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Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Archives and Special Collections Fonds Art
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A. B. Thom fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-647
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1885-ca.1890]

Fonds consists of photographic views primarily of the Cave and Basin, Banff Springs Hotel and Banff area, ca.1890. Three views are copies of stereo photographs by Bingham and Thom made in the Castle Mountain and Field, B.C. areas, probably during railway construction.

Thom, A. B.

A. C. Leighton fonds : [1924-1952]

  • WHYTE whyte-554
  • Fonds
  • Copies made 1971, 1981

Fonds includes a trip account re Mount Assiniboine, by A. C. Leighton, 1927; biographies and curriculum vitae; reviews and articles; excerpts from publications depicting Leighton paintings and illustrations, 1924-1952; and photographs of portraits and mountain painting activities of A. C. Leighton.

Leighton, A. C.

A. J. Smyth fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-671
  • Fonds
  • [1884-1885]

Fonds consists of photographic views of railway construction in the Kicking Horse Valley and life at Donald, B.C. Accompanied by letter from Bob [Mead], Spring Valley, Minnesota, to brother Ed Mead, Saw Mill Siding, End of C.P.Ry., Track west via Winnipeg, Man., Canada, May 17, 1885. Views are credited as A. J. Smyth, Artist, Rocky Mountains, B.C. or A. J. Smyth, Photographer, Rocky Mountains, B.C.

Smyth, A. J.

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

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

Ann Pedersen fonds : [1953]

  • WHYTE whyte-586
  • Fonds
  • Copies were made in 1981

Fonds consists of photographs by Ann Pedersen pertaining to filming of "River of No Return" in Banff and Jasper areas of Alberta and at 20th Century Fox studio, California. All views include Marilyn Monroe.

Pedersen, Ann

Audrey Campbell fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-136
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1965-ca.1968]

Fonds consists of photographs pertaining to the dedication of windows at Rundle United Church, ca.1965; and moving of Banff Public Library prior to construction of new library and archives, interior of old library, ca.1968.

Campbell, Audrey

Banff Centre for the Arts fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-112
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1992

Fonds consists of ephemera and video recordings. Ephemera includes programme notes, 1974, 1975, re Boris Roubakine and Roubakine Hall; list of painting instructors for 1936 to 1974; letters, agendas, minutes and reports for the Annual Banff Festival of Mountain Films, 1981-1984. Video recordings are: interview with Paul Stutz by Margot La Rocque, 1982; "Man and Mountain," Bruno Engler's reminiscences of early days at Sunshine, by Sandra Dolan, 1985; interview with Jon Whyte for "Travelogue Four" project, 1991; "Travelogue Four: Coming from the Wrong Side," 1992.

Banff Centre for the Arts

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

Bert Riggall fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1106
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1865]-1959, predominant [ca.1890]-1959

Fonds includes seven series: I. Personal and professional, 1884-1959; II. Business and financial, ca.1910-1959; III. Professional photography, 1900-1955; IV. Writing, 1906-1957; V. Natural history, 1904-1954; VI. Other interests, 1913-1956; VII. Riggall family, ca.1865-1959. Personal and professional series consists of diaries and notes, correspondence and personal papers. Business and financial series consists of guiding and ranching records, gunsmithing, shooting and loading records; and legal and financial records. Professional photography series consists of standard photographs, panoramas, transparencies and textual records;Writing series contains manuscripts, published magazines, book outlines, newspaper articles and letters to the editor;Natural history series contains bird and plant records, and other natural history papers;Other interests series consist of clippings, annotated books and collected material;Riggall family series contains Bert and Dora Riggall family papers and photographs, Williams family photographs, Frederick W. and Fanny Riggall papers and photographs, and Allan Riggall papers and photographs. Negatives and transparencies pertain to Andy Russell as a young man with Bert Riggall.

Riggall, Bert

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