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Banff Community Society fonds

  • CA WHYTE whyte-154
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1983

Fonds consists of minutes of the Banff Community Society and predecessor organizations. Includes briefs, studies and meeting materials. Pertains to the Banff Board of Trade 1912-1915; Banff Citizens' Association, Banff Advisory Council, 1921-1978; Banff Advisory Society, Banff Community Society, 1978-1983; and Joint Committee on Future Townsite Administration, 1980.

Banff Community Society

Banff School District No. 102 fonds

  • CA WHYTE whyte-16
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1986

Fonds consists mainly of textual records in the form of minutes, 1895-1983; miscellaneous administrative files on school operations and local government, 1920-1979; legal and financial records, 1888-1979; assessment and tax rolls, 1901-1972, 19 v. attendance registers, 1888-1986, 987 v. and Robert D. Townsend trustee and chairman records, 1968-1977. Local government-related bodies referred to include: Banff Joint Committee on Future Townsite Administration, Banff Advisory Council, Banff Townsite Provisional Administration Board and Banff Townsite Options Review Committee. Townsend records consist of school board trustee and chairman files, 1968-1977, and local government information files assembled by Townsend, 1973-1977. Photographs pertain to school classes, faculty, activities and town views; 1887-1970.

Banff School District No. 102

Banff Townsite Provisional Administration Board fonds

  • CA WHYTE whyte-88
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1977

Fonds consists of board records in the form of constitution, minutes, correspondence, reports, etc. of Banff Townsite Provisional Administration Board, 1975-1977, and Banff Townsite Options Review Committee, 1974-1975. Includes Executive Assistant's files containing Banff Townsite Options Review Committee and Banff Townsite Administration Study records, correspondence, reports, and Jasper Townsite Committee records. Provides insight into self-government issue and the various bodies involved including Parks Canada. Banff School Board, Banff Advisory Council, provincial and federal authorities.

Banff Townsite Provisional Administration Board

Bill Roberge fonds

  • CA WHYTE whyte-1036
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1980

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Bill Roberge's involvement in Banff municipal matters and includes 6 scrapbooks, 1961-1980 re Banff Advisory Council and Banff National Park Management. Also included are miscellaneous files, correspondence and reports re Banff Provisional Administration Board, planning matters, and responsible local government.

Roberge, Bill

Bo Holroyd fonds

  • CA WHYTE whyte-495
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1927, 1929-1947

Fonds consists of Bo Holroyd warden journals for 1920 to 1947 (1928 journal missing). Journals present a personal record of work activities as Park Warden and Supervising Warden of Waterton Lakes National Park. Details pertain to patrols, horses, fire control, trail building and maintenance, search and rescue, fish and wildlife duties, law enforcement, supervision, administration, etc. They contain particularly valuable observations on ungulate populations, wildlife management, game, warden service duties and programs and human activity in the park.

Holroyd, J. C. (Bo)

Bruno Engler fonds

  • CA WHYTE whyte-1078
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1886]-1998, predominant ca.1940-1995

Fonds is primarily a broad-ranging commercial negative collection pertaining to Banff and area, including businesses, buildings, projects, events, people and scenic views; skiing, mountain travel and recreation; Sunshine Village Ski Area; warden activities in the mountain parks; national and provincial parks; scenic views of western Canada, particularly mountain landscapes; some portraits and candid shots of local and international personalities. Photographs pertaining to film making include helicopter rescue; highway construction; Norquay, Sunshine, and Lake Louise ski areas' histories; Banff events and buildings; Canmore events and buildings; professional and amateur ski races; scenic mountain and wildlife; mountaineering and highway accidents; mountain guiding trips including Pierre Trudeau, Roland Michener and Peter Lougheed. Fonds consists of four series: Photography, Motion Pictures, Sound Recordings, and Textual records. Photography series consists of four sub-series established by the photographer: I. Old file, 1949-1970; II. Main file, alphabetical A - Z, 1950-1976; III Sunshine file, [1939], 1950-1975; IV. Warden file, 1954-1976. Motion pictures on video cassettes are footage of skiing at Sunshine, 1930s; Clifford White films, 1930s, from WMCR Archives collection (V682); "Snow Capers" by Thomas Mead, 1946, includes Engler; "Ski Pro's Holiday" by George Encil, 1950?; "Mount Bulyea" by George Encil, 1950?, includes Engler; "Diary of a Mountain Man," a CBC documentary feature on Bruno Engler broadcast on "20/20" in 1965 (ca.27 minutes); "Great Days in the Rockies" by National Film Board of Canada, 1983; "Mountain Man" by Banff Centre, 1985, re Engler. Original film is "Sunshine 1940" and includes Brewster Transport ski buses travelling from train station to Sunshine Lodge, skiers, guide, lessons, games, rope tow, ski action, slalom, Bruno Engler, other. 16mm and 35mm film reels, 1946-1964 are films produced by the National Film Board. Sound recordings, electronic records and and related textual material pertain to interviews with Bruno Engler, 1987, done by Brian Patton and Jon Whyte for Bruno Engler autobiography project. Interviews covered Engler's life, but are not complete to 1987. Transcripts, prepared from recordings by Brenda Goeres, are not verbatim. Audio tape cassettes consist of portions of content of audio tape reels. Textual records include corporate records, newspaper clippings and magazine articles pertaining to film making, cast and crew listings and schedules for various movies, ski racing, mountain guiding trips and ski race listings. Also included is documentation pertaining to film making with producer National Film Board including letters, film stock footage, press releases, and film summaries; maps indicate film location shots for Arctic Rampage.

Engler, Bruno

Canada. Atmospheric Environment Service fonds

  • CA WHYTE whyte-307
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1933, 1955-1980

Fonds consists of meteorological registers for Anthracite station, 1929-1933, indicating rain, snow, weather, miscellaneous phenomena and extremes of temperature; and daily weather records for Banff station, 1955-1980, indicating detailed climatological observations and instrument readings.

Canada. Atmospheric Environment Service

Canada. Department of Public Works fonds

  • CA WHYTE whyte-198
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1914

Fonds consists of correspondence of Resident and District Engineers with Chief Engineer, superintendent, suppliers, etc., mainly regarding maintenance of bridges in Banff and elsewhere on the Bow River including Calgary. Includes discussion of new bridge on the Bow River at Banff and maintenance of Spray River bridge. Includes telegrams, invoices, drawings, etc.

Canada. Department of Public Works

Canada. Meteorological Division fonds : [1916-1942]

  • CA WHYTE whyte-205
  • Fonds
  • Microfilm copy and printout were made in 1969 and 1972

Fonds consists of selections of correspondence between Norman Bethune Sanson (1862-1949) and the Director of the Meteorological Service (later Division), pertaining to meteorological matters, snow surveys and Sulphur Mountain observatory, 1916-1928; Sanson's retirement and pensionary rights, 1932; and Sanson's meteorological research involving old records and care of the observatory, 1934-1942.

Canada. Meteorological Division

Canada. National Parks Bureau fonds

  • CA WHYTE whyte-309
  • Fonds
  • 1944

Fonds consists of a single file titled "Material on bears in the national parks." Contains carbon copies directed to the Controller, National Parks Bureau, including: copies of letters from park superintendents; copies of reports or extracts from reports by park wardens; general articles, "The Black Bear" and "The Grizzly Bear", describing black and grizzly bears and bear encounters in Waterton Lakes, Jasper, Yoho, Banff, Kootenay, Glacier and Prince Albert National Parks.

Canada. National Parks Bureau

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