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Andy Russell fonds

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Part Of
Andy Russell fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of seven series: I. Personal and professional series, 1937-1993 (diaries, correspondence, filing systems and papers pertaining to awards, memberships, biography and other); II. Business series, 1948-1982 (pertaining to guiding, outfitting, trail riding, ranching, Andy Russell and S…
Date Range
[1867]-1993, predominant 1908-1993
Reference Code
M153 / S43 / V555
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Sound recording
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Andy Russell fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 153
S 43
V 555
Sous-Fonds
M153/S43/V555
Accession Number
963, 5777, 5964, 6338, 6339, 6547, 6567
Reference Code
M153 / S43 / V555
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Sound recording
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[1867]-1993, predominant 1908-1993
Physical Description
6 m of textual records and printed material. -- ca.6100 photographs : prints, negatives, transparencies. -- 1 photograph album (49 prints). -- 29 motion pictures. -- 5 sound recordings
History / Biographical
Andy Russell, 1915-2005, was a trapper, guide and outfitter, writer, photographer, cinematographer, lecturer and environmental advocate in the Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada.
Russell was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and spent his childhood on a ranch in the foothills near Pincher Creek. He became a skilled horseman, hunter, fisherman and trapper, and, in 1936, was employed by Bert Riggall, a pioneer guide and outfitter of wilderness pack trips in the southern Rockies since 1907. He became Riggall's partner in 1939 and took over the business when Riggall retired in 1946. Andy Russell and Kathleen (Kay) Riggall married in 1938 and raised five children at their ranch bordering Waterton Lakes National Park, where family businesses included guiding, saddlehorses and ranching. Children are: Richard "Dick" H. (b.1938); Andrew Charles "Charlie" (b.1941); Harold John "John" (b.1944); Hugh Gordon Riggall "Gordon" (b.1947); Lorenda Anne "Anne" (b.1952).
Russell continued as a renowned guide and outfitter with a wealthy repeat clientele until he was forced out of guiding by 1960 with the advance of the oil industry concerns upon wilderness areas in southern Alberta and British Columbia. Russell began to write nature articles in 1945 and after 1960 concentrated upon writing, photography, film making, lecturing and ranching. He wrote for numerous magazines and newspapers, produced radio broadcasts, and, using colour motion picture photography, developed programs on wildlife and wilderness habitat research for live public performances. Russell's films launched his career as an author of popular wildlife and mountain culture books, which included Grizzly Country. In later years, he was an active writer, consultant and advocate of wilderness and environmental management and received numerous awards and honours, including Member of the Order of Canada.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of seven series: I. Personal and professional series, 1937-1993 (diaries, correspondence, filing systems and papers pertaining to awards, memberships, biography and other); II. Business series, 1948-1982 (pertaining to guiding, outfitting, trail riding, ranching, Andy Russell and Sons, royalties and lecturing); III. Writing, broadcasting and public appearances series, 1908-1990 (papers and photographs pertaining to writing, book projects, columns, broadcasts, reviews, advertising, promotion and other); IV. Photography and cinematography series, 1909-1990 (details below); V. Wildlife study and conservation activities series, 1945-[198-]; VI. Other activities series, 1931-[199-] (politics, interviews, information files); VII. Russell family series, [1867]-1983.
Photography and cinematography series consists of: Riggall/Russell guiding activity photographs, 1909-1962, ca.280 items; Andy Russell and Sons Production Ltd / Andy Russell professional photographs and films, ca.1940- ca.1990, ca.4200 photographs (mainly transparencies), 28 motion pictures, accompanied by some textual and printed items; personal and family photographs, 1916-1989, ca.1550 items; collected photographs, ca.1940-197-, ca.75 items. Professional photography and cinematography primarily arose from field work by Andy, Dick and Charlie Russell and pertains mainly to flora, fauna and landscape of the Canadian Rockies in continental divide region, British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska.
Motion pictures, ca.1950-1974, include original film "Grizzly Country" by Dick, Charlie and Andy Russell, produced by Evan J. Anton, ca.1969, copy print of same; also unedited wildlife and landscape footage of Waterton area, Yukon and British Columbia.
Sound recordings are interviews with Andy Russell, [ca.1970]-1988.
Name Access
Russell, Andy
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series and file description
electronic finding aid
video reference copy for "Grizzly country"
sound recording reference copy recordings
Related Material
Related to the Kay Russell family fonds (M36/V36) and the Bert Riggall fonds (M376/V26)
Creator
Russell, Andy
Category
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Russell family
Title Source
Title based on accession record
Less detail
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 139 pages of handwritten research notes, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, H35 x W30 cm or smaller. File pertains to Dorothy's research on Banff and surrounding area, Parks Canada, Department of the Interior, and the history of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in general. Record…
Date Range
ca. 1870 - ca. 1998
1870s-1880s
ca.1918 - ca. 1960s
1986-1998
1986
1990
1993
1995
1997-1998
Reference Code
M521 / I / A / 3-4
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Newspaper clipping
Private record
Textual record
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M521 / V75
Series
M521 / I : Dorothy Wardle Personal Papers
Sous-Fonds
M521
Sub-Series
M521 / I / A : Research and Writing
Accession Number
7504
Reference Code
M521 / I / A / 3-4
GMD
Newspaper clipping
Private record
Textual record
Date Range
ca. 1870 - ca. 1998
1870s-1880s
ca.1918 - ca. 1960s
1986-1998
1986
1990
1993
1995
1997-1998
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records (139 pages ; 30 x 35 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 139 pages of handwritten research notes, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, H35 x W30 cm or smaller. File pertains to Dorothy's research on Banff and surrounding area, Parks Canada, Department of the Interior, and the history of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in general. Records were filed in an envelope that was titled "Book Notes." Notable people include James Wardle, J.B. Harkin, Pat Brewster, Arthur Unwin, Dr. Brett, Norman Sanson, and Bill Peyto, among others. Notable places and topics include the organization of the Department of the Interior, the Banff-Windemere Highway, Rocky Mountain Park and Park Wardens, Kootenay National Park fires, coal and precious metal mines (e.g. Bankhead, Silver City), trail riding and hiking, research about James Wardle and his accomplishments, Ya-Ha-Tinda, and various parks (e.g. Glacier, Revelstoke, Elk Island, Kootenay, and Yoho). Other records include a handwritten letter to the Auld family in Scotland (cousins of Sheila Ritchie) with a story about Glenbow and a highland cow from Oban, Scotland; personal reflections on the Banff area and mountains in general; notes that Dorothy took while doing research at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and the Banff Public Library; and a variety of newspaper clippings.
Notes
Includes request slips and stationary from the archives at the Whyte Museum.
Potentially includes a handwritten list of Dorothy's written works.
Newspaper clippings primarily from the Times Colonist, which is published in Victoria, British Columbia.
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James M.
Harkin, J. B. (James Bernard)
Brewster, Pat
Peyto, Bill
Brett, Robert George
Sanson, Norman
Subject Access
Banff
Banff National Park
Banff Public Library
National parks and reserves
Newspaper
Parks Canada
Park policy
Research
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Wardens
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Ya-Ha-Tinda Ranch
Hiking
Community life
History
Mines and mineral resources
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Bankhead
British Columbia
Canada
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Castle Mountain
Glacier National Park
Kootenay National Park
Silver City
Victoria
Yoho National Park
Scotland
Revelstoke
Language
English
Conservation
Some of the slips of paper are taped together. Was unable to remove them without damaging the materials. May present conservation issues in the future.
Creator
Wardle, Dorothy
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Transportation
Politics
Natural resources
Family and personal life
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Title was written on an envelope containing these materials.
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Documents and Certificates

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions54640
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 8 cm of textual records, 65 x 40 cm or smaller. File pertains to the personal and professional records of the Wardle family, particularly James M. Wardle. Records include: birth certificates for each family member (James Morey Wardle, 1888; Leette (Roney) Wardle, 1889; and Dorothy …
Date Range
1888-1998
1888-1889
1912
1913
1919
1945
c.1935-c.1959
1966-1972
1998
Reference Code
M521 / II / A / 1-7
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Private record
Published record
Textual record
Newspaper clipping
Government record
Plan
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 / A : Documents and Certificates
Accession Number
7504
Reference Code
M521 / II / A / 1-7
GMD
Private record
Published record
Textual record
Newspaper clipping
Government record
Plan
Date Range
1888-1998
1888-1889
1912
1913
1919
1945
c.1935-c.1959
1966-1972
1998
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records (65 x 40 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 8 cm of textual records, 65 x 40 cm or smaller. File pertains to the personal and professional records of the Wardle family, particularly James M. Wardle. Records include: birth certificates for each family member (James Morey Wardle, 1888; Leette (Roney) Wardle, 1889; and Dorothy Hope Wardle, 1919); James and Leette's marriage certificate from 1913; proof of age certificates and various notes on family (Roney) history; records pertaining to the family plot in the Old Banff Cemetery (including a photocopy of a blueprint plan of the cemetery grounds); records pertaining to the estates of James (d. 1971) and Leette (d. 1969); miscellaneous family items (including records about Dorothy's cousin Jack WIlliams who died overseas during World War II); photocopies of records pertaining to appointments and certificates for James (including his appointment to Deputy Minister of the Interior in 1935); and James' shares with the Alaska Yukon Pipeline (1966-1967). Records also include newspaper clippings (Banff Crag and Canyon, Calgary Herald) and various correspondence (related to the material) interspersed throughout.
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James M.
Subject Access
Marriage
National parks and reserves
Newspaper
World War II
Government
Personal and Family Life
Personal and Professional Life
Personal, Family
Records
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Canada
Ottawa
Calgary
Language
English
Conservation
M521 / II / A / 1 : Includes James Wardle's original birth certificate. In okay condition (some tears), currently in mylar. Consider digitizing.
M521 / II / A / 7 : The original shareholder certificate was ripped and then heavily taped back together. It is currently in mylar but could present issues in the future. Consider digitizing.
Creator
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James
Parks Canada
Government of Canada
Category
Family and personal life
Government
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Dorothy Wardle fonds

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions398
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
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Miscellaneous and Collected Materials

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions54646
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 11.5 cm of textual records, 32 x 42 cm or smaller. Records include: Book of Common Prayer (1872); The Pocket Cook Book by Elizabeth Woody (1942); Guide to Marks of Origin on British and Irish Silver Plate from mid-16th Century to the Year 1943 and Old Sheffield Plate Makers' Marks,…
Date Range
1872-1986
1872
1911
1920
1928
1934-1935
1939
1942-1943
1950
1977
1986
Reference Code
M521 / II / C / 1-6
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Newspaper clipping
Organization record
Published record
Textual record
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 / C : Miscellaneous and Collected Materials
Accession Number
7504
Reference Code
M521 / II / C / 1-6
GMD
Newspaper clipping
Organization record
Published record
Textual record
Date Range
1872-1986
1872
1911
1920
1928
1934-1935
1939
1942-1943
1950
1977
1986
Physical Description
11.5 cm of textual records (32 x 42 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 11.5 cm of textual records, 32 x 42 cm or smaller. Records include: Book of Common Prayer (1872); The Pocket Cook Book by Elizabeth Woody (1942); Guide to Marks of Origin on British and Irish Silver Plate from mid-16th Century to the Year 1943 and Old Sheffield Plate Makers' Marks, 1743-1860 (1943); four booklets related to the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies (1934-1950); a booklet titled "Sir George Simpson Centennial Celebration" (1928); an assortment of recipes; "The Margaret P. Hess Collection" booklet published by the University of Calgary (1977) and a related Calgary Herald newspaper clipping (1986); one Carl Rungius postcard; and six miscellaneous postcards depicting a former school teacher of Leette Wardle (1911), James Wardle at the Cave and Basin (1920), the Wardles in San Francisco (n.d.), two unidentified men (n.d.), and visitors to the Banff Springs Hotel (n.d.).
Notes
Book of Common Prayer inscribed with: “Martha Morey, November 4, 1872. New Westminster, BC. From her mother.” It belonged to James Wardle's mother.
The Pocket Cook Book contains annotations and written notes tucked in among the pages of the book.
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies booklets kept because the Wardles participated in trail rides and there are photos/mentions of James and Dorothy, and possibly Leette.
The "Sir George Simpson Centennial Celebration" booklet contains a photograph print between pages 32 and 33.
Some of the postcards are annotated on the back, specifically the postcard depicting the Banff Springs Hotel which is addressed to Dorothy.
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James M.
Simpson, George
Rungius, Carl
Subject Access
Hiking
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Artist
Art
Leisure
Recreation
Religions
Calgary Herald
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Cave and Basin
Geographic Access
Banff
Banff National Park
Alberta
Canada
Canadian Rocky Mountains
San Francisco
United States
Language
English
Category
Arts
Sports, recreation and leisure
Exploration, discovery and travel
Religions
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
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