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Robert R. Janes
N-1990-014 · Accession · 1972-1983
Part of Robert R. Janes fonds

Records include photographs of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) when Robert Janes was Director and annotated maps of archaeological field work done by Janes. The slides document the PWNHC’s building and exhibit construction, staff at work, opening by HRH Prince Charles and Commissioner Stuart Hodgson in 1979, initial operations, original exhibits, visit by Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau in 1980, 1979 and 1980 open houses, 1980 hide-working workshop, artist Germaine Arnaktauyok painting her large scale Sedna painting, and people carrying the mooseskin boat in the Yellowknife Bay dock area. The maps concern the identification of archaeological and historic sites along the Mackenzie River, particularly between Willow Lake and Blackwater River.

Robert R. Janes
N-2002-027 · Accession · [ca. 1970-1993]
Part of Robert R. Janes fonds

The records relate to Robert Janes’ archaeological field work at Fort Alexander, Willow Lake, Dealy Island (Kellett’s Storehouse), Drum Lake, and the Canol Camp, his interest in archaeology and anthropology, his work as the first Director of the Territorial Central Museum (later the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre or PWNHC), and his work as the Executive Director of the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories (SINT). The textual records include archaeological field notes and reports, papers and articles written and collected by Janes, including his thesis, book and article reviews, correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, PWNHC building planning and operation files, newsletters, newspaper clippings, EXPO’86 planning files, and PWNHC and SINT publications. The photographs, maps, and architectural drawings document archaeological excavations at Fort Alexander, Willow Lake, and Dealy Island (Kellett’s Storehouse) and show the building and operations at the PWNHC. One plan also shows preparations for the Northwest Territories pavilion at EXPO’86. The sound recording also relate to the ethnoarchaeological project at Willow Lake, including interviews and a recording of a church service.

Rene Fumoleau
N-2001-010 · Accession · 1977-1985
Part of Rene Fumoleau fonds

The posters relate to Native Rights, land claims, Western Constitutional Forum, Constitutional Conferences, the Papal visit to Fort Simpson, Denendeh Community Development, Dene National Assembly, Dene and Metis Art Exhibition and the Norman Wells Pipeline. The following organizations are also promoted Tungavik Federation of Nunavut and Dene Nation. In addition there are several posters that were produced by the Native Communications Society. One series documents seasonal hunting and trapping activities of aboriginal peoples and the other series promotes the NWT Native Courtworkers Association, NWT Metis Association, Tree of Peace Friendship Centre, NWT Native Women's Association and the Dene Nation. The remaining material consists of a copy of the Dene Declaration, Metis Declaration, a poster showing all Treaty Agreements between aboriginal people and the Government of Canada, Canada's First People's map and a Centennial Map of the Northwest Territories.

Giant Yellowknife Mines Ltd.
N-2001-014 · Accession · 1944-1999
Part of Giant Yellowknife Mines Ltd. fonds

The majority of the textual records dates from 1944-1999 and includes monthly operational reports and reports from the President, underground operations, diamond drilling and treatment plant for Giant Yellowknife Gold Mines Ltd. There are also meeting minutes, by-laws and constitution for the Giant Recreation Association and 10 Year Club, as well as menus and dinner invitations from 10 year club celebrations. There are also copies of the Giant Mine newsletter Baker Creek News. The remaining textual records consists of correspondence and monthly operational reports for the Salmita Mine, Taurcanis (Bulldog) Mine and Tundra Gold Mine. The photographs date from the 1950s to 1991 and include aerial views of Giant Mine, headframe buildings, tailings retreatment plant, tailings ponds, employees at work both above and underground, pouring of the 10,000th gold brick and safety awards. In addition, there are photographs of the Akaitcho Mine, Salmita Mine, Tundra Mine and Crestaurum Mine. There are also several black and white prints that were taken by George Hunter in the 1950s documenting activities at Giant Mine. The architectural plans show buildings and mine site layout for Taurcanis Mine. There are also blueprints, site plans and milling flow sheets from Giant Mine.

Norm Simmons
N-1998-003 · Accession · 196-? - 1980
Part of Norm Simmons fonds

The textual records consist of field notes recording traditional place names of features in the Mackenzie Mountains. Simmons informants included Gabe Etchinelle, Madeline Karkagie, George Pellissey, Vivian McCauley, Maurice and Stella Mendo. Names were written in a 'folk' phonetic form but a few written by the elders are in syllabics. The 111 maps and map fragments feature communities, lakes, rivers, canyons and mountain ranges from Fort Simpson up to the Mackenzie Delta region and along the Yukon - NWT border.

Wop May
N-2013-025 · Accession · 1929
Part of Wop May fonds

This accession consists of one map / poster depicting the route of the first airmail Edmonton to Aklavik on December 10, 1929 flown by W.R. "Wop" May. The map is framed with associated photographs depicting Wop May, his aircraft, and other key individuals. The document appears to have been published by the Edmonton Journal.

N-1993-014 · Accession · 1953, 1962-1963
Part of Canada. Office of the Chief Electoral Officer fonds

The records relate to 18 June 1962 election for the Electoral District of the Mackenzie River and 8 April 1963 election for the Electoral District of the Northwest Territories. The maps illustrate the electoral boundaries within the Northwest Territories between 1962 and 1963. The textual records consist of working documents and copies of official documents that L.F.G. "Bob" Borden had to compile for the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer after the elections were held. The records document the difficulties encountered in organizing these elections and in attempting to distribute electoral boxes to all potential polling stations within the Northwest Territories. The records have been divided into two series; the first series is of textual materials and the second is cartographic.

June Helm
N-2002-014 · Accession · 196-?-1999
Part of June Helm fonds

The textual records date primarily from 1967-1990 and relates to June Helm's work regarding the Indian Brotherhood, Caveat '73 and the Berger Commission or Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, with some annotations dating from 1999. The records related to the Indian Brotherhood consists of material from the land use mapping project including documentation of trails, routes and animal resources. This project was undertaken by June Helm for the Indian Brotherhood. The Caveat '73 material consists of documents related to the Caveat filed by the Northwest Territories Chiefs on March 24, 1973. In addition, there are copies of June Helm's testimony at the Caveat hearings. The Berger Commission (Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry) material consists of newspaper clippings, press releases and transcripts of the hearings. The blueprints, maps and charts date from the 1960s. The two blueprints consist of versions, some with annotations, of a Synoptic Chart of Contact Events. These diagrams illustrate first contact between Aboriginal peoples and the Europeans, development of missions, highways, railways, significant government buildings and the impact of disease within the Northwest Territories, as well as other locations. The four annotated maps show the Camsell River, Marian River, Hardisty Lake and the Yellowknife and Rae (Behchokǫ̀) area. The remaining item is a hand-drawn chart.

June Helm
N-2002-021 · Accession · [1880]-1971
Part of June Helm fonds

The material dates between 1880-1971. This material includes copies of Department of Indian Affairs Annual Reports from 1880-1968; copies of treaty reports and general information about Treaty 8 and Treaty 11, copies of Royal Canadian Mounted Police patrol reports from the Mackenzie and Athabasca Districts (1919-1921); copies of relief policies; Band Rolls from the Yellowknife Agency (1959-1961), and Mackenzie District (1971), and a household survey conducted at Lac La Martre (Whatı̀) in 1959. In addition, there is a copy of an article written by Bishop Breynat called the "Blackest Blot" which appeared in the Toronto Star in the 1930s, several articles related to the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches in the Northwest Territories, and miscellaneous articles related to game laws and restrictions, land reserves and disease. The maps indicate the location of missions in the Mackenzie/Athabasca regions circa 1800s.

John Anderson-Thomson
N-1986-012 · Accession · 1936-1984
Part of John Anderson-Thomson fonds

The material reflects several facets of John Anderson-Thomson's life in the Northwest Territories, including his geological and surveying business, his and Janet's personal and leisure activities, and his role as commanding officer of No. 7 Company Canadian Rangers, Magistrate and Justice of the Peace, and commissioner on the Great Slave Railway Royal Commission. The records include financial records, correspondence, field notes, survey and reference plans, survey instructions, photographs and scrapbooks, certificates, and articles.
The records have been arranged by the Archivist, usually in topical, then roughly chronological order where the original order was not apparent. File divisions and titles, where apparent, have been mostly retained.

John Anderson-Thomson
N-2018-003 · Accession · 1946-1962
Part of John Anderson-Thomson fonds

Records were created by John Anderson-Thomson from 1946 to 1962, in the course of his work as a land surveyor and consulting geologist and as a member of the Royal Commission on the Great Slave Lake Railway. The files were arranged by the Archivist by content/type (Field Work, Correspondence, Royal Commission), then date. The records include field books of survey data, correspondence, Royal Commission list of exhibits and briefs presented and a draft report, and four maps showing a highway route.

G-1989-508 · Accession · 1988
Part of Fort Good Hope Dene Community Council fonds

This accession consists of two town plans dealing with land use and development in the municipality of Fort Good Hope. One plan (:0001) contains the text for the Fort Good Hope Community Plan. The second plan (:0002) indicates zoning and focuses on the Jackfish Creek Redevelopment.

Isaac Seymour Hadwen
N-1993-003 · Accession · 1920-1939, copied 1993
Part of Isaac Seymour Hadwen fonds

One of the images is a reproduction of a map of the Richardson Islands that Dr. Hadwen used in 1939. The images are the result of numerous trips to the circumpolar north during the 1920s and 1930s when he was studying the potential for reindeer herding for both the Canadian and United States governments. The images cover communities in Alaska and northern Quebec. Traditional Yupik villages and clothing are also documented.

William McDonald
N-1992-233 · Accession · 1955-1958
Part of William McDonald fonds

Records are comprised of one report by W.L. McDonald on the Mar Mineral Claims at Marian Lake. Also included in this accession are a number of hand drawn maps that may have been intended to form part of his handwritten report. A number of the other maps concern the mining of lithium in the Yellowknife area. [Stark Lake, McLeod Bay area/Susu Lake, Meridian Lake, Northland Fault, Yellowknife - Beaulieu Area, Prosperous/Madeline/Island Lake, Drever Lake, Circle Lake, Buckham Lake, Thomson Lake]

Geological Survey of Canada
N-1992-062 · Accession · 1910-1924
Part of Geological Survey of Canada fonds

Subjects include the Mackenzie, Pelly, Taltson, Slave and Peace Rivers. One map indicates the route taken by the southern party of the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918.

Geological Survey of Canada
N-1992-066 · Accession · 1886-1920
Part of Geological Survey of Canada fonds

There is one series of nine separate map sheets for the Mackenzie and Yukon Basins, issued in 1880. One map illustrates the "Cruise of DGS Neptune to Hudson Bay and The Arctic Islands in 1905." Subjects also include: Ungava Bay and the Mackenzie River.

Parks Canada
N-1979-091 · Accession · 1972-1977, copied 1996
Part of Parks Canada fonds

The records include sound recordings of interviews with 36 individuals, relating to the history of the Nahanni. The textual material is comprised of the transcripts of the sound recordings. In some cases up to three copies of the transcripts existed: a first draft; an edited draft; and a final transcript, edited for publication. Where extant, only the final transcript has been retained. A few of the interviews have not been transcribed. Many of the transcripts include an introduction prepared by Addison, which provides background information on the person interviewed. In addition, there is information on the Nahanni History project, such as reports and correspondence. The 6 maps are appended to the interview transcripts. A 1977 report on the project describes the methodology, itinerary, and provides a list of people contacted and interviewed.

Bobby Porritt
N-1987-016 · Accession · 1929-1984
Part of Bobby Porritt fonds

The textual records consists of correspondence, Porritt's notes, accounting records, banking records, other business records including a Traders Fur Record Book, records pertaining to the Northwest Territories Legislative Council (consisting primarily of copies), memorabilia, Jock McMeekan's records, a few annual reports and newsletters, some posters and ephemera. In particular, the records document Porritt's occupational and political activities, his personal interests and his relationships with many friends and family members. The photographs, taken and collected by Porritt, cover a wide variety of subjects and dates. The photographs were sorted according to a several categories including: communities such as Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Resolution, Fort Smith, Behchoko (Fort Rae), Tulita (Fort Norman), Lutselk'e (Snowdrift), Pine Point and Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River); family and friends; native people; aircraft and pilots; boats and ships; politics; prospecting and mining; logging; trapping, fishing and hunting; railways; and trucking.

N-2000-014 · Accession · 1939
Part of Thompson-Lundmark Gold Mines Limited fonds

This accession consists of one hand-drawn map entitled "Plan Showing Thompson Lundmark Claims." The map was created by Fred W. Thompson, one of the two prospectors who discovered the claims that led to the formation of Thompson-Lundmark Gold Mines Limited.

Yellowknife. City Council
N-1992-090 · Accession · 1974-[198-]
Part of Yellowknife. City Council fonds

Two are titled "Plan showing boundaries for the Capital Site. City of Yellowknife. Scale 1" to 200'." The first of these is annotated to illustrate the proposed site of the causeway, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, and Legislative Assembly. The second includes a more detailed illustration of the site of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Commissioner Stuart Hodgson signed both plans on July 31, 1974. The third map is titled "Schedule 1-Zoning By-Law for Yellowknife No. 2717." The scale is 1/5000. This plan includes details of limited development south of Frame Lake.