Collection whyte-979 - Archives General File collection

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Archives General File collection

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WHYTE whyte-979

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57 cm textual records. -- 50 cm of photographs : prints. -- 189 photographs (15 framed prints, 51 transparencies, 79 negatives; 44 copy negatives). -- 6 motion pictures. -- 9 sound recordings

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Administrative history

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Archives and Library in Banff, Alberta is the collector.

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Scope and content

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.

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Textual records include 1 cm of oversize material. Photographic prints include 17.5 cm of oversize material. Fifteen prints are framed. Transparencies are lantern slides.

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Acquired by donation and purchase from numerous sources, 1966 -


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  • Language is English

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No restrictions on access;Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply

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Record No. M8 / S8 / V8<br><br>

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