Fonds PR2884 - Jon Whyte fonds

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Jon Whyte fonds

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    • [ca. 1960] (Creation)

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    1 audio cassette

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    Jon Anthony Whyte was born in 1941 in Banff, Alberta to Dave "Jack" White (1908-1961), son of merchant Dave White, and Barbara Carpenter Whyte (1907-2000). After a public school education in Banff and Medicine Hat, Alberta, Jon received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Alberta in 1964, followed by a Masters of Arts in Medieval English in 1967. In 1974, he received a Masters in Communications from Stanford University, California.

    During his time at University of Alberta, Jon worked as a broadcaster for CKUA Radio and as a Sessional Professor. Upon returning to Banff circa 1968, Jon managed the Book and Art Den and helped establish Summerthought Press. In 1969 he became a columnist for the Crag and Canyon.

    In 1970 he became a board member of the Peter Whyte Foundation (now Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies). From 1980 until his death, Jon served as Curator of the Heritage Collections at the Whyte Museum of the Rockies. Jon also helped form the Writer's Guild of Alberta. He became President of the Guild in 1990. Jon received the Guild's "Stephan Stephansson Award for Poetry" in 1983.

    He passed away in Banff in 1992.

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    The fonds consists of a recording of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performing "Cantata de la Guerre" circa 1960 that Jon Whyte acquired while working as a broadcaster for CKUA radio in Edmonton.

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    Don Bourdon, Head Archivist of the Whyte Museum of Canadian Rockies, found the recording in the Jon Whyte fonds and donated it to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1992.


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        The material is in English.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Associated materials

        For more information on the Whyte Family, please see the Jon Whyte fonds, the Dorothy Whyte fonds, and the Barbara Whyte fonds at the Whyte Museum of the Rockies, Library and Archives.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from Jon Whyte fonds description at the Whyte Museum of the Rockies, Library and Archives.

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        Includes accession PR1992.0396.

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