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Only top-level descriptions Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Archives and Library Fonds
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Canada and America album fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-147
  • Fonds
  • 1889

Fonds consists of a photograph album titled "Canada and America, 28 Sept. to 14 Dec. 1889" that chronicles a journey through Canada and the United States, specifically the Canadian Rockies, the interior of British Columbia to Vancouver Island, Canada and south through Washington state to California, USA. Views were probably purchased enroute from well-known artists, including Canadian photographers A. B. Thom and C. S. Bailey, and American photographers Taber, Fiske and C. R. Savage. Album was compiled by an unknown traveler, possibly British.

Canada and America album

Canadian Amateur Ski Association, Alberta division fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-152
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1964

Fonds consists of: I. Files of Norman Russell, Calgary, 1957-1962, in positions as C.A.S.A. Southern Alberta Director, 1957-1960, and C.A.S.A. Alberta Division Junior Chairman, 1960-1962. II. Files of Fred Wonnacott, Banff, 1960-1964, in positions as Secretary, Banff Ski Runners of the Canadian Rockies, 1960-1962, and C.A.S.A. Alberta Division Junior Chairman, 1962-1964. Material pertains mainly to the training and competition of Alberta junior skiers; also senior skiing and Canadian National Ski Team.

Canadian Amateur Ski Association, Alberta division

Byron Harmon house fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-469
  • Fonds
  • 1929

Fonds consists of plans of elevations and details of residence for Byron Harmon, by Benjamin S. Parker, architect, San Marino, California. The residence was built on St. Julien Road at Banff.

Byron Harmon House

Christina Bateman fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-208
  • Fonds
  • 1923

Fonds consists of album in two sections. First part documents the 1923 ACC camp in Larch Valley and subsidiary camp at Lake O'Hara, including Christina Henry's climbs, camp environs, ACC members and also the ACC clubhouse and guests at Banff. Henry's companions were Nan MacKay, Librarian at the U. of S., and Edith MacKay, a Saskatoon teacher. The second part of the album documents Henry's trip to Britain and Switzerland, ca.1923. Her companion for this trip appears to be Nan MacKay. Portion of European section is published photographs. The creator has provided captions.

Bateman, Christina

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

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

Alexander Bentley Lord fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-446
  • Fonds
  • [before 1950]

Fonds consists of photographs taken by Alexander Lord during surveys.

Lord, Alexander Bentley

Bert Davies fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-237
  • Fonds
  • 1913, [ca.1940-ca.1955]

Fonds consist of warden service photographs, including Bert Davies on horse, horse patrol and backcountry activities, warden cabins in Banff National Park; photographs by British Photographic Laboratories of Banff Winter Carnival beard-growing contest; view of Loder Mine at Exshaw, Alberta; and portrait of Bert Davies with parents, 1913.

Davies, Bert

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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