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Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Archives and Special Collections
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Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-958
  • Fonds
  • 1924-2011

Fonds consists of organizational records including photographs, brochures, correspondence and other documents which are divided into five series [see General Notes]. Content pertains to the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, including the organization's history, members and staff, trail rides and other events, publications and advertising, finances, and administration.

Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Clifford White fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1098
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1935]-1992

Fonds consists of 10 motion pictures pertaining mainly to skiing, particularly in the Skoki area and include 1 16mm film "Skolff" ca.1966 by Bruno Engler and 1 16mm film "Skoki" ca.1932-34 by Cliff White Sr. 3 photograph albums pertaining mainly to skiing and Sunshine 1940s and 1960s; ca.119 photographs pertaining mainly to Clifford J. White and his brothers as children, Sunshine ski area vehicles, Joe Smith at Silver City, Mt. Waddington, skiing in the Rockies and Europe, Robin Peyto and one of Castle Mountain internment camp. Albums are: "Crossing the Coast Range, B. C., March-April 1934," 29 prints recording expedition; "Sunshine in the Canadian Rockies," ca.1940, produced for Brewster Transport Company and the Canadian Pacific Railway by British Photographic Laboratories, Banff, Alberta, 18 prints; and, "Sunshine Village, Photo Album," ca.1975, 26 prints, all views except one by Bruno Engler, Alpine Films, Banff, Alberta. Textual records include a birth certificate, 1935; letter from Hilary McDowall, 1963; 2 share certificates: Ski Club of the Canadian Rockies, 1932.

White, Clifford

Cochand family fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-189
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1947]

Albums document ski trips made by the Cochand family and friends from Quebec to the Canadian Rockies, particularly the Sunshine area, in the 1940s. Includes individual and group photographs, skiing, activities, social activities, ski fashions, Banff and area locations, scenic views. Print is a Cochand ski view, probably Quebec. All photographs were made by B. B. "Bud" Salmon, a professional photographer and member of the party.

Cochand (family)

Christina Bateman fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-208
  • Fonds
  • 1923

Fonds consists of album in two sections. First part documents the 1923 ACC camp in Larch Valley and subsidiary camp at Lake O'Hara, including Christina Henry's climbs, camp environs, ACC members and also the ACC clubhouse and guests at Banff. Henry's companions were Nan MacKay, Librarian at the U. of S., and Edith MacKay, a Saskatoon teacher. The second part of the album documents Henry's trip to Britain and Switzerland, ca.1923. Her companion for this trip appears to be Nan MacKay. Portion of European section is published photographs. The creator has provided captions.

Bateman, Christina

Dermot Kennedy and J. R. Webb fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-816
  • Fonds
  • 1956, 1974

Fonds consists of cartoon drawings by Dermot Kennedy pertaining to construction of the Banff Windermere Highway. Textual item is mock-up of booklet titled Camp 51, prepared by J. R. Webb, 1974

Kennedy, Dermot

Cyndi Smith fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-661
  • Fonds
  • 1985-1988

Fonds consists of research correspondence, copies of personal papers, and sound recordings pertaining to Mary Vaux Walcott, Georgia Engelhard (Cromwell), Henrietta Tuzo (Wilson), Mary Schaffer Warren, Elizabeth Parker, Bess MacCarthy, Margaret Stone, Mary Jobe (Akeley), Caroline Hinman, Lillian Gest, Katie Gardiner, Gertrude Benham, Phyl Munday and others. Material was gathered during research and production of "Off the Beaten Track." Sound recordings are titled: "To Cyndi Smith from Henry Vaux," re Mary Vaux; and "Some information re women of the mountains from M.D. Fleming.

Smith, Cyndi

Daniel Lardon fonds : [1984-1987]

  • WHYTE whyte-551
  • Fonds
  • Copies made 1989

Fonds consists of correspondence between Daniel Lardon and Earle Birney, mainly regarding designation of Birney home as an historic resource and subsequent lapse of designation

Lardon, Daniel

Dorothy Cranstone fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1076
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1900]-1998

The Dorothy Cranstone fonds consists of papers, clippings, photographs and ephemera. Textual records include cards and letters from Peter and Catharine Whyte, 1947-1966; visitors to the Moore House, 1975-1981; Moore House visitors book, 1974-1983; transcript of Philip Moore 1903 trip diary (holograph and typescript) by Dorothy Cranstone; clippings, 1937-1983, re Pat Brewster, Dorothy Cranstone, Mount Royal Hotel fire and Jim Brewster home; ephemera regarding events attended by Cranstone, including Royal Visit to the Banff Springs Hotel, 1939, Gracie Fields Concert at the Banff Springs Hotel, 1940, and H. R. H. Princess Margaret Rose's visit, 1958. Textual records also include business/financial records for the gift shop operated by Cranstone, 1949-1974; records related to the publication and distribution of Pat Brewster's books, 1983-1987; correspondence records, 1962-1996; legal and business records concerning power of attorney as well as the dispersal of Cranstone's property and estate, 1980-1998. Miscellaneous items pertaining to Pat Brewster include clippings and interview transcripts. Photographs pertain to Dorothy Cranstone, Pat Brewster, family, friends and associates, travels and activities, and to Banff Springs Hotel staff and guests. Includes photographs of Dorothy Cranstone and Pat Brewster, ca.1900-1985; travel in Europe and Asia, 1964; a trip to Hawaii; artworks by J. Crumine and Nicholas de Grandmaison, 1945, 1940s-1950s; Moore house, 1950s to 1970s; and photographs given to Cranstone by friends. Albums pertain to Banff Springs Hotel staff and celebrity guests, including the 1939 royal visit, ca.1929-1940; family photographs and Cranstone's life in England ca. 1920-1940.

Cranstone, Dorothy

Douglas family fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-271
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1941, 1963

Fonds consists of Howard Douglas papers and Douglas family photographs. Textual records pertain mainly to the Pablo-Allard buffalo acquisition, 1910-1911. This includes correspondence between Douglas and prospective participants in buffalo hunt of the Pablo-Allard herd on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana, U.S.A. mainly circular letters, telegrams, etc. from applicants and confidential letters between Douglas and Alexander Ayotte, assistant immigration agent Canada, Montana re the ill-fated last buffalo hunt. Also includes photocopies of miscellaneous clippings and Douglas biography, 1963, by Marie Douglas. Photographs, 1895-1941, pertain to Douglas family and friends, visitors, social activities; also trips, especially Jasper, Alberta area, scenic views, road construction and Pablo-Allard buffalo roundup

Douglas (family)

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