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Aileen Harmon fonds

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Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of textual records and photographs by and about Aileen Harmon, as well as collected items. Textual records include: letter from Harmon to the Director of Alberta's provincial parks re addition of Yamnuska area to Bow Valley Provincial Park, 1973; brief, from Harvie Heights and Bow Va…
Date Range
[ca. 1924] - 2015
Reference Code
M287 / V262
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Transparency
Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M287 / V262
Sous-Fonds
M287
V262
Accession Number
1876
1915
1916
2302
2932
3082
3380
3383
3411
7753
2016.8596
Reference Code
M287 / V262
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Transparency
Date Range
[ca. 1924] - 2015
Physical Description
26.5 cm of textual records. -- 33 photographs (26 prints : b&w and col. ; 20.5 x 30 cm or smaller -- 6 negatives : b&w nitrate negatives ; 12.5 x 10 cm -- 1 transparency : col. slide ; 35 mm)
History / Biographical
Aileen Harmon (1912 - 2015), daughter of Byron Harmon, worked as a government naturalist at Banff, Alberta, Canada and was involved in local natural history groups and activities. Aileen was a founding member, alongside Bruce Gordon, of the Bow Valley Naturalists, and was also on the Board of The Canadian Wildlife Federation and The Society of Alberta Naturalists. Aileen moved to Mill Bay on Vancouver Island, B.C. in 1981 following the end of a lengthy career with Parks Canada. During her retirement years, Aileen travelled extensively, reaching all seven continents. She also authored an autobiographical book, titled "Tales of My Mountain Life", in 2004. Aileen passed away on January 9, 2015 at the age of 102.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of textual records and photographs by and about Aileen Harmon, as well as collected items. Textual records include: letter from Harmon to the Director of Alberta's provincial parks re addition of Yamnuska area to Bow Valley Provincial Park, 1973; brief, from Harvie Heights and Bow Valley subdivision residents to public hearings on land use and resource development in the eastern slopes, 1973; letter re James Hector, 1979; notes on career, 2003; notes on Catharine Whyte for CBC recording, 2004; Christmas cards and collected articles, ca.1960. Photographs, made by and collected by Aileen Harmon, pertain to Aileen Harmon and friends, skiing, Skoki area, Mount Yamnuska, Banff Indian Days. Includes photographs by Byron Harmon. Added content from accession 2016.8596 : ca. 25 cm of textual records including personal correspondence, guest book, original writing and notes by Aileen Harmon, personal travel journals from a 1931 packing trip and 1933 ski trip to Skoki, drafts of autobiographical book "Tales of My Mountain Life", articles pertaining to or written by Aileen Harmon, Christmas cards, and letters of condolence to Carole Harmon following Aileen's passing. Also 26 print photographs, 6 negative photographs from a 1937 hiking trip, and one transparency. Fonds consists of one series : Series I - Personal records
Name Access
Harmon, Aileen
Harmon, Carole
Subject Access
Environment
Family and personal life
Memorial
Parks Canada
Hiking
Mountains
Travel
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
British Columbia
Access Restrictions
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Finding Aid
Basic description only
Category
Environment
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Less detail
Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of two bound journals/diaries with handwritten notes pertaining to a 1931 packing trip [entries are from July and August, approx. 38 days]. Item M287/I/6 appears to contain original account by Aileen Harmon, and M287/I/7 is rewritten duplicate, also handwritten, likely made for legibi…
Date Range
1931
[ca. 1931 - ca. 1940]
Reference Code
M287 / I / 6 to 7
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Diary
Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M287 / V262
Series
M287 / I : Personal records
Sous-Fonds
M287
Accession Number
2016.8596
Reference Code
M287 / I / 6 to 7
GMD
Textual record
Diary
Responsibility
Items produced by Aileen Harmon
Date Range
1931
[ca. 1931 - ca. 1940]
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of two bound journals/diaries with handwritten notes pertaining to a 1931 packing trip [entries are from July and August, approx. 38 days]. Item M287/I/6 appears to contain original account by Aileen Harmon, and M287/I/7 is rewritten duplicate, also handwritten, likely made for legibility reasons. Author and date of copied version are unknown [possibly similar time period].
Notes
The inside front cover of item M287/I/7 is annotated in pencil with names "Jay Nowlin" and "Jack Cooley".
Name Access
Nowlin, Jay
Cooley, Jack
Harmon, Aileen
Subject Access
Packing
Travel
Horses
Camping
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Waterford Lake
Castle Mountain
British Columbia
Goat Ridge
Camp Parker
Lake Louise
Language
English
Creator
Aileen Harmon
Category
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title provided prior to processing
Less detail
Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of an original travel journal/diary annotated by Aileen Harmon pertaining to a 1933 ski trip to Skoki Lodge. File also includes two complete, typed copies of text from original 1933 account [one accompanied by typed letter to "Kathryn", likely Catharine Robb Whyte], and one incomplete…
Date Range
1933
[ca. 1981 - ca. 1990]
Reference Code
M287 / I / 8
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Diary
Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M287 / V262
Series
M287 / I : Personal records
Sous-Fonds
M287
Accession Number
2016.8596
Reference Code
M287 / I / 8
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Diary
Responsibility
Produced by Aileen Harmon
Date Range
1933
[ca. 1981 - ca. 1990]
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of an original travel journal/diary annotated by Aileen Harmon pertaining to a 1933 ski trip to Skoki Lodge. File also includes two complete, typed copies of text from original 1933 account [one accompanied by typed letter to "Kathryn", likely Catharine Robb Whyte], and one incomplete typed copy.
Notes
One copy of journal contents annotated
Name Access
Whyte, Catharine
Harmon, Aileen
Subject Access
Skiing
Travel
Mountains
Skoki Lodge
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Lake Louise
Language
English
Creator
Aileen Harmon
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title provided prior to processing
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1937 Larch Valley negatives

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Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 6 negative photographs pertaining to a 1937 trip to Larch Valley near Moraine Lake, Alberta. Includes images of hikers posing by mountain and lake views.
Date Range
1937
Reference Code
V262 / I / NA - 1 to 6
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M287 / V262
Series
V262 / I : Personal records
Sous-Fonds
V262
Accession Number
2016.8596
Reference Code
V262 / I / NA - 1 to 6
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Date Range
1937
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w negatives ; 12.5 x 10 cm
Scope & Content
File consists of 6 negative photographs pertaining to a 1937 trip to Larch Valley near Moraine Lake, Alberta. Includes images of hikers posing by mountain and lake views.
Notes
Accompanied by original envelope from "Harmony Drug Store, Banff Alberta" which also provides location and date of photographs
Individuals in photographs unidentified
Subject Access
Hiking
Travel
Mountain
Lake
Landscape
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Larch Valley
Banff
Access Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Reference use only, no reproductions
Language
English
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Aileen Harmon guest book

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Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of one guest book for visitors to see Aileen Harmon, with dates between December 31, 2014 and January 3, 2015 during a hospital stay. 4 pages are annotated with 69 individual entries, and the rest of the book is blank. Also includes note by Carole Harmon.
Date Range
2014 - 2015
Reference Code
M287 / I / 4
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M287 / V262
Series
M287 / I : Personal records
Sous-Fonds
M287
Accession Number
2016.8596
Reference Code
M287 / I / 4
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Responsibility
Carole Harmon
Date Range
2014 - 2015
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of one guest book for visitors to see Aileen Harmon, with dates between December 31, 2014 and January 3, 2015 during a hospital stay. 4 pages are annotated with 69 individual entries, and the rest of the book is blank. Also includes note by Carole Harmon.
Name Access
Harmon, Carole
Harmon, Aileen
Subject Access
Personal and Family Life
Hospital
Medicine
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Calgary
Language
English
Creator
Carole Harmon
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Aileen Harmon personal photos

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Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of personal photographs of Aileen Harmon and numerous friends and family members. Photographs pertain to friends Ron and Evelyn Matthews; Aileen's 95th birthday party celebration; a party in 1994; Aileen with Charlie Lockwood; a group of Guatemalan school children from a school Aileen…
Date Range
[ca. 1945 - ca. 1955]
[ca. 1980 - ca. 1990]
1994
1995
[ca. 2000 - ca. 2010]
2007
Reference Code
V262 / I / PA - 4 to 26
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M287 / V262
Series
V262 / I : Personal records
Sous-Fonds
V262
Accession Number
2016.8596
Reference Code
V262 / I / PA - 4 to 26
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Date Range
[ca. 1945 - ca. 1955]
[ca. 1980 - ca. 1990]
1994
1995
[ca. 2000 - ca. 2010]
2007
Physical Description
23 photographs : col. prints ; 21.5 x 28 cm or smaller
Scope & Content
File consists of personal photographs of Aileen Harmon and numerous friends and family members. Photographs pertain to friends Ron and Evelyn Matthews; Aileen's 95th birthday party celebration; a party in 1994; Aileen with Charlie Lockwood; a group of Guatemalan school children from a school Aileen donated to; Aileen with river guide Tom Moody; Bea Wilkinson and David Lestock [?]; Jim Fulton; Aileen's friend Georgia Engelhart; Fran Losie [?], Joyce Hendrickson and Aileen together; and other miscellaneous images.
Notes
Numerous photographs annotated on the back with names and/or dates.
Name Access
Matthews, Evelyn
Matthews, Ron
Lockwood, Charlie
Moody, Tom
Wilkinson, Bea
Lestock, David
Fulton, Jim
Engelhart, Georgia
Hendrickson, Joyce
Subject Access
Hiking
Birthday
Geographic Access
Canada
British Columbia
Mill Bay
Guatemala
Language
English
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of typed notes by Carole Harmon for a speech given at Aileen Harmon's celebration of life ceremony in 2015, as well as 4 copies of a small handout card for guests commemorating Aileen Harmon. Speech is titled "Bon Voyage Aileen".
Date Range
2015
Reference Code
M287 / I / 17
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M287 / V262
Series
M287 / I : Personal records
Sous-Fonds
M287
Accession Number
2016.8596
Reference Code
M287 / I / 17
GMD
Textual record
Responsibility
Produced by Carole Harmon
Date Range
2015
Physical Description
0.25 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of typed notes by Carole Harmon for a speech given at Aileen Harmon's celebration of life ceremony in 2015, as well as 4 copies of a small handout card for guests commemorating Aileen Harmon. Speech is titled "Bon Voyage Aileen".
Name Access
Harmon, Carole
Subject Access
Memorial
Funeral
Family and personal life
Geographic Access
Canada
British Columbia
Access Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of personal correspondence between Aileen Harmon and numerous friends and family members. Includes a letter from John Macdonald pertaining to Aileen Harmon's Canadian Geographic article, a wedding programme for the marriage of Carole Harmon and Gary Sill, numerous Christmas letters, a…
Date Range
1953
1964
1965
1987
2001
2004
2012
2013
Reference Code
M287 / I / 12
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Private record
Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M287 / V262
Series
M287 / I : Personal records
Sous-Fonds
M287
Accession Number
2016.8596
Reference Code
M287 / I / 12
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Private record
Date Range
1953
1964
1965
1987
2001
2004
2012
2013
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of personal correspondence between Aileen Harmon and numerous friends and family members. Includes a letter from John Macdonald pertaining to Aileen Harmon's Canadian Geographic article, a wedding programme for the marriage of Carole Harmon and Gary Sill, numerous Christmas letters, an envelope labelled "For the travellin' man Happy New Year" containing three Ethiopian dollar bills and one 10-shilling South African bank note, and a card celebrating Aileen Harmon's 100th birthday.
Name Access
Fulton, Jim
Macdonald, John
Harmon, Carole
Sill, Gary
Canadian Geographic
Subject Access
Christmas
Publication
Currency
Family and personal life
Weddings
Holidays
Travel
Environment
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Ethiopia
South Africa
Access Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Conservation
Currency has been stored in mylar inside folder with original envelope. Consider separate storage (i.e. individual folder) if off-gassing becomes an issue
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Emails 2014 and 2015

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Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of approximately 200 printed emails sent between Carole Harmon and numerous friends and family members pertaining to Aileen Harmon. Correspondence discusses well wishes for Aileen following her hospital visit in late 2014, as well as messages of condolence following her passing in Jan…
Date Range
2014
2015
Reference Code
M287 / I / 15 to 16
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M287 / V262
Series
M287 / I : Personal records
Sous-Fonds
M287
Accession Number
2016.8596
Reference Code
M287 / I / 15 to 16
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Responsibility
Some of content produced by Carole Harmon
Date Range
2014
2015
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of approximately 200 printed emails sent between Carole Harmon and numerous friends and family members pertaining to Aileen Harmon. Correspondence discusses well wishes for Aileen following her hospital visit in late 2014, as well as messages of condolence following her passing in January 2015. Items also pertain to funeral arrangements and obituary articles about Aileen.
Notes
File includes some duplicates
Name Access
Harmon, Carole
Harmon, Aileen
Subject Access
Hospital
Obituary
Funeral
Family and personal life
Geographic Access
Canada
British Columbia
Alberta
Access Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of one colour transparency photograph taken by Aileen Harmon depicting a group of bright pink-purple flowers, titled "Sax. oppositi folia" [n.d.]
Date Range
[ca. 1950 - ca. 1960]
Reference Code
V262 / I / NS - 1
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Transparency
Part Of
Aileen Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M287 / V262
Series
V262 / I : Personal records
Sous-Fonds
V262
Accession Number
2016.8596
Reference Code
V262 / I / NS - 1
GMD
Photograph
Transparency
Responsibility
Produced by Aileen Harmon
Date Range
[ca. 1950 - ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Scope & Content
File consists of one colour transparency photograph taken by Aileen Harmon depicting a group of bright pink-purple flowers, titled "Sax. oppositi folia" [n.d.]
Notes
Date is estimate provided by Processing Archivist based on medium and context of photograph
V262/I/NS-1 originally stored in folder titled "Photos" which currently holds V262/I/PA items
Name Access
Harmon, Aileen
Subject Access
Flowers
Botany
Access Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
Latin
Creator
Aileen Harmon
Category
Environment
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Less detail

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