PETER AND CATHARINE WHYTE SOUS-FONDS :

peter WHYTE PAPERS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

Peter Whyte papers and photographs series. -- 1905-1964. -- 73 cm of textual records (and 5 oversize items). -- ca.3400 photographs (ca.2000 prints, ca.1400 negatives, 3 albums of ca.300 prints). -- Peter Whyte, 1905-1966, was an artist, photographer, outdoor enthusiast, traveller and philanthropist at Banff, Alberta, Canada. -- Series consists of the following sub-series: 1. Personal papers, 1905-1956; 2. Correspondence, 1909-1962; 3. Financial, legal and business papers, 1914-1964; 4. Professional activities and interests, 1920-1961; 5. Photographs, ca.1900-1930.  The papers suggest Whyte's interests, influences and friendships prior to his marriage and also pertain to Catharine Robb Whyte, Peter Whyte's travels, artwork, photography and skiing.  Also includes material arising from Whyte's Army and Air Force career and his involvement in the Sky Line Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies and Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies.  Correspondents include Belmore Browne, John Murray Gibbon, Lawren Harris, J. E. H. McDonald, Aldro Hibbard, Carl Rungius.  Photographs consist of 1390 negatives and ca.500 corresponding prints by Peter Whyte dating from the time he began photography, ca.1920, until his marriage to Catharine Robb in 1930.  Negative formats include vest pocket (4 x 6 cm) and Ica roll film (8.3 x 11 cm).   Material pre-dating 1920 may have been taken by another family member.  Photographs pertain to scenic views in the Banff-Lake Louise area, Banff and area events, friends and activities, mountain trips and world travels.  Also includes prints of friends, relatives and promotional views of national parks collected by Peter Whyte and photograph albums assembled by Whyte pertaining to family and friends, winter sports, Banff Winter Carnival and motor trips. -- Title based on contents of series. -- Description of photographs is at sub-series level only.  Printed in-house inventory provides additional description for photographs. -- Constitutes Sub-fonds I, Series B of the Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds. Other photographs by Peter Whyte are found in Sous-fonds I, Series C.

M36 / 1868 - 1874            

 

Personal papers. -- 1905-1956. -- 8 cm of textual records. -- Sub-series consists of personal writings, 1913-1956; trip diaries, 1930; note books, 1913-1935; notes, 1929, 1956, n.d.; and other material, 1905- 1960, in the form of certificates, memberships, cards, permits, passes, letters of introduction, and other. -- Title based on contents of sub-series. -- File description available. -- Constitutes Sub-series 1 of I.B., Peter Whyte papers and photographs.

 

M36 / 1875 - 1908            

 

Correspondence. -- 1909-1962. -- 40 cm of textual records. -- Sub-series consists of correspondence with Catharine Robb Whyte, 1927-1962; chronological correspondence files, 1909-1962; and other papers, [ca.1920- ca.1930], in the form of business cards, addresses, greeting cards, and other. -- Title based on contents of sub-series. -- File description available. -- Constitutes Sub-series 2 of I.B., Peter Whyte papers and photographs.

 

M36 / 1909 - 1912            

 

Financial, legal and business papers. -- 1914-1964. -- 3 cm of textual records. -- Sub-series consists of personal, 1914-1962, employment, 1923-1930, and banking records, 1927-1964. -- Title based on contents of sub-series. -- File description available. -- Constitutes Sub-series 3 of I.B., Peter Whyte papers and photographs.

 

M36 / 1913 - 1932            

 

Professional activities / interests papers. -- 1920-1961. -- 22 cm of textual records. -- Sub-series consists of skiing papers, 1920-1928; photography papers, 1932-1958; art papers, 1925-1961; army papers, 1940-1943; airforce papers, 1941-1956; and other papers, 1923-1930. -- Title based on contents of sub-series. -- File description available. -- Constitutes Sub-series 4 of I.B., Peter Whyte papers and photographs.

 

V683 / I.B.5.a.                  

 

Negatives. -- 1917-1930. -- 1917-1930. -- ca.1390 photographs : negatives; b/w. -- Consists of photographs by Peter Whyte dating from the time he first began photography (ca.1920) until his marriage to Catharine Robb in 1930. Negative formats include vest pocket (4 x 6 cm) and Ica roll film (8.3 x 11 cm).  Negatives pre-dating 1920 may have been taken by another family member. The negatives record general scenic views in the Banff-Lake Louise area and also include local events, family trips, portraits, ski jumping, skiing, Hollywood films and actors on location in Banff, personal life and travels. -- Title based on contents of sub-series. -- List of topics available.

 

V683 / I.B.5.b.i.                 

 

Prints from negatives. -- 1917-1930. -- 1917-1930. -- ca.500 photographs : prints; b/w. -- Consists of prints generated from negatives. -- Title based on contents of sub-series.

 

V683 / I.B.5.b.ii.               

 

Collected photographs. -- [ca.1900-1930] -- ca.1500 photographs : prints; b/w. -- Consists of prints collected by Peter Whyte of friends and relatives; also promotional scenic views of national parks.  Prints were collected while Peter Whyte was active in ski jumping, employed as a tour bus driver by Brewster Transport, studying at art schools, and working as a driver with film crews in the Rockies.  Some prints originate from trips, in particular an extensive world trip in 1929-30 while Whyte was engaged as a seaman. -- Title based on contents of sub-series.

 

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