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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

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

Duncan W. Johnson fonds

  • CA WHYTE whyte-1082
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1956

Fonds includes correspondence, resume, etc., 1918-1934, describing duties as accountant, national park superintendent and publicist; agreement 1956, between Johnson and Minister of Labour re historical editorials on the Labour Movement in Canada; newsclippings, 1917-1919, pertaining to motion picture, National Parks publicity, lectures and Johnson's marriage. Photographs are of Grey Owl (Archibald Stansfield Belaney) (d.1938) at Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba.

Johnson, Duncan W.

Parks Canada fonds

  • CA WHYTE whyte-1089
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1887-ca.1995]

Fonds consists of material pertaining to the mountain parks of western Canada. I.A. Banff National Park photograph collection, 1903-1965 (predominant 1920s-1950s), ca.1756 prints and negatives. Pertains mainly to Banff townsite and developments and facilities within the park. Included are private and government buildings, dwellings, roads and utilities; resource and wildlife development and management; visitor facilities; lodges, hotels and bungalow camps; warden and fire protection activities; Banff events; Norman Sanson trips and expeditions. I.B. Banff National Park warden service photographs, motion pictures and documentation pertaining to wardens, warden activities and cabins, wildlife management; ca.11,000 items. Series includes 2 National Parks Service motion pictures "Hunting without a gun",1930 and Stalking big game", 1930. I.C. Lantern slides, 2 sets (accn.3783); includes CPR lecture set, ca.1915, 145 items, and Canadian Rockies lecture set, ca.1920, 54 items, accompanied by lecture notes (stored with textual material M317). I.D. Cave and Basin project; copies of mainly snapshot prints acquired by the Cave and Basin restoration and re-development project, 1981-1985, from various individuals, 204 items. I.E. Yoho National Park collected photographs, ca.90 photographs : prints, pertain to Yoho National Park landscape, scenery, railway, places and facilities, including Field. Accompanied by 3 letters. Collected from numerous donors, including Kevin Hargadon, T. Lees, Ernie Plant, F. W. Yeats and Millie Adamson. I.F. Other, ca.90 items?; prints, transparencies, copy negatives, video recording. Includes: colour transparencies by Jack Holroyd and Bruce Gordon, 1966-1974, re Banff buildings and Protection Mountain mine; photographs of Bankhead, its people and activities used for project Bankhead: The Twenty Year Town by Ben Gadd, 1989; video recording, "Saskatchewan Glacier Clean-up 1994". CD-ROM includes scanned images from a photograph album "Public Works Projects 1930s Banff National Park" ; Tom Boon's photographs of Mount Royal Hotel fire, 1967, and photograph of C.A. (Alfred) Boon, Union Oil representative at Field and Banff, 1935. II. Sound recordings series, 1977-1985, ca.55 sound recordings : audio tape cassettes, audio tape reel. Series consists of: A. Yoho National Park human history study, 1977, 20 cassettes. B. Memoirs of the Warden Service oral history project, 1984, 15 interviews (29 cassettes). Project was conducted by Maryalice Harvey Stewart. Accompanied by report. C. Other, 1980-1985, 3 items, includes rededication ceremonies for Kootenay National Park and for the Park Museum, Banff, also recording pertaining to the Castleguard Caves. III. Textual records series, [ca.1887]-1994, ca.250 cm of textual records. Series consists of unpublished reports and management plans; visitor registers, summit registers, cabin and fire lookout registers (some with photographs); register of pack parties, Banff National Park, 1922-1933; maps and plans, including annotated warden service maps; warden records; surveyor notebooks; and transcripts and ephemera pertaining to ceremonies and events. Reports pertain to archaeological sites and research, national parks history, warden service, coal mining in the Bankhead area, predator studies, Cave and Basin, Radium Hot Springs, Ya Ha Tinda Ranch and other sites.

Parks Canada

Town of Banff fonds

  • CA WHYTE whyte-1093
  • Fonds
  • 1911-2008

Fonds includes: guest book used at Incorporation ceremonies at Town of Banff Offices, January 1, 1990, and Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, January 27, 1990; sample sixty-year resident scroll; sound recording of incorporation ceremony at Whyte Museum by Banff Centre technicians; photograph of Mayor Leslie Taylor and Councillors in Town Office, 1991 by Simon Hoyle. Microfilm records include Town of Banff original roll #1 and #2 pertaining to town council minutes and bylaws, 2008; 3 rolls of Town of Banff council meeting minutes, 1911-2007; 3 rolls of Town of Banff bylaws, No. 1-274. Microfiche records contain all plans and drawings of Banff buildings in Parks Canada files at time of incorporation, 1990 and 32 rolls of microfilm of same.

Town of Banff

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

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

Canadian Inventory of Historic Building Survey fonds : [1970]

  • CA WHYTE whyte-229
  • Fonds
  • Copies made in 1970

Fonds includes survey forms, notes, maps and photographs for dwellings, public and government buildings and commercial buildings in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, Alberta and outlying areas in Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks. The photographs record specific building information.

Canadian Inventory of Historic Building survey

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