Catharine R. Whyte et la préservation du patrimoine culturel des Rocheuses canadiennes: une visionnaire en avance sur son temps, mais de son temps

  • Author / Creator
    Welsch, Katarina
  • Long before social, cultural and environmental history was accepted by academic circles, Catharine Robb Whyte (1906-1979) of Concord, Massachusetts founded in 1958 the Wa-Che-Yo-Cha-Pa foundation, now known as the Whyte Museum. Pioneering the exploration of human history of the National Parks, Catharine – a trained artist – led the way for later historians who followed in her footsteps. Since its opening in 1968, the Whyte Museum gives visitors and researchers alike the possibility of immersing themselves into the cultural and natural history of Banff National Park. Although the Archives of the Whyte Museum are looked through by many historians, a detailed historical study of its founder has never been undertaken. Drawing mostly on Catharine’s personal writings and correspondence, we will study the contributions of this woman to the preservation of heritage in the Rocky Mountains.

  • Subjects / Keywords
  • Graduation date
  • Type of Item
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
  • Department
    • Faculté Saint-Jean
  • Specialization
    • Études canadiennes
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Kermoal, Nathalie (Native Studies; Faculté Saint-Jean)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Reichwein, Pearl Ann (Physical Education and Recreation)
    • Sing, Pamela (Faculté Saint-Jean)