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N-2023-007 · Accession · 1917-1919

This accession consists of student work books and artwork produced by students of Alexander Halley Low at St. Peter's Mission (Residential) School in Hay River.

Low, Alexander Halley
St. Patrick's High School
N-2023-004 · Accession · 1985-1987
Part of St. Patrick's High School

This accession consists of two yearbooks from the 1985-1986 and 1986-1987 school years. They contain messages and individual photographs of staff and students grades 7-12, as well as school organizations, sports teams, and activities.

N-2023-001 · Accession · 1978-1998

This accession consists of booklets relating to the Arctic Winter Games, including “for those who were there” NWT Team booklet from the 1978 Games held in Hay River-Pine Point, “we’re together again” NWT Team booklet from the 1980 Games held in Whitehorse, “Northwest Territories Team 1982 Arctic Winter Games Fairbanks, Alaska”, and “Cultural Performances, Arts and Entertainment Program 1998 Arctic Winter Games Yellowknife, Northwest Territories March 15-21”.

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.
Maxine Colbourne
N-2021-006 · Accession · 1959-1973

Records include photographs taken by Maxine Colbourne during her time as a teacher in Aklavik and Inuvik, documenting Christmas celebrations, domestic scenes, her students and classrooms, outdoor activities (picnics, boat rides, sledding), views of buildings in Aklavik and Inuvik, and social and cultural activities (curling, dances, festivals and parades). Many of the images feature children who were likely her students. Also included are photographs of Daniel Norris, a 1963 trip to Fairbanks, Alaska for a curling tournament, visits to Duck Lake Reserve (possibly Beardy's and Okemasis Cree Nation, Duck Lake, Saskatchewan) in 1961 and 1964, a visit to Yellowknife, photographs of her young sons, and photographs from her time teaching. The photographs also document her classroom and students at Lower Post Residential School in British Columbia in 1968.

Colbourne, Maxine
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
Jean Boulva - 1964-68 slides
N-2021-002 · Accession · 1964-1968
Part of Jean Boulva Photograph Collection

Records include photographs taken by Jean Boulva during his summers on the research vessel M.V. Salvelinus which operated from 1964 to 1968 mainly around Cambridge Bay and Bathurst Inlet, NU. Records include photographs taken during his 1965 trip to Cambridge Bay, Keyhole Lake, Bathurst Inlet, and Baychimo; during his 1966 trip to Cambridge Bay, Wellington Bay and a research site in Dease Strait near Starvation Cove (69° 09' 41"N 105° 58' 50"W, 36 km west of Cambridge Bay); during his 1967 trip to Cambridge Bay, Dease Strait, and Starvation Cove; and during his 1968 trip to Starvation Cove, Cambridge Bay, and Bathurst Inlet.

Boulva, Jean
N-2019-002 · Accession · [ca. 1992]
Part of Canadian Auto Workers, Local 2304 fonds

Records include photographs depicting CLASS (CASAW Ladies' Association Support System) social events for CASAW members. These images were likely alienated from accession N-2005-022.

CASAW Ladies' Association Support System
N-2018-010 · Accession · 1971-1993
Part of Native Communications Society fonds

Records include photographs produced for the Native Press newspaper. The photographs are in the form of primarily black and white negatives with associated orginal contact sheets. So far only the images from 1971-79 have been fully processed. The accession also includes unprocessed stock image prints, textual records, audio-visual material, original artwork, and book galleys.

N-2018-009 · Accession · 1945

The photographs document the initial construction of Giant Mine in addition to general scenes of Yellowknife. They were taken by Sidney Hanford in 1945 while he was Master Mechanic at Giant Mine.

Hanford, Sidney
N-2018-008 · Accession · 1968-1974

Records consist of a report and booklet about the T.E.S.T. Ski Program, a booklet and program for the Top of the World Ski Championships, a booklet for the Northern Games, and a program for Caribou Carnival. They were collected by Lorna Clement during her time in various communities of the Northwest Territories.

Clement, Lorna
Curtis Merrill
N-2018-007 · Accession · 1954, 1961-1962
Part of Curtis Merrill fonds

Records consist of two bound volumes, one a diary documenting research and survey work performed during the search for a "New Aklavik" (later Inuvik) and the other a vessel log for the paddle wheel stern wheeler the "Dingle".

N-2018-006 · Accession · 1938-1940

Records were created by Peter M. Porter during his time employed as resident watchman/caretaker on Outpost Island in Great Slave Lake, 1938-1940. The records include Porter's journal from November 15, 1938-July 26, 1939, which gives a day-by-day account of life alone on the island. Other records include corresondence from Slave Lake Gold Mines, merchants, and friends, September 1938 to February 1940.

Porter, Peter M.
N-2018-005 · Accession · 1946-1948
Part of Bear Exploration and Radium Limited fonds

Records were created by Bear Exploration and Radium Ltd. in the course of their work on claims and mines in the Yellowknife area in the late 1940s. The records appear to be predominently those of BEAR's NWT Manager of Operations, Hugh Fraser, and include payroll and employment records, correspondence, licences, prospectors' agreements, assay certificates, certificates of work, drill hole records, reports, and maps of claims, geological features, and work done, for several groups of claims in the Yellowknife area, including Atlas, Greyling, Admiral, Ace, Quyta, Daw, Yellowrex, Jacknife, Neptune, BYG, and Beulah Gold Mines.
The files have been arranged by the Archivist with reference to the numerical classification scheme used by BEAR, although these files weren't specifically labelled with classification numbers.

John Anderson-Thomson
N-2018-003 · Accession · 1946-1962
Part of John Anderson-Thomson fonds

Records were created by John Anderson-Thomson from 1946 to 1962, in the course of his work as a land surveyor and consulting geologist and as a member of the Royal Commission on the Great Slave Lake Railway. The files were arranged by the Archivist by content/type (Field Work, Correspondence, Royal Commission), then date. The records include field books of survey data, correspondence, Royal Commission list of exhibits and briefs presented and a draft report, and four maps showing a highway route.

N-2018-002 · Accession · 1964
Part of Jean Boulva Photograph Collection

Records include photographs taken by Jean Boulva during his 1964 trip to Cambridge Bay via Hay River, Norman Wells, Inuvik, and Cape Parry. The slides are arranged according to original order, which is chronological, indicated on each slide with the creator's numbering scheme.

N-2018-001 · Accession · 1967-1972

Records include photographs taken by Hilah Simmons during several family trips to the Nahanni between 1967 and 1972. The photos depict camp life and handicrafts, including the construction of and travel in a moosehide boat in 1968.

Simmons, Hilah Lende
N-2017-014 · Accession · [1967-1969]

The text and approximately half of the images were kept as a scrapbook recounting travels with Commissioner Stuart Hodgson, and life in Yellowknife as written by Mary Ellen Davies. The remaining images document the same time period and events, but were not included in the scrapbook.

Davies, Mary Ellen
N-2017-013 · Accession · 1977-1994

These records were created by Walter Slipchenko during his time as Chief of DIAND's Circumpolar Affairs Division, Director of Circumpolar Affairs with the GNWT, and as a consultant on circumpolar affairs, from 1977 to 1994. The records consist primarily of reports on GNWT engagement with circumpolar affairs, particularly with exchanges to the USSR and joint projects. Copies of the various cooperation agreements and photographs of some exchanges are also included.

Slipchenko, Walter