Archive Finding Aids

Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.

Miss Priest looking at Mount Temple, Alberta, 1905
Miss Priest admiring Mount Temple, Alberta, 1905
NC-53-52

Herbert Wendell Gleason photographs

Herbert Wendell Gleason's photographs, which date primarily from 1905 to 1914 are rich in views of the Canadian Rockies, including mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, and lakes. A brief biography of Gleason is in the Archives Main Catalogue.

You may view all the currently digitized Gleason photographs (about 500) in date order.

You may search the Gleason photographs by subjects, places, people or dates by using the Archives Photographs search screen. Always enter Gleason in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box to limit your findings to this photographer, then refine your search by entering search terms in the other boxes on the screen. Several examples are given below:

  • Enter Gleason in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND glaciers in the 'Keywords/Phrase' box to find photographs of glaciers and ice fields.
  • Enter Gleason in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND Lake Louise in the 'Keywords/Phrase' box to find photographs of this iconic lake.
  • Enter Gleason in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND Priest in the 'People' box to find photographs of Miss Priest's trip to the Rockies.
  • Enter Gleason in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND 1909 in the 'Year(s)' box to find photographs taken in this year.
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