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Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
I. Literary papers, ca.1960-1990, 154.5 cm of textual records: A. Projects (book files, Carl Rungius project, Peter and Catharine Whyte portfolio papers, other projects); B. General literary papers (loose papers and writing notebooks) includes Jon Whyte's concrete poetry; C. Career documents; D. Wo…
Date Range
1948-1992
Reference Code
M88 / S28 / V690
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Machine-readable data file
Recording disc
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Organization record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 88
S 28
V 690
Sous-Fonds
M 88
S 28
V 690
Accession Number
553, 1315, 1497, 3854, 3865, 4020, 5301, 5663, 5869, 6283, 6785, 7498 (unproc)
Reference Code
M88 / S28 / V690
GMD
Machine-readable data file
Recording disc
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Organization record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1948-1992
Physical Description
4.5 m textual records. -- ca.7600 photographs: ca.6400 transparencies, ca.1200 prints and negatives. -- 27 electronic records (425 files): computer diskettes. -- 39 sound recordings: audio tape reels, audio cassettes. -- 5 motion pictures
History / Biographical
Jon Anthony Whyte, 1941-1992, was an author, poet, writer, editor, journalist, broadcaster, publisher, environmentalist and museum curator at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Whyte was born in Banff to Jack White, son of merchant Dave White, and Barbara Carpenter Whyte. After public school education in Banff and Medicine Hat, Alberta, he received a B.A. in English from the University of Alberta in 1964, followed by a Masters degree in Medieval English in 1967. Subsequently, he received a Masters in Communications from Stanford University, California in 1974. His thesis at Stanford was a film documentary, "Jimmy Simpson, Mountain Man". During his time at U of A, Whyte worked as a broadcaster for CKUA Radio and as a sessional Instructor at U of A, 1965-1967.
Upon returning to Banff, ca.1968, Whyte managed the Book and Art Den and helped establish Summerthought Press. In 1969 he became a columnist for the "Crag and Canyon," continuing until 1991, and in 1970 became a board member of the Peter Whyte Foundation (now Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies). From 1980 until his death, Whyte was Curator of the Heritage collections at the museum. He continued to write and publish extensively throughout the 1980s. He was involved with the formation of the Writer's Guild of Alberta and was elected its president in 1990. He received the WGA's Stephan Stephansson Award for Poetry in 1983. Whyte was also active in numerous other organizations, including the League of Canadian Poets, Alberta Museums Association, Canadian Museums Association, Interpretation Canada, Bow Valley Naturalists and the Alberta Wilderness Association.
Scope & Content
I. Literary papers, ca.1960-1990, 154.5 cm of textual records: A. Projects (book files, Carl Rungius project, Peter and Catharine Whyte portfolio papers, other projects); B. General literary papers (loose papers and writing notebooks) includes Jon Whyte's concrete poetry; C. Career documents; D. Works by other writers and artists.
II. Personal / professional papers, 1948-1991, 325.5 cm of textual records: A. School and university papers; B. Correspondence; C. Alphabetical files; D. Travel papers; E. Organizations (incl. Writer's Guild of Alberta, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Bow Valley Naturalists, others); F. Other.
III. Electronic records, 1984-1991, 27 computer disks (425 files); files are mainly literary, with some letters and files pertaining to organizations, including the Whyte Museum
IV. Photographs and films, ca.1950-1991, ca.7600 items (mainly transparencies): A. Transparencies. Included in this sub-series are The Princess of the Stars musical drama performed in Banff National Park; B. Prints and negatives; C. Collected photographs; D. Films (5 items)
V. Sound recordings, ca.1950- 1988, 39 items.
Name Access
Whyte, Jon
Subject Access
Arts
Communications
Environment
Family and personal life
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
searchable electronic lists for correspondence files (sub-series II.B.) and alphabetical files (sub-series II.C.)
video reference copy for "Jimmy Simpson: mountain man"
list of available Jon Whyte publications held by the Whyte Museum
list of Jon Whyte Crag and Canyon newspaper columns
Related Material
Art works and artifacts transferred to art collection and Heritage Collection, Whyte Museum
Creator
Whyte, Jon
Category
Arts
Communications
Environment
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
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1 Whitehorse - Kluane. -- [1989]

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions6176
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to scenic views
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 186 (NS)
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
IV.A. Jon Whyte photographs : transparencies
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 186 (NS)
Physical Description
13 photographs : transparencies
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to scenic views
Notes
Film processed June 1989
Less detail
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to black and white copies of Byron Harmon photographs, Skoki theme
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 219 (NS)
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
IV.A. Jon Whyte photographs : transparencies
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 219 (NS)
Physical Description
6 photographs : transparencies
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to black and white copies of Byron Harmon photographs, Skoki theme
Notes
Film processed Jan 1991
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2 Kluane - flight in. -- [1989]

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions6177
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to landscape, scenic views, flora, traverse, people
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 187 (NS)
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
IV.A. Jon Whyte photographs : transparencies
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 187 (NS)
Physical Description
23 photographs : transparencies
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to landscape, scenic views, flora, traverse, people
Notes
Film processed June 1989
Less detail
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to copies of various paintings and artists, Carl Rungius, Walter Phillips
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 155 (NS)
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
IV.A. Jon Whyte photographs : transparencies
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 155 (NS)
Physical Description
16 photographs : transparencies
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to copies of various paintings and artists, Carl Rungius, Walter Phillips
Notes
Film processed Nov 1987
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3 Auga first day moving. -- [1989]

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions6178
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to landscape, skiing
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 188 (NS)
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
IV.A. Jon Whyte photographs : transparencies
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 188 (NS)
Physical Description
23 photographs : transparencies
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to landscape, skiing
Notes
Film processed June 1989
Less detail

4 Columbus Tosella camp. -- [1989]

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions6179
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to skiing, landscape
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 189 (NS)
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
IV.A. Jon Whyte photographs : transparencies
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 189 (NS)
Physical Description
25 photographs : transparencies
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to skiing, landscape
Notes
Film processed June 1989
Less detail
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to skiing, people, snow shelter and tents, scenery
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 190 (NS)
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
IV.A. Jon Whyte photographs : transparencies
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 190 (NS)
Physical Description
15 photographs : transparencies
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to skiing, people, snow shelter and tents, scenery
Notes
Film processed June 1989
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6 Useless Pass. -- [1989]

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions6181
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to skiing, landscape
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 191 (NS)
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
IV.A. Jon Whyte photographs : transparencies
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 191 (NS)
Physical Description
7 photographs : transparencies
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to skiing, landscape
Notes
Film processed June 1989
Less detail

Abbot Pass, Aug, Head smashed. -- [1989?]

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions6192
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to Abbot Pass scenic views, Abbot Hut, Craig Richards
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 202 (NS)
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
IV.A. Jon Whyte photographs : transparencies
Reference Code
V690 / IV.A. - 202 (NS)
Physical Description
25 photographs : transparencies
Scope & Content
Photographs pertain to Abbot Pass scenic views, Abbot Hut, Craig Richards
Notes
Film processed Sept 1989
Less detail

317 records – page 1 of 32.

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