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  • Here are entered works relating to localities or communities in which people live.

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    230 Archival description results for Human settlements

    201 results directly related Exclude narrower terms
    Ben Hall collection
    N-2013-015 · Accession · 1932-1993, predominant 1963-1978

    The textual records consists of one letter describing the audiocassette. Most of the photographs date from between 1963 and 1978, although there is one from 1932 and several from 1993. The photographs document the Reverend Ben S. Hall's life in Hay River from 1963-1970, as well as a 1978 Boy Scouting trip to Coppermine and Pine Point. They also depict images of public events, the local "Indian village," aircraft, clergy, and Yellowknife. The audio cassette narrates the series of colour slides of the Boy Scout trip to Coppermine and Pine Point.

    Hall, Ben
    N-2013-002 · Accession · [192-?-1971]

    Records include photographs and postcards from two photo albums of the Ingraham family. These photo albums were likely compiled by Victor Ingraham's son Leonard in the early 1980s and comprise of family photographs spanning the 1920s through to 1971. Subjects include Victor and Florence Ingraham, their children Leonard and Louisa, and other friends, family and associates of Vic Ingraham, including Gerry Murphy. Mining activities in the Great Bear Lake region, Vic Ingraham's hotels in Yellowknife and other northern scenic photographs are also featured. Communities depicted in the photographs include Fort Chipewyan, Fort Smith, Cameron Bay and Eldorado mine on Great Bear Lake, and Yellowknife. Also included are a 'Souvenir Folder' and two colour hotel postcards.

    Ingraham, Vic
    Beryl Gillespie
    N-2003-017 · Accession · 1981
    Part of Beryl Gillespie fonds

    Records document Beryl Gillespie's work with the Mooseskin Boat project. The textual records are comprised of an account of the Mooseskin Boat project as it was observed by Beryl Gillespie. The photographs document the Mooseskin Boat project, including the preparation of the moosehide, boat construction and campsite activities. There are also images of the boat as it travelled down the Keele River, and of George Pelissey and Madeline Karkagie who worked on the project. In addition, there are several images of the mountains near Tulita (Fort Norman).

    N-2002-038 · Accession · [1990]

    Records are comprised of an oral history research project entitled "Ulukhaqtuurmiut History: History and Development of the Holman Region, N.W.T." Richard G. Condon undertook the project with the assistance of Julia Ogina. The research project and resulting report documents the history of the Holman Region based on extensive archival research and oral history interviews with elders.

    John Wyss collection
    N-2000-003 · Accession · [1950-1969]

    Textual records consist of a copy of an adoption order, a baptism certificate, and newspaper clipping of the Duke of Edinburgh's visit to Yellowknife in 1956. The photographs are of the Wyss family and their home in Yellowknife; in addition there are images of Jock McNiven, a women's curling team, Con Hydro and Negus Mine.

    Wyss, John
    Town of Pine Point
    N-1999-028 · Accession · [1960-1985]

    The textual records are comprised of one pamphlet about the community of Pine Point. The photographs are all of former Pine Point town councillors.

    Rivett, Audrey
    N-1996-003 · Accession · [1950s]

    The textual records consists of a wine list from the Ingraham Hotel, brochures from Yellowknife invitations to gold brick pourings and other social events. The photographs were collected by the donor, and were taken by the Royal Canadian Air Force. They consist mainly of aerial photographs of communities along the Mackenzie River.

    Rivett, Audrey
    N-1992-086 · Accession · 1918-1976
    Part of Henry Cook fonds

    Records include a booklet titled The Story of Discovery, Northwest Territories, produced by the Discovery Women's Institute, which offers photographs and a history of the townsite and its residents. This accession also contains a program titled Commemorating the Dawson Patrol February 16-March 14, 1970 and a promotional pamphlet for the town of Yellowknife produced by the Yellowknife Board of Trade.

    N-1992-078 · Accession · [1946?]

    Records consist of one booklet entitled "Yellowknife Northwest Territories" compiled by Eric and Evelyn Kettlewell and produced and published by Intaglio Gravure Limited of Toronto, ca. 1946. The booklet contains 20 images of Yellowknife and some surrounding mine sites.

    Kettlewell, Eric
    Atlas Exploration Company
    N-1992-058 · Accession · 1928

    The report, titled "Reconnaissance of Yellowknife River and Adjacent Lakes, Great Slave Lake, N.W.T., July 1 - Sept. 7, 1928", carries the name Henry L. Smyth, Jnr. on the cover. The map is of "Yellowknife River and adjacent lakes from Yellowknife Village north to the third portage," is also dated July 1-September 7, 1928, and was drawn by Mr. Smyth. Scale 1" to 4,000 feet. The present day site of Detah is indicated on the map as being Yellowknife Village. Mineral deposits in the area have been annotated onto the map.

    N-1989-026 · Accession · 1951-1953

    This accession consists of two file folders labelled Aklavik and Port Radium and site plans for Aklavik and Yellowknife. Inside the folders are charts illustrating daylight/twilight/darkness distribution at 66 degrees and 68 degrees North and two internal memorandums about Aklavik and Port Radium written by Margaret R. Montgomery for the Northern Operational Research Section, Department of National Defence. Also in the folders are three maps (0001) Hydrographic chart of Great Bear Lake, (0002) site plan of Port Radium, and (0003) Road & Rail Routes in the Northwest.

    N-1989-013 · Accession · 1987-1988

    The video is entitled "Pine Point Memories" and was produced by T.A. Shutsa in 1988. Although most of the video footage was shot by Mr. Shutsa, the opening 8 minutes consists of a reproduction of a video produced by Cominco which details the development of the mine at Pine Point. Cominco sold copies of this video to the residents of Pine Point in 1987. The footage taken by T.A. Shutsa documents the community of Pine Point in the final months before the mine was closed and the townsite abandoned. There are interviews with many of the towns' residents at their work sites. Footage includes the interior of such community facilities as the arena, the I.G.A. grocery store, the hardware store, and Galena Heights School. It also depicts the exterior of many of the buildings in Pine Point. The video also shows some of the buildings being destroyed. Also depicted is the last wedding and the last high school graduation ceremony held in the community. Included in this accession is a hand-written manuscript authored by Ted Shutsa in which he identifies many of the people and events depicted on the video.

    Shutsa, Ted A.
    N-1988-509 · Accession · 1960-1967

    This accession consists of a variety of unrelated files primarily collected by John Parker. These files include: a copy of a speech given by Parker in 1967 to the Fourth National Northern Development Conference in Edmonton entitled "Local Government for Northern Communities"; documents relating to a Board of Inquiry on proposed labour standards legislation for the Northwest Territories (1965); information sheets on Inuvik [1965?], and records relating to tourism development in the Northwest Territories. Included among these records is material from the Northwest Territories Tourist Association, including minutes and conference reports.

    Parker, John Havelock
    Haley, Susan, b. 1949
    N-1988-505 · Accession · [1987?]

    This accession consists of an incomplete translation by Susan Haley of Father Emile Petitot's journal. Documented are Petitot's observations around Great Bear Lake and Fort Franklin.

    Please note that the text includes discussions of violence, as well as outdated and disrespectful terms to refer to Indigenous peoples. We have reproduced these terms in the digitized document because they are a part of the original historical record. If you have questions or feedback please contact NWT Archives.

    Cunningham, Frank J.G.
    N-1988-023 · Accession · 1946-1948

    This accession consists of 110 photographs documenting the construction of Yellowknife buildings and services in the late 1940s, and a visit from Governor General Viscount Alexander in 1946, attributed to Frank J.G. Cunningham. Also within this accession is a poster, dinner menu and a letter written by miner Daniel L. Davis.

    Cunningham, Frank J.G.
    G-1994-509 · Accession · [1940-1970]
    Part of Canada. Northern Administration Branch fonds

    This accession consists of 10 meters of textual material dating 1940 to 1973. The records were created by the Northern Administration Branch and its various predecessors in regards to the federal government's activities in administering the Northwest Territories. Records include administrative and operational files from the Fort Churchill district office as well as Ottawa. These were originally classified using a numerical block system. The primary number block consisted of: 100 - Administration; 200 - Economic and Industrial Development; 300 - Engineering Projects; 400 - Forests and Game; 500 - Public Service; 600 – Education. Records within the files include a wide range of administrative and operational records. A large proportion of these include education-related records regarding operations in both Eastern and Western Northwest Territories. These include records relating to school children’s education and administration, and adult education and training, and many of these include personal information. Also included are records relating to game management and employment. Lastly, records relating to northern co-operatives are also included within this accession.

    279 · Fonds · 1920-1978

    This fonds consists of approximately 51 meters of textual records, approximately 116 photographs, and 31 maps created and accumulated by the Northern Administration Branch and its various predecessors, from 1920 to 1978. The material was generated by the Federal government's activities in administering the Northwest Territories. Most of the records (over 34 m of textual records) are composed of files transferred from Ottawa to Yellowknife beginning in 1967, and include administrative and operational files. The majority of these files date between 1949 and 1967 and incorporate: correspondence, reports, vital statistic information, financial data, minutes, and a wide variety of reference material kept by the department. The files were classified via a numerical block system. The block system consisted of primary, secondary and tertiary levels such that a composite file number (for example 311-105-93) would represent a progression from general subject matter to a specific subject and/or location. The following primary blocks arrange the files:

    100 - Administration;
    200 - Economic and Industrial Development;
    300 - Engineering Projects;
    400 - Forests and Game;
    500 - Public Service;
    600 - Education;
    1000 - General files on settlements, associations, companies, provinces, foreign countries, Inuit affairs, and resources;
    20 - Individual case files;
    3 - Personnel and organizational files.

    None of the 700, 800 or 900 block files were forwarded to the NWT Archives. Moreover, at the time of transfer from Ottawa, it appears that other records from the file blocks brought to Yellowknife were culled in Ottawa. In addition, not all government functions were transferred in 1967, and some files contain records generated after 1967 from the continued administration of a function either by the federal government or from the use of the files by the new Territorial Government. A small number of photographs were located in the files during processing, however, these images have been left in their original files.

    Additional accruals to this fonds make up another 10 meters of textual records and include the Northern Administration Branch records from the Fort Churchill district office dating from 1960 to 1970, and Western Arctic education records from 1964 to 1969. Another accrual of 7 meters of textual records documents the administration of trapping and hunting in the Northwest Territories, including correspondence, Superintendent of Game daily journals, game officer daily diaries and monthly reports, meeting minutes and materials, wildlife publications and reports, procedures, registered trapping area files, licence applications and licences, hunting and trapping returns, and fur export tax returns.

    Other records of this fonds consist of: four ledgers kept between 1920 and 1967 documenting fur trapping and fur trading activities, four ledgers documenting fur and game take and value on registered trap lines, various licensing, and scientific research work; budget papers including estimates, expenditure statements and capital substantiation reports for 1966 to 1969; 2 supplementary readers, "Nuna" and "The Story of Papik an Eskimo Boy" compiled by the Curriculum Section of the Education Division from the journals of young Inuit children; and a 1954 report produced by C.C. Johnson, a Resident Engineer from Fort Smith. This report, entitled "Preliminary Report, Mackenzie Highway - Mills Lake Road" includes 31 corner mounted photographic prints and 16 black and white negatives. The report discusses plans to build a road to Mills Landing. In addition, there are copies of the Eskimo Bulletin dated from 1953-1959. The Eskimo Bulletin was produced by the Northern Administration and Land Branch in order to teach Inuit the English language.

    Canada. Northern Administration Branch
    G-2024-023 · Accession · 1966 - 1992
    Part of Northwest Territories. NWT Housing Corporation fonds

    The accession consists of early years of Housing Corporation development in the NWT including recommendations, legislation proposals and ordinances. It contains discussions of surplus housing, drafting a local building by-law, changes made to the Rural and Native Housing program, and community planning and development including building houses for GNWT rental units. It consists of a Special Purpose Housing outline from Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation. It contains a discussion paper on ethical principles for the conduct of research in the north and notes on the impact of housing on health concerns. It also contains a Northwest Territories Housing Corporation Management & Employment Manuel for 1975, a Ministry of State for Urban Affairs Annual Report from 1976 - 1977, and a Northwest Territories Housing Corporation Management Report from 1988.

    Monica MacDonald collection
    N-2007-012 · Accession · 1959

    Records include photographs taken by Monica MacDonald while she was a school teacher living in Fort Good Hope in 1959. The images depict daily life in the community in the springtime, showing housing and children at play. A number of the images show an aerial view of the community and surrounding scenery as seen from a helicopter.

    MacDonald, Monica