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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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Door to Wild, St. George's, backup Ford on Bow

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions5950
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Consists mainly of Rocky Mountain Crossing backup files for M88 / E / Disk 23. Also includes files of writing pertaining to book of St. George's Anglican Church, Door to the Wild project re historic backcountry buildings, and Whyte Museum business [WMCR]. File list follows
Date Range
1989 - 1991
Reference Code
M88 / E / Disk 24
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M88
Series
III.B. Jon Whyte electronic records - DOS files
Sous-Fonds
M88
Reference Code
M88 / E / Disk 24
Date Range
1989 - 1991
Physical Description
1 computer disk (50 files)
Scope & Content
Consists mainly of Rocky Mountain Crossing backup files for M88 / E / Disk 23. Also includes files of writing pertaining to book of St. George's Anglican Church, Door to the Wild project re historic backcountry buildings, and Whyte Museum business [WMCR]. File list follows
Notes
Printed copies are available for all files except: systems files, damaged files, unsuitable formats (eg. sideways), and files already printed from another disk.
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Content Details
Consists of the following files (* indicates file has been printed):
ACKNOW [WMCR letter of acknowledgement for donation 1989]
ASSIN.MSS [re Erling Strom - incomplete]
BEIL.MSS - Lake Louise Station
BIOS - Biographies - AMA council [re Tom Gooden] - *
BISON - Indigenous hunters (approx 1500) - Rocky Mountain Crossing / 1990
BOREALIS - Poems for Sid to consider - for Borealis / 1990
BUILDER - October '83 - Rocky Mountain Crossing [re CPR construction] 1990
CABOODLE - The Whole Kiddin' Caboodle [9 children's poems] 1990
CANOE - Canoe trip down the Bow (1930) - Rocky Mountain Crossing / 1990
CAPSULE - Time capsule - Celebration '90 - *
CHRISTMA - A Christmas Story 1916 / 1990
CONTENTS.MSS [chapter titles and details for Indigenous book?] 1990
CRAGONE.MSS - Peaks 'n' People, Aug 15/90 - *
CRASH - Crash? July 1892 - Rocky Mountain Crossing [re train crash] 1990
CRAWLER1 - Hector Crawler (One) 1889, Rocky Mountain Crossing / 1990
CRAWLER2 - Hector Crawler (Two) 1889 - Rocky Mountain Crossing / 1990
DIG - XXIV - The Present [Rocky Mountain Crossing - Adventures at the Ford on the Bow] / 1990
DOORTWO.MSS - Door to the Wild, Num-ti-jah Lodge [incomplete]
DOORWILD.MSS [list of illustrations for Door to the Wild - WMCR?] - *
ELDERS.MSS Elderhostel proposal - Multi-department 1990 [WMCR] - *
EMERALD.MSS [re Emerald Lake - incomplete]
ESSAY - Uncommon thoughts in January darkness - *
FIRSTONE - The First Ones (approx 8000 BC) - Rocky Mountain Crossing / 1990
FISHER - Fishtales 1935 / 1990
FORDONE - Rocky Mountain Crossing - Adventures at the Ford on the Bow [I - XII] / 1990 - *
FORDTWO - Rocky Mountain Crossing - Adventures at the Ford on the Bow [XIII - XXIV] / 1990
HAIKU [7 haiku poems] 1990 - *
HECTOR - August 1858 (Hector) - Rocky Mountain Crossing [re Palliser Expedition] 1990
HENRY - Peaks 'n' People / Aug 15'90 [re Henry Kelsey] 1991 - *
HORSE - Horses (approx 1780) - Rocky Mountain Crossing / 1990
LOANFORM - Agreement for museum loan [WMCR] 1990 - *
MARIE - Marie [story] 1990
MONTY.MSS - The Thing of Nature's [J. E. H. MacDonald quote, n.d.]
MOVIES - Moviemakers 1924 - Rocky Mountain Crossing [re filming of the Alaskan] 1990
NOMS - [empty except for title "Interdepartmental meeting March 31"]
NOTES - St. George's - book notes / 1990 - *
OPINION - President's message - WGA newsletter - Sept/Oct 1990
PAINTER - Rungius finds a subject, autumn 1922
POEM - Poem for Bonnie / 1989
RESEARCH [re museum research - incomplete] 1991
ROADWEST - Road builders, 1915 - Rocky Mountain Crossing / 1990
SEXTET - Moutain Sextet / 1990 - *
SIMPSON - Rocky Mountain Crossing - Simpson poaching 1907 / 1990
SIRGEORG - August 3, 1941 - Rocky Mountain Crossing [re Sir George Simpson] 1990
SKI - Rocky Mountain Crossing, Adventures of the Ford of the Bow [XIII - XVII] 1990
STATION - Lake Louise Station / 1990 - *
TALK.MSS - St. George's centennial, Oct 21, 1989 - *
TOURIST - Rocky Mountain Crossing - Tourists July 1891 / 1990
TWINFALL.MSS [portion of manuscript - cut off at beginning and end]
WILSON - August 2, 1881 - Rocky Mountain Crossing [re CPR survey and Tom Wilson] 1990
Processing Status
Processed
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Ford on Bow. -- 1989-1990

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions5949
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Files contain writing pertaining mainly to Rocky Mountain Crossing, a book for young adults. Also includes file pertaining to Whyte Museum business [WMCR]. File list follows
Date Range
1989 - 1990
Reference Code
M88 / E / Disk 23
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M88
Series
III.B. Jon Whyte electronic records - DOS files
Sous-Fonds
M88
Reference Code
M88 / E / Disk 23
Date Range
1989 - 1990
Physical Description
1 computer disk (43 files)
Scope & Content
Files contain writing pertaining mainly to Rocky Mountain Crossing, a book for young adults. Also includes file pertaining to Whyte Museum business [WMCR]. File list follows
Notes
Printed copies are available for all files except: systems files, damaged files, unsuitable formats (eg. sideways), and files already printed from another disk.
Related Material
Backup files can be found in M88 / E / Disk 24
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Content Details
Consists of the following files (* indicates file has been printed). Note: computer file title is followed by text title.
ACKNOW [WMCR letter of acknowledgement for donation 1989] - *
ASSIN.MSS [re Erling Strom - incomplete] - *
BEIL.MSS - Lake Louise Station - *
BIOS - Biographies - Borealis [Craig Richards / Jon Whyte] / 1990 - *
BISON - Banff - Indigenous hunters (approx 1500) - Rocky Mountain Crossing / 1990 - *
BOREALIS - Poems for Sid to consider for Borealis / 1990 - *
BUILDER - October '83 - Rocky Mountain Crossing [re CPR construction] 1990 - *
CABOODLE - The Whole Kiddin' Caboodle / 1990 - *
CANOE - Canoe trip down the Bow (1930) - Rocky Mountain Crossing / 1990 - *
CHRISTMA - A Christmas Story 1916 / 1990 - *
CONTENTS.MSS [chapter titles and details for unknown work] 1990 - *
CRAGONE.MSS - Peaks 'n' People, Aug 15/90 - *
CRASH - Crash? July 1892 - Rocky Mountain Crossing [re train crash] 1990 - *
CRAWLER1 - Hector Crawler (One) 1889, Rocky Mountain Crossing / 1990 - *
CRAWLER2 - Hector Crawler (Two) 1889 - Rocky Mountain Crossing / 1990 - *
DIG - Rocky Mountain Crossing - Adventures at the Ford on the Bow [XXIV] / 1990 - *
DOORTWO.MSS - Door to the Wild, Num-ti-jah Lodge" [incomplete] - *
ELLIS.MSS - [re Ron Ellis - incomplete] - *
EMERALD.MSS [re Emerald Lake - incomplete] - *
FIRSTONE - The First Ones (approx 8000 BC) - Rocky Mountain Crossing / 1990 - *
FISHER - Fishtales 1935 / 1990 - *
FISHERMA [empty]
FORDONE - Rocky Mountain Crossing - Adventures at the Ford on the Bow [I - XII] / 1990 - *
FORDTWO - Rocky Mountain Crossing - Adventures at the Ford on the Bow [XIII - XXIV] / 1990 - *
HECTOR - August 1858 (Hector) - Rocky Mountain Crossing [re Palliser Expedition] 1990 - *
HORSE - Horses (approx 1780) - Rocky Mountain Crossing / 1990 - *
MARIE - Marie [story] 1990 - *
MONTY.MSS - The Thing of Nature's [J. E. H. MacDonald quote, n.d.] - *
MOVIES - Moviemakers 1924 - Rocky Mountain Crossing [re filming of the Alaskan] 1990 - *
NOMS - Nominations, AMA Council / 1990 - *
OPINION - President's message - WGA newsletter - Sept/Oct 1990 - *
PAINTER [re Carl Rungius] / 1990 - *
POEM - Poem for Bonnie / 1989 - *
ROADWEST - Road builders, 1915 - Rocky Mountain Crossing / 1990 - *
SEXTET - Moutain Sextet [incomplete] 1990
SIMPSON - Rocky Mountain Crossing [re Jimmy Simpson poaching incident] 1990 - *
SIRGEORG - August 3, 1941 - Rocky Mountain Crossing [re Sir George Simpson] 1990 - *
SKI - Rocky Mountain Crossing, Adventures of the Ford of the Bow [XIII - XVII] 1990 - *
STATION - Lake Louise Station [incomplete] 1990
STATIONA [captions for photographs pertaining to Laggan Station] 1990 - *
TWINFALL.MSS [portion of manuscript - cut off at beginning and end] - *
WILSON - August 2, 1881 - Rocky Mountain Crossing [re CPR survey and Tom Wilson] 1990 - *
TOURIST - Rocky Mountain Crossing - Tourists July 1891 / 1990 - *
Processing Status
Processed
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Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Files include writings in the form of poems, slide show script, review, article. File list follows
Date Range
1985
Reference Code
M88 / E / Disk 8
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M88
Series
III.A. Jon Whyte electronic records - Kaypro files
Sous-Fonds
M88
Reference Code
M88 / E / Disk 8
Date Range
1985
Physical Description
1 computer disk (6 files)
Scope & Content
Files include writings in the form of poems, slide show script, review, article. File list follows
Notes
Printed copies are available for all files except: systems files, damaged files, unsuitable formats (eg. sideways), and files already printed from another disk.
original disk labelled: Indian backup, March 18
Title Source
Title based on contents of disk
Content Details
Includes to following files (* indicates file has been printed):
FORM2.MSS [system style file]
HEISLER.MSS [review of exhibit "Tables Turned"] - *
RIVER.MSS [poem?] - *
SANDFORD.MSS [script for slide show on Carl Rungius] - *
SIMPSON.MSS [poem?] - *
WESTERNS.MSS [history of Canadian western films] - *
Processing Status
Processed
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