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Part Of
Kay Powell fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two sous-fonds: M199 (textual) and V158 (photographs). M199 consists of two series, 1.1 cm, 1940-1942. Series I : Miscellaneous textual materials, 0.1 cm, 1940-1942 (includes envelope and letterhead from Sunshine Lodge, 1944 and an envelope and letterhead from Kananaskis Ranch, S…
Date Range
[1940-1944]
Reference Code
M199 / V158
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Kay Powell fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M199 / V158
Sous-Fonds
M199 / V158
Accession Number
7940
Reference Code
M199 / V158
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[1940-1944]
Physical Description
1 album (43 photographs : b&w ; 31.5 x 23.5 cm or smaller) -- 4 photographs : b&w ; 11 x 19.5 cm or smaller; -- 01 cm of textual records (5 pages ; 42.5 x 28 cm or smaller) -- 01 cm of textual records (7 pages ; 21.5 x 27.5 cm or smaller) -- 1 cm of textual records (2 volumes ; 21.5 x 35.5 cm and 21.5 x 33.5 cm)
History / Biographical
Kay Powell (nee Kathleen Burt-Smith) attended the private Mountain School in Banff, Alberta which was founded by Margaret and Henry Greenham in 1920. She was sent to the nearest private boarding school as a result of a fear of bombing in her home town of Victoria, BC by the Japanese during World War II. Kay Powell started half-way through her grade 9 year in 1940 and stayed until 1944. She won a school prize in 1943 for "friendliness" and returned to Victoria, B.C. after the war where she married James Michael Powell and had two children and three grandchildren. She was an avid boater and passed away in 2017.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two sous-fonds: M199 (textual) and V158 (photographs). M199 consists of two series, 1.1 cm, 1940-1942. Series I : Miscellaneous textual materials, 0.1 cm, 1940-1942 (includes envelope and letterhead from Sunshine Lodge, 1944 and an envelope and letterhead from Kananaskis Ranch, Seebe, Alberta featuring sketches of C.A. Beil; 1 card with signatures; newspaper clipping pertaining to mountain school students skiing at Sunshine). Series II : Mountain Echoes, 1 cm, 1941-1943 (includes 2 school journals "Mountain Echoes," 1941-1942 and 1942-1943 pertaining to school events) V158 consists of two series, 2.9 cm, 1940-1942. Series I : Photograph albums, 2 cm, 1940-1942 (1 photograph album with 43 photographs pertaining to Kay Powell's time at the Mountain School, including textual records within of valedictory poem and lyrics to a school song "Forty Years On" on Havergal College letterhead. Series II : Photograph prints, 0.9 cm, 11 x 19.5 cm or smaller and related textual record 5 pages ; 42.5 x 28 cm or smaller, 1940-1942 (includes 4 photograph prints pertaining to school teachers who taught at the Mountain School, with associated information and newspaper clipping).
Name Access
Powell, Kay
Greenham, Henry
Greenham, Margaret
Subject Access
Education
Buildings and facilities
Schools
Mountain School
World War II
Skiing
Kananaskis Ranch
Sunshine Ski Lodge
Horses
Geographic Access
Banff
Kananaskis
Language
English
Finding Aid
Yes
Creator
Powell, Kay
Biographical Source Notes
Accession record; Crag and Canyon - Friday July 2nd, 1943, page 4 ; https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?n=kathleen-powell-kay&pid=184703507 ; https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?n=james-michael-powell&pid=192298581
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Kay Powell photograph album

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Part Of
Kay Powell fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of one photograph album comprising 43 photographs. Contents pertains to Kay Powell's attendance at the Mountain School from 1942 to 1944 including steam locomotive at the Banff Train Station; "Gateway" main house; Sunshine Lodge; skiing at Sunshine in 1942; teachers and students posi…
Date Range
[1942-1944]
Reference Code
V158 / I / PD - 1
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Album
Photograph
Private record
Part Of
Kay Powell fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M199 / V158
Series
V158 / I : Photograph Albums
Sous-Fonds
V158
Accession Number
7940
Reference Code
V158 / I / PD - 1
GMD
Album
Photograph
Private record
Date Range
[1942-1944]
Physical Description
1 album (43 photographs : b&w ; 31.5 x 23.5 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of one photograph album comprising 43 photographs. Contents pertains to Kay Powell's attendance at the Mountain School from 1942 to 1944 including steam locomotive at the Banff Train Station; "Gateway" main house; Sunshine Lodge; skiing at Sunshine in 1942; teachers and students posing for photographs ; photographs of Banff Avenue; pack horses and pack trips at Kananaskis Ranch including photographs of camp; photographs of exterior and interior of Mountain School building; skiing at Mount Norquay; skating at the Banff Skating Club; hikes up Sulphur Mountain and Mount Rundle; students in costume performing a play; Cave and Basin pool. Some photographs include photocopies of photographs with students name annotated by Kay Powell. Album also includes textual records of valedictory poem and lyrics to a school song "Forty Years On" on Havergal College letterhead.
Name Access
Powell, Kay
Greenham, Henry
Greenham, Margaret
Subject Access
Education
Buildings and facilities
Schools
Mountain School
World War II
Skiing
Kananaskis Ranch
Sunshine Ski Lodge
Horses
Geographic Access
Banff
Kananaskis
Language
English
Finding Aid
Yes
Creator
Powell, Kay
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
Part Of
Kay Powell fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of two volumes of "Mountain Echoes - Ad Summa - The Mountain School" for 1941-1942 and 1942-1943. Content includes a year in review, essays, poetry, editorials, songs, stories, reports on war experiences and travel, sport updates, Red Cross activities, diary of school events, health t…
Date Range
[1942-1944]
Reference Code
M199 / II / 1 to 2
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Part Of
Kay Powell fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M199 / V158
Series
M199 / II : Mountain Echoes
Sous-Fonds
M199
Accession Number
7940
Reference Code
M199 / II / 1 to 2
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Date Range
[1942-1944]
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records (2 volumes ; 21.5 x 35.5 cm and 21.5 x 33.5 cm)
Scope & Content
File consists of two volumes of "Mountain Echoes - Ad Summa - The Mountain School" for 1941-1942 and 1942-1943. Content includes a year in review, essays, poetry, editorials, songs, stories, reports on war experiences and travel, sport updates, Red Cross activities, diary of school events, health tips, camping and climbing stories, war stories.
Name Access
Powell, Kay
Greenham, Henry
Greenham, Margaret
Subject Access
Education
Buildings and facilities
Schools
Mountain School
World War II
Skiing
Kananaskis Ranch
Sunshine Ski Lodge
Horses
Geographic Access
Banff
Kananaskis
Language
English
Finding Aid
Yes
Creator
Powell, Kay
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
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