Fonds consist of four separate series: A. Photograph Albums; B. Prints; C. Motion Picture; D. Written Materials. Fonds consists of 10 motion pictures pertaining mainly to skiing, particularly in the Skoki area and include 1 16mm film "Skolff" ca.1966 by Bruno Engler and 1 16mm film "Skoki" ca.1932…
13 reels of motion pictures. -- 3 photograph albums: 72 prints. -- 84 photographs: prints. -- 5 textual records
History / Biographical
Clifford White (I), 1902-1964, skier, mountaineer and photographer was the son of Dave and Annie White, and the brother of Peter Whyte. He spent his life in the Banff area and was a pioneer in ski development in the Banff and Lake Louise areas. In 1932, he and Russell H. Bennett, J.A. Weiss and A.L. Withers skied a 300 mile route from Jasper to Lake Louise in a 20 day period. Cliff White made numerous pioneering ski expeditions including trips to Skoki, the Columbia Icefields and the Coast Range of British Columbia in 1934. Clifford was an active participant in the construction of Skoki Lodge and Mount Temple Chalet, managing Mount Temple from 1939-1945. He also participated in the development of skiing at Mount Norquay. Following World War I, Clifford helped organize the first Banff Ski Club, 1926. Cliff White married Mildred Jackson, d.1953 and they had three children - Clifford Jr., Donald, and Peter.
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of four separate series: A. Photograph Albums; B. Prints; C. Motion Picture; D. Written Materials. Fonds consists of 10 motion pictures pertaining mainly to skiing, particularly in the Skoki area and include 1 16mm film "Skolff" ca.1966 by Bruno Engler and 1 16mm film "Skoki" ca.1932-34 by Cliff White Sr.; 3 photograph albums pertaining mainly to skiing and Sunshine 1940s and 1960s; ca.119 photographs pertaining mainly to Clifford J. White and his brothers as children, Sunshine ski area vehicles, Joe Smith at Silver City, Mt. Waddington, skiing in the Rockies and Europe, Robin Peyto and one of Castle Mountain internment camp.
Albums are: "Crossing the Coast Range, B. C., March-April 1934," 29 prints recording expedition; "Sunshine in the Canadian Rockies," ca.1940, produced for Brewster Transport Company and the Canadian Pacific Railway by British Photographic Laboratories, Banff, Alberta, 18 prints; and, "Sunshine Village, Photo Album," ca.1975, 26 prints, all views except one by Bruno Engler, Alpine Films, Banff, Alberta.
Textual records include a birth certificate, 1935; letter from Hilary McDowall, 1963; 2 share certificates: Ski Club of the Canadian Rockies, 1932.
Skolff (snow golf) was a game invented by Bev & Cliff White at Sunshine. The Skoki film may have been one of four reels called "Skoki Mail," salvaged by Jim Santa Lucia, others destroyed. Photos in Bridle & Golfer by Cliff White Sr., cover annotated by him.
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Language is English
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
motion picture summaries and selected video copies
Clifford White photographs are also included in Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds (series: Whyte/Curren family photographs (M36/V683 - V) and Paris Tea Room photographs (V639). Some Clifford White textual material can be found in the Ski Club of the Canadian Rockies fonds (M188).