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Williams, S.R. collection
N-1992-216 · Accession · [19-?]

[This accession consists of one cairn document in fragile condition. Very little of the penciled text message survives. Cairn was located near Franklin Pierce Bay (now) Nunavut by C.P.O. Steve Williams of the Joint Services Expedition to Princess Marie Bay, Ellesmere Island, 1980. See Accession file for coordinates]

N-1992-056 · Accession · 1948

This accession consists of one draft plan, registration number WCFUA 239776, and four photographic reproductions of plans indicating the lot boundaries for the City of Yellowknife in 1948. These plans were compiled for the Western Canada Insurance Underwriter's Association, and the original draft plan is reproduced on one of the four reprints purchased from the PAC. The four reprints are from the National Map Collection, reference numbers: 0007859 - sheets 1-4. These plans include the original names given to many of the streets in the new town area of Yellowknife.

Western Canada Insurance Underwriter's Association
Union of Northern Workers
N-1994-019 · Accession · 1970-1994
Part of Union of Northern Workers fonds

The records have been arranged into four series: textual records, photographs, sound recordings and moving images. The textual records were then organized into six sub-series: Minutes of Full Executive Meetings, Minutes of the Triennial Conventions, Minutes of Meetings of NWTPSA and UNW Locals, "Sulijuq" newsletters, Collective Agreeements and UNW Filing System. The textual records document the development of the union movement in the Northwest Territories and the increasing politicization of the union's membership. They also document the internal administration and operations of the NWTPSA and the UNW, and their relationship to the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). The records also depict the relationship between the NWTPSA, UNW and the Northwest Territories Federation of Labour (NWTFLA). The textual records contain information on convention procedures, elections, the collection of union dues, revisions to By-Laws and Policies, and the transfer of federal employees to the territorial government. The sound and video recordings were made at the Triennial Conventions and the Full Executive Meetings. The photographs were taken at the Triennial Conventions, Full Executive Meetings, and at individual members' work-sites. There are also images of such political action campaigns as the annual Day of Mourning ceremonies, marches in support of striking workers at the Inuvik Housing Authority, Royal Oak Mines Limited, the federal government and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

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
N-1992-131 · Accession · [1890?]

This accession consists of a letter addressed to 'Thomas', dated July 8, regarding a book review of 'Ice-bound on Kolguev'. [Russia]

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
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.

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".

Steele, Tom
N-1992-109 · Accession · [ca. 1830]

This accession consists of a one page letter from 'Honest' Tom Steele to Peter FitzGerald [Enger?], regarding Sir John Franklin.

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.

Robert R. Janes
N-2003-007 · Accession · [ca. 1973-1988]
Part of Robert R. Janes fonds

The textual records relate to Robert Janes’ work as an archaeologist in the field at Fort Alexander (Willowlake River), Director of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC), and Executive Director of the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories. The records also include archaeological and anthropological articles, papers and reports that Janes collected and produced. The photographs show various aspects of Robert Janes’ career in the Northwest Territories. A large group of photographs depict the Fort Alexander excavation, showing site details and examples of archaeological artifacts. There is also a group of slides and photographs relating to the PWNHC, showing construction of exhibits and building interiors, the official opening with HRH Prince Charles, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau's visit in 1980, and early day to day activities at the Centre. Other photographs show Kellett's storehouse excavation (Dealy Island), the unveiling of the Sir John Ross plaque in Taloyoak (Spence Bay), and the research station at Iglulik (Igloolik).

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.

N-1992-148 · Accession · 1847

This accession consists of one letter from Sir John Richardson to Reeve, Benham & Reeve, dated December 25, 1847, regarding illustrations from his latest book. Attached to the letter is a newspaper clipping of another letter written by Richardson in 1848.

Rene Fumoleau
N-2004-031 · Accession · 1968
Part of Rene Fumoleau fonds

Records are comprised of 4 pages of typewritten text of the reminisces of Paul Vaudrack [Voudrach] of Fort Good Hope dated October 12, 1968. The original manuscript was handwritten; Father Rene Fumoleau OMI created the typed copy. The manuscript depicts Gwich'in life before the time of 'aid from government' in the first years of the twentieth century, including the construction of birchbark canoes, whaling, fishing, the outbreak of influenza, Father Giroux and the role of the Church, and the influence of the English language and residential schools.

Rae, Sir John, 1764-1848
N-1992-095 · Accession · 1877

Records are comprised of letter from John Rae to Mr. Hyde Clarke, signed and dated, 2 Addison Gdns. [London], 25 April, 1877, extending an invitation to Rae's lecture at the Royal Institute.

Paul Williamson
N-1983-004 · Accession · 1937-1940
Part of Paul Williamson fonds

Records include photographs taken by Paul Williamson during his years in both Portage La Loche (Saskatchewan) and Yellowknife. Many photos have been removed from photo albums created by Paul Williamson. The accession has been divided into three series: 1) La Loche, Saskatchewan; 2) Yellowknife; 3) Miscellaneous. The photographs of Yellowknife include views of: the Hudson's Bay Company store; gold mine operations at Con and Negus Mines; sporting activities including hockey, baseball and skiing; aircraft; the Yellowknife River; Con hydro and scenery around Yellowknife. There are also aerial views and images of the Hudson's Bay Company post in Hay 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.

Ole Andreasen
N-2002-013 · Accession · 1931-1935
Part of Ole Andreasen fonds

Records include five diaries or journals and one trade ledger belonging to Ole Andreasen, who was a trader at Shingle Point on Richardson Island. The diaries date from June 1931 to November 1935 and are written in pencil in ledger journals. The diary entries include detailed observations about the weather, daily activities and visitors to the Shingle Point post. The trade ledger lists the prices and goods purchased from the trading post. In addition, there are typewritten transcripts of the diaries included in this accession.

N-1995-012 · Accession · 1977-1995
Part of N.W.T. Council for Disabled Persons fonds

The material is dated from 1977-1995 and relates to the administration and functions of the Northwest Territories Council for Disabled Persons. The textual records, dating from 1977-1991, include monthly reports of the Executive Director, President, and various committees within the Council; minutes; records of clients throughout the Northwest Territories; the Ability column; and files from special projects and functions such as the Celebrity Auction, Bike-A-Thon, Handi-van, workshops and conferences. Some files relate to the Inuvik Council for the Disabled, and the communities of Pine Point and Hay River. The photographs date between 1986-1995 and contain images of: Kids on the Block (KOB) puppet performance tours by Barb Barnet and Barb Bond to Gjoa Haven, Cambridge Bay, and Coppermine; Celebrity Auction; National Access Awareness Week (NAAW) events; Bike-a-thons; posters; the Council's museum display for the International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP); Run For Light (1986); conferences; and Rick Hansen's visit to Yellowknife. The sound cassettes, 1986-1991, feature recordings from conferences, an aldermanic candidates forum, and speakers on topics such as respite care, services in the north, advocacy and independent living centres, and accessibility. A few of the recordings are in Inuktitut. The accession also contains one 8 mm video tape of approximately 11 minutes of Kids on the Block puppet performances, and one poster published by the Northwest Territories Council for the Disabled for the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981).