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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

Banff Community Society fonds

  • 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 Library / Seniors Centre Building Committee fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-162
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1984

Fonds includes minutes, agenda and other meeting material; correspondence; administrative, building, architectural and other reports; financial records; newsclippings and brochures; also related minutes of the Banff Library Board, survey results and other materials. Includes material pertaining to lease arrangements with the Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation and Parks Canada; needs assessment for library, drop-in and senior centre; and facilities and building planning.

Banff Library / Seniors Centre Building Committee

Banff Springs Golf Club. Ladies section fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-125
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1973

Fonds consists of minutes of annual meetings and executive meetings from the organization's establishment by Banff sportswomen in 1931. Meetings pertain primarily to events, competitions and policy.

Banff Springs Golf Club. Ladies Section

Banff Winter Festival fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1072
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1960]-1997

Fonds consists of three series: I. Textual records, 1973-1997; II. Photographs, ca.1960-1989; III. Moving Images, 1991-1992. Textual material consists of administrative and operational records in the form of files of reports, transcripts, letters, minutes of meetings, legal papers, lists, registrations, advertising, poster entries, handbills and print material. Photographs pertain mainly to festival events, activities, including the Festival Queen contest. Videos pertain to 1991 and 1992 Banff Winter Festivals.

Banff Winter Festival

Beattie family fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-221
  • Fonds
  • 1893-[ca.1975]

Papers consist of Doris Beattie papers and photographs, 1950s-1970s; financial records for the Hub Billiard Hall, 1929-1934; financial records for the Beattie family, 1946, 1960-1962; Frank Beattie certificate, 1894; guest register for Hot Springs Hotel, 1893-1896, and Beattie House, 1896-1903; and Imperial Tobacco Sales Company price list, 1932. Photographs pertain to Art Beattie, Beattie family and Banff scenes.

Beattie (family)

Bert Davies fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-237
  • Fonds
  • 1913, [ca.1940-ca.1955]

Fonds consist of warden service photographs, including Bert Davies on horse, horse patrol and backcountry activities, warden cabins in Banff National Park; photographs by British Photographic Laboratories of Banff Winter Carnival beard-growing contest; view of Loder Mine at Exshaw, Alberta; and portrait of Bert Davies with parents, 1913.

Davies, Bert

Bert Riggall fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1106
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1865]-1959, predominant [ca.1890]-1959

Fonds includes seven series: I. Personal and professional, 1884-1959; II. Business and financial, ca.1910-1959; III. Professional photography, 1900-1955; IV. Writing, 1906-1957; V. Natural history, 1904-1954; VI. Other interests, 1913-1956; VII. Riggall family, ca.1865-1959. Personal and professional series consists of diaries and notes, correspondence and personal papers. Business and financial series consists of guiding and ranching records, gunsmithing, shooting and loading records; and legal and financial records. Professional photography series consists of standard photographs, panoramas, transparencies and textual records;Writing series contains manuscripts, published magazines, book outlines, newspaper articles and letters to the editor;Natural history series contains bird and plant records, and other natural history papers;Other interests series consist of clippings, annotated books and collected material;Riggall family series contains Bert and Dora Riggall family papers and photographs, Williams family photographs, Frederick W. and Fanny Riggall papers and photographs, and Allan Riggall papers and photographs. Negatives and transparencies pertain to Andy Russell as a young man with Bert Riggall.

Riggall, Bert

Associated Screen News fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1009
  • Fonds
  • [1925-1938]

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the career of George William Rance who worked with the photography division of the Associated Screen News (ASN) travelling the world aboard the Empress ships. Rance also worked in the camera shop in the Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta and ASN's Head Office in Montreal, Quebec. Fonds consists of Associated Screen News photographs of Cochrane to Banff motor road, Banff townsite and environs, Banff-Lake Louise road, Mount Assiniboine, Waterton Lakes National Park, ca.1925. Also included in the fonds are photographs of various cruise destinations of the CPR Empress Line including Grenada, Rio de Janeiro, Martinique, Barbados, and the Empress of Australia, ca.1938 and 1 William Notman & Sons photograph of the Bow River Bridge and Cascade Mountain, ca.1905.

Associated Screen News

Bob Holscher collection

  • WHYTE whyte-289
  • Collection
  • [ca.1895-ca.1935]

Collection consists mainly of postcard views of Banff, Lake Louise and areas by various photographers, including Byron Harmon, J. Howard A. Chapman, S. J. Thompson and R. H. Trueman. Also, includes hand-coloured prints of Lake Louise, one by Alfred Blyth.

Holscher, Bob (collector)

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