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Part Of
Murray Hay fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 144 photographs : col. ; 15 x 10 cm and 12.5 x 9 cm; 12 prints : col. ; 42 x 35 cm or smaller ; 1 cm of visual material. File pertains to various projects Murray Hay was involved with related to Alaska, USA, particularly in the mid-1990s. File includes: aerial photographs of the la…
Date Range
ca.1990-ca.1999
1992
1994
Reference Code
V795 / II / D / i / 1-8 [will be updated]
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Drawing
Map
Photograph print
Print
Private record
Textual record
Part Of
Murray Hay fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M570 / V795
Series
V795 / II : Unpublished Material
Sous-Fonds
V795
Sub-Series
V795 / II / D : International / i : United States of America
Accession Number
2019.41
Reference Code
V795 / II / D / i / 1-8 [will be updated]
GMD
Drawing
Map
Photograph print
Print
Private record
Textual record
Date Range
ca.1990-ca.1999
1992
1994
Physical Description
144 photographs : col. ; 15 x 10 cm and 12.5 x 9 cm
12 prints : col. ; 42 x 35 cm or smaller
1 cm of visual material
Scope & Content
File consists of 144 photographs : col. ; 15 x 10 cm and 12.5 x 9 cm; 12 prints : col. ; 42 x 35 cm or smaller ; 1 cm of visual material. File pertains to various projects Murray Hay was involved with related to Alaska, USA, particularly in the mid-1990s. File includes: aerial photographs of the landscape (Anchorage area, Homer, Prince William Sound, Valdez); hand-drawn draft maps of the Prince William Sound region (created for a cruise line); a variety of printed maps with annotations demonstrating comments (including a fax with an attached map from Dana at Adventure Media International); and a variety of printed reproductions of draft maps (Alyeska Ski Resort, City of Anchorage for the 1992 Olympic Bid, and Glacier Bay and the Tongass National Forest).
Name Access
Hay, Murray
Subject Access
Advertising
Artist
Ski Maps
Map
Cartography
Sports and recreation
Tourism
Tourist information
Travel
Geography
Winter
Winter sports
Ski area
Olympic Games (Winter)
Geographic Access
Alaska
United States
Valdez
Prince William Sound
Anchorage
Glacier Bay and Tongass National Forest
Language
English
Conservation
Masking tape should be removed and alternative preservation methods used in the future.
Related Material
M570 / IV / A / 2-3
Creator
Hay, Murray
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Arts
Communications
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
Part Of
Murray Hay fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 cm of textual records, 43 x 28 cm, or smaller. File pertains to Murray Hay's work on various projects in Alaska, USA, specifically the Mount Roberts Tramway in Juneau and Anchorage's Olympic Bid for the 1992 Winter Olympics. File includes a map and/or illustration of the Mount Ro…
Date Range
ca.1980-1997
1996
1997
Reference Code
M570 / IV / A / 2-3
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Map
Part Of
Murray Hay fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M570 / V795
Series
M570 / IV : Murray Hay Personal Papers
Sous-Fonds
M570
Sub-Series
M570 / IV / A : Correspondence
Accession Number
2019.41
Reference Code
M570 / IV / A / 2-3
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Map
Date Range
ca.1980-1997
1996
1997
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records (43 x 28 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 cm of textual records, 43 x 28 cm, or smaller. File pertains to Murray Hay's work on various projects in Alaska, USA, specifically the Mount Roberts Tramway in Juneau and Anchorage's Olympic Bid for the 1992 Winter Olympics. File includes a map and/or illustration of the Mount Roberts Tramway in Juneau, Alaska; handwritten correspondence between Hay and "Ms. Hunter" and the mailing slip (1997); a rough sketch of Hay's illustrations; tourism information related to the Mount Roberts Tramway; and correspondence and a draft example of the map for the Olympic Bid.
Notes
The Mount Roberts Tramway has been in operation since 1996.
M570 / IV / A / 3 : date based on the potential connection between the records and the Olympic bid process for the 1992 Winter Olympics, for which Anchorage (Alyeska) submitted a bid using maps created by Murray Hay. The selection was determined in 1986.
Records were originally filed in two envelopes, labelled: "Mt. Roberts Trmw." and "Prince William Sound - Valdez." File titles reflect this.
Name Access
Hay, Murray
Subject Access
Advertising
Artist
Cartography
Discovery and travel
Leisure
Map
Tourism
Tourist information
Travel
Ski area
Ski Maps
Sports and recreation
Winter
Winter sports
Olympic Games (Winter)
Geographic Access
Alaska
United States of America
Juneau
Valdez
Prince William Sound
Language
English
Category
Communications
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
Part Of
Al Burgess fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of Al Burgess dictation files for "Everest Canada: the ultimate challenge" (by Al Burgess and Jim Palmer, published 1983), and accompanying typewritten transcripts. Recordings have titles and correspond to the organization of the book. One recording is autobiographical.
Date Range
1982-1983
Reference Code
M64 / S48
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Al Burgess fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 64
S 48
Sous-Fonds
M64/S48
Accession Number
6500
Reference Code
M64 / S48
GMD
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
1982-1983
Physical Description
17 sound recordings : audio tape cassettes. -- 3.5 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Al Burgess, b.1948, is an international mountaineer, originally based at Calgary, Alberta, Canada and now living mainly in Nepal. Burgess began climbing in 1964 in the United Kingdom and the European Alps, often with his twin brother, Adrian. After coming to Canada in 1974, Burgess climbed extensively and took part in numerous expeditions in Canada, the European Alps, South America and the Himalayas. Burgess was a member of the 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of Al Burgess dictation files for "Everest Canada: the ultimate challenge" (by Al Burgess and Jim Palmer, published 1983), and accompanying typewritten transcripts. Recordings have titles and correspond to the organization of the book. One recording is autobiographical.
Name Access
Burgess, Al
Subject Access
Arts
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
Creator
Burgess, Al
Category
Arts
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession record
Processing Status
Unprocessed
Less detail

Alex McCoubrey fonds

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Part Of
Alex McCoubrey fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of untitled manuscript by Alex McCoubrey includes excerpts and elaborations of his mountaineering diaries, 1927-1953. Pertains to early climbing experiences with his father, 1927; climbing trips with various companions, 1932-1938; descriptions of ski and ski mountaineering trips an…
Date Range
[ca.1953]-1957
Reference Code
M140
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Alex McCoubrey fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 140
Sous-Fonds
M140
Accession Number
6331
Reference Code
M140
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
[ca.1953]-1957
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Alex McCoubrey, b.ca.1916, of Winnipeg, Manitoba was introduced to mountaineering in the Canadian Rockies at the age of eleven by his father, A. A. McCoubrey. Alex McCoubrey was also involved in early ski mountaineering, making his first trip at the age of seventeen.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of untitled manuscript by Alex McCoubrey includes excerpts and elaborations of his mountaineering diaries, 1927-1953. Pertains to early climbing experiences with his father, 1927; climbing trips with various companions, 1932-1938; descriptions of ski and ski mountaineering trips and first ascent of Mount Field, 1934-1938; 1942 season of climbing; ACC ski camps, 1943; ACC summer camps, 1952-1953; account of being lost near Mount Brown, 1953. Provides detailed accounts of travels, climbs, friends and acquaintances, particularly Grahame Cairns, Norman H. Brewster, Ken Jones; also Margaret Fleming, Bob Hind, Roger Neave and Rex Gibson. Geographic areas discussed include: Lake O'Hara, Lake Louise, Yoho, Glacier, Skoki, Jasper and Vancouver Island areas.
Name Access
McCoubrey, Alex
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 English
Creator
McCoubrey, Alex
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Alex MCoubrey was still alive as of summer 2001
Title Source
Title based on accession record
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Alice Wright fonds

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Part Of
Alice Wright fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds includes motion pictures by Alice Wright of horse trips and travels in the Canadian Rockies and miscellaneous papers and ephemera pertaining to Mount Robson Ranch, Berg Lake Chalet and Mount Robson region and history. Films pertain mainly to the Mount Robson and Jasper, Alberta areas; also B…
Date Range
1827-1975
Reference Code
M193 / V710
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Alice Wright fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 193
V 710
Sous-Fonds
M193/V710
Accession Number
1173, 2418, 3972
Reference Code
M193 / V710
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
1827-1975
Physical Description
11 motion pictures. -- 6 textual records
History / Biographical
Alice Wright, d.ca.1982, was owner of the Mount Robson Ranch and operator of the Berg Lake Chalet in the Mount Robson area of British Columbia, Canada. She also lived at Red Pass and Sidney, B.C.
Scope & Content
Fonds includes motion pictures by Alice Wright of horse trips and travels in the Canadian Rockies and miscellaneous papers and ephemera pertaining to Mount Robson Ranch, Berg Lake Chalet and Mount Robson region and history. Films pertain mainly to the Mount Robson and Jasper, Alberta areas; also Banff and Lake Louise. Textual records include a transcript of a portion of a diary of George MacDougal, 1827, describing a trip through Yellowhead Pass, Tete Jaune Cache to Jasper House. Also includes a memorandum of the British Columbia Parks Branch, 1975, re the future of the Berg Lake Chalet; annotations by Alice Wright.
Name Access
Wright, Alice
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
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: motion picture summaries
Creator
Wright, Alice
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on accession records
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Alpine Club of Canada fonds

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Part Of
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
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
Less detail

Andy Russell fonds

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Part Of
Andy Russell fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of seven series: I. Personal and professional series, 1937-1993 (diaries, correspondence, filing systems and papers pertaining to awards, memberships, biography and other); II. Business series, 1948-1982 (pertaining to guiding, outfitting, trail riding, ranching, Andy Russell and S…
Date Range
[1867]-1993, predominant 1908-1993
Reference Code
M153 / S43 / V555
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Sound recording
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Andy Russell fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 153
S 43
V 555
Sous-Fonds
M153/S43/V555
Accession Number
963, 5777, 5964, 6338, 6339, 6547, 6567
Reference Code
M153 / S43 / V555
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Sound recording
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[1867]-1993, predominant 1908-1993
Physical Description
6 m of textual records and printed material. -- ca.6100 photographs : prints, negatives, transparencies. -- 1 photograph album (49 prints). -- 29 motion pictures. -- 5 sound recordings
History / Biographical
Andy Russell, 1915-2005, was a trapper, guide and outfitter, writer, photographer, cinematographer, lecturer and environmental advocate in the Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada.
Russell was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and spent his childhood on a ranch in the foothills near Pincher Creek. He became a skilled horseman, hunter, fisherman and trapper, and, in 1936, was employed by Bert Riggall, a pioneer guide and outfitter of wilderness pack trips in the southern Rockies since 1907. He became Riggall's partner in 1939 and took over the business when Riggall retired in 1946. Andy Russell and Kathleen (Kay) Riggall married in 1938 and raised five children at their ranch bordering Waterton Lakes National Park, where family businesses included guiding, saddlehorses and ranching. Children are: Richard "Dick" H. (b.1938); Andrew Charles "Charlie" (b.1941); Harold John "John" (b.1944); Hugh Gordon Riggall "Gordon" (b.1947); Lorenda Anne "Anne" (b.1952).
Russell continued as a renowned guide and outfitter with a wealthy repeat clientele until he was forced out of guiding by 1960 with the advance of the oil industry concerns upon wilderness areas in southern Alberta and British Columbia. Russell began to write nature articles in 1945 and after 1960 concentrated upon writing, photography, film making, lecturing and ranching. He wrote for numerous magazines and newspapers, produced radio broadcasts, and, using colour motion picture photography, developed programs on wildlife and wilderness habitat research for live public performances. Russell's films launched his career as an author of popular wildlife and mountain culture books, which included Grizzly Country. In later years, he was an active writer, consultant and advocate of wilderness and environmental management and received numerous awards and honours, including Member of the Order of Canada.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of seven series: I. Personal and professional series, 1937-1993 (diaries, correspondence, filing systems and papers pertaining to awards, memberships, biography and other); II. Business series, 1948-1982 (pertaining to guiding, outfitting, trail riding, ranching, Andy Russell and Sons, royalties and lecturing); III. Writing, broadcasting and public appearances series, 1908-1990 (papers and photographs pertaining to writing, book projects, columns, broadcasts, reviews, advertising, promotion and other); IV. Photography and cinematography series, 1909-1990 (details below); V. Wildlife study and conservation activities series, 1945-[198-]; VI. Other activities series, 1931-[199-] (politics, interviews, information files); VII. Russell family series, [1867]-1983.
Photography and cinematography series consists of: Riggall/Russell guiding activity photographs, 1909-1962, ca.280 items; Andy Russell and Sons Production Ltd / Andy Russell professional photographs and films, ca.1940- ca.1990, ca.4200 photographs (mainly transparencies), 28 motion pictures, accompanied by some textual and printed items; personal and family photographs, 1916-1989, ca.1550 items; collected photographs, ca.1940-197-, ca.75 items. Professional photography and cinematography primarily arose from field work by Andy, Dick and Charlie Russell and pertains mainly to flora, fauna and landscape of the Canadian Rockies in continental divide region, British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska.
Motion pictures, ca.1950-1974, include original film "Grizzly Country" by Dick, Charlie and Andy Russell, produced by Evan J. Anton, ca.1969, copy print of same; also unedited wildlife and landscape footage of Waterton area, Yukon and British Columbia.
Sound recordings are interviews with Andy Russell, [ca.1970]-1988.
Name Access
Russell, Andy
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series and file description
electronic finding aid
video reference copy for "Grizzly country"
sound recording reference copy recordings
Related Material
Related to the Kay Russell family fonds (M36/V36) and the Bert Riggall fonds (M376/V26)
Creator
Russell, Andy
Category
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Russell family
Title Source
Title based on accession record
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
Part Of
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of trail ride application forms completed by Joe Madaro, David Clifton[?], Bill Gorman, Garry Unger and Rod Proudfoot, as well as one blank application form from 1997. Forms completed by Bill, Garry and Rod are all for special 1982 NHL trail ride.
Date Range
[1970-1980]
1977
1979
1982
1997
Reference Code
M545 / II / 21
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Organization record
Published record
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 / 21
GMD
Textual record
Organization record
Published record
Date Range
[1970-1980]
1977
1979
1982
1997
Physical Description
0.1 cm of textual records (7 pages ; 21.5 x 28 cm and 19.5 x 23 cm)
Scope & Content
File consists of trail ride application forms completed by Joe Madaro, David Clifton[?], Bill Gorman, Garry Unger and Rod Proudfoot, as well as one blank application form from 1997. Forms completed by Bill, Garry and Rod are all for special 1982 NHL trail ride.
Notes
File contains personal contact information, as well as other personal information [weight, height, age, etc.]
One item is scanned copy, another is scanned with additional annotations in pen
Name Access
Madaro, Joe
Clifton, David
Gorman, Bill
Proudfoot, Rod
Unger, Garry
Subject Access
Horseback riding
Recreation
Sports
Pack trips
Hockey
Musicians
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Calgary
Sherwood Park
Edmonton
Access Restrictions
Contains personal information
Reproduction Restrictions
Contains personal information
Language
English
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Archives General File collection

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Part Of
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.
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Arnold Wexler fonds

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Part Of
Arnold Wexler fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two series: I. Expeditions and trips series, 1946-1974; II. General files series, 1913-1978. Expeditions and trips series pertains to mountaineering expeditions and trips of Arnold Wexler and companions to western and northern Canada and locations in the United States. Canadian…
Date Range
1913-1978, predominant 1946-1974
Reference Code
M69 / V52
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Arnold Wexler fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 69
V 52
Sous-Fonds
M69/V52
Accession Number
7196
Reference Code
M69 / V52
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Responsibility
Arnold Wexler was responsible for the creation of most material. Fonds also contains material created by A. C. Faberge, Alvin E. Peterson, Donald Hubbard, William L. Putnam, Samuel V. Moore, Mike Banks, and others
Date Range
1913-1978, predominant 1946-1974
Physical Description
ca.4100 photographs (ca.3000 transparencies, ca.700 negatives, ca.400 prints). -- 7 photograph albums (ca.190 prints). -- ca.40 cartographic records. -- 16 cm of textual records. -- 5 cm of print material. -- 5 graphic records
History / Biographical
Arnold Wexler, 1918-1997, was a research engineer and mountaineer in the Washington, DC area of the United States. He was a member of numerous scientific and mountaineering organizations and was actively involved in the testing of mountaineering equipment. Wexler climbed extensively in North America, Europe and South America, and also travelled throughout Asia. He is credited with over 100 ascents, almost half being first ascents.
Wexler was a key organizer and participant of expeditions to western and northern Canada beginning in 1946. Noteworthy ascents of that first expedition, to the northern Selkirks of British Columbia, were the second ascent of Mount Sir Sandford and first ascents of Sentinel Peak, Unicorn and East Blackfriar. Also, near the end of that trip, an accident claimed the life of an expedition member. Wexler and his associates made annual expeditions and trips to Canada from 1946 until 1955, and subsequently in the years 1961, 1962, 1963, and 1970 through 1974
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two series: I. Expeditions and trips series, 1946-1974; II. General files series, 1913-1978.
Expeditions and trips series pertains to mountaineering expeditions and trips of Arnold Wexler and companions to western and northern Canada and locations in the United States. Canadian expedition destinations included the Selkirk Mountains, Cariboo Mountains, Rocky Mountains, Monashee Mountains, Coast Range, Bugaboo Mountains, Logan Mountains, Battle Range and Adamant Range. Mountaineers involved were Arnold Wexler, Sterling B. Hendricks, Donald Hubbard, Alvin (Pete) E. Peterson, Alex C. Faberge, Chris G. Scoredos, Charles C. Haworth Jr., Samuel V. Moore, Arthur Lembeck, Norman Goldstein, W. L. Putnam, A. J. Kauffman and others. Series includes extensive photographs, trip diaries and maps.
General files series consists of files pertaining to mountaineering, equipment, locations, climbing associates and expeditions. Includes correspondence, checklists, exhibition prints, climbing portraits, and research material in the form of topical files, maps and print material
Name Access
Wexler, Arnold
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
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: arrangement outline
series and file description
electronic finding aid
Creator
Wexler, Arnold
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Obituary by John Christian (see case file)
Contents of the fonds
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

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