Art and artists

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  • Here are entered works relating to the arts in general, including the visual arts, decorative arts, handcraft, textile arts, literature, the performing arts, and film and media arts.

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  • PAASH 2020 edition

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  • UF Fine arts

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Henry Busse fonds

  • 41
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1968

This fonds consists of approximately 54,000 black and white negatives, postcards and prints, and one file of text that encompasses Hans Heinrich Maximilian (Henry) Busse's professional photographic work.

7909 images have been given full item description. Of these, the stock file consists of 4909 images that Busse may have considered important or saleable and these were arranged alphabetically by subject by the Museum of the North. Images in the stock file feature a wide range of subjects including animals, boats, bush pilots, aircraft, Dene, Inuit, and mining operations. There are also images of Coppermine (Kugluktuk), Cambridge Bay, Port Radium, Eskimo Point (Arviat), Fort Rae (Behchoko), Lac la Martre (Whati), Hay River, Fort Smith, Fort Resolution, Fort Reliance, Yellowknife and Aklavik. Another 3000 images have been selected from the entire collection and given full item description. Additional subject matter includes Yellowknife social events, weddings, sports teams and games, church activities, Yellowknife businesses, and school events. The remainder of the photographic material is as Busse left it, as photo order envelopes. These images have been rehoused, noting any information on the original envelope, and describing the number and content of the images. A large proportion of these images are studio portraits of Yellowknife residents.

The textual material consists mainly of correspondence from Busse's customers found in the photo order envelopes, as well as three certificates for photograph contest awards from 1958-1960.

An additional accession provided by an anonymous donor contains 42 prints and postcards of Aboriginal people, mostly from the Eastern Arctic.

Some photographs may be the work of Busse's business partner, Gerhard (Gerry) Reimann, or of other studio assistants.

Busse, Henry

Yellowknife Radio Ltd

Series consists of records relating to the operation of Yellowknife Radio Limited (also known as Yellowknife Radio and Records Shop and YK Radio). Records include financial statements, meeting minutes, and advertisements, as well as recordings of local bands that were made in the store.

YK Radio was a retail establishment for records, radios and appliances in downtown Yellowknife. Harold Glick began the business in October 1948, selling products and offering repair services. The store was initially in a wall tent next door to the Gold Range Hotel, and by 1952 had moved into a new building. In 1958 an addition was added to the shop. The store’s offerings expanded to include jewelry and furniture. As of 1968-1970, the company had three directors: Harold Glick (President), Zelda Glick (Secretary-Treasurer), and Jacob Isaac Glick (Vice President). By 1972, Derek A. Finall had replaced J.I. Glick as a Director. In 1986 the business was sold to Roy Williams.

Glick, Harold

Northwest Territories. Department of Economic Development and Tourism fonds

  • 301
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1998

This fonds consists of approximately 74.27 meters of textual material, 218 colour photographs and slides, 11 posters, 27 Betacam videocassettes, 1 VHS, 84 microfiches of textual material, one 16 mm film and one DAT audiocassette created by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism. The majority of the textual material is comprised of files from the Central Registry system. It also includes some records from regional offices.

The Directorate series (60 Block), dating from 1960-1993, includes policy files, organization and evaluation files training files, long range planning files, Economic Development Agreement (EDA) files, files related to the NWT Business Development Corporation and the NWT Business Credit Corporation, reports for headquarters and regional offices, base line studies, business development and impact studies; project files of significance to the Deputy Minister, speeches, records related to the reorganization of the Department, conference and committee files from the Business Development Committee and Intersettlement Trade Advisory Committee, community files that relate to economic development project proposals, settlement files, materials related to the Council of the Northwest Territories, Commissioners tours, and other organizations involved in economic development in the North, as well as files related to the Mackenzie Highway committee and the Mackenzie Pipeline initiative.

The Tourism and Parks Series (61 Block) dating from 1962 to 1998 includes records concerning the development of parks and the tourism industry in the North, such as administration, community consultation, promotion, research and development, feasibility studies and reports. The files include copies of the Explorer's Guide, records related to promotion efforts, visitor studies, camps, fishing and hunting lodges, as well as information and minutes from meetings for the NWT Hotels Association, Keewatin Tourism Committee, Northern Frontier Country Tourism Committee, Travel Industry Association, Big River Country Travel Association, Western Arctic Visitors Association, and the Arctic Coast Tourism Zone Association. The records concerning parks development date from 1970 to 1996 and relate to the development of signage, historic sites and tours, interpretive displays, visitor's centres, exhibits and general park and campground development, including infrastructure. The files contain reports of consultants, contracts, and negotiations with stakeholders such as communities and tour operators. The files are organized by individual park or project.

The Economic and Industrial Series/Industry and Commerce Series (62 Block) dating from 1960-1987, includes files relating to Cooperatives, Arts and Crafts, Business Development, the Economic Development Agreement (EDA), the Canada - NWT Oil and Gas, Minerals Accord from the early 1990s. Foods, Settlements, Project Operations, Companies, Forestry, Marketing, Agricultural and Industrial Development-Financial Planning.

The Employment Series (67 Block), dating from 1969-1983, includes committee records, community employment files, liaison with local industry files, liaison with other government agencies, local initiatives program files, Eskimo relocation files, apprenticeship program files, Manpower Needs Committee files, Employment of Native Northerners files, training programme files, and monthly reports by region.

The Administration Series (68 Block), dating from 1978 includes material related to a Regional Superintendent's Conference.

There are also records from the Loans and Grants Series (69 Block), dating from 1967-1986 and include files relating to the Small Business Loan Fund, Eskimo Loan Fund, Indian Loan fund, Assistance to Fisherman Policy and Correspondence, Tourism Development Grants and Promotion Grants.

The records for the Fort Smith/South Slave Regional Office include Tourism Marketing Program Summary Package, Consumer & Travel Trade Show Staff Attendance manual, Division of the Northwest Territories Implementation Plan, records of the Regional Coordinating Committee for Fort Smith and the Senior Management Committee of Economic Development and Tourism, Tourism Marketing Services program records, reports, and correspondence. Other records document participation in the Tourism Training Group, NWT Arctic Tourism, and Deh Cho/Mackenzie Connection. There are also records relating to departmental logo and slogan, and reorganization and business planning.

Also included in the textual material is a ledger recording fur sales between 1939-1969, a list of trading posts and outpost licenses that were issued in the Northwest Territories between 1962-1977, correspondence and applications for funding for economic development projects within the Northwest Territories, such as the Eskimo Dog Research Foundation and material relating to federal employment initiative programs, such as the Subsidized Term Employment Program (STEP). There is a series of reports and papers from the Planning and Resources Development Division concerning the development of renewable resources, such as northern minerals and oil, marketing plans and economic prospects for the NWT, the Cooperative (Co-op) movement and the Small Business Loan fund. In addition to reports and studies, there is policy material from this division, as well as committee files from the Resource Development Committee, Committee on Incentives for the Development of Remote Regions, Technical Committee of the Water Board, Transportation Standing Committee, Environmental Review Committee and the Norman Wells Impact Task Force. There is also promotional material, and tourism industry booklets produced by the Department, TravelArctic and other arms-length agencies. Additional records include Heritage River studies and reports and a feasibility study on a wild game processing plant.

The photographs depict a Dene and Inuit arts and crafts display, as well as images of traditional Dene and Inuit games, which were exhibited during the 1976 Montreal Olympics. In addition, there are photographs of festivities that took place in Resolute to celebrate the establishment of Ellesmere Island National Park. In addition, there are slides generated by the Arts and Crafts program that depict beadwork, clothing quillwork and arts and crafts production within several communities in the Northwest Territories. The 27 Betacam videocassettes and 1 VHS contain footage for the production entitled "Dene Arts and Crafts" and a copy of the final version. Swan Productions produced this project in conjunction with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism. The DAT audio cassette contains Wayne Nataway's narration for video footage.

The G-2007-025 accession consists of approximately 30 cm of reports, brochures and other textual material. The material mainly consists of policy guides, published reports and brochures. Topics range from tourism development, region economic studies, how to start your own business, venture capital grants, information on co-operatives, and information on trades. Notably this accession includes a guide on how to properly format the blue on white polar bear NWT logo for printing on promotional material.

Northwest Territories. Department of Economic Development and Tourism (1977-1996)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The photographs document an RCMP band, commemorations of RCMP members lost to the search for the Mad Trapper and the lost Fitzgerald, Dawson-McPherson Patrol.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police. "G" Division

Robert S. Pilot collection

  • N-2006-008
  • Accession
  • [1972-1979]

The textual records are comprised of one certificate, recording the establishment of the Council of the Order of St. John for the Northwest Territories on June 24, 1972, signed on the verso by some founding members; a 1979 Ball Programme for the NWT Council for the Order of St. John from November 24, 1979; and an oversized document describing the first animals at L.D. Livingstone's Polar Sea Dairy Farm in Aklavik. The photographs document the founding members of the NWT Council of St. John Ambulance, and the first induction of members to the Order of St. John. The sound recording is an LP record of 'Two Hands and For Ever: a new musical about Old Yellowknife', produced in 1978.

Pilot, Robert S.

Northwest Territories. Department of Justice and Public Services

The recordings, often referred to as the Dene Music Project, were made at four different Dene communities and each performance consisted of numerous songs. For identification purposes, each performance or recording session has been given a unique item number regardless of the number of physical tapes or songs it may incorporate. Included among the recordings are the master reels (:0009) compiled from a selection from original recordings. These reels were to be used in the production of the published record. Reference cassettes for most of the recordings are available. The textual records consists of documentation on each of the recording sessions. The black and white photographic negatives and corresponding contact sheets were taken during the recording sessions. Final appraisal and selection of the photographic negatives (items :0010-:0088) was completed in March 2013. Items :0004, :0006 and :0008 - original masters are cassettes. All other items have reel to reels as original masters.

Northwest Territories. Department of Justice and Public Services. Museums and Heritage division

Northwest Territories. Department of Justice and Public Services

The material has been divided into three series. Series A (sound recordings) has been subdivided into 3 sub-series. Series A, Sub-series 1 - consists of eight recordings (:0001 to :0008) of an alcohol workshop conducted by the Dene Nation at Snowdrift in 1980. Series A, Sub-series 2 - consists of three sound recordings (:0009 to :0011) of Dene fiddle, drum dance and hand game music recorded in Snowdrift in 1980. Series A, Sub-series 3 - consists of seventeen interviews conducted in 1980 (:0012 to :0028). Series B (text) consists one of administrative file on the Oral History Compendium and one file with summaries of three interviews. Series C (photographic) is a colour print (:0029) of Frank Tetcho and his wife Madelaine at Trout Lake.

Northwest Territories. Department of Justice and Public Services. Museums and Heritage division. NWT Archives

Northwest Territories. Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Records include footage for the production entitled "Dene Arts and Crafts" and Wayne Nataway's narration for the video footage. Swan Productions produced this project in conjunction with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Corporate and Technical Services Division. 22 of the Betacam videocassettes contain raw footage for the Dene Arts and Crafts production. In addition, there are three Betacam tapes marked "Wayne Nataway V.O.Dub from DAT Original #1 through #3." There is also a copy of the finished production that is marked Screening Dub and one Betacam tape marked Original that contains a Promo for the "Dene Arts and Crafts" production.

Dene Arts and Crafts video

The video is narrated by Dene artist, Wayne Nataway and documents various aspects of contemporary Dene arts and crafts including beadwork, moosehair tufting, porcupine quills and basket making. It is 19 minutes, 19 seconds in length. It was produced in 1996 by Swan Productions for the Department of Economic Development and Tourism.

Northwest Territories. Department of Economic Development and Tourism (1977-1996)

Sven Johansson fonds

  • 243
  • Fonds
  • 1935, 1966-1988

This fonds consists of 117 black and white copy negatives, 5 videocassettes in Umatic and Betacam format, 1 audio reel, 1 DAT audiocassette, 1 film reel, 1 blueprint and 1 folder of textual material. The fonds includes a variety of material relating to Sven Johansson's time in the north. These records include: a Umatic videocassette copy of Johansson's film entitled "Canadian Reindeer Project" and an audio reel containing narration for the film. The original audiocassette was copied to audio reel circa 1997. The audio reel is now the archival master. The 117 photographs show hunting and trapping activities and Johansson's boat the "North Star." In addition, there are 3 3/4" Umatic videocassettes documenting the Geological Survey of Canada charter of Johansson's boat the "North Star" in 1972 and one DAT audiocassette containing the narration for the videos. The textual material is made up of a manuscript for the choreography for the dance "Hunger," one photocopy of the typed manuscript "Canadian Reindeer Herd," both written by Johansson, as well as a copy of the Bill of Sale and Certificate of Record blueprint for the boat the "North Star." There is also a 16 mm black and white film entitled "Drum Dance" and a Betacam SP copy of "Drum Dance."

Johansson, Sven

Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications

The audio recordings document stories that were recorded at the Miner's Mess restaurant in Yellowknife, March 13th and March 15th, 1990, as part of the Cultural Festival component of the Arctic Winter Games held in Yellowknife, March 11-17, 1990. The recording project was sponsored by the NWT Arts Council in conjunction with the Muttart Foundation and Communications Canada. The recordings feature storytelling by Claire Barnabe, Barb Bromley, Rene Fumoleau, Jim Green, Abe Okpik, Erik Watt, Lorne Scholar, D'Arcy Arden, George Blondin, Neil Colin, Mary Forrest, Pete Fraser, Joe Tobie and Jim Bourque.

Northwest Territories. NWT Arts Council

Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications

Many of the sound recordings are poorly identified. Sound recordings include soundtracks for films, interviews, special effect sounds, Inuit throat singing, and government programs such as the series entitled "Behind Closed Doors - A Series on Spousal Assault in the Northwest Territories" and "So You Want to Start Your Own Business". The moving images include copies of: "You Can't Grow Potatoes Up There"; "Koukdjuak Crossing: Caribou Tagging on Baffin Island"; "Bathurst Inlet Caribou" (may also be titled: "To Have Forever: Hunting the Bathurst Caribou Herd"); "Nikko Island", "Wood Bison"; "Kellett's Storehouse"; "Yellowknife"; "Caribou"; "Heritage Centre Spots"; "Kissiliriyeet"; "Gordon Lake"; "Decisions"; "Future"; and "Anik Info Spots" (air prints). The helical scan videos consists of a Keewatin Economic Development Conference and the film "Hire North".

Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications. Radio and Television Services division

Sanavisak Guild fonds

  • 107
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1984

This fonds consists of 79 colour photographs that were in an album compiled by members of the Sanavisak Guild in Pine Point. The accession also contains the minutes of a meeting held on September 8, 1965 to discuss the formation of the guild; two guild newsletters, one from March 1982 and the other from 1983; and the programme for the guild's 10th Anniversary dinner and dance. The photographs document many of the activities of the Sanavisak Guild in Pine Point between 1969 and 1984. The majority of the images are well identified. Activities depicted include craft and bake sales, Christmas parties and floats decorated by the guild for the annual Pine Days parade and celebrations.

Sanavisak Guild

Canada. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

  • N-1992-091
  • Accession
  • 1983

Records consist of translations of interviews with Helen Kalvak, an Inuit artist from Holman. Born in 1901, Helen Kalvak grew up with her parents living off the land in the Holman region. Her drawings are depictions of her memories. Many are inspired by shamanism and ancient legends. It is believed that the interviews were carried out by Father Tardy, an Oblate missionary who lived in Holman for many years and who uncovered Helen Kalvak's talent. The interviews may have been conducted in the 1960s.

Yellowknife Film Society fonds

  • 56
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1979

This fonds consists of a financial ledger (1971-1974), posters (1974-1975, 1977-1979), minutes (1977-1979), a logo pasteup, "Handbook for Executives" [ca. 1979] and correspondence (1978) from the Yellowknife Film Society.

Yellowknife Film Society

Charles Harrman fonds

  • 234
  • Fonds
  • [1950-1967]

This fonds consists of 36 cm of textual material and 124 colour slides. The textual material is made up of 12 volumes of Harrman's journals dated August 6, 1959 to November 11, 1967, a manuscript of an unpublished novel entitled "Lucy Beavertail," numerous short stories, sketchbooks, cards and personal records, including accounts. The 124 colour slides feature Rae and the paintings of Charles Harrman.

Harrman, Charles

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