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G-2023-058 · Accession · 1977-2000, primarily mid-1980s to 1990s
Part of Northwest Territories. Department of Municipal and Community Affairs fonds

Operational records include community development files, particularly those related to community boundaries, but also including a handful of more general community files. Operational records also include files related to land reform and land development and community planning files relating to bylaws. Administrative records include files relating to legislation/regulations, briefing notes, municipal finance review, guidelines for funding programs and policies, community empowerment (specifically the transfer of infrastructure), an administrative agreement, an interdepartmental committee on agriculture development, and a NOGAP (Northern Oil and Gas Plan) project.

Northwest Territories. Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Lands Administration division
Sam Otto
N-1979-512 · Accession · 1943
Part of Sam Otto fonds

Records consist of a membership certificate issued to Sam Otto by the Mystic and Auroral Order of Yukon Canolites.

Wildcat Cafe photograph
N-1999-004 · Accession · 1949

This accession consists of one black and white photographic print of the Wildcat Café. It is a copy of an image taken in 1949 by Nick C. Poohkay.

Wildcat Cafe (Yellowknife)
N-1979-508 · Accession · [194-?]

This accession consists of one menu from the Wildcat Cafe ca. 1940's

Hudson's Bay Company
N-1979-084 · Accession · 1931, 1933, 1934, 1937
Part of Hudson's Bay Company fonds

This accession consists of seven black and white oversized photographs pasted in matte board frames showing the participants at the Hudson's Bay Fur Trade Conferences held in Winnipeg in 1931, 1933, 1934, and 1937.

John McCollum collection
N-1987-020 · Accession · 1899, 1920-1948, copied ca. 1987
Part of John McCollum collection

Records consist of negatives copied from glass slides belonging to the Missionary Society in Canada collection, gathered by John McCollum. The images include missions at Shingle Point (Yukon), Aklavik, and Hay River, schoolchildren in Shingle Point and Hay River, and Bishop Fleming and Reverend James Harold Webster.

N-2022-003 · Accession · 1821, 1834, [ca. 1895]-2017

This accession consists of W.D. Addison's collection of material related to the Nahanni area, including his own photographs, trip journals, and maps, the annotated bibliography and literature review he compiled, oral-history interviews he conducted, transcripts and catalogues he compiled and edited, photographs, documents, and maps he gathered from various sources, and correspondence he conducted with Nahanni old-timers and others.

Addison, W.D.
N-2021-004 · Accession · [ca. 1942]-1953

Records include prints formerly owned by Ethel Coates, documenting her experience living and working in Norman Wells. The photographs feature the portraits and daily work and recreation activities of Imperial Oil Ltd employees, including hiking, camping, and dances. Most of the images appear to have been taken in and around Norman Wells and Camp Canol, but it is possible that some were taken elsewhere.

Photographs 0052 through 0102 are arranged according to their order in a scrapbook that was created for Ethel Coates' memorial service, with captions written by her niece.

Coates, Ethel
Fred North collection
N-2011-005 · Accession · [1959-1979?]

The images document Fred North's time in Inuvik (1957-1963 as principal of Sir Alexander Mackenzie School; 1965-1966 either as vice-principal of the new school or back at SAMS; 1967-1973 at one of the schools, probably as principal), Fort Simpson (1963-1965 as school principal) and Yellowknife (1973-1979 - spent one or two years as school principal in Lac la Martre / Whatı̀. Then he served as Superintendent of School Services-Operations ordering furnishings and supplies for all NWT schools). The images show schools, students, teachers, and classrooms, as well as northern events like carnivals, royal visits, and Northern Games. There are also images of various communities and the buildings within them.

North, Fred
Terry Keim collection
N-2013-020 · Accession · 1964-1967

The film was shot in Inuvik and the Mackenzie delta region circa 1964-1967. The filmmaker is Terry F. Keim. The film features the [196? and 1967] Inuvik Muskrat Jamboree, aerial views of Inuvik, various buildings in the townsite, airplanes and the Inuvik airport, and extensive footage of drum dancers in traditional costumes. A complete shot listing is located in the accession file.

Keim, Terry
Binder film collection
N-2011-001 · Accession · [196-?]

The films relate to reindeer herding.

Binder (family)
Giant Yellowknife Mines Ltd.
N-2014-004 · Accession · 1946-1961
Part of Giant Yellowknife Mines Ltd. fonds

Records include films relating to Giant Yellowknife Mines Ltd., which record mining, exploration and construction activities. Included is a film documenting construction at Giant Mine in 1946/47, a promotional film titled "Giant Mines Story 1954" which describes the mining and smelting process at Giant and life in Yellowknife, and two films documenting mining exploration camps.

Ross Laycock collection
N-2014-001 · Accession · 1963-1970

The photographs document the construction of a winter road between Fort Providence and Inuvik in 1963-1964. The 8 mm film appears to depict a flight from Calgary to Norman Wells. The 16 mm film depicts the loading and unloading of barges through various communities along the Mackenzie River, including Hay River, Fort Simpson, Fort Wrigley and Fort Good Hope. The cartographic booklet is comprised of maps of the Mackenzie River.

The materials formerly belonged to Ross Laycock, who worked on the first winter road up the Mackenzie Valley from Fort Providence to Inuvik in the 1960s.

Laycock, Ross
N-2014-006 · Accession · [198-?]
Part of Northwest Territories. Department of Information fonds

This accession consists of a film entitled "Prohibition in the North," a coproduction of the Government of the Northwest Territories' Department of Information and ACCESS. Directed by Peter Crass, the film outlines different systems of liquor control (prohibition, rationing and local control) in four different communities.

Northwest Territories. Department of Information (1967-1985)
Sam Otto
N-2004-026 · Accession · [193-]-[196-?]
Part of Sam Otto fonds

The photographs document the construction of a road and pipeline from Norman Wells through the Mackenzie Mountains to the Yukon, commonly referred to as the Canol Project, between 1942 and 1943. Many of the photographs include road construction, bridge building, earth moving, graders, Caterpillar tractors, dump trucks and other heavy equipment operated by construction workers and soldiers, some of whom were African American. Some of the images depict dogs being used to transport supplies, whether by dogsled or by using saddlebags. The films document being on the land, prospecting, and hunting between 1930 and 1960, and town and family life between 1950 and 1970. Subjects include Yellowknife, the ferry crossing at Fort Providence on the Mackenzie River (Dehcho), Pine Point Lake, footage of wildlife (such as bison) taken from airplanes and helicopters, the Duke of Edinburgh in Yellowknife, the Radium (King?), life at the Canol camp, and four short films entitled ‘Northern Urbanization’ which relate to Yellowknife and the surrounding area.

Bern Will Brown
N-2001-002 · Accession · 1940-1999
Part of Bern Will Brown fonds

Records document dog teams, life at Colville Lake, Fort McMurray (in Alberta), Aklavik, Husky Lakes, Whitefish Station, Tulita (Fort Norman), Nahanni Butte, Fort Simpson, Bern Will Brown, various Catholic priests and bishops, fishing, children at play, aircraft, construction of the mission, reindeer, whaling, trapping, hunting, church services, many local families including: Kochon, Codzi, Masuzumi, Cotchilly, Oudzi and political visitors such as Governors-General.

N-2017-002 · Accession · 1936-1942, [1984?]

The black and white photographs date to the late 1930s and early 1940s and depict buildings and activities in Yellowknife and at the Con, Giant, and Ptarmigan mine sites. The colour photographs were taken in Yellowknife during a reunion trip in the 1980s and feature buildings in the Yellowknife area.

Carmichael, James