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Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Archives and Special Collections Fonds Family and personal life*
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A. A. McCoubrey fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-452
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1905-ca.1935]

Fonds pertains to McCoubrey's friends, associates and mountaineering activities.

McCoubrey, A. A.

A. G. Jordan fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-306
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1903], 1906-1907

Fonds consists mainly of letters to Jordan from the Chief Game Guardian and Deputy Minister, Department of Agriculture, Province of Alberta pertaining to enforcement of game ordinance, proposed act, and employment details. Photographs pertain to Arthur G. Jordan.

Jordan, A. G.

Aileen Harmon fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-468
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1924]-2005

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs by and about Aileen Harmon, as well as collected items. Textual records include: letter from Harmon to the Director of Alberta's provincial parks re addition of Yamnuska area to Bow Valley Provincial Park, 1973; brief, from Harvie Heights and Bow Valley subdivision residents to public hearings on land use and resource development in the eastern slopes, 1973; letter re James Hector, 1979; notes on career, 2003; notes on Catharine Whyte for CBC recording, 2004; Tales from my mountain life, for friends and family / Aileen Harmon : [reminiscences], 2005; Christmas cards and collected articles, ca.1960. Photographs, made by and collected by Aileen Harmon, pertain to Aileen Harmon and friends, skiing, Skoki area, Mount Yamnuska, Banff Indian Days. Includes photographs by Byron Harmon.

Harmon, Aileen

Alex McCoubrey fonds

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  • 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 Faulkner fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-424
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1926

Fonds consists of Christmas card illustrated with photographs, 1915, to Alice Brown from Miss Parker; newspaper articles, ca.1928, re the Spark Plugs, a Banff women's basketball team; photographs pertaining to Alice Brown, friends and activities.

Faulkner, Alice

Alice Fulmer fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-449
  • Fonds
  • 1833, 1886-1969

Fonds consists primarily of 155 topical files prepared by Alice Fulmer as a personal project between 1964 and 1969 and composed of historical notes, transcripts, clippings, ephemera and photographs. Topics center around Banff history and personalities; Canadian Rockies history, flora and fauna; skiing, Indians and miscellaneous Alberta and British Columbia subjects. ; Also includes the marriage record of Fulmer's great-grandparents, 1833; reminiscences about Emmeline Savatard, 1980; and a scrapbook on Banff history and personalities containing mainly Walter P. Fulmer's papers. Photographs include personal and family photographs; also photographs collected by Alice Fulmer. Photographs pertain to Alice Fulmer, alpine trips, Fulmer family, early Banff activities and buildings, 1886-1967; includes some copies.

Fulmer, Alice

Alice Harding fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1913-1917

Photographs pertain to Glacier House hotel, staff, guests, activities; also Illecillewaet Glacier, Canadian Pacific Railway, Glacier area landscape and scenic views, including Nakimu Caves. Includes some views from across Canada. Other items are a poem titled "Lines written at Laggan" by G. E. Sinclair, 1913; and menu and envelope from Glacier House, 1915 and n.d.

Harding, Alice

Andy Russell fonds

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  • 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

Ansel Holdsworth fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-337
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1903-ca.1913]

Fonds consists of photographs believed to have been produced and collected by Ansel Holdsworth. Prints pertain to Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise areas; Indians; Rev. McDougall; Frank, Alberta; Cascade Lodge service on summit of Mount Aylmer.

Holdsworth, Ansel

Arnor Larson fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-344
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1970]-1983

Fonds consists of notes, n.d., by Arnor Larson describing numerous climbs in the Rockies and Purcells within the Lake Louise region, Taurus Group (Purcells); Misty and Harrison Groups, Italian Group, Joffre Group, Highwood Range, and Royal Group (Kananaskis region) between 1970 and 1978; promotional material for Northern Lights Alpine Recreation, ca.1975; manuscript: Basic Cliff Rescue Instructor's Manual, by Arnor Larson, 1983; and photographs pertaining to old cabins, dwellings and mine buildings, Toby Creek and Invermere areas, B.C.

Larson, Arnor

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