Fonds whyte-958 - Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies fonds

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Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies fonds

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WHYTE whyte-958

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ca.328 cm of textual records -- 1191 photographs (691 prints, 312 transparencies, 188 negatives) -- 3 photograph albums (343 prints) -- 4 motion pictures

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The Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies is a trail riding organization based at Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It was established in 1923 with the support of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The first ride was held in 1924 and annual summer trail rides and pow-wows attracted fifteen hundred members by 1929. Canadian Pacific Railway support officially ended in 1961. The Trail Riders continues to sponsor rides today

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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.

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Acquired by donation, 1990-1991 and 2013


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  • English

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Series I - Events and Activities: Records include ride notes and summaries [1968-2009], songs and poems performed during trail rides, documents and images pertaining to the Townsend Trophy photograph competition, and materials related to other events including trail ride anniversary events and round-ups.

Series II - Members, Staff, Personal Content : Records include lists of trail ride participants, documents from camp coordinators and other trail ride staff, personal photographs, committee notes, personal correspondence and trail ride surveys from 1958-2009

Series III - Published Records : Records include newsletters, brochures, promotional material, news articles and other published content

Series IV - Financial Records : Records include tax records, income statements, expense notes, receipts, payment information for members, budgets, price lists and funding applications

Series V - Administrative Records : Records include administrative notes, inventories and checklists, meeting minutes and agendas, legal and administrative forms, and agreements with outfitting and supply companies

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