Series EV1 - Jim Muir 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition administrative files

Canadian Everest Expedition team head shots compilation : [photograph] Laurie Skreslet at Everest Camp II Expedition member Dwayne Congdon : [photograph] Sungdare Sherpa : [photograph] Laurie Skreslet in the Khumbu Icefall : [photograph]

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Jim Muir 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition administrative files

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  • Source of title proper: Titles for all files in Series except for File 11 are transcribed from Muir's original file folders.

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CA pfla EV-EV1

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  • 1978-2008, predominant 1982-1983 (Creation)

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18 cm of textual records
61 photographs: b&w and col. ; 8 x 10 or smaller
1 audio cassette
1 sound recording (.wav)

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Series contains Jim Muir’s administrative files related to the 1982 Everest expedition, and correspondence from the Banff Centre's Mountain Culture division regarding the transfer of Muir's files. Muir oversaw the organization and management of all photographs and slides that were produced in relation to the expedition, and was tasked with planning slideshow events and other presentations prior to and following the expedition. The series includes copies of agreements regarding photograph and film rights, scripts for presentations, plans for lecture tours, expedition sponsor and supplier information, correspondence with expedition team members and other affiliates, expedition press clippings, and a selection of team headshots and expedition photographs.

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The materials in File 11 from this Series came through a records transfer from the Banff Centre's Mountain Culture department, via RT-440. They were combined with the collection because they include a cassette tape with Muir narrating the contents of the collection, and correspondence that the department had with the estate of John Muir.


With the exception of File 11, files in the series have been organized as they were originally received from Muir. File naming conventions have also been adopted from the subject headings that Muir originally used. Note that some files are labeled “CMEE.” This denotes “Canadian Mount Everest Expedition”.

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