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Archives General File collection

  • CA WHYTE whyte-979
  • Collection
  • [after 1890]

The Archives General File is an artificial collection of accessions which do not constitute separate fonds or collections or cannot be placed within existing fonds or collections. Included in the collection are textual records of many types, such as manuscripts, reports, letters, diaries, speeches, poetry, plans and others; photographs in the form of prints, negatives, transparencies, albums, postcards, etc. sound recorded interviews and programmes; and motion pictures. Material pertains broadly to the Banff area and many other areas within the Archives collecting mandate. Notable items include: Walter Wilcox letter; George Kinney report; interviews with Bill Round and Edward Feuz; original copy of Treaty Number Seven; Mary Schaffer material, including letters, notes, photograph and report; reports on the Nakimu Caves; film pertaining to Banff Winter Carnival; Georgia Engelhard letters and photos; plans for buildings and structures; George Noble photograph; W. S. Park photograph.

Archives General File

Marian Goldstrom collection

  • CA WHYTE whyte-973
  • Collection
  • [after 1933]

Collection pertains to Skyline Hikers members and activities. Photographs were gathered by Marian Goldstrom during research for "Fifty Years of Trails and Tales, Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies", published in 1982.

Goldstrom, Marion (collector)

Whyte Museum Oral History Programme (collection)

  • CA WHYTE whyte-708
  • Collection
  • 1967-1989

Fonds includes recordings of interviews, events, broadcasts, meetings, notes, readings and slide shows produced by and for the Archives of the Whyte Museum. I. Interviews with numerous individuals and groups of individuals. See subject headings for names. II. Events: dedication of Margaret Greenham Theatre; ceremony re Catharine Robb Whyte adoption in Stoney Tribe; Earth Day programme at Margaret Greenham Theatre; dedication of Mt. Jimmy Simpson; dedication of Edouard Deville historic site; Back to Banff Day, 10th anniversary; Louis Trono 75th birthday. III. Broadcasts re: Murray Adaskin, George Clutesi, Allan Jarvis, Kootenay River raft trip, Ottawa Ski Club, Helen Shandruk, Siri Strom, Springtime in the Rockies, Village Lake Louise Project, water pollution, Waterton area. IV. Meetings: Bow Valley Naturalists; National and Provincial Parks Association conference; Indian- Eskimo Conference re George Clutesi. V. Notes by Maryalice Stewart re: Cyril Fuller, Al Johnston, Maude Kidney, Norman Knight, Ulysses LaCasse. VI. Readings by: Ray Bagley, Earle Birney, Jon Whyte. VII. Slide shows: Jon Whyte slide show commentary re Peter and Catharine Whyte. Interviews and recordings were made by Maryalice Harvey Stewart, Elizabeth Rummel, Jon Whyte, E. J. (Ted) Hart, Sue Davies and others.

Whyte Museum Oral History Programme

Peter and Catharine Whyte collection

  • CA WHYTE whyte-148
  • Collection
  • 1906-1969

Collection includes a variety of items collected by the Whytes. Two albums include views of personalities, places, winter sports and other events, wildlife and scenic views at Banff and area, ca.1915-1925. Most views were made with Kodak 3A camera and at least some are attributed to Dan McCowan and George Paris. Third album is mainly scenes in Yoho National Park; includes numbered, annotated prints (perhaps postcards). Other items in collection include: manuscript, "The Canadian Rockies" by A. P. Coleman, n.d. letter, by T. Zouave to R. G. Brett, 1917; Park Hotel account book, Banff, 1906-1907, with records of Canmore house project, 1968-1969; receipt, 1919, and letter, 1966, re piano owned by Norman Luxton and Iva Smith; plan for CPR stop-over log cabin at Sunshine Valley, 1927; signatures of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, n.d.. Canadian Jr. [ski] champions from Alberta [poster], 1962.

Whyte, Catharine (collector)

First ascent and summit note collection

  • CA WHYTE whyte-1079
  • Collection
  • 1897-2005

Artificial collection of summit and cairn notes and registers assembled by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Consists of notes and registers recording ascents and routes for various peaks in the mountains of western Canada. Includes notes by prominent mountaineers, guides and personalities, including Rudolf Aemmer, Glen Boles, Eaton Cromwell, Georgia Engelhard, Edward Feuz, Val A. Fynn, Lillian Gest, Christian Hasler, Conrad Kain, Arnor Larson, A. H. MacCarthy, Alex McCoubrey, Don Munday, Phyllis Munday, H. P. Nichols, C. L. Noyes, George M. Weed, C. S. Thompson, Pierre Trudeau and others. Also includes registers placed by the Alberta Rockies Mountaineering Society, an organization established to coordinate the climbing of seventy- five Alberta mountains as an Alberta 75th Anniversary Project. The names of individual mountains, peaks and prominent mountaineers represented in this collection are maintained in subject data field.

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Archives and Library, collector

Roy Jantzen collection

  • CA WHYTE whyte-1053
  • Collection
  • [1960-1970]

Collection consists of 43 colour transparencies relating to Banff, Radium, Lake Louise and skiing at Sunshine during the period ca.1960-1970.

Jantzen, Roy

P.R. Lockie collection

  • CA WHYTE whyte-1050
  • Collection
  • 1941-1964

Fonds consists of photographic greeting cards featuring mountain views of the Rockies, Selkirks and Coast Range taken and inscribed by Lockie.

Lockie, P.R.

Kerry Guenter collection

  • CA WHYTE whyte-1035
  • Collection
  • [ca.1902-1962]

Fonds consists of historical postcards from a wide variety of photographers and postcard publishers including Byron Harmon, Raphael Tuck, W.G. McFarlane, William Notman & Sons, Associated Screen News, F.M. Bell-Smith, J.H. Clarke, Detroit Photographic Co., Nerlich & Co., S.H. Baker, J. Howard A. Chapman, John Innes, Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd., Valentine & Sons, S.J.Thompson, H.G. Peabody, G.&W. Fear, Bailey Brothers, Edward Goodall, Frederik Priddat and others. Images include Canadian Pacific Railway, Sir Donald, Banff Springs Hotel, Mount Stephen, Lake Louise, Mt. Lefroy, Spray Valley, the Selkirks, the Great Divide, Chateau Lake Louise, The Lounge and Log Dining Room at Deer Lodge, Victoria Glacier, Mount Macdonald, Cascade Mountain, Castle Mountain, Cathedral Mountain, The Three Sisters, Mts. Sheol, Aberdeen, Saddleback, Fairview, Beehive, Whyte, and Niblock, Ross Peak, Glacier Hotel, Banff Avenue, Mount Assiniboine, Eagle Peak Glacier, Illecillewaet Glacier, Mount Eisenhower, Kicking Horse Canyon, Mount Burgess, No. 2 Tunnel, The Loop, snow sheds, Lake Minnewanka, Bow Falls, and Bow Lake, ca.1902-1962. Also included are 1 b&w print of Mount Stephen; 1 colour print of Peyto Lake by Bill Gibbons; 1 photogravure titled "Peak of Sir Donald" (from the Illecillewaet near Ross peak) from painting by John A. Fraser.

Guenter, Kerry (collector)

Olympic Planning Office collection

  • CA UOFC uofc-1278
  • Collection
  • 1974-1988

Consists of Olympic Planning Committee minutes and correspondence,Olympic Building Committee minutes, project files, Olympic Liaison Committee minutes and Olympic Oval event photographs.

University of Calgary. Olympic Planning Office

Richard Johnston collection of playing cards

  • CA SPEC spec-2557
  • Collection
  • [1880 - 1900]

Collection consists of approximately 630 playing card sets from many parts of the world. The collection reflects not only Dr. Johnston's collecting passion but also his desire that the collection provide research material complementing resources in the Eugene Strens Recreational Mathematics Collection. During his lifetime, Dr. Johnston had also speculated on the possibility of inviting designs for University of Calgary playing cards which could be used for fund raising purposes to support the music archives collection.

Johnston, Richard

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