice Harvey Stewart fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 9
S 13
V 605
Sous-Fonds
M 9
S 13
V 605
Accession Number
17, 88, 120, 1183, 1900, 1923, 2045, 2125, 2198, 2762, 3180, 3208, 3276, 7412 (unproc)
Reference Code
M9 / S13 / V605
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1939-2002, predominant 1965-2000
Physical Description
32 photographs: prints, postcard, negatives. -- 90 cm textual records. -- 60 sound recordings: 52 audio cassettes, 8 reels.
History / Biographical
Maryalice Harvey Stewart, 1923-2001, was Director of the Archives of the Canadian Rockies (now Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies) at Banff, Alberta, Canada from 1965 to 1976. She continued to do historical projects and was known for her knowledge of Banff and Rocky Mountain history.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographs pertaining to the hermit cabin at Johnson Lake, Banff National Park, 1966; building demolition, Banff, 1976; and miscellaneous, n.d. Also, textual records in the form of correspondence and ephemera re Banff events and individuals; Brewster family, 1967-1973; music inspired by the Canadian Rockies, 1930s. Also includes a letter from Sheep Creek Gold Mines, 1949, and a postcard from Lizzie Rummel, 1966. Textual records include professional and personal records of Maryalice Harvey Stewart while Director and Archivist, Archives of the Canadian Rockies / Peter Whyte Foundation, and as researcher, interviewer and historical/geographic specialist after 1976. Sound recordings include Maryalice Stewart's oral histories featuring interviews with Banff residents, Whyte Museum lectures and symposia, as well as CBC radio broadcasts.
Notes
An additional ca. 30 audio cassettes pertaining to distance education courses were not included in accession. To be assessed separately. Text pertaining to the courses is included.
Name Access
Stewart, Maryalice Harvey
Subject Access
Family and personal life
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
Stewart, Maryalice Harvey
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on accession records
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
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Mary (Molly) Wright Adams fonds

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Part Of
Mary (Molly) Wright Adams fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of one textual series: I. Correspondence and 7 sub-series: A: shoebox, C: ziploc, D: purple folder, E: Mrs. Elkin envelope, F: Letters and Diaries, G: yellow folder, H: brown tied folder. Subseries A: shoebox contains correspondence from 2014 between Colleen Skidmore and Marjorie P.…
Date Range
[ca. 1850 - 1909], 1980-1981, 2014
Reference Code
M555 / V777
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Drawing
Postcard
Private record
Part Of
Mary (Molly) Wright Adams fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 780
Sous-Fonds
V 780
Accession Number
2018.8685
Reference Code
M555 / V777
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Drawing
Postcard
Private record
Date Range
[ca. 1850 - 1909], 1980-1981, 2014
Physical Description
21 cm of textual records including 16 postcards and 3 drawings. 1 photograph album : 107 b&w photographs.
History / Biographical
Mary Wright (Molly) Adams was born on 15 October 1868. in Ridgefield Connecticut. She was the third of five children born to Cornelia Ann Cook (1830-1902) amd Daniel Lucius Adams (1814 - 1899) She died in Kobe, Japan on 23 January 1909 and was buried there.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of one textual series: I. Correspondence and 7 sub-series: A: shoebox, C: ziploc, D: purple folder, E: Mrs. Elkin envelope, F: Letters and Diaries, G: yellow folder, H: brown tied folder. Subseries A: shoebox contains correspondence from 2014 between Colleen Skidmore and Marjorie P. Adams regarding the records. Original and transcribed correspondence from Molly W. Adams to various recipients from [ca. 1891 to 1909]. Subseries C: ziploc contains original correspondence and 6 postcards from Molly W. Adams in 1903. Subseries D: purple folder contains original and transcribed correspondence from Molly W. Adams from 1906 to 1908. Also contains 4 postcards and photocopy of an article about Mary Schaffer from The Cairn, 1980-1981. Subseries E: Mrs. Elkin Envelope contains original and transcribed correspondence from Cornelia Cook Adams and Catharine Cook [ca. 1850 to 1865]. Subseries F: letters and diaries contains transcribed copies of Molly W. Adams letters and diaries, 1904 to 1905. Subseries G: yellow folder contains transcribed correspondence from Molly W. Adams, 1893 to 1906. Subseries H: brown tied folder contains correspondence, 5 small notebooks, as well as 3 drawings and 6 postcards. Fonds consists of one visual series: I: Photographs and 2 sub-series: A: shoebox, and B: 1904 Album. Subseries A: shoebox contains 1 black and white photograph of Mary Wright Adams gravestone, 1909. Subseries B: 1904 Album contains a photograph album with 107 b&w photographs.
Name Access
Adams, Molly
Schaffer, Mary
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Language
Language is English
Creator
Mary (Molly) Wright Adams fonds
Biographical Source Notes
Searching for Mary Schaffer: Women Wilderness Photography by Colleen Skidmore
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

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