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Charles D. Walcott fonds

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Part Of
Charles D. Walcott fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of research views of Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. Detailed identifications and dates are provided. Forty-two items are oversize panorama views. Three of these panoramas are framed; these are views of Bow Lake, Peyto Lake and Wolverine Pass areas.
Date Range
1908-1925
Reference Code
V596
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Framed print
Photograph print
Part Of
Charles D. Walcott fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 596
Sous-Fonds
V 596
Accession Number
1667, 3077
Reference Code
V596
GMD
Photograph
Framed print
Photograph print
Date Range
1908-1925
Physical Description
69 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
Geologist Charles D. Walcott, 1850-1926, was Director of the United States Geological Survey from 1894 until 1907 and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1907 until 1926. During his years at the Smithsonian, Walcott did extensive paleontological research in Banff and Yoho National Parks.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of research views of Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. Detailed identifications and dates are provided. Forty-two items are oversize panorama views. Three of these panoramas are framed; these are views of Bow Lake, Peyto Lake and Wolverine Pass areas.
Name Access
Walcott, Charles D.
Subject Access
Environment
Science and technology
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
Creator
Walcott, Charles D.
Category
Environment
Science and technology
Title Source
Title based on accession records
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Elliott Barnes' anti-rattler invention

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Part Of
Elliott Barnes fonds
Date Range
[ca.1905-ca.1914]
Reference Code
V48 / NG - 57
Description Level
6 / Item
  1 image  
Part Of
Elliott Barnes fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Series
I. Negative series
Reference Code
V48 / NG - 57
Date Range
[ca.1905-ca.1914]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, glass, 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Science and technology
Geographic Access
Alberta
Creator
Elliott Barnes
Images
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Norman Sanson fonds

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Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers and photographs resulting from Sanson's life and work. Textual records consist of: I. Correspondence, 1901-1944, 2 cm.; II. Research and professional papers, 1890-1947, 45 cm., includes notebooks and notes pertaining to nature study, meteorological research, Sulphur Mounta…
Date Range
1855-1949
Reference Code
M3 / V246
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 3
V 246
Sous-Fonds
M 3
V 246
Accession Number
109, 148, 181, 334, 384, 400, 439, 448, 1036, 1148, 1191, 2072. 2484, 2594, 2771, 3028, 6351, 6739
Reference Code
M3 / V246
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Date Range
1855-1949
Physical Description
ca.55 cm and 21 v. of textual records. -- 46 photograph albums (ca.7500 prints). -- 1 postcard set (37 prints)
History / Biographical
Norman Bethune Sanson, 1862-1949, was a naturalist, meteorologist and museum curator at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of a prominent clergyman, he developed a life-long interest in natural history as a boy. Sanson came west in 1885 to fight in the Riel Rebellion as a member of the Queen's Own Rifles.
In 1892, Sanson came to Banff as an accountant for the Sanitarium Hotel. He also did book-keeping for other local businesses and handled the town's weather reports. In 1896 he was appointed curator of the Park Museum and also worked as zookeeper for the Banff Zoo. From 1896 until 1931, Sanson was meteorological officer and curator of the Park Museum. In 1903 an observatory was built on Sulphur Mountain on a site chosen by Sanson. During the period 1903-1931, Sanson made one thousand ascents of Sulphur Mountain to collect weather records. In 1948, the Dominion Government acknowledged his many years of service by naming a peak on the mountain for him.
As a nature enthusiast, Sanson was well-known both in Banff and beyond. He was an avid collector of flora and fauna, both privately and through his job as museum curator. Sanson was an active member of the Alpine Club of Canada, the Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies and the Banff Rotary Club. He was a warden of St. George's Anglican Church and a supporter of the Canadian Bible Society. He was active in community events such as the Banff Winter Carnival, for which he organized and led the snowshoeing events. An ardent mountain traveller, he enjoyed both hiking and snowshoeing. Following retirement, Sanson toured extensively on foot throughout Britain and Europe.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers and photographs resulting from Sanson's life and work.
Textual records consist of: I. Correspondence, 1901-1944, 2 cm.; II. Research and professional papers, 1890-1947, 45 cm., includes notebooks and notes pertaining to nature study, meteorological research, Sulphur Mountain and maps; III. Travel diary, 1900-1933, 1 cm.; IV. Register books, 1931, 1941, n.d. 2 cm.; IV. Scrapbooks, 1909-1931, n.d., 21 vol, many containing postcards from Great Britain and around the world; VI. Miscellaneous, 1855- 1895, n.d., 4 cm.
Photographs consist of: I. Albums, 1880s-1949, 46 v., pertain to Norman Sanson's life and work; document Banff Park Museum, Sulphur Mountain and Sulphur Mountain Observatory; natural history, including mountain flora, collecting trips, weather surveys and snow surveys; Banff events, including Banff Winter Carnival, Banff Indian Days, Highland Gatherings and Banff Regatta; mountain travels and travels throughout Canada, United States, England and Europe; friends, associates and Banff personalities. Detailed identifications provided by Norman Sanson. II. Postcard set, ca.1930.
Name Access
Sanson, Norman
Subject Access
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series description and partial file description
reference microfilm copies of photographs albums and some textual materials
Creator
Sanson, Norman
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Parks Canada fonds

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Part Of
Parks Canada fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of material pertaining to the mountain parks of western Canada. I.A. Banff National Park photograph collection, 1903-1965 (predominant 1920s-1950s), ca.1756 prints and negatives. Pertains mainly to Banff townsite and developments and facilities within the park. Included are private …
Date Range
[ca.1887-ca.1995]
Reference Code
M317 / S23 / V488
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Machine-readable data file
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Government record
Map
Plan
Part Of
Parks Canada fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 317
S 23
V 488
Sous-Fonds
M 317
S 23
V 488
Accession Number
97, 90, 1155, 1270, 1386, 1396, 1487, 1500, 1539, 1552, 1848, 1877, 1911, 2140, 2147, 2185, 2267, 2342, 2360, 2365, 2382, 2530, 2539, 2683, 2749, 2819, 2938, 2971, 2979, 2990, 2994, 2977, 3026, 3067, 3120, 3238, 3296, 3344, 3368, 3381, 3403, 3458, 3466, 3473, 3624, 3678, 3765, 3783, 3847, 3875, 4008, 5018, 5054, 5085, 5114, 5141, 5222, 5321, 6015, 6372, 6373, 6404, 6410, 6423, 6444, 6699, 6756, 6924, 7057, 7061, 7228, 7351 (unproc) 7770, 7511, 2015.8407
Reference Code
M317 / S23 / V488
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Machine-readable data file
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Government record
Map
Plan
Other Title Info
Also known as the Canadian Parks Service collection.
Date Range
[ca.1887-ca.1995]
Physical Description
ca.13,557 photographs: prints, negatives, transparencies: col.; 35mm, 1 CD-ROM (556 digital scans). -- ca.55 sound recordings: audio tape cassettes, audio tape reel. -- ca.2.5 m textual records. -- 9 motion pictures: si., b&w; 16mm
History / Biographical
Parks Canada administers national parks in Canada. The agency has been administered by several government departments and undergone numerous name changes over the years. Most recently it was known as the Canadian Parks Service. Parks Canada is responsible for the administration of mountain parks and, in some cases, townsites within these parks. Until 1990, it administered the town of Banff in Banff National Park. Parks Canada provides a variety of services to visitors and residents pertaining to interpretive and visitor information; trail, resource and wildlife management; fire protection, mountaineering search and rescue and avalanche control; facilities and utilities; townsite services etc.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of material pertaining to the mountain parks of western Canada.
I.A. Banff National Park photograph collection, 1903-1965 (predominant 1920s-1950s), ca.1756 prints and negatives. Pertains mainly to Banff townsite and developments and facilities within the park. Included are private and government buildings, dwellings, roads and utilities; resource and wildlife development and management; visitor facilities; lodges, hotels and bungalow camps; warden and fire protection activities; Banff events; Norman Sanson trips and expeditions.
I.B. Banff National Park warden service photographs, motion pictures and documentation pertaining to wardens, warden activities and cabins, wildlife management; ca.11,000 items. Series includes 2 National Parks Service motion pictures "Hunting without a gun",1930 and Stalking big game", 1930.
I.C. Lantern slides, 2 sets (accn.3783); includes CPR lecture set, ca.1915, 145 items, and Canadian Rockies lecture set, ca.1920, 54 items, accompanied by lecture notes (stored with textual material M317).
I.D. Cave and Basin project; copies of mainly snapshot prints acquired by the Cave and Basin restoration and re-development project, 1981-1985, from various individuals, 204 items.
I.E. Yoho National Park collected photographs, ca.90 photographs : prints, pertain to Yoho National Park landscape, scenery, railway, places and facilities, including Field. Accompanied by 3 letters. Collected from numerous donors, including Kevin Hargadon, T. Lees, Ernie Plant, F. W. Yeats and Millie Adamson.
I.F. Other, ca.90 items?; prints, transparencies, copy negatives, video recording. Includes: colour transparencies by Jack Holroyd and Bruce Gordon, 1966-1974, re Banff buildings and Protection Mountain mine; photographs of Bankhead, its people and activities used for project Bankhead: The Twenty Year Town by Ben Gadd, 1989; video recording, "Saskatchewan Glacier Clean-up 1994". CD-ROM includes scanned images from a photograph album "Public Works Projects 1930s Banff National Park" ; Tom Boon's photographs of Mount Royal Hotel fire, 1967, and photograph of C.A. (Alfred) Boon, Union Oil representative at Field and Banff, 1935.
II. Sound recordings series, 1977-1985, ca.55 sound recordings : audio tape cassettes, audio tape reel. Series consists of: A. Yoho National Park human history study, 1977, 20 cassettes. B. Memoirs of the Warden Service oral history project, 1984, 15 interviews (29 cassettes). Project was conducted by Maryalice Harvey Stewart. Accompanied by report. C. Other, 1980-1985, 3 items, includes rededication ceremonies for Kootenay National Park and for the Park Museum, Banff, also recording pertaining to the Castleguard Caves.
III. Textual records series, [ca.1887]-1994, ca.250 cm of textual records. Series consists of unpublished reports and management plans; visitor registers, summit registers, cabin and fire lookout registers (some with photographs); register of pack parties, Banff National Park, 1922-1933; maps and plans, including annotated warden service maps; warden records; surveyor notebooks; and transcripts and ephemera pertaining to ceremonies and events. Reports pertain to archaeological sites and research, national parks history, warden service, coal mining in the Bankhead area, predator studies, Cave and Basin, Radium Hot Springs, Ya Ha Tinda Ranch and other sites.
Notes
Original photograph album of the scanned images on CD-ROM is located in the Warden's office, Banff National Park Archival Room, cabinet 4, entitled "Public Works Projects 1930s Banff National Park"
Name Access
Parks Canada
Subject Access
Banff National Park - Wardens
Bankhead
Buildings and facilities
Commerce and industry
Environment
Government
Natural resources
Science and technology
Surveying
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Separate finding aid database Parks Canada M317 S23 V488: file level description, includes processed and unprocessed
Finding aids and reference tools: electronic series description
basic description for processed material
basic description for Series I.A. Banff National Park photograph collection (accn.3783)
accession record copies for unprocessed material
sound recording summaries and reference copy recordings
modern reference prints for Cave and Basin photographs
Related Material
Related records can be found in Rocky Mountains Park fonds (M410)
Alpine hut registers for ACC huts managed for a time by Parks Canada are in M200 / I.C.1. Alpine Club of Canada, Hut and clubhouse registers
Creator
Parks Canada
Category
Commerce and industry
Environment
Government
Natural resources
Science and technology
Title Source
Title based on accession records
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William O. Field fonds

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Part Of
William O. Field fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of records created and collected by William O. Field during to glacier study, research and travels in the Canadian Rockies and area. I. CR files : [Canadian Rockies series], 1919-1989, 110 files and 13 volumes of textual records and ca.275 files of photographs. Textual records inclu…
Date Range
1885-1989, predominant 1902-1989
Reference Code
M58 / V6
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Part Of
William O. Field fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 58
V 6
Sous-Fonds
M 58
V 6
Accession Number
5852, 6787
Reference Code
M58 / V6
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1885-1989, predominant 1902-1989
Physical Description
ca.7000 photographs : prints, negatives, transparencies. -- 4 photograph albums (475 prints). -- ca.55 cm and 14 v. of textual records. -- 4 cartographic records
History / Biographical
William O. Field, 1904-1994, of Massachusetts, U.S.A., was a noted geologist with the American Geographical Society and an expert on mountain glaciers of the northern hemisphere. He made trips to the Canadian Rockies with his father, William Osgood Field, during the 1920s even before graduating from Harvard in 1926. William O. Field studied key glaciers in British Columbia and Alberta from 1922 until 1981.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of records created and collected by William O. Field during to glacier study, research and travels in the Canadian Rockies and area.
I. CR files : [Canadian Rockies series], 1919-1989, 110 files and 13 volumes of textual records and ca.275 files of photographs. Textual records include diaries, notebooks and files for 1948, 1949 and 1953. Photographs include ca.5800 prints, ca.325 negatives and 4 photograph albums in annual files for years 1919 to 1927 and 1948, 1949 and 1953.
II. Reports, before 1980.
III. Resources, 1902-1985, consists of photographs, maps and textual volume collected by Field for research use.
IV. Display photographs, 1885-1953.
Name Access
Field, William O.
Subject Access
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
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
Creator
Field, William O.
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
Biographical Source Notes
grant application 2000
Title Source
Title based on accession record
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