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Buffum Fur Trade Ledgers
N-1992-074 · Accession · 1897-1907

Records consist of two ledgers dating from 1897-1907. The location of the store where these ledgers were used is unknown, but it is possible that they originate from the Hislop and Nagle in Fort Rae as George Buffum may have collected them during the time when he ran his trading post. The ledgers itemize furs traded for other goods.

Buffum, George
N-1991-047 · Accession · 1942

This accession consists of two reports on agriculture in the Northwest Territories. A sixteen page report, dated November 14, 1942, from Albert Lawrence to E.S. Archibald recounts Lawrence's July to October, 1942 trip to the Northwest Territories to inspect Sub-Stations. His stops included Fort Smith, Fort Providence, Fort Simpson, Fort Norman, Norman Wells, Fort Good Hope, Arctic Red River, Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Fort Wrigley, and Hay River. Lawrence comments on gardens in those localities, environmental conditions, and dairy farming. His report concludes with recommendations. A two page report, dated December 14, 1942, from W.D. Albright to the director of Central Experimental Farms, in Ottawa, is a review of the report by Albert Lawrence.

The description in the reports may cause offense because the creators use outdated language to describe Indigenous Peoples and peoples with mixed heritage. We have reproduced the original as is because it is a part of the original historical record. If you have feedback or questions, please contact the NWT Archives.

Canada. Department of Agriculture
Eldorado Nuclear Limited
N-1991-036 · Accession · 1939
Part of Eldorado Nuclear Limited fonds

This accession consists of 12 Eldorado Gold Mines Limited purchase orders, dating from April 25 to November 23, 1939. Materials ordered include equipment, medical supplies, groceries and books. The book purchase order is annotated with the names of employees.

Tsaitcha, Noel
N-1989-507 · Accession · [1984]

This accession consists of stories about the Tlicho (Dogrib) chief, Edzo and is entitled "Edzo's work to make peace".

Tsaitcha, Noel
Sanavisak Guild
N-1989-014 · Accession · 1965-1984
Part of Sanavisak Guild fonds

Records include 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.

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.

James Jerome
N-1987-017 · Accession · [196-]-1979
Part of James Jerome fonds

The photographs span 196-? to 1979 but the majority of the photographs date from 1977-1979. Many were taken in the Gwich’in Settlement Area on the Mackenzie and Peel Rivers, spanning camps upriver of Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River), and down towards Aklavik, and including the communities of Tsiigehtchic, Fort McPherson, Aklavik and Inuvik. These photographs document life on the land, fur trapping, winter and summer camps, and fishing camps of the Gwich'in. In addition there are many portraits, family photographs, transportation and recreation photographs. Photographs of Inuvik include a large series documenting the 1979 Northern Games, while photographs of Yellowknife include community events and music concerts. A series of photographs document a wedding outside of Lutselk’e (Snowdrift). The textual material includes a project description of Jerome's proposed book 'Portraits and History of the Dene Elders of the NWT' as well as handwritten and typewritten notes on the project, and correspondence.

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.

Sven Johansson
N-1987-028 · Accession · 1934-1987, majority of material copied in 1987
Part of Sven Johansson fonds

This accession consists of a variety of material relating to Sven Johansson's time in the north. These records include one Umatic videocassette copy of Johansson's film entitled "Canadian Reindeer Project"; an audio reel containing narration for the film; 117 photographs; a copy of the Bill of Sale for "North Star', Certificate of Record for "North Star, and a blueprint for the boat the "North Star"; a 16 mm black and white film entitled "Drum Dance" and a Betacam SP copy of "Drum Dance".

N-1980-501 · Accession · 1861

This accession consists of one letter addressed to Sir Leopold McClintock from C. Irmingen dated 11 April 1861 discussing Irmingen's treatise on the currents and ice drifts on the coast of Ireland.

Cominco Ltd.
N-1980-002 · Accession · 1937-1977
Part of Cominco Ltd. fonds

These records provide information on the development and operations of Con Mine, and to a lesser degree, other mines operated by Cominco including Pine Point Mine, a lead and zinc mine at Pine Point, NWT, and Box Mine, a gold mine at Goldfields near Uranium City in northern Saskatchewan.

The textual records have been divided into 14 series and include general administration records, personnel records, legal records, financial records, records of development at Pine Point, records from the office of the mine superintendent, records from the office of the mine engineer, records from the office of the geologist, health and safety records, and the records of the Con Athletic Association. The company records consist of personnel files, health and safety records, financial records, mill logbooks, and assay test data statistics. Also included are personal files of A.J. Richardson and records of the Con Athletic Association.

The photographs come from a 1950 report produced by the Northern Transportation Company (NTCL) and document Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL) 'Radium' line vessels, barges and transportation activities at Waterways, Bell Rock and in the Great Bear Lake Region.

G-1999-057 · Accession · 1977-1991
Part of Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications fonds

Records consist of minutes, agendas and reports from the Public Records Committee; reports and policies related to access to records, conservation, assistance with oral history projects, and records management; and correspondence with heritage organizations in Fort Good Hope, Fort McPherson, and Yellowknife. The accession includes some files which appear to have been created by the Records Management section of the Department of Government Services.

Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications. Museums and Heritage division. NWT Archives
G-1999-092 · Accession · 1979-1994
Part of Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications fonds

Records include minutes of staff meetings and Public Records Committee meetings, as well as correspondence and reports regarding reference requests, photo orders, acquisition of records, conservation, oral history, and legislation. The accession also includes several files created by the Records Management unit of the Department of Government Services, relating to scheduling and storage of government records.

Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications. Museums and Heritage division. NWT Archives
N-2003-033 · Accession · 1990

The videos consist of the production "History in the Making: The NWT Legislative Assembly." Each videocassette contains the production in a different language including: English (:0001), Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib :0002), Dëne Sųłıné (Chipewyan :0003), Dene Zhatıé (South Slavey :0004), French (:0005), Dene Kǝdǝ́ (North Slavey :0006) and Inuktitut (:0007). The program, which is approximately 10 minutes in length, was produced by Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) in 1990. The production was commissioned by the Management and Services Board of the 11th Legislative Assembly, and traces the political development in the NWT, including the development of the NWT Council and the Legislative Assembly. The production incorporates archival photographs and moving images from the Northwest Territories, as well as footage of Legislative Assembly sessions from the 1980s. Fran Hurcomb wrote the script for the production, and archival material was provided by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Northern Service, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Crawley Films, Library Archives Canada and the NWT Archives. The Director was Chris Mullington and the Executive Producer was Lorraine Thomas. https://vimeo.com/pwnhc/nwta-n-2003-033-0001

G-1979-042 · Accession · 1905-1951
Part of Northwest Territories. Legislative Assembly fonds

The records detail the regular and special meetings of the Council of the Northwest Territories from 1921 to 1951 (sessions 1 to 201). There are several parallel series containing minutes, agendas, and attachments, including reports, Orders in Council and Ordinances, correspondence, and occasionally photographs or maps, relating to the agenda items. products of meetings (Orders in Council, Ordinances) of the NWT Council. The first series contains the "official" set of files, including signed minutes for most meetings. Other record sets that cover some the same meetings, but may include different and more attachments, are found in the second and third series: Records of Council Members and Secretary's Files and Session Papers. The Records of Council Members series also includes records of the Advisory Board on Mining Regulations (1922-30). The last two series contain Ordinances and Orders in Council related to the Northwest Territories and associated indices.

Please note that many of the Council minutes contain outdated and pejorative terms; paternalistic, racist, ableist, or otherwise offensive attitudes; and/or discussions of sensitive topics. We have reproduced these terms and comments in the digitized documents because they are a part of the original historical record.

Nancy O. Lurie
N-2009-008 · Accession · 1968-1988
Part of Nancy O. Lurie fonds

Records consist of a letter from Nancy Lurie to Dr. Herman Viola; a letter to Nancy Lurie from Alphonse Eronchi, a copy of an exam question from 1968 related to the Dene of Yellowknife; and copies of several songs composed by Nancy Lurie.

Tom Shandel
N-2013-001 · Accession · 1999-2000
Part of Tom Shandel fonds

The textual records are comprised of transcripts of the interviews and research conducted for the films. The moving images include two videocassette masters of the films "I, Emile Petitot/Moi, Emile Petitot" [2000, Getaway Films]. The remaining 45 videocassettes are of raw film footage.

N-2004-017 · Accession · [199-?]

Records are comprised of an unpublished manuscript by Margaret Scott called "Treasures of the North". It describes the author's three years spent in the north, 1941-1944, first at Ptarmigan Mine, then Whitehorse and Prince Rupert. The section on Ptarmigan mine (approximately 26 pages) provides anecdotal account of her trip to Yellowknife, including her wedding ceremony, and the year she spent at Ptarmigan mine where her husband was an employee of Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company.

Scott, Margaret
G-1999-084 · Accession · [1967-1986]
Part of Northwest Territories. Department of Local Government fonds

The records come from the Central Registry and contain settlement drawings for the following communities: Fort Simpson, Tuktoyaktuk, Yellowknife, Fort Providence, Fort Rae, Fort Resolution, Fort Smith, Spence Bay, Snowdrift, Stagg River, Alexander Falls, Inuvik, Fort McPherson, Fort Norman, Pine Point, Rankin Inlet, Sachs Harbour, Banks Island, Aklavik, Baker Lake, Hay River, Igloolik, Cambridge Bay, Holman Island, Enterprise, Gjoa Haven, Nahanni Butte, Chesterfield Inlet, Coral Harbour, Edzo, Morphy, Fort Franklin, Frobisher Bay, Port Harrison, Fort Good Hope and Hall Lake [Hall Beach].

Northwest Territories. Department of Local Government. Town Planning and Lands division