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Al Burgess fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-181
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1983

Fonds consists of Al Burgess dictation files for "Everest Canada: the ultimate challenge" (by Al Burgess and Jim Palmer, published 1983), and accompanying typewritten transcripts. Recordings have titles and correspond to the organization of the book. One recording is autobiographical.

Burgess, Al

Alex McCoubrey fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-421
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1953]-1957

Fonds consists of untitled manuscript by Alex McCoubrey includes excerpts and elaborations of his mountaineering diaries, 1927-1953. Pertains to early climbing experiences with his father, 1927; climbing trips with various companions, 1932-1938; descriptions of ski and ski mountaineering trips and first ascent of Mount Field, 1934-1938; 1942 season of climbing; ACC ski camps, 1943; ACC summer camps, 1952-1953; account of being lost near Mount Brown, 1953. Provides detailed accounts of travels, climbs, friends and acquaintances, particularly Grahame Cairns, Norman H. Brewster, Ken Jones; also Margaret Fleming, Bob Hind, Roger Neave and Rex Gibson. Geographic areas discussed include: Lake O'Hara, Lake Louise, Yoho, Glacier, Skoki, Jasper and Vancouver Island areas.

McCoubrey, Alex

Alice Saltiel-Marshall fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-799
  • Fonds
  • 1985

Fonds pertains to the opening of the Cave and Basin, June 15, 1985; the opening of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, June 16, 1985; and the Canada Day Parade at Banff, July 1, 1985.

Saltiel-Marshall, Alice

Allan E. Crawford fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1032
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1943

Fonds consists of a photograph album, prints and transparencies pertaining to the Skyline Hikers and Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies trips and camps, 1938-1943 and views of the Town of Banff, Mount Rundle and the Banff Springs Hotel, 1930.

Crawford, Allan E.

Allyn and Emily Ford fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-436
  • Fonds
  • 1930

Fonds consists of motion picture titled Canadian Rockies, 1930 Maligne Lake Camp, Mount Brazeau.

Ford, Allyn

Alpine Club of Canada fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1073
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2005

Fonds constitutes the principal resource for the study of the history of Canadian mountaineering. It provides a wealth of information on individual alpinists, expeditions, mountains, national parks, conservation, climbing, alpine organizations, publications, guiding, scientific study and the Alpine Club itself. The fonds consists of four Sous-fonds: I. Alpine Club of Canada records; II. Mount Everest Expedition (1982) records; III. Personal papers and photographs; IV. Other material. Club administration records (series I.A.) pertain to executive positions; head office; finance; camps, climbing and treks; expeditions; huts and properties; clubhouses; library; publications; photography; other committees; other activities; and other. Other club records include section records (series I.B.), hut registers and summit records (series I.C.).

Alpine Club of Canada

Andrew Charles (Charlie) Russell fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1030
  • Fonds
  • ca.1961-ca.1968

Fonds consists of photographs, ca.1961-ca.1968 pertaining to wildlife (caribou, bears, sheep etc.), pack trips, hunting, hiking, mountain landscapes, cattle, skiing, Hawk's Nest ranch, Russell family members and friends. Also includes F.H.R. [Frederick Herbert (Bert) Riggall] copy negatives.

Russell, Charlie

Andrew S. Sibbald fonds : [1921-1945]

  • WHYTE whyte-629
  • Fonds
  • Copies made 1980

Fonds consists of correspondence from Alpine Club of Canada members, 1921-1938; reports to the Management Committee of the Alpine Club of Canada re 1938 camp and A. O. Wheeler and Asulkan Valley huts, 1938-1945; outline re mountaineering instruction course conducted by A.C.C. for Royal Canadian Army, 1945. Correspondents include or refer to Rex Gibson, Curly Phillips, Winthrop E. Stone and A. O. Wheeler.

Sibbald, Andrew S.

Andy Russell fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-798
  • Fonds
  • [1867]-1993, predominant 1908-1993

Fonds consists of seven series: I. Personal and professional series, 1937-1993 (diaries, correspondence, filing systems and papers pertaining to awards, memberships, biography and other); II. Business series, 1948-1982 (pertaining to guiding, outfitting, trail riding, ranching, Andy Russell and Sons, royalties and lecturing); III. Writing, broadcasting and public appearances series, 1908-1990 (papers and photographs pertaining to writing, book projects, columns, broadcasts, reviews, advertising, promotion and other); IV. Photography and cinematography series, 1909-1990 (details below); V. Wildlife study and conservation activities series, 1945-[198-]; VI. Other activities series, 1931-[199-] (politics, interviews, information files); VII. Russell family series, [1867]-1983. Photography and cinematography series consists of: Riggall/Russell guiding activity photographs, 1909-1962, ca.280 items; Andy Russell and Sons Production Ltd / Andy Russell professional photographs and films, ca.1940- ca.1990, ca.4200 photographs (mainly transparencies), 28 motion pictures, accompanied by some textual and printed items; personal and family photographs, 1916-1989, ca.1550 items; collected photographs, ca.1940-197-, ca.75 items. Professional photography and cinematography primarily arose from field work by Andy, Dick and Charlie Russell and pertains mainly to flora, fauna and landscape of the Canadian Rockies in continental divide region, British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska. Motion pictures, ca.1950-1974, include original film "Grizzly Country" by Dick, Charlie and Andy Russell, produced by Evan J. Anton, ca.1969, copy print of same; also unedited wildlife and landscape footage of Waterton area, Yukon and British Columbia. Sound recordings are interviews with Andy Russell, [ca.1970]-1988.

Russell, Andy

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

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