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Banff Indian Days Committee fonds

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Part Of
Banff Indian Days Committee fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, financial records, programmes, clippings etc.
Date Range
1923-1977, predominant 1969-1977
Reference Code
M62
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Organization record
Part Of
Banff Indian Days Committee fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 62
Sous-Fonds
M62
Accession Number
6584
Reference Code
M62
GMD
Textual record
Organization record
Date Range
1923-1977, predominant 1969-1977
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Banff Indian Days, 1890s-1978, was organized by the Banff Indian Days Committee for at least the last portion of its existence
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, financial records, programmes, clippings etc.
Name Access
Banff Indian Days Committee
Subject Access
Commerce and industry
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Creator
Banff Indian Days Committee
Category
Commerce and industry
First nations
Indigenous Peoples
Title Source
Title based on accession form
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Bill Waterworth fonds

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Part Of
Bill Waterworth fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of a framed collage of b&w photographs of Stoney First Nations in the Kootenay Plains and Morley areas, 1877-1927. Identification of photographs include images of John Hunter and George McLean (Chief Walking Buffalo), William Hunter, Paul Beaver, Sampson Beaver, Chief Tom Chinicka, J…
Date Range
[ca.1877]-2009
Reference Code
M215 / S54 / V176
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Framed print
Part Of
Bill Waterworth fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 215
S 54
V 176
Sous-Fonds
M 215
S 54
V 176
Accession Number
8012
Reference Code
M215 / S54 / V176
GMD
Photograph
Framed print
Date Range
[ca.1877]-2009
Physical Description
1 framed photograph collage: 14 prints; b&w
History / Biographical
Bill Waterworth (1922-2009) was born on Marten Street in Mrs. Thomson's nursing home in Banff. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of 18. On September 19, 1942, Waterworth was shot down over the French coast just short of completing his 33rd mission. Waterworth avoided capture by German patrols for two weeks before being captured and taken prisoner by the Gestapo. He was sent by boxcar to a Prisoner of War camp - Stalag VIIIB/344 - in Lamsdorf, Germany where he remained for three years.
In 1946, Bill married Bernice "Bern" Wilson (d. 2003), who was a granddaughter of Tom Wilson. Together they had three children, Lynn, Bunty, and Christie.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of a framed collage of b&w photographs of Stoney First Nations in the Kootenay Plains and Morley areas, 1877-1927. Identification of photographs include images of John Hunter and George McLean (Chief Walking Buffalo), William Hunter, Paul Beaver, Sampson Beaver, Chief Tom Chinicka, John House, Silas Abraham, Job Beaver, Enos Hunter, Ben Kaquitts, Dan Wildman Sr., Dan Wildman Jr., Moses Hunter, Wildman boy, Enoch Wildman, Tom Kaquitts Jr., Tom Kaquitts Sr., Leebie Crawler, Tom Wilson, Morley Beaver, Nat Hunter, William and Josh Hunter, Mark Poucette, Geo. Kaquitts, Joe Peacemaker, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hunter.
Name Access
Beaver, Sampson
McLean, George
Waterworth, Bill
Wilson, Tom
Subject Access
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Photographs are in the public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: electronic finding aid for processed material
Creator
Waterworth, Bill
Category
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Dorothy B. Mitchell fonds

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Part Of
Dorothy B. Mitchell fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists mainly of Dorothy Mitchell's photographs of Stoney Indians, accompanied by a note by Mitchell on hand-colouring. Also includes two snapshots of Dorothy and Jessie Mitchell.
Date Range
[ca.1950]
Reference Code
V357
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Part Of
Dorothy B. Mitchell fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 357
Sous-Fonds
V357
Accession Number
6067
Reference Code
V357
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Date Range
[ca.1950]
Physical Description
23 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
Dorothy (Waller) Mitchell lived in Banff, ca.1910-1970, where she operated Mitchell's Cabins. She was married to Jessie Hunter Mitchell.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists mainly of Dorothy Mitchell's photographs of Stoney Indians, accompanied by a note by Mitchell on hand-colouring. Also includes two snapshots of Dorothy and Jessie Mitchell.
Name Access
Mitchell, Dorothy B.
Subject Access
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Creator
Mitchell, Dorothy B.
Category
First nations
Title Source
Title based on accession record
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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
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Frank Kaquitts fonds

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Part Of
Frank Kaquitts fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of transcript and sound recording. Transcript is of text of Treaty No. 7 of 1877, regarding reserves and compensation for Blackfoot, Blood, Peigan, Sarcee, Stoney and other Indians. Sound recording includes: children singing; Frank and Walter Chiniquay singing Indian songs; Mona Mar…
Date Range
[1960? - 1968]
1968
Reference Code
M46 / S4
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Frank Kaquitts fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 46
S 4
Sous-Fonds
M 46
S 4
Accession Number
283, 760
Reference Code
M46 / S4
GMD
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
[1960? - 1968]
1968
Physical Description
1 textual records (6 p.). -- 1 sound recording : audio tape reel
History / Biographical
Frank Kaquitts, b.1925, is an artist and former Stoney Indian chief at Morley, Alberta, Canada. Kaquitts was born at Hobbema, Alberta, Canada and was educated at Morley. He studied art under Peter Whyte in Banff and attended the Banff School of Fine Arts. He has taught art and served as a newspaper columnist.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of transcript and sound recording. Transcript is of text of Treaty No. 7 of 1877, regarding reserves and compensation for Blackfoot, Blood, Peigan, Sarcee, Stoney and other Indians. Sound recording includes: children singing; Frank and Walter Chiniquay singing Indian songs; Mona Mark and the Fives; Mrs. John Hunter singing Charlie and Gang and the Drunken Gang; Bone Game and Old Story by Hansen Bearspaw; part of Old Story by Noah Goat.
Name Access
Bearspaw, Hansen
Chiniquay, Frank
Chiniquay, Walter
Goat, Noah
Kaquitts, Frank
Mark, Mona
Subject Access
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: reference copy recording
Creator
Kaquitts, Frank
Category
First nations
Title Source
Title based on accession records
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Hermann Hagedorn fonds

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Part Of
Hermann Hagedorn fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of research papers and drafts, 1963-1964, and photographs, ca.1880-1930, pertaining to Walking Buffalo and Moral Rearmament, John MacLean, David McDougall, John McDougall, ranches, Andrew Sibbald and Stoney Indians. Research papers include correspondence, interview notes, narrative …
Date Range
[ca.1880]-1964, predominant 1963-1964
Reference Code
M396 / V482
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Map
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Hermann Hagedorn fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 396
V 482
Sous-Fonds
M 396
V 482
Accession Number
2841
Reference Code
M396 / V482
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Map
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1880]-1964, predominant 1963-1964
Physical Description
9 cm of textual records. -- 3 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
Hermann Hagedorn was an American writer who was known for his biographical works, particularly on Theodore Roosevelt, as well as poetry and novels. Late in life, Hagedorn became interested in Moral Rearmament. During a visit to the movement's headquarters on Mackinac Island, Michigan in 1958, he met George McLean (Chief Walking Buffalo of the Stoney Indians), an active proponent and traveller on behalf of Moral Rearmament. Intrigued by McLean's character and philosophy, Hagedorn wrote articles as well as drafts of a biography tentatively titled "A Chief in Two Worlds," but died before the work could be completed.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of research papers and drafts, 1963-1964, and photographs, ca.1880-1930, pertaining to Walking Buffalo and Moral Rearmament, John MacLean, David McDougall, John McDougall, ranches, Andrew Sibbald and Stoney Indians. Research papers include correspondence, interview notes, narrative notes, miscellaneous notes, notes from published sources, photocopies and maps. Drafts include an outline and incomplete draft of "A Chief in Two Worlds"; and drafts of "The Man Who Was Needed" article.
Name Access
Hagedorn, Hermann
MacLean, John
McDougall, David
McDougall, John
McLean, George
Subject Access
Family and personal life
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Religions
Stoney Nakoda
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
Creator
Hagedorn, Hermann
Category
Family and personal life
First nations
Religions
Title Source
Title based on accession record
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John Lee Laurie fonds

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Part Of
John Lee Laurie fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists mainly of recordings of songs by Sarcee, Stoney and Blackfoot Indians. Tape 1: Beaver Bundle songs, Peace Pipe Bundle songs, Two Weasel Coat songs, and One Woman's Circle Dance song, all sung by David Onespot (Sarcee). Tape 2: Stoney Indian songs and speakers. Includes: Ed Hunter,…
Date Range
1956, 1958
Reference Code
S3 / V275
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Part Of
John Lee Laurie fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
S 3
V 275
Sous-Fonds
S 3
V 275
Accession Number
759, 3286
Reference Code
S3 / V275
GMD
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Date Range
1956, 1958
Physical Description
5 sound recordings : audio tape reels. -- 1 photographs : print
History / Biographical
John Lee Laurie, 1900-1959, was a teacher and native rights activist at Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Laurie worked extensively with Alberta First Nations communities.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists mainly of recordings of songs by Sarcee, Stoney and Blackfoot Indians. Tape 1: Beaver Bundle songs, Peace Pipe Bundle songs, Two Weasel Coat songs, and One Woman's Circle Dance song, all sung by David Onespot (Sarcee). Tape 2: Stoney Indian songs and speakers. Includes: Ed Hunter, Nat Hunter, Bill McLean, Matthew Hunter, Albert Bearspaw, Judas Hunter and John Hunter. Tape 3: John Laurie, commentator, and singing by Tom Turned-Up-Nose (Blackfoot). Tapes 4 and 5: Tobacco Dance. Accompanied by photograph of Edward Hunter, Stoney Indian Chief. Recordings were made by John Laurie, with the assistance of Don Henderson.
Name Access
Bearspaw, Albert
Hunter, Edward
Hunter, John
Hunter, Judas
Hunter, Matthew
Hunter, Nat
Laurie, John Lee
McLean, Bill
Onespot, David
Turned up Nose, Tom
Subject Access
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Stoney Nakoda
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: sound recording summaries and reference copy recordings
Related Material
Recordings are related to transcriptions by Betty Vaughan (M8/accn.2652)
Creator
Laurie, John Lee
Category
First nations
Title Source
Title based on accession records and tape boxes
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Part Of
Kopp family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains mainly to Indians, perhaps in Calgary area; also some buildings and views, Banff, Alberta area
Date Range
1920-1921
Reference Code
V334
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Part Of
Kopp family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 334
Sous-Fonds
V 334
Accession Number
239
Reference Code
V334
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Date Range
1920-1921
Physical Description
32 photographs : negatives
History / Biographical
The Kopp family, including Bertha S. Kopp and Oliver A. Kopp, are thought to have lived in the Calgary, Alberta, Canada area
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains mainly to Indians, perhaps in Calgary area; also some buildings and views, Banff, Alberta area
Name Access
Kopp, Bertha S.
Kopp, Oliver A.
Subject Access
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
Creator
Kopp, Bertha S.
Kopp, Oliver A.
Category
First nations
Title Source
Title based on accession record
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Moral Rearmament fonds

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Part Of
Moral Rearmament fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to Moral Rearmament representative Chief Walking Buffalo (George McLean) and Moral Rearmament tour of New Zealand during March and April 1960.
Date Range
Copies made 1986
Reference Code
V198
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Part Of
Moral Rearmament fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 198
Sous-Fonds
V 198
Accession Number
5150
Reference Code
V198
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Date Range
Copies made 1986
Physical Description
9 photographs : copy negatives
History / Biographical
Moral Rearmament is an international movement founded by Dr. Frank Buchman
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to Moral Rearmament representative Chief Walking Buffalo (George McLean) and Moral Rearmament tour of New Zealand during March and April 1960.
Name Access
Buchman, Frank
McLean, George
Moral Rearmament
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Creator
Moral Rearmament
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
First nations
Title Source
Title based on accession record
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Nicholas de Grandmaison fonds

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Part Of
Nicholas de Grandmaison fonds
Scope & Content
Series I: Photographs (V786) - one sub-series consisting of photographs of Nicholas de Grandmaison; one photograph of Order of Canada event Series II: Textual (M561) - three sub-series: A - Biographical information and personal documents B - Newspaper and magazine clippings and excerpts C - Invita…
Date Range
1919-1992
Reference Code
M561 / V786
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Nicholas de Grandmaison fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M561
V786
Sous-Fonds
M561
V786
Accession Number
2018.8994
Reference Code
M561 / V786
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1919-1992
Physical Description
[2] cm of textual records. 19 photographs; b&w and col.
History / Biographical
Nicholas de Grandmaison was born in southern Russian in 1892. He attended military college in Moscow, graduating in 1911 and transfered to military school in 1913 to train as an officer. He was stationed in Warsaw, Poland in early 1914 when World War I began and was captured as a prisoner of war in Germany until 1918. Upon then end of the war, Nicholas de Grandmaison studied art in England, eventually arriving in Calgary, Alberta via some time spent in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He had specific interest in Indigenous peoples and travelled widely throughout North America painting portraits. Nicholas de Gradmaison moved to Banff in 1939 with his wife Sonia, where they raised five children. He is a member of the Order of Canada, and holds an honourary doctorate from the University of Alberta, and was made an honorary Peigan "Chief Little Plume". He died on March 23, 1978 and is buried at the Brocket on the Piikani Nation reserve, west of Fort McLeod.
Scope & Content
Series I: Photographs (V786) - one sub-series consisting of photographs of Nicholas de Grandmaison; one photograph of Order of Canada event
Series II: Textual (M561) - three sub-series: A - Biographical information and personal documents B - Newspaper and magazine clippings and excerpts C - Invitations and exhibit announcements
Name Access
de Grandmaison, Nicholas
de Grandmaison, Nicolas
de Grandmaison, Sonia
Subject Access
Arts
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
file description
Creator
Nicholas de Grandmaison
Biographical Source Notes
Biographical documents in fond
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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