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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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Jon Whyte fonds
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Concrete poem in form of artwork. -- [ca.1980]. -- 1 item of textual records. -- Original print by Jon Whyte of concrete poem (ISOLATE/IMAGINE/NOWHERE). -- Gift of Brenda Goeres, 1995. -- Title based on item.
Reference Code
M88 / 118 / O.S. / "A"
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Accession Number
6785
Reference Code
M88 / 118 / O.S. / "A"
Scope & Content
Concrete poem in form of artwork. -- [ca.1980]. -- 1 item of textual records. -- Original print by Jon Whyte of concrete poem (ISOLATE/IMAGINE/NOWHERE). -- Gift of Brenda Goeres, 1995. -- Title based on item.
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Jon Whyte's word circus / Alex Emond. -- 198-. -- 1 item of textual records (2 copies).
Reference Code
M88 / 154 / O.S. / "A"
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Accession Number
6283
Reference Code
M88 / 154 / O.S. / "A"
Scope & Content
Jon Whyte's word circus / Alex Emond. -- 198-. -- 1 item of textual records (2 copies).
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Poster. -- 1969-1970. -- 1 item of textual records. -- Original hand-drawn poster of ski-patroller with two women. Captation reads "Well, no, I've never done any skiing as such... I find that the Cascade takes up all my time." -- Title based on item.
Reference Code
M88 / 155 / O.S. / "A"
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Accession Number
6283
Reference Code
M88 / 155 / O.S. / "A"
Scope & Content
Poster. -- 1969-1970. -- 1 item of textual records. -- Original hand-drawn poster of ski-patroller with two women. Captation reads "Well, no, I've never done any skiing as such... I find that the Cascade takes up all my time." -- Title based on item.
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ManWoman poster, exhibit notices and leaflets. -- [1970s-1980s]. -- 12 items of textual records. -- Title based on items.
Reference Code
M88 / 543 / O.S. / "A"
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Accession Number
6283
Reference Code
M88 / 543 / O.S. / "A"
Scope & Content
ManWoman poster, exhibit notices and leaflets. -- [1970s-1980s]. -- 12 items of textual records. -- Title based on items.
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Poster. -- 1985. -- 1 item of textual records. -- Autographed poster of 10th Annual Festival of Mountain Films. Autographs are possibly those of judges; includes Jon Whyte autograph. -- Title based on item.
Reference Code
M88 / 820 / O.S. / "A"
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Accession Number
6283
Reference Code
M88 / 820 / O.S. / "A"
Scope & Content
Poster. -- 1985. -- 1 item of textual records. -- Autographed poster of 10th Annual Festival of Mountain Films. Autographs are possibly those of judges; includes Jon Whyte autograph. -- Title based on item.
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Poster. -- 1972. -- 1 item of printed matter. -- Image is view of Emerald Lake with power plant on Canadian ten dollar bill. -- Title based on item.
Reference Code
M88 / 833 / O.S. / "A"
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Accession Number
6283
Reference Code
M88 / 833 / O.S. / "A"
Scope & Content
Poster. -- 1972. -- 1 item of printed matter. -- Image is view of Emerald Lake with power plant on Canadian ten dollar bill. -- Title based on item.
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Papers re organizations. -- 1971-1990

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions5909
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Consists of material related to other organizations in which Jon Whyte was active, including the Alberta Museums Association, Alberta Writers Symposium, Festival of Mountain Films, Friends of Banff National Park, League of Canadian Poets and the National and Provincial Parks Association. Includes …
Reference Code
M88 / 818 - 827
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Series
II.E. Jon Whyte personal/professional papers - organizations
Reference Code
M88 / 818 - 827
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
Consists of material related to other organizations in which Jon Whyte was active, including the Alberta Museums Association, Alberta Writers Symposium, Festival of Mountain Films, Friends of Banff National Park, League of Canadian Poets and the National and Provincial Parks Association. Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, proposals, financial papers and print material. List follows.
Title Source
Title based on material
Content Details
CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING FILES:
Alberta Museums Association, 1983-1984, 1 cm - M88 / 818
Alberta Writers Symposium, 1980, .5 cm - M88 / 819
Festival of Mountain Films, 1983-1987, 1 cm - M88 / 820 (and oversize A)
Friends of Banff National Park, 1990, 3 cm [original file was titled Coop Assn; contains copies of agreements pre-1990 for similar associations] - M88 / 821, 822
League of Canadian Poets, 1980-1986, 1.5 cm - M88 / 823
National and Provincial Parks Association, 1971-1974, 1.5 cm - M88 / 824, 825
Other organizations, 1971-1990, 2 cm - M88 / 826, 827
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Peter and Catharine Whyte portfolio papers. -- 1980-1981

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Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Papers resulted from portfolio project which produced Catharine Robb Whyte, Peter Whyte: a commemorative portfolio, published by the Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation in 1980. Papers include manuscript drafts, writings, research materials, typed notes, correspondence, publishing information and…
Reference Code
M88 / 70 - 88
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Series
I.A. Jon Whyte literary papers - projects
Reference Code
M88 / 70 - 88
Physical Description
13.5 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
Papers resulted from portfolio project which produced Catharine Robb Whyte, Peter Whyte: a commemorative portfolio, published by the Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation in 1980. Papers include manuscript drafts, writings, research materials, typed notes, correspondence, publishing information and other material. Includes some files titled by Whyte or assistants. File list to follow.
Related Material
First file described above was transferred from sub-sub-series II.B.1. Book files; files 2 to 5 above were transferred from sub-series II.C. Alphabetical files. Notes from Whyte letters outlining mentions of artifacts in the Whyte collection have been placed in sub-series II.E. Jon Whyte personal/professional papers - organizations (Whyte Museum)
Title Source
Title based on material
Content Details
CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING FILES:
* Book - P & C [original file of letters, portfolio brochure, publishing information, text drafts, etc., 1980] - M88 / 70
* Portfolio - Pete 'n' Catharine [original file includes clipping, 1980, letters, 1981, and brochure for WMCR historic homes, ca.1980] - M88 / 71
* Portfolio paintings [original file contains letter, 1980, and diary excerpts pertaining to painting] - M88 / 72
* PW illustrated letters [original file contains copies of Peter Whyte letters from the 1950s] - M88 / 73
* Part II [original file contains editor transcripts of Catharine Whyte diaries] - M88 / 74
* [chronology - based on Edith Robb diaries?, 1897-1955] - M88 / 75
* Diary excerpts [Catharine Whyte, 1918-1921, typescripts, .5 cm] - M88 / 76
* Letters to Buz [Catharine Whyte diary excerpts, 1921-1927, typescripts, 2 cm] - M88 / 77, 78
* [excerpts from Peter Whyte letters to Catharine, 1927-1930, 1943-1944, typescripts, 2 cm] - M88 / 79, 80
* [excerpts from Catharine Whyte diaries and letters to mother, 1921-1961, typescripts, 9 cm; also includes some letters from Peter Whyte to Edith Robb] - M88 / 81, 82, 83, 84, 85
* [excerpts from Catharine Whyte letters to Peter, 1929-1930, 1943-1944, typescripts, 1 cm] - M88 / 86
* Peter's trip, his account, 1930 [file] - M88 / 87
* Xmas letter 1963 - M88 / 88
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Travel brochures, leaflets, etc. -- 1977-1991

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Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Material gathered by Jon Whyte while travelling in the USSR, Japn, India, Nepal, Africa, Italy, Massachusetts and other locations
Reference Code
M88 / 781 - 784
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Part Of
Jon Whyte fonds
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Series
II.D. Jon Whyte personal/professional papers - travel
Reference Code
M88 / 781 - 784
Physical Description
4 cm of printed matter
Scope & Content
Material gathered by Jon Whyte while travelling in the USSR, Japn, India, Nepal, Africa, Italy, Massachusetts and other locations
Title Source
Title based on material
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