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Only top-level descriptions Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Archives and Library Collection
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Archives General File collection

  • WHYTE whyte-979
  • Collection
  • [after 1890]

The Archives General File is an artificial collection of accessions which do not constitute separate fonds or collections or cannot be placed within existing fonds or collections. Included in the collection are textual records of many types, such as manuscripts, reports, letters, diaries, speeches, poetry, plans and others; photographs in the form of prints, negatives, transparencies, albums, postcards, etc. sound recorded interviews and programmes; and motion pictures. Material pertains broadly to the Banff area and many other areas within the Archives collecting mandate. Notable items include: Walter Wilcox letter; George Kinney report; interviews with Bill Round and Edward Feuz; original copy of Treaty Number Seven; Mary Schaffer material, including letters, notes, photograph and report; reports on the Nakimu Caves; film pertaining to Banff Winter Carnival; Georgia Engelhard letters and photos; plans for buildings and structures; George Noble photograph; W. S. Park photograph.

Archives General File

Bini Fuhrmann collection

  • WHYTE whyte-438
  • Collection
  • 1953

Collections includes views of Hollywood movie sets and actors taken during the filming of "Saskatchewan", "River of No Return" and "The Far Country", all made in the Canadian Rockies during the summer of 1953. Creators of images are unknown.

Fuhrmann, Bini (collector)

Bob Holscher collection

  • WHYTE whyte-289
  • Collection
  • [ca.1895-ca.1935]

Collection consists mainly of postcard views of Banff, Lake Louise and areas by various photographers, including Byron Harmon, J. Howard A. Chapman, S. J. Thompson and R. H. Trueman. Also, includes hand-coloured prints of Lake Louise, one by Alfred Blyth.

Holscher, Bob (collector)

First ascent and summit note collection

  • WHYTE whyte-1079
  • Collection
  • 1897-2005

Artificial collection of summit and cairn notes and registers assembled by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Consists of notes and registers recording ascents and routes for various peaks in the mountains of western Canada. Includes notes by prominent mountaineers, guides and personalities, including Rudolf Aemmer, Glen Boles, Eaton Cromwell, Georgia Engelhard, Edward Feuz, Val A. Fynn, Lillian Gest, Christian Hasler, Conrad Kain, Arnor Larson, A. H. MacCarthy, Alex McCoubrey, Don Munday, Phyllis Munday, H. P. Nichols, C. L. Noyes, George M. Weed, C. S. Thompson, Pierre Trudeau and others. Also includes registers placed by the Alberta Rockies Mountaineering Society, an organization established to coordinate the climbing of seventy- five Alberta mountains as an Alberta 75th Anniversary Project. The names of individual mountains, peaks and prominent mountaineers represented in this collection are maintained in subject data field.

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Archives and Library, collector

Frederick Birchard collection

  • WHYTE whyte-236
  • Collection
  • [ca.1920]

Photographs are large views of mountain scenes in Banff, Yoho and Prince Albert National Parks; also Mount Robson and Mount Assiniboine areas, British Columbia. One print is credited to Associated Screen News.

Birchard, Frederick (collector)

James Thomson Edwards collection

  • WHYTE whyte-713
  • Collection
  • [ca.1905-ca.1925]

Photographs pertain to Brewster store, carriage, employees; also Banff personalities.

Edwards, James Thomson (collector)

Kerry Guenter collection

  • WHYTE whyte-1035
  • Collection
  • [ca.1902-1962]

Fonds consists of historical postcards from a wide variety of photographers and postcard publishers including Byron Harmon, Raphael Tuck, W.G. McFarlane, William Notman & Sons, Associated Screen News, F.M. Bell-Smith, J.H. Clarke, Detroit Photographic Co., Nerlich & Co., S.H. Baker, J. Howard A. Chapman, John Innes, Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd., Valentine & Sons, S.J.Thompson, H.G. Peabody, G.&W. Fear, Bailey Brothers, Edward Goodall, Frederik Priddat and others. Images include Canadian Pacific Railway, Sir Donald, Banff Springs Hotel, Mount Stephen, Lake Louise, Mt. Lefroy, Spray Valley, the Selkirks, the Great Divide, Chateau Lake Louise, The Lounge and Log Dining Room at Deer Lodge, Victoria Glacier, Mount Macdonald, Cascade Mountain, Castle Mountain, Cathedral Mountain, The Three Sisters, Mts. Sheol, Aberdeen, Saddleback, Fairview, Beehive, Whyte, and Niblock, Ross Peak, Glacier Hotel, Banff Avenue, Mount Assiniboine, Eagle Peak Glacier, Illecillewaet Glacier, Mount Eisenhower, Kicking Horse Canyon, Mount Burgess, No. 2 Tunnel, The Loop, snow sheds, Lake Minnewanka, Bow Falls, and Bow Lake, ca.1902-1962. Also included are 1 b&w print of Mount Stephen; 1 colour print of Peyto Lake by Bill Gibbons; 1 photogravure titled "Peak of Sir Donald" (from the Illecillewaet near Ross peak) from painting by John A. Fraser.

Guenter, Kerry (collector)

Marian Goldstrom collection

  • WHYTE whyte-973
  • Collection
  • [after 1933]

Collection pertains to Skyline Hikers members and activities. Photographs were gathered by Marian Goldstrom during research for "Fifty Years of Trails and Tales, Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies", published in 1982.

Goldstrom, Marion (collector)

Marie Dorsey collection

  • WHYTE whyte-200
  • Collection
  • [before 1980]

Collection pertains mainly to Jasper National Park area and includes series of prints of Press Berry pack trip. Berry was a Jasper, Alberta outfitter who, with brother Charlie Berry, made yearly pack trips to the Yellowhead region beginning ca.1910.

Dorsey, Marie (collector)

Neil Bell collection : [1953, ca.1961]

  • WHYTE whyte-102
  • Collection
  • Copies made in 1981

Photographs pertain to filming of the movie "Saskatchewan" near Banff; also Marilyn Monroe at Banff during filming of River of No Return. Includes one view of Bruno Engler during filming of German production, ca.1961.

Bell, Neil (collector)

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