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N-1992-198 · Accession · n.d., copied 1986; copied 2006

The textual records consist of a brochure describing the film. In the film, produced by Films North, Father Rene Fumoleau discusses the changes in his views and philosophy that have occurred from his working with the Dene people, and George Barnaby discusses the changes in his own life and the choices he faces.

Films North
Simeon, George
N-1992-173 · Accession · 1982-1984

The textual records are comprised of a transcript of an interview by George Simeon with George Washington Porter. The transcript was produced in 1984 when the Commissioner's office borrowed the tapes from the NWT Archives.

Simeon, George
Claire Barnabe fonds
219 · Fonds · 1921-1936, 1964-1980

The fonds consists of records created by Claire Barnabe during her career as a teacher, hospitality worker, and settlement administrator in the Northwest Territories and includes personal correspondence, campaign material, interview transcripts, writings, 1970 autobiography, newspaper clippings, Port Burwell reports, correspondence, and history, Repulse Bay reports and correspondence, and Norman Wells correspondence and Settlement Council Minutes. The fonds also includes photographs of Fort Franklin (Deline), Fort Providence, Norman Wells, Hay River, Fort Good Hope, Arctic Red River (Tsiigehtchic), Aklavik, Cambridge Bay, Port Burwell, and Repulse Bay (Naujaat). The fonds has been divided into three series: Photographs, Personal, and Settlement records.

Barnabe, Claire
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.

Nansen, Fritjof, 1861-1930
N-1992-085 · Accession · 1922

The accession consists of one typed letter and envelope addressed to a Mr. Roland E. Muirhead, of Glasgow, Scotland, dated March 1st, 1922, which is signed by Fritjof Nansen. The letter thanks Muirhead for his contribution to the Russian Famine Relief appeal.

Silversides, F.H.
N-1992-083 · Accession · 1976-1979

Records were collected by Prof. F.H. Silversides, inlcuding three issues of a newsletter, "The Capsule", published by the NWT Hospital Association. Issues received are: Vol 6 # 3 - 1978, and Vol 7 # 1 & 2 - 1979. Records also include two unpublished reports: the first by A.M. Ervin of the Department of Anthropogy, U. of Saskatchewan, "Preliminary Notes Toward a Research Proposal on the Relationships of Culture, Death, Illness and Medicine in the Canadian Arctic". The second by John O'Neil, titled "A Preliminary Working Paper Towards a Research Proposal for the Master's Thesis in Anthropology".

Morse, Bradford W.
N-1992-081 · Accession · 1979

Records consist of one unpublished paper "Indian Tribal Courts in the United States: A Model for Canada?" The paper is 66 pages long, and was produced for delivery at the Native Law Centre. It was written by B.W. Morse, a professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law in 1979.

Morse, Bradford W.
N-1992-080 · Accession · 1979

It contains the programme for the musical "Two Hands and For Ever", which was produced and written by Robin Beaumont and Graham Hall in 1979, with music and lyrics by Robin Beaumont. The programme contains short biographical sketches on many of the workers and performers of this musical.

St. Pat's Society for Musical Theatre
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
Leonard, Doug
N-1992-077 · Accession · [1980]

The accession is 1 poem, handwritten on lined paper, titled "Spring". Poem was donated by Doug Leonard of the NWT Metis Association in March 1980, and was likely written the same year.

Leonard, Doug
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.

Johnson, Dave
N-1992-045 · Accession · 1976

The textual records consist of two certificates of membership in the Polar Bear Chapter, Order of Arctic Adventurers, for having flown a radio controlled model airplane across the Arctic Circle. The images depict a Commanche 250 model airplane, David Johnson, his wife Gladys and their dog Joc.

Canada. Canada Post
N-1992-035 · Accession · 1934-1973

This accession consists of one register entitled "General Record of Registered Letters", and was compiled by Post Office employees at Lake Harbour.

Canada Post
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
Davis, Arthur P., b. 1914
N-1992-015 · Accession · 1933-1937

The textual records include correspondence, a radio licence issued by the federal Dept. of Marine, and one letter from BEAR Assistant Superintendent, George K. Foster. Photographs depict BEAR radio equipment, personnel, camp buildings, and the surrounding area. Two images also depict Back's chimneys at Old Fort Reliance.

Davis, Arthur P., 1914-
N-1992-011 · Accession · [1931]

This accession consists of radiotelegraphs from Edmonton to Fort Simpson. These telegraphs provided brief bulletins of international, national, and regional news. The bulletins date from March 30 to June 22, [1931], and usually included a Commercial Airways Log.

N-1991-067 · Accession · 1966

This accession consists of one program from the Sir Alexander Mackenzie High School, grade 12 Senior Awards Program, held in Inuvik on June 3, 1966. It includes a list of students' names.

Sir Alexander Mackenzie School (Inuvik, NT)
Valpy, Bruce, 1954-
N-1991-061 · Accession · 1983

This accession consists of the original manuscript for the unpublished play "Hornby", written by Bruce Valpy. The play, set in the Thelon River area in the winter of 1926-1927, features the characters Jack Hornby, Edgar Christian and Harold Adelard.

Valpy, Bruce
O'Reilly, Kevin, 1958-
N-1991-050 · Accession · 1989

This accession consists of a copy of the stamp exhibit entitled "Postal History of Mining in the Northwest Territories". It is 64 pages in length and was compiled by Kevin O'Reilly and submitted to the spring stamp show in Edmonton, 1989. The exhibit contains covers and postcards from 1898 to 1985, relating to mining in the Northwest Territories. Text accompanies each item.

O'Reilly, Kevin, 1958-
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