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Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Archives and Special Collections Fonds Family and personal life*
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Ruth Becker / Ray Bagley fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-100
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1959

Fonds consists of letters and poems re guiding, writing, poetry, reminiscences, etc.

Bagley, Ray

Kay Russell family fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1000
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1984, predominant 1921-1984

Fonds consists of three series: A. Kay Russell personal series, 1922-1984; B. Russell family correspondence series, 1921-1984; C. Russell family papers and photographs series, 1909-1983. Kay Russell personal series contains diaries, notes and other papers. Diaries pertain to hunting and pack trips, vacations, daily life of the Russell family, and the natural environment in which they lived. Russell family correspondence series contains family correspondence and general correspondence. Family correspondence consists of letters sent and received within the family by Kay, Andy, Dick, Charlie, John, Gordon and Anne Russell; also Babe Burton, Harold and Lorenda Russell, Fannie Riggall and others. General correspondence consists of letter and cards to the Russell family from numerous friends and acquaintances. Russell family papers and photographs series consists of financial papers, 1952-1983, Bert Riggall estate papers, 1955-1962, photographs, 1909-1980, and other material. Photographs pertain mainly to the Riggall and Russell families, including: Kay Riggall and Riggall family; Riggall home, hunting, activities, Twin Butte and Waterton areas; wedding and honeymoon photographs of Kay and Andy Russell, 1938; Kay and Andy Russell and children; Russell home, Hawk's Nest, ranch, pets, horses; friends and relatives; hunting and fishing; wildlife and natural history.

Russell, Kay

Brett family fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1004
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1860]-1965

Fonds contains six series:;I. Robert G. Brett series, 1873-1926, 36 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Personal papers, 1873-1926 (1. Correspondence, 2. Financial papers, 3. Other papers); B. Business papers, 1897-1925, (1. Banff businesses, 2. Businesses outside Banff); C. Professional papers, 1889-1925 (1. Political correspondence, 2. Official correspondence, 3. Other material). II. Louise H. Brett series, [between1855 and 1935], 10 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Writing, betw.1885 and 1935; B. Scrapbooks, ca.1900, ca.1910; C. Diaries and letters, 1912-1925; D. Other, ca.1870-1924. III. Reginald H. "Harry" Brett series, ca.1910-1921, 10.5 cm of textual records, print material and photographs. Consists of: A. Personal papers, ca.1910 (1.Scrapbooks, 2. Ephemera); B. Business papers, 1912-1921. IV. Helen Brett series, 1925-1965, 4.5 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Correspondence, 1927-1950; B. R. G. Brett estate papers, 1925-1949; C. Financial and business records, 1936-1962; D. Other, 1935-1965. V. Brett family series, [ca.1860-ca.1935], consisting of : A. Photographs albums, ca.1860-ca.1910; B. Photographs, ca.1875-ca.1935. VI. Other material series, [before 1928], 2 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Annie McLauchlin papers, 1914-1928; B. Other, before 1925.

Brett (family)

Thomas Bowerman Williams fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1007
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1937, 1955

Fonds consists of views of family, friends and relatives in Canmore, Banff, Banff National Park and Ontario; Canmore Mines; mountain climbing and other sports; family gatherings and activities; trips and travels; mountain landscapes. Includes trips to Radium Hot Springs between 1929 and 1937. Most photographs were made by Thomas Bowerman Williams. Accompanied by three photographs of Radium, BC, 1955, by Anne Williams.

Williams, Thomas Bowerman

Banff Community Celebrations Society fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1011
  • Fonds
  • 1999-2001

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the official Millenium events of the Town of Banff and include 1st Night, Banff Winter Festival, Artventure, Stories of Our Lives, TransCanada relay, Millenium quilts, art sculptures, and other official Millenium celebrations. Records include photographs by Debbie Senger, black & white prints by Gavin Young, sound recordings relating to Stories of Our Lives, and a DVD recording titled Canada 2000 / Government of Canada, Millenium Bureau of Canada, 2001.

Banff Community Celebrations Society

Gladys Gardner fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1020
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1910-1970]

Fonds consists of photographs primarily taken by Gladys (Atkin) Gardner during the years ca. 1910-1970. Also included is Gladys Gardner's diary pertaining to her life on a ranch in Jumping Pound, Alberta 1945-1947 and at Glacier B.C.,1949.

Gardner, Gladys

Elizabeth Aleen Aked fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1022
  • Fonds
  • 1939

Fonds consists of a photograph and memorabilia album documenting Aleen Aked's trip to the Rocky Mountains with her parents in 1939. Photographs and postcards include images of Stoney Indians at Morley and Banff Indian Days, Town of Banff, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Lake Agnes, Aked and her parents.

Aked, Elizabeth Aleen

John Adie fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1027
  • Fonds
  • [1914]

Fonds consists of ca. 35 b&w photographs relating to John Adie and friends and family enjoying recreational activities in the Banff area including exploring, skating on the Bow River, and the Hot Springs, ca. 1914.

Adie, John

Elmer & Grace Charlton fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1046
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1993

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Elmer and Grace Charlton's business, social and recreational activities in Banff. Photographic records include ca.800 35mm slides re animals, mountain scenics, trail-riding parades, golf, winter activities, Mount Royal Hotel fire; 40 prints re Banff personalities, skiing, golfing, social gatherings; 1 framed photograph of actor Jack Oakie. Textual records consist of Banff Springs Golf Club papers, 1923-1960s (largely collected by Dr. E. Kennedy) including Canadian Golfer May 1925 with article on donation of Prince of Wales trophy; bylaws and constitution, 1923 & 1931; correspondence re Prince of Wales trophy, 1924; scorecards & advertising brochures re BSGC; competition recordbook, 1950s & 1960s. Also included in textual records are Grace Charlton's organizations including 2 National Parks School District scribblers re fashion show, 1940; history of IODE; IODE provincial reports, 1989; Star cookbook, 1947; Exercises in Grammar, 1928. Textual records also include Dominion Ski Championships materials including programs, 1938; screenplay "Saskatchewan", Universal-International Pictures, July 8, 1953; miscellaneous programs & brochures, 1935-1980s; miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1930s-1980s; Rangeman's Dinner programs and menus, 1968-1992; golf file containing brochures, scorecards, Ladies' Division Rule Book, 1985; History of Events and Competitions of the BSGC - Ladies Division, 1985; correspondence re death of Patricia Christensen at Marble Canyon, 1954; and miscellaneous leaseholder/land use documents.

Charlton, Elmer

Clifford J. White fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1047
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2003

Fonds consists of records pertaining primarily to Sunshine ski area. Textual records include a speech: "The Human History of Skiing at lake Louise," Feb. 8, 1992. Discusses origins of skiing in Banff, 1920s, the establishment of Skoki and Mt. Temple Chalet, and the first chair lifts. The remainder of the speech deals with White's recollections of a typical "ski week" in 1943 when he worked as a licensed ski guide at Mount Temple Chalet. Also includes a list of significant dates and events in Lake Louise ski history, 1894-1991. Textual records also include personal and legal records, Sunshine ski area pamphlets, 1960 - ?, correspondence, certificates, clippings, and pamphlets. Photographs consist of 20 prints re Clifford J. White, Beverly White and their children; Clifford White Sr. and ski development history. Motion pictures include a film "Top of the World," ca. 1970, 16mm, sd., col., ca. 500 ft., ca. 14 minutes. "A Jim Rice Production." Sunshine Village promotional film: skiing, lodge, lifts, helishots, etc. interspersed with 1930s footage of Skoki area skiing (some of which exists in this fonds). Film was property of Sunshine Village. Clifford J. White supplied some historical film footage by or collected by his father, Clifford White, for this film.

White, Clifford J.

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