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Dorothy Wardle fonds

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Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two sous-fonds: M521 and V75. M521 consists of four series, 154 cm, ca.1870-2002. Series I: Dorothy Wardle Personal Papers, 69.5 cm, ca.1870-2002 (includes Dorothy's written work and research and notes related to Banff). Series II: Wardle Family, 32.5 cm, 1872-1998 (including cor…
Date Range
ca.1870-2002
Reference Code
M521 / V75
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M521
V75
Sous-Fonds
M521
V75
Accession Number
5296, 5391, 7504
Reference Code
M521 / V75
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
ca.1870-2002
Physical Description
154 cm of textual records. -- 1304 photographs (1190 prints, 95 negatives, 19 transparencies). -- 6 photograph albums.
History / Biographical
The Wardle family was comprised of husband and wife, James Morey Wardle (June 26,1888 - May 18,1971) and Maud Leette (Roney) Wardle (May 24,1889 - December 1,1969), and their one child, Dorothy Hope Wardle (May 23,1919 - July 20,2003). James Wardle, born in Chiliwack, British Columbia, was a civil engineer and public servant. He was the Superintendent of Banff National Park from 1918-1921, Chief Engineer for Parks Canada from 1921-1935, and Deputy Minister of the Interior from 1935-1936. He is primarily known as a highway design engineer, particularly for building the Banff-Windermere, Banff-Lake Louise, and Banff-Jasper highways. He was a councillor for the Municipality of Rockcliffe Park in Ontario and he was the President of the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies in Banff from 1925-1929. Mount Wardle in Vermillion was named after him in 1921. James married Leette on November 4, 1913, with whom he had one child, Dorothy. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Dorothy (also known as Dot and Dorie) grew up in Banff, Alberta and Ottawa, Ontario, due to her father's position with the federal government. She was educated at the Mountain School in Banff and at the Elmwood School in Ottawa. All three family members were graduates of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. James graduated in 1912 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Leette graduated with a Bachelor's degree, and in 1942, Dorothy also earned a Bachelor's degree. Dorothy was prominent in student life and active in athletics. In 1941, Dorothy became the first woman elected as President of the Alma Mater Society and during her academic career, Dorothy was a member of the Levana Intercollegiate Debative, University Centenary Committee, and Queen’s War Aid Commission. Dorothy spent her career as a freelance writer however, upon graduation she served as the first Secretary-In-Charge of Records at Carleton College (now Carleton University) from 1942-1944 in Ottawa and in the mid-1950s worked as a secretary for the Glenbow Foundation in Calgary. Dorothy pursued a lifelong interest in traveling, art, and antiques. Although she was fiercely proud and protective of Banff and the Park, and remained a volunteer and patron of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Dorothy eventually settled in Sidney, British Columbia and shared an apartment with Sheila Iris Ritchie, with whom Dorothy travelled extensively. After her death in 2003, Dorothy, "Dorie," was laid to rest alongside her parents in the Old Banff Cemetery.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two sous-fonds: M521 and V75.
M521 consists of four series, 154 cm, ca.1870-2002. Series I: Dorothy Wardle Personal Papers, 69.5 cm, ca.1870-2002 (includes Dorothy's written work and research and notes related to Banff). Series II: Wardle Family, 32.5 cm, 1872-1998 (including correspondence with Carl Rungius and Mrs. Helen Brett, and Christmas and other greeting cards from Peter and Catharine Whyte). Series III: Queen's University, 7.5 cm, 1911-1980 (including graduation certificates for each family member and records pertaining to Dorothy's participation on the Alma Mater Society). Series IV: Travel, 44.5 cm, ca.1950-1988 (includes hand-written notebooks meticulously detailing their travels).
V75 consists of two series, 79.5 cm, ca. 1912-2001. Series I: Wardle Family, ca. 1912-1971, 6 albums, 31 cm of photograph prints and negatives (including family trips, trail rides in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and family gatherings). Series II: Dorothy Wardle, 1972-2001, 34 cm of photograph prints, negatives, and transparencies (including Dorothy's travels in Alberta and British Columbia, overseas, and various outings with friends).
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James
Rungius, Carl
Brett, Helen
Keyte, Freeman
Hart, E. J. (Ted)
Harkin, J. B. (James Bernard)
Brewster, Pat
Peyto, Bill
Brett, Robert George
Sanson, Norman
White, Clifford
Drummond-Davies, Nora
Mills, Ike
McLean, George
Walking Buffalo (George McLean)
Kaquitts, Frank
Oxborough, Dorothy
Whyte, Jon
Robinson, Dean
Warren, Mary Schaffer
Simpson, George
Gibbon, John Murray
Whyte, Catharine
Whyte, Peter
Greenham, Margaret
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Personal and Family Life
Banff
Old Banff Cemetery
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Cabins
Travel
Picnics and picnicking
Holidays
Scenery
Christmas
Dogs
Horses
Mountain
Canoes and canoeing
Hiking
Wildlife
War Memorial
Highland Games
Bow River Bridge
Golfing
Anniversary
Horseback riding
Indigenous Peoples
Stoney Nakoda
Education
Snowshoes and snowshoeing
Banff Winter Carnival
Banff Winter Festival
Women
Trails
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Sports and leisure
Skiing
European travel
Beach
Calgary Herald
Geography
Government
Newspaper
Politics
Research
Banff Public Library
National parks and reserves
Park policy
Parks Canada
Wardens
Ya-Ha-Tinda Ranch
Community life
Mines and mineral resources
History
Immigration and homesteading
Settlement
Organizations
World War II
Biographical
Professional and Personal Life
Grizzly Bears
Fire fighters
Sunshine Village
Teahouses
Banff Indian Days
Regalia
Calgary Stampede
Mountain guides
Mountain School
The Albertan
Crag and Canyon newspaper
Homestead Hotel
Banff Centre
Hot Springs
Superintendents
Automobiles
Natural history
Records
Calendar
Finances
Leases
Legal and Financial
Property
Recreation
Geographic Access
Banff
Banff National Park
Canmore
Alberta
Canada
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Castle Mountain
Bankhead
British Columbia
Glacier National Park
Kootenay National Park
Silver City
Victoria
Scotland
Revelstoke
Yoho National Park
Ottawa
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Plain of Six Glaciers
Lake Agnes
Lake Louise
Lake Minnewanka
Lake O'Hara
Bow River
Calgary
Sidney
San Francisco
United States
Europe
Germany
Switzerland
France
Spain
Monaco
Italy
Denmark
Austria
Quebec
Windermere
New York
Assiniboine
Ghost River
High River
Quebec City
New Brunswick
Maine
Great Divide
Moraine Lake
Maligne Lake
Columbia Icefield
Washington
Philadelphia
Atlantic City
Larch Valley
Cascade Mountain
Panama
Sulphur Mountain
Field
Emerald Lake
Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump
Takkakaw Falls
Jasper National Park
Athabasca Falls
Okanagan
Kananaskis
Hoodoos
Powell River
Montreal
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Related Material
Dorothy also donated artwork (by Carl Rungius) to Art and Heritage.
James Morey Wardle fonds (Library and Archives Canada)
Creator
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James M.
Wardle, Leette
Category
Arts
Environment
Education
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Miscellaneous Records

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions54639
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 17 cm of textual records, 34 x 44 cm or smaller. File pertains to an assortment of personal recordkeeping records and contains textual records, correspondence, photograph prints, and newspaper clippings. File documents various purchases and sales (Canmore, Alberta and Sidney, Briti…
Date Range
1934-2002
Reference Code
M521 / I / B / 24-38
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Newspaper clipping
Private record
Published record
Textual record
Photograph print
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M521 / V75
Series
M521 / I : Dorothy Wardle Personal Papers
Sous-Fonds
M521
Sub-Series
M521 / I / B : Personal Recordkeeping
Accession Number
7504
Reference Code
M521 / I / B / 24-38
GMD
Newspaper clipping
Private record
Published record
Textual record
Photograph print
Date Range
1934-2002
Physical Description
17 cm of textual records (34 x 44 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 17 cm of textual records, 34 x 44 cm or smaller. File pertains to an assortment of personal recordkeeping records and contains textual records, correspondence, photograph prints, and newspaper clippings. File documents various purchases and sales (Canmore, Alberta and Sidney, British Columbia, mainly 1985-1986 and 1991-1995), property sales (Banff and Calgary, Alberta, 1972, and a photocopy of the original lease for the Wardle's property in Banff on Muskrat Street, 1921), Dorothy's work and membership with the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (1991-2001), art sales and appraisals (mainly Carl Rungius, 1977-2001), health and dental records detailing Dorothy's medical history (mainly 1994-2001, but goes back to 1934), a trip to Canmore (Banff Right to Reside (1984), subscriptions and miscellaneous records (including Dorothy's address book; poetry by her father, James Morey Wardle; Dorothy's passport from 1991-1996; various art collector catalogues such as Sotheby's; and commemorative coins), and Sheila Iris (S.I.) Ritchie's personal records (includes birth record from 1927 and death record from 1990).
Notes
Poetry by James Morey (J.M.) Wardle can be found in folder 34 under "miscellaneous."
Sheila Iris Ritchie was Dorothy's long-term housemate and close friend. Dorothy served as the executor of Sheila's will.
Dorothy's SIN card was originally included but has since been discarded for privacy concerns.
Photocopies of the original lease for the property on Muskrat Street were taken from Parks Canada microfiche records in 1993.
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James M.
Hart, E. J. (Ted)
Rungius, Carl
Oxborough, Dorothy
Whyte, Jon
Subject Access
Crag and Canyon newspaper
Calgary Herald
Art
Artist
Banff
Banff Crag and Canyon
Leases
Legal and Financial
Mineral Springs Hospital
Museums
Newspaper
Obituary
Park policy
Parks Canada
Personal and Family Life
Property
Records
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Women
Homestead Hotel
Travel
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Canada
Sidney
Victoria
British Columbia
Canmore
Calgary
Access Restrictions
Access may be restricted. Specifically for records pertaining to personal health information and other personal information.
Please speak to the Archivist for access to folders: M521 / I / B / 28-31 and M521 / I / B / 34-36.
Language
English
Conservation
Some records still have tape on them. May present conservation issues in the future.
Acid-free archival paper used sporadically interwoven between records and newspaper clippings.
Creator
Wardle, Dorothy
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Murray Gammon interview

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions15309
Part Of
Whyte Museum Oral History Programme collection
Date Range
1983
Reference Code
S1 / 143
Description Level
6 / Item
Part Of
Whyte Museum Oral History Programme collection
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
I. Interviews
Reference Code
S1 / 143
Responsibility
Interviewer: E. J. (Ted) Hart
Date Range
1983
Physical Description
1 sound recording
Subject Access
Bankhead
Brewster Transport Company
Dams
Gammon, Earl
Gammon family
Ghost Dam
Glenmore Dam
Homestead Hotel
Moore, Philip
Mount Royal Hotel
Mount Stephen House
Finding Aid
Recording summary and reference cassette available
Title Source
Title based on contents of recording
Less detail

Photo and Feature Stories

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions54623
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 8 cm of textual records (40.5 x 60 cm or smaller) and 25 photographs : b&w (20 x 25 cm or smaller). Records include newspaper clippings, typed articles, research, correspondence, and photograph prints. File pertains to Dorothy's freelance research, notes, original writing, and pub…
Date Range
1933-1978
1933-1934
1942
1953-1954
1960-1963
1965
1969
1970
1977-1978
Reference Code
M521 / I / A / 8-18
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Newspaper clipping
Photograph
Published record
Textual record
Scrapbook
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M521 / V75
Series
M521 / I : Dorothy Wardle Personal Papers
Sous-Fonds
M521
Sub-Series
M521 / I / A : Research and Writing
Accession Number
7504
Reference Code
M521 / I / A / 8-18
GMD
Newspaper clipping
Photograph
Published record
Textual record
Scrapbook
Date Range
1933-1978
1933-1934
1942
1953-1954
1960-1963
1965
1969
1970
1977-1978
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records (40.5 x 60 cm or smaller); 25 photographs : b&w (20 x 25 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 8 cm of textual records (40.5 x 60 cm or smaller) and 25 photographs : b&w (20 x 25 cm or smaller). Records include newspaper clippings, typed articles, research, correspondence, and photograph prints. File pertains to Dorothy's freelance research, notes, original writing, and published articles from The Albertan and The Calgary Herald primarily in the 1960s, and short stories for Reader's Digest in 1933-1934. File documents various people, places, and events significant to Banff, including: the old days, Banff Indian Days, Mountain School, Banff Centre, Banff namesake in Scotland, the teahouses at Lake Louise, hot springs, Indigenous regalia and ceremonies, local guides, and Silver City. File also includes personal notes/stories and correspondence between Dorothy and her parents, and several articles from the Banff Crag and Canyon. Notable people include Cliff and Beverly White, Walking Buffalo (Tatanga Mani, George McLean), George Paris, Margaret Greenham, Ike Mills, and Nora Drummond-Davies.
Notes
Correspondence between Dorothy and Mrs. Margaret Greenham, dated April 4, 1942.
Correspondence between Dorothy and C.R. Walrod from the museum in Kelowna, dated November 4, 1953.
Correspondence between Dorothy and her parents, dated March 9, 1961.
M521 / I / A / 10 : title on folder changed to [Indigenous]. Original title was "Indian Story Material."
M521 / I / A / 10 : photographs of Frank Kaquitts were originally filed in this folder (see: V75).
M521 / I / A / 16 : title on folder changed to [Indigenous Ceremonial Regalia]. Original title was "Indian Ceremonial Costume."
Most of the newspaper clippings are glued on a piece of paper like an unbound scrapbook.
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James M.
Greenham, Margaret
White, Clifford
Drummond-Davies, Nora
Mills, Ike
McLean, George
Walking Buffalo (George McLean)
Kaquitts, Frank
Subject Access
Grizzly Bears
Fire fighters
Boats
Sunshine Village
Teahouses
Lake Agnes Teahouse
Oldtimers
Banff Indian Days
Regalia
Calgary Stampede
Guides
Homestead Hotel
Hotel
Mountain School
Art
Artist
Animals
Banff
Banff National Park
Bears
Calgary Herald
Community life
Community events
Hot Springs
Indigenous Peoples
Lake O'Hara Trails Club
Mountain guides
Newspaper
Research
Stoney Nakoda
The Albertan
Crag and Canyon newspaper
Banff Centre
Geographic Access
Castle Mountain
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Canada
Scotland
Plain of Six Glaciers
Lake Agnes
Bow River
Calgary
Lake Louise
Language
English
Conservation
Many of the newspaper clippings and other textual records were taped or glued together, and some of the photograph prints are damaged by ink. May present conservation issues in the future.
Acid-free archival paper was sporadically used to protect prints.
Should consider digitizing before further degradation.
Creator
Wardle, Dorothy
Category
Arts
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
Part Of
Sam Ward fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists mainly of papers, photographs and sound recording of Sam Ward; also of Sam and Cis Ward. Personal papers of Sam and Cis Ward include correspondence and cards, 1950s-1970s; and note and guest books, 1902-ca.1960s. Professional records are plans for proposed residences for Sam Ward a…
Date Range
1900-1973
Reference Code
M211 / S19 / V667
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Textual record
Plan
Private record
Part Of
Sam Ward fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 211
S 19
V 667
Sous-Fonds
M 211
S 19
V 667
Accession Number
971, 1268, 1365, 1491, 1945, 1955, 1961
Reference Code
M211 / S19 / V667
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Textual record
Plan
Private record
Date Range
1900-1973
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records. -- 303 photographs (167 prints, 135 negatives, 1 transparency). -- 2 photograph albums (45 prints). -- 1 sound recording : audio tape reel
History / Biographical
Sam Ward, 1884-1973, was a builder and finishing carpenter at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Ward and Louisa Maud "Cis" Ward, 1884-1970, came to Banff in 1912. Sam Ward was also known for music hall recitations. He later lived at Victoria, British Columbia
Scope & Content
Fonds consists mainly of papers, photographs and sound recording of Sam Ward; also of Sam and Cis Ward. Personal papers of Sam and Cis Ward include correspondence and cards, 1950s-1970s; and note and guest books, 1902-ca.1960s. Professional records are plans for proposed residences for Sam Ward and Sydney R. Vallance and an addition to the Homestead Hotel. Photographs, ca.1912-ca.1970, pertain to Sam Ward, Cis Ward, friends, activities, hikes and mountain trips, world travels, homes; Sam Ward building projects; Banff town scenes, buildings and people. Sound recording, 1973, by Norman Tabuteau includes recitations by Sam Ward, followed by reminiscences
Name Access
Vallance, Sydney
Ward, Cis
Ward, Sam
Subject Access
Arts
Buildings and facilities
Homestead Hotel
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: basic description
sound recording summary and copy recording
Related Material
Accompanied by artifacts (transferred to Heritage collections, Whyte Museum)
Creator
Ward, Sam
Category
Arts
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
Less detail
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