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Hay River. Town Council fonds

  • 235
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1982

This fonds consists of 65 cm of textual records relating to the administration of Hay River dating from 1931 to 1982. The records consist of mimeographed copies of typed minutes of meetings from the following: Local Board of Trustees of the Hay River Administrative District, from January 1952 to July 1953; the Council of the Municipal District of Hay River, from August 1953 to December 1963; and the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Hay River, from January 1964 to 1982. The material also includes by-laws, budgets, financial statements and reports. In addition, there are three bound ledger volumes. One volume is labeled "Motor Vehicle Opera[tors] Permits," but actually contains a daily record of water treatment, storage and consumption in Hay River between 1960 and 1971. The second volume is lettered "Applications for Mining Locations," and includes a listing of mining applications from 1931 and a listing of Land occupation permits for Hay River, 1946 to 1950. The third volume, lettered "Applications for Mining Locations - Northwest Territories and Yukon Branch," contains a listing of Land occupation permits for Hay River, 1944 to 1954. These ledgers would at one time have been controlled by the Northern Administration Branch of the federal Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. There are no minutes for 1969, 1971-1972, or 1974-1977.

Hay River (NT)

Henry family fonds

  • 236
  • Fonds
  • [1921-1962]

This fonds includes 43 black and white photographs, 87 colour slides and 2 cm of textual material. The black and white prints were taken in the early 1920s depict oil drilling activities and camps in the Norman Wells region. These photographs were taken by a photographer from Toronto possibly employed by the "Star" paper or by the Imperial Oil Company. A set of his photographs was given to David Henry. The colour slides were taken by Davina Henry while living in Yellowknife. The include views of Yellowknife in the 1950s, the visit of Prince Philip to Yellowknife in 1959, views of the Dog Derby and winter carnival, a chruch celebration in Fort Rae and the 1958 July 1st parade in Yellowknife. The textual material consists of memorabilia collected by Davina Henry during her time in Yellowknife. It includes copies of Annual Dog Derby Programs from 1959 to 1962, an informational brochure produced by the Yellowknife Board of Commerce in 1946 and her father's entry certificate into the Northwest Territories dated 1921.

Henry (family)

Hudson's Bay Company fonds

  • 238
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1940

This fonds consists of approximately 20 cm of textual material and 7 photographs. The textual material is made up of 5 bound Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) journals and one carbon copy of a journal. The journals are from the following HBC posts: King William Land, September 24, 1932 to November 10, 1933; Fort Hearne, August 14, 1930 to March 31, 1933; Fort Hearne, March 7, 1934 to January 5, 1935; Tree River, June 1, 1925 to May 31, 1926; and King William Land, June 1, 1930 to November 29, 1931. The carbon copy journal is for King William Land, and covers the period September 12, 1925 to April 30, 1940, except for the period covered by the above bound journals of that post. The Tree River journal was recorded by A. A. Carroll and Ray Ross. The 7 black and white group photographs are of the participants of a Hudson's Bay Fur Trade Conferences of 1931, 1933 and 1937 held in Winnipeg.

Hudson's Bay Company

W. Bruce Hunter fonds

  • 239
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1951, 1980

This fonds consists of 456 photographs, 4 postcards and 2 cm of textual material. The majority of the photographs were contained in photo albums but have been removed. The photo albums include captions and two bear titles: "Ice Conditions - Bear River Upon Opening of Bear River Camp, June 1950" and "Operations on Bear River - 1951 Including Portaging of "Radium Franklin" and barges, and freight operations Bear River and Franklin." The third album documents a survey camp in the Great Bear River region during the 1930s; Hunter obtained the album from a surveyor. The photographs predominantly document Port Radium and Cameron Bay during the 1930s. The images depict life at the uranium mine, recreational activities, mining operations, mining employees, transportation and wildlife in the area. In addition, there are images of Fort Resolution, Fort Reliance, water transportation along Great Slave Lake, whaling and trapping. The loose colour photographs taken in 1980, document the portaging of the "Radium Franklin." Additional black and white photographs from the 1930s and 1940s feature Canol camps, Norman Wells and riverboats.

The textual material consists of a diary of a trip to the north compiled by David Walker, a writer hired by the Northern Transportation Company (NTCL), NTCL schedules and rates from 1938 and 1940, a copy of NTCL letterhead and a photocopy of Hudson's Bay Company Fleet schedules.

Hunter, Bruce

Inuvialuit Social Development Program fonds

  • 242
  • Fonds
  • [190-?]-1993

This fonds consists of 64 audiocassettes, 13.8 cm of textual material and 19 b/w negatives. The sound recording and textual records were generated by the Herschel Island and Yukon North Slope Inuvialuit Oral History Projects, which were coordinated by the Inuvialuit Social Development Program (ISDP). The photographs were accumulated as part of the Aulavik Oral History Project coordinated by Murielle Nagy in 1996.

In 1990, the Yukon Heritage Branch contracted the ISDP to initiate work on the Herschel Island and Yukon North Slope Oral History Project . It was planned as a three-year project that would focus on the documentation of Inuvialuit land use and perceptions. The first year would focus on Herschel Island, the second year on the Yukon North Slope and a synthesis of information would be produced in the third year. The results of the project were to be used to identify and develop human history themes from an Inuvialuit perspective in parks on Herschel Island and northern Yukon.

The Herschel Island component of the project (also known at the Qikiqtaruk Herschel Island Cultural Study) consists of 35 interviews that were conducted with 18 elders from Inuvik, Aklavik and Tuktoyaktuk in 1990. The records include: audio recordings and tape summaries of the 35 interviews; English and Inuvialuktun transcriptions and translations; a copy of the final report of the study; and an alphabetical subject/name index for the interviews conducted in 1990 and also those conducted in the 1991 Yukon North Slope Cultural Resources Survey. The interviews were conducted by Murielle Nagy, the project anthropologist, Bill Schneider (an anthropologist from Fairbanks, Alaska), Renie Arey who did the interviews with elders from Aklavik and Inuvik and Agnes Gruben White who interviewed the elders from Tuktoyaktuk. The elders interviewed were Ishmael Alunik, Renie Arey, Jane Esau, Alex Gordon, Hope Gordon, Persis Gruben, Kathleen Hansen, Fred Inglangasuk, Lucy Inglangasuk, Bella Jacobsen, Jimmy Jacobsen, Dora Malegana, Joe Nasogaluak, Sarah Meyook, Albert Oliver, Jean Tardiff, Peter Thrasher and Agnes Gruben White. Rosie Archie, Maria Selamio and Renie Arey produced the English translations of the interviews. Anna Illisiak and Barbra Allen produced the Inuvialuktun transcriptions. Subjects include fishing, hunting, whaling, spiritual beliefs, clothing, methods of transportation, dances, food preparation, traditional healing, houses and place names. There is also genealogical information on the Inuvialuit who lived on Herschel Island.

The Yukon North Slope component of the project (also known as the Yukon North Slope Cultural Resources Survey) was carried out by the Inuvialuit Social Development Program under contract with Parks Canada. In 1991, the project coordinators interviewed 23 elders from Aklavik, Inuvik, and Tuktoyaktuk. The focus of the survey was the documentation of post-contact aboriginal land use as recorded in historic sites, graves, resource extraction areas, caches, lookouts, trails, place names and gathering places in the Yukon Arctic Basin. The project coordinator was Murielle Nagy, and the interviewers were Agnes Gruben White and Renie Arey. The Inuvialuit elders interviewed were: Persis Gruben, Charlie Gruben, Christina Klengenberg, Diamond Klengenberg, Bessie Wolki, Emmanuel Felix, Peter Rufus, Jonah Carpenter, Jimmy Jacobson, Agnes Gruben White, Raymond Mangelana, Ishmael Alunik, Rhoda Allen, Martha Henry, Jean Arey, Fred Inglangasuk, Sarah Meyook, Alex Gordon, Dora Malegana, Emma Edwards, Lily Lipscombe, Kathleen Hansen and David Roland. The records include: a copy of the final report on the Yukon North Slope Cultural Resources Survey; 29 audio recordings of the interviews; and English and Inuvialuktun transcriptions and translations of the interviews. Subjects depicted include fishing, hunting, whaling, relations between the Inuvialuit and the whalers, fur traders and missionaries, Inuvialuit spiritual beliefs, and the construction of DEW Line sites in the Delta.

In 1996, Murielle Nagy coordinated the Aulavik Oral Histroy Project, doing field work in several Inuvialuit communities. Family photographs lent to her by the people she met were then loaned to the NWT Archives for copying, who kept a set of copies. The photographs date from the early 1900s to 1964 and feature

Inuvialuit Social Development Program

William McDonald fonds

  • 248
  • Fonds
  • 1927, 1933, 1953-1959, [1969]

This fonds consists of 7 photographs and 3.5 cm of textual material. The textual material is made up of 3 prospecting field books containing dating from 1926, 1927 and 1953, as well as a small number of Canadian Wildlife Service Bird Band cards dated 1955-1959. In addition there is one five page written report by W.L. McDonald in 1958 on the Mar Mineral Claims at Marian Lake, a number of hand drawn maps that relate to the mining of lithium in the Yellowknife area and a diary found at Jolliffe Island containing weather observations and bird watching notes from 1940-1948. Also included are five pages of handwritten notes on northern birds, found in his cabin on Jolliffe Island. The images include portraits of William McDonald and companions, as well as pictures of eagles. Mr. McDonald collected these images circa 1969 and negatives were copied from the original photographs in 1990.

McDonald, William

Parks Canada fonds

  • 255
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1978

This fonds consists of 86 DAT audio cassettes, 66 audio reels, 68 audio cassettes, 42 cm of textual material, 6 maps produced between 1974 and 1977 for Parks Canada as part of an Historical Resources inventory of the Nahanni region and 4 photographs of plaquing ceremonies held at Port Radium in 1978 and Fort McPherson in 1977. Parks Canada commissioned W. D. Addison and Associates in a series of four contracts to collect Nahanni history. During the summers of 1974 to 1977, oral history interviews were conducted with 43 people associated with the Nahanni Park region. Several of the interviews were published in an internal Parks Canada document, "Manuscript Report Series No. 196: Nahanni National Park Historical Resources Inventory." The records within the fonds include 86 DAT audiocassettes (archival masters) and 66 audio reels (original masters) containing interviews with 34 individuals. 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. Information on the Nahanni History project, such as reports and correspondence, additional textual material and maps appended to the interviews are also included. A 1977 report on the project contained in this fonds describes the methodology, itinerary, and provides a list of people contacted and interviewed.

Parks Canada. Prairie Region

Sir John Franklin High School (Yellowknife, NT) fonds

  • 260
  • Fonds
  • 1958-2005

This fonds consists of 28.5 cm of textual material including school attendance registers, year books and a copy of a school opening program. The attendance registers include a sampling of the Daily School Registers kept by Sir John Franklin High School between 1958 and 1967. These registers recorded student attendance, but also record a student's racial status, disc/treaty number and parent's names. The year books, entitled "Echo" include the folowing dates: 1972, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2005. The records also includes 'Voices of the Past, Visions for the Future: A Grand Opening Celebration', an official program dating from November 9, 2000. The event was used to mark the completion of the many upgrades and renovations made to the school.

Sir John Franklin High School (Yellowknife, NT)

Sport North Federation fonds

  • 261
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2002

This fonds consists of 35 cm of textual material, 151 photographs, four posters, one videocassette (VHS) and one CD-ROM. The records date from 1969 to 2002 and were produced and accumulated by the Sport North Federation and include some materials that may have originated from the Arctic Winter Games Corporation. The bulk of the textual records include correspondence from 1975 about the formation of Sport North; its by-laws and constitution; copies of the Sport North publication "Sports News"; publications, programs and pamphlets from various Arctic Winter Games; the 1984-85 Annual Report for Sport North; and copies of the Sport North 1984 and 1985 manual and directory. The remaining textual material includes two manuals entitled "Dene Games, A Culture and Resource Manual" and "Arctic Sports, A Training and Resource Manual." The material was written by Michael Heine and produced between 1998-2002 by Sport North Federation and the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. The manuals are accompanied by one CD-ROM which includes written accounts from elders speaking about Dene games, and includes video clips of the finger pull, stick pull, pole push, snow snake and hand games. The videocassette (VHS) is 45 minutes and length and includes archival photographs and film footage of traditional Dene life, as well as detailed footage of the five traditional games played at the Arctic Winter Games. The video shows each event and describes the rules and physical details of the finger pull, stick pull, pole push, snow snake and hand games. The video footage of the five traditional games was taken at the 1998 Arctic Winter Games. The fonds also contains six scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about sports dated from 1977 to 1979, as well as Sport North Federation and Arctic Winter Games posters. The photographs document the first and fifth Arctic Winter Games (AWG).

Sport North Federation

St. John Ambulance. Northwest Territories Council fonds

  • 262
  • Fonds
  • [1949-1978]

This fonds consists of 827 photographs and 1 cm of textual material from 1949 to 1978, documenting the activities of St. John Ambulance and other first aid projects in the Northwest Territories. The textual records are comprised of: Jack Adderly's story about Tony Dauksa and how his life was saved by the creation of survival cairns in the arctic by St. John Ambulance; a cover page and maps that accompanied a binder of photographs; and a 1982 St. John Ambulance press release. Two of the photographs relate to a survival cairn set up by a group of St. John Ambulance Cadets (6 from Great Britain and 6 Canadians), on July 31, 1976.

St. John Ambulance. Northwest Territories Council

Thompson-Lundmark Gold Mines Limited fonds

  • 264
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1940, 1943-1949

This fonds consists of 35.8 cm of textual records and one map from Thompson-Lundmark Gold Mines Limited. The textual records consist of financial records related to the operation of the mine, including invoices and receipts, a ledger, and a daily report of the mill operations. The map shows the Thompson-Lundmark claims.

Thompson-Lundmark Gold Mines Limited

Geddes Webster fonds

  • 267
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1952

This fonds consists of 212 black and white and colour prints and negatives, 1 colour drawing, 9 postcards and 6 greeting cards taken or collected by Geddes Webster. The photographs date from 1944 to the early 1950s and most document mining sites and mining activities in the Yellowknife area. The gold mines depicted include: Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company, Ltd.; Giant Yellowknife Gold Mines, Ltd.; Akaitcho Yellowknife Gold Mines, Ltd.; Crestaurum Gold Mines, Ltd.; Discovery Yellowknife Gold Mines, Ltd.; North Inca Gold Mines, Ltd.; Thompson-Lundmark Gold Mines, Ltd.; and Diversified Mining Interests (Canada), Ltd. Also included are photographs of Old Town and the new town site in Yellowknife, the archaeological site near Old Fort Reliance and Dene preparing hides at Lac La Martre. Most of the images were photographed by Webster, but are included is a series of George Radisics' photographs and an album that Carl Pielsticker compiled. The postcards consist of images of Yellowknife and the greeting cards show drawings of Yellowknife.

Webster, Geddes

Yellowknife. City Council fonds

  • 269
  • Fonds
  • 1920-2005

This fonds consists of approximately 1.15 m of textual material, 60 maps, 3 architectural plans and 84 photographs generated by the Local Trustee Board, Municipal District of Yellowknife, Town of Yellowknife, and the City of Yellowknife between 1940 and 2005.

The textual materials, which date from 1940 to 2005, include Local Trustee Board/City Council meeting minutes, correspondence files, Centennial Committee records, licenses, Yellowknife Board of Trade records, and by-laws. Subject files also include road construction, hospital construction, health and welfare, taxes, elections, federal funding, lot development, budgets, infrastructure development and the construction of housing. There are records from the Town's Planning Committee including budget information, utility franchise information, and records relating to town planning and zoning. A select number of municipal financial statements can also be found within this fonds.

This fonds also contains a select number of reports commissioned by the city and presented to council on issues such as the Yellowknife School District and water and sewage systems. Also included are reports delivered by the City of Yellowknife Heritage Committee, a committee funded directly by the City of Yellowknife. These records include "Policy for the Preservation and Development of Yellowknife's Heritage Resources," prepared by the Yellowknife Heritage Committee (1986), and a copy of the pamphlet entitled "Four Walking Tours of Yellowknife Old Town" (1987). As well, there are several reports authored between 2001-2005 documenting abandoned or demolished Yellowknife buildings as well as an inventory of New Town Historical Buildings.

The cartographic materials consist of maps of Yellowknife, development plans for Frame Lake and the capital site, street lighting plans, plans for water and sewage services, and zoning plans.

There are also architectural plans documenting the renovation of City Hall in 1969.

The graphic content, dating from 1920-1973, depicts meetings of the Municipal Council, municipal buildings, houses and businesses in the town. Buildings depicted include the Gerry Murphy Arena, the Municipal Town Hall, City Hall, the Bellanca Building, St. Patrick's High School, William McDonald High School and Mildred Hall Elementary School. Several photographs feature airplanes operated in Yellowknife by local transportation companies. There are also photographs taken during a dinner attended by Commissioner Stuart Hodgson and Bishop Henry Cook to mark the unveiling of Pilot’s Monument in Yellowknife.

Yellowknife (NT)

Yellowknife Education District No. 1 fonds

  • 270
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1982

This fonds consists of 50 cm of textual records of the Yellowknife Education District No. 1 dating from 1939 to 1982. The material includes: minutes of the School Board meetings, 1939-1966 (incomplete); minutes of the Home and School Association, 1950-1962, Academic reports, correspondence, employment, building and financial records.

Yellowknife Education District No. 1

Yellowknife Museum Society fonds

  • 271
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1974

This fonds consists of 810 photographs, 14.4 cm of textual material, 10 architectural drawings, and 1 map that encompass the records and the photographic collection of the Yellowknife Museum Society. The records, dating from 1953 to 1974, include the certificate of incorporation, minutes, by-laws, correspondence, annual reports, museum procedures and inventory, information on opening of the museum, a brief on archives to the NWT Council, and the agreement transferring the museum to the Government of the Northwest Territories. Also included are 1 map and 10 architectural plans of the Museum of the North. The photograph collection from the Yellowknife Museum Society is comprised of 807 images dating from [1875] to 1970, collected from a variety of sources and documenting the history of the Northwest Territories. Themes include: Dene and Inuit peoples; mining activities; missions; transportation; Royal Canadian Mounted Police; oil exploration; Centennial celebrations; and settlements. Locations covered include: Aklavik; Beechey Island; Pond Inlet; Pangnirtung; Jean Marie River; Norman Wells; Fort McPherson; Fort Simpson; Fort Norman; Fort Resolution; Hay River; Port Radium; Reindeer Station; Chesterfield Inlet; Lake Harbour; Herschel Island; Port Burwell; Rankin Inlet; Sachs Harbour; Arctic Red River; and Fort Smith.

Yellowknife Museum Society

Canada. Bureau of Northwest Territories and Yukon Affairs fonds

  • 272
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1953

This accession consists of approximately 8.5 meters of textual records created by the Bureau of Northwest Territories and Yukon Affairs and its various predecessors between 1921 and 1948. Also included is a small amount of material generated by successor agencies from 1949 to 1953.

The information contained in these files relates chiefly to administration of services to individuals and organizations rather than policy. Most of the information in the files can be arranged under one of nine main headings: 1) Records of criminal investigations and prosecutions; 2) Records of accidents and missing persons; 3) Applications for naturalization (Pre 1931 only); 4) Relief for destitute natives; 5) Inuit census 1939-1942 conducted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) posts in the Arctic; 6) Licenses; 7) Administration of goods and property of inhabitants who died or were incapacitated; 8) Income Tax; 9) Personnel records relating to headquarters staff in Ottawa. The records have been organized in series, which follows a general, but not strict chronological order: Series 1 1921-1939; Series 2 1939-1947; Series 3 1947-1953; Series 4 1923-1949.

Very large gaps appear in the file numerical sequence. Losses and transfers caused some of the gaps, assigning old files new numbers in the system whenever they were "brought forward" likely caused others. The majority of the gaps likely occurred when general housekeeping destroyed files of little value. Moreover, files dealing exclusively with the Yukon were transferred to the Yukon Archives. This filing system established in 1922, was a strictly numerical one and by 1953 when a new system was established, over 23,000 files had been registered.

A small amount of material in this fonds (one folder) was received separately from the federal government transfer and was not included in the arrangement listed above. It consists of correspondence from the files of two successive directors, J. Lorne Turner (1936) and R.A. Gibson (1937-1943). Included in the correspondence are a few items pertaining to R.A. Gibson's role as Deputy Commissioner (a position he held through this period, in addition to becoming director of the Lands, Northwest Territories and Yukon Branch in 1937). Material from J. Lorne Turner's file documents includes, among other issues, a food shortage in Coppermine in September 1936.

Canada. Bureau of Northwest Territories and Yukon Affairs

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of the Arctic fonds

  • 273
  • Fonds
  • [1900]-1949

This fonds consists of approximately 11 photographs, 1 cm of textual records and 17 reels of microfilm of the Anglican Church of Canada, Diocese of the Arctic.

Two b&w photographic prints are portraits of Archdeacon Robert McDonald of Fort McPherson and Bishop Archibald Lang Fleming.

9 photographs are glass slides depicting people in Shingle Point and possibly Aklavik.

The textual records consist of one report by Canon Alfred J. Vale on his winter trip from Hay River to Fort Resolution in 1919; and a manuscript entitled "Memoranda of the Mission to the Mackenzie River Eskimo, 1895-1929". The manuscript is attributed to C.E. Whittaker and discusses the history of Anglican missions along the Mackenzie River including Fort Simpson, Fort McPherson, Aklavik, Herschel Island and missions in the Mackenzie Delta region. Also documented in the text are the arrivals and departures of various missionaries. A typed copy of the manuscript is retained on the accession file.

The microfilm represents approximately 4.5 meters of text dating from approximately 1927 to 1949. The records consist of files from Bishop A.L. Fleming's term as Bishop of the Arctic. They include: clergy files; women workers files; mission station files; and diocesan files. The clergy files include: correspondence, mission reports, requisitions, cables, architectural drawings, maps, statistical reports, photographs and other materials related to male mission workers. The women workers files include: mission reports, cables, candidate applications and statistical reports from women who worked as nurses, teachers, deaconesses and house matrons. The mission station files include: correspondence, annual reports, budgets, requisitions, architectural plans, statistical reports and photographs. The diocesan files include: correspondence, architectural plans, maps, minutes of the Arctic Mission Committee and subject files.

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of the Arctic

Anglican Church of Canada. Episcopal District of the Mackenzie fonds

  • 274
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1973

This fonds consists of mimeographed minutes and proceedings of the first and second meetings of the Council of the Episcopal District of Mackenzie. The meetings were presided over by Bishop Henry G. Cook.

Anglican Church of Canada. Episcopal District of the Mackenzie

Canada. Department of the Interior fonds

  • 275
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1937

This fonds consists of 630 photographs, 58 maps and 5.5 cm of textual records produced or accumulated by the federal Department of the Interior, between 1882 and 1937. The photographs include 170 reproductions of federal government issues, originally from a collection of over 2,000 lantern slides reproduced from various federal departmental sources. The majority of the images were not related to the Northwest Territories and were forwarded to the National Archives of Canada in 1990. These colour images document the scenery, town sites and local people, including Dene and Inuit of the Northwest Territories and includes many images of the Harry Snyder Canadian Expedition (1937). An album entitled "Office of District Agent, N.W.T. & Y. Branch, Fort Smith" contains 368 black and white photographs, dating predominantly from the 1920's, depicting a variety of subjects such as missions, transportation along the Mackenzie River and treaty payment. Another 91 photographs are from an incomplete copy of L.T. Burwash's report entitled, "The Eskimo, Their Country and Its Resources: Economic Survey of the East Coasts of Hudson Bay and James Bay from Richmond Gulf to Rupert House, Including the Belcher and Other Adjacent Islands", Ottawa, Department of the Interior, 1927. (Typewritten.) The report contains a diary of the trip taken by Burwash, descriptions of Inuit life, food supplies, clothing, health, the influence of trading posts, housing conditions, and mineral and animal resources in the region. Much of the report focuses on the Inuit in the regions around Little Whale River and the Belcher Islands. The photographs depict communities along eastern coasts of Hudson Bay and James Bay. The mounting of the photographs in this report suggests that this copy was a draft produced before its final publication. The photographs have been removed from the report and stored separately for preservation reasons. In addition, this report also contains 8 maps. The remaining 50 maps in this fonds date from 1882 to 1933; they were produced by the Department of the Interior. Map areas include: Great Bear Lake, Great Slave lake, Dismal Lakes, Coppermine River, Mackenzie River, Thelon River, Backs River (Back River), Camsell River, Slave River, Cameron Bay, Keewatin, and Ungava. Two items depict leased areas for petroleum and natural gas exploration in the south Great Slave Lake region. The remaining textual material dated 1921, includes one file of correspondence of O.S. Finnie, Acting Secretary for the Department of the Interior, and three files regard applications for surveying and exploration permits in the Great Slave Lake and Pine Point areas.

Canada. Department of the Interior

Canada. Department of Mines and Technical Surveys fonds

  • 276
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1963

This fonds consists of 20 cm of textual records and 173 b&w photographs, prepared for the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys during 1960 to 1963. The reports include 'Settlement files' and 'Terrain and Site Analysis' on 19 separate settlements in the Canadian north, most in the Northwest Territories, but also one in the Yukon. The reports include black and white photographs illustrating buildings and physical setting. The Settlement files provide information under the headings of: location, structure, function and facilities, communications, population, resources, origin and history, toponymy, physical setting, climate, permafrost, freeze-up and break-up. The Terrain and Site Analysis reports provide information regarding location, geology, landforms, terrain conditions, soil, drainage, permafrost, vegetation, harbour and shore conditions, weather conditions, water supply, sewage and garbage disposal, sanitation, aircraft landing facilities, locations of buildings and roads, local labour, and fire safety.

Canada. Department of Mines and Technical Surveys

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