MB: living and writing the early days of parks canada

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Explore the items in the MB Williams collection. Ranging from audio interviews, to photos, to personal correspondence.

  • A photograph from one of MB's 1920s research trips in the Rocky Mountains.

    Images

  • Picnicking during a research trip in the Rockies in the 1920s.

    Images

  • MB (seated, in white), JB Harkin (seated at right, under lamppost), and others gather at Jasper Lodge in Aug 1923.

    Images

  • At 176 pages, this is really more of a book than a tourist guidebook; parks commissioner JB Harkin had to defend its size and expense to his superiors. In its production design and its detailed examination of Jasper past and present, it is one of the…

    Published Works

  • This 1928 guidebook about the Saskatchewan park includes a foreword credited to Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King - but written by MB Williams. Her name would be removed entirely from the 1935 edition.

    Published Works

  • Focusing on the southern Alberta park that shares a border with Montana's Glacier National Park, this travel guide is from around 1927.

    Published Works

  • A compact, beautifully-photographed guide to the new highway that vastly improved automobile travel in the Rocky Mountain parks.

    Published Works

  • Sunday afternoon. Ottawa October 11, 1928 [Written vertically at the top of the page:] Feeling fine & quite rested after my trip. Dear People Here I am back in to old routine of life and all is as if it had not been, except for happy…

    Correspondence

  • An Associated Screen News Ltd. of Montreal photograph of MB Williams. The company produced travel films in cooperation with the National Parks Branch.

    Images

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